Games : : eGame r5 released
Posted By: ChrisH. on 2013/2/9 2:45:44
eGame now fully lives-up to it's description as a "Game Launcher", because <em>it's now possible to add disk images & 'foreign' executables, and have them automatically loaded by the appropriate emulator (e.g. Hatari, DOSBox, VICE, E-UAE) or game system (e.g. Frotz)

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The main changes are:
* Due to some big improvements, you can now add emulated game files (like Roms & Disks) to eGame, and then launch them with just a double-click, typically without any configuration! (The relevant emulator must have been installed of course.)
* It supports launching games for Amiga (floppy disks), Atari ST, Megadrive, NES, SNES, C64, Spectrum, and Infocom (text adventures).
* These "game launchers" are easily configurable, so you can change the emulator used, and even add entirely new launchers (if I overlooked any emulators).
* Dropping a folder on eGame now finds & adds most types of emulated game files.
* Launchers can use game-specific parameters (set in the "Edit game" window).

* Added a prefs option to exit eGame after a game has been launched.
* Added a button to open the game's folder.
* Fixed editing of multiple entries only editing half of them.
* The OK button in the "Edit game" window now responds to the Enter key.
* The eGame logo is now less garish! (eGame_logo.png)

You can download eGame from Aminet.

More info
eGame allows you to keep an easily searchable list of games for playing - rather than having to hunt through lots of folders. It is even possible to add ROMs, disk images & 'foreign' executables, and have them automatically loaded by the appropriate emulator (e.g. DOSBox) or game system (e.g. Frotz).

"eGame" is short for "(Portabl)E Game Launcher". I originally wrote eGame as a test & an example of what can be achieved with PortablE's easy GUI system, but (after some prodding from Joel) I think it has become a really useful program in it's own right.

As I've put a lot of effort into making tagging, filtering & launching easy but still pretty powerful, I decided to make it 'DonationShareware'. Without a key file it will only display 10 games (although you can still search all stored games & the first 10 matches will be shown). If you want to get a key file to unlock it, then you need to send me at least 2 Pounds by PayPal (although I encourage you to donate more if you feel it is worth more!).

Screenshots
eGame_MOS_1.png eGame_MOS_2.png eGame_MOS_3.png
 
  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    Thanks a lot CrisH for this new version :-D

    Is it possible to add a button to select path with a requester please ?

    Can i add it to the pack Chrysalis ?
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    Is it possible to add a button to select path with a requester please ?

    I don't understand exactly what you are asking for. Do you mean: (1) Adding new games via a requester? (2) Changing the path of existing games? or maybe something else?

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    Can i add it to the pack Chrysalis ?

    I've never tried Chrysalis, but in principle I don't see a problem. However (1) would it be a problem that eGame is (a form of) shareware? (2) I'm slightly worried that being "preconfigured" (thus avoiding the installer) might cause problems.
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    I mean: (1) Adding new games via a requester, for the moment we can add path only via drag'n drop but there is not a button to open a requester.

    I already did that for AROS (since drag'n'drop doesn't work with Zune on ABIv0). But I am a bit skeptical it's needed for OSes with working drag'n'drop. Can you please explain your usage scenario, for which a file requester would be easier than drag'n'drop? (I don't want to add another button without good reason.)
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    For me, i found is more speed to select path with a requester than a drap'n'drop. The novice don't know if the drag and drop work.
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    The novice don't know if the drag and drop work.

    That's what the bubble help (and manual!) are there for :-)

    But maybe I could make the "toolbar" configurable, so that people who want an "Add" button can have it, without cluttering it for those (the majority?) who don't...

    [ Edited by ChrisH On 2013/2/24 13:00 ]
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    Sorry, i didn't see the bubble and i don't read the manual :-D

    Are you interested by a special version of eGame for the pack Chrysalis ?

    I think it could be very interesting :-D
  • »2013/2/28 17:43
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