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D-Fend Reloaded 1.4.0 has been released

D-Fend Reloaded 1.4.0 is a new features and bug fix and service release. The changelog:

  • When downloading game information now The Games DB (thegamesdb.net) can be
    used as data source, too.
  • DOSBox, ScummVM and Windows games can be set up to be started with admin
    rights. (This option is turned off by default and has to be enabled on the
    security page of the program settings dialog.)
  • When choosing "max" for the CPU cycles in the profile editor additionally
    a limiting value can be defined now.
  • The lists in the data package manager can be sorted now by clicking on the
    column headers.
  • [Fix] When internet connection is cut during download of a package manager
    file the download dialog is not blcoking the whole program anymore.
  • [Fix] Sometimes a video file was still clickable in the meda tab after being
    deleted from disk.
  • [Fix] Viewing the DOSBox conf file fails when using a custom DOSBox
    installation.
Posted by Alexander Herzog 2014-07-01

D-Fend Reloaded 1.3.6 has been released

D-Fend Reloaded 1.3.6 is a bug fix and service release with only few new features.
The changelog:

  • Updated Danisch, French, French Canada, German, Italian und Polish language files.
  • Updated Italian DOSBox language file.
  • Updated DOSZip from 2.50 to 3.21.
  • Better filtering of game notes text in game information reader.
  • [Fix] Changing to the game directory is not working on some newer DOSBox CVN version if using PhysFS or archive file based drive mounts.
  • [Fix] Line breaks created in the program notes field due to breaking the text on the right window side are not stored anymore as line breaks.
  • [Fix] Until now not the same saved games where visible when running a ScummVM based game via D-Fend Reloaded and via plain ScummVM.
Posted by Alexander Herzog 2014-03-31

D-Fend Reloaded 1.3.5 has been released

D-Fend Reloaded 1.3.5 is a bug fix and service release with only few new features.
The changelog:

  • Updated Polish language file.
  • Updated DOSZip from 2.48 to 2.50.
  • Improved game information reader to receive data from the updated Mobygames
    homepage.
  • Updated search link for Squakenet.com.
  • Now the base folder used for making folder names relative can be mounted as a
    drive, too.
  • [Fix] The "Delete all" context menu item for screenshots, sounds and videos
    did not work if no item was selected.
  • [Fix] When using Windows-based emulators stored in a path relative to the
    D-Fend Reloaded program directory in portable mode, games using this emulator
    where not displayed correctly in the "Emulation type" filter of the games
    filter tree.
  • [Fix] Starting a game could fail if there were multiple drive mountings
    directing to the game files folder.
  • [Fix] When trying to install a game from a real floppy drive the installation
    support function could fail.
Posted by Alexander Herzog 2013-10-02

D-Fend Reloaded 1.3.4 has been released

D-Fend Reloaded 1.3.4 is a bug fix and service release with only few new features.
The changelog:
- Updated Korean language file.
- Updated French and French Canada language files.
- Updated DOSZip from 2.44 to 2.48.
- Added options to set sound volulme for multiple profiles at once to the
multiple profiles editor.
- Setting the font properties for the preview area now will also apply to
the notes text input field.
- Extracting and creating archive files can be canceled now.
- Now also data files for which there is an user-defined interpreter can be
added by drag&drop.
- The screenshot thumbnails in the preview area of the D-Fend Reloaded program
window will be cached now so the screenshot images will not need to be
scaled down each time the screenshot previews will be displayed.

Posted by Alexander Herzog 2013-08-26

D-Fend Reloaded 1.3.3 has been released

D-Fend Reloaded 1.3.3 is a bug fix and service release with only few new features.
The changelog:
- Updated DOSZip from 2.35 to 2.44.
- The mobygames data read can read the game description now, too.
- Added an option to disable file checksums for multiple profiles at once to
the multiple profiles editor.
- New tree structure filter section "Recently started" will list the last 50
games started.
- Added a new "Recently started" section to the tray area D-Fend Reloaded icon
context menu listing the last 10 started games.
- Improved the mount and imgmount command interpreter which is used to scan the
[autoexec] sections of imported conf files.
- [Fix] Starting programs from Windows game profiles that need admin rights
did not work.
- [Fix] When configuration additional program files only the first 20 entries
will be stored.
- [Fix] The game wizard will setup a screenshots folder for Windows games now,
too.
- [Fix] The function to get the current screensaver status (for disabling the
screensaver as long DOSBox is running) could rise an exception.
- [Fix] Downloading cover images from mobygames failed when manually adding a
game and trying to download images before saving the new profile for the
first time.

Posted by Alexander Herzog 2013-01-05

D-Fend Reloaded 1.3.2 has been released

D-Fend Reloaded 1.3.2 is a bug fix and service release with only few new features.
The changelog:
- Updated Italian language file.
- Updated French and French Canada language files.
- Updated German language file.
- Updated DOSZip from 2.33 to 2.35.
- Updated German and Italian DOSBox language files.
- When downloading images from mobygames, now also screenshots will be loaded.
Additionally the maximum number of covers and screenshots to be download
per profile have been increased from 10 to 25.
- The mobygames data read is now downloading up to 8 files parallel, which
results in a significant speed up when downloading cover images.
- Now up to 50 additional program file can be specified per profile.
- The video RAM size now can be set up via the GUI for custom DOSBox builts not
using the videoram key in the [vga] section, too.
- Improved initial screen position for the quick starter window.
- Some smaller improvements to the automatic checksum collector for templates.
- [Fix] The uninstall dialog offered to remove the whole game folder if there
was only one profile next to the "DOSBox DOS" profile and this profile used
a program or setup file located directly in the games folder.
- [Fix] For some auto setup templates the user game information list on the
game information page of the new profile wizard showed an additional empty
line.

Posted by Alexander Herzog 2012-09-17

D-Fend Reloaded 1.3.1 has been released

D-Fend Reloaded 1.3.1 is a bug fix and service release with only few new features.
The changelog:
- Korean language file (thanks to Decon).
- Updated Italian language file.
- Updated French and French Canada language files.
- Updated DOSZip from 2.27 to 2.33.
- When showing the DOSBox conf file / ScummVM ini file D-Fend Reloaded will add
the command line parameters used when starting DOSBox / ScummVM as a comment
in the file.
- The file icon of the emulator program file will be used when displaying the
user-defined emulators in the profile filter tree now.
- Improved auto detection of ScummVM when installing ScummVM after installation
of D-Fend Reloaded.
- [Fix] User-defined command line parameters were ignored when running ScummVM.
- [Fix] Hiding the ScummVM console did not work on newer ScummVM versions.
- [Fix] Error message when adding a ScummVM based game via the wizard and not
"Show all pages" was selected on the first page of the wizard.
- [Fix] Changing settings on the DOSBox CVS features page of the program
settings dialog could damage default values for render modes etc.
- [Fix] Some labels in the profile editor were not large enough for the Italian
translation.

Posted by Alexander Herzog 2012-06-25

D-Fend Reloaded 1.3.0 has been released

D-Fend Reloaded 1.3.0 is a major release. The changelog:
- Updated FreeDOS from 1.0 to 1.1 (full installer only).
- Updated DOSZip from 2.17 to 2.27.
- Menu item in profiles menu and profile context menu: Open file in program
files folder.
- Service section of setup dialog: Reset all profiles to template.
- New "Open DOSBox prompt in program folder" context menu and profile menu
item.
- The floppy/harddisk image file creator can diretly create a profiles for
booting the created image file in DOSBox.
- Now the floppy/harddisk image file creator can add Doszip to image files.
- New option not to repack the archive file when the game quits when using an
archive file as a drive.
- Improved detection whether a program is using DOS4GW or not.
- Better disk image type auto detection when extracting files from an image file.
- Improved checksum usage when searching for new game in the games folder.
- [Fix] When entering numerical values in a spin input field in the profile
editor via keyboard the value range is not always checked properly.
- [Fix] Creation of bootable hard disk images was broken.
- [Fix] Trying to get the list of available MIDI devices fails if there are no
drive records in the default template.
- [Fix] The edit button in the drives list context menu of the profile editor
opened the add drive dialog and not the edit drive dialog.
- [Fix] Removed useless information popup when editing the capture folder for
a Windows game profile in the profile editor.
- [Fix] Removed invalid ISO image warning when extracting a floppy or hard disk
image.
- [Fix] When downloading a cover image from Mobygames right after changing the
capture folder (without closing the profile editor in between), the image
will be stored in the old capture folder.
- [Fix] Wrong position for the portable version info button on the DOSBox
page of the configuration dialog when switching from basic to advanced
configuration mode.

Posted by Alexander Herzog 2012-04-17

D-Fend Reloaded 1.2.1 has been released

D-Fend Reloaded 1.2.1 is a bug fix and service release with only few new features.
The changelog:
- Added a setup option to select which filter keys to be displayed in the
filter tree view.
- The Russian language file has been updated.
- [Fix] Exception in the new game wizard when using the default template.
- [Fix] Exception when using the "Reset all pages but this" function in the
profile editor to reset a profile to a template.
- [Fix] Wrong name for "Export archive file" popup menu item.

Posted by Alexander Herzog 2011-10-23

D-Fend Reloaded 1.2.0 has been released

D-Fend Reloaded 1.2.0 is a major release. The changelog:
- Updated DOSZip from 2.08 to 2.17.
- Added about 300 new auto setup templates.
- New "Select by" option in the profiles export dialog: Games for which there
is no auto setup template.
- New option to create package list xml files for plain archive files.
- In the extra program files dialog of the profile editor parameters for the
additional program files can be entered now.
- New function in the icons manager to add all icons from a selected folder
and its subfolders.
- Setup option to allow or block multiple instances of D-Fend Reloaded at the
same time.
- New option to setup the font style (bold, italic, underlined) for normal
games list entries.
- D-Fend Reloaded can store up to 9 internet addresses per profile now.
- Setup option to use the image viewer as a non-modal window.
- New option to change pixel shader settings in the multiple profiles editor.
- More ScummVM settings in the multiple profiles editor.
- The modes "hardware2x" and "hardware3x" will be added automatically to the
scalers list when activating the pixel shader GUI.
- New input fields on the MIDI page of the profile editor to setup MT32.
- Now you can set up custom DOSBox settings per DOSBox installation, too.
- Improved detection if the per profile keyboard mapper file is the same as the
global keyboard mapper file on the keyboard page of the profile editor.
- Additional user-defined command line parameters can be passed to ScummVM now.
- Now the icon manager will show icons located in sub folders of the icons
folder, too.
- Some smaller improvements to the first run wizard.
- [Fix] Incompatibility with ScummVM 1.3.x is fixed.
- [Fix] Storing the order of user defined columns in the games list did not
work correctly.
- [Fix] The package manager can handle splitted packages larger than 2 GB from
local sources now.
- [Fix] The options "Video chipset" and "Video RAM" in the multiple profiles
editor did not work correctly.
- [Fix] Displaying multiple bmp files in the screenshots previewer did not work
correctly.
- [Fix] Opening the profile editor for an auto setup template could rise an
expection under some conditions.
- [Fix] The function "Convert absolute to relative paths" from the service page
of the program options dialog could rise an expection under some conditions.
- [Fix] Clicking the down button to reorder the list of user-defined emulators
on the "Other emulators" setup dialog page cause some settings to be
overwritten.
- [Fix] The names of the user-defined emulators in the dropdown box on the
"Other emulators" setup dialog page were not always correct.
- [Fix] When filtering the games list by emulation type when selecting
"Windows" also games using some user-defined emulators were listed.
- [Fix] The download/copy progress dialog shows wrong percent values in the
caption when copying large files from local sources.
- [Fix] When changing the program language the language of the entries in the
games list columns listbox did not change at once.
- [Fix] The list available of licenses was not displayed correctly in the
"Select by" menu.
- [Fix] The preferences for opening text, image and video files were not
respected when opening files from the data folder via the context or the
profile menu.

Posted by Alexander Herzog 2011-09-29

D-Fend Reloaded 1.1.0 has been released

D-Fend Reloaded 1.1.0 is a major release. The changelog:
- Updated DOSZip from 2.05 to 2.08.
- New option in the mobygames data reader to download all images available for
some game.
- Setup option to configure if history information of started games shall be
collected or not.
- Support for more special ykhwong DOSBox builds features.
- New optional games list column: Number of starts of the profile.
- When exporting the games list you can choose which fields to export.
- Now the package list creation and package download system can handle packages
larger than 2 GB by splitting them.
- The names for the files to look for a profile name suggestion when importing
plain archive files (default: FILE_ID.DIZ) is configurareable now.
- The history viewer dialog opens much faster now.
- The games list tooltips now also tells how often the selected profile has
been started.
- New setup dialog option to configure whether D-Fend Reloaded should add a
trailing backslash to path names when calling an external packer or not. (uha
needs path names without trailing backslashs.)
- Default command line parameter values for the external packers uha and arj32
are included now.
- User defined emulators will be listed as sub entries below "Emulation type"
in the games list filter tree.
- A new option to filter the games list by game license is offered in the
filter tree.
- Setup option to rename all media files in all profiles.
- The "Starting DOSBox failed" dialog now also allows to change the selected
SDL video driver.
- Option to reselect the last selected profile on program restart.
- The games list can be exported as a xml file now.
- New option in the icons library to rename all icon files to have upper or
lower file extensions.
- The package manager will display the download size of the selected games now.
- Some more new auto setup templates.
- The package manager will open faster now.
- Lower memory consumption on downloading large files via the package manager.
- Tuned the game and setup file detection code.
- [Fix] The automatic translation of the license fields in the profiles failed.
- [Fix] Sorting the columns in the history dialog by clicking the column
headers did not work for all columns correctly.
- [Fix] The second last games list column could not be moved down (to be the
last column) on the games list columns editor in the setup dialog.
- [Fix] Template names and custom game information keys containing "&" can
cause problems.
- [Fix] When running from a network share not connected to a drive letter
starting DOSBox failed.
- [Fix] When clicking the zoom button in the video previewer while a damaged
video file is selected or the needed codec is missing a division by zero
error message appeared.
- [Fix] Access violation when using the "Start" dialog from the tray icon menu
and opening a second dialog from the tray icon menu while the first dialog is
still open.

Posted by Alexander Herzog 2011-02-25

D-Fend Reloaded 1.0.3 has been released

D-Fend Reloaded 1.0.3 is a bug fix and service release with only few new features.
The changelog:
- When importing plain archive files or folders D-Fend Reloaded will look for a
FILE_ID.DIZ file and use if existent its content to suggest a profile name.
- Files (like text files etc.) can be used as profile specific helper programs
to be started before or after the main program now.
- The physical path names for drives mounts can contain semicolons now.
- If the user selects a custom MIDI device to be used in a profile the device
will be stored by name and not by id anymore so the right device will be
selected when using the profile on an other system, too.
- Now the DOSBox IPX network settings can be configurated in the mutli profile
editor, too.
- Support for new glide=emu mode when using a ykhwong DOSBox build.
- [Fix] Running profiles via command line parameters or via desktop or start
menu shortcuts was not working.
- [Fix] Error messages when trying to load icons larger than 256x256 pixels.
- [Fix] A cover image downloaded from mobygames via the profile editor was not
shown in the image viewer area of the main window at once if the profile
editor was closed by clicking on "Cancel".

Posted by Alexander Herzog 2010-11-15

D-Fend Reloaded 1.0.2 has been released

D-Fend Reloaded 1.0.2 is a bug fix and service release with only few new features. The changelog:
- Updated DOSZip from 2.01 to 2.05.
- About 50 new auto setup templates.
- The French and the French (Canada) languages file have been updated.
- [Fix] When starting a new language based on "English" in the DOSBox language
editor the chosen default DOSBox language was used, not always English.
- [Fix] When importing a game from a plain archive file by using an auto setup
template which has an icon file defined now D-Fend Reloaded will check if the
icon file exists and remove the icon record if not.
- [Fix] Some temporary files were not deleted when closing D-Fend Reloaded.
- [Fix] "Transfer profiles" dialog not large enough for Italian translation.

Posted by Alexander Herzog 2010-10-25

D-Fend Reloaded 1.0.1 has been released

D-Fend Reloaded 1.0.1 is a bug fix and service release with only few new features. The changelog:

  • Updated DOSZip from 1.54 to 2.01.
  • A new start-up logging function can help you to find the problem if
    D-Fend Reloaded is not running.
  • Now the DOSBox language file editor can use the DOSBox built-in Englisch
    language file as template.
  • Updated the png file reader library.
  • [Fix] In some cases the "DOSBox start failed" dialog could appear even if
    DOSBox is working correctly.
  • [Fix] Access violation when unsing the "Create image" dialog.
  • [Fix] Download of multiple games packages from Sourceforge always failed.
  • [Fix] The pixel shader option on the graphics card page of the profile editor
    was partially out of the dialog.
  • [Fix] When selecting a MIDI device to be used in a DOSBox profile the text
    "midiconfig=id" is added to the additional MIDI settings field instead of
    just the MIDI device id.
  • [Fix] When running D-Fend Reloaded in portable operation mode and the base
    directory for relative path names was not set to the program directory the
    capture folder was not stored correctly.
  • [Fix] If updated from a previous D-Fend Reloaded version the changelog tab
    in the program information dialog may displayed an outdated, incomplete
    DOSBox changelog.
  • [Fix] The main window was not disabled while the check for missing files
    progress dialog was shown.
Posted by Alexander Herzog 2010-09-14

D-Fend Reloaded 1.0.0 has been released

D-Fend Reloaded 1.0.0 is a major release with a lot of new features. The changelog:

