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Pate (OP)

zerox86 released!
« on: August 18, 2013, 07:41:57 am »
Hi all!

I just today released the first public alpha version 0.01 of zerox86. zerox86 is a PC emulator for the Game Consoles Worldwide (GCW) Zero handheld game console. Its purpose is to allow you to run old DOS games on your GCW0. It is based on the DSx86 PC emulator for Nintendo DS game console.

This is still an early alpha version, so a lot of DOS games will still fail to run correctly. It is also still missing various features (like for example mouse support), but I will improve it in future versions.

See http://zerox86.patrickaalto.com/ for download links and information. Be sure to read my blog posts at http://zerox86.patrickaalto.com/zblog.html for information about the current status of zerox86.



Thank you for your interest in my emulators!

Pate
« Last Edit: August 18, 2013, 07:48:12 am by Pate »

zephyrus

Re: zerox86 released!
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2013, 09:31:39 am »
thx much but i can't get it running, 4dos.com file is always missing. I tried to put it in my defined root dir, in the /local/home/apps dir like the emu says, nothing works.

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Re: zerox86 released!
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2013, 11:11:14 am »
Good news, thank you, Pate! Wish I could try it right now...
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Re: zerox86 released!
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2013, 11:44:16 am »
thx much but i can't get it running, 4dos.com file is always missing. I tried to put it in my defined root dir, in the /local/home/apps dir like the emu says, nothing works.
Are you sure you are putting it to:
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/data/local/home/apps/4dos.com (as visible from FTP)
or
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/boot/local/home/apps/4dos.com (as visible from GCW0)

It works perfectly for me. I already checked case sensitivity and both 4dos.com and 4DOS.COM work, so that shouldn't be the issue.

The correct md5 sum of the file is:
fc3a0078a13d98e611a62c1d6724f8c5

zephyrus

Re: zerox86 released!
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2013, 02:43:45 pm »
got it solved. zerox86.ini overrides the path so i had to put it there, not in 4dos folder like described on the website:)

Pliskron

Re: zerox86 released!
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2013, 02:50:23 pm »
Thanks Pate I've always been a fan of DS86

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Re: zerox86 released!
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2013, 07:31:57 am »
Awsome, gonna try this out right away. DS2x86 was a masterful program and it's great to see you here coding for the Zero.  Hopefully you can get the compatibility beyond what the DS enjoyed, which itself was extremely impressive!

Optimus

Re: zerox86 released!
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2013, 03:36:36 pm »
Wow! I remember DSx86 and how much faster it was on a DS with just 66mhz than Dosbox in much faster handhelds. And that was when I wished there would be a port in a more modern handheld (like my Caanoo). Although dosbox is now not so bad on GCW0, I am happy the DSx86 is ported to more platforms (for my Caanoo it would be a kick). I can't wait to get my GCW0 and try this one. I am wondering how well it does with demoscene demos.

Pate (OP)

Re: zerox86 released!
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2013, 07:39:18 am »
zerox86 version 0.02 released!

This version has the following fixes and improvements:
- Added SoundBlaster ADPCM support (Duke Nukem 2).
- Fixed SB IRQ handling for very short buffers (Alone in the Dark).
- Fixed reading data directly from disk to EGA VRAM (Heimdall).
- Implemented EGA 640x400 special graphics mode (Mahjong Fantasia).
- Fixed EGA Register Interface Library handling (A-Train).
- Fixed various bugs in FPU emulation (Alien Legacy).
- Added support for launching games given on the zerox86 command line.
- Implemented mouse support using the analog control.

See http://zerox86.patrickaalto.com/ for download links and information. Be sure to read my blog posts at http://zerox86.patrickaalto.com/zblog.html for information about the current status of zerox86.

Thank you for your interest in zerox86!

Pate

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Re: zerox86 released!
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2013, 11:40:02 am »
I could be missing something, but I need a password to get 4DOS. Anyone mind providing one?

Also, if you have mouse support, do you have Mouse1-2 support?

Pate (OP)

Re: zerox86 released!
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2013, 12:25:57 pm »
Sorry, JP Software download site seems to have issues.

In the mean time you can get 4DOS.COM directly from http://rpix86.patrickaalto.com/4DOS.COM where I have just mirrored it.

Pate

trashHeap

Re: zerox86 released!
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2013, 03:55:56 am »
Got this working with the FreeDos command.com just now. Mostly because I like FreeDos.

Pate (OP)

Re: zerox86 released!
« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2013, 06:10:02 am »
Got this working with the FreeDos command.com just now. Mostly because I like FreeDos.

Thanks for testing that, and for reporting that it works. :)

Pate

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Re: zerox86 released!
« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2013, 09:40:42 am »
Ok, No matter where i put the 4DOS file i still can not get the emulator to work.

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Re: zerox86 released!
« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2013, 09:57:03 am »
Ok, No matter where i put the 4DOS file i still can not get the emulator to work.

this is why...it needs to go in data/local/home/apps folder... create the folder

ruffnutts

 

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