General information and assistance with DOSBox.


Postby Motors » 2019-1-27 @ 17:21

New here but DosBox is great... I'm having trouble running PCFILE in the box however. 64 bit win 10 system. Does anyone have a successful experience with PCFILE??
Posts: 1
Joined: 2019-1-27 @ 17:16

Re: Pcfile??

Postby digger » 2019-2-01 @ 00:36

What most people in this forum will tell you is that DOSBox was designed for running DOS games, not productivity applications. Although many of those will happen to work in DOSBox due to the accuracy of the emulation, such applications are not officially supported. (That's the policy of the DOSBox developers.)

You're better off running DOS in a VM using virtualization software. VirtualBox is the most user-friendly of them to install, as well as open source. You will have to install DOS in such a VM as well, though, just as you would have to on an actual DOS PC. If you don't have a licensed copy of MS-DOS available on which to run PCFILE, you could try installing FreeDOS and running PCFILE on that.

See this wiki page for more info and instructions: http://wiki.freedos.org/wiki/index.php/VirtualBox

Good luck! :)
User avatar
Posts: 196
Joined: 2010-2-12 @ 18:15
Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Re: Pcfile??

Postby emendelson » 2019-2-07 @ 16:13

PCFile should run perfectly well in vDos:


You won't need a VM or anything equally complicated.
Posts: 763
Joined: 2010-2-14 @ 02:00

Re: Pcfile??

Postby BloodyCactus » 2019-2-07 @ 16:30

I've run most versions of PC-File and PC-File+ without issue in DOSBox.
--/\-[ Stu : Bloody Cactus :: http://kråketær.com :: http://mega-tokyo.com ]-/\--
User avatar
Posts: 838
Joined: 2016-2-03 @ 13:34
Location: Lexington VA

Return to DOSBox General

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests