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=]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=]forum[/url] if you need help.

[b]RomCenter 4.0.0.rc2[/b]

  • [*] 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]

  • [*] 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=]Free download here[/url]

    Have a look at the [url=]quick start tutorial video[/url] on how to start fixing roms with romcenter.


    Rc 1.2 fix online Read full article
    Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:57 pm

    Please upgrade to Romcenter latest version.

    Here is a quick fix for the "operating system directive CreateFile failed" and "The underlying provider failed on Open" errors.

    Big thank to bslenul for debugging that.

    [url=]Free download here[/url]

    Romcenter 4 release candidate 1.1 released Read full article
    Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:47 pm

    Please upgrade to Romcenter latest version.

    Romcenter 4 release candidate 1 released Read full article
    Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:08 pm

    Please upgrade to Romcenter latest version.

    Hello everybody and thank you for using romcenter.

    Here is the first release candidate for romcenter 4.0

    It means the 4.0 features list is closed and I won't add more in this version.

    Download, use this version and report bugs.

    I will now spend my time on preparing translation, deployment files, documentation, latest bug fixes...

    By the way, if some of you have icons design skills and want to make nicer icons, post a message in the forum.

    You can report issues or improvments [url=]directly here[/url]. You can also vote for your favorites work items.

    Feel free to visit the [url=]forum[/url] if you need help.

    This version adds these important improvments:
  • [*] Rom paths import are now multithreaded

  • [*] Add a crash handler with a possibility to send log for analysis.

  • [*] Add hyperspin/mameui datafile support

  • [*] Improve memory usage to avoid 'out of memory' errors.

  • [*] Add automatic plugin detection from datafile content (Fix nes grey roms).

  • [*] Add new icons in the ribbon bar.

  • [/list]


    Full changes:

    [b]RomCenter rc1[/b]

  • [*] Add 'file not found' error handler with some corrupted files

  • [*] Add 'send log' dialog

  • [*] Add Hyperspin dat support

  • [*] Add about dialog

  • [*] Add db creation by dropping exe

  • [*] Add multi db files drag & drop capabilities to open multiple db at once

  • [*] Add exception handler to allow corrupted roms deletion

  • [*] Add links buttons group in ribbon

  • [*] Add more filtering regions

  • [*] Add multithreaded rom files import (not supported for db using plugins)

  • [*] Add new context menus

  • [*] Add plugin detection from dat content

  • [*] Add support for dat with text lines before xml tag

  • [*] Improve exceptions handler when creating db

  • [*] Improve memory managment with filters

  • [*] Improve new files creation during removing fileroms

  • [*] Improve startup dataview

  • [*] Improve zip exception detection

  • [*] Upgrade libraries to their latest versions

  • [*] Stay on path after reloading it.

  • [*] Attempt to fix dat with bad structure when importing.

  • [/list]

    Issues fixed
  • [*] #24: When creating a new file, automatically fill the database filename from dat file

  • [*] #28: System.OutOfMemoryException

  • [*] #31: Saving window location, size and state on close should work differently

  • [*] #32 Please put "Open existing", "New DB" and "Update" as buttons in the main toolbar

  • [*] #34 Add keyboard shortcuts

  • [*] #35 Closing a database tab should not always activate the Welcome tab

  • [*] #37: Process cannot access the firle because it is being used by another process.

  • [*] #40 Nes-Header-Problems

  • [*] #44 Can't open Recalbox dat files

  • [*] #46 Confirmation message when closing database looks odd

  • [*] #47 Open Existing Database dialog shows *.rdt twice

  • [*] #48 "Cleanup Database" menu entry not fully selected

  • [*] #49 "Add to quick-access toolbar" context menu option does not work as expected

  • [*] #51 Create new mame database: default db save location wrong

  • [*] #52 mame.xml not deleted after extraction

  • [*] #57 Filtering regions: NONE == ALL?

  • [*] #58 Error during MAMEUI64 0.190 db creation

  • [/list]

  • [*] Attempt to Fix locked db.

  • [*] Check newdb/updatedb fields validation when displaying backstage

  • [*] Clean up dat and db default folders

  • [*] Clean up options dialog

  • [*] Enable parent/clone relation option for mame

  • [*] Fix 7z infinite retry

  • [*] Fix bad status after renaming unknown files

  • [*] Fix constraint violation when updating db

  • [*] Fix crc identification when no file size in dat

  • [*] Fix deletion of corrupted roms

  • [*] Fix empty 7z archive not found

  • [*] Fix empty archive identified as corrupted

  • [*] Fix emul name init when creating db from an exe

  • [*] Fix file status not refreshed wihen corrupted roms deleted

  • [*] Fix fileroms cases not working

  • [*] Fix memory leaks

  • [*] Fix multiple identical files when roms have multiple errors

  • [*] Fix object not found when moving files in error

  • [*] Fix out of memory error on 7z

  • [*] Fix refresh always reload files with some plugin

  • [*] Fix regions filter for mame roms

  • [*] Fix release not working if keep all selected

  • [*] Fix right click not selecting items

  • [*] Fix roms in folder always refreshed when using a plugin

  • [*] Fix save window position/size

  • [*] Fix single files not removed when renaming

  • [*] Fix slow operations when selecting lot of files

  • [*] Fix unique rom warning when deleting corrupted roms

  • [*] Fix unneeded games loading before reloading paths.

  • [*] Fix useless db reloading after changing some settings

  • [*] Fix useless filtering when no filter set

  • [*] Fix zip exception not catched

  • [*] Fix zip not deleted on a renamefile

  • [*] General code cleanup

  • [*] Prevent two unhandled error dialog at the same time

  • [*] Remove unused icons

  • [*] Reset dat filter when change src dat

  • [*] Set compression level default to 3 (normal)

  • [*] Switch to main window when 'create dat' process starts

  • [/list]

    [url=]Free download here[/url]

    Have a look at the [url=]quick start tutorial video[/url] on how to start fixing roms with romcenter.


    RC 4 soon Read full article
    Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:20 am


    Just a note to inform you that the release candidate is ready for publishing.

    Stay tuned !