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MS DOS World MSDOS World Released on Lazy Mutt Games! 

MSDOS World is currently avaliable on the site, and has exclusively for MSDOS shareware games from 1980 to 1995.  You can play them online, or download them to your system and use DOSBox to play them on your PC or Mac computer.

Back in the 1980 to 1995 era of gaming things were different.  Everything was run from the command prompt, and you needed to tweak your config.sys file and autoexec.bat file to squeeze out every bit of memory you could to run a game in your limited 640k base memory. 

Now with modern computers you really don't have that issue. Today you do have programs that are bloated beyond belief.  It is normal to have a game over 10gig in size or fill 2 DVD's with install files.  I downloaded a game the other day that was over 50 gig in size!

Back in the early years of gaming things could fit on a 360k floppy disk, or you could download them from a BBS system over your telephone line.  Mind you a game that was 20k would take 20 to 30 minutes to download if you had a fast modem.

We will continue to add new games as we get them configured to run in a browser.  If you like them you will be able to download them to your system and run them from DOSBox.  Most of these games are shareware, which means that they are free to play or share.

Shareware:

A type of proprietary software which is initially provided free of charge to users, who are allowed and encouraged to make and share copies of the program. Shareware is often offered as a download from a website or on a compact disc included with a magazine. Shareware differs from open-source software, in which the source code is available for anyone to inspect and alter; and freeware, which is software distributed at no cost to the user but without source code being made available.

There are many types of shareware, and while they may not require an initial up-front payment, many are intended to generate revenue in one way or another. Some limit use to personal non-commercial purposes only, with purchase of a license required for use in a business enterprise. The software itself may be limited in functionality or be time-limited, or it may remind the user that payment would be appreciated.

From Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shareware