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CREATED JUL.31.2012
UPDATED JUL.31.2012
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MARTIN NIELSEN
PIRATE SOFTWARE (GAME COPIER ROM) CDS
OUT OF ASIA WITH TONS OF GAMES!
Many many years ago, around 1996 or so I was hangring around in some IRC channels where Nintendo emulation was being discussed, these was the time of the PASOfamicom and Super PasoFamicom, VirtualSNES and so on. ROMs had already been around for years, to be used in game copiers for the SNES, Megadrive, GB and last but not least the Famicom.

I had been talking to a guy in the US who had been using SNES copiers over the years and he had some source in Asia who could supply various CDs containing ROM images for use with game copiers.

He agreed to sell me a few, and I got two different ones, one containing SNES images in "split" format, meaning they were already split up in parts to fit on a 1.44MB 3.5" diskette.

What's crazy is that the CD is factory made, it's not just a CDR, so the distribution of the CDs must've been worth it, having them mass manufactured. The CD above, called SF-13, also includes tools to send the images via Parallel cable to BUNG branded copiers. (Bung is also known for making the most popular N64 copier, Doctor V64).

Unfortunately there's no list of what's on the CD as seen on other CDs.

The other CD is quite interesting also as it includes both GB and SNES images, and last but not least some GB roms in an odd SNES format for use with game copiers. Also, this second CD was made after GB emulators were available, as such are contained. This CD also includes the before mentioned lists, click here for a screenshot of the GB list and here for a screenshot from the SNES list.

If you'd like to view the lists yourself, they can be downloaded here.
You may need to download DOSbox to run the files.

Messing around just now it seems that zSNES is capable of loading the SNES'ified Gameboy ROMS I was mentioning earlier....

However this is about all that happens, so maybe these are used to load an GB rom to a special Gameboy Cartridge, Multi Game Doctor maybe?

Oh well, I just wanted to show you a piece of SNES copier history, hope you enjoyed it :-)

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