I haven’t gotten this far yet, but I am interested to know this answer as well. I thought it was as simple as you have laid out. I might be to working on DOS emulation in a couple days and might have some sort of input then.
Till then I will watch this thread with anticipation.
retropie comes with rpix86 and fastdosbox – I believe they both share the same emulationstation key (a bug), so probably rpix86 is set up by default. “sudo ./retropie_packages.sh fastdosbox configure” should enable fastdosbox.
I have recently changed the configs for fastdosbox / ripx86 in retropie so they share the same emulation station menu. However I have more work to do, as I will be replacing fastdosbox with svn dosbox.
im pretty new to these forums … “hello” : ) and a total noob at both retropie and linux but already having a blast.
i havent tried fastdosbox yet but the rpix86 emu seem to to run at a speed of around 20MHz 80486 (which equals a 40MHz 80386 machine) according to dev page”.
i run the latest sd image and iv only been fiddling with the default rpix86 to run the dos games i have laying around. For those not getting these to run, all you have to do is put the games in folders in the /opt/retropie/emulators/rpix86/ (and not home/Retropie/roms/pc folder) run rpix, and in the dos promt run them as normal. they work ok at my end that way. havent been able to make them show up in emulationstation yet but i can probably make a multichoice bat file to be called from the start.sh file when launching ibm/rpix from the es.
would be nice to hear of someone has better experience with dosbox though.
angelus – if they run slow – are those games supported by scummvm btw? worth a shot maybe if they are supported..