Boxer
Boxer 1.3.2
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MS-DOS game emulation based on DOSBox.   Free
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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
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 Exposé or the Cmd+Tab app switcher, and to prevent locking over the menu or dock when in fullscreen.
  • Fixed extra drives appearing in drives list when running a duplicated gamebox.
  • Fixed DOS window getting resized incorrectly when there was insufficient screen space to show the window at its minimum size.
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 Exposé or the Cmd+Tab app switcher, and to prevent locking over the menu or dock when in more...
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 or later



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Boxer User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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Divus reviewed on 04 Feb 2013
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!
[Version 1.3.2]


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Thresher-The-Shark commented on 08 Jul 2012
Attention MacUpdate admins. Version 1.3.1 is now available.
[Version 1.3]

1 Reply

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+195
MacUpdate-Warren replied on 08 Jul 2012
Updated! Thanks.
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Yminoh reviewed on 10 Jun 2012
Thanks sooo much for making this. It makes it much easier to install and play abandon ware /false worship :-)
[Version 1.3]


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+3

+27

Bluzy reviewed on 06 Apr 2012
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.
[Version 1.2.2]


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+1

+10

Doca Cola reviewed on 22 Nov 2011
Very mac-like made front-end for DosBox. Fun to use :)
[Version 1.2]


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+14
Tsarkon commented on 01 Nov 2011
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.
[Version 1.2]


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+1

Uniquepito reviewed on 01 Nov 2011
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.
[Version 1.2]


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+1

+93

Rampancy reviewed on 31 Oct 2011
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!
[Version 1.2]

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Rampancy replied on 31 Oct 2011
Sorry, that should have read, "now, you don't have an excuse to not play and enjoy".
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typofonic.com reviewed on 09 Aug 2011
Just an amazing piece of software! Extremely easy to use, well design GUI, works perfectly! To the developer: keep up your amazing work!
[Version 1.1.1]


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+2

+89

Elegraphy reviewed on 03 Aug 2011
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.
[Version 1.1.1]

2 Replies

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40watt (developer) replied on 03 Aug 2011
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.
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+89
Elegraphy replied on 03 Aug 2011
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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+9

myy'q rated on 24 Sep 2012

[Version 1.3.2]



Panlw rated on 18 Jun 2012

[Version 1.3]



+18

Zoidbert rated on 30 Jan 2012

[Version 1.2.1]



+9

myy'q rated on 30 Jan 2012

[Version 1.2.1]



+5

Wevah rated on 31 Oct 2011

[Version 1.2]



+1

MattJohnRyan rated on 18 Aug 2011

[Version 1.1.1]



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myy'q rated on 03 Aug 2011

[Version 1.1.1]



+1

MattJohnRyan rated on 21 Jul 2011

[Version 1.1]



Ahc24 rated on 23 Apr 2011

[Version 1.0.2]



+89

Zx rated on 21 Apr 2011

[Version 1.0.2]


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Date:13 Jul 2012
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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.

Boxer is powered by DOSBox's robust emulation, which means it'll play almost any DOS game you throw at it.


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