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How do you filter roms (say... only US games)?

Discussion in 'Windows - P2P software' started by pspbubba, Jul 17, 2007.

  1. pspbubba

    pspbubba Member

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    What's the best way to filter ROMs based on country or language? There are over 2,000 GBA roms, and a 'friend of mine' wants to sort out only his US games...

    TIA...
     
  2. deadlove

    deadlove Guest

    .................. this stupid site doesn't like the format.. http://www.rombay.com/GoodCodes.txt
    ...............: STANDARD CODES ::...............
    : :\
    : [a] Alternate [p] Pirate :\
    : Bad Dump [t] Trained :\
    : [f] Fixed [T-] OldTranslation :\
    : [T+] NewerTranslation :\
    : [h] Hack (-) Unknown Year :\
    : [o] Overdump [!] Verified Good Dump :\
    : (M#) Multilanguage (# of Languages) :\
    : (###) Checksum (??k) ROM Size :\
    : ZZZ_ Unclassified (Unl) Unlicensed :\
    :...............................................:\
    \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\

    .................
    ................: SPECIAL CODES ::...............
    : :\
    : .-----Gameboy-----. .----Super Nintendo----. :\
    : [ [C] Color ] [ (BS) BS ROMs ] :\
    : [ Super ] [ (ST) Sufami Turbo ] :\
    : [ [BF] Bung Fix ] [ (NP) Nintendo Power ] :\
    : `-----------------' `----------------------' :\
    : .--------Atari---------. :\
    : .-----Genesis-----. [ (PAL) Euro Version ] :\
    : [ (1) Japan ] `----------------------' :\
    : [ (4) USA ] .---------GBA----------. :\
    : [ (5) NTSC Only ] [ [hI??] Intro hacks ] :\
    : [ (8) PAL Only ] `----------------------' :\
    : [ (B) non USA ] .--------Coleco--------. :\
    : [ [c] Checksum ] [ (Adam) ADAM Version ] :\
    : [ [x] Bad Checksum] `----------------------' :\
    : [ [R-] Countries ] :\
    : `-----------------' :\
    : .--------NES/FC--------. :\
    : .--NeoGeo Pocket--. [ (PC10) PlayChoice 10 ] :\
    : [ [M] Mono Only ] [ (VS) Versus ] :\
    : `-----------------' [ [hFFE] FFE Copier fmt] :\
    : `----------------------' :\
    :...............................................:\
    \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\

    .................
    ................: COUNTRY CODES ::...............
    : :\
    : (1) Japan & Korea (4) USA & BrazilNTSC :\
    : (A) Australia (J) Japan :\
    : (B) non USA (Genesis) (K) Korea :\
    : (C) China (NL) Netherlands :\
    : (E) Europe (PD) Public Domain :\
    : (F) France (S) Spain :\
    : (F) World (Genesis) :\
    : (FC) French Canadian (SW) Sweden :\
    : (FN) Finland (U) USA :\
    : (G) Germany (UK) England :\
    : (GR) Greece (Unk) Unknown Country :\
    : (HK) Hong Kong (I) Italy :\
    : (H) Holland (Unl) Unlicensed :\
    :...............................................:\
    \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\

    .......................
    .............: STANDARD CODE NOTES ::............
    : :\
    : [a] This is simply an alternate version of a :\
    : ROM. Many games have been re-released to :\
    : fix bugs or even to eliminate Game Genie :\
    : codes (Yes, Nintendo hates that device). :\
    : ------------------- :\
    : A bad dump often occurs with an older :\
    : game or a faulty dumper (bad connection). :\
    : Another common source of ROMs is a :\
    : corrupted upload to a release FTP. :\
    : ------------------- :\
    : [f] A fixed game has been altered in some way :\
    : so that it will run better on a copier :\
    : or emulator. :\
    : ------------------- :\
    : [h] Something in this ROM is not quite as it :\
    : should be. Often a hacked ROM simply has :\
    : a changed header or has been enabled to :\
    : run in different regions. Other times it :\
    : could be a release group intro, or just :\
    : some kind of cheating or funny hack. :\
    : ------------------- :\
    : [o] An overdumped ROM image has more data :\
    : than is actually in the cart. The extra :\
    : information means nothing and is removed :\
    : from the true image. :\
    : ------------------- :\
    : [t] A trainer is special code which executes :\
    : before the game is begun. It allows you :\
    : to access cheats from a menu. :\
    : ------------------- :\
    : [!] Verified good dump. Thank God for these! :\
    :...............................................:\
    \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\

    ......................
    .............: SPECIAL CODE NOTES ::.............
    : :\
    : **** SNES **** :\
    : (BS) These Japanese ROMs were distributed :\
    : through a satellite system in Japan :\
    : known as the Broadcast Satellaview. :\
    : They were transmitted along with a TV :\
    : show which was connected to the game in :\
    : some way. These games were only playable :\
    : during the show, and thus stop after an :\
    : hour, and many were timed so that only :\
    : certain time periods were playable. :\
    : ------------------- :\
    : (ST) The Sufami Turbo device allowed two :\
    : GameBoy sized carts to be plugged into :\
    : the SNES. Certain carts combined into :\
    : new games much like the Sonic & Knuckles :\
    : lock-on technology by Sega. :\
    : ------------------- :\
    : (NP) Nintendo Power has been known to release :\
    : games only available to its subscribers. :\
    : Most of these ROMs are Japanese, as this :\
    : practice occured mainly in Japan. :\
    : ------------------- :\
    : :\
    : **** Genesis **** :\
    : (1) Carts with this code will run on both :\
    : Japanese and Korean machines. :\
    : ------------------- :\
    : (4) While this code is technically the same :\
    : as a (U) code, it is a newer header :\
    : format and represents that the cart will :\
    : run on USA and Brazil NTSC machines. :\
    : ------------------- :\
    : (B) This country code indicates that the :\
    : cart will run on any non US machine. :\
    : ------------------- :\
    : [c] This code represents a cart with known :\
    : faulty checksum routines. :\
    : ------------------- :\
    : :\
    : **** GameBoy **** :\
    : [BF] Bung released a programmable cartridge :\
    : compatable with the GameBoy which could :\
    : hold any data you wished to play. :\
    : However, many games do not function on :\
    : Bung v1.0 carts and have to be 'fixed.' :\
    : ------------------- :\
    : :\
    : **** Nintendo **** :\
    : PC10 The PlayChoice 10 was an arcade unit :\
    : which played exact copies of NES games :\
    : in an arcade cabinet. The machines had a :\
    : choice of 10 games to choose from and :\
    : ran for about 3 minutes on 25 cents. :\
    : ------------------- :\
    : :\
    : VS The Versus system ran on similar hard- :\
    : ware to the PC10 machines, but simply :\
    : allowed you to play against each other. :\
    :...............................................:\
    \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\

    ...........
    ...................: Credits ::..................
    : :\
    : Document written by Psych0phobiA / q^-o|o-^p :\
    : :\
    : All codes developed by Cowering for the :\
    : Goodxxxx series ROM file renaming utilities. :\
    : :\
    : Visit #rareroms on NewNet in IRC! :\
    :...............................................:\
    \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\
     
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