DOSpad – DOSBox for iOS

Latest version: DOSPad beta 1.97. (Requires iOS >;= 4.2) If you don’t need to use CoreMIDI, you can download 1.95c, which is otherwise the same as 1.97 but requires only iOS >;= 3.0.
DOSPad is based on DOSBox, version 0.74. DOSBox is a DOS-emulator that uses SDL-library which makes DOSBox very easy to port to different platforms. DOSBox is developed by DOSBox Team. Visit http://www.dosbox.com for more details.
The goal of DOSPad is to make DOS game playing enjoyable on iDevices. That means, we need to provide smooth game control on touch screen and to improve DOSBox performance on embedded system. We still have a long feature list, so expect more updates coming in future.
DOSPad has an appstore version, called “iDOS”, but currently it’s not available any more. If you’ve already jailbroken your device, DOSPad is actually recommended because it has less restrictions.
Links:

Update: Cydia source “http://www.litchie.com/cydia” should be working now.

Update 2: I have been working on a new PC emulator Aemula. Since the new project takes a lot of time, I will not be able to add any new features for DOSPad, except fixing bugs like crash on launch.

128 Responses to DOSpad – DOSBox for iOS

  1. CULI says:

    SORRY I AM ITALIAN AND MY IPAD HAS AUTOCORRECTION!!
    I sad: i need help!!
    Where can i find AUTOEXEC.bat in my iPad??

  2. CULI says:

    I news help!!
    Eh ere fan i fine the AUTOEXEC.BAT in my iPad???

  3. Scott Mauer says:

    I got the classic 80′s space exploration game Starflight working on my iPad Mini using DOSPad! Thank you so much for making and supporting it!

    http://scottmauer.wordpress.com/2013/12/02/starflights-of-the-past/

  4. hien says:

    Hi,

    I installed dosbox on my windows 7 laptop and ran the DOS application to see if I get the “expected an integer” error. The DOS program runs fine,without any issue.

    Tried dosbox on iPad and nexus 7 and the DOS program did not run, because of “expected an integer” error!

    Can someone help?

    Many thanks,

    Hien

  5. hien says:

    I installed DOSpad and tried to run my DOS-based software, not games. I got an error saying that the boot file contains a non-integer. However, the boot file does contain all integers? Any thoughts on this error message?

    Many thanks,

  6. Remotful says:

    If it doesn’t save your game,try copying the game’s folder a .zip file,then unzip in DOSPAD like this:
    unzip game.zip (“game” is your game’s name).
    Then open the folder->game.exe as usual,it should save,it worked for me(Master of Orion 2).

  7. abid says:

    dos pad games not saved help me plz

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  9. Hank says:

    Dose DosPad has IPA installation package?

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  11. ffelagund says:

    Same problem with shift. I can’t even change to other drive, for example, E:

  12. mtvision says:

    I have the same problem with the SHIFT key. Any solution?

  13. Bhavik says:

    I cant get the shift+anything working!!!!

  14. Hunter 332 says:

    Does anyone know if there is anyway to run exe files on iphone,ipad?

  15. Xavier says:

    Tank you so much for the app now i can play my favourites old games: warcraft 2 and caesar 2 haha
    Now allow to play in landscape mode with full touch controls would be awesome !
    Keep up the great job!

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  17. Brandon says:

    To answer the question about adding games, reference the link at the top that says “Old homepage”. It talks about copying games over and unzipping them.

    • Diego says:

      What about mounting CD images???

      I am trying to play Heroes of Might and Magic 2 but is not possible without mounting CD image.

      When I play in my PC (with DosBox) I use de command line “mount d: c:\games\heroes_2\ -t cdrom” but it does not work in DosPad because when I try with the command line “mount d: ~\var\mobile\documents\games\heroes_2\” it says that the directory does not exist, and it exists actually!!!

      Does somebody know how to get it work???

      Thanks!!!

      • stym says:

        Pay attention to the fact that iOS uses a case sensitive file system. For example, the first “d” in “Documents” should be caps.

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  19. Jeff says:

    HOW THE HELL DO YOU START A GAME ON IT! I’M SO CONFUSED!

  20. Jojo63 says:

    I want to launch Dospad in landscape mode with keypad visible instead of keyboard. I managed to start in landscape mode by deleting the portrait UI bindings in the dospad info.plist and the info.plist. Thats fine for me. But I still can’t start with keypad in landscape mode enabled. Could you give me the setting to add to dospad.cfg to enable this?

    Thanks,

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  23. Tom Salwasser says:

    I managed to download iDOS the second time it was offered. I just started using it and I find it to be very handy. Thank you! I wish I had the first version that allowed for file transfer. As it is now I’m able to transfer files manually with a free app called iExplore, which allows me to drag files back and forth between iPad and desktop. Is it possible to downgrade my iDOS to the older version somehow? My goal would be to be more easily transfer files that I create and update in iDOS with tools like dropbox or email. Thanks for your thoughts.

  24. Bfc_1882 says:

    I see a few people on here asking how to actually get games onto the emulator but nobody has posted any help on this. I am having the same problem, please could someone post instructions on how to make it work??

  25. Omar zamora says:

    Hey this guy below has my name also haha. But I actually need help. How do I open the games I have all I see when I see dospad is c:/>

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  27. Jmarc says:

    I have everything installed and it works great. I have my old Sierra games loading like a charm. The only problem is on my iPhone 4S: the joystick is not there! The base of it is but the actual joystick is not! I can’t move the character around the screen unless I switch to landscape and use the arrows on the keyboard. The iPad works fine. Does anyone else have this problem?

  28. dMr says:

    Hi.

    I don’t know how to get a game started with dospad. I’ve installed it on my iphone 4, and download the super mario 4.

    plzz help?!

  29. dMr says:

    Hi.

    I don’t know how to get a game started with dospad. I’ve installed it on my iphone 4, and download the super mario 4.

    plzz help?!
    :(

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