fast question.....

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by AsianMemories, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. AsianMemories
    OP

    AsianMemories Member

    Newcomer
    16
    0
    Jun 12, 2008
    United States
    what's the difference between (E) and (U)? is e for english or european? and what's u for? U.S? U.K.?
    no flaming please, i just want a quick answer
     
  2. Bri

    Bri GBAtemp Psycho!

    Member
    3,413
    2
    Dec 25, 2007
    United States
    E is for Europe and U is for U.S. Usually, the U.S. one has only English, but the European ones have several European languages (including English). Also, the English in the European versions is pretentious and has extra letters in certain words. And calls soccer "football."

    -Bri
     
  3. AsianMemories
    OP

    AsianMemories Member

    Newcomer
    16
    0
    Jun 12, 2008
    United States
    oh ok. thanks. and also, jpn is (j), us is (u), europe is (e), so what's australia?
     
  4. Bri

    Bri GBAtemp Psycho!

    Member
    3,413
    2
    Dec 25, 2007
    United States
    Korea/Korean, Netherlands/Dutch, and Russia/Russian all have region codes (I assume K, N, and R). There are also some games published only in Spanish, French, German, or Italian.

    English is the official language of Australia, so they can choose between (U) and (E) depending on how pretentious they are and whether they like extra letters in their words.

    Australians usually call soccer "soccer," although they use the word "football" to refer to Australian rules football (rugby league).

    -Bri
     
  5. AsianMemories
    OP

    AsianMemories Member

    Newcomer
    16
    0
    Jun 12, 2008
    United States
    wait so why is it on almost every single site theres only (J), (u), and (e)? ive never seen any other letters
     
  6. gizmo_gal

    gizmo_gal QWEEN of the RadioActive Force!!!

    Member
    1,171
    0
    Apr 10, 2008
    United States
    1st dimension, Earth
    My understanding of it is that the majority of games are made for one of those three regions. It could be that the site you are visiting only hosts games for those three regions, but I doubt that. I say pay closer attention and look harder.


    Or else, try searching specifically for the rom files with the language you want it in.
     
  7. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

    Supervisor
    11,020
    7,329
    Oct 23, 2007
    Italy
    PowerLevel: 9001
    Well, search for Pok√©mon Diamond and Pearl, you'll also see (I), (E), (G), (F) and more [​IMG]
     
  8. AsianMemories
    OP

    AsianMemories Member

    Newcomer
    16
    0
    Jun 12, 2008
    United States
    oh ok. taht answers everything. so basically, i live in the U.S. so i should generally get (E) right?
     
  9. Minox

    Minox Spytech Employee

    Supervisor
    5,991
    2,502
    Aug 27, 2007
    Nope (U), Europeans get the (E). Although when it comes to DS-games it doesn't matter.
     
  10. Bri

    Bri GBAtemp Psycho!

    Member
    3,413
    2
    Dec 25, 2007
    United States
    Search for "Verbeter Je Woordenschat" (Dutch version of "My Word Coach") or Pirates of the Caribbean At World's End (1367) -- the Russian version -- and you should see something other than (J), (U), or (E). I think 1367 may be the only Russian language game.

    -Bri
     
  11. AsianMemories
    OP

    AsianMemories Member

    Newcomer
    16
    0
    Jun 12, 2008
    United States
    my bad. alright. and one last thing i promise. are the rom numbers ordered by release dates? as in, if i knew the US version was relassed before a european version, then the rom number for the US version would be lower right?
     
  12. Bri

    Bri GBAtemp Psycho!

    Member
    3,413
    2
    Dec 25, 2007
    United States
    I believe so, yes.

    -Bri
     
  13. Bri

    Bri GBAtemp Psycho!

    Member
    3,413
    2
    Dec 25, 2007
    United States
    Not unless you're pretentious, add extra letters to words, and call soccer "football."

    You don't, do you???

    -Bri
     
  14. AsianMemories
    OP

    AsianMemories Member

    Newcomer
    16
    0
    Jun 12, 2008
    United States
    ^i accidently read that E was for U.S. my mistake. too sleepy. sometimes, summer vacation can be more exhausting than school lol

    and on my vba i had a lot of (E) games and they seemed fine. but now i know to get (u). thansk again
     
  15. zidane_genome

    zidane_genome My sword has a +2 bleeding... wanna test it out?

    Member
    2,320
    0
    May 21, 2006
    United States
    If you live in the US, you want (U)... unless it's not released in the US

    If you live in a European country, you want (E), most of the time it'll allow you to choose between English, Spanish, French, and some other languages.

    And (J) is Japanese with only and handful of games that have english.
     
  16. thedicemaster

    thedicemaster GBAtemp Addict

    Member
    2,428
    15
    Apr 26, 2008
    Netherlands
    the releasenumber is the order in which roms are dumped by acknowledged rom dumpers.

    it usually doesn't really matter whether you get (E) or (U) no matter where you live.
    i usually take (U) even though i'm european.
    that's because i'm only really interested in english language games(or occasionally japanese) and (U) games are often smaller files.
     
  17. Dylan

    Dylan 100 MILES AND RUNNIN'

    Member
    1,639
    4
    Mar 7, 2008
    Sydney, Australia
    I usually get (u) because Australia mirrors america more than europe these days.
     
  18. dice

    dice pansy-ass ex-staff member

    Former Staff
    9,554
    114
    Oct 26, 2002
    England
    not exactly, it's in order of when the game has been "dumped" (the rom being made publically available over the internet). So in some cases the release date (as in when the game's officially available from shops) for game A may be a week before Game B, but Game B has a lower rom number because someone was able to get a copy and dump the game before game A - despite Game A being out in shops for longer. [​IMG]
     
  19. TanookiSuit

    TanookiSuit Game Reviewer/Writer -- formerly Vampire Hunter D

    Member
    2,554
    23
    Nov 11, 2004
    United States
    Louisville, KY
    I used to do rom stuff a decade ago for NES (releases) and I remember most of them valid from then.
    J=Japan
    U=USA(North America)
    E=European(general)
    K=Korean
    C=Chinese

    Euro games sometimes get specific country releases or whatever happens and I've seen stuff like below but some are damn rare used just a handful of times while other have a small but notable pile:
    A=Australia
    G=German
    I=Italian
    S=Spanish (Spain/Mexico)
    F=French
    P=Portuguese(Portugal/Brazil)