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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 and floppies 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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What's New

Version 1.3.2:
  • Developer-signed for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion's Gatekeeper.
  • Improved configurations for Battlespire, Blood and Alien Incident.
  • Fixed The 7th Guest being incorrectly detected as playing MT-32 music when set up for General MIDI.
  • Improved mouse-locking to unlock properly when activating Expos or the Cmd+Tab app switcher, and to prevent locking over the menu or dock when in more...

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.5 or later

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Divus Member IconReview+2
Divus
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This just saved me from taking a 20 mile trip thru a snow storm.

We use old DOS software for calculations where I work and sure enough they needed help while I was home. My Windows box decided it didn't want to boot on me and I found Boxer. Works great for my needs, and saved me quite a bit of hassle. Couldn't be easier and of course you can't beat the price!

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Version 1.3.2
Thresher-The-Shark Member IconComment+145
Thresher-The-Shark
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Attention MacUpdate admins. Version 1.3.1 is now available.

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Version 1.3
Regular-Warren
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Updated! Thanks.

Yminoh Member IconReview+2
Yminoh
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Thanks sooo much for making this. It makes it much easier to install and play abandon ware /false worship :-)

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Version 1.3
Bluzy Member IconReview+33
Bluzy
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Finally, Mac gamers can claim some superiority over Windows in the form of this program which will play all those DOS games that we may have missed throughout the late 80's and 90's. Finally, we get the gaming we deserve. Finally, you don't even have to know what a DOS prompt is, or how to point to a directory. Drag, drop, play. Memorize a few keyboard commands and you're good to go. If you want to get into the more advanced areas like soundcard settings, it's easy. Even the Help is great looking. This is about the simplest and most elegant software you'll ever use. If DOS emulation were a religion, the developer would be the Pope.

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Version 1.2.2
Doca Cola Member IconReview+12
Doca Cola
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Very mac-like made front-end for DosBox. Fun to use :)

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Version 1.2
Tsarkon Member IconComment+17
Tsarkon
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This is my new favourite frontend for Dosbox. It is definitely worth installing since it makes the installation of old games and applications really simple. It took only seconds to get up and running.

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Version 1.2
Uniquepito Member IconReview+39
Uniquepito
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Great app to remind me how great somewhen games were when I was young. Also sometimes I met with DOS apps which somebody still using. No problems, great stability so far and also not too high CPU usage.

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Version 1.2
Rampancy Member IconReview+127
Rampancy
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Quite simply *the* way to run DOS-based classic games on the Mac; joystick/gamepad emulation, introduced in 1.1, was a fantastic addition, and with improved importing abilities for GOG's extensive DOS-based library, it's even better. Now you don't have an excuse to play and enjoy some of the best GOG classics like Wing Commander III, Crusader: No Remorse, and Screamer!

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Version 1.2
Rampancy
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Sorry, that should have read, "now, you don't have an excuse to not play and enjoy".

typofonic.com Member IconReview+27
typofonic.com
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Just an amazing piece of software! Extremely easy to use, well design GUI, works perfectly! To the developer: keep up your amazing work!

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Version 1.1.1
Elegraphy Member IconReview+150
Elegraphy
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For a long time I have been looking for ways to play my favorite DOS game -- BurgerTime, but I never have any success with any DOS emulator working on my PowerBook.

Today I thought I'll give Boxer a try, I downloaded it and I went to google for a copy of BurgerTime... within seconds the game were running in Boxer! I couldn't believe this game actually works in Boxer!!!

The tiny problem I have is the audio were kind of chirpy and not very smooth, I am not sure it has anything to do with Boxer or I just need a better copy of the same game. But despite that, I am still very grateful to the developer of Boxer for this wonderful DOS game emulator.

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Version 1.1.1
40watt (Developer)
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Glad to hear Boxer helped you rediscover an old gem! :)

The tone of PC speaker sound effects depends on Boxer's emulated CPU speed, so you could try lowering the speed a little by pressing Cmd+downarrow while playing (or from the CPU panel - go to Emulation->Show CPU Settings… for more options). Lowering the speed may make the game sound closer to what you remember.

Are the graphics in Burger Time as you remember them? It’s possible for Boxer to provide better graphics in the game with a few emulation tweaks, but people's nostalgia is keyed to games as they played them, so 'better' isn't always better.

Elegraphy
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Hi 40watt, thanks for your reply.

The graphic of BurgerTime from 1982 looks exactly like I remembered :) I follow your tip and lower the CPU speed and Frame rate, the sound improves a lot, the game play becomes much smoother, and is closed to what it used to be. You are right, 'better' isn't always better. People have nostalgia with old DOS games because it brings back their innocent time of their childhood back in the early 80's. BurgerTime was the first computer game I ever played, it was introduced to me on a friend's PC back in 1985, and that was my first year in U.S., LOL! Brings back a lot of good memories...

Thanks again for this great emulator. You made an old fart like me very happy....

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Version 1.3.2
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Panlw
Version 1.3
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Zoidbert
Version 1.2.1
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myy'q
Version 1.2.1
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Wevah
Version 1.2
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MattJohnRyan
Version 1.1.1
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myy'q
Version 1.1.1
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MattJohnRyan
Version 1.1
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Version 1.0.2
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Version 1.0.2
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Downloads 42,912
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Date 13 Jul 2012
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
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