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Hello Android gamers today we will be learning how to play PC games on Android with the App DosBox Turbo, the best and fastest Dos Emulator for Android.

Additional resources:
DosBox Turbo main information page
DosBox Turbo Performance Page
Beginning DosBox Turbo for Newbies
How to Play Fallout 1 with Dosbox Turbo
[Guide+Video] How to run Fallout 1 & 2 on Android with QEMU
[Guide+Video]How to the Play Baldur's Gate Series and Planescape: Torment on Android with GemRB


Dosbox Turbo Videos







System Requirements

Recommended System Requirements:
CPU: Quad- Core 1.6Ghz+
GPU: Mali-400MP4+, Nvidia Tegra3/4+
RAM: 1GB-2GB+
HDD: 4GB


Minimum Requirements:
CPU: Dual-core 1.2Ghz+
GPU: Adreno 220+, Nvidia Tegra2
RAM: 512MB-1GB (My default setup uses 256MB)
HDD: 2GB



Emulated PC Gaming System

DosBox Turbo Performance Page

CPU: Pentium 1 Processor (Performance will vary)
Android to Dosbox Turbo CPU conversion chart:
Quad Core Snapdragon 800 (2.26 Ghz - Nexus 5) ~ Pentium 75 - 90
Quad Core Samsung Exynos (1.6 Ghz - Samsung Galaxy Note II) ~ Pentium 75 - 90
Quad Core Nvidia Tegra3 CPU (1.5Ghz) ~ Pentium 60-75Mhz
Dual Core Nvidia Tegra2 CPU (1Ghz) ~ 486@66-80Mhz
Dual Core A9/Exynos Processor (Samsung Galaxy II @ 1.2Ghz) ~ 486@75-90Mhz
Dual Core Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 (MSM8260 1.5Ghz) ~ 486@50Mhz
Single Core Generic Cortex A8 (1Ghz) ~ 486@33-40Mhz


RAM: 256MB(Default)
Note: The systems RAM size can be set manually, see the "DosBox Turbo Performance Tweaking" section below.

GPU: 3Dfx Voodoo 1 8MB (3D) and S3 Trio64V+ 4MB (2D)
HDD: Emulated to the size of your devices internal(default) or external storage. Full install close to 3GB


Games are Not included! (Some Assembly Required)


DosBox Turbo Supported Win9x Game List:

Age of Empires
Age of Empires 2
Alpha Centauri
Anno 1602
Arcanum (Requires a next gen device.. ie Tegra 4+, Note3+)
C&C Red Alert 95
Civilization II
Combat mission Beyond Overlord
Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines
Command and Conquer Tiberian Sun (Requires a next gen device.. ie Tegra 4+, Note3+)
Diablo 1
Diablo 2 (Instructional Video here:)
Dungeon Keeper 2 (Needs pentium_mmx CPU setting in Dosbox Config) (Requires a next gen device.. ie Tegra 4+, Note3+)
Dune 2000
Fallout 1 (Instructional Video here:)
Fallout2
Fallout2: Restoration project
Fallout Tactics (Needs additional file modding-Odin's FT Booster utility:)(Requires a next gen device.. ie Tegra 4+, Note3+)
Half life
Heroes of Might and Magic III (Requires a next gen device.. ie Tegra 4+, Note3+)
Homeworld 1 (works without sound) (requires additional CD/ISO setup - ie. daemon tools V2)(Requires a next gen device.. ie Tegra 4+, Note3+)
Homeworld cataclysm (Requires a next gen device.. ie Tegra 4+, Note3+)
Ignition (works with 3Dfx)
Interstate 76 (Requires a next gen device.. ie Tegra 4+, Note3+)
Jedi Knight dark forces 2 (requires additional CD/ISO setup - ie. daemon tools V2.0) (Instructional Video here
JoeQuake / ProQuake
Lionheart (Require a next gen device.. ie Tegra 4+, Note3+)
Lords of the Realms 2
M.U.G.E.N(Dos version is playable) (Requires a next gen device.. ie Tegra 4+, Note3+)
Neighbours from Hell
Nox
Populous The Beginning
Quake 1
Seven Kingdoms 2
Simcity 2000
Simcity 3000
Starcraft 1
Strategic command
The Journeyman Project (requires additional CD/ISO setup - ie. daemon tools V2.0)
The Longest Journey
The Sims
Total Annihilation (requires additional CD/ISO setup - ie. daemon tools V2.0)
Europa Universalis 2
Warhammer 40,000 : Final Liberation (requires additional CD/ISO setup - ie. daemon tools V2.0)
Warhammer 40,000 : Chaos Gate (requires additional CD/ISO setup - ie. daemon tools V2.0)
Warhammer 40,000 : Rites of war (requires additional CD/ISO setup - ie. daemon tools V2.0) (Requires a next gen device.. ie Tegra 4+, Note3+)
Warhammer : Dark Omen (requires additional CD/ISO setup - ie. daemon tools V2.0) (Requires a next gen device.. ie Tegra 4+, Note3+)
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DosBox Turbo Win9x Installation Guide:

1)a]You will need to have the DosBox Turbo app installed on your Android device. Run the DosBox Turbo app and open the settings menu from either the pull down menu at the Top or left side swiping menu. Go to “DosBox Settings/Advanced DosBox Config” check “3DFX Glide Support” and “Manual Mode”. You must restart the app before these changes will take effect.

