Potential Pokemon Gold beta cartridge found online

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Hi,

There was recently a thread on 4chan with a potential old Pokemon Gold Beta cartridge from SPACEWORLD or another build for sale on a japanese website.
Here is the thread : https://boards.4channel.org/vp/thread/48108724

I have seen it, I checked the seller profile and apparently, all the profits are used as donations for schools for example, they even update their profile with their latest help.
Profile : https://www.mercari.com/jp/u/906539817/

No negative review, sell good item... It's a green light for me.
I was afraid somebody who don't know how thing work buy it and don't really dig deeper :whip:
So I bought it with a proxy service to send it to me.

I will update what it is when I receive it :D
I'm so excited!

(Sorry for bad english / I hope this is the right section, didn't find any other place to post)
 
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The seller posted a second cartridge : https://www.mercari.com/jp/items/m70684990912/
I don't have the money for this one.

I don't recommand buying it since it's probably the same build BTW

Edit: It's gone already :rofl2:
If the person who bought the second cartridge is here, please take contact with /pgg/ or The Hidden Palace, I'm on their discord and we wait to see if there will be more.

Edit2: New thread with all the info https://boards.4channel.org/vp/thread/48123476

Edit3: Picture from Sendico !
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i want to believe that this is an official thing, i really do. It just feels too...........convenient i mean the whole testing 200 games and finding two rare "demos" in it is just a little too good to be true. Do you think you could potentially be willing to open the cartridge and show us pictures of the main board. Date codes on chips and boards can be a big help in such a thing, along with a few other things.
 
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i want to believe that this is an official thing, i really do. It just feels too...........convenient i mean the whole testing 200 games and finding two rare "demos" in it is just a little too good to be true. Do you think you could potentially be willing to open the cartridge and show us pictures of the main board. Date codes on chips and boards can be a big help in such a thing, along with a few other things.

First step is dumping.
Second step is opening the cartridge.
Third is crying and finally laughting of myself. :tpi:

My fate is sealed.
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How are you going to dump it?
There are some (expected) morons in that 4chan thread that say you can do it with GBI on GC, but you can only use that to dump GBA - not GB and GBC unfortunately.
 

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How are you going to dump it?
There are some (expected) morons in that 4chan thread that say you can do it with GBI on GC, but you can only use that to dump GBA - not GB and GBC unfortunately.
retrofreak (with custom firmware) can dump it, GBxCart RW can too. Those solutions I have in hand and know that works.

There are other ways like joey junior, and I believe that retron 5 works (not sure)
 

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DHL say I will receive the cartdridge Wednesday.
Stay tuned ! A lot of shady thing happened on the seller account.

I want to say thank you for all the people who follow the situation on one discord or another, I am happy to share this with you all :)

If it's fake, I don't care, I got a good laugh and found some amazing community ! :toot:
 
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Like what?

It can be even a good sign. I mean, if you sell something internal to a company, you have to do it somewhat hidden.
Price modification, cartridge selled but sell cancelled, some pic are added, some pic are deleted.

There 3 cartridges now, two buggy we bought, (55555 yen and 33333 yen [was 55 555 yen before too]) and the "normal" one for sale (1 111 111 yen and, now, 90 000 yen).

It's very shady. The seller profile and other items aren't, we'll see.
 
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Price modification, cartridge selled but sell cancelled, some pic are added, some pic are deleted.

There 3 cartridges now, two buggy we bought, (55555 yen and 33333 yen [was 55 555 yen before too]) and the "normal" one for sale (1 111 111 yen and, now, 90 000 yen).

It's very shady. The seller profile and other items aren't, we'll see.
90 000 yen for a better version of the thing you got? If the thing you got is for real (and the price keeps), you will be getting that one too?
 

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90 000 yen for a better version of the thing you got? If the thing you got is for real (and the price keeps), you will be getting that one too?
I can if 70000 yen. I have to live too, it's my limit on money, If it's here Wednesday and proven to not be fake, might bought this one obviously.

Welp... Price got a drop again, can't stop myself.
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Just an update to say that the 3 card was bought by me and another person, we are in contact.

We will compare build of the three.
 
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These cartridges are feeling really suspicious. like i been looking at development cartridges for a while and this looks like a bone stock gameboy game that's had its label removed. it could be a demo, but then you have things like the debug menu which makes no sense if its a demo and what is clearly a trade screen which also makes no sense as the pokemon center in the demo that's available online is disabled for demo purposes.
So this is either A: A totally new build of the game that was compiled just before the development reset.
or B: its a modified copy of the debug demo flashed onto a commercial game cartridge.
 

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Dump this Thursday, here's a picture recap : http://imgur.com/gallery/1x0ASYG

The first cartridge only boot on my old GBC, the console don't have any sound anymore and is partially broken.
It's the only console I have at home been able to boot the game.

Here's a list of all my GBC and what can launch it or can't :
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The White one is modded.
 
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