DOS in recalbox 4.1 doesn't work, is there a log to see the error?



  • I'm trying to run DOS games in the new recalbox 4.1 (unstable-build-45) in my raspberry pi 2, but they doesn't start and I return to the main screen.
    I see in the Boad Compatibility that it may be run, but I search a log to see where the error is without success.
    I see all the log files in /recalbox/share/system/logs, are there more paths?



  • @Jesús-BL have you read the embedded readme file in the roms dir ?



  • @Substring Yes, I change the dir and I include .pc at the end of the name.
    Also I add dosbox.bat files with the name of the file to execute.

    I try with some champ games and mach3



  • I am also having this exact problem. The dos box logo does display small in the top left corner of the screen before exiting back to emulation station. I've tried this with 10 plus games from different sites.


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    before play game you need may be to install it
    you need to add install.exe or setup.exe in your dosbox.bat



  • @Jesús-BL You have to call the file "dosbox.bat" with small letters, not DOSBOX.BAT.



  • In "dosbox.bat", you must put:

    cd 😄
    xxx.exe

    xxx being the name of your executable back



  • In "dosbox.bat", you must put:

    cd 😄
    xxx.exe

    xxx being the name of your executable back



  • I made the changes to the .bat file.
    cd 😄
    Install.exe
    blood.exe
    It still responds the same. I tried it on solar winds which just has a solar.exe and no install.exe and it behaves the same. Thanks for everyone's help. Do I need to have more in the bat file? Other sites talk of mounting drives. I don't know if that applies to recalbox. Could it be a resolution problem? I've seen similar behaviour when my n64 and dreamcast emulator weren't set to the proper resolution. Also when I didn't have the correct bios but as far as I know dosbox doesn't have a bios. My msx did something similar before I got the proper data files. Thanks 😉


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    I download Solar Winds version dos.

    You need to create solar-winds.pc folder.
    create dosbat.bat with only :

    solar2.exe
    

    solar-windows.pc

    bh_char.dat
    bh_conv.dat
    bh_epal.dat
    bh_epic.dat
    bh_expl.dat
    bh_hype.dat
    bh_imp.dat
    bh_mis.dat
    bh_mp1.dat
    bh_ms.dat
    bh_mu1.dat
    bh_mu10.dat
    bh_mu11.dat
    bh_mu12.dat
    bh_mu13.dat
    bh_mu2.dat
    bh_mu3.dat
    bh_mu4.dat
    bh_mu5.dat
    bh_mu6.dat
    bh_mu7.dat
    bh_mu8.dat
    bh_mu9.dat
    bh_mw1a.dat
    bh_obj.dat
    bh_pal.dat
    bh_pan.dat
    bh_peop.dat
    bh_pic.dat
    bh_plan.dat
    bh_seq.dat
    bh_seq2.dat
    bh_seq2b.dat
    bh_shd.dat
    bh_ship.dat
    bh_sml.dat
    bh_start.dat
    bh_title.dat
    bh_v1.dat
    bh_v2.dat
    bh_v3.dat
    bh_v4.dat
    bh_v5.dat
    bh_v6.dat
    bh_v7.dat
    bh_vfd.dat
    bh_wr.dat
    config.dat
    dosbox.bat
    helpme.doc
    hsav01.dat
    license.doc
    list.txt
    order-uk.doc
    order.doc
    page.dat
    savlst.dat
    solar2.exe
    

    It's work for me with a keyboard to play game.



  • I update to a newer version of recalbox 4.1 and now the DOS games runs OK!



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