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ROMVault 3.5.1

Release Date: 2022-10-24

Feature Updates:

  • Added experimental support for Dark Mode, enabled with a RomVault3cfg.xml flag (<Darkness>true</Darkness>)
  • Added TorrentZipUI into the RomVault interface, accessible via the Help menu
  • Added the ability for anyone (not just DatVault users) to submit “MIA Found” info to DatVault
  • Added a new setting to send “MIA Found” information anonymously
  • Added artwork support in the for the C64 DAT

Bug Fixes:

  • Enhanced the scanning progress window to show the file currently being processed
  • Enhanced the MIA submission functionality to support CHDs
  • Enhanced the Game Info panel by adding the Category value
  • Enhanced the Game List grid filter to clarify merged and deduped
  • Fix for a bug where CHDs were incorrectly merged if the DAT contains CHDs with a .chd extension
  • Fix for a bug that could cause CHD files to be incorrectly named with an extra .chd extension
  • Fix for a crash if RomVault is launched without a DatRoot directory
  • Fix for a crash that could occur when an MIA file is found but DatVault is unreachable or times out
  • Fix for a crash due to “Incorrect Extraction size found 0 expected X” while scanning a corrupt archive with Shrink compression
  • Fix for incorrectly reporting ZIP files as corrupt that used Deflate64
  • Removed unnecessary Console.Write lines that could slow down scanning / fixing using Linux


ROMVault 3.5.0

Release Date: 2022-07-04

Feature Updates:

  • Added a new ROM status for MIA (Missing in Action)
  • Added the ability for select DatVault users to submit MIA information directly from RomVault
  • Added automated MIA flagging into DatVault DATs based on user submissions
  • Added the ability to opt-in/out of sending found MIA notifications back to DatVault
  • Added a way to prevent the scanning engine from scanning specific files by prefixing “ignore:” to any ignore rule in global settings
  • Added the ability to override any of RomVault's default images with graphics packs
  • Added the ability to provide unique images for each of the four tree presets
  • Added a new “ZipMove” fix action which greatly speeds up certain types of fixes (E.g. Rearranging your DatRoot)
  • Enhanced the DAT Info and tree panels to display MIA information where applicable
  • Enhanced the tree icons to better visualize completion less MIA
  • Enhanced the DAT creation feature from the tree context menu
  • Upgraded the cache version from 3_1 to 3_2 due to structural changes to support the new MIA feature

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix for an issue where the rootdir tag of a SuperDAT could take precedence over the directory name containing the SuperDAT
  • Fix for a cached notification message after deleting discontinued DatVault DATs
  • Fix to prevent a crash when trying to use a ToSort directory that is no longer accessible
  • Fix for a logic error related to dedupe DATs and the Unneeded ROM status
  • Fix for a display issue with the DatVault DAT location column which could occur if you add new JSONs without automatically downloading the associated DATs
  • Fix for an issue where a directory rule for a specific DAT did not work unless the DAT was in its own directory
  • Fix for 7z files being flagged with a header type of “Nothing” if the 7z was packed in a ZIP archive
  • Fix for a crash that could occur if you clicked slightly outside the DatVault “select all” checkbox
  • Fix for a an issue related to zero byte files stored uncompressed without size or hash data in the DAT (E.g. HTGDB)


ROMVault 3.4.5

Release Date: 2022-03-08

Feature Updates:

  • Added a new feature to DATVault where cue packs are automatically scanned when downloaded
  • Added support for a new dedupe status flag. This flag is used in the “DeDupe” DATVault DATs which allow users to save disk space on large sets with common files across TOSEC-ISO and Redump.
  • Added a link to the RomVault wiki from the Help menu
  • Added a link to check for updates from the Help menu
  • Added a check for available updates during application launch which allows the user to upgrade with one click
  • Added experimental support for ZSTD compression using libzstd.dll when present in an “x64” subfolder in the RomVault executable directory
  • Enhanced the right click copy to clipboard functionality in the game list and rom details grids so that individual field values are copied
  • Enhanced the DatVault progress bar to indicate the current operation
  • Enhanced the DatVault add new DATs UI checkboxes so your previous selections are remembered

