Can you rename ROM files?

Discussion in 'NDS - ROM Hacking and Translations' started by VividBlack, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. VividBlack
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    VividBlack Advanced Member

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    I'd like to clean up my NDS file, and I want to know if renaming the ROM would have any effect on it.
     
  2. greyhound

    greyhound GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    i always rename mine, just ensure that the save file and nds filenames correspond
     
  3. Takeshi

    Takeshi GBAtemp Addict

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    Renaming the ROM file from 'xxx.nds' to 'somethingmorerecognizable.nds' has no effect. You can do that conveniently with Rominator by Hankchill (just click the link in my sig).

    edit: greyhound beat me to it. [​IMG]
     
  4. ben_r_

    ben_r_ GBAtemp Regular

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    I rename all of mine. I hate how they come with all the who ripped it and what they were eating during the dumping crap.

    Feel free to rename away. Just be sure to keep the ".nds" extension on the end.
     
  5. xJonny

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    It's fine, as long as the file extension remains .nds

    It's good practice to name things well to keep them tidy anyway. [​IMG]
     
  6. VividBlack
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    Thanks. This forum sure is supportive. Most active DS homebrew/ROM forum I've seen so far, too.
     
  7. recacer

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    i'll second that comment. i have learned so much here versus other sites that it amzases me why i even go anywhere else. and thanks for the rename tip.
     
  8. SavageWaffle

    SavageWaffle GBAtemp Maniac

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    You can rename it to anything just put a ".nds" at the end.
     
  9. Salamantis

    Salamantis GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Yeah, renaming the ROM file itself won't have any effect, but if it's on a flash cart make sure to rename the corresponding save file the same way, or else it won't detect the save. And if you want to rename the internal name of the ROM, try Rominator (http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=44909).