Dapplegrey

Licence: Freeware
Version 4.2.4 | Release Date: 2014-03-02 | Download

Finds more *.ICO files than 4.2.3, but again,
this takes effect for the first time in Dapplegrey 5 later this year.
When adding games, the "Drive C:" Folder selection dialog now starts with the last selected folder by default, instead of the documents folder used before.
Also changed in the Add Games window, the default setting of browsing to a game by folder or by DOS application is now set to folder. This has been changed because of Mavericks which needs a while to display the content of a folder. Now, just browse to the folder and you’re done. After adding a game, set the DOS application you want to run the game with, by using the "Drive C:" settings dialog.

Version 4.2.3 | Release Date: 2014-02-16 | Download

Contains a number of bugfixes again. Along other minor fixes, editing the Path line in the AUTOEXEC window works again.

Version 4.2.2 | Release Date: 2014-01-12 | Download

Contains a number of bugfixes. For example, if you’ve mounted a volume named Ramdisk, its drive type (Floppy, Hard Disk Drive) will be remembered correctly now. Also, this update prepares the Games List to remember *.ICO files, which will be introduced in Dapplegrey 5 later this year.

Version 4.2.1 | Release Date: 2013-12-20 | Download

The CPU priority, whose GUI design has been changed recently, sends the values now correctly, forcing them in lowercase letters.

Version 4.2 | Release Date: 2013-12-18 | Download

All the "Smaller" and "Larger" symbols located left and right of the Listbox text sizes slider are working now.

Version 4.1 | Release Date: 2013-11-26 | Download

".img" hard disk files located in the Users folder should be send to DOSBox with the correct mounting path now. Means, a file path started with "~/" should be mounted correctly now.

The CPU Priority Chooser now uses Sliders, instead of Popup menus like before.

Version 4.0.3 | Release Date: 2013-11-16 | Download

When dragging a CD-ROM onto Dapplegrey, the option "Mount 'Your base drive C path'" is visible now.
Other fixes as well.
Goal is to provide best version of Dapplegrey for PowerPC machines recently (with Mac OS 10.4 and 10.5 installed) , before the next main version of Dapplegrey will be finished (which will be Mac OS X 10.6+ Intel only, due to Xojo, but no release date is given yet) .

Version 4.0.2 | Release Date: 2013-11-06 | Download

Path to internal Toolbox folder has been fixed.
When selecting "vesa_oldvbe" in VESA graphics mode, this setting will be remembered correctly now.
In the Scaler window, the text size selection of the scaler options listbox has been fixed.
In Network settings, the UpDownArrors will be activated as well, when an option is ticked.
In Network settings, when using DOSBox versions older than 0.72, DirectSerial is disabled correctly now. On the Mac, DOSBox 0.71 and older versions do not support DirectSerial.

Version 4.0.1 | Release Date: 2013-10-27 | Download

Adds missing "PC Speaker" setting to the Sound Toolbar.
When using Boxer 1.0 or newer version, some menu items located in the "DOSBox" menu of Dapplegrey are de-activated now, because they're not working with.

Version 4.0 | Release Date: 2013-10-21 | Download

Press Cmd-S to save a copy of your games list or Cmd-Option-O to restore it. On developer's Macintosh, sometimes the user's games list is empty on Dapplegrey's start, even if a number of entries existed before. When a copy of the games list exists, Dapplegrey tries to restore it automatically, when this happens again.
If you're running DOSBox 0.70 or a newer version, set up Windows 3.1 to run from inside Dapplegrey, by pressing the keyboard shortcut Cmd-Option-3. From there, run the Windows 3.1 Installation or run Windows itself, after it has been installed. This operates independent of the existing games listing, so if you want to install games from within Windows 3.1, run Windows 3.1 first from within this Dapplegrey window.
From games listing view, the only listing supporting booting up Windows 3.1 directly to run a game is the "Games Included" listing. Dapplegrey 4.0 adds some freeware and shareware Windows 3.1 games to this listing. Add a drive C: containing a Windows 3.1 installation to them and run the games by double-clicking the entry in the list.
New Toolbar item graphics sized wi(d)th 32×32 pixels to prepare Dapplegrey for import into Xojo for next major version, instead of RealStudio 2011r3 used for Dapplegrey 4 yet.
Memory Size and Loadfix sheet window now mention current selected game entry name, instead of "DOSBox" in common.
The option to specify a base Drive C: path has been moved from Preferences window to separate window, accessible in the File menu. To be extended in the future.
Last major version to support Mac OS X 10.4 PowerPC based machines.

Version 3.6 | Release Date: 2013-08-11 | Download

The (modified) DOSBox version included in the DOSBoxWrapper application, which can be found at www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=36293 will be recognized as DOSBox source now.

Some further optimizations has been done: When running plain DOSBox or game not listed in Dapplegrey, if machinetype is set to standard type (machine=svga_s3), it will not be sent to DOSBox. This will short the Terminal command line a bit, because its length is limited.

