Releases

All MedLaunch Public Releases

See the Changelog for changes that are pending (in dev branch) for the next release.

Direct Download: 0.5.18.1

(The latest version can always be downloaded HERE)

Important Release Notes (0.5.18.x Major Branch)

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

Notable Additions

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

New Install

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

Upgrade

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

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

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Direct Download: 0.5.8.0

(The latest version can always be downloaded HERE)

Important Release Notes (0.5.8.x Major Branch)

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

Notable Additions

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

New Install

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

Upgrade

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

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

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Direct Download: 0.5.7.2 (The latest version can always be downloaded HERE)

0.5.7.2 - Minor Release

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

0.5.7.1 - Minor Release

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

Important Release Notes (0.5.7.x Major Branch)

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

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

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

Notable Additions

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

New Install

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

Upgrade

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

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Direct Download: 0.5.7.1 (The latest version can always be downloaded HERE)

0.5.7.1 - Minor Release

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

Important Release Notes (0.5.7.x Major Branch)

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

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

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

Notable Additions

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

New Install

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

Upgrade

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

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Direct Download: 0.5.7.0 (The latest version can always be downloaded HERE)

Important Release Notes (0.5.7.x Major Branch)

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

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

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

Notable Additions

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

New Install

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

Upgrade

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

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Direct Download: 0.5.6.2 (The latest version can always be downloaded HERE)

Minor Release (0.5.6.2)

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

Minor Release (0.5.6.1)

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

Important Release Notes (0.5.6.x Major Branch)

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

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

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

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

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

Notable Additions

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

New Install

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

Upgrade

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

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Direct Download: 0.5.6.1 (The latest version can always be downloaded HERE)

Minor Release (0.5.6.1)

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

Important Release Notes (0.5.6.x Major Branch)

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

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

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

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

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

Notable Additions

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

New Install

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

Upgrade

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

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Direct Download: 0.5.6.0

(The latest version can always be downloaded HERE)

Important Release Notes

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

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

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

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

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

Notable Additions

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

New Install

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

Upgrade

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

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https://github.com/Asnivor/MedLaunch/releases/tag/0.5.5.2

0.5.5.2 Fixes:

  • Fixed MobyScraper bug that was forcing MedLaunch into an infinite scraping loop and causing the application to hang

0.5.5.1 Fixes:

  • WonderSwan games now launch
  • 'Launch game and view/edit launch string' window text area is now properly visable on smaller resolutions

Important Release Notes (Major 0.5.5.x Release Branch)

This release introduces support for the last two major Mednafen releases (0.9.44.x & 0.9.45.x) as well as a number of bugfixes and requested features implemented.

There has been also an almost complete re-write of the games library display code. This should improve performance, but also enables multi-column sorting (click one column to sort, then shift-click a second column for secondary sorting etc.). All column sorting and layout states are saved dynamically on a per-system filter basis.

There is still a fair amount of stuff to implement, so please check the github issues page to see where we are at currently.

There is also an official MedLaunch mednafen server running in the UK (this has been added to the server browser in MedLaunch as of this release). More details can be found here: http://node.asnitech.co.uk/

Notable Additions

  • (Feature) Games library overhaul - implemented multi-tier sorting and library state saving (per system filter)
  • (Feature) Migrated gamesdb and mobygames json lookup files into a more manageable SQLite database
  • (Feature) Added compatibility with mednafen 0.9.44.1 (snes_faust aspect ratio commands, vb LED onstate option, Wonderswan config changes and new virtual gamepad device)
  • (BugFix) Enabled lookup of Famicom Disk System games on thegamesdb.net (for scraping)
  • (BugFix) Games library view now updates correctly when disc-based games are manually added
  • (Feature) Added compatibility with mednafen 0.9.45.1 (ss lightgun selection and crosshair color for all virtual ports)
  • (Feature) Added official MedLaunch netplay server into server list
  • Numerous BugFixes - see the full changelog for more info

New Install

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

Upgrade

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

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https://github.com/Asnivor/MedLaunch/releases/tag/0.5.5.1

Minor bugfix release to rectify the following issues with 0.5.5.0:
  • WonderSwan games now launch
  • 'Launch game and view/edit launch string' window text area is now properly visable on smaller resolutions

Important Release Notes

This release introduces support for the last two major Mednafen releases (0.9.44.x & 0.9.45.x) as well as a number of bugfixes and requested features implemented.

There has been also an almost complete re-write of the games library display code. This should improve performance, but also enables multi-column sorting (click one column to sort, then shift-click a second column for secondary sorting etc.). All column sorting and layout states are saved dynamically on a per-system filter basis.

There is still a fair amount of stuff to implement, so please check the github issues page to see where we are at currently.

There is also an official MedLaunch mednafen server running in the UK (this has been added to the server browser in MedLaunch as of this release). More details can be found here: http://node.asnitech.co.uk/

Notable Additions

  • (Feature) Games library overhaul - implemented multi-tier sorting and library state saving (per system filter)
  • (Feature) Migrated gamesdb and mobygames json lookup files into a more manageable SQLite database
  • (Feature) Added compatibility with mednafen 0.9.44.1 (snes_faust aspect ratio commands, vb LED onstate option, Wonderswan config changes and new virtual gamepad device)
  • (BugFix) Enabled lookup of Famicom Disk System games on thegamesdb.net (for scraping)
  • (BugFix) Games library view now updates correctly when disc-based games are manually added
  • (Feature) Added compatibility with mednafen 0.9.45.1 (ss lightgun selection and crosshair color for all virtual ports)
  • (Feature) Added official MedLaunch netplay server into server list
  • Numerous BugFixes - see the full changelog for more info.

New Install

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

Upgrade

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

Next Post Previous Post

https://github.com/Asnivor/MedLaunch/releases/tag/0.5.5.0

Important Release Notes

This release introduces support for the last two major Mednafen releases (0.9.44.x & 0.9.45.x) as well as a number of bugfixes and requested features implemented.

There has been also an almost complete re-write of the games library display code. This should improve performance, but also enables multi-column sorting (click one column to sort, then shift-click a second column for secondary sorting etc.). All column sorting and layout states are saved dynamically on a per-system filter basis.

There is still a fair amount of stuff to implement, so please check the github issues page to see where we are at currently.

There is also an official MedLaunch mednafen server running in the UK (this has been added to the server browser in MedLaunch as of this release). More details can be found here: http://node.asnitech.co.uk/

Notable Additions

  • (Feature) Games library overhaul - implemented multi-tier sorting and library state saving (per system filter)
  • (Feature) Migrated gamesdb and mobygames json lookup files into a more manageable SQLite database
  • (Feature) Added compatibility with mednafen 0.9.44.1 (snes_faust aspect ratio commands, vb LED onstate option, Wonderswan config changes and new virtual gamepad device)
  • (BugFix) Enabled lookup of Famicom Disk System games on thegamesdb.net (for scraping)
  • (BugFix) Games library view now updates correctly when disc-based games are manually added
  • (Feature) Added compatibility with mednafen 0.9.45.1 (ss lightgun selection and crosshair color for all virtual ports)
  • (Feature) Added official MedLaunch netplay server into server list
  • Numerous BugFixes - see the full changelog for more info.

New Install

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

Upgrade

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

Next Post Previous Post

https://github.com/Asnivor/MedLaunch/releases/tag/0.5.0.0

Important Release Notes

This is a pretty large release with many core changes. Please report any bugs on the github issues page if you find them.

Scanning of Disc Games: This is now implemented and working. However, games must be separated into sub-folders (one game disc or discs per folder) otherwise they will be ignored.

Archives with Multiple Roms: This is now handled correctly in MedLaunch, providing the archive is either zip or 7zip - with no sub-folders within the archives and no archives within archives.

Controller Configuration: This was a pain in the backside. It attempts to emulate the way mednafen configures controllers - so xinput controllers (xbox360, xbone) will be detected correctly and everything else will use directinput. All seems to be working so far with my limited test controllers. Keyboard mapping should work correctly. Any bug-spotting would be much appreciated.

Notable Additions

  • (Feature) MedLaunch now supports mednafen versions 0.9.39.x through 0.9.43
  • (Feature) Game controls can now be configured from within MedLaunch under the 'Controls' tab. This attempts to mirror the way mednafen configures devices (xinput for compatible devices, directinput for keyboard and other gamepads/joysticks). This is currently experimental and any bugs should be reported
  • (Feature) Auto-scanning & import of disc games! (see release notes for caviats)
  • (Feature) On launch, psx game serial numbers are extracted from disc image(s) and an SBI file offered (if one is needed and available)
  • (Feature) MedLaunch can now import multiple ROMs per archive (zip/7z) file (see release notes for restrictions)
  • (Feature) PSX and Saturn games now have library details automatically populated on scan (by serial number lookup)
  • (Feature) Added country filter radiobuttons (ALL, USA, EUR, JPN) to the games library. These filters obviously only work if the 'Country' field has been populated (either by DAT lookup or scrape). There is also an option to hide these filters on the settings tab
  • Numerous BugFixes - see the full changelog for more info.

New Install

  • Extract this release to a folder, run the 'MedLaunch.exe' executable and choose your Mednafen directory (must be the Mednafen 0.9.39 - 0.9.43 - 64-bit version is required if you want to emulate Saturn games).
  • You are then prompted to choose whether to import all config settings from your Mednafen folder into the MedLaunch database (this is recommended).
  • If you currently use system-specific config files with Mednafen the settings from these will be imported with the above process. However MedLaunch will write to these files when you launch a game - so back them up somewhere if you are not happy with this.

Upgrade

Preferred Method:
  • Automatically download and upgrade using the 'Updates' tab within MedLaunch itself.
  • Ensure you have the a supported version of Mednafen installed (v0.9.39.x - v0.9.43.x)
  • Once MedLaunch has upgraded, go to the 'Configs' tab and click the 'IMPORT ALL CONFIGS FROM DISK' button
  • In settings change your mednafen directory if you installed the new version of mednafen somewhere else
Manual Method:
  • You can safely extract this new release over an existing MedLaunch folder (providing you do not have MedLaunch running at the time)
  • Once extracted run the MedLaunch.exe executable and your current database will be upgraded before the application starts proper.
  • Once MedLaunch has upgraded, go to the 'Configs' tab and click the 'IMPORT ALL CONFIGS FROM DISK' button
  • In settings change your mednafen directory if you installed the new version of mednafen somewhere else

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http://medlaunch.asnitech.co.uk/releases/0-4-4-0

Important Release Notes

This MedLaunch release is ONLY compatible with version 0.9.43.x of Mednafen. Do NOT upgrade if you are not planning to update Mednafen also

Notable Additions

Only compatible with version 0.9.43.x of Mednafen (although 0.9.41 and up will probably still launch games)

  • Added SS additional (0.9.43) wheel/joystick options to config tab
  • (Feature) Added option (under top-left menu 'Visual') to show/hide specific mednafen systems in the launcher
  • (Feature) Added right-click context menu options to the 'favorites' filter to 'Scrape previously unscraped games' and 'Re-scrape all games'. This is a similar process to the other system filter scraping options
  • (Feature) Enabled multi-select of games in the library along with additional context menu for multiple games (add/remove from favorites, auto-scrape and delete games)
  • (Feature) Added option (to Settings>Emulator Engine) to automatically save and set the mednafen windows position on a per-system basis (disabled by default)

New Install

  • Extract this release to a folder, run the 'MedLaunch.exe' executable and choose your Mednafen directory (must be the Mednafen 0.9.43.x branch - 64-bit version is required if you want to emulate Saturn games).
  • You are then prompted to choose whether to import all config settings from your Mednafen folder into the MedLaunch database (this is recommended).
  • If you currently use system-specific config files with Mednafen the settings from these will be imported with the above process. However MedLaunch will write to these files when you launch a game - so back them up somewhere if you are not happy with this.

Upgrade

Preferred Method:
  • Automatically download and upgrade using the 'Updates' tab within MedLaunch itself.
  • Ensure you have the correct version of Mednafen installed (v0.9.43.x)
  • Once MedLaunch has upgraded, go to the 'Configs' tab and click the 'IMPORT ALL CONFIGS FROM DISK' button
  • In settings change your mednafen directory if you installed the new version of mednafen somewhere else
Manual Method:
  • You can safely extract this new release over an existing MedLaunch folder (providing you do not have MedLaunch running at the time)
  • Once extracted run the MedLaunch.exe executable and your current database will be upgraded before the application starts proper.
  • Once MedLaunch has upgraded, go to the 'Configs' tab and click the 'IMPORT ALL CONFIGS FROM DISK' button
  • In settings change your mednafen directory if you installed the new version of mednafen somewhere else

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https://github.com/Asnivor/MedLaunch/releases/tag/0.4.3.1

Important Release Notes

This MedLaunch release is ONLY compatible with version 0.9.42.x of Mednafen. Do NOT upgrade if you are not planning to update Mednafen also

This is primarily a bugfix release.

If you are seeing MedLaunch crash whilst opening please either:

  • Extract this version of MedLaunch to a new folder and run it

or

  • Extract this version over your current MedLaunch folder, then delete MedLaunch.db from MedlaunchDIR\Data\Settings before running the application

Otherwise follow the usual instructions below.

Notable Additions

  • (Bugfix) Fixed exception(crash) caused by mednafen application not being properly initialised before importing configs into MedLaunch
  • (Bugfix) Added null-check on netplay servers datagrid (mitigates application exception if the database didnt initialise correctly with the pre-defined servers)
  • (Bugfix) Fixed localisation lookup issue when attempting to determine the mednafen version from the mednafen output log (stdout.txt)
  • (Addition) Added another public netplay server to the list

New Install

  • Extract this release to a folder, run the 'MedLaunch.exe' executable and choose your Mednafen directory (must be the Mednafen 0.9.42.x branch - 64-bit version is required if you want to emulate Saturn games).
  • You are then prompted to choose whether to import all config settings from your Mednafen folder into the MedLaunch database (this is recommended).
  • If you currently use system-specific config files with Mednafen the settings from these will be imported with the above process. However MedLaunch will write to these files when you launch a game - so back them up somewhere if you are not happy with this.

Upgrade

Preferred Method:
  • Automatically download and upgrade using the 'Updates' tab within MedLaunch itself.
  • Ensure you have the correct version of Mednafen installed (v0.9.42.x)
  • Once MedLaunch has upgraded, go to the 'Configs' tab and click the 'IMPORT ALL CONFIGS FROM DISK' button
  • In settings change your mednafen directory if you installed the new version of mednafen somewhere else
Manual Method:
  • You can safely extract this new release over an existing MedLaunch folder (providing you do not have MedLaunch running at the time)
  • Once extracted run the MedLaunch.exe executable and your current database will be upgraded before the application starts proper.
  • Once MedLaunch has upgraded, go to the 'Configs' tab and click the 'IMPORT ALL CONFIGS FROM DISK' button
  • In settings change your mednafen directory if you installed the new version of mednafen somewhere else

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https://github.com/Asnivor/MedLaunch/releases/tag/0.4.3.0

Important Release Notes

This MedLaunch release is ONLY compatible with version 0.9.42.x of Mednafen. Do NOT upgrade if you are not planning to update Mednafen also

I thought it was about time I removed the 'beta' tag. There is still functionality to come, but unless I'm told otherwise many of the larger bugs have already been squashed.

Notable Additions

  • Implemented option to choose games library column visibility on a per-system basis (in top-left menu and settings page)
  • Added new MedLaunch icon and 'Loading' splash-screen
  • Fixed default system videoip and x/y scale values
  • Changes made on 'Settings' tab are now automatically saved in realtime (and the 'Save Settings' button has been removed)
  • Added a games library right-click option to view/edit the Mednafen launch string before the game runs
  • Added (in top-left menu system) an option to Audit the Scraped Data Folder (so that you can determine which folder is for which game regardless of whether that data is currently liked to a game in the games library)
  • Modified the 'Netplay Server Settings' module to be a datagrid, enabling as many custom servers as needed

New Install

  • Extract this release to a folder, run the 'MedLaunch.exe' executable and choose your Mednafen directory (must be the Mednafen 0.9.42.x branch - 64-bit version is required if you want to emulate Saturn games).
  • You are then prompted to choose whether to import all config settings from your Mednafen folder into the MedLaunch database (this is recommended).
  • If you currently use system-specific config files with Mednafen the settings from these will be imported with the above process. However MedLaunch will write to these files when you launch a game - so back them up somewhere if you are not happy with this.

Upgrade

Preferred Method:
  • Automatically download and upgrade using the 'Updates' tab within MedLaunch itself.
  • Ensure you have the correct version of Mednafen installed (v0.9.42.x)
  • Once MedLaunch has upgraded, go to the 'Configs' tab and click the 'IMPORT ALL CONFIGS FROM DISK' button
  • In settings change your mednafen directory if you installed the new version of mednafen somewhere else
Manual Method:
  • You can safely extract this new release over an existing MedLaunch folder (providing you do not have MedLaunch running at the time)
  • Once extracted run the MedLaunch.exe executable and your current database will be upgraded before the application starts proper.
  • Once MedLaunch has upgraded, go to the 'Configs' tab and click the 'IMPORT ALL CONFIGS FROM DISK' button
  • In settings change your mednafen directory if you installed the new version of mednafen somewhere else

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Beta release

https://github.com/Asnivor/MedLaunch/releases/tag/0.4.1.0

Important Release Notes

This MedLaunch release is ONLY compatible with version 0.9.42.x of Mednafen (although you may get away with running 0.9.41.x as not much has changed between versions). Do NOT upgrade if you are not planning to update Mednafen also

Notable Additions

  • Added new config controls for mednafen 0.9.42 (snes_faust multitap and additional virtual controller selection)
  • Fixed a few small UI bugs
  • Modified the update checker to use github's API rather than individually generated json files

New Install

  • Extract this release to a folder, run the 'MedLaunch.exe' executable and choose your Mednafen directory (must be the Mednafen 0.9.42.x branch - 64-bit version is required if you want to emulate Saturn games).
  • You are then prompted to choose whether to import all config settings from your Mednafen folder into the MedLaunch database (this is recommended).
  • If you currently use system-specific config files with Mednafen the settings from these will be imported with the above process. However MedLaunch will write to these files when you launch a game - so back them up somewhere if you are not happy with this.

Upgrade

Preferred Method:
  • Automatically download and upgrade using the 'Updates' tab within MedLaunch itself.
  • Ensure you have the correct version of Mednafen installed (v0.9.42.x)
  • Once MedLaunch has upgraded, go to the 'Configs' tab and click the 'IMPORT ALL CONFIGS FROM DISK' button
  • In settings change your mednafen directory if you installed the new version of mednafen somewhere else
Manual Method:
  • You can safely extract this new release over an existing MedLaunch folder (providing you do not have MedLaunch running at the time)
  • Once extracted run the MedLaunch.exe executable and your current database will be upgraded before the application starts proper.
  • Once MedLaunch has upgraded, go to the 'Configs' tab and click the 'IMPORT ALL CONFIGS FROM DISK' button
  • In settings change your mednafen directory if you installed the new version of mednafen somewhere else

Next Post Previous Post

Beta release

https://github.com/Asnivor/MedLaunch/releases/tag/0.4.2.0

Important Release Notes

This MedLaunch release is ONLY compatible with version 0.9.42.x of Mednafen. Do NOT upgrade if you are not planning to update Mednafen also

Notable Additions

  • Implemented 7zip archive support for non-disc systems (roms are extracted to local cache folder before game launch) - one rom per archive file
  • Added new setting to clear rom cache folder on application exit (enabled by default)
  • Added an option to open the MedLaunch unhandled exception log (if one if present)
  • Swapped text boxes that require decimal input for NumericUpDown controls (so that decimal and negative numbers can be entered by hand)
  • Merged the 'top-right' title-bar buttons into a new (more standard) 'top-left' dropdown menu system
  • Added top-menu option to locate and launch a game through the filesystem (bypassing MedLaunch config database options meaning the game launches using the Mednafen config files on-disk)
  • Other misc bugfixes (see full Changelog for more details)

New Install

  • Extract this release to a folder, run the 'MedLaunch.exe' executable and choose your Mednafen directory (must be the Mednafen 0.9.42.x branch - 64-bit version is required if you want to emulate Saturn games).
  • You are then prompted to choose whether to import all config settings from your Mednafen folder into the MedLaunch database (this is recommended).
  • If you currently use system-specific config files with Mednafen the settings from these will be imported with the above process. However MedLaunch will write to these files when you launch a game - so back them up somewhere if you are not happy with this.

Upgrade

Preferred Method:
  • Automatically download and upgrade using the 'Updates' tab within MedLaunch itself.
  • Ensure you have the correct version of Mednafen installed (v0.9.42.x)
  • Once MedLaunch has upgraded, go to the 'Configs' tab and click the 'IMPORT ALL CONFIGS FROM DISK' button
  • In settings change your mednafen directory if you installed the new version of mednafen somewhere else
Manual Method:
  • You can safely extract this new release over an existing MedLaunch folder (providing you do not have MedLaunch running at the time)
  • Once extracted run the MedLaunch.exe executable and your current database will be upgraded before the application starts proper.
  • Once MedLaunch has upgraded, go to the 'Configs' tab and click the 'IMPORT ALL CONFIGS FROM DISK' button
  • In settings change your mednafen directory if you installed the new version of mednafen somewhere else

Next Post Previous Post

Beta release

https://github.com/Asnivor/MedLaunch/releases/tag/0.4.0.0

Notable Additions

  • Implemented config control changes for the latest Mednafen release
  • Added a Mednafen version check on game launch (to avoid errors with wrong versions)
  • Fixed some minor errors in the Mednafen config control names
  • Added tooltips on config controls based on Mednafen documentation (can be turned off/on in settings)

Important Release Notes

This MedLaunch release is ONLY compatible with version 0.9.41.x of Mednafen. Do NOT upgrade if you are not planning to update Mednafen also

New Install

  • Extract this release to a folder, run the 'MedLaunch.exe' executable and choose your Mednafen directory (must be the Mednafen 0.9.41.x branch - 64-bit version is required if you want to emulate Saturn games).
  • You are then prompted to choose whether to import all config settings from your Mednafen folder into the MedLaunch database (this is recommended).
  • If you currently use system-specific config files with Mednafen the settings from these will be imported with the above process. However MedLaunch will write to these files when you launch a game - so back them up somewhere if you are not happy with this.

Upgrade

Preferred Method:
  • Automatically download and upgrade using the 'Updates' tab within MedLaunch itself.
  • Ensure you have the correct version of Mednafen installed (v0.9.41.x)
  • Once MedLaunch has upgraded, go to the 'Configs' tab and click the 'IMPORT ALL CONFIGS FROM DISK' button
  • In settings change your mednafen directory if you installed the new version of mednafen somewhere else
Manual Method:
  • You can safely extract this new release over an existing MedLaunch folder (providing you do not have MedLaunch running at the time)
  • Once extracted run the MedLaunch.exe executable and your current database will be upgraded before the application starts proper.
  • Once MedLaunch has upgraded, go to the 'Configs' tab and click the 'IMPORT ALL CONFIGS FROM DISK' button
  • In settings change your mednafen directory if you installed the new version of mednafen somewhere else

Next Post Previous Post

Beta release

https://github.com/Asnivor/MedLaunch/releases/tag/0.3.1.0

Notable Additions

  • Fixed 'Joystick Axis Threshold' config value not saving to database

Important Release Notes

This is a very small bugfix release.

New Install

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

Upgrade

Preferred Method:
  • Automatically download and upgrade using the 'Updates' tab within MedLaunch itself.
  • Once MedLaunch has upgraded, go to the 'Configs' tab and click the 'IMPORT ALL CONFIGS FROM DISK' button
Manual Method:
  • You can safely extract this new release over an existing MedLaunch folder (providing you do not have MedLaunch running at the time)
  • Once extracted run the MedLaunch.exe executable and your current database will be upgraded before the application starts proper.
  • Once MedLaunch has upgraded, go to the 'Configs' tab and click the 'IMPORT ALL CONFIGS FROM DISK' button

Next Post Previous Post

Beta release

https://github.com/Asnivor/MedLaunch/releases/tag/0.3.0.1

Notable Additions

  • Implemented color picker/canvas control for all Mednafen hex-color related options (lightgun crosshair colors etc..)
  • Bugfix to stop application exception when trying to 'Browse Game Data Folder' when the game does not have a GDBID set in the database

Important Release Notes

This is a quick bugfix release that also bundles a Mednafen config colorpicker control.

New Install

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

Upgrade

Preferred Method:
  • Automatically download and upgrade using the 'Updates' tab within MedLaunch itself.
  • Once MedLaunch has upgraded, go to the 'Configs' tab and click the 'IMPORT ALL CONFIGS FROM DISK' button
Manual Method:
  • You can safely extract this new release over an existing MedLaunch folder (providing you do not have MedLaunch running at the time)
  • Once extracted run the MedLaunch.exe executable and your current database will be upgraded before the application starts proper.
  • Once MedLaunch has upgraded, go to the 'Configs' tab and click the 'IMPORT ALL CONFIGS FROM DISK' button

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Beta release

https://github.com/Asnivor/MedLaunch/releases/tag/0.3.0.0

Notable Additions

  • Many bug fixes (see changelog for full details)
  • Various UI style enhancements (more consistent controls and mouse cursor change over controls)
  • Implemented games library datagrid sorting memory (per session only)
  • Vastly improved 'Save Settings' execution speed
  • Added ability to set custom fullscreen resolutions
  • Details of unhandled exceptions (application crashes) are now written to 'Exceptions.log' in the root of the MedLaunch directory
  • A merged 'DAT' file (json) has been created and will be shipped with each release. Using TOSEC, NOINTRO, TRURIP & REDUMP roms will be detected on import (and re-scan) based on MD5 checksum and game name, country, year and publisher will be populated in the games library grid (where information is available). Year and publisher will be overwritten when game data is scraped from online
  • Added context menu option to re-scrape all game information for a system (rather than just trying to scrape for games that have no previously been scraped). This will download all content again

Important Release Notes

In this major release there have been many low-level changes to the way MedLaunch functions 'under the hood'. If you have any issues upgrading from an older version of MedLaunch it is recommended that you attempt a fresh install. I haven't however seen any upgrade issues during testing.

In order to populate the new grid fields in the games library you will have to rescan your existing ROMs. This will automatically attempt to match them using MD5 hash with the merged DAT that now ships with MedLaunch.

New Install

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

Upgrade

Preferred Method:
  • Automatically download and upgrade using the 'Updates' tab within MedLaunch itself.
  • Once MedLaunch has upgraded, go to the 'Configs' tab and click the 'IMPORT ALL CONFIGS FROM DISK' button
Manual Method:
  • You can safely extract this new release over an existing MedLaunch folder (providing you do not have MedLaunch running at the time)
  • Once extracted run the MedLaunch.exe executable and your current database will be upgraded before the application starts proper.
  • Once MedLaunch has upgraded, go to the 'Configs' tab and click the 'IMPORT ALL CONFIGS FROM DISK' button

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Beta release

https://github.com/Asnivor/MedLaunch/releases/tag/0.2.20.0

Notable Additions

  • Fixed media content from downloading when option is de-selected in settings
  • Fixed launch strings not being passed to mednafen for PCE CD games
  • Fixed (unneeded) pcecd.cfg config being created in mednafen folder
  • Fixed game scraping local match for PCD-CD games (games were not being found)
  • Added option to set the size of the image tooltip popups (based on a percentage of the current MedLaunch window size)

Important Release Notes

This latest release completely overhauls much of the Games Library code, along with the underlying database structure. These changes should provide much better performance for large libraries (so far tested with approx 20,000 games in the library).

Because of the database changes, you will find that updating your current version of MedLaunch results in all the games in your library showing as not scraped. You will have to scrape them again - although if any media files have been previously downloaded these will be found once scraping has been completed.

New Install

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

Upgrade

Preferred Method:
  • Automatically download and upgrade using the 'Updates' tab within MedLaunch itself.
  • Once MedLaunch has upgraded, go to the 'Configs' tab and click the 'IMPORT ALL CONFIGS FROM DISK' button
Manual Method:
  • You can safely extract this new release over an existing MedLaunch folder (providing you do not have MedLaunch running at the time)
  • Once extracted run the MedLaunch.exe executable and your current database will be upgraded before the application starts proper.
  • Once MedLaunch has upgraded, go to the 'Configs' tab and click the 'IMPORT ALL CONFIGS FROM DISK' button

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Alpha release

https://github.com/Asnivor/MedLaunch/releases/tag/0.2.15.0

Notable Additions

  • Fixed media content from downloading when option is de-selected in settings
  • Fixed launch strings not being passed to mednafen for PCE CD games
  • Fixed (unneeded) pcecd.cfg config being created in mednafen folder
  • Fixed game scraping local match for PCD-CD games (games were not being found)
  • Added option to set the size of the image tooltip popups (based on a percentage of the current MedLaunch window size)

New Install

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

Upgrade

Preferred Method:
  • Automatically download and upgrade using the 'Updates' tab within MedLaunch itself.
  • Once MedLaunch has upgraded, go to the 'Configs' tab and click the 'IMPORT ALL CONFIGS FROM DISK' button
Manual Method:
  • You can safely extract this new release over an existing MedLaunch folder (providing you do not have MedLaunch running at the time)
  • Once extracted run the MedLaunch.exe executable and your current database will be upgraded before the application starts proper.
  • Once MedLaunch has upgraded, go to the 'Configs' tab and click the 'IMPORT ALL CONFIGS FROM DISK' button

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Alpha release

https://github.com/Asnivor/MedLaunch/releases/tag/0.2.14.5

Notable Additions

  • Fixed control iteration bug where pce_fast (and possibly snes_faust) command line arguments were not being generated correctly
  • Mednafen config backups are now stored in the MedLaunch folder (.\Data\MednafenCFGBackups)
  • Fixed some config controls not setting correctly
  • Added messagebox on initial database creation - asking whether user wants to enable auto-check for updates on start

Important Release Notes

This branch (0.2.14.x) implements some BIG changes in the way that MedLaunch handles configurations on disk. The 'Base Configuration' filter has been completed removed so that you just have a separate button for each system.

An option has been added to settings (on by default) that saves a system-specific cfg file to the root of the Mednafen directory whenever you launch a game. You can disable this in the settings but there is less chance of a screw-up if you don't. If you are precious about these cfg files (nes.cfg, psx.cfg etc.) then please back them up before you proceed.

You will also notice an amber button on the Configs page called 'IMPORT ALL CONFIGS FROM DISK'. When you click this the following happens:

  • The contents of the main Mednafen configuration file are loaded into MedLaunch (mednafen-09x.cfg)
  • All general (non-system-specific) options are applied to EVERY system configuration in MedLaunch
  • Then every single system config file (snes.cfg, pce.cfg etc.) is loaded into MedLaunch and applied to the correct system

You are also asked if you want to import all configs every time you choose a new Mednafen directory within MedLaunch.

You can also right-click on a system filter in MedLaunch and choose to import just the system.cfg file from disk for this system (useful if you have made manual changes to a system.cfg file and want to import these changes into MedLaunch without having to import every config, and before it gets overwritten by running a game).

When you launch a game all config options for the selected system are still supplied via the command line (therefore the mednafen-09x.cfg file is updated automatically by Mednafen itself)

Please note: Netplay and Server settings are still independent of system configurations. You can set these up once in MedLaunch and not have to worry.

Finally there is another setting (also on by default) that creates a uniquely named backup of your existing Mednafen-09x.cfg file (in the root of the Mednafen directory) every time you start MedLaunch.

Hopefully these changes will mean that the way MedLaunch handles configurations is more intuitive to the average user, and more functional for those people who want to generate config files through a GUI for use in other Front-Ends/Launchers.

New Install

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

Upgrade

Preferred Method:
  • Automatically download and upgrade using the 'Updates' tab within MedLaunch itself.
  • Once MedLaunch has upgraded, go to the 'Configs' tab and click the 'IMPORT ALL CONFIGS FROM DISK' button
Manual Method:
  • You can safely extract this new release over an existing MedLaunch folder (providing you do not have MedLaunch running at the time)
  • Once extracted run the MedLaunch.exe executable and your current database will be upgraded before the application starts proper.
  • Once MedLaunch has upgraded, go to the 'Configs' tab and click the 'IMPORT ALL CONFIGS FROM DISK' button

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Alpha release

https://github.com/Asnivor/MedLaunch/releases/tag/0.2.14.2

Notable Additions

  • Fixed config import bug with non-valid values

Important Release Notes

This version implements some BIG changes in the way that MedLaunch handles configurations on disk. The 'Base Configuration' filter has been completed removed so that you just have a separate button for each system.

An option has been added to settings (on by default) that saves a system-specific cfg file to the root of the Mednafen directory whenever you launch a game. You can disable this in the settings but there is less chance of a screw-up if you don't. If you are precious about these cfg files (nes.cfg, psx.cfg etc.) then please back them up before you proceed.

You will also notice an amber button on the Configs page called 'IMPORT ALL CONFIGS FROM DISK'. When you click this the following happens:

  • The contents of the main Mednafen configuration file are loaded into MedLaunch (mednafen-09x.cfg)
  • All general (non-system-specific) options are applied to EVERY system configuration in MedLaunch
  • Then every single system config file (snes.cfg, pce.cfg etc.) is loaded into MedLaunch and applied to the correct system

You are also asked if you want to import all configs every time you choose a new Mednafen directory within MedLaunch.

You can also right-click on a system filter in MedLaunch and choose to import just the system.cfg file from disk for this system (useful if you have made manual changes to a system.cfg file and want to import these changes into MedLaunch without having to import every config, and before it gets overwritten by running a game).

When you launch a game all config options for the selected system are still supplied via the command line (therefore the mednafen-09x.cfg file is updated automatically by Mednafen itself)

Please note: Netplay and Server settings are still independent of system configurations. You can set these up once in MedLaunch and not have to worry.

Finally there is another setting (also on by default) that creates a uniquely named backup of your existing Mednafen-09x.cfg file (in the root of the Mednafen directory) every time you start MedLaunch.

Hopefully these changes will mean that the way MedLaunch handles configurations is more intuitive to the average user, and more functional for those people who want to generate config files through a GUI for use in other Front-Ends/Launchers.

New Install

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

Upgrade

Preferred Method:
  • Automatically download and upgrade using the 'Updates' tab within MedLaunch itself.
  • Once MedLaunch has upgraded, go to the 'Configs' tab and click the 'IMPORT ALL CONFIGS FROM DISK' button
Manual Method:
  • You can safely extract this new release over an existing MedLaunch folder (providing you do not have MedLaunch running at the time)
  • Once extracted run the MedLaunch.exe executable and your current database will be upgraded before the application starts proper.
  • Once MedLaunch has upgraded, go to the 'Configs' tab and click the 'IMPORT ALL CONFIGS FROM DISK' button

Next Post Previous Post

Alpha release.

https://github.com/Asnivor/MedLaunch/releases/tag/0.2.14.1

Important Release Notes

This version implements some BIG changes in the way that MedLaunch handles configurations on disk. The 'Base Configuration' filter has been completed removed so that you just have a separate button for each system.

An option has been added to settings (on by default) that saves a system-specific cfg file to the root of the Mednafen directory whenever you launch a game. You can disable this in the settings but there is less chance of a screw-up if you don't. If you are precious about these cfg files (nes.cfg, psx.cfg etc.) then please back them up before you proceed.

You will also notice an amber button on the Configs page called 'IMPORT ALL CONFIGS FROM DISK'. When you click this the following happens:

  • The contents of the main Mednafen configuration file are loaded into MedLaunch (mednafen-09x.cfg)
  • All general (non-system-specific) options are applied to EVERY system configuration in MedLaunch
  • Then every single system config file (snes.cfg, pce.cfg etc.) is loaded into MedLaunch and applied to the correct system

You are also asked if you want to import all configs every time you choose a new Mednafen directory within MedLaunch.

You can also right-click on a system filter in MedLaunch and choose to import just the system.cfg file from disk for this system (useful if you have made manual changes to a system.cfg file and want to import these changes into MedLaunch without having to import every config, and before it gets overwritten by running a game).

When you launch a game all config options for the selected system are still supplied via the command line (therefore the mednafen-09x.cfg file is updated automatically by Mednafen itself)

Please note: Netplay and Server settings are still independent of system configurations. You can set these up once in MedLaunch and not have to worry.

Finally there is another setting (also on by default) that creates a uniquely named backup of your existing Mednafen-09x.cfg file (in the root of the Mednafen directory) every time you start MedLaunch.

Hopefully these changes will mean that the way MedLaunch handles configurations is more intuitive to the average user, and more functional for those people who want to generate config files through a GUI for use in other Front-Ends/Launchers.

