RetroFE 0.6.169

OSFilenameTypeDate
windowsRetroFE_Engine-0.6.169-windows.zipUpgrade/patch (if using a previous version of 0.5.x) (August 03 2015 21:21)
windowsRetroFE_Full-0.6.169-windows.zipFull installation (August 03 2015 21:43)
windowsRetroFE_Layouts-0.6.169-windows.zipLatest layouts (themes) for 0.5.x (August 03 2015 21:48)
Linux (x86)Visit bitbucket for build instructions
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Changes

  • Bug Fix: menu sorting for menu.txt lists
  • Bug Fix: launching while using %ITEM_COLLECTION_NAME% variable
  • Bug Fix: windows path errors

RetroFE 0.6.165

OSFilenameTypeDate
windowsRetroFE_Engine-0.6.165-windows.zipUpgrade/patch (if using a previous version of 0.5.x) (August 03 2015 09:09)
windowsRetroFE_Full-0.6.165-windows.zipFull installation (August 03 2015 09:31)
windowsRetroFE_Layouts-0.6.165-windows.zipLatest layouts (themes) for 0.5.x (August 03 2015 09:35)
Linux (x86)Visit bitbucket for build instructions
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Changes

  • Joystick/gamepad support (see http://www.retrofe.com/wiki/index.php?title=Controls)
  • Support to group/merge multiple collections into one list (new .sub files, see http://www.retrofe.com/wiki/index.php?title=Collections)
  • Support for simpler menu file (both legacy menu.xml and new menu.txt files are supported)
  • Renamed launchers/hyperlaunch.conf to launchers/rocketlauncher.conf

RetroFE 0.5.163

OSFilenameTypeDate
windowsRetroFE_Full-0.5.163-windows.zipFull installation (June 15 2015 11:24)
windowsRetroFE_Layouts-0.5.163-windows.zipLatest layouts (themes) for 0.5.x (June 15 2015 11:29)
windowsRetroFE_Engine-0.5.163-windows.zipUpgrade/patch (if using a previous version of 0.5.x) (June 15 2015 11:03)
Linux (x86)Visit bitbucket for build instructions
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Changes

  • Bug Fix: RetroFE was treating comments as games when list.includeMissingItems was set to true.
  • Feature: Added rememberMenu settings.conf parameter to remember spot when re-entering menu (off by default).

RetroFE 0.5.162

OSFilenameTypeDate
windowsRetroFE_Engine-0.5.162-windows.zipUpgrade/patch (if using a previous version of 0.5.x) (May 29 2015 20:50)
windowsRetroFE_Full-0.5.162-windows.zipFull installation (May 29 2015 21:11)
windowsRetroFE_Layouts-0.5.162-windows.zipLatest layouts (themes) for 0.5.x (May 29 2015 21:16)
Linux (x86)Visit bitbucket for build instructions
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Changes

  • Alphabetical scrolling support
  • Remembers your last highlighted item when re-entering a menu
  • Improved artwork scanning (scans for more variants)

RetroFE 0.5.157

OSFilenameTypeDate
windowsRetroFE_Layouts-0.5.157-windows.zipLatest layouts (themes) for 0.5.x (April 06 2015 20:34)
windowsRetroFE_Engine-0.5.157-windows.zipUpgrade/patch (if using a previous version of 0.5.x) (April 06 2015 20:10)
windowsRetroFE_Full-0.5.157-windows.zipFull installation (April 06 2015 20:31)
Linux (x86)Visit bitbucket for build instructions
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Changes

  • Fixed windows path errors responsible for loading of games and database errors.

RetroFE 0.5.156

OSFilenameTypeDate
windowsRetroFE_Engine-0.5.156-windows.zipUpgrade/patch (if using a previous version of 0.5.x) (April 02 2015 21:12)
windowsRetroFE_Full-0.5.156-windows.zipFull installation (April 02 2015 21:34)
windowsRetroFE_Layouts-0.5.156-windows.zipLatest layouts (themes) for 0.5.x (April 02 2015 21:38)
Linux (x86)Visit bitbucket for build instructions
Linux (Raspberry Pi 2)Visit bitbucket for build instructions

Changes

  • Feature: Raspberry Pi 2 is now (partially) supported (video playback is slow)
  • Feature: Variable path expansion for Linux
  • Bug Fix: Improved folder path support for windows
  • Bug Fix: List was immediately scrolls when returning from game

RetroFE 0.5.154

OSFilenameTypeDate
windowsRetroFE_Full-0.5.154-windows.zipFull installation (March 20 2015 22:35)
windowsRetroFE_Engine-0.5.154-windows.zipUpgrade/patch (if using a previous version of 0.5.x) (March 20 2015 22:05)
windowsRetroFE_Layouts-0.5.154-windows.zipLatest layouts (themes) for 0.5.x (March 20 2015 22:43)
Linux (x86)Visit bitbucket for build instructions
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Changes

  • Bug Fix: Any keypress would launch game or cause random scrolling (after returning from launching game)
  • Bug Fix: Fixed screen focus issue in linux when returning from launching game (required a workaround due to 3rd party SDL/X11 bug)
  • Bug Fix: Linux now launches games from the same folder of the emulator executable (thanks to xenonk for the fix)

RetroFE 0.5.153

OSFilenameTypeDate
windowsRetroFE_Full-0.5.153-windows.zipFull installation (March 12 2015 17:13)
windowsRetroFE_Layouts-0.5.153-windows.zipLatest layouts (themes) for 0.5.x (March 12 2015 17:21)
windowsRetroFE_Engine-0.5.153-windows.zipUpgrade/patch (if using a previous version of 0.5.x) (March 12 2015 16:45)
Linux (x86)Visit bitbucket for build instructions
Linux (Raspberry Pi 2)Visit bitbucket for build instructions

Changes

  • Bug Fix: Menu showed duplicate items when showMissing list attribute was set.

