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About this app

A completely free port of the latest SVN version of DosBox using the same core engine as Dos Box Turbo.

Please read our Getting Started Guide to understand how to load games ( ).

★ Voodoo 3dfx Glide Support
★ Pentium MMX Instructions!
★ Full analog controller support (mouse and joystick emulation) [Android 3.1+]
★ Support for playing many Windows 9x games!
★ MIDI Sound Emulation
★ Sliding "QuickMenu"
★ Transparent Hide-able ActionBar
★ Mappable Virtual On-Screen Buttons
★ Based upon latest DOSBOX SVN
★ Universal Button/Controller Support (Wii, Xbox360, Game Gripper, PS3, Xperia Play controllers and more!).
★ Game Profiles Manager
★ Absolute Finger & Pointer tracking, use DOS applications intuitively on a touch screen! (experimental)
★ Gestures Support
★ Customize DOS Game Covers/Icons in Profile Manager
★ Use DPAD and Optical Trackpad as mouse/joystick.
★ Virtual Mouse emulation mode, with left & right click!
★ Mappable hardware & virtual buttons.
★ Virtual Multi-Touch *Analog* Joystick emulation!
★ Switch to portrait or landscape mode without restart!
★ Multiple Stretch/Scaling options.
★ Supports external USB/Bluetooth mice & joysticks [Android 3.1+]
★ Supports Right Click on Trackpads & mice. [Android 4.0+]
★ Full ASUS Transformer keyboard & trackpad support.
★ Nvidia Shield support!
★ Can be used with any 3rd Party Keyboard replacement to emulate DPAD or Cursor Keys (our GamePad, or HackersKeyboard is recommended).
★ Full Jelly Bean (JB) and Lollipop support (Android 4.0, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 5.0).

To Enable Cursor/Arrow Keys:
Use any 3rd party Android Input Method (Keyboard) replacement. Highly recommend the free HackersKeyboard, which supports transparency, cursor keys and Function Keys or you can try the Free 'GamePad' keyboard. With aFreeBox, there is no need to pay extra for virtual cursor keys and/or gamepads.

Q. Where is the settings button?? (or How can I access the settings menu)?
A. You have three easy ways of accessing the Settings Menu.
1. From Landscape Mode: from close to the top margin, swipe down to show the ActionBar. From the action bar, you can access the settings menu as well as many other options.
2. From Portrait Mode: The actionbar will always be visible, and you can just access the settings menu by clicking the (3 dots) at the top.
3. From either Portrait or Landscape: Place your finger near the left margin and swipe right, you'll have access to the DosBox QuickMenu.

Q. Wheres the FAQ?

Q. Whats the difference between Dos Box Turbo and aFreeBox?
A: The biggest difference is FreeBox is compiled using the free Android NDK toolchain, while Dos Box Turbo utilizes a proprietary, highly optimizing toolchain for compilation. Also DosBox Manager will NOT work with aFreeBox. For a full list of differences, see:
Updated on
Apr 2, 2015

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2.37K reviews
November 6, 2021
It used to work fine, and I probably would have rated it three stars. It had one glaring, and strange, bad feature: you had to be connected to the internet to use the emulator. This makes absolutely no sense at all. Nowadays, it won't even launch, the last update was 6 years ago or so, so I don't expect it to ever work again. Look for something else. Maybe retroarch has Dos support?
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Benjamin Roberts
July 30, 2020
I got this app to run a few programs from my childhood (LivingBooks, Thinkin Things, etc) on Windows 3.1, and it worked! Sound was a bit crappier than I remember, but then again, it has been over 15 years! I'm just glad I can shop for fripples and play with cats in hats while I'm waiting for stuff to re-open!
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A Google user
December 31, 2018
The only issue i ran into was was the games that have the need of function keys. With an Android tablet, the optional aftermarket keyboard emulator would have to be installed. The F keys work in Dos (ie.,F3), but not in games. I corrected this by using a USB keyboard plugged into the tablet. Works great!
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What's new

* Add Intel x86 build
* Fix crash with OI Intents (OI Notepad) to allow editing of manual conf files
* SB16 fixes
* Fix for Hexx game