Reply 1500 of 1746, by lilkuz2005
rcblanke wrote on 2020-04-27, 17:16:
If you start DOSBox manually, what exact commands do you use to: […]lilkuz2005 wrote on 2020-04-27, 16:13:
okay so after unticking the exit afterwards option i was able to read the error message "directoryname is longer than 8 characters and/or contains spaces." so im not sure why i can boot dosbox and then using the command line cd into the dir and then run the setup and then run the game, but if i setup the game through the frontend and try to run it im getting this error ?
If you start DOSBox manually, what exact commands do you use to:
- mount the drive
- cd into the game folder?
DOS does not support file and directory names longer than 8 characters, and they can not have spaces. Therefore, it's best to comply to these restrictions for dos games (basically everything in your DBGL dosroot folder).
Having said this, you can reliably use directories with spaces or long names if you mount these directly, like in the attached screenshot.
By the way, if you enter a main executable in DBGL without any mounts, DBGL will automatically suggest to add a mount for the directory in which the main executable resides. This will usually work fine, but some games require the relative game path to be very specific. In such a case, you will need to stick to the 8.3 DOS naming scheme.
i was using DBGL to launch a pre configured template that was auto mounting the games folder as C: so as soon as the template would boot i could run the dir /w or dir /p to see all the directories in my games folder, then i would cd into the directory like cd doom~1. then i could run the game from there. the reason i haven't renamed my game directories is i have many games that are named similar like the duke nukem series, they show up in dos as dukenu~1 or dukenu~2 and so on, any chance you could take a screen shot of your games directory to give me an idea on how to rename mine to be able to find the game i want to add without having to make a list and rename all my games with numbered directories?
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