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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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How can I print with DOSbox using printer's settings

I have a program that runs on Dos, so I use DOSbox, SVN-Daum version, to run this program. Every function seems working fine except for the printing function. The problems are DOSbox use their own ...
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Does it matter if sound is produced via a sound card or via a small cd player built in the CD-ROM drive in DOSBox?

I tried to load in DOSBox the PLAYCD utility. It worked with audio CD but it was silent. The manual for DOSBox recommends me to install Windows Vista (to enable ioctl access). ut is this reasonable if ...
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Dosbox - Ctrl key is sluggish/unresponsive

I recently tried Dosbox for some dos-games. However I have noticed that the left-ctrl key is a bit sluggish and sometimes unresponsive. My Guess is that it is due to it being used by Dosbox as a ...
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How to configure keys in DOSBox games on Retroflag GPI? [closed]

I installed DOSBox on my Retroflag GPi and copied some old DOS stuff to roms/pc, and I can run them from the RetroPie/EmulationStation menu, but there's a problem with the controls. By default the ...
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How and why does DOSBox work the way it does? [closed]

As a complete novice when it comes to the topic of emulation or virtual machines, I was presented with the following two questions that I need to answer: Briefly explain how software (in this example ...
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App won't find directory I created in Linux

I installed Doxbox-x by Snapcraft in a Debian 10 Linux. It was running ok. I created a directory doswin in the root to put my dos and windows stuff. Now when I try to mount the directory inside Dosbox,...
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Issue on DOXBox keyboard: caps lock sticks on

While working on DOSBox, sometimes caps lock remains active after pressing it a few times and writing something. What is going on there? How could I fix it?
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How to fix DOSBox caps lock?

I installed DOSBox version 0.74 and found to be unable to type in lower case except if you hold only the shift key. The caps lock key seems non functioning within the emulator. I tried to re-assign ...
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is it possible to install stuff to dosbox

I legally downloaded an ISO of space hulk and a copy of dosbox 0.74-3. I mounted the ISO, opened it up in dos and then in an attempt to play it, I tried to install it. The whole thing just freezes ...
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Every executable I read starts with header the MZ [duplicate]

I was initially trying to create a program to distinguish between DOS(16-bit) and Windows(32/64-bit) executables. I read in some other answer that a executable can be classified based on their first ...
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How do I keep track of file changes when the DOSBox command “edit.com” is used?

I would like to get notified when any file gets modified or created by the program "edit.com" within DOSBox. (Should I create another command which will stay alive until edit.com is exited?) How can ...
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Why does `%errorlevel%` expand to empty string in DOSBox?

Trying to automate some DOSBox scripting for an old program, I wanted to use the exit code usually in errorlevel to control the program flow. The input is given in a hello_db.bat file: @echo off set ...
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How to set environment variables for DOSBox with telnetbbs

I'm looking for the exact way to implement the SDL environment variable from a perl script that is the front end for launching a dosbox BBS. I have the right approach from this link: running-dosbox-...
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DOSBox doesnt listen to resolution in config file

I have DOSBox set to run at 640/480, but when I run it xwininfo says its running at 640x400 I've tried every option for "output:" and changing the resoultion to something weird like 64x480 keeps the ...
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Increase DOSBox windowed size

I have a HiDPI screen so running DOSBox normally gives almost unreadably small text. How can I scale the DOSBox window by a fixed and integer scale factor, say 200% that works for all resolutions? ...
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Why does DOSBox run at a slower speed when using my speakers instead of my headphones?

I noticed that whenever I play a game in DOSBox, the game runs very choppy with many dropped frames when I have no audio device plugged in to my laptop's headphone jack. However, when I plug in ...
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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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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 10 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,...