DOSBox is emulator software that emulates an IBM PC compatible computer running MS-DOS. It is intended especially for use with old PC games. DOSBox is free software.

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Keyboard layout setting in DOSBox has no effect

DOSBox forces Czech keyboard on me for use in the console, which isn't even funny. I googled and found how manual advises to change layout: To switch to a different keyboard layout, either the ...
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Using another program through Windows Command Prompt

I know that I can launch programs from the Command Prompt, but is there any way to enter commands after opening that program? For example, if I open DOSBox from cmd, how would I enter a command in ...
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Translating midi input to a file

I've been trying to get hold of some MIDI music files from an old, relatively unknown DOS game. The files aren't stored directly on disk, rather they're stored in .RES files which I can't seem to ...
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Cannot input into DOSbox console

I cannot type or enter commands, however I can use my mouse. I have tried re-instaling. Running 64x windows 10. Keyboard works fine on all other programs (laptop). After this all I can do is select ...
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Keyboard wont work in VDOS

I can't get the keyboard to work with Qbasic running under VDOS. VDOS is an offshoot of dosbox specialised for more serious applications. The keyboard works in the command prompt of VDOS, but as soon ...
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DosBox - special letters and Caps Lock

There's one problem I have with all major builds of Dosbox (Daum and Megabuild). With Caps lock enabled, I get capital letters from English alphabet, but in order to write capitals in German, French, ...
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How can I make a batch file wait a specified time between one command and the next in DOS 5.00?

How can I make my batch file pause before executing the next command? I found a few solutions, but none of them seem to work in DOS 5.00. Thanks in advance for any help. (By the way, I am using ...
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Adding a modification to an EXE in DOS(box)?

I am trying to make an EXE addition work in Dosbox, and with that I mean the following; I used to run an old game in XP, it worked (mostly) but now in Win 8 it doesnt anymore. So I fired up Dosbox ...
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DOSBOX under Win7-64, MCB chain error crash at launch

About DosBox, 2 questions: Is it possible to make dos window TEXT bigger ? i already tried all the tweaks of .conf file quoted in various posts, with output != surface, window size at full size, ...
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How to use colemak keyboard layout in Dosbox?

I configured Windows to use the Colemak keyboard layout. This works fine in all apps—except Dosbox, which reverts to Qwerty. How can I get Dosbox to respect the keyboard layout I chose in Windows ...
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Printing from DosBOX on USB-Printer: layout messed up

my father is still using a very old DOS application and I'm in charge to make it run on newer systems. Right now I have the problem that I want to print, but the program only supports direct printing ...
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How can I emulate Magnavox Odyssey?

So I’ve managed to get DOSBox v0.74 and I have the Magnavox Odyssey emulator though I feel I might need to start from the beginning since I’m completely lost on what to do. I have all the games for ...
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How to resize a DOS window to size greater than 320?

How to resize a DOS window to size greater than 320? Is it possible? I wanted to have one of my Dos windows the width of my screen, but I can't make it larger than 320. If I chose a value larger ...
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Dosbox:Increase no of buffers

I am trying to use DOSBox to run a 16-bit DOS program in 64-bit Windows. It requires a buffer value of 99 in order to run. DOSBox's initially sets the buffer to 50. How can I change this setting to ...
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Can I make a DOSBox like, in Virtual Box

My idea is make a DOSBox like with virtualbox and FreeDOS (or MS-DOS). Is it possible? Only need install DOS in virtual box, or need something else? Can FreeDOS have a GUI for open, per example, ...
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how to run DOSBox in command line without opening it in a new window

how to run DOSBox using the default windows command line, (without opening it in a new window), editing the source code of DOSBox is a solution, but i want to know if there is no other solution before ...
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How do i paste in DOSBOX

I am using DOSBOX to run some programs which only work on 32 bit windows. I am currently on 64 bit windows 8 and i need to copy some commands from windows 8 and paste it into DOSBOX as it would be ...
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Running DOSBox completely headless

I have an old compiler written for DOS that I need to be able to use on a modern Linux system. I have written a wrapper around DOSBox that allows me to invoke it from a Linux command line. The only ...
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Using touch screen with non-native aspect ratio

I have a laptop with touch screen (an Asus T100) with Windows 8, and I've downloaded a retro adventure game running using Dosbox (Gabriel Knight 1), which has a different aspect ratio from the screen. ...
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Device=ansiibm.sys in DOSBox

Some of my old DOS programs require the following command line in config.sys or config.nt: device=ansiibm.sys How do I accomplish this in DOSBox? I've tried putting this line in the config options ...
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Windows 3.11 maximized shell window in SYSTEM.INI

I use a way to run 16-bit applications by running them in emulated Windows 3.11 in DOSBox. I automatically mount the directory containing the application, set the SHELL property in SYSTEM.INI to the ...
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Legacy application and Dosbox

I have a legacy application, that only works in DOS up to Windows XP, but nowadays I'd prefer to use Windows 8 owing to the other softwares. This legacy application uses lpt1 port to print your ...
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Program Run on DosBox Doesn't Generate Output Files

I'm using windows 8.1 , 64 bit version , and I have a 16 bit assembler program which I'm trying to run using DosBox. The program doesn't seem to generate output files , despite being called properly ...
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Where can I find a comprehensive list of DOSbox shortcut commands, not hosted by dosbox.com?

