X-bEnCh 1.1 - One of the best Amiga launchers gets a Christmas release


If you have an Amiga with an internal CF drive or any other way of playing whdload games such as through Emulation like WinUAE, then this may be the software that your Amiga thanks you for. Although there are other OS utilities to play Amiga games such as AG-launch and Igame, they don't have the sparkle and flare that X-Bench does from JimNeray and team, which is not just an Amiga game launcher but it has many other cool features as well that make this an incredible Christmas release.


This front-end launcher can autoscan your hard drive to find all the whdload games available and organise them in an easily usable list. X-Bench can also manage manual listings, internal script systems and has an integrated CLI. The best thing is though, that this launcher uses very little resources and is compatible with many Amiga set ups!

X-bEnCh 1.1 Final Public Release (26/12/18)

This release include all the content of the internal Betas(B2 B3 B4 & B5)
Merry Xmas to ya all ! =)

Xinit 4.1
-No more use the ‘?’ invalid AmigaDos character in tempfiles names.

Xlaunch 4.7
-New memory detection method. A lot more accurate.
-Now display the available memory in MB instead of KB.
-If you was trying to add to your fav list an entry that was allready
present in it, the add to fav feature was no more working until you
have switched your current list to another. Now fixed.
-After deleting the last entry of your fav list you was no more able
to add a new one until you restart the launcher (except if you have
the cd32 game controler enabled). Now fixed.
-If you launch more than one game from the Toplist without switching
to another list, the entry of this games was corrupted in the Last15
list. Now Fixed.
-Playing a random mod from an audio playlist fixed. (Was not working
if you were reseting your Amiga after each game, as with a CD32)
-You can now use playlists with up to 256 mods (limited to 100 before)
-Bottom part (screenshots) fixed (Was not refreshing correctly in some
cases)
-Adding more than one game to your favlist is now working with a CD32
Pad. (Thanx Akira for the bug report)
-When you was deleting the last entry of the Favs list with a CD32 pad
the screen was going back to the first available listing. If you have
not released your finger as fast as the light from the play/pause
button the first entry of this list was added to the favs. Now check
if the button have been released before being pushed.
-When a game was started from the Toplist (F7), the Last15 list (F8)
or the Favslist (F9) the update of the F7/F8 list was in some cases
loosing the source list from where the game come. Fixed.
-In the last15 listing (F8) a game that was already in this listing
was not upped to the top of this list if you start it again. Fixed.
-Whdload tooltypes was not correctly detected and used if a game was
started from the Toplist (F7) or the Last15 list (F8). Fixed.
-No more use the ‘?’ invalid AmigaDos character in tempfiles names.

Checkerboard loader 1.7
-No more use the ‘?’ invalid AmigaDos character in tempfiles names.

Xpl0rEr 2.0
-New memory detection method. A lot more accurate.
-Replaced the wrong « kb » with « KB » in the available memory display.
-BetterWB/WonderWB/BlaBlaWB total fix (i hope).
-You can now create playlists with up to 256 mods (Was limited to 100
entry before).
-When you were trying to go back to the volume list in the right side,
the left side was refreshed to the volume list too. fixed.
-Now correctly scan the devices even if you use BetterWB. (Thanx to
spudge/eab for the report)
-Now check if the selected file is really an Xbench Audio Playlist
before trying to load it.

Xcli 1.9
-No more use the ‘?’ invalid AmigaDos character in tempfiles names.

Xsetup 4.6
-New memory detection method. A lot more accurate.
-Now display the available memory in MB instead of KB.
-New volume blocksize detection method. A lot more accurate.
-Now correctly add and remove buffers before and after a scan.
-Blocksize bigger than the default 512b/1024b no more crash or freeze
the scan engine.
-Now display the available memory in MB instead of KB.
-Fixed the scan engine that was in some cases falling into an infinite
loop and in other cases adding the same entry 3 or 4 times.
-BetterWB/WonderWB/BlaBlaWB total fix (i hope).
-Audio playlists variables was badly initialised and in some case
failed with a guru 8000 0020. Fixed.
-ASL requester for Audio Playlists is now full screen.
-Added a pattern filter to the Audio playlists requester.
-ASL requester for xbench startup/endup scripts in the setup/startup
tab is now fullscreen.
-ASL ‘path to scan’ requester for xbench list is now fullscreen.
-Listings paths variables were badly initialised and in some cases
this was ending with a guru. Fixed. (Thanx Tim for the report)
-Now check if a path is valid and if the listing is enabled before
starting the update process (Previously this was done in the update
process).
-Renamed the useless ‘WhdLBox’ option button in the launcher tab.
-Replaced the ‘YEs’ value of the 3 useless options buttons in the
Launcher tab with ‘–‘.
-Renamed the ‘Show WhdLoad Requester’ button in the Whdload tab with
‘Show WhdLoad SplashReq’.
-Renamed the Show WHDLoad Req button (that was just an On/Off switch)
in the WHDload option tab to ‘WhdLoad Splash Delay’. Now you can
setup this at ‘No/2s/4s/8s/WAit’. « WAit »‘ll display a box until you
haven’t clicked on the button or used space/return key.
-Added the well named ‘WhdLoad Splash Config’ button in the Whdload
tab to select the delay of the config window. Disabled at this time,
will be available in X-bEnCh 1.2.
-Buffers management fixed when scanning a path.
-Fixed the scan engine that was freezing into an infinite loop if a
game dir was located at the root of a volume.
-The ASL Requester was forgoting the path previously selected in the
Launcher prefs tab. Fixed.
-Now you can scan up to 4096 sub dirs inside one single dir.
-Very big listings gone bad when reorg. Fixed … I hope … =)
-No more use the ‘?’ invalid AmigaDos character in tempfiles names.

Xexit 1.5
-No more use the ‘?’ invalid AmigaDos character in tempfiles names.
-Some temp files were not correctly deleted after leaving. Fixed.

Main Features :

- Up to 640 colors on screen with AGA (128 colors on screen for OCS/ECS)
- 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
- Top 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
- CD32 7 buttons pad compatibility
- CDMode to create your CD32/CDTV CD compilation.
- Real time search engine
- Files/Dirs manager included (Xpl0rEr)
- Integrated cLi 100% Amiga cli compatible
- System friendly setup panel
- Dedicated installer for an easy installation

Links :1) Discussion 2) Download

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