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First post, by tinyabs

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DosBlaster is now compatible with Windows Vista and UAC. It runs with DosBox 0.70.

Download at the following URL:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/dosblaster

Note: DosBlaster is a shell extension that lets you runs dosgames from Windows Explorer. Just right-click on your dos exe, bat or com file and you can configure the game and run the game. As simple as that.

Some options like language, screen/video capture and keyb mapper are intentionally hidden to make things easier. But they will be added in future releases.

Last edited by tinyabs on 2007-06-24, 03:33. Edited 1 time in total.

Reply 5 of 18, by Jiri

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Neville wrote:

Is it similar to VDMSound, I understand? Sounds interesting.

Yes, it is similar to frontend from VDMSound. I think it is very nice and should be among other frontends on DOSBox downloads page.
Tinyabs: VDMSound has a feature "create a shortcut" that I miss in DosBlaster. Could you please add it in the next version?

Reply 6 of 18, by tinyabs

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Jiri wrote:

Yes, it is similar to frontend from VDMSound. I think it is very nice and should be among other frontends on DOSBox downloads page.
Tinyabs: VDMSound has a feature "create a shortcut" that I miss in DosBlaster. Could you please add it in the next version?

I'll try to add it in the next release. Thanks for your comments.

Reply 8 of 18, by collector

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Great start. This is the type of GUI that I had always wanted for DOSBox, at least if it had the ability to create shortcuts, too. This could fill a different need than what DBGL or D.O.G. does. Those are good for building game databases for people with large collections. I think that this could be the easiest way for noobs to use DOSBox.

A couple of suggestions. If you made an "Advanced" button to allow for the inclusion of all or most of the config options without cluttering up the interface, ala the way VDMS LanchPad does. If have it create shortcuts, could you also have it write a custom dosbox.conf in the game's folder? Rather than including DOSBox with the installer, allow some config option to choose the location of DOSBox. Sometimes it is nice to be able use other versions (plain CVS, ykhwong's build, etc.).

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Reply 9 of 18, by Jiri

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collector wrote:

Great start. This is the type of GUI that I had always wanted for DOSBox, at least if it had the ability to create shortcuts, too. This could fill a different need than what DBGL or D.O.G. does. Those are good for building game databases for people with large collections. I think that this could be the easiest way for noobs to use DOSBox.

Yes, I even think it could be included (at least optionally) in official release of DOSBox for Windows. It is simple yet effective.

Reply 11 of 18, by DosFreak

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I think Qbix would have no problem putting it in the frontends section of the DosBox homepage but it definetly wouldn't be included in the DosBox package.

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Reply 14 of 18, by Neville

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True. there are plenty of great frontends for DOSBox, and if one of them is included the rest of them could think why bother updating them.

Plus nothing warrants us DosBlaster will keep being updated to keep itself compatible with future DOSBox versions. It is not that I don't trust tinyabs commitment to the cause, but priorities change.

Those were my two cents.

Reply 15 of 18, by Targaff

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tinyabs wrote:

You mean a dollar for her looks or her bust?

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Reply 16 of 18, by ThatLukeGuy

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Trying to Uninstall DosBlaster but it is just IMPOSSIBLE 🙁
DosBlaster.dll will simply not uninstall, and I can't remove it even after unregistering it. How to get this thing off my PC? 😜

Reply 17 of 18, by Xelasarg

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Try Unlocker. Useful little tool, get it here:

http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/

Install, (chose "add to context menu"), right-click dosblaster.dll, chose the "Unlocker" option, then kill the process(es) using the file. After that, you can remove the dll.

This tool works great everytime there's a file or folder refusing to be deleted

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