1. CommanderCool

    OP CommanderCool Member
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2020
    Messages:
    15
    Country:
    United States
    I've been noticing that the MD5 tags for a series of virtual console titles (Aria of Sorrow, Metroid: Fusion, Metroid: Zero Mission, FFTA) are different from the versions which were originally released on the GBA. What differences exist in the virtual console versions that are different from the original cartridge versions?
     
  2. godreborn

    godreborn GBAtemp Legend
    Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2009
    Messages:
    10,046
    Country:
    United States
    afaik, there are three save files for vc games: one is for save state, one is regular save, and one is when you exit out of the game to the home menu it makes a temp sleep mode type save. I think the vc game is tweaked to allow those, possibly. I've never really looked into it.
     
  3. CommanderCool

    OP CommanderCool Member
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2020
    Messages:
    15
    Country:
    United States
    I'd like to say that this is true, but I did a check of The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap, and it shares an ID with its GBA counterpart. I would assume that there's something else in there which is worth checking out, anyways. It's made me rather curious, admittedly!

    Though, admittedly, I'm not the most tech-savvy individual. I wonder where I could begin learning how to explore the innards of these games...
     
  4. godreborn

    godreborn GBAtemp Legend
    Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2009
    Messages:
    10,046
    Country:
    United States
    the games come in rom.zip, so they're zipped by default. I've never really looked at what's inside.
     
  5. godreborn

    godreborn GBAtemp Legend
    Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2009
    Messages:
    10,046
    Country:
    United States
    I looked in the rom.zip. here's what it looks like inside (one file for dawn of sorrow):

    upload_2020-8-1_18-13-32.png
     
  6. VinsCool

    VinsCool Persona Secretiva Felineus
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2014
    Messages:
    13,915
    Country:
    Canada
    Some games have specific patches to make them work properly, or disable features like sleep mode.

    A good example is Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3.
    All the e-Reader levels are hardcoded into the ROM, which is pretty nice.

    Games like Mega Man Battle Network also have some changes in the ROM itself, like missing or new equipment pieces put in place, or some minor stuff to make the ROM run properly.
     
Draft saved Draft deleted
Loading...

Hide similar threads Similar threads with keywords - Virtual, Console, Titles