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Bring all DOSboxed games also to Linux and Mac

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It seems to require very little extra work to bring a game running inside DOSBox also to platforms other than Windows, yet there are many good old games where this hasn't happened yet.

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Bluddy Bluddy Sorry, data for given user is currently unavailable. Please, try again later. View wishlist Start conversation Invite to friendsAccept invitation Pending invitation... User since {{ user.formattedDateUserJoined }} Friends since {{ user.formattedDateUserFriended }}
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I don't understand why this cannot be done easily. It's about one day's worth of work to get ALL dosbox games working on linux and mac as well.

Jul. 15, 2015
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Bump, this should be easy to do! :)

May. 29, 2015
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You can always download the Windows version, install or otherwise extract its contents (I didn’t try the later) and copy the extracted files over to your Linux/Mac system and use them manually with DOSBox. <br /> <br /> But I agree, it should be provided with Linux and Mac DOSBox. On Linux this can only be generic thou, because DOSBox is normally installed through a package manager. And Linux runs on so many different platforms and CPU architectures. Where do you stop?

Mar. 8, 2015
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I think this is a great idea.

Feb. 14, 2015
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Just distributing zip files instead of setup exes would be great. Took me some time to figure out that it is possible to extract the nessesary files for dosbox with innoextract.

Jan. 6, 2015
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Yep, I am still waiting for Realms of Arkania for Linux :)

Dec. 25, 2014
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Also, what little work it takes to create DOSBox wrappers for Mac and Linux, could be outsourced to the community. I'd be happy to volunteer.

Dec. 23, 2014
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That's kinda mandatory, for a linux user :)

Dec. 21, 2014
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<a href="http://www.dosbox.com/information.php?page=0" class="light_un" target="_blank">http://www.dosbox.com/information.php?page=0</a> <br /> "DOSBox has already been ported to many different platforms, such as Windows, BeOS, Linux, MacOS X..."

Nov. 30, 2014
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I don't to use wine unless there is no other option. And for DOS games there is. This should be difficult, just add an alternative download.

Nov. 19, 2014
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I'd really like to see a dosbox package for linux. Having to go via PlayOnLinux to emulate Windows emulating DOS just seems so pointless when there's already DosBox for Linux.

Sep. 19, 2014
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GOG needs permission from rights owners to distribute Linux versions (wether it's native or ran under Wine/DOSBox/ScummVM). So unless lawyer fees are prophitive for either side, it's only a matter of time.

Aug. 16, 2014
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IIRC, the OS X DOS packages have a special Boxer file inside of them, which can be opened by a beta version of Boxer.

Aug. 5, 2014
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I already have DOSBox so a generic package would be nice. But since GOG won't do that... Yes, packaged and labeled as a DOSBox game for Linux would be fine. I'd like to play Ultima IV without jumping through magical hoops to extract it from the Windows EXE.

Jul. 25, 2014
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I agree. This should be already implemented.

Jun. 16, 2014
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Hm, too bad there's so little interest in this.

May. 22, 2014
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DosBox is pretty lightweight and I prefer my mac games to be all in a single launchable bundle with a high rez icon. I think it would be great if they could mac "mac" versions of everything that runs great in DosBox with perhaps some GOG app to tweak settings per app.

Jul. 7, 2013
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Hi everyone, <br /> <br /> until this gets implemented you could use innoextract <a href="http://constexpr.org/innoextract/" class="light_un" target="_blank">http://constexpr.org/innoextract/</a> to extract the files from the installer. this can be easily automated no need for wine just to extract. <br /> Bye and have fun playing old classics in linux.. im doing it too ;)

Apr. 25, 2013
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I think the best solution would be to simply add the "raw" zipped DOS games, without any emulator or anything, and let the users use their own if they want to. Of course, this is to be provided in parallel with the "usual" installers.

Dec. 22, 2012
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This one is pretty obvious. The majority of the Dosbox games works just fine in Linux if you run the native Dosbox with the bundled config files, sometime with a minimum of tweaking (switching from D3D to OpenGL for example).

Dec. 13, 2012
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