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== Welcome! ==
 
I've already transfered the [[Basic_Setup_and_Installation_of_DosBox]] to this.
 
With some url rewriting and other tricks I managed to convert the old link to this one. So the old url should redirect to new one once the thing is transfered. -''Qbix''
 
 
The old wiki stuff can be found at:
 
http://dosbox.sourceforge.net/oldwiki/
 
 
I noticed that the typewriter font must now be set using the html tag tt instead of the triple backquote
 
 
:-'''Just a suggestion - If typing in dos commands use the <nowiki><code><pre>This is an example</pre></code></nowiki> syntax. ~pck'''
 
:<code><pre>This is an example</pre></code>
 
 
file uploads are allowed
 
it is in the toolbox when you are logged in.
 
This is handy for pictures and such.
 
 
 
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=Welcome to the Wiki page of the DOSBox project=
 
=Welcome to the Wiki page of the DOSBox project=
  
'''DOSBox''' emulates an Intel x86 PC, complete with [[Emulated Sound Hardware|sound]], [[Emulated Graphics Hardware|graphics]], mouse, [[Emulated Communication Hardware|modem]], etc., necessary for running many old DOS games that simply cannot be run on modern PCs and operating systems, such as Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, Linux and FreeBSD. However, it is not restricted to running only games. In theory, any DOS application should run in DOSBox, but the emphasis has been on getting DOS games to run smoothly, which means that communication, networking and printer support are still in early developement.
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'''DOSBox''' emulates an Intel x86 PC, complete with [[Sound|sound]], [[Display|graphics]], [[Input|mouse]], [[Input|joystick]], [[Connectivity|modem]], etc., necessary for running many old DOS [[GAMES|games]] that simply cannot be run on modern PCs and operating systems, such as Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, Linux and FreeBSD. However, it is not restricted to running only games. In theory, any DOS [[Software|application]] should run in DOSBox, but the emphasis has been on getting DOS [[GAMES|games]] to run smoothly, which means that communication, networking and printer support are still in early development.
  
DOSBox also comes with its own [[Command Line|DOS-like command prompt]]. It is still quite rudimentary and lacks many of the features found in MS-DOS, but it is sufficient for installing and running most DOS games.
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DOSBox also comes with its own [[Command Line|DOS-like command prompt]]. It is still quite rudimentary and lacks many of the features found in MS-DOS, but it is sufficient for installing and running most DOS [[GAMES|games]].
  
DOSBox has a lively, user-supported community hosted at VOGONS (Very Old Games On New Systems).
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DOSBox has a lively, user-supported [http://vogons.zetafleet.com/index.php?c=7 community forum] hosted at VOGONS (Very Old Games On New Systems).  Feel very very free to drop by if you have questions about DOSBox!
[http://vogons.zetafleet.com/index.php?c=7 Official DOSBox Forum]-- Feel very very free to drop by if you have questions about DOSBox!
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==General Information==
 
==General Information==
*[[Basic Setup and Installation of DosBox]]
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*[[Releases|Downloading DOSBox]]
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*[[System Requirements]]
 
*[[System Requirements]]
 
*[[FAQ|Frequently Asked Questions]] (FAQ)
 
*[[FAQ|Frequently Asked Questions]] (FAQ)
*[[GAMES|Games]]
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*Guides
*[[Software|Applications]]
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**[[Basic Setup and Installation of DosBox]]
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**[[Contributing to this Wiki]]
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**[[GAMES|Games]]
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**[[Software|Applications]]
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**[[DOSBoxFrontends|Frontends]] - simplifies running and understanding DOSBox.
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**[[Performance|Running Resource Demanding Games]]
 
*[[Special Thanks]]
 
*[[Special Thanks]]
 
*[[Contact]]
 
*[[Contact]]
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==More Specific Topics==
 
==More Specific Topics==
 
*[[Usage]]
 
*[[Usage]]
*[[Command Line]]
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*[[ZDrive|Z:\> Prompt]]
*[[Internal Programs]]
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*[[Commands|Command Line Utilities]]
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*[[Utilities|Internal Programs]]
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**[[MOUNT|Mounting your CD-ROM in DOSBox]]
 
*[[Special Keys]]
 
*[[Special Keys]]
*[[dosbox.conf|The Config File]] (dosbox.conf)
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*[[dosbox.conf|The Configuration File]] (dosbox.conf)
 
*[[Language File|The Language File]]
 
*[[Language File|The Language File]]
*[[MOUNT|Mounting your CD-ROM in DOSBox]]
 
  
 
==DOSBox Resources==
 
==DOSBox Resources==
 
*[http://dosbox.cvs.sourceforge.net/dosbox/dosbox/README?view=markup DOSBox README File]
 
*[http://dosbox.cvs.sourceforge.net/dosbox/dosbox/README?view=markup DOSBox README File]
*[[DOSBoxFrontends|Frontends]] - simplifies running and understanding DOSBox.
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*[http://dosbox.com/comp_list.php List of Games and Applications] (and how to install and run them)
*[[Performance|Running Resource Demanding Games]] - How to run programs that demand more resources from your Computer.
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*[http://vogons.zetafleet.com/index.php?c=7 DOSBox community forum]
*[http://dosbox.sourceforge.net/comp_list.php?letter=a List of Games and Applications] - How to install and run them.
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*[http://dosbox.sourceforge.net/oldwiki/ The original DOSBox Wiki]
  
 
==Advanced Topics==
 
==Advanced Topics==
 
*[[BuildingDOSBox|Building DOSBox]] - Building your own version of DOSBox
 
*[[BuildingDOSBox|Building DOSBox]] - Building your own version of DOSBox
*[http://docs.mandragor.org/files/Common_libs_documentation/SDL/FAQ_en/FAQ-Using_SDL.html Using SDL FAQ] - SDL environment variables that can make or break things.
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*[http://docs.mandragor.org/files/Common_libs_documentation/SDL/FAQ_en/FAQ-Using_SDL.html Using SDL FAQ] (SDL environment variables that can make or break things)
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*[[Special:Allpages|Index of all articles]]
 
*[[Special:Allpages|Index of all articles]]

Revision as of 19:51, 12 January 2008

Welcome to the Wiki page of the DOSBox project

DOSBox emulates an Intel x86 PC, complete with sound, graphics, mouse, joystick, modem, etc., necessary for running many old DOS games that simply cannot be run on modern PCs and operating systems, such as Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, Linux and FreeBSD. However, it is not restricted to running only games. In theory, any DOS application should run in DOSBox, but the emphasis has been on getting DOS games to run smoothly, which means that communication, networking and printer support are still in early development.

DOSBox also comes with its own DOS-like command prompt. It is still quite rudimentary and lacks many of the features found in MS-DOS, but it is sufficient for installing and running most DOS games.

DOSBox has a lively, user-supported community forum hosted at VOGONS (Very Old Games On New Systems). Feel very very free to drop by if you have questions about DOSBox!

General Information

More Specific Topics

DOSBox Resources

Advanced Topics