Dumping Guides

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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 Cartridges

Nintendo Digital Software

Sony PlayStation Physical Software

Sony PlayStation Digital Software

Microsoft Xbox Digital Software

Game.COM Cartridges

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]


Useful Software

  • 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

Useful Info

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.


Generic Gathering Dump Info Guide