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Short:Data file comparison tool
Author:Dirk Best <duke at redump.de>
Uploader:Dirk Best <duke redump de>
Type:misc/emu
Version:2.21
Replaces:misc/emu/mamediff.lha
Architecture:m68k-amigaos
Distribution:Aminet
Date:2005-11-15
Download:http://aminet.net/misc/emu/mamediff.lha - View contents
Readme:http://aminet.net/misc/emu/mamediff.readme
Downloads:549
Amiga version of Logiqx's MAMEDiff, compiled with GCC 2.95.3. More info and
sources at Logiqx's site: http://www.logiqx.com/Tools/.

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                          MAMEDiff v2.21 - 31/10/2005

                   Written by Logiqx (http://www.logiqx.com/)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

1. Introduction
---------------

MAMEDiff makes it easy to identify ROM related changes in a new release of MAME.
Sometimes sets can just be 'rebuilt' but other times you will need to download
new or fixed ROMs. MAMEDiff will tell you what needs to be done and also gives
instructions specific to merged/split/non-merged sets. It will cut down on
unnecessary ROM downloading and makes it easier to see what sets need fixing.
It also makes it possible to completely fix+update your sets with one pass of
your favorite ROM manager... just rebuild the ZIPs that MAMEDiff tells you and
both the changes and additions can done together. :)

MAMEDiff is far more powerful than a simple text comparison and is even useful
alongside a good ROM manager. It can spot game renames and will not regard them
as one game deleted and another added. When ROMs or games are renamed (or if
there is a change in the way that sets are merged), MAMEDiff will just tell you
how to rebuild the affected sets (i.e. no downloading required). Even if every
game and ROM were renamed, MAMEDiff would know that you don't need to download
a thing. It only takes a fraction of a second to work it out too!

Please note: MAMEDiff is not intended as a "what new games can I leech?" tool.

The purpose of MAMEDiff is to assist in keeping your ROM sets working with the
minimum of effort. It is also good to see what has changed in the new release
(it has even found game additions that aren't mentioned in whatsnew.txt).

MAMEDiff was developed using MinGW and is free to use. But... you use MAMEDiff
at your own risk. I take no responsibility for any loss/damage caused as a
result of its use.


Contents of misc/emu/mamediff.lha
 PERMSSN    UID  GID    PACKED    SIZE  RATIO     CRC       STAMP          NAME
---------- ----------- ------- ------- ------ ---------- ------------ -------------
[generic]               119455  126452  94.5% -lh5- 8b82 Nov 15 03:28 MAMEDiff
[generic]                 8264   23171  35.7% -lh5- 74ba Nov 14 12:35 MAMEDiff.txt
---------- ----------- ------- ------- ------ ---------- ------------ -------------
 Total         2 files  127719  149623  85.4%            Nov 15 21:07

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