Arcadia Preview 2 (version 1.0.489.0) is finally here!
FRI version 188.8.131.52 is here! This version of FRI brings Community Ratings, a way to find great ROMs in your collection that you haven’t played before. This version also contains underlying updates to how FRI scans for ROMs, resulting in a better user experience. This release’s code is closer than ever to being able to be ported to Media Center for a Windows Media Center counterpart to FRI.
This release of FRI is thanks to Flotsam, who took it upon him self to write out a very detailed email describing problems with FRI. His email was so succinct and clear, giving the root of the problem and not simply the symptoms, that I was able to make the requested changes in under 20 minutes. In fact, it took longer to prepare the release than it did to code it!
Flotsam’s email address: (yes, the text is a picture. I don’t want him getting automated bot spam!)
Now for the release. FRI version 184.108.40.206 contains updated to the default Platform Vocabulary, as well as a fix to a bug that I will describe in detail below.
Remember the Nintendo 64? It’s still a great system, and it’s still fun to play those classic games. There is a weird glitch in the original Super Smash Brothers. Played on a Nintendo 64 console, the game simply stops. Played through Project 64, however, we see even more weird behavior. This is what some friends and I discovered for ourselves on Summer night.
Since I added the ability to copy/move files between libraries in FRI 220.127.116.11, I realized that another feature was missing: The ability to filter by library in an advanced search. Now with this next minor release, the user can not only filter by platform, language, players, rating, and image health, but also library.
- New Feature: Advanced searches can now be filtered by Library Folder.
- Tweak: FRI if there is an unexpected error when FRI is closing, FRI will report the error and gracefully close.