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Romcenter 4.0.0

Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:30 pm
by RomCenter
At last, after seven years of development, romcenter 4.0.0 is ready.
Romcenter 4 is a complete rewrite of romcenter 3.7 in c# language using microsoft visual studio.
Compared to previous 3.7 version, it provides same features with a new interface and an updated engine.
Requirement : .net framework 4, windows xp to windows 10

You can report issues directly here. You can also vote for your favorites work items.

Note: in case of bug, please join the romcenter log file C:\ProgramData\romcenter\romcenter_xml.log
Feel free to visit the forum if you need help.


RomCenter 4.0.0

What's new from
  • Add 27 systems datafiles generated from mame 208
  • Add more precise log messages
  • Extend text filter search to more games and files columns
  • Faster operations when a lot of items are selected
  • Add backup strategy selection on startup
  • Improve container remove method to reliably handle on-success db operation.
  • Rewrite version comparison
  • Update some components
  • Faster dat import
  • Clean and fix games selection
  • Clean files/fileroms view selection
  • Handle operations exceptions. Display only one dialog and cancel.
  • Disable 'remove zip comment' by default
  • Fix deleted items not sent to recycle bin
  • Fix refresh database deadlock
  • Fix settings when backup path not selected
  • Fix filters not working with grey disks
  • Fix some views not translated
  • Fix crash when opening a db from a non existent folder
  • Fix error when temp folder deleted
  • Fix a bug causing an index error
  • Fix crash when 'backspace' typed in view
  • Fix detail view not updated when master is empty
  • Fix loading error with some utf-8 dat
  • Fix invalid cast when updating view data
  • Fix loading libretro mame2003 dat (double <driver>)
  • Fix no detail item selected after operations
  • Fix wrong files identification when fixing from a rom selection
  • Fix plugin not always detected when dat is filtered
  • Fix ribbon staying active after trying to open a missing db
  • Fix unzipped files not renamed
  • Fix wrong file status for single files
  • Fix db name not changed when updating dat.
  • Fix detail view not cleared when filtering the selection.
  • Fix empty backup folder settings blocking save in options.
  • Fix items selection identification when rom selected
  • Disable for now usage of extension calculated by plugin (use datafile rom extension instead).
  • Bug #10: Issues When Archive Folder Runs Out of Space
  • Bug #111: RC3 trying to rename files that have correct name
  • Bug #124: Writing gamename in FILTER box is not working for many games.
  • Bug #128: MAME 2003 PLUS libretro core xml error
  • Bug #129: Crash opening "settings" dialog when a non-existent database is selected.
  • Bug #136: Cancel running operation, buttons (yes/not) are inverted
  • Bug #137: Selected file when playing with filters
  • Bug #140: NES plugin not working/triggering when selecting only USA region
  • Bug #142: Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation.
  • Bug #143: Splash screen "BACKUPED" should be "BACKED UP"
  • Bug #144: Fix process extremely slow on large collections
  • Bug #145: Romcenter doesn't recognize Roms it should
  • Bug #148: InvalidOperationException: Added item does not appear at given index '0'.
  • Bug #151: Directory not found - RomCenter will now close
  • Bug #153: Problems with paths longer than 260 characters
  • Bug #154: Cannot create database from latest TOSEC dat
  • Bug #156: Adding the same folder twice leads to a buggy state
:arrow: Download windows installer version
:arrow: Download portable (no install) version

Have a look at the quick start tutorial video on how to start fixing roms with romcenter.

Following up-to-date datafiles (built from mame) are provided with this release:
capcom cps-1 v0.210
capcom cps-2 v0.210
capcom cps-3 v0.210
cave pgm v0.210
irem m-72 v0.210
irem m-92 v0.210
konami system573 v0.210
mitchell v0.210
namco s1 v0.210
namco s2 v0.210
sega model 1 v0.210
sega model 2 v0.210
sega model 3 v0.210
sega naomi v0.210
sega stv v0.210
sega system 1 v0.210
sega system 16 v0.210
sega system 18 v0.210
sega system 24 v0.210
sega system 32 v0.210
sega system c-2 v0.210
snk neogeo v0.210
taito f2 v0.210
taito f3 v0.210
toaplan v0.210
triforce v0.210
williams v0.210


Re: Romcenter 4.0.0

Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:29 pm
by TheManuel
Congratulations, Eric, and thank you for sharing your work.

Re: Romcenter 4.0.0

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:34 am
by Wanderer
Hey Eric.

At last, a stable release! :) Congrats for it and many thanks for your hard work all these years. :clap: :clap: :clap:

Re: Romcenter 4.0.0

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:26 am
by wa4lifad
I just registered an account to post a (much deserved) THANK YOU!

A lot of work, dedication, and patience has gone into this fantastic tool. Thank you very much for creating this, continuing to maintain it, and sharing it for free.

Re: Romcenter 4.0.0

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:08 pm
by Melluish
Thank you so much, Eric. Fantastic work. :super: :super: :super:

Re: Romcenter 4.0.0

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:31 am
by EyeQue
Had to register just to say many thanks for this! :D

Re: Romcenter 4.0.0

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:00 pm
by posix
Just signed in to say congratulations Eric, and thank you so much for your dedicated work. I know for sure the day will come that I use Romcenter again :D