NDS ExplorerEx

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  1. ardi
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    This topic has been moved from http://gbatemp.net/t...nds-iconhandler,
    because the project is renamed from "NDS IconHandler" to "NDS ExplorerEx"


    i have created an Windows-Explorer-Extension (NDS ExplorerEx). Its shows the NDS-Game-Image as Icon and Game-infos as ToolTip.

    Features
    • shows the ROM-Image as icon
    • shows ROM-infos as tooltip
    • trim & untrim ROMs
    • rename ROMs
    [​IMG]






    History

    v.1.2.0
    • fixed for Windows 8 and 10 (only tested on Win 10 x64)
    v.1.1.0
    • only one Installer for x86 and x64
    • shows CRC (original-rom-crc from database and the real file-crc) in Info-Tip
    • fix auto-update-stuff
    • fix some little bugs
    • includes rom-database v5968
    v.1.0.8
    • database now based on http://advanscene.com/
    • added a column-handler (currently available columns: "ROM-Code", "Genre", "Publisher")
    • added a pattern for renaming (customizable in settings)
    • automatic product- & database-update
    v.1.0.7
    • added patchmode (you can select more as one ROM and can trim/untrim or rename)
    • added a Rominator-database-converter (drag the ds.rod over the ds.rod2nds-rom.dat.exe its wil create the nds-rom.dat in the same folder as your ds.rod. Copy the nds-rom.dat to %APPDATA%NDS ExplorerEx and have fun)
    v.1.0.6
    • Fix problem when installing (on some systems)
    v.1.0.5
    • check Header- & Banner-CRC
    • added ContextMenu-Handler (for rename & trim/untrim)
    v.1.0.4
    • little fix
    • now with Installer

      NOTE: when the v1.0.0.3 is installed, then uninstall it with the old-stuff uninstall.bat before you install v1.0.4
    v.1.0.0.3
    • renamed "NDS IconHandler" to "NDS ExplorerEx"
    • added a ToolTip-Handler (shows now ROM-Infos in ToolTip see Image)
    • fixed wrong icons by Hombrews without Image
    v.1.0.0.2
    • fix some wrong icons
    v.1.0.0.1
    • first release
    Download:

    :download: NDS ExplorerEx v1.2.0 on filetrip.net

    have fun
     
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  2. ardi
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    NDS ExplorerEx v1.0.5 available
     
  3. ardi
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    NDS ExplorerEx v1.0.6 available
     
  4. drewmerc

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    Win32 NDS ExplorerEx86 v1.0.6 filetrip.net is linking to the 64bit version
     
  5. ardi
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    Thanks ... fixed
     
  6. Mazor

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    Good work, hope you'll keep maintaining this.
     
  7. drewmerc

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    now i've had time to try this i must say thank you very much
     
  8. ardi
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    v.1.0.7
    • added patchmode (you can select more as one ROM and can trim/untrim or rename)
    • added a Rominator-database-converter (drag the ds.rod over the ds.rod2nds-rom.dat.exe its wil create the nds-rom.dat in the same folder as your ds.rod. Copy the nds-rom.dat to %APPDATA%\NDS ExplorerEx\ and have fun)
     
  9. teentitans14

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    hey ardi,
    really great program. i downloaded the newest ds.rod and i drag it onto the ds.rod2nds-rom.dat.exe and it creates a new dat file, but the dat size is 0kb. is there something i'm doing wrong?
    thanks
     
  10. rave420

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    all my roms are in *.rar's , so i get very very little use out of this, even though i would LOVE to have the ingame icon show up instead of the .rar icon.

    i understand that reading the icon from a rom file and a packed rar are completley different things, but do you think there is a way to implement this for rar files containt a .nds and other image files and .nfo?

    i'm eager to read your response
     
  11. Dter ic

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    you've could of requested a mod to change the title for you, intead of creating a new thread beause of a new name [​IMG]
     
  12. obaz

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    you create beautiful peace of software. [​IMG]

    sujestion :

    1. add IPF filter, so windows search can search information in roms. (for example - rpg typed in search box will bring all rpg titles)

    2. make 3-d party information (genre, pulisher, e.t.c) awalable in windows explorer (pic attached). or as workaround add option to rename files by mask like name - publisher - genre - wi-fi. I belive it will help to organize roms.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. gumbyx84

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    Questions:
    • Can you edit the ROM name stored in the ROM itself? If so, how do you know if you are changing the actual file name or the internal name?
    • What database is the ROM info pulled from?
    • How does it know what the trimmed and clean ROM dump sizes are?
    I agree with obaz that being able to organize by Genre would be nice. Not sure if its possible as the genre is pulled from (what I expect) an external database, not the file itself. Not sure if Explorer can sort by anything other then file data (file type, size, etc.).
     
  14. teentitans14

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    still can't get the ds.rod converter to work. anyone else having problems with this?
     
  15. arjaylight

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    This software is great! Thank you for coming up with this.

    I have a couple of questions,
    does the trim functionality will remove wifi or ds wireless play?
    where can i get Rominator-database-converter (ds.rod2nds-rom.dat.exe)?
     
  16. guinness

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    ds.rom2nds-rom.dat.exe located in C:\Program Files\NDS ExplorerEx (when you install 1.07)

    HTH
     
  17. arjaylight

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    Thanks guiness, the problem - i was looking at %appdata%/NDS ExplorerEX

    thanks for your help
     
  18. Freezer6

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    Hi...

    ....still having probs to get the Converter going to work,too.

    Drag the ds.rod over the .exe and get a 0 byte output-file?

    Someone a guess what to do?


    Greetz

    P.S.: Is it possible to implement .gba; .sav support for example: an icon NDS SAV for .sav files?
     
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    +1 for .sav and .gba support.

    Downloaded, and have hardly used... but already, it be awesome XD
     
  20. twiztidsinz

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    AFAIK, GBA games don't have the same header info.
    They have an internal name, but "Super Mario Advanced 2: Super Mario World" is "SUPER MARIOB". They also don't have an icon.

    As for .SAV, it's kind of the same thing. It doesn't have a name and no icon.


    If you just want to change the icons for ALL .gba and .sav files, that's simple enough to do.