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clrmame Discussion / WinRAR suggestion/query
« on: 10 July 2012, 15:18 »
Not sure if there's an option to fix this myself that I've missed (I don't think so), but.... when storing images in RAR format, if an image in a set needs renaming CMP/WinRAR renames and re-compresses the entire set.

If I do the same (rename the image) via opening in WinRAR, it does not appear to re-compress and is therefore much quicker. I only recently noticed this on big images such as in No-Intro 3DS.

Is there a way to get CMP to call WinRAR to rename via this method?

Any ideas why this is? Maybe it just copies existing compressed stream? Updates file metadata only?

clrmame Discussion / Re: A couple of random requests...
« on: 29 March 2012, 22:51 »
Yup, batch mode issue resolved - works like a charm. Just resets to 'not scanned'. BTW tested x64 only though, since that's what I use.

Thanks much.... especially for the rapid turnaround! Fingers crossed for HRS logging...

clrmame Discussion / Re: A couple of random requests...
« on: 29 March 2012, 12:08 »
Good stuff... will give it a whirl tonight.

clrmame Discussion / Re: A couple of random requests...
« on: 28 March 2012, 16:48 »
Hmmmm... that could work.

clrmame Discussion / Re: A couple of random requests...
« on: 28 March 2012, 15:52 »
No, I know how it goes. But first steps and all that....

clrmame Discussion / Re: A couple of random requests...
« on: 28 March 2012, 13:20 »
Nice one....

clrmame Discussion / A couple of random requests...
« on: 28 March 2012, 12:35 »
....whilst you still in a coding mood.   :)

a) I love the h/r/s attributes warning option. I know it may sound very anal, but it does bug me when images have incorrectly applied attributes. Can these warnings be saved somewhere if enabled (maybe as part of the scanner fixdat or log?). I'm asking for when scanning in batch mode as it would be easy to miss any warnings under than situation.
b) Speaking of batch mode, at the moment (I believe from personal experience unless recently changed) if CMP loads a DAT and finds a problem such as no path set/found (could be because an external hard drive isn't connected or turned off for example) it will skip the DAT and go onto the next. It would be more useful to throw up an error rather than continuing, as it would be easy to get into a situation (as I have in the past) of thinking a set has been scanned and is 'complete', but in fact the batch mode just keeps 'skipping' past it because of this issue during a batch run at some point in the past.

Thanks for listening.....

News & Communication / New TOSEC Release (v2011-11-11)
« on: 11 November 2011, 02:11 »
A little later than planned, but please be advised today we have a new release pack!

TOSEC (main): 1140 DATs (174 new / 292 updated / 64 removed)
TOSEC-ISO: 112 DATs (0 new / 5 updated / 0 removed)
TOSEC-PIX: 386 DATs (0 new / 0 updated / 0 removed)

The focus since the last release continues to be the migrating of remaining depreciated 'Various' DATs and other legacy categories. We have also been aggressively targeting all the 'ZZZ-UNK-' non-renamed images with the aim of reducing their volume release on release.

As mentioned in our last release, all new and updated DATs include SHA-1 hashes in addition to CRC32 and MD5 for greater flexibility. Currently around 55% of TOSEC DATs include SHA-1, the remainder of which will be upgraded in due course.

As always, make sure to peruse the readme.txt and feel free to join in in the forum with any related discussion or questions.

The TOSEC Team

clrmame Discussion / Re: Work In Progress
« on: 12 August 2011, 12:37 »
Re output window (big slap for me), didn't occur to me it would be simply due to the font used. Obvious.

Selectable font option (i.e. Ariel is included in Windows, Ariel Unicode is installed by default by Office) would be helpful (and avoid such issues/questions).

Or maybe just use something like:
by default?

clrmame Discussion / Re: Work In Progress
« on: 11 August 2011, 16:45 »
Repeated steps using packer = zip (internal zip lib, NOT utilizing WinZip/WinRAR/7z) and experienced no issues with rebuild/scan. Performed exactly the same as with RAR (i.e. the issue with "Diaboł" remains, but rebuilt correctly).

clrmame Discussion / Re: Work In Progress
« on: 11 August 2011, 16:31 »
FINALLY got around to doing some testing....

Couple of small things so far:
- dir2dat: creates DAT OK using a mix of files with some VERY exotic file names. When opening DAT in Notepad++, the file "06 'and'.smd" appears as "06 'and'.smd". Shouldn't the ACTUAL character now be shown rather than the code? Doesn't seem to be an issue with other 'weirder' characters.
- scanner: file "02 Diaboł.bin" appears incorrect (visually at least) in the scanner window, i.e. the "ł" is replaced with a black rectangle. Fixdat is correct however. When rebuilt it is also correct in the archive and scanner recognises the file as correct once rebuilt. (packer = rar).

Not experienced any issues with the actual rebuilder.

CMP (email on 20110810) (x64)
Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
WinRAR v4.01 (x64)
Notepad++ v5.9.2 (x86, unicode)

clrmame Discussion / Re: Work In Progress
« on: 26 July 2011, 21:09 »
ok...some progress...(does somebody actually reading this diary?????)

I am!   ;D

(as is the TOSEC project as a whole)

You can now start a discussion about torrentzip [...]

Had to smile at that.......  ;)

clrmame Discussion / Re: Work In Progress
« on: 14 July 2011, 20:28 »
Outstanding mate.... just outstanding!   ;D

clrmame Discussion / Re: clrmamepro 3.138a
« on: 21 May 2011, 22:18 »
Oh well.... one for the longer list

clrmame Discussion / Re: clrmamepro 3.138a
« on: 20 May 2011, 22:31 »
Well.... if you're after suggestions, proper Unicode support would be LEGENDARY   ;D

News & Communication / TOSEC Release (2011-01-19)
« on: 19 January 2011, 23:09 »

Just to let you know if you are interested, we have released a brand new TOSEC DAT pack today.

Details and download can be found here:


clrmame Discussion / Re: New feature request....
« on: 28 December 2010, 03:47 »
Nice one....  :)

clrmame Discussion / Re: New feature request....
« on: 27 December 2010, 14:24 »
The warningswindow is great, but when your running a batch job with stats turned off (so CMP processes a whole queue of DATs unattended) then you'll never see it.....

clrmame Discussion / New feature request....
« on: 27 December 2010, 03:16 »
The option to warn on files that are read only/system is really handy, but would it be possible to extend this to include these warnings in the fixdat, or perhaps more appropriately in another (saved) scan type report?

Would find this very useful in identifying archives with superfluous comments or incorrectly set read only flags.....

Would this be much work to include?

clrmame Discussion / Re: clrmamepro 3.136 released
« on: 08 October 2010, 21:04 »
Check your email....

Can you send me a zip of the x64 PREVIOUS version of CMP please? I'm trying to help prep a new release of TOSEC and this is holding me back.

I can't find any archive of downloads on the website.


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