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Know your roms! (A guide to identifying the symbols)
Ever wondered what the letters and numbers mean after the ROM titles?? Here's a list to help you identify!
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6 years ago
Standard Codes
[a] - Alternate
[b] - Bad Dump
[BF] - Bung Fix
[c] - Cracked
[f] - Other Fix
[h] - Hack
[o] - Overdump
[p] - Pirate
[t] - Trained
[T] - Translation
(Unl) - Unlicensed
[x] - Bad Checksum
ZZZ_ - Unclassified
[!] - Verified Good Dump
(???k) - ROM Size

Special Codes
[C] - Color GameBoy
[S] - Super GameBoy
(M#) - Multilanguage (# of Languages)
[M] - Mono Only (NeoGeo Pocket)
(PC10) - PlayChoice 10 (NES)
(1) - Japan (Genesis)
(4) - USA (Genesis)
(5) - NTSC Only (Genesis)
( 8 ) - PAL Only (Genesis)
(BS) - BS ROMS (SNES)
(ST) - Sufami Turbo (SNES)
(NP) - Nintendo Power (SNES)
(Adam) - ADAM Version (Coleco)
(PAL) - PAL Video

Country Codes
(A) - Australian
(C) - Chinese
(E) - Europe
(F) - French
(FN) - Finland
(G) - German
(GR) - Greece
(HK) - Hong Kong
(I) - Italian
(J) - Japan
(K) - Korean
(NL) - Dutch
(PD) - Public Domain
(S) - Spanish
(SW) - Sweden
(U) - USA
(UK) - England
(Unk) - Unknown Country
(-) - Unknown Country
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deborahdavies View Profile
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6 years ago
this is a great learning tool,but what is an overdump?
deborahdavies View Profile
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6 years ago
and what does alternate mean?
Humanfly138 View Profile
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6 years ago
I gather it means it's another good dump.
Always go for [!] for perfect dumps.... If you're emulator won't run a certain [!] rom try finding an [f] (fix) rom
Humanfly138 View Profile
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6 years ago
Sorry for the double, clicked comment accidentally.
Overdump is when something does wrong in the dump procedure and useless excess data gets added on.... I wouldn't bother with these.

The only one that I'm not certain about is [BF] bung fixes.... although I don't think I've ever seen one anyway.
Sayt View Profile
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6 years ago
Invaluable thank you so much for the list! I never really knew what the heck these eant other than U, and E.
Lukt View Profile
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6 years ago
Thanks great list!
celestinx View Profile
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4 years ago
Great, VERY useful.
Shadow_StarLust View Profile
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4 years ago
I already knew a lot of these. but its nice to learn a few more. thanks.
Kadiusdar View Profile
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4 years ago
Great info for those newer to emulation.
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