DOSBox Staging is a fork of the unique DOSBox aimed toward getting new options in sooner, together with a greater general expertise for customers.
A brand new launch with model 0.79.0 is out including in plenty of audio enhancements just like the ultra-rare AdLib Gold encompass sound daughterboard is now emulated, DOSBox Staging can now precisely emulate the low-pass filter (and generally a high-pass filter too) that the majority DOS-era sound playing cards function, filtering for small-speaker audio programs (PC Speaker, PS/1 Audio, Tandy, and the varied LPT DAC choices) to provide a greater expertise and a brand new crossfeed choice to combine the channels for some audio which may solely play on one ear. There’s much more like a refrain impact, including stereo motion and will increase the perceived stereo width, which is very noticeable on purely mono indicators on headphones.
There’s additionally varied graphical enhancements like a shader reload shortcut, it’s potential to override the default, canonical interpretation of the 16-colour CGA/EGA RGBI palette, improved scaling, window transparency help, a brand new Fixed Body Price (CFR) presentation mode, which presents a relentless body price outlined by the emulated DOS price and extra.
The power to mount bodily CDs is now (re-)applied in DOSBox Staging for higher compatibility with video games like Underneath a Killing Moon, System Shock, and The Pandora Directive. There’s an enormous quantity extra to it which you can examine right here.
For Linux customers, Luxtorpeda additionally has help for this new launch so you’ll be able to simply use it with Steam video games. You’ll be able to set up it through ProtonUp-Qt two instruments I’ve lined quite a few occasions now like right here and right here.