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Rom Namig

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:28 pm
by brolly
Can anyone explain me how roms are named in GB64?

Let's take the example for The Three Musketeers. We have 3 files:

But looking at the TOSEC set seems the actual game is only 2 Disks, also in the comments it states : " Comment: 2 versions (trained / intro)"

So we probably have 2 different versions mixed here, but looking at the filenames I have no clue which one is which. Are there any specific rules used to name them? I couldn't find anything on it.


Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:25 pm
by .mad.
disk names with 0 are usually BOOT disks.
so as not to get confused when inserting disk 1 or 2.

in this case the disk 0 is for the hacked intro version.
booting with disk 1 will load the alternate version which needs true drive emulation to work.
disk 2 is the same for either version.

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:45 pm
by brolly
Thanks for the reply.
But does this naming follow any standard? I mean I couldn't know both disk 0 and disk 1 were both the boot disk just by looking at the filenames.
On this kind of situations, where you have more than 1 version of the same disk, is this always noted in the comments?

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:42 pm
by .mad.
the objective is to have only one hacked 100% working version in the archive, with the original in the Extras.

but on the rare occasion you find two versions.
this is because of bugs, copy protection, or better trainers.

the game might have a broken high-score saver which crashes at game over.
so there is a 2nd version being temporary fixed with the hi-score saver disabled.
the bugged version is kept, until it can be fixed or replaced.

it will always be noted in the NFO file if there are two versions.