Works fine in 10.8

Works fine in 10.7


Supports iCloud

Secured by Gatekeeper

Supports retina graphics

DOSBox icon

Available on the Mac App Store
Not available on the Mac App Store

DOSBox is a DOS-emulator that uses the SDL-library which makes DOSBox very easy to port to different platforms. DOSBox has already been ported to many different platforms, such as Windows, BeOS, Linux, Mac OS X.

Version 0.74
Status Works fine

0 ratings

If you're experiencing crashes in fullscreen mode: DOSBox 0.7.4 uses an older version of SDL. A snapshot build with SDL v1.2.15 solves this problem:

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[ Eddy]EddyAnonymous 29 Jul 2012 21:15

Crashes under Mountain Lion on startup through kernel protection mode, the report says EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGBUS)

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[ Chris]ChrisAnonymous 30 Jul 2012 05:11

Fired up fine on Mountain Lion.. Jones In The Fast Lane and Leisure Suit Larry both start fine once inside.

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[ Eddy]EddyAnonymous 31 Jul 2012 18:47

Chris, are you playing in fullscreen mode or not?

Because after a reinstall and some testing I found out the fullscreen mode (both in the config file or with alt+enter) to be the culprit. I had a similar problem with OpenTTD (though that one didn't crash).

Strangely enough, with OpenTTD I found more people have encountered the fullscreen issue. With regard to DOSBox? Not one, so that's why I'll keep it on "works fine", unless I find others do encounter this problem as well. Perhaps it's my system (MBP mid-2009, GeForce 9400M, 64 bit).

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[ Eddy]EddyAnonymous 31 Jul 2012 20:46

Resolution found: a user named Dominus said: "The problem is SDL which dosbox uses and that was fixed in SDL 1.2.15 which my built uses." His build is available from

If more people are experiencing this issue, I would recommend setting the application status to "works but with some problems".

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[ Sam]SamAnonymous 21 Jul 2011 23:07

Works fine for me. Played some of my old DOS games and no problems.

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[ Peter]PeterAnonymous 25 Jul 2011 12:02

Seems working ok, at least from Boxer

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