Boxer Alternatives

    Boxer is described as 'plays all the MS-DOS games of your misspent youth, right here on your Mac' and is a Game Emulator in the Gaming Software category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Boxer for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is RetroArch, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Boxer are DOSBox (Free, Open Source), ScummVM (Free, Open Source), OpenEmu (Free, Open Source) and LaunchBox (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Nov 30, 2021

    1. What is RetroArch? RetroArch is a modular multi-system emulator system that is designed to be fast, lightweight, and portable. It has features lacking in some emulators frontends, such as real-time rewinding and game-aware shading. What systems does it play?
      show more
      RetroArch vs Boxer opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      RetroArch is NOT AN EMULATOR. It is a FRONTEND
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

      0
    2. DOSBox is an emulator program which emulates an IBM PC compatible computer running a DOS operating system. Many IBM PC compatible graphics and sound cards are also emulated.
      show more


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Windows Mobile
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Symbian S60
      • BSD
      • Haiku
      • AmigaOS
      • MorphOS
      ScummVM is a program which allows you to run certain classic graphical point-and-click adventure games, provided you already have their data files.
      show more
    3. Open Emu is an open source project to bring game emulation to OS X as a first class citizen, leveraging modern OS X technologies such as Cocoa, Core Animation and Quartz, and 3rd party libraries like Sparkle for auto-updating.
      show more
    4. LaunchBox was originally built as an attractive frontend to DOSBox, but has since expanded to support both modern PC games and emulated console platforms.
      show more


    5. A front-end or user interface (UI) is the presentation and interaction layer of an app or website. Most modern emulator apps have basic game list UIs that you can interact with using a mouse/keyboard but not a game controller.
      show more
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Windows Mobile
      • Windows Phone
      • Xbox
      RetriX is an emulator front end for UWP, on all the hardware platforms it supports: it serves the same purpose as RetroArch but is built from the ground up to integrate as well as possible with Windows.
    6. D-Fend Reloaded is a graphical environment for DOSBox . DOSBox emulates a complete computer including the DOS commandline and allows to run nearly all old DOS based games on modern hardware with any of the newer Windows versions.

      Discontinued

      Seems to be no longer in development as the last version 1.4.4 was released in 2015-07-31.

      show more
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Android
      RetroX is an Android application that will help you organize and play your own Retro Games with the less possible effort. Put your collection in your device and RetroX will take care of the rest.
      show more
    7. This build is an enhanced SVN build which incorporates unofficial features and fixes that are not officially part of DOSBox.

      Discontinued

      Last updated: 2015-01-25

      show more
    Showing 10 of 18 alternatives