9.18 / 06-05-2022






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


  • Updated web view component

  • Playnite not closing down properly during system shutdown

  • Grid view rendering glitches when grouping is enabled

  • Crash when removing games while grouping is enabled



  • PCSX2 nightly and dev emulator profiles


  • Selecting a game is laggy after switching views

  • Updated localizations

  • Game tracker is not handling failures correctly

  • List view columns can be accidentally hidden by resizing

  • Play actions keep reappearing after being removed from already imported games

  • Bulk metadata import not updating game name

  • Last activity not being updated correctly in some cases (by Jeshibu)

  • Playnite crashes when closing progress dialog using ATL-F4 or via window menu

  • Various crashes



  • Changing view settings is very slow with huge libraries



  • Folder scan ignores some executables incorrectly

  • Crash when filtering only assigned items on game edit dialog

  • Switching application modes doesn't work properly when switching during library update

  • Crash when renaming library fields

  • Possible delay or deadlock when shutting down Playnite externally



  • Crash when cancelling already cancelled progress dialog

  • Possible deadlock when getting WebView cookies using SDK

  • Publisher and Developer info not being saved properly in some cases



  • Application deadlock when starting add-on installation externally



  • Possible window freeze when browsing add-ons while network connection to add-on manifests is slow

  • Metadata are downloaded twice first time application is started

  • chd is not listed as supported file type for PCSX2

  • Scanning RPCS3 games fails completely if any of games have damaged metadata files

  • Crash if audio files in Fullscreen mode fail to load properly

  • Rare crash when changing view settings in Desktop mode

  • Crash when opening game menu in Fullscreen mode



  • Games and emulators using startup scripts don't start properly

  • Changing Fullscreen settings which require application request doesn't offer restart option

  • Theme previews don't work in Blend editor

  • Updated extension templates to use the latest SDK version

  • Made slight adjustments to Nahimic service warning message


  • Reverted per monitor DPI support until issue with windows not being displayed properly is investigated


  • Various startup issues introduced in 9.7 update



  • Show compatibility warning about Nahimic service

  • Filtering options when changing game fields (by Lacro59)

  • Option to override emulator arguments for built-in profiles

  • webp files are now selectable via file image selection dialogs

  • SwanStation profile for RetroArch (by DarthMew)

  • Built-in Xemu emulator profile


  • {PlayniteDir} variable can't be used in emulator installation folder field

  • Metadata download fails if there are game fields with no name in the library

  • Option to disable emulation library update on startup doesn't work

  • Updated web view component

  • Manually imported .lnk files have wrong startup configuration

  • Modified game date is not updated when new metadata are downloaded via bulk download

  • Wake on LAN doesn't work if computer is shut down from Playnite

  • Add-on installation/update failures are not reported properly

  • Missing PCSX2 and DuckStation RetroArch profiles

  • Auto-close client executing even if another game from the same library is running (by darklinkpower)

  • Input processing issues when a game is started from Fullscreen mode

  • Playnite is not properly DPI aware on configurations with multiple displays using different DPI settings

  • Various fixes related to metadata downloads

  • Several crash fixes and small improvements



  • Opening game links doesn't work in specific cases

  • Localization updates



  • Crash when shutting down Playnite

  • Crash when importing emulated games

  • Cannot type comma character in "Supported File Types" field

  • Overriding emulator arguments in game action configuration isn't working properly

  • Some folder links ignore custom folder open command settings

  • Local file paths don't open properly when in a game link

  • Crash when adding new Developer or Publisher

  • Crash when importing emulated games



  • 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


  • Updated localizations

  • 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.