Saturday, April 2, 2011

Boxer - The DOS game emulator that’s fit for your Mac

Feel nostalgic, wanna finally beat this 20 year old game you never finished as a kid? Or just curious how games looked back in the golden age of gaming?

Then you need Boxer!

Boxer plays all the MS-DOS games of your misspent youth, right here on your Mac.
There’s no clots of configuration and baffling DOS commands between you and your fun: just drag-drop your games onto Boxer, and you’ll be playing in minutes.


Boxer takes your CDs, floppies and bootleg game copies and wraps them intoapp-style gameboxes you just click to play. They’re self-contained so you can back them up or share them with friends. No mess, no fuss.

If your nostalgia demands more, thendecorate your games with gorgeous icons and admire your collection from your very own Finder games shelf.

Boxer is powered by DOSBox’s robust DOS emulation, which means it’ll play almost any DOS game you throw at it.
Some places to download DOS Games:
http://www.abandonwaremine.tk/

72 comments:

A.C.Brown said...

dos on a mac? sorry i've just got to run outside to make sure pigs aren't flying

JuX said...

on a mac? damn... I was hoping for windows.

Erika said...

Macheads gaming XD

Patres said...

Need something like this for windows. DOSBox sucks at most games.

Waywardly said...

THIS GAME. No way. I have to get it now. Right now.

REM4606 said...

Time for awesome dos throwbacks! Thanks for this post!!

Araita said...

Hey, I've seen that your last comment on my blogs were saying you don't understand spanish, I think you should check the english blog http://araitascave.blogspot.com/ ^^
Also, I didn't know you could run DOS stuff on a mac! D:

Freddy said...

good to know

Leestander said...

Why should you even play games on a mac?

mac-and-me said...

Leestander:
Starcraft II in 2560x1440 on my 27'' iMac is just awesome, so why shouldn't i play games?

Justin testing said...

@Leestander: Why wouldn't you? Some of us feel that a macbook is far superior to other laptops on the market, and might not have much use for stationary computers (I say that because I'm not very fond of stationary macs) and thusly have no other choice.
Some might need one for their jobs due to certain applications.

Sure it might not match the performance of windows-based systems on high-end games, with directx and all. But these are DOS games we're talking about. The time when people were talking about RAM in the MEGABYTES and graphics-cards were optional.

And I do by no means bash Windows, my stationary runs it. But it's just a stupid question.

Mo said...

what dos on a mac? ;O

Rasslin' and MMA said...

*doubletake*

Trelin said...

Is this just a frontend for dosbox on mac? Looks cool either way. Somewhat similar to D-fend reloaded on windows.

-E- said...

is it like mike tysons punchout for NES? that was a hell of a game.

Michael said...

Heaha, PC Nostalgia time for Mac users?:P

Kaneda said...

sweet, gonna try this out today!

=dgrphx= said...

an os in your os

Dragmire said...

awesome thanks for the link. nostalgia, here i come!

MDstuff1337 said...

Nostalgia with a mac? :q

Kboy71 said...

nostalgia to the maxx

blaack said...

too bad i don't have mac

JS said...

wow, cool! Gotta try it out

Chris said...

I really enjoyed taking a step back in time reading this post. Gotta love those old games.

john178 said...

very cool, need to tell my friend about this, he has a mac

SirJohnBear said...

Boxer is such a great emu, a definite download!

THIEF said...

Ah jeez, I gotta go back to DOS games.

Vexu said...

boxer is great :) thx for sharing :)

Rabidmoose said...

Great for nostalgia.

Malkavian said...

Never did play boxer i remember PUNCH OUT with Mike Tyson

Something Concupiscible said...

Awesome! I was looking for something like this about 2 weeks ago, and everything I tried didn't work.

mac-and-me said...

@Malkavian
@-E-
no its not a boxing game *facepalm*
it is an DOS emulator

Azurikai said...

well worth it ;)

Moob said...

great app!!!

The Angry Lurker said...

Very good.

Lucky13 said...

ohhh, let the nostalgia begin!
wanna play original warcraft I again!

hoaks2 said...

Oh god I love DOS. Commander Keen FTW! Or all of those adventure games.

PaulBlark said...

lol my friend wont stfu about his DOS games!

Sam said...

For free? that is really cool.

G said...

oh is that xcom playing? very cool

Killerko said...

nice! didn't know mac has a dos emulator :D

Charles said...

welcome to the 1990s, mac! soon you will play all the games (then they might be more reasonable to have IMO)

Piets said...

Sick shit!

A Hermit said...

Great for old games!

ARC25 said...

cool but i dont use mac

Aaron M. Gipson said...

Well it's good to know that the Mac is good for some gaming. I guess I could try Star Trek 25th Anniversary Edition again...

Jay.CA said...

time to nostalgia...

Baws said...

Sick!!!

Claude said...

Dosbox on mac? Sounds pretty cool.

Frosty said...

That definitely looks like a useful app

thenitefalls said...

This is great for playing these classics :D

las3R said...

Ahaha nice, hmm maybe I'll check it out on my roomate's mac >_>

BeefyWellington said...

Oh man, I have a sudden need to plan Crystal Caverns.

Shutterbug said...

I'll pass...

Everyday Normal Guy said...

What an nostalgia trip!

James Langston Evans said...

cant possibly be as nostalgic as oregon trail!

Lhosreiff said...

Cosmos Cosmic Adventure is probably my most favorite DOS game.

skinned sheep said...

i dont remember this game

Colin B said...

Early PC games were a bit before my time :(

Joe said...

Oh man i remember playing this game. thanks

Robert Fünf said...

Cool. This is something I'd grab in a heart beat if I had a Mac.

Tracerz said...

I love the idea of game emulators, but I have never played an old game on one. Maybe I just need to invest in USB Genesis and NES controllers or something. ;)

TheHarvester said...

awww amazing tool. sadly its always like "oh yeah i want to play this so badly" and then like "oh i had better memories of this.. this actualyl makes no fun anymore" i think i lost the magic with these old games

Niek said...

I love dos games

Anita Johnson said...

Wow thats uber neat!

Cayven said...

Interest post, thanks for sharing buddy! :D

Oscar said...

Ahh great game.

Wilco said...

thanks alot!!

TheMonopolyGuy said...

The interface reminds me of GOG.com

Copyboy said...

I'm there! BTW...made you blog of the day.

CandleintheDark said...

If I had a mac I would definitely get this. Great idea

Cory said...

Dos on mac? Finally, honestly.