LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Password
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
LinkBack Search this Thread
Old 09-07-2009, 10:37 PM   #1
mattydee
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2006
Location: Vancouver, BC
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 462

Rep: Reputation: 39
dosbox vs dosemu


I don't have experience with either. Just wondering what folks think.
 
Old 09-07-2009, 11:10 PM   #2
cwizardone
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2007
Distribution: Slackware64-current & "True Multilib." PC-BSD.
Posts: 2,091

Rep: Reputation: 147Reputation: 147
Dosbox run faster and is easier to setup and get running than dosemu, at least that has been my experience. Actually, I prefer doeemu when I can get it to work, but it has never worked (for me) under Slackware 12.2.
 
Old 09-08-2009, 01:23 AM   #3
pokipoki08
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2009
Posts: 76

Rep: Reputation: 16
I started using dosbox for an old dos program. CPU cycles were high, 10-20%. You can tweak the settings using the config file. This changed when I installed dosemu which goes down to 1-5% for the same dos program.

Some dosemu features can be turned off ie net, sbemu, aspi, sdl etc in the compile-settings file before compiling

Last edited by pokipoki08; 09-08-2009 at 01:24 AM.
 
Old 09-09-2009, 11:47 PM   #4
mattydee
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2006
Location: Vancouver, BC
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 462

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 39
Well, I've been using dosbox for a few days now and it seems to be pretty good and straight forward.
All I need it for is playing old dos games
 
Old 09-10-2009, 01:52 AM   #5
Daedra
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2005
Location: Springfield, MO
Distribution: Slackware64-14.1
Posts: 1,215

Rep: Reputation: 176Reputation: 176
Quote:
Originally Posted by mattydee View Post
Well, I've been using dosbox for a few days now and it seems to be pretty good and straight forward.
All I need it for is playing old dos games
Yeah for old dos games dosbox is king, since it's designed specifically for that purpose.
 
Old 09-10-2009, 05:04 AM   #6
jmacloue
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2009
Posts: 12

Rep: Reputation: 1
It depends on what you do you really need. If you just want to play some good old DOS game stick with the dosbox - it's easier to install and maintain. On the other hand if you need to test some DOS software, do any DOS development or try to use Windows 3.11 you'd have to use dosemu as it doesn't "emulate" DOS but is a (very limited but useful) virtual machine.
 
Old 10-23-2013, 06:37 AM   #7
krishnasut
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2009
Posts: 14

Rep: Reputation: 0
Lightbulb Dosbox

If you need features try DOSbox ..
 
Old 10-23-2013, 07:17 AM   #8
sycamorex
LQ Veteran
 
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: London
Distribution: Slackware64-current
Posts: 5,403
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 951Reputation: 951Reputation: 951Reputation: 951Reputation: 951Reputation: 951Reputation: 951Reputation: 951
Quote:
Originally Posted by krishnasut View Post
If you need features try DOSbox ..
Please do not revive old zombie threads or they will haunt you at night

This thread is 4 years old!

EDIT: Do zombies actually haunt people? Correction: Don't revive zombie threads or they will eat your brain!!!

Last edited by sycamorex; 10-23-2013 at 07:19 AM.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
dosbox soumalya Linux - Desktop 3 05-29-2009 09:39 AM
Dosbox - trapped focus in dosbox window. hamster Linux - Software 7 11-11-2007 05:56 PM
DOSbox Help Chargh Linux - Software 2 03-20-2007 09:29 PM
DOSBox Troubles Saythein Linux - Games 2 09-10-2005 09:27 AM
dosemu vs. dosbox? vharishankar Linux - Software 2 03-30-2005 08:36 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:28 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration