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rpix86

First you need the actual rpix86 PC emulator for Raspberry Pi.

LinkDateSizeInfo
rpix86.zip Apr 6th, 2014 479 KB Version 0.17 released!
rpix86.tar.gz Apr 6th, 2014 479 KB Version 0.17 (if you prefer .tar.gz over .zip version).
Raspberry Pi Store Sep 1st, 2013   Version 0.11 from Raspberry Pi store, in case you prefer to download it from there.
rpix86_016.zip Mar 9th, 2014 479 KB Previous version of rpix86, in case the latest version has severe bugs.
rpix86.txt Apr 6th, 2014 10 KB Release notes and version history.

4DOS

Note! When you start rpix86 for the first time, it will ask whether you wish to let it automatically download 4DOS.COM for you, so you do not need to download it yourself unless your Raspberry Pi does not have an internet connection.

Since rpix86 does not have an inbuilt command interpreter (or shell), you need to have a DOS program that provides the command shell features. Currently the only supported shell is 4DOS version 7.50, freeware by Rex Conn & JP Software. The only file you absolutely need is the 4DOS.COM program, but if you have space on your SD card you can download the auxiliary files as well.

The recommended place to put these files on your SD card is a 4DOS subdirectory under the directory you wish to use as the emulated C:\ root directory. You can also put 4DOS.COM into the C:\ root directory (which is where rpix86 will download it for you).

LinkInfo
4DOS.COM The plain 4DOS.COM file, temporarily available here while ftp://jpsoft.com/4dos/files/ has access problems.
4dos750b130.exe Windows installer for the whole package. NOTE! Unless you want to install 4DOS on your PC, do not run the installer, instead use any unzip utility to extract the separate files from this archive.
www.4dos.info A collection of several different 4DOS versions and other information.

Additional files

If you have a non-US keyboard layout, since version 0.02 of rpix86 you can run KEYB.EXE from FreeDOS in rpix86. This allows you to change the keyboard layout to correspond to your international keyboard key layout, just like in the old DOS days. You can get the needed files (KEYB.EXE and KEYBOARD.SYS) from here, for example.

Supported and tested games

If you enjoy playing chess, be sure to get Chess Genius 3 by Richard Lang. It will run nicely in rpix86 (in version 0.05 and later), even inside the X Window environment.

See the DSx86 Compatibility WIKI for the most up-to-date list of games currently working in DSx86.