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Game Boy / Cheat Codes
« on: January 14, 2023, 03:39:44 PM »
A while ago I was playing around with cheat codes in VBA-M and was able to make a couple of useful codes. A long time ago a partially working dump of Gowin's Journey to the West began to circulate. To my knowledge it is the only dump of the game online, and is often labeled as "Magic Monkey". The thing is, upon loading the first real level you die instantly.

This code lets you live: 010092C5

You'll still run into tons of issues if you choose to continue playing, but you'll at least get to play through a level or two

This code is a level select code. Replace the X with what level you want: 010X48C5

Activating this code while playing a level may change how that level plays

Feel free to share any cheat codes you make for unlicensed Gameboy games here

Famicom/NES dumps / KK3100 and XB-F808
« on: December 07, 2022, 10:33:40 PM »
I shipped these out to be dumped a while ago. I shared them on BGC Discord but did not post them here. Here is a link to that discord message if you are curious

Edit: Added the files directly. Leaving up the discord link if you are curious about context

Other dumps / Chess King (Watara Supervision Lookalike)
« on: December 07, 2022, 10:26:19 PM »
A while ago I shipped out a handheld I bought to get its internal ROM dumped. It came with a cartridge as well, though the individual(s) I sent it to have not been able to dump that yet. The handheld was broken at the time I got it, so I don't really know how it is supposed to work. Anyways, here is the ROM and some pictures of the machine. It closely resembles a Watara Supervision. I posted this stuff on the BGC Discord earlier, but have decided to post it here as well

Game Boy dumps / Ankos' Games
« on: November 11, 2022, 02:01:35 AM »
So a while back I had a thread of this same name going where I would post ROMs for games and ROM hacks made in China and Taiwan. I took down that thread because early on I was not super knowledgeable about checking them and had some concerns that they might not work right. Some of those I think got reuploaded elsewhere but I am going to be posting what I've got here. These will be raw dumps so you might need a specific emulator to make them work. To start things off, here is seven Sintax games. These include a couple of reskins of their Castlevania title (口袋妖怪绿宝石 and 魔戒战士传说), a couple of German versions of Sintax games that are already preserved (2003 Digital Drachen Blaudiamond and Yinyang Drachen), a Sintax game that is already preserved but with a different title screen (Digit Dinosaur 7 The adventure of devildom), a reskin of BBD's Digimon Adventure 2001 (新石器时代), and a reskin of Zook Hero 3 that kept things like the level select in tact (新疯狂啊给泡泡堂)

Other Pirates / Sachen's Less Documented Mega Duck Titles
« on: September 04, 2022, 11:39:03 PM »
Not really bootleg games, but most users here have somewhat of an interest in Sachen, so I figured I'd post this. The Mega Duck is sort of infamous for having a really small game library. On wikipedia the library shown appears to be the Brick Wall by Timlex, and a whole bunch of Sachen games that all got released on the DMG and GBC Gameboys. However I was going through some scans saved on Rami's blog and noticed that there was a Sachen flyer that had games not mentioned on wikipedia. I then did a google search and got no English results on these games, so they appear to be fairly obscure. I saw a different site that had a list that included them, as well as a few other titles I did not recognize. Under the IDs columns only Hartung IDs were shown, suggesting that these might not have been released outside of Germany. Has anyone here seen these?

Game Boy / A Correction on some KOF R2 Misinfo I posted a Long Time Ago
« on: December 18, 2021, 08:42:33 PM »
A while back I made the claim that the King of Fighters R2 Engine was based off of the Beast Wars game by Takara because it seemed like games using that engine had some compatibility with Beast Wars in terms of save states. Specifically it was a raw dump of Dragon Ball Final Bout using BBD unlicensed copy protection mode in hhugboy that I did this testing on. Here is a save state I had made in Beast Wars that made me think this, this is a save the screen that appears before a fight in Beast Wars, which when loaded in Final Bout would cause a corrupted looking fight sequence to begin (which would then crash after the timer ticked down a bit). I no longer feel confident enough in these findings to keep that assertion on the wiki that KOF R2 uses Beast Wars engine, which is why I removed that from the wiki, but I figured I may as well post why I thought this to begin with. I'll include my save states, as well as the Final Bout ROM I used when testing this out. Sorry for jumping the gun on that one, my bad

Game Boy / English Monster Go Go Go box discrepancy
« on: December 03, 2021, 02:54:20 PM »
So I was browsing eBay and I noticed someone selling a CIB copy of the English release of Monster Go Go Go. It was pretty expensive, but had cool pictures. Based on their pictures it is the actual game has no differences from the original Taiwanese release, but interestingly the box shows pictures of Monster Go Go II instead of the first game. Does anyone here know if the manual shows the correct game? I'll include the pictures I saved from the listing. Here's a link to the listing if you want to see it. The way the box and cart looks makes me wonder if it was released by the same people who released the original New GB Color cart

Game Boy / BBD Goldfinger Cheating Device
« on: September 06, 2021, 12:59:39 AM »
Recently I saw a cheating device for the GBC branded as bBd. I was wondering if anyone here knew if this was the same as BBD, just different capitalization. I know that cheating devices are not really the focus of this site, but I figured that if it had ties to a major bootleg/unlicensed developer hat it would be fitting. If it is by BBD, then maybe it has codes for their games already programmed into it. I know that Vast Fame's cheating device, the Firebird, has codes built in for some of their games (though they reused header names at times so I don't know what exact games the codes are for, but whichever one it is, it used the header name Shawu Story). Also, does anyone here have a picture of the Firebird?

