Frequently asked questions

What are these old games and where are they from?

All the games that are on Play DOS Games Online are what are called Abandonware, these software titles are from the 80’s and 90’s, site such as this one seek to conserve the games as many of these games have been completely lost in their original for that being on 3.5in floppy and 5.25in floppy disks.

Are these titles still under copyright?

In many cases yes, however rarely are matters enforced as there is no loss or tracking of software that has been forgotten and sometimes the companies that wrote the software don’t exist anymore.

What computer do I need to run these games?

  • Desktop PC or Laptop with Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 8 (Desktop) or Linux.
  • iMac or Macbook with MAC OS 10.x or equivalent

What software do I need?

  • A modern Web browser either: Firefox (download here), Internet Explorer or Chrome (download) will work.
  • Java Standard Edition (download here)
  • It is recommended to always have the latest version installed for games to run smoothly

I am having trouble getting the games to run where can I get help?

We have a troubleshooting guide here.