DOSBox and vWii No On-Screen Keyboard

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by Pepois, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. Pepois
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    Hi, is everyone having the same problem: nothing happening when pressing the home button(no exit/keyboard menu)? I have the latest DOSBox (1.7) app for Wii, it works perfect on my old Wii but NOT in vWii. If I press the home button nothing happens! I have tried with both: old wii remote and the new wii motion plus integrated controller.
    The only button that works in either Wii mote controller is the power button since it does turn off the Wii U.


    If I plug my apple keyboard it doesn't work either, it only works on my old Wii but not the vWii.

    Any ideas?
    Thank you!:wink:
     
  2. curley12

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    Maybe not vwii compatible :P
     
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    Did you try to connect the keyboard to wiiu rear usb port?
     
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    Hi Asper, I haven't tried it since I use both rear USB ports in order to power up and use a 500gb USB hard disk. But I will try it. But still... regardless of a physical keyboard, why doesn't the home button work? When I press it nothing happens! No menu (No exit/keyboard option etc). Is it related to ios or something? Does it work on your vWii?

    Thank you!

    I'll let you know if connecting my keyboard to the rear helps.
     
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    Hi Asper,
    I'm glad to hear the USB rear port works, I will try it. I have already tried with Wiiflow Dosbox plugin but same story. Btw, when trying with wiiflow I always get an illegal sd: command any ideas? It seems the plugin sends "sd:/*.config" and of course for dosbox sd command doesn't exist.

    Thank you

    Here's a snapshot of the home button menu in my old Wii:
    [​IMG]
     
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    I cannot clearly see the error anyway dosbox support SD:/ path and you can mount it like this:

    mount e sd:/

    to have your sd card to be present as drive E:\ in dosbox. Maybe the problem can be the leght of the battlechess folder name; DOS only support 8.3 filename.ext = 8 characters for file/folder names, 3 characters for extensions - and I think dosbox is the same - if the folder name is long try to replace it like this:

    1st 6 characters are the same as the file/floder name
    7th character is ~ [with keyboard you must type: ALT+126 from number keypad]
    8th character is 1

    example: /battlechess becomes /battle~1


    But this will probably not solve the home button issue.
     
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    Hi Asper, thank you for the quick reply but I am afraid battlechess works fine, thats not the issue :(
    Edited: you were right it needs to be battle~1 but still it didn't fix the original issue.
    Ok, I'm going to copy paste the inbox msg I sent to Wiimpathy:

    Hi Wiimpathy,

    I am going to try to be more graphic so you can see exactly the situation:

    This the result I get from running on a regular Wii using your Wiiflow dosbox-wii plugin:
    [​IMG]

    These are the contents of my sd:/DOSBox folder. As you can see I have a Deacathlon.conf file and its Decathlon folder:
    [​IMG]

    These are the Deacthlon. conf autoexe lines:
    [​IMG]

    These are the Wiiflow dosbox-wii.ini plugin settings:
    [​IMG]

    This is the location of the decathlon.conf boxcover inside dosbox-wii:
    [​IMG]

    And this is what I see and click on Wiiflow inside the dosxbox-wii plugin:
    [​IMG]


    Again, I used a regular Wii and I get the same results using a Wii U (vWii).
    I can tell that the plugin is NOT trying to open the corresponding decathlon.conf file in sd:/DOSBox rather is looking for dosbox.conf file etc. which still gives me the same error.

    I also notice that if I launch DOSBOX from Mastershoes DU forwarder it also affects the location so I always get a Z:/ regadrless of what I put on the dosbox.config and regardles if the dosbox.config is located on sd:DOSBox/ or sd:/apps/Dosbox-wii so I have to manually mount a location and run it.


    Thank you for your time.
    Pepois
     
  10. Wiimpathy

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    Just for your info, this plugin is by sion_saphod. In fact, it's one of the few plugins using the regular homebrew.
    The plugins/ports I've made can be found here (mostly not so popular machines).

    What you could do first is checking if c is mounted : type c and dir.
    Then in your conf write this:
    mount c sd:/dosbox
    c:
    cd decath~1 or cd decathln (with you renamed folder)
    decathln

    You can try different setups too (sd+usb, sd only...) and don't forget to reload cache in wiiflow if you change your games folders. That's all but I can assure you it's working pretty well.
     
  11. Pepois
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    Hi Wiimpathy and Asper,

    Yes, I checked and c is mounted I typed:

    mount cd sd:/dosbox
    c:
    cd decath~1
    decathlon

    ... and it mounts c: as sd:dosbox and changes the drive from Z: to C:
    but it never gets to execute the last 2 commands (cd decath~1 and decathlon)
    after it changes the drive to C:

    I get the same error
    Illegal commad: SD:.

    And again Wiiflow is reading from the dosbox.conf if I delete it and try for it to read the corresponding conf I get an error: ( I tried Donkey which has exactly 6 letters just to make sure)
    Z:\>sd://dosbox/Donkey.conf
    Illegal command: sd:.

    I was reading the readme included in ABZ's pack and it says this: "Dosbox Folder need to be on usb device root.
    If you are going to use sd card you will need to change the paths I have set up in the plugins." Where do I change the paths in the plugins?

    My dosbox-wii.ini inside plugins has this settings and I dont see any USB or SD option:

    [PLUGIN]
    displayname=DOSBox
    magic=44424F58
    coverfolder=dosbox-wii
    dolfile=dosbox.dol
    romdir=/dosbox
    filetypes=.conf
    consolecoverid=
    covercolor=ffffff
    bannersound=dosbox-wii.ogg
    arguments=-c|{device}:/{path}/{name}


    Is any of you succesfully running DOSBOX games using WIIFLOW from the SD card?

    I will try with USB see if it works though I have a 500gb WBFS drive... so for me it would be ideal to go sd.

    Thank you!

    EDITED: I just tried with USB and I get the same errors:
    [​IMG]
     
  12. asper

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    Is your sd card FAT32 formatted?
     
  13. Pepois
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    OK I just figured it out!!! I had the wrong ini file (.bat support; which is the default one in Abz's pack) they look identical except for this line (the argument) now everything wokrs great!!!

    arguments=-conf|{device}:/{path}/{name}
    bannersound=

    Hope this helps anyone else!
     
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    Thats exactly my conclusion, it's not fully compatible. Here is my input after several tests:

    Using the latest dosbox-wii v0.74 and Wiiflow dosbox.dol plugin I found that my USB keyboard works on both rear USB ports... but neither the regular wiimote nor the new wiimote motion plus work in dosbox vWii (both work on regular Wii). The only button that works in both controllers is the power button. You can use either controller to map keys in vWii (dosbox Ctrl + F1) and the map files do work on Wii but not on vWii. I wonder if that could be fixed. I have a feeling it's related to a cios or something.

    Maybe the home button menu does work after all but since no buttons are recognized it doesn't get to be triggered! Now the weird part as I mentioned previously is that dosbox does recognize either controller when in "mapping mode"(dosbox Ctrl + F1). Maybe someone can figure it out!

    Any ideas?
     
  15. vEN2

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    strange thing but for me wiimote on regular wii not work. no home button. everythink what i can is just reset console. Smoteimes i have flashing battery indicators, sometimes nothing. run from Wiiflow dosbox plugin. game starts, but no working controls