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NeoGeo New game.bin.z File Creator ***BETA VERSiON*** v1.4.0

Tool for make/create/generate game.bin.z from NeoGeo romsets (MAME/NeoRAGEx)

  1. SaulFabre
    NeoGeo New game.bin.z File Creator
    ***BETA VERSiON***
    Made by saulfabreg (@SaulFabre)
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    This tool allows you to make / create / generate a correct game.bin.z file from your favorite NeoGeo game romset (MAME/NeoRAGEx) for be able to inject them into the first-generation of the new NeoGeo VC games for Wii which game file uses a strange type of ZLIB compression (NOT CRUSH / CR00 compression) in its game.bin.z (ex., KOF95, KOF97, Samurai Shodown III, Samurai Shodown IV, etc.)

    Well, the most interesting features are:

    • Posibility to make correct game.bin.z Neo Geo VC files for inject them in new Neo-Geo VC WADs of first generation of game.bin.z compression.
    • Auto-detection of size of each group of files (P, M, V, S, C) for make the header-generation easier ;)
    • Compatibility with Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10 and x64 bits Windows OS :D
    Special thanks to @sr_corsario (for the NG injection on new Wii VC WADs info and also for some code based in his old tool), syring (for the UnxUtils split.exe splitting tool), Dirk Paehl (for the SimplyZip ZLIB compression tool), @stev418 from @0RANGECHiCKEN (for the game.bin.z compression info), @G0dLiKe (for the interest in game.bin.z compression found on KOF97), kikex-box and the SpekSNK community (for the NeoGeo to NeoGeo CD Graphics Converter), @waninkoko (for the NeoGeo Byte Swapper), the uCON64 team (for the uCON64 tool), and @Zorg1996 (for the big Wii VC injection support to me) for the help and also for pushing me to make this tool. :)

    You can see a thread of my collection of tools here: https://gbatemp.net/threads/release-saulfabregs-wii-virtual-console-wiiware-injection-tools.573375/

    IMPORTANT!!!!!! YOU MUST DISABLE TEMPORALLY YOUR ANTI-VIRUS PROGRAM BEFORE RUNNING THIS TOOL!!! MANY ANTI-VIRUS DETECTED OUR TOOLS AS "FALSE-POSITIVE" VIRUS!!!

    Minimum system requirements:

    • Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® Vista/7/8/8.1/10 (Windows® XP not recommended due to some errors) [we recommend x64 versions, but it also works on x32 versions.]
    • NOTE: If using latest versions of Windows 10 (ex. Windows 10 version 2004 or Windows 10 version 20H2), maybe you must set all the system paths in order for get the programs working.
    • RAM memory: Minimum 512 MB or higher, recommended 1 GB or higher.
    • Processor: I'm not sure but the minimum processor you must-have for using the programs with no problems is Intel® Celeron™ / Intel® Core™ 2 Duo or greater. The program will work flawlessly if you use any greater proccessor, such as Intel® Core™ i3 / i5 / i7 (minimum 4th generation or greater).
    • Other software:
    • Microsoft® .NET Framework 3.5 (it's for making the program WadMii.exe be able to work) - Link to download: https://www.microsoft.com/es-es/download/details.aspx?id=21
    • Microsoft® Visual C++ Runtimes & Redistributables (for the proper functionality of some programs.) - Link to download: https://www.softpedia.com/get/Others/Signatures-Updates/Visual-C-Runtime-Installer.shtml
    CHANGELOG:

    v1.4.0 (2021/May/26)
    - Major bug fixes :D
    - Now adds a "beta" BIOS selection function for choose the BIOS you want from VC to AES (I WON'T USE UNI-BIOS DUE TO SAVE INCOMPATIBILITY!!!)
    - 1st Gen VC BIOS was dumped from Metal Slug 2 genuine (original) WAD
    - 2nd Gen VC BIOS was dumped from Samurai Shodown III genuine (original) WAD
    - 3rd Gen VC BIOS was dumped from King of Fighters '97 genuine (original) WAD
    - All other BIOS files come from NeoGeo debug and AES versions ;)

    v1.3.0 (2021/May/11)
    - Some minor fixes
    - Now deletes the "hidden" temporal files when you exit the program for save space on your storage drive :)

    - IMPORTANT!!! YOU MUST DISABLE TEMPORALLY YOUR ANTI-VIRUS PROGRAM BEFORE RUNNING THIS TOOL!!! MANY ANTI-VIRUS DETECTED OUR TOOLS AS "FALSE-POSITIVE" VIRUS!!!

    v1.2.0 (2021/May/06)
    - Fixed a bug that the rom picker and detector doesn't work properly
    - Improved file detector & counter for say you the number of each group of files from your romset

    v1.1.0 (2021/May/06)
    - Fixed some major bugs with size selection
    - Added a romset file detector
    v1.0.0 (2021/May/05)
    - FIRST PUBLIC BETA VERSION
    - Allows you to generate game.bin.z files from NeoGeo romsets :D
    - Major fixes to bugs with size selector

    Enjoy this tool! :yaywii:

    saulfabreg - @SaulFabre