ROM Versions? Patchs? What are they?

Discussion in 'NDS - ROM Hacking and Translations' started by topicaltapioca, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. topicaltapioca

    topicaltapioca Advanced Member

    Sep 2, 2010
    United States
    Wondering about ROM versions, how do they get there, do they replace a release number 0000 or get their own release number?

    That and ROM patches, what're those for when they aren't a translation?

    DSi games with enhanced security or somethin'? Or even DS games with that sorta thing?

  2. kosheh

    kosheh GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jan 3, 2009
    United States

    Patches for ROMs are just kind of like files whose purpose is to overwrite parts of another file...without like, actually sending the entire file over (because sometimes that's illegal) It's generally for translations here on GBAtemp, but also good for ROM fixes, and sometimes just for fun, like for example, "undubbing" - where the voice acting in a US game is replaced with the Japanese voice acting without changing any other parts of the game, but also uncensoring, where images taken out of a game for weird reasons are replaced (i.e. patching the pins in TWEWY made in the likeness of Japanese magazines back into the game, just because we're all nerds here)
  3. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvertâ„¢

    Feb 4, 2010
    United States
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
    New ROM versions are official. For example, bug fixes or anti-piracy updates or something.

    Patches are unofficial... usually fan-translations, or anti-piracy removal.