DosBox Turbo Play Store Link:

b]Attention Dosbox Turbo Users there have been some recent changes to the default directory paths. Due to these changes you will now need to change the directory path back to the old default or place the dosbox config into the new location in step 7. You can change the default location now by selecting “Config location” right under where you selected manual mode. You will see a directory path similar to the one below. Note the beginning of the path can vary depending on the type of device used.

Default manual mode config file directory path:
/<path to sdcard>/android/data/com.fishstix.dosbox/files/dosbox.conf


On my Note 2:
/storage/emulated/0/android/data/com.fishstix.dosbox/files/dosbox.conf


Remove the part from between the dosbox.conf and the root directory of your internal memory(Aka the primary external SDcard):
Before:
/<path to sdcard>/android/data/com.fishstix.dosbox/files/dosbox.conf

After:
/<path to sdcard>/dosbox.conf

On my Note 2:

Before:
/storage/emulated/0/android/data/com.fishstix.dosbox/files/dosbox.conf

After:
/storage/emulated/0/dosbox.conf

New Default paths for dosbox turbo files and folders:

Default manual mode config file:
/<path to sdcard>/Android/data/com.fishstix.dosbox/files/dosbox.conf

Default location for the manager app launcher config:
/<path to sdcard>/Android/data/com.fishstix.dosboxlauncher/files/dosbox/<game name>.conf

Default dos game space that is mounted as C:
/<path to sdcard>/Download/


DosBox Turbo Win9x Gaming Package Downloads:

2)a] Version 1.0 is the most stable but lacks Win9x CD/ISO support. Use this version to play games that don’t require the use of CD’s, i.e. mounted ISO images.

Or

2)b] Version 2.0 is less stable due to the Win9x CD/ISO support. Use this version to play games that require the use of CD’s i.e. mounted ISO images.
Notes:
-The CD Rom support makes emulation less stable and can cause error messages when starting win9x with DosBox Turbo.
- If you experience errors simply exit and restart the app.
-To use ISO files they must be located within a folder before transferring them to the HDD.img.
-If the ISO is not located in a folder it will attempt to fill the HDD image and won't work correctly.
-There are alternatives to installing game data from the ISO.
-You can use the WinImage program to extract the ISO’s contents to a folder.
-This can be added to an HDD image and the setup exe run from inside of an emulated win9x environment.
-Many classic games can be run with Game Fixes, that will allow you to play without the CD.
GameBurnWorld No-CD Game Fixes

Or

2)c] Version 3.0 runs slightly faster since its based on win95 but only has DX8.0 support and therefore doesn't run as many games as V1.0. Use this version to play games on a slower device that don't require DX9C support.


3)a] Install the free 30 day trial of WinImage and run the application. This program will allow you to open and save your game data to your empty hdd .img files.
WinImage 9.00 Download:

Or

3)b]Install the free version of ultra ISO and use if to modify your image files, note this program is more complex and is for advanced users.
UltraISO Premium

Or

3)c] To access your image files from Android install the free Zarchiver app from the Play Store Here. This will allow you to modify and create images files from your Android device.


4) Open your downloaded package and look for the hdd folder. Inside you will find the empty hdd images files to store your games and ISO’s. Extract the default hdd-2gb image file and open the folder.

(Optional) If you wish to change the size of the image file you are using, then you must also change the name and drive geometry in the dosbox.conf file.

Default hdd line in the dosbox.conf file:
imgmount d: /sdcard/hdd-2gb.img -t hdd -fs fat -size 512,63,64,1023

Change the hdd name and drive geometry in the dosbox.conf file:
imgmount d: /sdcard/hdd-1gb.img -t hdd -fs fat -size 512,63,64,520

Driver Geometry:
2GB image: 512,63,64,1023
1GB image: 512,63,64,520
512MB image: 512,63,32,520
256MB image: 512,63,16,520


(Optional) If you wish to store the images onto an external SDcard instead of the devices internal memory, then you will need to open the dosbox.conf file and change the file directory path. The directory path can vary across android devices so I'd recommend using a file explorer program to view the desired location to better find the correct path for your device. Review the following information to change the SDcard path.

Default data location path in the dosbox.conf file:
imgmount c: /sdcard/c.img -t hdd -fs fat -size 512,63,16,520
imgmount d: /sdcard/hdd-2gb.img -t hdd -fs fat -size 512,63,64,1023

Change the SDcard path to the image files:
imgmount c: /sdcard1/c.img -t hdd -fs fat -size 512,63,16,520
imgmount d: /sdcard1/hdd-2gb.img -t hdd -fs fat -size 512,63,64,1023

or
imgmount c: /mnt/sdcard1/c.img -t hdd -fs fat -size 512,63,16,520
imgmount d: /mnt/sdcard1/hdd-2gb.img -t hdd -fs fat -size 512,63,64,1023

or
imgmount c: /mnt/extsdcard/c.img -t hdd -fs fat -size 512,63,16,520
imgmount d: /mnt/extsdcard/hdd-2gb.img -t hdd -fs fat -size 512,63,64,1023

or
imgmount c: /storage/extSdCard/c.img -t hdd -fs fat -size 512,63,16,520
imgmount d: /storage/extSdCard/hdd-2gb.img -t hdd -fs fat -size 512,63,64,1023




5) Now that WinImage is installed you can open the empty hdd.img’s by double clicking them, dragging them into the open WinImage program, Or find them from the WinImage menu file/open.

