Recalbox 7.0

Pro Pinball Timeshock DosBox RPi3



  • I have been playing Pro Pinball Timeshock on DosBox through Retropie and it runs great 😄

    I’m struggling to get this working in Recalbox, copied over the game folder, created a DosBox.bat file etc, but no joy.

    Has anyone been successful in getting this to work on a Recalbox, or any other of the Pro Pinball games for that matter.

    Tried some PSX versions on Recalbox which just black screen as others have experienced.


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  • @voljega cheers, with a bit of trial and error in the DosBox.bat file I managed to get it to run, it was very slow and than gave me an out of memory message.

    I’m guessing there were other game specific config details that haven’t pulled across


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    @roman126 I will send you my dosbox.cfg for that game



  • @voljega cheers appreciated 👍


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    @roman126 my dosbox.bat : https://pastebin.com/cghAcjbj

    my dosbox.cfg : https://pastebin.com/ZjJTjWJ6

    but the game is lagging, picture ok, but sound is very cracky, game is playablen, though



  • @voljega thanks again, very much appreciated 👍


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    @roman126
    @voljega

    Some ameliorations may be possible in cfg,
    to try :
    windowresolution=1024x768
    output=opengl
    more memory :
    memsize=63
    to try also, even with risk of deformations, game dependent :
    aspect=false
    I found better graphics and speed with the following :
    scaler=none
    Also important for speed :
    core=dynamic
    cycles=auto
    what can resolve a sound problem :
    sbmixer=false
    for keyboard some layouts

    • german :
      keyboardlayout=de129
    • french :
      keyboardlayout=fr120 (fr189)
    • english :
      keyboardlayout=us103

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    @dragu I thought all my games where using dynamic core but I guess not



  • @voljega
    @dragu

    Cheers, I thought it was unusual because it runs perfectly on Retropie, I can post the settings if it helps.


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    @roman126
    In general Recalbox is more speed as Retropie, so games are different and for this I told you to try. 🙂



  • @voljega
    @dragu

    Please excuse my inexperience, the boot file from Retrope reads as follows;-

    /opt/retropie/emulators/dosbox/bin/dosbox
    -c "@mount c $HOME/RetroPie/roms/pc/pptime"
    -c "@imgmount d $HOME/RetroPie/roms/pc/pptime/pptime.cue -t iso"
    -c "@c:"
    -c "@pinball"

    for the dosbox.bat in Recalbox, does this translate to;-

    imgmount d .\cd\pptime/pptime.cue -t iso
    😄
    @cd pptime
    @cls
    @pinball

    as for some reason im struggling to even run the program now!


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    @roman126 I gave you my dosbox.bat file, start from that and adapt it to your paths


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    @roman126
    In general when I have something to mount, I make it in dosbox.cfg
    and with the direct path :

    [autoexec]
    # Lines in this section will be run at startup.
    # You can put your MOUNT lines here.
    imgmount d "/recalbox/share/roms/dos/pptime.pc/pptime.cue" -t iso
    

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    @roman126 said in Pro Pinball Timeshock DosBox RPi3:

    for the dosbox.bat in Recalbox, does this translate to;-
    imgmount d .\cd\pptime/pptime.cue -t iso
    😄
    @cd pptime
    @cls
    @pinball
    as for some reason im struggling to even run the program now!

    Well you have to have the right path, what you wrote is nonsense. Your game should be in a pptime.pc folder I suppose, and then you must have the right path to everythign you use.
    You can use the pause command to debug your dosbox.bat file


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    @dragu said in Pro Pinball Timeshock DosBox RPi3:

    Some ameliorations may be possible in cfg,
    to try :
    windowresolution=1024x768
    output=opengl
    more memory :
    memsize=63
    to try also, even with risk of deformations, game dependent :
    aspect=false
    I found better graphics and speed with the following :
    scaler=none
    Also important for speed :
    core=dynamic
    cycles=auto
    what can resolve a sound problem :
    sbmixer=false
    for keyboard some layouts

    german :
    keyboardlayout=de129
    french :
    keyboardlayout=fr120 (fr189)
    english :
    keyboardlayout=us103

    well sadly this doesn't change anything, the game is working the same, passing sbmixer from true to false just adds musics which weren't playing before, but the sound is still awfull/laging


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    @voljega
    Therefore I wrote "may be"
    Some games will never play in full speed on Raspberry, so I cannot understand for what reason it should run better on Retropie, based on Debian ? Perhaps an older Dosbox version ?


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    @dragu mi PI3 is not overclocked, maybe it could help a little


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    @voljega said in Pro Pinball Timeshock DosBox RPi3:

    @dragu mi PI3 is not overclocked, maybe it could help a little

    Me also dont like CPU's running around on crutches 🙂



  • @roman126 I've running Pro Pinball Timeshock under dosbox (recalbox) on my overclocked RPi3, but also not really playable.

    Sound is ok in my case, also the background CD tracks plays quite well. The issue I have is, that the game in general runs to slow. It seems the (emulation) speed from an RPi3 is too slow for such a late dosgame as Timeshock is.
    In my case, I have 10-15 fps max. I tried to optimize a lot in settings, but I don't get it really smooth.

    As from my experience, the last generation of triple A dosgames from 1994 onwards (especially 3D games) are too advanced for the RPi3.

    As you already said above, it's also not possible to run the PSX version of Timeshock. I got it working on Retropie, but what I remember, they offer a second emulator core for PSX, with which it has worked.
    But as the recalbox team is doing such a good job in general and also with the fast update intervals, maybe a further update will bring us on Recalboxos also a second (for ARM) or updated emulator core for the PSX, which covers the incompatible games.



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