Recently I have learned about the xBR scaler, and of course checked if there's a DOSBox implementation of it. And whaddaya think, there is. Moreover, it's a more advanced version of the scaler called xBRZ. The DOSBox build can be downloaded here. You don't need to tweak any DOSBox settings in this build, except maybe mounting your DOS directories. It's already configured to use the scaler and output 320x200 modes with correct aspect ratio.
The results of scaling are pretty interesting, as you can judge for yourselves. Here's a couple of shots:
Descent - Intro
Descent - Gameplay
Warcraft: Orcs & Humans - Mission Briefing
Warcraft: Orcs & Humans - Gameplay 1
Warcraft: Orcs & Humans - Gameplay 2
Additionally, the author of this build created a "scaler test" programme (available here) which can scale up any image on the fly, and save output as a separate file. It's original purpose it to compare the results of HQx, xBR and xBRZ, but you can also use it to have some nice scaled up graphics generally.
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