After you run the Launcher for the first
time, you'll need to add (or assign) files to be able to play the games in
My Nes. Whether you choose to generate NesCartDB entries or not, you should use
one of the following buttons:
button: means assign or add files using the FOLDER SCAN. Folder scan means
My Nes will search specified folders for files then assign them or
add them to the database.
button: means assign or add files by opening and choosing them one by one.
- Click the
ASSIGN button on the toolbar.
- In the assign window that should be appeared, use
the Add button to add
folders to the folders to scan list. These folders
should be include the rom files (supported file types are '.nes', '.7z', '.zip'
and 'rar'). Use Remove button to remove folder(s) from the list.
sub-folders in search: enabling this will force the
Launcher to search all folders inside the folders in the list for file.
Otherwise, only files in the folders in the list will be taken.
files not found in database as new entries:
this is the most important option.
When the Launcher search for files, it first look for entry match the
SHA1 of that file inside the database. If it match, this entry get
updated (ASSIGNED) otherwise, that file considered as new entry if this
option (Add files not found in database as new entries) is enabled.
Otherwise this file get ignored.
That's the difference between ASSIGN and ADD.
The entry considered as a match only if the SHA1 is matched and that entry is
generated using the NesCartDB.
entries already assigned: This option is important for
As above, when the Launcher search for files, it first look for an
entry match the SHA1 of that file inside the database. If it match,
this entry get updated (ASSIGNED). This work only when the
SHA1 is matched and that entry is generated using the NesCartDB .
But in case there is no entry match those conditions (or no entry
generated using NesCartDB) the Launcher will use the file path to locate
the match. If an entry has the same path (or the same file) this entry get
updated (Size only) only if this option (Update entries already
assigned) is enabled. Otherwise this file get ignored.
This option should be disabled when: your roms collection include
same file (files with the same SHA1) compressed with different names. For
example, you have Super Mario Bros game file compressed in 2 archive
files: SMP.zip and SMP1.zip.
- Click the
ADD button on the toolbar.
- Choose the
files you like to assign or add then click open.
This work as same as ASSIGN
(see ASSIGN section above) with these settings:
sub-folders in search: is DISABLED.
files not found in database as new entries: is
entries already assigned: is DISABLED.
Now the collection is ready.
Double click on and entry to play that game, or click on the PLAY button on the
left toolbar to play that game as well. Also you can use the Enter (Return)
button on your keyboard.
- The ASSIGN
or ADD process may take long time, it may take hours if the files you use
are compressed. When starting the ASSIGN/ADD process, keep that in mind.
- Make sure
your roms collection never include this case: your roms collection
include same file (files with the same SHA1) compressed with different
names. For example, you have Super Mario Bros game file compressed in 2
archive files: SMP.zip and SMP1.zip. This case may cause mistakes in
finishing the ASSIGN/ADD process, the entries in the table will be marked:
: this entry has no file assigned or the file is missing. (This
entry cannot be played)
: this entry has file assigned
and that file is exist. (This entry can be played)