Strange ROM symbols.

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  1. archagon
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    archagon GBAtemp Regular

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    What does it mean when a ROM has (M) or (M#) after its country code?
     
  2. dOoBiX

    dOoBiX Banned

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    Its the number of languages that the game has... M7 = 7 languages. I think M stands for Mode.

    EDIT: nevermind... i might be wrong [​IMG] that's what I always though it was... [​IMG]
     
  3. Destructobot

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    GoodCodes:
    Code:
     Â Â Â Â Â Â Â ..................
    ...............: STANDARD CODES ::...............
    : Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â :\
    :  [a] Alternate    Â[p] Pirate       :\
    :  [b] Bad Dump     [t] Trained      Â:\
    :  [f] Fixed      Â[T-] OldTranslation  Â:\
    : Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â[T+] NewerTranslation Â:\
    :  [h] Hack       (-) Unknown Year    :\
    :  [o] Overdump     [!] Verified Good Dump :\
    : Â(M#) Multilanguage (# of Languages) Â Â Â Â Â:\
    : (###) Checksum    (??k) ROM Size      :\
    : ÂZZZ_ Unclassified  (Unl) Unlicensed     :\
    :...............................................:\
    \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\
    
    Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â.................
    ................: SPECIAL CODES ::...............
    : Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â :\
    : .-----Gameboy-----. Â.----Super Nintendo----. :\
    : [ Â[C] Color   Â] Â[ (BS) BS ROMs     ] :\
    : [ Â[S] Super   Â] Â[ (ST) Sufami Turbo  Â] :\
    : [ [BF] Bung Fix  ] Â[ (NP) Nintendo Power Â] :\
    : `-----------------' Â`----------------------' :\
    : Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â.--------Atari---------. :\
    : .-----Genesis-----. Â[ (PAL) Euro Version  ] :\
    : [ (1) Japan    ] Â`----------------------' :\
    : [ (4) USA Â Â Â Â ] Â.---------GBA----------. :\
    : [ (5) NTSC Only  ] Â[ [hI??] Intro hacks  ] :\
    : [ (8) PAL Only  Â] Â`----------------------' :\
    : [ (B) non USA Â Â ] Â.--------Coleco--------. :\
    : [ [c] Checksum  Â] Â[ (Adam) ADAM Version Â] :\
    : [ [x] Bad Checksum] Â`----------------------' :\
    : [ [R-] Countries Â] Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â :\
    : `-----------------' Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â :\
    : Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â.--------NES/FC--------. :\
    : .--NeoGeo Pocket--. Â[ (PC10) PlayChoice 10 ] :\
    : [ [M] Mono Only  ] Â[  (VS) Versus    Â] :\
    : `-----------------' Â[ [hFFE] FFE Copier fmt] :\
    : Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â`----------------------' :\
    :...............................................:\
    \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\
    
    Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â.................
    ................: COUNTRY CODES ::...............
    : Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â :\
    :  (1) Japan & Korea   Â(4) USA & BrazilNTSC :\
    :  (A) Australia     Â(J) Japan      Â:\
    :  (B) non USA (Genesis) Â(K) Korea      Â:\
    :  (C) China       (NL) Netherlands   Â:\
    :  (E) Europe      Â(PD) Public Domain  Â:\
    :  (F) France       (S) Spain      Â:\
    : Â (F) World (Genesis) Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â :\
    : Â(FC) French Canadian  (SW) Sweden      :\
    : Â(FN) Finland      Â(U) USA       Â:\
    :  (G) Germany      (UK) England     Â:\
    : Â(GR) Greece      (Unk) Unknown Country Â:\
    : Â(HK) Hong Kong     Â(I) Italy Â:\
    : Â(H) ÂHolland     Â(Unl) Unlicensed    :\
    :...............................................:\
    \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\
    
