List of codes for roms

azoreseuropa

New member
Thanks to Barne:

Here is a big list of codes for roms, note that most will never been seen but it's handy to have a complete list, never know what you'll come across!

Country Codes:
(A) - Australian
© - Chinese
(E) - Europe
(F) - French
(FN) - Finland
(G) - German
(GR) - Greece
(HK) - Hong Kong
(I) - Italian
(J) - Japan
(K) - Korean
(NL) - Dutch
(PD) - Public Domain
(S) - Spanish
(SW) - Sweden
(U) - USA
(UK) - England
(Unk) - Unknown Country
(-) - Unknown Country

Standard Codes:
[a] - Alternate
[ b] - Bad Dump
[BF] - Bung Fix
[c] - Cracked
[f] - Other Fix
[h] - Hack
[o] - Overdump
[p] - Pirate
[t] - Trained
[T] - Translation
(Unl) - Unlicensed
[x] - Bad Checksum
ZZZ_ - Unclassified
[!] - Verified Good Dump
(???k) - ROM Size

Special Codes:
[C] - Color GameBoy
- Super GameBoy
(M#) - Multilanguage (# of Languages)
[M] - Mono Only (NeoGeo Pocket)
(PC10) - PlayChoice 10 (NES)
(1) - Japan (Genesis)
(4) - USA (Genesis)
(5) - NTSC Only (Genesis)
(8) - PAL Only (Genesis)
(BS) - BS ROMS (SNES)
(ST) - Sufami Turbo (SNES)
(NP) - Nintendo Power (SNES)
(Adam) - ADAM Version (Coleco)
(PAL) - PAL Video

make a stick, please ? :p
 

TchuBacha

I am the Stig
^ dude resize your sig. 500x100 pixels please


Also nice find Rockman. Someone will find this list informative.
 

scottinpa36

Scott Michina
Thanks alot for the list of codes. I'm just starting to get into downloading and collecting ROMs for the Nintendo 64, SNES and NES and don't know what most of the codes are. Do you happen to know what f1, M1, t1, h1C would mean? I also wanted to ask what the best codes would be to download games? I'm guessing ones that are USA games (U) and have a (!) after it for a good dump. Wow, that didn't sound good....Thanks!

-Scott
 

M.afaqanjum228

New member
I have been searching for a list like this for quite a while. I also wanted to ask what the best codes would be to download games? I'm guessing ones that are USA games (U) and have a (!) after it for a good dump. Wow, that didn't sound good....Thanks!
 

Outrider

New member
Additionally to above list, I found these notes:
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).

[b ] 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.

[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!
 

Touko White

I'm cute, aren't I?
It's annoying how not all ROM dumpers mark these.

Anyway, why are there ones that simply have nothing beside them like the SMB1 Europe ROM? That game is correctly dumped but Nintendo broke the sound.
 
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