  • DOSBox 0.74 is supported and bundled with D-Fend Reloaded.
  • Updated default values to offer all values available in DOSBox 0.74.
  • The new game installation support will assist you when adding a game that
    needs to be installed before being able to be used.
  • New function for making FreeDOS bootable images and profiles from normal
    profiles.
  • Functions for changing saved games (cheating) using an internal, editable
    data base or by searching for values in saved game files.
  • Updated DOSZip from 1.49 to 1.54.
  • It can be configurated from the setup dialog now when to update the packages
    list, the data reader configuration etc.
  • Via the Help|Search for updates function now you can also search for package
    list, data reader and cheats database updates.
  • The zip file import function also can import DBGL packages now.
  • New easier to use first run wizard.
  • If DOSBox start fails D-Fend Reloaded will show some information and will
    offer some options to find and solve the problem.
  • Now folders can be imported like archive files via the import menu and via
    drag&drop.
  • DOSBox language file editor.
  • New setup option when to configurate a new game completely automatically.
  • Like the genre and language names the license in game profiles can now be
    translated on the fly so profiles created via auto setup templates etc. will
    always be shown with translated names for the license.
  • Now multiple commands can be specified to be executed before/after DOSBox.
  • The DOSBox console window can be turned on and off on per profile now.
  • In the profile editor you can selected which physical output device to use
    when playing MIDI music inside DOSBox.
  • In the game information data reader dialog you can specify to look for DOS
    based games only or to look for all games.
  • The game information data reader dialog now also can change the profile name.
  • Now the game information data reader will remember which fields have been
    activated and which have be unchecked.
  • The paths to the text editor and the media viewers are stored relatively to
    the base folder if the programs are located in subfolders of the base folder.
  • You can create capture folders and game data folders for all profiles at the
    same time via the service page of the setup dialog.
  • You can disable the Windows exe file warnings for single profiles now.
  • Additionally to "and", "or", "not" language specific values for this logical
    operator can be used in the filter field.
  • The fields for DOSBox window resolution and fullscreen resolution can have
    individual default values lists now.
  • When creating a harddisk image file from some folder content now you can
    specify how much free space you want to have on the image.
  • Some additionally information texts in the profile editor for making it
    easier to understand the meanings of the DOSBox options.
  • Smarter way of finding the default GUI theme for ScummVM.
  • Some more auto setup templates.
  • [Fix] The "use scan codes" option was not passed the right way to DOSBox.
  • [Fix] Downloading multiple games packages via the package manager always
    failed.
  • [Fix] "Not" operator in games list filter not working correctly.
  • [Fix] Mounting folders as CD drives did not work on systems without a real
    CD drive.
  • [Fix] Some smaller fixes to the multiple profile editor.
  • [Fix] Hiding the ScummVM console did not work when starting ScummVM in
    fullscreen mode.
  • [Fix] Error message when pressing F1 while menu is opened.
Posted by Alexander Herzog 2010-07-02

D-Fend Reloaded 0.9.3 has been released

D-Fend Reloaded 0.9.3 is a bug fix and service release with only few new features. The changelog:

  • Czech language file (thanks to marker)
  • About 50 new auto setup templates for automatical installation of even more
    games.
  • Some more fine tuning to the way setup files are detected when importing
    plain archive files.
  • [Fix] Downloading icons, language files and icon sets via the package manager
    always failed.
Posted by Alexander Herzog 2010-03-31

D-Fend Reloaded 0.9.2 has been released

D-Fend Reloaded 0.9.2 is a bug fix and service release with only few new features. The changelog:

  • The Italian language file has been updated.
  • Updated DOSZip from 1.41 to 1.49.
  • The functions for filtering the games list by a search string can handle
    complex search strings (including "and", "or", "not", quotes, brackets,
    compare operators for numbers, selecting properties to check by writing
    "genre=..." etc.) now.
  • D-Fend Reloaded will use an internal update checker for checking for
    program updates now. This will also fix the Windows 7 issue the program
    looses focus on start up.
  • When running an update via the update check function the update installer
    will not ask for the installation directory anymore.
  • The codepage selection dropdown box in the profile editor will show some
    descriptions for the codepages now.
  • Improved DOSBox directory search order (if not installed together with
    DOSBox) on first run.
  • About 100 new auto setup templates for automatical installation of even more
    games.
  • Some fine tuning to the way game and setup files are detected when importing
    plain archive files.
  • D-Fend Reloaded will start a bit faster on first run now.
  • [Fix] The selected keyboard layout when defining a DOSBox installation
    specific keyboard layout in the advanced DOSBox settings may not got saved.
  • [Fix] Setting the DOSBox background priority for multiple profiles at once
    via the multi profile editor did not work correctly.
  • [Fix] Setting the CD volume did not work.
  • [Fix] In some conditions the Game Explorer integration during installation
    could fail.
  • [Fix] When adding profiles via the scan games folder function the entered
    name for the new profile was ignored when an auto setup template was
    selected to be used for the new profile.
  • [Fix] When copying a profile or adding profiles via the scan games folder
    function no collision check for existing capture folders was performed.
Posted by Alexander Herzog 2010-03-19

D-Fend Reloaded 0.9.1 has been released

This is a bugfix release with only few new features. The changelog:

