Application to sort roms into groups of 200???

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  1. Mamejay

    Mamejay Robust Member

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    Hey everyone. Just wondering if anyone has an idea how to move roms into folders of 200 to suit the everdrive carts. With the sdhc support now I just want to dumP full romsets intO the memory card but sorting 10000 roms into folders of 200 is a pain.
    Would want the folders named to something that makes sense like a-b and c-d etc.
    Has anyone found something like this?
     
  2. Chi-kitory

    Chi-kitory Robust Member

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    Does the EverDrive allow for multiple folders?
     
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    Lum Officer at Arms

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    SNES everdrive folders definitely work. Forgotten about Genesis.
     
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    Of course the folders works. The only problem is that it only supports about 200 roms per folder. i am wanting to split these up automatically into folders.
     
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    DC_Lov Rising Member

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    The time it will takes to put rom mannually in to folders is not that long.

    For me I sort the folder in game type suck as Action , Action RPG , RPG , Sport , Shooting , Fighting , ect. It's easier to find the game i want to play that way.
     
  6. Mamejay

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    OK guys. I have a solution which i think would be useful for all you guys with huge memory cards and wanting to include a full rom set for your MD, SNES and N64 everdrive.
    Thanks to a member by the name of Pinnieroom on aussiearcade.com.au he created a perl script that is awesome.
    It will create a custom batch file which can sort hundreds of files into separate folders.
    You will need to download ActivePerl which is free.
    Download the copygen ZIP file in this thread.
    To use the syntax is
    copyGen.pl C:\source D:\dest 200 3 >copyfiles.bat

    200 = no of files per dir
    3 = no of characters in sub dir names (eg. NBA-PGA)


    You can change the number of files per directory to suit whatever. For me 250 for the MD everdrive and 200 for the SNES everdrive.

    Once run it creates a copyfiles.bat batch file that you run and let it do its thing. Creates all the directories and copies the files over. This is good as it does not touch the source files.

    Once again all credit goes to PINNIEROOM to creating this awesome script.
     

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