Having used Windows from 1997 to 2011, I switched to Mac because people at Microsoft declared my legally purchased copy of Vista a counterfeit copy, and bricked my system. However, having spent that many years with the system and now having spent. The glue that binds the hardware is the operating system, and Mac OS X 10.5, a.k.a. Leopard, has elegance and ease of use baked right in. Leopard easily leads the pack in terms of security, ease. Large, high-resolution displays are typical for most Mac users, and people often extend their workspace by connecting additional displays. Apps can leverage this expansiveness and provide value by utilizing a wide range of interface components—like tabs, sidebars, sheets, and panels—and supporting immersive features like full-screen mode.
- 1Frontends for DOSBox
Frontends for DOSBox
The following frontends will help you run, install and manage your DOS games. Some of them also support other emulators like ScummVM, Windows games, and console emulators. The current most popular frontends are, Boxer for MacOS X, D-Fend Reloaded for Windows, and DBGL which runs on multiple platforms.
You can also have a look at the Frontend Comparison page.
- DBGL - DOSBox Game Launcher
- Description: An open source frontend for DOSBox, based largely upon the proven interface of D-Fend.
- Platforms: Windows, Linux, OS X
- Website: http://home.quicknet.nl/qn/prive/blankendaalr/dbgl/
- Description: An open source frontend for DOSBOX. It tries to distinguish itself from alternatives by having 'the right set of features', which means not too few, and not too many features. Includes a fancy 'floppy flow' user interface.
- Platforms: Windows, Linux, OS X
- Website: https://code.google.com/p/dbox/
- Description: DBoxFE creates and manages configuration files for DOSBox. You can create different profiles for your games, etc. Currently in beta.
- Platforms: Windows, Linux
- Website: http://sourceforge.net/projects/dboxfe.berlios/
- Description: A portable DOSBox frontend. Needs Tcl/Tk, which is a free, albeit big (20MB) software compiler that you will need to assemble the program for your operating system.
- Platforms: Windows, Linux
- Website: http://losfinkos.googlepages.com/dosboxgui
- Dreads QuickMAME Launcher
- Description: Open source frontend for DOSBOX. Works for all DOS/WIN emulators as well as DOS PC Games by creating BAT files to start each PC game. Full docs included. Check QM.DOC under downloads. Version 4.64 (1997-2000) is for DOS/Win95/Win98/WinME and is written in 16-bit MS QuickBasic / MASM and has source code. Version 6.x (1997-2015) is for WinXP/Vista/Win7/Win8+ and is written in Visual Basic 2010. DOS version offers full SB-compatibility sound, VESA graphics, and mouse. All WAV files must be 22050KHz, mono or lower. 8-bit PCX files or lower supported. Windows version supports all PCM (umcompressed) WAV files regardless of bitrate and utilizes PNG files for graphics, instead.
- Linux support provided through 'Wine' package for Linux. Requires MS NET 4.0 to function for Windows/Linux.
- Platforms: DOS, 32-Bit Windows, 64-bit Windows, Linux* (Wine)
- Website: http://quickmamelauncher.net76.net/
- Description: An open source frontend for DOSBox, ScummVM and VDMSound. It can display games using pictureflow, which is a clone of Apples cover flow.
- Platforms: Windows, Linux, OS X
- Website: http://www.gr-lida.org/ (Website is in Spanish, but the program works in additional languages, including English)
- Description: The purpose of AmpShell is to make you run games in DOSBox with a simple double click. It saves the time and trouble you can have with DOS commands. Plus, it has a lot of other time-saving features.
- Website: http://ampshell.tuxfamily.org/
- Description: A frontend that emphasizes ease of use. It can automatically download game information and screenshots from Wikipedia, and it has a nice config file editor with help for every field. Requires .NET 3.51.
- Website: http://cboxrun.wordpress.com/
- DBFrontend - DOSBoxFrontend
- Description: An open source frontend with a simple interface which allows you to have thumbnails of screen shots so you can easy recognize the game you want to run.
- Website: http://www.ingoknito.de/produkte/dbfrontend/
- D-Fend Reloaded - DOSBox-Frontend Reloaded
- Description: An open source frontend for DOSBox, ScummVM and Windows games. The development objective for D-Fend Reloaded was (besides 100% D-Fend compability) to make the program operation more simple with respect to DosBox beginners. Simultaneously more features for administration and configuration became available.
