Introduction: How to Run Old DOS Programs on a Mac
If you have DOS games and a Macintosh but not a windows PC, you can play them! No expensive software needed. I have not tested this out on any Mac OS lower than 10.4. I am sure it will work on OS 10.4 and above.
This instructable only details software games. If you have something on a floppy disk then you'll need hardware to put it on.
Step 1: Get a Game
There are several games floating around on the net. I decided to use freedoom to play. Freedoom is a .wad file, so you need another program to run it. I used Boom 2.02 becaue it works in DOS. I've not tested it on windows, but I'm sure it'd run fine in either DOSBox on Windows or in Command Prompt.
Step 2: Get DOSBox
DOSBox is freeware and can be found here for Mac OS X, windows, Linux, etc. Download it and place it wherever you want.
Step 3: Run Boom on Dosbox
This can get confusing so bear with me.
1- wherever you put Boom when you downloaded it, go to it. Right click boom and click"get info. "
2- in the "open with" menu, go to "other" and a dialog box in the applications folder opens up. Some apps are grayed out. Up at the top where it says "reccomended applications" click that and switch it to "all applications."
Step 4: Place Your Doom.wad in the Right Folder
For Boom to work, the .wad file must be in the same folder as the boom.exe file.
Step 5: Launch Boom and You're Good!
Boom will automatically detect the .wad file and run the game. If you don't have the right file, it won't run.