  • Brazilian Portuguese language file (thanks to Cpt.Guapo)
  • Turkish language file (thanks to Hakan ATEÞ)
  • Updated DOSZip from 1.37 to 1.41.
  • Updated the DOSBox language files for German and Italian and added a new
    DOSBox language file for Polish.
  • About 150 new auto setup templates for automatical installation of even more
    games. Althogether D-Fend Reloaded now has more than 1000 auto setup
    templates.
  • Updated the default value lists for the supported keyboard layouts and
    codepages.
  • Added Wikipedia to the "Search for game" default links.
  • Faster filtering functions in the package manager.
  • [Fix] Drag&drop of zip files etc. to the program window sometimes did not
    work.
  • [Fix] Access violation when uninstalling multiple games while one of the
    profiles to be uninstalled is installed in the games list.
  • [Fix] Access violation when clicking the "Download game information" button
    on the programm information page of the profile editor when no internet
    connection is available.
  • [Fix] The game data reader update function did not work.
  • [Fix] When canceling a download from the package manager the program will
    continue with the next file from the download list instead of canceling the
    whole operation.
  • [Fix] The reset to default values function on the default values page of the
    program settings dialog could raise an access violation when closing the
    dialog.
  • [Fix] The select/unselect functions of dialogs like the prof file export etc.
    did not work for profiles having multiple values in the choosen category
    (multiple genres divided by ";" for example).
  • [Fix] When downloading multiple games via the package manager the close
    button of the main window became enabled after the first download was
    completed. Clicking the main window close button while the package manager
    dialog was opened raised an access violation.
  • [Fix] The "Use as screenshot in profiles list" context menu item in the
    "Data folder" tab was also visible if no file was selected.
  • [Fix] The "Rename all" and "Delete all" context menu entries in the
    screenshots, sounds and video tabs were also enabled if there were no files.
  • [Fix] Some minor problems in the keyboard layout setup; in particular when
    keyboard layout "none" is selected.
  • [Fix] Wrong filenames for downloaded language files if language file and
    the package list directring to this language file were not in the same
    directory on the server.
  • [Fix] Some corrections to the DOSBox keyboard layouts default values list.
  • [Fix] The update installer did not update all DOSBox language files.
  • [Fix] The uninstaller will not remove non D-Fend Reloaded files from the
    D-Fend Reloaded installation directory without confirmation anymore.
  • [Fix] The language dropdown boxes in the setup dialog now have a tooltip hint
    and the dropdown list is wider (so "Brazilian Portuguese" is not truncated
    anymore).
Posted by Alexander Herzog 2010-02-05

D-Fend Reloaded 0.9.0 has been released

This is a major release which brings a lot of new features and also fixes all currently know bugs. The changelog:

  • Example games packages, language files, icon sets etc. can be downloaded from
    the D-Fend Reloaded homepage via the import menu now.
  • Via the new "Tools" button in the profiles editor you can reset any page of a
    profile to any template.
  • Ability to add games for other emulators as Windows profiles (calling the
    emulator program file with the game data file as parameter).
  • From the game information page of the profile editor and the profile wizard
    game information (including a cover image) can be loaded from mobygames.com
    directly now.
  • Faster loading of the profile and the auto setup template files.
  • Now you can optionally enter multiple values per game info field (like genre,
    language etc.).
  • Normal drive mounts can be converted into archiv file mounts and vice versa
    right from the mounting dialog. The commands to run the game will also be
    changed automatically if needed.
  • You can drag links from your browser to the D-Fend Reloaded program window
    now. D-Fend Reloaded will download and importthe zip file behind the link.
  • All captured screenshots, sounds and videos can be renamed from the context
    menu to have an uniform name scheme.
  • D-Fend Reloaded will warn the user when importing an archive file with a name
    of an existing profile and will prevent overwriting existing games directory
    subdirectories when importing plain archive files.
  • When adding new profiles via the profile editor needed mounting records can
    be added automatically now. (This was already done when adding profiles via
    the wizard.)
  • In the multiple profiles editor sections can be collapsed and expanded (like
    in a tree structure) to make it more clear.
  • Now image files can be used as game icons, too.
  • The algorithm used for scaling images (like screenshots) can be selected from
    the program options dialog now.
  • D-Fend Reloaded can optionally create conf files for all profiles in the
    games list automatically.
  • The floppy and harddisk image creator now can make harddisk images and floppy
    disk images of all sizes bootable.
  • The make disk image from folder content function now is able to create
    harddisk images, too.
  • When creating disk images optionally disk management utilities and a text
    editor can be added to the image.
  • When creating bootable disk images optionally a memory manager can be added
    to the image. Also not only the selected keyboard layout is used on the image
    but also the codepage.
  • Some improvements to the language editor.
  • Added *.ima to the file selection dialog when selecting an image file
    for mounting or for extracting.
  • About 300 new auto setup templates for automatic identification of even more
    games.
  • Updated DOSZip from 1.31 to 1.37.
  • Two more sites have been added to the list of game information sites
    (TheLegacy.de and KultPower.de).
  • The time needed on first program start for initializing the user data has
    been improved.
  • The profile editor and the program options dialog will open a bit faster.
  • Some smaller improvements to the new profile wizard.
  • [Fix] Extra directories and extra files records (see directories page of the
    profile editor) got damaged when using the "Convert absolute to relative
    paths" function in the program options dialog.
  • [Fix] When importing a plain archive file with multiple executable files
    in it and with a matching auto setup template sometimes the wrong executable
    file was selected.
  • [Fix] The main window hotkeys were enabled while template editor was open.
  • [Fix] Access violation then trying to add a game with a space in the filename
    via the profile wizard.
  • [Fix] Starting games with folders mounted as CD drives failed on systems with
    no physical CD drive.
  • [Fix] The "Run game with current configuration" from the profile editor
    dialog did not work with ScummVM and Windows game profiles.
  • [Fix] When setting the SoundBlaser or the Gravis UltraSound base address to
    a hexadecimal address containing letters the selected address was not stored.
  • [Fix] Erroneous window behaviour when using "Run game with current
    configuration" from the profile editor dialog or when creating bootdisk
    images when "Minimize when DOSBox start" was active.
  • [Fix] keybrd2.sys and keybrd3.sys needed for some languages missing on
    bootdisks.
  • [Fix] The select all button in the transfer programs dialog did not work.
  • [Fix] The game list hotkeys (like return, insert etc.) were not disabled when
    entering the notes field.
  • [Fix] Wrong error message "No game file selected" when adding a profile for
    booting an image file.
  • [Fix] Access violation if you press and hold down the F9 key.
  • [Fix] Changed the default value for virtual free space on mounted drives from
    the DOSBox 0.72 default 105 MB to the DOSBox 0.73 default 250 MB.
Posted by Alexander Herzog 2009-12-02

D-Fend Reloaded 0.8.2 has been released

This is a bugfix release with no new features.
The changelog:

