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clrmame Discussion / #0008 - Hide / Show issues
« on: 30 March 2009, 22:28 »
Ever scanned empty MAME rompaths and wondered about the stats?

?Sets                 7944/7986
?Roms                 78276/116904
?CHDs                 289/374
?Samples              2178/2178
?Bytes                41gb/64gb

Empty paths but the count ain't 100/100?

Well, the reason for this are mainly nodumps. Nodumps are 'not dumped' ICs which appear in the database with a given size but no hash information. The total values count them (to match the MAME output) while they aren't handled as missing. That's why you don't see 100/100. Similar for CHDs...there are still a lot laserdisk chds which are listed as nodumps.

clrmame Discussion / Re: Torrentzip
« on: 30 March 2009, 21:07 »
It has been discussed a lot of times already.

Torrentzip WON'T be supported.

The reason for this is pretty obvious and I was already asked by official sources to even not support reading the torrentzip zip files (and even much worse things). Since they are still standard zips, I don't have a problem with reading them....
Besides of this legal issues, reorganizing the set will slow down the whole process anyway.

clrmame Discussion / #0007 - Hide / Show issues
« on: 30 March 2009, 17:45 »
Instead of only scanning for some issues, you should always keep all check options enabled. After a (new)scan you can always toggle the check options to update the issue tree. If you're not interested in unneeded messages, simply toggle unneeded and the tree will be rebuilt without any unneeded items. Not interested in roms? No problem...toggle roms and rom messages are shown/hidden.

clrmame Discussion / Re: Problem Clrmamepro
« on: 27 March 2009, 16:41 »
by the way, the use case for this is pretty uncommon. It'd mean that you got identical 2 chdfiles in the same folder where one is not correctly named. So it's safe to remove one. The only thing I could think of is the current chdman -update mania where you updated the existing file to the new format but you put it in the same folder...assuming the new file got a different name, clrmamepro should then list one file as wrongly named and the other one as "upgrade chd..". Again, you'd need to remove the old file manually.

clrmame Discussion / Re: Problem Clrmamepro
« on: 27 March 2009, 16:10 »
Generally a fix-name operation fails if the 'new' name already exist.
Normally you have a scanner-advanced option to "Move not-renamed sets to backup" to get this working. However this won't work for chds. In this case you have to manually remove one instance.

clrmame Discussion / forum user approval
« on: 27 March 2009, 12:47 »
Please be patient since the forum user approval process is currently under construction.....this should be fixed soon...

clrmame Discussion / You're an artist?
« on: 27 March 2009, 12:41 »
....if yes, you may want to spend some time to design a new cmpro button bar which supports the 3.123 (and higher) effects.
Before the latest version you only had a X=6*64, Y=64 button bar....now you got X=6*64, Y=64*n (where n= 1..4). The first line is the standard view. Second one is mouse-over, third is click and 4th is Focus. Not all 4 need to be supported.

An example can be found here: http://barbierato.altervista.org/clrmame_tmpl/

so...go go go..and do some painting ;)

clrmame Discussion / #0006 - Missing / Have List
« on: 27 March 2009, 12:38 »
People are not aware of what the missing / have lists do.

They only do a quick setname look up. Nothing else. If e.g. set 'pacman' is in the database, the miss/have list only checks each rompath if either a archive file pacman(.rar/.7z/.zip) or a subfolder pacman is in there. Nothing else...it doesn't look into the files.

So, these lists aren't accurate at all.

You should always do a scan with all check options to get a valid output. After that, you may want to use the list options for some file generation....Personally, I'd like to remove these buttons completely but there seem to be still some users who wants to use them.....no problem...as long as they understood what they do.

