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1.9.10

  • 3DS: Add bottom screen idle state
  • 3DS: Add unique IDs for Gearboy/Gearcoleco/Gearsystem, correct CAP32 code
  • 3DS/SAVESTATES: Fix RAM states to file when core deinits
  • AUDIO/MIXER: Pad sample buffers to prevent potential heap-buffer-overflows when resampling (fixes crash when using 30 kHz menu audio files)
  • AUDIO/LINUX/SNAP: Add JACK support
  • CHEEVOS: Don't write achievement credentials to overrides
  • CHEEVOS: Disable slowmotion when enabling hardcore mode
  • D3D9: Fixed MVP matrix issue for RGUI texture (main game frame still won't show up though)
  • D3D11/D3D12/HDR: Fixed contrast to be more correct - now scales from 0-10 linearly and behaves more the way you'd expect it to - changed name to ditch legacy settings users may have
  • D3D11/HDR: Fixed D3D11's blend, rasterizer and topology states not being set to the sames when using HDR and leaving the menu - caused issues with PCSX2's Shadow of the Colossus
  • D3D11/D3D12/HDR: Added ability to skip inverse tonemapper to the shader via the constant buffer using 'inverse_tonemap' - set to 0.0f to skip
  • D3D11/D3D12/HDR: Fixed potential bug when swapping between hdr and sdr and the bit depth not being set correctly
  • D3D11/D3D12/HDR: Added numerous helper functions to help create the correct values to colour the UI - normally the white UI elements should be rendered at paper white not max brightness for various reasons
  • BUGFIX/ANDROID: Fix crash that could happen on Android with Sameboy core - would crash on rumble function
  • GFX/WIDGETS: New regular widget message appearance
  • INPUT/MOUSE: Add distinct mouse zero index label for drivers that do not support multimouse
  • INPUT/RUMBLE: Add generic rumble gain to input settings
  • INPUT/UDEV/X11: Add workaround to fix keyboard input when using X11 + Udev
  • LIBNX/SWITCH: Add Video Filters support
  • LOCALIZATION: Fetch translations from Crowdin
  • OPENDINGUX/BETA: Disable OpenAL
  • PLAYLISTS: Add 'Refresh Playlist' option
  • STEAM: Initial release on Steam
  • UWP/VFS/XBOX: Improvements and bugfixes to UWP VFS driver
  • VIDEO/REFRESH RATE: Automatic PAL/NTSC refresh rate switch where available - as long as the platform display server allows changing refresh rates and the display has the desired refresh rate
  • VIDEO FILTERS: Add 'Picoscale_256x-320x240' video filter
  • WIIU/HID: Fix analog inputs on HID devices

1.9.9

  • 3DS: Add bottom touchscreen menu
  • 3DS/SAVESTATES: Save and load save states to and from RAM
  • AUDIO/MIXER: Ensure than menu sounds are re-enabled when calling CMD_EVENT_AUDIO_REINIT
  • AUDIO/RESAMPLER/MIXER: Fix menu sounds (audio mixing) when using the 'sinc' resampler with quality lower than 'normal'
  • AUDIO/CONVERSION/ARM NEON: Add intrinsic NEON versions for float_to_s16/s16_to_float - should lead to optimized codepaths for AArch64/ARMv7 architectures without being dependent on ASM codepaths.
  • AUDIO/RESAMPLER/ARM NEON: Add intrinsic NEON version for lanczos sinc function - should lead to optimized codepaths for AArch64/ARMv7 architectures without being dependent on ASM codepaths.
  • CHEEVOS: Upgrade to rcheevos 10.2
  • CHEATS: Add enhanced search functionality to the 'Cheats' menu
  • CHEATS/RUNAHEAD: Fix cheats when using second instance runahead
  • CONFIG: Add option to (force-)write current core options to disk (Quick Menu)
  • CORE INFO CACHE: Remove core path from core info cache. Should make core info caches portable now (for example: you can move RetroArch to a separate dir and they would still work).
  • D3D11: Use Shader Model 5.0 for frontend shaders if D3D11 Feature level is at least 11.0 or higher. Should fix some new shaders that require SM 5.0 (like AMD FSR)
  • D3D11: Add HDR support (disabled for UWP for now)
  • D3D12: Add HDR support (disabled for UWP for now)
  • EMSCRIPTEN: Fixed web player bug with filesystem and runtime
  • INPUT/OVERLAY: Fix overlay input when analog to digital mapping is enabled
  • INPUT/UDEV: Look for "ID_INPUT_KEY", not "ID_INPUT_KEYBOARD"
  • INPUT/WINRAW: Fix crash when overlay is enabled
  • MAC/METAL: Add Discord RPC support
  • MENU: Allow 'Custom Aspect Ratio (X Position)/(Y Position)/(Width)/(Height)' to be entered manually via keyboard
  • MENU: Allow 'Vertical Refresh Rate' to be entered manually via keyboard
  • MENU/SHADERS: Highlight currently selected value in Shader Parameter drop-down lists
  • STABILITY: Safer way of avoiding the race condition in audio_driver_sample/audio_driver_sample_batch - we can check audio-suspended to see if we're doing a fs/windowed toggle - enhances stability when fullscreen toggling/tearing down context
  • STABILITY: When audio driver write callback function fails, don't turn audio off completely - look if audio_driver_output_samples_conv_buf is non-NULL first before we attempt to write audio - enhances stability when fullscreen toggling/tearing down context
  • STABILITY: Input robustness for cores that use internal threading (full teardown/setup), no audio should be processed at this point in time
  • VIDEO: Screen resolution list sanitizing
  • VULKAN: Fix some Vulkan validation layer errors
  • UWP: Updated icons courtesy of Danp142
  • UWP/XBOX: Disable CPU model check on Xbox as it doesn't work and can even crash
  • UWP/VFS/XBOX: Code cleanup and simplification of UWP VFS driver

1.9.8

  • AUDIO/WINDOWS/WASAPI: Stop deactivating audio on fast forward
  • CHEEVOS: Hide challenge indicators when resetting
  • CHEEVOS: Support for more than 64 memory regions
  • CHEEVOS: Automatically retry 'http error code -1'
  • CONTENT INFORMATION: Show content info label+path rows always
  • CORE OPTIONS: Core option categories implemented
  • CORE OPTIONS: Add option to disable core option categories
  • D3D10/11/12: Fix gfx_display_draw_texture - fixes OSK (On-Screen Keyboard) issues
  • DATABASE: Fix heap-buffer-overflow when fetching CRC values
  • DATABASE/EXPLORE: Fix CRC32 reading in explore menu
  • DATABASE/LIBRETRODB: Fix writing of numerical values
  • DATABASE/LIBRETRODB: Fix libretro-db loading on big endian platforms
  • DUMMY CORE: Skip state_manager_event_{deinit/init} when core type is dummy, should skip warning spam 'Implementation uses threaded audio. Cannot use rewind..' when using rewind
  • INPUT/UDEV: Limit udev device scan to subsystem 'input'
  • INPUT/SDL2/WINDOWS: Fix keyboard event keycodes
  • INPUT/WAYLAND: Fixes a bug where the first player's mouse, pointer, and lightgun are echoed to the other ports. Now, those other ports correctly report zero. In the future support for multiple mouselike devices will need to be added, which is a bigger project
  • INPUT/WAYLAND: The driver now respects keyboard_mapping_blocked
  • INPUT/WAYLAND: When possible, deprecated lightgun defines are replaced with the new ones. The coordinates are still using the old relative callbacks
  • INPUT/WINRAW: Trigger joypad driver reinit on DEVICECHANGE - avoids fullscreen toggle
  • INPUT/WINRAW: Alt sticky fix
  • INPUT/WINRAW: Prevent Alt getting stuck when Alt-Tabbing
  • INPUT/WINRAW: Add pointer status
  • INPUT/WINRAW: Add missing analog keybinds
  • LIBNX/SWITCH: Fix poll missing for controller 2-8
  • LIBNX/SWITCH: Fix layout not applied correctly and hangs when splitting joycons
  • LIBRETRO: Core options category API implemented
  • LIBRETRO: Fix RETRO_ENVIRONMENT_SET_FASTFORWARDING_OVERRIDE callback when runahead is enabled
  • LIBRETRO: Add environment callback for enabling core option menu visibility updates without toggling Quick Menu
  • LOGGING: Starting logging and verbose mode before first config load
  • LINUX: In some Linux Desktop Environments, like Budgie, task bar feature is unable to pin applications. With StartupWMClass= present in .desktop file, it is possible to pin the application
  • LOCALIZATION: Fetch translations from Crowdin
  • MENU: Relocate 'Manage Playlists' to top
  • MENU: Fullscreen resolution width/height settings no longer require 'advanced settings'
  • MENU/REFRESH RATE: Fix double notifications with refresh rate settings
  • MENU/OZONE: Ensure the existence of values used in selection calculation
  • MENU/OZONE/VULKAN: Casting to unsigned caused an integer overflow and after float promotion would lead to 'x' being a garbage value, leading to problems when this value was passed to vkCmdSetViewport. This stops Vulkan validation layers from complaining about it
  • METAL: Fixed font driver memory leaks
  • MOUSE: Change default mouse index to port index
  • MOUSE: Friendly names for mice where available
  • OSX: Fix some memory leaks
  • OSX: Fix controller duplication bug
  • PS2: Implement alpha for the video driver
  • PS2: Aspect ratio handling
  • RETROFW: Initial port
  • UWP/XBOX: Enable Explore tab by default - seems to work fine
  • UWP/XBOX: Fix startup issues with latest Xbox Dashboard updates - ANGLE cores still show up wrong
  • UWP/XBOX: fix issue where files where opened as OPENALWAYS instead of OPENEXISTING this fixes beetle cores
  • UWP/XBOX: fix issue where filesizes where not returned properly, this fixes loading arcade dat files
  • UWP/TRANSLATION: Enabled translation services for both UWP MSVC2017 and 2019. No TTS speech yet.
  • VIDEO: Fix refresh rate 59Hz rounding
  • WINDOWS: Remember original refresh rate
  • WINDOWS/VULKAN: Refresh rate fixes + cleanups
  • WIIU: Fix L3/R3 buttons
  • WIIU: Compress RPX libretro cores
  • WIIU: Add ICInvalidateRange (necessary for JITs)
  • WIIU: Slight filesystem optimisation
  • WIIU: Add option for running without core info (emscripten-style)

1.9.7

  • 3DS: Add unique ID's
  • CRT/SWITCHRES: Fixed some Monitor index bugs ad updated to the latest SR2
  • CRT/SWITCHRES: Fixed monitor index corruption on Windows and added correct fractal scaling. Only used when required
  • CRT/SWITCHRES: Updated log defines to match SR upstream.
  • CRT/SWITCHRES: Added new SR_CONFIG_PATHS for non Windows and Linux systems. Not that SR works on them but to fix RA compile issues
  • CRT/SWITCHRES: Updated SR2 code base to latest. Added supprt for windows monitor indexing. Fixed monitor index bug where index 1 was not being used correctly and "auto" was not being sent.
  • CRT/SWITCHRES: Updated swithres for x86 windows fix
  • CRT/SWITCHRES: fixed SR2 auto issue
  • CRT/SWITCHRES: Fixed auto monitor bug
  • CRT/SWITCHRES: Fixed monitor index corruption on Windows
  • CRT/SWITCHRES: Fixed buffer size bug
  • CRT/SWITCHRES: Added correct fractal scalling. only used when required.
  • CORE INFO: Automatically disable core info cache when core info directory is read-only
  • EMSCRIPTEN: add MAME2003 / MAME2003-plus to web.libretro
  • INPUT/UDEV: udev fixes add pointer pressed to pointer device to allow udev users to access this device
  • LIBNX/SWITCH: Enable 7zip support
  • LINUX/XDG: Prevent xdg-screensaver's "Protocol error" messages
  • LOCALIZATION: Fetch translations from Crowdin
  • LOCALIZATION: Add missing languages for the first startup
  • MENU/XMB/WIDGETS: Add workaround for FPU bug that breaks scale factor comparisons on certain platforms (fixes XMB thumbnails on 32bit Linux/Windows)
  • MENU/RGUI: Enable fullscreen thumbnail toggle using RetroPad 'start' button
  • MENU/RGUI: Fix sublabel length when menu clock is disabled
  • NETWORK/HTTP: Fix HTTP progress indication for large files on 32-bit systems
  • NETWORK/NATT: implement natt fix from void()
  • OPENDINGUX: Fix display when cores 'drop' frames
  • OPENDINGUX BETA: Use ALSA audio driver by default
  • OPENDINGUX BETA: Fix IPU scaling when running 256x224 (SNES/Genesis) content
  • PATHS: Fix garbled path string
  • PS2: Implement proper ps2_font driver instead of using the font driver from gskit
  • PS2: Use BDM for increasing up USB stability
  • PS3: First basic RSX driver for PSL1GHT
  • RS90: Initial port
  • RS90: Fix offset of OSD text
  • RS90: Disable menu clock by default
  • RS90: Hide 'Bilinear Filtering' video option
  • RS90: Move appdata (retroarch) base directory to external microsd card
  • RS90: Add optional approximate 'semi-linear' scaling filter
  • SHADERS: Max Shader Parameters increased to 1024
  • VIDEO: Add 'Integer Scale Overlay' - Force integer scaling to round up to the next larger integer instead of rounding down
  • VIDEO: New 'Full' aspect ratio added. This aspect ratio is useful when used with a shader which has a border in it. The aspect ratio is set to the full window area, so that the viewport spans the whole viewport. When using a border type shader like the Mega Bezel this allows the graphics to span the whole window regardless of the user's monitor aspect ratio
  • VITA: Wrong flags for not piglet version
  • UNIX: Correct backlight max_brightness path
  • UWP/XBOX: Default to Direct3D11 driver on UWP builds
  • UWP/XBOX: Do not use windowed mode on UWP/Xbox by default, set default resolution to 1920x1080 by default. Should fix display issues with Dolphin/PCSX2 on Xbox
  • WIIU: Fix inputs breaking when connecting/disconnecting remotes
  • WIIU: Input - ignore some bogus KPAD results
  • WIIU: Font rendering fixes - render font lines with correct spacing, and only sample alpha channel when rendering fonts
  • WIIU/NETWORK: Network speed optimisations - WINSCALE, TCP sACK, large buffers
  • WIIU/LIBFAT: Increase cache size on WiiU
  • WIIU/FILE IO: Filesystem optimisations - add fast path for already aligned buffers
  • WIIU/FILE IO: Use 128K vbufs for WiiU - we have loads of RAM and large vbufs are very beneficial
  • WIIU/MENU/OZONE: Fix Ozone rendering error (scissor fix)
  • WIIU/MENU/OZONE: Use Ozone icons instead of XMB Monochrome

1.9.6

  • ARCHIVE: Fix archive delimiter detection when file path contains no slashes
  • ANDROID: Do not duplicate port 0 mouse and gun inputs to other ports
  • AUDIO/XAUDIO2: Fail instead of crashing when disconnecting an audio device
  • CHEEVOS: Reset cached progress each time menu is opened
  • CRT/SWITCHRES: Add support for switchres.ini core and directory overrides
  • D3D11: Don't use allow tearing flag with blit swap chains. Also disables the flip model if the allow tearing flag is not supported.
  • D3D11: Disable DXGI's ALT+ENTER handling
  • D3D11: Don't pass ALLOW_TEARING when unsupported
  • D3D11: Fix non-vsynced output without flip, black screens in fullscreen
  • D3D12: Relocated 'd3d12_gfx_sync'
  • D3D12: Fixed swap interval option
  • GFX: Fix uninitialized variables in gfx_display_draw_cursor
  • HISTORY: Hide 'Add to Favorites' when viewing an entry of the favorites playlist
  • INPUT: 'Analog to Digital Type' usability improvements
  • INPUT: Add support for mapping multiple controllers to a single input device
  • INPUT/REMAPPING: Add support for mapping multiple controllers to a single input device
  • INPUT/LIGHTGUN: Bind lightgun trigger to first mouse button by default
  • INPUT/WINDOWS/RAWINPUT: Mouse access violation fix
  • INPUT/UDEV: Only add mouse if it has buttons and add vebose device friendly names
  • INPUT/UDEV: Skip mouse with no button errors and keep the rest
  • INPUT/UDEV: Fix Game Focus mode
  • INPUT/UDEV/X11: Change udev driver for dual lightgun support in X11
  • LIBNX/SWITCH: Update to libnx 4.0.0
  • LOCALIZATION: Fetch translations from Crowdin
  • LOCALIZATION: Fix Switchres menu texts
  • MENU/OZONE: Ensure sidebar display status is updated correctly when performing rapid menu navigation
  • MENU/XMB: Dynamic wallpaper fix
  • MENU/XMB: Icon opacity fix
  • MENU/QT/WIMP: Fix default core detection when playlist file name does not match 'db_name'
  • PLAYLISTS: Optimise scanning of large rom sets
  • SECURITY: Plug so-called high-risk vulnerability related to Powershell - avoid injection - don't send speech input as commandline argument
  • UWP/XBOX: Add expanded resources Rescap to increase performance of UWP version in app mode on Xbox
  • WINDOWS/INSTALLER: Add smarter isEmptyDir reference implementation that looks for subdirectories from NSIS documentation
  • WINDOWS/INSTALLER: Register new function DirectorySet that is called when pressing the "Next" button on the MUI_PAGE_DIRECTORY, aka the install folder selection GUI. DirectorySet contains the criteria for an acceptable folder, which are:
    • IfFileExists "$INSTDIR\retroarch.exe" returns 1
    • IfFileExists "$INSTDIR\*.* returns 0, there is no existing folder
    • IfFileExists "$INSTDIR\*.*" returns 1, there is a folder, and isEmptyDir returns 1, therefore the folder is empty, including of subdirectories
  • X11: Fix threaded video segfault

1.9.5

  • ALSATHREAD: Make alsathread default for all ALSA devices with threads
  • ARCHIVE: Fix loading of archived content with file names containing '#' characters
  • CHEEVOS: Upgrade to rcheevos 10.1
  • CHEEVOS: Challenge indicators
  • CHEEVOS: Group achievements by category in quick menu
  • CHEEVOS: Relabel 'Start Active' with 'Encore Mode'
  • D3D10: Window title should now update
  • D3D11: Window title should now update
  • D3D11: Allow fastforward in fullscreen
  • D3D12: Window title should now update
  • D3D12: Allow fastforward in fullscreen
  • CRT/SWITCHRES: New implementation
  • FONTS: Improve message wrapping with CJK languages
  • FONTS: Fix garbled characters when converting encodings
  • INPUT: Allow the 8 analog stick directions to be used as keys for core keyboard mappings
  • LIBRETRO: Add API extension for setting 'need_fullpath' based on content file extension and to request persistent frontend content data buffers
  • MENU/SEARCH: Add enhanced search functionality to the 'Manage Cores' menu
  • OPENDINGUX: Fix black screens when triggering gfx driver initialisation via menu actions
  • UNIX: Get better battery stats on sysfs nodes
  • VIDEO: Extend Frame Delay range to 19 to accommodate PAL land too
  • WIFI/LAKKA: Add nmcli to wifi drivers
  • WIFI/LAKKA: Add wifi configuration menu
  • X11: fix fullscreen when swapping monitors/resolution

1.9.4

  • CHEEVOS: update rcheevos to v10.0.0
  • CONTENT LOADING/FILE IO: Prevent unnecessary extraction (to disk) of compressed content files when need_fullpath is false
  • CORE INFO/FILE IO: Enable core info cache by default now for all platforms
  • CORE INFO/REGRESSION FIX: Fix regression caused by core info file caching - Downloads was no longer showing up in Load Content
  • FILE IO/COMPRESSED: Ability to load content inside ZIP files directly into RAM
  • INPUT/OVERLAYS: Add option to select between 'touched' elements and physical controller inputs when showing inputs on overlays
  • INPUT REMAPPING/OVERLAYS: Prevent duplicate inputs when using remaps with input overlays
  • LAKKA: Add brightness restore hook
  • LOCALIZATION: Fetch translations from Crowdin
  • MENU/OZONE: Added simple playlist entry enumeration
  • MENU/XMB: Fix display of 'Maximum Users' menu entry dropdown list
  • PS3/PSL1GHT: Joypad driver works again
  • PSTV: Fix Vita input driver for PSTV
  • PSTV: Support for 720p on PSTV when using 'Unlock framebuffer' in Sharpscale plugin
  • PSTV: Fix scaling on PSTV when not using 720p
  • RPNG: Fix some memory corruption if processing broken input PNG file
  • SECURITY: Fix CVE-2021-28927

1.9.3

  • 3DS: Disable menu screensaver animations in XMB/GLUI
  • COMMAND: Initialize netcmd->cmd_source_len before recvfrom()
  • CONTENT LOADING/STATICALLY LINKED: Ensure 'Always Reload Core on Run Content' setting is applied when loading content via the file browser
  • CONTENT LOADING/EMSCRIPTEN: Fix content loading via file browser on platforms with 'broken' core handling (i.e. emscripten)
  • CORE INFO: Skip whitespace when writing compressed core info cache files
  • CORE INFO/FILE IO: Core Info cache; significant file I/O performance improvements on systems with slow disk file I/O
  • CORE INFO/FILE IO: Enable core info cache by default on all 'console' platforms
  • FREEBSD: FreeBSD build fix
  • LAKKA: Support for tweaking CPU governors/scaling policies
  • LAKKA: This adds managed policies and settings to store them and reload them at startup
  • LIBRETRO API: Add API extension for cores to override frontend fast-forward state
  • MENU/RGUI: Fix saving of config files/overrides when 'Lock Menu Aspect Ratio' is enabled
  • SHADERS: Fix 'Auto-Shader Delay' functionality
  • UWP/D3D11: Disable mipmap generation
  • UWP/XBOX: Add 'Force 4K resolution' option (Force the resolution to the fullscreen size on Xbox, if set to 0, a fixed value of 3840 x 2160 will be used)

1.9.2

  • 3DS: Enable graphics widgets / overlays
  • 3DS: Load texture images as BGR colors
  • 3DS: Change default asset directory
  • CHEEVOS: Allow rcheevos_patch_address to be called on game without achievements
  • CHEEVOS: Update achievement memory maps (add Supervision)
  • CONFIG/FILE: Use hash map to optimise key/value lookups
  • CORE INFO: Performance optimisations + code clean-ups/refactors
  • CRT/SWITCHRES: Fixed CRTSwitchRes framebuffer bug
  • DISCORD/RP: Fix regression
  • DRM: set the correct video mode
  • FASTFORWARD: Enforce minimum fastforward_ratio of 1.0
  • FONTS/FREETYPE/STB_UNICODE/BITMAPFONT: Prevent texture bleed when rendering text at non-integer scales
  • INPUT: Ensure that 'retro_set_controller_port_device' is called when updating 'Max Users'
  • INPUT/XEGL/MOUSE: Fix xegl_ctx.c mouse activation
  • INPUT/SDL: Fix crash in SDL input driver when analogs are bound.
  • INPUT/POINTER: Add scaling to pointer input.
  • INPUT REMAPPING: Fix regression on loading file
  • INPUT REMAPPING: Fix regression where disabling input remapping would disable input
  • IOS: Disable system button gestures on iOS 14
  • IOS: Prevent potential crash on controller connect - randomly would get a crash when connecting a game controller while RA was running
  • LAKKA: Add menu for time zone setting
  • LOGGING: RARCH_LOG_V checking for verbosity level is not necessary and can cause issues; removed said check.
  • LOGGING: Silence inappropriate cheatfile logging
  • IOS/MAC: Add CPU VFP unit detection for Darwin
  • MAC: Swallow 'escape' key being pressed - would previously make the game toggle between fullscreen and windowed
  • MAC: Intel and ARM64 timer change proposal.
  • MAC/ARM64: run_fast_mode disabled for 64 bits invalid instructions.
  • MAC/OPENGL: Fix codesigning issue
  • MAC/UNIVERSAL: Add TTS translation service support.
  • MENU: Add optional menu screensaver
  • MENU: Add search filter support to cheats and overlays file browser menus
  • MENU/FILEBROWSER: Enhanced 'Load Content' file browser search functionality
  • MENU/INPUT: Block accidental diagonals in menu navigation
  • MENU/RGUI: Add option to disable menu transparency
  • MENU/RGUI: Fix display of 'Video > Scaling' menu when 'Lock Menu Aspect Ratio' is enabled
  • MENU/MATERIALUI: Add icon to 'Turbo Fire' menu entry
  • MENU/OZONE: Ozone Dracula theme
  • OPENDINGUX/BETA: Fix IPU scaling when running GBA-resolution content
  • OPENDINGUX/BETA: Add 50Hz support
  • OPENDINGUX: Enable 'SaveRAM Autosave Interval' by default
  • PATCHES: Added multi-softpatching support + OSD messages for patches
  • RHMAP: Track the complete string in rhmap
  • VITA: Align VM block size to 1MB - should fix one of the issues with gpSP
  • WINDOWS/GDI: Fix non-ASCII text rendering
  • XEGL: Fix mouse not working when using OpenGLES with X11

1.9.1

  • 3DS: Graphics widgets support
  • 3DS: On error, only init gfx on salamander build. This prevents graphical issues if the gfx is already initialized. Which should always be the case if called from a running core
  • 3DS: Update error applet
  • 3DS: Enable online Core Updater
  • 3DS: Guard threading
  • 3DS: Allow sideways screen rotation
  • 3DS: Enable threading and add a threaded audio driver
  • ANDROID: Implementation of fullscreen over notch function (for Android 9.0 and up)
  • ANDROID: Add Play Store module support.
  • ANDROID: Add option to switch all installed cores to Play Store versions
  • AUDIO: Memalign audio buffers to 64 bytes. This is the most common cache line size, helps with performance. Also fixes issues with platforms like PSP that wrongly assume that malloc returns aligned buffers (to 16bytes). This recently broke the PSP builds
  • AUDIO/ALSA: Fix float format detection
  • AUDIO/JACK: Deinterleave in the process callback. This allows us to avoid the extra copy to the deinterleave buffer and lets us use only a single jack ringbuffer.
  • AUDIO/JACK: (Audio/JACK) Fix non-blocking write. Previously we would wait on the condition variable even in the non-blocking case. This improves fast-forward performance massively and brings JACK in line with other backends in that regard.
  • AUDIO/XAUDIO2: Fix threaded audio bugs with cores like Dinothawr
  • CONFIG: Add support for saving per-directory core options and deleting core option overrides
  • CONFIG: Enable saving of changed parameters when '#include' directives are used
  • CONFIG/DIRS: Enable configuration of the directories used for Favorites, History, Images, Music and Video playlists
  • CONFIG/REMAPS: Allow loading core remaps without content
  • CONFIG/OVERRIDES: Fix empty override paths when launching without content
  • CHEATS: Maximum search value corrections
  • CHEEVOS: Generic memory mapping using rcheevos
  • CHEEVOS: Ensure badge textures are released before video driver is deinitialized. Should fix crashes with slang shaders.
  • CHEEVOS: Include achievement runtime state in save states
  • CHEEVOS: Prevent hardcore toggle when emu-handled cheats are active
  • CHEEVOS: Add confirmation submenu to achievements hardcore toggle
  • CHEEVOS: Calculate leaderboard widget spacing based on video resolution
  • CHEEVOS: Show unsupported core message when viewing achievement list for unsupported core
  • CHEEVOS: Allow disabling leaderboard notifications and trackers separately
  • CHEEVOS: Add display widget for active leaderboards
  • CHEEVOS/CORE OPTIONS: Core options blacklist. Disables hardcore mode when certain core options are set.
  • CLI: Add option for quitting on close content
  • CONTEXT/DRIVER SWITCHING: Allow context switching from gl to glcore
  • CORE OPTIONS: Add option to reset all core options for current core/content
  • CORE OPTIONS: Add per-folder core options
  • CRT/SWITCHRES: Improvements
  • CRT/SWITCHRES: Low resolution switch bug fix - This allows resolutions lower that 32x224 like 256x224 to work
  • CORE DOWNLOADER: Enhanced core downloader search functionality
  • D3D10: Should now be able to use shaders with hardware-accelerated libretro cores
  • D3D11: Should now be able to use shaders with hardware-accelerated libretro cores
  • D3D11: Skip shader/stock blend when we don't have a texture. This happens if the core calls video_cb with the frame set to null on the first frame, and was causing black screens/driver resets. The ffmpeg core seems to do this.
  • D3D11: Fix shaders with scaled framebuffers
  • D3D11: Add flip model support - fallback to blit model for OSes where flip model is not supported (windows 7 and earlier). Will add a menu option later allowing the user to switch inbetween the two
  • D3D12: Should now be able to use shaders with hardware-accelerated libretro cores
  • D3D10/11/12: Increase sprite capacity, we need this so that the hardware rendered menu drivers doesn't glitch out
  • DRM: Fix race condition in drm_surface_set_aspect
  • DRM/KMS: add support for custom hdmi_timings / modes
  • DATABASE: Fix crash that could happen when selecting cursor
  • DATABASE/EXPLORE: Fix - Prevent segfault when accessing 'Explore' menu
  • EMSCRIPTEN: Only report back one screen pointer for rwebinput, fixes lockup when clicking on an overlay
  • FILEIO/PERFORMANCE: Only attempt to call dir_check_defaults once per runtime session
  • FILEIO/PERFORMANCE/3DS: Increase file buffer size and savestate chunk size. This seems to help with saving large savestates.
  • FONTS: Improve handling of Arabic and Persian text
  • FONTS/FREETYPE: Use fontconfig to select fonts if available
  • INPUT: Add hold mode for turbo fire 'Single Button'
  • INPUT MAPPING: Refresh bind list on device type change
  • INPUT MAPPING/REMAPPING: Minor bugfix - Remap file browsing starts navigation at input_remapping_directory even if the core-subdir (where saved files go) exists Having remaps for many different cores makes finding the active core files cumbersome, especially because remaps are not compatible between different cores (but maybe for cores emulating the same hardware)
  • IOS: Take out 'Core Downloader' from iOS 9/iOS 11 builds
  • IOS: IOSApp doesn't crash anymore when a file is shared to it
  • INPUT: Keyboard device mapper rework
  • INPUT: New input bind order scan/clear fix
  • INPUT: Duplicate key event blocking additions
  • INPUT: Prevent duplicate key events with hotkeys + keyboard device type
  • INPUT: Keyboard LED driver
  • INPUT/AUTOCONFIG: Allow controllers with no/empty names to work.
  • INPUT/GAME FOCUS: Add option to automatically enable 'game focus' mode when running/resuming content
  • INPUT/HOTKEYS: Hotkey for Close Content / Unload Core
  • INPUT/LIBCEC: Map libcec-daemon keys to RETROK
  • INPUT/X11: Enable keyboard input when mouse cursor is not inside the RetroArch window but window still has focus
  • INPUT/X11: Fix mouse input when mouse is grabbed
  • INPUT/UDEV/RUMBLE: Fix rumble.
  • INPUT/WINDOWS/DINPUT: Simultaneous shift sticky fix
  • INPUT/WINDOWS/DINPUT: Prevent Win-key from opening Start Menu
  • INPUT/WINDOWS/DINPUT: Option for disabling Windows hotkeys
  • INPUT/WINDOWS/DINPUT: Mouse grabbing/clipping with Alt-Tab
  • INPUT/WINDOWS/DINPUT: Mouse grab fixes
  • INPUT/WINDOWS/RAWINPUT: Key position fixes
  • INPUT/WINDOWS/RAWINPUT: Mouse grab fixes
  • INPUT/WINDOWS/RAWINPUT: Prevent outside window mouse clicks when grabbed
  • INPUT/WINDOWS/RAWINPUT: Option for disabling Windows hotkeys
  • INPUT MAPPING/REMAPPING: Major bugfix - Remap file having a different device type requires manual intervention after loading for the core to register the type properly
  • JSON: New faster json parser/writer library rjson
  • JSON/RJSON: Replace rapidjson parser/writer in discord-rpc with rjson
  • LIBRETRO: Add API extension for cores to query the number of active inputs provided by the frontend
  • LIBRETRO: Ensure RARCH_CTL_CORE_OPTIONS_LIST_GET returns false if no core options are available
  • LIBRETRO: Add API extension for overriding frontend audio latency
  • LIBRETRO: Add API extension for cores to monitor frontend audio buffer occupancy
  • LINUX: Also show /run/media or /run/media/$USER in drives list
  • LINUX: Adjust brightness according to the limit. Seems like some platforms feature non-standard maximums, but the variable is correclty exported for us to use
  • LOCALIZATION: Add Finnish language
  • LOGS/SHADER: Shader log spam reduction
  • LOGS/CONFIG: Config logging cleanup
  • LOGS/SAVESTATE: Config logging cleanup
  • MAC: Apple Silicon/Mac M1 support
  • MAC: Code signing/notarization
  • MAC: Fix a leak with NSTemporaryDirectory() on ARC (Automatic Reference Counting) code
  • MAC: Support bundle assets extraction on macOS
  • MAC: Universal Metal build for both ARM and Intel Macs
  • MAC/UNIVERSAL: Add CoreAudio3 audio driver for Metal Universal build
  • MAC/IOS: Only extract assets once on first install
  • MENU: Add 'L2 + R2' menu toggle gamepad combo
  • MENU: Menu text improvements; clarifications, consistency, text mistakes,
  • MENU: Tweak menu scroll initial hold delays
  • MENU: Restrict menu acceleration to navigation buttons
  • MENU: Add 'Menu Driver' setting to 'User Interface'
  • MENU: Relocate 'Menu Scroll' settings.
  • MENU: Separate 'Turbo Fire' menu.
  • MENU: Dropdown menu for 'Custom Aspect Ratio' setting.
  • MENU: Reorder Mouse Index next to Device Index
  • MENU: Submenu for Device Index/Mouse Index
  • MENU: Reorganize User Interface menu
  • MENU: Add 'Remove DSP Plugin' menu entry
  • MENU: Hide 'Auto-Shader Delay' menu setting when shaders are unavailable
  • MENU/ANIMATIONS: Fix non-smooth text ticker + reduce line ticker code duplication
  • MENU/ANIMATIONS/OZONE: Add cursor wiggle animation
  • MENU/ANIMATIONS/OZONE: Implement wiggling for main menu when wrap-around is disabled
  • MENU/NOTIFICATIONS: On-Screen Notifications' menu clean-ups
  • MENU/NOTIFICATIONS: Add option to show/hide Refresh Rate notification
  • MENU/FILEBROWSER: Start auto-selecting last used path for more file browser menu entries
  • MENU/INPUT: Input port label adjustments
  • MENU/INPUT/XMB: Proper control port icons
  • MENU/INPUT/OZONE: Proper control port icons
  • MENU/QUICK MENU: Add remap clearing ability under Quick Menu controls
  • MENU/QUICK MENU: Cap 'State Slot' drop-down list to a maximum of 1000 (+Auto) entries
  • MENU: Customizable menu scroll hold delay.
  • MENU/DESKTOP: Fix mouse cursor limited by window range on F5 press
  • MENU/DESKTOP: Add simple shader option
  • MENU/DESKTOP/WINDOWS: Remove broken 'Update RetroArch' functionality for Windows. We want this to not only be system agnostic if we bring it back, but also work outside of the Qt desktop interface
  • MENU/OZONE: New Theme - Twilight Zone
  • MENU/RGUI: Add 3:2, 5:3 and 3:2/5:3 (centered) aspects
  • MENU/RGUI/TEXT RENDERING: Add Russian language text support
  • MENU/RGUI/TEXT RENDERING: Add support for CJK punctuation glyphs
  • MIDI/WINMM: Recover from MIDI messages not handled by the device
  • MIDI/WINMM: Fix winmm midi driver hanging on content closing
  • NETWORK: Add READ/WRITE_CORE_MEMORY network commands
  • NETWORK: Fix backwards condition in socket blocking behavior
  • NETWORK/NETPLAY: Attempt IPv4 when IPv6 fails
  • OGA/VIDEO: support for OGS
  • OGA: This keeps the tradition DRM driver along with the OGA one. The probe function skips the driver if the screen is non rotated to fall back to the regular DRM driver.
  • OGA: Fix messages from not disappearing
  • OGA: Implement RETRO_ENVIRONMENT_GET_CURRENT_SOFTWARE_FRAMEBUFFER. This is a faster rendering codepath for software rendered libretro cores that some libretro cores use right now. Video drivers in RetroArch have to explicitly implement this for this codepath to work at runtime.
  • OPENDINGUX: Add/Optimise rumble interface
  • OPENDINGUX: Fix frozen video when enabling fast forward
  • OPENDINGUX/SDL: OSD font clean-up
  • OPENDINGUX/SDL: Enable selection of image interpolation method when using 'sdl_dingux' gfx driver
  • OPENDINGUX/SDL: Enable integer scaling when using the 'sdl_dingux' gfx driver
  • OVERLAYS: Add option to scale overlays automatically (with aspect ratio correction)
  • OVERLAYS: Hide Overlay When Gamepad is Connected. Overlays will be hidden automatically when a gamepad is connected in port 1, and shown again when the gamepad is disconnected.
  • OVERLAYS: New default overlays for mobile (neo-retropad)
  • OVERLAYS: In addition to overlay scale, the user can now set an Overlay Aspect Adjustment factor. Most overlays are designed for 16:9 displays, which means they become stretched/ugly on modern wide aspect phones and suchlike. By changing the Overlay Aspect Adjustment factor, a user can scale the overlay width/height to achieve a uniform appearance regardless of display resolution.
  • OVERLAYS: Since scaling a gamepad overlay can result in buttons being squished too close together (or being pulled too far apart), the user can now adjust the effective spacing of the different 'halves' of an overlay via Overlay Horizontal Separation and Overlay Vertical Separation factors. Overlay Horizontal Separation divides the overlay in two vertically (left/right, at the centre point), and applies a spacing offset (positive or negative) between the UI elements on each side; Overlay Vertical Separation does the same, but the split is horizontal (top/bottom)
  • OVERLAYS/FIX: The Overlay X Offset and Overlay Y Offset options have been fixed, and now work correctly
  • OVERLAYS/FIX: All of the above options (and Overlay Scale) are configured and saved independently for landscape and portrait display orientations - so adjusting everything for a nice landscape layout won't break the portrait display
  • OVERLAYS/FIX: When using the Vulkan gfx driver, memory is leaked every time an overlay is freed
  • OVERLAYS/FIX: When threaded video is enabled, loading overlays with no images (i.e. utility-type overlays, where everything is hidden until the screen is touched) can generate segfaults due to improper usage of realloc()
  • OVERLAYS/FIX: When Show Inputs on Overlay is enabled, ASAN reports bit shift errors due to an incorrect range check when handling turbo inputs - essentially, there is no upper limit to the considered input id range, which means overlay hotkeys (menu toggle, etc.) are incorrectly treated as having turbo support, causing bit shifts using wildly inappropriate id indices
  • PLAYLISTS/PORTABLE: Fixed first load initialization
  • PS2: Added Multitap support (up to 8 players)
  • PS2: Fix for not recognized digital and other non-standard controllers
  • PS2: Fix Quitting from RA
  • PS2: Add Audio mixer
  • REWIND: Prevent 'Rewind Frames' from being set to '1' incorrectly on load content
  • RUNAHEAD: Add Run-Ahead Toggle hotkey with notifications
  • RBUF/ANIMATIONS: Simplify gfx_animation by switching from dynarray to rbuf
  • RBUF/CORE UPDATER: Replace static entries array with dynamic array via RBUF library
  • RBUF/M3U: Replace static entries array with dynamic array via RBUF library
  • SENSORS: Android (crash-)fixes/improvements + add option to disable sensor input
  • SDL2/VIDEO: Get the SDL2 video driver to work in Wayland/KMS
  • SAVESTATES: Adding savestate garbage collector for autoincrement stavestates. As some issues indicate, there's an issue with the autoincrement save slot feature: slot index will increase and very old saves won't be deleted. This adds support to delete old save states with a user defined save state limit (global). Instead of wrapping around the slot counter it will simply delete the oldest save, since it is simpler. For now there's a limit of one deletion per save, which ensures a user cannot delete many saves by accident if they set the limit too low.
  • SAVESTATES/SAVEFILES: Ensure save file and playlist compression is disabled by default
  • SHADERS: Add option to remember last selected shader preset/shader pass directories
  • SHADERS: Use last selected shader preset directory when changing shaders via previous/next hotkeys
  • SHADERS: Remove Parameters line
  • SHADERS: Shaders fix for duplicate parameters loading bug
  • SHADERS: Fix Crash change num shader passes in UI
  • SHADERS/SLANG: Fix slang shaders with rotation
  • STREAMING/FFMPEG: Add Facebook Game Stream option (for embedded ffmpeg core-enabled RetroArch builds)
  • SWITCH: Fix input bind icons being off by one line
  • SWITCH: Fix audio issues
  • TLS/SSL: Add BearSSL support, as alternative to mbedTLS
  • VIDEO: AddVariable BFI (Black Frame Insertion)
  • VIDEO/DRM GO2: Dynamic resolution support
  • VIDEO FILTERS: Video filter optimisations
  • VIDEO FILTERS: Add several LCD-effect video filters
  • VIDEO FILTERS: Gameboy/Dot_Matrix video filters: Add XRGB8888 support
  • VIDEO FILTERS: Add Normal4x video filter
  • VIDEO FILTERS: Add 'Upscale_256x-320x240' video filter
  • VIDEO FILTERS: Add 'Upscale1.5x' video filter
  • VITA: Disable temporarily VitaGL
  • VITA: Fix bubble name
  • VITA: proper handling of boot params
  • VITA: Default menu scale 1.5x to improve readability
  • WIFI/LAKKA: Add a proper WiFi menu, with Enable/Disable & Disconnect options. This also allows WiFi passwords to be remembered. The underlying tool (connman) allows to store passswords (that's why it auto connects whenever you boot a Lakka device), so we expose this so that the user does not have to re-input the pass when connecting to a saved wifi.
  • WII/HID: Added HID support for HORI mini wired ps4 gamepad
  • WINDOWS: Add support for accelerators to main win32 message loop
  • WINDOWS: Add accelerators for Open (Ctrl+O) and Fullscreen (Alt+Enter)
  • WINDOWS: Fixes some file I/O failures on Windows when paths are longer than 260 characters.
  • WINDOWS: Fix crashing on startup on Windows when using Chinese Simplified language.
  • WINDOWS/XP: The OpenGL 1 video driver is now the default for maximum backwards compatibility upon first startup. It's of course always possible for the user to change this.
  • WINDOWS/MENUBAR: Load accelerators, Localize Win32 menu items to current language, and display shortcut keys
  • WINDOWS/MENUBAR: Add 'Reinit' to Menubar
  • WINDOWS/MSVC: Fix rewind crash on MSVC build when using SSE2
  • UWP: Don't default to XMB menu by default, default to Ozone instead
  • UWP/VFS: Use Win32 file APIs when possible - better file I/O performance
  • WIIU/FILEIO/PERFORMANCE: Faster startup times - remove the path_is_valid() call when loading textures
  • WIIU: Fix touchscreen mouse emulation

1.9.0

  • 3DS: Fix sound crackling when paused
  • ANDROID/VIBRATION: Fixes "Vibrate on Key Press" having no effect on Android devices, which occurred because only the off time/strength was defined in what should have been a pair of off/on values
  • AUTOCONFIG: Ensure correct directory is used when saving autoconfig profiles
  • BLUETOOTH: Add a Bluetooth driver (Lakka-only for now)
  • CHEATS: Fix for wrong number of remaining cheat search matches on some machines
  • CHEEVOS: Option to play sound on achievement unlock.
  • CHEEVOS: Upgrade to rcheevos 9.1
  • CHEEVOS: Restore display of unlocked achievements across hardcore modes
  • CHEEVOS: Hash buffered data when available
  • CHEEVOS: Fix 'Auto Save State freezes RetroArch while Cheevos is enabled'
  • CORE OPTIONS: Pressing OK (or clicking/tapping) on a 'boolean toggle' core option no longer opens a drop-down list. The value now toggles directly, just like boolean options everywhere else in the menu
  • CORE OPTIONS: Toggling an option that changes the number of core options being displayed (i.e. things like `Show Advanced Audio/Video Settings) no longer resets the navigation pointer to the start of the list
  • CORE OPTIONS: Before, RetroArch would identify core option values as being 'boolean' if they had labels matching the specific strings enabled or disabled. Most core devs would abide by this, but not always... As a result, we sometimes would end up with misidentified values, with all kinds of Enabled, Off, True, etc. strings littering the menu, in place of proper toggle switches. All boolean-type value labels are now detected, and replaced with standard ON/OFF strings.
  • CLI: A new command line option --load-menu-on-error has been added
  • CRT: On the fly CRT porch adjuments - these changes allow a user to adjust how the porch algorithm generates the 15khz/31khz output. Giving the ability to change over/under scan.
  • CONFIG FILE: Optimise parsing of configuration files
  • D3D9/D3D11: Fix core-initiated D3D9/D3D11 driver switches
  • DRIVERS: Implemented protection to avoid setting critical drivers to nothing thus preventing the user from locking him/herself out of the program
  • EMSCRIPTEN: Fix input code to ignore unknown keys
  • FFMPEG CORE: Prevent seeking past the end of files (hang fix)
  • FILE I/O: VFS and NBIO interfaces will now use 64-bit fseek/ftell where possible, should allow for reading/writing to files bigger than 2GB
  • INPUT MAPPING/REMAPPING: Add input remap drop-down lists
  • IOS: Fixed iOS 6 version
  • IOS: Hide the home indicator as it obscures the content too frequently
  • IOS/METAL: Metal video driver now works on RetroArch iOS
  • IOS/METAL: Support getting video metrics to support proper touchscreen interactions
  • LOCALIZATION: Updates for several languages (synchronized from Crowdin)
  • MEMORY/LINUX/ANDROID: Fix reporting of free memory
  • MEMORY/WINDOWS: Fix reporting of free memory
  • MENU: Enlarged INT/UINT selection limit from 999 to 9999
  • MENU: Fix cursor forced to first entry after displaying lists
  • MENU: Make Notification Font option visible when Graphics Widgets are enabled
  • MENU/RGUI: Add optional 'toggle switch' icons
  • MENU/WIDGETS: Add optional widget-based 'load content' launch feedback animation
  • MENU/WIDGETS: Make notification font size option visible when graphics widgets are enabled
  • ODROID GO ADVANCE: Video driver - fix race condition with RGUI callback
  • PLAYLISTS: Change playlists to use dynamic arrays. Instead of a fixed initial 12MB memory allocation (99999 * 128 byte (on 64bit arch)), use a dynamically growing array
  • PLAYLISTS: Playlist base content directory paths - portable playlists
  • PLAYLISTS/SEARCH: Enhanced playlist search functionality
  • PLAYLISTS/DATABASE: Add 'Explore' view
  • PLAYLISTS/DATABASE/EXPLORE: Show system icons in explore view
  • PS2: Improve FPS Limiter
  • RUNAHEAD: Prevent runahead from being disabled permanently when an error occurs
  • SCANNER: Add more region codes for GameCube/Wii game detection
  • SHADERS/SLANG: Increased Slang max Parameters, Textures & Passes
  • VIDEO FILTERS/BLARGG: Make Blargg_snes filter customizable
  • WINDOWS/RAWINPUT: Fix invalid calls to dinput_handle_message when input driver is not set to dinput
  • X11: Add lightgun support

1.8.9

  • AUTO SAVESTATES: Ensure save states are correctly flushed to disk when quitting RetroArch (fixes broken save states when exiting RetroArch - without first closing content - with 'Auto Save State' enabled)
  • BUILTIN CORES: Builtin cores like ffmpeg and imageviewer would previously try to erroneously load a dynamic core named 'builtin' - this would fail and would just be a wasteful operation - this now skips dylib loading in libretro_get_system_info for builtin cores
  • CHEEVOS: Report API errors when unlocking achievements or submitting leaderboards
  • CHEEVOS: Support less common file extensions
  • CHEEVOS: Disable hardcore mode when playing BSV file
  • CHEEVOS: Correctly report unlocked non-hardcore achievements when hardcore is paused
  • CHEEVOS/M3U: Bugfix - did not handle absolute/relative paths in M3U files correctly before
  • CHEEVOS/M3U: Bugfix - it didn't handle comments/directives
  • CHEEVOS/M3U: Bugfix - it doesn't handle trailing whitespace
  • CHEEVOS/M3U: Bugfix - failed when loading M3U files with certain line endings
  • CORE MANAGEMENT: Add 'core management' menu (Settings -> Core)
  • CORE MANAGEMENT: Add option to backup/restore installed cores
  • CORE MANAGEMENT: Improved core selection logic
  • CORE INFO: Search search optimisations
  • CORE DOWNLOADER: Rename 'Core Updater' to 'Core Downloader'
  • CORE DOWNLOADER: Add 'Show Experimental Cores' setting under Settings > Network > Updater
  • CORE DOWNLOADER: Core licenses are now shown for all entries in the Core Updater menu
  • CORE DOWNLOADER: Pressing RetroPad select on a Core Updater entry will now display any text in the description field of its info file
  • CORE DOWNLOADER: Installed cores are now highlighted via a [#] symbol
  • CORE DOWNLOADER: Pressing RetroPad start on a selected, installed entry opens the Core Information menu (when using Material UI, swiping left or right triggers the same action). This means we can now view bios info etc. - and more importantly delete cores - without jumping through all the hoops of loading a core first and navigating all over the place
  • CORE DOWNLOADER/UPDATER: Add option to automatically backup cores when updating
  • DISK CONTROL: Enable 'Load New Disc' while disk tray is open
  • INPUT: Added a hotkey delay option to allow hotkey input to work properly when it is assigned to another action
  • INPUT: Remove 'All Users Control Menu' setting, was buggy and will be properly reintroduced after input overhaul
  • LINUX: Set default saves/save states/system paths
  • LOCALIZATION: Add Persian language
  • LOCALIZATION: Add Hebrew language
  • LOCALIZATION: Add Asturian language
  • MENU: Proper line wrapping for message dialog boxes
  • MENU/HOTKEYS: Add sublabels to all hotkey bind entries
  • MENU/QUICK MENU: Suppress the display of 'empty' quick menu listings when closing content
  • MENU/OZONE: Performance improvements
  • MENU/SDL: Add mouse controls
  • OPENGL1/VITA: Initial changes for HW context without FBO
  • OVERLAYS: Add options for moving the on-screen overlay
  • PLAYLISTS/WINDOWS: Fix core path entries in image/video/music history playlists
  • PS2: Add back CDFS support
  • SDL/GL: Advertise GLSL support
  • VIDEO/WIDGETS: Fix heap-use-after-free errors, leading to memory corruption
  • VITA: Added custom bubbles support
  • VITA: VitaGL update
  • VULKAN/WSI: Better frame pacing
  • VULKAN/WSI: Fix Intel Mesa being broken when using Fences, we have to use Semaphores to acquire the swapchain or the entire GPU stalls
  • VULKAN/WSI: Add support for either using fences or semaphores when syncing
  • VULKAN/WSI: Prefer using semaphores for integrated GPUs as it promotes better throughput over fences
  • VULKAN/WSI/ANDROID: Do not use mailbox emulation on Android
  • UWP/XBOX: Potentially improve performance by enabling 'Game Mode'

1.8.8

  • AUDIO/JACK: Fix regression introduced after 1.8.4 - would hang at startup
  • CHEEVOS: Disable hardcore when cheats are enabled
  • CHD: Return false when special track cannot be found
  • DISCORD/MATCHMAKING: Fix Discord 'Ask To Join' functionality
  • FILE PATH: Various file path handling optimisations
  • FONT: Fix Arabic, Chinese and Korean font rendering
  • INPUT MAPPING/REMAPPING: Restore broken 'reset to default' functionality with RetroPad 'start' button
  • INPUT MAPPING/REMAPPING: Fix 'reset to default' action for analog sticks and undefined core inputs
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Arabic translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Chinese (Simplified) translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Chinese (Traditional) translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update German translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Greek translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Spanish translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update French translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Italian translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Japanese translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Korean translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Dutch translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Polish translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Portuguese Brazilian translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Russian translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Turkish translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Vietnamese translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Add Slovak translation
  • MENU: Small buffer optimizations
  • MENU/THUMBNAILS/BUGFIX: Fix heap-use-after-free error
  • MENU/OZONE: Add option to sort playlists after name truncation
  • MENU/OZONE/ANDROIDTV: Default to Ozone menu driver
  • MENU/OZONE/ANDROID: Gamepad-like devices default to Ozone now (Shield Portable)
  • NETPLAY: Lower announcement rate
  • OVERLAYS: Fix memory leak when loading overlays
  • SHADER PRESETS: Improved shader preset dirs
  • TIME/DATE: Enable configuration of date seperator in clock and runtime 'last played' displays
  • VITA: Fix upside-down vertical games
  • UWP: Enable playlist and savefile compression by default (because of slow file I/O)
  • WIIU: Gamepad hotplugging support
  • WIIU: Theoretical multi-gamepad support
  • VIDEO/WIDGETS: Fix overlapping text when simultaneous pop-up notifications and core/shader messages are being displayed
  • X11: Fix crash in x11_display_server_get_screen_orientation
  • X11/XSHM: Allow X11/XHSM video driver to operate without SHM extension
  • X11/XSHM: Fix compatibility with X11 input driver
  • XVIDEO: Fix keyboard input initialization
  • XVIDEO/XWAYLAND: Fix XVideo support on xwayland (by supporting I420 and YZ12)

1.8.7

  • 3DS: Add IDs for Frodo
  • 3DS: Enable basic networking / cheevos
  • CHEEVOS/BUGFIX: Opening achievements list would crash RetroArch with badges enabled (on new games)
  • CHEEVOS: Option to start a session with all achievements active
  • CHEEVOS: Don't perform unnecessary cheevos initialisation when cheevos are disabled. Should reduce startup times when loading content.
  • CORE OPTIONS: Disable 'Use Global Core Options File' by default
  • DOS/DJGPP: Add 32bit color support for cores
  • GLCORE: Switch to glcore video driver when requested by a core
  • LINUX/XDG: Use GenericName correctly in desktop entry
  • MAC/COCOA: Fix mouse cursor tracking
  • MENU/MATERIALUI: Add desktop-style playlist view mode
  • MENU/MATERIALUI/DESKTOPVIEW: When scrolling playlists, show last selected thumbnails while waiting for next entry to load
  • MENU/MATERIALUI: Limit tab switch rate when input repeat is active
  • MENU/OZONE: Fix sidebar playlist sort order when 'Truncate Playlist Names' is enabled
  • MENU/RGUI: Adjusted menu defaults, adjusted default scrolling speed
  • MENU/RGUI: Enable custom wallpaper when menu size is reduced at low resolutions
  • MENU/XMB: Limit tab switch rate when input repeat is active
  • NETPLAY: Fix regressions introduced in 1.8.5
  • RGUI: Add option to always stretch menu to fill the screen
  • WIIU: Enable graphics widgets

1.8.6

  • 3DS: Add IDs for UZEM, TGB Dual, and NeoCD
  • 3DS: Fix font driver horizontal text alignment
  • 3DS: Allow button presses up to INPUT_MAX_USERS - this enables the 3DS to bind and use buttons and axis for users up to the maximum set by 'Max Users' in the input settings menu.
  • 3DS: Disable video filter if upscaled resolution exceeds hardware limits. The 3DS has a maximum video buffer size of 2048x2048. This is sufficient for every core that it supports, but when using software video filters the core output resolution is doubled. This is made worse by the fact that the video filter upscaling buffer size is dependent upon the maximum output resolution of the core - which in some cases is very large indeed (e.g. pcsx-rearmed sets a maximum width of 1024, for enhanced resolution support). The 3DS has very limited 'linear memory' for graphics buffer purposes, and a large base core buffer + video filter buffer can easily exceed this - which may also disable video output, or cause a crash. This PR very simply adds a 3DS-specific check to the video filter initialisation: if the resultant upscaling buffer exceeds the hardware limitation, then the filter is automatically disabled.
  • 3DS/FONT/BUGFIX: Text colour was wrong: the RGBA channels were muddled, and R was always set to 255
  • 3DS/FONT/BUGFIX: When drawing multiline strings, the line spacing was completely incorrect
  • 3DS/FONT: Improves the appearance of the drop shadow effect on notification text.
  • 3DS/ARCHIVE/7Z: Re-enable 7zip support.
  • ARCHIVE/ZIP: Expand functionality of 'rzip_stream' interface. This PR expands the functionality of the new rzip_stream archived stream interface such that it now has almost complete feature parity with the standard file_stream interface, and can therefore be used as a drop-in replacement in most situations
  • AI SERVICE: Hide redundant entries when service is disabled
  • AI SERVICE: Added in auto-translate support
  • AI SERVICE: support for NVDA and SAPI narration
  • AUTOCONFIG: Use correct port index in input device configured/disconnected notifications
  • BUGFIX: Fix race condition where task could momentarily not be in the queue when reordering
  • CHEEVOS/BUGFIX: Prevent null reference rendering achievement list while closing application
  • CHEEVOS/BUGFIX: Report non-memorymap GBA cores as unsupported
  • COMMANDLINE: Advise against using -s and -S variables on the command line. …
  • CONFIG FILE: Only write config files to disk when parameters change
  • CONFIG FILE/BUGFIX: RetroArch no longer crashes when attempting to save a config file after 'unsetting' a parameter (currently, this can be triggered quite easily by manipulating input remaps)
  • CONFIG FILE/BUGFIX: When using Material UI, RetroArch no longer modifies the wrong setting (or segfaults...) when tapping entries in the Quick Menu > Controls input remapping submenu
  • CONFIG FILE/BUGFIX: Quite a few real and potential memory leaks have been fixed.
  • CHD: Fixes a crash caused by ignoring the return value from one of the CHD library functions
  • FASTFORWARDING: A new Mute When Fast-Forwarding option has been added under Settings > Audio. When enabled, users can fast forward without having to listen to distorted audio.
  • GLCORE/SLANG: Set filter and wrap mode correctly when intialising shader textures. Before, the glcore shader driver did not correctly initialise loaded textures. The texture filtering and wrap mode were forced on texture creation, but these settings were not recorded - subsequent updates would set garbage values, that would resolve to linear filtering OFF and wrap mode = CLAMP_TO_EDGE.
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Japanese translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Spanish translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Portuguese Brazilian translation
  • IOS: Set audio session category to ambient so sound does not get cut off on interruption (phone call/playing back audio)
  • MAC/IOHIDMANAGER/BUGFIX: Fix for Mayflash N64 adapter. In case last hatswitch does not match cookie. For the mayflash N64 adapter, I was getting a BAD EXC ADDRESS (in mac OS 10.13) for this line (tmp was NULL). Retroarch would crash in the gui if I pressed a button from the DPAD on controller 2. With this change, it no longer crashes in the gui and still registers the button push.
  • MAC/COCOA: Fix mouse input - this brings back two lines of code that have been removed over time but appear to be required in order for mouse input to work on macOS
  • METAL/BUGFIX: GPU capture on Metal/OSX/NVidia could crash
  • METAL/BUGFIX: Taking screenshots could capture black frames. Resulting PNG screenshots were black.
  • METAL/BUGFIX: Corrupted image due to incorrect viewport copy when taking screenshot
  • MENU: Prevent font-related segfaults when using extremely small scales/window sizes
  • MENU: Fix 'gfx_display_draw_texture_slice()'
  • MENU/FONT: Enable correct vertical alignment of text (+ font rendering fixes)
  • MENU/RGUI: Enable automatic menu size reduction when running at low resolutions (down to 256x192)
  • MENU/OZONE: Update timedate style options for Last Played sublabel metadata
  • MENU/OZONE: Hide 'Menu Color Theme' setting when 'Use preferred system color theme' is enabled
  • MENU/OZONE: Fix thumbnail switching via 'scan' button functionality
  • MENU/OZONE: Prevent glitches when rendering Ozone's selection cursor
  • MENU/OZONE: Enable proper vertical text alignment + thumbnail display improvements
  • MENU/OZONE: Enable second thumbnail/content metadata toggle using RetroPad 'select'
  • MENU/OZONE: Refactor footer display
  • MENU/OZONE: Hide thumbnail button hints when viewing file browser lists
  • MENU/OZONE/INPUT/BUGFIX: Fix undefined behaviour when using touch screen to change input remaps
  • MENU/OZONE/INPUT/BUGFIX: It turns out that Windows reports negative pointer coordinates when the mouse cursor goes beyond the left hand edge of the RetroArch window (this doesn't happen on Linux, so I never encountered this issue before!). As a result, if Ozone is currently not showing the sidebar (menu depth > 1), moving the cursor off the left edge of the window generates a false positive 'cursor in sidebar' event - which breaks menu navigation, as described in #10419. With this PR, we now handle 'cursor in sidebar' status correctly in all cases
  • MENU/OZONE/INPUT/BUGFIX: Pointer input is now correctly disabled when message boxes are displayed
  • MENU/XMB: Fix thumbnail switching via 'scan' button functionality
  • ODROID GO ADVANCE: Add DRM HW context driver
  • PSL1GHT: Initial port
  • PSL1GHT/KEYBOARD: Implement PSL1GHT keyboard
  • PLAYLIST/BUGFIX: Improve handling of 'broken' playlists - RetroArch will no longer segfault when attempting to run content via a playlist entry with missing path or core path fields.
  • PLAYLIST/BUGFIX: Improve handling of 'broken' playlists - when a playlist entry has either core path and/or core name set to NULL, DETECT or an empty string, attempting to load content will fallback to the normal 'core selection' code (currently this happens only if both core path and core name are DETECT - this is wholly inadequate!)
  • PLAYLIST/BUGFIX: RetroArch will no longer segfault when attempting to fetch content runtime information when core path is NULL
  • PLAYLIST/BUGFIX: Core name + runtime info will only be displayed on playlists and in the Information submenu if both the core path and core name fields are 'valid' (i.e. not NULL or DETECT)
  • PLAYLIST/BUGFIX: When handling entries with missing path fields, the menu sorting order now matches that of the playlist sorting order (at present, everything goes out of sync when paths are empty). Moreover, entries with missing path fields can now be 'selected', so users can remove them (currently, hitting A on such an entry immediately tries - and fails - to load the content, so the only way to remove the broken entry is via the Playlist Management > Clean Playlist feature)
  • PLAYLIST: Add optional per-playlist alphabetical sorting
  • PLAYLIST: Omit whitespace when writing compressed JSON format playlists
  • PLAYLIST: Add optional playlist compression
  • QNX: Support analog sticks
  • SAVESTATES: Add optional save state compression (enabled by default now)
  • SRAM: Add optional save (SRAM) file compression
  • SCANNER: Prevent redundant playlist entries when handling M3U content
  • SCANNER/ANDROID: Fix content scanner being unable to identify certain games from CHD images (raw data sector/subcode)
  • TASKS/BUGFIX: Fix task deadlocks
  • TASKS/SCREENSHOT/BUGFIX: Fix heap-use-after-free error when widgets are disabled
  • TVOS: Disable overlays for tvOS, fix app icon
  • VIDEO/WIDGETS/BUGFIX: The font ascender/descender metrics added in #10375 are now used to achieve 'pixel perfect' vertical text alignment
  • VIDEO/WIDGETS/BUGFIX: Message queue text now uses its own dedicated font. Previously, a single (larger) font was used for all active widgets, and this was scaled down for message queue items. This 'squished' the text a little; more importantly, when using the stb font renderers (on Android. etc.) it caused ugly artefacts around the edges of glyphs due to pixel interpolation errors. Now that a correctly sized font is used, the message queue is always rendered cleanly.
  • VIDEO/WIDGETS/BUGFIX: Previously, each widget font was 'flushed' (font_driver_flush()) at least once a frame. This is quite a slow operation. Now we only flush fonts if they have actually been used.
  • VULKAN/BUGFIX: Fix display of statistics text
  • UNIX/BUGFIX: Fix overflow when computing total memory on i386
  • WIIU/BUGFIX: Fix font driver horizontal text alignment
  • WIIU/BUGFIX: Fix non-vertex coordinates in draws using tex shader
  • WIIU/BUGFIX: Update and fix meta.xml file for the WiiU release. This change makes it so the information from the meta.xml file parsed for the WiiU's Homebrew Launcher is displayed properly.

1.8.5

  • 3DS: Keep the bottom screen hidden on sleep/wakeup. When the 3DS wakes back up after being closed, the bottom screen needs to be reinitialized. Adding the condition here will cause the screen to be turned on or off based on the state of ctr_bottom_screen_enabled, as you'd expect
  • ANDROID/CHROMEBOOK/CRASH: Fix Chromebook crashes (on x86 x64) when touching the screen
  • BUGFIX: Prevent double input when using 'return' key (hardware) to close on-screen keyboard
  • BUGFIX: Fix mouse capture hotkey not working
  • BUGFIX: Avoid overflow when calculating multiplying performance counter
  • BUGFIX: Retroarch overlay displaying "Game remap file loaded." on the overlay instead of "Core remap file loaded." when only a core remap file is present
  • CHEEVOS/BUGFIX: Achievement triggers could cause Retroarch to Crash
  • CHEEVOS: Don't block Sameboy core because it only exposes some memory
  • CHEEVOS: Support for extended Sega CD memory
  • CHEEVOS: Show RetroAchievements Hash in content information list
  • CHEEVOS: If the core says it's exposing SYSTEM_RAM, give it the benefit of the doubt
  • CHEEVOS: RetroAchievements rich presence for RA.org website/Discord
  • CHEEVOS: Reset token when username or password changes
  • CHEEVOS: Display measured progress on locked achievements
  • CHEEVOS: Queue multiple popups
  • CHEEVOS: Add delay retries to leaderboard submits
  • CHEEVOS: Prevent buffer overflow when encountering an unknown macro
  • CORE UPDATER: Prevent hang when fetching core list if HTTP transfer fails
  • DISK CONTROL: Add disk labels to 'disk inserted' notifications
  • EMSCRIPTEN: Recreate input event listeners properly
  • FFMPEG CORE: Fix crash on seeking when using HW decoding in some cases
  • LIBRETRO: Add disk control interface API extension
  • LINUX: Avoid possible crash when running retroarch at startup
  • LINUX/GLX: Fix threaded video crashes/instability because of GLX OML sync callbacks
  • LOCALIZATION: Update French translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Korean translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Polish translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Spanish translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Portuguese Brazilian translation
  • MENU: Add Menu Scroll Acceleration option
  • MENU: Automatically select currently checked item when opening drop-down lists
  • MENU: Fix smooth (vertical) line ticker scroll speed
  • MENU: Don't flush on override/remap messages
  • MENU/DATETIME: Adds some new timedate styles that follow the DD/MM/YYYY format, found in several European countries
  • MENU/DATETIME: Modifies the existing translation files in order to accommodate the new options that are now available
  • MENU/DATETIME: Reorders the timedate view options based on a decreasing order of the quantity of information displayed, so that they are more convenient to switch around and easily categorized
  • MENU/BUGFIX: Fix bug - if you were in XMB and you would set menu driver to RGUI, you could no longer go to the left or right tab
  • MENU/MATERIALUI: Add option to remove navigation bar
  • MENU/OZONE: Add DPI-based scaling
  • MENU/OZONE: Add rudimentary pointer support
  • MENU/OZONE: Add 'Nord' and 'Gruvbox Dark' themes
  • MENU/OZONE/POINTER: Pointer can be used to switch between sidebar and entries list
  • MENU/OZONE/POINTER: Pointer can be used to select sidebar and entries list items
  • MENU/OZONE/POINTER: Both sidebar and entries list can be scrolled by dragging
  • MENU/OZONE/POINTER: Clicking/pressing the header or footer produces a 'cancel' action
  • MENU/OZONE/POINTER: Cursor focus follows mouse pointer from sidebar to entries list (and vice versa)
  • MENU/OZONE/POINTER: In entries list, item under cursor is automatically selected (with some fudging to ensure this doesn't break mouse wheel scrolling)
  • MENU/OZONE/POINTER: In sidebar, item under cursor is not automatically selected (this is too jarring)
  • MENU/RGUI: Add 'Flux' theme
  • MENU/XMB: New color themes 'Cube Purple', 'Family Red', etc
  • NETPLAY/MENU/BUGFIX: Fix Netplay Stateless Mode doesn't save. Affects other netplay settings which can be overridden by commandline option
  • ODROID GO ADVANCE: Rotation support
  • NETPLAY/ROOMS/BUGFIX: Prevent out-of-bounds array indexing when displaying/selecting netplay rooms in menus
  • SCANNER: Add 'Arcade DAT Filter' Option
  • SCANNER: Add scanning Korea and Asia PS1 discs
  • SCANNER: Add support for scanning PSP Korean
  • VIDEO: Set hardware 'Bilinear filtering' off by default
  • VIDEO/WIDGETS: Widgets are now menu-independent
  • VIDEO/WIDGETS: Allow notifications to use full screen width when not displaying menu
  • VIDEO/WIDGETS: DPI-based scaling
  • VIDEO/WIDGETS: Fix volume widget scaling
  • VIDEO/WIDGETS: Add independent widget scale override settings for fullscreen/windowed modes
  • VIDEO/WIDGETS/BUGFIX: Prevent improper display of (old style) OSD text when widgets are enabled
  • VIDEO/WIDGETS/THREADED/BUGFIX: Fix issue - corruption of menu widgets when running some cores (e.g. VICE) with threaded video enabled
  • WIFI/CONNMANCTL: Display more characters from SSID

1.8.4

  • ANDROID/BUGFIX: Prevent crash when Android device is minimized and you go back to the app
  • CAMERA/BUGFIX: Fix crash when a core requires the camera driver and the platform only has a null driver. This would crash mgba on Wii for example
  • DISK CONTROL: Cycle Disk Tray now becomes Eject Disk or Insert Disk depending upon current drive state
  • DISK CONTROL: Current Disk Index is only shown when the current disk has been ejected
  • DISK CONTROL: The old Insert Disk entry has been changed to Load New Disk, and is only shown when a disk is currently inserted (this is because loading a new disk from the filesystem - i.e. bypassing the m3u playlist disk index interface - automatically ejects and inserts disks, and so cannot be done while the virtual drive is empty)
  • DISK CONTROL: The Current Disk Index may now be set more easily via a drop-down list.
  • DISK CONTROL: Selecting Eject Disk automatically moves the menu selection to the Current Disk Index entry
  • DISK CONTROL: Selecting an index via the Current Disk Index drop-down list automatically moves the menu selection back to Insert Disk
  • DISK CONTROL: The Disk Control entry sublabels have been changed for greater clarity
  • DISK CONTROL: All of the horrendous notification spam has been removed. Notifications are now only shown in the event of an error, or when the menu itself does not provide sufficient visual feedback (note that using hotkeys to swap disks still produces the old style notifications, since this is typically only done while content is running - i.e. no menu). The duration of disk-related info notifications has also been reduced to a more sane level.
  • DISK CONTROL: A new Resume content after changing disks option has been added under Settings > User Interface. When enabled (default setting), content is resumed automatically after selecting either Insert Disk or Load New Disk (when disabled, the menu remains open, obviously...)
  • DISK CONTROL/BUGFIX: The Disk Control menu now has the correct title
  • DISK CONTROL/BUGFIX: Selecting a disk via the Load New Disk file browser no longer flushes the user back to the top level menu (it now correctly returns to the Disk Control menu)
  • LIBNX/SWITCH: Updated libnx integration to v3.0.0. This also cherry-picks libnx commit 583d6bb92dcbb33b6bb4a0fa1a9df6e3725d6ef6, which should fix the requirement having to turn rumble off and on in the system settings once per reboot
  • PLAYLISTS: Add 'Clean Playlist' option

1.8.3

  • ANDROID/BUGFIX: Fix 'Install or Restore Core' regression
  • BUGFIX: Ensure core info is always initialised when calling 'drivers_init()'. This bug could prevent cores from doing content runtime logging
  • BUGFIX/MENU: History size can only be set to 1 at a minimum
  • BUGFIX/MENU: (XMB/OZONE) Fix 'quick menu' detection. XMB would not display savestate thumbnails in the quick menu if it was accessed via the main menu
  • BUGFIX/CRASH/CORE UPDATER: Fix potential double free error
  • BUGFIX/CRASH/OPENGL/WINDOWS: Fix regression in 1.8.2 that would cause GL-based cores to fail because it would try to erroneously load libGLESv2.dll instead of OpenGL32.dll (cores affected: VitaQuake 2/3/Dhewm3, possibly more)
  • BUGFIX/MENU/DESKTOP UI: Show desktop menu on startup does not launch Qt UI on Linux
  • BUGFIX: Entries in the Playlist Thumbnails Updater list were displaying improper sublabels. I have no idea when this broke... The issue is now fixed
  • CHEEVOS: Don't disable achievement when AddAddress generates an out-of-range address
  • CHEEVOS: Don't reset triggers/leaderboards that failed to load
  • CHEEVOS: Don't count unsupported achievements as unlocked
  • CORE UPDATER: Display number of cores updated when updating installed cores
  • DINGUX: Initial port
  • D3D11: Block FL9_3 devices from D3D11 driver because they don't work anyway (current D3D11 driver uses SM4.0 which requires FL10_0 and up)
  • D3D11: Fallback to GL driver when D3D11 fails
  • EMSCRIPTEN: Fix assets
  • HISTORY/FAVORITES: Bump up default to 200 entries from 100
  • FFMPEG CORE: Implement packet buffer, fixes MP4 video playback for many files
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Italian translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Polish translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Russian translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Spanish translation
  • MENU: Added 'Hosting' menu under Netplay menu
  • MENU: Added 'Subsystems' menu
  • MENU/FILEBROWSER: Fix file selection issues when starting from (or navigating to) the top level directory
  • MENU/WIDGETS: Prevent looping of task title text
  • RASPBERRY PI: Fix BGRA8888 color inversion issues in the menu and elsewhere with VideoCore GL drivers
  • NETPLAY/RELAY: Add Sao Paulo (Brazil) relay server
  • NETPLAY/RELAY: Fix the “spectator” bug when using the relay server – When a player switches into the spectator mode (pressing “i”) while using the relay server, all players will disconnect.
  • NETPLAY/RELAY: Overall stability has improved. Fixed a memory leak that would cause the relay server to become unresponsive after some time.
  • NETPLAY/RELAY: Fixed critical bug that would cause all players to be disconnected from the relay server if one player was leaving the game. That bug had been open for one year and we were finally able to fix it.
  • SWITCH/LIBNX/BUGFIX: Fix onscreen keyboard input regression
  • THUMBNAIL UPDATER: When waiting for individual thumbnail file http transfers to complete, the task status checking is more accurate. This uses the same method as the new core updater - we now wait until the task is 'really' complete, instead of relying on the (slightly nebulous) 'task finished' state
  • UWP: Add ANGLE support
  • UWP: Wire up get_metrics to the fake context of D3D9/10/11/12 driver, enabling proper scaling and mouse/touch gestures
  • VITA: Re-add Online Updater
  • VULKAN: Fix font driver 'vulkan_get_message_width()' function
  • VIDEO FILTERS: Only use threads when the number exceeds 1. Fixes race conditions with some CPU filters on Vita
  • WINDOWS: Add ANGLE support for x64, separate binary (for now?)

1.8.2

  • BUG/CRASH/GLSLANG: Fix glslang crashing error - managed to reproduce an issue which has been plaguing users for a while, where glslang throws an assert after closing a game (and starting a new one). This would affect all video drivers that use Slang for shaders, such as D3D10/11/12/Vulkan/Metal
  • CHEEVOS: Display Unofficial and Unsupported achievement states
  • CHEEVOS: Pass RetroArch and core versions through User-Agent HTTP header
  • CHEEVOS: Use PSX.EXE if SYSTEM.CNF cannot be found
  • CHEEVOS: Prevent loading state while achievements are still being fetched from server
  • CHEEVOS: Pause hardcore if core doesn't support achievements
  • CHEEVOS/CRASH: Fix AddressSanitizer + CHD cause hard crash when Cheevos are enabled
  • CORE UPDATER: Only download when new core is available
  • CORE UPDATER: Add option to update all installed cores
  • DRM/KMS: Better detection for the current video mode
  • DYNAMIC RATE CONTROL: Support DRC even when using a vsync swap interval higher than 1
  • EMSCRIPTEN: Fix bug in Emscripten input code
  • EMSCRIPTEN: Changes to support upgraded emscripten SDK
  • FFMPEG CORE: Hardware accelerated video decoding
  • FFMPEG CORE: Implement send/receive encoding API, will allow for hardware accelerated AMD video encoding
  • FFMPEG CORE: The video FIFO can be removed, since we have a ring buffer in its place. This removes unneeded copy operations and as a positive side improves overall decoding speed. Makes 8k60p SW and 4k60p HW decoding feasible on many systems. For now the ring buffer is 32 images deep. This limitation will be removed, once audio and video decoder have their own packet handling.
  • INPUT: Fix 'Analog stick controls menu even if autoconfig disabled'
  • INPUT/TURBO: Added alternate Turbo-Mode 'Single Button' - For systems supporting only a single button, the turbo-button will toggle firing that button without the need to hold it. When holding the button turbo will be suspended and resumed when the button is released. Holding the button may have a different function to just tapping it.
  • IOS: Forcibly disable Threaded Video until UIWindow concurrency issues are fixed
  • INPUT/ANALOG: Fix radial analog deadzone scaling
  • INPUT/ANALOG: Implement proper analog button deadzone
  • INPUT/MENU: Analog stick controls menu even if autoconfig disabled
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Italian translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update French translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Polish translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Portuguese Brazilian Translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Turkish translation
  • LINUX/LOCALIZATION: Correct Droid Sans Fallback font path in Linux. This should fix Chinese/Korean font display issues on Fedora/RHEL/CentOS/openSUSE/SLE
  • MENU/BUGFIX: When using a keyboard/gamepad/mouse wheel to navigate, the menu scroll position is always maintained and updated in a consistent (and expected) fashion
  • MENU/BUGFIX: When resizing the window, or changing the orientation of a mobile device, the current scroll position is correctly preserved
  • MENU/BUGFIX: All 'normal' pointer input is now inhibited when showing message boxes
  • MENU/BUGFIX: The pointer actions 'select' and 'cancel' both now properly close a message box if it is currently being shown
  • MENU/BUGFIX: Pointer 'select' and 'cancel' actions are now inhibited when an input bind dialog is active
  • MENU/INPUT: Change 'User' terminology to 'Port' for input binding
  • MENU/LINUX: Add proper drives to Load Content
  • MENU/MATERIALUI: Halt scrolling when pointer is pressed/stationary
  • MENU/MATERIALUI: Dual thumbnail view
  • MENU/MATERIALUI: Fullscreen thumbnail viewer for boxart
  • MENU/MATERIALUI: Scroll rapidly by press and holding the scrollbar
  • MENU/RGUI: New theme 'Flux'
  • MENU/OZONE: Thumbnails now have a fade-in animation
  • MENU/OZONE: Fullscreen thumbnail viewer for boxart and pictures
  • MENU/QT/WIMP: Fix dock titles getting cut off
  • MENU/XMB: Fullscreen thumbnail viewer for boxart and pictures
  • MENU/USABILITY: Selectively hide 'Disallow Non-Slave Mode Clients' if 'Allow Slave-Mode Clients' is disabled
  • MENU/USABILITY: Hide 'Show desktop menu on startup' if 'Desktop menu' setting itself is disabled
  • MENU/USABILITY: Reimplement Quick Menu - > Shaders -> Watch shader files for changes - can now be turned on/off through touch
  • MENU/USABILITY: Refactor Quick Menu - Controls - each port now has its own submenu
  • MENU/USABILITY: Quick Menu - Cheats - Delete All no longer requires five right button presses - this should fix this functionality for mobile touch users too
  • MENU/USABILITY: Hide Refresh Rate options when Threaded Video is enabled - these settings do nothing with Threaded Video
  • MENU/USABILITY: Hide Logging Verbosity levels behind Logging Verbosity
  • MENU/USABILITY: Get rid of 'Port Number' label for Port Binds screen
  • MENU/USABILITY/MOBILE: Should no longer crash when clicking on a cheat entry
  • MENU/USABILITY: Shader parameters now have a dropdown list
  • MENU/USABILITY: Shader passes now has a dropdown list
  • MENU/USABILITY: Video - Hide Windowed Mode settings selectively
  • MENU/USABILITY: Video - Hide Fullscreen Mode settings if windowed mode is not supported by context driver
  • MENU/USABILITY: Selectively hide Network Command Port
  • MENU/USABILITY: Selectively hide Relay Server Location
  • MENU/USABILITY: User Interface -> Appearance - Selectively hide XMB Horizontal Animation setting
  • MENU/USABILITY: Playlists - more selective hiding
  • MENU/USABILITY: Selectively hide Rewind Settings
  • MENU/USABILITY: Selectively hide Overlay Settings
  • MENU/USABILITY: Selectively hide FPS Update Interval based on Display Framerate being enabled
  • MENU/USABILITY: Selectively hide Onscreen Notifications BG Color Settings
  • MENU/USABILITY: Settings -> Logging - Hide 'Log To File Timestamp' if 'Log To File' is disabled
  • MENU/USABILITY: Video -> Scaling - Hide Custom Viewport X/Y when Integer Scale is enabled as description indicates
  • MENU/USABILITY: Achievement submenu - selectively hide
  • MENU/USABILITY: Settings -> Video -> Aspect ratio - selectively hide/show values based on whether you have Custom or Config selected
  • MENU/USABILITY: Settings -> Video -> Selectively hide Hard Sync
  • MENU/USABILITY: Settings -> Video -> Implement selective hiding for VSync and Hard Sync
  • MENU/USABILITY: Selective hiding of Runahead settings based on global setting
  • MENU/USABILITY: Add Input -> Haptic Feedback submenu
  • MENU/USABILITY: Add Input -> Menu Controls submenu
  • MENU/USABILITY: Settings -> Video -> Max Swapchain Images - Add OK action
  • MENU/USABILITY: Input - Implement OK action for Bind Hold, Turbo Period and Duty Cycle
  • MENU/USABILITY: Input - Hotkey Binds refactor
  • MENU/USABILITY: Move 'Press Quit Twice' and 'Menu Toggle Gamepad Combo' to Input -> Hotkey Binds
  • MENU/USABILITY: Video - Add sublabel for Video Output submenu
  • MENU/USABILITY: If 'Favorites Tab' is disabled, don't show 'Add To Favorites' option in Quick Menu/Playlist menu
  • MENU/USABILITY: If On-Demand Thumbnail Downloader is enabled, hide 'Download Thumbnails' from playlist menu screen
  • MENU/USABILITY: Add Audio Driver setting to Audio -> Output
  • MENU/USABILITY: Add Audio -> Resampler settings
  • MENU/USABILITY: Add Audio -> Output and Audio -> Synchronization
  • OPENGL: Shaders are now working properly (only in OpenGL) when rotating both from Core API rotation and from menu video rotation. The fix is clearly visible with crt-royale for example
  • OPENGL: 1:1 PAR is now correct when rotating (both from Core API rotation and from menu video rotation, as you said, in the latter case you currently have to change Aspect Ratio after menu video rotation for it to work)
  • OPENGL: When using Custom Aspect Ratio and rotation (both from Core API rotation and from menu video rotation), Integer Scaling is now working properly (correct multiples of internal resolution). Even when Integer Scaling is not activated, the Custom AR width / height are now correctly labeled using (1x), (2x), ... suffixes. You also have to activate Integer Scaling after menu video rotation for it to work
  • OPENGL: For all other Aspect Ratio options, Integer Scaling and rotation (both from Core API rotation and from menu video rotation) are now working properly together (correct multiples of internal resolution). You also have to activate Integer Scaling after menu video rotation for it to work
  • OPENBSD/POWERPC: Should build now on OpenBSD PowerPC
  • PLAYLISTS: Pressing 'Start' or long touching a playlist will bring you to a Playlist submenu where you can set a default core, setup thumbnail view, delete the playlist, etc
  • OSX: Forcibly disable Threaded Video until NSWindow concurrency issues are fixed
  • PSP: Solving issue exiting RetroArch by HOME button
  • SCANNER: Manual scanner, not dependent on database files
  • SCANNER/MANUAL: Add option to scan inside archives
  • SCANNER/MANUAL: Enable automatic naming of arcade content via DAT files. This is compatible with DAT files in either Logiqx XML or MAME List XML format.
  • VIDEO: Do not reinit video driver on SET_SYSTEM_AV_INFO unless needed
  • VIDEO: Support DRC even when using a vsync swap interval higher than 1
  • VIDEO LAYOUT: Fixed XML parsing of attributes with spaces, should fix issues with several video layouts
  • VITA: GL1 driver support
  • VITA/VITA2D: Several improvements to Vita 2D driver - menu widgets implemented
  • VITA/VITA2D: Fix clipping and reduce number of calls
  • VULKAN/ANDROID: Workaround weird WSI return codes in landscape mode - Android WSI wants you to use preTransform, and if it is not used correctly, Android 10 will return VK_SUBOPTIMAL_KHR, and we would create a new swapchain every frame. This workaround just ignores this error, since it's not really an error. A more "proper" fix is to use prerotate and modify the MVP matrices, which might help certain devices with crummy display processors
  • VULKAN/ANDROID: Recreate swapchain on orientation change. ANativeWindow getWidth/Height does not detect any changes when using Vulkan, so use the old onContentRectChanged callback to get notified when size changed. Use those values instead when figuring out how large swapchain to create
  • WINDOWS/XINPUT: Get rid of 128 byte device name limit for XInput device discover - when device name was too long, it would not be picked up by the XInput driver and would instead fallback to DirectInput
  • WINDOWS: ANGLE OpenGL ES 2 support
  • UWP: Fix crashes on startup / prompt for folder permissions when trying to load custom.ini
  • UWP: Fix - Mouse input is offset on high DPI monitors
  • UWP: Fix - Keyboard input hangs sometimes
  • UWP: Fix - Multi-touch support
  • UWP: Fix - Enable menu touch input by default
  • UWP: Fix - Get user language
  • UWP: Fix - Get CPU model name
  • UWP: Fix - Use GLUI instead of XMB on Windows Mobile 10
  • UWP: ANGLE OpenGL ES 2 support

(1.8.1)

  • BUGFIX/MENU: Fix menu rendering with Mali GPUs after changing video dimensions
  • CDROM: Adds pregap support to cdfs helper methods
  • CHEEVOS: Provides the new PCEngine hashing algorithm for RetroAchievements
  • LOCALIZATION: Update French translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Polish translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Spanish translation
  • MENU/MATERIALUI: Initial thumbnail support
  • MENU/MATERIALUI: Cutie / Virtual Boy theme added
  • MENU/MATERIALUI: Bugfix - Under certain extreme circumstances, entries with very long sublabel strings could have their text prematurely 'clipped' as the entry is scrolled beyond the top of the screen
  • MENU/MATERIALUI: Bugfix - Certain setting value strings were unnecessarily truncated (with a ...) when using smooth ticker text
  • MENU/XMB: Sunbeam theme added
  • SWITCH: Accelerometer, gyroscope and illuminance sensor support
  • VITA: Accelerometer and gyroscope sensor support

(1.8.0)

  • AI SERVICE: Added in fix for BMP returns to AI service. Added in label passing to AI service call
  • BSV: Fix BSV recording/playback
  • BUGFIX: Fix crash when setting Thumbnail Directory
  • BUGFIX/STABILITY: Set "Automatically Add Content to Playlist" to false by default, this was unstable on PS3 and Mac and other platforms potentially as well.
  • COMMON: Graceful driver switching for Windows and Linux
  • COMMON: Cache frame before converting 0RGB1555
  • LAKKA: Wi-Fi Access Point settings
  • MENU: Menu scaling improvements
  • MENU/MATERIALUI: There are no longer any animation glitches when 'wraparound' scrolling from the last entry in a list to the first, or when performing horizontal swipe navigation gestures on certain settings-type entries
  • MENU/MATERIALUI: List entries underneath the title and navigation bars are no longer highlighted when touching the title/navigation bars (this was only a cosmetic issue, but it was annoying...)
  • MENU/MATERIALUI: The current menu list is no longer reloaded when pressing the currently active tab on the navigation bar
  • MENU/MATERIALUI: The ticker text spacer has been set to a 'bullet' character (same as Ozone)
  • MENU/MATERIALUI: The default colour theme has been set to 'Ozone Dark'
  • MENU/MATERIALUI: Three new colour themes have been added.
  • MENU/MATERIALUI: A new Menu Transition Animation option has been added under User Interface > Appearance. When this is enabled, menu transition events are animated
  • MENU/MATERIALUI: The navigation bar is now shown at all times - i.e. it is an actual navigation tool, rather than a 'top-level-menu' curiosity
  • MENU/MATERIALUI: Two new context-sensitive buttons have been added to the navigation bar - back button and resume button
  • MENU/MATERIALUI: A new Auto-Rotate Navigation Bar option has been added under User Interface > Appearance. When enabled (this is the default setting), the navigation bar is moved to the right hand side of the screen when using landscape screen orientations.
  • MENU/MATERIALUI: The playlists tab is now correctly hidden when User Interface > Views > Show Playlist Tabs is disabled
  • MENU/MATERIALUI: Material UI now correctly readjusts its layout when screen orientation changes on mobile devices
  • MENU/MATERIALUI: Material UI now resizes in real-time when the user manually sets the Menu Scale Factor (this never worked properly with the old DPI override)
  • MENU/MATERIALUI: Material UI no longer leaks memory on 'context reset' (fonts were previously never free()'d)
  • MENU/MATERIALUI: A new Android-style 'system bar' has been added. This shows current core name, clock and battery level
  • MENU/MATERIALUI: A new search icon is shown on the title bar when viewing playlists and file browser lists. Pressing this launches the search interface
  • MENU/MATERIALUI: The title bar now uses a larger font, and the sublabel font has also been enlarged a little, to more closely align with Material UI standards
  • MENU/MATERIALUI: A number (quite a large number) of layout/spacing issues have been fixed
  • MENU/MATERIALUI: The existing colour theme handling code is not fit for purpose, so the whole lot got ripped out and reimplemented. In doing so, also adjusted all the theme colours to better match Material UI standards - with a few liberties taken for aesthetic purposes.
  • OSD: Fix fast forward indicator when not using menu widgets
  • PSP1: Remove duplicated FPS indicator on the screen
  • SWITCH: Make audren threaded audio driver the new default
  • VIDEO LAYOUT: Add video layout mame overlay compatibility. Enabled for Windows/Linux/OSX/iOS/Android/libnx. Only works with GL driver for now, no glcore yet

(1.7.9) (v2)

  • 3DS: Fix 3DS screen flickering when OSD is enabled
  • IOS: Fix crash that could happen at startup
  • MENU/MATERIALUI: Change DPI scaling back to original - too many issues with current implementation, requires a redesign

(1.7.9)

  • AI SERVICE: Image mode is now much faster, it now saves the image in-memory in PNG format then passes it along to the translation service
  • BUGFIX: Touch input - When using an overlay to toggle the quick menu on touchscreen devices, we no longer get 'phantom' menu input - i.e. the old bug of hitting the toggle and instantly resuming content (or performing a save state) is fixed
  • BUGFIX: Networking - RetroArch crashed when pressing left while Relay Server Location entry was selected
  • BUGFIX: Networking - fix memory leak that could happen at exit after a network operation had run
  • CHEEVOS: Improve handling of line endings when calculating CD hashes for retroachievements
  • CHEEVOS: Add support for Sega CD/Saturn; reduce hash calls to server
  • FPGA: Add initial FPGA port for Z-Turn boards - not really release-ready yet, will need community support to continue. Currently employs naive framebuffer approach, not fullspeed
  • GL1: GLDirect (D3D9 to OGL1.1 wrapper) support
  • GONG: Stability fixes
  • LINUX/UDEV: Fix touchscreen/lightgun issues
  • MENU/MATERIALUI: MaterialUI no longer 'forgets' its place when navigating backwards in menus, and navigation in general is 'cleaner'.
  • MENU/MATERIALUI: Add initial gesture support
  • MENU/MATERIALUI: Improved touch support
  • MENU/MATERIALUI: Bugfix - Random' items are no longer automatically highlighted when performing standard up/down 'flick' scrolling through lists (items are only highlighted when you keep the pointer still for > 200 ms)
  • MENU/MATERIALUI: Bugfix - The display no longer 'jerks' for one frame when navigating backwards through lists
  • MENU/MATERIALUI: Bugfix - The Material UI scaling factor is now based upon the device-reported screen DPI value (previously it relied upon a hard-coded magic number, which was never correct)
  • MENU/RGUI: Functional mouse/touchscreen support
  • MENU/ONSCREEN KEYBOARD: On-screen keyboard entry via mouse/touchscreen has been tidied up - no more double inputs (or unwanted menu interaction in the background)
  • MENU/MOUSE: Mouse wheel up/down is now a proper 'up/down', same as using cursor keys or a dpad
  • MENU/MOUSE: Mouse wheel tilt left/right has been wired up to normal 'left/right' commands. Also further improved mouse wheel tilt
  • MENU/OZONE: Add option to toggle between static and scrolling content metadata
  • MENU/XMB: Add full gesture support
  • MENU/OSX: Fixed mouse buttons - mouse down events were not hooked up
  • MENU: When navigating backwards from a core options drop-down list (i.e. pressing select or cancel), the last menu position is remembered (instead of resetting back to the first core option item each time)
  • MENU: Add mouse/touchscreen gesture support
  • MENU: Add option to delete playlists (Settings > Playlists > Playlist Management)
  • MOBILE (ANDROID/IOS): Add option to automatically rotate overlays when changing orientation
  • OSD: Memory details should now be available on every platform (get_mem_total and get_mem_free need to be implemented in the frontend driver for it to work)
  • OSD: Memory details can now be shown individually without FPS and frame count
  • PS2: Fix memory leaks in font/video driver
  • SWITCH: Set default aspect ratio to core provided instead of 4:3
  • THREADED VIDEO: Fix FPS text in threaded video mode
  • VITA: Set default aspect ratio to core provided instead of 4:3
  • VITA: Add system language detection
  • VITA: More memory support
  • WIN32: Log window now has title 'Logging Console'
  • WII: Add Wiimote lightgun support

1.7.8 (v4)

  • COMMON: Enable customisation of runtime 'last played' display format.
  • CHEEVOS: Add hashing support for PSX (bin/cue, chd, or real CD) (for real this time, got added in the CHANGELOG for v2 then reverted before it hit release)
  • IOS: Update for iOS 13, fix the asset packaging issues
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Portuguese Brazilian Translation
  • MENU: Add 12-hour time/date versions of all formats
  • SWITCH: Add 'AI Service' option to Switch (untested)
  • SWITCH: Update to newest libnx

1.7.8 (v3)

  • GLCORE: Ensure correct scaling of menu texture (with RGUI)
  • IPS: Soft-Patch any IPS size
  • METAL: Fix overlay issue - setup correct viewport before rendering overlay
  • METAL/STB: Fix font driver issue with AMD GPUs on MacOS.
  • MENU/RGUI: Correctly rescale menu when resizing window if aspect ratio lock is enabled.
  • OSX: Remove OSX suffix in window title
  • PSP: Fix audio conversion code
  • REMAPS: Fix analog remapping regression -analog remapping would break controls

1.7.8 (v2)

