- 6/4/05 Datafile update
Datafiles are constantly updated; I also updated the main download with the latest ones, but everyone should be updating frequently.
You know, there have been lots of updates to the data files. I’m aware of some problems with the folder tree, so I’ll try to fix them when I can; for now, if it acts weird then restarting usually does the trick. Anyway, I just did a big update - get the datafiles manually, or use the in-program update to check which are needed. I also updated the datafiles in the main download, just to be helpful.
- 28/7/03 0.81
Whoa! An update! Improved handling of duplicates when fixing roms; added RAR support; fixed a bug in the Sort function; added “Set all” button for Sort; ported to Delphi 7 and fixed all known issues caused by the process; improved Windows XP visual style support; improved program icon; brought rom databases up to date; added a cool splash screen now it’s really slow to load.
- 6/11/02 Another datafile update
I accidentally missed a few little things out of the last one.
- 4/11/02 Datafile update (I’m still not dead!)
Use the update feature in the program to find what you need to update, or get the files manually from here.
- 22/4/02 Datafile update
Use the update feature in the program to find what you need to update, or get the files manually from here.
- 15/4/02 0.8
Icons now change when you change system; increased the file buffer from 2KB to 1MB, for a speed increase; improved zip scanning code; added a button to rename roms inside zips; added a button/menu item to test zips; upgraded toolbar so now you can move and resize stuff; reorganised Options menu a bit; window now remembers if it was maximised or minimised; update feature handles failure to open the browser better; improved highlighting code to avoid small scrolling; increased information shown in statusbar; fixed a bug in the unzipping code; fixed various minor and cosmetic bugs; you can now double-click on a rom to open it
Data file update - use the update menu item in the program
- 19/2/02 I’m not dead!
I need beta testers for my secret new feature. Please email me if you are able to help.
- 25/9/01 0.76
Fixed bug where read-only zips would not be deleted after unzipping; improved zip error handling, thanks to Azul for suggesting I see what corrupted zips do; fixed a bug when changing the extension of the file inside a zipfile; added activity logging; made readme window non-modal so you can keep it open and continue to use the rest of the program; added an option to have bigger, captioned buttons; fixed a bug where certain wrong file extensions were sometimes incorrectly included; executable is now UPX compressed; added various new roms
- 1/9/01 0.75a
Fixed a bug which could cause the previous version to hang in some circumstances
- 1/9/01 0.75
Fixed “Properties” routines from the popup menu; speeded up “What you don’t have” listing; worked a lot on new format lists; added “Work in background” button; right-click popup menu is much faster now; added various new releases; first “new” data files added
- 14/8/01 0.74a
Fixed a bug which caused [Translation] to appear on the “what you don’t have” list when it shouldn’t.
- 11/8/01 0.74
Changed data file field separator to tab to allow commas in names in future; fixed a bug where renaming would report the wrong number of renames when more than one pass is needed; removing roms no longer leaves unusable buttons enabled; replaced some old and buggy code that could cause problems before; you can now run all operations (rename, etc) on just the selected roms, using the popup menu; fix operation will now fix roms with the wrong extension; first steps towards data file extensibility, which will allow adding of data for new formats without needing a new program; fixed online update page which turned out not to work properly; added the “new” GoodCol dumps, which were again mis-classified; made a minor tweak which should make scanning a bit faster
- 18/7/01 0.73
Added online update checking facility; added a load of wrong-extension roms; added multi-pass renaming; fixed a bug where the Filename column could be wrong after a Move operation
Another update with the latest SMS Power releases and some minor fixes
And another data file update, I’ve been getting plenty of information from you guys recently :)
Another data file update; and it’s my birthday :)
Data file update
- 2/7/01 0.72b
Removed hacks and demos from the what-you-don’t-have listing. Really, there’s no point to them, the hacks are stupid and the demos aren’t games; added the necessary roms to again surpass GoodGG and GoodCol, including fix data for bad dumps; updated with Meka name changes again; I’m looking for help clearing up the Colecovision dumps - most have signs of being overdumped and/or bad dumps. I may include overdump fixing in a later version. Email me if you can help...
