DOSBox is an emulator that simulates an IBM-PC Compatible computer running MS-DOS, primarily intended for playing older games. It has been ported to a variety of operating systems (Windows, Mac OS X, Linux) and architectures (PowerPC, ARM). It is free software under the GNU General Public License.

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How can I make 'Kulki' run on Windows 7?

I would like to make this game playable on Windows 7 (compatibility with older OS doesn't work). I'm pretty sure it should be possible using something like DosBox, but I don't know how to configure ...
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In old grid-based RPGs (like Wizardry), how do you draw a map when you don't know its size?

Many older RPGs expected the player to create a real-life map on a piece of graph paper to navigate mazes. The Wizardry series is probably the most prominent, but skill is needed for several Gold Box ...
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How to load game quickly in Star Trek 25th Annivrsary?

I'm replaying Star Trek: 25th Anniversary (the first adventure game I ever played). It runs fine in DosBox. One small problem: whenever I play to resume my game I have to run startrek.exe then wait / ...
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Mouse issues when using DOSBOX in fullscreen

Currently trying to play Syndicate using DOSBOX, but when in full screen mode, the mouse is unusable. It moves in erratic directions and even the slightest movement sends the cursor drifting off ...
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How to start dosbox in a fullscreen mode on Macbook Air?

I set the following settings in Dosbox.conf, but window size is still not fulscreen fullscreen=true fulldouble=false fullresolution=original windowresolution=desktop output=openglnb aspect=true ...
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Is it possible to run games in Dosbox with a better scaler / filter than the ones available in vanilla dosbox?

As many of you probably know, quite a few games on sites like GOG.com use Dosbox to start games which otherwise would be unplayable, due to their age. The graphics of such games (when played full ...
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Dosbox - Make mod1+key1 be mod2+key2

In DOSbox ctrl+10 is basically alt+tab. I would like to press alt tab on my keyboard and have DOSbox register it as ctrl+f10. This is for my convenience. So far I have tried using the DOSbox mapper. ...
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Help Playing DOS Game

I'm trying to play an old pc game, Are You Afraid of the Dark, but am having trouble getting it to run. I tried Dfend but did not have any luck. I also tried DOSBox, but was not able to get it to ...
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Add GoG DOSBOX games to Steam

I bought the Quest for Glory pack on Good Old Games, and like most GoG games I tried to add it to Steam. Now, QFG 1 through 4 are all DOS games and run via a packaged DOSBOX emulator GOG distributes ...
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How to play Elder Scrolls Arena (DOS) with keyboard only?

I downloaded this game, "Elders Scrolls: Arena Deluxe Edition" and started it on DOSBox to emulate and play it. Although it's working fine, the problem is that I can attack with the mouse but wanted ...
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Sound works but no music?

I want to run Master of Magic with dosbox and i think i am missing something obvious regarding the sound/music settings. I do have in game sound but without any music. Strangely i have chosen the same ...
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No sound while running Chasm: The Rift on DOSBox

I recently retrieved my copy of Chasm: The Rift from my really old Windows 95 laptop, and I'm trying to run it on Windows XP via DOSBox. However, there is no sound, even though the game is supposed to ...
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Emulate green-screen monochrome monitor on DOSbox / D-Fend Reloaded

I'm using DOSbox to play really old games I had on my PC XT with a green monochrome monitor. D-Fend Reloaded is set to run these games on CGA mode, it has colors, is there a way to make it more ...
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Is there any way to turn a DOS game that runs in DOSBOX into an .EXE file that will run effortlessly?

I want to burn a bunch of old DOS games that require a DOS emulator onto a disc for a gift for my sister. In DOSBOX, you need to mount the drive with the game on it and type the file name you want to ...
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Playing oldgame in Dosbox, is sound blaster or Roland better?

I'm playing an old game in Dosbox. The game asks me whether my sound card is Sound Blaster or Roland. What should I choose for best sound? Game happens to be ...
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No sound in TES:Arena with DosBox [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: No sound in TES:Arena under DOSBox I recently downloaded TES Arena from TES website and I tried to play it with DOSBOX. Everything works fine exept sound. I have no ...
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Empty Production Items screen

I'm playing a DOSBox (0.74) version of XCOM UFO Defence and I don't have any options for Production Items on the New Production screen. I'm wondering whether I'm seeing a DOSBox emulation problem or ...
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Difficulty installing The 7th Guest on DOSBox

I am having difficulty running a game using DOSBox. The problem begins after I begin the installation. It runs through fine, until it asks which drive I would like to copy the files to. It only shows ...
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No sound in TES:Arena under DOSBox

Since this is my first venture involving a manual install of DOSBox, I'm not quite sure if the issue is with the DOSBox install itself, or with the game. Either way, I currently seem to have no sound ...
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How to have real full screen with Civilization in DOSBox?

My screen have a resolution of 1366x768. When I play Civilization (version 1), I got the image in a resolution of 640x400 in the middle of the screen, the rest being black. Instead, when I play Orion, ...
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How can I change the default battle keys in Star Control II?

I got an original copy of Star Control II and I am playing it under DOSBox in my Windows 7. It all works beautifully. However, the game come with a file named "keys.exe" which does affect the keys in ...
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What effects does the weather have in SimCity 2000?

The window showing the currently selected tools also displays the weather. I know that certain weather like tornado warning are indication for random disasters, but what effects does the other, ...
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Playing Ultimate DOOM and DOOM II Coop on Modern Hardware

A friend and I want to work through DOOM I and II on co-op over a coming weekend. What's the best way to do this on modern hardware? We don't want graphical improvements and fancy features (except ...
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Why do people use DOSBox over Virtualbox in a gaming context?

I've noticed that a number of people here use DOSBox for playing older titles on modern PC hardware. I am very familiar with VirtualBox, I use it to virtualize several operating systems. I have also ...
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How can I press the # key in a DOSBox game?

I recently bought the 6-pack from Good Old Games and would like to play the first Might & Magic game. A friend told me that you can't use Shift-3 for pound (#) and I was wondering if this was ...
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Mouse jumps around when using DOSBOX

I'm trying to play an old school DOS Game I got using the DOSBOX DOS emulator, but the problem I have is that the mouse jumps all over the screen and does not allow me to have a good control. The game ...
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How to fix gamepad problem with DOSBox-ed One Must Fall 2097?

Recently I played an excellent, 1994 now-freeware fighting game, One Must Fall 2097. The game works wonderfully under DOSBox, with fully supported sound and gamepad control, which I personally prefer ...
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Increase mouse pointer speed in System Shock Portable

I'm running System Shock Portable v1.2 and when I increase the resolution to 1024x768 or higher the mouse pointer speed slows down incredibly making the game nearly unplayable (I have to move my mouse ...
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I have this really old game from the DOS era, anyone know how to run it in my modern machine?

I have a copy of Test Drive III: The Passion, but whenever I run it in my Windows XP machine it runs too fast. Is there any way to run this game in a modern computer?