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The history of Ignited's development.

Ignited 1.8.7

2/10/2024

New

  • Recombines GB and GBC cores into a single GBC core
    • Skins for GBC can now be used on GB games
  • Adds an option to mute game audio during fast forward
  • Adds toggles for whether certain pause menu options should close the menu after use
  • Adds a threshold option to determine whether artwork should use the forced aspect ratio option
  • Adds a toggle to disable limits imposed during critical battery level

Changed

  • Background blur is no longer a Pro feature
    • Tint intensity and blur strength are now Pro options
  • Rewind is no longer a Pro feature
    • Free users are limited to 4 rewind states at 15 second intervals
  • The first custom Game Boy palette is now available to free users
  • Quick settings button replacement is no longer a Pro feature
  • Animated artwork is no longer a Pro feature
  • Touch overlay style is now a Pro option
  • Touch sound is no longer a Pro feature
    • Sound selection is now a Pro option

Fixed

  • Fixes default favorites style not highlighting the artwork border

Ignited 1.8.6

1/29/2024

New

  • New icons by LitRitt
    • Super Ignited Bros (Smash Bros)
    • Red Plumber (Mario)
    • Green Plumber (Luigi)
    • Stomp Bait (Goomba)
    • Sparky (Pikachu)
    • Puffball (Kirby)
    • Sword That Seals (Master Sword)
    • Sword That Seals Alt (Master Sword)
    • Sword That Ignites (Master Sword)
    • Sword That Ignites Alt (Master Sword)
  • New icons by Kongolabongo
    • Barrel of Kong (DK)
    • Barrel of Flame (DK)
  • New icons by Scoot the Rizzler
    • Master Sword
    • Hylian Shield
    • Many Marios
  • Adds beta label for features/options
  • Adds 1.5x fast forward speed option for pause menu presets

Changed

  • Raises minimum iOS version to 16
  • Updates some icons and shrinks file sizes
  • Icons are now sorted into categories

Fixed

  • Fixes some incorrect feature reset defaults
  • Fixes some grammar and spelling in settings
  • Fixes showing icon images after updating deployment target version

Ignited 1.8.5

1/19/2024

Changed

  • Shrinks icon file sizes
  • Makes the background blur show when a controller is connected
  • Changes "View patreon" button to "View membership" when signed into Patreon
  • Updates Premium members page to load dynamically from PatreonAPI

Fixed

  • Fixes emulation not pausing when app is in the background
  • Fixes emulation not pausing when the screen is locked
  • Fixes issue causing Harmony to skip seeding database
  • Fixes game artwork losing shadows when toggling VRAM and OpenGLES options

Ignited 1.8.4

1/13/2024

New

  • Battery Safety Feature
    • Allows users to set low and critical battery level
    • At low battery (5-10%) a popup is shown and auto save states start being created periodically
    • At critical battery (2-5%) the currently playing game will save and close, and games cannot be launched until the device is charged
  • N64 Overscan Feature
    • Allows users to remove the black bars surrounding N64 games
    • Overscan settings can be edited using the new pause menu button while playing N64 games
    • Overscan settings are backed up with Ignited Sync
  • Adds "Learn More..." links to guide users to relevant documentation
    • Added to library when no games are present
    • Added to MelonDS core BIOS section footers
    • Added to controller skins section footer

Changed

  • Updated Firé Ball icon
  • Changes Live Artwork feature to be disabled by default

Fixed

  • Fixes visual bugs on MelonDS core settings screen
  • Fixes crashes when presenting alerts
  • Fixes library play menu not updating when deleting a game

Ignited 1.8.3

1/11/2024

New

  • Added a check for N64 games to disallow mismatched OpenGLES versions
  • Added a view in settings to see all games with OpenGLES 3 enabled and remove them
  • Added a view in settings to see all games with Invalid VRAM Access enabled and remove them

Ignited 1.8.2

1/10/2024

New

  • SNES Invalid VRAM Access
    • Allows text and other sprites to render properly in some emulator-only games
    • Applied per game using the game's context menu

Changed

  • N64 Graphics replaced with OpenGLES 3 toggle
    • Applied per game using the game's context menu
  • Toast notification style updated and the code flow for toasts has been unified/simplified

