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DOSBox-X and DOSBox Staging both had new releases lately

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Running DOS classics? Well, there's plenty of ways to choose from with multiple projects looking to speed up the development on DOSBox with both DOSBox-X and DOSBox Staging seeing new releases.

The two projects do differ a fair bit in what they wish to accomplish. DOSBox Staging for example, aims to focus solely on DOS, while DOSBox-X is trying to be an all-in-one solution for DOS and Windows 3.x, 9x and ME.

DOSBox-X was released July 1 which includes some Windows improvements, support for DOS/V (native Chinese/Japanese/Korean support), new special DOS functions to communicate with DOSBox-X, better translation support, the ability to auto-convert paths when launching host system applications when enabled and much more.

The Lost Vikings (1993) with integer scaling, source: DOSBox Staging

DOSBox Staging adds in support for newer SELinux security features, added variable expansion to the interactive DOS shell, FluidSynth integration, MT-32 integration, IBM PS/1 Audio device support, Innovation SSI-2001 audio device support, improved translations for French, Italian, Polish, Russian, and Spanish. See the full changelog.

Great to see so many great open source emulation projects flourishing.

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I have been using DOSBox Staging on both Linux and Mac for some ancient business software. Mainline DOSBox had kind of stagnated, so it is great that bugs are being actively hunted down again. Made a big difference to me, even though audio devices are not something I worry about :-)
I'm losing track. How does Boxtron relate to these projects?
Nocifer 5 Jul
Quoting: Purple Library GuyI'm losing track. How does Boxtron relate to these projects?

It's DOSBox Staging behind the scenes.
I think me and Dosbox-X are gonna be good friends. That glide support
Quoting: Nocifer
Quoting: Purple Library GuyI'm losing track. How does Boxtron relate to these projects?

It's DOSBox Staging behind the scenes.
Thanks!
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Quoting: Avehicle7887I think me and Dosbox-X are gonna be good friends. That glide support
That's what brought me to it in the first place! There was an annoying bug that I had to work around for the Flatpak, hopefully they fixed it. Though it's been a while, and now I can't remember how I worked around it, but the UI was busted somehow.
emphy 7 Jul
The Lost Vikings also happens to be this month's game at www.dosgameclub.com ^_^
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