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DOSbox to run 16-bit DOS games in Windows 8

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    DOSbox to run 16-bit DOS games in Windows 8


    Hello everyone!
    I am currently using Windows 8 Pro.. But i want to run 16-bit application namely Paranoid by Bit Bucket brothers. Its a 45 KB size game, do not run on win 7 or 8.. I dnt want to use Virtual softwares. (onece I install Oracle VM in win 7 and install Win XP, but the game run runs too fast in it i.e in gest OS XP, I also I tried using XP mode in Windows 7, but it didn't run) Later I heared DOSbox. It is small utility, easy to use, but there is one problem, i can't run the game in full screen mode. Below i am posting a picture of that. I wan wondering if anyone could help me?? If it has anything to do with evaluation copy?? Do i need to register DOSbox first? Thanks in advance.

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  2. #2


    Wynnum Australia
    Posts : 466
    Windows-10-Pro-Build-11099.rs1-x64


    Your Version is a bit old, have a look here:

    DOSBox v0.74

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  3. #3


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1 Professional

    Easier than you think...


    Quote Originally Posted by mobz786 View Post
    Hello everyone!
    I am currently using Windows 8 Pro.. But i want to run 16-bit application namely Paranoid by Bit Bucket brothers. Its a 45 KB size game, do not run on win 7 or 8.. I dnt want to use Virtual softwares. (onece I install Oracle VM in win 7 and install Win XP, but the game run runs too fast in it i.e in gest OS XP, I also I tried using XP mode in Windows 7, but it didn't run) Later I heared DOSbox. It is small utility, easy to use, but there is one problem, i can't run the game in full screen mode. Below i am posting a picture of that. I wan wondering if anyone could help me?? If it has anything to do with evaluation copy?? Do i need to register DOSbox first? Thanks in advance.

    Click image for larger version
    ...No, you don't need to register, DOSBox is FOSS [Free Open Source Software]. To go full-screen from an active window just hit alt-enter. That's it... Easy right? Good luck with DOSBox... I have got it running several old abandonware games like Oregon Trail and Syndicate, Good info on installation and use can be found here: How To Use DOSBox To Run DOS Games and Old Apps

    Cheers!
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  4. #4


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Necropost award. Sorry but I think the OP is long gone.

    Besides, the "Evaluation Copy" is the game not DosBox.
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DOSbox to run 16-bit DOS games in Windows 8
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