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11th November, 2017 - Big seasonal updates

Introducing PinballX 2.50, GameEx and GameEx Arcade Edition 15.00

Big updates for the season.

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!.



29th September, 2017 - GameEx 14.93

GameEx and GameEx Arcade Edition 14.93 released.

  • Fixes Karaoke
  • Fixes downloading in Setup.exe
  • Improved wheel and list animations.
  • For GameEx Arcade Edition MAME arcade games are automatically put onto another a separate menu if you have more than 2 other systems setup.

26th September, 2017 - PinballX 2.40

PinballX 2.40 has been released and now officially includes integrated Pinball FX3 support.

www.pinballlx.com



6th September, 2017 - GameEx 14.90

A major new feature for developers in this release. Introducing AddIns.

Addins allow you to programmatically create your own modules (lists and menus) and play, list and launch anything..

You can for example create your own video or multimedia modules somewhat similar to how some Kodi AddOns work.

It's not overly complicated to get started and there is a full example available here.

They are also now part of the official GameEx repository.

I am happy to answer any questions.



29th August, 2017 - GameEx 14.83

GameEx 14.83 released

  • Radio stations now start to play much faster.
  • New background video for GameEx default theme
  • GameEx now uses the smoother frame rate please wait animation from GameEx Arcade Edittion.
  • Fiexs pop up descriptions showing wrong MAME game descriptions.
  • Automatic artwork downloader now downloads MAME ICONs
  • GZIP (gz) support for premium members.

26th August, 2017 - PinballX 2.37

PinballX 2.37 released.

  • Fixes backglass screenshots
  • Fixes "Tables" translation text

10th August, 2017 - New GameEx Kodi Add-On

A new GameEx Kodi add-on is now available allowing GameEx to be launched from recent Kodi versions.

The automated add-on included with the GameEx installer no longer works with recent versions of Kodi and the option will be removed from the installer for the next GameEx release

Download



29th June, 2017 - GameEx 14.82

GameEx and GameEx Arcade Edition 14.82 released.

A new version of the setup wizard by Ben Baker is included which fixes several reported issues and also shows some of the new design of the setup wizard that will be available in GameEx Evolution.

Also with this release, game manuals are now not a registered only feature.



18th June, 2017 - Introducing Xmatch

XMatch is the official Spesoft and GameEx artwork matching utility for matching your artwork and video files to your game filenames.

  • Common sense matching. Not overzealous.
  • Reports on non matches.
  • Ability to use a single media file to replace anything not matched.
  • Same logic as EmuMovies Sync
  • Simple to use. Only the needed the features

Download here.



1st June, 2017 - GameEx 14.81
New error reporting application and feature.

31st May, 2017 - GameEx 14.80
  • The search games feature is now available in GameEx Arcade Edition, GameEx Lite and MAME only mode.
  • Added Chinese (Simplified) language
  • GameEx will now use and fall back to downloading game media from the gamesdb.net if EmuMovies is unavailable.

23rd May, 2017 - GameEx 14.79

GameEx and GameEx Arcade Edition 14.79 released.

  • System video backgrounds have been added to GameEx Arcade Edition. See video for demo.
  • Fixes font install issue on Windows 10 creators edition.
  • Fixes to attract mode when set to play videos and launch games.
  • GameEx now does a better job out of the box to hide the operating system when launching emulators.
  • The emulator loading image needs to be used in a non default theme now. So its your choice to use it or not.


30th April, 2017 - GameEx 14.78

GameEx and GameEx Arcade Edition 14.78.

This release improves MAME game name descrtiptions.

In addition when updating the MAME game list, GameEx will produce PinballX compatible XML game lists in the DATA\PINBALLX folder.

If you are in the UK (and Europe?) happy May Day.



16th April, 2017 - GameEx 14.77
GameEx and GameEx arcade edition 14.77 released. Just a minor update. Now shows the loading image when running full screen exclusive. There is now a global launching image that can be displayed when launching a game. Theme/Media/Launching.png. I fthis file exists it will be shown.