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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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keyboard macro recorder for a dos program [closed]

I need a keyboard macro recorder (possibly free) for a dos program running inside DOSBox window in text mode which is able to wait until a certain text string appearing inside the window before ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to mix videos created by DosBox into a single video?

When recording gameplay videos. DosBox recording a separate video for each graphics mode. For example Descent switches graphics mode for each time you visit the auto map. So now I have 46 videos ...
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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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Need to access a Parallel Hardware Key in DosBox [duplicate]

I need for a program to see a Hardware Key on LPT1 in DosBox. Can this be done? Thank you.
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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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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 ...