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Short:Game launcher with tagging & searching
Author:Chris Handley
Uploader:http://cshandley.co.uk/email
Type:util/misc
Version:r5
Requires:(MUI) NList.mcc, TextEditor.mcc
Architecture:ppc-amigaos >= 4.0.0; i386-aros; ppc-morphos
Date:2013-02-05
Download:http://aminet.net/util/misc/eGame.lha - View contents
Readme:http://aminet.net/util/misc/eGame.readme
Downloads:1213
Introduction
------------
eGame allows you to keep an easily searchable list of games for playing - rather
than having to hunt through lots of folders.  It is even possible to add ROMs,
disk images & 'foreign' executables, and have them automatically loaded by the
appropriate emulator (e.g.  DOSBox) or game system (e.g.  Frotz).

"eGame" is short for "(Portabl)E Game Launcher".  I originally wrote eGame as a
test & an example of what can be achieved with PortablE's easy GUI system, but
(after some prodding from Joel) I think it has become a really useful program in
it's own right.

As I've put a lot of effort into making tagging, filtering & launching easy but
still pretty powerful, I decided to make it 'DonationShareware'.  Without a key
file it will only display 10 games (although you can still search all stored
games & the first 10 matches will be shown).  If you want to get a key file to
unlock it, then you need to send me at least 2 Pounds by PayPal (although I
encourage you to donate more if you feel it is worth more!).

eGame has been tested on AmigaOS4, MorphOS & AROS.

Recent changes
--------------
eGame now fully lives-up to it's description as a "Game Launcher", because it's
now possible to add disk images & 'foreign' executables, and have them
automatically loaded by the appropriate emulator (e.g.  DOSBox) or game system
(e.g.  Frotz).

The main changes are:
* Due to some big improvements, you can now add emulated game files (like Roms &
Disks) to eGame, and then launch them with just a double-click, typically
without any configuration!  (The relevant emulator must have been installed of
course.)
* Depending on the emulators available for your OS, it supports launching games
for Amiga (floppy disks), Atari ST, Atari Lynx, Megadrive, NeoGeo, NES, SNES,
C64, Spectrum, Infocom & TADS (text adventures), and Megazeux.
* These "game launchers" are easily configurable, so you can change the emulator
used, and even add entirely new launchers (if I overlooked any emulators).
* Dropping a folder on eGame now finds & adds most types of emulated game files.
* Launchers can use game-specific parameters (set in the "Edit game" window).

* Added a prefs option to exit eGame after a game has been launched.
* Added a button to open the game's folder.
* Fixed editing of multiple entries only editing half of them.
* The OK button in the "Edit game" window now responds to the Enter key.
* The eGame logo is now less garish!


Contents of util/misc/eGame.lha
PERMISSION  UID  GID    PACKED    SIZE  RATIO METHOD CRC     STAMP     NAME
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[unknown]                 9566   11420  83.8% -lh5- b34f Jan 18 12:33 Install_eGame.info
[unknown]                11891   17564  67.7% -lh5- ac92 Jan 18 12:33 Install_eGame/eGame.info
[unknown]                14228   14228 100.0% -lh0- 8a38 Jan 26 13:47 Install_eGame/eGame/eGame.pic
[unknown]               300371  878672  34.2% -lh5- 7e8b Feb  5 14:03 Install_eGame/eGame/eGame_AmigaOS4
[unknown]                 5299    6754  78.5% -lh5- 017b Dec 27 18:38 Install_eGame/eGame/eGame_AmigaOS4.info
[unknown]               268863  942108  28.5% -lh5- e4c4 Feb  5 14:14 Install_eGame/eGame/eGame_AROS
[unknown]                 5300    6754  78.5% -lh5- b380 Dec 27 18:38 Install_eGame/eGame/eGame_AROS.info
[unknown]               304407  980940  31.0% -lh5- a85d Feb  5 14:14 Install_eGame/eGame/eGame_MorphOS
[unknown]                 5300    6754  78.5% -lh5- 260d Dec 27 18:38 Install_eGame/eGame/eGame_MorphOS.info
[unknown]                11920   34187  34.9% -lh5- eae3 Feb  5 14:03 Install_eGame/eGame/README.guide
[unknown]                 1283    2651  48.4% -lh5- bc39 Dec 27 18:38 Install_eGame/eGame/README.guide.info
[unknown]                11186   28979  38.6% -lh5- 9cf5 Feb  5 14:03 Install_eGame/eGame/README.txt
[unknown]                  672    2013  33.4% -lh5- 86f5 Dec 27 18:38 Install_eGame/eGame/README.txt.info
[unknown]                  564     564 100.0% -lh0- 2d7a Jan  4  2010 Install_eGame/eGame/tbimages/add
[unknown]                  779     779 100.0% -lh0- 61d6 Dec 12  2009 Install_eGame/eGame/tbimages/attachment
[unknown]                 1142    1142 100.0% -lh0- ae04 Mar 12  2009 Install_eGame/eGame/tbimages/delete
[unknown]                 1230    1230 100.0% -lh0- 2de2 Feb 24  2009 Install_eGame/eGame/tbimages/open
[unknown]                 1494    1494 100.0% -lh0- 255f Apr 29  2009 Install_eGame/eGame/tbimages/prefs
[unknown]                  940     940 100.0% -lh0- fe87 Sep 19  2009 Install_eGame/eGame/tbimages/rename
[unknown]                 1905    6193  30.8% -lh5- a64e Feb  5 11:52 Install_eGame/Install
[unknown]                13066   18233  71.7% -lh5- c509 Jan 18 12:33 Install_eGame/Install.info
[unknown]                  382     444  86.0% -lh5- f1f7 Sep  5  1995 Install_eGame/Tackon
[unknown]                 9567   11420  83.8% -lh5- 7527 Feb  4 22:21 useful_emulator_files.info
[unknown]                 9567   11420  83.8% -lh5- 7527 Feb  4 22:21 useful_emulator_files/AROS.info
[unknown]                 9571   11420  83.8% -lh5- 9b38 Feb  5 00:27 useful_emulator_files/AROS/UAE.info
[unknown]                 1080    2160  50.0% -lh5- e99c Feb  5 00:24 useful_emulator_files/AROS/UAE/.uaerc
[unknown]                 9567   11420  83.8% -lh5- 7527 Feb  4 22:21 useful_emulator_files/MorphOS.info
[unknown]                 9573   11420  83.8% -lh5- 2195 Feb  5 00:27 useful_emulator_files/MorphOS/Hatari.info
[unknown]                  870    2752  31.6% -lh5- 88cc Feb  4 16:52 useful_emulator_files/MorphOS/Hatari/Data/.hatari.cfg
[unknown]                 7007   17987  39.0% -lh5- 6294 Jun 12  2010 useful_emulator_files/MorphOS/Hatari/gpl.txt
[unknown]               172543  524288  32.9% -lh5- 55a6 May  9  2010 useful_emulator_files/MorphOS/Hatari/tos.img
[unknown]                 6300   14353  43.9% -lh5- e4d0 Jun 12  2010 useful_emulator_files/MorphOS/Hatari/tos.img.readme
[unknown]                 9571   11420  83.8% -lh5- 9b38 Feb  5 00:27 useful_emulator_files/MorphOS/UAE.info
[unknown]                 1079    2159  50.0% -lh5- 2012 Feb  4 22:20 useful_emulator_files/MorphOS/UAE/.uaerc
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