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Pirated Game Reviews / Re: Stub Game Review
« on: May 23, 2020, 09:18:39 AM »
While this is an excellent game, i was personally more moved by Eggs. That game is an absolute masterpiece of the gaming medium in every way, shape and form. Though I will not let that undermine Stub Game’s greatness.

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Pirate Talk / Re: Let's list hacked games that have yet to be dumped
« on: April 25, 2020, 11:55:55 AM »
how can i be grateful, if my wishes won't get perceived?
here are my wish games stored in a bin file, so try your best at seperating and then i will be satisfied okay.
just this last wish and i will leave you alone
Congratulations, you’ve reached my ABSOLUTE FUCKING LIMIT! Because of your constant whining and bitching, I’m never posting another rom on here again! Bye-bye!

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Other Pirates / Re: Cooking Mama: Cookstar
« on: April 22, 2020, 02:05:12 AM »
I'm... still not entirely sure this falls under being a bootleg exactly. My main issue is it was still technically licensed and it was meant be a proper Cooking Mama game until Office Create backed out themselves. The original game wasn't initially intended to cash in on the franchise behind the creator's backs.

I would argue its a similar case to Tengen Tetris, which is pretty much universally considered a bootleg. It was technically licensed by whichever Russian organization dealt with Tetris back then, but was under an “arcade” license rather than a console one (which led to its recalling). Though I do understand why you would think otherwise.

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Hacker Center / Re: Retro Arcade Machine X debugging
« on: April 17, 2020, 05:19:13 PM »
Here is another unused game from the Retro Arcade Machine X - VT03 Triple. Which is the same as the already dumped VT03 Bubbles, but believe it or not, the controls are actually tolerable now! The menu graphics are slightly glitchy, which means the mapper number is probably wrong. I guess bootleg Cinnamoroll Tetris was too risky for My Arcade/the other manufacturers?

(and before a certain someone asks, i have no updates on ripping/"fixing" anything else. i just got lucky when copying random code here)

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Pirate Talk / Re: Let's list hacked games that have yet to be dumped
« on: April 11, 2020, 11:13:51 PM »
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yeah the lexibook cyber arcade rom is also not working at all, but is normally downloadable anyway!

This is not begging anymore, since you dumped the rom. all you need to doo is to seperate the VT03 Games from that rom and put them up to the PNP Project.

1. it most certainly *is* begging.
2. i'm not the one who dumped it.
3. its not even emulated, and won't be any time soon.
4. there's literally no way i could easily find an individual game's code without it being emulated.
5. obviously i would've separated games if it was possible for me to.
6. i'm 99% sure whatever you want from it isn't a vt02/03 game. (unless you want the gaming masterpiece Calculator, which seems like it MIGHT be possible to rip)
7. you should be grateful i'm even still contributing to project pnp at all.

the rom name is "dgun2593.zip". i'm still not posting it. find it yourself...

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Other Pirates / Cooking Mama: Cookstar
« on: April 06, 2020, 05:33:04 PM »
Cooking Mama: Cookstar is a game that released a few weeks back by Planet Entertainment on the Nintendo Switch...but if you look for it on the eShop, you won't find it. It was there on March...somethingith (I can't find the proper date now), but vanished a few hours later. Its disappeared from any online stores too, save for Ebay. If you want to risk getting Coronavirus in exchange for a copy, you might be able to find a cartridge in the wild, but your chances are unlikely.

So, what happened here? Theories were circulating that the game was overheating Switches and ruining Switch batteries. But the biggest rumor was that the game was a front for stealing credit card information to turn into Bitcoin - something that wasn't actually that unlikely. The first press release for the game was boasted as using "blockchain technology", something that is mainly used for cryptocurrency. Even Nintendo themselves had no idea why the game was taken down - they just did as Planet told them to.

But in the end, Cookstar's takedown ended up being because, well, the game is a bootleg. The developers *were* working with Office Create/Cooking Mama Ltd. initially; but due to the game's, quite frankly, TERRIBLE quality, the license holders backed out, asking Planet for it to either be heavily polished or canceled entirely. Instead of listening to them, Planet just released it anyway...with a lawsuit being filed mere hours later. So Planet entered panic mode, and removed every mention of the game they could.

I think its also quite clear that Planet knew EXACTLY what they were doing. The game's trailer was unlisted on Youtube, and the game just shadow-released; no pre-orders or anything. This was an intentional bootleg, and I really doubt there was miscommunication here. Its fascinating to see something like this happen, and it really makes you wonder how many similar, completely-buried cases like this there have been over the years...

(and by the way, Cookstar also features a bootleg favorite: an animation of Mama...doing the Gangnam Style dance. yes, really. https://twitter.com/inkopolis/status/1246944015683063809)

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Pirate Talk / Re: Let's list hacked games that have yet to be dumped
« on: March 26, 2020, 11:53:10 AM »

as it turns out, That Catch Copy Game has Been Dumped. Forgotusername has the Dreamgear300.bin rom (Dump of the Retro arcade machine X), but he should upload it to the internet, so others can do things with that Rom.

why do you keep bumping threads from literally 9 years ago? i barely use these forums anyway, but your begging is seriously getting annoying...

that rom literally does nothing. emulation hasn’t even started yet. and i’d rather not post a download for something still on the market anyway; you should be able to find it on your own.

