Abandonware DOS title

Abandonware applications sorted by release date

Abandonware DOS is not only about games. Some of the most fondly remembered software for old PCs is an application. These applications, both for DOS and early versions of Windows, played pivotal roles in shaping the personal computing landscape. They introduced users to various productivity tools, multimedia experiences, and the potential of GUI-based interfaces.

The Patcher 6.1

DOS19934/5 utility, gaming software

Visual Basic 3

Windows XP/98/95Windows 3.x19933.5/5 programming
Visual Basic 3 (VB3) is a programming language and integrated development environment (IDE) released by Microsoft in 1993. It is part of the Visual Basic (VB) series, which is known for its ease of use and rapid application development capabilities. Visual Basic 3 was a significant step forward in the evolution of the Visual Basic language and...

Borland DBase 5

DOS19944.2/5 database

Fast Tracker 2

DOS19944.1/5 sound software

Microsoft Diagnostics 3.01

DOS19943.7/5 utility

Norton Utilities 8

DOS19944/5 file management, utility


DOS19953.3/5 utility
F-PROT is an antivirus developed by FRISK Software International. The name "F-PROT" stands for "FRISK-PROActive," emphasizing its proactive approach to virus detection and prevention. F-PROT Antivirus is designed to protect computer systems from various forms of malware, including viruses, worms, Trojans, and other malicious software.

Impulse Tracker

DOS1995freeware4.1/5 sound software
Impulse Tracker was a popular music tracker software developed by Jeffrey Lim in the late 1990s. Impulse Tracker utilized a tracker-style user interface, which was common in the demoscene and among enthusiasts of chiptune and electronic music. The interface is characterized by a grid of rows and columns where users input note and instrument da...

Arachne WWW

DOS1996freeware4/5 browser
Arachne is a graphical web browser for DOS. Arachne was developed by Michal Polák and released in the early 1990s as a text-mode web browser with limited graphical capabilities. Arachne allowed DOS users to browse the World Wide Web in a graphical, though quite basic, manner. It supported features such as displaying images, handling lin...

Music Time Deluxe

Windows XP/98/9519963.8/5 sound software

Adventure Game Studio (AGS)

WindowsLinuxMac1997freeware3.9/5 gaming software
Adventure Game Studio (AGS) is a software development tool that enables users to create point-and-click adventure games. It was originally created by Chris Jones and has been used by game developers to produce a variety of 2D adventure games. AGS provides a scripting language, a visual editor, and various other tools to simplify the game developmen...


Windows XP/98/951997freeware3.4/5 gaming software

Netscape Navigator 4

Windows XP/98/95Windows 3.x19973.8/5 browser
Netscape Navigator was one of the earliest web browsers that played a crucial role in popularizing the World Wide Web. It was developed by Netscape Communications Corporation and released in 1994. Netscape Navigator was among the first graphical web browsers that allowed users to navigate the internet using a graphical user interface rather than a ...

Norton Commander 5.5

DOS19984.2/5 file management
Norton Commander was one of the most popular file manager applications ever released for MS DOS. Its clever side-by-side windows interface and the ease of use allowed DOS users to copy, delete, move and preview any kind of file without the hassle of typing every command by hand. Norton Commander was first released in 1986, but the latest and final ...

Magic: The Gathering Interactive Encyclopedia

Windows XP/98/9519993.5/5 gaming software
Magic: The Gathering Interactive Encyclopedia is an abandoned "educational" application and turn-based strategy game based on he Magic: The Gathering collectible card game. MTG: Interactive Encyclopedia was developed by Wizards of the Coast and released in 1999 for Windows XP, 98, 95. The base application contains Magic cards up to the Mercadi...

Ace 2.02

DOS20012.8/5 utility


Windows XP/98/952001freeware4.4/5 gaming software


Windows XP/98/95LinuxMac2002freeware4.2/5 emulator
DOSBox is an open-source emulator that allows you to run software and games designed for the MS-DOS operating system on modern computers. As you probably already know, MS-DOS was a popular operating system used in the 1980s and early 1990s. DOSBox emulates the necessary hardware components and provides a DOS-like environment, allowing users to...

FreeDOS Shell

DOS2002freeware3.5/5 utility, file management


Windows XP/98/952002freeware3.9/5 gaming software


Windows XP/98/952003freeware3.8/5 gaming software

Skale Tracker

Windows XP/98/95LinuxWindows2005freeware3.8/5 sound software

Doszip Commander

DOS2007freeware3.9/5 file management

D-Fend Reloaded

Windows XP/98/95Windows2008freeware4.2/5 emulator
D-Fend Reloaded it's one of the most user-friendly front ends for the popular DOS-BOX emulator. The installer download includes the latest versione of DOS-BOX and is available for free for Windows

DBGL: DOSBox Game Launcher

Windows2017freeware4.4/5 emulator
DBGL is a free and open-source frontend for DOSBox available for many platforms, developed in Java.