[TOOLS] Romulus 0.030

[1] @ Sobota, 19 Września 2015 23:20CET

[TOOLS] Romulus 0.030

Pojawiła się kolejna wersja Romulusa, który podobnie jak ClrMAME pozwala porządkować i zarządzać romsetami emulowanymi przez MAME/MESS. Program jest w stanie importować pliki .dat (stary format i pliki XML), radzi sobie też całkiem dobrze z Messem, czyta także pliki spakowane w formatach ZIP, RAR i 7z. 


Here are the changes :

  • ADDED Option in Settings - Advanced to enable RAR5 format compression for new created RAR files. This option is dissabled by default. Thanks to James O'Grady
  • ADDED Cache save on uncompressed files on rebuild."No need to scan again to save cache"
  • ADDED Euskera/Basque language by Agus and Mikel and Laura.
  • ADDED Euskera/Basque OS language detection at startup Romulus first time and set it as default.
  • ADDED to Updater option "Rawdump".A new dumpers group with normal options like detect new, updated or outdated profiles.
  • OPTIMIZATION Loading profiles gain up to 15% of speed.
  • OPTIMIZATION Updater search profiles function. Now is up to x3 more fast.
  • FIXED Offlinelist sorting by clicked column when filters are enabled.
  • FIXED Broken loaded profile search by fields option.
  • FIXED Random memory problem that cause wrong center Forms when showing.
  • FIXED Report saving report information using Scanner - report button.
  • FIXED Cache deletion when user add new files to rebuild and set skip scan when done.
  • FIXED Cache lost previous results when new scan/rebuild is stopped by user.
  • FIXED Delay when trying to launch an open/save file dialog and some rare times a complete freeze.
  • FIXED Problem hide to tray when user tryed last time to hide application when a file dialog was displaying.
  • FIXED Delete file error when rebuilding Zip files but file is handled as a single one.
  • FIXED Error when a destination ROM is trimmed and a rebuilded one has correct size and destination file is compress in Zip with only one file inside.
  • FIXED Invisible scan window when minimized application and log window is visible.
  • FIXED Quick show and hide log window when finish a batch process.
  • FIXED Flicker effect for progressbar percent displaying.
  • FIXED Community Form stayontop params. Now always is upper of Romulus but not other apps.
  • FIXED Wrong display in profiles columns list. Column path information when drag'n drop a profile to other left side treepath and is displaying All profiles at same time.
  • FIXED Manual extraction in loaded profile list when multiselect.
  • FIXED Send to generator problem when source profile has only one set.
  • FIXED More colors update problems when user changes system colors and themes when Romulus is running.
  • FIXED Minor bugs.
→ NOWSZY [TOOLS] Romulus 0.039 11/09/18

11 - 09 - 2018

Finally a new Romulus version is out.

Here are the changes:

  • ADDED A copy files option from Scanner master list. Now you can select sets and use this option to copy to a folder without extract them. Thanks to Michael Lachmann
  • FIXED bug releasing Zip file(s) after extract them from "extract selected files to..." option from scanner main menu.
  • FIXED Importation problems when Clone/s has same file/s of Master set with different checksums.Now this is detected and the Master/Clone relationshing must be dissabled.
  • FIXED Problems managing compressed files in RAR and 7z format that contains "%" chars.
  • FIXED XML param <homepage> to <homeweb> in DAT files.
  • FIXED Problems reading PNG images with unicode path at Windows 10 and maybe other last OS.
  • FIXED Bugs releasing vars when closing Romulus.
  • SPEED new hack for uncompressed files scan.
→ NOWSZY [TOOLS] Romulus 0.038 27/04/18


  • FIXED Problems with invert selection and mark and unmark option at Constructor. Thanks to Agus
  • FIXED Problems with minimization/maximization with Modal Forms. Thanks to Teo Teorex
  • FIXED RTF encoding problems again to display messages.
  • FIXED Problems executing commandline problems with non ASCII characters in Asian Windows versions. Thanks to xlmldh.
  • FIXED Samples detection at Clrmamepro old DATs format. Thanks to zousizhe
→ NOWSZY [TOOLS] Romulus 0.037 14/03/18