RetroFE 0.5.151

OSFilenameTypeDate
windowsRetroFE_Engine-0.5.151-windows.zipUpgrade/patch (if using a previous version of 0.5.x) (March 12 2015 06:24)
windowsRetroFE_Full-0.5.151-windows.zipFull installation (March 12 2015 06:52)
windowsRetroFE_Layouts-0.5.151-windows.zipLatest layouts (themes) for 0.5.x (March 12 2015 07:00)
Linux (x86)Visit bitbucket for build instructions
Linux (Raspberry Pi 2)Visit bitbucket for build instructions

Changes

  • Games are now ordered by their actual game name instead of their ROM name.
  • Added preliminary Pandora concept layout (created by phulshof)

RetroFE 0.5.148

OSFilenameTypeDate
windowsRetroFE_Engine-0.5.148-windows.zipUpgrade/patch (if using a previous version of 0.5.x) (March 10 2015 21:42)
windowsRetroFE_Full-0.5.148-windows.zipFull installation (March 10 2015 22:10)
Linux (x86)Visit bitbucket for build instructions
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Changes

  • Bug fix: Press back when scrolling causes menu to misbehave (or sometimes crash)
  • Feature: Artwork is checked using the ROM name instead of the full name (i.e. "mslug.png" instead of "Metal Slug.png")
  • Feature: Display artwork for parent ROM if artwork does not exist for the clone
  • Feature: new list.includeMissingItems parameter for collections settings. Set to true to allow items from include.txt to show up in list even if ROM does not exist (i.e. useful for merged ROM sets)

RetroFE 0.5.145

OSFilenameTypeDate
windowsRetroFE_Engine-0.5.145-windows.zipUpgrade/patch (if using a previous version of 0.5.x) (March 10 2015 15:34)
windowsRetroFE_Full-0.5.145-windows.zipFull installation (March 10 2015 16:02)
Linux (x86)Visit bitbucket for build instructions
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Changes

  • Bug Fix: Some images not loading for games (was searching full game name instead of based on ROM filename)
  • New concept theme - Pandora

RetroFE 0.5.144

OSFilenameTypeDate
windowsRetroFE_Engine-0.5.144-windows.zipUpgrade/patch (if using a previous version of 0.5.x) (March 09 2015 17:11)
windowsRetroFE_Full-0.5.144-windows.zipFull installation (March 09 2015 17:38)
Linux (x86)Visit bitbucket for build instructions
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Changes

  • Bug Fix: emulators (like mame) were not working. Emulators now correctly launch from the current directory of emulator instead of from RetroFE.

RetroFE 0.5.143

OSFilenameTypeDate
windowsRetroFE_Full-0.5.143-windows.zipFull installation (March 08 2015 22:14)
windowsRetroFE_Engine-0.5.143-windows.zipUpgrade/patch (if using a previous version of 0.5.x) (March 08 2015 21:46)
Linux (x86)Visit bitbucket for build instructions
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Changes

  • BugFix: exitOnFirstPageBack now works
  • BugFix: overriding media paths for collections was not working
  • BugFix: issues with menu (existed only in 0.5.138 which has been removed)
  • BugFix: RetroFE sometimes hangs at startup (potential bugfix)
  • Re-added support for subcollections
  • Removed several more dependencies from needing microsofts c++ redistributable

RetroFE 0.5.137

OSFilenameTypeDate
windowsRetroFE_Engine-0.5.137-windows.zipUpgrade/patch (if using a previous version of 0.5.x) (March 07 2015 14:58)
windowsRetroFE_Full-0.5.137-windows.zipFull installation (March 07 2015 15:24)
windowsRetroFE_Layouts-0.5.137-windows.zipLatest layouts (themes) for 0.5.x (March 07 2015 15:30)
Linux (x86)Visit bitbucket for build instructions
Linux (Raspberry Pi 2)Visit bitbucket for build instructions

Changes

  • Content management
  • New directory structure for managing artwork and ROMs
  • A fully setup Sega Genesis collection with artwork for one game
  • Command line option to create a new collection (retrofe.exe -createcollection "your collection name")
  • New database design, data scraping for hyperlists and mamelists
  • Cleaner log.txt output
  • Easy system setup
  • Support for %ITEM_COLLECTION_NAME%, %BASE_MEDIA_PATH%, and %ITEM_COLLECTION_NAME% for collection settings.conf file paths
  • baseMediaPath and baseItemPath setting option
  • New layouts to showcase new capabilities
  • Default layout created by timmyb
  • Mamed layout created by phulshof
  • Updated splash screens (now as part of the layout itself)
  • Improved fonts
  • Improved font spacing
  • Support for multiple font colors
  • Enhanced menu system
  • Multiple menus can be displayed at once
  • new vertical menu option (eliminates the need to specify individual points)
  • New feel when scrolling (scrolling feels more like a the clicking of a gun)
  • Menu arguments to control menu scroll speed
  • Up/down/left/right scrolling options
  • New layout display options
  • New tag to display the current status of RetroFE
  • New tag to display boxes (container tag)
  • tag option to display a picture of a collection
  • option to display images and text for manufacturer, genre, year, number buttons and number players
  • option to display text if image was not found
  • Fixes for min/max scaling