macOS bundles

Download dosbox-staging 0.78.1 Universal binary (dmg)
sha256: b9ddff89e9fc283493580d5fc021b05021a13d90305ae44e2867499b22e359c9

This package is compatible with macOS 10.15 (Catalina) 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 click "Open". Click "OK" to close the resulting message. After opening the app a second time (like above) Gatekeeper will show an "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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