after upgrading from 16.04 to 16.10 I am getting the following error while running DosBox :

DOSBox version 0.74
Copyright 2002-2010 DOSBox Team, published under GNU GPL.
CONFIG:Loading primary settings from config file /home/zetathon/.dosbox/dosbox-0.74.conf
MIXER:Got different values from SDL: freq 44100, blocksize 512
ALSA:Can't subscribe to MIDI port (65:0) nor (17:0)
MIDI:Opened device:none
DOSBox switched to max cycles, because of the setting: cycles=auto. If    the game runs too fast try a fixed cycles amount in DOSBox's options.
Exit to error: DRC64:Unhandled memory reference

Changing the value in the ~/.dosbox/dosbox-0.74.conf from




Worked for me and everything seems to run fine now. I've only run a handful of games but so far it seems to be working well.

  • it does work but performance takes a huge hit... – Mark Myle Feb 1 '17 at 19:29
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    core=simple seems more optimal option... – Mark Myle Mar 5 '17 at 14:34

It was caused by recompiling the existing dosbox with a newer version of GCC; ie. the bug got exposed by the newer build process.

It got fixed in Debian in version 0.74-4-3. It is present for the first time in Bionic which means that Zesty and Artful both contain the aberrent package.

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