How do you organize your roms?

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Feb 6, 2008

How do you organize your roms? by sueil at 7:18 AM (6,322 Views / 0 Likes) 58 replies

  1. sueil
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    Newcomer sueil Advanced Member

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    Kinda curious about how everyone does. I seperate them by region, keep them zipped and numbered. Games I have played go into the played folder with a sub folder for each game, inside is the rom and sav file. How do you do it?
     


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    I delete most of the ones I download, though I do keep a small library of DS roms on my desktop comp (only 10 gb worth). Just sort them by name.
     
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    Rominator.
     
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    I always insta-delete the roms after copying. On the microsd I always rename them as such:

    xxxx - Game Name Region_Dumper.nds
     
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    [XXXX] Game Name (Region).nds
     
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    Rominator with a custom renaming filter: XXXX - Game Name (Region)(Release Group) [​IMG]
     
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    NDScrc

    Zip file backups:
    #### - Name (Region)(Release Group).zip
    Eg. 1964 - Advance Wars - Days of Ruin (U)(iND).zip

    NDS file (in the zip and on SD card):
    Name (####-Region).nds
    Eg. Advance Wars - Days of Ruin (1964-U).nds

    This way they are sorted alphabetically on my R4, but by release number on my computer. NDScrc renames them this automatically for me.
    All kept in one folder. Don't see any need to split it up into sub-folders since I don't have hundreds of them.
     
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    I just rename them Name (Region)
     
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    I just have a "Games" section and a "Media" section...
    "Games" not particularly sorted at all...
    And media is just for DPGs and MP3s
     
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    I just SMACK everything onto my MicroSD card [​IMG]
    Easy..
     
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    NDScrc too, with full subfolders "0200-0299", "0300-0399" etc.
    Too bad, I didn't found a dat with FULL roms+hardware released.

    Roms are ok, named as on GBAtemp (xxxx - name (multi)(Region)(group).nds), but there is not the full xxxx releases from here, so I keep them on separated folders.


    I tried NDScrc in GBA mode too, but there are a lot of different dat available, and none like GBAtemp release list and numbering. So I stick with Romcenter and Pocketheaven dat for GBA.
     
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    Same here, with a custom filter to rename my ROMs to, for example "Mario Kart DS (E)"
     
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    For everything worth keeping, like this:

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    What roms? I dont download illegal games!
     
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    Rename to original name.
     
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    Renaming is evil!

    With GBC I sorted releases into folders renamed after Subports release list (till Ego_UK quit, everything after that is unnumbered). With GBA and NDS I used to put the files into subfolders by month ( e.g. 0311 for november 2003, 0312 for december 2003, 0401 for january 2004... you get the idea [​IMG] ), but otherwise don't touch the original folders or zips/rars. Well, actually I only did that until ~2006... then I got lazy and just dumped everything into one big (20 GBytes now) folder.

    I just don't collect Handheld ROMs as religiously as I used to anymore. [​IMG]
     

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