Dosbox and Win7 -10 [Howto]

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Dosbox and Win7 -10 [Howto]

Post by dosraider » Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:06 am

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Installing and running Dosbox 0.73 on Windows 7
Download "Windows 0.73 Win32 installer" from http://www.dosbox.com/download.php?main=1
Run the installer. Accept everything.
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Next important step: create a folder to use as virtual C:\ in dosbox.
Open 'computer', browse to c:\users\your name\ and create a new folder named oldgames.

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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:\users\your name\oldgames"
c:

Save and exit.
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Run dosbox now, if you did it all correctly dosbox will start up with a C:\ prompt ready.
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Using a virtual C located in your personal folders will avoid getting all kind of troubles installing/saving games running in dosbox 0.73 / Windows 7.

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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Post by dosraider » Thu May 13, 2010 5:31 am

**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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Post by dosraider » Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:15 am

As for W8:
Basically the same of Win7.
Be sure to use the latest version of dosbox!!

Also certainly use your home folders or another partition than C:
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(don't mind the color scheme, not my PC .....)

Mounting and using old CDs can give some problems, (*can*) , If that's the case use a CD image and dosbox's excellent imgmount.

If you need a soft that can create dosbox compatible ISO or BIN-CUE
http://www.imgburn.com/
is highly recommended.
In fact I would strongely advise to always use a CD image, as those old games usually do a lot of CD reads, gonna give problems with spinup-spindowns, even heat.....all avoided by using a CD image.
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Post by dosraider » Wed Mar 19, 2014 3:44 am

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Automount on D: partition
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If you don't have/want to use another partition than C use
c:\users\your name\oldgames
or similar, but stay in your own folders, don't mess around on c:\root.

\oldgames\ folder must be created manually first.

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