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix for a scenario where name conflicts can occur when using the single archive setting
  • Fix to prevent invalid directories and filenames on Windows (E.g. directory cannot end in a period)
  • Fix for a crash that could occur when attempting to launch a game from a ToSort directory
  • Fix to prevent a scan and fix operation from running simultaneously if keyboard shortcuts are used
  • Fix for a logic error that was erasing CHD version tags during a scan


ROMVault 3.4.4

Release Date: 2022-01-31

Feature Updates:

  • Added a new directory setting for “Header Type” which can be used to enforce headered or headerless ROMs
  • Added a new DATVault option to immediately download DATs after selecting a directory
  • Enhanced native CHD verification by adding support for deflate V4 CHD without chdman.exe
  • Enhanced the Quick Scan (Level 1) to also calculate MD5 or SHA1 for uncompressed files

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix for a crash when initially updating DATs with DATVault if the DATRoot is not in the default location of the RomVault exe
  • Fix for incorrect Linux path separators when saving DATs with DATVault
  • Fix for a Linux display issue where the side buttons could appear missing
  • Fix to calculate and store the AltCRC32 of headered ROMs
  • Fixes related to the D,F,V flags not being properly assigned


ROMVault 3.4.3

Release Date: 2022-01-06

Feature Updates:

  • Added a progress bar for DATVault initial data load
  • Added a new sortable DATVault column for uncompressed size of DAT contents
  • Added a new default DAT directory feature to DATVault to help people quickly add new DATs using the most common organization approaches
  • Added Windows long path support to DATVault operations (to coincide with supporting TOSEC DATs)
  • Enhanced DATVault performance by compressing server to client payloads with ZSTD
  • Changed the Update DATs shortcuts for consistency

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix for a crash that could occur when double clicking an archive in a ToSort directory from the game grid
  • Fix for a crash that could occur when both discontinued and new DATs in DatVault are selected then clicking the Add button
  • Fix to disable saving/applying tree presets during scanning/fixing
  • Fix to better handle case sensitive renames by waiting before attempting to reference files from a newly renamed archive


ROMVault 3.4.2

Release Date: 2021-12-25

Feature Updates:

  • Added a new tree pre-set feature to allow the user to save different tree selection/expansion favorites
  • Added a progress bar for DATVault updates
  • Added an instance count column to the ROM details grid
  • Added a popup to show a dupe list on click of a instance count value
  • Added the ability to read -listroms output from the RAINE executable
  • Added an ESC keyboard shortcut to close dialog windows
  • Added the ability to sort any of the columns in the ROM details grid
  • Enhanced DAT reader performance by parrellizing code
  • Enhanced the DATVault groups filter to a redesigned and categorized tree
  • Enhanced the Directory Rules window to be more intuitive with reorganized settings and additional tooltip content
  • Enhanced the directory rule application so only relevant DATs are reprocessed upon update
  • Enhanced the display of ROM sizes by using separator characters and right justified values in the fixing log and ROM details grid
  • Changed the default directory rule to use “Nothing” as the merge type instead of “Split”
  • Changed the filename cleansing to be less aggressive and only trim whitespace (requires a full DAT refresh)
  • Changed the tree behavior so that updated DATs are no longer auto-selected in the tree
  • Changed the menu bar order and keyboard shortcuts for consistency with the left buttons
  • Removed the ability to cancel a DAT update/refresh

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix for a crash that could occur when selecting the “Show Merged ROMs” filter
  • Fix to make the gray merged ROM status show properly for split sets
  • Fix for a display issue where corrupt archive icons are only displayed at levels above the directory where the corrupt archive resides
  • Fix to prevent DATs with no ROMs from being auto-expanded and auto-selected in the tree
  • Fix to the missing counts in the tree and summary panes to exclude ROMs with a blue status
  • Fix for launching ROMs directly from the game list grid
  • Fix to prevent the ROM details grid from auto-scrolling back to the top of the list every few seconds during a fix
  • Fix to properly handle case sensitive directory renames during a fix
  • Fix to prevent a “Rescan needed” error if the only fix is to correct the character case of the ROM and source of the fix was in the same archive
  • Fix for a scenario that could cause a scan to silently end early and erase subsequent items in that directory from the cache
  • Fix to properly scan files with invalid timestamps
  • Fix to properly handle scanning files with incompatible permissions, which were previously skipped with no indication
  • Fix to prevent a crash and cache out-of-sync scenario if a file is in use by another process during a fix
  • Fix to prevent a “Zip64EndOfCentralDirError” if the total number of disks is equal to zero in the central directory of the ZIP archive (Invalid… but extractable)
  • Fix to prevent a “Specified argument was out of the range of valid values” error which could sometimes occur during a fix
  • Fix so that Single Archive settings work properly if the DAT is not in its own folder
  • Fix to make Single Archive settings work properly with ROMs that have a double extension (E.g *.iso.dec)
  • Fix to use a move operation instead of copy/delete when uncompressed sets are renamed using the Single Archive option
  • Fix to properly save and read DatVault login information on Linux
  • Fix to make the side icons visible on Linux


