Questions tagged [dosbox]

DOSBox is a free emulator that emulates an IBM PC compatible computer running MS-DOS. It is intended especially for use with old PC games.

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Getting error “Illegal Command: qbasic.exe” on dosbox after successful installation on ubuntu

I installed Dosbox on my ubuntu machine by using the following command sudo apt-get install dosbox After installation, when I open dosbox by typing the following command dosbox in terminal. It opens....
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Why is DOSBox Emulator completely destroying my display settings?

I recently installed the DosBox emulator to play some retro games (mostly Zork). Every time I open it, I move to fullscreen by pressing Alt+Enter and play some of a game. Whenever I exit the game ...
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Anbox Fails to Run

Anbox FAILS to complete start on Ubu 18.04 on a Toshiba Sat ST55 laptop, Ubu is fully updated and Anbox is latest Snap install; and other virtual machine emulators run well on this machine including ...
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Turbo C++ not installing in Ubuntu

I tried installing Turbo C++ in Ubuntu after going through step by step process in DOS BOX, but it shows an error which states that Unable to change to: setup setup is the name I've given to the ...
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This program cannot be run in DOS mode

I tried installing Tutbo C++ on Ubuntu 17.10. I followed the process in How do I install turbo c++? But it gave me the and error : "This program cannot be run in DOS mode" Can someone please help me?...
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Open a port in ubuntu 17.10 for dosbox

I am trying to open a port in Ubuntu 17.10, but first some background. For the last 16 hours I've been working on getting a BBS mailer set up under dosbox. In my dosbox conf, I have set up "serial1=...
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DOSBox emulator memory allocation

Is it possible to assign more memory than default(16mb) to DOSBox emulator, which is running from Ubuntu 16.04 lts? I'm not using any VM. I've already tried memsize=200 (200 for example), but nothing ...
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DOSBox close immediately after opening TC and dos game

whenever i open TC and games like dave in DOSBox.DOSBox close immediately without any error.currently i'm using ubuntu 16.04 with gnome. thank you!
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Dosbox fullscreen mode shows a black screen

I'm having a bit of a problem with dosbox when it's on fullscreen mode. It's all black. I'm running a very old commercial app that requires alotta tinkering to add a Greek keyboard and other tricks so ...
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Mouse pointer moves at different speeds up/down and left/right in DOSBox

I'm trying to run a game* in DOSBox. It works perfectly except the pointer which moves at different speeds along y and x axes: it moves much more quickly up/down than left/right. Simply adjusting ...
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Can't Mount DVD Drive to DOSBox in UBUNTU 16.04 [duplicate]

I've installed DOSBox 0.74 and successfully loaded an old game from a CD-ROM, Conquest. I can start the game from it's file icon but then it tells me I must have the CD installed in the CD-Rom in ...
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Computer crashed aconnect now lists Timidity service that isn't active on port 128:0

I was playing a game in Dosbox (Daggerfall to be exact) and my computer froze and I had to force restart. When I started Timidity service again using "Timidity -iAD" the service started on port 129:0 ...
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DOSBOX not working on 16.10

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 ...
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Creating desktop shortcut

So... New to this Ubuntu thing. On 16.04. I will try to explain this as best I can with what computer knowledge I have. I have searched for a while and can't find an answer that works. I purchased ...
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Cannot compile/build Dosbox-x/Dosbox in Ubuntu 16.04

As per "INSTALL" I think I've installed every single libsdl that's required by dosbox but neither vanilla dosbox 0.74 nor this fork doesn't want to compile. I've also tried apt-get build-dep dosbox ...
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Can't get fullscreen dosbox on ubuntu

I installed DosBox on my Ubuntu 14.04.3: sudo apt-get install dosbox I edited the /home/severus/.dosbox/dosbox-0.74.conf from: fullscreen=false fulldouble=false fullresolution=original to (as mine ...
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Can I emulate graphical DOS applications inside a TTY?

Can I play DOS games inside a hard terminal (like the ones that open with Control+Alt+F1)? I want to be able to close the Xsession because the PC I'm doing this is on is really slow. The PC has ...
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How do I fix the audio in my dosbox install?

