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Dosbox and XP. [Howto]

 
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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2005 10:38 am     Post subject: Dosbox and XP. [Howto] Reply with quote

Installing and running Dosbox 0.73 on XP
Download "Windows 0.73 Win32 installer" from http://www.dosbox.com/download.php?main=1
Run the installer. Accept everything.



Next important step: create a folder to use as virtual C:\ in dosbox.
Open 'computer', browse to c:\ and create a new folder named oldgames
So you have: c:\oldgames\ in Windows.


Now open your start menu, open dosbox menu items, open configuration,
click on edit configuration, will open your dosbox 0.73 config file in notepad.
*If you want multiple personalised conf files read the dosbox readme to know how to proceed, but for most users the default config file will do fine*
Scroll the whole way down to header [autoexec] and add:

mount c c:\oldgames
c:


Save and exit.




Run dosbox now, if you did it all correctly dosbox will start up with a C:\ prompt ready.




If you have a partitioned harddisk, you also simply can create an 'oldgames' folder on your D: partition (or E: F: ...).
Adapt your mount lines accordingly.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 5:00 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Mounting a CDdrive or ISO in dosbox (0.72 and later)

***Howto will be updated soon to dosbox 0.73 ...... patience, many things have changed.***
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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 5:29 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

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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