6) Locate your fully installed games such as DRM free GOG games, ISO images or extracted game data. Drag the folder(s) containing this data into the opened hdd image files. Save your new hdd.img and close the program.

7) Plug your Android device into your PC with the USB cable and open your devices internal memory. This is the area that opens by default from your computer with the USB cable, all your android data is located here. Transfer the hdd.img, c.img, and dosbox.conf, files into this space; note that none of these files should be located in a folder.

Note(Important) Dosbox turbo uses new default paths for the config file so you must place it in the following location if you didn't change the "Config location" in step 1)b].

Default manual mode config file directory path, note the beginning of the path can vary depending on the type of device used:
/<path to sdcard>/android/data/com.fishstix.dosbox/files/dosbox.conf


8) Once the data is on your android device you can disconnect the USB cable. Now you can start the DosBox Turbo app and play your retro PC games on android, have fun.
Click Here to watch me launch games from Dosbox Turbo:

9)(Optional)Get the free Hackers Keyboard from the Play Store. It has a better layout for playing games and includes directional keys.
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How to use Version 2.0 with CD/ISO support:
1)Start the Daemon tools program by click the desktop icon.
2)Tap the Icon that will appear in the bottom right corner.
-Select “Device 0: [E:] No media”
3)Find your ISO image and select it
-Auto play should now start your CD.
Note:To use ISO files they must be located within a folder before transferring them to the HDD.img.
-If the ISO is not located in a folder it will attempt to fill the HDD image and won't work correctly.
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Use this to Play Games like, Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II.This video demonstrates how to mount the ISO images using Daemon tools @1:28.



How to setup Fallout 2/Restoration Project and Fallout Tactics:

Fallout 1 Dos Guide + Video
Fallout 1 is best played without win9x since Dosbox turbo is a Dos Emulator.
Scroll down or Click here for the How to Play Fallout 1 with Dos guide




Fallout 2 Regular
-If you wish to play Fallout 2 I recommend installing Killap’s unofficial fallout 2 patch.
1) Download and Extract the Unofficial patch, open the folder.
2) Open the "main" folder and copy and paste these files into your Fallout 2 install directory. (yes to overwrite the files)
3) Open the "Windows 95-98-ME" folder and copy and paste these files into your Fallout 2 install directory. (yes to overwrite the files)
4) Open the “Batch_work’ folder and copy and paste these files into your Fallout 2 install directory. Run the "master_dat_fix_up.exe" file (A window will popup, wait for it..)
5) Next this is EXTREMELY important, in your Fallout 2 install directory delete a file called "patch000.dat"
6) Download and install one of my custom Fallout cfg files by copying and pasting it into your Fallout directory. These config files correct the game path for the sound data files.
a)Config With Video & Ambient sounds: This is the standard required config file the fixes the sound directory path.
b)Config without Video & Ambient sounds: This increases performance by removing ambient and video sounds. If you experience crashing when the videos play then, you will need this file. Note*NPC conversations will still have spoken dialogue.
7) (Optional) You can also install Mash’s resolution patch: to increase your screen size.
Note This may impact game performance but allows you to see much more of the map at once.
Download Fallout2 Hi-Res Patch v3.06


Fallout 2 Restoration Project
Note(Important) The Fallout 2 Restoration Project requires a faster device to run than a regular install of Fallout2. A fast Dual or Quad core device with 2GB+ is Recommended
-If you wish to play Killaps Fallout 2 Restoration Project on Android then you must do the following.
1) Download and Extract the manual Restoration patch, open the folder.
2) Open the "main" folder and copy and paste these files into your Fallout 2 install directory. (yes to overwrite the files)
3) Open the "Windows 95-98-ME" folder and copy and paste these files into your Fallout 2 install directory. (yes to overwrite the files)
4) Open the “Batch_work’ folder and copy and paste these files into your Fallout 2 install directory. Run the "f2.bat" file (A window will popup, wait for it..)
5) Next this is EXTREMELY important, in your Fallout 2 install directory delete a file called "patch000.dat"
6) Download and install one of my custom Fallout cfg files by copying and pasting it into your Fallout directory. These config files correct the game path for the sound data files.
a)Config With Video & Ambient sounds: This is the standard required config file the fixes the sound directory path.
b)Config without Video & Ambient sounds: This increases performance by removing ambient and video sounds. If you experience crashing when the videos play then, you will need this file. Note*NPC conversations will still have spoken dialogue.


Fallout Tactics
-In order to make Fallout Tactics playable on Android you will need to remove ambient sounds from the game.
-You can also remove videos since they don’t currently run properly and just take up extra space.
-How to remove ambient Sounds and Optimize files:
-Use Odin’s Booster app to modify the audio files so ambient sounds can be deleted.
-Run Boost "Browse" to your FT directory. Next select sound_o.bos and sound_amb.bos under "files to optimize".Click on "Optimize!"
-In the Fallout Tactics install Folder:
-Delete the ambient sounds folder from the fallout tactics/core/sounds/ambient
-Delete intro movie from fallout tactics/core/movies/intro.bik
Odin's FT Booster utility,"allows faster, smoother scrolling & much less disk usage":
[Video] Fallout Tactics on Android with DosBox Turbo


