U or E ?

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  1. Fieryshadowz
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    So yea i have some roms and i dont understand if theres a difference between (U) and (E) roms... does it mean (United States) and (Europe) ?
     
  2. TLSpartan

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    yes it does mean that

    US(united states)
    EU(European Union)
    JAP(Japan)
     
  3. juggernaut911

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    FR = FRANCE
     
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    so on and so forth
     
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    For many/most games, there is little practical difference between "U" and "E" roms. Both tend to be ported over in English, and the "E" for Europe seems to mean the United Kingdom more often than not.

    Then again, there are sometimes pretty big differences between the varying versions ... the general rule of thumb that I use is if I know little/nothing about the versions, to default with "U" if it's available. I'm American, so that makes sense.

    It's not always necessarily the best thing to get the ROM file for the version that was meant for your region, however ... sometimes certain versions can be glitchy (Harvest Moon DS), have portions of storyline/script (even gameplay!) omitted (Final Fantasy IV), and so forth.

    Really, if you're worried about it, the best thing you can do is a bit of case-by-case research. Failing that, default to your region. Try to get a copy with a "!" code after the region ... this means that it's a verified good dump.
     
  6. OSW

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    US is purely english

    EU usually has multiple language options including English or just english

    so it doesn't matter what you get.
     
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    (U) is USA and usually contains only english language; although sometimes it also has french or spanish

    (E) is Europe and usually contains multiple languages, including english

    Most of the time, the games are exactly the same with the addition of translations. If you are only interested in english, grab the (U): it is often out first, and can be trimmed to a smaller size than the (E) version.
     
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    I prefer U because it's English 100% of the time, E sometimes doesn't have english as an option.
     
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    (E) almost always have English as an option, (G)German, (S)Spanish, (I)Italian, (F) French, (K) Korean.
     
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    E's Trace Memory is more loyal to a direct japanese translation. U's has more localization (the name of the game for example)
    sometimes E gets bonus things in games to make up for the poor english guys that have to wait so long for it to get translated to the other languages
    so far for DS, i can't say much.
     
  11. mastermaw

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    I'm inclined towards (E) because in my silly mind they were released later and consequently less "buggy". Unless space is tight and the (U) is smaller...

    It's quite odd actually how i believe (E) to be substantial and complete and (U) to be ragged and rushed. What a thicko eh?

    maw.
     
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    E FTW

    U is american-pseudo-english
     
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    U-FTW, E looks bootleg.
     
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    I used to go for the (E) versions, being from the UK. But the English in the (E) versions tends to be the same as the English in the (U) versions (i.e. American spellings are still in the E versions, such as humor/humour - US/UK respectively). That's probably not on all games, but most from what I've noticed.

    The (U) versions tend to have a smaller file size, a few (U) versions are 32MB while the (E) versions are 64MB (both before trimming). I presume this is because of the extra languages, as opposed to any bug fixes.

    I guess it depends on the release dates and the publisher. The language (UK/US differences) tends to be better by some publishers than others.

    Doesn't make a big difference really. [​IMG]
     
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    They're usually the same. Sometimes they will change the names even in non-story oriented games. For example in Meteos the names of most of the planets are different.
     
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    I heard if you play E versions your teeth turn yellow.

    Thats what I hear.
     
  17. Knab

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    i hear you cant say "bender" in the E games lol
     
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    Yeah it means gay.
     
  19. Taras

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    As I understand, so as not to mimic the American culture of violence, (E) games can't legally include guns but instead are limited to menacing facial expressions, slapfights and in some cases, beer farts as fighting mechanics.
     
  20. frenzalanimation

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    that made me laugh, then it made me laugh even harder when i saw you were american