The website http://www.dosbox.com/wiki/ is down. So I can't access the help files. I also cannot find anything else on creating shortcuts for dosbox... anything anywhere. specifically shortcuts
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How to install 16-bit XAMPP on Windows 95?

I need to install XAMPP on my Windows 95 running on my iPhone. I am 100% sure this is possible as I was able to get Visual Basic 4.0 installed on my DosBox for iPhone. I don't need MySQL, but I do ...
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LPT Sound Interface

I am wanting to run two ZX Spectrum (a home computer that was popular during the '80s & '90s) emulator programs (one called Z80 by Gerton Lunter and another called Warajevo) in the "ykhowong" ...
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How do Win32 executables display incompatibility messages when run in DOS?

While inspecting Win32 executables, I found them to contain the string This program cannot be run in DOS mode, which is exactly the thing printed when these executables are run from within DOS ...
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Mounting Drive to DosBox and using Debug.exe

I am trying to track down the MBR on a scavenged Hard Drive. The hard drive won't boot so I've been trying to change the MBR through DEBUG.exe. The problem starts with my 64 bit machine because ...
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Standalone - DosBox

I hope that this question is ontopic here. I am looking for a standalone version of DosBox to run under Windows 7 (64 bit). I found: http://www.pendriveapps.com/dosbox-dos-emulator/ ...
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How do I connect a 5 1/4" floppy drive to a modern PC?

This question was originally posted on Gaming Stack Exchange. I have a small collection of 5 1/4" floppy disks (early Sierra games) that I am trying to read. How can I connect a drive that accepts ...
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DOSBox 8.3 filenames disagree with Windows 7

When I compare a dir in DOSBox 0.74 against a dir from Windows 7 command prompt, the 8.3 filenames differ. Long format (both drives and directories): 2012-07-30_abcdefg-abcde ...
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How to use MASM within DOSBox or any other DOS emulator?

I have DOSBox installed and I am trying to use MASM from DOSBox but I failed on doing that. DOSBox keeps printing a the follwoing message: "cannot run this program in dos mode" I tried this on ...
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How DosBox runs 8-bit Applications in 64-bit OS?

Usually, When we try to execute applications such as a C-language , Assembler in a 64-bit OS , it simply won't work unless we use programs such as DosBox. I want to know the reason why the 8-bit ...
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Where can I find a comprehensive list of DOSbox shortcut commands?

I've got a shortcut linked to dosbox.exe named: dosbox - START.lnk in it I have: D:\_DOSBox\dosbox.exe -conf mydosbox.conf -noconsole -c However, I only got it because I looked into some of the ...
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Automate opening of DOS program under DOSBox / Windows 7

I use DOSBox and it works pretty well, but each time I want to run the application I have to launch DOSBox, then type: mount c c:\path\to\app c: cd app app.exe Can I somehow automate the process, ...
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Loading Games onto DosBox

I downloaded an old 16 bit game and also downloaded DosBox. I believe I have the right pieces, but I can't figure out how to open the game on DosBox. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. ...
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DosBox Booting From HDD Image, FreeDOS Image created with qemu-img.

I'm having trouble booting a HDD image with DosBox. I've only gotten either read errors, or boot failures. The HDD image is a verified working FreeDOS installation, created with qemu-img. The image ...
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How can I print with DosBox?

I'm looking for a version of dosbox with print support I saw the answers to this question Using a printer in Dosbox but I didn't manage to make it work
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Unable to play my old DOS games on new laptop?

I upgraded to a new Compaq laptop last year with Windows 7 installed, and now I'm unable to play my old DOS games and I get this error message when I try to play: The version of this file is not ...
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Is there a way to use the numeric keypad in DOSBox?

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 ...
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How can DOSBox be tweaked to run in “full screen mode” in Vista?

How can I tweak DOSBox to run in "full screed mode" in Windows Vista?
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All Letters Upper-Case when Typing in DOSBox?

I am having to use DOSBox to run a old DOS-based program, but whenever I type a letter it's upper-case, rather than lower-case. The only way I can get a lower-case letter is by holding down shift. ...
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Rescue DOS (probably FAT16) files

I have very old computer with DOS. I need to rescue some files, all application folder, copy it to Windows XP and try to run this application in an emulator like DOSBox. My Windows XP installation ...
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Windows shortcut that runs through DosBox

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 ...
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How can I improve the rendering performance of this old DOS application?

I have very old DOS Application (CadSoft Eagle - PCB Designer) and I want to work with it on my workstation with Windows 7. Then I install Windows 98 and that software into VmWare Player. But that ...
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Using a printer in Dosbox

I'm trying to find a way to run an old Dos based application that uses a printer connected to the parallel port, I don't think Dosbox supports lpt. I am interested both in using that printer and in ...
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How to test if a program pi 16-Bit compatible?

I'm creating a GUI for soPDF written in Delphi, but I want to know if soPDF is 16-Bit compatible, because I need to run it in MS-DOS 6.22 Also, can I do this test with DOSBox?
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16-bit DOS on Windows Vista+

I have a friend that uses some really old business software and for whatever reason doesn't want to check out a new version (if one even exists, he's in a niche market). The software ran as a 16-bit ...
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Renaming Z drive in DOSBox

DOSBox makes a virtual drive, which it names Z:, for storing utility stuff on. Clearly they're trying to stay out of your way, so you can do whatever you want with the C: drive. Swell, I understand ...