|Une nouvelle version de ce frontend pour émulateurs pour consoles et micro-ordinateurs a été publiée et ce devrait être la dernière (décidément, c'est la journée!). En effet, son auteur va fusionner ce projet avec Emu Loader et se concentrer sur ce dernier. Voici les changements apportés:
Since I'm merging EmuCon into Emu Loader frontend, some changes are required to keep both frontends in sync.
If you plan to exchange files between EmuCon and Emu Loader, get this update..
There is an important change in EmuCon v2.7.6, favorites profiles file format has changed. Why ??? Because I forgot to include the media type on each game entry. If you have two games using the same filename but of different medias, one cartridge and one floppy disk, BOTH games will be tagged as favorite. Not cool, right ? This changes makes favorites profiles future proof.
But don't worry, I've added a function in main menu called Update Favorites Profiles.
This is important: the first thing you have to do when running this EmuCon build is to execute the function named above so you favorites profiles can be updated.
After files are updated, exit the frontend and restart it again so games can be properly tagged as favorites.
The hidden games file was also changed, but sadly, your file will not be updated by the frotend. I'm sorry to say this but you will lose the contents of the hiddengames.ini file.
One last addition, a new media type is added, including proper emulator parameters in emulators setup dialog: Hard Disk Drive. Mostly used in Amiga emulator WinUAE. Other emulators/systems are also supported. Be aware that this is a basic implementation and your HDD images must be bootable so the emulator can load and run the games. EmuCon doesn't have an option to boot from another media.
Note that EmuCon is now in maintenance mode and no further improvements will be made on it. I want to focus on Emu Loader.
- Some internal vars were not initializing corretly ("Emulators Setup" screen)
- Select a game in "Last Played Games (MRU)" was not exiting the MRU dialog, forcing you to click "Abort" button
- Last played games file format changed; "(game)" tag replaced by "(file)" tag"
- Favorites profile changes:
*game entry format changed to add "media type" info
*filename extension changed from .ini to .txt since they are plain text files, either in ANSI or UTF-8 format - added a "Update - Favorites Profiles" main menu so you can manually update all your fav profiles (EmuCon doesn't do that automatically)
*this change is required to keep compatibility with Emu Loader v8.3
- File format of "hidden games list" has changed, but it will not be updated by the frontend; current games listed in "hiddengames.ini" will be lost
- Support for a new media type: "Hard Disk Drive"
*used by MSX, Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Commodore 128, Apple II, Apple II GS
*you can load HDD images now...
*new emulator parameters added to "emulator_parameters[default].ini" file
*you must select games folders were your HDD images are and make sure to not mix with another media type (cart, floppy, CD...)
*this is a basic feature; your HDD images must be bootable for it to work