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  • Submitted: Feb 09 2015 10:44 PM
  • Last Updated: Jan 27 2019 09:26 PM
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  • Downloads: 523

Wrapper Type & Video Card Compatibility

  • Wrapper Type: DOSBox

Wrapper Type Info

Wrappers have different Mac OS X compatibility!

Wineskin:   10.610.710.810.9
Cider:          10.610.710.810.9
CXZ/CXEx:  10.610.710.810.9

What is WINE & what is a Wrapper?

Video Card Info

 GREY          = not tested
 GREEN        = fully playable
 YELLOW     = playable with minor glitches
 ORANGE     = playable with some effort
 RED             = severe glitches / unplayable

Download this Classic Windows Millennium Edition (DOSBox Port) 1.0

- - - - - Please vote for the Quality of this Port / Wrapper, not for the Game or Application!

Windows Millennium Edition, or Windows ME (marketed as being pronounced as the pronoun "Me", is a graphical operating system from Microsoft launched on September 14, 2000. It was the last operating system released in the Windows 9x series.

Windows ME was the successor to Windows 98 SE and was targeted specifically at home PC users. It included Internet Explorer 5.5, Windows Media Player 7, and the new Windows Movie Maker software, which provided basic video editing and was designed to be easy to use for home users. Microsoft also updated the graphical user interface, shell features, and Windows Explorer in Windows ME with some of those first introduced in Windows 2000, which had been released as a business-oriented operating system seven months earlier. Windows ME could be upgraded to Internet Explorer 6 SP1 (but not to SP2 (SV1) or Internet Explorer 7), Outlook Express 6 SP1 and Windows Media Player 9 Series. Microsoft .NET Framework up to and including version 2.0 is supported; however, versions 2.0 SP1, 3.x, and greater are not. Office XP was the last version of Microsoft Office to be compatible with Windows ME.

Windows ME is a continuation of the Windows 9x model, but with restricted access to real mode MS-DOS in order to decrease system boot time. This was one of the most unpopular changes in Windows ME, because applications that needed real mode DOS to run, such as older disk utilities, did not run under Windows ME (although the system could either be booted into real mode DOS using a bootable Windows ME floppy disk or the configuration could be tweaked manually to reenable access to the underlying MS-DOS).

Personal Notes:
This is a DOSBox Port of Windows ME that includes a full install of Microsoft Office 2000 as well as Half-Life and a few other apps. This port utilizes a custom build of DOSBox Megabuild 6 + Glide patch from gulikoza, therefore hardware acceleration does work for some 3Dfx Glide enabled games. Boot time is very fast (around 6 seconds at max) - GUI rendering is a bit slow at times but acceptable.

My System Specs:
- OS: OS X 10.5.8 Leopard
- CPU: Intel Core2Duo 2.9 Ghz
- RAM: 8 GB
- Video: nVidia GeForce 9600M GT
- Disk Space: 2 GB

Known Issues & Install Notes:
Leave the Win ME.app inside the WinDOS folder and place both into your main Applications directory for best results - it gets unstable if you place it on external media or in a very complex directory structure. Also note that some Windows apps can still be unstable at times and acceptable performace of the Win9X environment requires a fast Dual core Intel Mac.

I hope you enjoy this port nonetheless.

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Can someone here please test this properly on OSX 10.7+ - I've been too lazy to do it myself :P
Hi doc,

First time using dosbox. Just wanted to try this out, so I may not be the person who can test this properly. Downloaded it, and so far it only runs in windowed safe mode. The mouse.vxd driver somehow crashes it otherwise. Safe mode works without any problems, of course without the ability to launch games (Vgui.dll error) and certain system software.

Trying this on Mavericks 10.9.4. Copied the WinDOS folder inside Applications.
what happens in Fullscreen mode? Does it show a messed up color palette? Have you tried uninstalling certain devices from the Device Manager and reboot into normal mode?