Version 3.5.1 | Release Date: 2013-08-04 | Download

DOSBox SVN versions created by Dominus and Emendelson will be recognized correctly, if choosen though the Preferences Dialog of Dapplegrey.

Version 3.5 | Release Date: 2013-06-09 | Download

The Drives section allows to mount multiple CD-ROM images per drive letter again. This is now managed by using a listbox with checkboxes in the list of files, where you just tick the images you want to get mounted in DOSBox. DOSBox supports up to 5 CD images per drive-letter. The re-written Drives window also lists floppy images in a listbox with checkboxes. Remember, multiple floppy images are currently only supported in current SVN versions, not in the plain 0.74 or 0.74-1 version of DOSBox. This is the main feature of release 3.5 of Dapplegrey.
Drag and Drop of images: The mount type (Floppy, CD-ROM, Hard Disk Drive) has been set automatically before. Some disk images may not be recognized correctly as floppy or hard disk drive, so you can select this mount type now manually.
Also when Dragging and Dropping files and folders onto Dapplegrey, the pathes to the files and folders will be shortened to "~/...", if it is located within the User's folder. The Tilde sign "~/" is the usual abbreviation for your users folder, so if you want to use a file stored within, you don't have to enter the full path to the file as "/Volumes/Macintosh HD/Users/Yourname/...", just start it with "~/" instead of.
In the Mixer section, the maximum offered loudness amount can be customized now.
When Dapplegrey's main window is minimized, and a Sheet window is attempted to be opened, the main window should be maximized now. This is required to display the Sheet window in request.
Dapplegrey now supports to mount your Finder's Ramdisk in DOSBox, in condition its name contains "Ram" and "Dis" (as abbreviation of "Disk") . If you've set more than one Ramdisk, only one of them will be used. Mounting the Ramdisk is supported in running a plain DOSBox as well as in game profiles. For game profiles, a menu item "Set Finder's Ramdisk" will be available in the 'Drives' toolbar item of Dapplegrey.
When running a plain DOSBox session, you can set a frameskip rate now.
The author of Dapplegrey managed to use Boxer as DOSBox source again. Since Boxer changed its internal behaviour in Version 1.0, Boxer no longer worked well in order to use it as DOSBox source as before. Looked for a way to still use it's recent versions, now the author of Dapplegrey detected there was a space char (" ") too much in source code, which prevents it from working. So, if you've also installed Boxer as DOSBox emulator on your system, you can use it as DOSBox source again, but there is a very important limitation, compared to pre-1.0 Boxer versions: Your Dapplegrey settings will not be send to Boxer, because Boxer doesn't eat them, and there is no chance to get this working.
This is the first time Dapplegrey's supporting SVN properties, introduced after the release of DOSBox 0.74.

Version 3.4.5 | Release Date: 2013-05-05 | Download

If the subfolder of the game folder is attempted to be mounted as drive C:, the mount point of drive C: will be set correct again. This sub routine has been rewritten completely.

If the user added games to the "User's Games" list before (which is the case, usually), the category "User's Games" will be displayed at start now.

Drag & Drop of DOS applications now uses the keyboardlayout set in the Dapplegrey Preferences Window, before the game will be executed (previously, the keyboardlayout has been set after executing the game, unfortunately).

Version 3.4.4 | Release Date: 2013-04-07 | Download

Advanced CPU settings has been fixed. Previously, unfortunately the sub routine to Reset the Values given by the user restored the values every time the 'Advanced CPU settings' window has been opened. Thus, the ability to reset the values of 'Advanced CPU settings' has been removed.
If resetting the CPU core, the correct window area will be displayed now. Previously, only the toolbar item has been resetted, but not the shown window content itself.
The Dapplegrey Toolbox entries now allows to set a custom CPU cycles value as well.

Version 3.4.3 | Release Date: 2013-03-27 | Download

When attempt to mount a folder as CD-ROM drive D: itself, this is working again.
The Readme files listing near drive C: setting looks also for files with the suffixes ".asc" and ".new" now.
When editing the freesize parameter of drive C: for 'Games Included' entries, the path to drive C: will be displayed correctly now.

Version 3.4.2 | Release Date: 2013-02-27 | Download

When changing the -size parameters for both folders and disc images, they'll be sent correct to DOSBox now.

Version 3.4.1 | Release Date: 2013-02-24 | Download

When attempt to add a hard disk drive D:, the subroutine in Dapplegrey that checks for an emulated CD in drive D: first, is working now. If drive D: has been set for both CD and hard disk drive accidentally before, the hard disk drive will be ejected automatically.
Also, the Imgmount feature checks for number of CDs before filling the list now (this will prevent a crash if Dapplegrey 3.4.1 will be accidentally fed with a newer list of your DOS games, when Dapplegrey with an updated CD-ROM handling will be published.

