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Old 05-11-2009, 03:15 PM   #1
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Default Dosbox and Windows 7 [Basic howto]

Installing and running Dosbox 0.73 on Windows 7
Download "Windows 0.73 Win32 installer" from http://www.dosbox.com/download.php?main=1
Run the installer. Accept everything.


Next important step: create a folder to use as virtual C:\ in dosbox.
Open 'computer', browse to c:\users\your name\ and create a new folder named oldgames.




Now open your start menu, open dosbox menu items, open configuration,
click on edit configuration, will open your dosbox 0.73 config file in notepad.
*If you want multiple personalised conf files read the dosbox readme to know how to proceed, but for most users the default config file will do fine*
Scroll the whole way down to header [autoexec] and add:
mount c "c:\users\your name\oldgames"
c:

Save and exit.



Run dosbox now, if you did it all correctly dosbox will start up with a C:\ prompt ready.



Using a virtual C located in your personal folders will avoid getting all kind of troubles installing/saving games running in dosbox 0.73 / Windows 7.

If you have a partitioned harddisk, you also simply can create an 'oldgames' folder on your D: partition (or E: F: ...).
Adapt your mount lines accordingly.


[Edit]
**UPDATE**

Dosbox 0.74 is released, that's the one you should have now.

Almost everything is the same, except you'll find the dosbox conf edit in 'options'.


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http://www.dosbox.com/download.php?main=1
If for some reason you want to keep an older version of dosbox besides 0.74, no problem, they won't interfere with each other.
==> But do NOT use the ol'dosbox conf files with 0.74.
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Old 02-08-2010, 05:21 PM   #2
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I did it all with 0.74. But when I open DOSBox, there window is blank with no command lines (only the header stating CPU Speed 3000 cycles, Frameskip 0. Can you help me, please?
                       
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Screenshot, please.
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Alter output= in dosbox conf, this usually solves such problem.
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