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=Welcome to the Wiki page of the DOSBox project=
  
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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 MS-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 MS-DOS or PC-DOS (referred to commonly as "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.
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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]].
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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!
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==General Information==
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*[[Releases|Downloading DOSBox]]
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*[[System Requirements]]
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*[[FAQ|Frequently Asked Questions]] (FAQ)
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*Guides
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**[[Basic Setup and Installation of DosBox]]
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***[[DOSBox and Windows Vista|Vista Specific Issues]]
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***[[DOSBox and Mac OSX|Mac OSX Specific Issues]]
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***[[Recording Video]]
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**[[Contributing to this Wiki]]
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**[[GAMES|Games]] that DOSBox can (or can't) run
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**[[Software]] applications that DOSBox can (or can't) run
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**[[TOOLS|Tools]] that can assist either playing games or using DOSBox generally
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**[[DOSBoxFrontends|Frontends]] - simplifies running and understanding DOSBox.
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**[[Performance|Running Resource Demanding Games]]
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*[[Special Thanks]]
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*[[Contact]]
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==More Specific Topics==
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*[[Usage]]
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*[[ZDrive|Z:\> Prompt]]
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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]]
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*[[Special Keys]]
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*[[dosbox.conf|The Configuration File]] (dosbox.conf)
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*[[Language File|The Language File]]
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*[[Ubuntu Configuration|Ubuntu Configuration]]
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==DOSBox Resources==
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*[http://dosbox.cvs.sourceforge.net/dosbox/dosbox/README?view=markup DOSBox README File]
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*[http://dosbox.com/comp_list.php List of Games and Applications] (and how to install and run them)
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*[http://vogons.zetafleet.com/index.php?c=7 DOSBox community forum]
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*[http://dosbox.sourceforge.net/oldwiki/ The original DOSBox Wiki]
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==Advanced Topics==
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*[[BuildingDOSBox|Building DOSBox]] - Building your own version of DOSBox
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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]]

Revision as of 20:26, 28 April 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 MS-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 MS-DOS or PC-DOS (referred to commonly as "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