Abandonware DOS title

The most popular abandonware applications

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.

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Melody Maker 3
Skale Tracker
applicationWindows XP/98/95, Linux, Windows
Borland DBase 5

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 ...


Windows XP/98/95LinuxMac OS2002freeware4.1/5 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...


DOS19914.4/5 programming
QBasic, or QuickBASIC, was an interpreted version of the BASIC programming language developed by Microsoft. It was designed to be easy to learn and use, making it accessible to beginners and hobbyist programmers. QBasic was part of Microsoft's QuickBASIC product line, which included both compiled and interpreted versions of the language. QBasi...

Borland Turbo Basic 1.0

DOS19874.1/5 programming
Borland Turbo Basic was a programming language developed by Borland, a software company that was prominent in the 1980s and 1990s. Turbo Basic was part of the Turbo series of programming languages and development tools that Borland created during that time.Turbo Basic was designed as a fast and efficient version of the BASIC programming language. B...

Wordstar 4

DOS19864.2/5 word processor
WordStar 4 was a popular word processing software program during the early days of personal computing. WordStar 4 included features typical of word processors in that era, allowing users to create, edit, and format documents. It used a command-driven interface, where users would enter specific commands to perform various tasks. The software wa...


DOS19844.2/5 database
dBASE III is a relational database management system (RDBMS) that was popular in the late 1980s. It was developed by Ashton-Tate, a software company. dBASE III was a successor to the earlier dBASE II and was part of a series of dBASE products. dBASE III played a significant role in the history of database management systems, especially during ...

Turbo Assembler (TASM)

DOSWindows 3.xWindows XP/98/9519894/5 programming, utility
Turbo Assembler, often referred to as TASM, is an x86 assembler for MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows. It was part of the Turbo Assembler/Turbo Debugger (TASM/TD) package that Borland released as part of their Turbo Assembler product line. Borland was a software company known for its development tools during the 1980s and 1990s.


DOS19884.1/5 programming
GW-BASIC (short for Gee Whiz BASIC) is a dialect of the BASIC programming language that was developed by Microsoft. It's one of the early implementations of BASIC and was included as the default programming environment in early versions of the MS-DOS operating system.GW-BASIC was initially released with MS-DOS 2.0 in 1983. Subsequent versions of MS...

Borland DBase 5

DOS19944/5 database

3D Studio 3

DOS19934.1/5 graphics editor

Deluxe Paint 2

DOS19884.3/5 graphics editor
Deluxe Paint, often abbreviated as DPaint, was a popular bitmap graphics editor and animation software package. It was developed by Electronic Arts (EA) and released in the mid-1980s. Deluxe Paint was initially designed for the Commodore Amiga computer, which was known for its advanced graphics capabilities at the time.

Impulse Tracker

DOS1995freeware4/5 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...

AutoCAD 2.5

DOS19864.1/5 graphics editor

Borland Paradox 4.5

DOSWindows XP/98/9519934/5 database

Borland Turbo Pascal 3.0

DOS19864/5 programming

VisiCalc 1.0

DOS1979freeware4.3/5 spreadsheet
VisiCalc was the first spreadsheet software for personal computers, and it played a pivotal role in the early history of personal computing. It was developed by Dan Bricklin and Bob Frankston and first released in 1979 for the Apple II computer. VisiCalc is often considered the first electronic spreadsheet, and its success had a significant impact ...

Borland Turbo C v1

DOS19874.1/5 programming

DOS Navigator v 1.5

DOS1991freeware4/5 file management

After Dark

DOSWindows XP/98/95Mac OS19933.5/5 utility

Norton Commander 1.0

DOS19863.8/5 file management
Norton Commander was a file manager and editor application released by Peter Norton Computing for DOS. Norton Commander used a text-based user interface with side-by-side panels and featured copy, delete, editing and preview any kind of file easily: it was an improvement over the command-line only MS-DOS interface. Norton Commander 1.0 was fir...

CheckIt 3

DOS19902.8/5 utility

Norton Desktop

DOS19924/5 utility

Borland Turbo Pascal 1.0

DOS19834/5 programming

Turbo Prolog 2.0

DOS1986protected4.1/5 programming


DOS19893.8/5 graphics editor

D-Fend Reloaded

Windows XP/98/95Windows2008freeware4.1/5 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

NeoPaint 3.2

DOS19934.5/5 graphics editor

Borland Eureka: the Solver

DOS19873.9/5 programming
Borland Eureka: the Solver is an abandoned text-based application developed by Borland Software Corporation and released in 1987 for DOS. The product is designed to solve complex problems, generate tables and plots, and perform what-if analysis. The user writes an equation, sets options, and instructs the software to solve the problem. The pro...

Fast Tracker 2

DOS19944.1/5 sound software

Borland Turbo C v2

DOS19883.6/5 programming