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Dosbox USB XP/Vista [howto]

 
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 7:54 am     Post subject: Dosbox USB XP/Vista [howto] Reply with quote

1:
Copy the dosbox-0.73 folder on your USB key.


2:
Create a \oldgames\ folder to use as virtual C: in dosbox:


3:
Go to the dosbox folder on the USB key and double click on dosbox.exe (Do NOT run dosbox from your dosbox shortcut, if you have that, but from the USB key)-


4:
-(If you have dosbox installed on your PC with an automount in your [autoexec] it will mount that one, simply ignore that)-
Now you need a dosbox.conf on your USB dosbox, you create that by inputting:
config -writeconf dosbox.conf

This will create a new dosbox.conf file in your dosbox folder on your USB key, it will NOT interfere with whatever you have on your PC.
->Once again, I repeat:
Go to the dosbox folder on the USB key and double click on dosbox.exe (Do NOT run dosbox from your dosbox shortcut, if you have that, but from the USB key)-

You will see this dosbox.conf file on your USB dosbox folder:


5:
Double click on the dosbox.conf file in the dosbox folder on your USB key and open with notepad, scroll the whole way down and add under [autoexec]:

[autoexec]
mount c \oldgames\
c:



This will automount the \oldgames\ folder on your USB key when running dosbox.exe from the USB key dosbox folder. And only then.

6:Test on another compy with Vista (no dosbox installed):




Test compys:
Several XP/Vista 32 and 64 bit.
With and without dosbox installed on them.
Also tested with an extenal 1.5TB harddisk, same principle, works flawless, USB or network drives.

Nothing is written/stored on the host PC, so you can play your games@work from the USB key if you want, even if you should do some work@work, isn't it?
Your save games will be stored on the USB key, so you can carry them around.
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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 5:32 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

**UPDATE**

Dosbox 0.74 is released, that's the one you should have now.

Almost everything is the same, except you'll find the dosbox conf edit in 'options'.


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http://www.dosbox.com/download.php?main=1
If for some reason you want to keep an older version of dosbox besides 0.74, no problem, they won't interfere with each other.
==> But do NOT use the ol'dosbox conf files with 0.74.
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