Please re-add the ability to work with unzipped roms

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Please re-add the ability to work with unzipped roms

Post by AllenHS » Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:14 pm

I noticed this item as a fix for release candidate 4

[*]Unzipped roms are no more processed when renaming games and reverse

I like to keep my roms unzipped especially for the very large 10 GB plus files. having a copy zipped for Romcenter and a copy unzipped separate for emulators that don't play well with zipped items would take to much space. Please give the option of working and keeping roms unzipped, thanks.

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Re: Please re-add the ability to work with unzipped roms

Post by RomCenter » Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:21 pm

Don't worry, the unzipped rom processor is still there, it is simply triggered with a 'rename rom' instead of a 'rename files'.
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Re: Please re-add the ability to work with unzipped roms

Post by AllenHS » Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:30 am

Oh ok! Thank you for the reply.

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Re: Please re-add the ability to work with unzipped roms

Post by romvesen » Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:32 am

No neither rename rom nor rename file works anymore with unzipped files. Please add to RC4, RC3 works fine with unzipped.

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Re: Please re-add the ability to work with unzipped roms

Post by dreimer1986 » Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:01 pm

Well, RC4 is useless then. Back to RC3 until it stops zipping all my ROMs

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Re: Please re-add the ability to work with unzipped roms

Post by RomCenter » Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:37 pm

You're right. There is a bug introduced in rc4. It will be fixed in final release.
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Re: Please re-add the ability to work with unzipped roms

Post by dace_blackheart » Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:27 am

When will the next version be released? I just switched to RC4 from 371 because the latest no intro dats no longer work with it.

I also use unzipped, I tried RC3 as dreimer1986 suggested it still works there, but it doesn't. it reports all my unzipped roms as having "bad name" but their names are correct. And RC4 reports all my unzipped roms as "not needed here" I assume it wants to compress them? anyone know if older version works?

Also, will the final version have an explicit option under dat settings "preferred format" -> "unzipped" ? instead of only zip, 7z ?

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Re: Please re-add the ability to work with unzipped roms

Post by RomCenter » Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:26 pm

Romcenter 4 does not automatically zip your roms. You can keep your console roms unzipped.
Which datafile are you using ?
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Re: Please re-add the ability to work with unzipped roms

Post by dace_blackheart » Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:47 pm

the latest SNES dat downloaded from No-Intro DOM Nintendo - Super Nintendo Entertainment System (Combined) (20190324-211059).dat

with RC3 when I click on "ROMs" on the left plane all my "have" ROMs show yellow with the error "Bad file name". But the actual filename and expected are the same.
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with RC4 the error becomes "Not needed here" ??? Literally all I did was import the dat then add the dir with my snes ROMs. I've no idea where it wants to move it...
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Re: Please re-add the ability to work with unzipped roms

Post by dace_blackheart » Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:38 am

My previous reply still isn't approved yet... with pics attached.

However, I took the plunge and tried the fix option on my roms, and indeed the few I tried, it zipped them. I tried the individual fix options specifically and its the "Remove useless ROM" operation that is zipping them. A related bug is that it was not detecting duplicate ROMs correctly, or at all. And yet, they were detected, sort of. I had 7 duplicates my have list was 3370 but i had 3377 files in the dir but none of the files were marked duplicate, only "Not needed here". and after I closed the ROM dir in romcenter and then checked the db in the left plane 7 games were tstill listed as green/have... when I clicked the green db entry the data in the right most pane showed the file as missing/red. Using the clean up db option didn't fix the stray haves. I had to delete the rdt and rebuild after delete the duplicate files manually, which took a while, cause I only knew the correct file name from the have list, not the actual file name on disk. And after deleting the duplicates all my ROMs still show as "Not needed here"

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Re: Please re-add the ability to work with unzipped roms

Post by RomCenter » Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:05 am

Can you tell me if a plugin is used in your tests. The current plugin is displayed in the status bar. Should be crc, or snes.

I suspect a conflict with a new bios file recently added in the dat (and which must be zipped). I will check.
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Re: Please re-add the ability to work with unzipped roms

Post by RomCenter » Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:12 am

dace_blackheart wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:38 am
My previous reply still isn't approved yet... with pics attached.
The limit was 5 posts to allow direct publishing. I lowered it to 3. Your posts should be available immedialty now.
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Re: Please re-add the ability to work with unzipped roms

Post by dace_blackheart » Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:31 pm

No plugin, its with crc. nothing to do with BIOS either I think as I also tested a custom no intro dat with the arcade games and enhancement chip roms left out of the dat and this still happens.

Edit: I just tested with the plugin, and its basically the same. My ROMs show as "Not needed here" but with the expected file name now shows it wants an mgd file extension instead of sfc. If I fix a single ROM. It zips it and changes the file extension of the ROM in the zip to .mgd. After that the new zipped ROM still shows yellow, but with "ROM need fix", I ran fix again and it changed the extension of the ROM inside the zip back to sfc... ??? and now its green.

What the heck is .mgd anyway? I've never seen it before and I've downloaded ROMs at least since 97. Is it multi game doctor or something? Why do you consider this the real extension for snes ROMs? If anything standard non-header, non-interleaved ROMs have no real format. The're just binary data. So .bin or something makes more sense. But. overriding the extension that is specified in the dat seems silly anyway.

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Re: Please re-add the ability to work with unzipped roms

Post by RomCenter » Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:55 pm

I have fixed the problem. It will be released with the final version.

mgd is a snes rom format. snes plugin shares code from ucon64. You can read more on this format there.
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Re: Please re-add the ability to work with unzipped roms

Post by dace_blackheart » Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:54 am

RomCenter wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:55 pm
I have fixed the problem. It will be released with the final version.
release eta?

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Re: Please re-add the ability to work with unzipped roms

Post by RomCenter » Sat May 04, 2019 6:51 am

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