DOS/x86 emulator focusing on ease of use (by dosbox-staging)

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  • Can't get Alone in the Dark 3 to work on Retroarch DOSBox Core | 2021-09-27
  • My Dosbox has started predicting text. How do I turn it off? | 2021-09-25
    The original DOSBox is pretty outdated for some reason and does not incorporate updated libraries and things. There are several forks of the original like Dosbox X or Dosbox Staging and these might have fixes for the issue.
  • How do I set up networking. | 2021-08-07
    Use a DOSBox version with the NE2000 networking feature. DOSBox Staging plans to eventually support this feature (including Slirp backend), but for now you can use DOSBox-X which supports the NE2000 networking feature.
  • [GOG] Free for a month: Syndicate Plus™, Syndicate Wars, and Ultima Underworld I & II (-100% off/ FREE) | 2021-08-06
    DosBox Staging
  • cannot load a game | 2021-08-04
    I tried the game in DOSBox Staging and it appears to work fine here. Perhaps you can try run the game in DOSBox Staging too?
  • No sound on games | 2021-07-26
    If nothing helped, try installing DOSBox from or a new fork - DOSBox Staging
  • [GOG] Bethesda Weekend | Morrowind GOTY Edition (75%), The Ultimate DOOM (70%), DOOM II + Final DOOM (70%), Fallout 2 (70%), Dishonored - Definitive Edition (70%), Prey: Digital Deluxe Edition (70%), Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition (50%) | until 26th July 2021, 1 PM UTC | 2021-07-23
    The recommended up-to-date DosBox forks with better support and new features are DosBoxECE, DosBox Staging and DosBox-X.
  • DOSBox Staging 0.77.0 has been released!
    And I'm not the first to bring this up (github link that also links to a Debian bug tracker discussion) but the idea of naming it something less misleading got shot down over a nebulous argument about 'branding'.
  • At the publisher's request, Ultima Underworld 1+2, Syndicate Plus, and Syndicate Wars will be delisted from GOG this Monday | 2021-06-24
    But if you can't get them to work properly then DosBox Enhanced Community Edition or DosBox Staging are far superior to regular DosBox.
  • [Tumbleweed] DOSBox runs no programs with no error messages | 2021-05-24
    I'd recommend trying to manually build DOSBox against the libraries you have installed locally and see if that helps. It's pretty easy to grab e.g. the latest source release of dosbox-staging and follow the instructions in
  • Milliseconds | 2021-05-01
    One way to do this is by using interrupt 1A AH=00. It will give you the number of ticks since midnight. Not sure if it will work in DOSBox (probably will) - if it does not, make a bug report in DOSBox Staging.
  • DOS/Win31 TCP/IP networking | 2021-04-14
    Author of the patch started adapting it to DOSBox Staging, but abandoned the work - so you would need to merge patches from #929 yourself, help with pushing this work through the finish line, or wait for us to do it (but it's unlikely to happen for upcoming 0.77.0 release, next big features like this will go into 0.78.0).
  • DOSbox custom icon issues (Windows 7) | 2021-04-13
    My suggestion is: switch to DOSBox Staging, replace .ico file and replace the embedded icon (you will need Gimp to convert the bitmap into a C header file). If this approach works for you, then start with rebuilding dosbox-staging, then ask on our Discord channel and I'll point you to exact places in code that need to be updated. I suggest using Visual Studio based buildsystem (you can use MSYS2 if you don't care about supporting OpenGL, but I don't recommend this approach).
  • Making auto commands reachable | 2021-04-11
    Install DOSBox Staging (as it provides autotype command)
  • MacOS help for DOSBox | 2021-04-10
    Have you tried using DOSBox Staging? We have many macOS users and I haven't seen any reports of keymapper not working.


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