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Using Dosbox (Tutorial)

July 20, 2009

So, i’ll be trying to explain how to use dosbox properly, so here we go.

The first thing you need it’s obviously the Dosbox emulator, you can get it here:

For this tutorial i’ll be installing the shareware version of Shadow Warrior

The first thing you need to do it’s mount the directory where you have your dos game, to do this you need to input the following command:

mount c followed by the path of your dos game, example: mount c d:\games

now when you type c: it will take you to your mounted directory, you need to type this commands every time you start dosbox, to avoid this you need to do the following:

Go to your dosbox directory and locate your dosbox configuration file (dosbox.conf) or if you are using the newest version of dosbox (0.73) it’s located here: C:\Documents and Settings\Your_user_name\localconfiguration\application data\DOSBox (I use the spanish version of windows xp so i don’t know if the path it’s correct)

Open your configuration file with notepad and scroll  down to the autoexec section and input your mount commands

Dosbox Configuration

Now that we are still in the configuration don’t forget to change the memsize from 16 to 32. Now we are ready to install.

Now we type in cd the name of your game directory (no more than 8 characters)then type the name of your game executable.

Shadow Warrior Installation

Install it in the default directory (c:\sw) remember that C it’s your mounted directory. After the installation it’s done we can finally play.Shadow Warrior

I hope this tiny tutorial can help anyone that is having problems configuring dosbox.

Don’t forget that you can type intro and help at the dosbox prompt for a list of useful commands.

If you have any more questions please leave a comment.