Notable Additions

  • Overhauled the database config tables (to more closely mirror Mednafen's config files)
  • Implemented import-config-from-files functionality
  • Added option (on by default) to backup Mednafen configuration on disk when MedLaunch first starts
  • 'Base Configuration' config filter has been removed and the way MedLaunch handles Mednafen config arguments has been completely overhauled (if updating rather than new install of MedLaunch please ensure that you 'Import All Configs' once before launching a game
  • Added option to automatically save system.cfg file in the Mednafen directory on game launch (enabled by default). It is recommended that you leave this on to avoid any inconsistencies when importing configs into MedLaunch. As above definitely do an 'Import All Configs' on first run and backup your pre-existing system.cfg files if you don't want them tampered with

New Install

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

Upgrade

Preferred Method:
  • Automatically download and upgrade using the 'Updates' tab within MedLaunch itself.
  • Once MedLaunch has upgraded, go to the 'Configs' tab and click the 'IMPORT ALL CONFIGS FROM DISK' button
Manual Method:
  • You can safely extract this new release over an existing MedLaunch folder (providing you do not have MedLaunch running at the time)
  • Once extracted run the MedLaunch.exe executable and your current database will be upgraded before the application starts proper.
  • Once MedLaunch has upgraded, go to the 'Configs' tab and click the 'IMPORT ALL CONFIGS FROM DISK' button

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Alpha release.

https://github.com/Asnivor/MedLaunch/releases/tag/0.2.11.1

Notable Additions

  • Minor bufix to update checker (it was reporting there was a new update even though there was not one)

New Install

  • Extract this release to a folder, run the 'MedLaunch.exe' executable and choose your Mednafen directory (must be the Mednafen 0.9.39.x branch).
  • If you currently use system-specific config files with Mednafen it is recommended that you setup a new Mednafen folder (extract Mednafen to a new folder) to avoid issues.

Upgrade

  • Preferred Method: Automatically download and upgrade using the 'Updates' tab within MedLaunch itself.
  • Manual Method: You can safely extract this new release over an existing MedLaunch folder (providing you do not have MedLaunch running at the time)
  • Once extracted run the MedLaunch.exe executable and your current database will be upgraded before the application starts proper.

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Alpha release.

https://github.com/Asnivor/MedLaunch/releases/tag/0.2.11.0

Notable Additions

  • Fixed major issues with auto-game scraper (it actually works now and content is re-downloaded if it is already present)
  • Added application colour theme picker
  • Added option to check for MedLaunch updates on startup (but not auto-install) - disabled by default

New Install

  • Extract this release to a folder, run the 'MedLaunch.exe' executable and choose your Mednafen directory (must be the Mednafen 0.9.39.x branch).
  • If you currently use system-specific config files with Mednafen it is recommended that you setup a new Mednafen folder (extract Mednafen to a new folder) to avoid issues.

Upgrade

  • Preferred Method: Automatically download and upgrade using the 'Updates' tab within MedLaunch itself.
  • Manual Method: You can safely extract this new release over an existing MedLaunch folder (providing you do not have MedLaunch running at the time)
  • Once extracted run the MedLaunch.exe executable and your current database will be upgraded before the application starts proper.

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Alpha release.

https://github.com/Asnivor/MedLaunch/releases/tag/0.2.8.0

Notable Additions

  • Implemented manual 'check for updates' button - if a new update to MedLaunch is found you can choose to automatically download, extract and upgrade your current MedLaunch install
  • Changed release zip file (from next release) so that there is no sub-folder inside (so the built-in updater works properly and folks can manually upgrade a little more easily)
  • Game scraping has been completed overhauled - scraped data is now completely database independent (so images/manuals can be placed directory inside the game data folder and be picked up in the games library)
  • Modified scraping module to include other sources
  • Implemented game manual/instructions (PDF) scraping
  • Added option to show ALL possible settings on the 'Base Configuration'. This is similar to how the actual Mednafen mednafen-09x.cfg file works and means that you don't have to use MedLaunch system-specific configurations to access system-specific settings (if you don't want to)

Important Notes

The release format has been modified slightly from this version - as in the zip file contains the MedLaunch files in the root of the zip, rather than within a sub-folder of the zip. This makes it easier for the auto-update code to work through the application, or if you want to upgrade manually, you can just download the release zip to your current MedLaunch directory and 'Extract Here'.

This version of MedLaunch completely overhauls the game scraping module. Downloaded data is stored within a new folder structure that lives in a different location within your MedLaunch folder. Once a game has been scraped you will be able to directly access it's 'Game Data' folder through Windows Explorer using a button in the Games Library sidebar. You can place your own content (images, manuals etc..) in the correct folder and the Games Library will automatically pick these up. Scraped data now barely touches the database which makes for far better portability and maintainability (from a development point of view).

This does however mean that any data you have previously scraped is now redundant and you will need to match/scrape games again from the start.

New Install

  • Extract this release to a folder, run the 'MedLaunch.exe' executable and choose your Mednafen directory (must be the Mednafen 0.9.39.x branch).
  • If you currently use system-specific config files with Mednafen it is recommended that you setup a new Mednafen folder (extract Mednafen to a new folder) to avoid issues.

Upgrade

  • You can safely extract this new release over an existing Medlaunch folder (providing you do not have MedLaunch running at the time).
  • Once extracted run the MedLaunch.exe executable and your current database will be upgraded before the application starts proper.

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Alpha release.

https://github.com/Asnivor/MedLaunch/releases/tag/0.2.3.1

Notable Additions

  • Fixed vb config option that was causing games not to launch
  • Fixed crash on double-click of empty games library
  • Fixed all context menu exceptions (null errors) on Games Library
  • Fixed a master system config option (so games now run)
  • Added 'Minimise to taskbar on Game Launch' settings option (default is ON)

Install

  • Extract this release somewhere, run the executable and choose your Mednafen directory (must be the Mednafen 0.9.39.x branch). If you currently use system-specific config files with Mednafen it is recommended that you setup a new Mednafen folder (extract Mednafen to a new folder) to avoid issues.

Upgrade

  • Starting with this version of MedLaunch you can safely extract this new release over an existing Medlaunch folder (providing you do not have MedLaunch running at the time).
  • Run the MedLaunch executable and your current database will be upgraded before the application starts proper.

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Alpha release.

https://github.com/Asnivor/MedLaunch/releases/tag/0.1.16.2

Notable Additions

  • Fixed vb config option that was causing games not to launch
  • Fixed crash on double-click of empty games library
  • Fixed all context menu exceptions (null errors) on Games Library
  • Fixed a master system config option (so games now run)
  • Added 'Minimise to taskbar on Game Launch' settings option (default is ON)

Current Issues

  • If upgrading you MUST either install MedLaunch in a new directory, or make sure to delete your existing MedLaunch.db database file before launching the new version. This will be fixed very soon.
  • The launcher currently only handles absolute paths correctly. Relative path handling may or may not work but this part of the code needs a proper overhaul
  • It is recommended that you use a brand new Mednafen instance for the time being. You can download the latest version of Mednafen from the Mednafen website. If you do not do this you might experience issues with already existing system specific configuration files in the Mednafen folder. Specifically, these will override base settings in MedLaunch until said system configuration is enabled in the launcher. This will be addressed in future releases.

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Alpha release.

https://github.com/Asnivor/MedLaunch/releases/tag/0.1.15.7

Notable Additions

  • Various bug-fixes
  • Added system specific debug config controls
  • Added WonderSwan specific config controls
  • Added games library context menu option 'copy launch string to clipboard'
  • Added a 'Set GUI Zoom' selector on the settings tab. Useful for people with tiny resolutions who cant see all content (and people with large resolutions who want the GUI content bigger)
  • Added Mednafen directory selectors (cheats, snaps, sav etc)
  • Added System BIOS/Rom path controls

Current Issues

  • If upgrading you MUST either install MedLaunch in a new directory, or make sure to delete your existing MedLaunch.db database file before launching the new version. This will be fixed very soon.
  • The launcher currently only handles absolute paths correctly. Relative path handling may or may not work but this part of the code needs a proper overhaul
  • It is recommended that you use a brand new Mednafen instance for the time being. You can download the latest version of Mednafen from the Mednafen website. If you do not do this you might experience issues with already existing system specific configuration files in the Mednafen folder. Specifically, these will override base settings in MedLaunch until said system configuration is enabled in the launcher. This will be addressed in future releases.

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Alpha release.

https://github.com/Asnivor/MedLaunch/releases/tag/0.1.14.6

Notable Additions

  • Added 32000Hz audio sample rate option
  • Games library case-insensitive search
  • Game path handling overhaul (fixed pce CD games not launching)
  • Error handling and fixes to missing game or ROM folders (library games are marked as hidden until found again)
  • Moved to semantic versioning
  • Threaded game library import (so application doesnt appear to 'hang')
  • Added context menu options in the games library for deleting all games in the database

Current Issues

  • If upgrading you MUST either install MedLaunch in a new directory, or make sure to delete your existing MedLaunch.db database file before launching the new version. This will be fixed very soon.
  • The launcher currently only handles absolute paths correctly. Relative path handling may or may not work but this part of the code needs a proper overhaul
  • It is recommended that you use a brand new Mednafen instance for the time being. You can download the latest version of Mednafen from the Mednafen website. If you do not do this you might experience issues with already existing system specific configuration files in the Mednafen folder. Specifically, these will override base settings in MedLaunch until said system configuration is enabled in the launcher. This will be addressed in future releases.

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Alpha release.

https://github.com/Asnivor/MedLaunch/releases/tag/0.1.14

Notable Additions

  • Remove arbitary wait commands when launching games (so games launch as fast as GUI drawing allows)
  • Implemented Saturn-specific configuration controls
  • Implemented PSX-specific configuration controls
  • Unified 'Configs' tab so similar layout to 'Games' library tab
  • Unified 'Settings' tab visual layout

Current Issues

  • If upgrading you MUST either install MedLaunch in a new directory, or make sure to delete your existing MedLaunch.db database file before launching the new version. This will be fixed very soon.
  • The launcher currently only handles absolute paths correctly. Relative path handling may or may not work but this part of the code needs a proper overhaul
  • It is recommended that you use a brand new Mednafen instance for the time being. You can download the latest version of Mednafen from the Mednafen website. If you do not do this you might experience issues with already existing system specific configuration files in the Mednafen folder. Specifically, these will override base settings in MedLaunch until said system configuration is enabled in the launcher. This will be addressed in future releases.

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Alpha release.

https://github.com/Asnivor/MedLaunch/releases/tag/0.1.13

Notable Additions

  • Added option to manually add disk-based games (context menu right-click on System filter in 'Games' tab.
  • Implemented m3u auto-generation logic when adding multi-disk games
  • Enabled double-click to launch game in Games library
  • Added 'Delete From Games Library' context menu option (removes from the database, not disk - roms will be re-added on next scan)

Current Issues

  • The launcher currently only handles absolute paths correctly. Relative path handling may or may not work but this part of the code needs a proper overhaul
  • It is recommended that you use a brand new Mednafen instance for the time being. You can download the latest version of Mednafen from the Mednafen website. If you do not do this you might experience issues with already existing system specific configuration files in the Mednafen folder. Specifically, these will override base settings in MedLaunch until said system configuration is enabled in the launcher. This will be addressed in future releases.

See Changelog for more information.

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Alpha release.

https://github.com/Asnivor/MedLaunch/releases/tag/0.1.12

Current Issues

  • MedLaunch currently only works for ROM based systems as the CD image scanning import function has yet to be designed & implemented. Getting the disk-based systems (PSX, SS, PCFX etc) into the games library is currently the number one priority
  • The launcher currently only handles absolute paths correctly. Relative path handling may or may not work but this part of the code needs a proper overhaul
  • It is recommended that you use a brand new Mednafen instance for the time being. You can download the latest version of Mednafen from the Mednafen website. If you do not do this you might experience issues with already existing system specific configuration files in the Mednafen folder. Specifically, these will override base settings in MedLaunch until said system configuration is enabled in the launcher. This will be addressed in future releases.

See Changelog for more information.

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Alpha release.

https://github.com/Asnivor/MedLaunch/releases/tag/0.1.11

Current Issues

  • MedLaunch currently only works for ROM based systems as the CD image scanning import function has yet to be designed & implemented. Getting the disk-based systems (PSX, SS, PCFX etc) into the games library is currently the number one priority
  • The launcher currently only handles absolute paths correctly. Relative path handling may or may not work but this part of the code needs a proper overhaul
  • It is recommended that you use a brand new Mednafen instance for the time being. You can download the latest version of Mednafen from the Mednafen website. If you do not do this you might experience issues with already existing system specific configuration files in the Mednafen folder. Specifically, these will override base settings in MedLaunch until said system configuration is enabled in the launcher. This will be addressed in future releases.

See Changelog for more information.

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