First post, by Yushatak
DIED (DOSBox Identifier of Executables and Dispatcher) v1.0
Yushatak (c) 2010
This tool is meant to allow DOSBox to act more integrated with Windows, like the NTVDM of 32-bit Windows did but with all the features of DOSBox and the capability to run on 64-bit OSes.
Simply install ActivePython, copy died.pyw to your c:\, and merge the registry file. Click on any DOS EXE file and watch the magic. Right click on a DOS EXE file and hit "Create DOSBox Shortcut" to make a shortcut on the desktop to the program automatically set up to run with DOSBox properly - it even uses any icon with the same name from the game/program's directory.
For advanced users: you can, of course, use any paths you want for any of this stuff by editing the pyw and reg files as necessary. You can also avoid using ActivePython by installing pywin32, pythoncom, and any other third party modules I have forgotten to mention that are used.
I spent hours on this over the course of the night, so I hope you guys get some use out of it - I know I will. I will update the program soon to add the proper support necessary for COM files, and then I think this is pretty much done. The program also has the framework necessary to handle binaries from any other sort of system through any other emulator, but I started with 16-bit DOS because as a 64-bit Windows user that's the most glaringly missing.
DIED w/ ActivePython: http://www.mediafire.com/file/fmh2gjmauye/DIED.rar
DIED "Lite", w/o ActivePython: http://www.mediafire.com/file/wzznlzxqnyy/DIED-Lite.rar (You will of course have to either install the equivalent or get ActivePython elsewhere.)
Edit: Oh by the way, since this edits your exe file handler, I highly recommend keeping this reg script on hand for removal of the program:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
Do _NOT_ delete the pyw file before returning these entries or you're in for a world of hurt.