gnome-games 3.23.92

About Games

Games is a GNOME 3 application to browse your video games library and
to easily pick and play a game from it. It aims to do for games what
Music already does for your music library.


* Add the Flatpak build manifest with the following Libretro cores:
 - bsnes_balanced
 - gambatte
 - mednafen_ngp
 - mednafen_pce_fast
 - nestopia
 - pcsx_rearmed

* Look for Libretro cores recursively into directories

* Fix some typos

* Move the Flatpak manifest to 
 - Move the 

* Bugs fixed:
 779403 flatpak: Migrate the flatpak-builder manifest from gnome-apps-nightly to gnome-games
 779780 Typos in translatable strings

* Translation updates:
 Brazilian Portuguese

Version 3.23.91

* UI:
 - Allow to have smooth or sharp video output on retro games
 - Add more explicative error messages
 - Remember the size of the application window
 - Remember the maximized state of the application window
 - Remember the fullscreen state of the retro games
 - Prevent a useless empty button to be displayed on the error page
 - Prevent keyboard shortcuts to set the window fullscreen when not allowed
 - Fix keyboard navigation in the game collection

* Retro:
 - Check the presence of mandatory firmwares

* List standalone Libretro games

* Bugs fixed:
 777371 Support standalone Libretro games
 777987 Allow to have a sharp video output
 778236 Offer to auto switch to fullscreen when starting a game
 778744 Check required firmwares are present
 778773 Explain the user why running a game failed
 778774 Empty button visible in the error page
 779095 ui: Remember the size, position and state of the window

* Translation updates:

Version 3.23.90

* UI:
 - Show a spinner notification when loading games
 - Smooth out the collection icons arrangement
 - Hide menubar when the app menu is disabled
 - Check there is a media set before updating it

* Retro:
 - Support Libretro cores having a Libretro Core Descriptor
 - Auto-detect Libretro cores supporting serialization
 - Be more tolerant with serialization sizes to follow Libretro rules
 - Allow Libretro cores to load firmwares in ~/.config/gnome-games

* Add support for FDS games

* Avoid some valid Game Boy games to not be detected

* Bugs fixed:
 770783 [nes] Serialization/deserialisation fails
 771683 Duplicate menu to set AppMenu to be displayed in the application window
 771771 Rename symbolic icon to org.gnome.Games-symbolic.svg
 772118 Assertion MediaSet != NULL failed
 773882 No way to know when Games looks for games
 773950 Smoother dynamic cover placement when resizing the window
 777482 retro-gobject: Remove unused private code
 777755 retro: Get whether the core supports snapshoting directly from it
 777777 Game Boy games not detected
 778317 Gnome-games should provide support to Famicom Disk System games
 778446 Support the Libretro Core Descriptor format
 778447 No well defined place for Libretro cores to look for firmwares

* Translation updates:
 Brazilian Portuguese

Version 3.22.0

* Inhibition:
 - Inhibit blank screen on idle when playing a game
 - Inhibit session closing when playing a game

* Prevent the media selector button to show up when it shouldn't

* Look for local covers for Mega-CD and PC-Engine CD-ROM²

* Detect more Mega Drive and PlayStation games

* Bugs fixed:
 769968 Screensaver kicks in while playing
 771360 mega-drive: Mega-CD games should look for local covers
 771361 pc-engine: CD-ROM² games should look for local covers
 771511 mega-drive: Some games are not detected
 771512 grilo: Critical errors caused by wrong 'return_if_fail'
 771513 ui: Media selector sometimes visible on 'Unable to run game' page
 771514 playstation: Some discs have their BOOT header at 0xA9F98

* Translation updates:

Version 3.21.92

* Pause and resume on focus change:
 - Avoid micro pauses when the shell takes the focus for an instant
 - Avoid resuming the game when there is a transient dialog

* PlayStation:
 - Set the correct gamepad type to the games depending on their support
 - Detect discs with a lowercase disc ID
 - Get covers from
 - Ensure discs are in the correct order

* Bugs fixed:
 770192 playstation: Some games requires a non-analog gamepad
 770426 Moving the "Resume" dialog unpauses the game
 770625 The application is named 'gnome-games' and doesn't have its icon in the GCC sound panel
 770626 playstation: Games with a lowercase ID not detected
 770780 CDs in wrong order
 770781 No covers for PSX games

* Translation updates:

Version 3.21.91

* Improve using Games as a Flatpak

* UI:
 - Add fullscreen support
 - Toggle fullscreen with Ctrl+F or F11
 - Retore the window with Escape
 - Support covers named similarly to the game file
 - Support covers allongside the game named as cover.* or folder.*
 - Pause the game when the window is unfocused
 - Resume the game when the window is focused
 - Hide search bar out of collection view
 - Refactor the resume dialog
 - Prompt what to do on game resuming failure
 - Reduce UI freezes when parsing MAME games
 - Display game loading errors in an error page rather than an info box