ROMVault 3.4.1

Release Date: 2021-11-15

Feature Updates:

  • Added DATVault, an automatic DAT downloader and updater
  • Changed ToSort file ignore rules back to global

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix to prevent files left in 7z cache folders
  • Fixes for various UI crashes


ROMVault 3.4.0

Release Date: 2021-10-25

Feature Updates:

  • Added ZSTD read support for ZIP and 7z archives without requiring an external .dll
  • Added the ability to define file ignore rules as part of directory settings
  • Added the ability to use wild cards and regex with file ignore rules
  • Added a “Shift + Click” shortcut for the check boxes in the tree which suppresses descendant selections
  • Enhanced the Fix cancelling so that it stops immediately instead of waiting until the end of the current fix
  • Enhanced double check delete logic to mitigate the case where the same directory is mapped to more than one part of the tree
  • Changed global file ignore rules to ToSort file ignore
  • Cleaned up the 7z writing code

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix to keep the DAT info in sync when clicking around the tree and game grid
  • Fix to prevent a full disk error from corrupting the cache
  • Fix to report the correct rule if you reset all directory rules


ROMVault 3.3.0

Release Date: 2021-07-04

Feature Updates:

  • Added the ability to navigate around the UI during a scan or fix
  • Added support for nearly all ZIP decompression methods (including ZSTD with external .dll)
  • Added support for scanning v1-4 CHDs without requiring chdman.exe
  • Added the ability to sort by most columns in the game grid
  • Added context menu items in the tree to do a level 1 or 3 scan
  • Enhanced the logic for checking for fixes with zero length files to improve performance
  • Enhanced and reorganized the Color Key help form
  • Changed the default scanning level to Level 2
  • Changed the ROMVault logo so it looks nicer
  • Updated RVCmd to use .NET Core 3.1 so there are now Windows-x64 and Linux-x64 builds

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix for various case sensitivity issues while fixing files
  • Fix for a t7zip checking bug for bigger than 32-bit t7zip files
  • Fix to report the correct rule if you reset all directory rules
  • Fix for an issue where archives were incorrectly marked as good if the only fix required was due to case sensitivity
  • Fix to ensure DATs that have CHDs named with the .chd extension are no longer renamed to *.chd.chd


ROMVault 3.2.5

Release Date: 2021-04-26

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix for an issue with fixing files when using a case sensitive filesystem
  • Cleaned up logic related to fixing


ROMVault 3.2.4

Release Date: 2021-04-23

Feature Updates:

  • Enhanced fixing performance with more parallel operations

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix for a “double check delete” logic error


ROMVault 3.2.3

Release Date: 2021-04-08

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix for a crash that could occur when fixing 7z archives


ROMVault 3.2.2

Release Date: 2021-01-26

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix to enable archive fixes if the only change is due to ROM character case (requires a full DAT refresh)


ROMVault 3.2.1

Release Date: 2020-12-24

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix to prevent overwriting unknown (unscanned) files while fixing
  • Fix for multiple 7z cache directories being created
  • Fix to enable the 7z cache for 7z archives in ToSort directories
  • Fix for a crash when a Full Report is generated
  • Fix for the tree display so DATs containing zero files show as green instead of red


ROMVault 3.2.0

Release Date: 2020-11-26

Feature Updates:

  • Added a Single Archive directory setting that allows aggregating sets into a single folder or archive as well as controlling when subdirectories are used
  • Enhanced the archive decompression performance by using a new un-Deflate stream
  • Enhanced the refresh performance of the fixing report window

