DOSBox and Windows Vista and Windows 7

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Does it work ?

Yes, DOSBox works in both Vista 32 bit and Vista 64 bit, but depending on your local setup you might need to pay attention to certain things

Configuration file

If you are running in Vista as non-administrator you must take care with editing the configuration file. For now you can right-click on the shortcut used to edit the configuration file, and select to run as an Administrator. Otherwise, you might not be able to save the file, or a copy of it might be saved into a different location without your knowledge.

Capture dir and 'config' command

  • A few paths are provided here with the assumption that DOSBox is installed in the following path:

C:\Program Files\DOSBox-0.72

As in the case of the configuration file, extra care should be taken regarding captured video and audio. The actual directory you should check for captured data is in a location like the following:

C:\Users\ny00123\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files\DOSBox-0.72\capture

For DOSBox v0.72, the file manager should take you to the relevant location if you type the following path:

%LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\Program Files\DOSBox-0.72\capture

If you're using the internal 'config' command in DOSBox, e.g. "config -writeconf myconf.conf", it may be found in a similar path as well - just without the "capture" portion. You might find the new file if you type the following path in the file manager:

%LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\Program Files\DOSBox-0.72

Although not fully tested, these files may POTENTIALLY be removed at some point! You should probably move the captured data to another location if you want to keep it. In order to keep files written by the 'config' command so they keep working in DOSBox, for now you should copy the written files to the actual installation path using an Administrator account:

C:\Program Files\DOSBox-0.72

CD-ROM support

This is currently still in development. 90% of the functions work in 0.72, but if it doesn't work then the best thing you can do is to make an image of your CD-ROM and IMGMOUNT that.