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Other Pirates / Re: Bootlegs for J2ME-based phones
« Last post by guyzis on July 10, 2020, 10:55:57 AM »
Well, looks like these won't be covered. I though that'd help me finding more infos on Outsider Knight, the chinese characters spell out something like "异界案佼 幻魔传" (Yijie Ajiao - Huanmo Chuan) but dunno more about it.
Other Pirates / Re: Bootlegs for J2ME-based phones
« Last post by 瓜瓜龍 on July 10, 2020, 10:47:44 AM »
From my perspective, J2ME stuff seems too much like IOS/Android. Lax licensing that allows all sorts of stuff to be published. Counting it would be like counting PC Java/Flash games.

Also the wiki states that it does not cover mobile games here. The J2ME stuff is technically unlicensed and unlicensed games that infringe on copyrights are bootlegs in a sense, but they are not really what are currently considered "Bootleg Games" by the wiki standards. Since these forums are tied closely to the wiki, I would not count those as bootlegs here either
Other Pirates / Re: Bootlegs for J2ME-based phones
« Last post by guyzis on July 10, 2020, 06:10:03 AM »
Well, technically one could make his/her own J2ME homebrews, but in order for one to turn it into an official release AFAIK they'd need a license so I think yes?
Other Pirates / Re: Bootlegs for J2ME-based phones
« Last post by 瓜瓜龍 on July 09, 2020, 11:05:24 PM »
(The following statement is based on the guidelines of the Bootleg Games Wiki)
Does J2ME ever require licensing to use and release programs for? If not, then its games and software fall into the same category as Atari 2600 games. License not applicable. That also means that because they don't count as unlicensed (since there is no license) they don't count as what we refer to as "Bootleg Games". Just infringing copyright is not enough to count as a bootleg, if that were the case Sega's Revenge of the Shinobi would be a bootleg. These are just my thoughts on the subject
Other Pirates / Bootlegs for J2ME-based phones
« Last post by guyzis on July 09, 2020, 08:52:50 PM »

Okay, two questions:

1) First of all, do unlicensed games for these old Java phones count as bootlegs? Most of them were made just for fun as anyone could program their own and post on their blogs, althrough most of them are defunct there's a whole lot of library on sites such as javaware, dertz or phoneky. These were also oficially SOLD like in the China Mobile Game store, which was apparently a distribuitor/publisher for these craps; most of the real phone games got translated to languages such as Chinese, Russian and possibly Arabic (unconfirmed) maybe because that's were old phones were popular, most Java Micro bootlegs come from there.

2) What's the best method of transcribing chinese characters for looking them up? On phoneky I found a cool Megaman knock off called "Outsider Knight" which obviously isn't the real name of the game; it's exactly like those GoodGBX names where they translate the first or two characters and then guess the rest entirely.

EDIT: Bah, found the sequel to outsider knight! Looks like a whole franchise was planned. Google up "Mega Man 2 O plano do senhor", only found it in brazilian portuguese so the original title is nowhere to be heard of, but well since now I know it if I transcribe chinese I might be able to find the rest.
Wonderful Wide Web / Re: Masao's Underground Life - Masao no Bouken (my game)
« Last post by agg1401 on July 08, 2020, 09:48:20 AM »
Famicom/NES / Re: Final fantasy x-3 + meng huan xian jing (rom requests)
« Last post by guyzis on July 07, 2020, 07:33:43 PM »
Yes, maybe even today; give me a moment, please.

edit: There you go. If you're interested I can give you Nanjing's own take on Final Fantasy IV. Yeah, they did one, too.
Famicom/NES / Re: Final fantasy x-3 + meng huan xian jing (rom requests)
« Last post by Qurna5 on July 07, 2020, 07:21:00 PM »
Can you post the roms for both versions?
Hacker Center / Re: Game Sporz Wireless Ping Pong debugging
« Last post by kelvin donna on July 07, 2020, 02:08:13 PM »
that is nice, could you maybe seperate the vt03 games please?
Hacker Center / Game Sporz Wireless Ping Pong debugging
« Last post by forgotusername on July 07, 2020, 02:06:22 PM »
Recently, a long-awaited plug & play ROM was dumped - the Game Sporz Wireless Ping Pong system. This is one of few consoles to feature the Cube Technology VT03 hacks, including the Pac-Man hack "Eat Bean". While it will eventually be added to MAME, it doesn't seem to work in Nintendulator - I tried dozens of iNES header settings to no avail.

Looking in the CHR, I noticed something odd - following the Ping Pong game, there's a row of four unused games. One is a VT03 Nice Code thing - seen it before, forgot the name, too lazy to figure it out. The other three are hacks of Exerion, Lode Runner, and Star Gate. The weird thing is, they're actually VT02 (standard NES) graphics, converted to the VT03 format without any enhancements (they might have VT03 title screens? I can't tell). The former two seem to be identical to Inventor's Overlord and Deflower hacks, respectively; the Star Gate hack is similar to Power Joy's Atomic Blast hack, but some of the sprites are a bit different. Unfortunately, that's as far as I can test until I can figure out how to emulate the damn thing, but I figured I should document it here regardless.

Download attached of a VT02 conversion of the Star Gate hack.
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