The Archive

I have decided to make every previous version of Costa available for download, to preserve its history and to allow anyone interested in seeing how Costa has evolved to do so.

In the archive you will find a complete list of releases, with changelog for each version, as well as a screenshot.

It's a long list, with releases spanning nearly two decades.

Version 0.4.0

Released on the 16th of April, 2005


This release was more of a preview than a BETA. It took the user on a quick tour, showing some of the accessories.

  • File-viewer greatly improved. Now supports text colors and more
  • Tic Tac Toe (I like that game!)
  • Scripting language once again rewritten from scratch
  • Desktop trashed, a new one will be written from scratch
  • Costa now reads all string from language files, making it possible to translate Costa, or just change the string for fun
  • Had a short start-up sound played through the PC speaker (just for fun, won’t be there in the final version, not even the next one)
  • Screen resolution changed from 640x480 to 640x350. It reduces the amount of text which can fit on the screen, but it gives me the ability to remove almost all flicker
  • Inputbox updated, now the entire textbox isn’t redrawn when pressing backspace
  • Scripting language back, rewritten from scratch!

To download the most recent version of Costa, head on over to the Download section.