  • Faster program start.
  • Faster start of profiles on many games in the games directory.
  • [Fix] Previewer area at the bottom of them main window is not resizeable.
  • [Fix] When using the "Create multiple shortcuts" function the tooltip hints
    for the created shortcuts can be wrong.
  • [Fix] When transfering, uninstalling, building archive files or building
    installer packages from profiles using cue/bin CD images only the selected
    cue file was processed; the bin file was ignored.
  • [Fix] The mounting search and replace function of the multiple profiles
    editor did not work.
  • [Fix] The mouse wheel not working on settings page of the multiple profiles
    editor.
  • [Fix] Sometimes a second taskbar entry appears when clicking the program
    window while creation of an archive package is prepared.
Posted by Alexander Herzog 2009-08-31

D-Fend Reloaded 0.8.1 has been released

This is a bugfix release with no new features.
The changelog:

  • [Fix] If you press the delete key in the quick search box the program asks
    you if you want to delete the currently selected profile.
  • [Fix] Pressing F3 while the wizard dialog is visible causes an access
    violation when closing the dialog.
  • [Fix] The update installer did not update all DOSBox language files.
  • [Fix] The scan games folder function was not automatically adjusting the
    mounting settings from the auto setup templates if not VirtualHD was used
    as games folder.
  • [Fix] Program window position is lost after restoring the program window if
    using the minimize/restore on DOSBox start option in fullscreen mode without
    border.
  • [Fix] In portable mode the automatic profile update after program upgrade to
    make all profiles DOSBox 0.73 compatible did not work.
  • [Fix] The restore default values for this category button on the default
    values page of the profile editor only worked for the first category.
  • [Fix] Sometimes the screenshot viewer displayed a wrong resolution in the
    status bar after resizing the viewer window.
  • [Fix] Wrong value "50000" instead of "49716" in the default values list for
    sample rate settings.
  • [Fix] Added missing value "4axis_2" to joystick types default values list.
  • [Fix] Added missing values to default values lists for SoundBlaster and GUS,
    DMA and IRQ settings.
  • [Fix] Added missing value "none" to SoundBlaster OPL mode default values
    list.
  • [Fix] Removed "0" from default values list for the memory size.
  • [Fix] The "How to add profiles" info panel at the bottom of the program
    window was not automatically removed after adding the first profile.
Posted by Alexander Herzog 2009-08-10

D-Fend Reloaded 0.8.0 has been released

This is a major release which brings a lot of new features and also fixes all currently know bugs. The changelog:

  • DOSBox 0.73 is supported and bundled with D-Fend Reloaded.
  • The user can switch between different icon sets for the toolbar, the menus
    and the dialogs now.
  • The dialog for scanning the games folder for new games has been rewritten
    and offers more options now.
  • Faster program start when using large game lists.
  • More settings in the multiple profiles editor.
  • New program icon and logo made by burnsflipper, the designer of the original
    D-Fend logo.
  • New tab "Notes" at the bottom of the program window for direct access to the
    stored game notes.
  • Now you can choose to use the game filesnames or the folder names as names
    for the new profiles when scanning the games folder for new games.
  • Via the new multiple shortcut creation dialog you can create shortcuts for
    more than one game at once.
  • Now the user can select the profile name, the template to use, the
    destination folder and the file to start when importing zip files
    (regardless if the new game was identified by an auto setup template or not).
  • Support for user-defined interpreters (like before only for QBasic) inside
    DOSBox.
  • Better algorithm for scaling images when displaying captured screenshots.
  • Now icons can also be added to the icon manager by dragging them to the icon
    manager window and by scanning the games folder for new icons. Additionally
    the icon manager will show icons added by copying them to the icons folder
    immediately.
  • New optional start mode: Fullscreen without window border.
  • The default parent directory for the capture folders for games can be
    configurated in the setup dialog now.
  • The icon size for the game icons in the games list in view mode "Icon" can
    be configurated now.
  • The first start wizard has been improved and now is easier to use.
  • Now "Pause" can be chosen as DOSBox background priority.
  • The scan games folder for new games function is now also respecting the extra
    program folders of existing profiles and is not trying to detect games in
    this folders anymore.
  • Cleaned up menu structure (in particular the function for creating archive or
    exe packages for multiple games have been moved from the Extras to the Export
    menu).
  • Option to hide the menubar.
  • Faster search for DOSBox if it is not stored in the default directory.
  • [Fix] Error message when closing the profile editor dialog when editing a
    template.
  • [Fix] If the first run wizard is closed by clicking the window close "X" the
    settings are not stored.
  • [Fix] Now 16-bit Windows exe files are also recogniced as Windows program
    files and the user is warned if he trys to start a 16-bit Windows program
    file via DOSBox.
  • [Fix] When running a profile using a helper program to be executed after the
    main program via a shortcut the helper program was not executed.
Posted by Alexander Herzog 2009-07-28

D-Fend Reloaded 0.7.0 has been released

This is a major release which brings a lot of new features and also fixes all currently know bugs. The changelog:

  • Dutch language file (thanks to Tim Molderez)
  • Italian language file (thanks to Filippo Bartoli)
  • Archive files not created by D-Fend Reloaded can now also be imported.
    (D-Fend Reloaded will try to auto detect and setup the game.)
  • Now the games folder can be scaned for new games (which will be added
    automatically then).
  • Support for external archiving programs lets D-Fend Reloaded handle other
    archive formats than zip and 7z.
  • New toolbar icons.
  • Many new options for automatically and manual selection of the right physical
    CD drive to mount on DOSBox start (for example mount drive by file or folder
    on CD or ask the user to select a drive).
  • Option to run some other program (for example a hardware setup tool) before
    and after the main program (DOSBox or ScummVM).
  • The genre and language names in game profiles can now be translated on the
    fly so profiles created via auto setup templates etc. will always be shown
    with translated names for the genre and the language of the game.
  • Integration in the Vista Game Explorer.
  • Again some improvements to the long to (DOSBox) short file name converter
    (thank you to skatz).
  • A new custom settings edit field in the profile editor for ScummVM profiles
    allows to add any custom configuration settings to the ScummVM ini file
    when starting a ScummVM profile.
  • Added new functions in ScummVM profile editor: Option to disable joystick
    support, option to setup an extra path, option to setup render mode,
    option to setup game platform and option to define custom languages for
    games (and to setup the default languages list for the games in the setup
    dialog).
  • Option to setup data folder automatically for new profiles in wizard.
  • Many new functions in the multiple profiles editor.
  • The program file icon of the Windows program file will be used as the default
    icon on Windows game profiles.
  • The sound previewer and the quick starter now also can playback MIDI files.
  • Now the D-Fend Reloaded main window can (optionally) be restored when ScummVM
    closes.
  • The D-Fend Reloaded main window can be minimized before a Windows game
    profile is started and restored when the program quits (both optional).
  • You can define a default keyboard layout and a default codepage per DOSBox
    installation now.
  • On the first page of the of the wizard now you can choose how many things the
    wizard should ask you. (In the default configuration the wizard will be much
    easier to handle if there is a auto setup template for the game.)
  • Now you can add user defined game information as columns to the games list.
  • Auto setup templates from existing profiles can now also be created via the
    export menu.
  • Now also images from the games data folder can be used in screenshot mode in
    the games list.
  • The column widths in the games list can be restored to the last state on
    program start now.
  • The history dialog has been extended with some statistic functions.
  • If the translation of a long path name to a short DOSBox name fails, the
    program will show a warning message now.
  • Support for the DOSBox CVS build features "securemode", "pixelshader",
    "cpumode" and the new CD drive accessing modes "ioctl_dx", "ioctl_dio" and
    "ioctl_mci".
  • Now you can also define submenus in the "Old games" custom menu.
  • The link lists for "Search for game" and "Old games" in the help menu can be
    imported and exported now.
  • Updated DOSZip from 1.28 to 1.31.
  • Moved most program files to a "Bin" subfolder of the installation directory
    and moved all configuration files to a "Settings" subfolder of the
    installation data directory. (This will make the usage of portable
    installations easier because less files in the main program main directory
    will make finding the DFend.exe faster.)
  • Now also icons inside program dialogs can be replaced via the Icons.ini file.
  • "Open program folder" now also available for ScummVM and Windows games.
  • [Fix] Starting games via DOSBox failed if the game file uses a long filename
    and the DOSBox drive was mounted via a relative path name.
  • [Fix] Creation of zip archives could fail if the profile uses a drive image
    which is located inside the (already included) games folder.
  • [Fix] Creation of installer packages or zip packages will result in to big
    files if the game to pack uses iso images or zipped drives.
  • [Fix] The selected ScummVM save path was assigned to ScummVM correctly.
  • [Fix] Seleting "French (Canada)" as language results in an English program
    language.
  • [Fix] When using the option "File path is relative to the DOSBox directory
    structure" D-Fend Reloaded shows an error message when closing the profile
    editor and when starting the profile (but then starts the profile correctly).
  • [Fix] Access violation when trying to show the "No file name" warning when
    adding a Windows game profile and not entering a file name to start.
  • [Fix] If a prof file with the same name already exists in the destination
    path while transfering profiles the profile file was not copied to the
    destination correctly. (The algorithm for finding an alternative file name
    changed the profile filename in a wrong way.)
  • [Fix] The ScummVM games list stored in the ScummVM.dat file was not always
    read correctly on program start up.
  • [Fix] When using the restore window size on start up function sometings the
    menu bar gets invisible.
  • [Fix] Uninstaller is not removing uninstall entry from Windows software list.
  • [Fix] In some long to short path name related error messages wrong
    information have been displayed.
  • [Fix] The option "Close DOSBox when program closes" is not working on running
    extra program files via the context menu.
  • [Fix] Warning message when running ScummVM based games from zip files via a
    D-Fend Reloaded desktop shortcut.
  • [Fix] Error message when loading toolbar images not in bmp format via the
    Icons.ini file.
  • [Fix] Transparency not working in user defined toolbar images.
  • [Fix] Reduced number of colors in screenshot preview for new screenshots
    after returning from fullscreen DOSBox.
  • [Fix] Reduced number of colors in some png screenshots in the preview area
    in the main window.
  • [Fix] Spelling bug in installer package nsi script.
  • [Fix] On smaller screen resolutions the D-Fend Reloaded program window
    could be a bit to high. (The taskbar has not been subtracted from the
    available desktop height.)
Posted by Alexander Herzog 2009-04-28

D-Fend Reloaded 0.6.1 has been released

This is a bugfix release with no new features. The changelog:

  • Improved Windows long pathname to DOSBox short pathname converter (thanks to
    Alexander Katz).
  • The select image dialog for adding image files as harddisks in the profile
    editor will now also show cue sheet files.
  • Smarter initial directory when opening selection dialog for text editor, wave
    encoder and ScummVM.
  • [Fix] Opening text files in "Use default editor for file type" mode sometimes
    did not work.
  • [Fix] Sometimes an access violation occured just after uninstalling a game.
  • [Fix] Selecting/Unselecting profiles via the "Select by..." buttons in the
    "Build installer" dialog etc. did not work with "Not set" values.
  • [Fix] Wrong view style (icon instead of list) in the sounds and the videos
    previewer area at the bottom of the main window.
  • [Fix] Access violation while displaying an error message if renameing a
    screenshot is not possible (for example because a file with the new entered
    name already exists).
  • [Fix] Execution of Windows programs could fail under some rare conditions
    (this only affected helper programs like text editors etc. and not Windows
    games started via the games list).
  • [Fix] Problem if virtual serial port is working as a modem in DOSBox and
    "Listen for connections" is turned off.
  • [Fix] Screenshots, sounds and videos lists not always sorted correctly.
Posted by Alexander Herzog 2008-10-31

D-Fend Reloaded 0.6.0 has been released

This is a major release which brings a lot of new features and also fixes all currently know bugs. The changelog:

