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Pirate Discussion => Game Boy => Game Boy dumps => Topic started by: Ankos on March 16, 2020, 09:30:34 PM

Title: Ankos' Games
Post by: Ankos on March 16, 2020, 09:30:34 PM
I have decided to take down my Overdumps and to instead just post IPS files that will give you the ROMs in the correct size since 8MB files take up space. I'll include a readme that will tell you what you need to patch over. I'll also include a couple of IPS patches for Telefang that I posted on Tulunk Village but forgot to post here. If you want to post pre-patched ROMs for any of these games then I will not stop you
Title: Re: Over-dumps
Post by: guyzis on March 19, 2020, 11:06:30 PM
WOAH! Congratulations! I wasn't expecting GBC final bout. Gotta remove the undumped tag from the wiki!
Title: Re: Over-dumps
Post by: Ankos on March 20, 2020, 12:42:36 AM
Thanks. It was pretty fortunate that Final Bout was built on the KOF R2 engine since that meant that it was compatible with KOF R2's save states in some situations. After messing around a bit more with save states, and observing the controls of the game, I have come to the conclusion that the KOF R2 engine is probably built on a modified version of Takara's Beast Wars game for the Gameboy Color. They both have a power meter which is charged by holding A and B, and if you load a Beast Wars save state for when the game is at its title screen on Final Bout, the title screen keeps some of its function. You can also use a Beast Wars save state from the character select menu to start a match in Final Bout. A couple of games on hhug seem to be using a different version of this. "Dragon Ball Z 3 2002 Fighting" and "Quan Ba Tian Xia" both give screens telling the player that they need a Gameboy Color to play the game. Also, the power meter in those games does not charge if you hold A and B.

Edit: Crossed out incorrect info
Title: Re: Over-dumps
Post by: dzd on April 16, 2020, 11:45:20 PM
mr.呱呱龙,do you have discord Account? Can we add a friend?
Title: Re: Over-dumps
Post by: Ankos on April 17, 2020, 12:25:48 AM
Sorry, I do not have a discord account at the moment. If I get one, I will let you know
Title: Re: Over-dumps
Post by: guyzis on April 17, 2020, 01:15:54 AM
瓜瓜龍, website?
Title: Re: Over-dumps
Post by: dzd on April 17, 2020, 03:28:48 AM
hey,呱呱龙,What other im tools do you use? I think I can learn from you and communicate with you. In addition, I cannot run the Final Bout you uploaded with hhugboy, nor can I read the save state. How did you run it on emulator,can you telk to me?thanks。
Title: Re: Over-dumps
Post by: Ankos on April 17, 2020, 10:05:17 AM
@guyzis Nope no website either

@dzd As far as tools go for dumping games, I just use Benn Venn's Joey Joebags which unfortunately was not made with these bootleg games in mind. As for how to run Final Bout, go into hhugboy and click on file, and then directories. This will tell you where the save state files are stored. Then place the Final Bout save state in that folder, and rename the save state and ROM files so that they have the same name (not including the extension). After that you should just be able to load the save state. If you are curious as to where the Final Bout save file came from, I actually got it from the King of Fighters R2. Those two games are the most similar when it comes to games using that engine, so their save states are more likely to be cross compatible with the two games
Title: Re: Over-dumps
Post by: dzd on April 18, 2020, 03:47:34 AM
mr.呱呱龙,Could you please dump the Final Bout again? Because I think the data is a little weird.
Title: Re: Over-dumps
Post by: Ankos on April 18, 2020, 12:25:48 PM
@dzd

I am pretty sure that the data in that ROM is working as it should be. The game uses a type of copy protection that is not yet cracked, so when you emulate it, it does not work perfectly

