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DoPSBox v0.74 PS3 R1 DOSBox Emulator for CFW Arrives


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182w ago - This weekend PlayStation 3 developer Robo Hobo has released DoPSBox v0.74 R1, which is a DOSBox Emulator for homebrew fans and PS3 Custom Firmware users.

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From the ReadMe file: DOSBox-0.74-ps3-r1

Issues: There are still some performance bottlenecks. In testing cycle values above 10000 provided the most issues. Tweaking some values in dosbox-0.74.conf may help to improve performance.

There are still some usability issues with the on screen keyboard. If a lot of typing is necessary you may consider hooking up a physical one.

Using the fluidsynth midi synth requires a soundfont is sf2 format. Place the file on the PS3 and edit dosbox-0.74.conf to set the value 'midiconfig' to the full path to the file. It's also necessary to change the 'mididevice' option to the value 'synth'.

There is currently no PS3 optimized loader. The DOS commands needed to launch the game need to be type every time you start the app. You can reduce the typing by adding common lines to the dosbox config file's autoexec section.

Using soft mouse and keyboard:

When loading the application PS3 game pad one begins in Mouse Mode. In mouse mode the left stick moves the cursor, Cross sends a left click, and Square sends a right click. Pressing L3 will turn on keyboard mode.

In keyboard mode, the left stick moves the cursor, pressing cross presses the highlighted key. When a key is highlighted and any button is pressed (other than Cross, Square, L3 and R3) that button will be mapped to the key, in mouse mode pressing the button will be the same as pressing the key on the keyboard. Press L3 to return to mouse mode. This is useful, for example, to map the DPad to the keyboards arrow keys.

In mouse mode, press R3 to enter joystick mode. In this mode the game pad acts as an SDL joystick.

From Medox: Those who want to mount folders from the ps3's hdd:

1. Use openps3ftp (or something similar) and create a folder inside dosbox's USRDIR: /dev_hdd0/game/HBDB90000/USRDIR/yourfolder

2. open /dev_hdd0/game/HBDB90000/USRDIR/.dosbox/dosbox-0.74.conf and add this at the very bottom (after [autoexec]): mount c ~/yourfolder

Guide to "Install" Windows 95 and Windows 98 on PS3 using Dosbox by [Register or Login to view links]:

Windows 95 on DOSBox PS3 Guide:

THINGS YOU NEED

1. a ps3
2. Openftpserver 2.1 or lower
3. dosbox already installed
4. this pack [Register or Login to view links]

  • extract win95.rar onto desktop
  • open filezilla and connect to PS3 with Openftpserver
  • transfer the win95 folder to dev_hdd0/game/HBDB90000/USRDIR and it NEED TO BE like this:



  • now go to ps3 and open Dosbox
  • now write mount c ~/win95
  • then c:
  • then imgmount a w95.img
  • then boot w95.img
  • then ENJOY

Windows 98 on DOSBox PS3 Guide:

REQUIREMENTS

1. A PS3
2. A Keyboard
3. A Pc
4. This pack [Register or Login to view links]

  • first of all, extract the folder Windows98 in the desktop
  • open filezilla and connect to PS3 with Openftpserver
  • rename the windows98 folder to WIN98 and transfer to
  • dev_hdd0/game/HBDB90000/USRDIR
  • now go to your ps3 and open DOSBOX
  • then write mount c ~/
  • then c:
  • then cd WIN98
  • then imgmount a w98.img
  • then boot w98.img
  • then enjoy windows 98!
















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B4rtj4h's Avatar
#7 - B4rtj4h - 185w ago
Naaaaais ! Would love to play doom and duke nukem 3d on my PS3.. why ? Because i can !

fyygames's Avatar
#6 - fyygames - 185w ago
Scummvm runs great on the PS3 and many games already run at 100%. There are certain games that don't work though so hopefully they will run on this port of DOSBox.

GrandpaHomer's Avatar
#5 - GrandpaHomer - 185w ago
Quote Originally Posted by Transient View Post
Now if only I had a 5 1/4" USB floppy drive.


Well - technically - you can (although most certainly PS3 will simply igmore it anyway) - just gut out the 3.5" USB kit, plug in the 5.25" drive instead and use exteranl power supply - voila

Transient's Avatar
#4 - Transient - 185w ago
Very cool. Some of my favorite games were DOS based. Now if only I had a 5 1/4" USB floppy drive.

Kyosuke21's Avatar
#3 - Kyosuke21 - 185w ago
Yeah !!! Then i can Play ANVIL OF DAWN !

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