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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2016, 07:08:35 PM »
Wow. Rockman&Crystal is finally dumped! too bad that that one's in Chinese, so I can't figure out Vast fame-ish engrish.

EDIT : These dumps are NOT working on Visualboyadvance AND No$GBA. O.o
 - Rockman&Crystal : No screen available in VBA. Crashes in No$GBA.
 - Digimon Rury : No screen available in VBA and No$GBA.
 - Juezhan Sanguo : No screen available in VBA. Crashes in No$GBA.
« Last Edit: June 26, 2016, 07:13:43 PM by Sink Penol »
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* Vast Fame RPGS(Shi Kong Xing Shou, Shui Hu Shen Shou, Xin Feng Shen Bang)
(Unofficial Walkthroughs are on hold)

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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2016, 07:25:55 PM »
yeah they only work in the latest nightly builds of mGBA ... https://mgba.io/downloads.html#development-downloads
pls read the post

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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2016, 07:46:15 PM »
Taizou // You were right. Sorry. I found these games working on mGBA Dev version.
Anyway mGBA is uncomfortable to speed up....

EDIT : About the prologue boss.
"Hahaha. Zook! Stop right here! I, Midoll(米多爾), won't let you proceed!"
He fires sonic wave in 3 directions and dashes, And he throws his saber like a boomerang - It can be easily avoided by going the most left of screen.
« Last Edit: June 26, 2016, 07:57:03 PM by Sink Penol »
Favorite Bootleg Games
* Vast Fame RPGS(Shi Kong Xing Shou, Shui Hu Shen Shou, Xin Feng Shen Bang)
(Unofficial Walkthroughs are on hold)

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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2016, 06:52:50 PM »
First thing I would like to say is Congratulations on dumping that Mega man game :D
I'll be sure to check it out, and maybe rip the sprites from it :)
« Last Edit: July 05, 2016, 06:53:07 PM by Duckss farm »

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« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2016, 08:13:50 AM »
Midoll(米多爾)?!!!!! That's Meduoer's Chinese name?!!!!!!! I'm so SHOCKED THIS GEM IS FINALLY DUMPED!!! Where did you find a copy?!! 8D  =O

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« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2016, 08:15:47 AM »
I have a version of this game, CIB, but mine won't run, sadly.

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« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2016, 12:54:50 PM »
Atomikku123
Jul 8 2016, 08:13:50 AM
Midoll(米多爾)?!!!!! That's Meduoer's Chinese name?!!!!!!! I'm so SHOCKED THIS GEM IS FINALLY DUMPED!!! Where did you find a copy?!! 8D  =O [/quote]From a Taiwanese auction a few years ago. Looks like this version was only released in Taiwan, and probably in very limited quantities - the only other copy I know of is fcgamer's one.

fcgamer
 
I have a version of this game, CIB, but mine won't run, sadly.[/quote]
Does it get past the Game Boy logo screen, at least? Might be a failure of the protection circuit if that's the case. I have a couple of Sintax GBC carts with similar problems.

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« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2016, 07:35:22 AM »
Sink Penol
Jun 26 2016, 07:46:15 PM
Taizou // You were right. Sorry. I found these games working on mGBA Dev version.
Anyway mGBA is uncomfortable to speed up....

EDIT : About the prologue boss.
"Hahaha. Zook! Stop right here! I, Midoll(米多爾), won't let you proceed!"
He fires sonic wave in 3 directions and dashes, And he throws his saber like a boomerang - It can be easily avoided by going the most left of screen.[/quote]Chinese:
"Hahaha. Zook! Stop right here! I, Midoll(米多爾), won't let you proceed!"

English:
"Hey Hey Hey~ Zook!
It's end! I Meduoer won't
let you move on!

Just for comparison  :pandaaway:

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« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2016, 08:39:51 AM »
Atomikku123 // Thank you for Engrish script. :)
Favorite Bootleg Games
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(Unofficial Walkthroughs are on hold)

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« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2016, 06:26:31 PM »
here are the credits from Zook:
Spoiler: click to toggle

All first names/pseudonyms only, but some of the names are familiar from their other later games.
oh and there's no "to be continue" like in Zook Hero 2 or their Digimon games, it just says "THANK YOU FOR PLAYING... AND SEE YOU AGAIN..." so maybe they knew this would be the last Zook game..

also I think some of you already know about the unused 2003 Vast Fame copyright present in Zook's graphics (it was in the portion of the ROM dumped a long time ago), but Juezhi Sanguo has a big VF logo in there which also seems to be completely unused (unless it's displayed at the ending)
« Last Edit: July 10, 2016, 06:29:31 PM by taizou »

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« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2016, 10:14:33 PM »
...I wonder if "Hanman" is in any way connected to Liao Hanmin of Gamtec.

If so, that adds a whole new interesting twist to things-- the opening level's music is straight out of Super Fighter 2001α, so maybe Liao Hanmin and Liao Yishen were one and the same?

Edited to add: Also, I wouldn't be surprised if "Jannet" was Lin Cuie, what with her having been credited as Janet Lin on several Gamtec games. The reason she'd only be credited under "thanks", rather than as a producer, is likely that she was working for Sunplus by 2003! (I'd already shared this link with taizou, but for everyone else wanting receipts for that statement: an abstract, in Chinese, from a university presentation she gave.)
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« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2016, 11:10:07 PM »
The two companies are most definitely connected.  I think I have a good shot at being able able to meet some of these folks, in person at that.  Per the thread about Hummer Cheng, maybe it is best to take stuff like this to PMs, so that other folks involved in the industry also don't get bombarded with countless messages.

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« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2016, 01:20:42 AM »
As another random aside, the credits in the game itself don't entirely match up with those in the manual (a scan of which can be found at The Mechanical Maniacs). Most notably, in the manual:
  • The Case Leader is "Jackie" (instead of "Manager")
  • The Music credit is "Man" (instead of "Hanman")
  • "Shin" and "Ruman" also worked as artists
  • "Black" was an additional tester

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« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2016, 02:00:33 PM »
Did anyone notice "Sonic" in the credits?!