Changelog

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Version 1.9.6 (30/10/2016) -> 1.9.6.2 (21/12/2016)
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NEW FEATURES
- **** added new actors layer (actors.png) ****
- **** animated main.png, actors.png and bezel.png management: dynamic layouts ****
- **** added MAME (thx to adolfo69), WWFeel & WWFeel91, SFeelII (thx to barito) new layouts ****
- main workflow optimizations

BUGFIXES
- placeholder replacement fixes
- keyboard repeat time not reset bug
- occasional crash upon network error (only reported on Win10)

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Version 1.9.5 (23/06/2016) -> 1.9.5.4 (30/09/2016)
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NEW FEATURES
- added setup script (setup.vbs)
- **** autostart screensaver ****
- guided startup messages for new emulators
- screensaver selection from menu
- disable stars from menu, fast list filter change
- added exit_from_menu_enabled (enables/disables exit item in main menu)
- added disable_alt_f4 parameter (enables/disables alt-f4 block)
- new UI rendering engine (nested layouts, borders, auto-resize, more accurate wordwrap, others)
- menu icons (FEEL logo or custom images)
- advanced game info window (sums up all available game data + snapshot on a single view)
- incremental (md5sum-based) layouts download on new version update
- page scrolling on text viewer window
- more friendly statistics
- show/hide menu icons
- show/hide mouse pointer
- network tasks optimization: much faster!
- UX, UI & graphical transition refinements

BUGFIXES
- Hook locking up FEEL if emulator not found fix
- empty "TOP GAMES" crash fix
- mp3 music directory bug on layout change
- HOT: default config management fix (default values restore at change)
- video update during network & async tasks
- immediate messages fix
- Feeledit: path search fix
- videosnap wrong resizing fix (v.1.9.5.1)
- snapshot wrong resizing regression fix (v.1.9.5.2)
- layout MD5 hashing fix (v.1.9.5.2)

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Version 1.9 (19/10/2015) -> 1.9.3 (25/4/2016)
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NEW FEATURES
- cross-fading transitions
- updated FeelEdit version to 1.9.2.8 (i.e.: aligned to Feel: simpler!)
- pre/post_emulator_wait_for_exit parameters (added to FeelEdit too)
- **** Video/snap loaded in background => max. UI responsiveness -> upgraded in 1.9.2.8 ****
- black background on/off available for rom snap, marquee, cabinet images
- **** FeelEdit 0.9.2.5: added management for all missing parameters since 1.2.x + many upgrades and fixes ****
- **** ArcadeDB (http://adb.arcadeitalia.net) integration!!! Rom history fetched ADB API ****
- **** "check for updates" feature -> fixed in 1.9.2.6 ****
- **** service mode ****
- **** MAME/MESS 0.162+ machine support (-listsoftware integration) ****
- **** all parent images used on clone games (if clone one is missing) -> fixed in 1.9.2.5 ****
- rom description cleanup
- search toasts
- changelog (shown after update or from menu)
- new menu organization and design
- new UI widgets (scrollable text)
- async tasks complete refactoring
- snapshot black background enable param
- emulator start parameters auto-fix
- show/hide clock
- show/hide search key hint

BUGFIXES
- FeelEdit: "last line bug" fix
- menu sounds minor refinements
- videosnap after game play fix
- videosnap repeat fix
- unprintable chars crash fix
- missing custom image fix
- missing emulator_path fix
- toast display fix
- list build fix
- bad videosnaps exception trap
- rom list correctly positioned after order change
- "back to normal list" bug on unique platform config fix

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Version 1.8 (18/05/2015) -> 1.8.1 (12/09/2015)
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NEW FEATURES
- **** added support for vertical screens ****
- **** MAME 0.162+ support (i.e.: new XMLinfo format) ****
- recently played sort-mode
- explorer shell autostart if not running at FEEL close
- hide mouse cursor when running
- images on-scroll optimization
- LED transitions & fx upgraded
- window focus-forcing (avoid background starts or focus lost after emu runs)

BUGFIXES
- stretched videosnap bug
- minor fixes
- resolution management optimizations and bugfixes
- more complete placeholder parsing on paths
- joypad optimizations
- MAME multiple command types handling
- better error messages management

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Version 1.7 (08/02/2015) -> 1.7.0.4 (02/05/2015)
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NEW FEATURES
- **** added SmartASD (LED buttons hw board) support ****

BUGFIXES
- autostart on top games list bug

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Version 1.6 (11/09/2015) -> 1.6.0.2 (16/01/2015)
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NEW FEATURES
- **** all emu TOP GAMES list ****
- cab & marquee fade-in transitions

BUGFIXES
- rom_path missing on build list bug fix
- removed crash on not printable chars in mame XML ("weird" MAME builds support)
- minor fixes

