[Wine] Re: DOS programs on OSX?

SpawnHappyJake wineforum-user at winehq.org
Mon Aug 29 18:59:54 CDT 2011

You can use VirtualBox. Or maybe even install Win3.1 into DOSBox, if you feel the desire. VirtualBox runs a virtual machine on your real processor. DOSBox, QEMU, and Bocks emulate a processor for the virtual machine to run on. Processor emulation takes a lot of resources. So something like VirtualBox is perferable. Sometimes processor emulation is required, though, such as if you have a program compiled for a different architecture than what your real processor is... and that doesn't usually end well because of the massive performance hit of CPU emulation. Also, some old games depend on features of old processors that no longer exist, and/or time the game based off the clock speed, thus you need a slow processor. 


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