What logic is happening for game zip file name

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What logic is happening for game zip file name

Post by SFX Group » Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:21 pm

Hi

How is RC4 deciding on the zip file game name?

I have a game i need to fill, so i create a zip file with a single text file in it called "800fatha.zip", this is a legitimate game i need to collect, so i would expect this zip file to show up RED, but no, it says the file should be renamed "mariner.zip", i already have this game, the one i dont have is "800fatha.zip", "what" is deciding my zip name should change? and if it does then i never find "800fatha.zip" game as it keeps renaming the file.

This is not how RC3 did it, i would create all the zip files i need (and have a whole excel system with BAT file creation to automate this) then RC would go and fill them.

I would have RomCenter export all the missing games, then create genuine zip files so i can then collect and fill them
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Re: What logic is happening for game zip file name

Post by Wanderer » Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:28 pm

SFX Group wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:21 pm
"what" is deciding my zip name should change?
Hi there. I can't say anything about the logic behind RC4 (since i'm not familiar with it), but i guess it may have decided that based on the contents of the zip. Maybe the file you put in it exists in "mariner", so it got confused...
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Re: What logic is happening for game zip file name

Post by SFX Group » Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:37 pm

Hi

There was nothing in the ZIP file, for some reason it decides the ZIP file is the wrong name (not based on the ZIP contents).

I did notice that mariner.zip is the name of the parent game, so this would be a huge clue, how do i stop RC4 renaming zip files to a parent game (that i already have in another folder).

its set to split / split / merged so there is no reason for this i can see
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Re: What logic is happening for game zip file name

Post by RomCenter » Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:32 pm

It should not be renaming the file if the name is a clone name.
I will check with an empty zip what's wrong.
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