DOSCab/WinCab Jukebox 3.1.4 Coming Soon

Yes, DOSCab/WinCab Jukebox is still alive!

I’m nearing a release point for 3.1.4 but I haven’t had a lot of opportunity to test it yet; also I need to do a lot of work on the docs and clean up the skin files and such. But for the adventurous, I have a beta release available that just contains the WinCab executable and new docs, including a Windows help file (jukedocs.chm).

Changes so far for this version are listed in the revision history.

If you have needed any of these changes, please give it a shot and let me know if there are any big issues.   The whole selector system had to be rewritten to accomodate the ability to skip letters/numbers, so it will benefit from anyone who has a chance to look at it.  I’m also interersted in feedback on the CHM docs, although they’re still two-thirds empty.

For those who don’t want to download but do want to browse the new docs, you can take a look at them online. Again, there are big gaping holes in them, mostly long lists of settings with no actual explanation, but hey, it’s a start. (Yes, plain text docs are still available for DOSCab users.)

Again, this beta release only includes a new executable and docs, so you’ll need to unZip it over the top of a 3.1.3 installation.

Thank you for any feedback, bug reports, comments, or suggestions you may have on this beta release!

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Older versions available for download

Did something break on you after the last update? Selected older versions are now available for download. A big thank you to Saint from Build Your Own Arcade Controls for providing the webspace for these older versions.

Bad DOSCab 3.1.1 build

Somehow the build of DOSCab 3.1.1 was bad, causing the sound cache to become corrupted. WinCab 3.1.1 was not affected.

I have uploaded a replacement DOSCab 3.1.1; if your copy of DOSCab.exe has a build date of September 13, please download the latest DOSCab.exe. I apologize for the inconvenience.

In addition, the download prior to September 15th has the DebugLevel in jukebox.ini set to 4; this will create a very large debug file. You may want to edit jukebox.ini and set DebugLevel to Disabled.

Obviously I shouldn’t do releases late at night…

Bugs in DOSCab/WinCab Jukebox 3.1

Some huge bugs are showing up early… things that I know were tested and working somehow got broken before release. The biggest and most obvious is that BTN_PAUSE no longer works. You may want to hold off on downloading this until I can get fix these bugs later tonight.

Status Update

I’ve been working on a new version for a while now, but I had essentially “coded myself into a corner” and needed to spend some time re-organizing the code and making some structural changes. This has caused lots of little new bugs that need to be stamped out… I apologize for the delay!

In the meantime, I know many people have had major problems with ID3 tags not being read or files with international characters not loading. I have solved these two major issues, but since I still haven’t gotten the other bugs out it’s not ready for a real release. The biggest pending bug is that restructuring things completely broke CD skins. However, if you have major problems with international characters AND you are using a classic-style skin AND are using Windows, you can download a test executable here. Again, CD-style skins will NOT work with this executable!

I’m hoping to get a real release out soon, but of course I say that evey week. It just depends on how fast I can repair the CD-style skins.

Official support forums open!

John St. Clair of Build Your Own Arcade Controls has generously create a support forum for DOSCab and WinCab Jukebox! Thank you, Saint!

Version 3.0 Beta 8 has been released!

Beta 8 has now been released. Lots of little fixes and tweaks in this one. The main new features in this release are:

  • More CD-style skins included. Try CD2-1 or CD4-3 on lower resolution displays.
  • Sound events are now supported in skins. Simply add a [Sounds] section to your favorite skin and point an event to a WAV file. See the bottom of the default skin for an example.
  • Added animation to page changes. The only current supported animation is Animation=SlideHorizontal; add this line to the [Titlestrips] section of your favorite skin to enable animations.
  • Added ability to shut down Windows from the jukebox. If SystemShutdownEnabled=True in the [Settings] section of jukebox.ini, Windows will shut down if BTN_SHUTDOWN was pressed or if the jukebox is requested to close by Windows.