C64 Forever 2009 Known Issues
Q: Is there a list of known issues affecting C64 Forever 2009? Are solutions available?
The initial release of C64 Forever has a version number of 2009.0.1.0. The version number may be checked in the Help menu, under About C64 Forever, or by invoking Software Director from the system Control Panel.
The following issues are known to affect version 2009.0.1.0:
- When typing in an emulation session, some keys (e.g. the shifted upper row) may not be the same as shown on the keyboard. For example, the quote character would be generated by pressing Shift-2 on a US keyboard, instead of shift-'.
- When dragging an emulation window into a secondary display (dual monitor configuration), the window content may not immediately refresh properly.
These issues are planned to be corrected in a free update. In order to be informed about available updates, select Check for Updates in the Tools menu, or enable the Check for updates on startup option.
The update functionality also checks for updates of RetroPlatform Library, which is used to recognize content. C64 Forever 2009.0.1.0 was released with RetroPlatform Library 1.2. The next major library update, version 1.3, is expected to be released in June 2009.
C64 Forever uses Cloanto's Software Director to install updates and add-ons. Since the initial release of C64 Forever, Software Director itself has been updated, also introducing features required by newer versions of C64 Forever. If the check for updates inside C64 Forever fails:
- Open Software Director in the Windows Control Panel
- Click the "Check Now" button
- Right-click the Software Director self-update entry, if available, and select the Install option
The following issues are related to unrecognized content, and are most likely to be resolved as several thousand more titles and variants are added to the next RetroPlatform Library updates.
- Content imported with RP9 Manager may end up in the Applications tab instead of the Games (or Demoscene) tab. This happens for content that is not yet recognized as a game (or demoscene production), and may be solved by manually moving the RP9 file from the Applications directory to the Games (or Demos) directory. Select Open File Location in the player to access the file.
- Unrecognized content cannot be rated. In order to associate the rating to a title, it must be identified, so that ratings can "survive" renames and changes to the content. Once content is included in RetroPlatform Library, it can be rated.
- The configuration dialog always opens up when starting a title. Usually the default configuration works fine, and it is sufficient to press Enter to proceed.
We are currently working to make sure that all content available in various online distributions (C64, C16, Plus/4, VIC 20) is recognized automatically. Even when this is not the case, it can still be imported and played back (with the above small limitations), especially when using TOSEC-named source files. The possibility to extend the library locally (without internet updates) is also being worked on.
We remain committed to refining the package with free minor updates until issues such are these are resolved. Your feedback is always welcome.
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