Ha, so you found it!
It's still a work-in-progress, but all of the following works:
- Scraping one or more directories for games
- Loading metadata for each game
- Displaying a list of 8bpp BMP artwork for each game
- Searching your list of games by developer, publisher, genre or series
- Searching your list of games by hardware attributes (if you tag a game as using ultrasound, you can search for those specific games in the interface)
- Start a game with one of two defined start files (I'm generally using one for the main game, and one for the install/setup routine; where appropriate)
It only uses low memory, so no XMS, EMS or protected mode extender is used. So far I've had it up to 509 games (all that I have in my dosbox 'games' drive). I've temporarily got my 286 and 486 machines away, so haven't tested the performance with such a high number on real hardware, but I have no doubts it will work - albeit slower than dosbox on a modern PC.
Binaries are on my wiki linked to above. The initial release on there at present doesn't have a readme file to get you started, so I'll be putting a new version up there soon with one; as well as some additional features/bug-fixes done in the last couple of days.
Source code is under GPL and available on Github (link is on the wiki)
As a bonus, I'm planning to put all of the pre-made metadata files for all of the games on my dosbox games folder and their pre-sized artwork on the same page - so it's a bit of a kick-start to anyone looking to start writing metadata and artwork for their collection.
I'd love to hear some feedback!
My collection database and technical wiki: