if u are/were a game addict since DOS era, chances are you would like to revisit some of these old games. many of these games are now called “abandonware” cos though copyrighted, developers have allowed them to be freely download on the internet; not much monetary returns for hogging the rights perhaps?
to play any DOS game, you will need an emulator. and that has to be DOSBox.
there are 3 ways you could do it:
1. download DOSBox, and do the configurations through the all-too-familiar DOS command prompt
2. download a Windows frontend if u are using a Windoze PC, or
3. download a MacOS frontend if u are using a Mac(Book).
a common question for 2 or 3 is, which frontend is the best? different frontends may have different features, but personally, i have used D-Fend Reloaded for Windoze, and Boxer for MacOS. i like them for their simplicity in terms of interfacing with DOSBox (included in the installer, which not every frontend does), and game installation/configuration.
Bandit King of Ancient China running in Boxer:
and yes, with the frontend, the next step is to google for your favourite games or use the terms DOS abandonware and you could start playing in no time. enjoy 😉