Rominator for NDS

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by hankchill, Feb 19, 2007.

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  1. s0ldats

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    THANKS!! amazing! why did this happen? why is the built in ZIP handler bugged out?
     
  2. freemdoom

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    Beats me, but I asked the same exact question 3 pages earlier. [​IMG]
     
  3. hankchill
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    Well, I do have all box arts locally [​IMG] What I can do for you is shove them all into a database for you and give that to you [​IMG]

    PM me if you're interested [​IMG]

    Regarding the loading speeds, v2.5 will load them 3 times faster -- I now have the program loading the filenames first, and icons after, so it speeds up the process very greatly [​IMG]

    Regards.

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  4. mr_blonde_88

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    Hank, i have to say you are awesome

    If every developer was like you, we'd have finals in every app going

    What's better is you listen and take things on board

    LEGEND
     
  5. hankchill
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    *blush*

    My goal is to take what people want, and make it a reality. I designed Rominator for you guys based on what you want, not what I want. It's thanks to the GBAtemp community that Rominator keeps getting better and better.

    I'm going to release v2.5 Beta tonight in a few hours, I need you guys to test the new features and give me any bug reports/feedback. I'll release the exciting news when I release Rominator v2.5b [​IMG]

    Regards,
    --Henry
     
  6. freemdoom

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    Would it be possible to have the option to permanently trim the roms when adding them to the game list? That way I wouldn't have to trim the rom each time it's transfered to the flash card.

    Also, maybe that .dmg format for the Mac software?
    looking forward to trying 2.5 and thanks for all the hard work!
     
  7. hankchill
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    You don't really need to keep the trimmed rom on your hard drive, as it doesn't trim and then flash. It flashes the rom directly trimmed. If the option to Automatically Trim when Flashing is enabled, then Rominator will dive into the rom, find the rom length, and only copy over the rom data, leaving the excess crap behind.

    2.5b is ready to roll. The Mac one will be in DMG format so no unstuffing needs to happen, and then people complaining [​IMG] The Windows one will stay in a Zip archive.\

    I'll make the post when I release it (in about 45 minutes)

    Regards.
     
  8. hankchill
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    Allright, here's to v2.5b!

    Kyuzumaki, the author of RomeR, and I have decided to join forces. Currently I am implementing all of RomeR's features into Rominator, and all that's left to do is Icon replacing, and Homebrew Support. In case you didn't know, RomeR is a rom info editor, that allows the editing of the header, game code, internal title, and icon. RomeR's almost completely integrated! Not only that, but there's a list of new features below:

    • Add - .ds support
    • Add - Rom Queue Window
    • Add - Able to Modify Header, Game Code, Name (Icon Coming) - All from RomeR
    • Add - Deleting Saves Optional when Deleting Rom
    • Add - Colour Selection for List Types
    • Add - Automatically Detect if Flash Card's Inserted
    • Fix - Renaming on Flash Card -- Rename Save as Well
    • Fix - Major Bug with Some Games Not Trimming Properly
    • Fix - Speed up on Loading List -- Loads list first, Icons After

    I'm not even done yet [​IMG] There's still MORE awesome features yet to come!

    One thing I'd like to mention:
    Rominator has actually cost me money to develop. In order to bring some great features to you guys, I've had to make a choice, whether or not to purchase the extra plugins for added functionality. I bit the bullet and purchased them, even though all the software I write is freeware. I don't expect anything in return for the work I've done, but if you want to help, you're more than welcome to donate something to support the development of Rominator, if you really like it. Anyone who wishes to donate $15 will get their own theme in Rominator, with a design of their choice. Donations can be sent in the form of PayPal to: henry -at- hankchill -dot- com

    Thanks for all your support.

    Regards,
    --Henry
     
  9. fli_guy84

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    Great update!

    Okay, just one problem. How do get to fill out the Genre and Release Group info? Mine's just left empty for every rom, trimmed or untrimmed.
     
  10. hankchill
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    It's a Windows XP Problem. I have no control over it.

    I'll see what I can do though.

    Regards.
     
  11. fli_guy84

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    Alright, another problem with the beta. It seems like the safe trimmed roms won't work on my DSX. The safe trimmed roms worked well in the previous version.
     
  12. arman68

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    That's what I thought. Here's a suggestion to speed it up when using a zip: first check the CRC, and if it's on the db, check the rom headers, plus add a warning that the rom is patched.
     
  13. hankchill
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    Tell me which games won't work.

    Regards.
     
  14. fli_guy84

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    I've just tested with three roms, and they don' work: 0121 - Castlevania - Dawn of Sorrow (U), 0168 - Mario Kart DS (U) (M5) and 0223 - Animal Crossing - Wild World (U).

    0434 - New Super Mario Bros. (U) seems to work fine trimmed.
     
  15. hankchill
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    Woah, you're right!

    Man, another trimming bug [​IMG] I'll fix this.

    Regards.
     
  16. Madrigal

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    Awesome, awesome work. As soon as I get a slot-1 card, this will be my manager for sure. For now I'm stuck with the M3 manager though [​IMG]
     
  17. hankchill
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    Thanks for the positive remarks, I'm glad you like the software [​IMG]

    I fixed the issue, and tested a bunch of games -- they work now trimmed.

    I changed the trimming code for 2.5 and tested it with 1 game... turns out that game worked, but about 20 others didn't [​IMG]

    The issue has been fixed, and an issue with drag & drop has been fixed as well.

    fly_guy84, now trim your games and tell me if they work [​IMG] Don't forget to download the new version.

    Regards.
     
  18. fli_guy84

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    Okay, I've tried trimming Animal Crossings and Castlevania: DoS and they fine [​IMG]

    Dunno if this is a bug or not, but whenever I try to flash Mario Kart (U) with safe trimming function to my flashcart, it freezes the program. No problems with other roms though.

    Sorry for finding so many bugs [​IMG]
     
  19. hankchill
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    Why are you sorry? I'm glad you find the bugs [​IMG]

    I'll test Mario Kart, and see what it's doing.

    Regards.
     
  20. hankchill
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    Boy, I feel stupid [​IMG]

    All this time, I've been using a crappy method to transfer the files, and then I got hit in the head with a better method [​IMG]

    NOW it works!

    Go ahead and download it. 2.5b3, at your service [​IMG]

    NOW try and find a bug with the trimming [​IMG]

    Regards.
     
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