muffyParticipant07/16/2015 at 14:56Post count: 57
i try to add some old Dos-Games to DosBox. They run and everything is fine, but i want to have a better organisation in Emulationstation.
Normally i have the gamefolder with subfolders, the Game.exe and maybe some exe-files more. So i have to navigate in Emulationstation through the folders.
Is there anyway that i have only the name of the game in Emulationstation with an icon of the game, just like in all other consoles?
So i don’t see all folders and subfolders.dudleydesParticipant07/16/2015 at 16:16Post count: 139
I have similar concerns so what I am thinking of doing is to create in the roms folders a pc-gamedata sub-folder where I would place the game data. In the pc folder, I would only include shell scripts. For example, to run Dangerous Dave, the script would be:
#!/bin/bash /opt/retropie/emulators/dosbox/bin/dosbox -c "mount c /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/pc-gamedata" -c "c:" -c "cd DDAVE" -c "DAVE.EXE" -c "exit"
DOSBox should be configured to run scripts from EmulationStation. If not, then update the RetroPie setup script and run the following command:
sudo ./retropie_packages.sh dosbox configure
I appreciate it’s a lot of work creating scripts, especially if you have a lot of games but it will give a neater appearance in ES.
For more info, please check at my tutorial at link below:
http://dosonthepi.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/run-dos-games-in-retropie_15.htmldudleydesParticipant07/16/2015 at 17:04Post count: 139
Alternatively, keep the game data where it is, in the pc folder. Edit es_systems.cfg so that the the <extension> tag for the pc entry reads:
This way, only scripts will appear in ES. You may have to delete the gamelist.xml file in the pc folder for the effects to take place.muffyParticipant07/16/2015 at 17:28Post count: 57
Thank you, it worked !
But there were 2 files in the folder /PC. dosbox.sh and another file. I thought that i can delete this files.
Now my Dosgames don’t start.
Can somebody upload this 2 files for me please ? :(dudleydesParticipant07/16/2015 at 17:31Post count: 139
You need the +Start DOSBox.sh file. You can regenerate it by running the commands:
cd RetroPie-Setup sudo ./retropie_packages.sh dosbox configure
You will need to re-edit es_systems.cfg if that’s how you chose to do it.muffyParticipant07/18/2015 at 11:37Post count: 57
I have another question.
I have an old orginal cd of “Die Siedler” and i try to install it to DosBox.
I have copied the files of the CD to /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/PCtemp/siedler
In DosBox i wrote:
mount c /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/PCtemp/siedler
I came to the install menue and try to install it to:
But then i get an error, that he cant copy the files.
So how can i fix this Problem? Do i have to use an image of the cd ?
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