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Mar 17, 2008

TTMENU by teky22 at 4:18 PM (3,335 Views / 0 Likes) 13 replies

  1. teky22
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    Newcomer teky22 Newbie

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    Can anyone tell me how to make the games sort in alphabetical order when you add them to your card. They seem to be sorted based on when I added them to the card. When I look at the menu the games come up in the order of when I added them to the card not there name. I am using the latest TTMENU. Any help would be great
     
  2. helpme

    Member helpme GBAtemp Fan

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    there a few ways you can do it

    1. take the games off & put them on in order
    2. use a sorting tools like fatsort or drivesort
    3. get ysmenu
     
  3. Moosebox

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    Here is a quick way I do it.

    Put your mircoSD card into your computer. Go to the roms folders on the card (or folder where your roms are). Create a temporary folder, cut and paste all your games there, then go into the temp folder and cut and paste them all back into the main roms folder. Your games are now sorted in alphabetical order.

    This is quicker then cutting and pasting to your computers harddrive since it doesn't have to transfer the files over.
     
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    Member nando GBAtemp Addict

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    even shorter

    no need to copy back the games. just rename your new folder.
     
  5. Bri

    Member Bri GBAtemp Psycho!

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    teky22,

    It might not have been obvious from the other responses, but TTMenu doesn't currently have a way to automatically sort the files (this is a huge shortcoming of the TTDS menu system which will hopefully be fixed in a future version of the firmware). S you have to make sure that they are created on the microSD in the order you want them. The other posts have suggested several ways of making sure they are created in alphabetical order.

    Or you can use YSMenu instead of TTMenu (YSMenu sorts them alphabetically and also retains the folder structure in which the files are arranged on your microSD card).

    -Bri
     
  6. teky22
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    Newcomer teky22 Newbie

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    Thank you all for the information
     
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    True enough, though I like to keep the roms in the root roms folder.

    But hopefully this gets fixed in a fireware update someday.
     
  8. Bri

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    Moosebox,

    You could create a new folder at the root (name it "games2") and copy the files from "games" to "games2" then delete "games" then rename "games2" to "games".

    -Bri
     
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    ah this is handy stuff thanks
     
  10. Bri

    Member Bri GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Has anyone actually tried this and confirmed that it works? I tried this and it didn't work for me. I think the only way to do it correctly is to use one of the sorting programs (I've had my microSD corrupted by those) or backup all files, reformat, and copy them all back.

    -Bri
     
  11. Moosebox

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    It works for me, otherwise I wouldn't have mentioned it.

    H:\Roms
    (where all my games are)
    H:\Roms\temp
    (temp folder to move roms into)

    Cut and paste everything from H:\Roms to H:\Roms\temp (ctrl + a ; ctrl + x ; ctrl + v)

    Cut and paste everything back into H:\Roms from H:\Roms\temp (ctrl + a; ctrl + x ; ctrl + v)

    This puts everything in order for me. (Plus I have my apps in H:\Apps, and even after sorting my roms the apps remain at the bottom of the list.)

    Takes about 10 seconds to do.
     
  12. Bri

    Member Bri GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Yup, tried that and it didn't work for me! My roms were still not in alphabetical order when I did that. They're also not in the same order that they were in to begin with. I'm formatted in FAT16 if that makes any difference.

    ETA: Hmmm...tried it again, and this time it worked. I don't know if I did something wrong the first time, or if it doesn't always work. Still, worth trying because it's so fast and doesn't corrupt the card like some of the utilities I've tried.

    -Bri
     
  13. shane1972

    Member shane1972 GBAtemp Regular

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    Hi,

    I really think they need to fix this issue with the next firmware release.
    Im actually running v1.09 on my supercard ds one and it works gr8 apart from the sorting issue.

    Cheers
     
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    I have said, use "Foldersort" free download program. It even works with WINE too on Kubuntu Gusty.

    This program does it in a blink of the eye! It does not do low level operations while "unmounted" like other do. You could wind up with drive errors that way.

    #1 have 2 backups.

    #2 Run Foldersort and point it to your correct Flash drive (click sort folders, of course). Done. That's with the defaults. You can sort in other orders too.

    You are using folders (VFAT16 recommended) for your NDS files, right? Files in the root folder will sort separately. So emulators will be at the bottom, below your sorted games, for example. That's good.

    http://www.jetman.dircon.co.uk/software/foldersort.html
     

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