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Old 06-22-2005, 05:05 PM   #1
Lobster Cowboy
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Default Arcade ROM Auditing

I'm using ClrMamePro on my arcade collection, and I was wondering. Is it better to split the ROM sets, or merge them?
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Old 06-22-2005, 06:14 PM   #2
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Default Depends.

> I'm using ClrMamePro on my arcade collection, and I was
> wondering. Is it better to split the ROM sets, or merge
> them?

A merged set basically puts the ROMs for the parent ROM set as well as all of its clone sets into one file named after the parent set. This results in less files overall, but the individual files will be bigger (but won't take up any more room than they would split). Split is the opposite - the parent set's ROM set is contained in the appropriate archive, and each clone set is in its own archive. This results in more files and smaller files.
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Old 06-22-2005, 06:33 PM   #3
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Default Re: Depends.

which do you do?
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Old 06-22-2005, 06:57 PM   #4
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Default Re: Depends.

> which do you do?

Typically, I use split sets, just because if I only want a parent set or if the parent set doesn't work and only one of the clone sets works, I can easily just get what I want and not have the additional baggage.
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