FS-UAE developer FrodeSolheim, has announced that the Open Amiga Game Database has officially gone open beta! What that means is, if you have the amazing Amiga emulator frontend FS-UAE installed and all the amiga game files : floppy images, CD images and WHDLoad games (.adf, .ipf, .zip, .rar, .iso, etc), you'll be able to use the latest configuration settings. These are straight from other users and by simply scanning the folders and being a registered free member of the online database the games will work right away with no frustrations! You'll also be greeted with some fine covers and screenshots, great eh?
Here is what the developer states regarding this excellent service for Amiga players!
The Open Amiga Game Database is now in open beta. This means that you can use the system without having to ask for an account. You still need to have a username/password for system while in beta, but you can quickly register an account yourself via this new account registration page: http://oagd.net/user/register.FORUM
The database contains configuration information for Amiga games. When used in combination with FS-UAE Launcher:
After having created an oagd.net account, you can enable the database beta feature in FS-UAE launcher: http://fs-uae.net/database.
- You can scan folders for floppy images, CD images and WHDLoad games (.adf, .ipf, .zip, .rar, .iso, etc).
- You'll automatically get game entries in FS-UAE Launcher for detected games.
- Covers and screenshots for the games will automatically appear in FS-UAE Launcher.
- The system allows for multiple variants per game. For example different cracks, original .ipf images, WHDLoad version, etc.
- The games are already configured correctly (*) and can be launched with the press of a button.
The online database is not limited to be used by only FS-UAE Launcher, but this is the only known client to use the database at this time.
(*) Of course, some games may not be configured correctly yet, but that's the point of the online database. If you discover a problem, you can either submit a fix yourself, or report it and let someone else fix it. Either way, the corrections will be synchronized to your FS-UAE Launcher as well as to other FS-UAE Launcher users.
What is FS-UAE :
This is a rather interesting front end/emulator as it Features include : emulation of Amiga 500, 500+, 600, 1000, 1200, 4000, CD32 and CDTV, perfectly smooth scrolling on 50Hz displays, support for floppy images in ADF and IPF formats, CD-ROM images in ISO or BIN/CUE format and mounting folders on your computer as Amiga hard drives. It also has the added function of a great Amiga emulator multiplayer software for the ability to play other Amiga gamers using the same games through your PC.FS-UAE
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