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix to prevent using chdman.exe to validate v1 CHD files (chdman.exe does not support them)
  • Fix for a bug where a locked (read-only) directory did not set uncompressed files to read only
  • Fix for a bug where not all zipped files where being deleted in a fix, and a second fix was needed to delete them
  • Fix for a bug reading Unicode names from an archive
  • Fix for a bug with the DOSCenter DAT File Reader where the filename contained the word “size”
  • Fix for a crash that could occur if a directory could not be accessed
  • Fix for a DAT reader bug where un-needed directory entries where not correctly removed from the DATs while loading
  • Fix for a ROM details grid display bug where files in a root ToSort directory were not displayed
  • Fix for an incorrect directory separator used when evaluating DAT rules on Linux


ROMVault 3.1.4

Release Date: 2020-08-04

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix to correctly read ZIP files with Unicode file names instead of reporting them as bad archives


ROMVault 3.1.3

Release Date: 2020-07-20

Feature Updates:

  • Upgraded to a newer .NET version that permits using UNC paths instead of having to call the file kernel dll's
  • Switched from ILMerge to ILRepack to make the single .exe files for the releases

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix for a crash if no ToSort directory exists, or if there is already a file with the same name in ToSort
  • Fix for a crash when 7z archives have a zero byte file by itself in the archive
  • Fix to prevent loading a DAT if the DAT contains no files
  • Fix for ZIP filename character encoding to use Unicode if the filename does not fit the 437 encoding (Original IBM PC encoding)


ROMVault 3.1.2

Release Date: 2020-03-13

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix for a bug in the ZIP64 writing code where if a ZIP archive was created smaller than 4GB, but contained more the 65536 files, then the ZIP64 headers were written incorrectly


ROMVault 3.1.1

Release Date: 2020-03-11

Feature Updates:

  • Re-added the ability to set directory settings on DATs
  • Added logic to clean auto-created directory names so they don't contain illegal characters


ROMVault 3.1.0

Release Date: 2020-02-25

Feature Updates:

  • Added an option to use the DAT description tag for auto-created directory names
  • Added the “Recompress” status to the fixing log
  • Added better error reporting on failed file delete
  • Enhanced UI performance, including faster tree selections and a “virtual” game and ROM details grid
  • Enhanced the UI with various minor display changes
  • Enhanced the auto-create directory logic so that it does not re-read the DAT unnecessarily
  • Removed Alt columns from the ROM details grid when they are not relevant

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix for a UI bug in the game grid
  • Fix to make DATs without a description tag display properly in the tree
  • Fix for extended logging
  • Fix to make Alt ROM info display correctly in the ROM details grid
  • Fix for sorting null game descriptions
  • Fix to add a missing RootDir value from XML headers in the external DAT converter


ROMVault 3.0.49

Release Date: 2020-01-24

Feature Updates:

  • Added the ability to generate a fixDAT from any level in the tree via context menu
  • Changed 7z caching so it is now always enabled
  • Changed the fixDAT creation so that a description is not added if there was no description in the original DAT

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix for a 7z cache bug
  • Fix for a UI bug with the directory name when there were unzipped files with directories in the ROM name


ROMVault 3.0.48

Release Date: 2020-01-05

Feature Updates:

  • Added a right click shortcut on the Fix ROMs button to scan/find/fix in succession
  • Added an experimental feature to display MAME Extras artwork in the game grid
  • Enhanced the DAT reader logic so that -listxml output from the MAME executable will match ROM source collections

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix for some minor UI issues related to unneeded stats in the ToSort directories
  • Fix for an experimental feature to launch MAME ROMs from the game grid


ROMVault 3.0.47

Release Date: 2020-01-03

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix for some minor UI issues


ROMVault 3.0.46

Release Date: 2020-01-02

Feature Updates:

  • Enhanced the tree to better display multiple dats that share a single directory
  • Cleaned up 7z code to prepare for future enhancements

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix to make “Don't Add Multi DAT DIRs” directory setting work properly


ROMVault 3.0.45

Release Date: 2019-12-24

Feature Updates:

  • Added more verbose reporting for fixes
  • Cleaned up 7z code to prepare for future enhancements

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed the scanning progress box when corrupt files are found


ROMVault 3.0.44

Release Date: 2019-12-12

Feature Updates:

  • Added experimental read support for 7z archives compressed with ZSTD

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix for bug related to directory mappings and incorrect DAT rule sort order
  • Fix for adding directories to a 7z archive
  • Fix for a crash that could occur when there are zero length files (directories) in an archive and size is not specified in the DAT


