Dosbox. What have you got running.


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by TheRobster » Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:03 pm
So far I have got running:
Starflight 2
Space Quest 3

Sound is a bit scratchy, but quite useable.
I would have done more, but every time I get something working I end up playing.
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by Super-Nathan » Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:02 am
Tie Fighter

Mechwarrior is downloading, will be tried later today
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by TheRobster » Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:21 pm
I had forgotten about Mechwarrior.
I gotta try that out.
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by grim2020 » Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:31 pm
Super-Nathan wrote:Tie Fighter

Mechwarrior is downloading, will be tried later today


Did you get this to load?
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by Chuckaluphagus » Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:15 pm
I have a ton of old DOS games that I've purchased through GOG.com over the past few years. I hadn't even thought about running them on the Pi before. I'll give this a shot when I have a spare moment.

Are there any command-line frontends for Dosbox? I quite like using them in a GUI, but I'm spending a lot more time at the command line on the Pi. I'm envisioning something with an interface like aptitude, but just for use with Dosbox and a collection of games.

If this doesn't already exist, I'm going to have to learn how to program, aren't I?
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by MrBunsy » Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:23 pm
I've had Worms and Lemmings working happily in DOSBox before, can't remember if I tried them when I put it on the Pi. Will have to try them again!
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by chromebookbob » Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:34 pm
I got civilisation 1, elite, simcity & worms working.
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by rurwin » Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:05 pm
Chuckaluphagus wrote:Are there any command-line frontends for Dosbox? I quite like using them in a GUI, but I'm spending a lot more time at the command line on the Pi.
DosBox produces the screen image using SDL, which I think is only available under X. (Wikipedia teases that there is a framebuffer implementation, but the official SDL site doesn't appear to mention it.)
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by Mortimer » Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:24 pm
I've tried DosBOX and it runs fine from the command line. It runs straight away at full screen.
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by Chuckaluphagus » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:24 pm
Mortimer wrote:I've tried DosBOX and it runs fine from the command line. It runs straight away at full screen.

Yeah, I know you don't need to have to be in X in order to use Dosbox.

Still need to find time to start testing games.
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by AndrewS » Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:36 am
Chuckaluphagus wrote:Are there any command-line frontends for Dosbox? I quite like using them in a GUI, but I'm spending a lot more time at the command line on the Pi. I'm envisioning something with an interface like aptitude, but just for use with Dosbox and a collection of games.

If this doesn't already exist, I'm going to have to learn how to program, aren't I?

You may find viewtopic.php?f=32&t=5191 a good starting point :)
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by Super-Nathan » Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:13 am
grim2020 wrote:
Super-Nathan wrote:Tie Fighter

Mechwarrior is downloading, will be tried later today


Did you get this to load?



not yet, no time
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by moztech » Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:56 pm
X-Wing
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by chris.bodley » Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:13 pm
I got a copy of doom to run and by run i mean lock up in the spash screen:-). any ideas on how to optimize it for this?
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by TheRobster » Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:45 pm
I did get mechwarior to run.
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by geezbeez » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:39 pm
Speedball II (Brutal delux) - still somehow good
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by obarthelemy » Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:53 pm
In a less fun register, Word for Dos is free (gratis, not open), and is supposed to run well in spite of a few install error messages. Binary is here: http://download.microsoft.com/download/ ... 55_ben.exe

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by MrHarcombe » Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:39 pm
geezbeez wrote:Speedball II (Brutal delux) - still somehow good


Oh my - I loved that game! Shame I eBay'd my 3.5" copy...
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by andyroyal » Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:26 am
MrHarcombe wrote:
geezbeez wrote:Speedball II (Brutal delux) - still somehow good

Oh my - I loved that game! Shame I eBay'd my 3.5" copy...

I loved it too, and I think my 3.5" copy is somewhere in storage at my mum's place. If only I still had a 3.5" drive in my PC...

I got Sensible World of Soccer 95/96 "working", but it's unplayably slow. I'll have to see if I can tweak the settings a little, but i doubt that'll be enough. The DOSBox source is available, I wonder if I could do anything to improve its performance on the Raspberry Pi?
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by Redostrike » Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:14 pm
Anyone tried System shock yet? i thought system shock 2 was windows based not dos?


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Doom
X-COM: UFO Enemy Unknown
Jetpack
Epic Pinball
Commander Keen (all)
Cyberdogs
Skyroads
Death Rally
Ignition
Duke Nukem 1,2 (3D wasent bad but i liked 1 and 2 more)

Prolly forgot a few more great titles.
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by Dalekmun2010 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:56 am
Redostrike wrote:Anyone tried System shock yet? i thought system shock 2 was windows based not dos?

I'll try System Shock as soon as I find my old disk, and yes, 2 was windows based.
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by andyroyal » Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:10 am
Speedball 2 : Brutal Deluxe - Works quite well. You need to emulate sound, the game won't start without it. Somewhat counter-intuitively reducing the "cycles" down from the default speeds the game up, I found a value of about 700 worked best. It sounds awful, but it does on my monster desktop PC too - I think that's just the DOS version for you. Anyone know a good Linux Amiga emulator?

XCOM Enemy Unknown - I got it to work very slowly once, but subsequently changed some settings and can't get it to work again.

In general stuff running in user mode is fine, but protected mode is a bit too much for the Raspberry Pi. The DOSBox wiki says:
Protected mode games are very resource-demanding. Although they will likely run on a 1 GHz machine, it is unlikely they will run quickly or smoothly.
The Raspberry Pi is roughly equivalent to a 300MHz Pentium 2, so it's going to have trouble with protected mode.
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by 7F20 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:38 am
Warlords (the original game)

Tried wolfenstein 3D, it froze on the blue splash screen. I also tried with a mild overclock (900 on the CPU) and that didn't work either.
(Tried from both the console and from X.)
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by alexeames » Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:22 pm
Anyone tried Warcraft 2?
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by JRT » Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:54 pm
I got Ufo Enemy Unknown (XCOM) working. Predictably, it's pretty slow. However I feel if someone with more knowledge than me took on the job of optimising DOSBOX for the Pi, it could have some significant speed gains.
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