The Ripping Thread - How to build your own legit retro ROM library.


#21

I’m basically talking about correcting all the GAF forum codes that do not seem to work here. Like [B] or [U] :stuck_out_tongue:


#22

Ah, yea we are using a very different type of software for our forum than GAF and Reset. It takes some time to get accustomed to it for sure. A lot of people seem to like it though.

Let me know if you have any questions or see areas where we can improve.


#23

Hi guys

New to this forum and not used to forums in general so please forgive me if I’m doing something wrong here…

I asked this on NeoGAF some time ago:

Does anyone know if it’s possible to extract the ROMS from the Playstation 2 arcade compilations? Would be cool to be able to use them on something like MAME

http://www.usgamer.net/articles/The-Best-Arcade-Machine-is-Your-PlayStation 2


#24

I could be wrong, but I’m pretty certain of you were to rip those, they would only be playable on a PS2 emulator. They have been developed to run on the PS2, and MaME won’t be compatible.


#25

If you just use the ISO and play it in PCSX2 it will surely work, but I would think that the original arcade ROMs can be found inside there somewhere. If I understand correcly the discs just boot up a frontend with a emulator that works with the PS2 hardware.


#26

Yup the original Roms should be in there somewhere but it’s entirely possible they have been modified.


#27

Would be interesting to find out, but I don’t know the how-to. On a similar note some other classic arcade games are available on Steam (and other consoles) Q*bert: Rebooted includes the original arcade version. There is the ARCADE GAME SERIES from BANDAI NAMCO (Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Dig Dug and Galaga). The (now delisted) Mortal Kombat Kollection, the Atari Vault (which at least contains the 2600 ROMs) and the ColecoVision Flashback. As far as I have understand the Neo Geo games for PC contains the bios and ROM as well.


#28

Correct link http://www.usgamer.net/articles/The-Best-Arcade-Machine-is-Your-PlayStation%202

What’s your goal with extracting these ROMs? To legitimise (part of) your collection? To provide a possible backdoor for bundling ROMs with a commercial product?


#29

For the arcade stuff the main goal must be to be able to switch the games on the fly without booting up another collection first. I don’t really feel like watching the intro video for Atari Vault every time i want to play 5 min of Asteroids and then watch new loading screen and start up video for the Taito Legends before playing a round of Space Invaders. Especially for the PS2 stuff, it might not be a good idea to play a emulator inside a emulator.


#30

Check it out!

This is a retrode plugin for the TG16/PCE. I was able to test one out and both JPN and NA games dumped just fine.


#31

That is pretty awesome! Nice to see some more plug ins being made for it. I was going to pick up the N64 adapter not that long ago but it was sold out, hopefully they get stock back in soon.


#32

Where did you get this? I can’t seem to find it… I have a retrode and would buy this immediately.


#33

Figured I’d mention it here as everyone might not be paying attention to the Analogue thread. The latest jailbreak for the Super Nt added CopySNES so rom/sram dumping is now available. Details here (scroll down a bit and find the Click to expand full CopySNES instructions for full details)


#34

One of the mods in the Retrode forums is doing some great work, like constantly upgrading the firmware, adding SA-1 support through a special adapter, and making new plugins like for the Virtual Boy and Turbografx.

Currently the TG plugin is part of a Beta program and I had to pull the hucard slot from a broken PC Engine and solder it onto the board myself. If you’re able to do that just message him and ask if you can participate.


#35

He may want to talk to Rene from DB Electronics, a little bit ago he mentioned finding a source of new hucard slot connectors. Also nice on new firmware I didn’t know that I’m going to have to look that up.


#36

I thought Rene was doing his own dumper, not related to the Retrode.


#37

He is. I’m sure he’d be willing to share where he sources them from though. Skaman (the mod on the Retrode forums) might be able to source them himself, but I already had a hucard slot so he just sent me the PCB.


#38

Ah gotcha. I have a spare turbografx I could sacrifice but not sure I really want to. Hmm will check it out on those forums. Thanks for the info!


#39

I just remembered that it’s possible to dump the Famicom Disk System BIOS using the CopyNES function from an NT Mini.


#40

Is there any way of dumping the individual ROMs from the different build-in-consoles out there? Primarily thinking of the NES and SNES Mini, but also consoles like the Atari Flashback 8 Gold, the Sega Genesis Flashback, the C64 Mini or the Super Retro-Cade.