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Re: IPS Files
« Reply #15 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
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Re: IPS Files
« Reply #16 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

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Re: IPS Files
« Reply #17 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

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Re: IPS Files
« Reply #18 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

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Re: IPS Files
« Reply #19 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

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Re: IPS Files
« Reply #20 on: June 30, 2020, 06:06:29 AM »
Which basically explains those unused stuffs I found on the rom, oh well

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Re: IPS Files
« Reply #21 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

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Re: 瓜瓜龍's Games
« Reply #22 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
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Re: 瓜瓜龍's Games
« Reply #23 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.

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Re: 瓜瓜龍's Games
« Reply #24 on: March 17, 2021, 06:44:42 PM »
Ah, that makes sense

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Re: 瓜瓜龍's Games
« Reply #25 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)
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Re: 瓜瓜龍's Games
« Reply #26 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)
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Re: 瓜瓜龍's Games
« Reply #27 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

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Re: 瓜瓜龍's Games
« Reply #28 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

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Re: Ankos' Games
« Reply #29 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 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.
« Last Edit: October 06, 2021, 02:57:08 PM by Ankos »