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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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Launch DOSBOX to run exe but also mount the ultradir directory

I want to create a launcher for DOSBOX that directly starts DOOM. I do this by using the following (I'm on Linux): dosbox ~/games/DOOM/DOOM.EXE This works great, however, I want to use Gravis ...
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Configure Windows Printer to be Pure Pass-through (for DOSBox/Legacy program)?

I have several legacy applications running under DOSBox (I have the Daum's Cafe SVN from http://ykhwong.x-y.net/). Most DOS programs that could handle formatted printing did it internally to the ...
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DosBox / Win10 file/folder issues, and batch files

SITUATION: I have DOSBox (ver reports DOS 5.00) running under Windows10. "DOS" herein refers only to the DOSBox "guest" environment. I created a subdir called "bulk" on the Windows side, and I can ...
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DosBox on CLI Debian 9.6 prints garbage on screen

Today I set up a new virtual machine with Debian 9.6 (i386). I have installed DosBox using apt-get, run it and get this. I did not know that DosBox can run this way (without X11), and even if it does,...
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Can DOSBox emulate a machine that has two display adapters?

I've been playing around with Borland Turbo C for reasons that I cannot explain or defend, and I noticed the following text in the online help: /D: Tells Turbo C to use Dual monitor mode (two ...
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DOSBOX for Chrome (OS?) shows up as black screen

I downloaded DOSBOX on my Chromebook and when I loaded it everything was a success till I got past the "hints". After that, everything was just a black screen, and in Chrome OS there are no "Program ...
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Run .pif in DOSBOX

I'm trying to run a .pif file in dosbox. I tried typing the name of the file followed by the extension(like game.pif), but dosbox says "illegal command". How can i fix this? Is there any other way i ...
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Trying to run King's Quest collection (80s-90s games) in DosBox

I have an installation CD for the old King's Quest collection, but my Win10 laptop can't read it, even with WindowsXP compatibility. Sierra recommends DosBox, which I've installed, but it can't ...
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How to make auto type command in dosbox window using batch?

am new to Dosbox. I have downloaded Dosbox.exe from internet to play olden game dave.exe What I did is, opened dos.exe typed mount c c:\dave\ typed c: typed dave.exe after these dave game will open ...
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DOSBox ConEmu integration

Is it possible to use ConEmu as a terminal for the DOSBox console? If so, how? I followed the instructions from the ConEmu project site: I installed DOSBox to C:\Program Files\ConEmu\ConEmu\DosBox I ...
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How to exit to prompt in DOSBox?

For some DOS applications I don't know how to properly quit. I wouldn't mind force quitting. I would like to return to the original prompt from where I started the DOS application.
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How may I print from a DosBox application to a wirelessly connected network printer?

I'm using a Surface Pro 2 running Windows 10. The DOS program from which to print is EZ-Tree, a genealogy application produced in 1987. Its List function does the printing and is extremely limited. ...
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imgmount in dosbox says “can't create drive from file” to .img created with dd

Background: I want to backup old floppy disks (as images) and then be able to mount them in dosbox later. What I did: I'm running Linux Mint. I add an external 3,5" floppy drive (USB) I dump an ...
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How to pass along a filename as an argument in a .BAT file call

I've been doing some mucking around with DOSbox lately, and one particular task I've been doing is setting up a series of batch files for calling things so that I can save a few cds. A typical .bat ...
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Is it possible to run a dos application in fullscreen in Windows 10 32 bit

I need to run an old DOS program, Presentations 2.0, on a Windows 7 32bit machine. When running the executable, I get the following error: OS Subsystem C:\DosGames\PR20\PR.EXE This system does not ...
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What is the LAST version of Windows Operating system that can run DOS applications natively?

What is the latest version of the Windows operating system that can run DOS applications without using DOSBox which in my opinion is a pain to use? Can some sort of compatibility mode be installed in ...
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Running Clipper under the “dbDOS Pro5 (DosBox)” virtual DOS environment

I am trying to get Clipper to compile small xBase programs in a "dbDOS Pro5 (DosBox)" virtual environment on my Windows 10 computer. The hardware and software is as follows: CPU: AMD E1-6015 APU, 64-...
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Use dosbox to run 16-bit program on 64-bit

After reading a lot about how to use dosbox and virtual machines to run older programs on x-64 I found myself in another situation. I have a 32-bit program that runs correctly, but calls a 16-bit ...
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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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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 iDOS/...
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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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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 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 into DOSBOX?

I am using DOSBOX to run some programs which only work on 32-bit versions of Windows. I am currently running Windows 8 64-bit. I need to copy some commands from Windows 8 and paste them into DOSBOX as ...
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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 when running it in DOSBox

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 things,...
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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 debug....
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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/ http://...
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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 2012-07-30_abcdefg-...
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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 both,...
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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 ...