EmulationStation Changelog

This page is a list of all of the changelogs for each version of EmulationStation. For a complete list of all commits to the source code see here:

  • Latest from Source
  • BUGFIX: Fix scrolling bug when using Power Saver.
  • 2.6.3 (RetroPie 4.3)
  • NEW FEATURE: Image slideshow screensaver.
  • 2.6.2
  • ENHANCEMENT: Adjust menu widths to be dependent on lesser of two dimensions.
  • BUGFIX: Fix bug causing crash when entering gamelist on some platforms.
  • 2.6.1
  • BUGFIX: System Carousel now properly renders when only one system is present.
  • ENHANCEMENT: Swap time for Video Screensaver now configurable in settings menu.
  • BUGFIX: Fix blank screen occurring when exit game animation is interrupted by key press.
  • ENHANCEMENT: Volume setting now controls video volume when using OMX player.
  • ENHANCEMENT: Carousel enhancements
    • Size and opacity of logos are now animated and transition smoothly when scrolling.
    • Origin now supported for <carousel> theme element.
    • Support for new vertical wheel carousel type.
    • BUGFIX: Text logos now increase in size properly.
    • BUGFIX: Background extras and logos no longer bleed into gamelists when using vertical carousel.
  • 2.6.0
  • NEW FEATURE: Custom Game Collections
  • ENHANCEMENT: Theme enhancements
    • Origin now supported for <text>, <rating> and <textlist> theme elements.
    • Rotation support added for <image>, <text>, <rating>, and <video> theme elements.
  • 2.5.2
  • BUGFIX: Fix screensaver not triggering when using PowerSaver
  • BUGFIX: Various bugfixes and enhancements for PowerSaver.
  • 2.5.1
  • BUGFIX: Fixed default font sizes when running in vertical orientation.
  • 2.5.0
  • NEW FEATURE: Added option to hide *nix hidden files.
  • NEW FEATURE: Implemented Power Saver feature.
  • 2.4.1
  • BUGFIX: Fixed bug with random game selection.
  • 2.4.0
  • NEW FEATURE: Game Collections: Currently supports "All", "Favorites" and "Last Played" systems.
  • BUGFIX: Moved slider menu items back to the top of menu to work around bug affecting some users.
  • ENHANCEMENT: Fix for lack of zoom transition on video view for systems without marquees.
  • NEW FEATURE: Variable support for themes.
    • Themes can now define and reference variables. (docs)
    • Themes can now define a default theme that will be used for any systems that the theme does not explicitly support. (tutorial)
    • Additional Theme options available for logoText element on System and Gamelist views.
  • ENHANCEMENT: Carousel sliding transition can now be disabled.
  • ENHANCEMENT: Returned 'JUMP TO LETTER' option back to top of menu.
  • 2.3.2
  • BUGFIX: Fixed gamelist sizing by using max of computed size vs set size
  • 2.3.1
  • BUGFIX: Fixed show snapshot on delay option for video element.
  • BUGFIX: Fixed default color for rating component
  • 2.3.0
  • NEW FEATURE: Adding Random Video Screensaver/Attract Mode
  • ENHANCEMENT: Make color themable for ratings like image component.
  • BUGFIX: Game names are no longer cut off in gamelist when using horizontalMargin option.
  • BUGFIX: Selector bar now lines up properly when using lineSpacing option.
  • ENHANCEMENT: Added additional theme options for gamelist to provide better control over rendering of the selector bar.
  • ENHANCEMENT: Fixes for USB sound cards
    • Ability to change device used for Volume control (PCM/Speaker/Master) only on Pi.
    • Ability to change Audio device used for OMX player (local/hdmi/both/ALSA:HW:0,0/ALSA:HW:1,0)
  • 2.2.1
  • BUGFIX: Fixed broken zoom launch transition.
  • 2.2.0
  • NEW FEATURE: Added Instant transition.
  • NEW FEATURE: Allow configuring the "hotkey enable" button
  • ENHANCEMENT: Help Component now maintains styling from theme when in menus.
  • BUGFIX: Prevent views from overflow onto an adjacent view.
    • use clip rects to prevent views overflow onto other views
  • ENHANCEMENT: Scaper is no longer blocks UI rendering and properly shows the busy animation.
  • BUGFIX: Fixed image stretch in video component.
  • ENHANCEMENT: Adding OMX Player option on RPI for improved video rendering.
  • BUGFIX: Fixed Game Count display in System View when system is filtered.
  • BUGFIX: Fixed default z-index values for metadata fields on detail view.
  • ENHANCEMENT: Added new platforms to scraper
  • 2.1.9
  • ENHANCEMENT: Scrapper improvements.
    • Added FDS to scraper.
    • Added support to search for specific game id using id:###
  • ENHANCEMENT: Slide transition will slide vertically for vertical carousel.
  • ENCHANCEMENT: Added sorting options for the number of players, release date, genre, developer and publisher.
  • ENHANCEMENT: Switch to new splashscreen with black background
  • NEW FEATURE: z-index support allow themes to specify drawing order (docs)
  • BUGFIX: Changes to mitigate white flashes in heavier themes
  • BUGFIX: Fixed Scrapping PSP games.
  • 2.1.8
  • ENCHANCEMENT: Added menu option to explicitly choose the Gamelist type.
  • NEW FEATURE: Added ability to filter gamelists by genre, players, ratings and publisher/developer.
  • 2.1.7
  • BUGFIX: Fix black boxes appearing on gamelist after scrolling
  • NEW FEATURE: Added Go-to Random Game feature.
  • ENHANCEMENT: Added support for additional metadata fields on folders.
  • BUGFIX: Fixed bug where carousel theme fails to load under certain conditions.
  • 2.1.6
  • BUGFIX: Fix image ratio for first image in video game list view.
  • NEW FEATURE: Added ability to theme the system carousel
  • 2.1.5 (RetroPie 4.2)
  • ENHANCEMENT: Fix initial text positioning and improve keyboard handling in TextEditComponent
  • ENHANCEMENT: Added maxSize support for videos.
  • ENHANCEMENT: Video view will no longer activate if the current theme does not support it.
  • BUGFIX: Fix for Neo Geo games not being scraped.
  • 2.1.4
  • BUGFIX: Fix WSOD by loading textures on demand in a separate thread when a user configurable texture memory threshold is reached.
  • 2.1.3
  • NEW FEATURE: Added ability to disable the splashscreen.
  • 2.1.2
  • ENHANCEMENT: Improve Shutdown time by only writing changes to gamelist.xml.
  • 2.1.1
  • BUGFIX: Fix crash when saving metadata.
  • 2.1.0
  • NEW FEATURE: Added video view to allow video preview of games in gamelist