  • ADDED a speed hack at rebuild files when trying to check duplicated checksums.
  • ADDED Message question when trying to close Romulus.
  • ADDED A description modification mask for Offlinelist profiles. Thanks to xlmldh.
  • ADDED Simplifed chinese and Traditional chinese language by xlmldh.
  • ADDED Detection of OS region China or Taiwan to set Simplified/Traditional chinese as default language at first run.
  • ADDED Forze MD5 and/or SHA-1 message in log at profiles that needs it because has not enought CRC32 information.
  • ADDED Detection of "No Sets information DATs" displaying this message and not an error reading DAT.
  • ADDED Support for DOSCenter based DATs. More info at http://www.totaldoscollection.org/DOSCenter/
  • ADDED to Community a basic module to connect to Romulus server with communications using private or public chats and 256bits encryption.
  • FIXED File writing problems in some cases.
  • FIXED Problems deleting files inside 7zip archives created with old 7zip versions.
  • FIXED Displaying DATE and TIME values ignoring your system configuration.
  • FIXED RTF encoding problems with "" char used in exportation to Word format.
  • FIXED When found a dupe rom and must be stored in same ZIP file.
  • FIXED Problems with downloadfile function inside threads.
  • FIXED Problems extracting DATs from mame based EXE.
  • FIXED Problems displaying menus information on asian Windows versions. Thanks to xlmldh.
  • FIXED Updating Offlinelist profiles using the Offlinelist updater of Scanner option.
  • FIXED Transparences and displaying images of buttons in Windows XP. Thanks to xlmldh.
  • FIXED Problems launching emulators with unicode params.Thanks to xlmldh.
  • FIXED WindowsXP and Vista commandline encoding problems. Thanks to xlmldh.
  • FIXED Problems with current working directory of emulators when launching emulators. Thanks to xlmldh.
  • FIXED Encoding DATs detection for imporation. Thanks to xlmldh.
  • FIXED Problems displaying Files/Folders dialogs. Thanks to Agus.
  • FIXED Wrong displaying information and a unnecessary delay when user click a column at loaded profile list.
  • IMPROVED Community form interaction with the other forms.
  • IMPROVED Rebuild speed for profiles with only CHDs.
  • IMPROVED Scan/Rebuild when profile has baddumps.
  • REDUCED Small freezing time when finishing DATs importation.
  • CHANGED Time counter non based on OS datetime. Prevents problems if user changes datetime when Romulus is running.
  • CHANGED Rollback ESCAPE button to close a Window with keydown event again.
  • UPDATED CHDMan binaries to 0.193 version.
  • UPDATED RAR binaries to 5.50 version.
  • REMOVED in Settings - Advanced "Check for baddumps and duplicates", now always is checked and created by user decision.
  • REMOVED hottrack painting in profiles and scan lists to decrease CPU render usage.


  • FIXED Problems managing Zip files in some cases.
  • FIXED Saving configuration - Advanced for use RAR5 mode compression and search for duplicates and baddumps. Thanks to mtdew000000
  • CHANGED Close forms pressing ESCAPE key from keydown event to keyup.
  • UPDATED 7zip binaries to 16.04 version
→ NOWSZY [TOOLS] Romulus 0.035

4- 06 - 2017

  • IMPROVED Hashing speed for uncompressed files using a new cache method. Thanks to Agus.
  • ADDED Speed hacks when scanning profiles with compressed files but must be scanned as uncompressed.
  • ADDED Support for hashlists *.hsi dat files.
  • ADDED Sorted Scan/Rebuild files in a non NTFS Drives.
  • ADDED For profiles and scanning lists a column sorted color with direction arrow, this visual can be removed from settings.
  • ADDED Support for XML new param <MAME> able to import last Connie Arcade and MAME dats. Thanks to Agus.
  • CHANGED Zip and uncompressed files in write mode access only when needed. Thanks to ErAzOr.
  • CHANGED Process screen with a indeterminated animation.
  • UPDATED Torrentzip to 0.8 version. Now no more problems with >4Gb ZIP files. Thanks to Serafín Villar.
  • UPDATED CHDMAN to 0.186 version.
  • FIXED Problems scanning different file types like ROMs, SAMPLES, CHDs in same profile. Thanks to Agus.
  • FIXED Problems sorting list at found duplicates Profiles window.
  • FIXED Minor bugs.
→ NOWSZY [TOOLS] Romulus 0.033

