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Searching around Google and the DOSBox Wiki there doesn't seem to be a way to use the numeric keypad as a numeric keypad, instead it seems to behave like the arrow keys. Looking at the dosbox.config there isn't anything apparent. The keyboard setting looked promising but apparently that is for changing the language of the keyboard (as per their wiki).

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Press the NumLock key on your keyboard while active in DOS Box (it may not work before-hand).

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Thank you! I had though I had done this but I had to cycle it several times before it actual worked. –  aolszowka Mar 9 '11 at 2:49
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You're welcome. Heheh, the NumLock light indicator can be incorrect when virtual computers are involved (and DOS box definitely fits that classification in my opinion) which will lead to confusion at times. –  Randolf Richardson Mar 9 '11 at 2:59
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