Also, since this is a SKOB game, use BBD unlicensed compatibility mode
Title: Re: Over-dumps
Post by: dzd on April 18, 2020, 01:44:00 PM
Thank you very much. I have finished the fix work.The game will be wrong in a few scenes, I thought the data is not complete caused crash, later found to be a programming problem.
Title: Re: Over-dumps
Post by: Ankos on April 18, 2020, 03:29:27 PM
Cool. Will you release an IPS patch for the fixes you made? As I stated at the beginning of this thread, I do not know much about GBC programming
Title: Re: Over-dumps
Post by: dzd on April 18, 2020, 11:05:11 PM
had been sent to your personal massage
Title: Re: Over-dumps
Post by: guyzis on April 19, 2020, 10:30:40 AM
What about me?
Title: Re: Over-dumps
Post by: guyzis on April 21, 2020, 09:26:13 AM
The link he gave us is going to expire this night, so here I am.
Title: Re: IPS Files
Post by: Ankos on June 29, 2020, 02:17:56 PM
Ok, I got that Fatal Fury 2001 cart. Yep, just changes the header name and I am pretty sure you'll get the same results as Taizou's cart. Here's and IPS file you can use on Taizou's raw dump of the version that says Garou. I don't think you'll need it
Title: Re: IPS Files
Post by: guyzis on June 29, 2020, 02:19:04 PM
Gosh... Can't believe it actually was that simple to simply change the header. I couldn't perceive that myself. Sorry
Title: Re: IPS Files
Post by: Ankos on June 29, 2020, 02:45:51 PM
No worries. I think that buying that lot was still worth it enough for me. Anyways, now that multiple bootlegs have been shown to have regions dependent on their header names, I think it may be a good time to start digging through some more ROMs to see if this works on more games
Title: Re: IPS Files
Post by: guyzis on June 29, 2020, 06:29:23 PM
Looks like I've got our candidate: remember the Tian Cai Xiao Zi port of Barver Battle Saga? Yep, unused title screen graphics all the way. Those are the only unused graphics I could spot, sorry
Title: Re: IPS Files
Post by: Ankos on June 29, 2020, 09:51:13 PM
@guyzis

The three games that I know have changes based on their header names are the DBZ fighting game by BBD, Garou 2001, and Rocman X by Sachen. If I had to make any guesses, I'd check the other KOF R2 engine stuff
Title: Re: IPS Files
Post by: guyzis on June 30, 2020, 06:06:29 AM
Which basically explains those unused stuffs I found on the rom, oh well
Title: Re: IPS Files
Post by: Ankos on July 13, 2020, 02:27:19 PM
Remember Rockman DX6? The Li Cheng version of Zook Hero Z? What if they made a version of that, but again! Here's a patch for Rockman DX8, the Li Cheng version of the English release of Zook Hero Z. The box and manual are still in Chinese. I have no idea why they made this

Patch it over the multicart rip of Zook Hero Z from Taizou's site
Title: Re: 瓜瓜龍's Games
Post by: Ankos on March 16, 2021, 05:11:44 PM
I just received some games in the mail. I seem to get rejected by china post a lot when I buy from Taobao. I guess its because GBC games come on ROM cards and apparently they don't like it when you ship memory cards. Anyways, I found the Chinese versions for Makon Soft's Pokemon Ruby and Pokemon Jade. These should run in hhugboy if you use the right unlicensed compatibility mode (Once again, thank you Taizou for putting that in the emulator). I also found a copy of "Harry Potter 3" by Vast Fame. There are a few different dumps floating around for this, but since I was not sure if this version is available (the only Chinese dump of this game I know is available uses a Li Cheng boot logo and has a different title screen), I threw it in with the Makon stuff. Oddly, it uses that strange Zook Hero 2 boot logo, instead of the one that says CRAZ.. like in the other dumps. I also included a picture of some of the games I found. In the top left is Vast Fame's Digimon Pocket. This cart does have copy protection, so I guess whoever made it may have had contact with Vast Fame. It has the unitalicized DIGI. custom boot logo. The cart below it is one of the many multicarts to feature Vast Fame games. It has Digimon Crystal 3. The cart to its right is Digimon Crystal 3 as well. When I tried to rip the ROMs for these, the multicart's ROM appeared to have an italicized DIGI boot logo, while the solo cart had no boot logo. The solo cart's ROM was the only one that ran properly in emulators, and is probably just a pirate cart. Also: the solo cart has the Space Time Star Beast music, whereas the multicart had the correct music. The rightmost cart on the top row is Capcom vs SNK Millennium Fight 2001 by Makon Soft (?). It has a cool holographic pattern, and does not work in Taizou's emulator, which is odd since there is another release of this same game which does work in Taizou's emulator. The remaining three games are the ones included in the zip file I attached to this post. A friend of mine bought a copy of Makon Soft's Pokemon Sapphire not too long ago. Hopefully that doesn't take months to arrive

Edit: The Harry Potter 3 cart appears to be a deprotected version of the original Taiwanese release. To my knowledge, this version of the game was not publicly dumped prior to this post

