Dapplegrey 2.35

Dapplegrey, a great DosBox front end, was updated to 2.35. This was a maintenance update. Let’s scope the changes. As usual, download it from the Box File Widget on the right hand side of the Mac Emulators Blog homepage or go grab it from their website.

  • When mounting images, the boot command has been revised.
  • Also, to support multiple floppy disk images to be booted, now you can add more than one floppy image, rather than one floppy disk image like before. Remember, only *one* floppy disk image is supported by DOSBox to be imgmounted, if you need multiple floppy disk images imgmounted to a drive letter, you’ld need to boot that.
  • In rare cases, if you need/want to select a different Drive C: path (near the ‘or’ line in the ‘Drives’ section, the buttons to select a different folder or another disk image (disk image not supported for Toolbar entries) are working again now.
  • Recent DOSBoxSVN application will be recognized now (to get it, find the text string “DOSBox SVN snapshot for OS X (10.4-10.7 ppc/intel)” for example at Director Player Error?

Dapplegrey 2.23

Dapplegrey, the great DOSBox front end, now sits at version 2.23. Great GUI for running all the old classics. Download it from the Box File Widget or grab it from their homepage.

Boxer Updated v1.0.1 – DOS Game Emulator

The DOS game emulator for Mac OSX now sits at version 1.0.1. This app is great. All you have to do is drag and drop one of your old dos games into it and let Boxer make some magic. You’ll be playing all the old classic DOS games in all their oldskool glory in no time. Download it from the Box File Widget or go scope out their homepage.

Let’s check out the changes they have made.

Improvements to game importing and disk-image handling:

*Support for mounting and importing from .IMA floppy-disk images.

*Better importing for many Good Old Games releases: standalone .GOG disc images are now properly recognised and imported as .ISOs.

*“Auto-Pause in Background” option is now ignored while importing a game, to allow lengthy installer operations to complete unattended.

*Extra volumes no longer appear in Finder when Boxer is importing from a disk image.

*Newly-imported gameboxes with duplicate names now get a different suffix to avoid them looking like sequels.

Input fixes and tweaks:

*Fixed Shift keys sticking when pressed simultaneously (sorry pinball game fans!)

*CapsLock state is synchronised correctly at startup and when switching back to Boxer.

*Added F11 and F12 shortcuts to Send Key menu.

*Changed speed up/slow down CPU shortcuts to Cmd-Up and Cmd-Down.

*Cursor now vanishes correctly after unpausing when “Follow mouse when Unlocked” is enabled.

Other fixes:

*Boxer now prevents you from choosing to keep your games directly in an OS X system folder (Documents, Applications, your Home folder etc.) Subfolders of these are still fine of course.

Dapplegrey 2.20







Dapplegrey now sits at version 2.20 and is available from their website . Let’s scope the changes.

  • If no Scaler type is selected, which could happen accidentally only, the scaler type will be set to “Normal2x” now. Previously, in this case no scaler type has been sent to DOSBox.
  • CPU Core & Type settings has been re-created (‘dynamic’ selection to CPU Core is now back in Dapplegrey).

Boxer: The DOS Game Emulator







Boxer is a new application for Mac OSX. It is essentially very similar to winebottler. It is based on DOSBox and “boxes” your DOS based game into a nifty little application that you can run through Mac OSX. It comes with four games so you can start playing right away. It comes with Commander Keen 4, Epic Pinball, Ultima Underworld, and X-Com: UFO Defense. This new app is still in Beta mode but you can find it in the Box File Widget or from their homepage.

Graphical DOSBox Frontend for Mac OSX

Dapplegrey is a Graphical User Interface (GUI) for DOSBox. DOSBox is a free DOS emulator for Mac OSX. Run old school games like Advanced Civilization, Battle Chess, Doom, Quake, and many more of your old DOS favorites. This new version now looks for other DOS executable files within the folder you select and displays them in a nice little window. Download this from the Box File Widget or from their homepage.