By Jason CarrNative Launcher for MS-DOS
LaunchBox for MS-DOS 2.0 is here! If you run MS-DOS (or the DOS console in Windows 95/98), this should be very much enjoyed. It allows you to easily sort through and manage your games/apps within DOS, without taking any extra memory from your apps or introducing any compatibility issues at all. This is done via a simple batch file that starts up and shuts down the launcher as needed.
LaunchBox for MS-DOS also works very well with DOSBox if you'd like to use a menu system inside of DOSBox.
MS-DOS 3.30 or higher
286 or higher CPU (uses 286 CPU instructions)
Unzip the zip file and place the contents onto a floppy disk or other media. Copy the four files into a folder on your hard disk (or just keep it on the floppy, it runs from the floppy as well). Navigate to the folder with the files and run LAUNCH.BAT.
LAUNCH.BAT can also be called from your AUTOEXEC.BAT file if you'd like LaunchBox to start on boot. You can then add Windows 3.1 or 95/98 to LaunchBox in order to optionally start up Windows by just browsing for WIN.COM.
Version 2.0 - Released Sunday, January 29, 2018
- Many new fields are available for each item: Genre, Series, Developer, Publisher, Release Year, Status, and Favorite
- Can now sort items by Title, Favorite, Release Date, and Status
- Can now filter items by Genre, Series, Developer, Publisher, Release Year, or Status
- LaunchBox now remembers your last selection
- List titles and counts have been added
Version 1.1 - Released Tuesday, January 17, 2017
- New "Move to Top" and "Move to Bottom" options are available under the Edit menu
- New "Insert Separator" option available under the Edit menu
- Each application can now have a separate set of commands for configuring the application
- New explicit "Run Selected" and "Configure Selected" options are available under the File menu
- New "Browse and Run" option is available under the File menu
- New "Lock" option is available under the File menu to help prevent accidental changes
- Changed the batch file process to better support DOSBox and older versions of MS-DOS
Version 1.0 - Released Friday, January 13, 2017
- Initial Release
There are several incredibly stupid easter eggs in the program.
Hint: What is the second most popular cheat code ever?
Version 1.0 Announcement Video
By KondoritoI made these wallpapers so when my Windows session starts and goes into BigBox, the transition is seamless. I figured why not share them with the community, as somebody might find them useful.
Remove/hide the icons from your desktop, hide the taskbar and mouse cursor, and you are good to go.
By harryokeperfectly vectored wallpapers in pdf format. perfect if you are building a cabinet , no loss of quality when printing.
By RincewindIf your bored with the wallpaper on your desktop try one of these, each version comes in 3 screen sizes
1024px x 768px 1920px x 1080px 1920px x 1200px 3840px x 2160px
By dmjohn0xI'm no artist, but I wanted vector art of the BigBox logo available in the case I decided to make up vinyl artwork for a cab.
So after using a ton of of different programs, i finally got the Logo vectorized but with a white background, so I used Illustrator to remove that and convert to svg file format.
Now everyone can put it to use.
By dmjohn0xI thought this might be useful for people who are tying to make custom cabs etc. Vectors can be infinitely scaled up and will retain their quality.
By Jason CarrVery large LaunchBox logo with dark grey text. 30,000 x 5,948 pixels.
By Jason CarrVery large version of the Big Box text logo in black. 8379 x 2605 pixels.