@Asnivor Asnivor released this Mar 22, 2018

Assets 3

Direct Download: 0.5.25.3

(The latest version can always be downloaded HERE)

Notable Changes - 0.5.25.3

  • Small update to support mednafen 1.21.1

Important Release Notes (0.5.25.x Major Branch)

This is a BIG release that implements compatibility with the new Mednafen 1.21.0-UNSTABLE release (whilst also maintaining backwards compatibility with older mednafen versions).

UPDATE CHECKING AND AUTO DOWNLOAD ISSUES

Recently GitHub enforced TLS1.3 when connecting to their website and API. Unfortunately versions of MedLaunch prior to this release are NOT compatible.
The upshot of this is that you will not be able to automatically update to this release from any older MedLaunch version.

Please follow the manual install instructions at the end of this document.

(Note: Once you have upgraded to at least MedLaunch 0.5.25.x this issue will be fixed for you going forward)

Notable Additions

  • (Enhancement) - Background image - added 'stretch and maintain aspect' and 'original size' options (#196)

  • (BugFix) - Controller and Misc Binding configuration windows now instantiate based on the current MedLaunch window height (so that buttons at the bottom of the window should never be cut off) (#197)

  • (Enhancement) - Added shared memcard option for PSX (#194) - Caveat: this may not play nice with savestates, use with caution

  • (BugFix) - Added better error handling when inspecting corrupt archive files (#198)

  • (BugFix) - Fixed code typo that was causing an exception when choosing pce gecdbios (#200)

  • (BugFix) - MedLaunch update checker can now connect using TLS 1.2 (so updates can be checked and downloaded from GitHub). Unfortunately this will obviously require a manual update before this is available (#201)

  • (BugFix) - Controller input configurator fields are now only triggered when MedLaunch has focus (#203)

  • (Enhancement) - Famicom expansion port controls can now be configured (when targeting mednafen >= v1.21.x) (#204)

  • (Enhancement) - All controllers can now be configured within the 'CONFIGS' tab (when targeting mednafen >= v1.21.x) (#206)

  • (Enhancement) - Added the ability to configure ALL virtual controllers that mednafen supports. The following additional controllers have been added (and are available to configure when targeting mednafen >= v1.21.x) (#207):

    • NES Power Pad (Side A and B)
    • NES Arkanoid Paddle
    • Famicom Family Keyboard
    • Famicom Family Trainer (Side A and B)
    • Famicom Hypershot
    • Famicom Mahjong Controller
    • Famicom Party Tap
    • Famicom Space Shadow Gun
    • PCE Tsushin Keyboard
    • Saturn Keyboard (US)
    • Saturn Keyboard (JP)
    • PSX Analog Joystick
  • (Enhancement) - Most of the old-style popup dialogs have now been re-styled to fit with the standard MedLaunch theme

  • (Enhancement) - MedLaunch splashscreen now gets updated with the current number and build date during the appveyor auto-build process (#208)

  • (BugFix) - Fixed game data panel exception due to null CRC and SHA1 values in the DAT DB (#205)

  • Mednafen 1.21.x support ## (#202)
    • Updated LogParser to handle new Mednafen version numbering and changes in stdout.txt behaviour
    • MedLaunch will now get version and attached gamepad/joystick info from the console (rather than stdout.txt) if the mednafen version is new enough
    • Added setting "video.fs.display" for all cores
    • Added the new 'default' and 'softfb' video driver settings. These will be translated on game launch to 'opengl' and 'sdl' if you are still using an old version of mednafen. Both 'sdl' and the removed 'overlay' options are still present in the UI (but marked as depreciated) but will be automatically translated into the new 'softfb' and 'default' options (on game launch) if you are running the new version of mednafen
    • Implemented new FPS overlay options
    • Added new Saturn JP Keyboard option
    • Implemented new mednafen control mapping System (compatibility for old system is still present when older mednafen versions are detected)
      • New boolean logic operator bindings (||, &&, $!)
      • New mouse bindings
      • New SDL2 keyboard translations
      • New DirectInput GamePad configuration methods implemented
      • New XInput GamePad configuration methods implemented
      • Optional [SCALE] and g-Flag lightgun settings now handled (and can be edited with the right-click context menu)
      • All command bindings are now configurable (along with the new scancode modifiers)

New Install

  • Extract this release to a folder, run the 'MedLaunch.exe' executable and choose your Mednafen directory (must be the Mednafen 0.9.39 - 1.21.0-UNSTABLE - 64-bit version is required if you want to emulate Saturn games).
  • You are then prompted to choose whether to import all config settings from your Mednafen folder into the MedLaunch database (this is recommended).
  • If you currently use system-specific config files with Mednafen the settings from these will be imported with the above process. However MedLaunch will write to these files when you launch a game - so back them up somewhere if you are not happy with this.

