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An Open Source DOS emulator to run old DOS games

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DOSBox emulates a full x86 pc with sound and DOS. Its main use is to run old DOS games on platforms which don't have DOS (Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows 2000 / Windows XP / Linux / FreeBSD / Mac OS X)

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  • 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Got this to work in a TS environment as a RemoteApp. +++ YAY! Thanks DOSbox!

    Posted 03/10/2016
  • 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Thank you for this excellent project! Through it I am having fun again with some of the original dev tools I had back in the late 80s and 90s (asm/basic/C/C++). Keep up the great work!

    Posted 03/09/2016
  • 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    The only one working cross platform.

    Posted 03/05/2016
  • 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Thank you for making it possible to use the Disk Operation/Operating System available to the NT and *NIX kernel. I play all my legacy games with it.

    Posted 02/26/2016
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    1.) Compatibility: It is excellent, it plays every DOS game that i have ever played without any problems, if any problems are discovered, they get fixed quickly. I own 300+ DOS games and some of them are DOS/Win9X hybrid games. 2.) Speed/Frame rate: The speed is way better than DOSBox v0.73, YKhwong Daum and even's with all games, for example: games like Duke3D, Blood, Shadow Warrior, Privateer - The Darkening, Terminator - FS, Skynet, and Dungeon Keeper, which are a few good examples of 3D games. No slowdowns. 3.) Size: It is such a small program. Very efficient. There are some alternative programs with way bigger software code / libraries, where the program files take up a lot of space for just the emulators themselves. VMWare and VirtualBox for example, emulating Win9X takes up way too many Gigabytes. 4.) One drawback... Win9x used to install, and run on a DOS underlying OS, so I wish DosBox will one day successfully emulate Win9x with proper Direct 3d Support for DOS games which can dual run in DOS and Win9X like Blood, Wing Commander IV and so on.. 5.) Suggestion: Please add a speed function, like a SLOMO function. NES/PCSXE/PCSX/MAME emulators all have it, it is ultra cool to blow something up at 50% of the original speed, but with a fluid framerate without sticking, Syndicate Wars had a built in frame rate limiter to slow down game speed when pressing the "-" minus sign when the combat gets heavy, it helps.... Maybe it can be implemented? 6.) Lastly there are dudes who badmouth this project, if you are a newbie, please try a frontend to assist with your shortcomings, and thank the people of this project for their sacrificial work and dedication.

    Posted 12/23/2015
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Additional Project Details

Intended Audience

Advanced End Users

User Interface

X Window System (X11), Win32 (MS Windows), Cocoa (MacOS X), Carbon (Mac OS X)

Programming Language

C++, C




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