DOSBox FAQ

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Usage

Q. Using Mac OS X 10.5.3 without a problem (MOO) and when upgraded to 10.5.4 MOO started flashing rainbow colors instead of the normal background in full screen mode (works fine in windowed mode.) I have a warning about the quickdraw capability being deprecated in my console window. Any suggestions?


Q. My backslash key is mapped to ']' with DOSBox in Vista. Is there a workaround?

A. Press CTRL-F1 to enter the keymapper and select the backslash with your mouse. Press the DELETE button that will show up on your screen. Then press ADD to bind backslash to another key. Simply press an unused key to bind it to this. Press SAVE and then EXIT to return to the main screen.


Q. My cursor is trapped within the DOSBox window when I click inside. How do I get the cursor out?

A. DOSBox will capture your mouse when you click inside the display window (and you have autolock=true set in the Dosbox.conf). Simply press CTRL-F10 to release the mouse.


Q. I have set Gnome to load DOSBox when I click on .COM files. How do I script it to exit DOSBox when I quit from the game?

A. with -exit as commandline parameter for DOSBox.


Q. How do I access my hard drive/cdrom in DOSBox?

A. See the information on the MOUNT command, or type intro mount or intro cdrom in DOSBox for the basics.


Q. I have an ISO image I made of files for backup purposes. How do I access it in DOSBox?

A. See the information on the IMGMOUNT command


Q. How do I unmount or change images? I need to swap CD images in the drive.

A. You don't "unmount", you may assign more than one image file to IMGMOUNT, to swap images use CTRL-F4.


Q. I have created an image from a CD that includes CD audio tracks, when I access it in DOSBox only the first (data) track is available.

A. Be sure to use the bin/cue format for mixed mode CDs (CDs with a data and audio tracks) and always pass the cue file to IMGMOUNT.


Q. When I write : it turns out > or when i write å ä ö or any other non standard us character. How can I fix this for my keyboard?

A. Use the KEYB command to change your Keyboard layout.


Q. I can't find the ":" symbol anywhere in my dosbox. I am using Vista on a laptop. Please advice me how to fix the problem.