Published and “Unpublished” Game Entries

The web interface will now clearly mark a game as “unpublished” if it is not published (= it will not appear in FS-UAE Launcher and other game browsers yet). Some of you have probably wondered why games have not appeared in your clients while still being visible on this site, and the “publish” status is why.

The game browser now defaults to only show “published” game entries, with an option to view the “unpublished” ones instead. When searching for a game by game, all entries will appear, but “unpublished” ones will be faded out.

CD32 Updates

I have gone through the CD32 section, and replaced TOSEC entries which only consists of a .cue+.iso file (= only a data track, no audio tracks) with new variants which only depends on the .iso file. This should make these variants compatible with .iso CD rips of these games.

WHDLoad and GameBase Import Complete

The process mentioned in the previous post is now complete. This means that (most) games available as WHDLoad slaves, or in the GameBase Amiga disk set is recognized by the database. However, most of these new games are still not “published” (not visible in FS-UAE Launcher). I’ll come back with more information about how you can help 🙂

Many New WHDLoad and GameBase Amiga Variants

As you may or may not have noticed, a lot of new game entries have been added the last couple of weeks. This is because we’re now importing the remaining missing WHDLoad slaves and GameBase Amiga disk sets, and as a consequence, new game entries are added as needed.

The games (except variants added to “existing games”) do not automatically appear in FS-UAE Launcher. This is because we do not want to “spam” FS-UAE Launcher with literally thousands of new game entries without any quality control or screenshots (etc). These games are in an “unpublished” state for now, which means that they are only visible on the web interface. Exactly how this is going to be handled isn’t 100% determined, but one option is that users can active games themselves, one at a time, with the assumption that they will then try the game, report issues, if any, and possibly upload screenshots.

In any case, games A-M are now mostly done, N-Z to go 🙂 (Once all games are done, the first priority is to go through the wishlist and “publish” requested games).

Cinemaware Downloadable Games Removed

Several Amiga Cinemaware games have been available for download from http://www.cinemaware.com/games/ – until now. It looks like the game downloads have been removed without a trace, with no mention of it in the news section. I found this post though which hints that the downloads *may* appear (though it doesn’t really explain why the downloads have been removed in the first place). So unfortunately, we have to remove the games from the list of downloadable games…