31 - 01 - 2017

  • ADDED In settings an option to apply registry fix to detect mapped drives at elevated applications as Romulus.
  • ADDED To XML dats new param at "<HEADER>".The new "<HEADERFILE>" node contains filename of needed header for the profile. This param don´t take effect in other rom mamangers.
  • ADDED Saving current header xml file when creating XML dats from Database and fixdats.
  • FIXED Problems detecting inside Zip files with especial attributes.
  • FIXED Problems with inverted CRCs and correct CRCs in same profile. Rebuilding correct CRC when inverted CRC exists in same place.
  • FIXED Detecting ROMs scan or rebuild hidden files or folders. Thanks to Agus.
  • FIXED Detecting folders inside compressed files when profile has single folders information. Thanks to Agus.
  • FIXED Reading and creating baddumps when MD5 and/or SHA-1 checksums are filled with zeroes.
  • FIXED Zero bytes creation baddumps when MD5 and/or SHA-1 checksums are filled with information.
  • FIXED Problems displaying master games list end at Offlinelist profiles with filters.
  • FIXED Open URLs in Richedits using OS default web browser when in settings is enabled the option to do it.
  • FIXED Visuals non rectangle hints on Windows 8 and laters.
  • FIXED Taskbar preview size problems for Windows 7 and laters.
  • CHANGED Importation security code to prevent files information with final backslash when really has checksums converting it to files and not folders. Thanks to Agus.
→ NOWSZY [TOOLS] Romulus 0.032

02 - 10 - 2016

  • ADDED From profiles list popup menu an option to create XML Dats of selected profiles.
  • ADDED To report option exportation to CSV format. Thanks to Special-T.
  • ADDED Some rebuilding files optimizations.
  • FIXED Ignored setting compression level option from scanner window and not always using the general defauls settings. Thanks to Executer.
  • FIXED Problem in generator option creating checksums when compressed file has folders and MD5 and/or SHA1 is activated.
  • FIXED Freezing when using extract option from scanner in a uncompressed files method and is saving in a different drive from files source.
  • FIXED Wrong Profile type displaying when an old dat is updated and new one has different type.
  • FIXED Problems detecting updated profiles at Updater option in Trurip group.
  • CHANGED Fixdat creation no asks for fixdat filename in batch mode. Romulus automatic name it.
  • REMOVED try to open as compressed file when rebuild if file has no compression extension like .zip .rar .7z .001. This will increases a lot rebuilding speed in no compressed files.
→ [TOOLS] Romulus 0.028

Here are the changes :

  • ADDED Possibility to stop process when Builder or Scan/Rebuild option is used when searching files.
  • ADDED Detection of hyperlinks at Richedit component. Not very usefull at moment but will be interesting in future.
  • ADDED Automatic checking of file before rebuild if is compressed or not when has a wrong compression extension.
  • ADDED Manifest GUID Declaration for Windows 10 Compatibility.
  • ADDED Error.log when Romulus has an internal exception.
  • ADDED Portuguese translation by Caboteta & Silius.
  • ADDED Portuguese OS Detection at first run and set Portuguese as default language.
  • CHANGED Paused taskbar status when a process is running and a question message is displayed.
  • OPTIMIZATION Loading profiles to display. New algorith is up to 150% more fast.
  • OPTIMIZATION Scanning files up to 10% more fast using different speed hacks.
  • OPTIMIZATION Extracting files to use it when compressed file has a big number of files inside.
  • OPTIMIZATION Rebuilding method finding coincidences and adding files to compressed files now is up to 500% more fast.
  • OPTIMIZATION Managing of Zip files now is fully embedded without need to external files to compress and uncompress. Btw is more fast.
  • OPTIMIZATION Builder option checking and unchecking big lists now is very fast.
  • OPTIMIZATION Deleting files inside compressed files more fast too.
  • OPTIMIZATION Importation DATs new hacks. Up to 10% more fast.
  • OPTIMIZATION Reading and displaying history when user types on URL text bar.
  • OPTIMIZATION Send to construtor option speed from an existing profile up to 500%.
  • IMPROVED detection of internet protocols at Integrated Webbrowser when middle mouse button is pressed under a link.(ftp:,news:,mailto…)
  • UPDATED CHDMAN to 0.160 version,
  • FIXED Importation problem for Offlinelist DATs without ROM sizes information. Thanks to Silius.
  • FIXED Detection of Zip multivolume files flag.
  • FIXED Deletion of non needed files when compressed archive has more than one to file for delete and Header XML is enabled.
  • FIXED Creating baddumps and duplicates when files contains Unicode characters.
  • FIXED Problems displaying progressbar percentage indicator and statistics values when system decimal separator is different of a dot.
  • FIXED Release of romspath that locks an external drive to extract with security.
  • FIXED Some visuals when user forze to dissable vistual themes using compatibility properties options.
  • FIXED minor bugs.


