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How to get and install ROMS to handhelds

Discussion in 'Retro Gaming General Discussion' started by RESROMS, May 23, 2019.

  1. RESROMS

    RESROMS New Member

    You can purchase these handhelds from:

    Bittboy - https://droidbox.co.uk/bittboy-v2-retro-gaming-emulator-portable-handheld.html
    LDK - https://droidbox.co.uk/droix-ldk-co...760-transparent-yellow-latest-hw-version.html
    RS-97 PRO - https://droidbox.co.uk/droidbox-rs-97-pro-transparent-retro-gaming-mini-handheld-emulators.html



    Where to download ROMS


    You can find them at many places including:

    http://romhustler.net/roms
    https://vimm.net/?p=vault
    https://theromdepot.com/

    If you are looking for legal ROMS you can find a great collection at https://pdroms.de/



    Managing ROMS


    Archived ROM files

    Many emulators can handle archived files such as .zip, .7z and .rar while some do not support it. It is recommended to extract all ROMS except the Arcade and Neo Geo ROMS. When extracted they are usually faster to load than when archived and it ensures compatibility with all emulators.

    You can use the free archive program 7zip at https://www.7-zip.org/ to extract all your ROMS


    Organising your ROMS

    It is recommend keeping an organised folder structure if you are planning to add many games for systems. By making folders for each system it allows for easier finding of games and also faster loading times. Make a folder for each of the systems you plan to add games for.

    If you have a large number of games for a system, you can organise it further into sub-folders such as A-F, G-L, M-S, T-Z. This makes it faster to load the list of games, and also saves time for you scrolling to get to a game beginning with R for example.

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    Where to find the ROMS folder on the Micro SD Card

    Bittboy

    The Bittboy has its operating system and ROMS on the same Micro SD Card. If you insert the Micro SD Card into your PC you will see four new drives. Select the last drive and you will see a bunch of folders and files. Go into the roms folder and you can copy the games there.

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    RS-97 and LDK

    You have two options with these devices. You can copy ROMS to the internal Micro SD Card or another to use in the external slot. Personally I would recommend using an external card as it saves having to open the devices to remove the internal one.

    External Micro SD Card

    Simply format the Micro SD Card to FAT32 and you are ready to copy over your files. Right Click on the Micro SD Card in Explorer and choose Format from the menu. The File System must be FAT32 only otherwise the device will not recognise it.
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    All other options can be left as default. Click on Start to format the Micro SD Card and once completed, it is now ready to use.

    Internal Micro SD Card

    If you have installed RETRO FW, select the last drive in Explorer and you will see a bunch of folders and files. Go into the roms folder and you can copy the games there.

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    Copying files to the Micro SD Card

    If you followed the folder and sub folder structure, all you need to do is highlight all of the folders on your PC

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    Right Click and select Copy from the menu.
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    Go to the roms folder on your Micro SD Card, Right Click on the folder and choose Paste from the menu.
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    The folders containing all the files you had highlighted will now be copied to the Micro SD Card. This may take some time depending on the number and size of the files as well as the speed of your Micro SD Card.

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    Once it has completed copying, Eject the Micro SD Card and you can then remove it from your PC, then put it back into your device.
     
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