  • Polish language file (thanks to Adam Sosnowski)
  • Explorer-like quick starter interface for easy browsing through the games
    folder and directly starting DOS program files and making profiles of an
    existing DOS program file.
  • You can specify zip files as ScummVM games now. D-Fend Reloaded will
    automatically extract the zip file, run ScummVM and repack the game folder
    content to the zip file when ScummVM has closed.
  • The profile editor and the profile wizard now also support setting a saved
    games path for ScummVM profiles.
  • The profile editor now supports all game specific settings known in ScummVM.
  • Now the games list can also be filtered by emulation type (DOSBox, ScummVM
    and Windows).
  • German online help.
  • New language file "French Canada" (same as "French" but will select qwerty
    keyboard layout instead of azerty and codepage 437 instead of 850 in DOSBox).
  • Now you can also create profiles for Windows games via the profile wizard.
  • In the template dialog now you can also edit the ScummVM default template.
  • In the profile wizard you do not need to go to the last page before the
    "Ok" button will be activated.
  • The profile wizard will now automatically suggest a name for the new profile
    from the selected template or the program file name. (To allow this
    D-Fend Reloaded will not ask for the profile name on the first page of the
    profile wizard but on the game information page.)
  • New program icon (thanks to T.B. from vogons.zetafleet.com)
  • The game data folder viewer on the bottom of the main window will now
    automatically update its file list if the folder on harddisk changes.
    Additionally files and folders can be renamed and deleted and new folders can
    be created via context menu of the data folder viewer now.
  • Now you can configurate in the setup dialog which files should be moved to
    the recycle bin and which should be deleted irrevocable when deleting files
    from within D-Fend Reloaded.
  • New optional column "notes" in list view mode "report".
  • New setup option for configuration the appearance of the games list: Show
    grid lines in view mode "report".
  • Option to open the capture folder in the Explorer right from the context menu
    of the capture viewer area.
  • The player for captured sounds can also play ogg files (if there is a codec
    installed on the system for ogg files) now.
  • The user data section on the game information page of the profile editor will
    suggest names for keys and values from the existing profiles when adding
    lines or changing values.
  • In the setup dialog now you can choose which text editor D-Fend Reloaded
    should use when opening text files. Additionally you can setup to
    automatically fix the line wraping of text files if needed when opening them.
  • In the setup dialog now you can choose which viewers/players for images,
    sounds and videos should be used when doubleclicking a file in the captured
    data viewer on the bottom of the main window.
  • When creating ScummVM ini files all settings from the default ScummVM
    configuration file are also added.
  • When dragging files to the D-Fend Reloaded program window to copy them to
    the data folder of the active profile, now you can also drag and drop
    complete directories.
  • Now you can drop files directly to the screenshots/sounds/videos viewer or to
    the data viewer pane (including subdirectories).
  • Smarter method of detecting the running DOSBox instances when using the
    "Restore program window when DOSBox closes function".
  • Now you can zoom the image in the screenshot viewer and videos in the video
    previewer by pressing + or - and by moving the mouse wheel while holding
    Ctrl. By pressing * or 0 you can go back to 100% zoom. And by pressing escape
    you can close the preview dialog.
  • New options "Center ScummVM window" and "Hide ScummVM console" in program
    settings dialog.
  • When adding a drive to a profile the edit drive dialog will offer the drive
    type used the last time when added a new drive to a profile at first in the
    drive type dropdown box.
  • On the setup page for the screenshot view mode now you can define which
    screenshot number to use if no explicit screenshot is defined for a game.
  • [Fix] When using some other DOSBox installation than the one in the "DOSBox"
    subdirectory of the D-Fend Reloaded program directory as default DOSBox
    installation, D-Fend Reloaded will reset the path at each start.
  • [Fix] The game and the setup program parameters for Windows games were
    inverted.
  • [Fix] When switching between profiles with and without a data folders the
    data folder tab at the bottom of the main windows could have displayed some
    wrong content.
  • [Fix] Clicking the buttons for selecting or searching the DOSBox directory
    and for selecting a mapper file in the "More DOSBox settings" dialog (on
    DOSBox settings page of the program options dialog) did nothing.
  • [Fix] When creating a portable D-Fend Reloaded installation from the transfer
    profiles dialog the mediaplr.dll file was not copyed to the destination
    folder and so the D-Fend.exe in the destination folder could not start.
  • [Fix] In profile editor all four serial port pages showed data for first
    serial port.
  • [Fix] The chosen music driver in ScummVM profiles was not given to ScummVM
    when starting a profile.
  • [Fix] Until now D-Fend Reloaded tried to find the scummvm.ini file for
    reading the default theme path etc. in the ScummVM program directory instead
    of the path reported by ScummVM (usualy $APPDATA\ScummVM).
  • [Fix] When trying to display damaged images in the screenshot viewer area an
    unhandled exception could occur.
  • [Fix] Wrong colors or reduction of the number of colors when exporting
    captured screenshots.
  • [Fix] D-Fend Reloaded failed to play video files of other types than avi via
    the captured videos player.
  • [Fix] When switching between images of the same size in the screenshot
    previewer the statusbar was not updated.
  • [Fix] When creating a zip package for a ScummVM profile the ScummVM ini file
    needed to use the zip file without D-Fend Reloaded was not included to it.
  • [Fix] When dragging video files to the main window they got copied into the
    data folder instead of into the capture folder.
  • [Fix] When using the minimize to tray option and restoring the program window
    it loses the input focus right after restore.
  • [Fix] In screenshots view mode sometimes there are wrong images associated to
    wrong games in games list.
  • [Fix] The DOSBox language selected in the profile editor was not used when
    starting DOSBox.
  • [Fix] Screenshots may got displayed distorted in the screenshot preview area.
  • [Fix] Function "Restore main window when DOSBox closes" will not restore the
    D-Fend Reloaded main window if it was already minimized before DOSBox was
    started (because of using the tray area mini starter).
  • [Fix] Added missing default values in "scaler" section of the profile editor.
  • [Fix] Current selected game is deselected after closing setup dialog.
  • [Fix] The drive type names on the "Drives" page and the priority levels on
    the "DOSBox settings" page of the profile editor were not translateable. Also
    the info label on the data folder panel was not translated.
Posted by Alexander Herzog 2008-10-20