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Boxer, a new DOSBox frontend

Postby P-J » 2004-2-17 @ 22:11

Hi there.

Just plugging Boxer, a new frontend for DOSBox. It's not particularly feature packed, but designed to be simple and 'do the job'.

Interested parties can grab it here :

http://www.pcgamester.co.uk
Dosser...
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Re: Boxer, a new DOSBox frontend

Postby MiniMax » 2004-2-17 @ 22:34

Will there be a boxing fight, or friendly feature competition?

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Re: Boxer, a new DOSBox frontend

Postby Qbix » 2004-2-18 @ 13:33

nice one.
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Re: Boxer, a new DOSBox frontend

Postby Jiri » 2004-2-18 @ 17:34

Qbix wrote:nice one.


Yes. :happy:
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Re: Boxer, a new DOSBox frontend

Postby [JJ] » 2004-2-19 @ 08:53

Not wishing to troll but nonetheless putting forward my opinion :) I have no need for Boxer at the moment because I launch my games via seperate Windows shortcuts and Boxer doesn't benefit my way of doing things.... BUT (request feature) how about expanding Boxer to do what MAME32 does? Launch the games/apps from Boxer with MAME32 style options! It'd fly believe me...
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Re: Boxer, a new DOSBox frontend

Postby MabusRaeen » 2004-2-19 @ 09:07

JJ

I'm also writing a frontend, which will do just that.
Launch games with their own setup.

Check out this thread:
http://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?t=4302&highlight=
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Re: Boxer, a new DOSBox frontend

Postby Stiletto » 2004-2-19 @ 10:09

[JJ] wrote:how about expanding Boxer to do what MAME32 does? Launch the games/apps from Boxer with MAME32 style options! It'd fly believe me...


Could you clarify what you mean for me, please?
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Re: Boxer, a new DOSBox frontend

Postby [JJ] » 2004-2-19 @ 14:42

Rather than try to explain the in-outs of the MAME frontend I'll point you to this page which is pretty self explanatory. If you can imagine you can set game options for every game in the list you can imagine Boxer would need to be overhauled a little!
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Re: Boxer, a new DOSBox frontend

Postby Stiletto » 2004-2-19 @ 16:38

[JJ] wrote:Rather than try to explain the in-outs of the MAME frontend I'll point you to this page which is pretty self explanatory. If you can imagine you can set game options for every game in the list you can imagine Boxer would need to be overhauled a little!


I think I know what MAME32 does, I am on the MAMEDEV mailing list, you know...

But I wasn't sure what you meant. Implement options that are in MAME, like lightgun input and the ability to use Direct3D blitting effects? Those options can't be added until they're added in DOSBox, which won't be any time soon if at all. OR the ability to keep separate configs for each game and launch games in a menu that provides info such as screenshots, game history, etc.?

I think you mean the latter, right?
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Re: Boxer, a new DOSBox frontend

Postby MiniMax » 2004-2-21 @ 13:46

@P-J, I justed tested Boxer 0.61.4 with Win95B as the guest OS on Bochs 2.1 with WinXP as the host OS :lol:

Worked fine, so I guess you can put that (or just the Win95 part) in your compatibility list!
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Re: Boxer, a new DOSBox frontend

Postby [JJ] » 2004-2-21 @ 15:25

Stiletto, you hit the nail right on the head :) I think having box scans and screenshots like MAME32 would be a little anal but some people might like it. For me a game/app launcher with seperate config's for each game would suffice...
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Re: Boxer, a new DOSBox frontend

Postby Guest » 2004-2-22 @ 07:12

I like this GUI. What would make it perfect for me, would be if could generate a shortcut, invoked from a shell extension, like VDMS Launchpad ("Run with DOSBox") where if you chose "Properties" on the shortcut, it would bring up Boxer to generate a seperate config for that game.
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Re: Boxer, a new DOSBox frontend

Postby Guest » 2004-3-19 @ 09:14

Yes I have become one of the masses that now more or less requires a GUI. Anyway I was searching for other programs that could run dos game, specifically Strike Commander by Origin (not listed yet in the games section) Anyway if you have not seen the interface for “Abandon Loader” then I think that you should take a look I think they have the GUI near perfect. It allows you to configure all aspects of the program. About the only thing I would like to see is the ability to download other peoples config’s form some centralized location. The idea being that most people will use the same configuration for their own systems.
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