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« Reply #60 on: June 18, 2011, 11:40:07 PM »
So that's two real songs spotted so far: Ottawan's "D.I.S.C.O." (the menu screen and matching game) and Jean-Michel Jarre's "Oxygene IV" (Diplopod War). Now I'm curious whether any of the other unidentifiable tunes are bad 2A03 versions of actual '70s songs, heh.

Edit: Both songs by French artists, no less. I mean, seriously, this cannot be a coincidence.
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« Reply #61 on: June 18, 2011, 11:43:48 PM »
yeah, its like Cube Tech's italo obsession all over again :D

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« Reply #62 on: June 19, 2011, 05:00:47 AM »
Makes me wonder if that DWANGO5 song is actually a MIDI rendition of another song by a French artist, considering that it also had a German song thrown in at random. :P Mind you, it'd help if someone knew what the song was in Air Combat because I haven't got a clue as to where that's from.

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« Reply #63 on: October 13, 2013, 02:00:47 AM »
Resurrecting a thread that's been dormant for two years because of a discovery that's entirely relevant to it...

So apparently there's an old shareware puzzle game for Windows called "UZ", one of whose tunes was covered in Famicompo Mini volume 10. I'm attaching the original MIDI file which was used as the basis for the cover. Let's just say, it should sound very familiar if you've watched the Samuri playthrough.

Hummer Team: discovering MIDI tunes from obscure shareware games and arranging them for Famicom before anyone else has a chance to!

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« Reply #64 on: October 14, 2013, 07:28:43 PM »
Oh awesome, nice find! I'm wondering if the rest that haven't been found are based off of MIDIs as well.

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« Reply #65 on: October 20, 2014, 11:30:06 AM »
Where can I BUY this?

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« Reply #66 on: October 20, 2014, 07:06:12 PM »

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« Reply #67 on: October 21, 2014, 02:26:31 PM »
taizou
Oct 20 2014, 07:06:12 PM
taobao (still) - http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=4456244772[/quote]Darn, Looks like a ROM would be better than buying!

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« Reply #68 on: June 29, 2015, 04:22:41 AM »
Hi I'm new, and I would like to kindly send a topic dedicated to the DUMP of any game or plug & play like that. click here http://s4.zetaboards.com/PGC_Forums?topic=10331104/1/

how you think?

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« Reply #69 on: June 10, 2016, 05:17:57 PM »
I emailed V.R. Tech to ask them if they had anything to do with the Samuri or ZDog or any other Hummer Technology/Zechess stuff. (They probably did, because on their website they have that "VDog" thing)

They probably aren't going to respond though, because their website says (c)2009 on it.  :P I didn't get a  "the email failed to send" message, so maybe it went through?

I was going to try to email some other companies involved but I can't find emails for them. I know there's like a 99% chance it won't turn up anything, but I figured it's worth a shot.

Plus, since the Samuri had the (R) registered trademark symbol next to the word Samuri, I did a trademark search for Samuri and found this trademark filed in December 2005. It probably doesn't actually have anything to do with Hummer Team though.

http://tmsearch.tipo.gov.tw/TIPO_DRE/servlet/InitLogoPictureWordDetail?sKeyNO=094016963

Also, is there anywhere you can still buy Samuri/ZDogs?? It looks like I'm too late to get either of them on taobao.

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« Reply #70 on: June 12, 2016, 01:09:30 AM »
Yeah, I don't think it's related. The Chinese version of the same filing reveals that it belongs to the category of:

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衣服、牛仔衣、牛仔褲、夾克、休閒服、運動服、T恤、童裝、襯衫
[Google translate:] Clothes, denim clothing, jeans, jackets, casual wear, sportswear, T-shirts, children's wear, shirts.
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Incidentally, the trademark owner is 普威實業股份有限公司 (Pu Wei Industrial Co., Ltd.).

One curious thing is that the agent who filed the trademark is He Lianguo (何連國), who comes up in this thread about video game trademarks. Probably a coincidence, though, given the sheer variety of trademarks for which this person is agent.
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« Reply #71 on: June 12, 2016, 08:14:37 AM »
Yeah, I didn't think it was related, because the picture that goes with the trademark is a samurai and doesn't have anything to do with the Samuri system. I thought maybe there was a chance though.How do you look up the Chinese versions of filings? I was going to try to, but I couldn't tell how.

I also did trademark searches for ZDog, Zechess, Hummer Technology, etc. but didn't find anything. Maybe they could be filed under their Chinese names?

VRT hasn't responded to my email yet. I don't think they're going to. :/

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« Reply #72 on: June 22, 2016, 12:14:30 AM »
Well, what do you know, VRT replied to my email.

Here's the questions I asked:

"I would like to know if VR Technology ever made any products with a company called Hummer Technology Co. Ltd. or Zechess Co.

I would also like to know if VRT had anything to do with any of these plug & play video games:

VDog
ZDog
Samuri"

My email was actually a little longer but that's just the questions.

Here's what they said:

"Sorry late to replay.
         1. About Hummer Technology Co. Ltd. Or Zechess Co. , they used VT03 to build video game. All Game software are customer development .
         2. VRT are just have VT03 . not join customer software . all copyright belong themselves ."

Again, the email was a little longer but that's just the answers I got.

So... I also said in my original email i said I might want to ask some more questions. I have some ideas, but does anyone else have some suggestions?

« Last Edit: June 22, 2016, 12:22:32 AM by HummerTeam1001 »

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« Reply #73 on: July 05, 2016, 06:13:44 PM »
I think the paper really said Simmer Team because

***Deleted because the evidence I use to back up my point also has a Hummer Cheng email.***
« Last Edit: July 08, 2016, 09:15:14 AM by HummerTeam1001 »

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« Reply #74 on: July 05, 2016, 11:11:51 PM »
dahh i was afraid the email for mr cheng would be found. i had sent him a message in curiosity and was eager for him to reply

maybe he stopped using his email because rabid fanboys had found him out after this seesaw rom had been dumped

i had also found info about him that definitely would not be ok to share, but the info did mention he worked for a "Xinma Technology Co." i suppose hummer was actually renamed simmer in its final days
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