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RomVault Feature Requests

The list below may be outdated. Please refer to the new and improved RomVault Feature Request Tracker.
Feel free to add any new requests or vote on the ones you like!

Larger Features (To be added in Version 4.0)
RVDat extensions to DAT format to support date/time and describe the file compression type in the DAT, also file order from the DAT and zip file comments stored in the DAT.
RVDat extension and Date/Time support should enable EXO and T.D.C. to be supported by RomVault.
Zip files scanned as files, so that DATs stored as file with zip files in the DAT will scan and fix correctly. (*1)
Support Date/Times, this means:
Replacement to trrntzip that stores dates. (RVZip)
Unordered List ItemNew Dat Format to store dates. (RVDats)
Parallel File Scanning. (V4.0)
Improved file reporting, such as HTML report.
Smaller Features (To be added in Version 4.0)
Don't use 7z cache if we are only pulling one file out of a 7z.
See if we can just rename a ZIP file.(*3)
Keyboard only usage of RomVault.
Emulation launching support.
Handle locked and un-accessible files (due to security) better.

Other ideas from RomVault users

(Yes Status mean, I agree it is a good idea, and will get to it.)

Overall User ExperienceStatus
Prevent the user from loading two instances of RomVault that use the same cache file at the same time
Ability to modify all paths from the config XML, including ToSort paths
Ability to define relative ToSort paths similar to the RomRoot
Detect Windows vs Linux paths on launch and warn the user about any path issues with the current configuration
Ability to directly enter paths instead of forcing the user to choose from a directory picker
Ability to minimize Scanning and Fixing status windows into the app in a way that allows the user to navigate around RomVault during the scan/fix
Dark modeWaiting for .NET 6.0
Improve the usability for color blind users (Ex. hover-over info shown in the bottom frame for the status icons)Waiting for .NET 6.0
A global search function that can also search for hashes and not just filenamesNot sure what this looks like.
Support for push notification for scanning / fixing complete and errors (Ex. Pushbullet, Pushover, Boxcar, etc.)
Improved debug logging to better troubleshoot errors
Provide an option to split the cache into chunks and selectively merge for lower memory systems (E.g. 1 cache per ToSort / DAT)
Optimize I/O for networked setups where latency could be problematic (E.g. batching fixes)
DAT / Game Info Panel
Show the total size of all the ROMs in the DAT
Show set statistics (complete, incomplete, missing)
ROM Statuses and Details
Ability to sort by the “ROM Status” column in the Game List grid
Combine the “Regular” and “Rename” orange status totals or create a new icon for renamesYes
Add a new fix status in the game list grid that signifies an archive type change (E.g. regular zip > tzip)
When using the “No Subdirs” directory option, display as sets instead of ROMsremove dir's from tree, and see what should be displayed in the game grid
A new status for MIA ROMs
Display the cache timestamp for the files/archives
DAT/ROMRoot Functionality
Safely support ToSort folders that exist somewhere within the RomRootIs the same as ignored dir
Organize Corrupt zips when the corrupt zip is found in ToSort (Currently zips are only moved to the Corrupt folder if they were found in the RomRoot)Yes, as a configurable option
Context Menus
Ability to level 3 re-scan an individual set or multiple sets with multi-select
Add an option for “Open DAT Directory”
Global Settings
Add a “Cache Cleanup” operation that evaluates all files but does not rehash to ensure the cache is up-to-date with the latest RV logic. This should also detect missing data points like AltSize and AltCRC.
Ability to periodically save the cache during a scan (currently backups are only taken during a fix operation)
Support for ignoring files based on a hash (CRC, MD5, SHA1)
Option to move or rename complete sets when needed instead of copy & deleteRepeat Request, see (*3)
A localization setting for commas vs periods as separators
A setting for FixDAT output directoryYes
A setting to define an external FixDAT post-processing script to execute (Ex. to run DATs through SabreTools)
A setting to define an external FixDAT pre-processing script to execute (Ex. to delete old FixDATs)
A setting to scan both the contents of archives as well archives themselves when in “Files” modeNope, This is asking for zip as file, just from the other direction
Ability to choose both the primary and backup cache locationsYes
Directory Settings
A setting to only keep full sets in the RomRootLike the idea need full process flushed out
Show inherited directory rules instead of the default when viewing a directory without any specific rules set
Allow the user to set multiple directory mappings and settings before reprocessing all DATs. Currently DATs are reprocessed after every directory change.
Ability to assign multiple paths in directory settings (Ex. pooling MAME CHDs across multiple drives)
Ability to use “Category” tags from a DAT as auto-created sub-directories (Ex. DATs)Yes
Ability to select the Categories you want to collect from a DATYes
Ability to write 7z or zip archives with no compression (store level)