* Gamepads:
 - Can build without gamepad support
 - Can build without udev (use a gamepad discovery fallback)
 - Support gamepads without a mapping but sending proper gamepad events
 - Read mappings from the user's config directory
 - Fix the value of some mishandled axes

* Add support for:
 - Game Boy Color
 - Game Gear
 - Mega-CD/Sega CD
 - Mega-CD 32X/Sega CD 32X
 - Mega Drive 32X/Sega 32X
 - PC-Engine CD-ROM²
 - PlayStation
 - Sega Pico
 - SG-1000

* PlayStation:
 - Display the correct title for known games
 - Support known games with multiple discs
 - Use the disc's title rather than its number when available

* Bugs fixed:
 GitHub 94 List PlayStation games
 GitHub 174 Sometimes steam games installed not in path reported by registry.vdf
 GitHub 308 Search bar slowly disappear when running game
 GitHub 309 Ability to add custom gamepad mappings
 GitHub 311 Should Always reset the Libretro core when starting a game
 GitHub 312 Refactor the UI code
 GitHub 313 gamepads: A wrong mapping can make the application crash
 GitHub 314 Internationalize error messages
 GitHub 315 Can't run Mega Drive games even with plugin installed
 GitHub 318 Extract cue sheets handling out of Sega Saturn plugin
 GitHub 319 Refactor headers file reading
 GitHub 322 Accessing cue sheet track with an invalid index segfaults
 GitHub 326 Make it possible to run multi-source games
 769318 retro: Support gamepad rumble
 769329 ui: Add fullscreen support
 769345 playstation: PlayStationHeader doesn't give a correct disc ID
 769438 ui: Add a keyboard shortcut to trigger fullscreen
 769439 refactor: Move generic type implementations to their own directory
 769444 build: Allow to build with $builddir != $srcdir
 769468 master-system: Support Game Gear
 769472 master-system: Support SG-1000
 769473 mega-drive: Support Mega Drive 32X
 769474 mega-drive: Support Mega-CD
 769475 mega-drive: Support Sega Pico
 769496 pc-engine: Suport PC-Engine CD games
 769638 769638
 769647 build: Rename icons from gnome-games to org.gnome.Games
 769676 ui: Look for covers alongside the game files
 769678 retro: Support libretro cores distributed with a .info
 769801 Tell the user nicely when a ROM isn't supported
 769825 grilo: Fix errors when without internet access
 769829 Use libsoup instead of gvfs to download the covers
 769832 Blocks on startup
 769836 gamepads: Support gamepads properly mapped in the kernel
 769844 gnome-games: Fix compile time errors
 769909 Fix module path checking
 769924 Improve the resume dialog
 769963 ui: Useless TrackerGameSource in Application.load_game_list()
 769904 gamepad: Add fallback support for gamepads without udev
 769938 Handle failures when resuming a game
 769993 Why a cancellable when quitting the game?
 770004 Drop the runners when quitting a game
 770011 Pause the runner when the window doesn't have focus
 770142 [Alt+Tab]ing back to the application doesn't resume the game.
 770468 gamepad: Several annoying bugs
 770491 Critical error "Source ID was not found when attempting to remove it"
 770492 ui: Cursor hidden after leaving fullscreen
 769495 game-boy: Support Game Boy Color
 770470 playstation: Some valid games don't have a BOOT header
 770471 playstation: Support .bin.ecm games

* Translation updates:
 Brazilian Portuguese

Version 3.21.4

* Allow to use some gamepads on retro games.

* Get covers from:
 - for most games
 - the Steam store for Steam Games

* Display covers in the thumbnail for:
 - Amiga
 - Atari 2600
 - Atari 7800
 - Dreamcast
 - Game Boy
 - Game Boy Advance
 - Game Cube
 - Master System
 - Mega Drive
 - Neo Geo Pocket
 - NES
 - Nintendo 64
 - Nintendo DS
 - PC-Engine
 - Sega Saturn
 - Steam
 - Wii
 - WiiWare

* Double the thumbnail size to better appreaciate covers.

