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Last Updated: October 2016 (R13)

SOURCE CODE

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The source code changes are provided as a separate download if you want to compile for your platform of choice, or make further modifications.

The download contains a complete version of the source code. Modifications are relative to DOSBox SVN revision 4000.

FEATURES AND FIXES

This is a custom build of dosbox that adds new features and fixes. The download contains a complete replacement for your existing dosbox installation. Click each section below for more information:

• GAME LINK 2.0

Transmit video and input data to/from compatible applications such as Grid Cartographer 4. Activate by running the special 'dosbox_gamelink' executable or by setting the output mode to output=gamelink, or by running DOSBox with -gamelink. It also provides a replacement for netpeek.

• TERRA NOVA - REVERSED FMV AUDIO

This replacement dosbox automatically fixes the reversed audio channels during cutscenes in Terra Nova: Strike Force Centauri.

• NETPEEK

This feature was developed for use with Grid Cartographer. It is a mechanism for sending bytes from emulated RAM over a UDP network connection. Grid Cartographer uses it to track player movements in compatible games. NOTE:It is better to use Game Link when running everything on the same computer.

• WIZARDRY 6 & 7 - AUDIO POPPING

The new setting wizpopfix was developed specifically for Wizardry 6 and 7 and reduces popping from the pc speaker sounds in those games.

To enable it add the line wizpopfix=6 or wizpopfix=7 respectively, below pcspeaker=true in the dosbox.conf file.

• JOYSTICK DEADZONE

Set deadzone=%value% in the [joystick] section to a number from 0 to 99. This will set the percentage of physical movement (for both axes) needed before it registers in the game.

Alternatively use deadzone=100 to switch into a fake 'digital' mode where any physical movement over 50% counts as 100% in game, otherwise it's ignored.

• MOUSE VERTICAL SENSITIVITY

This applies a secondary scaling to just the vertical component of the mouse, using a value from -1000 to 1000. I've had problems in a few games where the mouse doesn't move in a circle properly and generally feels weird (this often happens if you disable display aspect correction).

Set this up using the sensitivityaspect=%value% option in the [sdl] section. Good values for this are usually 120 or 150, but play around until it feels right. You could also use this with a negative value (-100 for default) to permanently invert the mouse which may be useful in some cases.

• CUSTOM WINDOW TITLE

Make games look friendlier with a custom window title. Set the new configuration option windowtitle with text of your choice, or leave it blank to get standard behaviour.

CHANGE LOG

R13

• Automatic tracking-only version of Game Link is used by default when starting the regular executable.

• Fixed Game Link bug where tracking doesn't work if the screen isn't being updated (e.g. Dark areas in 'Might and Magic II').

• Added gamelinkmaster option to dosbox.conf which disables all Game Link features if set to false.

• Includes all official DOSBox changes up to SVN revision 4000.


R12

• Added Game Link 2.0.