Ignited 1.8.1

1/8/2024

New

  • Microphone can now be toggled on and off, and only allows microphone usage when using the melonDS core
  • Create an auto save state any time the app becomes inactive, even when immediately quitting the app from a game
  • Adds new icons by LitRitt and Kongolabongo

Changed

  • Makes the Pro label fancy
  • Makes the alternate icon feature free, some icons will remain Pro only
  • Removes the Documentation link until it's more complete
  • Makes most system titles use full names instead of short names
  • Unhides the status bar feature in settings

Fixed

  • Fixes patrons list after update to Patreon benefits
  • Fixes toggling the status bar showing the wrong toast notification
  • Fixes setting game preview parameters when feature is disabled

Ignited 1.8

1/6/2024

New

  • Ignited Pro
    • Select features and options will now only be available to patrons
  • Patreon Integration
    • You can now link your Patreon account within the app to access Ignited Pro

Fixed

  • Fixes skin debugging being shown when the feature is off
  • Fixes game search results overlapping other games
  • Makes the transition from Quick Settings to Main Menu create an auto save state
  • Fixes animated artwork still animating when the feature is off

Ignited 1.7.2

12/23/2023

New

  • Makes the Pause Menu items able to be rearranged in settings
  • Adds options for opening the Pause Menu by shaking your device

Changed

  • Makes the New Game, Pause, and Star icons on artwork able to be disabled
  • Makes context menu previews use auto-save states if enabled
  • Updated artwork database to include Master System and Game Gear games

Fixed

  • Makes custom artwork background color support transparency
  • Adjusts DS artwork forced aspect ratio

Ignited 1.7.1

12/6/2023

Bugfixes

  • Fixes crash when mapping controller inputs
  • Makes custom artwork background color support transparency
  • Adds missing toggles back into artwork settings

Ignited 1.7

12/2/2023

Core Separation

  • Cores with support for multiple systems have been made into their own cores to allow for different controller skins and feature sets.
  • Gambatte core has been separated into Game Boy (GB) and Game Boy Color (GBC).
  • GPGX core has been separated into Genesis / Mega Drive (GEN), Master System (MS), and Game Gear (GG).

User Interface

  • The app now fully supports a unique UI for both light mode and dark mode.
  • You can either match your device dark mode setting or choose from either mode at any time.
  • All custom assets have been replaced with SF Symbols for style consistency

Games Library

  • New menu in the top right to access convenient settings and options without navigating the settings page.
  • The import button will now become a menu to resume / play / import games once a game has been imported.
    • Resume or quit your currently playing game.
    • View your recently played games and choose one to play.
    • Choose a random game to play from your library or current collection of games.
  • The bottom toolbar has been removed to free up space for your games.
  • You can now change collections by tapping the collection title in the navigation bar.
  • Unplayed games are now marked with a theme colored dot in the title, similar to updated iOS apps.

Game Artwork

  • New theme system with 3 built in themes and a fully customizable custom theme.
  • New custom made default box art for all 10 systems.
  • There's now an option to force all artwork within a given collection to use the same aspect ratio, determined by the default box art.
  • A screenshot of your latest save state will now be used as a game's artwork, if available. Can be turned off via the Live Artwork option.
  • Currently playing game will be highlighted with a theme colored pause icon.

Favorite Games

  • Favorite games now have a star icon displayed on the artwork.
  • The style of favorite games can be completely customized independent of the main artwork theme.

Syncing

  • Added automatic conflict resolution for all syncable files
  • Whether or not a game is favorited is now synced.
  • Auto-syncing (syncing every time you return to the library) can now be disabled. The app will always perform a background sync when the app launches, and this cannot be disabled.
  • You can now manually trigger a sync from the library menu.

Save States

  • Auto-Save states can now be disabled. Disabling Auto-Save states will also disable Auto-Load.
  • Enabling Auto-Load states will also enable Auto-Save states.

