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Dosbox doesn't start
Software: Recalbox version 18.07.13
Hardware: Raspberry PI 1 Model B
I'm having some trouble in getting Dosbox to work (I followed the instructions from https://github.com/recalbox/recalbox-os/wiki/How-to-use-DOSBox-to-emulate-DOS-games).
I've put the files for the "Duke nukem 3D" game in /recalbox/share/roms/dos/duke.pc, and inside that folder I've created a file dosbox.bat, that contains just two lines:
When I try to open that Game in the emulationstation GUI, the DOSBOX logo appears for about 1 second (see below) and come back to the emulation station... Something is preventing DOSBOX from starting.
I've collected some logs just after I've tried to run the "Duke Nukem":
ALSA lib seq_hw.c:466:(snd_seq_hw_open) open /dev/snd/seq failed: No such file or directory
SDL_VIDEO_GL_DRIVER=/usr/lib/libGLESv2.so /usr/bin/dosbox -userconf -exit /recalbox/share/roms/dos/duke.pc/dosbox.bat -c set ROOT=/recalbox/share/roms/dos/duke.pc -vkeybd /usr/share/dosbox -conf /recalbox/share/system/configs/dosbox/dosbox.conf
When I try to run the above command (exactly the contents of ~/logs/es_launch_stdout.log) from SSH, I got the following output:
DOSBox version SVN Copyright 2002-2017 DOSBox Team, published under GNU GPL. --- CONFIG:Loading primary settings from config file /recalbox/share/system/.dosbox/dosbox-SVN.conf CONFIG:Loading additional settings from config file /recalbox/share/system/configs/dosbox/dosbox.conf Exit to error: Could not initialize video: Invalid window
Besides Duke Nukem, I've tried to run another DOS program: an ancient DOS program called "visual player". Both works in my linux PC' dosbox but unfotunately dont work in recalbox.
What I'm doing wrong?
Is there something that I can do, some other log to collect?
What "SDL_VIDEODRIVER" (https://wiki.libsdl.org/FAQUsingSDL) Recalbox's dosbox should use for RPi ? May be an issue related to this?
Thanks in advance.
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Your only hope would be @lmerckx if he's not in holidays
voljega Banned last edited by
@erbertmag change your dosbox.bat to
c: dir pause duke3d.exe
and do a screen capture to show us what appears on the screen
I posted once my dosbox.cfg concerning DN3, you need a local dosbox.cfg, it will not run with the standard dosbox.conf.
@voljega I changed my dosbox.bat, and nothing changed (the dosbox splashscreen appears for about 1 second and then it returns to emulation station).
@dragu I've tested with your dosbox.cfg, and nothing changed.
I think that the problem may be related with the dosbox video driver not working ("Exit to error: Could not initialize video: Invalid window").
Yes, but this error message
CONFIG:Loading additional settings from config file /recalbox/share/system/configs/dosbox/dosbox.conf
shows that you are not working with a local (inside duke.pc) dosbox.cfg but with the original dosbox.conf that will not work here.
@dragu That message was before your advice. I confirm here that the ~/logs/es_launch_stdout.log contains the part of command line -conf /recalbox/share/roms/dos/duke.pc/dosbox.cfg.
Quemandoacromo last edited by Quemandoacromo
@erbertmag Which version are you using? I have 1.3D and it works without problems on Recalbox (18.07.13)
Loading - Duke Nukem 3D DOS VERSION (v1.3D)
Menu - Duke Nukem 3D DOS VERSION (v1.3D)
PS: Confirmed that the latest version of GoG also works without problems if you remove all "the additions"
voljega Banned last edited by voljega
@erbertmag seems impossible so I suggest double checking everything, because your screen should be on pause.
Pay attention to upper case in file and dir names, they shouldn't appear at all
I just downloaded the dosbox version from 180713, easy with 7-Zip that also uncompress .img files, without necessary to install the OS.
And I can also confirm, DN3D is working with this 180713 version. But, my jackrabbit I not.
What shows that dosbox is not really a strait development over time. And the jackrabbit dosbox version is not usable for DN3D, 0 -1 framerates.
Dragu Banned last edited by
Tu as bien défini une keymapper file xxxx.map au niveau de dosbox.cfg et qui existe dans ton répertoire ?