rename program

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Nov 16, 2008

rename program by jaywilson at 4:53 PM (1,322 Views / 0 Likes) 7 replies

  1. jaywilson
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    I have alot of roms on my msd, and at the moment its really un organised because some roms are named different
    example,
    some like this,
    2939 - Guitar Hero On Tour Decades (E)(DiPLODOCUS).nds

    some like this,
    diplodocus-korgds10.nds

    some like this,
    XMS-PHSE.NDS


    Is there a program that could rename them to say,

    2939 - Guitar Hero On Tour Decades (E)(DiPLODOCUS).nds

    to

    Guitar Hero On Tour Decades.nds
    and the .savs aswell,

    so there all organised,
    as you can see im not good at explaining.
     
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    from what i read, it renames them from the corresponding .sav
    im look for something that renames it from its internal name
     
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    Renaming from the internal name would be silly, the internal names are horribly disorganised themselves; some in all caps, some with special characters to make them look fancier. Get something like OfflineList or NdsCRC and use one of the Advanscene dats (for OfflineList, you probably want the Collection dat, which includes stuff like kiosk demos and Club Nintendo exclusives) to do your renaming. You can even set them up to name ROMs based on whatever syntax you like. For example, in OfflineList, if you entered the following:
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    %e - %n %o(%g)
    The name would come out like "2939 - Guitar Hero On Tour Decades (E)(DiPLODOCUS).nds". To name them the way you're after, you'd just enter this:
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    %n
    Which will name your ROM "Guitar Hero On Tour Decades.nds". That might cause problems though if you have the same game from multiple regions for any reason; they'd both be trying to use the same filename.

    EDIT: However, this won't rename your saves. So what you really should do is download RToolDS, which can backup your saves. Choose your flash card and save directory in the options, then select all your ROMs (in the right column, which is your microSD card) and do a save backup in the right click menu. Now use either OfflineList or NdsCRC to rename your ROMs, and refresh the ROM list in RToolDS. Delete all the ROMs from your flash card and put them back on using RToolDS; the saves should be copied back along with the games, and you're done. RToolDS also (optionally) does trimming, so bonus.

    EDIT2: Besides which, how did you plan on getting ROM numbers and release groups from the ROM headers? Those aren't in the ROM at all.
     
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    thanks for the help, alot of it went straight over my head though..

    on my acekard2 in the settings i have it so it displays .nds files from there internal names, and its not messy
     
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    I likewise have an Acekard 2, with the same setting, and while it works well, for organisational purposes it is not ideal. Here's a few examples from my ROM list:
    • AWAY shuffle dungeon
    • CLUBHOUSE GAMES
    • Geometry Wars: Galaxies™
    • Guitar Hero®: On Tour
    • The New York Times C R O S S W O R D S
    • __! ____! ______
    • __ POLARIUM __
    The one that's just underscores and exclamation points is Ouendan, by the way; AKAIO's next version will have Japanese text support, but if you renamed using internal names, you'd better hope you can read Japanese. I don't even know whether the TM and registered trademark symbols are permissible in filenames under Windows. Odd capitalisation abounds in internal names, and stuff like Polarium is just going to look silly.
     
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    Rominator renames all my ROMs for me, and it has an extensive save manager aswell. (Not completely sure on it's capabilities with renaming...)

    But I still use the internal name on my AK.
     
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    You obviously didn't read it well enough. It doesn't name them from the save, it's impossible to do as the save doesn't actually store any game information. It checks their internal details, scans a database and renames it according to those details and renames any save for that particular rom to the same name.
     

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