ROMVault 3.0.43

Release Date: 2019-11-26

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix for a few bugs related to Level 1 scanning and fixing
  • Fix for a few bugs with 7z archive scanning and fixing
  • Fix to deal with corrupt 7z archives better
  • Fix for a crash due to trying to delete a null filename during file copy


ROMVault 3.0.42

Release Date: 2019-11-10

Feature Updates:

  • Added support to map directories using UNC paths
  • Added the ability to select and copy text from the UI info boxes

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix for a UI crash when scanning DATs


ROMVault 3.0.41

Official release of ROMVault 3.x
Release Date: 2019-11-09

Feature Updates:

  • Added support for saving UI filter selections


ROMVault 3 RC10

Release Date: 2019-10-18

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix to handle corrupt 7z files better now
  • Fix for a couple of data issues with headered DAT sets


ROMVault 3 RC9

Release Date: 2019-09-30

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix for a directory separator issue to better support Linux with mono


ROMVault 3 RC8

Release Date: 2019-09-24

Feature Updates:

  • Added support for DATs that have both ROM and CHD files
  • Added support for MAME CHD software list DATs
  • Added a new directory settings option to choose which types of files you want to keep: ROMs, CHDs, or both


ROMVault 3 RC7

Release Date: 2019-09-19

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes for several small bugs and overall code cleanup


ROMVault 3 RC6

Release Date: 2019-09-17

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix for an issue with archive type directory setting
  • Fixes for several other small bugs


ROMVault 3 RC5

Release Date: 2019-09-12

Feature Updates:

  • Added support for DATs that have both ROM and CHD files

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix for an issue that caused a “Source and destination size does not match” error


ROMVault 3 RC4

Release Date: 2019-09-11

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix for a small bug regarding compression rules in DAT files


ROMVault 3 RC3

Release Date: 2019-09-07

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix for an issue where directory mapping was not working properly


ROMVault 3 RC2

Release Date: 2019-09-05

Feature Updates:

  • Various small UI updates

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes for various directory rule issues


ROMVault 3 RC1

Start of beta release series for ROMVault 3.x
Release Date: 2019-08-31

Feature Updates:

  • Major core code updates and rework into cleaner libraries
  • New cache version to support new V3 features (Note: This requires a full rescan)
  • Added a crash reporting feature


ROMVault 2.6.3

Release Date: 2018-07-26

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix for ZIP archive corruption when files larger than 4GB are compressed smaller than 4GB


ROMVault 2.6.2

Release Date: 2017-02-09

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix to re-enable support for Linux using Mono
  • Fix for decompression of WAV files from 7z archives using delta filter


ROMVault 2.6.1

Release Date: 2017-01-30

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix for working with non-compressed files in 7z archives


ROMVault 2.6.0

Release Date: 2017-01-28

Feature Updates:

  • Added the ability to read 7z archives in the ToSort directories
  • Upgraded the .NET version to 4.5.2

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix for working with non-compressed files in 7z archives


ROMVault 2.5.0

Release Date: 2016-11-25

Feature Updates:

  • Restructured some core code for better readability
  • Added some beta test code for new upcoming features


ROMVault 2.2.7

Release Date: 2016-06-27

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes for report generation
  • Fix for an issue with sorting by file size
  • Fix for a small issue with multi-threaded file checking


ROMVault 2.2.6

Release Date: 2016-05-19

Feature Updates:

  • Added multi-threaded file checking


ROMVault 2.2.5

Release Date: 2016-02-12

Feature Updates:

  • Added multi-threaded file hashing

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes for a few small issues reported by users


ROMVault 2.2.1

Release Date: 2015-01-27

Feature Updates:

  • Added support for Linux with Mono (Requires version 3.10 or above)


ROMVault 2.1.24

Release Date: 2014-04-22

Feature Updates:

  • Added support for displaying extra metadata present from Trurip DATs

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes for a few DAT loading issues


ROMVault 2.1.23

Release Date: 2014-03-04

Feature Updates:

  • Added support for displaying extra metadata present from Trurip DATs

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes for a few bugs that caused a crash when fixing files
  • Fix for a case sensitive rename fix scenario
  • Fix for moving files out to the ToSort directory


