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 Super Famicom Cart Ver. (Rev A) (Rev B): How to check for?
 
Argument: ROM data , Closed by: root
layzee @ 2008-11-05 05:56:23

Some Super Famicom carts have different versions e.g. (Rev A), how do I check what version of a game I have? Is it possible to do this without opening up the cart?
hydr0x @ 2008-11-05 07:49:32

theoretically, yes

the back side of the cart has a label, on this you can find an pressed/pierced number. If this number is followed by an A or B, it's Rev A or B. This of course is only true if no mistakes were made during production
layzee @ 2008-11-05 12:08:22

Interesting...

My copy of Breath of Fire - Ryuu no Senshi (Japan) has an etched in "34A" on the back of the cart.

There does not appear to be a Breath of Fire - Ryuu no Senshi (Japan) (Rev A) in the No-Intro dats. Either this is an undumped rom or it was a mistake. ;)

What do people here think?
hydr0x @ 2008-11-05 13:37:43

it's likely undumped then
FitzRoy @ 2008-11-20 00:28:26

Definitely. You should get a copier or flash cart and dump it. Otherwise, you can ship it to someone who will.
Read Only Memory @ 2008-12-02 16:01:40

Your cartridge has revised hardware but it is not necessarily the rom, it could be any other part of the hardware. Open the cartridge, if the serial on the rom is shvc-bf-0 then the dump will match the known image. If the serial is shvc-bf-1, then it is a revised rom.
BigFred @ 2009-01-08 20:44:02

Obviously the webmaster of
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/ototo2006/c/f8745053da215deeae4bf62ded2ee241
got the game dumped and it is indeed a new version. Unfortunately it is not available publically.

Filename : Breath of Fire - Ryuu no Senshi (JP).smc
Filesize : 1572864
Header : Not Attached
CartName : BREATH OF FIRE
Cart Code : Not Recorded
BankType : LoROM
Format : Normal
Rom Speed : 30 : 3 ( FAST / 3.58MHz )
Memory Info : 02 : ROM + SRAM (02)
ROM Chip : 16Mbits
ROM Size : 0B : 16Mbits ( 12 Mbits )
SRAM Size : 03 : 64Kbits
Date : --/--
Region Code : 00 : JAPAN (NTSC)
Maker ID : D8 : CAPCOM (D8)
Release : 01 : ( Version 1.1 )
Expected SUM : 15F4 : 5620
SUM Check : Right! : 5620
CRC32 : E0B0BBEC

Maybe layzee likes to find a way to go for it now?
layzee @ 2009-01-10 05:42:07

@BigFred
Oh that's great, I didn't have the tools necessary to open up my cart (to confirm version) anyway as Read Only Memory suggested.



I don't have any dumping tools so I can't dump it, and this game is from my personal (relatively small) Super Famicom collection and I'd rather it stay there.

However, I might consider sending it to someone trustworthy here for dumping since I wouldn't mind seeing and playing a rom version of the game. The only thing I ask for is for someone to pay for shipping for both ways (PayPal me the funds to ship from Australia to another country, and then ship it back to me once it has been dumped). International parcel shipping price is about $10 AUD.

Best case scenario would be a trusted dumper available in Australia so it's cheaper, faster, and less (no) chance of missing parcels.