Upgrade

Preferred Method:
  • AUTOMATIC UPDATES FROM PREVIOUS VERSIONS OF MEDLAUNCH ARE BROKEN SINCE GITHUB ENFORCED TLS1.3. YOU WILL HAVE TO USE THE MANUAL METHOD BELOW
  • (Note: Once you have upgraded to at least MedLaunch 0.5.25.x this issue will be fixed)
Manual Method:
  • You can safely extract this new release over an existing MedLaunch folder (providing you do not have MedLaunch running at the time)
  • Once extracted run the MedLaunch.exe executable and your current database will be upgraded before the application starts proper.
  • Once MedLaunch has upgraded, go to the 'Configs' tab and click the 'IMPORT ALL CONFIGS FROM DISK' button
  • In settings change your mednafen directory if you installed the new version of mednafen somewhere else

There is also (still) an official MedLaunch mednafen server running in the UK. More details can be found here:
http://node.asnitech.co.uk/ and the server is automatically listed in the server browser within MedLaunch.

@Asnivor Asnivor released this Mar 2, 2018

Assets 3

Direct Download: 0.5.25.2

(The latest version can always be downloaded HERE)

Important Release Notes (0.5.25.x Major Branch)

This is a BIG release that implements compatibility with the new Mednafen 1.21.0-UNSTABLE release (whilst also maintaining backwards compatibility with older mednafen versions).

UPDATE CHECKING AND AUTO DOWNLOAD ISSUES

Recently GitHub enforced TLS1.3 when connecting to their website and API. Unfortunately versions of MedLaunch prior to this release are NOT compatible.
The upshot of this is that you will not be able to automatically update to this release from any older MedLaunch version.

Please follow the manual install instructions at the end of this document.

(Note: Once you have upgraded to at least MedLaunch 0.5.25.x this issue will be fixed for you going forward)

Notable Additions

  • (Enhancement) - Background image - added 'stretch and maintain aspect' and 'original size' options (#196)

  • (BugFix) - Controller and Misc Binding configuration windows now instantiate based on the current MedLaunch window height (so that buttons at the bottom of the window should never be cut off) (#197)

  • (Enhancement) - Added shared memcard option for PSX (#194) - Caveat: this may not play nice with savestates, use with caution

  • (BugFix) - Added better error handling when inspecting corrupt archive files (#198)

  • (BugFix) - Fixed code typo that was causing an exception when choosing pce gecdbios (#200)

  • (BugFix) - MedLaunch update checker can now connect using TLS 1.2 (so updates can be checked and downloaded from GitHub). Unfortunately this will obviously require a manual update before this is available (#201)

  • (BugFix) - Controller input configurator fields are now only triggered when MedLaunch has focus (#203)

  • (Enhancement) - Famicom expansion port controls can now be configured (when targeting mednafen >= v1.21.x) (#204)

  • (Enhancement) - All controllers can now be configured within the 'CONFIGS' tab (when targeting mednafen >= v1.21.x) (#206)

  • (Enhancement) - Added the ability to configure ALL virtual controllers that mednafen supports. The following additional controllers have been added (and are available to configure when targeting mednafen >= v1.21.x) (#207):

    • NES Power Pad (Side A and B)
    • NES Arkanoid Paddle
    • Famicom Family Keyboard
    • Famicom Family Trainer (Side A and B)
    • Famicom Hypershot
    • Famicom Mahjong Controller
    • Famicom Party Tap
    • Famicom Space Shadow Gun
    • PCE Tsushin Keyboard
    • Saturn Keyboard (US)
    • Saturn Keyboard (JP)
    • PSX Analog Joystick
  • (Enhancement) - Most of the old-style popup dialogs have now been re-styled to fit with the standard MedLaunch theme

  • (Enhancement) - MedLaunch splashscreen now gets updated with the current number and build date during the appveyor auto-build process (#208)

  • (BugFix) - Fixed game data panel exception due to null CRC and SHA1 values in the DAT DB (#205)

  • Mednafen 1.21.x support ## (#202)
    • Updated LogParser to handle new Mednafen version numbering and changes in stdout.txt behaviour
    • MedLaunch will now get version and attached gamepad/joystick info from the console (rather than stdout.txt) if the mednafen version is new enough
    • Added setting "video.fs.display" for all cores
    • Added the new 'default' and 'softfb' video driver settings. These will be translated on game launch to 'opengl' and 'sdl' if you are still using an old version of mednafen. Both 'sdl' and the removed 'overlay' options are still present in the UI (but marked as depreciated) but will be automatically translated into the new 'softfb' and 'default' options (on game launch) if you are running the new version of mednafen
    • Implemented new FPS overlay options
    • Added new Saturn JP Keyboard option
    • Implemented new mednafen control mapping System (compatibility for old system is still present when older mednafen versions are detected)
      • New boolean logic operator bindings (||, &&, $!)
      • New mouse bindings
      • New SDL2 keyboard translations
      • New DirectInput GamePad configuration methods implemented
      • New XInput GamePad configuration methods implemented
      • Optional [SCALE] and g-Flag lightgun settings now handled (and can be edited with the right-click context menu)
      • All command bindings are now configurable (along with the new scancode modifiers)

New Install

  • Extract this release to a folder, run the 'MedLaunch.exe' executable and choose your Mednafen directory (must be the Mednafen 0.9.39 - 1.21.0-UNSTABLE - 64-bit version is required if you want to emulate Saturn games).
  • You are then prompted to choose whether to import all config settings from your Mednafen folder into the MedLaunch database (this is recommended).
  • If you currently use system-specific config files with Mednafen the settings from these will be imported with the above process. However MedLaunch will write to these files when you launch a game - so back them up somewhere if you are not happy with this.