- 27/6/01 0.72a
Added the various roms necessary to again surpass GoodSMS; note that most were mis-classified by Cowering; as usual I forgot to update the version number in the program last time
- 24/6/01 0.72
Updated for Meka 0.57 name tweaks; added two GGFTP GG baseball games, two Chuck Rock 2 dumps and some bad and wrong extension SMS roms; fixed the mouseover hint on the Move button; Listview popup hints now wrap if possible to avoid going out of the window (and potentially offscreen); renamed Filename column to Location, so I could add a Filename column which contains no path information, as requested by Bock; reclassified Mortal Kombat [B] after giving Bock the cartridge to redump; improved “remove from list” code a lot - duplicates are now reclassified if necessary, fixed a bug where the same file could appear twice; started referring to Zoop as Bock, just to confuse matters; added GG Last Action Hero
- 2/5/01 0.71a
Reclassified “Micro Machines” good and bad dumps; updated minor things I forgot to update in 0.71
- 28/4/01 0.71
Added “Fantastic Dizzy”, “Majesco GG BIOS”, 5 new bad SMS dumps; fixed behaviour when dropping files onto window (it had stopped changing to file’s folder)
- 22/4/01 0.70
Listview now shows hints for clipped items; added Unzip button; added Facemaker good dump, Sylvan Tale translations, Mod2PSG demos; changed folder tree component (thanks to Rodrigo Amaro for helping), should solve problems for people who had no folder tree before
- 10/4/01 0.69
Added more statusbar and progress bar reporting; added 6 headered and footered SMS roms thanks to Ricardo; improved file attribute tinkering so now read-only, hidden and system attributes are cleared when necessary; results window now flickers less when resized minimising the Results window now minimises the whole program; fixed bug which limited the length of bad dump fix data that could be handled (my bad); added 11 bad GG dumps, with fix data; added the latest SMS Power! release
- 1/4/01 0.68
Fixed Type sorting again; added 21 “new” roms; some minor internal tweaking
- 27/3/01 0.67
Column sorting now reset when roms are added; added some homebrew roms; added font selection dialogue; status bar now updates when building folder list; Type column sorting much improved; fixed incorrect author information for homebrew/demos; “Rom properties” window now shows additional information for homebrew/demos and hacks; “What-you-don’t-have” listing now includes BIOSes; you can now choose the zip compression method to use.
- 12/3/01 0.666
The coincidence of 666 known SMS roms and a previous version number of 0.66 proved too much for me, so I did an Evil Release.
- 9/3/01 0.66
Added BIOSes as a new rom type; fixed lockup when fixing hacks; tweaked code in zipping loop for aesthetic reasons; updated the readme a bit
- 8/3/01 0.65
Added more roms thanks to Mike Cukan, also BIOSes and Heliophobe’s fixed Y2Kode demo
- 3/3/01 0.64
Fixed some tiny bugs; added three unreleased roms and two Y2Kode demos
- 7/2/01 0.63
Overdump names improved; speeded up CRC code; reclassified the bad Street Fighter dumps as bad; revamped interface; replaced all code that used to create batch files with in-program code; carefully tweaked code so re-scans are no longer required; added status bar and progress bar; added options for new functions - what to do after working on roms, whether to delete duplicates to the recycle bin; updated the readme a lot due to the new interface and functionality
- 11/1/01 0.62
Added popup hints for clipped text; added resizing ability; added options menu and some options to put in it; rewrote Zip scanning code for a major speed increase; replaced file scanning code; unlocked “What-you-don’t-have” listing; revamped Results listing; added CRCs; added SF7 support.
- 14/12/00 0.61
Fixed a bug, changed batch filenames to more useful long names, changed INI filename, no more helper.exe.
- 13/12/00 0.6
Meka 0.55 released, so I can finally release SMS Checker 0.6. Fixed bug where you couldn’t use root folders as favourites; fixed bug where folders with the System attribute didn’t show up; duplicates listbox now highlights the most recently added duplicate; when renaming, extensions are now converted to lowercase instead of staying the same as the original file; reinstated commandline support; re-wrote readme.txt; changed to Windows native unsizable window style; added more roms; updated names to Meka 0.55′s meka.nam.
Added some roms; re-classified some roms; got rid of CRC listbox; added “Open folder” command to popup menu; converted to 32 bit.
Added several more roms; settings are now saved to an INI file; you can now keep the various tools (SMSFix, etc) in any folder; you can now batch zip your roms; added favourite folders popup menu; added full zip support for external programs.
Lots of new rom data - now more than GoodXXX; keyboard shortcuts.
Added drag-drop support; more tweaking; lots more rom data.
Updated data files; minor tweaks.
Directory and folder listboxes now show LFNs.
Merged data files (there’s now one data file per system); tweaked data.
Updated with Meka 0.55′s name changes; fixed some errors; lots of new glyphs; rearranged interface again after putting batch options in a list.
Added ByteFix support and rearranged interface to fit in another button.
Added CRCs, refined rom lists, added graphics for all systems.
Added a refresh button and some glyphs; added more CRCs.
Finished adding info boxes on batch creation; minor update to SMS rom list.
Added loads of SMS roms; made and added support for SMSTrim; you can now move your roms according to their type.
Better reporting of unknown roms, as I’ve found I need more information; added some roms (including Captain Silver (USA)); initial ‘wrong extension’ support.
I got Netscape. Man, it sucks. Anyway, I made modifications to these pages so they look right in Netscape. By modifications I mean I fixed all the times when a NS bug makes it forget the font it’s supposed to be using, and removed the bits NS won’t render properly. Believe me, I spent hours trying to make them work. Roll on NS6.
Added stuff, fixed stuff. Can’t be bothered to update everything, GG support is much better.
Added 1 rom; made batch files self-deleting; added limited LFN support under Win9x (but still works under Win 3.1); realised SG-1000 and OMV roms are the same; auto-name changing; integral zip support (DLL no longer required); optional subdirectory checking.
Fixed bug in popup hints; added more demos and hacks.
Borland Database Engine error fixed, multi-format support, more reporting, SMSFix support.
Added 24 hacked roms, fixed tiny bug.
Brought back non-zip support, added 8 demo roms.
Added Zip support, weeded out two errant GG roms.
Thoroughly checked names; added 40ish new roms; added popup hints for clipped text.