- hacha-doradaParticipant04/24/2014 at 21:52Post count: 39
I become aware of the problems related to x86 emulation on the Pi when planning to test DOSBox with GUS emulation on my RetroPie. Looking around I found that some people tried to improve DOSBox funcionality for the Pi.
According to reports and the developers:
“FastDosbox is an enhanced fork of Dosbox, highly optimised for Raspberry Pi.”
Speed of a 386DX @ 25Mhz thanks to dynrec x86 emulation
1080p native resolution,splendid upscaling using dispmanx (GPU aided)
Based on the sources Dosbox SVN and Dosbox 0.74
Between 200% to 250% the speed of Raspbian dosbox v 0.74
Console only, no support for X11
Can Run Microsoft Windows 3.x
While getting it from the Pi Store costs around $2.50, the source files can be got for free at the website.
I don’t know how to compile it and make it into ES, but I guess there are many gus around here who could help with this, and who knows maybe finally get it into the script.petrockblogKeymaster05/28/2014 at 07:52Post count: 1828
I am having a look into this right now …hacha-doradaParticipant05/28/2014 at 15:21Post count: 39
Great! Thanks for having a look at it. We’ll see how well it works as compared to the current emulator.petrockblogKeymaster05/29/2014 at 22:24Post count: 1828
It compiled fine and it also started. I did not do more testing, so please feel free to give feedback!
You can install FastDosbox by updating your installation with the RetroPie-Setup Script.hacha-doradaParticipant05/29/2014 at 23:00Post count: 39
Excellent job. I will give it a try.
Should I then update the script and install it from the sources?petrockblogKeymaster05/29/2014 at 23:03Post count: 1828
You can either use the function of the RetroPie-Setup Script for updating the binaries or you can use the source-based installation to compile FastDosbox on your own. The binaries-based update should be faster, though.grizzlemaParticipant01/03/2015 at 02:33Post count: 28
I went into the Retropi_setup.sh and updated the retropi setup script but i do not see an option in the source based installation options. any thoughts?petrockblogKeymaster01/12/2015 at 19:01Post count: 1828
fastdosbox is removed and replaced with dosbox (which is actually faster than our previously compiled fastdosbox)amigagamerParticipant02/15/2015 at 21:50Post count: 15
with standard dosbox , retroarch dosbox.sh changes the following
sed -i ‘s/C_TARGETCPU.*/C_TARGETCPU ARMV4LE/g’ config.h
For raspberry pi 2 compiles ARMV7LE should give a significant performance boostpetrockblogKeymaster02/19/2015 at 00:39Post count: 1828
just FYI it was updated a few days ago to include armv7 optimisation.
Please use the github bugtracker for stuff like this, or even better a pull request ;-)
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