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Some of stuff you can do
create hyperspin or nointro dat from rom folder
create mamlist.xml from rom folder
copy roms listed in nointro or any supported xml\dat\xml format to desired rom folder
rename your roms from any supported xml\dat\txt file and copy them to desired folder
merge two supported xml\dat\txt file even info will be merged
copy rom media file with game list from compatible xml\dat\txt
much more

compatible format are
nonintrodat.dat (parent\clone xml) or standard 
hyperspin.xml(there is custom one,you can generate one as hyperspin_retrofe.xml)
retrofe_include.txt (simple txt file with rom names)
mameinfo.dat (only works in extract function)
mamehistory.dat (only works in extract function)

So What is this?

convert from compatible xml\txt\dat game database format to xml\txt\dat game database,
extract story files from gamelist.xml mamhistory.dat or mameinfo.dat
combine or merge two compatible xml\txt\dat and get one file with updated games and info
copy rom listed in compatible xml\dat\txt from source rom folder to desired folder\rename and crc32 supported,crc32 work with zip and none zip files
scan and create xml\dat\txt from your roms folder,crc32 supported,crc32 work with zip and none zip files 

Tested on windows 10 x64,should run on any windows +7 os (might run on win xp but not tested) 
you 'll need at least one xml\txt\dat compatible file,check below in Note section

How to use
Simply choose the function from drop menu,click on input\output buttons,choose file type from filter drop menu in openfiledialog window,remember always provide the right file type,hyperspin need hyperspin file,nointro.dat need nointro dat file .......
click doi it

combine function explained:
this tool is created to merge info from compatible xml dat xml database format.xml based on name or crc tag,the result is xml\txt\dat file with updated info added roms name and info from both file
Associate function explained:
 associate function,input1 button should be any compatible xml\txt\dat,mediaroot should be the root folder of your rom media,example: nes media folder contain folders like snaps,title,manual,video snaps ... etc,this function will copy these media according to the name(or crc) in input1 source file

Some Tips:
Combine Nointro.dat+gamelist.xml=>resultfile saved as hyperspin_retrofe.xml
combine resultfile.xml+hyperspin.xml with rating tag=>final_result.xml saved as hyperspin_retrofe.xml
put the final_result.xml in RetroFE\meta\hyperlist rename it to your prefered system,make sure the name is matching the collection name in retrofe collectio dir
delete meta.db from retrofe dir
launch retrofe and have fun 

Important don't choose the wrong file always feed the right one check compatible file format above for more info
the combine function priorties the info from input1 button when using crc as comparation,that means if you have the same game but the name in the first is different from the second input file,the first will be considered

how to get gamelist.xml
use scraper to get gamelist.xml for your prefered system(mame,sega,snes...) can be found https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/scraper
put scraper inside your roms folder,ru cmd or use bat(recommended) put these commands:
scraper.exe -add_not_found -console_src="gdb" -use_filename=true -download_images=false -no_thumb 
 now copy the generated gamelist.xml file from your rom folder to the program folder

Best regard Croser

What's New in Version 1.4


Version 1.4
fixed: no value when export file as gamelist.xml
added: use path tag name instead of name tag  from gamlist.xml 
improvement: lot of check added to prevent exception that might occur during empty name or crc
added: associate function,help you copy your rom associated media according to rom name or crc,check associate function explained below
added: new check box for copy function,copy the whole rom file when any crc match occur between rom and compatible format file
version 1.3:
Huge update with overall code improvement,it is now more stable
added: support mame hyperspin.xml
added: support nointro.dat with convert\combine
added: support mamelist.xml do crazy thing with convert\combine
added: new option for combiner to exclude new games from second file
added: Create function,scan rom\image\video and inside zip archive folder and create compatible xml\txt\dat with crc32 value
added: copy function,select xml\txt\dat (crc32 compare available)with roms names,select your source rom folder,choose folder where the rom will go 
added sweat progress bar (work with create,copy function)

version 1.2:
Improved combine function algorithm,now it will merge info from both files
Fixed None values lead to unassigned tags when saving
Fixed error appear when canceling save during combine action
Improved: now Ritools remember last path

Version 1.1:
Fixed: combin not work properly in some cases
fixed: missing rating tag from hyperspin_retrofe.xml

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