DosBox 0.7.3

DosBox

DosBox 0.73 for Mandriva 2009.1, 2008.1

 

DOSBox emulates an Intel x86 PC, complete with sound, graphics, mouse, joystick, modem, etc., necessary for running many old MS-DOS game...


 

 

 

... that simply cannot be run on modern PCs and operating systems, such as Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, Linux and FreeBSD.

 

However, it is not restricted to running only games. In theory, any MS-DOS or PC-DOS (referred to commonly as "DOS") application should run in DOSBox, but the emphasis has been on getting DOS games to run smoothly, which means that communication, networking and printer support are still in early development.

 

DOSBox also comes with its own DOS-like command prompt. It is still quite rudimentary and lacks many of the features found in MS-DOS, but it is sufficient for installing and running most DOS games.

 

 Article written by Pulfer 

 

 

Home Page: http://www.dosbox.com

 

Complete changelog:
http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=685514&group_id=52551

 

 

Screenshot:

 

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Most noticeable changes:

  • Support for more graphics modes and cards.
  • Improved Vista support.
  • New OPL emulation cores.
  • Sound fixes and improvements for Mac OS X.
  • Lots of compatibility fixes.
  • Lots of cdrom detection improvements.
  • Lots of memory (EMS/XMS) improvements.
  • Various fixes and enhancements for the recompiling core.
  • Support for evdev.
  • Lots of DOS fixes.
  • Slightly faster!
  • More stable.

 

RPM sample list:

  • dosbox-0.73-69.1mib2009.1.i686.rpm
  • dosbox-0.73-69.1mib2009.1.x86_64.rpm

 

 

Porting: Pulfer
Build:
Pulfer

 

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