1981

Help locating old / Pre year 2000 games you used to play.
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What is the oldest game downloadable? :)
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Wally
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Post by Wally »

Hmm Good question..

Starting off with text based games.

Could be 1981.. could be not
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Post by Interon 2.0 »

DOS was first released in 1981, so I think he's looking for a DOS game that came out in 1981. Since it takes a fair amount of time to make a game, it might be hard to find a DOS game that was released in 1981.

The Zork series. According to this site, that came out in 1982.

Chances are that demos/freeware/shareware didn't exist back then, so all software may have been the stuff you HAVE to buy at the store.

Also DOS Games Online can search by year.
http://www.dosgamesonline.com/index.php?page=search

Click the drop down menu and select Year, then type in a 4-digit year. The earliest I found was Paratroopers made in 1982.
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Here are all games ordered by year... games on the top of the page are the oldest games:

http://www.dosgamesonline.com/index.php ... order=year
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