Upgrade

Preferred Method:
  • AUTOMATIC UPDATES FROM PREVIOUS VERSIONS OF MEDLAUNCH ARE BROKEN SINCE GITHUB ENFORCED TLS1.3. YOU WILL HAVE TO USE THE MANUAL METHOD BELOW
  • (Note: Once you have upgraded to at least MedLaunch 0.5.25.x this issue will be fixed)
Manual Method:
  • You can safely extract this new release over an existing MedLaunch folder (providing you do not have MedLaunch running at the time)
  • Once extracted run the MedLaunch.exe executable and your current database will be upgraded before the application starts proper.
  • Once MedLaunch has upgraded, go to the 'Configs' tab and click the 'IMPORT ALL CONFIGS FROM DISK' button
  • In settings change your mednafen directory if you installed the new version of mednafen somewhere else

There is also (still) an official MedLaunch mednafen server running in the UK. More details can be found here:
http://node.asnitech.co.uk/ and the server is automatically listed in the server browser within MedLaunch.

@Asnivor Asnivor released this Jan 15, 2018

Assets 3

Direct Download: 0.5.18.5

(The latest version can always be downloaded HERE)

Release Notes

This is a relatively small release that brings the dev branch changes (from back in Sep 2017) into master.

Notable Additions

  • (BugFix) - Fixed UI transparency issue
  • (BugFix) - Fixed issues with games library sidebar text 'jumping' when changing the selected game
  • (Enhancement) - Some non-system related mednafen key bindings can now be set within MedLaunch
  • (Enhancement) - Added detection of system for discs (discs will be added to the correct system on import, even if they are in the wrong folder)
  • (Enhancement) - Megadrive *.smd interleaved format games can now be imported. On game launch, if interleaving is detected, the ROM will be converted into the cache folder and launched from there (this is still experimental - its easier to ditch your old *.smd roms and get something newer)
  • (BugFix) - MegaDrive 6-button pad was missing the 'mode' button in control configuration

New Install

  • Extract this release to a folder, run the 'MedLaunch.exe' executable and choose your Mednafen directory (must be the Mednafen 0.9.39 - 0.9.46 - 64-bit version is required if you want to emulate Saturn games).
  • You are then prompted to choose whether to import all config settings from your Mednafen folder into the MedLaunch database (this is recommended).
  • If you currently use system-specific config files with Mednafen the settings from these will be imported with the above process. However MedLaunch will write to these files when you launch a game - so back them up somewhere if you are not happy with this.

Upgrade

Preferred Method:
  • Automatically download and upgrade using the 'Updates' tab within MedLaunch itself.
  • Ensure you have the a supported version of Mednafen installed (v0.9.39.x - v0.9.46.x)
  • Once MedLaunch has upgraded, go to the 'Configs' tab and click the 'IMPORT ALL CONFIGS FROM DISK' button
  • In settings change your mednafen directory if you installed the new version of mednafen somewhere else
Manual Method:
  • You can safely extract this new release over an existing MedLaunch folder (providing you do not have MedLaunch running at the time)
  • Once extracted run the MedLaunch.exe executable and your current database will be upgraded before the application starts proper.
  • Once MedLaunch has upgraded, go to the 'Configs' tab and click the 'IMPORT ALL CONFIGS FROM DISK' button
  • In settings change your mednafen directory if you installed the new version of mednafen somewhere else

There is also (still) an official MedLaunch mednafen server running in the UK. More details can be found here:
http://node.asnitech.co.uk/ and the server is automatically listed in the server browser within MedLaunch.

Assets 3

Direct Download: 0.5.18.1

(The latest version can always be downloaded HERE)

Important Release Notes (0.5.18.x Major Branch)

This is a BIG release that fixes many bugs and includes quite a few enhancements.

