So I want to know if there is a way to launch a modern game or a modern game Setup (my case, StarCraft-ll), with DOSBox. I mean that if I mount a directory with starcraft-ll setup, can I launch it like an old MS-DOS Game?

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    I'm not sure I get what you're trying to accomplish but I highly doubt non-DOS games will run with DOSBox. Why do you want to launch SC2 with DOSBox?
    – 0xFF
    Commented Jan 31, 2018 at 18:25
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    Dosbox is specifically meant for an obsolete operating system. What exactly are you trying to do?
    – Frank
    Commented Jan 31, 2018 at 18:26
  • What's preventing you from trying? Commented Jan 31, 2018 at 18:32
  • I've already tried, but I think I'm not doing it right, because I can't run it. I wanted to know how to do it exactly.
    – Kalolol
    Commented Jan 31, 2018 at 19:43
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    So, again, what are you trying to do? Why are you trying?
    – Frank
    Commented Jan 31, 2018 at 20:01

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You (probably) cannot.

DOSBox is for an era of games that are around Windows 98 or earlier. Basically games that do not use any of the OS layer of modern operating system (we're talking about everything from mouse to sound to graphics).

For your specific question, since Starcraft 2 requires at least Windows XP, it definitely won't work with plain DOSBox. I guess, in theory, you can get DOSBox to run Windows XP, but it'll be the dumbest setup I've ever seen...

  • Agreed. It is pointless to go through all that trouble to run a program through DOSBox that probably works with the current version of Windows. Commented Jan 31, 2018 at 19:47
  • This question is like asking how to run Uncharted 3 off of a floppy disk drive. It might technically be possible, but it’s clearly not what it’s designed for.
    – Stevoisiak
    Commented Jan 31, 2018 at 20:00
  • *Windows 95 or earlier :P
    – sgt Fury
    Commented Feb 1, 2018 at 9:29

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