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Title: Utilities: SMD BIN WIN 2.0b rc2 Released
Post by: RHDNBot on August 30, 2007, 09:01:49 am
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Update By: vectorman

VectorMan has released an update to his Genesis ROM converter, SMD BIN WIN. This may be one of the last updates this software will have.

What’s New?



Anyone with problems please post them on my forum under the Help section (on Codeisle.com), or read the readme.txt for more contact information.

RHDN SMD BIN WIN Page (http://www.romhacking.net/utils/383/)

Relevant Link: (http://www.codeisle.com)
Title: Re: Utilities: SMD BIN WIN 2.0b rc2 Released
Post by: Special T on August 30, 2007, 12:18:55 pm
If this is one of the last updates this software will receive why is it still a beta?

I would check the read me but I'm at work and can't download it.
Title: Re: Utilities: SMD BIN WIN 2.0b rc2 Released
Post by: Nightcrawler on August 30, 2007, 12:30:47 pm
Readme doesn't seem to give a reason for that.
Title: Re: Utilities: SMD BIN WIN 2.0b rc2 Released
Post by: vectorman on August 30, 2007, 03:48:39 pm
The reason this will be one of the last versions I will release is because I have upgraded to Visual Studio 2005 and I plan on rewriting it in a .NET language (so you will need the .NET runtime installed, which is around 30 Megs I think) with more features, and turn it into something much better. I want to make it a full featured SEGA genesis tool, not only a converter. :happy:

I think the last version of SMD BIN WIN will be 2.0 (non beta). The name of the new software will change, the interface will be improved, and it will finally be able to support Unicode (this was more difficult to do in vb6 [or I was too lazy to implement it :laugh:])
Title: Re: Utilities: SMD BIN WIN 2.0b rc2 Released
Post by: Special T on August 30, 2007, 08:52:58 pm
I want to make it a full featured SEGA genesis tool, not only a converter. :happy:

What other type of functions did you want to implement into your new tool?
Title: Re: Utilities: SMD BIN WIN 2.0b rc2 Released
Post by: vectorman on September 01, 2007, 05:49:54 pm
I want to add in all sorts of things, such as: displaying ROM header information, checksum generation, and join/split ROMs. Those are just a few ideas, but I want to add as much as I can to the application to make it more useful. In fact, I'm open to any suggestions for features.

I think I will stop with SMD BIN WIN when it reaches 2.0 (non beta). I'm getting bored with it and it seems pretty stable, so I see no real reason to continue updating it. ;D