Do you arrange your ROMs/Homebrews?

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  1. adyum
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    Just wondering if anyone categorized their roms or anything like that? I considered doing it by genre, but I am not sure. Also do you rename them or keep them at their current name?

    And a quick question that I am pretty sure I know the answer too but I am going to ask any, can you put your sav files in a different folder than the roms and still have them run?
     
  2. Samutz

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    I use NDScrc to keep then named correctly and sorted by release date, but I don't separate them into folders. I don't see any reason to unless you're one of those people that has to have 1000 roms.

    Edit: I just noticed this was in the R4 forum.
    If you mean sorting them on the SD card, I have them sorted by name and just leave them in the root of the card.
    I believe you can put them in other folders and still use them, but the sav files have to stay in the root.
     
  3. TrolleyDave

    TrolleyDave Philosolosophising

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    I use R4 Commander for all my organizing needs. [​IMG]

    The sav files have to be in the same folder that the game they're for is in.
     
  4. hankchill

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    Well I use Rominator for all my organizing needs [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. Nero

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    I put my DS ROMs in a folder named "NDS"

    SNES ROMs in "SNES", Mega Drive ROMs in "Genesis", you get it.

    I leave my homebrew on the root though.

    ~Nero
     
  6. TrolleyDave

    TrolleyDave Philosolosophising

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    lol Well [​IMG] to you good sir! [​IMG] Love the new version btw Hank.
     
  7. nexus7412369

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    I just put the games and homebrew i use the most on the root and use dsorganize to hide any excess files that i dont use. Any homebrew that i dont use a into a hidden homebrew folder.
     
  8. YukiChan456

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    As you can see in my sig i´m using R4 Commander and Rominator! [​IMG]
    Thx TrolleyDave and Hank and keep up your awesome projects! [​IMG]

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  9. Dardon

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    Alphabetical order in the SD's root directory. ROMs I don't use sit in a folder called "DS", with a sub-folder called "Saves" to store .sav files.
     
  10. xalphax

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    roms in a folder called NDS, homebrew in the HOMEBREW folder.

    then of course there is an ebook and media folder too!
     
  11. Salamantis

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    Code:
    CycloDS--->Homebrew--->[folders with homebrew, eg. Colors]--->[homebrew file, eg. Colors.nds]
    
    Â Â Â Â--->Games--->Chris's Games (me)--->[games]
    Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â --->Dorothy's Games (sister)--->[games]
    I have Rominator set up to think that the Chris's Games and the Dorothy's games folders are different flashcarts, so Rominator works flawlessly with my double-folder set up.
     
  12. hollabackitsobi

    hollabackitsobi GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I rename them from the XXXXGameName(U).nds to just GameName.nds, and put them neatly in a "Games" folder on my card. That's all I do to organize things, lol. Homebrew in the "Homebrew Apps" or "Homebrew Games" folder, obviously depending on what it is.
     
  13. iritegood

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    I use the default settings in Rominator. [Name] [Region]
     
  14. Banger

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    Just put my games in a folder called game101 then homebrew in a folder called programs (each program gets its own folder) Put the few mp3s i have in a folder called Music and the music videos in a folder called MusicVideos
     
  15. zeppo

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    I have a folder called "games" in the root of my micro sd, and withing that the games are sorted by genre. there are 6 or 7 genres, and each one has like 4 or 5 games in it (it's a 2 gig micro sd)
     
  16. Rayder

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    My hard drive holds all the downloaded ROMs (and I do mean ALL of them, zipped in packs of 50 [​IMG] ). On my R4, I use a folder called "DS Games" for the games. Homebrew tends to go in there too unless it has special folder needs. I have a folder called "Media" on the R4 for....wait for it.....media. [​IMG]

    As far as renaming ROMs, hiding files and whatnot, right-click in Windows does that just fine.

    The only real outside programs I use for the R4 are NDSTokyoTrim, BatchDPG, the ARM fix (when needed) and Yasu's cheat code editor. Anything else just seems kinda useless to me.

    Oh, and I can't forget the infinite usefulness of WinRAR.
     
  17. Eyedunno

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    Like several people in here, NDS roms in ..\NDS, SNES in ..\SNES, NES in ..\NES.

    And a few homebrew games (LemmingsDS comes to mind) have their own directories, but otherwise, homebrew and emulators all go in the root.
     
  18. MacGnG

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    Know Where
    XXXX - ROM Name.nds
     
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    Damn UPS.... My DS Lite along with the Kingston STILL hasn't come in yet.

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  20. Man18

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    I just throw a few on the R4 and after a week (usually takes that long to beat a few games) and toss on a few the next week. Everything is on the root no mess/fuss to worry about.