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Well, run "mame -verifyroms" on the command line (with the same settings) and it will take equally long...


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Well, run "mame -verifyroms" on the command line (with the same settings) and it will take equally long...


Better not, otherwise I have no access on my computer for one day or more. wink

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Having gone through the extensive process of filtering down a huge MAME romset to just the several dozen games I like best, I would really love to be able to do more automated tasks using the "Favorites" list in QMC2.

For example, it would be nice to be able to export the list and some valuable associated metadata to reuse in other ways or share with friends (like a list of the filenames that are associated with these roms). It would be awesome to be able to manage rom files based on their "Favorites" status, such as selecting and moving those roms to another folder, etc.

Would anyone else like to see this kind of feature?

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The favorites list is actually stored in a text file, so an export feature implicitly exists wink , but there are no meta-data stored with it. However, that's what the user-data DB is for... besides "ranks" (which is meta-data) there's also "comments". The comments are not yet supported GUI-wise, though, they have been added to the DB schema "for future use" when I implemented the ranking feature.

That said, there are serious plans to redo the "favorites list" completely anyway, and numerous related feature requests reached me over time... so I'll also consider an explicit export feature now smile.


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I don't know if I already suggested it (I think I already did), but would be great if QMC2 filter to show only specific system groups from category.ini.
For example, I only want to see "Home computers" in the list. Then I select in "Home Computer" in a check box.
I know that QMC2 already have the "View games by category", but I'm suggesting a different aproach, which just allow system to be show by a criteria (Ex. I want to see only every Home console already emulated in release order). That's not possible with current builds.
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Yeah, you've ask for this several times already wink...


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PS.: I'm NOT suggesting a new item in the 'game list combobox'.


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But you will get exactly that smile...

PS: I need to design a new "reg-exp filtered view" which will allow to do this (among other things).

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Would it be difficult to add a hash or software list category option so you could sort all the machines alphabetically and group all the ones together that have actual software lists?

http://imgur.com/rqN0RtG

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It could be done and it's not too difficult... feel free to add a feature request smile.


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