ANYONE USE DOSBOX URGENT HELP NEEDED

sowlerrmgh

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Oct 26, 2004
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Hi,

I have just downloads DOSBOX and I do not understand what to do. Please could someone who does know how to set it up help me.

I am having trouble with mounting the c:

Thank You

Kind Regards

Richard Sowler
 

redeye be

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Jan 27, 2005
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:eek:
why would you want to do that?
even MS is trying to get rid of it. Although i do admit i use it occasionally for some things on numerous win95/98/nt/2000/xp machines.

If you want to use text, why not use the terminal?

I don't know the software. Can't help u on mounting c: sry, just nagging ;)
 

LeeTom

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May 31, 2004
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I can't remember exactly, but I used DosBox once...
Once you have dosbox running, you can mount any folder you want to the C drive.
say your games are in the Applications/games folder. You would type:

mount c /Applications/games/

Now type C: and you will be in that directory.

Lee Tom
 

mkrishnan

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Jan 9, 2004
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Yeah, like LeeTom implied, MacOS does not really use drive letters. DOSBox does not understand unix shortcuts like ~. So if you make a directory in your home directory, called "DOS games", the directory location would be

"/users/(your user name)/DOS games"

(I think it can handle spaces, but not sure). If you put the game on your desktop, it would be:

/users/(your user name)/desktop/

So you put that information in the mount command.
 

mduser63

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Nov 9, 2004
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You mount disks like the previous posters have explained. For stuff on your hard drive it's easy. If you want to mount a CD, you have to know that in Mac OS X, CDs have the following path: /Volumes/<name_of_CD> . If you're unsure of the exact path for a CD that you've put in, open Terminal up and type:

ls /Volumes

You'll see a list of all disks in your computer (including hard drives, CDs/DVDs, and any other type of drive). In DosBOX, type the following to mount a CD:

mount -t cdrom d /Volumes/<name_of_CD>

Where <name_of_CD> is the name you found by doing the ls command above.

Hope this helps!
 

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