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Re: Romcenter 3 wishlist

Post by RomCenter » Wed Apr 29, 2015 6:28 pm

I could add a possibility to switch icons later in v4 as I did on a previous version (v3 I think). Maybe just by switching files on installation folder. I should still have the icons somewhere...
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Re: Romcenter 3 wishlist

Post by AnDreF » Tue Aug 25, 2015 6:51 am

First of all your application is great. I have a few suggestions:
- not just 7z support, but also torrentzip (and torrent7z) standard, I´m not really sure if there´s any real difference in implementation about torrentzip/7z, or just a set of configurations (like compression rate or something like that), but it would be nice to have this option in plain sight.
- Probably I just dumb, but I spended a weekend trying to find a way to create "per system" folders, like a CPS-1, CPS-2, NeoGeo... so emulators like retro-arch with FBAlpha core don´t complain that I´m trying to load a zip in another core. What I did was actually get the list of games from the source (luckly cps-1 and cps-2 had gameslist text files, neogeo was a little tricky but could get it ), batch copied from my mame fullset and then used Romcenter in the generated dat (with FBA) to correct the files (also used FBA to grab the missing games in each system), after all that I had 3 folders only with the files that I needed, not really what I wanted but was a start. My other problem was there not a easy way to get rid of clones, I mean, there´s more than 20 Street Fighter 2 clones, most of then are hacks of hacks. Sure I can merge the clones with the parent, this way I would have only one zip, but tell that to king of fighters that each clone is 40mb... I´m aware that there´s not really categorized "systems", even in mame xml, except for maybe driver, so it would be really dificult or wierd to implement something like that, since not every dat file has a system category. Anyway all this brings me to the next sugestion:
- When I was looking for tools that could helped me I found mentions here on the forum about ROMVault, even though it was not what I wanted, the way the organized dats and even roms "ToSort" and "audited" was a nice touch that with a little refine could be the real deal. Romcenter today in version 4 can categorize the Database, but not the Rom files, just that would actually saved a ton of time for me (actually I´m still looking for a way to separate the clones from the main rom set, probably will have to make a tool to do that), so a really nice feature would be a option that the same way you have the sets merged, you have a hierarchical foldering categorization. This way you have the main parent in the root: D:\roms\sf2.zip and all the crappy clones and bootlegs in a D:\roms\sf2\<put_thousand_clones_here>.zip. I know that probably is just a very small niche that would use a feature like that, but don´t harm to try :)
Another way to aproach is file operations directly in the Database treeview, you can select a game, or multiple games, lets say all the "Clones" in the list, and select "Move roms to" and select the folder, this could also remove duplicated roms, if there where another rom with the same name in other folder. Maybe this sugestion is more realistic in terms of overall usability since would serve more people.

Anyway keep the good work and I hope my post can be any use. Even if is to let you know that there´s people anxious for the next release :D

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Re: Romcenter 3 wishlist

Post by albertjohns » Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:58 am

Wanderer wrote:
Tue Dec 23, 2008 4:01 pm
Guest wrote:On my Quad core PC, 3GB RAM, 1TB of HD, it can take 30mins or so to import Mame set
Are you referring to the latest mame set with all the CHDs?

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Re: Romcenter 3 wishlist

Post by VenoMpie » Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:03 pm

Why not open up the source for RomCenter. It seems (I saw some issues on the issue tracker) that you are using .NET (might be wrong but I am judging purely on some of the errors)?
I wrote a personal app that I use that sorts and audits roms, play games, screenshots, front-end'y sort of things etc. I could incorporate it into RomCenter (I used to use RomCenter a lot but decided that I want my collection different to that which RomCenter gives me + it runs games in emulators based of the workings of GameBase e.g. screenshots, extras, etc.) and make RomCenter the be all and end all for emulators? The only thing RomCenter is missing is the GUI for playing and being a one stop ... managing roms are perfect in RomCenter (apart from something like DOS games which you have to match a list of files instead of singles, which I also do ...)
My code is listed on GitHub as I like the world to use code as they please so you are welcome to go and check it
https://github.com/VenoMpie/*****
There are no GUI code on there :P
My GUI code is hackish based on what I need at the time so I only post core code to GitHub (buttons all over the place to do certain things that I needed and never removed again, etc. :P) but obviously if I have to incorporate into RomCenter it will be perfect.

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Re: Romcenter 3 wishlist

Post by RomCenter » Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:02 pm

Hi thanks for your mail.
Rc4 is indeed in c#, rc3 was in delphi.

rc is closed source for now, and I'm not ready to open source it. I have to decide what the future of rc will be before taking a decision.
But that's something I will take into account.
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Re: Romcenter 3 wishlist

Post by sindyciaray » Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:54 pm

It i can speed up fix operations.

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