Roms I download are all messed up

Discussion in 'NDS - Emulation and Homebrew' started by EmThree, Nov 11, 2007.

  1. EmThree
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    I end up getting a rar or zip containing 20 files of different sizes, this has happened with all generally 'new' roms I've been downloading. How do I play these on my R4DS?
     
  2. Sonicandtails

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    You unzip them all at once with WinRAR. Just right click one and go to Extract Here or whatever.
     
  3. EmThree
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    Yeah, but don't I still end up with 30 or so files?
     
  4. Kizmatti

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    no it will combine them
     
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    Just unrar/zip the first one, it'll combine them.
     
  6. EmThree
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    Hrm, really?
     
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    Ye unzip the one with the extension .r00
     
  8. dexmix

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    yes, really. i use 7zip, open archive on the only .rar and it automatically combines them, while i extract the .nds
     
  9. EmThree
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    I don't see any NDS files whatsoever. Can someone write a step by step guide or something? First, I open the zip containing the rom. In there is a link to the site and then 16 rars all with the same name.
     
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    the reason of packing files like this is actualy usefull for usenet. sometimes if you download using usenet you get incomplete files, these can be fixed with special other files [​IMG]

    but... sending files this way via ftp or torrents isnt that usefull because most of the time the .par2 files (the repair files) arent send with them. and incomplete files are a exception anyway when download the 'normal' way.


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    STEP BY STEP:

    if you use winRAR http://www.binaries4all.com/winrar/ read from here: "after that is done"

    if you use 7zip http://www.binaries4all.com/7zip/#
     
  11. EmThree
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    I decided to unzip it and took out the contents of the first zip I saw, in there was the working rom. Thanks : P For second, I thought this was madness!
     
  12. dexmix

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    you have to have all the rar files in the same folder - or you won't get a good file.
     
  13. EmThree
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    I said I found the file xD The rom works fine.