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Offline JimNeray

X-bench 0.90Alpha - The Amiga game launcher & More !
« on: June 06, 2013, 09:03:29 PM »
X-bEnCh 0.9A is available !

X-bEnCh is an Amiga game launcher & More …

With 128 colors on screen (even on a simple A500), this Frontend can autoscan your hard-drive to find all your whdload games or your .exe and organize them in launching listings. X-bEnCh can also manage manuals listings and have an internal script system, the X-bEnCh Scripts (For non whdload games for exemple). It require very few ressouces and is compatible with all Amiga setups. X-bEnCh also have an integrated CLI fully compatible with the Workbench CLI features.

As always you can download it on Jim Neray / Amiga Dev

Please note that this version is not complete. I put it online because there has been no update since last March but all is not yet implemented. I will soon release some new 0.9x updated (0.91/0.92 / ...) to add all the missing features and fix some bugs that are already knowed.


Main New features:

Top15 listing - This new feature is able to create a top of all your lists. Note that the top15 is already functional as previously planned, the needed database is created from the 0.8x versions.
Multikeys FastJump - Simply type the name of the game that you want and the new search engine will drive you directly to that one.
XplorEr - The long awaited X-bEnCh file manager is finaly here ! Still young it will evolve quickly in the nexts release.


Actual features list:
- 128 colors on screen for all Amiga
- Autoscan and organize your whdload .slave and yours .exe from your HD
- Unlimited subdir level scan
- Internal script system
- Up to 6 launching lists in parallel
- Unlimited number of entry in each list
- Top15 listing
- Autoscan and use Whdload Tooltypes
- If no Tooltypes availables you can set up default Tooltypes.
- MegaRam mode to gain extra chipram without rebooting
- FastJump mode to jump where you want in a list with the keyboard
- Files/Dirs manager included (Xpl0rEr)
- Integrated cLi 100% Amiga cli compatible
- System friendly setup panel
- Dedicated installer for an easy installation
- Many more will come in the nexts releases.


Complete release note:

X-bEnCh 0.90Alpha (06/06/13)

Xinit1.7
-Now update the Top15 list in the Init process.
-Now check if some args are sets with the setup for the loadwb cmd.
-Is now able to init to the Xplorer if set in the setup.

Xmenu1.6
-Bug with a mouse plugged in the joyport1 fixed.
-The menu is sorted with the Xplorer in 2nd position now.
-You can now use the "Enter" key to validate your choice.

Xlaunch1.9
-Top15 feature implemented.
-Multikeys Fastjump implemented.
-Added the display of the WhdL Requester if enabled in the setup.
-Bug with the Microsys joy/mouse adapter driver fixed.
-Bug with a mouse plugged in the joyport1 fixed.
-Fixed the repeat latency of the "Tab" key.
-You can now use the "Enter" Key to validate your choice.

Xcli0.71
-Added the "topupdate" cmd to manualy update the top15 list.
-Updated the "help" cmd.

Xplorer0.1
-Very first public version of the Xbench Files/Dirs manager.

Xsetup1.6
-Reactivity optimised.
-No you can use the setup (If you want) without mouse nor keyboard.
-Added a path requestor for the 6 launching lists.
-Renamed the "Boot From" to "Boot To" in the "Startup" tab.
-Added a LoadWB args textfield to the "Startup" tab.
-Added the Top15 On/Off switch to the launcher tab.
-Added the WhdLReq On/Off switch to the launcher tab.
-Look optimised.
-"Xplorer" option added to the "Boot To" switch in the startup tab.

Xexit0.6
-Better temp files cleaning before leaving.

Xinstaller0.4
-The ASL path requester is now disabled if you don't have rom 2.0+.
-Custom text font issue fixed.
-Bug when using a custom file system (SFS for example) is fixed.
-"D" (Directory) button is renamed to "P" for Path requester.
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Offline JimNeray

Re: X-bench 0.90Alpha - The Amiga game launcher & More !
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2013, 06:40:57 PM »
Xb0.90Alpha-Fixed is available to download on http://www.jimneray.com

I've fixed a missed file in the install process. Should now work even with a blank new install. (Previously only work if you install it on the top of a 0.8x release.)
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Offline lionstorm

Re: X-bench 0.90Alpha - The Amiga game launcher & More !
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2013, 07:39:14 PM »
Thx for this new release ! a file manager inside xbench is definately a nice addition !
 

Offline nickoteen

Re: X-bench 0.90Alpha - The Amiga game launcher & More !
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2013, 07:48:35 PM »
Excellent ! X-Bench is my main game launcher.
Amiga 500: 1MB chip/8MB fast/Ide68k - 2GB SD/KS 3.1/MC68010/FULL ECS
 

Offline nickoteen

Re: X-bench 0.90Alpha - The Amiga game launcher & More !
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2013, 05:05:03 PM »
I just realized. I have two launch listings (games and demos). How do I switch between those two ?
 
With new, 090 release, my games list contains only 6 games. This is a Top 15 feature, I know (I only have 6 : )) ), but, erm ... , where's the rest ?
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Offline JimNeray

Re: X-bench 0.90Alpha - The Amiga game launcher & More !
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2013, 11:08:07 PM »
@lionstorm @nickoteen  Happy to know that you like it ... Many many many things are still in the to do list ... We're just at the start point of the xbench story :p

@nickoteen : Simply use the "TAB" key to switch between your listing. You can also use the 2nd button of your joystick/pad to switch (a short push) ;)
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Offline magnetic

Re: X-bench 0.90Alpha - The Amiga game launcher & More !
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2013, 06:57:27 AM »
For any of you guys who havent tried this cool program its a must! its fun and makes watching demos and playing games easy. Its not just for whdload guys. I mainly use it to launch amiga scene demo .exe files. Way easier and better than using cli or clicking icons.
Thanks Jim
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Offline stefcep2

Re: X-bench 0.90Alpha - The Amiga game launcher & More !
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2013, 01:58:04 AM »
I know its in alpha, but it corrupts the window title on workbench windows on my CGX4, 3.1 A4000.

When it launches X-bench opens a custom native screen.  When flicking back to my 1024x768 workbench, all open windows have patches of black blocks in the titles.
 

Offline JimNeray

Re: X-bench 0.90Alpha - The Amiga game launcher & More !
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2013, 06:27:46 PM »
@magnetic : Many thanxs for your comment. I'll recrute you to promote xbench on the amiga scene ;)

@stefcep2 : I'haven't tryed xb with cgx. Is this a new issue that's coming with the 0.9 release or a knowed bug that was already here with the previous release ?
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Offline JimNeray

Re: X-bench 0.90Alpha - The Amiga game launcher & More !
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2013, 06:38:41 PM »
There's a little bug with the download of the 0.9a release ... This'll be fixed tomorrow ;)
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Offline JimNeray

Re: X-bench 0.90Alpha - The Amiga game launcher & More !
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2013, 09:18:46 PM »
Quote from: JimNeray;738409
There's a little bug with the download of the 0.9a release ... This'll be fixed tomorrow ;)


This bug is fixed tonight :D
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Offline JimNeray

Re: X-bench 0.90Beta - The Amiga game launcher & More !
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2013, 04:24:00 PM »
X-bEnCh 0.90Beta is out and available on http://www.jimneray.com as usual. :razz:

Here is the release txt:

Quote
The history.txt is splited from the XB guide to light it a bit.(about20k)
A new icon is set for X-bEnCh.exe and X-bEnCh.guide.
The X-bEnCh.guide was updated but the setup part is still outdated.

Xinstaller0.6
-Fixed the textgadgets display bug.
-Internals fixs.

Xinit1.8
-Fixed an init bug if no Top15 was previously created.
-Internal fixs.

Xlaunch2.0
-Empty Top15 crash fixed.
-Top15 is no more displayed if it blank.
-If no Top15 file exist, autocreate one.
-Fixed the display lag in the checkerboard loader screen when
accessing datas. (checkerboard v0.4)
-Now the music'll not end before the display is closed in the
checkerboard loader screen. (checkerboard v0.4)

Xcli0.9
-Fixed the "topupdate" command if no Top15 exist.

Xplorer0.2
-Display refresh bug after deleting a file fixed.
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