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System Specific Dumping Guides
- IBM PC Compatible
[general note: record download date and HTTP metadata (request, request header, request body and response header) when downloading stuff]
- Nintendo Cartridges
- Game.COM Cartridges
Submitting Info to No-Intro
If you have datter rights you can submit the dumpinfo using the "Submit" form in DAT-o-MATIC.
Otherwise post the info in the New Dumps & Redumps section of the forum.
- 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.