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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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This would be a great feature - I just tried to install Might and Magic 3 on my Mac and found out there is no official wrapper and I can't get the game files to run in my own dosbox without using Windows either. Just stick a zip file in there as the mac/linux version, we'll manage.

Feb. 26, 2016
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This is VERY important. Come on GOG!

Jan. 4, 2016
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It would be really great if we (Linux users, probably Mac as well) could just get the dos content without a windows installer. We use the system dosbox anyway, with the appropriate setup. Maybe hints regarding game specific dosbox options would be useful in addition.

Nov. 27, 2015
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I would really, really appreciate this, especially since I don't even have a Windows partition to use instead.

Nov. 15, 2015
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I hope GOG will do this someday. <br /> I really want to play Stonekeep in linux.

Nov. 14, 2015
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Yes please. Basically we have to run your installer under wine, then abort it and extract the DOS content, then repackage it. For every game. I have already written to GOG, if they provide separate archive with just DOS game (installer.exe, game.7z), then everyone would be much happier.

Oct. 23, 2015
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I would love to see this happen! It's a pain having to extract the files from the exe. Just having an archive file of just the game files and, ideally, the config file, would be sufficient, and would dramatically increase the games available for both platforms.

Sep. 11, 2015
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I have seen many games such as Dungeon Keeper and Theme Hospital that work perfectly in DOSBox on linux. I think it would be an awesome idea to have a linux ready package, I don't see why the community couldn't help with packaging that. It would also add more linux games to the library and help encourage a growing linux gaming community.

Sep. 11, 2015
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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 :)

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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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