Also try moving the Win ME.app to your Systems root directory and see if the VGUI.dll error still appears.
It's really weird but functionality of certain Windows programs seems to depend on which directory of the hosts system the DOSBox Wrapper resides...
No, nothing. It just crashes right back to the desktop. Colors are working. Tried uninstalling some devices. Some devices weren't found, like the mouse.vxd driver (haven't tried all of them yet).

Also tried reinstalling/updating them but restarting after that doesn't seem to work (A "couldn't reboot" bluescreen error). Moved the folder to my Systems root and the vgui.dll error vanished. Starting Half-Life, it now displays another error: "Your graphics card does not support the necessary raster operation". After that it prompts me to install DirectX6 and restart Half-Life. This is still in windowed safe mode.

Tried different configurations with the configuration file inside the DosBox wrapper (changing renderer, fullscreen, windowed, mouse capturing etc.) but that didn't help as well.

Edit: Mixed up the error messages. Here are some screenshots:
The DirectX error is most likely the result of Windows being booted in Safe Mode. I tried the port on a freshly installed Mavericks setup yesterday and can confirm your bug report. I tried removing certain drivers from the Windows system folder (like msmouse.vxd / mouse.drv etc..) and I tried a selective startup but it always crashes right after the mouse driver is supposed to load, whether the driver is actually installed or not - I'm pretty much stuck on this end - no idea why it works on pre 10.7 setups but not on later OSX builds.... I might have to recompile this version of DOSBox for OSX Mavericks - there's also a DOSBox Daum Build with the neccessary patches for Win9x to work that was built by someone else and is 10.8+ compatible - I'll try fiddling with that in a minute...
Hi doc.

I confirm dll errors or Snow Leo as well.

I will fiddle with it more later and update you.
OK progress at last! I've been able to make this thing run on OSX 10.7+ with this custom built wrapper: http://cl.ly/1X162I1F2s0o
Extract it and place the winME.img file from the old wrapper into the WinME.app/Contents/ folder of this one and you should be good to go.

If fullsceen mode still refuses to work try installing the latest X11 lib from http://xquartz.macosforge.org/

I've successfully tested this with OSX 10.9.2 Mavericks and fullscreen mode works for me.

Feedback is appreciated.
Thanks! It works now, fullscreen and without safe mode. Programs work as well. Have to test more of course. But still no luck with the games like Half-Life. When using OpenGL it just crashes when loading a level, without any error message. Switched through the available options, but no luck yet.
Yea there seems to be a problem with the Glide wrapper feature of this wrapper - but I'm working on it.
Damn, I am going to show this port to my older brother. Thanks for port.
for some reason mine will only start in safe mode ... not sure how that works since its still emulating the pc

it crashes and brings up the crash log on the osx desktop

i have a 2010 macbook ( white unibody) running osx 10.11 and 10.9

this happens in both oses
How do I open files ending in ".001"? When I click on the link, it takes me to a page with four files. I cannot figure out how to open any of them.
Mine launches fine, automatically in Full Screen (only way to get out is Cmd+Opt+Esc), but runs excruciatingly slowly (takes forever to render and often I get screen tearing).

I was also wondering if it's possible to install Windows XP or 7 in DOSBox, although I think it'd be too slow and unstable to be usable.

MaestroTesseract, on 04 November 2016 - 10:17 PM, said:

Mine launches fine, automatically in Full Screen (only way to get out is Cmd+Opt+Esc), but runs excruciatingly slowly (takes forever to render and often I get screen tearing).

I was also wondering if it's possible to install Windows XP or 7 in DOSBox, although I think it'd be too slow and unstable to be usable.

Mine too, and the colours are quite messed up: a workaround is setting the color depth to 256 colours, instead of 16 bit. Anyway, no, DOSBox can emulate DOS-based systems only: the latest DOS version is Windows ME (although DOS is somewhat concealed); from Windows 2000 onwards, DOS functions are just emulated. If you want to emulate 2000, XP or whatever NT version, you need VirtualBox or VMware.
The worst bug I found is the impossibility of accessing the drive C: from WinME through Computer.
Hello, when I try to download this port, the link keeps redirecting me to some "registration" for Wi-Fi or something like that site. Why is this?

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