Using Virtual On Screen Buttons:
-In the DosBox settings menu check “Overlay Buttons”.
-Open “Button/Controller Maps” and choose “Add button Mapping”.
-A new label will appear, click it “Map custom Button (x)”
-At the top select 1 of 4 custom buttons to map
-Now select “Dos key mapping” and assign a key to the button.
-Once done select ok and repeat this for all 4 buttons.
-A good setup for playing fallout would be:
-Btn A=space, Btn B=b, Btn C=I, Btn D=s
-space=end turn, b=change hands, i=inventory, s=skill index,
-There is a Fast Forward button at the very bottom of the “Dos key mapping” menu, scroll down all the way.
-Map this key and you can hold it down to increase the cycles.
-This helps to speed up long load times, but note it will distort any audio that is playing.
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DosBox Turbo Performance Tweaking:
-If your android device has 1GB+ of memory or more, then you can increase the usable memory from the default of 256MB to 512MB.
-I recommend setting the value to half of your device memory size, in this case for a 1GB device set memsize=512.
-Open the dosbox.conf file and change the value to memsize=512
-Once the value is modified save the changes and transfer the dosbox.conf file over to your device.
-Increasing the memory can improve stability and performance.
-If you get a "Low memory" error message or your device crashes to the desktop when you run the app, then you will need to reduce the amount of memory used. Try 128MB or 64MB.

Before:
[dosbox]
memsize=256
machine=svga_s3

After:
[dosbox]
memsize=512
machine=svga_s3

Overclocking:
-You will need to be rooted in order to Overclock your device. Increasing your CPU speed can have a large impact on performance and could make games playable on older devices.
-Get a free overclocking app from the Play Store such as AnTuTu's CPU Master (free). Open the app and increase the speed in small increments of 100-200Mhz and then run AnTuTu's Benchmark to check stability and performance. Once you've found a stable overclock start up Dosbox and have fun.

Extra HDD space for Virtual Memory:
-Using a 1/2GB HDD and then allocating free space for for virtual memory, could help to improve performance.
-Once you're running win9x right click on the vault 13 desktop icon and choose properties, select the performance tab,“virtual memory” at the bottom, click “Let me specify my own virtual memory settings”. Select the HDD and specify the amount of space you want to use for virtual memory.
-It will prompt you to reboot once you exit. Don’t reboot, choose no, and then shutdown and re-launch the emulator.
-This will help to keep System Resources between 98-99% free, this helps to optimize the performance.
-You can check the performance by right clicking on the Vault 13 desktop icon and selecting properties. Navigate to the performance tab at the top and look for “System Resources:98%free”.

DosBox Turbo Quick Menu:
-You can access the quick menu by swiping the left side of the screen.
- This will give you access to quick settings and toggles for your input devices.
-To improve load times you can select “Cycles” and increase this number.
-By default it will be on Auto, which gives the best balance between sound quality and performance.
-Increasing this will cause the games to load faster but can badly distort the sound.
-You can Toggle this up in games that have long load times.
- Set the Cycles back to Auto once your game has loaded.
-You can also disable the sound in the DosbBox settings and play with increased cycles.
-This will significantly improve performance on slower devices.
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How to Benchmark Dosbox Turbo:
Moved to the bottom of post # 3

Troubleshooting:

Day light saving time Error: If your Windows image is crashing while trying to reconcile daylight savings time, then you should redownload the package with the fixed image file. You can also get around it by opening the keyboard and pressing enter repeatedly as its booting.

Fallout 2 Notes:
-Fallout 2 should be played at the default resolution of 640x480, with a 8bit color depth for best results. Using higher resolutions or 16-32bit colors can cause the game to become unplayable.
-Killaps Restoration project version 2.3+ can cause screen scrolling issues with some maps(Temple of Trials). Using the older 2.1.2b version fixes this problem and should be used instead of v2.3 until this problem can be fixed.

Download Killaps Fallout Restoration project 2.1.2b

Killaps Fallout 2 Restoration Project Main Page:
-Please report this problem to Killaps in his thread here and hopefully it will get fixed in his next release.

Vault-Tec Desktop Crashing:
-If you get a "Low memory" error message or your device crashes to the desktop when you run the app, then you will need to reduce the amount of memory used. Try 128MB or 64MB.
-Win9x emulation can be unstable while exploring your emulated desktop. Opening multiple windows can cause crashing and lockups.
-Setting the CPU governor to performance or interactive can help to improve stability and performance. You can do this with and free overclocking app like Antutu CPU Master Free. Don’t forget to set it back to normal after you're finished exploring the wasteland.
-By adding ISO/CD support windows becomes less stable and you should mount your ISO images right away.
-Once in a game state the Win9x emulation is more stable and you can enjoy classic PC gaming with reasonable stability.
-To maintain Win9x image stability I would recommend going to the start menu and shutting down after game sessions, before you exit the app.

CD/ISO support issues:
-Overtime using the ISO support can cause the C img to stop working correctly. I would recommend making a backup of the image once you have a game installed.
- If this happens you can copy the backed up C image over to your device again. Your saved games will be located on the D HDD image and will be unaffected.
-The CD Rom support makes emulation less stable and can cause error messages when starting win9x with DosBox Turbo.
- If you experience errors simply exit and restart the app.
-There are alternatives to installing game data from the ISO.
-You can use the WinImage program to extract the ISO’s contents to a folder.
-This can be added to an HDD image and the setup exe run from inside of an emulated win9x environment.
-Many classic games can be run with a game fixes, that will allow you to play without the CD.
GameBurnWorld No-CD Game Fixes
-You can add CD/ISO support by downloading Daemon tools 3.47 here and installing the setup exe from inside of an emulated win9x environment.
-Once running win9x with Daemon tools disable autostart and automount or the image may crash when launching win9x.


