Dosbox has a default setting of 16 MB of Ram that it allocates to any program or game you use while running it. While changing this amount usually won't affect Dos programs there are the occasional exceptions. If you happen to be running one of these programs here is how it is done.
First: Look for the file dosbox.conf. This is the configuration file for Dosbox. It essentially tells Dosbox which settings are wanted each time Dosbox launches.
Now: When you find the file right click on it. Click "open with" & select notepad.
Next: With the Dosbox config file open find the line "memsize=16" under the section labeled [dosbox]. Change this number to the amount of RAM you feel you need. For example changing this setting to "memsize=32" would change the amount of RAM available to 32 MB. When you finish save and exit the config file.
Next time you launch Dosbox the amount of RAM available will be changed to your new setting. If you feel that you have made a mistake or want additional RAM just revisit this setting using the steps above. Something to keep in mind is that DOS has a RAM limit of 64 MB. It is unlikely that any DOS program would need that much anyway but it is a limit to keep in mind when changing this setting.
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