bootable dos disk into elf?

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  1. FGOD
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    FGOD Wii gaming bitch

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    is it possible to create a elf file out of a bootalbe dos disk? but i mean one which includes standard drivers (like dos used to do) and that has wii mote/gc controller/nunchuck/classic support...

    it would make it a lot easier to play some old dos games...

    or is there any other way to play dos games on the wii?

    I'm dying to play Swing on my wii... (damn i love that game [​IMG] )
     
  2. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    That wouldn't get you anywhere [​IMG]

    DOS searches for an x86 architecture, which the Wii doesn't have, so it wouldn't run, and BTW, DOS is compiled to run on x86, so you would have to recompile it for PowerPC (the Wii's architecture), and there's no source code of it available [​IMG]

    The only thing that you could do is to wait for a Wii port of DosBox, which is quite possible to do... We just have to wait for someone to do it [​IMG]
     
  3. FGOD
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    too bad cause in dosbox swing still doesn't work that well...

    but who knows if the port for wii will change things [​IMG]
     
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    It probably won't. All the ports work off the same "engine". It's just the supporting code that interfaces with the sound/display/controls that changes from platform to platform.
     
  5. FGOD
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    yeah, but i ment it might be that dosbox port will be there with a new and better version of dosbox itself with more support...
     
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    You'll have to hope that a new version of DosBox will be out by the time the Wii port is done... [​IMG]
     
  7. FGOD
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    if people are fast enough to create it [​IMG] (damn i wish i could do it myself...)