Boxer: the DOS Game Emulator for Mac OS X

Mar 27, 2011 - 4 Comments


Want to play some old school DOS games on your Mac? Grab Boxer, it’s a great MSDOS emulator that runs perfectly in OS X complete with a beautiful interface.

And not to worry, it even comes with a few games bundled right with it, including Commander Keen, Epic Pinball, Ultima Underworld, and X-COM. And, if you’re a retro gamer, you can get more DOS games and just drop them in the fancily styled games folder to play those too.


Interested? Of course you are, and you can download Boxer free by visiting their limited site here.

If you want to play some other games, here are several more classic DOS games too, each hosted from the developers site and available as DMG file downloads. Just place these in the aforementioned folder to play them in BOXER app.

And if you get bored with DOS or these games, check out more emulators that we’ve covered. You can even play DOS games in your web browser through a web based emulator if you don’t want to download anything. Fun times and a blast from the past!

Boxer was mentioned by DaringFireball which resulted in the site taking down screenshots.


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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Games


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  1. Flo says:

    Hej Fred,

    I dunno DosBox but perhaps the user interface is a little bit polished now? Just recognized that Boxer is based on DosBox. (Same to Windows game/application emulation: You can use Wine Bottler or you can use Cross Over, same core, different user experience.)

    Anyways … thanks for this article, Paul!

  2. Fred says:

    What is the difference with DosBox ?
    I use DosBox on iMac and it’s run good !

  3. Andrey says:

    Is it possible to download classic N64 and NES Games like this? And even maybe first classic Atari games?

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