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BigFred

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Bad dumps of processed games?
« on: 17 July 2009, 08:50 »

Hello again

There are a few things I don't really get. Especially discrepancies in TheGuru's ROM-status lists in comparison to this wiki. You list one ROM of 1 on 1 Government (ZN1) as a bad dump. But when I check Guru's global status list he lists the game as a finished dump and his ZN1/ZN2 dump status page alse refers to it as "GOOD". So what's true now? And if it is indeed bad then why doesn't it get redumped easily? Apparently it was dumped before. If the board is not available anymore - how can it happen? Shouldn't it be confirmed 100% before reselling or something? And it feels a bit unusual he'd release bad dumps such as this since he's the most experienced dumper out there imo. Maybe I'm missing something but I'd really like to know why this is the case. I don't know if there are any others like that right now.
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Re: Bad dumps of processed games?
« Reply #1 on: 17 July 2009, 09:07 »

Well, our list of Bad / No Dumps is directly generated from Mame, so it means that Mamedevs deem the rom as bad.
In that particular case, I think we're talking about an EEPROM which is currently undumpable (or non correctly dumpable) for Guru, but I could be wrong on the matter.
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Re: Bad dumps of processed games?
« Reply #2 on: 17 July 2009, 10:00 »

This is possible though I wondered why he doesn't add a note in that case. He did that for others like the Spike Out games (Model 3). Imo a dump is only GOOD when it is really a complete set.
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Re: Bad dumps of processed games?
« Reply #3 on: 17 July 2009, 12:08 »

It's marked as bad anyway, so if Guru or someone else finds a way to dump those chips, they'll know a dump is needed.
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