Game Boy / Strange Striped Carts
« on: April 21, 2021, 03:42:44 PM »
I've seen some strange looking striped carts on Taobao lately, and was wondering if anyone here knows anything about them. They have diagonal cuts along the tops of the carts, sort of like those old Zook Z carts that say "New GB Color" at the top of the cart. I've seen some of these carts that appear to have Li Cheng stickers, but some of them have other stickers that do not look like Li Cheng's work

Game Boy / GB-A76E Convincing Pirate Carts
« on: March 17, 2021, 11:17:33 PM »
I was checking some of my games and comparing them with photos taken by other people and noticed something. There are a bunch of pirate carts of Vast Fame games that look incredibly similar to the actual mainland China releases of their games. When I say pirate cart, I am referring to copies made without ties to the original creator, with the copy protection edited out. When I say mainland China release I mean carts that have custom boot logos and copy protection that prevents emulation of the game's ROM. On Pepper-98's old blog, she showed a picture with a mainland China release of Digimon Crystal 3 and a pirate cart of Rockman DX3. Notice the rectangular black glob on the top left side of Rockman DX3? Yeah that appears on pirate carts that say "GB-A76E" on the back of their circuit board. I'll include some pictures of pirate carts like that one that I own. Notice how one of those looks pretty much identical to Pepper-98's copy of Digimon Crystal 3, except for the different circuit board. Yeah, thank goodness these things are transparent. That's all, watch out for these pirate carts (unless you want deprotected versions of these games), and happy hunting

Also, according to this dinosaur of a thread these pirate carts have a similar circuit board to the actual Vast Fame multicarts, so maybe they do have some sort of a tie to Vast Fame, but that is just speculation.

Another thought: the multicart versions of Vast Fame's games sometimes have the wrong music, most notably in Digimon Pocket. So does the pirate cart of Digimon 3 Crystal shown in my picture. If the two truly are related as speculated in the thread I previously mentioned, then that means that it is possible more deprotected Vast Fame releases were made by these guys. I know for a fact that Super Fighters Alpha 2001, Super Fighters S, Digimon Saphire, and Pokemon Ruby by Vast Fame all had mainland China releases, so they might have deprotected versions as well.

Game Boy / Games In the Wrong Game Shell
« on: December 15, 2020, 11:05:14 AM »
Sometimes these old unlicensed games come in the wrong game cartridge shells. Usually they are put in generic grey game shells. One of the few examples of games being misplaced into a different type of shell was Gowin's Stone Age being found in Waixing shells, but that nowadays is just accepted as a proper Waixing release, and not some manufacturing error. Recently on Xianyu (which is a subsection of taobao) I saw a lising for what appears to be the Li Cheng version of Hitek's 仙劍奇緣 in a Gowin shell. Has anyone else here seen games misplaced into Gowin/Vast Fame/Sintax/SKOB shells?

Game Boy / Tian Cai Xiao Zi
« on: October 19, 2020, 10:31:54 PM »
I remember hearing the name "Tian Cai Xiao Zi" used for some odd company that made hacks of Vast Fame games. Is this one of their games? For that matter, does anyone here know what games they released? I think Taizou dumped a couple of Li Cheng versions of their games

Discussion Center / Does anyone here know how to buy Indonesian goods?
« on: October 12, 2020, 08:47:02 PM »
I am not sure which board to post this in, so I'll post it here

I was browsing around the various Indonesian shopping websites (tokopedia, bukalapak, etc.) trying to see if my suspicions were right that English-language unlicensed/bootleg games were primarily made for the South East Asian market. I was able to find the "New Game Color Advance" game Digimon Emerald, as well as the English translation of Telefang 2 Power (Pokemon Ruby). These both seem to suggest that my suspicion was correct. There is just one problem...Digimon Emerald is a really rare GBC game, and now I was able to find it on the website that I cannot seem to purchase from. Is anyone here able to buy Indonesian goods? If so, would you like to purchase the copy of Digimon Emerald I saw, or help me purchase it? The game is quite rare, only screenshots of the cartridge have surfaced, not a frame of gameplay footage

Edit: I got some suggestions, and will be sure to post if any of them pan out. Also, I noticed that a relatively new site called "Indoboxasia" popped up, and it seems kinda promising

The Community / What happened to the rules page?
« on: May 23, 2020, 11:24:08 AM »
On the old site PGC there was a page for rules on the forums, but on this site I can only seem to find the rules for the wiki. Did the rules page get moved or something?

Game Boy / Makon ID Numbers (WIP)
« on: May 08, 2020, 12:28:43 AM »
Recently, I have decided to start recording IDs for Makon Soft games. I've created a spreadsheet and a file full of pictures proving that the IDs I have provided are correct. I'll attach both to this post. In this spreadsheet two rows have been greyed out: Pokemon Gold 2 and Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Pokemon Gold 2 I greyed out for being an alternate version of Pokemon Adventure that may not even have a standalone cart release (I have not seen one). The Lord of the Rings game is greyed out since I cannot find any photos proving its existence. I also made cells containing IDs that appear to not be normal Makon Soft IDs lighter. Most of the pictures I have included are not ones I took, I'll also attach a text file that credits their owners.

If you have any photos depicting ID numbers for Makon games that I have not listed, then I would greatly appreciate it if you share them here

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