Interim Builds

These are interim builds so that we can address issues and make changes as rapidly as possible. We'll be periodically rolling them into regular "point releases" (e.g. 20.0.2). Expect this page to change frequently as we make changes, but don't feel obliged to download the new versions unless you see something of particular interest.


Please send comments about these builds to support@comicbase.com

Current build: v20.0.3 (Build 3736)

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Changes from v20.0.2 (Build 3163)

  • Fixed an issue which could cause date modified to lead to invalid date formatting on non-us systems. A one-time validation of dates in your database is performed the first time you launch the new version.
  • Mass Change allows you to make changes (e.g. adding or discounting) to the same field. E.g. Setting price to be Price + $1.00
  • Alt-dragging pictures into the grid allows you to rename them--now works properly for very short file names.
  • Links in the program now point to the new ComicBase TV YouTube channel
  • Presets for columns to view now work properly and instantly update the underlying grid when chosen. There is also a one-shot rebuild of the presets in any previous database when the database is opened.
  • The flag icon on the main screen is now smaller, aligns better with the type on a variety of resolutions and scaling factors.
  • ComicBase, Atomic Avenue, and the associated server infrastructure does a better job handling passwords containing the # character
  • The list of grades in the grid immediately is updated when closing the Grading Setup window
  • Implemented the "Rebuild Pictures List" function under File Tools, to recalculate the list of which items in your collection have pictures
  • Removed the confusing "list only wanted" checkbox from the Collection report (which is, by design, limited to showing items already in your collection). Note: to generate a list of items on your want list, we suggest using an item checklist, price list, or a missing issues list from a Collection Overview
  • Extensive reworking of dialogs them handle being dragged between monitors of differing resolutions
  • Windows now do a better job of retaining their position on hi-res monitors, or monitors where dpi scaling is used.
  • If installing downloaded Blu-ray pictures archives, allows you to locate multi-part archives when they're not located in the Downloaded Pictures folder.
  • When dragging a form between two monitors of differening DPIs now does a better job of resizing controls/allowing you to resize items, such as the grid splitter.
  • You now have the option to exclude mature readers titles from the database when downloading an update. Choosing this option will remove any mature readers titles in the database that do not have items marked as in stock (a warning will appear when doing this).
  • Fixed a problem which could cause overall collection value not to be updated properly when a condition was changed.
  • Totals are automatically recalculated, and you're given the option to reprice whenever changes are made to your grading values under Setup > Grading
  • Added right-indenting to several reports to prevent truncation of the Notes field
  • Solved an "invalid date" issue on certain foreign systems (e.g. France, Switzerland, Australia)
  • Handles a few special cases for issue clean-up better when using File > File Tools > Rebuild Lists > Item Information
  • Handled decimal-numbered magazines
  • When adding issues with negative issue numbers, no longer adds extra issues.
  • Fixed an error in Sidekick which could trigger a message when setting a schedule time to "Never"
  • Total columns for collection reports and price lists are now wider, to accommodate very valuable collections better
  • Additional price and value breakdowns are now available up to $100,000 in Collection Statistics
  • Fixed various issues relating to default dates on non-US systems
  • Add by Barcode and POS Terminal now allow you to retrieve multiple items at once when using the Lookup command
  • Price can now be changed in Add By Barcode
  • The default collection summary in Collection Statistics is now whatever category you were last viewing
  • Rebuilds of dates are no longer triggered when switching a series' media type
  • Fixed a condition where the original Backup folder's location was not preserved when pressing "Cancel" from the Settings dialog
  • The color-coding of adult titles is now shown when selecting items from a find list
  • A refresh of the "in stock' status of titles is triggered once a day on program close or Printing
  • Finds of Custom Title fields now work, even if the field has not been named from its default
  • Fixed a problem where the progress bar was not closed when creating a new database while choosing to copy over conditions from the previous database.