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End of life for DOSBox ECE

As you may have noticed, development of DOSBox got somewhat... slow in the recent past. And since DOSBox ECE is based on the SVN of the official DOSBox releases, of course there weren't (m)any new releases of that as well. I must admit, that I wasn't too sorry about the lack of updates. In the last years, the amount of free time shrank to almost nothing anyway and other builds emerged or got better, that IMHO made ECE pretty redundant.

So, as of now, I decided to stop releasing new builds of DOSBox ECE. Not without a tear in the eye, it was nice to have a somewhat popular build and to give something back to a great community! But as of now, I think we're all better off using more up-to-date alternatives like

Thanks for your support and feedback through the last seven years!

So what exactly was DOSBox ECE?

DOSBox is an emulator for old PCs running MS-DOS, focused on running classic PC games. Though it's under constant development, new versions are only officially released from time to time, with many updates inbetween only coming out as changes to the source code on SourceForge.

Here you can find compiled binaries of the original source, as well as an enhanced build and its source code, both created regularly soon after a new version was released on SourceForge. As of version r4482, no new version will be released. The enhanced build contained numerous patches with improvements that have been created by various users in the DOSBox forums on Because of that it was called "Enhanced Community Edition", ECE for short. The VOGONS community also is the place to go when you're looking for news, help or if you have a problem with or a question about DOSBox.

ECE, formerly available for Windows and Linux, was maintained by YesterPlay and differed from normal DOSBox in the following features:

A short overview of the integrated patches and their authors and contributors is also included in the corresponding downloads below. Older versions can be found in the "archive" folder.