You can quickly switch between the rebuilder by pressing Alt-2 (from Scanner to Rebuilder) and Alt-1 (from Rebuilder to Scanner. You can also use the little radio buttons at the dialogs bottom right corner.

clrmame Discussion / #0004 - I don't want XML datfiles
« on: 27 March 2009, 12:20 »
You don't want XML datfiles? Why? XML is powerful, you can do much more interesting things (like transforming it via xslt) with it as with the old -listinfo format. Really...you should change to XML.
...but anyway, if the SetInformation->Export button (and I think fix-dats) should create an old style formatted datfile you can enter cmpro.ini and set:
Adv_DatFormatXML = off

Can I run multiple instances of clrmamepro?

Yes. Checkout cmpro.ini and edit the following line
Adv_AllowRestart = on

Do I have to care about anything?

Well....yes...The temporary folder (which is used sometimes during fixing) is cleaned on startup of each instances...so you better start a new session when no scan operation takes place. Also keep in mind that if you're running multiple instances you shouldn't use the same profile (which doesn't really makes sense but is theoretically possible) since they would interfear each other. That's pretty it.

clrmame Discussion / #0002 - Set Information Button
« on: 27 March 2009, 11:27 »
"Where the hell is the Set Information Button"....a typical question...and I really wonder if I hide it too well.

(Image will be uploaded later)

It's in the scan results window (the one with the tree control showing your issues) on the bottom left. The button brings you to the set information where you can see all kind of information about the sets. The roms with hashes, you can enable/disable sets there (e.g. by using regular expressions, using variables like %m=*namco* to enable only namco games), you can search for crc32 etc...etc...

clrmame Discussion / #0001 - Set / Rom ratio
« on: 27 March 2009, 11:16 »
If you're collecting for example MAME roms and the belonging MAME artwork files (icons, snapshots, etc), you notice that there are differences in the way the sets in the belonging datfiles are organized.

On the one hand you have thousand of sets with some roms in it, on the other hand you got one set containing thousand of roms.

So what's the impact on clrmamepro?

Well..both methods work, however the 1 set / 1000 roms method has an impact on scanner fixing speed. If such a set has lots of changes (new files, some renames, several resized etc), it can take very long(!) to fix that single set. The reason is obvious. The scanner will do most fixes in a queue...so it works over and over again on one single but content-wise huge zipfile.

The best solution in this case would be to rebuild the set instead of using the scanner. The rebuilder will fix wrong names, removes unneeded files for free. After that you can use the rebuilder again to add new stuff. This is much faster.

Good examples are updates on e.g. the MAME Titles, Icons, Snapshot sets.

So a rule to keep in mind: Lots of Sets with only some (< 1000) roms use the Scanner, otherwise use the rebuilder for updating.

Well...starting a new ongoing discussion here where I add some things you might never discovered in clrmamepro or just some small tricks. Don't ask me how regular I will post things here...we'll see...

I keep it sticky and lock it to keep the structure and overview...if you have questions, feel free to start a new thread.

clrmame Discussion / clrmamepro 3.125a released
« on: 26 March 2009, 18:43 »

misc: optimized wrong placed chd routine
misc: version.ini/docs updated for new homepage
fixed: "upgrade / downgrade" messages are wrong sometimes (again)
fixed: wrong sets statistic count for sets which only consists of nodump rom + chds + bios roms ;)

clrmame Discussion / Welcome...
« on: 26 March 2009, 18:05 »
Welcome to the new clrmamepro support forum.
As you might notice, ztnet hosting will stop in April, so I moved to this new place.

From now on please use:

homepage: http://mamedev.emulab.it/clrmamepro/
support email: [email protected]
forum: http://www.emulab.it/forum/index.php?board=6.0
wwwprofiler: http://mamedev.emulab.it/clrmamepro/mamedats.zip

when the next cmpro version is released, you either have to download it manually (http://mamedev.emulab.it/clrmamepro), or you change the following lines in cmpro's folder version.ini file:

version = 3.1250
email = [email protected]
homepage = mamedev.emulab.it/clrmamepro
update = mamedev.emulab.it/clrmamepro/version

after that, the auto-update feature should work again. If you don't already have 3.125, use 3.1249 in the version line

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