ROMVault 2.1.22

Release Date: 2014-01-27

Feature Updates:

  • Enhanced the performance of rescanning directories with a lot of files

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix so that corrupt CHDs are properly handled during a fix operation
  • Fix for a few other CHD fixing issues


ROMVault 2.1.20

Release Date: 2014-01-07

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix for a very stubborn “comparing null ulong” error related to CHD fixes and missing size/crc info


ROMVault 2.1.19

Release Date: 2013-12-23

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix to cleanly handle a missing DATRoot directory
  • Fix to add better error handling to hunt down the “ulong null” problem
  • Fix to ensure that status of ignored files is set properly when loading the cache
  • Fix for an error with decompressing some CHD files


ROMVault 2.1.18

Release Date: 2013-12-20

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix to cleanly handle a missing ROMRoot directory
  • Fixes to try to hunt down the “ulong null” problem


ROMVault 2.1.0

Release Date: 2013-12-19

Feature Updates:

  • Added support for CHD files using chdman.exe
  • Added support for reading ZIP archives with more obscure compression methods
  • Enhanced the scanning process so locked files are skipped
  • Upgraded the cache file structure to support new features (Requires a full rescan)

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes to improve stability
  • Fixes to improve error logging


ROMVault 2.0.10

Release Date: 2013-02-23

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix for an error that occurred when trying to fix a 0-byte file


ROMVault 2.0.9

Release Date: 2013-02-07

Feature Updates:

  • Added support for the <clrmamepro forcepacking=“unzip”> DAT header tag

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix for the 'Unknown double check delete status MoveToSort' bug
  • Fix for the negative totals being reported in the ToSort directory


ROMVault 2.0.8

Release Date: 2013-01-26

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix for an issue in the DAT update code where if the file has a case sensitive rename, a zip file would be left in an inconsistent state
  • Fix for an “Index was out of range. Must be non-negative and less than the size of the collection.” error while fixing caused by not having a ToSort directory created
  • Fixes for clearer error messages, in an attempt to track down a couple of other crashes


ROMVault 2.0.7

Release Date: 2013-01-19

Feature Updates:

  • Public release of features added in version 2.0.6
  • Enhanced the loading speed of the splash screen

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes for a few DAT loading issues


ROMVault 2.0.6

Release Date: Private Test Release

Feature Updates:

  • Added support for custom graphics using a supplemental images.zip file placed in the same directory as the ROMVault executable
  • Added a check for locked files while fixing
  • Enhanced error trapping and reporting around every file open, read, and write
  • Enhanced the processing of DAT files and report errors in the progress window
  • Enhanced the DAT loader to ignore hidden files in DATRoot directories while DAT scanning

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix for Double Check Delete status “Ignore”
  • Fix reporting problem with DATs in the root of the DATRoot


ROMVault 2.0.5

Release Date: 2013-01-14

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix to enable ROMVault to load properly if the update server is unreachable
  • Fix to prevent a crash when generating a miss list report


ROMVault 2.0.4

Release Date: 2013-01-11

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix for a “Could not find self” error when deleting empty directories
  • Fix for path greater than 260 characters while Level 2 scanning


ROMVault 2.0.3

Release Date: 2013-01-10

Feature Updates:

  • Added Offline mode so that ROMVault does not check home if you are offline
  • Added CloneOf / RomOf information for MESS XML DATs

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix for a problem with relative paths, if you change the default location of any of the directories
  • Fix for empty directories being left behind while fixing


ROMVault 2.0.2

Release Date: 2013-01-10

Feature Updates:

  • Enhanced the DAT loader to always use <RootDir> information if supplied in a DAT

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix for a 0-byte file matching a no-dump rom which caused error messages


ROMVault 2.0.1

Release Date: 2013-01-09

Feature Updates:

  • Added Support for 'rebuildto' in DATs to enable subdirectories to be specified in DATs
  • Added 'nodump' instead of 'flags nodump' as some DATs are missing the key word flags

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix for cancelling a scan leaving ZIP file status in an inconsistent state
  • Fix so that a fix operation now removes unknown empty directories


ROMVault 2.0.0

Official release of ROMVault 2.x
Release Date: 2013-01-08

Feature Updates:

