OpenRetro.org has been moved to new infrastructure, which explains the downtime the last couple of days. Most of the server is up and running again as normal, but some functionality may not work properly yet. In particular, registration is currently broken, but that should be fixed quite soon.
If you notice any other issues, please add a comment 🙂
Database maintenance is being performed, and to make the system even more future-proof, UUIDs for some variants are changed. Some variants (which should not have been included in the first place) will be purged as part of this update (this includes Quarterback ADFs, and virus-infected variants). During the maintenance, you might run into some temporary problems.
When the update is done, the “database version number” will be incremented, which will cause the Launcher to re-download the entire database. So you shouldn’t notice this much except for one extra long refresh operation.
Updated: The update process is now done. You should use the latest development version of FS-UAE and refresh the game database 🙂 Due to renaming of some disks, you may seemingly have “lost” savegames saved on floppies from the game database. If you miss a savegame, you need to rename the corresponding floppy .sdf file in the save state directory.
Second update: There remained a problem with starting WHDLoad games after the update. This has now been fixed, just make sure to refresh the database!
New FS-UAE Launcher release
The latest release of FS-UAE Launcher contains a few updates which are relevant for the game database. When you now select a game in FS-UAE Launcher, a game variant will be auto-pre-selected according to the following rules:
- If you have personally rated a variant with score 5, this variant will be selected.
- If not, the variant with the highest score will be selected.
While being a nice feature in itself, this should also give you some extra motivation to rate variants, as the variant you rate 5 will be your “preferred variant”, or favorite if you will 🙂
Game variants can now specify that an empty HD or a HD with Workbench must be added to the system. This is done by setting a new database key “requirements” to one of