dosbox-staging is an attempt to revitalize DOSBox's development process. It's not a rewrite, but a continuation and improvement on the existing DOSBox codebase while leveraging modern development tools and practices.
Improve the out-of-the-box experience for new users.
Encourage new contributors by removing barriers to entry.
Fix, cleanup, and integrate several notable community-developed patches that are not included in the SourceForge-hosted project.
Implement new features and quality-of-life improvements.
Prioritize DOS gaming, while welcoming general improvements (such as for productivity software) that don't impact game emulation quality or code-maintainability.
Strike a balance between emulation quality, speed, and usability.
Deliver a consistent cross-platform experience.
Leverage ongoing DOSBox development.
Focus on supporting up-to-date, current Operating Systems and modern hardware.
For versions of Ubuntu between 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) and 15.10 (Wily Werewolf), as well as Ubuntu flavours that don’t include snap by default, snap can be installed from the Ubuntu Software Centre by searching for snapd.
Alternatively, snapd can be installed from the command line:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install snapd
Either log out and back in again, or restart your system, to ensure snap’s paths are updated correctly.
Install DOSBox Staging
To install DOSBox Staging, simply use the following command: