FS-UAE 2.7.14dev Released

A new development version has been released. Changes in FS-UAE 2.7.14dev:

  • Fixed reserved word problem (“filter”) in crt.shader.
  • Fixes for earlier vpar merge (fs-uae/issues/93).
  • Added segtracker to UAE debugger [cnvogelg].
  • Imported updated translations from crowdin.com.

Changes in FS-UAE Launcher 2.7.14dev:

  • Fixed recently introduced problem using joystick configuration tool.
  • A3000 chip RAM was erroneously set to 1 MB.
  • Added new languages to language selector: Esperanto, Dutch and Hungarian.
  • Imported updated translations from crowdin.com.

FS-UAE 2.7.13dev Released

A new development version has been released. Changes in FS-UAE 2.7.13dev:

  • JIT on x86-64: Handle it gracefully when 2 GB virtual memory could not be allocated (reduce size of allocation region).
  • A bit more flexible VM allocation function.
  • New option expect_version (used by FS-UAE Launcher).
  • Fixed middle mouse button ungrabbing with more than 1 keyboard joystick.
  • Remove greek translations due to missing bitmap font characters.
  • Imported updated translations from crowdin.com.

Changes in FS-UAE Launcher 2.7.13dev:

  • Show launch dialog when running configs directly from command line.
  • Show launch errors (if any) in error message box when running from cmdline.
  • Use expect_version option to verify that FS-UAE version matches.
  • Launcher can be started with a zip/lha file containing disk images [jbl007].
  • Launcher can be started with more than one floppy image path as command line arguments.
  • Launcher can be started with more than one CD-ROM image path as command line arguments (will default to CD32 model in this case).
  • Properly load last config file (if applicable) when starting.
  • Unsaved config options will no longer be restored on startup (last used game or config will be fully reloaded).
  • When using –config:key=value options, start with empty config (unless a specific config is loaded via the command line).
  • Store maximized = 0 state properly when window is unmaximized.
  • Imported updated translations from crowdin.com.

FS-UAE 2.7.12dev Released

A new development version has been released. Changes in FS-UAE 2.7.12dev:

  • Support additional/custom keybard-emulated joysticks, built-in configs for X-Arcade controllers.
  • Enabled ECS Agnus for *all* A500 models by mistake (2.7.10dev).

Changes in FS-UAE Launcher 2.7.12dev:

  • Added settings for for FS-UAE Arcade.
  • Minor fixes for scan/refresh dialogs.
  • Fix for the xrandr refresh rate detector.
  • Change variant rating buttons into a choice control.
  • Fixed rating variants (broke in 2.7.10dev).
  • More code cleanup.

FS-UAE 2.7.10dev Released

A new development version has been released. Changes in FS-UAE 2.7.10dev:

  • Choosing an accelerator now auto-selects a suitable CPU.
  • Added new option: network_card.
  • Added new option: freezer_cartridge.
  • Automatically set chipset to ECS Agnus if A500 and chip RAM >= 1MB.
  • A4000 model defaults to 680EC30 now, not 68030.
  • Fixed on-screen warning when using hardware dongle.
  • You can now more easily override keybindings in keyboard.conf.
  • New option cdrom_drive_0_delay (boolean) – delayed insert for CD32.
  • Enable the CD-ROM drive if there are CD images in the CD swap list.
  • Load floppy drive sounds from fs-uae.dat (fixes missing drive sounds).
  • Also look for named shaders in FS-UAE/Data/Shaders.
  • Map Mod+cursors to Amiga cursor keys (useful with joystick emulation).

Changes in FS-UAE Launcher 2.7.10dev:

  • It is now possible (but highly discouraged) to put config options in advanced settings to function is global defaults. You will get a warning message on the status bar if you do this.
  • If a required ROM is not find, be more specific about which one.
  • Launch dialog replaced with “inline” status information.
  • Disable start button while FS-UAE is running.
  • Notice on status bar when custom config options are in use.
  • Warning on status bar when custom uae_* config options are in use.
  • Config controls show auto-selected value.
  • GUI indicates what floppy/CD drives are currently enabled.
  • Removed uaegfx_card control, automatically change config to graphics_card.
  • Fixed recently introduced bug in memory override selectors.
  • Stop button in game database sync dialog with repeated errors works now.
  • Some minor UI adjustments to the configuration panels.
  • Added GUI selectors for JIT compiler, dongle type, save_disk, network_card, freezer_cartridge and more.
  • Moved drive count selectors to the floppy/CD tabs.
  • Join IRC netplay lobby specific to the FS-UAE major/minor version.
  • Use https://fs-uae.net and https://openretro.org URLs.
  • Fixed a compatibility issue with Qt 5.2 (availableGeometryChanged).
  • Cached images can be read from pre-generated zip files to reduce the amount of small files.
  • Force the kickstarts directory to be included in file scanner.
  • Game list selector entry was not respected after updating the game db.

Changes in FS-UAE Arcade 2.7.10dev:

  • Cached images can be read from pre-generated zip files to reduce the amount of small files.

FS-UAE 2.7.9dev Released

A new development version has been released. Changes in FS-UAE 2.7.9dev:

  • Plugin layout changed – new plugins must be downloaded.
  • Detect screen refresh rate for correct display with multiple displays.
  • Simplified video_sync option (is a boolean now).
  • Low latency vsync is enabled by default.

