The naming convention in GBA/NDS/WII roms

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by villadelfia, Jan 13, 2007.

  1. villadelfia

    villadelfia Member

    Jan 12, 2007
    I'd like to know where it originated from and who makes sure that the numbered roms don't get messed up (multiple groups claiming the next release).

    - Villa
  2. H8TR

    H8TR GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Oct 22, 2006
    I always wondered how they did this too?
  3. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    The release groups tend to use the 8.3 naming convention (an artifact from BBS days) or a slight tweak thereupon with the first 8 chars being the name of the group followed by game and region or maybe just part of the roms header, the next usually being zip.

    The numbers are added by the site you are looking at, for instance GBATemp has one, ADVANsCEne another, pocketheaven yet another, GBARL another and your roms may come with another numbering list........... The numbers frequently match between sites although they may not (some sites include the game and watch for DS or in the case of GBA stuff like codebreaker dumps).
  4. iamwhoiam

    iamwhoiam Honorary R4 Fanboy

    Dec 27, 2006
    Hull/Manchester, UK
    Yeah, i did notice a mismatch of numbers on chinese sites...

    Who distributes their dumps to the other sites though? just mad i tell you.. mad!