Boxer Updated

Boxer, the dosbox front end for Mac OSX, saw an update the other day and now sits at version 1.1. As always, grab it from the Box File Widget or from their homepage. Let’s check out the changes.

Joysticks, Baby!

  • Emulates four kinds of DOS-era joysticks: regular joystick/gamepad, Thrustmaster FCS, CH FlightStick Pro or racing wheel.
  • Plug-and-play support for Mac-compatible USB and Bluetooth game controllers, with instructions for getting your 360 or PS3 controller working in OS X.
  • Native Joypad support: turn your iPhone into a gamepad, with custom layouts for each DOS joystick type.
  • A new Inspector panel for tweaking joystick settings while you play.

OS X 10.7 Lion compatibility:

  • Supports Lion’s new-and-improved fullscreen mode.
  • Limited support for Lion’s new resume features: quit while playing, and Boxer will start up with the same game next time.
  • Boatloads of Lion-specific bugfixes, large and small.

Other fixes and improvements:

  • Hold [fn] to override Boxer’s Ctrl-click and Opt-click shortcuts: so they’re sent directly to DOS instead of simulating a right-click/middle-click.
  • The Mac’s display is now prevented from going to sleep while a game is running and unpaused.
  • Added an option in the cover-art dropzone’s right-click menu to do an image search for the current game.
  • Expanded help for Inspector window panels.
  • Fixed a couple of crash bugs when closing the DOS window.
  • Improvements to game importing, and configuration fixes for a zillion more games.

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I am an Old School gamer with roots in emulation and gaming. I love video games, but mostly I love the old ones from our past. Emulation is a way to experience all these old games on your personal computer.

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