Links:
How to Play Baldur’s gate on Android [XDA Thread]



How to Play Fallout 1 and 2 with the QEMU emulator:
How to Play Fallout 1 and 2 on Android [No Mutants Thread]
How to Play Fallout 1 and 2 on Android with QEMU(Free)[Video]

Fallout 1 Patches @ No Mutants Allowed:

Fallout 2 Patches @ No Mutants Allowed:

Fallout 2 Restoration Project Main Page:
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Tablet How to Play Dos Games with DosBox Turbo and 3Dfx Glide Support
How to Play Fallout 1 with Dosbox Turbo:





Recommended System Requirements:
CPU Quad- Core, Dual-core 1.2Ghz+, equivalent or better.
GPU Adreno 220+, Nvidia Tegra2/3/4, equivalent or better.
Memory 1GB-2GB, Min=512MB. My Config asks for a min of 256MB & shouldn't be run on a device with less than 512MB.
8GB disk space

Minimum System Requirements:
1Ghz Single-Core CPU with 512MB of Ram
4GB Disk Space

Full Fallout 1 install instructions:

1)a]You will need to have the DosBox Turbo app installed on your Android device. Run the DosBox Turbo app and open the settings menu from either the pull down menu at the Top or left side swiping menu. Go to "DosBox Settings/Advanced DosBox Config" check "Manual Mode". You must restart the app before these changes will take effect.

b]Attention Dosbox Turbo Users there have been some recent changes to the default directory paths. Due to these changes you will now need to change the directory path back to the old default or place the dosbox config into the new location in step 4. You can change the default location now by selecting “Config location” right under where you selected manual mode. You will see a directory path similar to the one below. Note the beginning of the path can vary depending on the type of device used.

Default manual mode config file directory path:
/<path to sdcard>/android/data/com.fishstix.dosbox/files/dosbox.conf


On my Note 2:
/storage/emulated/0/android/data/com.fishstix.dosbox/files/dosbox.conf


Remove the part from between the dosbox.conf and the root directory of your internal memory(Aka the primary external SDcard):
Before:
/<path to sdcard>/android/data/com.fishstix.dosbox/files/dosbox.conf

After:
/<path to sdcard>/dosbox.conf

On my Note 2:

Before:
/storage/emulated/0/android/data/com.fishstix.dosbox/files/dosbox.conf

After:
/storage/emulated/0/dosbox.conf

New Default paths for dosbox turbo files and folders:

Default manual mode config file:
/<path to sdcard>/Android/data/com.fishstix.dosbox/files/dosbox.conf

Default location for the manager app launcher config:
/<path to sdcard>/Android/data/com.fishstix.dosboxlauncher/files/dosbox/<game name>.conf

Default dos game space that is mounted as C:
/<path to sdcard>/Download/

2)Download and install Fallout 1 the game on your PC. I got it from a free promotion @ GOG
Fallout 1 directory Locations:
By default the GOG version of the game should be located at C:\GOG Games\Fallout
By default the CD or DVD version of the game should be located at C:\Program Files\BlackIsle\Fallout

3)Download and extract the Fallout 1 Dos files below. You will need to add these Dos files into the fallout 1 folder installed on your PC. Copy and paste them directly into that folder.
fallout1.1+Dos Patch download:

4)Download and extract the Fallout 1 configs files .zip below. Locate the fallout 1 config folder inside. Here you will find two different Fallout 1 configs to choose from. If you have a fast device place the config file from the "Config With Video & Ambient sounds" into your Fallout 1 install folder. If you have a slower device, or experience performance issues, then place the config file from the "Config without Video & Ambient sounds" into your Fallout 1 install folder. Once you have all the necessary files in the Fallout 1 folder copy and paste the entire folder into the root directory of your internal memory or your Android device. This is the default location that opens when you plug in the USB cable and explore the device, also commonly known to as the primary internal storage.

Note(Important) Dosbox turbo uses new default paths for the config file so you must place it in the following location if you didn't change the "Config location" in step 1)b].

Default manual mode config file directory path, note the beginning of the path can vary depending on the type of device used:
/<path to sdcard>/android/data/com.fishstix.dosbox/files/dosbox.conf


Download Fallout 1 & DosBox Turbo Config files. Notes:For all devices, 256MB mem, cycles set to default Max, Auto.exe:
Config V4.0 For all devices, 256MB mem, cycles set to default Max, Auto.exe :

Optional) Install the NPC patch: This allows you to edit your NPC follows weapons and inventory, like in Fallout 2. Download, extract and place the "Data" folder into your fallout 1 directory.
NPC mod Download:

5)Look Inside the Fallout 1 configs folder. The second folder called "DosBox Config" has a modified Dosbox Turbo Auto exe Config File. You will need to copy and paste it into the root directory of your Android device along with the Fallout 1 folder. Make sure you have done step 1 or this will not work and you will have to recopy the file after redoing step 1. The Root directory is in the internal memory, the default location that opens when you plug in the USB cable and explore the device. Now you are ready to launch the DosBox Turbo app from you Android device and begin your adventure into the Wasteland.

