@mitu Hi. Yes, I tried that as well. The only way to run DosBox Staging at full-screen is to keep it at texture or texturenb. I tried all the rest, and the result is a business card size display box.
I also added "XINIT:bash /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/pc/+Start\ DOSBox-Staging.sh %ROM%" to my emulators.cfg to see if that would give me the full screen, but it knocks out the keyboard and runs Staging as a slide show.
I'm ok with how it is. I'm going to eventually upgrade to a Pi4. I'm happy just being able to play all these old DOS games again! I had my setup all wrong and now it's completely sorted.
@zerojay hiya, sorry to bring up such an old post, i am desperate for some help getting the .sh files in pc ports menu to play now the script has run its course fully (yes the metadata shows and everything is bang on the right place, yet running the games from menu kicks back to menu screen. You mention here about a part of the script capitalising the +dosbox.sh script which stops anything running - i think this is my problem, could you explain a fix for this pretty please with sugar on top? thanks bud.
@VictimRLSH I tried the exagear demo on a "sandbox build" image of my regular gaming build. It did work fairly well, but it seemed like the install was too deep rooted into the system (just try fully uninstalling vs you'll see what I mean). I ultimately decided to not purchase it mainly because of their business model. Doing some research, It's closed source, which is okay if they were really vested into maintaining exagear, but the number one thing is the liscence is tied to the specific Raspberry pi you register it on - so when your board dies or you upgrade from 3b to 3b+ you must purchase a new liscence.
If the license was, let's say, $5 it may justify that bussiness model. It's a shame, they have something that would otherwise be huge.
I've been using a custom compiled wine through raspian to play Diablo 1, Diablo 2 with Lod expansion, & Starcraft Brood Wars. (Bonus - net play co-op) Unfortunatly, it required someone to compile the game..exe for arm but maybe with enough support they can get wine fully implemented to work just like exagear.
Has anyone tried one of those xbox or ps3 add on keyboards that click onto the bottom of the remote? Not sure if it will even work with RetroPie or if its just to small to be useful. I dont mean as a controller but for basic shortcuts some games use or for word input on some games.
I really couldn't advise anything on that other than another search through vogons.org. I play a lot of DOS games, but installing Windows 3.1 has never been anything I wanted to put myself through. Maybe I'm being unfair, but I remember it as being an unintuitive and unforgiving environment when it came to hardware integration. The Keymapper is of course an option, so at least you have a contingency plan if all else fails.