Release DosBox EX - Ultimate

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  1. commander-beef

    commander-beef Very Active Member

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    Hiya

    Long time no see :D

    Here's newest edition of DosBox EX with completely new FrontEnd build from ground up by me. It uses the same concepts as EX Launcher but it's fresh and very nice for eyes. No terminal stuff anymore :D

    Screens in attachments [are better that thousand words..]

    Improvements:

    Full GUI

    View images/screenshots

    View Manual/FAQ text files

    View file_id.diz files

    Very simple and fast configuration of dos games

    Support to automount ISOs if found in game directory

    Ability to choose Your own games directory

    and many more..

    Download:

    http://repo.openpandora.org/?page=detail&app=dosbox-ex-app

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  2. Ian J

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    The front end looks very nice, this will encourage me to play more PC titles.

    Thank you.
     
  3. NoeleyC

    NoeleyC Well-Known Member

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    Looks cool! Guess I know what I'll be downloading this evening when I get back... ;)
     
  4. commander-beef

    commander-beef Very Active Member

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    I hope you'll like it :D cheers
     
  5. mamemaniac

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    Nice!

    I would also like to see Mame EX updated (more speed and less use of frameskip).
     
  6. BAFelton

    BAFelton Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, it 's a really nice GUI !

    Is the mouse supported ? Cause games like Ultima Underworld are unplayable without it. The touchscreen is not a good option.

    Could the 'DosBoxEx - DosBoxEx is running' popup be turned off ? Because it's a bit long and hides the Play game button.
     
  7. commander-beef

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    Why not. I have in my plans to add GUI for Mame EX

    I disabled dual edition [usb mouse+nubs/touchscreen] in this reelase. I wasnt used it much [mouse usb+nubs] because it wasnt accurate in most cases. Touchscreen is by far better option for now. DXBX EX users - tell me what You think. Do you want it back?

    Of course i can disable pop-up in next release.
     
  8. doragasu

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    Thanks. I was OK with the old interface anyway.

    What I'm really missing is a way to set the screen to 4:3, I don't like stretching them to 16:9.
     
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  9. Klumpen

    Klumpen Run away! Run away!

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    That would be the most important function for me too.
     
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    You can use "hidden" advanced options  that i left in this edition of DXBX, where you can adjust dosbox configuation [without saving configuration]

    To reveal advanced options click mouse button on "ISO" word
     
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    Klumpen Run away! Run away!

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    I set it to "aspect=true" with this method and as a result, it was still stretched, but the mouse flew all over the place and I had to reboot to get out.
     
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  12. Linux-SWAT

    Linux-SWAT Hardcore Member

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    Neat !

    Ease of use is always welcome !
     
  13. danielm

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    oh, I'd like to have it back as well! Playing adventure games is impossible without the nubs as mouse (or a real mouse). Point & click is pointless without the possibility to point ;-)

    otherwise, great UI and easy to configure :)
     
  14. doragasu

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    Did anyone manage to set aspect ratio to 4:3? How?
     
  15. commander-beef

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    Updated version in repo [v11.1 "Ultimate"] :

    Whats new:

    - Sorting issue solved

    - Clicking on image/game screenshot shows image in fullscreen

    - Autodetecting & Viewing README.TXT by internal DXBX EX viewer

    - FILE_ID.DIZ Internal Viewer now behaves more like ascii viewer 

    - Removed notification about starting DXBX

    Download: http://repo.openpandora.org/?page=detail&app=dosbox-ex-app
     
  16. crosspoint

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    Very cool! Would be nice if we had an option to set controls manually and to choose between aspect ratio for 4:3 and fullscreen!
     
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  17. mcobit

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    Of This is based on normal dosbox, you can open the mapper with ctrl and f1 ingame.

    Btw, is it based on pickles build with dynarec etc. or upstream svn?
     
  18. thatgui

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    As his last release was based on his own build, I guess it is the same with this one - afair he also made some optimizations
     
  19. commander-beef

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    like thatgui said: its based on previous version of dxbx ex with dynarec

    btw i'll add some improvements releated to mappers and screen stretch into gui. 
     
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    Thanks Commander-beef!!! great menu also nice that you can ad iso's very simple B)   
     

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