Notable Additions

  • (BugFix) - New version downloads don't stall at 100% anymore (but obviously you will still have to manually update until you are running THIS version)
  • (Enhancement) - Added setting to reformat game title case when displayed in the library. Options - no change, Title (Camel) Case, All Caps
  • (Enhancement) - Context menu option to delete ROM(s) from disk - currently only ROM games that are either uncompressed, or are the only ROM file within a zip file (disc-based games and 7zipped ROMs not supported)
  • (UI) - Re-styled the games library favourite 'tick box' so that it no longer looks terrible
  • (Enhancement) - Added the following controller configuration options: Saturn (light gun & mouse), SNES (superscope & mouse), PSX (guncon, justifier & mouse), PCE/PCE_FAST (mouse), PCFX (mouse), NES (zapper) and MD (mouse)
  • (UI) - Controller configuration now shows 'pretty' names for Keyboard & Mouse bindings (hovering over each binding does however show the actual mednafen command in a tooltip)
  • (BugFix) - Binding of tertiary controller settings is now possible
  • (Enhancement) - Compatibility and download links for mednafen 0.9.48
  • (Enhancement) - Added basic ROM/Disc inspector functionality
  • (BugFix) - Library game info text now auto-scrolls if right boundary is breached
  • (Enhancement) - Games library now converts/translates the majority of returned country codes (to give a more uniform display)
  • (BugFix) - Fixed library sidebar scroll events not bubbling through child items (so now library sidebar will vertically scroll with mousewheel whever the mouse is located on the sidebar)
  • (CodeChange) - Added custom DiscSN lookup library (for obtaining PSX game serials from disc images) and removed the BizHawk DLLs
  • (BugFix) - Fixed SlimDX.dll exception on some systems - implemented pre-req check on startup with option to install vcred_x86.exe if it is not detected (required for MedLaunch to work)
  • (BugFix) - Fixed (finally) exception generated when changing the GUI Zoom slider on non-English OSes
  • (BugFix) - Fixed exception generated when opening the Theme Changer on non-English OSes
  • (BugFix) - Fixed exception when importing configs on non-English OSes
  • (Enhancement) - Implemented SevenZipSharp library in place of SharpCompress. This gives better speed when dealing with/importing games within 7zip archives.
  • (BugFix) - ROMs within archives files now have their hash detected correctly
  • (Enhancement) - Multiple ROMs within archive files can now reside in nested subfolders within the archive itself
  • (Enhancement) - DAT lookup database (AsniDAT.db) now contains CRC32 and SHA1 hashes (along with MD5 that it had previously) - this reduces import/scan time for ROMs within archives
  • (Enhancement) - Major disc-scanning improvements, just point MedLaunch at the root folder for that system (psx, saturn etc.), and it will parse and import all games (and create .m3u files if they are needed). With multi-disc games, all the files for the game must be in the same folder or subfolder
  • (BugFix) - Fixed issue in DevBuild where mednafen update wasnt extracting all the files from the downloaded archive

New Install

  • Extract this release to a folder, run the 'MedLaunch.exe' executable and choose your Mednafen directory (must be the Mednafen 0.9.39 - 0.9.46 - 64-bit version is required if you want to emulate Saturn games).
  • You are then prompted to choose whether to import all config settings from your Mednafen folder into the MedLaunch database (this is recommended).
  • If you currently use system-specific config files with Mednafen the settings from these will be imported with the above process. However MedLaunch will write to these files when you launch a game - so back them up somewhere if you are not happy with this.

Upgrade

Preferred Method:
  • Automatically download and upgrade using the 'Updates' tab within MedLaunch itself.
  • Ensure you have the a supported version of Mednafen installed (v0.9.39.x - v0.9.46.x)
  • Once MedLaunch has upgraded, go to the 'Configs' tab and click the 'IMPORT ALL CONFIGS FROM DISK' button
  • In settings change your mednafen directory if you installed the new version of mednafen somewhere else
Manual Method:
  • You can safely extract this new release over an existing MedLaunch folder (providing you do not have MedLaunch running at the time)
  • Once extracted run the MedLaunch.exe executable and your current database will be upgraded before the application starts proper.
  • Once MedLaunch has upgraded, go to the 'Configs' tab and click the 'IMPORT ALL CONFIGS FROM DISK' button
  • In settings change your mednafen directory if you installed the new version of mednafen somewhere else

There is also (still) an official MedLaunch mednafen server running in the UK. More details can be found here:
http://node.asnitech.co.uk/ and the server is automatically listed in the server browser within MedLaunch.

@Asnivor Asnivor released this Aug 11, 2017 · 235 commits to master since this release

Assets 3

http://medlaunch.info/releases/0-5-8-0

Direct Download: 0.5.8.0

Important Release Notes (0.5.8.x Major Branch)

This release brings compatibility with the new Mednafen 0.9.46. Aside from that it is primarily a bugfix release with a number of UI modifications.

Notable Additions

  • (Compatibility) - Implemented changes for the upcoming mednafen release
  • (UI Change) - Removed the collapsable panels within Configs, Settings & Controls (as they were pretty pointless)
  • (UI Change) - Configs, Settings & Controls panes now stack horizontally but scroll vertically (so the middle mouse button can be used to scroll the pane up and down)
  • (BugFix) - Added some download timeout error handling
  • (Enhancement) - Games library sidebar width is now resizable (by clicking and dragging the edge). Selected size persists across sessions
  • (Enhancement) - ToolTips (text and image) now stay open until user moves the mouse away
  • (Enhancement) - Background image can now be changed to one of your choosing. You can also set the image opacity and whether it is tiled or not
  • (BugFix) - Fonts are no longer blurry

New Install

  • Extract this release to a folder, run the 'MedLaunch.exe' executable and choose your Mednafen directory (must be the Mednafen 0.9.39 - 0.9.46 - 64-bit version is required if you want to emulate Saturn games).
  • You are then prompted to choose whether to import all config settings from your Mednafen folder into the MedLaunch database (this is recommended).
  • If you currently use system-specific config files with Mednafen the settings from these will be imported with the above process. However MedLaunch will write to these files when you launch a game - so back them up somewhere if you are not happy with this.

Upgrade

Preferred Method:
  • Automatically download and upgrade using the 'Updates' tab within MedLaunch itself.
  • Ensure you have the a supported version of Mednafen installed (v0.9.39.x - v0.9.46.x)
  • Once MedLaunch has upgraded, go to the 'Configs' tab and click the 'IMPORT ALL CONFIGS FROM DISK' button
  • In settings change your mednafen directory if you installed the new version of mednafen somewhere else
Manual Method:
  • You can safely extract this new release over an existing MedLaunch folder (providing you do not have MedLaunch running at the time)
  • Once extracted run the MedLaunch.exe executable and your current database will be upgraded before the application starts proper.
  • Once MedLaunch has upgraded, go to the 'Configs' tab and click the 'IMPORT ALL CONFIGS FROM DISK' button
  • In settings change your mednafen directory if you installed the new version of mednafen somewhere else

There is also (still) an official MedLaunch mednafen server running in the UK. More details can be found here:
http://node.asnitech.co.uk/ and the server is automatically listed in the server browser within MedLaunch.

@Asnivor Asnivor released this Jul 28, 2017 · 238 commits to master since this release

Assets 3

http://medlaunch.info/releases/0-5-7-2

Direct Download: 0.5.7.2

0.5.7.2 - Minor Release

  • (Feature) - Added progress bar for MedLaunch and Mednafen update downloads
  • (Feature) - Modified MedLaunch updater to download from the official download mirror (meaning much faster update times)
  • (BugFix) - Re-designed auto-scrape methods in an attempt to eliminate games 'missed'
  • (BugFix) - Fixed exception generated when using the 'Unscraped Games' filter with sub-system games present in the library (FDS etc)
  • (BugFix) - Re-added missing video.driver config setting (that went walkabout at some point in the last 5 months)
  • (Change) - Increased dialog window show-time on game launch errors (so users can actually see what the problem was)
  • (BugFix) - Mitigated exception on PSX game launch where game files/path had changed and game had not been rescanned
  • (BugFix) - Mednafen version now detected if user has deleted stdout.txt (for whatever reason)
  • (BugFix) - Exception when scraping megadrive game that does not have a country/region detected
  • (Feature) - Asyncronous loading of sidebar images (to make navigating the games library a little less sluggish)
  • (Addition) - Added .sgx as an acceptable rom extension (suprgrafx)
  • (Feature) - Removed Configs 'SAVE CHANGES' button. Config settings are now saved automatically when you navigate to another tab or system filter

0.5.7.1 - Minor Release

  • (BugFix) - Fixed on-game-launch exception when starting a netplay game
  • (BugFix) - Fixed 'import config' prompt on launch always appearing when user has explictly said NO to this previously
  • (BugFix) - Manual download method for mednafen no longer 'hangs' the UI
  • (BugFix) - Mednafen folder selection method now no longer results in an inifinate loop of menus under certain conditions

Important Release Notes (0.5.7.x Major Branch)

This release introduces a number of bugfixes that can be seen below. It has also done away with all the separate DAT and json files that were being used to identify games on import. The now reside in a SQLite database that is shipped with release.

In order for the new DATDB and bugfixes to come into play, please rescan your ROMs and DISCs before raising any issues.

There is also (still) an official MedLaunch mednafen server running in the UK. More details can be found here:
http://node.asnitech.co.uk/ and the server is automatically listed in the server browser within MedLaunch.

Notable Additions

  • (BugFix) - Fixed issue with ROMs inside zip files not launching correctly (ROMs will need a rescan for fix to take effect)
  • (BugFix) - Removed '-wswan.rotateinput' command that was causing more recent versions of Mednafen to not launch wswan games
  • (BugFix) - Fixed issue with SBI file import for m3u games
  • (BugFix) - Cancel button on scanning and scraping dialogs now works correctly
  • (Enhancement) - All separate disparate DAT files have been combined into a smaller, fast SQLite DB

New Install

  • Extract this release to a folder, run the 'MedLaunch.exe' executable and choose your Mednafen directory (must be the Mednafen 0.9.39 - 0.9.45 - 64-bit version is required if you want to emulate Saturn games).
  • You are then prompted to choose whether to import all config settings from your Mednafen folder into the MedLaunch database (this is recommended).
  • If you currently use system-specific config files with Mednafen the settings from these will be imported with the above process. However MedLaunch will write to these files when you launch a game - so back them up somewhere if you are not happy with this.