Version 3.4 | Release Date: 2013-02-17 | Download

When dragging an object onto Dapplegrey to run DOSBox with, DOSBox should now use the preferred Keyboard layout.
Dragging a CD image onto Dapplegrey, Dapplegrey no longer offers to boot DOSBox with (only supported with floppy images and hard disk drive images).

Version 3.3.1 | Release Date: 2013-01-27 | Download

When selecting DBGL as DOSBox source, Dapplegrey should no longer display a NilObject message box.

Version 3.3 | Release Date: 2013-01-12 | Download

Mounting CD images set by folder should work now. Due to unknown reasons, the Uniform Type Identifier used in Dapplegrey ("public.iso-image") still doesn't work correctly to recognize such images. Required to re-design the source code by using appropriate file extensions, and so it only recognizes CD image file extensions Dapplegrey is aware of so far.
Still doesn't filter this file type when adding a single cdr image, when displaying the file selection dialog box (using this Dialog window, all files are selectable, even if their file type is not a CD image) .

When an user of Dapplegrey added a folder to the CD Drive listing before (to let DOSBox mount all CD images located within), may require the user to re-select this folder again to fix things.

Other minor fixings has been done as well.

Version 3.2 | Release Date: 2012-12-23 | Download

Floppy/CD images listing can be displayed with different font sizes now, like other lists in the application.
Missed before, in the Mixer section of the Sound menu ("Further Mixer settings" via Action menu), Blocksize=256 is also supported now.

Version 3.1.1 | Release Date: 2012-12-03 | Download

When attempt to list Favorites only, the application should no longer crash if a selected category is empty.

Version 3.1 | Release Date: 2012-11-01 | Download

Dragging a disk image onto the application icon of Dapplegrey, there is now an option to try to boot from it (works if the image is bootable) .

Version 3.0.4 | Release Date: 2012-10-21 | Download

Dapplegrey should accept .EXE files dragged onto the application icon again.

Version 3.0.3 | Release Date: 2012-09-22 | Download

The Dapplegrey developer thought, in 3.0.1 he wrote: "Mounting issues in the areas 'Games Included' and 'Dapplegrey Toolbox' entries has been fixed. If they has not been mounted correctly before, they should be mounted correctly now.", but this was wrong.

Version 3.0.2 | Release Date: 2012-09-21 | Download

There is a new official DOSBox version available, especially created for Mac OS X, which is still Universal Binary. In the DOSBox VOGONS forums, Dominus wrote:
"If you have downloaded dosbox 0.74 some time ago, please download it again as the OSX version was updated just over a week ago. On OS X 10.7 and above it crashed on going fullscreen because of an incompatibility of SDL with those OS X versions. Now that dosbox is compiled with a newer version of SDL it runs ok. If you use output=opengl it should be fine, too."
As usual, you can download the newest version at the official DOSBox site. This version, recognized as 0.74-1, is codesigned for Mt. Lion now.
If Dapplegrey 3.0.2 recognizes this newly compiled version, Dapplegrey will no longer ask whether the user wants to be warned against fullscreen setting again.
Plus, Dapplegrey will read its own preferences correctly now. This has been detected while the author of Dapplegrey checked DOSBox 0.74-1.

Version 3.0.1 | Release Date: 2012-09-09 | Download

Version 3.0 was not ready to delete files created by version 2.36 and earlier, but asked the user whether to do so. Since the developer of Dapplegrey switched to Mac OS X 10.8 Mt. Lion now, he confirmed that the files created by 3.x are written to hard disk drive successfully, Dapplegrey 3.0.1 will delete older files automatically now.
For the Readme files to be listed in the "Drives/Hard Disk C:" section, the obscure file extension ".rst" and ".dme" has been added. Fle names like "Readmefi.rst" and some "*rea.dme" files will also be listed now.
Mounting issues in the areas 'Games Included' and 'Dapplegrey Toolbox' entries has been fixed. If they has not been mounted correctly before, they should be mounted correctly now.
One of the icon pictures used as application icon was blurred before.

Version 3.0 | Release Date: 2012-08-12 | Download

This version provides a new GUI, but it introduces some problems: Importing pathes to disc images is broken. Plus, there is an un-resolved problem with assigning multiple number of disc images to a drive letter, which worked before. If you've set some Dapplegrey game profiles to use disc images, you have to re-connect them to the emulated drives now. In the Mac Finder, it's recommended to sort the disc images per emulated drive into separate folders. When attempting to add a multiple number of disc images to a drive letter, simply select the folder, and Dapplegrey will DOSBox let mount all the disc images inside. Dapplegrey now offers up to 3 CD-ROM drive letters native.
If you're using Mac OS X 10.8 Mt. Lion as Operating system, you may have to hold down the 'ctrl' key while starting Dapplegrey the very first time.