Improved support for Single Archive settings when using SuperDATs (currently directory structure is removed when using “No SubDirs” option)
Ability to configure archive settings by filetype (E.g. set contains .iso then File, set contains .cue then ZIP, etc.)
Tree View
Use indeterminate check boxes to indicate when a branch has a mix of selected and and unselected descendants
Auto-scroll the tree to show the directory in focus when navigating within the Game Info Panel
Show the number of dats in a folder in the tree (Currently only ROM Have/Miss is shown)Show roms/sets/dats? (UI option)
Ability to rename ToSort directories for display in the tree and present alphabetically by ToSort label (Currently this shows full paths to each ToSort)
Ability to select subdirectories within a ToSort for scanning
Ability to drag and drop directories into the tree and automatically add them as ToSort directories
Ability to drag and drop files/directories and execute a “Quick Fix” (scan dropped items, fix what's selected in tree, forget any unmatched files)
Enhance 7z caching so fixes from 7z archives to uncompressed sets use the 7z cache
A solution to check for corrupt files when timestamps have not changed (E.g. storing outer hashes of all files to periodically compare against using a fast hashing algorithm)
Ability to force a cache update during a scan/fix operation with a hot key
Ability to scan/fix CHD contents against a DAT Need GordonJ's Feedback
Support for reading RAR archives
Support for renaming of RAR archives (and the files within if somehow feasible)
Implement a check to ensure a network share is accessible to prevent unwanted removals from the cache Need to figure out how, but Yes
Allow the user to pause scanning or fixingYes
Show the file that is currently being processed in the scanning/fixing status windowYes
If a file cannot be scanned for any reason (Ex. permissions issues) then log the error in the status window and continue the scan. Currently it halts the scanning operation and flags the file with a blue status.Yes
Show statistics in the status window while fixing (Roms fixed / remaining)Yes
Add a compression status progress bar or percentage for the current file (Like chdman verification while scanning)Yes
Ability to perform a dry run fix with logging that shows what RomVault would do (Useful when changing directory settings to see the impact)Nope
Ability to delete duplicate files from ToSort
Fixing Status Log
Ability to filter the fix log by the status column (Ex. Show everything except Deletes)Yes
Ability to rearrange the columns of the fix log
Include empty folder deletions in the logYes
If there is an error, present the user with one-click remediation options to attempt. If successful, then continue the scan/fix operation
Add a progress bar or percentage indicator for compress/decompress actions
Add a log row for the deletion of a temp archive if you cancel during a fix
Add a column for “Size (From)“
Add a row for “Cache Backup” so the user knows when a cache snapshot was last taken in case of a crash
Generating Reports (FixDATs)
Include a setting to automatically generate FixDATs when a scan and/or fix job completes
Include a setting to keep an up-to-date master set of FixDATs that reflects all current missing ROMs
Provide a way to always avoid DAT merge conflicts???
Add a visual indicator in the tree view to show which DATs you have managed by DATVault
Ability to do a targeted DATVault update for a specific branch in the tree and its descendants
Add a way to purge old DATs with a menu item or button
Add a time estimate until next DAT update, or how long since the last backend DATVault update
Add a setting to keep/delete old DATs
Add a setting to enable/disable cue pack downloading
Add a setting to control where cue files are downloaded
Add a setting to automatically update DATs on a schedule
Ability to automatically run a command line executable after each successful DAT download and pass the DAT/JSON filename as a parameter
Moar DATs plz.
File Ignore / No-Remove Related
Allow hashed “do not remove” files to be used for fixes elsewhere
Allow “do not remove” rules to match files in archives (E.g. *.sbi for PS1, *.key for PS3, etc.)
Change the behavior of global ignore rules so they do not scan any files matching those rules at all (E.g. temporary files for active downloads)
Ability to have ignored directories within the DatRootWould have to figure out best way to implement this.
Ability to define subdirectories in a ToSort as read-only
Other Big Ideas
Ability to prioritize and dedupe ROMs by datting group or other user defined criteria
Ability to “smart dedupe” sets (E.g. treat cues as always unwanted for dedupe purposes, prevent incomplete sets, match concatenated .bin CRCs with .img CRC)
A centralized database to track MIA ROMs directly integrated into RomVault's to enable a new MIA ROM status
Allow Retool-like functionality to split and tailor DATs to the user's preferences (countries, languages, etc.)
Other Ideas
Provide a way to search ToSort directories and delete matching files from filesystem and cache. E.g. Search for all .scm files and allow the user to delete these from the RomVault UI

TorrentZipUI Requests

Allow the user to optionally specify an output directory
requested_features.txt · Last modified: 2022/11/20 11:08 by johnsanc