An app from the past
Remember the old days of computers? It felt like you had to possess a wider knowledge of IT to use a PC. And the games were a treat. Now you can live in those times once more.
The 80s and 90s on your computer now
Most programs of this kind have their focus on the gaming aspect. But computers in the 90s were more than just video-games.
In the 80s and 90s, most computers ran on x86 chips and MS-DOS. DOSBox is software that reenacts the DOS look on your current machine. If you don't remember the old DOS commands, this is an opportunity for you to hone your IT skills and get a grip of the past. DOSBox, like many other emulators, is focused on games. Install this program and revisit old hits, such as Dune II, Lemmings, and Monkey Island now.
Anyone who can remember will tell you the same: playing games back in the days was much, much harder than today. Hardware problems such as sound card issues, for example, were common issues. Additionally, the thousands of computer-specific problems which posed a challenge before opening a game. These issues can make your playing of old games almost impossible in today's modern computers. Such a shame, because the old games were the best. Get DOSBox and avoid all these problems, and enjoy some good games from the past.
But this is where DOSBox differentiates itself from other MS-DOS emulators. You can now revisit all the prominent applications of those days. Take a grip on how the Internet and PCs used to work a couple of decades ago.DOSBox is open-source software. This means that their code is always open for you to see how it works and that the software is free of charges.
Where can you run this program?
This software is running on Windows. It works on all current Windows supported PCs, starting from Windows XP.
Is there a better alternative?
No, there is not. With DOSBox, you can play games and run old MS_DOS applications. Other similar programs, such as PCEm and Boch, are focused on video-games mostly.
DOSBox is an MS-DOS emulator. This software evokes the old stage of computing on your device. It provides a healthy dose of nostalgia for older users, whereas younger ones can feel how computers worked in the not so distant future.
Should you download it?
Yes, this software is a time portal to the past. Younger users can feel how computers used to work. Others will remember the good old days of PCs.
- Can run MS-DOS games
- Can run MS-DOS applications
- Open-source software
- Steep learning curve
- Limited game selection
- Limited multiplayer