Emulator DOSBox-X 0.83.14 has been released!

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The latest version of DOSBox-X (0.83.14) has been released. As a cross-platform DOS emulator it was originally based on DOSBox, but with the goal of being a complete DOS emulation package it goes beyond DOS gaming (unlike original DOSBox which is officially for DOS games only). So apart from DOS games DOSBox-X officially supports DOS applications, DOS commands, Windows 3.x and 9x, NEC PC-98 system, and more. For example, for graphical mode it supports the pixel-perfect scaling (with "output=openglpp") for improved image quality, and for text-mode the TrueType font (TTF) output (with "output=ttf") make it very suitable for DOS applications also (see this Wiki page for more information about this unique feature). It also tries to implement accurate emulations as possible to improve compatibility with DOS applications and also to help with new DOS developments.

DOSBox-X is very feature-rich, and just to name a few of its unique features: support for GUI menu bar & configuration tool (optional), save and load state (up to 100 save slots and also save files), better compatibility with DOS applications and Win3.x/9x, many more DOS commands, Pentium MMX & Pro, printing (virtual or real printer), IDE emulations, long filename and FAT32 disk images (DOS 7+ features; set ver=7.1), clipboard copy & paste, 3dfx Voodoo & Glide emulation, cue sheets with FLAC/MP3/OGG/Opus CD-DA tracks, FluidSynth and MT32, NE2000 networking, pixel-perfect scaling, TrueType font output, V-Sync, NEC PC-98, and many more. You can find more examples of its unique features in the DOSBox‐X’s Feature Highlights page.

This new version (0.83.14) brings many new features and other improvements compared with the previous version 0.83.13 released last month as usual, such as drive Z: directory support, changing current floppy or CD images when running guest systems, major improvements to multi-language support (including for example support for UTF-8 language files, Unicode menu text and Chinese/Japanese/Korean languages), and many more. The release notes for DOSBox-X 0.83.14 (including the change history) is available from this page:

https://dosbox-x.com/release-0.83.14.html

You can download the latest packages for your platform (Windows, Linux, macOS, or DOS) in the DOSBox-X homepage, which is available from:

http://dosbox-x.com/

For example, if you use Windows the installer is available from: Download Windows installer
(An alternative Windows installer for the administrative install mode [Vista+] is available here)

Linux Flatpak and RPM packages have been released as well. The Flatpak package is officially available from: DOSBox-X Flathub page

The DOSBox-X user guide is available from the online Wiki:

https://dosbox-x.com/wiki

And the DOSBox-X issue tracker is also available from:
https://github.com/joncampbell123/dosbox-x/issues
 
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Too bad DosBox for Switch -standalone- is hard to come by.
https://github.com/crankyadmin/dosbox-switch

F### retroarch.
Everyone sees it as excuse to do 'nothing'
They haven 't even gotten a pcsx2 core on most systems...
(Not even talking abou the fact that cores are missing from certain devices for no. reason, but mkay)
 

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"3dfx Voodoo & Glide emulation"
Now I am curious. There is a fair bit out there I played back when that I would have wanted to play with 3dfx but... poor and emulation a few years after that (by which point directX had more or less won and opengl was limping along as a CAD and film studios affair) still left a lot to be desired after which it seemed to fall off a cliff.
granted it will probably just mean I play carmageddon but hey.
If it is better than a XP VM for some of my games (have been getting a decent early era CD game PC/runs on 95 or DOS collection going on this last few years) I am even more excited.
 

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Too bad DosBox for Switch -standalone- is hard to come by.
https://github.com/crankyadmin/dosbox-switch

F### retroarch.
Everyone sees it as excuse to do 'nothing'
They haven 't even gotten a pcsx2 core on most systems...
(Not even talking abou the fact that cores are missing from certain devices for no. reason, but mkay)

Enjoy missing out on dosbox then
 
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I just can't figure out how to set it up on Switch. It's difficult and it's been 20 years since I've used DOS lol.

You need to make a conf file and load that

For example here's my wolfenstein 3d conf

[Autoexec]
Mount c sdmc:/retroarch/roms/dosbox/wolf3d
C:
Wolf3d
 
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