Upgrade

Preferred Method:
  • Automatically download and upgrade using the 'Updates' tab within MedLaunch itself.
  • Ensure you have the a supported version of Mednafen installed (v0.9.39.x - v0.9.45.x)
  • Once MedLaunch has upgraded, go to the 'Configs' tab and click the 'IMPORT ALL CONFIGS FROM DISK' button
  • In settings change your mednafen directory if you installed the new version of mednafen somewhere else
Manual Method:
  • You can safely extract this new release over an existing MedLaunch folder (providing you do not have MedLaunch running at the time)
  • Once extracted run the MedLaunch.exe executable and your current database will be upgraded before the application starts proper.
  • Once MedLaunch has upgraded, go to the 'Configs' tab and click the 'IMPORT ALL CONFIGS FROM DISK' button
  • In settings change your mednafen directory if you installed the new version of mednafen somewhere else

@Asnivor Asnivor released this Jul 19, 2017 · 279 commits to master since this release

Assets 3

http://medlaunch.info/releases/0-5-7-1

0.5.7.1 - Minor Release

  • (BugFix) - Fixed on-game-launch exception when starting a netplay game
  • (BugFix) - Fixed 'import config' prompt on launch always appearing when user has explictly said NO to this previously
  • (BugFix) - Manual download method for mednafen no longer 'hangs' the UI
  • (BugFix) - Mednafen folder selection method now no longer results in an inifinate loop of menus under certain conditions

Important Release Notes (0.5.7.x Major Branch)

This release introduces a number of bugfixes that can be seen below. It has also done away with all the separate DAT and json files that were being used to identify games on import. The now reside in a SQLite database that is shipped with release.

In order for the new DATDB and bugfixes to come into play, please rescan your ROMs and DISCs before raising any issues.

There is also (still) an official MedLaunch mednafen server running in the UK. More details can be found here:
http://node.asnitech.co.uk/ and the server is automatically listed in the server browser within MedLaunch.

Notable Additions

  • (BugFix) - Fixed issue with ROMs inside zip files not launching correctly (ROMs will need a rescan for fix to take effect)
  • (BugFix) - Removed '-wswan.rotateinput' command that was causing more recent versions of Mednafen to not launch wswan games
  • (BugFix) - Fixed issue with SBI file import for m3u games
  • (BugFix) - Cancel button on scanning and scraping dialogs now works correctly
  • (Enhancement) - All separate disparate DAT files have been combined into a smaller, fast SQLite DB

New Install

  • Extract this release to a folder, run the 'MedLaunch.exe' executable and choose your Mednafen directory (must be the Mednafen 0.9.39 - 0.9.45 - 64-bit version is required if you want to emulate Saturn games).
  • You are then prompted to choose whether to import all config settings from your Mednafen folder into the MedLaunch database (this is recommended).
  • If you currently use system-specific config files with Mednafen the settings from these will be imported with the above process. However MedLaunch will write to these files when you launch a game - so back them up somewhere if you are not happy with this.

Upgrade

Preferred Method:
  • Automatically download and upgrade using the 'Updates' tab within MedLaunch itself.
  • Ensure you have the a supported version of Mednafen installed (v0.9.39.x - v0.9.45.x)
  • Once MedLaunch has upgraded, go to the 'Configs' tab and click the 'IMPORT ALL CONFIGS FROM DISK' button
  • In settings change your mednafen directory if you installed the new version of mednafen somewhere else
Manual Method:
  • You can safely extract this new release over an existing MedLaunch folder (providing you do not have MedLaunch running at the time)
  • Once extracted run the MedLaunch.exe executable and your current database will be upgraded before the application starts proper.
  • Once MedLaunch has upgraded, go to the 'Configs' tab and click the 'IMPORT ALL CONFIGS FROM DISK' button
  • In settings change your mednafen directory if you installed the new version of mednafen somewhere else

@Asnivor Asnivor released this Jul 5, 2017 · 313 commits to master since this release

Assets 3

http://medlaunch.info/releases/0-5-7-0

Important Release Notes (0.5.7.x Major Branch)

This release introduces a number of bugfixes that can be seen below. It has also done away with all the separate DAT and json files that were being used to identify games on import. The now reside in a SQLite database that is shipped with release.

In order for the new DATDB and bugfixes to come into play, please rescan your ROMs and DISCs before raising any issues.

There is also (still) an official MedLaunch mednafen server running in the UK. More details can be found here:
http://node.asnitech.co.uk/ and the server is automatically listed in the server browser within MedLaunch.

