9.4 / 15-10-2021
Playnite is an open source video game library manager with support for 3rd party libraries like Steam, GOG, Origin, Battle.net and Uplay. While providing one unified interface for your games, it includes game emulation support, fullscreen mode, themes and much more.
Requires Windows 7+ and .NET Framework 4.6
Most Recent Changes
Crash when adding new field from game edit window
Crash when removing filter presets while Explorer panel is open
Database migration fails on specific ROM paths
Fixed xbox emulator profiles
PowerShell runtime initialization error on Windows 7 is showed on every game startup
--9 to 9.3--
Playnite 9 contains breaking changes to both extensions and themes. Even though some developers already updated their add-ons and have P9 compatible versions available, not all did. Which means that if you absolutely depend on some specific theme or extension and they are not available for P9, you might want to wait with update to P9.
All add-ons will report that they are not compatible with current version after the update to Playnite 9. This is intentional since all built-in extensions are no longer included in Playnite's base installation package. You will need to navigate to new Add-ons menu and update them from there (there's Update section that will update all extensions automatically in bulk).
Downgrade to Playnite 8 is not possible. Playnite 9 changes format of game library, which can't be loaded in Playnite 8.
This list is not fully exhaustive, there are many more smaller fixes and improvements in this release.
Removed IronPython and Batch game script support
Twitch integration is no longer supported, use Amazon Games integration instead.
Completely reworked emulation support (already imported games/emulators are not affected/broken by this update and will work as before)
New add-on browser (all existing extension/theme management and settings have been moved there as well from the old settings menu)
Audio feedback and background sound support in Fullscreen mode
Improved mouse and keyboard navigation in Fullscreen mode
Plaform, AgeRating, Region and Series fields can hold multiple values
Completion status is now fully customizable
Many improvements and new features in SDK
Improvements to startup speed (library load times)
Option to switch to Fullscreen from tray menu
Option to install add-ons via Playnite URI
Configurable buttons on top panel
Option to cancel library update in Fullscreen mode
URI command to open on specific game details
Support for game variables in game manual field
Show images dimensions in metadata comparison window
Scroll behaviour and layout options for Grid view
Playnite API and game object accessible in game scripts
Option to swap X/A button on main FS screen
Option to specify monospaced font (used by some text fields like scripts)
Option to save filter presets
Option to reset application settings to default
Option to not minimize Fullscreen app after starting a game
Option to keep main menu on top panel if sidebar is visible
Option to change play time tracking mode
Option to change font sizes in Fullscreen mode
Option to hide some items from Fullscreen main menu
Option to hide mouse cursor in Fullscreen mode
Option to show software tools on Sidebar
Option to force Fullscreen mode to always use primary display
Option to enable async image loading in Fullscreen mode
Option to disable XInput support in Fullscreen mode
Option to assign partial release dates
Image rendering quality/performance scaling options
Game groups on Grid view
Button to test game scripts
Allow multiple Play actions
Import exclusions are stored in the game library files
Support to search for specific resolutions during google image searches and added resolution presets.
Show address bar on WebView windows
Game scripts now share one runtime instance allowing them to share data between various events
Playnite's library data are now stored in less files and they are locked while Playnite is running. This should fix data corruption issues when syncing Playnite's files via could storage solutions.
Mouse scrolling doesn't work properly in FS mode
Sorting name is ignored when grouping by name
Prevent updating game library entries during library update when no data has changed
Game menu not visible fully under some circumstances
Don't prevent wake events when suspending/hibernating Windows from Playnite
"Recently played" tab in Fullscreen Mode doesn't update after launching game
Race condition during addon installation
EGS authentication not working
Humble import fails in some cases
Amazon integration doesn't import all games
As with 8.13, this version is only available as an update after you install 8.11. I can't make full installers available on the website (or github) because browsers and AV software will complain that Playnite is a virus, because these builds are not signed...
This version is only available as auto-update. Offline installer is officially only available for version 8.11!
Battle.net: Added support for Diablo 2 Resurrected, Crash Bandicoot 4 and Blizzard Arcade Collection
Steam games from different disk drives not imported correctly
Leaking process handles when tracking play time
Installed Origin games not being detected and launched properly
Incorrect metadata downloaded for some Epic games
Import of installed GOG games fails sometimes
Fullscreen mode dialogs are not rendered properly after exiting a game
Epic client not being detected as installed
Battle.net authentication not working properly
Authentication using Google account doesn't work
As with 8.12, this version is only available as an update after you install 8.11. I can't make full installers available on the website (or github) because browsers and AV software will complain that Playnite is a virus, because these builds are not signed...
Please check here for all previous updates..
I'll eventually incorporate them.