Notes:

  • You need updated plugins for this version, the old ones will not work. The plugins are now found on the download page: https://fs-uae.net/download-devel#plugins, and the simplified plugin downloads include support for all operating systems (32-bit and 64-bit).

Known issues:

  • Allocating 32-bit memory fails on some OS X / BSD setups. With 2.7.5dev+, 32-bit memory is avoided when JIT is not enabled, but real fix is needed for JIT. Problem (and cause) is known, just
  • Amiga key sticks when opening/closing FS-UAE menu with modifier+F12 https://github.com/FrodeSolheim/fs-uae/issues/77

Changes in FS-UAE Launcher 2.7.9dev:

  • Warn about old plugin versions, if detected.
  • Detect ~/.wine/users/Public/Documents/Amiga Files, if present.
  • Some changes to the settings dialog, video pages merged from 3 to 2.
  • Scanned files were not stored with proper relative paths on Windows.
  • New GUI controls for monitor, fullscreen mode, video sync and monitor info.
  • New settings control for starting FS-UAE with full keyboard emulation.
  • Fixed issue when you have a mouse with the same device name as a joystick.
  • More compact binary distributions, far fewer data files.
  • OS X: New skeleton .app launchers for portable suite.
  • Windows: Proxy executables passes on arguments.
  • CD-based games are now downloadable from OAGD.net locker (if the user has them stored there).
  • Recognize .ccd CD variants from the online game database.

Notes:

  • The file database in FS-UAE Launcher must be updated (full re-scan) due to a fixed bug – sorry!

Notes for the portable packages:

  • The structure of the portable versions for different operating systems have been unified somewhat, and the versions are also able to share a lot of data files. You may want to remove the old program directories when upgrading to the new portable version.
  • If you use the portable version, you should also delete the any FS-UAE Launcher[.exe|.app] or FS-UAE Arcade[.exe|.app] executable / script in the root folder. The new ones are called Launcher[.exe|.app] and Arcade[.exe|.app], and are – for all operating systems – simple “shortcut executables” / scripts. New in this version is that all the “shortcut executables” pass any arguments to the real programs.
  • Portable.ini is no longer a 0-byte file.
  • OS X Note: The .app bundles in the portable version are not self-contained, so you should not drag these to the Applications folder or similar. Use the non-portable version instead for this!

FS-UAE 2.7.8dev Released

A new development version has been released. Changes in FS-UAE 2.7.8dev:

  • Disable use of fullscreen spaces on OS X by default. Use SDL_VIDEO_MAC_FULLSCREEN_SPACES = 1 (advanced settings or environment) if you want to re-enable it.
  • Fixed a crash when using (experimental and) unsupported re-recording.

Changes in FS-UAE Launcher 2.7.8dev:

  • You can add custom config on startup (--config:key=value). Especially useful when auto-launching games and you want to override config.
  • You can start with custom settings (--settings:key=value). Note that the changed settings will be permanent / saved.
  • Make distinction between Amiga device type and host device more explicit.
  • Made launch dialog non-modal.
  • Net play feature is enabled by default.
  • Moved net play UI into a separate window.
  • Clear search field when changing game/config list in dropdown.
  • All .sqlite databases moved into Data/Databases.
  • Some user interface adjustments.
  • Quite a bit of code cleanup and some restructuring.

Changes in FS-UAE Arcade 2.7.8dev:

  • Open FS-UAE Arcade as a maximized borderless window as default for now.
  • Idle (stop rendering) when animations are done.
  • Do not process joystick input in the background while running FS-UAE (Fixes problem where Arcade has disappeared when quitting FS-UAE).
  • Do not run needless render loop in the background while running FS-UAE (Also fixes FS-UAE performance issue when running via Arcade).
  • Alt+Return (Cmd+Return) can be used to toggle fullscreen, Alt+Q (Cmd+Q) to quit.
  • Delay loading GL widget until window has been shown.
  • Delay loading of PyOpenGL functions until first time needed.
  • Possibly fixes black screen for some ATI users on Windows.
  • Cleanup in the code base, removed some unused code.
  • Updated PyOpenGL to 3.1.0.

FS-UAE 2.7.7dev Released

A new development version has been released. Changes in FS-UAE 2.7.7dev:

  • Compile with hardening disabled for Fedora 23+.
  • Automatically scan $BASE/AmigaForever/Amiga Files/Shared/rom for Kickstarts.

Changes in FS-UAE Launcher 2.7.7dev:

  • Always sort variant list in rated order from oagd.net, but prefer locally available variants.
  • Automatically scan $BASE/AmigaForever/Amiga Files/Shared/rom for Kickstarts.
  • Automatically add $BASE/AmigaForever/Amiga Files to file scanner.
  • Kickstart import: Show how many ROM files were imported (or warn if none).
  • Blacklist mouse_integration from advanced settings (use per-config instead).
  • Added support for WHDLoad 18.2, set as default version.

FS-UAE 2.7.6dev Released

A new development version has been released. Changes in FS-UAE 2.7.6dev:

  • Fix AGA flickering bug introduced in 2.5.40dev.
  • Do not use R12 register in x86-64 JIT due to addressing issue.
  • Lowered default floppy drive sound volume.
  • Warn when uae_cachesize is used without jit_compiler enabled.
  • Theme options override options from config.
  • Updated emulation core from WinUAE 3220.

Changes in FS-UAE Launcher 2.7.6dev:

  • Most dialogs are non-modal again.
  • Misc user interface updates.