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What is it?

RoM-Jacket creates a native Windows™ (batch-script) library-layer for retro-emulation.
It is a comprehensive utility for any ROM library and is the ONLY ROM-library management tool which enables indipendent, per-game settings.

What do I need this for?

RoM-Jacket can download, install & setup HTPC frontends, emulators and joysticks.

The goal of this project is to unify the interface for emulators and systems in order to maintain the integrity of ROM titles as they exist in any active HTPC gaming-library.

What else can it do?

Download torrents, magnets, urls and automatically identify, extract and catalog ROMs and BIOS files
Mirror your saves and save-states into a cloud (Dropbox/GDrive/OneDrive)
Convert ROMs into portable executables

How does it work?

Each ROM is grouped with associated assets inside a Jacket (folder). A batch-script launcher (.bat) and configuration files are then created for each ROM.
The result is a library in which titles are highly portable, self-contained, execuatble by Windows™ itself and and easily integrated into any HTPC gaming frontend.


But, why?

Because HTPC frontends typically match separated assets by name and emulators for a ROM-set usually use a static emulator-configuration file, 2 significant problems often arise:

Changes made to an emulator's settings for one ROM affect all other ROMs which use it.
The source of assets and ROMs are arranged and named uniquely from ROM to content to emulator to frontend.

RoM-Jacket solves these problems: Preferences and assets remain with the jacket so that each title can appear with the same content in any frontend..


FEATURES

80+ supported consoles, computers and arcade machines
50+ emulators
9 HTPC frontends
Full-HD backgrounds, high quality photographic icons and logos for all supported systems.
Simple wizards
Drag'n drop ROM sorting
Intelligent BIOS & ROM cataloging
Torrent, magnet and URL support
CLI for custom emulators
Open-source and free
XBox 360 & DS3/4 joystick support
Artwork & Video scraper

SUPPORTED HTPC FRONTENDS

Hyperspin

[ Hyperspin Website ]

retroFE

[ retroFE Website ]

OblyTile

[ OblyTile Website ]

Internet Archive ROM Launcher

[IARLWebsite ]

Cabrio-FE

[ Cabrio-FE Website ]

Steam

[ Ice Website ]

Media Browser 2.6.2

[ MediaBrowser Website ]

Advanced Launcher

[ Advanced Launcher Website ]

emulationStation

Rom Collection Browser

[ Rom Collection Browser Website ]


HOME CONSOLE

Nintendo 64
Atari 2600
Atari 5200
Atari 7800
Atari Jaguar/CD
Flash Games
Nintendo Wii
Nintendo Game Cube
Nintendo N.E.S
Panasonic 3DO
NEC PC-FX
Sega Genesis/CD/32X
Sega Pico
Sega Master System
Commodore Amiga CD32/TV
Sega Dreamcast
Sega Saturn
Sony Playstation
Sony Playstation 2
Super Nintendo
TurboGrafx 16/CD
Supergrafx
Vectrex
Windows Games
ColecoVision
Mattel Intellivision
Emerson Arcadia 2001

ARCADE

MAME
CPS (Capcom Play Systems)
NeoGeo/CD
Sega Model 2
Sega Model 3
Sega Naomi
Sammy Atomiswave
Taito Type X2

COMPUTER

Apple IIe/c
Atari ST
Atari 800
Atari 8-Bit
Acorn BBC
MS DOS
Acorn Electron
FM Towns
Commodore 64
Sinclair ZX Spectrum
MSX
Sam Coupe
Commodore Amiga
Amstrad CPC
X68000
Sharp X1
NEC PC 98
Fujitsu (FM-7)

60+ more via MESS

HANDHELD

Neo Pocket/Color
Sony PSP
Atari Lynx
Wonder Swan/Color
Sega Game Gear
Nintendo DS
Game Boy/Color/Super
Game Boy Advance
Virtual Boy