When I run dosbox it has trouble initializing the audio. Here is the output: DOSBox version 0.74 Copyright 2002-2010 DOSBox Team, published under GNU GPL. --- CONFIG:Loading primary settings from ...
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Assembly: TASM illegal command

Few weeks ago I asked for a similar TASM compiler, but seems that the instructor wants nothing but TASM. So I installed this using wine in DosBox. But no matter what my code is, when I run tasm ...
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DOSBox is unable to run c program

I am using ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I installed DOSBox emulator to run TC. DOSBox is working fine. but when I try to run the program on the C drive than DOSBox is closed automatically. I am using Ctrl+F9 ...
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running old msdos/windows program qa4 ver 4.0 on ubuntu 13.10

Looking for more info on this because I'm not sure how to qualify my qa4 v4.0 program (symantic). It runs on ms-dos, but also runs as a windows program in win3, 98, xp. It won't run under win7. I ...
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DOS BOX Screen resolution problem

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I installed DOSBOX using apt-get install doxboxcommand and configured TC in DOSBOX properly. Everything is working fine, but when we it goes to full screen mode of ...
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file limit in dos emulators

I'm currently trying to run a dos console application which has to open a certain number of files simultaneously ( more than 15 ). I've tried with dosbox and dosemu. Dosbox is supposed to support 127 ...
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fresh install of Ubuntu 13.04 trying to use dosbox but can't get past the first step

from https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DOSBox The first thing I try is: In a regular terminal, (NOT DOSBox), you can execute mkdir ~/dos/c which will create the /dos/c directory in your home ...
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How to mount a CD/DVD in DOSBOX?

I'm using DOSBox 0.74, which works properly and can successfully mount a "c" drive. However, I don't know how to mount a dvd drive. I'm trying to install Star Control 3 from a disk so that I can ...
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I cannot run DOSBox SVN-Daum on Ubuntu 12.04

I've got the DOSBox SVN-Duam from its homepage. Maybe I have solved the dependency problems, $ ldd ./dosbox linux-gate.so.1 => (0xb776d000) libSDL_sound-1.0.so.1 => /usr/lib/...
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How do I change screen resolution in Dosbox through Wine?

My old DOS game (Tomb Raider I) installs and then runs fine with Wine by making use of Dosbox. Everything works (keys, audio, full screen) but I am unable to adjust the resulting screen resolution. ...
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dosemu crashes under LTS 12.04

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS from 10.04. A DOS application that previously ran under dosemu now crashes with only the message "[4] Exit 194" displayed in the window from which I started it. ...
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Can a virus spread through DOSBox in Ubuntu?

I have a virus in several DOSBox msdos games. It doesn't seem to be affecting the Ubuntu files, but is spreading amongst my dosfiles that were opened in DOSBox. I don't know how to control this in the ...
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How do I make DOSBox show in full screen mode?

I have enable FullScreenmode in Dosbox under Ubuntu 12.04 . But still i am not getting it in Fullscreen. My turbo c++ windows is less than my screen size.
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Print from DosBox

Am running some legacy software for my business, which runs on dBase 5, which has been updated over the years with a great deal of investment in time; this runs our finances, ordering, etc. pretty ...
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Can I disable Dash and HUD hotkeys when fullscreen (in DOSBox)?

I'd like to know if its possible to disable the global hotkeys (Start and Alt) for Unity features while running applications in fullscreen under DOSBox. If possible, it would be nice to disable them ...
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Dos programs in wine

I know that dosbox is not yet integrated with wine, but whenever I double click on a DOS program (with wine) it just opens dosbox and closes it in the next moment. Why does this happen? Here is the ...
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Can we install any assembler in Ubuntu

I have got to practice the assembly language, for that i need an assembler. I installed masm (Microsoft-macro-assembler) over DOSBOX emulator, but it does not give me the code-view of my program. Is ...
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How to Automount folder as C: in Dosbox

I have had a look at the community documentation here and there doesn't seem to be any information about how to "Automount" a folder as the C: drive in Dosbox. Also as a bonus is it possible to ...
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Dosbox has no sound

I try to run a game under dosbox, but it has no sound, and in the terminal dosbox says: MIXER:Can't open audio: No available audio device , running in nosound mode. ALSA:Can't subscribe to MIDI port (...
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DOSBox says the program must be run under Win32

I'm trying to run a DOS game in DOSBox, but it says it must be run under Win32. The game in question was recently re-released for higher resolution and ability to run under Windows. Does it mean it's ...
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How to get TameDOS running on Ubuntu [closed]

Tame Dos is a great program which looks like a "shell" for DOS programs running on Windows. So, on Windows it works such that applications written for DOS start through TameDOS, of course. Q: How to ...
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Is there a way to run MS-DOS alongside/within Ubuntu?

Is there a version of MS-DOS that I can add to Ubuntu? I have old MS-DOS games.