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Welcome to C64 Intros Reorganizer!


1. WHAT IS C64 INTROS REORGANIZER?
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An intro is a little program that preceedes a cracked game. It displays some
information about the game, the group who cracked it and usually fellow
crackers are greeted. This information is often presented using colorful
scrolling text, accompanied with some fancy music.
A great collection of intros for the Commodore 64 can be downloaded from
http://intros.c64.org.
You can find a huge collection of intros there, that can be played in a
Commodore 64 emulator or on a real Commodore 64.

The intros package that can be downloaded from http://intros.c64.org has
a few drawbacks. The naming convention is consistent, but not always clear.
Another drawback is that intros from all cracking groups that start with
the same letter, are located in the same subfolder.
Because of this, browsing the intros is not very comfortable.

C64 Intros Reorganizer makes browsing the intros easier, by copying or
moving the intro files to a more suitable folder structure. The folder
containing the intros is scanned and all recognized intros are copied to a
target folder. This target folder can be a new, empty folder, or a folder
that contains already a number of reorganized intros, that you want to
update with some new intros.

In the target folder, the subfolders A to Z are created if needed.
Under these folders, for each cracking group a subfolder will be created.
So if you want to watch an intro from the cracking group Eagle Soft
Incorporated, you will find these intros in E\Eagle Soft Incorporated.


2. HOW TO USE C64 INTROS REORGANIZER.
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C64 Intros Reorganizer consists of 2 parts: a script file and a data file.
The script file (C64IntrosReorg.cmd) performs the actions: it moves or
copies the intro files to a new location, creates a log file etc.
The other part is the data file (C64IntrosList.txt). This file contains
all information about the intro filenames and the name of the cracking group.

To get started, follow these guidelines:
* Download the intros package from
http://intros.c64.org
* Extract this package to a folder on your harddisk
* Copy C64IntrosReorg.cmd and C64IntrosList.txt to the same folder
* Execute C64IntrosReorg.cmd
* Review the settings and optionally change some options
* Choose menu number 6 and confirm your choice with Y
* Wait until the reorganization completes
* Read the log file to see if there were any errors
* Browse the reorganized intros with a Commodore 64 or an emulator


3. COMMAND LINE PARAMETERS.
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All settings can be changed by the integrated menu. Another way to tell
C64 Intros Reorganizer how it should operate, is to specify one or more
command line parameters. A command line parameter always starts with a
forward slash (/). Some parameters have a trailing colon (:), followed by a
value for that argument. You can use these options:

/introsdir:"<folder name>"
   Specify the source folder that contains the intros you want to reorganize.
   If the path contains spaces, it should be enclosed in quotation marks.
   This can also be set with menu option 1.

/outputdir:"<folder name>"
   Specify the folder where intro files should be copied or moved to.
   If the path contains spaces, it should be enclosed in quotation marks.
   This can also be set with menu option 2.

/copy
   Intro files will be copied from the intros folder to the target
   folder, so the source folder will remain unchanged.
   This is the default setting.
   Backdraw is that it is hard to find out which files were not recognized,
   if any.
   This can also be set with menu option 3.

/move
   Intro files will be moved from the intros folder to the target folder. If
   all intro files are recognized, all .prg files will be deleted from the
   source folder.
   Only unrecognized intros will remain in the source folder after running
   the script.
   This can also be set with menu option 3.

/skip
   If an intro file already exists in the target folder, the intro will not
   be copied or moved from the intros folder. This is the default setting.
   This can also be set with menu option 4.

/overwrite
   If an intro file already exists in the target folder, the intro in the
   target folder will be overwritten with the version in the intros folder.
   This can also be set with menu option 4.