Archive for the ‘CBoxRun’ Category

Another 0.6 update :)

January 19, 2012 3 comments

First, let me apologize for the slow pace of work on CBoxRun in 2011.    Opportunities to work on the program have been few and far between for the past year, but I’m pleased to report that work has resumed and is going well.

The next version should include a good number of the items on the to-do list, and I’m also planning several other large changes:

  • Migration of the program list and most other XML lists to a SQL Server Compact database to improve performance and reliability, especially for those of you with hundreds of games.   A conversion utility will be included so that your old lists can be imported.
  • An offline mode for users who run DOSBox on a computer without an always-on network connection
  • A setup program / installer (back by popular demand!)

If possible, I’d also like to add some sort of bulk game import feature.  This would be useful for people who already have large numbers of DOS games on their machines.  The idea would be that CBoxRun would walk a directory tree and import games found in any subdirectory of that tree, probably by showing a list of executable files in a particular subdirectory tree and asking the user to pick the “real” program executable . Then the normal “add a game” steps would be taken, or some subset of them anyway, for each game.    Any thoughts or suggestions about this would be appreciated.

Again, thanks for your patience and support!  There’s not much new to show right now – most of the changes so far are under the covers, such as migrating the XML data to SQL – but as I make changes to the UI I’ll post screenshots to show the progress.   Your comments are always welcome, so please let me know if you have any ideas for the next version.

Categories: CBoxRun

0.6 Update

April 13, 2011 11 comments

Since it’s been pretty quiet here lately, I thought I would drop a note about CBoxRun 0.6.  Work is slowly progressing on this release, but unfortunately my free time has been very limited for the past few months due to a greatly increased workload and several other commitments.  It will likely be several more months before I can put the finishing touches on an 0.6 release – if I had to guess right now, I would say we’re looking at July or thereabouts.

Of course, dates are always subject to change, but rest assured that I do intend to continue building and improving CBoxRun, and I will post a more comprehensive preview of 0.6 as soon as possible.  As always, any comments or suggestions are appreciated!


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CBoxRun 0.51 Released

February 2, 2011 Leave a comment

CBoxRun 0.51 is now ready for download.  This version fixes all known bugs and adds extra error handling to a few areas where problems have been identified.  Onward to version 0.6!

CBoxRun 0.51 can be downloaded here.   If you’re already running version 0.5, just unzip this version into your current CBoxRun directory and replace all files.

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0.51 Update

January 8, 2011 2 comments

Thanks to those of you that have provided bug reports.  We have updated the FAQ/Support page to include information about the most commonly-reported issues.

We’re currently working on an 0.51 release that will fix all known bugs and add more error handling.  We hope to have this version available by the end of January.   In the meantime, thanks again for your support and let us know on the forum if you’re having any problems.

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January 2, 2011 Leave a comment

Happy New Year, everyone!  We’re looking into a couple of errors that have been emailed to the support account.  It looks as if there may be a scenario that causes CBoxRun to crash when the first program is added.  If you have seen this, please let us know, either by email ( or through the support forum at

Also, if you have any other problems, please contact us!   We can’t fix ’em if we don’t know about ’em.  🙂

If we can find the source of this bug, we’ll roll out an 0.51 version in the next few days.

Categories: Bugs, CBoxRun

User poll

December 23, 2010 Leave a comment
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New support forum

December 16, 2010 Leave a comment

I have created a a new support forum for CBoxRun, available here:

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to use the forum.


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