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Separating ROMs by Region?

Post by Chode » Mon Jun 28, 2004 9:00 pm

Is there a way to separate ROM's by region? I have no interest in playing the Japanese/Hispanic/etc roms and would like to decrease the size of my collection by narrowing it down to only US versions of games.

Anyone know if RC will do that? I appreciate any help!

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Post by Dweezledap » Mon Jun 28, 2004 9:42 pm

You will need a custom datafile to do that.
What sets are you interested in?
I could make US only datafiles easily enough.
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Post by Guest » Mon Jun 28, 2004 9:44 pm

Really? That rocks, thanks a ton :)

I am interested in the US only dataset. Right now it seems that all the ROMs are combined, do I need to go through and run Fix Game on each ROM to have them separate out?

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Post by Dweezledap » Mon Jun 28, 2004 9:55 pm

Guest wrote:do I need to go through and run Fix Game on each ROM
All you would have to do is right click on the roms folder in RomCenter and select fix game (This will do all roms in one step). Just make sure to select remove useless roms under preferences.

Do you want all the sets or just a few? (NES, Atari 2600, ect)

I'll post them here as I create them.
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Post by Dweezledap » Mon Jun 28, 2004 10:03 pm

Just thought of something:
Do you want the (JUE) (UE) (PD) ect roms as well, or only (U)
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Post by Chode » Mon Jun 28, 2004 10:05 pm

Cool, I am doing that now (fixing the ROMS). Thanks for the tip.

The emulators I am interested in setting up with US sets are NES, SNES, GBA, N64, and MAME. I am doing this for my xbox, which is why I would like to conserve space and only run the US versions of the ROMS. Not to mention the fact that MAME on Xbox has issues with trying to load the larger games (I am not sure if slimming down to only the US versions will help that or not, but its worth a try).

Does RC handle other emulators or just MAME? I was under the impression that I would have to use some other tool (like maybe GoodGUI) to verify the other ROM sets.

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Post by Dweezledap » Mon Jun 28, 2004 10:19 pm

Chode wrote:Does RC handle other emulators or just MAME?
If there is a datafile for it RomCenter can handle it.
I have around 30 at my site.
Datafiles

Logiqx has most of the Arcade related datafiles at his site.

You will need plugins for the SNES and N64 datafiles. Those can be found at the Romcenter download page.
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Post by Chode » Mon Jun 28, 2004 10:20 pm

Dweezledap wrote:Just thought of something:
Do you want the (JUE) (UE) (PD) ect roms as well, or only (U)
Just looking for the (U) only ones.

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Post by Dweezledap » Mon Jun 28, 2004 11:17 pm

Chode wrote:The emulators I am interested in setting up with US sets are NES, SNES, GBA, N64, and MAME.
Mame will be a problem since the origin of some of the roms are not clearly stated.
I could create a datafile without clones (Except where the US version is a clone), but eliminating nonUS roms would just be a best guess.
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Post by Dweezledap » Tue Jun 29, 2004 12:30 am

These datafiles are US Only (without Baddumps, Overdumps, or Translations)

If you would also like the Hacks, and/or Trainers removed (or the o, b, and/or T put back in) let me know.

GBA
N64
NES
SNES

Note: make sure you back up your roms before using these!
Just in case you change yor mind or this is not exatly what you want.
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Post by Guest » Tue Jun 29, 2004 3:54 pm

Dweezledap wrote: I could create a datafile without clones (Except where the US version is a clone), but eliminating nonUS roms would just be a best guess.
That would be great if you have the time to do it, Dweez. And thanks a ton for putting these other datafiles together :)

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Post by Dweezledap » Wed Jun 30, 2004 12:48 am

This datafile should be close to what you want but by no means perfect. I know I missed a few Japanese games and probably removed some roms I should'nt have.

Notes for this datafile:
Make sure and select Un-Merged (All ROMs in both sets) under preferences.
As always back up your existing ROMs set.

Custom MAME 0.83 Datafile
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Post by RomCenter » Thu Jul 01, 2004 7:57 am

You can use the romcenter filter and the datafile creator to build any custom datafiles with no additional tools:

Put a filter in the toolbar filter box: for example : us. This will display all items which contains the 'us' string. You can use more advanced filter (regulars expressions). See rc doc for that.

Then, you can save the displayed item list as a new datafile from the files menu:
Select all items and go to 'File/create datafile from.../selected items'.
This will create a new datafile with only the selected items in it. You can also use that function to create a datafile of your missing games for example...
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Post by Dweezledap » Thu Jul 01, 2004 5:11 pm

I could'nt get the toolbar filter box to work, but turns out it was my mouse. If the scroll wheel is touched after entering the search, the results would reset. :roll:

Is there a way to exclude a filter.
Say I wanted to remove all baddumps.
I enter [b* to list only the baddumps.
What syntax would I use to remove them?
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Thanks a ton!

Post by Chode » Sat Jul 03, 2004 4:01 am

Thank you very much for the help, guys! I appreciate it :)

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Re: Separating ROMs by Region?

Post by benjdum59 » Wed May 17, 2017 9:46 am

Hi,

I devevelopped a tool for filtering roms. You can find it at https://github.com/benjdum59/filterRoms

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