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Don's HyperSpin Tools 4.2.6

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Features for this release include:

ROM Renamer

- New and improved interface

- New and improved fuzzy scanning (supports TOSEC, no-intro goodmerge, roman numerals, and more)

- CD image support (supports cue,ccd,gdi,iso, updates sheets and renames files)

- Collapsable view to see what files are attached to a CD image

- Drag and drop support to manually match games

- Search and filter through your games/lists

- Re-compress your renamed files to zip

- Capability to specify more than one ROM folder

- Resizable and collapsable panels

- Option to specify temp folder to help minimize thrashing of the hard drive.

List Filter (previously known as list generator

- Editable fields

- Preview artwork

HyperList Converter (Dat to XML)

- Convert a ROM directory to an HyperList XML (a ROM2XML replacement)

- Convert a mamelist.xml file to a HyperList XML

HyperList Merger

- option to not have an exe tag


Automatically Rename ROMs


Automatically Rename ROMs


Combine multiple Lists for multi-system support



Changes from 4.1.1 to 4.2.6

HyperSpin List Generator

Clone manager! (Yes! a clone manager!)

Added menu option to show and hide your parents and clones

Enhanced filtering (now an expandable side panel)

Now even easier to filter, show, and hide columns

ROM Renamer

DAT file support!

Fixed bug where tool would report it could not find CRCs when they actually existed in the XML file (thanks to relic for finding this).

(Special thanks to Rain for his dat API)

Color coding based on CRC status.

New tool – DAT to HyperList Creator

Pass in a DAT file and it will spit out a XML file.

Changes from 4.0.12 to 4.1.1

Auto-generation of mamelist.xml file (no need to manually generate this anymore)!

Adding in columns for artwork1-4, save state support, pixel width, height, palette size, and display type

Added watermark when XML file is generated

Adding checking to ensure source file and output file are not the same

Added confirm close dialog when exiting

Changes from 3.0 to 4.0.12

Built-in video player to watch games while you filter through your lists!

New interface! Everything is now one filterable table! No more source, output, and ignore tabs

Create your own filters and “views”

Faster file scanning algorithm

Color coded columns

Description column is now frozen to make it easier to browse other columns

Each column now has its own filter at the top of each column

Right click to add/remove games to your list

Quick keyboard shortcuts to add/remove games to your list

Extended search support for year, player, and button filters

Easier to understand configuration fields

Right click on the table to show/hide columns

Tooltips for instructions

Column for horizontal /vertical screen orientation

And more!

Changes from 2.2.2 to 3.0

Added ROM renamer

Added list merger

Changes from 2.2.1 to 2.2.2

Added new list splitting tool (replaces genre tool). You can now split an XML file by Manufacturer, Genre, Year, and Rating.

mamelist.xml text box field now clears out when creating new configs.

Changes from 2.2 to 2.2.1

N/A (Test build)

Changes from 2.1 to 2.2

CHD audit support (checks that a folder exists in the MAME ROM directory).

Addded a tool to split an XML list into multiple XML lists based on genre.

Zip file now contains pre-downloaded HyperLists (source lists).

Debug/Logging support – Enable debugging in help->debugging. After you’re done, you can click File -> Save debug. This will provide valuable information for troubleshooting user problems.

Ability to change configuration after scanning (Message now pops up with warning about unsaved changes). It has been a pain for myself (and others) to click on file->new or file->load configuration to restart everything.

Fixed race condition with the HyperSpin Wheel dropdown not updating when loading a configuration file.

Error message cleanup.

Refactored API to be more accommodating for 3.0 additions (for multi-exe merge tool and genre xml auto-generation support; all transparent to you).

Changes from 2.0.1 to 2.1

Columns for # players, # buttons, controls, system type, emulation status (MAME only)

Ability to search by ANY column

Ability to show/hide columns

Alternating row colors

Couple bug fixes (one of them includes the repeat popup for invalid ROMs).

Changes from 2.0 to 2.0.1

Fixed crash when saving output XML.

Changes from 1.0 to 2.0

Completely new user interface (it was needed for the new features).

Ability to load in your existing HyperSpin XML file into your favorites.

Table-based design. You can sort by any column, and move the columns around (Just like an excel spreadsheet). Want to hide all your BIOS images? Sort by Genre, select all the BIOS games then move them to the exclude list!

See the size of games in your list.

See Lists

You can now see game descriptions, genre, clone information, year, manufacturer, rating, and whether the game could be found for each list.

Built-in auditor while customizing your list. Easily see which games are missing wheels, artwork, and themes.

Searching! Search the names/descriptions for a particular keyword (e.g. search for “Metal Slug” or “(USA)”).

Inverted searching! Only show the list of games that do NOT match the given search string.

Misnamed/Missing auditor – Find out which games exist in your directory and are not in your HyperSpin list; or find out what games in the HyperSpin masterlist that could not be found.

Changed some terminology. (Exclude is now known as Ignored, Custom is know known as Favorites).

Added descriptions to help with the user experience

Changes from 0.1 to 1.0

Added a progress bar.

Addet-click option to scan/autoselect ROMs in your list that are not in the master list.

Added a prompt to remind you to save your config file before closing.

Added check to make sure you are not overwriting your master list when exporting.

Added resize and scrolling support for the windows.

Internal code cleanup.

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