dosbox

General discussion for all topics related to DOS, Windows, Linux, consoles, etc. Anything to do with games.
Post Reply
JBPACKER4
Experienced Member
Experienced Member
Posts: 54
Joined: Wed Aug 04, 2004 1:30 pm

dosbox

Post by JBPACKER4 »

alright i do not understand how to use dosbox :cry:
it confuses my little brain, if you guys could help me i would be happy. thanks for all of you who will help.
User avatar
dosraider
Admin
Admin
Posts: 9243
Joined: Tue Mar 15, 2005 2:06 pm
Location: ROTFLMAO in Belgium.

Post by dosraider »

OS ? :cry:
SYSSPECS ? :cry:
WHAT GAME ? :cry:
WHY US ? :cry:
WHY HERE ? :cry:


:cry:
User avatar
emmzee
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 2455
Joined: Sat Sep 14, 2002 2:25 pm
Location: Ontario, Canada

Post by emmzee »

I think he's asking just generally how to get it running. I'm working on my own DOSBox tutorial, but for now here's one that should help:

http://dosbox.sourceforge.net/wiki/inde ... +of+DosBox
Owner / Webmaster of DOSGames.com for over 20 years

Download my free ebook: The Historical Reliability of the New Testament
JBPACKER4
Experienced Member
Experienced Member
Posts: 54
Joined: Wed Aug 04, 2004 1:30 pm

Post by JBPACKER4 »

emmzee your right i was speaking generally, thanks for the tutorial!
User avatar
dosraider
Admin
Admin
Posts: 9243
Joined: Tue Mar 15, 2005 2:06 pm
Location: ROTFLMAO in Belgium.

Post by dosraider »

emmzee wrote:I think he's asking just generally how to get it running....
It seems you were able to read his little brain, I wasn't able to. :cry:
sorry.
JBPACKER4
Experienced Member
Experienced Member
Posts: 54
Joined: Wed Aug 04, 2004 1:30 pm

Post by JBPACKER4 »

alright i have another problem this is as far as i can get
mount c c:\games

Drive c mounted as local directory C:\oldgames\

Z:\>c:

C:\>cd speedball 1
unable to change to: speedball 1
User avatar
dosraider
Admin
Admin
Posts: 9243
Joined: Tue Mar 15, 2005 2:06 pm
Location: ROTFLMAO in Belgium.

Post by dosraider »

What is your directory? speedball 1 ? change it in win to spdball1
then in dosbox: cd spdball1


First lesson in dosbehaviour:
RULE : Do not exceed 8 characters, no spaces in your foldernames( or input a _).No windows jinglebells in your folder names, keep them simple and short.

examples:
spdball1
spdb_1
spdb1

[EDIT]
TRICK: when you have mounted your gamesdir input dir<ENTER>
If your gamesdir is mounted correctly you will get a folderlisting.
JBPACKER4
Experienced Member
Experienced Member
Posts: 54
Joined: Wed Aug 04, 2004 1:30 pm

Post by JBPACKER4 »

thanks!
User avatar
Kazer0
<i>Mercenary Dishwasher</i>
Posts: 2704
Joined: Tue Sep 17, 2002 5:46 pm
Location: In an igloo with my pet penguin, eh?

Post by Kazer0 »

Or, there is a program called "D-Fend" which you can download. It will be like a windows frontend of dosbox, and is really easy to understand. There is a link to it at http://dosbox.sourceforge.net
Eugene Esterly III
Experienced Member
Experienced Member
Posts: 63
Joined: Mon Aug 08, 2005 5:18 am
Location: Breinigsville, Pennsylvania, USA

Post by Eugene Esterly III »

Kazer0 wrote:Or, there is a program called "D-Fend" which you can download. It will be like a windows frontend of dosbox, and is really easy to understand. There is a link to it at http://dosbox.sourceforge.net
D-Fend is an excellent frontend file Dosbox. I've been using D-Fend for several months & I have no complents about it.
Post Reply