Rom Naming Conventions

Discussion in 'GBA - Game Development, ROM Hacks and Translations' started by mjclark, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. mjclark
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    Can someone explain what the various characters at the end of GBA rom dump names mean? Of course there's the language designation (J,U,E etc.) but what about M5,(!),hI and so on?
     
  2. slvrdrgn123

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    Possibly the release groups?
     
  3. CYatta

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    Nah, the rls groups put them out in a grp-name format (grp = group, name = shorthand for the rom). The region distinctions come afterwards, from offline dats and such (or people just renaming it themselves). M# = how many languages.

    And from what I remember, back in the day when I used the cowering good sets, (!) = a proper rom, or something like that. hI = hacked intro I think.

    If it is from a cowering good set, you could check this here. http://www.mameworld.net/easyemu/gtguide.htm#section5 Even if you're not sure, those are probably what the code's mean.
     
  4. ilovengage

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    M5 means it's multi-language (English, German, French, Spanish and Italian)
     
  5. mjclark
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    Thanks!That make sense.One more question though.How easy is it to dump a rom?Does it require skill or just hardware?
     
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