OS v1.1 Available now: What’s new in Analogue OS v1.1 Beta

Jul 29. 2022

We’re announcing three things today:

  1. openFPGA: Analogue's Developer program - the future of video game preservation
  2. Spacewar! on openFPGA: the worlds first video game, preserved on openFPGA
  3. OS v1.1 beta: lite versions of Library and Memories with many other updates

openFPGA

openFPGA is Analogue’s Developer program, allowing 3rd party developers to preserve video game hardware. Analogue has provided early access to several 3rd party developers. Expect to see a plethora of 3rd party openFPGA cores released over the coming days and weeks after OS v1.1 beta's public today on July 29, 2022.

openFPGA: PDP-1: Spacewar!

openFPGA starts at the beginning: Spacewar! on PDP-1, the first digital video game. Alongside the launch of openFPGA is a 3rd party developed openFPGA core of PDP-1 and Spacewar!, playable today on Pocket. Simply enter into openFPGA on the home menu, select “PDP-1: Spacewar!” and select run.

See this guide on how to play Spacewar! on Pocket today.

Library [beta]

Library on OS v1.1 beta features a game detail screen when selecting “Play Cartridge”. Insert an authentic game cartridge and press “Play Cartridge”. Pocket will read the game cartridge and take you to a Game Detail screen featuring the game title, system, developer, publisher, region and game revision. It will also show any user generated assets associated with the game if you have installed them on Pocket (see How to install user generated images for Analogue Pocket’s Library). In the near future, Library will evolve to a reference level database to play, explore and share. A scholarly cataloging of the entirety of video game history. You will be able to search and explore through its full breadth; system by system, game by game, region by region, developer by developer, publisher by publisher, revision by revision.

Memories [beta]

Memories on OS v1.1 beta features 128 memory slots usable by Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, & Game Gear. Memories is connected to Analogue Library and Date & Time - so every Save State you create will capture the game title, platform and date & time directly from a game Cartridge. Press [analogue] and [up] to capture a save state. During gameplay, press [analogue] to access the in game menu and select Memories to load or delete Save States. For access to Memories power user features go to Settings > Memories. In the near future, Memories will evolve to features that display each Save State with a screenshot showing exactly where you were in game when the Save State was captured along side sorting options to view Save States organized with your preference.

Dock

Dock with OS v1.1 beta features newly added 2p and 4p support. It also features added support for many 13 Bluetooth and 2.4g controllers. To use these controllers on Dock, make sure to update Dock to the latest firmware and update all 8BitDo controllers to the latest firmware. Other updates include reduced lag, faster connection, improved range, connection and input reliability changes.

Bluetooth

  • 8BitDo Arcade Stick8BitDo Lite
  • 8BitDo M30
  • 8BitDo N30
  • 8BitDo N30 Pro
  • 8BitDo Pro 2
  • 8BitDo Pro+
  • 8BitDo SN30
  • 8BitDo SN30 Pro
  • 8BitDo Zero 2

2.4g

  • 8BitDo M30
  • 8BitDo M30 mini
  • 8BitDo N30
  • 8BitDo PCE
  • 8BitDo SN30
  • 8BitDo SN30 Classic

Download and update your 8BitDo controllers for OS v1.1 here

Analogue OS Development Schedule

Ongoing openFPGA Features: August
DAC support: September Coming Soon
Full Button Mapping: September Coming Soon
Library: September Coming Soon
Memories: September Coming Soon
Screenshots: September Coming Soon
GB Camera Image Saving: September Coming Soon
New Original Display Modes: October Coming Soon
Tracking Tools: October Coming Soon

Troubleshooting

Library is only compatible with authentic game cartridges. Reproduction cartridges or unofficial cartridges may connect to a Game Detail screen.

Make sure to clean your game cartridges. If a game cartridge isn’t working with Pocket or you are experiencing any issues, make sure to clean the game cartridge well. 99.9% of all issues are due to game cartridges not being clean.