macOS bundles

Download dosbox-staging 0.77.1 x86-64 (dmg)
sha256: 29964d79f0a85d593f8bafd30da854c726594c12474528f46758fc95c05f0c97

Download dosbox-staging 0.77.1 ARM64 (dmg)
sha256: 74a1c84bdda0db25091f749ba7a2e5e93f7849baf130817ea1bc182039bd3698

The x86-64 bundle is compatible with macOS 10.15 (Catalina) or newer and the arm64 bundle is compatible macOS 11 (Big Sur) or newer.

macOS uses its Gatekeeper feature to prevent users from running externally-hosted 3rd party software, such as dosbox-staging. See the section below to learn how to fix it.


Homebrew package is compatible with macOS 10.14 (Mojave) or newer.

brew install dosbox-staging

Development snapshot builds

You can always see what's cooking on the main branch :)

These builds might be slow or unstable as they are designed with developers and testers in mind: download instructions for snapshot builds.

§ Apple Gatekeeper

Ctrl-click (or right-click) on dosbox-staging app, and select "Open". This time, Gatekeeper will show "Open" button like this:

Gatekeeper window


Apple's Gatekeeper feature only permits the running of notarized software, one aspect of which involves developers making yearly payments to Apple.

As dosbox-staging is a volunteer effort, we are not in a position to make such payments and therefore ask users to bypass Apple's Gatekeeper manually.

§ Older builds

Building from source

Of course you can always build dosbox-staging straight from the source. Send us patches if you improve something! :)

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