Also: Pokemon Ruby has the same level select feature as the Li Cheng release, however enemies can damage you, unlike in the Li Cheng release
Title: Re: 瓜瓜龍's Games
Post by: Big Fire on March 17, 2021, 06:40:54 PM
That's because most of these games have a battery. The postage system regulations says that it is not allowed to ship anything that has a battery inside it for safety reason. China Post regularly controls parcels, (with X-Rays?), and will reject any that has a battery included. You need to hope that your parcel bypass the regulatory check for it to take the plane.
Title: Re: 瓜瓜龍's Games
Post by: Ankos on March 17, 2021, 06:44:42 PM
Ah, that makes sense
Title: Re: 瓜瓜龍's Games
Post by: Ankos on May 23, 2021, 12:17:47 AM
Looks like leeseongjae620's post with the working version of Digimon Saphire (yes that is how they spell it on the sticker) by Vast Fame somehow got removed. I'll just repost it here. At this point I guess the only VF games that still have no publicly available dump whatsoever are Queen Fighter 2000, Super Fighter 2001 Alpha, and that one Super Robot Wars game for GBA (unless I am forgetting something)
Title: Re: 瓜瓜龍's Games
Post by: leeseongjae620 on May 28, 2021, 10:09:54 PM
Looks like leeseongjae620's post with the working version of Digimon Saphire (yes that is how they spell it on the sticker) by Vast Fame somehow got removed. I'll just repost it here. At this point I guess the only VF games that still have no publicly available dump whatsoever are Queen Fighter 2000, Super Fighter 2001 Alpha, and that one Super Robot Wars game for GBA (unless I am forgetting something)
Updated!
Title: Re: 瓜瓜龍's Games
Post by: Ankos on May 31, 2021, 03:46:26 PM
@leeseongjae620 Thank you

Also, I just recently got to borrow my friend's copy of Makon Soft's Pokemon Sapphire. After some fiddling around I got the ROM to work in Taizou's emulator when using the "NT (Makon) new" unlicensed compatibility mode. I initially thought that the ROM didn't work so I wound up recording a whole longplay of it and uploading it to youtube. It has no continues, and no level select, so be sure to get lots of 1-ups if you want to beat it
Title: Re: 瓜瓜龍's Games
Post by: Ankos on July 18, 2021, 12:00:07 AM
Here is a rip of Digimon Diamond (Chinese Version) by Makon Soft. It comes from a GB-A76E cart, so it should have no copy protection, and should work on most emulators by default. Also, here is Pokemon Diamond (Chinese Version) by Makon Soft. This one does have copy protection, so use Taizou's emulator and have it set to NT (Makon) new for unlicensed protection mode. With this, all known Makon Digimon games are now dumped, and Chinese versions of all but two of the Makon Pokemon games are now dumped in Chinese. All that is left is Pokemon Gold 2 (Pokemon Adventure to my knowledge is just a hack of that that was not made by Makon), and Pokemon Pearl
Title: Re: Ankos' Games
Post by: Ankos on October 04, 2021, 03:33:37 PM
I got some new games recently, and was able to dump a couple. CBA150 is the last "House of the Flying Daggers" game that Li Cheng released (the original version was by Tian Cai Xiao Zi). The other three "House of the Flying Daggers" were already dumped. LOTR Castlevania is another Sintax sprite hack of their Castlevania game. Thankfully, this one has sprites that actually match the hitboxes in game decently well.

Here’s a short breakdown of the games in the picture:
1.This is a copy of the Tian Cai Xiao Zi game rereleased by Li Cheng as CBA148. This same game was released under the title 一指禅功, which I recorded a short video of on my YouTube channel.
2.This is another Tian Cai Xiao Zi game. It seems to have their logo edited out, and does not appear to match any of the games Li Cheng rereleased.
3.This is a Sintax game made by Tian Cai Xiao Zi. It was rereleased by Li Cheng under as CBA095.
4.This is a Li Cheng rerelease of a Tian Cai Xiao Zi game with the ID CBA148.
5.This is a Li Cheng rerelease of a Tian Cai Xiao Zi game with the ID CBA150.
6.This is a Tian Cai Xiao Zi game that Li Cheng rereleased as CBA150.
7.This is a version of Super Fighters S with an alternate title screen. The cartridge originally had metallic silver paint on the outside, but it has worn down on mine. There's a picture  (https://bootleggames.fandom.com/wiki/File:Super_Fighter_S_Sky_King_99.jpg)of this version of the title screen on the wiki. It has simplified characters so I guess its the mainland China version of Super Fighters S 99.
8.This is 神鬼帝國の惡魔城 but with sprites themed after Lord of the Rings.
9.This is a pirate cart of Pocket Monsters Silver (Japanese Version). It comes in a strange striped cart. The cart says “Winsen 2002” on the back, which is another name for Li Cheng. The cart does not use their boot logo, but they probably had some involvement.
10.This is Monsters Go Go 2. A sprite hack of Kirby’s Dreamland 2 that adds color.
11.This is a Tian Cai Xiao Zi game that Li Cheng rereleased as CBA147.
12.This is a generic title screen hack of some game that frequently appears in old GBC ROM lists. Not very interesting, but knowing what not to buy is always good.
13.A GBC multicart that interestingly shows previews of games on its game select menu. This seems very uncommon for GBC multis, until this cart I had only seen this feature on GBA multis.
14.A multicart that appears to be made by the same people who manufacture Tian Cai Xiao Zi’s cartridges. It has the five Rockman World game, as well as Rockman X3 (The hybrid version of Zook Hero 2), and Rocman X Gold by Sachen.
15.Rockman X3 but with the original copy protection. It still has Zook Hero Z music, and still starts with all the levels cleared.
16.This is a Tian Cai Xiao Zi game that Li Cheng rereleased as CBA149.
17.A ZCB multicart. Not much of note is on it, but it looks cool.
18.A PocketNES version of Shenzhen Nanjing’s Famicom port of Pokémon Ruby for the GBA. Yes, that is as counterintuitive as that sounds. There seems to be a series of PocketNES carts that have the three colored dots that can be seen in the bottom left corner of this cart’s sticker.
19.Another ZCB multicart, this time with a box. It has some hacks of Hoenn Pokémon games (one of which the menu refers to as YJencryp ted, yes with the space), and a PocketNES version of some RPG that was probably made by Waixing.
20.SKOB’s own cheating device. It uses Super Huge Dragon name on the cart, meaning that it was probably made in China and not Taiwan. It does not have its own boot logo, it just uses the boot logo of whatever is plugged into it. It does not work if no cart is inserted. Upon booting it will say SKOB in a similar manner to how 夢幻之星 does when it boots. The menus are all in Chinese but it appears to have lots of features.
Title: Re: Ankos' Games
Post by: Ankos on December 18, 2021, 04:08:35 PM
Here's a rip of Pokemon Gold 2 by Makon Soft, the original version of Pokemon Adventure. It was suggested by Taizou in the discord that an overdump of a multicart containing this game might contain the ROM, which was a correct prediction. This should work in hhugboy using unlicensed compatibility mode "NT (Makon) new"

