iGame v2 - A well known Amiga game launcher gets a new public beta


If you have an Amiga with an internal CF drive or any other way of playing whdload games such as through Emulation like WinUAE, then this may be the software update that your Amiga thanks you for. Although there are other OS utilities to play Amiga games such as AG-launch and X-Bench, iGame was one of the most practical of game launchers during any CF install. So if you remember it, especially if you've installed ClassicWB, then you'll be pleased to know iGame has reached version 2.0 beta 6!

As noted by the main site, iGame is a MUI based frontend for launching and managing whdload games. It's purpose is to catalog your games, and provide a simple way of finding and playing them with features including hard disk scanning for installed games, game screenshots, game catagories and filters, the manual addition of non-whload games, statistics, and even a search filter. As for the latest version 2 which is a rather major release, iGame has been re-written from the ground up, brand new settings, a redesigned GUI, improved handling and much much more!

Some changes since 2.0b5, most notably:

  • Changed the gameslist file to CSV, which makes iGame to start faster and the file to be a lot smaller in size. If there is already a gameslist, iGame will read it and on next write it will convert it to csv. All genres and statistics will remain. The old plain list gamelist will not be used after this point, but it is not going to be deleted automatically
  • Now iGame checks for any missing library and informs the user if it is started from the shell
  • Stability/Bug fixes, GUI fixes
  • New installation script
  • Keep image aspect for screenshot/icon when GuiGfx is used
  • Show "Unknown" genre in genres list for those games that are not categorized yet
  • Fixed menu shortcuts that didn't work
  • When iGame is iconified, now uses it's icon
  • Open game directory from menu

Links :1) Discussion  2) Download 


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