Ability Plus 3.0 Install set

This page is for anyone curious about the Ability DOS program of the 80s and 90s. The link below is a full working version of the final release of Ability. There is no support offered on this download.

There's some information on Wikipedia about the history of the product.


  1. Download the ZIP file: AB3.ZIP
  2. Unzip to a folder on your hard drive. Do not unzip to a folder with long names (e.g. Documents and Settings/User/My Documents) since it will prevent startup. It is easiest to create a new folder e.g. C:\Ability
  3. From a command prompt, change to the Ability folder and run AB3.BAT

Notes: works with Windows 95 all the way through to Windows 7 except cannot be run in "graphics mode" in Windows XP-7. Also, Ability Plus cannot print to a Windows only printer.

Ability Plus 3.0 screenshot