You can now play classic Microsoft Operating System Disk System (MS-DOS) games, for example, Oregon Trail and Street Fighter II, without needing to quit tweeting.
Following the release of the Internet Archive’s MS-DOS games library prior this year, which gives you a chance to play 2,600 or more classic titles in a web browser, users have recognized that these can be embedded into tweets (below).
so this is a thing https://t.co/ijbcZNY4fn
— Carly Page (@CarlyPage_) April 30, 2015
To include a playable game into your tweet, basically locate the one you want on the Internet Archive and include the URL in your message.
The games won’t show up if you’re using Twitter’s mobile applications, and some are reportedly not working as they should.
Still, if you’re accessing to the social network via Twitter.com or TweetDeck, you’ll be able to play Donkey Kong without leaving the social network. Thanks to Twitter’s embed tweet feature, it additionally means you can play these games while reading.
Some have reported that the MS-DOS games can be inserted into WordPress, as well.
The Internet Archive released its classic games library not long ago, throwing 2,314 free-to-play titles onto its site including the likes of Prince of Persia, Wolfenstein 3D, Golden Ax and Bust-A-Move, which can be played through a range of browsers, and on PC and Mac via an emulator.
At the latest count, there are currently more than 2,600 games available.
“The collection includes activity, method, adventure and other unique genres of game and entertainment software,” the Internet Archive said.
“Through the use of the EM-DOSBOX in-program emulator, these programs are bootable and playable. Please be aware that this browser-based emulation is still in beta.”
Source : The Inquirer