This release is a significant update to GameEx and GameEx arcade edition but
involves work mainly on the back end. There are also too many fixes to mention
in this release but the original purpose of it was to upgrade the DirectX
library from managed DirectX to SlimDX. In addition all video rendering is now
GPU hardware accelerated. This all provides significant stability and
performance improvements, especially on older hardware. On newer hardware 4k
60fps video previews are no issue at all.
There is also a fixed and improved GameLauncher mode and the background snap
theme and mode is working as expected again.
Again, there are many fixes in and minor improvements in this release. You
may find some issues you had fixed and because the changes are so substantial I
will provide the previous releases in case I missed something in my regression
These are mainly performance improvement related releases with general optimizations to key functions as well as rendering and
the executable compiles.
This should hopefully result in better FPS and speed improvements throughout although obviously it will be more
noticeable on lower end machines.
With GameEx several other areas have been improved for performance such as the Jukebox,
loading Game Info, the Movie Library and getting Meta Data.
In addition the YouTube feature is now working again and the Move Library has been improved significantly. Getting Meta Data for the movie library is now much quicker to and downloading music artist and album images is working again.
I also made the decision to make the Media Library and DVD/BluRays on disk features free for all users and no longer a registered version feature.
I am toying with the idea of releasing a sub version of GameEx without gaming
features, purely as a free HTPC solution. Please let me know your thoughts on this.
In preparation for the season I, and behalf of all of my
loyal team and friends who work alongside me wish you all the best, happy thanksgiving, happy
Hanukkah, Eid, Kwanzaa and Merry Christmas!.