Weird ROM name issue

Discussion in 'Wii - Emulation and Homebrew' started by TrickyTony, May 18, 2009.

  1. TrickyTony
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    TrickyTony GBAtemp Fan

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    Oct 8, 2008
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    Can anyone explain why before all of my actual ROMS is a list of files with every rom name but it starts with ._ and if i try to open the ._ file it doesn't work. I want to get rid of this list cause it is a pain and its useless. This happens on all of my emulators...

    Example:

    ._Super Mario Brothers (wont open)
    ... (whole list of those type of games then below)

    Super Mario Brothers (opens)
     
  2. Sir VG

    Sir VG GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Jun 26, 2004
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    Files beginning with ._ is a Mac thing. Don't know why Macs do what they do, but it's doing what it's doing.
     
  3. matriculated

    matriculated GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Sep 27, 2007
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    I think the files that start with ._ are resource fork that OSX uses to store icons and stuff. It only happens on non-hfs volumes.
     
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