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DOSBox is described as '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. This means that original DOS programs (including PC games) are provided with an environment in which they' and is a very popular DOS Emulator in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to DOSBox for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is DOSBox SVN Daum, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like DOSBox are DOSBox-X, AmpShell, Boxer and DOSEMU.

DOSBox alternatives are mainly DOS Emulators but may also be Game Emulators or Operating Systems. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of DOSBox.
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DOSBox is an emulator program which emulates an IBM PC compatible computer running a DOS operating system. Many IBM PC...

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  1. DOSBox SVN Daum icon

    DOSBox SVN Daum

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    8 alternatives to DOSBox SVN Daum 

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

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    Last updated: 2015-01-25

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    Most users think DOSBox SVN Daum is a great alternative to DOSBox.
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    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!

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    It's based on DOSBox sources, but it's updated much more frequently.

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    DOSBox-X

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    1 alternatives to DOSBox-X 

    DOSBox-X is a fork of DOSBox that expands its PC hardware emulation (from the original IBM PC to progressively improving those of Windows 9x era) and all the options needed to tweak and configure the DOS virtual machine.

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    AmpShell

    • Windows
    3 alternatives to 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 already installed.

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    because dosbox needs to use command line, so it is hard to use. however AmpShell easier to use.

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    Boxer

    • Mac
    19 alternatives to Boxer 

    Boxer plays all the MS-DOS games of your misspent youth, right here on your Mac.

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    The project is no longer developed. Last version, 1.4.0, released in February 2016, can be still downloaded from the official website

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    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

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    DOSEMU

    7 alternatives to DOSEMU 

    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.

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    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.

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    D-Fend Reloaded

    • Windows
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    15 alternatives to D-Fend Reloaded 

    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.

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

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    vDOS

    5 alternatives to 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.

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    vDosPlus

    4 alternatives to vDosPlus 

    vDosPlus is designed to run non-gaming DOS applications in all current Windows versions. It provides advanced features such as support for file-locking (needed by multi-user applications) and printing to Windows-only (GDI) printers, but it also has many unique features such as a...

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    jDosbox

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    17 alternatives to 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 95/98/NT4.

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  10. JsDOSBox

    15 alternatives to JsDOSBox 

    [Development stage] JavaScript PC DOS Emulator.

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