DOSBox v0.74-3

lwc on 1 Apr 2023
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Jun 2019
  • Suggested by Rob Loach

DOSBox emulates an Intel x86 PC, complete with sound, graphics, mouse, modem etc. that are necessary for running many old DOS programs and games incompatible with any modern OS.

Alternatively, Portable DOSBox is also available.

Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: No
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract using an extractor (like 7-Zip) to a folder of your choice
  2. [Optional] Delete uninstall.exe
  3. Create an empty file called dosbox.conf
  4. When run from another folder, launch DOSBox.exe -conf "[application folder]\dosbox.conf"
What's new? See:

6 comments on DOSBox  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

SYSTEM 2011-07-17 09:39

I have updated the extraction instructions. Chris Morgan had pointed out that DOSBox is not portable if launched without any command-line switches.

Thanks Chris. :)


a 2011-02-01 19:54

Smurf, that looks sweet, if it is portable I suggest this be added to database. (possibly as a replacement?)

There's a note:
D-Fend Reloaded may be installed in a portable operation mode (for USB-Sticks etc.).

My eyes lit up when I read that.

Smurflover 2011-02-01 14:10

Frontend and easier config can be found here

Mike 2009-09-08 02:31

If you still have old MS-DOS games lying around, play them through DOSBox. It's awesome.

USB_kx 2007-08-30 09:28
simon 2007-03-05 03:35

Category: System / Miscellaneous / *Emulators*

"DOSBox emulates a full x86 pc with sound and dos. Its main use is to run old dosgames on platforms which don't have dos(win2K/XP/linux/FreeBSD/Mac OS X)"

go to delicious on

fix me if i wrong

request: please insert a description under every category (System... I know what system means but not in here?!)

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