What tool do you use for bulk ROM renaming?
edmaul69 last edited by
@socf no problem bud. I edited about 30,000 files with it. Worked great for me. Saved me years of work
screech last edited by
Renaming Rom is not a so good Idea...
If the aim is to have a "nice" view of your gamelist, the better way is to scrape them.
Keeping the original name help a lot to scrape ;)
so, think about it twice before bulk rename ;)
trixta last edited by
I use ReNamer
brettoblaster last edited by
@screech I second this! I learned the hard way that using a bulk renamer was the sole cause of some ROMs not working at all. Scrape all the way! The only issue I had with scraping was that any game that started with "The" was put at the start of the title. Those I had to change manually. Also, some of the cover art was wrong, but nothing a little time and effort couldn't fix.
robertybob last edited by
I second this! I renamed all my roms then scraped and using sselph's scraper had no issues whatsoever :D
edmaul69 last edited by edmaul69
jonathan987 last edited by jonathan987
I use, Batch Rename Files Tool as the name would suggest, simplifies the process of renaming a large number of files by making it possible to process them as a batch. Files can be simply dragged and dropped into the program and you can then use 'methods' to choose renaming criteria. For example, you may choose to replace the identification letters automatically added by your file with the name of the month in which the file were maden. You can easily found hier BatchRenameFiles.org .
phulshof last edited by
I generally just write a quick Bash script to do the job for me. Invest some time in shell scripting; it'll save you a ton of work. :)
jell last edited by
I didn't change the filenames, but I wrote a python script to change the name that's displayed in the gamelist.xml file. It removed all those brackets/parentheses/countries, and only kept data related to how many players (for those games that have multiple versions, like a 2 player and 4 player version).
RetroFreak89 last edited by
I know Its off topic but maybe any of you know??
Is there a tool for android since i dont have a pc So i can grab the usa only roms from a fullset ? Because theres doubles in there because of European,Japan etc.. not sure how to grab just those..
Used2BeRX last edited by Used2BeRX
I did them all by hand. I started doing all of this back in the early XBox emulation days and you had to conform to the 42 character limit (38 + the .ext). Now I've got the roms, boxart, carts, title/action screenshots, game synopsis, gamefaqs, manuals and game videos with matching file names for every game. You don't even want to know how many years that took to do. :)
It's pretty awesome that on both the XBox and the Pi today you can name the files whatever you want and then display the full name and also use characters like
:that you couldn't put in the file name. The gamelists look awesome and sometimes I get more joy out of just scrolling through everything and looking at it than actually playing a game.
PiBoy last edited by
I use Renamer for Windows. It can clean up file names and delete those numbers you mentioned. Very nice program.