  • Added scanning levels: 1) Headers only, 2) Decompress and hash if changes detected, and 3) Force decompress and hash
  • Added fixing levels 1, 2, and 3 to correspond to the new scanning options
  • Added support for filenames greater than 260 characters
  • Added support for fast ZIP processing
  • Added Unicode filename support
  • Enhanced the core data structure to be based on files and directories instead of just DATs
  • Enhanced the DAT loader


ROMVault 1.7.1

Release Date: 2012-06-08

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix for the first character of the directory and filenames being lost in the ToSort directory if you have set your ToSort mapped as a root directory (E.g. D:\)


ROMVault 1.7.0

Release Date: 2012-02-07

Feature Updates:

  • Added ZIP64 support so you can now store zip files larger than 4GB

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix for a DAT scanning issue with DAT files with .xml file extensions


ROMVault 1.6.6

Release Date: 2011-12-03

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix for a problem scanning MESS XML DATs
  • Fix for a problem fixing files if the zip was in a subdirectory in ToSort


ROMVault 1.6.5

Release Date: 2011-05-10

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix for a “Can not create a file when that file already exist” error when moving files out to the ToSort directory


ROMVault 1.6.4

Release Date: 2011-04-27

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix for a few issues with file copy/move across different drives


ROMVault 1.6.3

Release Date: 2011-04-25

Feature Updates:

  • Added more thorough file checking to handle unexpected results much better

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix for a problem moving unknown directories if the Tosort directory is on a different volume from the RomRoot directory


ROMVault 1.6.1

Release Date: 2011-04-23

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix so that ROMs must match the proper character case to be counted as correct
  • Fix to remove extra spaces and the period character at the end of filenames


ROMVault 1.6.0

Release Date: 2011-02-25

Feature Updates:

  • Added support for TorrentZip so now all new ZIPs created by RomVault will be TorrentZipped
  • Added an option to convert all ZIP archives to TorrentZip format
  • Added an option to compress using a slightly different compression method that is a bit smaller than TorrentZip
  • Added an option to copy raw compressed data without the need to recompress
  • Added a TorrentZip icon to the Game List Grid to differentiate the archive type


ROMVault 1.5.5

Release Date: 2011-02-17

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix for a corrupt ZIP issue if the ROM filenames had characters greater than ASCII 127


ROMVault 1.5.4

Release Date: 2011-01-28

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix for an issue reading hexadecimal values from DAT files


ROMVault 1.5.3

Release Date: 2011-01-23

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix for an “Index was out of range” issue


ROMVault 1.5.2

Release Date: 2011-01-17

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix for a bug loading MESS XML DATs that contain hexadecimal numbers (E.g. c64_cart.xml)


ROMVault 1.5.1

Release Date: 2010-07-08

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix so corrupt ZIPs are now correctly moved out to the ToSort/Corrupt directory
  • Fix so that files open by another application are marked with unknown status
  • Fix for reading DATs so that size is no longer needed if the status is “nodump”


ROMVault 1.5.0

Release Date: 2010-06-28

Feature Updates:

  • Enhanced the fixing logic so that files are deleted from the ToSort directory as soon as they are no longer needed

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix for reading DATs with the loadflag=“continue” tag


ROMVault 1.4.1

Release Date: 2010-05-25

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes to support some MESS XML DAT edge cases


ROMVault 1.4

Release Date: 2010-05-22

Feature Updates:

  • Added support for MESS XML DATs
  • Added support for more than one DAT to exist in a DatRoot subdirectory (Note: The “name” tag will be used to auto-create subdirectories)
  • Upgraded the cache structure to support new features (Requires a full DAT refresh and file rescan)


ROMVault 1.3

Release Date: 2010-05-13

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix so that files in a subdirectory in the ToSort can be used for fixes


ROMVault 1.2

Release Date: 2010-05-12

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix for a few minor tree view issues
  • Fix to better trap files with names that are too long


ROMVault 1.1

Release Date: 2010-04-25

Feature Updates:

  • Added wildcard support to the exclude file list
  • Added Yes/No options to the unknown file and directory moving code
  • Replaced the TreeView control so that Disabled DATs can be added if the filenames are too long
  • Upgraded the cache structure to support new features (Requires a full DAT refresh and file rescan)

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix for a few crashes


ROMVault 1.0

Official release of ROMVault 1.x
Release Date: 2010-04-12

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