* Bugs fixed:
 301 Drawing multiple covers is very slow
 302 Display the games' cover
 303 Add gamepad support
 304 Split result handling from game creation

* Translation updates:

Version 3.21.2

* Prompt the user when quitting a game that can't be restored

* Add support for:
 - Atari 2600
 - Atari 7800

* Add icons for:
 - Nintendo DS

* Fix the theming to the latest GTK+

* Use filename as the SNES game title source

* Bugs fixed:
 109 List Atari 2600 games
 160 Some SNES titles are badly rendered
 238 SNES games titles are ugly/unusable
 259 Warn before quitting a game
 263 List Atari 7800 games
 275 Refactor MIME type queries
 276 Rename *UID classes to *Uid
 278 Use URIs in RetroRunne
 282 Typo in translatable string
 283 Adding simple game types should be trivial
 285 Simplify the existing simple game formats
 288 Quitting app while running Retro game don't save
 289 Refactor icon handling
 290 Display LÖVE games' own icons
 291 Display Nintendo DS games' own icons
 292 Remove custom game types
 293 Remove SteamRunner
 294 The theme is broken

* Translation updates:
 Brazilian Portuguese
 Chinese (China)

Version 3.20.0

No changes since 3.19.92

Version 3.19.92

* Add support for:
 - Neo-Geo Pocket

* Add the expected Retro module name to its 'not found' error message

* Check whether a Tracker cursor represents a game 

* Fix the Amiga MIME-type

* UI:
 - Enable the error info bar label to wrap
 - Trigger search in collection view by typing

* Bugs fixed:
  82 Error messages too wide
 103 List Neo Geo Pocket games
 113 List arcade games
 114 Add search by starting typing
 167 Useless error when plugin is missing
 250 Remove barely used 'module_path' and 'game_path' attributes
 257 Lots of useless warnings in tracker-game-source
 260 Can't list amiga games
 267 Search prevent games to be played with keyboard

* Translation updates:

Version 3.19.90

* Lower logging level of message notifying the lack of a Steam install

* Split RunError into specialized errors

* Steam:
 - Support registry files containing empty strings
 - Support game manifests using "appID" instead of "appid"

* Desktop:
 - Check the validity of DesktopAppInfo before using it

* Tracker:
 - Check the existence of a file before trying to parse it

* Plugins:
 - Add a plugin system allowing to extend supported game types
 - Port code handling the currently supported game types to plugins
 - Show the available plugins in the 'Preferences' window

* Add an 'About' dialog

* Allow i18n

* Bugs fixed:
 162 Is jhbuild.modules still needed?
 165 app_info != NULL errors
 166 Can't list Steam games warning
 169 Steam games not detected due to casing mismatch.
 170 Steam registry warns about unexpected token '}'.
 178 Lots of Tracker "Couldn't read file" errors
 185 Add a plugin system to support more game types
 189 RunError is too wide and should be splited
 191 Move desktop support into its own plugin
 192 Move Steam support into its own plugin
 193 Move SNES support into its own plugin
 196 Move NES support into its own plugin
 199 Move Game Boy support into its own plugin
 200 Move Game Boy Advance support into its own plugin
 201 Move Nintendo DS support into its own plugin
 202 Move Nintendo 64 support into its own plugin
 203 Move Game Cube support into its own plugin
 204 Move Wii support into its own plugin
 205 Move Wii Ware support into its own plugin
 206 Move PC-Engine support into its own plugin
 207 Move Master System support into its own plugin
 208 Move Mega Drive support into its own plugin
 209 Move Sega Saturn support into its own plugin
 210 Move Dreamcast support into its own plugin
 211 Move Amiga support into its own plugin
 212 Move DOOM support into its own plugin
 213 Move LÖVE support into its own plugin
 223 Missing Wii Vala files
 224 Missing PC-Engine Vala files
 237 The application should be translated
 240 Add an About dialog
 241 Show the available plugins

* Translation updates:

Version 3.18.0

This is the first preview release of Games.

Being that this is such an early release, we'd really appreciate it if you
took the time to file bugs as you find them or to suggest features.


* User interface
 - Offer an icon view of the collection.
 - Add a way to search for a game by its title.
 - Sort games in the collection by their title.

* Listed games
 - Desktop games
 - Steam games
 - LÖVE engine games
 - Doom engine games
 - NES/Famicom games
 - SNES/Super Famicom games
 - Nintendo 64 games
 - Game Cube games
 - Wii games
 - WiiWare games
 - Game Boy/Game Boy Color games
 - Game Boy Advance games
 - Nintendo DS games
 - Master System games
 - Mega Drive/Genesis/32X games
 - Sega Saturn games
 - Dreamcast games
 - Game Gear games
 - PC-Engine games

* Blacklisted games
 - Blacklist non-games desktop entries, such as gaming console emulators
   or game engines desktop entries.
 - Blacklist Steam games desktop entries, so they don't appear twice.

* Runnable games
 - Desktop games
 - Steam games
 - LÖVE engine games
 - NES/Famicom games (requires retro-plugins-nes)
 - SNES/Super Famicom games (requires retro-plugins-snes)
 - Game Boy/Game Boy Color games (requires retro-plugins-game-boy)
 - PC-Engine games (requires retro-plugins-pce)

* Retro games
 - Save and load the in-game saves of Retro based games.
 - Save the state of Retro based games to propose the user to take a its
  game where he left it off.
 - Add keyboard support to Retro based games by forwarding the key strokes
  to the runner.

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