Settings

  • Sections have been rearranged. Most used sections will now be at the top.
  • Some features have been explicitly made permanent with no option to disable them.
  • If a feature can be toggled off, doing so will now completely disable that feature ( e.g. Background Blur).
  • Many feature options have been reworked to be easier to understand and use.
  • Patrons and contributors now load from a remote source
  • Added official project links

Pause Menu

  • Added new long-press actions to some pause menu items.
    • Long press Save/Load State to quick save/load.
    • Long press Screenshot to have a 3 second countdown before the screenshot is taken.
    • Long press Hold Buttons to reset your currently held inputs and select new inputs to hold. Tapping Hold Buttons now toggles your saved inputs on or off if you've selected inputs to hold. *Inputs are currently reset when the app quits. Plan to make these persist in a future update.
    • Long press Fast Forward to change the speed. Tap to toggle.

Quick Settings

  • Added an option to open the Quick Settings menu via shaking your device
  • Added an option to replace the Quick Settings menu on controller skins with a custom input: Quick Save/Load, Screenshot, Fast Forward, or Restart.

Device Shaking

  • Shake your device to return to your currently playing game from anywhere else in the app.
  • If no other "Shake to..." features are enabled, you can shake your device to pause your game.

Bugfixes

  • Fixes supported controller skins being non-selectable until rotating your device to the orientation of the skin
  • Many other small fixes and changes

Ignited 1.6.1

10/31/2023

New Features

  • Adds an option to replace the Quick Settings button on skins with another input
  • Adds an option to open Quick Settings by shaking the device
  • Adds a new menu to change or reset Override Traits, and to access the pause menu
    • Accessible via shaking the device
  • Adds a Power User feature to copy the Google Drive refresh token
    • Allows other applications and services to access your Google Drive Ignited Sync backup files

Ignited 1.6

10/30/2023

New Features

  • Adds an informative popup after successfully importing controller skins and games
  • Adds a setting to show unsupported controller skins
  • Adds an All Systems page to settings for controller skin management

Ignited 1.5.6

10/28/2023

New Features

  • Adds support for dynamic background blur tinting based on device light/dark mode setting
    • The background blur will be darkened in dark mode and lightened in light mode
    • Intensity of the tint can also be adjusted

Updates

  • Makes DSi support toggle-able
    • User’s won’t be able to add DSi BIOS files until toggling DSi support on first
    • The DSi NAND file will be removed when DSi support is toggled off to remove the DSi Home Screen
  • Moves Core Settings below Features in the settings page

Ignited 1.5.5

10/27/2023

Updates

  • Changes some toast notifications to be disabled by default

Bugfixes

  • Fixes a bug with AirPlay display losing transparency after rotating the device
  • Fixes a bug with AirPlay not showing the correct DS screens on the external display
  • Fixes games losing audio after switching systems

Ignited 1.5.4

10/23/2023

Bugfixes

  • Fixes wrong game collection being used for random game button
  • Fixes a crash when selecting hold buttons
  • Fixes a crash when displaying toasts

Ignited 1.5.3

8/20/2023

New Features

  • Added Random Game button to load a random game from your collection

Updates

  • Improved preset theme color selection screen
  • Updated DS default skin to new style
  • Updated SNES default skin to new style

Ignited 1.5.2

7/19/2023

Updates

  • Adds new “Classic” icon by Kongolabongo
  • Changes deep link scheme from delta:// to ignited://

Bugfixes

  • Fixes a crash when remapping controller inputs
  • Fixes deep links not loading auto save states in some scenarios
  • Fixes wrong description for controller deadzone option

Ignited 1.5.1

7/16/2023

Updates

  • Different button overlay styles to choose from
  • Updated button sounds to play through the audio engine instead of as system sounds
  • Button sounds can be played at either their own volume, or the same volume of game audio

Bugfixes

  • Fixes launching a game via deep link not respecting the auto load save state setting

Ignited 1.5

7/13/2023

New Features

  • AirPlay
    • Proper support for streaming games to an external screen
  • Trigger Deadzone
    • Adjustable deadzone for trigger inputs on controllers
  • Skin Background Color
    • Change the background color of controller skins from black to any other color

Updates

  • Fast Forward inputs can now be manually switched between toggle and hold by users
  • Improved default button mappings for various Switch controllers
  • Updated app icon and other assets to match modified design
  • Various syncing improvements in Harmony

