Romcenter 4 beta 11 released Read full article
Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:18 pm

Here is the beta 11 of romcenter 4. This is probably the last beta version. Next one will be a 'release candidate'.

Thank you for using romcenter.



Although this version is stable, this is still a beta version. Be carefull with your files.

You can report issues or improvments [url=https://bitbucket.org/ebolefeysot/romcenter/issues]directly here[/url]. You can also vote for your favorites work items.



Note: the romcenter log file location is displayed in the log window at startup.

Feel free to visit the [url=https://www.romcenter.com/forum]forum[/url] if you need help.



[b]RomCenter 4.0.0.beta 11[/b]

New:
[list]
  • [*]New filters features when creating or updating games database

    - Filter is now available for all dat and exe

    - When you select an exe (mame.exe, raine.exe) as datafile and open the filter dialog, roms list are now extracted and parsed.

    - Roms countries can now be extracted from game description.

    - Add new zealand and yougoslav countries

    - Add 'keepall' checkbox

    - Add 'Tosec convention' naming for filtering

  • [*]New captions in status bar

    - Add merge status

    - Add plugin name

    - Hide emul name in startup view

  • [*]'send a beer' button

  • [*]Reload files when plugin changed. This is needed if the new dat use a different plugin.

  • [*]Merge updatedb and newdb dialog

    - This allow to change db filename when doing a simple update.

    - Old db filter settings are used when updating

  • [*]Speed up games filtering

  • [*]Speed up rom import and add progress bar

  • [*]Add rompath availability check

  • [*]Add different devices icons in treeview

    - network/usb/hdd/cdrom devices

    - device found / not found

    [img=http://www.romcenter.com/previews/Devices.png][/img]

  • [*]upgrade ribbon to v5

  • [*]Finished options dialog

    - Add pause dos

    - Add dialog confirmation options

    - Clean up

  • [*]Use a new busy indicator on views and filter

  • [*]Code clean up

    - Upgrade packages

    - Major refactoring

    - Fix build warning

    - Remove unused components

    - Upgrade db engine. This fix some memory errors.

  • [/list]


    Fix:
    [list]
  • [*]Sometimes duplicated files in view

  • [*]Disable '1g1r' and 'keep parent clones' options when no clones

  • [*]Filter not always saved

  • [*]'*.dat' files not showing in update file dialog

  • [*]'*.xml' files not showing in file selection dialog

  • [*]Treeview not refreshed after adding samplepath

  • [*]'Null reference' error with invalid dat

  • [*]Error dialog with 'access denied' files

  • [*]Change shutdown order. This fix a closing view problem.

  • [*]Change views creation order. This fix random exception.

  • [/list]

    [url=http://www.romcenter.com/downloadfile.php?file=rc_4_0_0_beta11.7z]Free download here[/url]



    Have a look at the [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JtIh5u2Ko4]quick start tutorial video[/url] on how to start fixing roms with romcenter.



    :!: THIS IS A BETA VERSION. BACKUP YOUR ROMS.



    Enjoy


    beta 11 coming Read full article
    Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:51 am

    I will try to upload beta 11 this weekend. Stay tuned !


    Some news Read full article
    Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:25 pm

    Hi all



    Long time no news. Sorry for that.

    I'm still working almost every days on romcenter. The development is mostly refactoring. It will produce better code, more maintainable, testable and robust. I already added more than 50 automated tests.

    I also fixed some random crashes occuring on multithreaded operations.



    I worked on the filtering feature as well and rc4 can now identify games regions on most dat type, even if no regions data are available. This is the case for mame for example.



    This part is almost finished. I will then fix reported bugs and the release will be ready.



    Thank you all for using romcenter.


    Romcenter 4 beta 10.1 released Read full article
    Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:28 pm

    [img]http://www.romcenter.com/previews/regions.gif[/img]



    Version 10.1 is a hotfix for version 10. It fixes the update dialog still showing after the update.



    [b]What's new[/b]
    [list]
  • [*]You can now select the regions you want to keep before importing a dat (USA, EUR, JAP...). This is mostly used with [url=https://no-intro.org]'no-intro'[/url] dat.

  • [*]Dat filter features are now disabled if dat doesn't use them (nodump, bios...).

  • [*]When selecting a dat for import, db file name and path is automatically set

  • [*]Drag and drop a dat file in the main window to open the 'create db' view. Paths are automatically filled.

  • [*]Old romcenter 2.5 dat format can be imported

  • [/list]


    See below for other improvments and bug fixes.



    Although this version is stable, this is still a beta version. Be carefull with your files.

    You can report issues or improvments [url=https://bitbucket.org/ebolefeysot/romcenter/issues]directly here[/url]. You can also vote for your favorites work item.

    Note: the romcenter log file location is displayed in the log window at startup.



    Feel free to visit the [url=https://www.romcenter.com/forum]forum[/url] if you need help.



    [b]RomCenter 4.0.0.beta 10.1[/b]

    [b]Full changes[/b]
    [list]
  • New:

  • [*]Regions filter (no-intro dat): regions order, keep parent/clone relation, 1G1R, 1GxR

  • [*]Disable filters if not used in dat

  • [*]Rc2 dat support

  • [*]Activate window when displaying a message dialog

  • [*]Allow db on remote share (no unc)

  • [*]#17 Create db: Auto set destination filename (default to dat folder)

  • [*]Improve errors messages during operations

  • [*]Improve newdb validation and default paths

  • [*]Improve unhandled exceptions messages

  • [*]Handle multiple erros in operations

  • [*]Add usefull links to startup page

  • [*]Add dat drag and drop to import dat

  • [*]#25 Select rom path after adding it

  • [*]#3 Error when rc installed on a network (unc not supported)



    Fix:

  • [*]#18 Can't select more than 1500 items

  • [*]Crash when root folder is unknown when showing files dialogs

  • [*]#27 Improve 'path too long' dialog

  • [*]#36 update message still displayed after update

  • [/list]


    [url=http://www.romcenter.com/downloadfile.php?file=rc_4_0_0_beta10.1.7z]Download here[/url]



    Have a look at the [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JtIh5u2Ko4]quick start tutorial video[/url] on how to start fixing roms with romcenter.



    :!: THIS IS A BETA VERSION. BACKUP YOUR ROMS.



    Enjoy


    Happy new year Read full article
    Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:29 am

    [size=150][b][color=#008040]I wish you a happy new year.[/color][/b][/size]



    2017 will be the year of romcenter 4 :D

    I switched from svn to git and I'm now doing some refactoring on startup and shutdown process. Then I will start to clean up the interface (progress bar, messages...).



    Please let me know if you meet some problems with the latest mame release.

    Thanks