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 form that being on 3.5in floppy and 5.25in
floppy disks.

What computer do I need to run these games?

Desktop PC or Laptop with XP, Vista, 7, 8,10,Linux,MacOS

iMac or Macbook with MAC OS 10.x or equivalent

A powerful smartphone, with the ability to use a Bluetooth keyboard
and mouse.

What software do I need?

A modern Web browser either: Firefox (download here), Chrome will work.

Which Web-browser should I use? Firefox or Chrome?

Both these browsers give different results, we recommend
installing both browsers, and trying different games in each.

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

The games are emulated through Javascript, therefore because
of the nature of this platform, the more powerful your Computer/Laptop/Tablet
of Phone is the better. Some game were released in the late 90’s need a CPU
like a Core i7 from within the last 4 years to get the games to load at a good
speed or even to get the games to run 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