    Â Â Â Â Â Â .......................
    .............: STANDARD CODE NOTES ::............
    : Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â :\
    : [a] This is simply an alternate version of a Â:\
    : Â Â ROM. Many games have been re-released to Â:\
    : Â Â fix bugs or even to eliminate Game Genie Â:\
    : Â Â codes (Yes, Nintendo hates that device). Â:\
    : Â Â Â Â Â Â ------------------- Â Â Â Â Â Â Â :\
    : [b] A bad dump often occurs with an older   :\
    : Â Â game or a faulty dumper (bad connection). :\
    :   Another common source of [b] ROMs is a  Â:\
    : Â Â corrupted upload to a release FTP. Â Â Â Â:\
    : Â Â Â Â Â Â ------------------- Â Â Â Â Â Â Â :\
    : [f] A fixed game has been altered in some way :\
    :   so that it will run better on a copier  Â:\
    : Â Â or emulator. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â:\
    : Â Â Â Â Â Â ------------------- Â Â Â Â Â Â Â :\
    : [h] Something in this ROM is not quite as it Â:\
    : Â Â should be. Often a hacked ROM simply has Â:\
    :   a changed header or has been enabled to  :\
    : Â Â run in different regions. Other times it Â:\
    :   could be a release group intro, or just  :\
    : Â Â some kind of cheating or funny hack. Â Â Â:\
    : Â Â Â Â Â Â ------------------- Â Â Â Â Â Â Â :\
    : [o] An overdumped ROM image has more data   :\
    :   than is actually in the cart. The extra  :\
    : Â Â information means nothing and is removed Â:\
    : Â Â from the true image. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â:\
    : Â Â Â Â Â Â ------------------- Â Â Â Â Â Â Â :\
    : [t] A trainer is special code which executes Â:\
    :   before the game is begun. It allows you  :\
    : Â Â to access cheats from a menu. Â Â Â Â Â Â :\
    : Â Â Â Â Â Â ------------------- Â Â Â Â Â Â Â :\
    : [!] Verified good dump. Thank God for these! Â:\
    :...............................................:\
    \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\
    
    Â Â Â Â Â Â ......................
    .............: SPECIAL CODE NOTES ::.............
    : Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â :\
    : **** SNES **** Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â:\
    : (BS) These Japanese ROMs were distributed   :\
    :   Âthrough a satellite system in Japan   Â:\
    : Â Â Âknown as the Broadcast Satellaview. Â Â Â:\
    : Â Â ÂThey were transmitted along with a TV Â Â:\
    : Â Â Âshow which was connected to the game in Â:\
    : Â Â Âsome way. These games were only playable :\
    : Â Â Âduring the show, and thus stop after an Â:\
    :   Âhour, and many were timed so that only  :\
    : Â Â Âcertain time periods were playable. Â Â Â:\
    : Â Â Â Â Â Â ------------------- Â Â Â Â Â Â Â :\
    : (ST) The Sufami Turbo device allowed two   Â:\
    :   ÂGameBoy sized carts to be plugged into  :\
    :   Âthe SNES. Certain carts combined into  Â:\
    : Â Â Ânew games much like the Sonic & Knuckles :\
    : Â Â Âlock-on technology by Sega. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â:\
    : Â Â Â Â Â Â ------------------- Â Â Â Â Â Â Â :\
    : (NP) Nintendo Power has been known to release :\
    : Â Â Âgames only available to its subscribers. :\
    : Â Â ÂMost of these ROMs are Japanese, as this :\
    : Â Â Âpractice occured mainly in Japan. Â Â Â Â:\
    : Â Â Â Â Â Â ------------------- Â Â Â Â Â Â Â :\
    : Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â :\
    : **** Genesis **** Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â :\
    : Â(1) Carts with this code will run on both  Â:\
    : Â Â ÂJapanese and Korean machines. Â Â Â Â Â Â:\
    : Â Â Â Â Â Â ------------------- Â Â Â Â Â Â Â :\
    : Â(4) While this code is technically the same Â:\
    :   Âas a (U) code, it is a newer header   Â:\
    : Â Â Âformat and represents that the cart will :\
    : Â Â Ârun on USA and Brazil NTSC machines. Â Â :\
    : Â Â Â Â Â Â ------------------- Â Â Â Â Â Â Â :\
    : Â(B) This country code indicates that the   :\
    : Â Â Âcart will run on any non US machine. Â Â :\
    : Â Â Â Â Â Â ------------------- Â Â Â Â Â Â Â :\
    : Â[c] This code represents a cart with known  :\
    : Â Â Âfaulty checksum routines. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â:\
    : Â Â Â Â Â Â ------------------- Â Â Â Â Â Â Â :\
    : Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â :\
    : **** GameBoy **** Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â :\
    : [BF] Bung released a programmable cartridge  :\
    : Â Â Âcompatable with the GameBoy which could Â:\
    : Â Â Âhold any data you wished to play. Â Â Â Â:\
    :   ÂHowever, many games do not function on  :\
    : Â Â ÂBung v1.0 carts and have to be 'fixed.' Â:\
    : Â Â Â Â Â Â ------------------- Â Â Â Â Â Â Â :\
    : Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â :\
    : **** Nintendo **** Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â:\
    : PC10 The PlayChoice 10 was an arcade unit   :\
    :   Âwhich played exact copies of NES games  :\
    : Â Â Âin an arcade cabinet. The machines had a :\
    :   Âchoice of 10 games to choose from and  Â:\
    : Â Â Âran for about 3 minutes on 25 cents. Â Â :\
    : Â Â Â Â Â Â ------------------- Â Â Â Â Â Â Â :\
    : Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â :\
    : Â VS The Versus system ran on similar hard- Â :\
    :   Âware to the PC10 machines, but simply  Â:\
    : Â Â Âallowed you to play against each other. Â:\
    :...............................................:\
    \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\
    
    Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â ...........
    ...................: Credits ::..................
    : Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â :\
    : Document written by Psych0phobiA / q^-o|o-^p Â:\
    : Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â :\
    : All codes developed by Cowering for the    :\
    : Goodxxxx series ROM file renaming utilities. Â:\
    : Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â :\
    : Visit #rareroms on NewNet in IRC! Â Â Â Â Â Â :\ 
    :...............................................:\
    \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\
     
  4. bullet007

    bullet007 GBAtemp Regular

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    yea, you are correct. If it has M4 it means it has 4 languages.

    However, there was a dumping group named Mode7, but i dont think they abreviated it as M7.
     
  5. dOoBiX

    dOoBiX Banned

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    ooo yay! I got confused after i searched Mode7 on wikipedia. lol
     
  6. archagon
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    archagon GBAtemp Regular

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    !!!

    Thanks a bunch, Destructobot! I've been looking for something like that for YEARS! (Well, okay, months.)
     
  7. Nestea80

    Nestea80 GBAtemp Fan

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    lol, i'm glad someone asked, cuz I was wondering the same thing myself.

    I use a file renamer to remove the M5 stuff and the team who released it ... just to make things look neat. And I use (U) and (E) instead of (US) and (EU).
     
  8. Xeronage

    Xeronage GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    ................: COUNTRY CODES ::...............
    : :\
    : (1) Japan & Korea (4) USA & BrazilNTSC :\
    : (A) Australia (J) Japan :\
    : (B) non USA (Genesis) (K) Korea :\
    : © China (NL) Netherlands :\
    : (E) Europe (PD) Public Domain :\
    : (F) France (S) Spain :\
    : (F) World (Genesis) :\
    : (FC) French Canadian (SW) Sweden :\
    : (FN) Finland (U) USA :\
    : (G) Germany (UK) England :\
    : (GR) Greece (Unk) Unknown Country :\
    : (HK) Hong Kong (I) Italy :\
    : (H) Holland (Unl) Unlicensed :\
    :...............................................:\
    \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\

    excuse me?
     
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