Super Nintendo Entertainment System Dumping Guide

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todo: old backup devices

Dumping Methods

Super UFO Pro 8

[todo]

Retrode

[todo]

Super NT

todo: https://github.com/SmokeMonsterPacks/Super-NT-Jailbreak#copysnes

RetroFreak

todo: https://gist.github.com/jonasrosland/a535f05acb8b81d6685d4d7d348b35ec

Gathering Dump Info

A useful tool for calculating hashes and gather some of the information below is GameHeader

  • CRC32: Generated from the ROM file using HxD or HashTab on windows, or by using crc32 in a terminal emulator for linux/mac.
  • MD5: As above, or by using md5 in a terminal emulator for linux/mac.
  • SHA-1: As above, or by using shasum -a 1 in a terminal emulator for linux/mac.
  • SHA-256: As above, or by using shasum -a 256 in a terminal emulator for linux/mac.
  • Game title: If it differs between different places (e.g. title screen, console menu banner, box, cart) then go with the one on the front of the box.
  • ROM Region: The region found in the ROM data. (Can be extracted using GameHeader)
  • ROM Revision: The revision found in the ROM data. (Can be extracted using GameHeader)
  • ROM Serial: The four-character serial found in the ROM data. (Can be extracted using GameHeader, if the header includes it)
  • Languages/Language Select: Some games either show a language selection screen at startup or in the game options. Note that it is possible to submit a game without checking the languages, but this then needs to be stated in your submission.
  • Cart Serial: It is located on the label on the front of the cart, for example: "SNS-MW-USA"
  • Box Barcode: The number on the case displayed beneath the vertical lines, see Barcode.
  • Box Serial: The serial on the case. Example: SNS P MW.
  • Size: The size of the ROM in bytes.
  • Chip(s) serial(s) (optional): The main serial on the ROM chip, for example: "SNS-MW-0".
  • Scans: The following scans (or photos) would be good to have: Front and back of the following items - box, cart and PCB.