Betas and Testing

These are beta versions, meant for testing purposes only.
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Beta Builds for the Current Version of ComicBase

Important Note: These updaters require a previously installed full version of ComicBase 2017 in order to function, and that ComicBase has been installed in its default location.

ComicBase 2017 v19.0.9 Updaters

For users of ComicBase 2017 v19.0 through v19.0.8. Choose the appropriate updater for the edition of ComicBase you have. To install, open the updater zip file after downloading, and double-click the updater inside in order to run it.

Note: These updaters require a previously installed full version of ComicBase 2017 in order to function, and that ComicBase has been installed in its default location. You can also download the full installer from your My Account > Registrations download links instead of these updaters if you prefer.

ComicBase 2017 Archive Edition v19.0.9 Updater (RC3, Build 537)

ComicBase 2017 Professional v19.0.9 Updater (RC3, Build 537)

ComicBase 2017 Express v19.0.9 Updater (RC3, Build 537)

New from v19.0.8:

  • When downloading an update which includes a great many issue changes, logs now reflect all the changes, even if the database had to auto-compact in the middle of the update.
  • Improved Price Label and Comic ID Labels on Dymo printers
  • Rebuilding Find lists now works even on extremeley large databases.
  • Batch > Add Issues to Inventory handles foreign currencies better.
  • The Atomic Avenue display now accurately shows current issue pricing on German systems.
  • Updates will now automatically continue if they hit their maximum file size and have to initiate an auto-compact while adding new issues
  • Fixed a problem paging through large result sets when doing Finds where "show only issues in stock" was checked; or when viewing details of the ComicBase Statistics breakdowns
  • Printing a Collection Report with "Show only Wanted Issues" now works properly.

Beta Builds for Older Versions of ComicBase

The following updaters are use with older versions of ComicBase. Users with a current subscription should download ComicBase 2017 directly from your Registrations page instead of using these older versions.

ComicBase 2015 R2 Pro, Archive Editions v18.2.1b3 Updater (Build 204)

ComicBase 2015 R2 Express 18.2.1b3 Updater (Build 204)

Beta Installation instructions: Close both ComicBase and Sidekick, then download the appropriate updater above, and copy the enclosed files into your C:\Program Files (x86)\Human Computing\ComicBase 2015 Revision 2 (or ComicBase 2015 Express Revision 2) folder. Restart your computer to launch the updated Sidekick

What’s New:

  • Printing price labels without cover pictures on Avery 4160 labels no longer truncates information.
  • Fixed various problems scanning ComicBase-printed barcodes into the Jump command.
  • The Print window no longer reappears after printing, then returning to a Find list and selecting a new issue.
  • Fixed a "Wandering UPC column" problem where repeated title navigation would cause this field to move.
  • Fixed a problem where comics priced exactly $1 would be double-counted on Price Breakdowns under File > ComicBase Statistics.
  • [Partial] Decimal issues should now pick up their pictures on systems which use a comma for the decimal (e.g. France, Germany)
  • Fixed comic postings to Atomic Avenue for decimal values on French, German systems
  • Updated ComicBase and Sidekick to handle deductions of sold items even if the items had already shipped before they were checked
  • Added tougher error handling to Sidekick when dealing with missing databases
  • Creates the old Mexican Peso (MXP) currency if it did not already exist in the database

ComicBase Index Utility

This utility can be used to force a rebuild of the issues indexes in ComicBase. If those indexes have been damaged, calculating ComicBase Statistics can be extremely slow, often resulting in "Resources exceeded" messages. Using this utility will rebuild those indexes without affecting your collection's data.


ComicBase Database Manager

Ever created multiple databases (or copies of your database, then become confused wondering which one has your proper collection data in it?

ComicBase Database Manager is a free tool that scans your hard drive and locates all your ComicBase databases, then shows you a list of what's in each one.

You can then choose one database to start up with the next time you launch ComicBase, and optionally copy it to the default location ([My Documents]\Human Computing\ComicBase Databases so that you need never wonder where your correct database is.