Universal emulator for old games

    As part of a program to preserve the cultural heritage of mankind, the European Union has allocated 4 million euros for the KEEP (Keeping Emulation Environments Portable) project to create a universal emulator program that could launch absolutely all video games created in the history of mankind. Games written for a wide variety of operating systems, file systems and hardware architectures, including slot machines of the 60-70s of the last century and old game consoles.

    Nowadays, technologies are developing so fast that already 15-20 years after writing software, he dies de facto, because the equipment on which these programs can be launched disappears from the sale. According to experts, this means a real "cultural disaster for future generations." Everything created by previous generations for them may be lost.

    Apparently, such an emulator, if it can still be created, will guarantee the ability to run not only games, but also other programs in outdated formats and created for different file systems.

    via New Scientist

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