[Wine] Is DOSBox replacing native DOS support in Wine?

flerchjj wineforum-user at winehq.org
Sat Sep 10 03:20:05 CDT 2011

I haven't followed Wine in quite a while, other than to do an occasional update (but hopefully this will change). I noticed DOSBox support was added in January 2011.

My understanding is that when Wine can't even attempt to run DOS programs itself (MAC OSX, 64bit OSes, etc) that it will attempt to run using DOSBox. Is this correct? Is the plan to replace native Wine DOS support across the board with DOSBox, use DOSBox only on certain OSes/chipsets, allow use of DOSBox on a program by program basis using config files, or use DOSBox only as a failure mode?

The move to 64bit OSes and lack of 16bit support worries me about Wine's internal method for interpreting DOS & Win 3.2 executables.

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