Windows downloads

Download DOSBox Staging 0.79.0 64-bit (Installer)
sha256: 154c663f76d0ca46d1d23d8c2bcea2d83717f1ba9103067a6a6f5ce814cf0cb2

Download DOSBox Staging 0.79.0 64-bit (zip)
sha256: b3633d425489fbb5f6f9b3de75e4c2c6dd0713c3aec504e42cac948cc1550bbe

If Windows 8.x or Windows 10 prevents you from running DOSBox Staging via Microsoft Defender SmartScreen, see the section below.

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.

§ Microsoft Defender SmartScreen

Method 1

SmartScreen will allow you to run application, after you click on "More info":

SmartScreen window 1 SmartScreen window 2

Method 2

Right-click on "dosbox.exe" file distributed in the zip file, select "Properties", and then "Unblock".

Properties window

Explanation

Starting in Windows 8, Microsoft's SmartScreen pop-up encumbers the execution of newly-developed applications. To prevent this, developers are expected to pay Microsoft's EV certification vendors a yearly fee and put the software on Windows Store1.

As DOSBox Staging is a volunteer effort, we are not in a position to make such payments. We therefore ask users to manually unblock DOSBox Staging and be patient while Microsoft's "Application Reputation" scheme eventually whitelists DOSBox Staging (see: [2], and the last paragraph in [3]).

§ 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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