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DoPSBox - DOSBox PS3 Emulator in Development by Robo Hobo


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170w ago - Today PlayStation 3 developer Robo Hobo has announced that a port of the DOSBox emulator for PS3 is currently in development.

To quote: I'm gonna go ahead and announce my intent to port this (along with SDL) to the PS3 cell SDK. There's still lots of clean up to be done, but I've got dosbox running, including games (I've only tested 'Eye of the Beholder'). The SDL port is still missing audio, mouse, and joystick support.

I'm curious if anyone has any ideas that can be used to allow this to be used to its fullest without hooking up a keyboard. Any ideas on how to mount and load the games, or handling kb input in the games would be appreciated.

Hopefully with an SDL port, other apps can be ported too (that SDL version of mame is looking pretty juicy).

I'll post again later with a link to a code repo. For the curious, here are the code repos for SDL and dosbox. It still needs quite a bit of work, so I wouldn't go too far out of my way to build them yet.

• http://code.google.com/p/sdcell
• http://code.google.com/p/dopsbox

For those who are interested to build them, this guide below which has been taken from the source code page wiki might help you.

How to build:

• First install sdcell (http://code.google.com/p/sdcell).

• Place the path to 'ppu-lv2-g++' in your path. Set the environment variable CELL_SDK to the path to your sdk. Set the environmnet variable SDCELL to the path where you build sdcell.

Use the following command to run the configure script:

SDL_CONFIG=./sdl-config-ps3 CC=ppu-lv2-gcc CXX=ppu-lv2-g++ ./configure --disable-dynamic-core --host=powerpc

Finally run make to build.



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#12 - PS3 News - 161w ago
Another update by samson of WinDos 3.1 Beta 2, and it now works on PS3 Firmware 3.41.

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To quote: updated it a bit start menu set up , new advanced taskman in tray and all slimmed down to 132mb turned the startup and shutdown sounds off and the shutdown screen to speed things up a bit when running dos sessions, also fixed the dosbox cycles@4000.. so now winspeed reads cpu@56 video@117 disk@172 ... but i am getting some random (ps3) crashing , not much and no harm done.. i packed mainly for the 3.41 users.

i've set up dos based emus to launch from a run.bat so end user can edit and add game to be run, if you have problems try running from explorer, run, run as dos session. so i think i am about done with it most 3d game lag.. but all 2d and simple 3d work. running slow-Pentium fixed @4000 BUT you can bump the cycles up as much as you want, but sound will suffer.

also i still can't get win32s to work on ps3, works fine on pc.. go figure.

  • now slimmed down to 100mb
  • added xmb menu music
  • dpad mapped to arrow keys , start=enter, select=backspace
  • new programs and games all launchable from the start menu..

He also released OpenCP and 8Bit MIDIer v1 below, and to quote:

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Open cubic/midier media player.. two programs linked up to make a very nice package..

Open Cubic Player: a mod player is something I've been wanting to do for ages, it plays: MOD XM S3M AMS MTM DMF ULT 669 NST WOW OKT PTM MDL WAV IT

MIDIer: 8bit MID sounds really nice and at startup auto builds and loads a playlist, artists covered: pendulum, skrillex, daft punk, portishead, moby, massive attack.. in its current state it's all usable and plays all known formats fine.. installs under music.. also i recommend a usb install... it does work with apps installed under music and makes it easy to add your own tunes.

this was just a test .pkg hence why its has a bit of bulk because of the included music but may as well be an early crimbo gift, enjoy

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#11 - lordfenixnc - 164w ago
I would also like to know if anyone has tried to boot XP... there are a few games i would love to attempt to play LMAO.

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#10 - sharp30 - 167w ago
has anyone been having problems with keyboard, i cannot mount c because of this ~

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#9 - tilla - 168w ago
The FTP stuff sounds pretty superfluous, you could just as easily make the folder and copy the files over with a generic file manager couldn't you?

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#8 - elser1 - 168w ago
koolies... anyone can make a better quality video for us please.. this is great..

i actually have a win95 disc to.. can you put xp or 7 on it?

thanks

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