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[edit] About

DOSBox is an open source DOS emulator for BeOS, Linux, Mac OS X, OS/2, and Windows. Primarily focuses on running DOS Games.

[edit] Installation of DOSBox

DOSBox is included in most distributions. Use your GNU/Linux distributions package management system to install.

On Gentoo Linux:

emerge dosbox

[edit] How to run it ?

It can be started from the console or from a KDE/GNONE run menu with the command:


After that, type help for a list of shell commands and intro for a brief explanation of how to use DOSBox.

[edit] Easy Front End for DOSBox

It is very easy to use all featues that DOSBox provide through a nice FrontEnd. Currently the best DOSBox front end for Linux is DBoxFE. It will require Qt 4.1

On Gentoo Linux: emerge dboxfe

[edit] Configuration files

See dosbox.conf. Most configuration options are simply passed to the dosbox executable from the command line or link. Emerging DOSBox does not automatically create a dosbox.conf. Type:

config -writeconf dosbox.conf

inside DOSBox to generate the config file.

[edit] Fullscreen mode

In order to switch to fullscreen mode press ALT+ENTER.

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