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14 - 03 - 2018

It has been almost a year since the last update of Romulus so it was already today to publish a new version.

Here are the changes :

- 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
- 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.

Romulus - 0.037 - DOWNLOAD
Langs availables in Romulus settings general options

More langs can be added with your help. Just edit translation file and email me. TRANSLATION.TXT

* Romulus is tested under Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 & Windows 10.
included 64Bits versions.
Tested too on WINE for Linux and Mac .


Displaying Profile list of imported DATs.

Displaying Advanscene Nintendo DS Offlinelist DAT and images, already downloaded with Romulus.

Scanning and fixing files in 7z compressed file type.

Romulus is able to import all kind of know DAT files like Clrmame pro OLD and XML format, Romcenter, Offlinelist, MESS softlists or import using a MAME based EXE.
DAT files can be imported as Zip, Rar, 7z or uncompressed.
Offlinelist DAT information loaded to able to automatic download images or update complete DAT if update is available, can be change the filename description params like Offlinelist original application.

Multiple loaded profiles at same time displayied in tabs.

Can Scan and Rebuild files from a selected directories and fix them, this process can be in Zip, Rar, 7z or uncompressed.
If DAT information is available in scan or rebuild process can be in Split/Merged, Split/Non merged or Not Split filemode.
Scan and Rebuild can be done in a batch automatic mode.

Configure and run emulators added the correct params for the selected file.

Reports of profiles or files information with a different options and formats to export ( HTML, DOC, TXT ).

Statistics can be displayied to know the status of your files.

Log information for important processes and save log option.

Updater option to know changes and download

Different languages to select ( Work in progress ),

Many others.

Where can i find dat files to start ?
This web is a good place to start :

Where can i find ROMs ?
You may try Google but learn about laws and copyrigths in your country.

Why Romulus needs administrator privileges to run ?
Romulus is a complex application that needs complete control of your computer, for read and write to registry, read and write in system directories, etc. Don't worry for it.

When Community module will done ?
I don't know. The priority is get a good Rom Manager and when done the next step is work on Community module.

Can I help ?
Yes !!!! Get the translation file and add new language. Report me bugs found. Send me your ideas. Make a better web than this. Make a forum for web. Rewrite the tutorial with more detailed information ...

About me
I live in Valencia (Spain), and with Romulus I am trying to make a better ROMs manager than Clrmamepro or Romcenter.
The project was started when my Xbox360 had a RROD in this moment I can´t play and I started to code it :)
My current job is sellerman in a big shopping center at computers department. Really i never had a job as coder.
Project Romulus started at 08 of February in 2010.

I like computers, videogames, cinema and heavy music.
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