Flashcart Organizing Tips?

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by Dangy, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. Dangy
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    Dangy GBAtemp Maniac

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    I get major OCD when it comes to organizing my flashcart, so I thought I'd see how you guys organize your flashcart for some ideas. :D

    I usually use tag's like:

    [HOMEBREW] Games
    [HOMEBREW] Apps
    [MEDIA] Photo
    [MEDIA] Music
    [MEDIA] Text
    [MEDIA] Video
    [NDS] ROMs
    [EMU] NES
    [EMU] Sega


    Other than that, I try to have a clean-looking skin, so I can find what I'm looking for without having to look through the skin itself.
     
  2. Rydian

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    Tell me what skins you have!

    I use Moonlit Night and K Frax.
     
  3. Crass

    Crass Rock me Dr. Zaius

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    I am lazy. I put all my commercial ROMs in a folder called !games so it show up at the top of my R4 file list. Under that I put all my homebrew .nds files in a folder called !homebrew. All the other subfolders that are required for homebrews are placed on the root as they should be. I keep my GB/GBC roms and NES roms in seperate folders on the root as well. Basically Im not a stickler for neat organization, I just try to keep things simple and reduce the amount of folders/button presses required to launch a particular game/homebrew.

    Edit: As far as themes go, Ive used this one exclusively for the past 2-3 years: http://www.ndsthemes.com/themes/details/t/e7212a3072
     
  4. Atashi

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    I don't have too many things on my flashcart, but I've organized them into a few categories:

    Apps - applications, homebrew or otherwise, such as music programs, ds browser, that sort of thing.
    Faves - my favorite games
    Games - the other games I have
    Retro - 'old school' retro games, and a colecovision emulator
    Retro->GBA - gba games
    Utils - utilities, like the wifi backup utility, touch screen tester, flashme, etc.

    As for skins, I just use one skin that I've made myself to match my DS. I swapped the shell for a transparent grey one, and made a 'black and white' skin with a techno theme.

    Cheers!

    -Atashi
     
  5. Dangy
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    Dangy GBAtemp Maniac

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    I know what you mean. You're the functional kinda person.

    Does the !Games trick work for YSMenu?
     
  6. Crass

    Crass Rock me Dr. Zaius

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    Yep, the exclamation point in front of the folder is an old trick Ive used since back in the DOS days.
     
  7. Dangy
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    Dangy GBAtemp Maniac

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    Thanks for the tip, works great, and looks better than a 0.
     
  8. House Spider

    House Spider In the GBAtemp attic.

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    Would a . work?
     
  9. Dangy
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    Dangy GBAtemp Maniac

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    Never tried it. I think ! looks fine anyway.