Projects / ckmame


ckmame is a program to check ROM sets for MAME, the Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator. It tells you which ROM files are missing or have an incorrect checksum, and can delete unknown and unused files from the ROM sets, and rename or move ROM files.

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Recent releases

  •  20 Feb 2011 22:22

    Release Notes: This release adds support for MESS Software Lists, replaces support for the ROMPATH environment variable with a command line option to specify the ROMs directory, and fixes a bug where disks were removed from extra directories even when --delete-found was not enabled.

    •  25 Jul 2008 14:49

      Release Notes: This release adds support for reading RomCenter dat files directly from zip archives and optionally torrentzipping ROM sets. ckmame now uses SQLite3 instead of Berkeley DB.

      •  04 Jun 2007 17:49

        Release Notes: This release adds support for Clrmame Pro XML header skip detectors and Romcenter dat files. A ckmame database can be exported to a Clrmame Pro dat file, and a dat file or database can be created from a directory of zip archives.

        •  18 May 2006 12:46

          Release Notes: ckmame can now account for files kept elsewhere (e.g. stored on DVD) and remove them from the ROM set being checked. mkmamedb can create a database from multiple dat files (remembering which game is in which dat file), and omit games matching shell glob patterns. Zip archives and disk images are not read in multiple times, which speeds up integrity checking enormously, and a new option has been added to remove all unneeded files from extra directories. Unknown files are stored in the directory "unknown", not in "garbage" inside the ROM path, to keep the ROM directories clean.

          •  28 Dec 2005 22:02

            Release Notes: The major new feature is that this release fixes all fixable errors in at most two runs. It renames disks automatically, supports searching for files in additional directories, detects faked ROMs (correct CRC, but incorrect MD5/SHA1), adapts for MAME versions 0.100 and above, drops support for inferring flags/status from CRC (old MAME versions), deprecates the -u/-U command line options, simplifies ROM matching logic, and has many new regression tests, causing various bugfixes.


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