Application: D-Fend Reloaded
Description: From the publisher's website:
Running DOS games has never been easier...
D-Fend Reloaded is a graphical environment for DOSBox. DOSBox emulates a complete computer including the DOS commandline and allows to run nearly all old DOS based games on modern hardware with any of the newer Windows versions.
With DOSBox there is no need to worry about memory managers or free conventional RAM, but the setup of DOSBox is still a bit complicated. The configuration of DOSBox via textbased setup files might be difficult for beginners. D-Fend Reloaded may help and create these files for you. Additionally the D-Fend Reloaded installation package contains DOSBox (including all language files currently available), so there is only one installation to be run and no need to link D-Fend Reloaded with DOSBox manually.
Differences between D-Fend and D-Fend Reloaded
In some way D-Fend Reloaded is a successor of the discontinued software D-Fend. Both environments look alike and D-Fend Reloaded contains all the features of D-Fend. Even the D-Fend config files are compatible with the current program. However, unlike D-Fend, D-Fend Reloaded is open source.
The development objective for D-Fend Reloaded was (besides 100% D-Fend compability) to make the program operation more simple with respect to DOSBox beginners. Simultaneously more features for administration and configuration became available.
Download D-Fend Reloaded Portable 1.4.0 Dev Test 1 (13.6MB download / 28.8MB installed)
Note: This will not be updated from here on out because the original developer has created a 99% accurate PAF installer. This can be found on the official page, also linked here.
Note: For full functionality, please download DOSBox Portable because the internally bundled version has been removed. ScummVM Portable can also be used with D-Fend Reloaded. In order for both DOSBox and ScummVM to work, they need to be in the same root folder as D-Fend Reloaded.
See all release notes at the SourceForge project page.