News Read full article
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:33 pm

Hi all

Some quick news on what's going on.

I'm working on refactoring the romcenter source code to prepare migration to .net core. This mean extracting all windows specific codes like dialogs or disks accesses from the various library.

At the same time, I'm migrating db engine to v3.

This work is done on the 4.0 branch, which means it will be available for all windows platforms starting from xp.



Branch 4.1 will then be updated to a modern windows framework and be compiled in 64b.

Keep sending bugs report, they will also be fixed :super: .


Romcenter 4.0.1 Read full article
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:18 pm

Here is the first fix for 4.0. Not a lot of bugs, and most are fixed in this version :)

Requirement : .net framework 4, windows xp to windows 10

The 4.0 branch will be the last version compatible with windows XP (<3% of romcenter users are on xp).

4.1 branch will use a modern framework (4.6 or 4.7) which will allow powerfull language features. Also, I'm testing a 64 bit version, which hopefully will solve memory problems.



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



Note: in case of bug, please join the romcenter log file C:\ProgramData\romcenter\romcenter_xml.log

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



[img=https://www.romcenter.com/images/romcenter4/fileroms.png]Rom files view[/img]



[b]RomCenter 4.0.1[/b]



What's new in 4.0.1:
[list]
  • [*] Add support for samples with extension in datafile

  • [*] Add new arcade datafiles: itech32, namco s12, nmk16, seta 1, sony zn1/2

  • [*] Update arcade datafiles to 0.213

  • [*] Fix progress bar when filtering games

  • [*] Fix missing rom in provided arcade datafiles

  • [*] Fix error message during dat import when temp path is not found

  • [*] Fix greyed 'ok' button in backup path option

  • [*] Fix backup mode hint not updated in status bar

  • [*] Fix and improve 'delete' tool with unique rom

  • [*] Fix rom view empty after fixing (merging) a file

  • [*] Fix a crash when loading dat with nodump device rom

  • [*] Fix 'delete' operation of unique rom

  • [*] Fix 'cancel' button not working when moving/copying files

  • [*] Fix double extension samples files

  • [*] Fix file wrongly identified as sample in merge mode

  • [*] Fix items not found error

  • [*] Fix bug with unique names

  • [*] Fix wrong merged flag for clone bios

  • [*] Fix wrong rom cases

  • [*] Fix slow start when removing rom

  • [*] Fix stack overflow when leaving rc

  • [*] Fix status bar empty after loading db

  • [*] Fix possible null reference at startup

  • [*] Fix unzipped roms dump status sometimes wrong

  • [*] Fix rom view sometime empty after a fix

  • [*] Force sample extension to lowercase in 'database' case mode

  • [*] Smooth grids navigation with keyboard

  • [*] Update external components

  • [/list]


    Download[size=150][/size]

    :arrow: [url=http://www.romcenter.com/downloadfile.php?file=romcenter32_4.0.1.exe]Download windows installer version[/url]

    :arrow: [url=http://www.romcenter.com/downloadfile.php?file=romcenter32_4.0.1.7z]Download portable (no install) version[/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.

    [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JtIh5u2Ko4][img=https://www.romcenter.com/images/romcenter4/youtube.png]Main window[/img][/url]



    :arrow: Following high quality systems datafiles (built from mame) are included in this release:



    capcom cps-1 v0.213

    capcom cps-2 v0.213

    capcom cps-3 v0.213

    cave pgm v0.213

    irem m-72 v0.213

    irem m-92 v0.213

    itech32 v0.213

    konami system573 v0.213

    mitchell v0.213

    namco s1 v0.213

    namco s12 v0.213

    namco s2 v0.213

    nmk 16 v0.213

    sega model 1 v0.213

    sega model 2 v0.213

    sega model 3 v0.213

    sega naomi v0.213

    sega stv v0.213

    sega system 1 v0.213

    sega system 16 v0.213

    sega system 18 v0.213

    sega system 24 v0.213

    sega system 32 v0.213

    sega system c-2 v0.213

    seta1 v0.213

    snk neogeo v0.213

    sony zn1 zn2 v0.213

    taito f2 v0.213

    taito f3 v0.213

    toaplan v0.213

    triforce v0.213

    williams v0.213



    Enjoy


    See you in some weeks Read full article
    Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:18 pm

    Hi

    I will take a break for holidays. Keep sending issues report.

    There are not a lot of bugs for now, but a new fix version will be released in august.



    Bye


    Romcenter 4.0.0 Read full article
    Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:30 pm

    At last, after seven years of development, romcenter 4.0.0 is ready.

    Romcenter 4 is a complete rewrite of romcenter 3.7 in c# language using microsoft visual studio.

    Compared to previous 3.7 version, it provides same features with a new interface and an updated engine.

