Orginizing games and media on R4.

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  1. HeatMan Advance
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    I just got my R4 hours ago and I've already tried a bunch of games and converted the first episode of Naruto to watch in dpg format.

    My only problem is organizing things so I can watch movies then stop and go to games when I feel like it.

    I first noticed the issue when I put the Naruto episode in the same part I kept the games. It wouldn't read from there so I quickly realized I needed to put it in the Moonshell folder. Afterwards I messed with the settings in the multimedia files and got the Naruto clip to show up but there was a bunch of NDS games cluttering the media area.

    My question is what do you guys do to keep things organized in the R4 menu? I'm new to this so any info is good. [​IMG]

    P.S. I also noticed that the game saves are written to the micro SD upon start which I guess I should have known since it is just a storage device. I have about 20 something games and I'm wondering if there's a certain amount of space that should be left open for saves? Are they always 512kb or do they increase and vary?
     
  2. .TakaM

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    well, I watch quite a lot of movies on my DS (surprised myself) and I've just got a couple folders at the root of my card:

    games
    homebrew
    media
    - movies
    - music
    - pics
    snes
     
  3. Katalyst

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    Yup, game saves are always 512kb so designate space accordingly. I keep mine organized pretty much the way TakaM just stated.
     
  4. HeatMan Advance
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    So just make folders with names like those then insert the appropriate files and I'm set?

    Is there a way to go back to the game/media/slot2 screen without restarting the DS?

    Thanks.
     
  5. cheesyPOOF5

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    NDS roms
    GBA roms
    moonshl
    homebrew
    SNES
    Genesis
    NES
    GBC
    and when I get lazy I put crap in my root directory
     
  6. fischju_original

    fischju_original I used to be a jerk before i got banned

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    press start

    my official motto is: "When in doubt, put everything on root!"
     
  7. squeaks

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    wait a minute, you get to run your GBA roms in your R4DS? How?
     
  8. HeatMan Advance
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    Yeah how?

    Also, do I have to keep save files in the same directory as the nds roms or can I make a directory for those also? Do they save to the root by default?
     
  9. Katalyst

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    They save to the same folder the .nds is in.
     
  10. Zendrik

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    1. The .sav files are stored where ever the rom is stored. *edit* gah, beat me to it Katalyst!!!

    2. The GBA roms are for the EZFlash 3-in-1 I'm guessing.

    I have a 3-in-1 and I put my GBA games in a GBA roms folder as well. In fact, I pretty much use the same organization as everyone else here. Government mind control maybe?
     
  11. Spikey

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    I stick all my NDS games in the root and make all other folders hidden so they don't appear. Then I have a Media folder on the root(hidden like I said) which contains the folders Music, Movies and Pictures. This works great for me since I don't need to go through any folders to get to my games and the rest of my stuff is organized for moonshell. [​IMG]
     
  12. fli_guy84

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    Yup, making a folder for every type of file is a great way to organize your microSD.
     
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    I only play commercial games, so I put them all in the root of the microsd card, that way when I select "Games" on the r4 main menu I get a list of games.
     
  14. myclock

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    putting everthing in your root directory could end up a bit messy so at least have simply categories like games and media