How well does BootCamp w/XP Run DOS Stuff?

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  1. godslabrat macrumors 6502

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    Hi all.

    I'm loving OSX, but I've been giving a lot of thought to setting up an XP partition just for gaming. A few of the games I'm really wanting to run on the Mac are from 1998 or earlier, and actually used to run within DOS. Will this be a problem?
     
  2. GoodWatch macrumors 6502a

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    The DOS games will run just the same as on any other installation of Windows XP. Once you have booted into XP (assuming you use BootCamp), there is no difference. And I think XP's DOS emulation is very good.
     
  3. tersono macrumors 68000

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    Some DOS games don't work well under XP, but providing yours do, then you'll be fine.
     
  4. Lewiji macrumors newbie

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  5. jellomizer macrumors 6502

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    Yes DOS Box is the best for old games. Even if you put XP on Bootcamp you may need DOSBox for better compatibility.
     
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