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CBoxRun 0.5 Now Available for Download

December 15, 2010 Leave a comment

Version 0.5 is now available here:

CBoxRun 0.5 (.zip) (new window)

I noticed that almost no one was downloading the Setup file, so I decided to release this version in .ZIP only.  If you have a previous installation of CBoxRun, you can copy this version directly over your existing one.

A full change list is in the README.TXT, but here are the highlights:

  1. Startup time should now be improved.
  2. Disk mounting is now partially supported. Folders can be mounted as floppy or CDROM drives, and physical drives can be mapped. There are some minor limitations; see the README for details.  (See this post for more info on drive mounting support.)
  3. Disk images and boot images are now supported (also with some minor limitations).
  4. Added a right-click option to create a desktop shortcut for the selected game.
  5. Added support for launching a game from the command line.
  6. Added a prompt to create (or edit) the custom config file when a game is added or edited.
    I don’t have any games that need disk mounting or disk image support, so I would appreciate any feedback on these features.
    Happy Holidays, everyone!
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Update

December 1, 2010 Leave a comment

I’m still here, and still working on the next release when time permits, but RL has intruded a bit.  I still hope to get it out by the end of the year.  Most of what remains is testing – the code is nearly complete.

 

Stay tuned!

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A preview of Drive Mounting features in CBoxRun 0.5

November 3, 2010 Leave a comment

Work is well underway for version 0.5, and the big feature for this version will be support for drive mounting.  These scenarios will be supported:

  • Mount a filesystem path as a floppy or CDROM
  • Mount a disk image as a floppy, CDROM, or hard drive
  • Boot from a disk image
    The add/edit programs wizard will be extended to give the user a choice between simple disk mounting and the more advanced options.  This hides the complexity of the advanced mounting options from less sophisticated users while making it available to power users if needed.

Here are some early screenshots showing how this will work.  Click on any screenshot to enlarge.

1 mountoptions

The mount options selection screen

2 advmount

The Advanced Mount Settings screen.  I like the DosBoxGameLauncher approach of showing the user what the mount command will actually look like, and decided to use it here.  (It won’t always be accurate, because the absolute path to the file or directory may change if relative path support is turned on, but it gives a good representation that’s accurate on the user’s current machine.)

As always, the ? icons give context sensitive help about a particular field.

3 mountdialog

This shows the dialog that appears when adding a new mount point, along with an example of the balloon help.  The actual fields in the dialog will change depending on the mount type (physical drive, filesystem folder, or disk image).

4 imageboot

This displays the image boot options.

We hope to have 0.5 ready to go within a couple of weeks.  Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated…

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