Dec 24 2003, 02:35 AM
For DosBox, is there a GUI out there that doesn't require a mouse or keyboard? In other words, am I able to use the controller at all, or am I forced to get a keyboard and mouse?
If the latter, what should I get and where can I get them from?
Dec 24 2003, 09:22 AM
I was looking for the same thing could find one either!
So I decided to begin coding one myself. I'm currently working on a menu for Dosbox wich doesn't require a keyboard or mouse at all and wich will include config files for games so they can be played right away without finetuning.
It's still pretty alpha stage but making progress, only need some people who could deliver me config files for games. I'm getting bored finetuning all games.
Dec 24 2003, 04:48 PM
That's great news Xam_nl
I'm glad somebody agrees that it's rather pointless to have a console emulator without a GUI, kinda defeats the point...
But, as a suggestion, why not just include some simple instructions on how to create a game config file then leave it to users to make their own. I'm sure that would save you alot of time and hassle.
Dec 24 2003, 06:32 PM
You got that right,
The dosbox on the xbox is prety useless if you aint got a mouse or keyboard.
After i bought a keyboard i found out that it's quite a job to get some games running properly.
Thats when i decided to create some sort of simple GUI ("DosBox menu") to load a game related config file before loading a game. Started with quickmenu and a bunch of batch files, well that didn't seen to work as smoothly as i suspected.
so started to program a text based gui that starts after loading dosbox, assigned the xbox controller buttons to navigate through the menu, easy but effective.
if there's enough interest i'll make it public beta someday, for now i'm fixing loads of bugs and making it more user friendly.
more info s00n ...
Dec 31 2003, 05:51 AM
Im doing pretty much the exact same thing as you Xam although im using 3DMENU created by Tony Minichillo.
Dec 31 2003, 07:09 AM
Well both of them sound great!!!
Can't wait till one of them is completed!
Great work guys!
Dec 31 2003, 04:04 PM
Both projects sound very interesting. I'm sure that once a GUI alternative is available, everyone will use it. Since nobody can possibly like all that messing around and typing when all you want to do is play a couple of levels of Duke Nukem 1.
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