→ [TOOLS] Romulus 0.027

Here are the changes:

  • ADDED Percentage indicator to progressbars.
  • CHANGED Importation automatic overwrite for same name profiles. If more than one profile exists with same name, will ask again.
  • FIXED Windows XP compatibility. Now can run on XP again :)
  • FIXED Windows 8 Hint styles again.
  • FIXED Importation CHD filenames duplicated file extension.
  • FIXED Directory maker wrong counter displaying.
  • FIXED Error reading DATs set as readonly.
  • FIXED XML Headers load when offsets has HEX format.
  • FIXED some problems rebuilding files already existing in Romspath with XML Headers activated causing a read error problem.
  • FIXED MS-DOS command line unicode bug when is used a not TrueType font. Thanks to xTMODx to discover this bug.
  • FIXED Detection of inverted CRCs when Headers are enabled.
  • FIXED Inverted CRCs when scanning in no compression option.
  • FIXED Save log option. Bug report by xTMODx
  • FIXED Search in google option complex query encoding
  • IMPROVED Rebuild files with XML Headers activated. Now duplicate and unneeded files are removed.
  • IMPROVED Speed of generation MS-DOS Commands.
  • IMPROVED Detection of desktop available region without taskbar to set position of forms.
  • - IMPROVED Speed of application launch.
  • - UPDATED CHDMAN to 0.158 version.
  • - FIXED minor bugs.
→ [TOOLS] Romulus 0.026

23 - 11 - 2014

  • - ADDED to Portable Executable header flag support up to 4Gb of RAM Usage instead of 2Gb as default.
  • - ADDED Decimals to Statistics completion percent status.
  • - ADDED Windows 8 correct hint styles.
  • - FIXED Importation duplicates roms and sets names detection.
  • - FIXED Importation problem detection clones when no merged files exists.
  • - FIXED Importation problem with last Softlists DATs where in some cases displays duplicated Set names.
  • - FIXED Importation. Add .chd extension if not exists in CHD filename.
  • - FIXED Importation some mixing filenames in sets at some last MESS CHD Softlists DATs
  • - FIXED Wrong displaying scan results introduced in 0.024 version when fixing files in some special cases.
  • - FIXED Creating duplicates ROMs at end of scan when profile contains baddumps or records without CRC information.
  • - FIXED Creating duplicates with compressed unicode filenames.
  • - FIXED Problems locating correct file to jump to directory using Scanner sets list popupmenu.
  • - FIXED "AGAIN" Flashing and lost focus problem when scan/rebuild with Romulus hidden in tray.
  • - FIXED Updater option random bug when trying to download updates list and never finish a loop.
  • - FIXED Updater random no display profiles problem.
  • - FIXED Fixdat creation using Scanner section button when main profiles list is empty.
  • - FIXED Savedialog autohidden folders list when displaying.
  • - FIXED Wrong icon display in detail set list of Scanner of folder icon.
  • - FIXED Updater displaying information random lost information.
  • - FIXED Some recovery and lost Community window focus events.
  • - IMPROVED Download function. Now connects more fast. For example getting Offlinelist images.
  • - IMPROVED Importation indexation for new imported DATs. Now for rebuild process is up to 50% more fast.
  • - IMPROVED Importation detection of duplicate filenames and checksums. If filename in a set is same now checksum is checked if same rom is ignored if different renamed.
  • - IMPROVED Speed autocomplete Urls when typed at Webbrowser navigation Edit.
  • - IMPROVED Speed displaying Scanner main tab when moving inside main Form tabs.
  • - IMPROVED Integrated webbrowser memory usage.
  • - UPDATED Integrated Web browser with default user agent as "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT X.Y; Trident/7.0; rv:11.0) like Gecko" that increases compatibility with some Urls.
  • - UPDATED Torrent7zip to 0.9.2 version fixing some problems found by MrTikki. Thanks.
  • - FIXED minor bugs.
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