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Old 08-11-2008, 11:25 AM   #11
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That's easy: copier units are the machines which are used to read the original cartridges and create images/dumps/copies. They work slightly different and have their own data format. When the rom is extracted it will have a format like mentioned before. Just think about burning a CD. You have ISO, NRG, CUE... and so on.
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That's easy: copier units are the machines which are used to read the original cartridges and create images/dumps/copies. They work slightly different and have their own data format. When the rom is extracted it will have a format like mentioned before. Just think about burning a CD. You have ISO, NRG, CUE... and so on.
Doesn't it have to do with the sort of header the copier slaps onto it too?
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Old 08-11-2008, 06:46 PM   #13
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Doesn't it have to do with the sort of header the copier slaps onto it too?
If only it were so simple ...

There is also all kinds of really bizarre interleaving shit that goes on.
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Old 08-12-2008, 01:59 AM   #14
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If only it were so simple ...

There is also all kinds of really bizarre interleaving shit that goes on.
Well I meant in addition. I have heard about that stuff and experienced the problems it can cause.
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Old 08-12-2008, 04:31 AM   #15
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I haven't seen any fig[rom]s in years. Have they all been eh redumped or are sites just renaming them?
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Old 08-12-2008, 05:51 AM   #16
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I think you are missing the point. All the formats contain the same binary data. They just split it up or prefix a header differently. Tools have been around to convert between all of them for the last 12 years.

The issue today is all the ROM sites name everything SMC regardless of what is inside, and emulators don't care about the extension. Emulators don't need to know -- it's more an issue when Joe Blow downloads a ROM that is named SMC but is interleaved (sometimes unnecessarily) then comes bitching because his shiny new IPS patch doesn't work on it.
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I didn't know there was a point. I thought you were just talking about rom formats without any specific goal or argument.

I've had ips patches not work, and not understood why, but I never whined at anyone about it. Given the information here, however, I could perfectly understand if someone did.
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Old 08-16-2008, 07:13 PM   #18
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I want Convert Game Gear (GG) to SMD

please Help !
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