Some of the best games I’ve ever played in my life were released for the MS-DOS platform (Prince of Persia 1, Dangerous Dave 1 to name a few). These games were so good that they can still be enjoyed now, even in 2009. Unfortunately, modern operating systems such as Windows Vista does not include full support for legacy OS such as MS-DOS. DOSBox is an application that can really help you in such cases – it’s an MS-DOS emulator that’ll allow you run all your favorite DOS games and applications on operating systems without native DOS support (Windows Vista, Linux, Mac OS X and a number of others).
Now we’ve posted about this application here on this blog before - Reason why we are mentioning it again is the release of DOSBox v0.73. This release includes a number of new features, enhancements and bugfixes and is a must have upgrade for any new old or new old DOSBox users.
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.
[Click Here] to download DOSBox 0.73 from the official download page (includes separate installers for multiple platforms including Linux, Mac OS X and Windows)
[Click Here] to read our tutorial of DOSBox if you are a beginner at using this application