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Dosbox on RPi3 - Blank screen - thejims - 2018-03-11

Whenever I launch a dosbox game from IARL the screen goes blank.  If I open the OSD, I can then see a faded out dos screen in the background but not the game.  Not sure where to even begin with this, but I have uploaded the kodi.log file of when this occurs: http://ix.io/VA7


RE: Dosbox on RPi3 - Blank screen - thejims - 2018-08-19

Still occurring with Dosbox.. 
Logs using the most recent available release, LibreELEC (community): devel-20180817210318-#0817-geef941c (RPi2.arm) available at http://ix.io/1kEx.
I launch IARL, goto best of Sierra, and then launch Quest for Glory I VGA, the screen goes completely black from there, however, if I pause or open the OCD the game appears faded in the background.

Because images help when detailing an issue.. here is what it looks like

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RE: Dosbox on RPi3 - Blank screen - mervinderuiter - 2018-12-18

Got the same issue with dosbox, also with stella emulator for Atari 2600.


RE: Dosbox on RPi3 - Blank screen - rock_city - 2018-12-30

I also have the same issue with the newest LibreElec 8.95.001 build, so Kodi v18 RC3. I tried to tinker with a dosbox conf file but I couldn't figure out where to put it.


RE: Dosbox on RPi3 - Blank screen - zachmorris - 2018-12-31

Try changing the emulated_machine setting in the dosbox settings.  svga_s3 seems to work well for me.


RE: Dosbox on RPi3 - Blank screen - rock_city - 2018-12-31

I have tried several of those, doesn't help. (The resolution and colors of the interface visible in the background of the menu do change however, so the change to the emulated machine seems to work in principle..)


RE: Dosbox on RPi3 - Blank screen - zachmorris - 2019-01-02

(2018-12-31, 15:29)rock_city Wrote: I have tried several of those, doesn't help. (The resolution and colors of the interface visible in the background of the menu do change however, so the change to the emulated machine seems to work in principle..)
 Does this happen with all games (if not it could be the game/files/game config file)?  What happens if you just start the dosbox addon from Kodi?


RE: Dosbox on RPi3 - Blank screen - rock_city - 2019-01-05

Thanks for your replies, appreciate it. I have in fact mainly tested the dosbox as an addon standalone because I also suspected a problem with game configurations, so yes, the problem also persists there. (I also tried multiple different games, also both from the Internet Archive ROM Launcher and standalone ROMs..)


RE: Dosbox on RPi3 - Blank screen - dr_wulsen - 2019-01-06

Same issue here on LibreELEC/Milhouse build. There's no crash or whatsoever in the log, just a black screen with DOSBox itself. When exitting (via typing exit), it returns to Kodi perfectly without any notice of problems in the log....


RE: Dosbox on RPi3 - Blank screen - OnsenKun - 2019-02-09

Same here

Hardware: (Raspberry Pi3 B+)
Software: (LibreELEC-RPi2.arm-9.0.0 (fresh installed)
Log-Files: http://ix.io/1AC8
               http://ix.io/1AC9

- When I try to start any game or the plain Dos-Box AddOn I get a black screen
- I can hear Sound, if the Game has any
- If I open the Menu via F4, the screen appears in the Background. When I close the menu the black screen reapers again

Changing the emulated_machine or output setting has no effect

Any Ideas!?


RE: Dosbox on RPi3 - Blank screen - Hinnak321 - 2019-02-21

Same problem here, too. Also Libreelec 9.0.0 on rpi3 and dosbox configured by iagl.


RE: Dosbox on RPi3 - Blank screen - head4587451 - 2019-03-04

You are delusional if you think MS-DOS is somehow “better” than Raspbian Linux. Anyways, you cannot run MS-DOS on an ARM-based architecture.


RE: Dosbox on RPi3 - Blank screen - OnsenKun - 2019-03-04

Hi head4587451

I'm sorry but Dosbox is a MS-DOS Emulator and run's on a lot of Operating Systems and Processor Architectures including Linux and ARM on which Libreelec is based on.

If you want, you can look it up here:  https://www.dosbox.com

The mentioned problem here is that the games run (you can hear sound, but you can only see a black screen unless you enter a Menu)


RE: Dosbox on RPi3 - Blank screen - pauci - 2019-03-04

Same problem for me, Libreelec 9.0.1 on rpi2 and dosbox addon.


RE: Dosbox on RPi3 - Blank screen - garbear - 2019-03-22

I opened a PR that refactors some code and could possibly fix this problem: 15771 (PR)

Can you try a build with this PR included? It's currently in the Milhouse builds.