D-Box Alternatives

    D-Box is described as 'easy to use front-end for DOSBox which enables you to run old MS-DOS games and other applications on a modern computer' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to D-Box 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 D-Box are ScummVM (Free, Open Source), LaunchBox (Freemium), Nostlan (Free, Open Source) and RetriX (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jan 13, 2019

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Blackberry
      • iPad
      • OpenPandora
      • Steam
      • Raspberry Pi
      • Playstation
      • Xbox
      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?
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • 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.
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    1. LaunchBox was originally built as an attractive frontend to DOSBox, but has since expanded to support both modern PC games and emulated console platforms.
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    2. 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.
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      • 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.


    3. 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.

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    4. HyperSpin is an animated arcade frontend for Windows for use on Home Arcade Machines. HyperSpin allows you to create custom menu systems to run most executables with that arcade look and feel. HyperSpin takes a more artwork oriented approach to creating menu's.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      Boxer plays all the MS-DOS games of your misspent youth, right here on your Mac. There’s no clots of configuration and baffling DOS commands between you and your fun: just drag-drop your games onto Boxer, and you’ll be playing in minutes.
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      • 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.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Windows
      • Linux
      DBGL is a Java frontend for DOSBox, based largely upon the proven interface of D-Fend.
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