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Old 28-05-2009, 03:27 PM   #1
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Default Dosbox and XP [Basic howto]

Installing and running Dosbox 0.73 on XP
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:\ and create a new folder named oldgames
So you have: c:\oldgames\ in Windows.

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:\oldgames

Save and exit.

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

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.


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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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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