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Thousands of C64 games can be played directly in the browser
KuJo commented on 16 October 2018 at 7:42 am UTC

Not quite in the range "Linux" ... but also under Linux there are browsers.

The Internet Archive has now provided several thousand C64 games directly playable in the browser. The whole thing is realized by a browser variant of VICE, the best known C64 emulator I think is also available for our OS.

So if someone gets bored or needs some nostalgic pushes - this way:
-> https://archive.org/details/softwarelibrary_c64&tab=collection

wvstolzing commented on 16 October 2018 at 12:44 pm UTC

This is part of a really exciting undertaking at archive.org, led by Jason Scott. It's not only the C64 -- they have webassembly builds of several emulators for 8 & 16 bit systems (powered by the MAME project) on the site. It's a full scale software preservation effort. Here are some talks by Jason Scott, explaining in detail what's going on at the archive:

https://youtu.be/cdySvd_HIlQ
https://youtu.be/pbdj9HoESwA

Talks at 'Kansasfest' the yearly Apple ][ gathering:
https://youtu.be/rW7w7ZphM3Y
https://youtu.be/x4UF1d3cqpE

One caveat, though, is that they're currently concentrating on gathering software, not necessarily making it function *perfectly* inside the browser. Admittedly I haven't been on the site for a couple of months now, but the last time I tried, pretty basic stuff like disk swapping didn't work -- this limits the functionality of the in-browser emulators to a large extent, but note that you can always just download the disk images, and work with them on your local emulator.

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