Free and Opensource DOS Emulator – DOSBox

DOSBox-logo.jpgDOSBox is a DOS-emulator that uses the SDL-library which makes DOSBox very easy to port to different platforms. DOSBox has already been ported to many different platforms, such as Windows, BeOS, Linux, Mac OS X. DOSBox is totally free of charge and OpenSource.

It’s statically compiled against SDL and built upon the Cocoa, Carbon, OpenGL, QuickTime, and AudioUnit frameworks.┬áDOSBox also emulates CPU:286/386 realmode/protected mode, Directory FileSystem/XMS/EMS, Tandy/Hercules/CGA/EGA/VGA/VESA graphics, a SoundBlaster/Gravis Ultra Sound card for excellent sound compatibility with older games.


  • It is a command-line program
  • It is a full CPU emulator, capable of running DOS programs that require the CPU to be in either real mode or protected mode
  • It is capable of emulating many types of graphics and sound hardware [advt]
  • It has a full virtual file system
  • Support for XMS and EMS
  • It has excellent compatibility with many classic games

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