Development news Read full article
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:12 am

Hi all



Developments and fixes continue for romcenter 4 final release.

So far, I have improved stability and fix operation is also faster.

Some tricky bugs have been fixed as well.

Updating db to a new version is way faster by the use of a datapump tool instead of sql queries.



I'm now focusing more on issues reported so far, trying to reproduce them, so keep reporting bugs.



If someone want to translate into another language, this is already possible with the current version. See release description for more details.



See you

Bye


Summer break Read full article
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:30 pm

After the last months hard work , I will take a small summer break.

Keep testing and reporting...

See you in 2 weeks.


Romcenter 4 rc3 Read full article
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:41 am

Romcenter 4 release candidate 3 is released. Donwload it for free.

I'm almost done with the v4 development.

This version adds internationalization. The base translation file is available for everyone to create their own translation.

This release includes french translation.



See [url=http://www.romcenter.com/wiki/doku.php?id=translation]here[/url] for more info.



Somes troubles are still happening with nes and n64 plugins. This will be addressed in next release. Until then, standart crc is used for these consoles (only headerless roms can be identified).



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



Note:

The romcenter log file is C:\ProgramData\romcenter\romcenter_xml.log.



Important note: all roms removed by romcenter are not deleted, they are moved to "C:\Users\<name>\AppData\Local\RomCenter\archive" folder. This behaviour can be changed in games base settings.

Don't forget to regularly clean this folder.



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



[size=150][b]RomCenter 4.0.0.rc3[/b][/size]



What's new:
[list]
  • [*] Add fds plugin

  • [*] Add pcengine plugin

  • [*] Improve A7800 plugin

  • [*] Improve lynx plugin

  • [*] Improve gbx plugin

  • [*] Improve genesis plugin

  • [*] Improve snes plugin

  • [*] Add exception handler to some commands

  • [*] Add games info menu (linked to planetemu and arcadeitalia web sites)

  • [*] Add restart when language is changed

  • [*] Add internationalization and add french translation

  • [*] Use 'release' configuration for building

  • [*] Clean up code

  • [*] Fix db tab not saved after an update or a cleanup

  • [*] Fix update db: database path changing when dat selected

  • [*] Fix #93: random crc with lynx plugin

  • [*] Fix #97: samples status not set

  • [*] Fix crash when changing tab before previous was loaded

  • [*] Fix crash when closing non existant db

  • [*] Fix db error when canceling, improve cancelation when removing/renaming

  • [*] Fix dir not found bug

  • [*] Fix fb alpha dat import with rom of crc 0 (no dump)

  • [*] Fix gui message loop when db is not valid

  • [*] Fix incorrect chd extension

  • [*] Fix interface less responsive when fixing a lot of files

  • [*] Fix msg 'rdt not found' when leaving rc

  • [*] Fix properties folder buttons not implemented

  • [*] Fix troubles with empty folders

  • [*] Fix validation not always done when creating db

  • [*] Fix view not refreshed when removing comment

  • [*] Fix error when logging an early crash

  • [*] Trunc files data before adding to db

  • [*] Improve db connection pool managment

  • [*] Improve play game selection

  • [*] Stop displaying errors once cancelled


  • [/list]

    [url=http://www.romcenter.com/downloadfile.php?file=rc_4_0_0_rc3.7z]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.



    Enjoy


    Some news Read full article
    Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:50 am

    Hi all



    Some news on romcenter development.



    I have finished the localization and French translation is also finished. A language resource file will be provided with the next version for people to start translating in their favorites languages. I will provide a wiki page with all details for that. Needed translations include Italian, german and spanish.



    All issues are fixed.



    I now have to finish fixing old plugins issues. Some are already done like Atari 7800, lynx or Famicon disk system, and I’m working on genesis, gb/gbc/sgb and pc engine. Nes, snes and n64 are also updated, but not by me as they are provided by an external developer.



    As soon as the plugins are ready and working, I will publish release candidate 3, which will probably be the last pre-release. This is expected by the end of july, before my holidays.


    Romcenter 4 release candidate 2 released Read full article
    Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:33 pm

    Romcenter 4.0 rc2 is out now.

    I've made a lot of improvments in this version and long lasting problems have been fixed.

    Database connection issues should be solved now. Import and operations speed are also back to normal.

    Files and roms browsing are also faster and don't freeze anymore.

    No more freezes also during long fixing operations. Interface now keeps responding at any time.

    I also did intensive tests with files having readonly flag set. This is now all working fine.



    Enjoy this version and keep reporting bugs and crashes reports to fix before the final release.

    I will now concentrate on isolating text strings for internationalization.



    You can report issues [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.rc2[/b]



    New/improve:
    [list]
  • [*] Improve database connexion handler. This should fix locked files problems.

  • [*] Improve master detail navigation

  • [*] improve crash mail infos

  • [*] Improve matching selection when moving from files to games.

  • [*] Improve unhandled exception logs

  • [*] Update year to 2018

  • [*] Add new versioning scheme. This fix loosing settings when upgrading.

  • [*] Catch unmanaged plugin exception

  • [*] Clean up cancel operation

  • [*] Disable context menu when not applicable (delete missing rom, fix green...)

  • [/list]


    Fix:
    [list]
  • [*] freeze when browsing items

  • [*] operations slower than in previous release

  • [*] operations with readonly files. All internal tests use now readonly files.

  • [*] delay when leaving settings dialog.

  • [*] out of memories and locks up on long fix operations

  • [*] some empty folders not removed after operations

  • [*] 'rom not found' when importing roms in a file with duplicated roms in merge mode.

  • [*] #74: rc crash

  • [*] #86: path not in legal form when settings emulators path

  • [*] context menu in files and fileroms

  • [*] gui not disabled when loading db

  • [*] importing dat with long description

  • [*] incorrect list of selected items when fixing

  • [*] load tab loop when exception during loading

  • [*] path sometimes need refresh after fix

  • [*] range selection bug

  • [*] right click selection in fileroms

  • [/list]

    [url=http://www.romcenter.com/downloadfile.php?file=rc_4_0_0_rc2.7z]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.



    Enjoy