Author Topic: DOSBox 0.74 Open Dingux A320 released  (Read 13656 times)

slaanesh (OP)

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Re: DOSBox 0.74 Open Dingux A320 released
« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2013, 09:39:03 am »
I've made quite a few improvements to the code so the next release for Open Dingux and Nanonote will see some nice improvement. I also recommend using a swapfile - I've created a 64MB swap file on my Nanonote and the speed and stability improvement is really noticeable. Finally now I can play Civilization and it's much faster and smoother and reliable.

Also, looks like the file download isn't being updated so I'll just upload the next version as another file.

I'm still setting up my GCW-0 toolchain - I don't have a Linux box.

slaanesh (OP)

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Re: DOSBox 0.74 Open Dingux A320 released
« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2013, 11:06:23 pm »
I've released a second version of DOSBox 0.74 for OpenDingux (A320) and OpenWRT (Ben Nanonote).

See http://www.slaanesh.net/ for details of changes and downloads.

Much improved speed with this one - you will want to use a swapfile.

pcercuei

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Re: DOSBox 0.74 Open Dingux A320 released
« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2013, 11:14:01 pm »
How well does it run on the A320, with the zram feature?

slaanesh (OP)

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Re: DOSBox 0.74 Open Dingux A320 released
« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2013, 05:24:13 am »
Actually the A320 handles memory much better than the Nanonote - most likely thanks to the zram feature.
I'll do some tests disabling the swapfile on the A320 and see if it's really necessary or not.

Perhaps a better solution is to enable zram on the Nanonote if that's available on it.
However with the swapfile on the NN, it really performs like a champ.

RetroChiGuy1212

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Re: DOSBox 0.74 Open Dingux A320 released
« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2013, 05:03:36 pm »
Is there a way to leave a game without shutting down the emulator?

slaanesh (OP)

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DOSBox 0.74 Open Dingux A320 released
« Reply #20 on: March 25, 2013, 12:24:34 am »
You would have to exit via the game.
Often in PC games there is an option to "exit back to DOS". That would be the best way.

HercTNT

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Re: DOSBox 0.74 Open Dingux A320 released
« Reply #21 on: April 04, 2013, 07:09:27 am »
I have copied dosbox to usr/local/dosbox as recommended. However, when i go to add a link in gmenu if i select the local directory it drops me back to desktop. for some reason i cannot create any links from local. I moved dosbox to root and changed Dosbox.conf from usr/local/dosbox to usr/dosbox. This did not work either as the system did not recognize the change despite me saving the file. Please give a noob some help and tell me what i'm doing wrong LOL.

update: figured out how to manually create a link. I have dosbox installed in local. however, on my dingoo there is not  a usr directory, local is right on the root. so currently dosbox is installed on Local/dosbox. I changed the dosbox.conf to reflect this. this is the message i get:

z:\>mount c /local/dosbox/c_drive
Directory /local/dosbox/c_drive Doesn't exist

z:\>c:
Drive c does not exist
You must mount it first. Type intro or intro mount for more information

z:\>cd dosnav
you are still on drive z:, change to mounted drive with c:

Any help would be appreciated, thanks for looking :)
« Last Edit: April 04, 2013, 07:51:33 am by HercTNT »

hi-ban

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Re: DOSBox 0.74 Open Dingux A320 released
« Reply #22 on: April 04, 2013, 11:13:47 am »
I have copied dosbox to usr/local/dosbox as recommended. However, when i go to add a link in gmenu if i select the local directory it drops me back to desktop. for some reason i cannot create any links from local. I moved dosbox to root and changed Dosbox.conf from usr/local/dosbox to usr/dosbox. This did not work either as the system did not recognize the change despite me saving the file. Please give a noob some help and tell me what i'm doing wrong LOL.

update: figured out how to manually create a link. I have dosbox installed in local. however, on my dingoo there is not  a usr directory, local is right on the root. so currently dosbox is installed on Local/dosbox. I changed the dosbox.conf to reflect this. this is the message i get:

z:\>mount c /local/dosbox/c_drive
Directory /local/dosbox/c_drive Doesn't exist

z:\>c:
Drive c does not exist
You must mount it first. Type intro or intro mount for more information

z:\>cd dosnav
you are still on drive z:, change to mounted drive with c:

Any help would be appreciated, thanks for looking :)

usr is the root of the sdcard in the dingoo.
So the right thing is to install it on local/dosbox (as you already did) and not change anything in dosbox.conf.
So if you just revert the dosbox.conf file to its original state, it will work.

HercTNT

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Re: DOSBox 0.74 Open Dingux A320 released
« Reply #23 on: April 04, 2013, 07:25:30 pm »
I have reverted it to its original state and it does not work. I get the same message. All the other stuff I did was me tinkering around hoping i could figure it out without having to ask LOL. Anyhow, if i put dosbox in local, I cannot use the selector to make a link in gmenu, So i had to create my own link. If the link had usr in the front of it, it would not work. if i removed it it did work. Does dosbox have to be run from local? And does anyone have an idea why i would be locked out of accessing the local directory?

FIXED: after hours of trail and error I got it working. the follow is the syntax I had to use to get the program working on my dingoo:

For doxbox.conf

[autoexec]
mount C /usr/local/dosbox
C:
cd dosnav
DN.COM

I had to remove the c-drive and just use the dosbox directory itself as my c drive. It would not work any other way.

