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how do a load and run a dos game on mac OS using dosbox?

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how do a load and run a dos game on mac OS using dosbox?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Daniel replied 4 years ago.
Hello, my name is Dan.
I will do my best to help you, the only stupid question is the unasked one.

OS X will not run DOS, it will also not run any exe apps. The way to do what you want is to run Windows as a virtual machine or running native,
Then you can download the game from DropBox and play.

Hope that helps.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I have downloaded the DOS emulator "dosbox" for mac. I've got that part running. I just can't figure out how to load and run the game in the CD drive.

Expert:  Daniel replied 4 years ago.
My mistake, I read that as DOS.
Have you followed the above, it tells step by step.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Done. What do I do next in order to run the game?


Expert:  Daniel replied 4 years ago.
On th bottom of that page it tells how to run DOSBox.
Open Terminal, copy/paste this into the command line.

open -a DOSBox --args -conf path/to/your-config.conf

Basically follow all the steps, if it still gives you trouble then try this.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

it doesn't work


it says that "open" is an illegal command


Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Relist: Other.
The problem is not fixed
Expert:  ComputerGuru89 replied 4 years ago.

The command above is for when you wish to pass a customized configuration.

To launch dosbox, you need to just double click on the icon, you should find this under "applications" but if you can't find it for any reason, use spotlight to seach for it (magnifying) glass top right of the finder toolbar.

Any problems let me know, I'll be here to answer any further questions you may have. Just reply to this response.

Here is a video tutorial that will help :