“After creating a living museum for ancient Windows games, apps, and malware, the Internet Archive has reached a new milestone in its Apple-related preservation efforts, now hosting a rare collection over 500 Apple II programs from the 1980s and 1990s,” Liam Tung reports for ZDNet.
“The 500-plus set of programs have been supplied to the Internet Archive by a group of hackers known as 4am, which aim to crack rare Apple II programs and preserve them as closely as possible in their original form minus copy protections,” Tung reports. “The group hosts cracked games on the Internet Archive, which through an emulation program allows people interact with the programs through a modern browser.”
“The 4am-cracked programs are a subset of the Internet Archive’s much larger Apple II software library,” Tung reports. “But as archivist Jason Scott explained in a blogpost, the 4am collection plays a special role in balancing out a library that is skewed towards popular arcade games.”
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MacDailyNews Take: A good addition to that archive which we already love because, of course, Jumpman!