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First post, by dennis.heine

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Hello everyone,
recently, I have written a small, graphical DOS program launcher called DosMenu.
It has been written in C and is skinnable.

Updates:
v1.1: menueditor rewritten
V2.0 rewrite using watcom and dos4/gw
v2.1b Added right side of menu ^^
v2.3 fixed gfx glitches, speeded up reaction time
v2.4: fixed wrong palette after launching a game
v2.5: fixed a bug where fonts weren't displayed in some hardware configurations.
v2.6: fixed menugen.exe - now more words per item are possible
v2.7: fixed menugen.exe - delete function now working
fixed a bug where crappy buttons appeared sometimes

v3.0: Added scrolling
v3.1: updated skin, fixed back button

DosMenu v1.0
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DosMenu is a small graphical menu program. It is no longer limited in the number of entrys.
To create a menu, simply call "menugen.exe".

For most games and programs, you will have to create a batch file to cd into their install directories.
Example:

set2.bat
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cd c:\settlers
s2.exe
cd c:\dmenu

To start, please run
main.exe

For the menu editor, please run
menugen.exe

Download:
https://dmenu.sourceforge.io/
or from the attached file.

ToDo:
allow moving entrys up/down

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Reply 1 of 8, by dennis.heine

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Updates:
v2.0: complete rewrite using watcom and dos4/gw. No more flickering.
v2.1b: Added right side of menu
v2.3: fixed gfx glitches, speeded up reaction time
v2.4: fixed wrong palette after launching a game
v2.5: fixed font error on some real hardware setups
v2.6: fixed menugen.exe - now more words per item are possible
v2.7: fixed menugen.exe - deletefunction now working
fixed a bug where crappy buttons appeared sometimes

v3.0: Added scrolling
v3.1: updated skin, fixed back button
v3.2: menugen.exe: fixed text entry

Reply 4 of 8, by oso2k

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Very nice looking tool. In case you weren't aware, there is also a very popular, long-time Linux/Unix menu tool called dmenu. You may wish to rename your tool so people can find it easier if they search in google.

https://tools.suckless.org/dmenu/
https://www.google.com/search?q=dmenu

Reply 5 of 8, by dennis.heine

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oso2k wrote on 2021-04-29, 22:37:

Very nice looking tool. In case you weren't aware, there is also a very popular, long-time Linux/Unix menu tool called dmenu. You may wish to rename your tool so people can find it easier if they search in google.

https://tools.suckless.org/dmenu/
https://www.google.com/search?q=dmenu

thx, didn't know that.
any ideas?

Reply 7 of 8, by northdale

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dennis.heine wrote on 2021-05-01, 05:07:
oso2k wrote on 2021-04-29, 22:37:

Very nice looking tool. In case you weren't aware, there is also a very popular, long-time Linux/Unix menu tool called dmenu. You may wish to rename your tool so people can find it easier if they search in google.

https://tools.suckless.org/dmenu/
https://www.google.com/search?q=dmenu

thx, didn't know that.
any ideas?

Nice, I am going to test it out 😀 Also for the name perhaps DosX? x as in execute. Or dlaunch.

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