A big update to popular emulation tool ES-DE adds in a slew of new platform support, several quality of life changes, and bug fixes aplenty.
EmulationStation, the frontend for the incredibly good EmuDeck, has just released a 2.2.0 update — bringing with it a few really useful features that should help users keep things a little bit cleaner, and also make the whole thing a lot easier to use as well.
The list of changes is absolutely massive, and while it does remove a few things, it's predominantly new features and handy bug fixes. If you want to read through everything, then you can do so on the GitLab post, but be sure to have a cup of tea or a few biscuits at the ready because it's a long old list of stuff.
There are a lot of changes that most users just aren't going to notice, but there's also a lot of stuff that even casual tech people will be able to enjoy. A lot of these are things like being able to rescan folders for games without needing to restart the application, which is going to be a massive quality of life improvement for anyone who's a little fidgety with their choice of emulated games.
There are also things like a new utilities menu, support for more characters in custom collection names, better application updater download support, a debug menu (which we don't recommend playing with if in doubt), and lots more.
Support has also been added for several new systems and emulators including the likes of the Coleco Adam, SEGA's Naomi 2 arcade board, LaserDisc games, 1984s Commodore Plus/4, and even the Nokia N-Gage if you fancy a bit of side-talking. The Linux version also adds support for running Windows emulators using Wine or Proton
The long and the short of it is that things will be better for those using EmuDeck, or those using the Windows or macOS version of EmulationStation too. So, if you've been fiddling around and you're getting bored of all that fiddling, be it on roofs or anywhere else, then you can check out the list of updates and rest assured that you'll have to fiddle a little less than normal next time you load it all up.