About 86Box

86Box is an IBM PC system emulator that specializes in running old operating systems and software designed for IBM PC systems and compatibles from 1981 through fairly recent system designs based on the PCI bus.

86Box is released under the GNU General Public License, version 2 or later. For more information, see the COPYING file.

The project maintainer is OBattler.

If you need a configuration manager for 86Box, use the 86Box Manager, our officially endorsed 86Box configuration manager, developed by Overdoze (daviunic). Please note that 86Box Manager is currently Windows-exclusive.


We operate an IRC channel and a Discord server for discussing anything related to retro computing and, of course, 86Box. We look forward to hearing from you!

Additionally, subscribe to our YouTube channel for content such as installation videos, and follow us on Twitter for occasional updates and fun facts.
For more links, visit our official website.