FS-UAE 2.2.0 Released

Screenshot-FS-UAE Launcher

Screenshot of FS-UAE launcher, which is an optional part of FS-UAE providing many new and convenient features!

I am pleased to announce version 2.2.0 of FS-UAE, the multi-platform Amiga emulator for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, FreeBSD and OpenBSD! FS-UAE 2.2 can be downloaded here.

Notable changes since version 2.0 include:

  • Much-improved FS-UAE Launcher UI.
  • Updated emulation code from WinUAE 2.5.1.
  • Better stability, better performance.
  • More keyboard shortcuts.
  • Improved support for directory hard drives.
  • Initial support for the Open Amiga Game Database.
  • More input options.
  • Amiga PAL/NTSC mode switching.
  • Better shader and theme support.
  • Improved WHDLoad support.
  • LHA archive support.
  • Improved support for Amiga Forever.
  • More platforms and more languages supported.
  • And many other improvements and fixes.

Please see the release notes for more information about this release and a detailed list of changes. Also, many thanks to translators, contributors, and everyone who has been testing the development versions and reported bugs and issues!

A list of contributors is available. If you wish to donate to FS-UAE development, I have set up a donation page via PayPal.

FS-UAE 2.0.1 Released

I am pleased to announce version 2.0.1 of FS-UAE, the multi-platform Amiga emulator for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and FreeBSD! FS-UAE 2.0 can be downloaded here.

Notable changes since version 1.2 include:

  • No need to edit config files any more! A user-friendly configuration frontend, FS-UAE Launcher, is included.
  • Emulation core updated to WinUAE2.4.2beta1.
  • Many bug fixes and performance improvements.
  • Support OpenGL shaders for post-processing special effects.
  • Added theming infrastructure. Downloadable themes are available.
  • GUI translation for several languages (English, French, German, Italian, Norwegian (Bokmål), Polish, and Serbian).
  • Added keyboard emulation for CD32 gamepad.
  • Support for hard drive images > 4GB.
  • JIT compilation is now available on some platforms.
  • Windows installer is now available, and the Windows version does no longer require any other software packages to be installed.
  • Binaries are created for many more Linux distributions, and download repositories are available.
  • FS-UAE now compiles and runs on Mac OS X 10.5 (both x86 and PPC) and FreeBSD.
  • And many more changes (see the Changelog for details).

Please see the release notes for more information about this release and a detailed list of changes. Also, many thanks to translators, contributors, and everyone who has been testing the development versions and reported bugs and issues!

A list of contributors is available. If you wish to donate to FS-UAE development, I have set up a donation page via PayPal.

FS-UAE 1.2.1 and 1.3.x

A bugfix release (1.2.1) has been made for the stable series, fixing a crash occuring on some platforms (Mac OS X at least) when saving states with mounted directories.

Meanwhile, development continues on the development branch (1.3.x), see this thread for more information.

Highlights in the development versions are support for OpenGL shaders for fancy effects, translatability and translations (currently German, French, Italian, Polish and Serbian) and experimental JIT support for some platforms.

In other news, information about FS-UAE was added to the UAE Wikipedia entry – it wasn’t me 🙂

FS-UAE 1.2.0 Released

I am pleased to announce version 1.2.0 of FS-UAE, the multi-platform Amiga emulator for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X! FS-UAE 1.2 can be downloaded here.

Notable changes since version 1.0 include:

  • Great rendering performance improvements, especially on slower hardware.
  • OpenGL renderer compatible with older GPUs (only requires OpenGL 1.1 now).
  • Input devices and options can be changed in the menu while running FS-UAE.
  • UAEGFX card (“Picasso 96”) is implemented.
  • Added A4000/040 model, running in fastest possible mode.
  • Support for mounting CD images for all Amiga models (built-in CDFS and CD image switcher in menu).
  • Fullscreen/window mode switching with Alt+Enter, better fullscreen handling.
  • Better net play support (show dialog while connecting, will retry connecting until successful, continue in offline mode if connection to server is broken).
  • A1200 model can be used in net play mode with accuracy < 1.
  • UAE core code updated from WinUAE 2.4.0.
  • Advanced options for tweaking vsync method.
  • Common host options can be specified once in Host.fs-uae config file.
  • Many other fixes and improvements.

Please see the release notes for more information about this release and a detailed list of changes. Also, many thanks to everyone who has been testing the development versions and reported bugs and issues!

FS-UAE 1.0.0 Released

Version 1.0.0, the new stable release of FS-UAE is just published. Changes in this version include:

  • Performance improvements.
  • Ability to change controllers during game play from the GUI.
  • Improved net play support with integrated text chat.
  • Improved handling of relative paths in configuration files.
  • New configuration options

The changelog contains more details about the changes and you can download the new version here.