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Has anyone set up DICE in launchbox?

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DICE 0.9 simulates 21 of the pre-CPU arcade games of the 1970's.

As there are no actual game files for LaunchBox to point to, you need to run DICE as an application and add the game name (as known to DICE) as a parameter.

Some games also need an external ROM image in order to work properly: Anti-Aircraft, Attack, Clean Sweep, Crash n Score, Indy 4, Jet Fighter, Shark JAWS, Steeplechase, Stunt Cycle and Wipeout.
You need the TTL versions of these. The ROMs (still zipped) go in the DICE roms folder and they must be renamed to the DICE recognised names as listed in the text file that comes with DICE.
These games are also launched with DICE run as an application. DICE will detect if an external ROM is present and use it.

DICE broadly follows MAME in expecting coin credit entering and select player to start.
 

 

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22 minutes ago, spycat said:

DICE 0.9 simulates 21 of the pre-CPU arcade games of the 1970's.

As there are no actual game files for LaunchBox to point to, you need to run DICE as an application and add the game name (as known to DICE) as a parameter.

Some games also need an external ROM image in order to work properly: Anti-Aircraft, Attack, Clean Sweep, Crash n Score, Indy 4, Jet Fighter, Shark JAWS, Steeplechase, Stunt Cycle and Wipeout.
You need the TTL versions of these. The ROMs (still zipped) go in the DICE roms folder and they must be renamed to the DICE recognised names as listed in the text file that comes with DICE.
These games are also launched with DICE run as an application. DICE will detect if an external ROM is present and use it.

DICE broadly follows MAME in expecting coin credit entering and select player to start.
 

 

Yea I have the extra roms can you give me more of a step by step on how to do this?

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One way will be to make a batch file for each game 

i.e. 

Dice pong -fullscreen 

then save text file as pong.bat  then use add button in  launchbox .

not the fastest way but will work

 

 

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To add each game

Application Path:
point this to your DICE executable.

Parameters:
type the game name (you'll find the list in the ReadMe text file that came with DICE).

When you press OK and LaunchBox goes on about using an emulator etc., just select NO.

For certain games to work properly, an external ROM is also needed.
Put them in the roms folder in your DICE folder; if you don't see this folder then create it.
These external ROMs must be renamed according to the DICE ReadMe list.
So the game Anti-Aircraft [TTL] needs it's external ROM renamed from antiairc.zip to antiaircraft.zip

There's no need to do anything else with these external ROMs. Whan a game that needs one is run, DICE will know one is needed and look in it's roms folder for it. If the ROM is missing or wrongly named, then DICE will show an error box.

Two images here, one of a DICE game LaunchBox setup, the other of my DICE roms folder.DICE_Edit_Game.PNGDICE_romsfolder.PNG

 

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Good information I got it running but I couldn't get my keyboard to input anything despite the fact that in the settings it said my keys were already mapped. I'm going to mess with it later

That snap shot of the UI reminds me how much I don't miss the Skeuomorphism in Windows Explorer and on the forms

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Just like MAME you need to first insert coins (keyboard 5) and start (keyboard 1) to exit demo mode and play.

Also, fullscreen may look iffy. Hitting the fullscreen/window toggle F11 key twice should give you fullscreen proper.
You need to play around with DICE itself before adding it to LaunchBox.

Yes it's the Vista Windows Explorer.
LaunchBox and BigBox (Jason's default theme) are both running merrily with no issues apart from VLCx86 not working. WMP is doing the job just fine.

 

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Hi everyone, i've set this emulator up and added the launchbox front end links, any chance someone can share the zipped rom files as they are tricky to find now?

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Hi @djandyt

The additional (external) roms needed by some DICE games should be in a MAME full romset. They are easily recognised by the [TTL] suffix.

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