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Last Update:

10 May 2022

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • ghotik


dxwnd system calls windows win32 window mode compatibility legacy cd


This is not the latest version of DxWnd available.

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Downloads of v



Software Author(s):

  • ghotik

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

This is not the latest version of DxWnd available.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

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Scan Testing Resulted in Flagged as a Note:

At least one file within this package has greater than 0 detections, but less than 5

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To uninstall DxWnd, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


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choco upgrade dxwnd -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="''" [other options]

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choco upgrade dxwnd -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="''" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install dxwnd
    name: dxwnd
    version: ''
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'dxwnd' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  ''

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller dxwnd
    Name     = "dxwnd"
    Version  = ""
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'dxwnd':
  ensure   => '',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 10 May 2022.



Windows hooker - intercepts system calls to make win32 programs running in a window, to support a better compatibility, to enhance video modes, to stretch timing and emulate CD disk data and audio tracks. It is typically very useful to run old windows games.


  • Run fullscreen programs in window mode

  • Perform time stretching to slow down or speed up actions

  • Add several compatibility options to support legacy programs

  • Log operations, show program status and palette

  • Emulate CD audio tracks playing ripped audio files

  • Emulate CD and HD file systems

  • Usable through a GUI or with customized proxies

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$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
$toolsPath  = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
$url32      = ''
$checksum32 = 'bfea755924cadd832695cf4b9a0e73f18cfed6328beb144deb484fc5fa9de80d'

$unzipLocation = New-Item -Path $(Get-ToolsLocation) -Name "DxWnd" -ItemType "directory" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue -Force

$packageArgs = @{
  PackageName     = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  UnzipLocation   = $unzipLocation
  Url             = $url32
  Checksum        = $checksum32
  ChecksumType    = 'sha256'

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs

$desktopPath = [Environment]::GetFolderPath("Desktop")

Install-ChocolateyShortcut `
  -ShortcutFilePath "$desktopPath\DxWnd.lnk" `
  -TargetPath "$($packageArgs.UnzipLocation)\dxwnd.exe" `
  -WorkingDirectory $UnzipLocation

rm $toolsPath\*.rar -ea 0
$destDir = Join-Path $(Get-ToolsLocation) $env:ChocolateyPackageName
Remove-Item $destDir -Force -Recurse

# Remove Shortcut
$desktopPath = [Environment]::GetFolderPath("Desktop")
Remove-Item "$desktopPath\DxWnd.lnk" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue -Force

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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
DxWnd 2.05.85 47 Friday, June 24, 2022 Approved
DxWnd 2.05.84 54 Thursday, June 2, 2022 Approved
DxWnd 52 Tuesday, May 10, 2022 Approved
DxWnd 58 Monday, April 18, 2022 Approved
DxWnd 2.05.82 68 Saturday, March 19, 2022 Approved
DxWnd 2.05.81 75 Wednesday, February 2, 2022 Approved
DxWnd 2.05.80 47 Monday, January 17, 2022 Approved
DxWnd 2.05.79 68 Friday, December 31, 2021 Approved

Refer to readme-relnotes.txt

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