Boxer

Version: 1.3.2 || Release Date: 2012-07-13 || License: GPL Developer: Alun Bestor | App Owner: vigil

Boxer is the MS-DOS game emulator that’s fit for your Mac.

Remember that DOS game you really loved as a kid? Like “stayed up playing until 3am on a school night” kind of loved? Boxer does.

Boxer plays all the MS-DOS games of your misspent youth, right here on your Mac.

There’s no clots of configuration and baffling DOS commands between you and your fun: just drag-drop your games onto Boxer, and you’ll be playing in minutes.

Boxer takes your CDs, floppies and bootleg game copies and wraps them into app-style gameboxes you just click to play. They’re self-contained so you can back them up or share them with friends. No mess, no fuss.

If your nostalgia demands more, then decorate your games with gorgeous icons and admire your collection from your very own Finder games shelf.

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10 Opinions

I just upgraded from 0.7 to 1.0 and wow! It was a handy tool before, but now it is polished and full featured. Great work!

Just coming back to say (repeat what others have said), what a great thing this is …

So seamless. I'm playing Master of Magic (Microprose, 1994) and my productivity has suffered a serious toilet flush.

I've been using DOSBox since 2004 with various systems and frontends. Boxer is the best experience for me. Playing old games on MacOS system never been so easy.

This is just awesome..... and it doesn't get any better with the newest alpha version...

Everything about this app makes me feel all fuzzy inside. What a fantastic Mac citizen, too! Lustful, gorgeous, well-mannered and free.

Makes using DOSBox a cinch. No more having to mount drives from a user prompt.

A little bit of preferences editing is required (for things like fullscreen) at first but after that just drag and drop to get your DOS games to work. I recommend running at 800×600 resolution too.

I found this great app to be an excellent way to play the Sierra classic "Quest For Glory". There is a Mac version but it involves mucking about with older system software, ROM images and Sheepshaver.

I also found "Space Hulk", another DOS favorite, runs quite nicely. Ironically this was a game I couldn't get to run under WIndows 95's DOS compatibility when I originally played it on my PC.

There is NO WAY to tell how powerful this tools is ... when you tried to configure Dosbox manually under windows and/or linux, you KNOW how it can be a pain in the ... !!!
Boxer allows you to run a old Dos game soooo easily !!! Thn you just have to play, not to loose hours configuring ...

I LOVE THIS TOOL !!!! ;) ;) ;)

Ok this is awesome. I never thought i'd be playing Commander Keen on my mac!

Hotness! What a nostalgic trip to play old Ultima IV again.