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Release aDosBox (MS-DOS Emulator)

Discussion in 'Emulation on Android' started by Gh0st, Feb 15, 2013.

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  1. Gh0st

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    • Gh0st
    • Feb 5, 2013
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    aDosBox is a port of DOSBox to the Android OS, it's been nearly 2 years since it has seen an update which is unfortunate.​
    DOSBox emulates an IBM PC Compatible computer running MS-DOS which allows a lot of older DOS games to be played on newer architecture.​
    Code (Text):

        aDOSBox 0.2.5 (released in May 2011)
        Downloads:
            WVGA version (480x800): aDOSBox-v0.2.5
        Release Notes:
            Add dynamic settings for some DOSBox parametes. Press "menu" -> "DOSBox" Following features are supported:
            Cycles can be dynamically changed (increase/decrease)
            Cycle change step can be dynamically changed
            Frameskip can be dynamically changed
            Load DOSBox configuration. (Take effect when you restart aDosBox).
            Save current DOSBox configuration to a file.
     
        aDOSBox 0.2.4 beta (released in May 2011)
        Downloads:
            WVGA version (480x800): aDOSBox-v0.2.4
        Release Notes:
            Supports Android phone with resolution WVGA. Android OS version must be 2.2 and up.
            Fixed mouse bugs.
            Changed the way how config dialog is shown.
            In last version, "search" key is used to open config dialog and "menu" key is used to show virtual keyboard.
            In this version, "search" key is not mapped any longer because some handsets don't have it. Instead "menu" key is used. When "menu" key is pressed, an on-screen menu is shown near bottom by which you can
                Show/hide on-screen keyboard. (You can also do this by tapping top left corner where a semi-transparent button is placed)
                Open configuration dialog
                Turn on/off on-screen jobsticks (arrow keys and customized buttons)
                Quit the program
     
        aDOSBox 0.2 beta (released in Apr 2011)
        Downloads:
            WVGA version (480x800): aDOSBox-WVGA-0.2beta.apk
        Release Notes:
            Supports Android phone with resolution WVGA. Android OS version must be 2.2 and up.
            This release is based on DOXBox-0.74
            Some games (especially Mario, and PackMan) were tested to run successfully.
            Virtual keyboard support is added.
            By default, on-screen arrow keys and shortcut keys are enabled. There are four on-screen buttons near bottom right corner labelled as 1,2,3 and 4. Default mappings are
            button 1: ENTER
            button 2: SPACE
            button 3: BACKSPACE
            button 4: ESCAPE
            You can change default mappings by following
            "Search button" -> "On-screen keyboard" -> "Remap on-screen controls"
            Mapping of phone physical buttons
                Menu: show/hide on-screen keyboard by which you can type text.
                Search: show/hide system configuration dialog by which you can modify default settings (such as key mapping).
                Back: corresponds to key ESCAPE in PC keyboard.
                Volumn Up/Down: change media volumn of aDOSBox.
            Note: This version is based on Pelya's work. Many thanks to him.
        Demo video clips:
        Known bugs:
            Some symbols cannot be typed in through virtual keyboard. If you find any, please report it here so we can fix it in future version.
            If you find any other bug, please file an issue here
        Call for tests:
        Because of limited resources, we cannot test aDOSBox on all Android phones. If you have Android phones and would like to share how aDOSBox runs on your device, feel free to post blog article make video, and send emails to us (click here). In addition, you can post your test results to issue list (Since our group was removed by Google, we don't have any official forum/BBS/group).
        Installation:
            Download the apk.
            Connect your Android phone to computer
            Install the the apk to your phone using command:
            adb install name_of_apk_file
            If you see output message like "[INSTALL_FAILED_ALREADY_EXISTS]", it means the apk has been installed. Use following command to uninstall it:
            adb uninstall org.hystudio.android.dosbox
            or directly use command
            adb install -r name_of_apk_file (-r means reinstall)
     
        aDOSBox 0.1 alpha (released in Feb 2010)
        Downloads:
            HVGA version (320x480): aDOSBox-HVGA-0.1alpha.zip
            WVGA version (480x800): aDOSBox-WVGA-0.1alpha.zip
        Release Notes:
            Supports Android phone with resolution HVGA or WVGA.
            This release is based on DOXBox-0.73
            Some games (especially Mario, and PackMan) were tested to run successfully. But the games run really slow.
            Key mapping is done
            Press "left Alt" + "any key" to type the symbol on the physical key other than the letter. For example, on G1, press "left Alt" and "H" will generate colon. Press "left Alt" twice to lock the key. Press "left Alt" to unlock the key.
            Press "left Shift" and "any key" to type corresponding letter in uppper case. Press "left Shift" twice to lock the key. Press "left Shift" to unlock the key. When "left Shift" is locked and a key is pressed, upper case of the letter is generated.
            Currently we don't support virtual keyboard. So if your phone does not have a physical keyboard, you cannot use aDOSBox. To support virtual keyboard is our future work.
        Demo video clips:
        Installation:
            Download and unzip the tarball.
            Connect your Android phone to computer
            Install the the apk to your phone using command:
            adb install name_of_apk_file
            If you see output message like "[INSTALL_FAILED_ALREADY_EXISTS]", it means the apk has been installed. Use following command to uninstall it:
            adb uninstall org.hystudio.dosbox
            or directly use command
            adb install -r name_of_apk_file (-r means reinstall)
            Copy file dosbox.conf to SD card of your phone using following command:
            adb push dosbox.conf /sdcard/dosbox.conf
            If you don't have a SD card, use following command
            adb push dosbox.conf /data/data/[URL='http://org.hystudio.dosbox/files/dosbox.conf']org.hystudio.dosbox/files/dosbox.conf[/URL]
     
    Source - https://androiddosbox.appspot.com/
    Download - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.hystudio.android.dosbox&hl=en
     
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