I see DOSBox has a version for MAC OS... curious if it works well? I'm not talking about using Parallels or any (other) virtual machine. Just wondering if DOSbox for Mac OS emulates DOS well enough to run old DOS games. We may get a Mac laptop and it would be fun to run old DOS games on it.
It works quite well - in fact, it works exactly as it does on Windows and Linux, since the three versions are maintained in parallel. The only issue is having a GUI that makes setting it up and using it easy. I prefer Boxer, as someone else mentioned, though another favorite of mine is DBGL.
- through DOSBox alone pretty much any game using DOSBox on GOG will work. There's a list of DOSBox games on GOG
which you can look at, and of course, a GOGMix I've assembled myself
And while I'm on the topic, a search for the term "Mac" returns 0 topics... but I've seen several topics with Mac in the title, including one called "Steam Coming to the Mac?" Guess they're a little "sensitive" about the topic?
You can put the tinfoil hat away - a common limitation of most forum software is that it prevents or can't work with the use of search strings that have something like less than four of five characters (unless the admins have diddled with it to allow that); hence, "Mac" or "Mac OS X" won't work, but terms like MacBook or Boxer or CrossOver likely will.