GBArms 3.2 released

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  1. Costello
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    [​IMG] GBArms 3.2 Released

    What's new :
    - New Rom Renamer engine: Now supports renaming inside of .ZIP files. (thx Vinpire)
    - Faster and Safer Rom recognition.
    - New Details on each rom: "genre" (ie. Driving, Action, Soccer...) (thx ViNcZ)
    - Improved Design / Layout.
    - New tab: "Rating": You can rate the games on a great online database.
    - Verified Voting System. (thx Angelical_1)
    - Top Rated Games List.
    - Export of "have/miss" List as an HTML page
    - Translation System (11 languages supported so far)
    - Several small tools added (like "Extract", "Copy game details", "Stretch picture", etc.)
    - All pictures & boxarts & nfo available, with packs
    - Most bugs from previous version are fixed (windows resize, jpeg errors...)
    - Removed the (useless) plugins system, the renamer is now part of the program

    Main Features:
    - Lists all PocketHeaven's validated releases with +15 details on each game
    - 2 screenshots, 1 boxart (cover) and 1 NFO available for each game, download-able instantly with GBArms
    - Links Database: for each game, you can send HTTP links and everyone can see them once they are validated by the moderators
    - Powerful Search Engine, using any detail (2 search filters are allowed!)
    - Nice-looking XP interface, using tabs, panels, bitmap-buttons... 2 display modes available!
    - Fast Rom Scanner: Recognize all roms (2 CRCs for each game, plus a special recognition method, by reading the rom's header)
    - Cool Front-end: once the roms are scanned and the emulator's path defined, just double-click on a game to play it!
    - Easy Rom Renamer: Use personalised renaming formating. Allows you to rename GBA and ZIP files, and also GBA inside ZIP files!
    - Extremely easy & fast update: press F12 and your list is up to date! You can also re-download the complete list.

    And SO much more !!

    Download v3.2 here
     


  2. Killermech

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    nice, cant wait to try it out, nice work [​IMG]
     
  3. Z_Hunter

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    Yes! GBArms 3.2! Thanks Costello for the much anticipated 3.2 release . [​IMG]

    [edit] So, what do I do with v3.0.1? Do I just uninstall that?

    [edit2]So, I uninstalled GBArms 3.0.1 and it left a 'romdat.txt.bak'. It said one of my other programs may need it. Do I delete this?
     
  4. Wario64

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    I completely uninstalled GBAarms 3.0.1 before installing the new version. Works fine for me
     
  5. Angelical_1

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    You can safely delete this file. 3.2 creates a new installation directory.
     
  6. XeRo9009

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    Oh yes it's released! [​IMG]
    I'm going to try this out now...
    Thanks for all your hard work! It was worth it.
     
  7. Z_Hunter

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    Another problem I seem to be having...

    Some roms are recognized as 'Good Numbered' in v3.0.1 but are either 'No-Intro' or 'Bad CRC' in 3.2.

    No-Intro Note: there seems to be an extra 'h' at the end of the CRC to make these different.
    0070 - Klonoa - Empire of Dreams (J)(Eurasia)
    0071 - Mario Kart Advance (J)(Eurasia)
    0072 - Doraemon Midori No Wakusei (J)(Perversion)
    0079 - Ougon no Taiyo (J)(Eurasia)
    0236 - Game Shark GBA (U)(Independent)
    0247 - Mortal Kombat Advance (U)(Venom)
    0250 - American Bass Challenge (U)(Dumper)
    0303 - Peter Pan - Return to Neverland (U)(Venom)
    0314 - Planet Monsters (E)(Rocket)
    0578 - Nicktoons Racing (E)(Patience)
    0601 - Hanafuda Trump Mahjong Depachika Wayouchuu (J)(kaMX)
    0606 - Duke Nukem Advance (E)(LightForce)
    1235 - Fire Emblem (U)(Venom)

    Bad CRC
    0116 - Caesar's Palace Advance (U)(Mode7)
    1394 - Peter Pan - The Motion Picture (E)(Rising Sun)

    Again, these were recognized as good numbered in 3.0.1.
     
  8. Evil Tenant

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    If I want to download the game images of non-sequential releases, is there a way to do this?
     
  9. Angelical_1

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    I'll be going methodically through the database (dat) to verify and ammend any inaccuracies. Though, it will take a number of weeks, so please don't hold your breath (unless of course you're very good at holding your breath)

    Kind Regards Angelical_1
     
  10. Angelical_1

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    Nope, sorry. The only methods supported are "Single Release" of "Range of Releases". Download ONLY selected releases might be added one day, though it's not a priority listed.

    Kind Regards Angelical_1
     
  11. Z_Hunter

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    Ok, Angelical, I won't hold my breath...I can't hold my breath more than 2 minutes anyway. [​IMG]
     
  12. Angelical_1

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    I believe I have fixed all the roms in the database that you refered to apart from "1394 - Peter Pan - The Motion Picture (E)(Rising Sun)". Exactly what is your error regarding this rom?

    EDIT: Please use the "Download Complete" database, then rescan. Sorry forgot to mention that. heh

    Kind Regards Angelical_1
     
  13. Z_Hunter

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    Thanks Angelical, everything is fixed now except for Peter Pan, but don't sweat it. I'll live with this. [​IMG]
     
  14. Costello
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    Z_Hunter: the new rom scanner doesnt recognize the corrupted files! please check if those file aren't corrupted (the older romscanner DID recognize them)
     
  15. Skelv_tnt

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    In front of my computer ;)
    Wow, some things have improved a lot (but i liked the other images that said "missing"more, though [​IMG] ). I've also noticed some translation glitches, cause some spanish sentences are too long [​IMG] That's why i named the translation "0.99b", only a beta, but that has no importance [​IMG]

    PS: does anyone know if the bug that had the other version that consisted in resizing the window to the default size has already been corrected? thx
     
  16. El Bastardo

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    Wow cool no problems with this release perfect... OK near just one question:

    I have 5 unknown ROMs and want to keep them. I also have pictures for them so how can I tell the program which picture to what ROM (do I have to give these pics special names)??
     
  17. Costello
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    I think I fixed the bug... [​IMG]
     
  18. El Bastardo

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    No no betas they are collections like 100 NES ROMs in 1.

    And for those ROMs I took some screenshots and I want to know how to teach GBArms to show these pics in the interface??
     
  19. Costello
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    check the "number" of the unknown game (for example X0001)
    put a picture named "X0001t.png" in the pictures folder... and so on...

    *edit: I've noticed 1 annoying bug, I won't tell anything about it, but if someone reports the error I'll have to make v3.2.1 [​IMG]
     
  20. Foppzter

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    A big thumb up for all the work you have out down [​IMG]