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Mobster

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[GBC]Have these been dumped yet?
« on: September 26, 2020, 07:01:49 AM »
Hey

Seen a few old thread stating these games havent been dumped yet. Just want to find out if there has been any progress on them.

Pocket Monsters Stadium King of Fighters (Bronze)
https://bootleggames.fandom.com/wiki/Pocket_Monsters_Stadium_King_of_Fighters_(Bronze)

Monster Dragon Tactics Card
https://bootleggames.fandom.com/wiki/Monster_Dragon_Tactics_Card


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Re: [GBC]Have these been dumped yet?
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2020, 03:48:15 PM »
I sent my copies over to taizou. They were "dumped" but don't work in emulators at the moment, so the ROMs have not been released

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Re: [GBC]Have these been dumped yet?
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2021, 05:08:10 PM »
These playable on emulators yet? Emailed you as well.

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Re: [GBC]Have these been dumped yet?
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2021, 06:08:25 PM »
They do not work in emulators, so I am not sure if these are good dumps. I think I ripped these off the multicart with the English versions of these games
« Last Edit: January 17, 2022, 07:00:17 PM by Ankos »

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Re: [GBC]Have these been dumped yet?
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2021, 01:25:16 AM »
I gave the roms a go on an EZ Flash cartridge on both a Gameboy Pocket and Gameboy Advance SP and didn't have any better luck, unfortunately. The Gameboy/Nintendo logo would flash but then produce a blank screen.

From my understanding, these games, much like other copy protected games, have been and probably will be in copy protection purgatory for a while. It's a hair ironic but some of these bootlegs are just really difficult to crack/reverse engineer.

Anyway, I can't really help you much in regards to Pocket Stadium (only played it for like 20 minutes), but I played Tactics Card pretty extensively a few months ago if you're curious about any aspects of it. I have a Youtube video of beating each opponent once and a spreadsheet with the stats of about 90% of the available cards. Here are the links to them if you want to check them out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzsHy40iqJ4
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1XSzVzaVBLGoyxQqailZo3SbqtPI5kj71AlLna5c3bF8/edit?usp=sharing

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Re: [GBC]Have these been dumped yet?
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2021, 10:04:35 AM »
I gave the roms a go on an EZ Flash cartridge on both a Gameboy Pocket and Gameboy Advance SP and didn't have any better luck, unfortunately. The Gameboy/Nintendo logo would flash but then produce a blank screen.

From my understanding, these games, much like other copy protected games, have been and probably will be in copy protection purgatory for a while. It's a hair ironic but some of these bootlegs are just really difficult to crack/reverse engineer.

Anyway, I can't really help you much in regards to Pocket Stadium (only played it for like 20 minutes), but I played Tactics Card pretty extensively a few months ago if you're curious about any aspects of it. I have a Youtube video of beating each opponent once and a spreadsheet with the stats of about 90% of the available cards. Here are the links to them if you want to check them out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzsHy40iqJ4
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1XSzVzaVBLGoyxQqailZo3SbqtPI5kj71AlLna5c3bF8/edit?usp=sharing

Can you post your Roms that you ripped as well.
Even if they don’t work might be something in there for someone to figure it out eventually

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Re: [GBC]Have these been dumped yet?
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2021, 11:29:12 AM »
I do not have the proper equipment or knowledge to dump these games. Right now I'm limited N64 Transfer Pack with GB64, which does a fine job dumping standard  legit carts but struggles with games with alternate mappers / copy protection.

That being said, I did give it a try and produced what appears to be a bad dump of Pocket Monsters Stadium if anyone wants to give it a whirl. It could not boot off of my EZ Flash on actual hardware so I assume it's busted. (POCKETPIKA is its header's name.)

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Re: [GBC]Have these been dumped yet?
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2021, 07:26:52 PM »
To my knowledge almost all the types of copy protection used by bootleg/unlicensed gameboy developers would stop a ROM from running on a flashcart. Try running some raw dumps from hhug on your flashcart, they usually don’t work in my experience. You might have an ok dump, but I don’t think that can be confirmed without someone cracking the copy protection.