your wait was long and your patience admirable, but the new Gamesome update has finally been uploaded on the Play Store and will be available within some hours on your devices.
You can check here the official change log.
Here you have a preview of the most noticeable changes in the user interface:
New scanner progress:
The scanner will show you stats instead of a progress bar: total number of roms, the number of games just scanned and the number of errors (metadata not found, online service malfunctioning or corrupted zip/7zip file), in the upcoming updates the errors will be saved in a log file.
Search is now in the top bar, complying the Android user interface design standards.
For feedbacks and problems don’t hesitate sending an email!
I owe you my apologies, because I underestimated the extent of the changes that had to be made to the code in order to add further features in the future.
By the way, the new Gamesome update will be available within some days.
The coding phase has officially ended and now everything needs to be accurately tested.
Here’s the change log (my advice is to check here, as I often update it):
- Fixed crashes related to PSX games (unrecognized games will not be added)
- Added 7zip support (”experimental”)
- Changed data structure (All game metadata moved to SQLite database)
- Using of OpenVGDB to implement offline scan
- All cover images have now the same name of the game file (”experimental”)
Adding support for fanarts (”experimental”)
- New Search
Unfortunately, there is also a bad news: Online search is temporarily disabled because I need more time to make it work properly again.
If you have any questions, feel free to post on forums or send an email!
PS Don’t worry for fanarts, they will be soon added 🙂 !
Yesterday there was another http://www.thegamesdb.net blackout. Luckily it was just temporary and in 2-3 hours everything went well.
I received and read all of your crash reports and Play Store reviews and also answered back explaining what was causing the problem.
The update is almost done, the new solution seems to be more solid and reliable than the previous one. Finally it will be possible to add a division of games by their genre and the support for a favorite games list 🙂
I just need to update the user interface and start with testing.
I will then release an update with these new tweaks and I’ll continue working on the website. I’m trying to put all of my efforts to improve the quality of the user support, for now if you have any problem just send me an email (it’s on the Play Store page of the app), just adding a 1 star review doesn’t help both of us 🙂
I was finally trying to setup a cool website, but some important bug stopped me and brought me back to changing the code of the app… so here I am, using this stock WordPress template 🙂
You can still see the links for wiki and forum in the top menu, while support email is only visible on the Play Store page.
There’s still not much to see, but I’ll try to keep you updated about development progress through this blog.
At the moment I can only confirm that the next Gamesome update will finally support 7z format.
Have a nice day!