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Is there a way to make a Windows shortcut that will run a dos program through DosBox automatically, without the need to open DosBox mount a drive etc' manually?
So opening the shortcut loads the program (through DosBox) without the need for any additional input.

I'm using Win7 and Dosbox 0.74.

I'm not interested in installing a macros program that will do the process.
If there's a built-in way, I'd like to know, that's all.

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I think this page should have everything you need. The long and short of it is basically you create a shortcut that points to your DOSBox install, then has as arguments -conf and the path to the config file for running that game with settings you like, then the path to the game.

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You may be able to place everything you need in the [autoexec] portion of the configuration file.

I use the SVN-Daum version of DOSBox from

#     dosbox-SVN-Daum.conf
#     C:\Program Files (x86)\DOSBox SVN-Daum\TOOLS\Run DOSBox configuration.bat

# Lines in this section will be run at startup.
# You can put your MOUNT lines here.
mount c c:\WhereMyGameIsAt

Works for me. Then you just need a desktop shortcut for DOSBox, and your game will open automatically. Of course, this customizes your DOSBox for one game only, but hey.

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