November 7, 2008

DosBox : An MS-DOS Simulator for Linux

Wish to play your old M$-DOS games again ? You can use DOSBox to run your favorite vintage DOS programs in your Linux Machine.


DOSBox is a free sotware which simulates MS-DOS. It is intended especially for use with old computer games and programs.DOSBox does not rely on any Virtualization techniques it is a full CPU emulator, capable of running DOS programs that require the CPU to be in either real mode or protected mode.

Features of DOSBox

  • DOSBox is even capable of emulating many types of audio and graphics hardware. Graphics emulation includes text mode, Hercules, CGA , Tandy, EGA, VGA, etc. Sound hardware that can be emulated includes the PC speaker, AdLib, Gravis Ultrasound,etc.

  • Another advantage is, DOSBox can simulate peer to peer networking, this includes modem simulation over TCP/IP

  • It's very simple and easy to use.
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How to install DOSBox in Ubuntu

  • Typing sudo apt-get install dosbox in your terminal will fetch you the dependency libraries and install DOSBox in a few moments.When the installation is completed you can type-in dosbox in your terminal to acces DOSBox.

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NB: If you are looking for a more advanced windows software emulator where you can play your 3D games and other Softwares, you might probably give a look at Wine.

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