    Requirement : .net framework 4, windows xp to windows 10



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



    Note: in case of bug, please join the romcenter log file C:\ProgramData\romcenter\romcenter_xml.log

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



    [img=https://www.romcenter.com/images/romcenter4/mainwindowfiles.png]Main window[/img]

    [img=https://www.romcenter.com/images/romcenter4/fileroms.png]Rom files view[/img]

    [img=https://www.romcenter.com/images/romcenter4/RenameAlFiles.gif]Renaming all files[/img]



    [b]RomCenter 4.0.0[/b]



    What's new from 4.0.0.0rc4:
    [list]
  • [*] Add 27 systems datafiles generated from mame 208

  • [*] Add more precise log messages

  • [*] Extend text filter search to more games and files columns

  • [*] Faster operations when a lot of items are selected

  • [*] Add backup strategy selection on startup

  • [*] Improve container remove method to reliably handle on-success db operation.

  • [*] Rewrite version comparison

  • [*] Update some components

  • [*] Faster dat import

  • [*] Clean and fix games selection

  • [*] Clean files/fileroms view selection

  • [*] Handle operations exceptions. Display only one dialog and cancel.

  • [*] Disable 'remove zip comment' by default


  • [*] Fix deleted items not sent to recycle bin

  • [*] Fix refresh database deadlock

  • [*] Fix settings when backup path not selected

  • [*] Fix filters not working with grey disks

  • [*] Fix some views not translated

  • [*] Fix crash when opening a db from a non existent folder

  • [*] Fix error when temp folder deleted

  • [*] Fix a bug causing an index error

  • [*] Fix crash when 'backspace' typed in view

  • [*] Fix detail view not updated when master is empty

  • [*] Fix loading error with some utf-8 dat

  • [*] Fix invalid cast when updating view data

  • [*] Fix loading libretro mame2003 dat (double <driver>)

  • [*] Fix no detail item selected after operations

  • [*] Fix wrong files identification when fixing from a rom selection

  • [*] Fix plugin not always detected when dat is filtered

  • [*] Fix ribbon staying active after trying to open a missing db

  • [*] Fix unzipped files not renamed

  • [*] Fix wrong file status for single files

  • [*] Fix db name not changed when updating dat.

  • [*] Fix detail view not cleared when filtering the selection.

  • [*] Fix empty backup folder settings blocking save in options.

  • [*] Fix items selection identification when rom selected

  • [*] Disable for now usage of extension calculated by plugin (use datafile rom extension instead).


  • [*] Bug #10: Issues When Archive Folder Runs Out of Space

  • [*] Bug #111: RC3 trying to rename files that have correct name

  • [*] Bug #124: Writing gamename in FILTER box is not working for many games.

  • [*] Bug #128: MAME 2003 PLUS libretro core xml error

  • [*] Bug #129: Crash opening "settings" dialog when a non-existent database is selected.

  • [*] Bug #136: Cancel running operation, buttons (yes/not) are inverted

  • [*] Bug #137: Selected file when playing with filters

  • [*] Bug #140: NES plugin not working/triggering when selecting only USA region

  • [*] Bug #142: Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation.

  • [*] Bug #143: Splash screen "BACKUPED" should be "BACKED UP"

  • [*] Bug #144: Fix process extremely slow on large collections

  • [*] Bug #145: Romcenter doesn't recognize Roms it should

  • [*] Bug #148: InvalidOperationException: Added item does not appear at given index '0'.

  • [*] Bug #151: Directory not found - RomCenter will now close

  • [*] Bug #153: Problems with paths longer than 260 characters

  • [*] Bug #154: Cannot create database from latest TOSEC dat

  • [*] Bug #156: Adding the same folder twice leads to a buggy state



  • [/list]


    Download[size=150][/size]

    :arrow: [url=http://www.romcenter.com/downloadfile.php?file=romcenter32_4.0.0.exe]Download windows installer version[/url]

    :arrow: [url=http://www.romcenter.com/downloadfile.php?file=romcenter32_4.0.0.7z]Download portable (no install) version[/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.

    [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JtIh5u2Ko4][img=https://www.romcenter.com/images/romcenter4/youtube.png]Main window[/img][/url]



    Following up-to-date datafiles (built from mame) are provided with this release:

    capcom cps-1 v0.210

    capcom cps-2 v0.210

    capcom cps-3 v0.210

    cave pgm v0.210

    irem m-72 v0.210

    irem m-92 v0.210

    konami system573 v0.210

    mitchell v0.210

    namco s1 v0.210

    namco s2 v0.210

    sega model 1 v0.210

    sega model 2 v0.210

    sega model 3 v0.210

    sega naomi v0.210

    sega stv v0.210

    sega system 1 v0.210

    sega system 16 v0.210

    sega system 18 v0.210

    sega system 24 v0.210

    sega system 32 v0.210

    sega system c-2 v0.210

    snk neogeo v0.210

    taito f2 v0.210

    taito f3 v0.210

    toaplan v0.210

    triforce v0.210

    williams v0.210



    Enjoy


    Romcenter 4 final release news Read full article
    Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:45 pm

    Hi all



    The final release is a little bit delayed due to some unexpected bugs during latest test process.

    I hope to get the version ready by the middle of june.

    Stay tuned !