Bugfixes

  • Make Quick Settings dismissible with controller input
  • Fixes DS save states made with JIT enabled not loading when JIT is not enabled
  • Fixes crash when loading save states on iOS 17

Ignited 1.4.8

6/25/2023

New Features

  • Rotation Lock
    • Adds a pause menu button to lock device rotation during gameplay
  • Adds an option to play a 3 second countdown between initiating and capturing a game screenshot

Updates

  • Default skins with blurred backgrounds have been adjusted to look seamless on all device sizes
  • New icon for hold buttons pause menu button
  • Speed up importing compressed games in ZIP format by skipping checksum verification

Bugfixes

  • Fixes game screenshots being saved to Photos as JPEG instead of PNG

Ignited 1.4.7

6/19/2023

New Features

  • Classic skins have been added to the Skin Downloads section in settings for users who want to use the old Delta skins

Updates

  • Updated NES default skin with new design
  • Default skins with new design have been updated to utilize the new backgroundBlur key
  • Allows skin preview images to be in either pdf or png format
  • Updated logic for when the background blur pause menu button should show

Bugfixes

  • Fixes an issue with the default GBA E2E landscape skin image

Ignited 1.4.6

6/17/2023

New Features

  • Background blur toggle now available in the pause menu
  • Background blur options now available in the quick settings menu

Updates

  • Adds support for skin representations with the backgroundBlur key
  • Adds an option to override the backgroundBlur setting of a skin
  • Disables background blur on GPGX core for the time being
  • Reverts and updates pause menu icons

Bugfixes

  • Fixes N64 screens going black when toggling background blur

Ignited 1.4.5

6/16/2023

New Features

  • Blurred game backgrounds for skins
    • Options to enable/disable, change blur strength, and adjust the brightness
  • Option to change the N64 graphics rendering API between OpenGL ES 2 and OpenGL ES 3

Updates

  • Adds support for skins with .ignitedskin extension to differentiate between legacy Delta skins and new Ignited skins
  • Adds more mappable inputs for controllers

Bugfixes

  • Fixes overlapping buttons when mapping controller inputs
  • Fixes crashes on N64 when opening menu and saving state

Ignited 1.4.4

6/7/2023

New Features

  • Adds several new alternate app icons and an interface to change between them
  • Adds an option within every feature to reset all options to their default values, and a power user option to reset all options at once
  • Adds an option to change the intensity of the favorite games highlight glow

Updates

  • Makes the reset artwork feature work with the DS home screen icons
  • Makes rewind deleting its states on rewinding or quitting the game a toggleable option
    • Allows the rewind feature to be used as a persistent secondary auto-save method

Bugfixes

  • Fixes artwork size setting not applying until swiping to a new page

Ignited 1.4.3

6/4/2023

Updates

  • Adds an option for custom touch overlay color
  • Creates a new feature section called Games Collection
  • Moves settings previously found in Game Artwork Customization into separate sections within the Games Collection feature set
  • Makes Favorites features respect whether the feature is actually enabled

Bugfixes

  • Fixes lag when changing settings with animated artwork in the background
  • Fixes animated artwork losing transparency when downsampling

Ignited 1.4.2

6/3/2023

New Features

  • Quick Settings
    • Quick access to game options and actions: screenshot, save, load, volume, game speed, palettes
    • Accessible from a controller/skin button as well as the pause menu

Updates

  • New options for game title size and max lines, available in User Interface Features -> Game Artwork Customization

Bugfixes

  • Fixes crash on iPad when resolving sync merge conflicts
  • Fixes accidentally deleting Games directory during sync in rare circumstances

Ignited 1.4.1

5/14/2023

New Features

  • Adds an option to reset game artwork to the one provided by the games database
  • Adds a power user option to reset artwork for every game at once

Bugfixes

  • Fixes cancelling some pause menu popups causing the game to freeze
  • Fixes incorrect checkmarks next to selected palette for sprite 1 and 2
  • Fixes preview save state being overwritten by auto save state

