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The DOS game emulator that’s fit for your Mac.

What does Boxer do?

Boxer plays MS-DOS games on your Mac. It’s based on the robust DOSBox emulator, with a lot of magic sprinkled on top.

Run DOS programs from Finder. Wrap your games into tidy gameboxes that launch like Mac apps. Painlessly install games from CD—then bundle the CD with your game so you don't even need it in the drive.

Don’t struggle with mounts and emulation settings; don’t nurse a greedy games database; don’t bang your head against a DOS prompt; just play your games. Boxer takes away the fuss and leaves the fun.

Get started with Boxer
New! Download Boxer 1.0RC2
2011-02-22, 18.1 MB
for OS X 10.5 and 10.6
Still on OS X 10.4? Download Boxer 0.87
2009-08-30, 19 MB


What’s new in 1.0?

Note: joystick support is not available in Boxer 1.0, and will be reintroduced in 1.1.

Hit the ground playing.

Boxer comes with 4 ready-to-play DOS games to whet your appetite: Commander Keen 4 and demos of Epic Pinball, Ultima Underworld and X-COM: UFO Defense. Bon appetit!

More game demos

Nothing to see here.

Boxer has no esoteric configuration panels to pore through, no big fat library interface squatting between you and your fun. It’s the unobtrusive DOS butler that configures and launches your games as discreetly as possible. So here’s some screenshots of them instead.

Design by 40watt.