  • 3DS: Fix 3DS startup crash
  • AI SERVICE: Fix 'Japanese' setting
  • D3D12: Fix runtime error at startup
  • CHEEVOS: Fix Achievements badges
  • CHEEVOS: Add hashing support for PSX (bin/cue, chd, or real CD)
  • GLCORE: Fix regression - shaders don't work
  • IOS: Use launch storyboard to properly support all screen sizes
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Japanese translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Korean translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Polish translation
  • MENU/XMB: Smooth vertical ticker scrolling
  • OSX: Fix potential OSX startup crash
  • PATCH: Fix IPS patches
  • PLAYLISTS: Fix playlist heap corruption bug. Would also cause potential crashes on OSX and 3DS at startup
  • SHADERS: Fix shader loading and saving in content-less cores
  • SHADERS: Implement video_shader_delay setting. Screen grabbing software like streaming software can interfere with the loading of shaders, resulting in graphical glitches or freezes. This PR adds a video_shader_delay setting (in ms) and (advanced) menu entries Video -> Auto-Shader Delay, allowing to work around the issue

1.7.8

  • 3DS: Fix C-Stick y-axis inversion
  • 3DS: Update all icon/banner images
  • AI: Add AI Service functionality (enabled for Windows/Mac/Linux/Android/iOS).
  • APPLE (MAC/IOS/TVOS): Fix autodetect for mFI controllers: properly call autodetect add on the connect notification, and add call to disconnect on GameController disconnect notification.
  • ANDROID: Implemented multi-touch touchscreen support
  • ANDROID: Now can be built with Gradle/Android Studio
  • AUDIO/WINDOWS: You can now select between audio devices for XAudio2/DirectSound/XAudio2 by pressing left/right on the Audio Device option.
  • AUDIO/WINDOWS: Setting the device by either index number or name string should work.
  • BLISS-BOX: Add 4 new pad types from firmware 3.0
  • BPS/UPS: Re-allocation target_data variable for target patch size (can now apply bigger patches without extra-bytes on memory)
  • CDROM: Added real CD-ROM functionality for Windows and Linux.
  • CDROM: Added disc dumping.
  • COMMON: Add separate frontend logging
  • COMMON: Ability to set FPS update interval (used in the window titlebar/FPS widget)
  • COMMON: Add 'Reset Frame Time Counter' functionality, enable it by default for resizing the window, loading/saving shader presets, fastforwarding, etc.
  • COMMON: Add optional 'on demand' thumbnail downloads
  • COMMON: Add new playlist-based thumbnail downloader. Hide the legacy thumbnail pack version by default
  • COMMON: Show license per core (if available) inside 'Load Core'
  • COMMON: Add option to load content from (and dump) CD-ROM discs
  • COMMON: Re-enable '--log-file' command line option
  • COMMON: Default playlist core association is now stored as metadata inside each playlist
  • COMMON: Fix playlist format detection
  • COMMON: Favorites playlist size can now be set independently of content history size. Values can be set from 0-999, or '-1' for unlimited (99999)
  • COMMON: Prevent adding new items to favorites when playlist is full (old entries are no longer overwritten)
  • COMMON: Prevent loading content with cores that require an incompatible graphics API version from the current one
  • COMMON: Saved shader presets are now portable across platforms and use relative paths
  • COMMON: Add '--set-shader' command line option which works like an override for automatic shader presets
  • COMMON: Add global shader presets
  • COMMON: Remove 'video_shader' setting, shaders are not saved automatically anymore
  • CORE OPTIONS: When saving core option overrides, only include settings for the current core
  • CORE OPTIONS: Add option to save core options per-core
  • CPU FILTERS: Add Scanline2x filter
  • DINPUT: Cleanup magic numbers mess surrounding hat code
  • GAMECUBE: Add default video/audio filter directories
  • GL/MALI400: Fix menu issues on Mali 400 series GPUs, should also fix 'RetroArch flickers black on ARM Mali GPUs (Android/ARM Linux)
  • GL/GLCORE: Use highest supported OpenGL Core version on Windows and X11
  • GL1: Ignore alpha in core video, fixes XRGB8888 rendering in some cores
  • GLCORE: Don't hardcode shader cross compilation target version but poll it. glcore would always only use the minimum target shader version, i.e. GLSL ES 3.00 for OpenGL ES 3.0+ or GLSL 1.50 for OpenGL 3.2+
  • D3D10/11/12/SLANG: Added "FrameDirection" slang semantic. Works fine with braid-rewind shader, not entirely perfect with D3D12 though
  • D3D10/11/12: Add option to select which GPU to render with
  • D3D10/11: Fix maintaining aspect ratio when resizing window
  • GLCORE/SLANG: Added "FrameDirection" slang semantic
  • HID: Add Retrode support. Should work on Wii/WiiU.
  • INPUT: Menu toggle hotkey can now be bound to another keyboard key and it will toggle properly
  • IOS: Correctly centers screen on iPhone X landscape
  • IOS: Implemented multi-touch touchscreen support
  • IOS: Add in more Apple Model numbers for RetroRating Added in all current Apple Model numbers and set a base rating of 19
  • IOS: Remove pause indicator; show the native UI menu using 4-finger swipe down gesture
  • IOS: Support L3/R3 in iOS 12.1, Options buttons in MFi/PS4/XBox One controllers in iOS 13
  • LIBRETRO: Add new core options interface, allows for localization, sublabels and more
  • LIBRETRO: Add new bitmask input codepath, for RETRO_DEVICE_ID_JOYPAD only for now
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Korean translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Japanese translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Portuguese Brazilian Translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Polish translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Turkish translation
  • MENU: Add smooth ticker text
  • MENU: Ability to hide every settings submenu (User Interface -> Views -> Settings)
  • MENU: Ability to hide nearly every quick menu entry (User Interface -> Views -> Quick Menu)
  • MENU: Fix longstanding menu display issues on Mali400 GPUs (on ARM hardware, SBCs and mobile phones/tablets)
  • MENU: Fix Record -> Streaming Quality, and Record -> Recording Threads settings
  • MENU: Fix history playlist navigation after running content
  • NENU: Menu entry performance optimisations
  • MENU: Add option to show 'remove playlist entry' only on history/favourites
  • MENU: Overhaul content 'Information' menu display
  • MENU: Add new 'Playlist Management' submenu. Allows default core associations to be set (via dropdown list), and all existing associations to be reset
  • MENU: Add 'Set Core Association' option to Quick Menu
  • MENU: Add option to remain in menu after saving/loading states
  • MENU: Pressing the Start button on 'Load Core' will unload the core.
  • MENU: After a core is running, Load Core will be hidden from view until you select 'Close Content' from the Quick Menu.
  • MENU/WIDGETS: All widgets are now properly cleaned up, fixing the frozen widgets bug when loading / closing content
  • MENU/WIDGETS: Fix crash with tasks
  • MENU/WIDGETS: Widgets are now drawn above the overlay with OpenGL and Vulkan
  • MENU/WIDGETS: Fine tune progress bar colors
  • MENU/WIDGETS: Have the progression widget always resize
  • MENU/THUMBNAILS: Ensure that displayed thumbnails are always refreshed correctly after selecting 'Download Thumbnails' from Quick Menu
  • MENU/THUMBNAILS: Make PNG image loading/processing non-blocking on non-threaded systems
  • MENU/OZONE: Add it for PS3
  • MENU/OZONE: Fix regression in 1.7.7 - OSX/macOS - was unable to start it
  • MENU/OZONE: Fix sublabel spacing
  • MENU/OZONE: Add toggle to enable/disable playlist name truncation in Ozone
  • MENU/OZONE: (Ozone) Fix display of (semi-)transparent thumbnails
  • MENU/XMB: Add menu animation settings
  • MENU/XMB: Add optional thumbnail scaling
  • MENU/XMB: Fix display of long sublabels. Text that would exceed the display area now scrolls line-by-line
  • MENU/XMB/OZONE: Add optional thumbnail upscaling
  • MENU/QT/WIMP: Add core option sublabels as tooltips, add buttons to reset one/all core options
  • MENU/QT/WIMP: Word-wrap core option tooltips
  • MENU/QT/WIMP: Path selector fixes
  • MENU/RGUI: Enable playlist display on platforms without database support
  • MENU/RGUI: Make particle effects framerate independent + add animation speed setting
  • MIDI: correct pitch bend in ALSA driver - MIDI standard pitch bend center position is 0x2000 but ALSA's is 0
  • MIDI: Fix SysEx handling. We need to clear the event status after each message. Otherwise, after a SysEx message the first byte of the next event will incorrectly inherit its delta_time. This causes a delay of several seconds in nearly every MT-32 games which uses a lot of long SysEx.
  • METAL/SLANG: Added "FrameDirection" slang semantic
  • NETBSD: Audioio is now the default audio driver
  • NETBSD: Fix a segfault when starting RetroArch with an empty configuration file and LANG unset in the environment
  • OSD: OSD is now drawn above the overlay with Vulkan
  • OSX: Fix regression with Cocoa GL - shader / preset loading was getting stuck in an infinite loop
  • OSX: Add improved menu resizing for window resizing
  • PLAYLISTS: Add history/favourites to 'Playlist Management' menu
  • RECORD: Fix Twitch streaming
  • REMOTE RETROPAD: Fix for Remote RetroPad input - fixes processing of Remote RetroPad input. None of the remote inputs are being executed both in menu and in game. This is due to the way current key binds are being detected which block processing of any remote input. It's been tested using Remote RetroPad core on Android including digital dpad and analog control input.
  • RUNAHEAD/MSVC2010: Build in runahead support for MSVC2010 and up
  • RUNAHEAD/VITA: Build in runahead support for Vita version
  • SAVESTATES: Allow auto save states also in cores that support no content as long as some content is loaded
  • SCALER: Fix SSE2 path for ARGB/BGRA -> BGR24 - should fix screenshots being taken for XRGB888 (viewport)
  • SCANNER: Skip all databases with incompatible file extensions, whether content is inside an archive or not
  • SCANNER: Fix hang on empty files inside archives
  • SHADERS: Add proper shader compatibility checks
  • SHADERS: Enable Cg shaders for D3D9
  • SHADERS: Remove 'video_shader' setting, replace it with global presets that make more sense
  • SHADERS: #reference directive for shaders. Presets can point to other existing presets if they are unchanged
  • SHADERS: Will attempt to cache the shader/preset into memory before loading to avoid costly getline/gets/getc operations
  • SHADERS: New --set-shader commandline option
  • SHADERS/MENU: Prevent undefined behaviour when failing to load shaders
  • SHADERS/MENU: Pressing the Start button on 'Load Shader Preset' will reset all shader passes and apply changes, effectively disabling the shaders
  • SHADERS/MENU: New menu options for removing shader presets (global/core/parent/etc).
  • SWITCH :Add Audren audio driver.
  • SWITCH: Fix splitting and joining of joycon controllers. Before this fix, splitting and joining of joycons only ever worked sporadically
  • SWITCH: Proper x/y scaling for pointer devices, fixes touch lightgun
  • THUMBNAILS: Add optional On-Demand Thumbnails.
  • UDEV: Fix wrong udev devices order
  • UDEV/X11: Mouse pointer should work now in X11 environment with no Display
  • VITA: Update Vita2D
  • VULKAN/SLANG: Added "FrameDirection" slang semantic
  • VULKAN: Add option to select which GPU to render with
  • VULKAN: Validate non-causal filter chain for texture inputs. We only validated for UBO inputs apparently.
  • WINDOWS: Menubar should no longer be disabled when threaded video is enabled
  • WINDOWS: Add improved menu resizing for window resizing
  • WINDOWS: Properly set initial directory for menubar 'Load Core' option
  • WII: Add default video/audio filter directories
  • WII: Fix RGUI display corruption
  • WII: Fix HID joypad drivers
  • WII: Add optional overscan correction
  • WII: Fix recursive path_mkdir() operations
  • WII: Add widescreen RGUI support
  • WIIU: Scale menu to viewport size; respect filtering settings for menu
  • WIIU/RGUI: RGUI does its own transparency effects in the texture, so we don't have to add another 50% on that
  • WIIU/RGUI: Use correct pixelformat ordering for menu texture
  • WIIU/SLANG: Added "FrameDirection" slang semantic
  • X11: Add improved menu resizing for window resizing
  • X11: Add non-evdev keycodes to fix keyboard input on non-Linux systems with X11

1.7.7

  • 3DS: Add unique IDs to prevent cores overwriting each other
  • 3DS: Fix screen tearing when running 50Hz content
  • ANDROID: We now target API level 26 (minimum is still API level 9)
  • ANDROID: Add option to vibrate on touch (works in menu or overlay)
  • ANDROID: Add device vibration option for cores that support rumble
  • ANDROID: Add gamepad vibration support for cores that support rumble
  • ANDROID: Allow stylus/pen to move mouse without pressing down
  • AUDIO: Avoid deadlocks in certain audio drivers when toggling menu sounds on
  • BLISS-BOX: Support PSX Jogcon (requires firmware 3.0)
  • CHEEVOS: Fix crash when reading memory that is out of range
  • CHEEVOS: New Cheevos implementation enabled by default
  • CHEEVOS: Pop-up badges when an achievement is triggered
  • CRT: Dynamic super resolution support
  • DISCORD: Fix potential crash when username is empty and discord is disabled
  • DISCORD: Ask to join support for Linux
  • INPUT/ANDROID: Add "Input Block Timeout" option
  • COMMON: For platforms without HAVE_THREADS, don't automatically resume content when saving/loading states
  • COMMON: Make playlist sorting optional and consistent
  • COMMON: Fix sorting of playlists with blank labels
  • COMMON: Fix content scanner creating false positive playlist entries that also have wrong label and crc32
  • COMMON: Add some MMX-optimized pixel conversion routines
  • COMMON: Fix typo preventing some SSE2-optimized pixel conversions from being used
  • COMMON: Add option to track how long content has been running over time
  • COMMON: Fix buffer overflows in system information
  • COMMON: Add option to change screen orientation via the windowing system (Android, Windows, X11)
  • COMMON: Show CPU model name in log
  • COMMON: Add "Help -> Send Debug Info" option (and F10 hotkey) to send diagnostic info to the RetroArch team for help with problems
  • COMMON: Show GPU device name/version in log
  • COMMON: Add menu option to write log info to a file
  • COMMON: Add subsystem support for playlists. Subsystem info is automatically saved to the history playlist for easy relaunching
  • GL: Add new "gl1" OpenGL 1.1 compliant video driver for legacy GPUs and software renderers
  • GL: Add a new "glcore" driver with slang support (requires GL 3.2+ or GLES3)
  • GL: Draw OSD on top of overlay
  • GONG: Add savestate support
  • GONG: Add video refresh rate core options
  • GONG: Two player support via core option
  • GUI: Fix text alignment when using stb_unicode
  • GUI: Fix text display issues when using Japanese (and other unicode-dependent language) text with stb_unicode
  • GUI: Set language on first startup to the user's preferred OS language (Windows, *nix and Android)
  • INPUT: Add (scaled radial) analog deadzone and sensitivity options
  • LIBRETRO: Add Turkish language support
  • LIBRETRO: Allow non-accelerated video to rotate the display
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Chinese (Simplified) translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Chinese (Traditional) translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Dutch translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update French translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update German translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Japanese translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Polish translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Russian translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Spanish translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Add new Turkish translation
  • MIDI: Fix startup crash in midi driver
  • MENU: Bugfix - you can no longer get stuck in Online Updater -> Update Core screen when toggling between ingame and menu
  • MENU: Selectively hide 'Take Screenshot' for video drivers that don't support taking screenshots
  • MENU: Framerate independent menu rendering. MaterialUI/Ozone/XMB/RGUI can now run at higher framerates
  • MENU: Thumbnails work in history list
  • MENU: Menu widgets
  • MENU: Add memory statistics support to more context drivers
  • MENU: Enable ozone driver for UWP builds
  • MENU: Add optional "looping" menu text ticker with configurable speed
  • MENU: Fix core video rendering when using ozone with GL cores that implement the scissor test
  • MENU: Add optional playlist sublabels (associated core + play time, where available)
  • MENU: Dropdown list settings now apply immediately
  • MENU: Add setting to require pressing the "Exit RetroArch" hotkey twice to confirm
  • MENU: Now able to run at higher refresh rates than 60Hz
  • MENU: Enable "Add to Favorites" without loading a core
  • MENU: Allow core name to be hidden on history/favorites playlists
  • MENU: Populate crc32 and db_name fields when adding history/favourites playlist entries
  • MENU: Fix TTF files not showing in OSD/menu font selection screen
  • MENU: Fix audio/video filters not showing in file browser
  • MENU/MaterialUI: Add subsystem support
  • MENU/MaterialUI: Add currently selected entry in dropdown menus
  • MENU/OZONE: Add mouse support on entries (no sidebar yet)
  • MENU/OZONE: Allow collapsing the sidebar
  • MENU/OZONE: Add thumbnail support
  • MENU/OZONE: Battery notifications
  • MENU/OZONE: Add wifi icon for network entries
  • MENU/QT/WIMP: Add git version and build date to Help->About window
  • MENU/QT/WIMP: Fix content loading via the file browser
  • MENU/QT/WIMP: Add new settings window to control all RetroArch settings
  • MENU/RGUI: Improve playlist titles
  • MENU/RGUI: Add option to hide associated cores in playlists
  • MENU/RGUI: Add internal upscaling option
  • MENU/RGUI: Add subsystem support
  • MENU/RGUI: Add menu sublabel support
  • MENU/RGUI: Re-enable "Load Core" option when content is loaded
  • MENU/RGUI: Add optional "Collections" entry to main menu
  • MENU/RGUI: Add "Lock Menu Aspect Ratio" option
  • MENU/RGUI: Add "full width" layout option
  • MENU/RGUI: Ensure menu color theme is applied immediately
  • MENU/RGUI: Fix "Lock Menu Aspect Ratio" option when using custom viewports
  • MENU/RGUI: Add widescreen support
  • MENU/RGUI: Allow text to be centred when selecting widescreen layouts
  • MENU/RGUI: Add inline playlist thumbnail support
  • MENU/RGUI: Add optional shadow effects
  • MENU/RGUI: Performance optimizations
  • MENU/RGUI: Add optional extended ASCII support
  • MENU/RGUI: Add optional delay when loading thumbnails
  • MENU/RGUI: Add on-screen keyboard
  • MENU/RGUI: Battery notifications
  • MENU/XMB: Prevent crashes when resizing to a tiny window
  • MENU/XMB: XMB honors the 'show menu sublabels' setting now - was previously RGUI only
  • NETPLAY: Fix stall-out causing total disconnection with >2 players
  • NETPLAY: Different (more intuitive?) default netplay share policy
  • NETPLAY: Add hotkey option to toggle hosting on/off
  • NETWORKING: Encode URLs to allow for spaces in directory names
  • OSX: Prevent crash on exit
  • OSX: Metal is now the default video driver for the RetroArch Metal build
  • OSX: Enable CoreAudio v3 driver for Metal
  • OSX/MACOS/IOS: Now uses the STB Unicode font driver
  • PS2: CDFS support
  • PS2: Implemented analog support for ps2 controllers
  • PS2: Fix audio freeze after restarting core
  • PS2: Fix issues with load state and the font driver
  • PS2: File I/O now works for USB and network host
  • PS2: Support cores with extra padding in their frame buffers
  • SCANNER: New option 'Scan without core match'. When this is enabled, supported extensions by all installed cores are not checked, and instead it will add all content it finds to a playlist. This way, you can install the core you need later on after scanning. Not enabled by default
  • SHADERS: Don't alphabetize shader presets
  • SWITCH: Add rumble support
  • SWITCH: Add USB keyboard support
  • VITA: Add bluetooth mouse and keyboard support
  • VULKAN: Fix color issues with RGBA8888 swapchains in readback (screenshots)
  • WII: Don't init overlay when RAM is beyond 72MB
  • WII: Skip CRC calculation on content load, can improve load times of larger games by several seconds
  • WINDOWS: Fall back to gl1 driver if accelerated GPU driver is unavailable
  • WINDOWS: Allow winraw and xinput to work without dinput (needed for WinRT)
  • WINDOWS: Add MSVC2017 ARM desktop support
  • UWP: Fix rewind by opting for slower codepath
  • UWP: Fix relative path name issues when loading shaders
  • UWP: Optimizations for VFS system

1.7.6

  • ANDROID: Fix Xperia Play input binding
  • CHEEVOS: Reset when hardcore mode is toggled
  • CHEEVOS: Update the hashing methods to identify NES, SNES and Lynx games (more accurate and accepting headerless ROMs)
  • COMMON: Add new JSON playlist format
  • COMMON: Fix playlist corruption when deleting items
  • COMMON: Fix archive progress display calculation
  • COMMON: Fix playlist entries appearing with previously used names
  • COMMON: Fix screenshot filename with no core or content
  • COMMON: Allow compiling without menu support
  • CORE UPDATER: Allow sideloading cores from the menu
  • CPU FILTERS: Add Normal2x filter
  • CRT/LINUX: New Linux switching method partially implemented
  • CRT/LINUX: Linux restore desktop resolution fixed
  • CRT/LINUX: Monitor index switching and auto enumerate for output detection in Linux (still working on the windows method)
  • CRT/RASPBERRY PI: Initial support
  • DATE: Add Date / Time style options
  • DEBUGGING: Add an integrated crash handler for debug builds (see https://docs.libretro.com/tech/debugging)
  • DISCORD: Register the application name properly
  • DISK CONTROL: Remember the last used folder / current active folder to make disk-swapping faster
  • INPUT: Add new menu toggle (hold start button for 2 seconds)
  • INPUT: Fix arrow keys being incorrectly bound as numpad keys
  • INPUT/SDL: Flush the joypad events. Decreases cpu usage over time with the SDL joypad driver
  • LOCALIZATION: Add Greek translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update German translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Italian translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Japanese translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Simplified Chinese translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Spanish translation
  • MENU: New "ozone" menu driver
  • MENU: Only show CRT SwitchRes if video display server is implemented (Windows/Linux for now)
  • MENU: User Interface -> Appearance -> 'Menu Font Green/Blue Color' settings now work properly
  • MENU: Add option to enable in-menu sound effects
  • MENU/D3D: Scissoring support (will be used for Ozone and menu widgets)
  • MENU/QT/WIMP: Allow building with MSVC2017
  • MENU/QT/WIMP: Add detailed file browser table
  • MENU/QT/WIMP: New grid view implementation that is faster and loads thumbnails on-demand
  • MENU/QT/WIMP: Thumbnail drag and drop support
  • MENU/RGUI: Overhaul custom theme interface + add wallpaper support
  • MENU/RGUI: Thumbnail support and thumbnail downscaling
  • MENU: Hide password values
  • MENU/SOUNDS: Implement in-menu sound effects (not enabled by default for now, still experimental)
  • MIDI: Add a Linux ALSA driver for MIDI
  • NETPLAY: Force fast-save-states when netplay is enabled
  • NETPLAY: Allow quick joining subsystem lobbies
  • OSX: Initial CoreAudio V3 audio driver (not yet used in release builds)
  • OSX: OpenGL 3.2 Core support for cores
  • PS2: Initial PlayStation2 port
  • PS4: Initial PlayStation4 port
  • RECORDING: Implement recording options in the menu complete with quality profiles, streaming, and proper file naming
  • SCANNER: Fix GDI disc scanning
  • SHADERS: Fix auto shader preset loading on D3D10, D3D11, D3D12
  • SUBSYSTEM: Allow more than 10 subsystems
  • SUBSYSTEM: Cores that use subsystem for complex scenarios can now load content without starting a regular content first
  • SUBSYSTEM: Remember the last used folder to make loading subsystem type content faster
  • SWITCH/LIBNX: Improve touch scaling calculation
  • SWITCH: Proper button labels
  • TVOS: Initial tvOS port
  • VULKAN: Fix RGUI crashing at startup
  • VULKAN/RGUI: Enable 'Menu Linear Filter' option
  • VULKAN: Fix secondary screens in overlays not working
  • WAYLAND: Implement idle-inhibit support (needed for screensaver suspend)
  • WAYLAND: Fix fullscreen toggle
  • WIIU: Initial netplay peer-to-peer support. Network information working
  • WINDOWS/WSA: Network Information info is blank until first network operation
  • WINDOWS: Fix an ancient bug that caused wrong mappings for keyboard arrows
  • WINDOWS: Remember window size and position if so desired
  • WINDOWS: SSL/TLS connections now work properly
  • WINDOWS: Fall back to GDI driver if no accelerated graphics driver is found
  • UWP: Initial UWP port
  • VFS: Update to version 3
  • XBONE: Initial Xbox One port
  • XMB/OZONE: Add more icons
  • XMB: Add Automatic Inverted theme
  • ???: Easter Egg

1.7.5

  • CAMERA: Fix Video4Linux2 driver that broke years ago
  • CONFIG: Add 'Reset To Defaults' setting in Configurations. Thi will reset your config file to defaults
  • CHEATS: Add support for Rumble when increase or decrease by the rumble value
  • CHEATS: Add cheat variables to allow for updating large portions of memory
  • CHEEVOS: Prevent loading states before achievements are fully loaded
  • CRT: New porches and interlaced bug fix
  • CRT: New functionality, ability to switch between 15KHz and 31KHz, etc
  • COMMON: Support for "OEM-102" key (usually '' on Euro keyboards)
  • DISCORD: Add 'Ask To Join' Feature
  • EMSCRIPTEN: Add stb_font support
  • INPUT: Add new menu toggle combos 'L3 + R' and 'L + R' (useful for Switch)
  • IOS: Use safe area to account for notch for iPhone X and adjust main view
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Portuguese / Brazilian translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Japanese translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Polish translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Spanish translation
  • MENU: Add dropdown lists for many settings
  • MENU: Fix crash that could happen when changing core's options on Android
  • MENU/QT/WIMP: Add option to rename playlists
  • MENU/QT/WIMP: Add option to filter extensions inside archives when adding to a playlist
  • MENU/QT/WIMP: Rename playlist entries with 2 single clicks
  • MENU/QT/WIMP: Fix shader parameter checkboxes not working
  • METAL: Add screenshot support
  • NETPLAY: Save lobby details received back from server after first announcement
  • OPENGL/GLX: Implement Adaptive VSync - GLX_EXT_swap_control_tear
  • OPENGL/WGL: Implement Adaptive VSync - WGL_EXT_swap_control_tear
  • RUNAHEAD: Fix performance degradation that could happen over time (after approx. 30 mins). Fixed input IDs outside of range 0-35 causing slow performance in runahead
  • SWITCH: Add stb_font support
  • SWITCH: Add Retro Achievements support
  • SWITCH: Add networking support
  • SWITCH: Add touchscreen support
  • SWITCH: Add OpenGL support
  • SWITCH: Merging of RetroNX Nintendo Switch port, based on libnx SDK
  • VULKAN: Fix race condition in threaded mailbox emulation
  • VULKAN: Maintenance fixes
  • WIIU: Fix menu lag when built with DevKitPro r32

1.7.4

  • ANDROID: Add sustained performance mode, can be turned on/off in Power Management settings menu
  • ANDROID: Powerstate/battery level support
  • CHEEVOS: Fix crash when scrolling Achievement List while Unofficial Achievements enabled (#6732)
  • CHEEVOS: Added hitcounts support for PauseIf/ResetIf (#6817)
  • COMMON: Automatically hide "Configuration Override options" in Quick Menu
  • COMMON: Small Bugfix to not trigger savestate code when pressing Reset
  • COMMON: Added libsixel video driver
  • EMSCRIPTEN: Fix Game Focus Toggle
  • HID/OSX: Fix to set hid device registration deterministic (#6497), to address issue #6640 re-adding dynamic device registration
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Italian translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Japanese translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Polish translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Portuguese / Brazilian translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Russian translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Spanish translation
  • MIDI: Add MIDI support to the libretro API. Dosbox is the first proof of concept core implementing libretro MIDI
  • MIDI: Add a Windows driver for MIDI, based on winmm
  • MENU/QT/WIMP: Qt QSlider styling for Dark Theme
  • MENU/QT/WIMP: Remove button ghostly inside highlighting
  • MENU/QT/WIMP: Initial grid view
  • MENU/QT/WIMP: Drag&drop to add new playlist items, add option to add/edit/delete playlists
  • MENU/QT/WIMP: Add menu option to update RetroArch (Windows only for now)
  • MENU/QT/WIMP: Add menu option to manage shaders
  • MENU/QT/WIMP: Add menu option to manage core options
  • MENU/XMB: Add new icons for the settings
  • MENU/XMB: Add an option to show the desktop ui
  • METAL: Initial work-in-progress video driver for Metal. macOS-only right now, and currently requires macOS 10.13
  • METAL: Supports XMB/MaterialUI, has a menu display driver. Has a font rendering driver
  • METAL/SLANG: Slang shaders should be compatible with Metal video driver
  • NETWORK: Enable SSL/TLS support by default for desktop platforms
  • QNX: Fix Game Focus Toggle
  • PS3: Add audio mixer support for FLAC and MP3
  • PSP: Use proper button labels, fix inverted R-Stick Y axis
  • REMAPS: Fix the way offsets are calculated for keyboard remapping
  • RUNAHEAD: Fix full-screen mode change breaking Secondary Core's environment variables
  • VITA: Use proper button labels, fix inverted R-Stick Y axis
  • VITA: Add imc0: mount
  • VITA: Use sceCtrlIsMultiControllerSupported to detect
  • VULKAN: Fix two validation errors
  • VULKAN: Try to avoid creating swapchains redundantly. Should fix black screen and having to alt tab out of window again to get display working on Nvidia GPUs (Windows)
  • VULKAN/OSX: Initial MoltenVK support. Not enabled yet, several MoltenVK bugs should be fixed first before we can have it fully working
  • WINDOWS/DINPUT: Add rumble support
  • WINDOWS/DINPUT: Fix Game Focus Toggle
  • WINDOWS/RAWINPUT: Fix Game Focus Toggle
  • X11: Fix Game Focus Toggle
  • WII: Change deflicker setting to work in 480p or higher, and always enables vfilter so that the user can easily change brightness
  • WIIU: Fix out-of-bounds rendering bug
  • WIIU: Implement UDP broadcast network logging on Wii U
  • WIIU: Audio should no longer clip

1.7.3

  • AUDIO: Audio mixer supports FLAC/MP3 file types now!
  • COMMON: Fixed bug 'crashing in cores that don't range check retro_set_controller_type'. Some people were having crashes when device is set to RETRO_DEVICE_NONE and the cores don't check the number of ports, in VBAM's case it was overflowing and crashing. QuickNES was crashing too
  • COMMON: Fixed buffer overflow in url encoding (affecting MSVC2010/2013)
  • COMMON: (QuickMenu) Added Configuration Override submenu
  • HID: Merge new HID subsystem
  • HID: Fix WaveBird support for the Wii U GCA
  • HID/OSX: Fix regression with IODHIDManager - gamepads which are connected later would not be autoconfigured
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Italian translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Japanese translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Portuguese translation
  • MENU: New WIMP Qt GUI!
  • MENU: Audio mixer now works in the menu without any cores loaded. You have to enable the setting 'Enable menu audio' for this to work
  • REMAPPING/OVERLAYS: Fix regression - overlays could no longer be remapped
  • SCANNER: Add Wii Backup File WBFS support
  • X11: CRT SwitchRes support for X11/Linux

1.7.2

  • ANDROID/OPENSL: Prevent crashes when setting audio latency too low (buffer count can never be lower than 2 now)
  • CRT: Added CRT SwitchRes
  • COMMON: Hide the 'Core delete' option if the 'Core updater' is also hidden
  • COMMON: Add way to reset core association for playlist entry
  • COMMON: Fix invalid long command line options causing infinite loop on Windows
  • COMMON: Add OSD statistics for video/audio/core
  • COMMON: Added runahead system; allows you to drive down latency even further
  • COMMON: Fix buggy behavior that could happen with ZIP file reading on some platforms as a result of not initializing struct
  • CHEEVOS: Support Atari 2600, Virtual Boy, and Arcade (only Neo Geo, CPS-1, CPS-2 and CPS-3 and only with fbalpha core)
  • CHEEVOS: Add option to automatically take a screenshot when an achievement is triggered
  • CHEEVOS: Fixed incompatibilities with Neo Geo Pocket achievement sets
  • CHEEVOS: Store only login token, not password
  • D3D10: Added D3D10 driver to release build. Has working shaders (Slang), overlay, and menu display driver support. Should be on par capabilities wise with D3D11 driver except for there being no hardware rendering right now
  • D3D11: Experimental hardware renderer. Allows for libretro cores to use D3D11 for hardware rendering. First core to use this is PPSSPP
  • D3D11: Increase backwards compatibility, shaders compile with Shader Model 4.0 now, added support for more feature levels
  • D3D10/D3D11/D3D12: Fix crashes with completely black or white thumbnail textures in XMB
  • GUI: Support disabling window decorations on Windows and Linux
  • LIBRETRO: Addition - Functions to enable and disable audio and video, and an environment function to query status of audio and video enables
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Italian translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Polish translation
  • MENU: Add Rewind/Latency/Overlay settings to Quick Menu, add options to show/hide them (User Interface -> Views -> Quick Menu)
  • MENU/RGUI: Only show Menu Linear Filter for RGUI and only show it for video drivers that implement it (D3D8/9/10/11/12/GL)
  • MENU/RGUI: Add User Interface -> Appearance options
  • MENU/RGUI: D3D8/D3D9: Hookup Menu Linear Filter
  • MENU/XMB: Disable XMB shadow icons by default for PowerPC and ARM for performance reasons
  • MENU/XMB: Left/right thumbnails are now automatically scaled according to layout
  • MENU/XMB: Add Left Thumbnails (additional to the right)
  • MENU/XMB: Fixed left/right tab regression
  • MENU/XMB: Fix scaling of tall images that were cut on bottom previously
  • MENU/XMB: Menu scale factor setting now changes texts length, image scaling and margins
  • MENU/XMB: Mouse cursor scales correctly now
  • MENU/XMB: Add toggle to show/hide Playlist tabs
  • MENU/XMB: Add menu layout - can switch between Desktop, Handheld and Auto
  • MENU/XMB: Don't load menu pipeline shaders unless XMB is selected (D3D10/D3D11/D3D12/GL/Vulkan)
  • MENU/VIDEO: Only show black frame insertion for the video drivers/context drivers that support it (so far this includes - D3D8/D3D9, OpenGL, Vulkan)
  • MENU/VIDEO: Only show max swapchain images if supported by video driver and/or context driver (so far this includes - DRM EGL context driver, VideoCore EGL context driver, Vulkan)
  • MENU/MaterialUI: Automatic DPI Scaling should be much improved now, now scales as expected at 1440p and 4K resolutions
  • MENU/MaterialUI: Fix wrong calculation of an entry height causing long playlists to end up outside of screen range. This also could cause crashes on low DPI screens
  • IOS: Fixed crash when opening downloaded roms from Safari or using the "Open in.." functionality. Added the compiler flag to support keyboard remapping to controls
  • IOS: Fixed buffer overlap that caused a crash while trying to download GLSL shaders from the buildbot
  • PS3: fix URLS
  • REMAPS: Mapping keyboard keys from more than one gamepad (works with dosbox)
  • REMAPS: Mapping more than one button to the same action
  • REMAPS: Unmapping buttons
  • REMAPS: Unmapping analogs
  • REMAPS: Mapping a button to trigger an analog response (tested with mupen, can run on SM64 with the d-pad now, triggers a full analog tilt)
  • REMAPS: Mapping an analog to another analog (having more than one analog mapped to the same output causes issues)
  • REMAPS: Mapping an analog to produce a button response
  • SCANNER: Should be able to scan dual-layer Wii disc images now, filestream code now supports files larger than 4GB
  • SHADERS/SLANG: Slang shaders should work again on Android version and MSVC versions (basically all the Griffin-based versions)
  • SHADERS: If GL context is GLES2/3/Core context, Cg shaders are unavailable. Applies to shader list too
  • SHADERS: Hide cg/glsl shaders from being able to be selected if D3D8/9/10/11/Vulkan video drivers are selected
  • SHADERS: Hide slang shaders from being able to be selected if D3D8/9/OpenGL video drivers are selected
  • SHADERS: Prevent crashes from occurring if we have the GL video driver in use and we try to skip to a slang shader through next/previous hotkeys
  • SHADERS: Fix shader parameter increase / decrease functions
  • SUBSYSTEM: handle savestates properly (cart1 + cart2.state0)
  • VULKAN/X11: Fix X11 Vulkan bug from Wayland driver
  • VULKAN: Fix multi-line text spacing in menus with Vulkan driver
  • WINDOWS XP: Add Cheevos support
  • WINDOWS/MSVC 2003/2005/2010/2013/2015/2017: Add Cheevos support
  • VITA: Bugfix for 'PS Vita takes many time to start to accept input' issue
  • X11: Allow compositor disabling on X11 fullscreen through _NET_WM_BYPASS_COMPOSITOR
  • X11: Prioritize NET_WM_STATE_FULLSCREEN in true fullscreen mode
  • WIIU: Fix OOB read/write in keyboard driver

1.7.1

  • 3DS: Now correctly reports amount of CPU cores
  • 3DS: Frontend rating is now correctly implemented for both New 3DS/2DS and Old 3DS/2DS
  • 3DS: Initial networking support, HTTP requests won't work yet
  • 3DS: Now reports memory and battery state
  • AUDIO: Added 'Audio Resampler Quality' setting to Audio Settings. Setting this higher will increase sound quality at the expense of sound latency and/or performance. Setting this value lower will improve sound latency/performance at the expense of sound quality. Only has an effect if the Sinc resampler is used, and you have to restart the game for changes to take effect
  • CHEEVOS: Fix unofficial achievements not being loaded
  • CHEEVOS: Show savestate menu entries when no achievements are found even if hardcore mode is enabled
  • CHEEVOS: Support Neo Geo Pocket
  • COMMON: Bugfix for issue related to 'Windows mouse pointer visible when running MESS or MAME cores'
  • COMMON: Fix bug 'Last item in a Playlist is ignored'
  • COMMON: New LED API. Driver implemented for Raspberry Pi, proof of concept implemented for core MAME 2003
  • COMMON: Add quick menu option to watch shader files for changes and recompile them automatically (Linux only for now)
  • D3D8: Direct3D 8 can now work on systems that have Direct3D 8 installed
  • D3D9: Add menu support for MaterialUI/XMB
  • D3D10: Initial video driver implementation
  • D3D11: Initial video driver implementation
  • D3D11: SPIRV-Cross/slang shader support for D3D11
  • D3D12: Initial video driver implementation
  • DINPUT: don't reinitialize input driver on network events / media insertion / network drive connection
  • INPUT: show friendly names when available under input binds and system information
  • INPUT: show the config name when available under system information
  • GUI: Allow changing menu font color
  • GUI: Menu visibility options for RGUI and MaterialUI
  • GUI/MaterialUI: Works now with D3D8, D3D9 Cg, D3D11 and D3D12 drivers
  • GUI/XMB: Add Monochrome Inverted icon theme
  • GUI/XMB: Allow changing menu scale to 200%
  • GUI/XMB: Works now with D3D8, D3D9 Cg, D3D11 and D3D12 drivers. Menu shader effects currently don't work on D3D8/D3D9 Cg
  • HAIKU: Restored port
  • KEYMAPPER: prevent a condition that caused input_menu_toggle to stop working when a RETRO_DEVICE_KEYBOARD type device is enabled
  • GL: ignore hard gpu sync when fast-forwarding
  • IOS10/11: Handle hardware keyboards and iCade controllers
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Italian translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Japanese translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Portuguese-Brazilian translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Spanish translation
  • NETPLAY: Add menu option to select different MITM (relay) server locations
  • OSX: Modify HID buttons detection algorithm
  • QB: Added --datarootdir, --sysconfdir, --bindir, --docdir and --mandir
  • QB: Deprecated --global-config-dir, --with-bin_dir and --with-man_dir
  • SHADERS: Allow saving of shader presets based on the parent directory (Saving one for /foo/bar/mario.sfc would result in shaders/presets/corename/bar.ext). We decided it's safer to still isolate the presets to a single core because different cores may treat video output differently
  • SHADERS: Don't save the path to the current preset to the main config. This was causing weird behavior, instead it will try to load currentconfig.ext and it will save a preset with that name when select apply shader preset. The resulting shader will restore properly after restarting and even after core/parent/game specific presets are loaded
  • SOLARIS: Initial port
  • SWITCH: Initial Nintendo Switch port, based on libtransistor SDK
  • PS3: Enable Cheevos
  • PSP: Enable threading support through pthreads
  • SHADERS: SPIRV-Cross/slang shader support for D3D11
  • SHIELD ATV: Allow the remote / gamepad takeover hack to work with the 2017 gamepad
  • SUBSYSTEM: Subsystem saves now respect the save directory
  • SUBSYSTEM: You can now load subsystem games from the menu (see https://github.com/libretro/RetroArch/pull/6282 for caveats)
  • VULKAN: Fix swapchain recreation bug on Nvidia GPUs with Windows 10 (resolved in Windows Nvidia driver version 390.77)
  • WINDOWS: Improved Unicode support (for cores/directory creation and 7zip archives)
  • WINDOWS: Show progress meter on taskbar for downloads (Windows 7 and up)
  • WINDOWS: WS_EX_LAYERED drastically decreases performance, so only set it when needed (transparency in windowed mode)
  • WIIU: Overlay support
  • WIIU: Transparency support in menu + overlays
  • WIIU: Increased stability during core switching
  • WIIU: Shader support
  • WIIU: Menu shader effects added (shaders)
  • WIIU: Add missing time/clock support. (also fixes RTC [Real Time Clock] in Gambatte)
  • XBOX OG: Restored port

1.7.0

  • CHEEVOS: Add badges for achievements, shows thumbnail images of achievements
  • CHEEVOS: Leaderboard support
  • CHEEVOS: Only disable savestates on hardcore mode if achievements are not available
  • COMMANDLINE: Fix fullscreen toggle switch
  • COMMON: Add 'Automatically Load Content To Playlist' feature, enabled by default
  • COMMON: Fix slowmotion ratio always being reset back to 1
  • COMMON: Optimized NBIO implementations now for Apple, Windows, and Linux. Uses mmap for Linux/Windows/BSD if/when available. File I/O should now be much faster for loading images inside the menu
  • COMMON: Native Blissbox support now for latest firmware as of writing (2.0). Implementation through libusb and/or native Windows HID
  • COMMON: New lightgun API
  • COMMON: New VFS (Virtual File System) API
  • COMMON: Fixed some playlist bugs
  • COMMON: New snow shader
  • COMMON: Fix Quick Menu title, no longer shows 'Select File'
  • COMMON: Fix loading cores that require no content one after another
  • COMMON: Map Delete key to Y button for non-unified menu keyboard controls
  • COMMON: Fix for relative paths being normalised and generating a duplicate history entry
  • EMSCRIPTEN: Fix references to browserfs
  • FREEBSD: Support libusb HID input driver
  • HAIKU: Buildfix
  • INPUT: Map clear button to DEL key
  • LINUX/X11: Add RetroArch logo to window title bar
  • LINUX/X11: Input driver now supports new lightgun code
  • LINUX/X11: Support window transparency (requires a compositing window manager)
  • LOBBIES: Fix for crash on join netplay rooms via touch / glui
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Italian translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Japanese translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Portuguese-Brazilian translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Polish translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Russian translation
  • MENU: Snowflake menu shader effect
  • OSX/PPC: Fix the GL2 renderchain, had to use EXT versions of framebuffer/renderbuffer functions
  • PS3: HTTP requests / downloads should now work
  • PS3: Core Updater now works
  • PS3: Improved font rendering, enable STB Unicode font renderer
  • PSP: Make it work with Vita's Adrenaline
  • PSP: Fix audio sync
  • PSP: Fix content loading, port should be functional again
  • PSP: Use 64MB when available
  • SCANNER: Fix crash from Windows-incompatible format string
  • VITA: Improve packaging, installation times
  • WIIU: Disabled the controller patcher for now since it was the source of many stability issues
  • VULKAN: Various stability fixes for WSI
  • WINDOWS: Add MSVC 2017 solution
  • WINDOWS: Get rid of the empty console window in MSVC 2010 builds
  • WINDOWS: Raw input driver now supports new lightgun code
  • WINDOWS: Use configured OSD/text message color on GDI driver
  • WINDOWS/XINPUT: Populate XInput VID/PID from DInput so autoconfig doesn't rely solely on joypad names
  • WINDOWS/XINPUT: Fix crash that occurs in some situations with Steam running and a Steam Controller plugged in
  • WINDOWS: Improve version reporting under System Information
  • WINDOWS: Support window transparency
  • WINDOWS: Correct usage of GetWindowPlacement per MS docs, fixes game window position on Win95/98
  • WINDOWS: Added Visual Studio 2017 support

1.6.9

  • COMMON: Small memory leak
  • NETPLAY: Fix network command only working once

1.6.8

  • Audio: Fix the Audio DSP picker
  • CHEEVOS: Add support for Atari Lynx cheevos
  • CHEEVOS: Add support for RetroAchievements Leaderboards
  • GUI: (MaterialUI) Fix crash that happened on context reset with Vulkan
  • GUI: (MaterialUI) Skip querying and drawing items that are not visible; Cache content height and bbox calculation
  • GUI: (MaterialUI) Fix entry box highlight calculation
  • GUI: (XMB) Skip drawing the fading list when it is already transparent. Optimization
  • GUI: (XMB) Comment out visible item calculation in xmb_draw_items()
  • GUI: (RGUI) Prevent crashes when using a non-English language reliant on UTF8
  • GUI: Add menu option for OSD background color
  • GUI: Add menu option for OSD text color
  • GUI: Add menu option to remove frame count from OSD
  • GUI: Allow wraparound of int/float settings when pressing the left key
  • INPUT/LIBRETRO: Add support for more mouse buttons (buttons 4/5)
  • INPUT/LIBRETRO: Add support for analog buttons
  • INPUT: Always show the controls menu even if descriptors are not set
  • INPUT: Fix input descriptors not being set on cores that don't implement the controllers interface
  • INPUT: Apply descriptors only for the amount of cores the core supports
  • INPUT: Implement keyboard to gamepad input remapping (limited to one gamepad device for now)
  • INPUT: Fix absolute mouse move handling on the winraw driver
  • INPUT: Ignore keyboard input if window is not active on udev driver
  • INPUT: Sanitize the filenames of autoconfig profiles before saving
  • LOBBIES: Fix crash on navigating left / right from the lobby menu
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Dutch translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Italian translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Japanese translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Portuguese-Brazilian translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Russian translation
  • LINUX/ARMHF: Set buildbot updater URL to armhf location instead of blank string
  • LINUX/PI: Broadcom VC4: Add Videocore config option
  • LINUX/UDEV: Fix - RetroArch reads keyboard input when not focused with the udev input driver
  • NETPLAY: Fix disconnection not fully deinitializing Netplay
  • NETPLAY: Fix lan rooms when there is more than one room
  • NETPLAY: Fix lan rooms on systems where all addresses are treated as IPv6
  • COMMON: Fix clear/free loop conditionals in playlists
  • WINDOWS/GDI: Fix flickering of text
  • WINDOWS/GDI: Fix graphics corruption on Windows 98
  • WINDOWS/GDI: Allow compiling without DirectInput8 for NT support
  • WINDOWS/WGL: Try to use wglSwapLayerBuffers instead of SwapBuffers if possible (for more optimal performance)
  • WINDOWS: Fix menubar text corruption on Japanese locale systems
  • WINDOWS: Support Unicode file I/O (can now display CJK characters in file browser for example)
  • WINDOWS: Support Windows 95, NT3.51, NT4
  • WINDOWS: add Makefile.griffin targets for msvc6,2003,2005,2010,2012,2013
  • WII: Use custom, embedded libogc SDK
  • WIIU: Initial touchscreen support for WiiU gamepad
  • WIIU: Add Cheevos support
  • SCANNER: Fix archive scanning
  • SCANNER: Support CHD files
  • SCANNER: Support Gamecube ISO scanning
  • SCANNER: Use primary data track of disc images for CRC lookups rather than cue files. This is slower but finds matches more reliably, and is necessary for CHD files to work at all. Update your databases!
  • SCANNER: Fall back on looking inside archives when matching MAME/FBA content (most recent cores only). If you had difficulty with content being detected before, you may have better luck now. Update your databases and core info!

1.6.7

  • SCANNER: Fix directory scanning
  • SCANNER: Fix file scanning
  • COMMON: Fix 'Disk Image Append' option
  • FREEBSD: Compatibility fixes for Video4Linux2 camera driver
  • GUI: (MaterialUI) Add disk image append icons
  • GUI: (MaterialUI) Improve word wrapping when menu icons are enabled
  • GUI: (MaterialUI) Add User Interface -> Appearance -> Menu Icons Enable. You can turn on/off the icons on the lefthand side of the menu entries
  • GUI: Performance optimizations for XMB menu driver - only calculates visible items
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Italian translation

1.6.6

  • 3DS: Fixes serious performance regression that affected every core; rewind was always implicitly enabled
  • AUDIO: MOD/S3M/XM sound should now be properly mixed in with the core's sound
  • GUI: Visual makeover of MaterialUI
  • GUI: Added 'Music', 'Images' and 'Video' collection options to RGUI/MaterialUI
  • GUI: Allow the user to add 'Favorites'
  • GUI: Allow the user to rename entries
  • GUI: Performance optimizations for XMB menu driver
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Italian translation
  • INPUT: Overlay controller response - when we press buttons on the gamepad or keyboard, the corresponding buttons on the overlay will be highlighted as well
  • NETBSD: Silence some compilation warnings
  • COMMON: Fixed bug 'Deleting an entry from a playlist would not update the list view inside XMB'
  • COMMON: Fix inet_ntop_compat on Unix
  • LOBBY: Add skeleton to add help descriptions to lobbies

1.6.5

Skipped this one

1.6.4

  • ANDROID: Fire Stick & Fire TV remote overrides gamepad port 0 on button press and viceversa like SHIELD devices
  • ANDROID: Provide default save / system / state / screenshot locations
  • AUDIO: Audio mixer supports MOD/S3M/XM file types now!
  • INPUT: input swap override flag (for remotes) is cleared correctly
  • INPUT: allow specifying libretro device in remap files
  • INPUT: allow specifying analog dpad mode in remap files
  • INPUT: allow saving libretro device to remap files
  • INPUT: allow saving analog dpad mode to remap files
  • INPUT: allow removing core and game remap files from the menu
  • COMMON: Cores can now request to set a 'shared context'. You no longer need to explicitly enable 'Shared Hardware Context' for Citra/OpenLara/Dolphin
  • COMMON: Add 'Delete Core' option to Core Information menu
  • COMMON: Allow Max Timing Skew to be set to 0
  • COMMON: Change the "content dir" behavior so it works on either a flag or an empty directory setting, now platform drivers can provide defaults for save / system / state / screenshot dirs and still allow the content dir functionality, these settings are under settings / saving and flagged as advanced
  • GUI: You can turn on/off 'Horizontal Animation' now for the XMB menu. Turning animations off can result in a performance boost
  • GUI: Fix sublabel word-wrapping in XMB where multi-byte languages were cut off too soon
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Dutch translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Traditional Chinese translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Italian translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Russian translation
  • WINDOWS: Provide default save / system / state / screenshot locations
  • LOBBIES: Show what country the host is in
  • MENU: Enable OSD text rendering for gdi and libcaca drivers
  • WINDOWS 98/ME/2K: Set default directory for MSVC 2005 RetroArch version
  • WII: Better V-Sync handling, backported from SuperrSonic
  • WIIU: Exception handler rewritten

1.6.3

  • IOS: Fix GL regression - 32bit color format cores were no longer rendering
  • CHEEVOS: Add support for N64 cheevos and other small fixes
  • CHEEVOS: Add 'Achievements -> Achievements Verbose Mode'. Ability to display cheevos related messages in OSD, useful for RetroAchievements users
  • AUDIO: Audio mixer's volume can now be independently increased/decreased, and muted
  • AUDIO: Mute now no longer disables/enables audio but instead properly mutes the audio volume. Mute is also independent from the audio mixer volume
  • INPUT: Add mouse index selection; ability now to select between different mice
  • INPUT: Fix 'All Users Control Menu' setting
  • LINUX: Add a tinyalsa audio driver. Doesn't require asoundlib, should be self-contained and lower-level
  • LOBBIES: Announce the RetroArch version too
  • LOCALIZATION: Add Traditional Chinese translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update French translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Italian translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Japanese translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Russian translation
  • MENU: Add 'User Interface -> Views'. Ability to display/hide online updater and core updater options
  • NETPLAY: Disconnecting one client shouldn't cause everyone to disconnect anymore
  • NETWORK: SSL/TLS support, disabled by default
  • SCANNER: Fix PS1 game scanning
  • SCANNER: Move content list builder into scanner task with progress, fixes menu freeze with large playlists
  • SDL2: Fix 'SDL2 driver does not see the hat on wired Xbox 360 controller"
  • SETTINGS: Fix regression 'Custom Viewport is no longer overridable per-core or per-game'
  • VITA: Add cheevos support
  • VITA: Add support for external USB if mounted
  • WAYLAND: Fix menu mouse input
  • WII: Add support for single-port 'PS1/PS2 to USB controller adapter

1.6.0

  • ANDROID: Allow remotes to retain OK/Cancel position when menu_swap_ok_cancel is enabled
  • ANDROID: Improve autoconf fallback
  • ANDROID: Improve shield portable/gamepad device grouping workaround
  • ANDROID: Runtime permission checking
  • AUDIO: Audio mixer support. Mix up to 8 streams with the game's audio
  • AUTOSAVE/SRAM - Fix bug #3829 / #4820 (https://github.com/libretro/RetroArch/issues/3829)
  • ENDIANNESS: Fixed database scanning. Should fix scanning on PS3/WiiU/Wii, etc
  • LOBBIES: Fallback to filename based matching if no CRC matches are found (for people making playlists by hand)
  • LOBBIES: GUI refinement, show stop hosting when a host has been started, show disconnect when playing as client
  • LOBBIES: if the game is already loaded it will try to connect directly instead of re-loading content (non-fullpath cores only)
  • LOBBIES: unify both netplay menus
  • LOCALIZATION/GUI: Korean font should display properly now with XMB/MaterialUI's default font
  • LOCALIZATION: Update German translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Japanese translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update Russian translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update/finish French translation
  • MENU: Improved rendering for XMB ribbon; using additive blending (Vulkan/GL)
  • MISC: Various frontend optimizations
  • NET: Fix bug #4703 (https://github.com/libretro/RetroArch/issues/4703)
  • OSX/MACOS: Fixes serious memory leak
  • THUMBNAILS: Thumbnails show up now in Load Content -> Collection, Information -> Database
  • VIDEO: Fix threaded video regression; tickering of menu entries would no longer work
  • VITA: Fix 30fps menu (poke into input now instead of reading the entire input buffer which apparently is slow)
  • VITA: Fix frame throttle
  • VITA: Fix slow I/O
  • VULKAN: Fix some crashes on loading some thumbnails
  • VULKAN: Unicode font rendering support. Should fix bad character encoding for French characters, etc
  • WII: Fix crashing issues which could occur with the dummy core
  • WIIU: HID Controller support
  • WIIU: Initial network/netplay support
  • WIIU: XMB/MaterialUI menu driver support
  • WINDOWS: Added RawInput input driver for low-latency, low-level input
  • WINDOWS: Added WASAPI audio driver for low-latency audio. Both shared and exclusive mode
  • WINDOWS: Core mouse input should be relative again in cores

1.5.0

  • ANDROID: Autoconf fallback
  • ANDROID: Mouse support / Emulated mouse support
  • AUTOCONF: Fix partial matches for pad name
  • CHEEVOS: Fix crashes in the cheevos description menu
  • CHEEVOS: WIP leaderboards support
  • COMMON: 9-slice texture drawing support
  • COMMON: Threading fixes
  • CORETEXT/APPLE: Ability to load menu display font drivers and loading of custom font
  • DOS: Add keyboard driver
  • DOS: Improve color accuracy and scaling
  • GUI: Add a symbol page in the OSK
  • GUI: Allow changing icon theme on the fly
  • GUI: Better dialogs for XMB
  • GUI: Various settings are now only visible when advanced settings is enabled
  • LOCALIZATION: Add/update Korean translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Rewrite German translation
  • LOCALIZATION: Update several English sublabels
  • LOCALIZATION: Update several Japanese labels
  • MOBILE: Long-tap a setting to reset to default
  • MOBILE: Single-tap for menu entry selection
  • NET: Allow manual netplay content loading
  • NET: Announcing network games to the public lobby is optional now
  • NET: Bake in miniupnpc
  • NET: Fix netplay join for contentless cores
  • NET: Fix netplay rooms being pushed on the wrong tab
  • NET: Lan games show next to lobbies with (lan) and connect via the private IP address
  • NET: Use new lobby system with MITM support
  • NUKLEAR: Update to current version
  • SCANNER: Always add 7z & zip to supported extensions
  • VULKAN: Add snow/bokeh shader pipeline effects - at parity with GL now
  • VULKAN: Find supported composite alpha in swapchain
  • WIIU: Keyboard support
  • WINDOWS: Fix loading of core/content via file menu
  • WINDOWS: Logging to file no longer spawns an empty window

1.4.1