Edit: Here's a rip of Fire Dragon from a generic multicart. It seems similar to the GYY version, but it does not include their logo
Title: Re: Ankos' Games
Post by: Ankos on December 25, 2021, 05:02:28 PM
A while back I was trying to buy a Sintax game, but the seller sent me this one instead. It isn't what I was looking for, but maybe someone else will enjoy this. Use an emulator that works with Sintax stuff for this one
Title: Re: Ankos' Games
Post by: Ankos on December 26, 2021, 08:30:52 PM
Reposting because this got taken down when the forums crashed. Its a hack of Primal Rage. Patch it over that game
Title: Re: Ankos' Games
Post by: Ankos on January 05, 2022, 04:10:09 PM
A friend of mine let me borrow his multicart with Digimon Crystal 3 by Makon. I dumped the Chinese version earlier, but here's the English one for anyone curious. Use hhugboy with unlicensed copy protection mode set to NT (Makon) new

Edit: looks like the levels are different (or at least rearranged) in this version when compared to the other one I ripped. The other one has the same first level as Digimon 2
Edit: looks like the earlier rip of Digimon Crystal 3 I posted (the one with Digimon 2 levels) was in MAME, but that version has copy protection
Title: Re: Ankos' Games
Post by: Ankos on February 20, 2022, 05:27:50 PM
Here's a couple of previously undumped variants of BBD games. They should work in Taizou's hhugboy if you turn on BBD unlicensed compatibility mode. Startled 911 was made in very poor taste in my opinion
Title: Re: Ankos' Games
Post by: Ankos on March 16, 2022, 09:18:47 PM
Here's a couple more games. Adventure Digimon 7 2002 is "2003 Digimom Sapphii" with a different title screen. That one will run on hhugboy if the unlicensed compatibility mode is set to Sintax. Pokemon Pearl is an elusive Makon title. That one will work on hhugboy if you set the unlicensed compatibility mode to NT (Makon) new. Both of these are the English versions of the games. With this all known and identified Makon Pokemon games are dumped in at least one language in their original form
Title: Re: Ankos' Games
Post by: Ankos on March 17, 2022, 01:23:34 PM
Here's the pre-Gowin version of Lost Trip. It's called Top Secret, it was made by the same people who made the Mega Drive port of Fire Dragon called Link Dragon. There is another version of this dumped from the Vast Fame multicarts, but that version does not have a copyright date or the Songtly and Jumbo intro. This ROM will work in some emulators without any tricks, but for hhugboy turn on Li Cheng unlicensed copy protection mode and it should work. It was made in 1993, almost a decade before a lot of the GBC unlicensed games
Title: Re: Ankos' Games
Post by: Ankos on April 29, 2022, 03:12:08 PM
I've heard this is hard to find. I just ripped this off of a multi of mine, it's a translation of Pokemon Gold
Title: Re: Ankos' Games
Post by: Ankos on May 01, 2022, 11:25:13 PM
A while back a friend of mine and I bought some Telefang 2 English translations. My friend dumped those. Here is my dump for a different Telefang 2 translation, this time in German