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I have been playing with dosbox in Cacko....and i was surprised that i can almost......not quite...get a playable Frontier Elite2 working.....how is the performance in pdaXrom? Do I need to use keyhelper to map Function keys. How are mouse click and hold handled (i.e. for steering)

I would be most appreciative of any advice.

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maxg
The dosbox IPKs in the pdaXrom feeds are not very usable actually. I would recommand to make a build of the current CVS configured with --disable-debug (I don't see what use it could have to play games) --disable-fpu / --disable-fpu-x86 may increase speed a lot (since ARM donsn't like floating point at all) and something like dynamic core (configure --help to find the exact flag) is totally useless on XScale CPU, so better disable it and make smaller and faster binaries (you can strip them as well). Then you shall run dosbox -startmapper to remap keys (they are quite messed up by default, no Fn working ... but you can easily rebind everything in the mapper with a nice dos-like GUI !) and it should run Frontier Elite okay.
merli
QUOTE(maxg @ Mar 24 2006, 04:30 PM)
The dosbox IPKs in the pdaXrom feeds are not very usable actually. I would recommand to make a build of the current CVS configured with --disable-debug (I don't see what use it could have to play games)  --disable-fpu / --disable-fpu-x86 may increase speed a lot (since ARM donsn't like floating point at all) and something like dynamic core (configure --help to find the exact flag) is totally useless on XScale CPU, so better disable it and make smaller and faster binaries (you can strip them as well). Then you shall run dosbox -startmapper to remap keys (they are quite messed up by default, no Fn working ... but you can easily rebind everything in the mapper with a nice dos-like GUI !) and it should run Frontier Elite okay.
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Tried do compile dosbox from cvs but autogen.sh didn't worked and I am too lame to create Makefiles so I tried to compile dosbox0.63. When I compiled without-fpu I got binary which run but on dos screen was flooded with random charcters. When I compiled with-fpu dosbox runs but keyboard in dos window don't work. Please try someone recompile more useable dosbox than we have now. Or it it better to try bochs or qemu?
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