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Here you can find guides for dumping cartridges, digital software and other media.
Please, take some time to read our Disclaimer before you start doing anything.
See also: Submitting dump info
System Specific Dumping Guides
- Nintendo Entertainment System (old page)
- Famicom Disk System (old page)
- Game Boy (Color) Dumping Guide (old page)
- Super Nintendo Entertainment System (old page)
- Nintendo 64 (old page)
- Game Boy Advance (old page)
- Nintendo DS(i) (old page)
- Nintendo 3DS (old page)
- Nintendo Switch
Nintendo Digital Software
Sony PlayStation Physical Software
Sony PlayStation Digital Software
Microsoft Xbox Digital Software
IBM PC Compatible
[general note: record download date and HTTP metadata (request, request header, request body and response header) when downloading stuff. for archive.org, append "id_" to the timestamp in the archive.org url to get the original resource/response body, unmodified]
- GameHeader - GUI tool for viewing ROM header and generating checksums of NES, FDS, GB, SNES, N64, GBC, GBA and NDS ROMs
- Crappy Tiny Reader (CTR) - GUI tool for viewing ROM header of DS(i) and 3DS ROMs
Would Be Useful
- More ROM dumper homebrew
- GB/GBC dumper for GameCube via Game Boy Player or Game Boy Link Cable. There are GBA methods, but do they work for GB/GBC?
- TapeDump-like homebrew for SNES/GBA (for the SNES, maybe GB/C dumping could also be done, via the Super Game Boy).
- Look into clone consoles that have external storage + cart slot, if they exist
- Making a "tasbot"-like device seems to be cheaper way to boot dumping homebrew than making (and possibly buying) flashcarts and similar devices or copiers. But they don't seem to be available for purchase. And it requires a console and exploitable game.