First post, by Wengier

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DOSBox-X as a DOS emulator is based on DOSBox, but it has so many added features that do not exist in DOSBox or other forks. Just to name a few of its unique features: support for GUI menu bar & config tool, save and load state, better compatibility with DOS applications, more DOS commands, Pentium MMX & Pro, printer output, long filename and FAT32 disk images, Windows clipboard copy & paste, 3dfx Glide & Voodoo chips, cue sheets with FLAC/Opus/Vorbis/MP3 CD-DA tracks, FluidSynth, NE2000 Ethernet, V-Sync, and many more.

The latest version of DOSBox-X (0.83.6) has been released recently with quite a few improvements, such as support for OpenGL shaders and customizations of the Z drive, improvements in the internal Voodoo hardware and MT32 emulations, new commands and utilities, support for FluidSynth MIDI Synthesizer & new "Shared Windows clipboard functions" for the Windows platform, along with a lot of usability improvements (see release notes here: http://dosbox-x.com/release-0.83.6.html). However, the installation instruction for its official Windows releases may not be very straightforward for some users because there is no all-in-one installable package available. Rather, it was separated into at least 3 zip files including Visual Studio, MinGW32 and MinGW64 builds without included documentations, which likely makes it less convenient for new users to get started.

In order to make it easier for Windows users to get started with DOSBox-X and run the program, the all-in-one auto-installable Windows package for the official DOSBox-X 0.83.6 version is now available for download. It includes all the latest official Windows builds (Visual Studio, MinGW32, MinGW64) of DOSBox-X 0.83.6 in one package, and let you choose a default DOSBox-X build to run. You will be able to start DOSBox-X as soon as the installation ends. There is also a quick start guide included in it.

Download link: DOSBox-X-Setup-Windows-latest.exe

P.S. The DOSBox-X user guide is available from the online Wiki (with subpages) :


Also, I'd like to thank joncampbell123 for creating the DOSBox-X project, and emendelson for testing and code-signing the Windows installer. Also thank the DOSBox Team for the DOSBox project which is what DOSBox-X is based on.