Sunday, October 22, 2017

How to run DOS games in Batocera or Recalbox 4.1

You can run fullscreen DOS games in Batocera or Recalbox (4.1 or newer).
You need copy them like this:
  1. Select /recalbox/share/roms/dos/
  2. Create a folder with the name of the game adding ".pc" (like  galaxia.pc)
  3. Copy all the files of the game to this folder.
  4. Create a dosbox.bat file, these file must content the fullname of the executable file (like GALAXIA.EXE).
  5. Update games in recalbox/batocera menu.
We need repeat steps 1 to 4 for each game we add, and do the step 5 when we finished.
Artículo original en castellano
Note: Don't use notepad for Windows because this buggy software can add strange and invisible characters. Better use a good text edit like jEdit.


  1. Shadow Warrior runs but on very low fps. Any ideas how to fix it?

    1. Yes, clic CRTL + F12 several times until you get the desired speed.
      See DosBox documentation for more information: