ROM order

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  1. avi58
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    Does anyone know how the card orders the ROMs?

    I know newest are put at the bottom of the list, or this was like that with the previous xmenu, but i don't know the exact criteria for ordering the roms, does anyone know anything?
     
  2. leinad

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    There are sort by:
    1: Always roms in one folder are showed together
    2: The order they have been copied onto the card.
    (As you said, the newest at the bottom.... so if you don't sort you roms into folders, the first rom youve copied to the card is beeing showed on the top)
     
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    what does check the card to decide what rom is the newest? the time it was created? the time it was last modified? i dont think so as some tests i've done show that neither of those values affect :/
     
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    Should be the time the file was written to your card; unless you're using multiple folders which could mess things up.
     
  5. paul1991

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    Putting them in alphabetical order on your computer (Right-click, arrange by, name) makes them go in aplhabetical order on your menu.
     
  6. ocdetective

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    I have tried that before on windows XP and it most definitely did not work for me.
     
  7. leinad

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    Ive tried that too o_o And since it didn't worked for me I havnt added it to the FAQ

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    I could imagine, that sorting them alphabetical on PC BEFORE coping them onto the card works
     
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    I tried that too (deleting them all and then adding and re-sorting) but again no joy - a couple were not sorted correctly (i.e not in the same order as shown on windows XP)
     
  9. FireEmblemGuy

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    Were any in subfolders?

    Also, if they're numbered, some programs don't read numbers the way you'd expect them to- e.g., 112 would be farther down on the list than 1022.
     
  10. ocdetective

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    So long as the numbering configuration is constant i.e 0112 (4 digits) instead of 112 it should still have been read correctly. I have every ROM in a subfolder.