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DosBox Packages for Mac and Linux...

Added bynweaver2's avatarnweaver2

Many of the games are already packaged with DosBox and a Windows installer. For those packaged this way, there should also be a Linux Dosbox configuration and a OS-X boxer package. This way, users don't need to use a Virtual machine to download & install on Linux & Mac, and this addresses the common "no mac version/no linux version" complaint as many packages (eg Syndicate) run great under DosBox.

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mbybee
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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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MaddTheSane
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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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zerothis
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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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Stormbolter
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I agree. This should be already implemented.

Jun. 16, 2014
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LexaGrey
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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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DarkUranium
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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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BeShaMo
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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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