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What is RomVault?

RomVault will take one or more DAT files and your set of ROM (zip) files, and clean up your files to match your DAT files. If you find more ROMs to add to your collection RomVault will scan and merge in these files, and if new DATs are released you can easily scan in these new DATs and update your ROM collections to match, all of this can be done with just a few button clicks in the UI.

Why RomVault?

A note from Me (GordonJ): I started writing the very first version of RomVault back somewhere around 2005'ish. At that time more and more DAT files where starting to come out from different teams, and back then any other Rom Management tool would only process a single DAT file at a time.

The goal of RomVault is to enable you to load up about as many DAT's as you liked together at the same time and RomVault will sort all of them out together in one big fix. Take the TOSEC DAT sets for example, now contains over 3000 DAT files.

I also wanted to keep the UI and the needed options as simple as possible so that you did not need to dig into multiple different dialog screen before you could start sorting your ROMs, ROMVault should just be a couple of clicks and ROMs are being sorted right before your eyes.

With that in mind RomVault has come a very long way in 15 years of development, with many options that are there if you want them, but are still not needed if you just want to jump right in.

Also please always remember RomVault and collecting ROMs is a hobby, and fills a lot of my spare time. Feedback is welcome, but remember this is just a hobby.

I have probably spent 100's if not 1000's of hours working on this code. If you would like to show your support please do so there are donation links on my main website at:

Join the fun

The best place to find out more about RomVault is to join the Discord server:

RomVault Discord Server

This is a very active server and I am in there most days, along with many other dedicated RomVault users.

Video Tutorial - Getting Started

introduction.txt · Last modified: 2023/04/08 21:32 by johnsanc