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 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!
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- Downloading DOSBox
- System Requirements
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- Basic Setup and Installation of DosBox
- Contributing to this Wiki
- Games that DOSBox can (or can't) run
- Software applications that DOSBox can (or can't) run
- Tools that can assist either playing games or using DOSBox generally
- Frontends - simplifies running and understanding DOSBox.
- Running Resource Demanding Games
- Special Thanks
More Specific Topics
- Z:\> Prompt
- Command Line Utilities
- Internal Programs
- Special Keys
- The Configuration File (dosbox.conf)
- The Language File
- The Keymapper
- Ubuntu Configuration
- DosBox Shortcuts
- GOG Games that use DOSBox - An overview
- DOSBox README File
- List of Games and Applications (and how to install and run them)
- DOSBox community forum
- The original DOSBox Wiki