Free DOSBox Alternatives

    The best free alternative to DOSBox is AmpShell, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to DOSBox and 13 is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to DOSBox are Boxer (Free, Open Source), D-Fend Reloaded (Free, Open Source), DOSBox SVN Daum (Free, Open Source) and DOSEMU (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Dec 17, 2019

    Platforms

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Mac
    • Online
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • Raspberry Pi
    • DOSBox

    Features

    • DOS emulation
    • Emulation
    • Optimal performance
    • Terminal-based
    • X86-emulation
    • Electron based

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    • 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. View 3 alternatives to AmpShell
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      AmpShell vs DOSBox
      pros, cons and recent comments
      because dosbox needs to use command line, so it is hard to use. however AmpShell easier to use.
      Positive comment 6 months ago

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    • Boxer plays all the MS-DOS games of your misspent youth, right here on your Mac. View 17 alternatives to Boxer
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      Boxer vs DOSBox
      pros, cons and recent comments
      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
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    • D-Fend Reloaded is a graphical environment for DOSBox . View 13 alternatives to D-Fend Reloaded

      Discontinued

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

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • DOSBox
    • An enhanced SVN build of the DOS emulator which incorporates unofficial features and fixes that are not officially part of DOSBox. View 9 alternatives to DOSBox SVN Daum
      Most users think DOSBox SVN Daum is a great alternative to DOSBox.

      Discontinued

      Last updated: 2015-01-25

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      DOSBox SVN Daum vs DOSBox
      pros, cons and recent comments
      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!
      Positive comment 10 months ago

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      It's based on DOSBox sources, but it's updated much more frequently.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      0
    • 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. View 7 alternatives to DOSEMU
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      DOSEMU vs DOSBox
      pros, cons and recent comments
      ssokolow 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.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      0


    • vDosPlus (formerly vDos-lfn) is a free general-purpose non-gaming DOS emulator running on Windows, based on vDos and DOSBox. View 4 alternatives to vDosPlus
      No screenshots yet
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
    • 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. View 5 alternatives to vDOS
      No screenshots yet
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
    • 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. View 3 alternatives to Windows95
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • 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. View 17 alternatives to jDosbox
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • [Development stage] JavaScript PC DOS Emulator View 15 alternatives to JsDOSBox
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
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