How do you organize your roms?

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by sueil, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. Urza

    Urza hi

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    Same renaming scheme.
     
  2. ZAFDeltaForce

    ZAFDeltaForce Specialist

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    I use NDSlist for my renaming needs. I put all my ROMs regardless of region and genre into a single folder and find my stuff using Rominator
     
  3. shurf

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    Same here. But I sort them by name afterwards. Organization doesn't really matter to me. [​IMG]
     
  4. DarkAura

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    Over there.
    Games and homebrew folders.
     
  5. phoood

    phoood taking it to a whole new level.

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    NDScrc. Simply for archiving purposes. Change some settings to my preferences and set the compression rate at max.
     
  6. MagNetCZ

    MagNetCZ GBAtemp Fan

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    Big ROM folder, sorted using rominator, not atm but usually it's like that. Then on the DS I've got numbered folder structure.

    01_NDS For commercial games
    02_Homebrew for um, homebrew
    And some others for roms from other systems and a lot of havetobeonroot stuff

    Then in the NDS and Homebrew folder it's, again using numbered folders, genre categorized, in homebrew it's just like Games, Productivity, Emu, Creation, etc. but in NDS it's FPS, Platform, Brain and so forth.
     
  7. fateastray

    fateastray GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    R4 ->

    -Games (folder)
    #GB (original filename)
    #GENESIS (original filename)
    #NDS (xxxx - name releasergroup_region.nds)
    #walkthrough (walkthroughs in .txt)
    -SNES (folder with snes roms durr - original filenames)
    KANADS.nds
    SNEmulDS.nds
    jENESISDS_0.6.nds

    Supercard Lite ->

    -nds (Game Name.nds)
    -other (walkthroughs and media)
    -moonshl (...)
    -gba
    #Fixed (games that required prefetch patch)
    #Misc (platformers, adventures)
    #Fighting (fighting gba games)
    #rpg (EVERY gba rpg rom in english, unless i disliked it)

    I'm kinda into organisation, when it comes to media. You should see my mp3 organisation on my laptop! : X
     
  8. woody0

    woody0 GBAtemp Regular

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    i have 2 folders, i download to a folder named "rom zip folder" then extract them to my "rom game and save foler" and thatd bout it
     
  9. scubersteve

    scubersteve Newbie

    On my desktop, i keep em sorted by region.
    File names:
    Game Name - (Region)

    I dont have the region if it's a USA dump though.
    ON my ds, i just throw them all into one folder.
     
  10. arctic_flame

    arctic_flame GBAtemp ATMEGA8 Fan

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    grp-code.zip

    or xpa-game.r00, xpa-game.r01...etc (
     
  11. 754boy

    754boy :D

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  12. Truliche

    Truliche GBAtemp Regular

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    I keep a folder with all the zipped roms but I rename them so they only show the game name (no scene numbers or release groups) and the region in parenthesis (like this (U), (J), etc), additionally I place a + at the start of the filename of all roms that are currently not in my R4.

    In another folder, I have all roms untrimmed for convenience, takes up quite a bit of space but until I need the space, I'm keeping them, so much easier to add and remove games from the microsd, oh I also keep a folder with my .sav backups and another named homebrew where all my homebrew (duh) is.
     
  13. DarkAura

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    Over there.
    ^ Why don't you just trim them?
     
  14. Hehe Moo

    Hehe Moo Moo?

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  15. Beware

    Beware GBAtemp Maniac

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    How do I organize my games?

    I don't. Even my retail carts are just thrown in a small box that's supposed to be for cards.
     
  16. esoterica

    esoterica GBAtemp Regular

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    After I get the zip file, I normally trim them immediately, and delete the zip file. I also remove the scene numbers and the (U) or (E) at the end. I keep everything I download stored on a folder in alphabetical order, and another folder for save files and skins.
     
  17. Rayder

    Rayder Mostly lurking lately....

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    I have them zipped in packs of 50 (67.2gigs worth at this point). They are preserved exactly as I DL'd them (it would be too much work to remove all the useless junk in the zips now....2800+ ROMs? Yikes!). Saved in 2 places on hard drives and also burned to DVDs. I just use GBAtemp's release list (in the Release section from the banner buttons at the top of the page) to find a particular ROM by name and number. When I add them to my flashcart I strip all the ROM numbering and region info (unless it's a (J) region), run them through NDSTokyoTrim and pop them on the cart.

    Homebrew and various utilities for my R4 and Cyclo (and my slot2's) are just separate folders on the hard drive.

    The only external programs used for all of this are the internet, NDSTokyoTrim and WinRAR.
     
  18. Flawsdraw

    Flawsdraw GBAtemp Regular

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    Keep them in folders of 10 Rarred after taking away the release group info from the title, then from there the 10s are stored in folders of 100, 100s in folders of 500 etc. as starting to run out of HDD space i will start putting them on discs, more than likely in packs of 250, I never trim roms always keep it as the clean dump.
     
  19. ctkxtreme

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    Download them, zip them, then remove the zipped file and folder and put the rom in a new folder. Trim the rom, rename the folder to what the rom is. Done. With the exceptions that if I get an (E) or (J) rom, I'll put (Europe) (Japan) next to the name of the game.
     
  20. keeganator

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    XXXX - Name (Region)

    All in one folder called NDS.
     
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