How to run DOS program in macOS with DOSBox

You can still run your old DOS programs right from macOS without having to poweroff your machine and boot up from your MS-DOS diskette by following these steps;

  1. Install Homebrew from the terminal.
    $ /usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"
  2. Install DOSBox via homebrew.
    $ brew install dosbox
  3. Run your program's executable from DOSBox.
    $ dosbox Downloads/Golden\ Axe/GOLD.EXE
    DOSBox version 0.74
    Copyright 2002-2010 DOSBox Team, published under GNU GPL.
    ---
    CONFIG: Generating default configuration.
    Writing it to /Users/username/Library/Preferences//DOSBox 0.74 Preferences
    CONFIG:Loading primary settings from config file /Users/username/Library/Preferences//DOSBox 0.74 Preferences
    MIDI:Opened device:coreaudio

    You can download old DOS programs from sites such as Abandonia