Notable Additions

  • (BugFix) - Fixed issue with ROMs inside zip files not launching correctly (ROMs will need a rescan for fix to take effect)
  • (BugFix) - Removed '-wswan.rotateinput' command that was causing more recent versions of Mednafen to not launch wswan games
  • (BugFix) - Fixed issue with SBI file import for m3u games
  • (BugFix) - Cancel button on scanning and scraping dialogs now works correctly
  • (Enhancement) - All separate disparate DAT files have been combined into a smaller, fast SQLite DB

New Install

  • Extract this release to a folder, run the 'MedLaunch.exe' executable and choose your Mednafen directory (must be the Mednafen 0.9.39 - 0.9.45 - 64-bit version is required if you want to emulate Saturn games).
  • You are then prompted to choose whether to import all config settings from your Mednafen folder into the MedLaunch database (this is recommended).
  • If you currently use system-specific config files with Mednafen the settings from these will be imported with the above process. However MedLaunch will write to these files when you launch a game - so back them up somewhere if you are not happy with this.

Upgrade

Preferred Method:
  • Automatically download and upgrade using the 'Updates' tab within MedLaunch itself.
  • Ensure you have the a supported version of Mednafen installed (v0.9.39.x - v0.9.45.x)
  • Once MedLaunch has upgraded, go to the 'Configs' tab and click the 'IMPORT ALL CONFIGS FROM DISK' button
  • In settings change your mednafen directory if you installed the new version of mednafen somewhere else
Manual Method:
  • You can safely extract this new release over an existing MedLaunch folder (providing you do not have MedLaunch running at the time)
  • Once extracted run the MedLaunch.exe executable and your current database will be upgraded before the application starts proper.
  • Once MedLaunch has upgraded, go to the 'Configs' tab and click the 'IMPORT ALL CONFIGS FROM DISK' button
  • In settings change your mednafen directory if you installed the new version of mednafen somewhere else

@Asnivor Asnivor released this Jun 28, 2017 · 337 commits to master since this release

Assets 3

http://medlaunch.asnitech.co.uk/releases/0-5-6-2

Minor Release (0.5.6.2)

  • (BugFix) 'Updates' tab now changes properly depending on the updates that are available

Minor Release (0.5.6.1)

  • (BugFix) Fixed re-occuring prompt (on whether or not to import settings from mednafen config files) on MedLaunch start. This will only happen once now
  • (Cleanup) Removed old MasterGames.json scrape file to make the release smaller (this is no longer needed)

Important Release Notes (0.5.6.x Major Branch)

This release introduces a number of bugfixes, along with a games library context-menu option for multi-disc (m3u) games that allows you to pick the disc you want to launch mednafen with (implementing the mednafen '-which_medium' command).

Sub-categorisation of certain systems has also been implemented, meaning that you can easily tell apart and sort Gameboy/Gameboy Color, NGP/NGC, NES/FDS and WSWAN/WSWANC. Game scraping also now implements these sub-categories, along with a bunch of optimisations that should make the scraping more accurate.

In order for this to implement correctly you will have to rescan your affected ROMS

The other major implementation is the ability to download and extract the latest compatible version of Mednafen (x64). This also ties into the first-time initialisation of MedLaunch, enabling you to select or create an empty directory (rather than just an existing mednafen directory) and have MedLaunch automatically download and extract Mednafen.

There is also (still) an official MedLaunch mednafen server running in the UK. More details can be found here:
http://node.asnitech.co.uk/ and the server is automatically listed in the server browser within MedLaunch.

Notable Additions

  • (Feature) For multi-disc games added a context menu launch option to choose the disc you wish to boot from initially
  • (Feature) Added sub-categorisation to the games library view (based on ROM extension). Gameboy/Gameboy Color, WSWAN/WSWAN-Color etc..
  • (Feature) Megadrive/Genesis games scraping updated to use detected region (based on DAT lookup). Manual scrape where region is not explitly US or EUR/JPN displays results from both sets. Auto scrape performs the same, except the 'prefer genesis' scraping option is used to determine which system to auto-scrape if region info is not found
  • (BugFix) Improved auto-scraping accuracy (more accurate scrapes, less 'missed' games)
  • (Feature) Implemented code to check for, and manually download the latest compatible mednafen version (x64 only) and extract into configured mednafen folder (resides under the 'updates' tab)
  • (Feature) First time init now gives the option to choose/create a new directory (rather than just an existing mednafen directory) so that the latest compatible mednafen version can be downloaded and extracted (mednafen x64 only)
  • Some other bugfixes that can be found in the CHANGELOG

New Install

  • Extract this release to a folder, run the 'MedLaunch.exe' executable and choose your Mednafen directory (must be the Mednafen 0.9.39 - 0.9.45 - 64-bit version is required if you want to emulate Saturn games).
  • You are then prompted to choose whether to import all config settings from your Mednafen folder into the MedLaunch database (this is recommended).
  • If you currently use system-specific config files with Mednafen the settings from these will be imported with the above process. However MedLaunch will write to these files when you launch a game - so back them up somewhere if you are not happy with this.

