First post, by The-Kiwi
Beginning maybe 12 years ago, I began to experience an itch regarding the games I played while still new to PCs, when MS-DOS was the X86 OS of choice. I assembled several "period" desktop systems, and collected a few CDs from eBay that I either no longer had myself, or else only had in floppy disk form, however, life doesn't always remain in the background. I never used those PCs nor those game CDs.
I now have a spare middle-aged PC, with an AMD A64 4000 single core processor (Socket 939, 2.4 GHz), in an Abit KN8 motherboard, with 3 GBs of RAM, the usual AC97 MB chipset's audio, running an nVIDIA NF4 chipset, on Windows XP (SP3, 32-bit), currently with a Power Color Radeon HD 3650 GPU (uncertain about the GRAM amount, and thinking if I proceed that an nVIDIA Geforce GT 240 might be better).
My intention is to keep exposure to the Internet to a minimum. Thus, I looked for AV protection that actually worked from have been installed offline. Only Panda Dome seemed to like my system, after I tried several others that wouldn't complete the install. When the shift from the command line to graphical UI arrived, I was ready, and therefore a frontend to DOSbox looked favorable to me.
But D-Fend Reloaded has been stuck at its last 2015 update, and Launchbox won't work in older Windows versions.
I hoped coming in here, where it's DOSbox as the main concern, I could get some worthwhile advice about which other frontends I might consider.