Gameboy Color Boot ROM Dumped After 10+ Years

Discussion in 'General Gaming Discussion' started by morphius, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. morphius
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    morphius The King of the Cosmos

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    After 10+ years someone had dumped the GBC bootrom.

    http://www.fpgb.org/?page_id=17

    There are some interesting pics attached, as well as a full writeup on how it was done.
     
  2. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    FINALLY! [​IMG]

    I can't wait to read about it [​IMG]
     
  3. Vidboy10

    Vidboy10 Tsardom

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    It's about damn time...
     
  4. Zalda

    Zalda GBAtemp Fan

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    so what does this mean? can we do anything with it?
     
  5. morphius
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    morphius The King of the Cosmos

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    hard to say. may be invaluable to the emulation community.
     
  6. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    We'll finally able to emulate GBC's internal palettes perfectly.
     
  7. triassic911

    triassic911 Burst Mode

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    How come this one took longer than the gba one?
     
  8. Langin

    Langin GBAtemp's kpop addict

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    hmm finaly that toke very long!
     
  9. Jamstruth

    Jamstruth Secondary Feline Anthropomorph

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    People probably gave up deciding they didn't care anymore.
     
  10. smithy1abc

    smithy1abc Newbie

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    Man, look at all those wires, no wonder it took so long. That is one committed person.
     
  11. mauripena

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    He is greek!
    weird!
     
  12. Advi

    Advi GBAtemp Maniac

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    So, now GameBoy emulation on DS can be made perfect?

    Daaaaaamn, this IS impressive.
     
  13. Technik

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    So what exactly is the bootrom?
     
  14. Advi

    Advi GBAtemp Maniac

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    It's kind of like the BIOS of a computer. It's what launches the hardware and software of the GameBoy and initializes the game.

    You know how it says "GameBoy" as soon as you turn it on? Compare it to if you turned on a computer and you saw the computer's manufacturer before the OS boots up.