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

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Written by Mohd Shakir Zakaria. Last updated on 2019-02-12