Boxer Makes Playing Old PC Games On Macs A Snap

Retro PC game players are surely familiar with Dosbox, the top-shelf emulator that makes playing games foam the ‘80s and ‘90s possible on modern machines. Boxer is Dosbox shined up for Apple computers. (Some call them "Macs.")

And from what I can tell from my dabbling with Boxer here on my work machine, it's a no-brainer download for any Mac gamer.

Not only does it look nice-including a Delicious Library-style take on your "Game Folder" complete with superfluous hardwood paneling graphics-but it seems to properly shift down my machine to proper speeds so that DOS games don't run wildly faster than is possible to play. (Something I've had a problem with default configurations with Dosbox in the past.)

It's free. It works great. And it nearly made me tear up when I saw that copy of X-Com on the shelf before I realised it was just a demo. [BoxerApp.com | Mirror](via )


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    The timing of this is exquisite! My new mac should arrive on Friday, the first I've ever owned. This is exactly the stuff I need.

    But will it play Crysis 2?

      When it's an old game. Sure! :3

    HOLY COW!

    Apple computers are called "Macs"?!

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