eXoDOS is an attempt to
catalog, obtain, and make playable every game developed for the DOS and
PC Booter platform. We strive to find original media rather than using
scene rips or hacks. This collection uses DOSBox to allow these older
games to play on modern systems. Games supported by ScummVM give the
user a choice between emulators. All required emulators are included
and have been setup to run all included titles with no prior knowledge
or experience required on the users part.
This pack includes 7,200 DOS
games. The focus is on games that were either released in English or
are fairly easy to play without a knowledge of the native language.
This is not every DOS game ever made, however it is a very high
percentage of all commercial releases. There are thousands of freeware,
homebrew, and shareware games that will continue to be added in future
The games have already been
configured to run in DOSBox. Games which are supported by ScummVM will
give you the option at launch as to which emulator you would like to
Version 5 adds:
on Demand: A 'lite' version of the project that just contains metadata.
Games are downloaded the first time you try to run them.
Networking: Easy host and join multiplayer games. Scripts auto
start\open your virtual ports and describe exactly what steps each game
requires to lay in multiplayer. Play over 300 games with your friends!
Updater: Download and auto-apply updates to your eXoDOS collection
without having to wait until the next release.
Preservation: Browse print & digital magazines from the DOS era
• Filter by
Installed Games: A custom plugin that dynamically updates a playlist in
LaunchBox each time a game gets installed or uninstalled
Manual Upgrades: Hundreds of missing manuals have been added or
improved and we've added countless missing extra files.
• Gold Box
Companion Support: D&D Goldbox games can now be launched with the
GB Companion app, which features automapping and other great tools.
• New Folder
Structure: All project files now reside under an "eXo" folder, with
individual folders for each project under that. This will allow
Win3eXo, and other future projects, to easy plug in with eXoDOS.
Launch & Install Files: Files are no longer individually coded to
launch a specific game. They now figure out what game will be launched
to seeing what folder they were run from. While this doesn't directly
affect users much, it makes maintaining the collection much easier.
Names: Games now have regional names added to their LaunchBox entry.
This allows you to search whatever name you are familiar with, and
still find it listed in the database. eg: Searching Broken Sword will
now bring up Circle of Blood.
Squash-a-rama!: A new GitHub now tracks all bugs, which has increased
productivity on that front.
• Over 200
Shaders: Enjoy shaders which emulate the look and feel of an original
monitor with curvature and scanlines.
the Manual Here
Get the Linux patch Here