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Hacker Center / Retro Arcade Machine X debugging
« on: February 24, 2020, 07:53:17 PM »
I was going to post this on The Cutting Room Floor, but they're closed for renovations right now, so I'm putting it here before I inevitably lose it...

The dreamGEAR Retro Arcade Machine X was just dumped in MAME. Its a VT368 system, so it likely won't be emulated for a while. Its one of the ones with these fancy ROM hacks (albeit at regular NES resolution): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wl-esKKJ73M

For whatever reason, the entirety of the My Arcade Retro Machine (the predecessor to this console) is in the data, from address 02000000 to 02800000. However, two bytes were altered, making it only load F-22 instead. With the data extracted, at addresses 08000C-08000D, replacing 81 and E7 with C9 and EB will allow the menu to run. Roughly 150 games present here are unused and inaccessible in the main 300-in-1 menu.

Additionally, I can find data for several of the VT368 games which didn't appear on this system, including the Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man hacks. Its amusing seeing countless bootleg strings of "NAMCO" from the only company who currently sells their classic games officially...and also extremely sad...

Download attached of the extracted 200-in-1 (w/ the two bytes replaced), in case anyone wants to analyze it, as well as pictures of Pac-text strings.

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Famicom/NES / Re: Nice Code Mario Kart returns...
« on: January 26, 2020, 12:52:21 PM »
The ROMs for Mario Kart, Crash Bandicoot, and Metal Slug were finally dumped a few days ago on the NESdev forums. Here is the dumping thread: https://forums.nesdev.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=19711&p=246379&hilit=rom+hack#p246379

(By the way, I found a secret in Mario Kart. If you press right on the d-pad once on the title screen, upon entering the game you...instantly get a game over. It seems to normally *not* have game overs at all, so I'm presuming this is an unused function!)

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Famicom/NES / Re: Assistance with Retro-Bit Generations NAND Dump
« on: December 15, 2019, 11:52:35 PM »
Which ones?
I think the Night Defender games were undumped. One of them is an extremely generic platformer with vaguely religious quotes; the other is...literally just Donkey Kong. The game Super Thor Quest is *also* Donkey Kong, but that one seems to have its ROM available somewhere. If they were dumped, there's not a single mention of them on the entire internet...

EDIT: Also Smart Mouse with an English title screen and different music. Piko bought the rights to most of Gamtec's games recently, for whatever reason.

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Famicom/NES / Re: Assistance with Retro-Bit Generations NAND Dump
« on: December 12, 2019, 11:37:11 PM »
An odd question, but I'm curious...is there any visible data for Spartan X/Kung Fu buried in the code? I bought this thing ages ago, and the box was covered by a giant sticker. I ripped it off and saw that game underneath (alongside other stuff I can't remember), but it wasn't on the console at all. It was clearly a last minute removal, so it might still be in here...

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1984-1992 / Re: Dendy-branded test cartridges
« on: December 03, 2019, 05:55:42 PM »
Alright, so...it’s fake. We were tricked. It’s all some bizarre advertising campaign for a Soviet-themed battle royale game, from my understanding. Which they’re still not outright admitting, but its pretty obvious... :(

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1984-1992 / Re: Dendy-branded test cartridges
« on: November 26, 2019, 07:57:29 PM »
Egoraptor’s given an update, and we’ve got something BIG. https://twitter.com/egoraptor/status/1199471388077121536?s=21

Apparently, the cartridge error was asking to connect to an *INTERNET* network adapter. On a FAMICOM. I figured it was just to connect some thing to test the console, but this is clearly much bigger than that. A new video on it is in the works right now.

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1984-1992 / Dendy-branded test cartridges
« on: November 17, 2019, 10:49:00 PM »
I just watched a video that appeared on my YouTube homepage called "Russian Bootleg Nintendo Games" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nB12ILnm5eM). I noticed two things about it; firstly, the guy playing used the Retron 5, making everything a glitchy mess...even though he has a Dendy and Micro Genius in the video. Great job. But more importantly, two of the cartridges shown were branded as "Dendy Junior" on the front, and are clearly test cartridges of some kind. One of them (seen at 7:08) has a handwritten label, and loads a screen with the Dendy elephant and says something along the lines of "Please connect your Dendy network adapter". The other cartridge (seen at 16:30) has no label, and loads a blank screen with Duck Hunt sounds (and flashing Duck Hunt's background covers whenever they appear). Has anyone ever seen these before, or know where they were used?

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Other Pirates / Re: Waixing's /apk/ directory
« on: October 18, 2019, 02:17:59 AM »
The directory http://www.waixing.com/apk/%E8%99%9A%E6%8B%9F%E6%8C%89%E9%94%AE/1/ seems to have the most bootleg-ish games. I found a crappy Mario knockoff in it: 永远的玛丽.apk ("Mary Forever"). It has a weird Luigi on the title screen, but the playable character looks nothing like him. Also a Toad scream-crying while his tears aim upwards. Exciting...

(Also, I don't see any standard ROMs in here at all. Am I missing something?)

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