Description of project:
DOSBox is an emulated x86 machine with integrated DOS for running old DOS games and applications. The emulated machine allows you to control the speed of old games and emulate old hardware like sound cards and video cards regardless of the host operating system. The integrated DOS also allows you to directly start games without first having to setup DOS in a virtual machine.
Why and how did you get started?
It was started around the release of Window 2000. This release was a serious break with the past of Microsoft and caused a lot of DOS games to become unplayable. There were some other ways of running DOS games under Windows 2000, but they didn't offer the ability to run the games in a window, or improve the graphics with a scaler. Both were important points for us to create DOSBox as it is now.
Who is the software's intended audience?
People who want to play DOS games and preferably already have a familiarity with DOS.