Finally, after a couple months of
work, the new version is here! Many, many, many... many updates
and fixes. Most of them are internal so you won't notice much. But
seriously, the changes I've made are insane. Emu Loader never
looked so good!
The user interface has been changed a little
bit as I'm on a mission to simplify the interface to make things a
little more... uncomplicated. Important:
you MUST re-create the games list for ALL systems if you plan to
update your current Emu Loader install. Make sure to delete all files from the el_dir\arcade\ folder before starting up this version.
If you prefer a clean install but also keep current frontend settings, just copy emuloader.ini to the new folder. Also, favorites.ini; screenshot_layouts.ini; times_played.ini to the el_dir\ini_files\ folder. And to keep emulator settings, copy all files/folders from el_dir\emulator_ini folder. Do NOT forget to delete games list files or Emu Loader will CRASH!
Enough talk, here are the most noticeable changes:
- New emulators are supported: HBMAME
. Some very interesting arcade emulators, specially HBMAME with its hacked games
- MAME games list now have a device
game type, with its own icon (same for HBMAME)
- Zipped MAMu_ icons support. Also, icons folder is now unified into a single folder...
- Screen resolution and refresh rate is back into details/grouped view modes
AlterMAME feature now works as originally intended. If game fails
to load with MAME, EL will try to load it again with AlterMAME (if
- Proper support for MAME v0.149
- New Dark Font Selection Bar
setting for those who like to use a white font in games list
I'm sure I forgot to mention one or two things in there but
those are the most important changes. I did some testing (clean
install) to make sure EL is working to the point where games lists are
created and you are able to start games. If there are
any problems, please let me know... but read the documentation
first, ok ?
Check the change log
for more details on this release. You can also check the documentation in el_dir\docs\
folder for more info about this frontend as they were updated as well.
Oh right... a new website written from scratch! I
grew tired of the
other one. Too many little creepy details and a boring
style. This website is simple, light, uncomplicated
All sections can be accessed at the top and it's completely HTML
based (the old one was
PHP driven). Emu Loader and EmuCon websites are now separate
as well for easier access. :)
Website built with KompoZer
It's a very nice tool... and it's free. It was created with a
FullHD resolution in mind (1920x1080), but it's viewable on a
1280x720 resolution. Sorry low resolution viewers...
-- Master Control: End
of line. (quote from TRON)