What does (U), (J) and [!] mean in my roms?
Written by -LMA-
Tuesday, 10 July 2007
[a] Alternate [p] Pirate
[b ] Bad Dump [t] Trained
[f] Fixed [T] Translation
[h] Hack (-) Unknown Year
[o] Overdump [!] Verified Good Dump
(M#) Multilanguage (# of Languages)
(###) Checksum (??k) ROM Size
ZZZ_ Unclassified (Unl) Unlicensed
(1) Japan & Korea (4) USA & BrazilNTSC
(A) Australia (J) Japan
(B) non USA (Genesis) (K) Korea
(C) China (NL) Netherlands
(E) Europe (PD) Public Domain
(F) France (S) Spain
(F) World (Genesis)
(FC) French Canadian (SW) Sweden
(FN) Finland (U) USA
(G) Germany (UK) England
(GR) Greece (Unk) Unknown Country
(HK) Hong Kong (I) Italy
(H) Holland (Unl) Unlicensed
STANDARD CODE NOTES
[a] This is simply an alternate version of a
ROM. Many games have been re-released to
fix bugs or even to eliminate Game Genie
codes (Yes, Nintendo hates that device).
[b ] A bad dump often occurs with an older
game or a faulty dumper (bad connection).
Another common source of ROMs is a
corrupted upload to a release.
[f] A fixed game has been altered in some way
so that it will run better on a copier
[h] Something in this ROM is not quite as it
should be. Often a hacked ROM simply has
a changed header or has been enabled to
run in different regions. Other times it
could be a release group intro, or just
some kind of cheating or funny hack.
[o] An overdumped ROM image has more data
than is actually in the cart. The extra
information means nothing and is removed
from the true image.
[t] A trainer is special code which executes
before the game is begun. It allows you
to access cheats from a menu.
[!] Verified good dump. Thank God for these!