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Old 04 November 2014, 09:56   #1
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The Internet Archive's Arcade Games In Browser!

This looks interesting, arcade games that are playable in a web browser from The Internet Archive site-

https://archive.org/details/internetarcade
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Old 04 November 2014, 10:12   #2
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I read about this yesterday. Chrome only? I haven't tried it yet. If anyone has tried it please tell your experience
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Old 04 November 2014, 10:52   #3
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I read about this yesterday. Chrome only? I haven't tried it yet. If anyone has tried it please tell your experience
They say this about browser support-
(Firefox is currently the fastest environment, although other browsers should work as well.)

I use firefox and the few games i tried worked fine for me.
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Old 04 November 2014, 10:58   #4
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Just tried Donkey Kong which seemed to run OK in Pale Moon (Firefox based), but I couldn't figure out how to even start the game, there is no key instructions.
Will try some others later.
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It seems to be the same keys as MAME/MESS so its 5 to insert coin 1 to start. Arrow keys to control and CTRL and ALT and space for buttons. I tried Golden Axe and it runs ok in firefox but I got no sound.
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Old 04 November 2014, 11:05   #6
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Prefer this one http://game-oldies.com/
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Old 04 November 2014, 11:07   #7
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OK thanks, will read up on the keys. Did you press the unmute button for the sound? On Donkey Kong there is a button under the emulation window, there is no sound on that either without clicking on unmute.
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Yes I fixed the sound problem but I had to close the page down and reload it to make the sound work. Very stuttery though.
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OK will give it another try with sound shortly and see if I get the same.
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Yeah, I get the same. Must be a bug, I have Chrome on one of my other machines so will try it on that later.
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In firefox i don't need to press a key to insert a coin or to start a game, in the top left corner of the browser is a little selector with Insert coin, Player 1 and Player 2 in it that can be clicked on.
It doesn't matter either way though i guess.
Also for some more info about the controls and stuff, read here-
http://ascii.textfiles.com/archives/4423

Obviously it's still in it's early stages and there are some issues, notably with sound, but it should get better over time.
Personally i wouldn't play emulated games like this as i would prefer more control by using a proper emulator with roms.
But i'm sure web based emulation has it's purposes and could be handy at times.
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if it needs flash or java it's not for me.

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It doesn't. Javascript.
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using Safari on a Mac I've a white screen
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There are plenty of similar retro sites like this btw

Genesis/Megadrive http://www.ssega.com/

SNES http://www.snesfun.com/

NES http://www.8bbit.com/

GBA http://www.gbafun.com/

SMS/Game Gear http://www.retrosega.com/

XLAtari http://www.xlatari.com/

MSX http://www.jamsx.com/

TurboGRAFX 16 http://www.tgx16.com/
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