by DOSBox

An MS-DOS OS emulator for modern Windows PCs

Operating system: Windows

Publisher: DOSBox

Release : DOSBox 0.74

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DOSBox is a free program for emulating Disk Operating System (DOS) in Windows and other operating systems. DOSBox can work in FreeBSD, Fedora, Gentoo Linux, Mac OS X, OS/2, RISC OS, Debian, Solaris 10, BeOS and others. The latest version of the program is also available in C++ source code. Emulator is primarily designed to run old board games on modern personal computers.

DOS is, without exaggeration, a whole era in the development of operating systems. Everybody probably remembers or at least heard about the black screen, square cursor and "C:\>_" invitation, where you could enter commands that were processed by COMMAND.COM interpreter. DOS was one of the most popular operating systems for IBM-compatible personal computers from about 1980 to 1995. At that time, games such as Doom, Quake, Dune, Elite, Wolfenstein 3D, Arkanoid, Supaplex, Pac-Man, Prince of Persia and so on were released. Of course, many of these games already have modern remakes, but if you want to get a little nostalgia or see how it all started, DOSBox is a great program to run old games on a modern PC.

DOSBox allows you to play old DOS-based games on modern computers, recreating nostalgic gaming experiences.

Emulator settings are available through configuration file, DOSBox can emulate IBM-PC compatible x86 processors, file system with the ability to mount directories as disks, graphic modes CGA, EGA, VGA and VESA and audio cards AdLib, PC-Speaker, Tandy, Sound Blaster and others. The program can also emulate TCP/IP, IPX and serial network connections.

To Russify, download the Russifier from our website and carefully read the instructions in the file Instructions_RUS_ENG.txt.

- x86 processor emulation;

- multiplatform;

- a lot of settings;

- the ability to mount file directories as hard disks;

- support for multiple graphics modes;

- support for emulating old audio cards;

- support for emulation of modem connections;

- the presence of a Russifier.

Excellent for running old DOS-based games on modern systems.
Supports a wide range of DOS programs.
Fully customizable keyboard mapping.

Can be complex to set up for non-technical users.
Lacks user-friendly interface; commands can be hard to remember.
Performance may lag on modern, high-resolution systems.
DOSBox 0.74 (1.38 MB)
DOSBox 1.2.0 (14.38 MB)
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Harry
The description is great for this product. professionally written and sounds like it fits a niche that is needed. I like how it gives examples of the use "playing old board games" I personally have come across this problem when trying to play games from the past and emulators are always something i have toyed with from not so reputable sites. From the description i would be interested in buying this product to play games like the original doom or not so old games such as diablo and sim city.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Ryan
Emulates a full x86 pc with sound and DOS, to run old DOS games on platforms which don't have DOS
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Brodie
It have a bunch of garbled icons on the top position and the mouse cursor is in the black box. The application was initially released in 2002. Then the DOS become the disregarded operating system. By the todays technology the DOS considered as the obsolete. In some cases people like to run the old system and game on the old operating system. The DOSBox not targeted to the Novices users . To use the features of the DOS we need to know about the MS-DOS environment
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Euan P.
DOSBox is a free and open-source emulator that allows users to run DOS applications on modern operating systems, including Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and BSD. It emulates an IBM PC compatible computer running a DOS operating system.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Blair Eckersley
I have been using DOSBox software for a couple years now and have been really impressed with its performance. It is very easy to set up and use and I have had no problems with it. The interface is user friendly and makes it easy to access the games I want to play. It also provides great speed and reliability. The ability to capture screenshots and save the game state is a great feature and very useful. I have been able to save my progress in games and come back to them later. The sound emulation is also quite good, although I have had some issues with older games not running properly due to sound issues. The ability to use custom configuration files also comes in handy. I have had some issues with compatibility on newer systems, but it seems to run fine on most older systems. I have also found that some games require additional software to run properly. Overall, DOSBox is a great piece of software, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking to play classic DOS games.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Theo Lechman
DOSBox is an excellent piece of software for running old MS-DOS games and programs. It is very easy to install and configure, and provides an accurate emulation of the old MS-DOS environment. It is open source, making it available to a wide range of users. The sound and graphics emulation are surprisingly good, and I have had no difficulties running most of the old games I have tested. The keyboard mapping is also very good, allowing for an authentic experience. The game speed is adjustable, making it great for playing both fast-paced and slow-paced games. The DOSBox community is also active and helpful, providing lots of support and tips.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Christopher N******s
DOSBox is a great tool for playing classic PC games on modern operating systems. It's very easy to install and configure, and it's also free. The graphics quality is surprisingly good, and it runs a wide variety of classic games very smoothly. The emulation is very accurate, and the controls are easy to set up. However, some games may require additional configurations, so it's good to have some technical knowledge before starting. It's also worth noting that DOSBox is not supported on mobile devices. Overall, I'm very satisfied with DOSBox and would definitely recommend it.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Mason Harkrider
DOSBox is a great software for running classic DOS programs on modern computers. It provides a good level of compatibility and is easy to install. The sound emulation works well, although I haven't tested it with more demanding games. The configuration options are plentiful and allow the user to tweak the settings to their needs.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Joseph P.
DOSBox is a popular emulator software that allows users to run old DOS applications and games on modern operating systems. It emulates an IBM PC compatible environment with support for sound, graphics, and networking. The software also includes features such as support for different keyboard mappings, joystick emulation, and the ability to mount and access virtual disk images. DOSBox is open-source and available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Murray Jamar
DOSBox is a versatile and powerful software that enables users to run old DOS-based applications and games on modern operating systems.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Charlie
Smoothly runs retro games and old applications on modern systems.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Aaron
Retro gaming revival, a bit confusing setup.
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