6)(Optional)Get the free Hackers Keyboard from the Play Store. It has a better layout for playing games and includes directional keys.
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Using Virtual On Screen Buttons:

-In the DosBox settings menu check “Overlay Buttons”.
-Open “Button/Controller Maps” and choose “Add button Mapping”.
-A new label will appear, click it “Map custom Button (x)”
-At the top select 1 of 4 custom buttons to map
-Now select “Dos key mapping” and assign a key to the button.
-Once done select ok and repeat this for all 4 buttons.
-A good setup for playing fallout would be:
-Btn A=space, Btn B=b, Btn C=I, Btn D=s
-space=end turn, b=change hands, i=inventory, s=skill index,
-There is a Fast Forward button at the very bottom of the “Dos key mapping” menu, scroll down all the way.
-Map this key and you can hold it down to increase the cycles.
-This helps to speed up long load times, but note it will distort any audio that is playing.
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Troubleshooting Fallout 1

-If Dosbox turbo crashes at launch and you get the following message "unable to change to: fallout Illegal command: fallout" Then you will need to opening up the config file and change the storage directory path at the bottom from mount c: /storage/sdcard0/ to mount c: /storage/sdcard/

Known devices with this issue: VIVAX TPC-7100 tablet


-If fallout 1 launches but crashes from the main menu once you try to start or load a game, then, take a good look at the instructions and make sure you didn't miss anything in step 4. Step 4 requires you to add a fallout 1 custom config to the fallout 1 folder. This corrects the path for the game data and could be the reason why you're unable to get past the start screen.

4)Download and extract the Fallout 1 configs files .zip below. Locate the fallout 1 config folder inside. Here you will find two different Fallout 1 configs to choose from. If you have a fast device place the config file from the "Config With Video & Ambient sounds" into your Fallout 1 install folder. If you have a slower device, or experience performance issues, then place the config file from the "Config without Video & Ambient sounds" into your Fallout 1 install folder. Once you have all the necessary files in the Fallout 1 folder copy and paste the entire folder into the root directory of your internal memory, this is the default location that opens when you plug in the USB cable and explore the device.

Note(Important) Dosbox turbo uses new default paths for the config file so you must place it in the following location if you didn't change the "Config location" in step 1)b].

Default manual mode config file directory path, note the beginning of the path can vary depending on the type of device used:
/<path to sdcard>/android/data/com.fishstix.dosbox/files/dosbox.conf


Download Fallout 1 & DosBox Turbo Config files. Notes:For all devices, 256MB mem, cycles set to default Max, Auto.exe:
Config V4.0 For all devices, 256MB mem, cycles set to default Max, Auto.exe :
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Beginning DosBox Turbo for Newbies

Beginning DosBox Turbo for Newbies main page, Click Here:

DosBox Turbo is a DOS emulator that requires you to download and copy (to your android device) DOS games. The following is a simple getting started guide to get the popular DOS game DOOM running. This guide assumes you have already downloaded the latest version of DosBox Turbo from the Google Play Store:

Step 1: Download the DOOM game to your computer here:
We first need to use a PC to download the DOS game of your choice. In this case, we will download DOOM. Most DOS games arrive in a zip archive. Click on the following link, to download shareware DOOM to your computer:


Step 2:Unzip the archive on your PC and copy the folder to your Android Device
Using WinZip or any other PC unarchiver application of your choice, unzip the DOOM game, it should unzip to a folder on your PC called "dooms".

Step 3: Copy the folder to your Android Device
Plug your Android device into your computer via USB. We will create a directory on our Android device called "dos" where we will put all our DOS games. Copy the "dooms" folder into the newly created dos folder.
Creating the dos folder on the Android Device


Step 4: Install and Enable the free GamePad application on your Android Device to get cursor controls
Now you'll also want to download my "Gamepad" app. Once you've installed the GamePad app, click the GamePad icon and follow the steps to enable it on your Android device. Then follow this video to setup the controls for doom:



Using a MOGA Pocket controller: DosBox Turbo supports the MOGA Pocket controllers through the free MOGA Universal Driver. The newer Pro version of the MOGA controllers have a Bluetooth USB mode which requires no external driver app and just works with DosBox Turbo. Please watch the following video for setup instructions for the MOGA Pocket:


Step 5: Start DosBox Turbo and configure the game settings
On your Android device, start DosBox Turbo and when you see the dos prompt (c: \) type the following:

c:\> cd dos

c:\DOS> cd dooms

c:\DOS\DOOMS> doom

DOOM should then launch. If you are using my free GamePad keyboard, you can now switch from the keyboard to the gamepad by swiping from left to right across the keyboard itself. You can also run the setup.exe if you want to change the DOOM settings. The procedure is basically the same for most DOS games.

Additional Resources:

More help, and device specific questions can be found in the FAQ here:




How to Use DosBox Turbo with GOG.img files ISO's and 3Dfx Glide Support in Dos Games

Mounting ISO and IMG files with Dosbox Turbo:
1)You will need to have the DosBox Turbo app installed on your Android device. Run the DosBox Turbo app and open the settings menu from either the pull down menu at the Top or left side swiping menu. Go to “DosBox Settings/Advanced DosBox Config” check “3DFX Glide Support” and “Manual Mode”. You must restart the app before these changes will take effect.

