Development builds

These are unstable development snapshots intended for testing and showcasing new features; if you want to download a stable build, head on to Linux, Windows, or macOS download pages.

Build artifacts are hosted on GitHub; you need to be logged in to download them.

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Installation notes

Testing new features might require manual reset of the configuration file. DOSBox Staging builds use a configuration file named dosbox-staging.conf located in:

Linux ~/.config/dosbox/
Windows C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\DOSBox\
macOS ~/Library/Preferences/DOSBox/


Tarball contains dynamically-linked x86_64 build, you'll need additional dependencies installed via your package manager.

# Fedora
sudo dnf install SDL2 SDL2_net opusfile

# Debian, Ubuntu
sudo apt install libsdl2-2.0-0 libsdl2-net-2.0-0 libopusfile0

# Arch, Manjaro
sudo pacman -S sdl2 sdl2_net opusfile


Windows executables in a snapshot packages are not signed, therefore Windows 10 might prevent the program from starting.

See this guide to learn how to deal with this.


macOS app bundle is not notarized; Apple Gatekeeper will try to prevent dosbox‑staging from running.

See this guide to learn how to deal with this.

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