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Version 1.5.2 (21/06/2014) -> 1.5.6 (28/10/2014)
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NEW FEATURES
- ** single rom configuration support (i.e.: multi-emu data stored in "cfg" directory, under emu config dir) **
- ** high speed scroll optimization (secondary images are loaded only when scroll is over) **
- menu key params configurable separately
- minimum scroll time configurable via param
- support for .lnk files (via emulator_useshell param)
- auto-adaptive menu
- multi-font support via additional .xnb files
- QWERTY keyboard on Find Game

BUGFIXES
- added case-insensitive match on .nms files
- changeres hotfix
- add game positioning bug fix
- minor fixes

- added adolfo69 credits

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Version 1.5.1 - 14/06/2014
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NEW FEATURES
- **** rom auto-start on FE load (monogame, last played, last selected) ****
- configurable images (snapshot, marquee etc.) extension (.png, .jpg, etc.)

BUGFIXES
- font management improvements (default to 6px, fontstyle support)
- minor fixes

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Version 1.5 - 03/06/2014
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NEW FEATURES
- moved to .NET framework 3.5, XNA Game Studio 3.1, DirectShowLib, SharpDX
- added transparencies on all layout elements
- complete graphics code refactoring
- layout refresh code refactoring
- simpler stats
- fade-in transitions
- automatic performance tuning
- status and confirm (toast) messages 
- joypad HAT support & optimizations
- layout bezel management
- romlist_disable_stars (star ratio list removal) parameter added

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Version 1.2 - 03/10/2013
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- marked stable

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Version 1.2RC0 - 15/09/2013
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NEW FEATURES
- *** added FEELEdit module ***
- sound on videosnap
- background music shuffle
- start process fixes
- added watch on main menu
- list sort by year, manufacturer, category, input control

BUGFIXES
- removed videosnap on commands custom image
- fix label sizing
- support for mame.xml version < 0.106u12
- fix path errors in mame.xml building
- cursor position fix on add/remove game
- support for sound volume change on all config levels
- fix for enhanced find game crash

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Version 1.1 - 08/03/2013
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- find game refinements (status bar, full-text search)
- previous platform, emu, gamelist options
- menu scrolling

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Version 1.0.9 - 22/02/2013
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- enhanced find game mode (letter matrix)
- fixed crash on screensaver
- hardening and fixes

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Version 1.0.8.2 - 17/02/2013
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- new find game mode (filtered list)
- fixed crash on starting video coming from a layout with no videos
- refactoring

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Version 1.0.8.1 - 12/02/2013
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- fixed regression on [rom_path] substitution
- fixed [space] not working on find games

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Version 1.0.8 - 10/02/2013
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- marquee and cabinet images management
- new "space-ext" layout added
- "layout_test_mode" parameter added
- "Reload config" in test mode now refreshes the whole layout
- support for older MAME listxml format
- cleanups and refinements

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Version 1.0.7.1 - 04/02/2013
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- fix for mame -listxml generation on mame spinoffs with different exe names (mameuifx.exe, etc.)
- fix for layout label deactivation
- friendly error messageboxes
- minor bugfixes

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Version 1.0.7 - 09/05/2012
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 - ranking algorithm adjustment
 - bug fixing

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Version 1.0.6 - 28/12/2011
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 - scrollable menu
 - credits

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Version 1.0.5 - 03/12/2011
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 - sound fix on scrolling list
 - sorting algorithm fix
 - automatic save last sorting list
 - rating alignment center
 - optional parameters management
 - screensaver empty list fix
 - show/hide clones only in the all-games list

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Version 1.0.4 - 24/11/2011
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 - full support for Windows XP/Vista/7 x64
 - sound fix in layout change

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Version 1.0.3 - 18/11/2011
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 - sound fx and background music support (.wav and .mp3):
    + add new params in feel.ini (see it for more info)

 - video support (.avi):
    + add [video_speed] param in in feel.ini (see it for more info)
    + add [video_path] param in [emulator].ini (see mame.ini for more info)

 - joypad support, dead zone for analog axes, max 15 buttons

 - Rom Stats (MostPlayed list with weighted sort algorithm)

 - set last value for another default level params in ini tree (fix)

 - set not found values in ini files (as rem)

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Version 1.0.2 - 06/11/2011
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 - ini files params and folder tree revisited (need to re-configure previous version)

 - refresh all objects and layout itself in runtime test_mode (new menu items)

 - add support for single emulator layout (adding current_layout param in [emulator].ini)

 - screen saver with shuffle support (previous and next random game selection during screen saver)

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Version 1.0.1 - 29/10/2011
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 - hi-quality filter for snapshot scaling

 - snapshot stretching (configuration set in layout.ini)

 - better change resolution system

 - sigle-instance check

 - snapshot saving activated by Print key (working on all emu): fixed or stretched mode
   (parameters in feel.ini)

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Version 1.0.0 - 24/10/2011
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 - F.E.E.L. - first version