2)Some games have ISO or IMG files that must be mounted in order to play the games. GOG games have data image files called "game.gog", you will need to mount these in order to play your GOG games. I suggest you add a line to your DosBox Turbo config file. You can do this by opening up your Dosbox cfg files and adding the following lines. Note you can also manually type these commands into Dosbox Turbo but you will need to repeat this each time before launching the game. In addition you can use the free Dosbox manager to create a quick launch profile with the auto exe lines and ISO/IMG file commands.


imgmount d: /sdcard/[path_to_game]/game.gog -t iso

or

imgmount d: /sdcard[path_to_game]/gamename.iso -t iso

In this example the game data is located on your Android device in a folder named "tomb".

imgmount d: /sdcard/tomb/game.gog -t iso

In this example the game data is located on your Android device in a folder named "blood".

imgmount d: /sdcard/blood/game.gog -t iso

Download premade configs for Blood and Tombraider with auto exe's to launch the games here:


To Play Classis GOG.com Dos Games with Glide 3Dfx Support do the following.
In order to play some Dos Games with Glide support (Blood, Tomb Raider,ect) you may need to, download, extract and place this Glide dll file into your game folder. Download glide2x.zip:

DosBox Turbo 3Dfx Glide support on Android Tomb Raider 1 Demo


Blood 3Dfx PC Game on Android with DosBox Turbo


How to play the Elder Scrolls II - Daggerfall on Android (DosBox Turbo)



How to Benchmark Dosbox Turbo:

Dos Doom Shareware Benchmarking:

Download the Doom and Quake Shareware package for Dosbox Turbo:

In order to get comparable results for every device, the Doom 1 timedemo 3 is used as the main benchmark for Dosbox turbo. To ensure that the results are accurate all users should use the Doom1 Shareware v1.9 in conjunction with a preset Dosbox config file. The config file will automatically run the test and display the results.

Doom time demo results will be displayed as gameticks and realticks. In order to calculate the average Frames per second (FPS) we will enter these results into this equation 35(gameticks/realticks). The gameticks will always be 2134 for the Doom Shareware V1.9. If you have a different number then you aren’t using this version and results will not be comparable. Compare your results with those on the Dosbox Turbo performance page here:

1) You will need to have the DosBox Turbo app installed on your Android device. Run DosBox Turbo and open the settings menu from either the pull down menu at the Top or left side swiping menu. Go to “DosBox Settings/Advanced DosBox Config” check “Manual Mode”. You must restart the app before these changes will take effect.

2) Download the Doom v1.9 shareware and config with Auto exe. Copy this file and folder into your internal storage space. This is the area that opens by default from your computer with the USB cable, all your android data is located here. The folder should be called doom and have all the data contained within. If it doesn't run you can manually run the test by launching Doom, bringing up the console by pressing (`)and typing “timedemo demo 3”.

3) Launch the Dosbox Turbo app from your device and Doom will start and run time demo 3. Once complete you will see your results that you can calculate your average FPS from. Round up your results to the nearest 0.1FPS.
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Multiplatform benchmarking with Quake 1 in Win9x and Dos:

Faster devices can use the Quake 1 timedemo in both Dos and win9x. This will allow you compare performance between Dos, win9x and win9x with Glide 3Dfx support. Results will be displayed as an average frames per second (FPS). Dosbox Auto exe configs can be used for Dos benchmarks and automated benchmark shortcuts are used for win9x.

1) You will need to have the DosBox Turbo app installed on your Android device. Run the DosBox Turbo app and open the settings menu from either the pull down menu at the Top or left side swiping menu. Go to “DosBox Settings/Advanced DosBox Config” check “3DFX Glide Support” and “Manual Mode”. You must restart the app before these changes will take effect.

2) Download the Quake shareware demo and config files. Copy the Quake folder into your devices internal storage space. This is the area that opens by default from your computer with the USB cable, all your android data is located here. The folder should be called quake and have all the data contained within.

3) To run the Quake 1 Dos benchmark, copy the Quake Dos config from the folder onto your device. Launch the Dosbox Turbo app from your device and Quake will start and run the time demo via the auto exe. Once complete you will see your results as an average FPS. If it doesn’t start you can manually run the test by launching Quake, bringing up the console by pressing(`) and typing “timedemo demo1”.

4) To run the Quake win9x benchmark copy the Quake win9x config from the folder onto your device. Place the Quake shareware demo folder into your HDD image, save it and transfer it to the device. This is the same procedure covered in the video for playing PC games with Dosbox Turbo. Launch the app to start win9x, open the shortcut to D and find the Quake folder. Inside this folder you will find several benchmark shortcuts for both regular quake and GL quake. Two Quake mods have been added to the folder to enable 3DfX glide support, Pro quake and Joe quake. Run one of these shortcuts to automatically start the benchmark and display results once complete. Note Pro Quake is the recommended benchmark for Quake in win9x. Joe Quake displays more of the screen and is therefore harder to run but is more enjoyable for playing the actual game demo. All comparable benchmark results should be done with either Pro Quake or Pro Quake GL. Note the shortcut links expect the game data to be located @ D:\quake.

Quake Benchmark Shortcut Legend:
-wqpro-Benchmark (Pro Quake Software Benchmark)
-glpro-Benchmark (Pro Quake GL Benchmark)

-joequake-Benchmark (Joe Quake Software Benchmark)
-joequake-gl-Benchmark (Joe Quake GL Benchmark)

-winquake-Benchmark (Default software Benchmark)
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Nice stuff. Thank you very much. Will try it as soon as I have more free time.

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((Amended due to not being able to post links -- I had pictures and links :/ Sorry I cannot provide them being as I am new to the forums and only signed up to respond to this thread in particular))

I've watched the video and read the guide all the way through.

What I have been trying to do is play a Windows 98 compatible game called Ahriman's Prophecy made by Amaranth Games. It's a free game you can download from their website, and the stats on it say "Windows 98/XP/Vista".

