Emulators can't see roms

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  1. Moonkeeper
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    I just got a Supercard DS2. All of the emulators load up, but some of them aren't finding the roms. For example, I'll open up nesDS, navigate to the folder with the roms, and nothing will show up. Can it not see zip files? Is there a limit to the number of files that can be put in a folder? Thanks for any help.
     
  2. DJPlace

    DJPlace P!ssed OFF Pyscho of GBA!!

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    i belive it can not see zip files so you have to unzip them.
     
  3. bdr9

    bdr9 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Some emulators may not be able to extract zip files. Just extract the rom from the zip files by using 7-Zip or a similar program. There is definitely not a limit to the number of files in one folder.
     
  4. Moonkeeper
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    Those were some very quick replies. [​IMG]

    The same happened with jEnesisDS and the snes emulator thats a plugin for the Supercard. They didn't find any zip files. The GBA emulator and Lameboy picked up and played zip files just fine. Does this sound right?
     
  5. Stevetry

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    yes
     
  6. Moonkeeper
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    Okay. Thanks.
     
  7. Rydian

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    It's not normal for portable emulators to support compressed files because there's much less resources available to bother with uncompressing them.
     
  8. koimayeul

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    if you talking about the SFC emu of the dstwo it does read from zip archive

    so far for zip support from my experience :

    - GBA emu (ds2)
    - SFC emu (ds2)
    - lameboy
    - nitrografx
    - s8ds

    then jenesisds, nesds and neods need unzipped files, as for neods all at the root no folder support

    quick edit, lameboy fail to load some GBC games that are too big in size such as shantae and another is dragon quest 3 if i remember.. all game that are 4 MO size need unzipped to run
     
  9. how_do_i_do_that

    how_do_i_do_that Blue Wizard is about to die.

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    The SCDS2 emu sourcecode says it has support for zip files, but the filtering list is only for the rom files only.

    So until they fix this on thier end, you will need to stop using zipped up files.
     
  10. Chubbo1793

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    Are there any NES emulators for the DS that'll read zipped NES games?
     
  11. jurassicplayer

    jurassicplayer Completionist Themer

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    no...but NES games are small anyways...at least, when compared to other things...