Ignited 1.4

5/13/2023

Updates

  • Settings page has been completely revamped and reorganized
    • Many existing features received improvements as they were moved

New Features

  • Game Boy color palettes
    • Several built in palettes and 3 user customizable palettes
    • Both the main and sprite palettes can be changed, allowing for unique palettes never before possible
  • Custom Theme Color
    • Choose your own color to use for the app accent color
  • Favorite Games
    • Games can be favorited, with options to highlight and sort them to the top of the games list
  • Game Sorting
    • You can now sort games A-Z, Z-A, most recently played, and least recently played
  • Animated Game Artwork
    • Support for short animated GIFs as your game artwork, with options for animation pause and speed

Bugfixes

  • Burnt a bunch of bugs

Ignited 1.3

4/28/2023

New Features

  • Skin Debug Device
    • Switch to another device type when debugging a skin, useful for testing skins on devices you don’t own

Updates

  • Adds toasts notifications for more actions

Bugfixes

  • Now creates an auto save state when saving in-game, fixes old autosaves overwriting game data when loaded
  • Fixes the Resume button not working with auto-load save states disabled
  • Fixes the pause menu not fully showing in landscape with 2 rows of buttons

Ignited 1.2.10

4/23/2023

New Features

  • New Screenshot options
    • Save to Files, Save to Photos, Image Scale

Updates

  • Forced light status bar during gameplay
  • Updated licenses page formatting
  • Reordered pause menu buttons and adjusted spacing to 4 items per row

Bugfixes

  • Adjusted settings slider labels to fit with bold system text
  • Removed unimplemented swipable page control

Ignited 1.2.9

4/18/2023

Updates

  • Added page for Lit Patrons shoutout
  • Changed rewind to be disabled by default

Bugfixes

  • Fixed a crash when toggling clicky haptics
  • Removed unsupported file extensions on GPGX

Ignited 1.2.8

4/16/2023

New Features

  • Added toggle to show or hide the status bar while in-game
  • Added Resource Links section to settings
  • Added Rom Patcher JS and DS Save Converter links

Updates

  • Added remaining file extensions for all systems supported by the Genesis Plus GX core

Ignited 1.2.7

4/15/2023

New Features

  • Added options to toggle game artwork borders, shadows, and rounded corners

Updates

  • Added confirmation popup to advanced settings
  • Game screenshots are now scaled up by 5x before being saved

Ignited 1.2.6

4/14/2023

New Features

  • Game Screenshots - save a screenshot of the game screen to your photos with a pause menu item or controller skin button

Ignited 1.2.5

4/12/2023

Bugfixes

  • Fixed importing game saves with auto-load save state enabled

New Features

  • Added advanced setting to clear auto save states from every game

Ignited 1.2.4

4/11/2023

Bugfixes

  • Disabled auto-load save on DSi Home Screen
  • Removed cheats, save, load, and rewind pause menu items from DSi Home Screen
  • Removed cheats from DS Home Screen

Ignited 1.2.3

4/10/2023

New Features

  • Updates screen will now be shown once per update at launch

Updates

  • Updates screen now includes dates for all versions

Ignited 1.2.2

4/9/2023

New Features

  • Game Volume - Change the game volume relative to your device volume
  • Toggle for whether game audio should play when other audio is playing in the background

Updates

  • Updated OpenVGDB database

Ignited 1.2.1

4/9/2023

New Features

  • Audio Button Feedback - option to play a sound when a controller skin input is pressed

Updates

  • Raise minimum iOS to 14.0 - Removed all legacy code

Bugfixes

  • Fixed laggy sliders in settings that could crash the app when paused

Ignited 1.2

4/8/2023

New Features

  • Touch Overlays - Get visual feedback about what buttons are currently pressed
  • Options for size, opacity, and color of touch overlays
  • Resume Button added to game collection screen beside the page dots

Bugfixes

  • Fixed controller skins losing transparency on device rotation

Ignited 1.1.4

4/6/2023

New Features

  • Re-enabled Save State Rewind - Disabled on GBC to prevent crashes with gambette

Updates

  • Added new Advanced section to settings - Moved alt skin and debug toggles there
  • Custom fast forward speed is now default - Toggle removed