Monday, January 11, 2016

Dosbox on Ubuntu

DOSBox is an emulator program that emulates an IBM PC compatible computer running a DOS operating system. Many IBM PC compatible graphics and sound cards are also emulated . It is available in the Ubuntu repositories and can be install by using the following command :

sudo apt-get install dosbox

Begin by creating a folder called Dos_games in "/home" . A variety of old games can be found here  (for this tutorial I picked 4 of my favorite games that I used to play as a child). Once the downloads are complete extract the .zip files and place the folders in Dos_games. 





Launch DOSBox from Dash .We will be mounting our home (h:) partion along with the Dos_games folder . 





Once h: is mounted navigate to the desired game folder and launch the game (.exe file)

Jazz Jackrabbit




Battle Chess




Supaplex




Lamborghini - American Challenge






To recover your cursor from the emulator simply hit  ctrl+f10 .