Frequently asked questions

What are these old games and where are they from?

All the games that are on ClassicReload are refered to as Abandonware, these software titles are from the 80’s and 90’ and were developed for use with Operating Systems that have now become obselete. ClassicReload's mission is to conserve this software as many of these games have been completely lost in their original form that being on 3.5" and 5.25" floppy disks, also CDROM Discs.

What computer do I need to run these games?

Desktop PC or Laptop with one of these Operating Systems:

Microsoft Windows 7, 8, 10+

Linux (Ubuntu latest build) (Chrome OS latest)

MAC OS 10.x+ with ability to have latest browsers installed.

A powerful smartphone with a quad core+ CPU and powerful GPU with the ability to use a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse.

What web browser do I need?

A modern Web browser either: Firefox (download here), Chrome will work we recommend installing both these browsers as they both give different results, especially with new games, some work on Chrome and not Firefox and vice versa. Classic Reload does work on Edge browser and Safari, but we don't recommend these browsers as they lack the performance of the above.

Why do some games crash or run slow/non-responsive?

The games are emulated through C++ compiled to javascript using emscripte, due to the nature of the Java platform, the more powerful your Computer/Laptop/Tablet or Phone is the better. Some game were released in the late 90’s need a CPU with a minimum Core i7 3rd Generation to get the games to run at a decent speed/at all.

What happened to my favorite software/game, the page said it was removed due to DMCA claim?

The software was removed because the owners of the game have written to us and requested to have it removed. We comply with all legal
requests in regards to DMCA claims.

How can I contribute to the site?

You can help others find games in the forum or facebook page. Sometimes people can’t remember the name of a game they played 20 -30 years ago, and all they have is a vague description. You can also contribute with paypal or donations of software and hardware.

Are you a non-profit organization?

No. We have considered this, but then the whole site becomes one big charity case, and we didn’t want that. Most sites that are non-profit are begging all year round for money, threatening to close down. We are not going to put anyone through that.

Why was the site put up?

The founder of this site is a retro gamer himself that was tired of going to retro gaming sites that are plastered with advertising and other ways that you have to earn the right to play a game. This site has advertising yes… but we made sure that it was minimal, just cover operating costs and work time.

Random selection of Online DOS Games