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Offline bierbaron

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RomVault: A New ROM Management Tool
« on: March 22, 2010, 11:02:27 PM »
GordonJ, member of TOSEC ISO and software developer extraordinaire has just made a new ROM management tool come about, which might serve as what TIM was once supposed to be.

Indeed, it is surely far from being perfect for now (then again, when was TIM ever) but at least it will help you update your TOSEC set without hassling about with 1111 DatFiles in Clrmamepro.

Check out the awesomeness of his creation and become a beta tester here: RomVault.com



Offline PandMonium

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Re: RomVault: A New ROM Management Tool
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2010, 01:04:31 AM »
Hi bierbaron,

I was already aware of it by talking with GordonJ at irc (ForeverChat), it looks great and going by what he told me it should also work as expected.
AFAIK dats should be placed in the dats folder with the same hierarchy as the desired roms folders. That and the ability to scan various dats at once make it sound very useful and if i was collecting i would give it a try :)

It shouldn't be compared with TIM since TIM was planned to do a lot of different things and ended up doing things the way we know. :P
RomVault should be seen as an alternative to clrmame pro with some nice and new features that could make it perfect for managing large numbers of dats / collections using less time (one scan vs N dats a time instead of one scan for each dat) and giving you a nice easy to use GUI.

I'm not saying it is great and didn't even tried it but the features available sound great and alternatives are always welcome :)

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Re: RomVault: A New ROM Management Tool
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2010, 10:06:28 PM »
Hi
Yeah i spotted that on pd and had a look.
Looks good in the pic can't wait to try it .
Like the way u can see all the dats at once thing.

« Last Edit: March 23, 2010, 10:15:29 PM by Symmo »
Try this as your wallpaper if you are new :-) http://symmo.net/tosec/tosectnc.png

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Re: RomVault: A New ROM Management Tool
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2010, 03:10:57 PM »
From the screenshot it looks confusing. Maybe the icons to the left could be placed elsewhere as the column is half empty ???

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Re: RomVault: A New ROM Management Tool
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2010, 08:28:06 PM »
From the screenshot it looks confusing. Maybe the icons to the left could be placed elsewhere as the column is half empty ???
The buttons were moved there for popular demand :)

I'm not saying I'm with the people tho. Keep in mind that this (especially the GUI) is still work-in-progress. GordonJ is looking for input, check the RomVault site for contact info.

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Re: RomVault: A New ROM Management Tool
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2010, 08:08:02 PM »
Public v1.0 is out.

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Re: RomVault: A New ROM Management Tool
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2010, 11:13:20 PM »
Hello,

...does someone have a near to complete TOSEC collection and did try to rebuild everything with RomVault? If yes, what about the results?

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Re: RomVault: A New ROM Management Tool
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2010, 07:47:28 AM »
Hi derJörg,
I have all tosec no-cd(now i try to complete all cd  :'( )  and i rebuild everything with romvault,  is a very good tool!

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Re: RomVault: A New ROM Management Tool
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2010, 09:40:02 AM »
I have several ISO sets and some PIX sets, and I havn't found any problems on those either. The only DATs I've had issues with are from sources other than TOSEC (generally anything that contains files larger than the zip file limit, and a couple of ther DATs - aes from MESS for instance). For everything else i've thrown at it, it seems to perform perfectly fine.

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Re: RomVault: A New ROM Management Tool
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2010, 03:36:14 PM »
Does RomVault support 7zipped files? As in renaming them and the content inside?

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Re: RomVault: A New ROM Management Tool
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2010, 04:01:36 PM »
I dont think so but it could always do what clrmame does and call it externally i guess.
could always just use torrent7z after to i guess for now .
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Re: RomVault: A New ROM Management Tool
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2010, 09:57:14 PM »
Hello,

Just a short note to let you know I tseted RomVault and find it a cool app! Way way easier to use than clrmamepro, which I happen to dislike.

Now, do you know guys if RomVault is able to create a .dat file from scratch? I mean, only by adding the images to the ToSort dir. From what I've seen, just trying it in order to check my images, I didn't find that option available. But I'd love to be wrong  ;D

Greetings,
(previously known as MSXfreak)

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Re: RomVault: A New ROM Management Tool
« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2011, 09:38:36 PM »
Hello,

someone has an idea what happened to the RomVault website? I'm not able to visit it at the moment (page could not be displayed, blah).

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derJörg

Offline PandMonium

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Re: RomVault: A New ROM Management Tool
« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2011, 10:18:25 PM »
Hi derJörg,

No idea, it seems to be suffering some downtimes in the last months (based on posts at pleasuredome romvault board).