Game folder organization

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  1. fairlyevenparents
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    fairlyevenparents GBAtemp Fan

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    I don't know if this is the place to post this topic but i'll post it here anyway...

    What is the most efficient way to organize my game folder, I'm really tired of my cluttered game folder and i want your opinion on how to fix it.
     
  2. AceOfAces

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    Organize it yourself(rename it properly AND include country((U),(J),etc.)) or use a program.
     
  3. fairlyevenparents
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    All of my games are (U)
    what do you mean by renaming it properly...all of my games are organized like this --> xxxx - name.nds
    What program do you speak of?
     
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    Make folders of the game genres, like puzzle and adventure
     
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    What flash cart? Some have the ability to display the actual ROM data title instead of the filename, like you'd see when you put it in an actual DS.

    If you mean folders, you can put an exclamation point before a folder name to make it show up at the top of the list, since it comes before "A". X3
     
  6. how_do_i_do_that

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    If your games are only one region, you can just sort them by type. kinda like this:

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  7. Satangel

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    I just make a separate folder for every NDS game, with the name of the game as title.
    So Mario Kart DS.nds in a folder called Mario Kart DS.
    And the .sav file will be created there too.
     
  8. fairlyevenparents
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    Thanks for all your ideas, but I like this one the best.
    What are all the gaming genres?
     
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    ACTION games - [ACTION]
    ACTION ADVENTURE games - [ACTION ADVENTURE]
    ADVENTURE games - [ADVENTURE]
    COMPILATION games [COMPILATION]
    FIGHTING games - [FIGHTING]
    First Person Shooter games - [FPS]
    MUSIC games - [MUSIC]
    PLATFORMING games - [PLATFORMER]
    PUZZLE games - [PUZZLE]
    RACING games - [RACING]
    ROLE PLAYING games - [RPG]
    SHOOTING games - [SHOOTER]
    SIMULATION games - [SIMULATION]
    SPORTS games - [SPORTS]
    STRATEGY games - [STRATEGY]

    copy paste ftw. [​IMG]
     
  10. Arp1

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    +1, about you're best option if you wanna be organized.
     
  11. zanxy

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    Well i got 'em organized like that:
    Good Games (games that i like)
    Homebrew
    Learning games(for japanese coach)
    Testing (for games just to try out, then i wipe the whole folder at the end of the week or copy games that i liked)
    Random (all other games)
     
  12. yuyuyup

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    don't sort
     
  13. fairlyevenparents
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    This is how i'll sort the games, thanks!!!
     
  14. Exbaddude

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    I don't sort it. I just put all the games in one folder.
     
  15. tk_saturn

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    I have two batch files in my Acekard thread



    • the first will create directories called:

      Games\#
      Games\A-C
      Games\D-F
      Games\G-I
      Games\J-L
      Games\M-O
      Games\P-R
      Games\S-U
      Games\V-Z

      the second will create directories:

      Games\Action
      Games\Crime Solving
      Games\Dress-Up
      Games\Adventure
      Games\Animal
      Games\Arcade
      Games\Board Games
      Games\Card Battle
      Games\Compilation
      Games\Drawing
      Games\Edutainment
      Games\Fighting
      Games\FPS
      Games\Jigsaw
      Games\Mini Games
      Games\Music
      Games\Other
      Games\Casino
      Games\Party Games
      Games\Pet
      Games\Platformer
      Games\Pokemon
      Games\Puzzle
      Games\Racing
      Games\Role Playing
      Games\JRPG
      Games\Simulation
      Games\Shooter
      Games\Shoot 'Em Up
      Games\Sports
      Games\Strategy
      Games\Virtual Life
      Games\Retro

      ROM managers such as RToolDS will list the genre for each game.
     
  16. XXNatus

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    I just have two folders on my flashcart, one is named Homebrew (for homebrew games and apps), and the other one is named Games (for NDS games). Sure, it may be a little disorganized, but i think it's better than navigating through a maze of folders.
     
  17. fairlyevenparents
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    • Thanks a lot i'll just use the first one since i'd forget all those genres easily.