What's the deal with the different types of files in Genesis and S

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  1. saxamo
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    Hey everyone. Topic is pretty self explanatory. I'd like to know the difference between all those different types of rom files you get in an archive. Do they make a difference? Are some more compatible with the emulators on NDS than others? Some help or a glossary of the different types is greatly appreciated!!!
     
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    They stand for different stuff, like stands for bad dump [!] good dump [h1X] =different kind of hacks If i remember correctly.
    so.. just go for the [!] roms and you'll be fine.
     
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    They are the tags used by Cowering's GoodTools.

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    :ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ[T+] NewerTranslationÂÂ:\
    :ÂÂ

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    :ÂÂ [o] OverdumpÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ [!] Verified Good Dump :\
    :ÂÂ(M#) Multilanguage (# of Languages)ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ:\
    : (###) ChecksumÂÂÂÂÂÂ (??k) ROM SizeÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ :\
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    :ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ :\
    : .-----Gameboy-----.ÂÂ.----Super Nintendo----. :\
    : [ÂÂ[C] ColorÂÂÂÂÂÂ]ÂÂ[ (BS) BS ROMsÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ ] :\
    : [ÂÂ SuperÂÂÂÂÂÂ]ÂÂ[ (ST) Sufami TurboÂÂÂÂ] :\
    : [ [BF] Bung FixÂÂ ]ÂÂ[ (NP) Nintendo PowerÂÂ] :\
    : `-----------------'ÂÂ`----------------------' :\
    :ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ.--------Atari---------. :\
    : .-----Genesis-----.ÂÂ[ (PAL) Euro VersionÂÂ ] :\
    : [ (1) JapanÂÂÂÂÂÂ ]ÂÂ`----------------------' :\
    : [ (4) USAÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ ]ÂÂ.---------GBA----------. :\
    : [ (5) NTSC OnlyÂÂ ]ÂÂ[ [hI??] Intro hacksÂÂ ] :\
    : [ (8) PAL OnlyÂÂÂÂ]ÂÂ`----------------------' :\
    : [ (B) non USAÂÂÂÂ ]ÂÂ.--------Coleco--------. :\
    : [ [c] ChecksumÂÂÂÂ]ÂÂ[ (Adam) ADAM VersionÂÂ] :\
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    :ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ.--------NES/FC--------. :\
    : .--NeoGeo Pocket--.ÂÂ[ (PC10) PlayChoice 10 ] :\
    : [ [M] Mono OnlyÂÂ ]ÂÂ[ÂÂ (VS) VersusÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ] :\
    : `-----------------'ÂÂ[ [hFFE] FFE Copier fmt] :\
    :ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ`----------------------' :\
    :...............................................:\
    \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\

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    ................: COUNTRY CODES ::...............
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    :ÂÂ (1) Japan & KoreaÂÂÂÂÂÂ(4) USA & BrazilNTSC :\
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    :ÂÂ (B) non USA (Genesis)ÂÂ(K) KoreaÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ:\
    :ÂÂ (C) ChinaÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ (NL) NetherlandsÂÂÂÂÂÂ:\
    :ÂÂ (E) EuropeÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ(PD) Public DomainÂÂÂÂ:\
    :ÂÂ (F) FranceÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ (S) SpainÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ:\
    :ÂÂ (F) World (Genesis)ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ :\
    :ÂÂ(FC) French CanadianÂÂ (SW) SwedenÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ :\
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    :ÂÂ (G) GermanyÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ (UK) EnglandÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ:\
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    :ÂÂ(HK) Hong KongÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ(I) ItalyÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ:\
    :ÂÂ(H)ÂÂHollandÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ(Unl) UnlicensedÂÂÂÂÂÂ :\
    :...............................................:\
    \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\

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    .............: STANDARD CODE NOTES ::............
    :ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ :\
    : [a] This is simply an alternate version of aÂÂ:\
    :ÂÂÂÂ ROM. Many games have been re-released toÂÂ:\
    :ÂÂÂÂ fix bugs or even to eliminate Game GenieÂÂ:\
    :ÂÂÂÂ codes (Yes, Nintendo hates that device).ÂÂ:\
    :ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ -------------------ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ :\
    : A bad dump often occurs with an olderÂÂÂÂ :\
    :ÂÂÂÂ game or a faulty dumper (bad connection). :\
    :ÂÂÂÂ Another common source of ROMs is aÂÂÂÂ:\
    :ÂÂÂÂ corrupted upload to a release FTP.ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ:\
    :ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ -------------------ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ :\
    : [f] A fixed game has been altered in some way :\
    :ÂÂÂÂ so that it will run better on a copierÂÂÂÂ:\
    :ÂÂÂÂ or emulator.ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ:\
    :ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ -------------------ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ :\
    :
    Something in this ROM is not quite as itÂÂ:\
    :ÂÂÂÂ should be. Often a hacked ROM simply hasÂÂ:\
    :ÂÂÂÂ a changed header or has been enabled toÂÂ :\
    :ÂÂÂÂ run in different regions. Other times itÂÂ:\
    :ÂÂÂÂ could be a release group intro, or justÂÂ :\
    :ÂÂÂÂ some kind of cheating or funny hack.ÂÂÂÂÂÂ:\
    :ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ -------------------ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ :\
    : [o] An overdumped ROM image has more dataÂÂÂÂ :\
    :ÂÂÂÂ than is actually in the cart. The extraÂÂ :\
    :ÂÂÂÂ information means nothing and is removedÂÂ:\
    :ÂÂÂÂ from the true image.ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ:\
    :ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ -------------------ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ :\
    : [t] A trainer is special code which executesÂÂ:\
    :ÂÂÂÂ before the game is begun. It allows youÂÂ :\
    :ÂÂÂÂ to access cheats from a menu.ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ :\
    :ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ -------------------ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ :\
    : [!] Verified good dump. Thank God for these!ÂÂ:\
    :...............................................:\
    \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\

