How To Play DOS Games On Android

Classic stays classic. Even though you have played the high definition games like Fifa, GTA, COD, but I am pretty sure of the fact that your love for the classic games would stay the same. And if you are in that mood to rediscover your love for DOS games on your Android smartphone, then go and ahead and read the post.

In this post, I would be giving out the step by step instructions to play DOS games on Android. You can infact get going with the same steps to run most the DOS programs on Android. Hence, its one of the most well known free DOS Emulator for Android. And yes, its still in the Beta stage.

Step By Step Guide To Play DOS Games On Android

  • Download aDosBox onto your Android device from the App Market
  • Now, connect your Android device to your computer as USB mass storage device and copy all the required DOS programs onto its memory card
  • Launch aDosBox, navigate as Device configuration and in the Where to download application data option, choose the option that is fine with you
  • This application opens a DOS Prompt where you hit the commands the way you do on your computer

  • Once you can see the prompt, click on the Android Settings button and then choose On Screen Keyboard
  • Hit the below commands to get on to C drive

mount c: /sdcard


  • Now navigate across just like the way you do on your computer. And run the .exe file the normal way. For example, if you want to run abc.exe, you just need to type abc.exe on the command prompt and hit enter
  • If you are finding it hard to play using its on screen keyboard, you can opt to go with its joystick. In order to enable it, do as follow, Android settings button > SDL Settings > On-screen keyboard > Remap on-screen controls

Just try out this DOS Emulator for Android and see how it works for you. I am pretty sure that you would find this set of instructions to play DOS games on Android very useful.

Filed under: Android,Tips & Tutorials

October 8, 2012 by: Prasanth Chandra

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