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


    Romcenter 4 beta 9 released Read full article
    Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:40 pm

    Here is the 9th beta of romcenter 4. I added the following missing features:
    [list]
  • [*]'Update database': this is to be used when a new version of a datafile or an emulator is released. You can update the database without re uploading all your roms folders.

  • [*]The import 'filter' feature is now available for datafile (in addition to emulators). Now that importing from a dat or an emulator has the same layout, I merged both menus into one.

  • [*]Main window location and files dialog folders are saved.

  • [*]When importing from an emulator, the path to emulator.exe is automatically set to be used when launching a game.
  • [/list]


    See below for other improvments and bug fixes.



    Beta 8 has been downloaded 6000 times. This is huge for a beta version and I would like to thank you for using romcenter.

    Release candidate is approaching and I will release it as soon as all features will be added.

    As you saw in the previous news, I set up an account on bitbucket, and opened the issue tracker to public. Now 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.



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



    Feel free to visit me in the forum and ask questions.



    [b]RomCenter 4.0.0.beta 9[/b]
    [list]
  • [*]new: When creating a db from an exe, set 'Emulator exe' used to run game

  • [*]new: Save all dialogs initials paths

  • [*]new: Save windows size and location

  • [*]new: Clean backstage content when opening menu instead of closing

  • [*]new: 'Update database' feature.

  • [*]new: updated 'start' icon on 'update db' and create db' dialog

  • [*]new: Unified filter dialog

  • [*]new: Save filter settings in db

  • [*]new: Merge 'create from dat' and 'create from exe' menu.

  • [*]new: yellow flags for bios

  • [*]new: Change 'backstage' and 'filter' dialogs colors

  • [*]new: Confirmation dialog on 'clean up db'

  • [*]new: warn if log file is readonly at startup.

  • [*]new: workitem #2: Convert rom size in KB/MB/GB

  • [*]new: Handle Miss/Have file exceptions

  • [*]Fix: Some dialog boxes still hidden behind main window

  • [*]Fix: 'Clean up' operation doing nothing

  • [*]Fix: Random deadlock when renaming files

  • [*]Fix: Random deadlock when removing roms

  • [*]Fix: Destination of moved roms and bios not always the best

  • [*]Fix: Empty tab sometimes created

  • [*]Fix: Log file not always written (access denied)

  • [*]Fix: Miss/Have file not always written (access denied)

  • [*]Fix: Issue 14: shell batch not working with unicode char.

  • [*]Fix: Issue 15: Random 'null reference' exception when removing roms.

  • [*]Fix: update conflict when removing roms

  • [*]Fix: Empty sub folders not always removed

  • [*]Fix: general exception handler

  • [*]Code clean up
  • [/list]


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



    [url=http://www.romcenter.com/downloadfile.php?file=rc_4_0_0_beta9.7z]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


    Beta 9 wip Read full article
    Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:20 am

    Hi all

    Some news on what's going on:

    I added some of the latest missing features, and start fixing some bugs (none reported for beta 8 so far :) ).


    [list]
  • [*]Added the 'update db' feature, from a new version of a datafile, or an exe.

  • [*]Added the filter settings to the datafile import. The filter settings are now saved to the db to be used on the next db update.

  • [*]As both dat and emu import have now similar settings, I merged them into one creation menu. You can give a dat or an exe as games source.

  • [*]Window location and size are saved
  • [/list]


    [attachment=1]18-11-2016 08-15-31.png[/attachment]

    About the site now, I checked some web-based hosting services, and found that bitbucket now offer free hosting for privates repositories with a public issue tracking feature. Source control is using GIT. I created an account and set up the issue tracking.

    You can give a try here: https://bitbucket.org/ebolefeysot/romcenter/issues


    [attachment=0]18-11-2016 08-19-52.png[/attachment]


    Romcenter 4 beta 8 released Read full article
    Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:25 pm

    RomCenter 4.0.0.beta8

    [url=http://www.romcenter.com/downloadfile.php?file=rc_4_0_0_beta8.7z]Download here[/url]



    [img]http://forum.romcenter.com/download/file.php?id=159[/img]



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

    You can report bugs or feature requests in the [url=http://forum.romcenter.com/viewforum.php?f=5]forum[/url] or directly in the new [url=http://www.romcenter.com/mantis]issue tracker[/url].



    Feel free to visit me in the forum and ask questions.



    RomCenter 4.0.0.beta 8

    Add Play game feature

    Add hints on why a game won't start.

    Add raine dat import

    Add dat import from mame 0.70 to 0.161

    Upgrade database engine

    Dat import optimization

    Add import of not-corrupted rom in corrupted file

    Display template db version at startup

    Fix AES bios roms wrongly merged with neogeo bios.

    Fix troubles with games with 2 chd (2spicy)

    Fix dat import when gameyear is too long (FB Alpha)

    Fix crash when removing empty folders in 7z

    Fix loosing view focus when clicking ribbon buttons

    Fix memory leak when closing databases

    Fix moving chd to folders

    Fix rom unreferenced when detected as corrupted

    Fix files in error not testable

    Fix null reference when getting selection

    Fix neogeo filter when importing from mame



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



    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