Need help with rom files!

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  1. Rozenheim
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    Hey guys,

    I just download "Love Plus", but when I opened the .rar file, the Love plus file was seperate into many other .rar files (more like .r01, .r02, .r03).

    What is the tool I need to put the files back into one file?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Sausage Head

    Sausage Head Lord Sausage LXIX

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    alanjohn check ur pm
    extract the .rar one

    ps. learn to read
     
  3. AlanJohn

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    thank you for this great tutorial



    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  4. Rozenheim
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    What's the use of the other files then?
     
  5. AlanJohn

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    I think its some uber-tech that compresses files so when you download a rom you don't download 264mbs but only 120mb
     
  6. Originality

    Originality Chibi-neko

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    So far there's been three "reasons" to split files (that I've come across). Firstly is for ease of uploading (it's easier to upload 20 small files than 1 huge file). Secondly is for a kind of super-compression technique (it's not that effective, but every little helps when trying to upload/download faster). The last is for scene-standards (depending on what UseNet, IRC, newsgroup, forum or torrent site it's uploaded to).

    As an end user, it's best not to worry about why they pack their files in the way they do... just be aware that they do it sometimes and know how to extract files properly. Once you have the file you want (in this case, the ROM file), you can just delete the RAR files and never worry about it again.
     
  7. pistone

    pistone GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    in your heart...coz secretly you love me !!!!
    after extracting the .rar file
    right click again on one of those .01 file and extract it again
    the reason why someone does this is for higher compression of the files
     
  8. Sausage Head

    Sausage Head Lord Sausage LXIX

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    alanjohn check ur pm
    every .r** has a part of the .rar, for compression (lower filesize) reasons

    if you extract the .rar it will take all those parts from the .r** automatically to form the original .rar's content