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CDStarter is a freeware program to put on your CDs that will present the user with a list of buttons to run software or open files on your CD. You can define your own lists and each button can have its own icon. CDStarter has support for different languages and operating systems. Now version 2.2.

This version introduces requested new features including a licence agreement window, enhanced about box and window resizing. Bug fixes are also included.

Version 2.2.1 was released to fix two bugs. In 2.2.0, the user interface was not always displayed in the correct language and an error occured when the language list box was used with only one language. Please download version 2.2.1 to fix this.
New in version 2.2
  • Licence Agreement window
  • More customisable and more user friendly about box
  • Addition of a variable to generate random numbers in path names
  • Allow the window to resize to accomodate the background bitmap
  • User interface/help now also in French with many thanks to Roger Valeyre for the translation
  • Bug fixes
  •   Dialog height calculated correctly
  •   Filenames are not automatically converted to lower case
  •   Inconsistencies in the config editor fixed
Features include
  • Create buttons to execute exe files, open web pages, show information or open files just as though you double clicked on them
  • Specify an icon from a .ico file or from any executable (exe or dll) file
  • Have language-specific options i.e. different greetings and descriptions but also different buttons altogether
  • Display information before showing buttons e.g. for showing licence agreements
  • Specify different fonts
  • Use variables to be replaced by system-specific data such as system directory and language
  • Shows a splash screen of any bitmap at start up for a desired length of time
  • Specify the number of columns of buttons desired
  • Easy to configure configuration file now with new configuration editor
CDStarter221.zip contains the main program file, help file and an example. To use it, just download this file, unzip it using WinZip or other unzipping utility. Just run CDStarter.exe and view the example. You can then create your CD autoruns straight away, using the config editor CDStarterconfig.exe.

Please join the mailing list to find out about updates and developments.

Note to all users: I have received recently many emails from users of CDs using CDStarter for their autorun. They have been enquiring about the content of the CD, which obviously is nothing to do with me. Therefore I recommend that you enter your own contact email address in the about box field (general tab).
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