I also have tried another one of their games, which is pay to play ($20US), called Aveyond: Rhen's Quest which is made by the same people. Despite trying both version 1 and version 2 of the guides you posted, as I've tried for about 5 hours, which has kept me entertained, but alas it still will not work. I'm pretty persistent, but being able to play these on the Nextbook would make me incredibly happy.

I am running the Android application on a Nextbook. I have Dsbox Turbo purchased and installed.

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Technical Specifications:
1.5GHz ARM Cortex A9 Dual-Core processor
1GB DDR3 of system memory and 8GB on-board storage memory
8.0" touchscreen, 1024 x 768 resolution
Built-in 802.11b/g/n WiFi

My Config File:
Quote:

imgmount c: /sdcard/c.img -t hdd -fs fat -size 512,63,16,520
imgmount d: /mnt/sdcard/external_sdcard/hdd-1gb.img -t hdd -fs fat -size 512,63,64,520
boot -l c

  • I can access them, but when I run the application Aveyond: Rhen's Quest it crashes the whole system.
  • When I run Ahriman's Prophecy it gets to a white loading screen with the loading screen icon on the mouse. I can move the mouse about, but if I leave it running for 30 minutes it will go to a blue screen, require me to press a key, and then crash Dosbox Turbo all together.

I have also tried compressing Aveyond: Rhen's Quest into an ISO file and running it through Daemon tools, just to see if it would work, and that too hit a dead end.

BOTH programs run fine on a PC, so there's nothing wrong with the .exe files, but I have a feeling I made a mistake in the installation somewhere. Dsbox loads up fine, it's just running the .exe programs themselves that is an issue.
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((Amended due to not being able to post links -- I had pictures and links :/ Sorry I cannot provide them being as I am new to the forums and only signed up to respond to this thread in particular))

I've watched the video and read the guide all the way through.

What I have been trying to do is play a Windows 98 compatible game called Ahriman's Prophecy made by Amaranth Games. It's a free game you can download from their website, and the stats on it say "Windows 98/XP/Vista".

I also have tried another one of their games, which is pay to play ($20US), called Aveyond: Rhen's Quest which is made by the same people. Despite trying both version 1 and version 2 of the guides you posted, as I've tried for about 5 hours, which has kept me entertained, but alas it still will not work. I'm pretty persistent, but being able to play these on the Nextbook would make me incredibly happy.

I am running the Android application on a Nextbook. I have Dsbox Turbo purchased and installed.



My Config File:

  • I can access them, but when I run the application Aveyond: Rhen's Quest it crashes the whole system.
  • When I run Ahriman's Prophecy it gets to a white loading screen with the loading screen icon on the mouse. I can move the mouse about, but if I leave it running for 30 minutes it will go to a blue screen, require me to press a key, and then crash Dosbox Turbo all together.

I have also tried compressing Aveyond: Rhen's Quest into an ISO file and running it through Daemon tools, just to see if it would work, and that too hit a dead end.

BOTH programs run fine on a PC, so there's nothing wrong with the .exe files, but I have a feeling I made a mistake in the installation somewhere. Dsbox loads up fine, it's just running the .exe programs themselves that is an issue.

Version 1 and 2 are the same but 2 has CD/ISO support. The minimum system requirement for Aveyond 1: Rhen's Adventure starts with a 600Mhz CPU. Equivalently my Note 2 has a 75-90Mhz CPU when running PC games with DosBox Turbo. Remember to look at the Emulated Android PC Performance chart in the guide and see where your device fits. The most limiting factor is our current level of hardware. Games that require a CPU above 300Mhz are generally unplayable with current hardware. If you happen to have a Tegra 4 device and set GPU acceleration, then you might be able to make it happen.

To be able to post pics and links here you need to get your post count up. Checkout some of my other fun gaming threads, you might find something interesting. Cheers


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Version 1 and 2 are the same but 2 has CD/ISO support. The minimum system requirement for Aveyond 1: Rhen's Adventure starts with a 600Mhz CPU. Equivalently my Note 2 has a 75-90Mhz CPU when running PC games with DosBox Turbo. Remember to look at the Emulated Android PC Performance chart in the guide and see where your device fits. The most limiting factor is our current level of hardware. Games that require a CPU above 300Mhz are generally unplayable with current hardware. If you happen to have a Tegra 4 device and set GPU acceleration, then you might be able to make it happen.

To be able to post pics and links here you need to get your post count up. Checkout some of my other fun gaming threads, you might find something interesting. Cheers

Thank you very much for the response. I'm more interested in RPG games, so playing Fallout really is not necessarily my goal. I figured it could possibly have something to do with that. Still, I was entertained enough playing with the guide. It's really good, and I at least succeeded with getting DosBox Turbo working. \o/
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Wanted to let everyone know the 2.1.5 release of DosBox Turbo supports CD-Audio (ie. mixed mode CD's), so mounting bin/cue files from GoG should now allow for cd-audio.
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Thumbs up Great News, Great Update!
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Wanted to let everyone know the 2.1.5 release of DosBox Turbo supports CD-Audio (ie. mixed mode CD's), so mounting bin/cue files from GoG should now allow for cd-audio.

Thats fantastic news! I can't wait to try it out Gaming just isn't the same without the music
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future of dosbox?
what level of games are possible ? for instance could you play warcraft 3? will we ever se that kind of emulation?
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