Autolaunch DosBox games?

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    I’m not sure this is the best forum for this question… my apologies.

    I would like to setup a DosBox game to autolaunch from the EmulationStation menu.
    Here it my “Setting”. I’m not sure of the correct commands. This just gets me to the dos prompt.

    <command>/usr/local/bin/dosbox /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/pc/hi-octane/HiOctane</command>




    If name is a directory, DOSBox will mount the specified directory as the C drive.
    If name is an executable, DOSBox will mount the directory of name as the C drive, and start executing name.

    add the extension of the executable also – and make sure the path is right etc.

    note you should “apt-get remove dosbox” and use the retropie packaged version for best performance – /opt/retropie/emulators/dosbox/bin/dosbox

    (get the latest retropie 2.4 beta image or update binaries on your current one if it isn’t there)




    I did do the manual compile of Dosbox from instructions elsewhere on this forum.
    Does the 2.4 beta supercede that fastdosbox?



    Yep. there is no need or advantage to use fastdosbox – and our previously compiled fastdosbox wasn’t any faster than debian dosbox. Fastdosbox is based on an older dosbox codebase than our build, and has very little difference over dosbox codewise.

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