RomVault 3.0.18 (Beta)

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RomVault 3.0.18 (Beta) : Due to the file sort order problems the cache files need rebuilt.

RomVault 3.0.17 (Beta) : Trying to fix a sort file order bug that was in b16

RomVault 3.0.16 (Beta) : Fixing one of the big requests, if a file is not needed it is now copied out to ToSort maintaining the directory structure that the un-needed file came from.
Another interesting thing you can now do is create a un-needed directory, set it as the Primary ToSort dir, and un-needed files will be copied out to that dir, keeping the un-needed files completely separate from your main To-Sort files. Also some good internal cleanup and stability fixes.
RomVault 3.0.15 (Beta) : OK.... So... This is a big update!!
Added Multiple ToSort Dir's, Use the top menu AddToSort to add additional ToSort Dir's
So... which ToSort dir will un-needed files be moved to, right click on a ToSort Dir in the TreeView, and select 'Set Primary ToSort'
Want to scan in an external HD, add it as a Additional ToSort dir, and you will see instead of a tick in the box, it will have a lock. This means that the directory is Read-Only, it will still be scanned, but nothing will be changed inside it.
You can also right click on a tickbox to change it to a Read-Only Box.
Just added a bunch of files into ToSort and don't want to rescan everything? Right click ToSort and select Scan.
The right click the tick box to lock a directory and right click on the directory name and scan will work on any level of the tree
OK That is about it for the short version of what has changed.
You know where to find me if you need any further info or have any feed-back, And please do send me your feed-back. (Thanks.)

RomVault 3.0.14 (Beta) : Fixed a DAT loading bug to make RV3 function like RV2 if multiple games are found with the same name inside of a DAT
RomVault 3.0.12 (Beta)
Fixed DAT reader to only remove duplicate ROMs without a name match for MAME's listXML DAT's
Also for not made full merge only add game name sub directories for the MAME listXML DAT's (Will look at adding UI options for this.)
Big re-factor of the FixFile code, so hopefully did not break anything. (This is so that some future work will be easier.)
Fixed the DAT override code to set different split/merge and compression methods from the DAT's, also deleting and resetting these overrides should now work correctly.
This version removes the ability to map the ToSort directory to a different location, this is due to some work (disabled in this release) to add Multiple ToSort Dirs.
So very soon you will be able to add multiple To-Sort DIR's pointing to different locations.
Also updated the EmuArc image code to pull the artwork for a zip file if you are storing EmuArc files Zipped.
RomVault 3.0.11 (Beta) : Fixed Mapping DATRoot to a different location
RomVault 3.0.10 (Beta) : Working on EmuArc Support. (Fixed the null exception error in the CHD Remove code in a couple of DAT's).

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 January 9th, 2019

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 HeadersDoneSupport for the No-Intro Headers
Add Back in CHD supportDoneAll 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
File matching without the Size in the DATDoneusing 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 support of multiple ToSort DirectoriesDoneAdd ToSort in the top menu and right click a ToSort folder to delete it.
Set directories including ToSort as read onlyDoneRight click on a tick in the Tree, and it locks the files in that dir so that they are readony.
Add ability to just scan parts of the directory treeDoneYou must always have at least one ToSort directory. (Primary ToSort) So that un-needed files can be moved out.
When copying out to ToSort maintain Directory StructureDone
Full RV7zip supportIn ProgressAdd 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.
Treating ZIP files (and .7z files) as filesSome DATs contains ZIP files as regular files with hashes, so ZIP files need to be treated as files as well as ZIP's
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 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.)