RomVault 3.0.6 (Beta)

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Private Beta release (You must have an access key to use this Beta version.)

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RomVault 3.0.6 (Beta) : Some big fixes made in the last few days.

This version:
  • Beta version requires an XML key file to be on your machine.
  • Calls home to my server at startup letting me know you are using the program.
  • Any error or crash are also reported back to me.
  • The Beta version comes in multiple .dll's with their .pdb files so I can get full debug crash info.
  • This version will force you to update to new releases when I put them out.
  • This version is Beta, it may delete your complete rom collection, use at your own risk.
  • If any of the above does not sit well with you..... Then... Stick to the public version Here
One last this... No, I don't know when this beta version will go public,
It is very much a beta dev version that I work on in my spare time,
with a bunch of big changes being tested. When it is ready it is ready,
this may be months/years from now, at which point I will also re-release the source code.

RomVault To Do List - Updated August 8rd, 2018

If there is anything you would like added to this list please Email Me.
If there is anything on this list you would really like to see added...... hit my Donate Button.

NOTE: This work is in my private development code right now. When I feel it is at a good level of completion I will release a public update.
This webpage just serves as a view into what is internally happening, and gives me a place to list my own progress.

New Dat ReadersDone Improved DAT readers that have more uniform internal options.
Full 7zip supportDoneThis will never be full t7z writing support, as that standard is to crazy to try and repoduce.
Set Compression Methods,Split/Merge Options from within the UI TreeDoneNo longer forced to edit the DAT's to change these types of options, could set in the UI Tree, and store these user defined values in small config XML files in the DATRoot directories
Single Zip For a DATDoneManipulate DAT files to make a single ZIP for an entire DAT, good way to torrent share TOSEC Sets.
No-Intro HeadersDone (testing needed)Support for the No-Intro Headers
File matching without the Size in the DATIn Progressusing CRC as the main matching system and then SHA1/MD5 if needed, if there is no size/crc, also need this for CHD as they only have SHA1/MD5
Add Back in CHD supportAll of the RV2 CHD code is removed right now, as CHD now kind of fit better into the No-Intro header code. (A CHD is a file with a header), So right now CHD's are not supported, but will be added back in making
Treating ZIP files (and .7z files) as filesThis is going to need a big rewrite of the ROM matching/fixing code.
Full RV7zip supportAdd a new RV7Zip file format, need to look at the best internal file order for this.
7zip Optimization while fixingCache uncompressed 7zip files so they don't need uncompressed over and over in the same file.
New DAT Standard .RVDATThat fully describes the file structure including compression type, this means ZIP, 7Z & uncompressed files all in the one DAT, needed for MAME Extra torrent.
Storing the file Date/Time in the DATNeeded for some DOS collections, but would also need to be recongized as a valid extention to trrntzip, or maybe RVZip
Add support of multiple ToSort Directories
Set directories including ToSort as read only
Add Emulator Launch Support
Bug: Check Dat's update with re-mapped directories
Add logic to see if we can just copy a file while fixing.(using a file rename.)
Add logic to see if we can just copy a zip file if we can. (using a file rename.)

Known reported Bugs
Bug in DAT Scanning: If you have a zip and a directory in the same level you get a null exception while adding the DAT