FS-UAE 3.0.1 Released

A new stable version has been released. Changes in FS-UAE 3.0.1:

  • Fix video scaling when restoring from fullscreen on Windows.

Changes in FS-UAE Launcher 3.0.1:

  • Scanner bug prevented Conquests of the Longbow WHDLoad to be recognized.
  • The correct kickstart wasn’t always loaded.
  • Cloanto ROMs were not always decrypted.
  • Fix for global WHDLoad quit key.

I have some issues getting the app to work without warning on macOS 10.15 due to the new security/notarization features on macOS, and absence of useful error messages when stuff don’t work. You can right click and choose open to bypass the strict security checks until I’ve worked this out. [EDIT: Looks like it is fixed now -> 3.0.1u1]

FS-UAE 3.0 Released

Changes in FS-UAE 3.0 (compared to 2.8):

* Fixed JIT direct access on modern Linux distributions.
* FS-UAE default is now to show a 692×540 image, not stretched to fill screen.
* Built-in configurations for many more game controllers.
* New option whdload_quit_key to gracefully quit slaves.
* Added more shaders (compiled/ported/written by guest.r and rsn8887).
* Updated emulation core from WinUAE 3300b2.
* Several new configuration options (see Changelog for details).
* Many more smaller fixes and updates (see Changelog for details).

Changes in FS-UAE Launcher 3.0 (compared to 2.8):

* Plugins can provide files for offline use (WHDLoad, JST, SKick, etc).
* Added support for .gz/.adz/.roz/.xz-compressed files.
* Support WHDLoad versions 18.4 and 18.5 (game database).
* Revert fullscreen_mode to default when upgrading from older versions.
* Use https for all more fs-uae.net and openretro.org communication.
* Support hd_requirements = xpkmaster.library.
* Fixed problem on Windows where devices were sometimes not detected.
* Make configurations list wider when window width is quite large.
* Try to use config from game database when launching with a WHDLoad archive.
* Extract WHDLoad arguments from .info file when loading a WHDLoad archive.
* Sync “unpublished” games from the online game database, option to show.
* Many bugfixes and smaller improvements (see Changelog for details).

Build-related:

* Only x86-64 (64-bit) official builds for Windows and macOS and Linux.
* Building for x86 (32-bit) still works on all platforms.
* 32-bit packages for Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora and openSUSE are still available.
* Builds for macOS require 10.9+. The source can be built for older versions.

(Bottom line, no support is removed from the source code. I just want to maintain less build environments).

Road ahead:

I’ve already started the work on next development series. The biggest change is updated emulation core from WinUAE 4.2.1, which brings with it new features. But I will be looking at other improvements as well. If the stable series is to boring for you, stay tuned for v3.1.0dev 🙂

FS-UAE 2.9.11dev Released

A new development version has been released. Changes in FS-UAE 2.9.11dev:

  • Linux: Automatically uses Feral GameMode daemon if available.
  • New option game_mode = 0 to disable above mentioned feature.
  • Linux: Warn if running with a CPU governor other than performance.
  • New option governor_warning = to to disable above mentioned warning.
  • Fixed support for multiple mice also on Windows.

Changes in FS-UAE Launcher 2.9.11dev:

  • Plugins can provide files for offline use (WHDLoad, JST, SKick, etc).
  • Use newer version of uae-configuration, OSEmu.400.
  • Added support for .xz-compressed files.
  • GUI options to toggle game mode / governor warning on Linux.

FS-UAE 2.9.10dev Released

A new development version has been released. Changes in FS-UAE Launcher 2.9.10dev:

  • Support WHDLoad versions 18.4 and 18.5 (game database).
  • Revert fullscreen_mode to default when upgrading from older versions.
  • Hide the fullscreen mode button from quick settings panel.
  • Fix OpenRetro.org login, rebranded oagd.net to openretro.org.
  • Use requests library for all http(s) communication, fixes macOS cert issue.

FS-UAE 2.9.9dev released

A new development version has been released. Changes in FS-UAE 2.9.9dev:

  • Added 8BitDo controller configurations, updated dualshock 3 for Linux.
  • Fixed mouse integration.
  • Fixed support for multiple mice (was accidentally disabled).
  • More deterministic creation of fs-uae.dat [bmwiedemann].
  • HAM6 on AGA fix [sonnenscheinchen].
  • Imported updated translations from crowdin.com.

Changes in FS-UAE Launcher 2.9.9dev:

  • Support hd_requirements = xpkmaster.library.
  • Use https:// for more fs-uae.net and openretro.org communication.
  • Only preselect the favorite variant if the files are found.
  • Added 8BitDo controller configurations, updated dualshock 3 for Linux.
  • Index uncompressed content of .gz/.adz/.roz files.
  • Ignore .lha files when lhafile extension is not present.
  • Imported updated translations from crowdin.com.

FS-UAE 2.9.8dev released

A new development version has been released. Changes in FS-UAE 2.9.8dev:

  • New option whdload_quit_key to gracefully quit slaves.
  • Do not alias mouse clicks when joystick_port_0_autoswitch is off.
  • Added Build-Conflicts: libroar-dev to fix building on OBS.
  • Added sharp-bilinear-simple.shader [rsn8887].
  • New options window_hidden, window_minimized [cnvogelg].
  • Removed GLee from source.
  • Fixed JIT direct access on modern Linux distributions.
  • Changed default sync method on Windows to swap-finish.
  • Updated bezel.
  • New option: frame_time (can be used to limit emulation time before vsync).
  • Compatibility updates for a couple of shaders [guest.r].
  • Imported updated translations from crowdin.com.

Changes in FS-UAE Launcher 2.9.8dev:

  • Support new whdload_quit_key option with online game database.
  • Disabled (global) whdload_quit_key setting, see new FS-UAE option.
  • Fixed problem on Windows where devices were sometimes not detected.
  • Remove kickstart warnings when not using Amiga platform.
  • Added elapsed time to log file (to debug startup time).
  • Imported updated translations from crowdin.com.

FS-UAE 2.9.7dev Released

A new development version has been released. Changes in FS-UAE 2.9.7dev:

  • Support building with latest version of MSYS2.
  • Renamed option frame to bezel.
  • New option: force_aspect.
  • Added shaders compiled/ported/written by guest.r.

Changes in FS-UAE Launcher 2.9.7dev:

  • Fix detection of Windows 10.
  • Support building with latest version of MSYS2.
  • Include quick setting to toggle display of bezel.
  • Quite a bit of changes, but many related to non-Amiga platforms.

Changes in FS-UAE Arcade 2.9.7dev:

  • Respect joystick modes from the game database in input selection screen.
  • Fixed aspect toggle button.
  • Fixed support for dual X-Arcade controllers.
  • Gamepad/joystick devices can be hotplugged with on-screen notifications.
  • Option to disable search function (arcade_search).