Upgrade

Preferred Method:
  • Automatically download and upgrade using the 'Updates' tab within MedLaunch itself.
  • Ensure you have the a supported version of Mednafen installed (v0.9.39.x - v0.9.45.x)
  • Once MedLaunch has upgraded, go to the 'Configs' tab and click the 'IMPORT ALL CONFIGS FROM DISK' button
  • In settings change your mednafen directory if you installed the new version of mednafen somewhere else
Manual Method:
  • You can safely extract this new release over an existing MedLaunch folder (providing you do not have MedLaunch running at the time)
  • Once extracted run the MedLaunch.exe executable and your current database will be upgraded before the application starts proper.
  • Once MedLaunch has upgraded, go to the 'Configs' tab and click the 'IMPORT ALL CONFIGS FROM DISK' button
  • In settings change your mednafen directory if you installed the new version of mednafen somewhere else

@Asnivor Asnivor released this Jun 28, 2017 · 341 commits to master since this release

Assets 3

http://medlaunch.asnitech.co.uk/releases/0-5-6-1

Minor Release (0.5.6.1)

  • (BugFix) Fixed re-occuring prompt (on whether or not to import settings from mednafen config files) on MedLaunch start. This will only happen once now
  • (Cleanup) Removed old MasterGames.json scrape file to make the release smaller (this is no longer needed)

Important Release Notes (0.5.6.x Major Branch)

This release introduces a number of bugfixes, along with a games library context-menu option for multi-disc (m3u) games that allows you to pick the disc you want to launch mednafen with (implementing the mednafen '-which_medium' command).

Sub-categorisation of certain systems has also been implemented, meaning that you can easily tell apart and sort Gameboy/Gameboy Color, NGP/NGC, NES/FDS and WSWAN/WSWANC. Game scraping also now implements these sub-categories, along with a bunch of optimisations that should make the scraping more accurate.

In order for this to implement correctly you will have to rescan your affected ROMS

The other major implementation is the ability to download and extract the latest compatible version of Mednafen (x64). This also ties into the first-time initialisation of MedLaunch, enabling you to select or create an empty directory (rather than just an existing mednafen directory) and have MedLaunch automatically download and extract Mednafen.

There is also (still) an official MedLaunch mednafen server running in the UK. More details can be found here:
http://node.asnitech.co.uk/ and the server is automatically listed in the server browser within MedLaunch.

Notable Additions

  • (Feature) For multi-disc games added a context menu launch option to choose the disc you wish to boot from initially
  • (Feature) Added sub-categorisation to the games library view (based on ROM extension). Gameboy/Gameboy Color, WSWAN/WSWAN-Color etc..
  • (Feature) Megadrive/Genesis games scraping updated to use detected region (based on DAT lookup). Manual scrape where region is not explitly US or EUR/JPN displays results from both sets. Auto scrape performs the same, except the 'prefer genesis' scraping option is used to determine which system to auto-scrape if region info is not found
  • (BugFix) Improved auto-scraping accuracy (more accurate scrapes, less 'missed' games)
  • (Feature) Implemented code to check for, and manually download the latest compatible mednafen version (x64 only) and extract into configured mednafen folder (resides under the 'updates' tab)
  • (Feature) First time init now gives the option to choose/create a new directory (rather than just an existing mednafen directory) so that the latest compatible mednafen version can be downloaded and extracted (mednafen x64 only)
  • Some other bugfixes that can be found in the CHANGELOG

New Install

  • Extract this release to a folder, run the 'MedLaunch.exe' executable and choose your Mednafen directory (must be the Mednafen 0.9.39 - 0.9.45 - 64-bit version is required if you want to emulate Saturn games).
  • You are then prompted to choose whether to import all config settings from your Mednafen folder into the MedLaunch database (this is recommended).
  • If you currently use system-specific config files with Mednafen the settings from these will be imported with the above process. However MedLaunch will write to these files when you launch a game - so back them up somewhere if you are not happy with this.

Upgrade

Preferred Method:
  • Automatically download and upgrade using the 'Updates' tab within MedLaunch itself.
  • Ensure you have the a supported version of Mednafen installed (v0.9.39.x - v0.9.45.x)
  • Once MedLaunch has upgraded, go to the 'Configs' tab and click the 'IMPORT ALL CONFIGS FROM DISK' button
  • In settings change your mednafen directory if you installed the new version of mednafen somewhere else
Manual Method:
  • You can safely extract this new release over an existing MedLaunch folder (providing you do not have MedLaunch running at the time)
  • Once extracted run the MedLaunch.exe executable and your current database will be upgraded before the application starts proper.
  • Once MedLaunch has upgraded, go to the 'Configs' tab and click the 'IMPORT ALL CONFIGS FROM DISK' button
  • In settings change your mednafen directory if you installed the new version of mednafen somewhere else