For manually creating my icon in gmenu

title=dosbox
exec=/media/mmcblk0p1/local/dosbox/dosbox.dge
icon=/media/mmcblk0p1/local/dosbox/dosbox.png

I could not use usr/local or it simply would not work. Why i cannot select the local directory via gmenu and why usr works in the autoexec but not when creating an icon is beyond me. But i have it working now. I hope this helps any others that might have a similar problem.
« Last Edit: April 05, 2013, 03:01:53 am by HercTNT »

karaoke

Re: DOSBox 0.74 Open Dingux A320 released
« Reply #24 on: April 30, 2013, 11:29:50 am »
Thank you ~
After running the game
I can not run the Enter key = start.
What should I do?

HercTNT

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Re: DOSBox 0.74 Open Dingux A320 released
« Reply #25 on: May 02, 2013, 09:27:34 am »
I apologize. I do not know as I have not faced this problem.

JoeGWW

Re: DOSBox 0.74 Open Dingux A320 released
« Reply #26 on: August 10, 2013, 12:41:10 am »
I have reverted it to its original state and it does not work. I get the same message. All the other stuff I did was me tinkering around hoping i could figure it out without having to ask LOL. Anyhow, if i put dosbox in local, I cannot use the selector to make a link in gmenu, So i had to create my own link. If the link had usr in the front of it, it would not work. if i removed it it did work. Does dosbox have to be run from local? And does anyone have an idea why i would be locked out of accessing the local directory?

FIXED: after hours of trail and error I got it working. the follow is the syntax I had to use to get the program working on my dingoo:

For doxbox.conf

[autoexec]
mount C /usr/local/dosbox
C:
cd dosnav
DN.COM

I had to remove the c-drive and just use the dosbox directory itself as my c drive. It would not work any other way.

For manually creating my icon in gmenu

title=dosbox
exec=/media/mmcblk0p1/local/dosbox/dosbox.dge
icon=/media/mmcblk0p1/local/dosbox/dosbox.png

I could not use usr/local or it simply would not work. Why i cannot select the local directory via gmenu and why usr works in the autoexec but not when creating an icon is beyond me. But i have it working now. I hope this helps any others that might have a similar problem.

Hey there, I am using the GCW Zero and tried your workaround as I was having the exact same issue. Unfortunately, your workaround doesn't solve my problem. The log file states: /media/data/local/dosbox/dosbox.dge: can't load library 'libpng12.so.0'

Think you can help me out?

JoeGWW

Re: DOSBox 0.74 Open Dingux A320 released
« Reply #27 on: August 10, 2013, 12:46:12 am »
I have reverted it to its original state and it does not work. I get the same message. All the other stuff I did was me tinkering around hoping i could figure it out without having to ask LOL. Anyhow, if i put dosbox in local, I cannot use the selector to make a link in gmenu, So i had to create my own link. If the link had usr in the front of it, it would not work. if i removed it it did work. Does dosbox have to be run from local? And does anyone have an idea why i would be locked out of accessing the local directory?

FIXED: after hours of trail and error I got it working. the follow is the syntax I had to use to get the program working on my dingoo:

For doxbox.conf

[autoexec]
mount C /usr/local/dosbox
C:
cd dosnav
DN.COM

I had to remove the c-drive and just use the dosbox directory itself as my c drive. It would not work any other way.

For manually creating my icon in gmenu

title=dosbox
exec=/media/mmcblk0p1/local/dosbox/dosbox.dge
icon=/media/mmcblk0p1/local/dosbox/dosbox.png

I could not use usr/local or it simply would not work. Why i cannot select the local directory via gmenu and why usr works in the autoexec but not when creating an icon is beyond me. But i have it working now. I hope this helps any others that might have a similar problem.

Hey there, I am using the GCW Zero and tried your workaround as I was having the exact same issue. Unfortunately, your workaround doesn't solve my problem. The log file states: /media/data/local/dosbox/dosbox.dge: can't load library 'libpng12.so.0'

Think you can help me out?

So it looks like to solve this I will need 0.74 recompiled using the GCW toolchain. Unfortunately I don't have a linux box :(

HercTNT

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Re: DOSBox 0.74 Open Dingux A320 released
« Reply #28 on: August 10, 2013, 05:19:53 am »
Joe, I apologize. I know nothing of the gcw and if its different than the a320 in regards to opendingux. The problem i was having I fixed through many hours of trial and error.  My system would not allow me to access the Dosbox directory and create an icon, and the method i has to use to mount was different then what the author suggested. I wish i could tell you more. All that i know, is on my a320, it worked.

pornocrat

Re: DOSBox 0.74 Open Dingux A320 released
« Reply #29 on: January 26, 2014, 07:59:22 am »
I tried some games, results are not good (Dingoo a320, Opendingux, DosBox 0.74 v2):
Abuse - message about lack of memory.
Alien Rampage - same result.
Nectaris - not launching.
X-Com UD - freezed at Microprose logo.
Master of Orion - lags in opening intro, game started, but i can`t push any of interface buttons.
Battle Isle - game started, sluggish, absolutely frustrating controls (any action needs confirmation from special keys).
Battle Isle 2 - message about lack of memory.
Power Dolls - lags in opening intro, can't do anything on start screen (can`t push on Start Game not with virtual mouse or keyboard).
Knights of Xentar - can't do anything on start screen.
Is any Compatibility list for DosBox?

 

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