- Website: http://dfendreloaded.sourceforge.net/
- Description: An open source frontend that offers a simplified view of the DOS games which can be manage easily.
- Website: http://dosblasterx.sourceforge.net/
- Description: Applications launcher, plus convenient Explorer-like entries manager.
- Website: http://www.loonies.narod.ru/dosshell.htm
- Old Games Launcher
- Description: Direct Draw games launcher & Dosbox Frontend
- Website: https://oldgameslauncher.codeplex.com/
- Turbo Dos Box
- Description: Very simple and small (~100KB no install needed) manager for configuration. Automatically mounts drives and can change all DOSBox options via XML setup, and can right click an EXE/COM/BAT and play it through DosBox by using the default configuration profile in 'Right click and play' fashion.
- Website: http://www.turboirc.com/tdb
- Description: LaunchBox was originally built as an attractive frontend to DOSBox, but has since expanded to support both modern PC games and emulated console platforms. DOSBox will continue to be a main focus for LaunchBox, as will emulation and PC gaming. LaunchBox aims to be the one-stop shop for gaming on your computer, for both modern and historical games.
- Website: http://www.launchbox-app.com
Mac OS X Only
- Description: Boxer makes it easy to run your favourite DOS games without editing configuration files, without typing command line parameters, without mounting folders, without learning a confusing frontend; without doing any more than clicking on a game in Finder.
- Website: http://boxer.washboardabs.net/
- Petit dosbox
- Description: Petit dosbox is a very easy to use interface to help you running the emulator, and will keep your last configuration for the next time you use it.
- Website: http://web.jet.es/guilly/slouc/software_petitdosbox.html
- Description: The program is still in alpha stage but usable.
- Website: http://www.panayotis.com/prog/scripts/pydosbox/index.html
Pearl Linux OS has been available for free download since 12/2014 with our first release simply titled Pearl Linux. It was based on the 14.04 released version of Ubuntu. That release was using the XFCE desktop environment. Since then we now offer the MATE, GNOME, LXDE and soon to come our own DE PDE which is a DE that revolves around the Compiz Window Manager and uses elements from LXDE and XFCE4 desktops. Since the release of Pearl OS 3.0 we are now maintaining our own repository on site. The reason I felt Pearl was needed early on was the overall exceptance from the developer communities to allow pretty much Compiz to disappear. With the Linux platform you may if you choose, to maintain your own repository that can be added to whatever Linux base you choose to build on to maintain the elements you choose to keep active. Thankfully many others felt the same as I did and Compiz these days is widely exepted.
These days its not that easy to find many distros still using compiz for the desktop effects. Since the start of Pearl over a year ago every release at least has the option to use compiz. When using compiz it does require a bit more of the computer power to run smoothly however I, like many others really do like at least the option to play a little. For newbies to Linux there is a word of caution I'll through out there, if playing around beyond what we setup as default beware you may end up with a computer that simply wont respond at all. For this reason we have a file in your home directory called ' Pearl-Compiz-Default-Settings'. It's very easy to regain control if you went a bit too far while playing with the more wild effects offered through the compiz window manager.
Mac Os X Remote Desktop Linux
For many years now I modeled Pearl as a mix between Linux Mint / Ubuntu for the system level workings. In short Ubuntu is used as the Linux Mint backend as well but like the looks of Linux Mint..acually I love Linux Mint and their awesome developer. Now as for Ubuntu..their not ranked so high for no reason. Very stable is why they are a big part in Pearl's exisistance. Not to mention the security of the system itself is maintained by them as all derivitives from Ubuntu is. What was lacking was the look and feel of Mac OS X as the main layout as Linux Mint is more like a Windows layout. Also I liked OS X in the Snow Leopard days so I keep that option inside Pearl on all releases to acually come pretty close to what Snow Leopard was back in the day. I'm not about the FLAT look which Linux has been on that kick for some time now can't wait till their is something to replace that one day. To me some themes are so flat all windows get lost inside each other.. yuck. That being said, thats why everyone will soon migrate to Linux from both Mac and Windows and that is the users choice. You can make your own Linux with the tools we provide you on all of our releases. Currently we use wasta-remastersys to create our images.
We have a small basic user manual now available at http://www.pearllinux.com/Pearl3.0UserManual.
Nuke 8 for mac.
Mac Os X Theme For Kali Linux
There are many versions of Pearl available for download at SourceForge.net Follow the link below to browse the many versions currently available. Each release has all the detailed information about that release at sourceforge.