Alternatives to DOSBox for all platforms with any license

  • AmpShell

    AmpShell is a DOSBox front-end for Windows. The purpose of AmpShell is to make you run games in DOSBox with a simple double click. Includes a portable mode with DOSBox...

    • because dosbox needs to use command line, so it is hard to use. however AmpShell easier to use. Guest • Dec 2020 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • Boxer

    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:...

    • other than WINESKIN (which is, really, the best application out there;... but, is not so easy to use) BOXER is basically the best out there 4 easy & common-sense install Guest • Nov 2016 • 1 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac

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  • DOSBox SVN Daum

    An enhanced SVN build of the DOS emulator which incorporates unofficial features and fixes that are not officially part of DOSBox.

    • Discontinued
      Last updated: 2015-01-25
    • Feature rich with very good support to run Windows 98 (requires a bit of work to make this happen, but does it fairly well once it's configured) and performs considerably better than the original release! Guest • Aug 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • It's based on DOSBox sources, but it's updated much more frequently. Guest • Nov 2017 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    DOSEMU stands for DOS Emulation, and allows you to run DOS and many DOS programs, including many DPMI applications such as DOOM and Windows 3.1, under Linux.

    • DOSBox is optimized for running games well across a wide range of platforms while DOSEMU is optimized for running more standard DOS code on Linux with greater platform integration. ssokolowNov 2017 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • vDOS

    vDos lets you conveniently run DOS applications by emulating a (spiced up) DOS PC in a window. vDos itself runs on Windows 32 and 64-bit systems, Windows 7 or later.

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • Windows95

    Windows 95 in Electron. Runs on macOS, Linux, and Windows. Does it work? Yes! Quite well, actually. Should this have been a native app? Absolutely. Does it...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • vDosPlus

    vDosPlus (formerly vDos-lfn) is a free general-purpose non-gaming DOS emulator running on Windows, based on vDos and DOSBox.

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • jDosbox

    This is an x86 emulator written in pure Java based on the Dosbox project. It currently supports running Dosbox's built in DOS and well as booting into Windows...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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DOSBox Comments

Comment by caiocco
about DOSBox · Apr 2020 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Very portable and versatile. The documentation is not very good for comands like mount and imgmount, but the user can workaround this with a simple search. It's not 100% compatible with everything written for DOS, but surely runs a lot of games without any problems, even when two different sound cards are enable (e.g. a SoundBlaster and a Gravis Ultrasound). If you are running into problems, change the settings related to the core (e.g. try core=dynamic).