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    :ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ :\
    : **** SNES ****ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ:\
    : (BS) These Japanese ROMs were distributedÂÂÂÂ :\
    :ÂÂÂÂÂÂthrough a satellite system in JapanÂÂÂÂÂÂ:\
    :ÂÂÂÂÂÂknown as the Broadcast Satellaview.ÂÂÂÂÂÂ:\
    :ÂÂÂÂÂÂThey were transmitted along with a TVÂÂÂÂ:\
    :ÂÂÂÂÂÂshow which was connected to the game inÂÂ:\
    :ÂÂÂÂÂÂsome way. These games were only playable :\
    :ÂÂÂÂÂÂduring the show, and thus stop after anÂÂ:\
    :ÂÂÂÂÂÂhour, and many were timed so that onlyÂÂ :\
    :ÂÂÂÂÂÂcertain time periods were playable.ÂÂÂÂÂÂ:\
    :ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ -------------------ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ :\
    : (ST) The Sufami Turbo device allowed twoÂÂÂÂÂÂ:\
    :ÂÂÂÂÂÂGameBoy sized carts to be plugged intoÂÂ :\
    :ÂÂÂÂÂÂthe SNES. Certain carts combined intoÂÂÂÂ:\
    :ÂÂÂÂÂÂnew games much like the Sonic & Knuckles :\
    :ÂÂÂÂÂÂlock-on technology by Sega.ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ:\
    :ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ -------------------ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ :\
    : (NP) Nintendo Power has been known to release :\
    :ÂÂÂÂÂÂgames only available to its subscribers. :\
    :ÂÂÂÂÂÂMost of these ROMs are Japanese, as this :\
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    :ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ :\
    : **** Genesis ****ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ :\
    :ÂÂ(1) Carts with this code will run on bothÂÂÂÂ:\
    :ÂÂÂÂÂÂJapanese and Korean machines.ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ:\
    :ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ -------------------ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ :\
    :ÂÂ(4) While this code is technically the sameÂÂ:\
    :ÂÂÂÂÂÂas a (U) code, it is a newer headerÂÂÂÂÂÂ:\
    :ÂÂÂÂÂÂformat and represents that the cart will :\
    :ÂÂÂÂÂÂrun on USA and Brazil NTSC machines.ÂÂÂÂ :\
    :ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ -------------------ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ :\
    :ÂÂ(B) This country code indicates that theÂÂÂÂ :\
    :ÂÂÂÂÂÂcart will run on any non US machine.ÂÂÂÂ :\
    :ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ -------------------ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ :\
    :ÂÂ[c] This code represents a cart with knownÂÂ :\
    :ÂÂÂÂÂÂfaulty checksum routines.ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ:\
    :ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ -------------------ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ :\
    :ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ :\
    : **** GameBoy ****ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ :\
    : [BF] Bung released a programmable cartridgeÂÂ :\
    :ÂÂÂÂÂÂcompatable with the GameBoy which couldÂÂ:\
    :ÂÂÂÂÂÂhold any data you wished to play.ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ:\
    :ÂÂÂÂÂÂHowever, many games do not function onÂÂ :\
    :ÂÂÂÂÂÂBung v1.0 carts and have to be 'fixed.'ÂÂ:\
    :ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ -------------------ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ :\
    :ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ :\
    : **** Nintendo ****ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ:\
    : PC10 The PlayChoice 10 was an arcade unitÂÂÂÂ :\
    :ÂÂÂÂÂÂwhich played exact copies of NES gamesÂÂ :\
    :ÂÂÂÂÂÂin an arcade cabinet. The machines had a :\
    :ÂÂÂÂÂÂchoice of 10 games to choose from andÂÂÂÂ:\
    :ÂÂÂÂÂÂran for about 3 minutes on 25 cents.ÂÂÂÂ :\
    :ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ -------------------ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ :\
    :ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ :\
    :ÂÂ VS The Versus system ran on similar hard-ÂÂ :\
    :ÂÂÂÂÂÂware to the PC10 machines, but simplyÂÂÂÂ:\
    :ÂÂÂÂÂÂallowed you to play against each other.ÂÂ:\
    :...............................................:\
    \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\<!--c2--></div><!--ec2-->

    So, for example, [f1] means it is the first release of a fix patched game.

     
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    This is EXACTLY what I needed. Thanks!!!
     
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    Yeah same here.
     

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