A shell is a virtual system that is totally encapsulated to protect the rest of your system from a program and to allow it to run on an operating system it was not designed for.
The problem is, macs and their proprietary (as in not boxed and shipped to every software development firm to use for making new software compatible) operating systems have never been, exactly, user friendly or very prolific in the personal computer market, thus, there never was a plethora of programs written to write on their systems. Windows gave away code needed to write programs that would work with it. Added to the incentives they gave computer retailers to sell their OS you had a situation where everyone could use windows because it was so user friendly, AND it was universally recognized as the go to operating system that just about every program has been written specifically for windows first and other operating systems later if the developers felt like it.
I’m pretty sure OS10 has a program in it already that will run rudimentary dos based programs. Remember, ABattlemap is designed to run on just about any computer from 1985 on.
Hello all, I’m new to the forum, and I have a mac. I downloaded a DOS emulator and it says that I need win32. Does anyone have any help for me? Much appreciated.