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Old 12 January 2016, 15:32   #1
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What the [A] or [A2] means?

Hi all,

in file like these:
Bangkok knights (1989)(system 3)[cr defjam ccs][h conqueror zike][a2]-amiga
Bangkok knights (1989)(system 3)[cr defjam ccs][h conqueror zike][a]-amiga

what do a and a2 means at the end of it ?

Thanks

Paulo
 
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Old 12 January 2016, 15:40   #2
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Never mind! Found the explanation here: http://www.tosecdev.org/index.php/to...ing-convention in case someone else needs it.


I've also found this list here, which I believe relates to it (?)

(Proto) - Prototype cartridge. This is an unfinished build of a game.
(Beta) - Beta cartridge. This is an unfinished build of a game.
(V1.0), (V1.1), etc - Version number.
(REV00), (REV01), etc - Revision number.
(Unl) - Unlisenced. Probably a pirate.
[a1], [a2], etc - Alternate version. Another acceptable dump.
[f1], [f2], etc - Fixed. Edited (cracked) to work in emulators.
[h1], [h2], etc - Hack. Something about this cartridge has been changed, probably by pirates. The change is likely not noticeable.
[h1C], [h2C], etc - Hack. Something about this cartridge has been changed, definitly by Chinese pirates.
[p1], [p2], etc - Pirate version. The pirates changed something about the cartridge. Likely a simple removal of copywrites or a multipack.
[t1], [t2], etc - Trained. The ROM has been edited to alter stats or other gameplay mechanics.
[o1], [o2], etc - Overdump. Lots of extra data on the end, which is likely garbage.
[b1], [b2], etc - Bad dump. You almost certainly don't want to download this.
[hI] - Intro hack.
(MP) - Mega Play.
[c] - Checksum.
[x] - Bad checksum.
(multiboot) - GBA multiboot. This is the data booted on a GBA through a link cable.
[T+language_name] - Translation + language translated to _ transator.


Thanks!

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Old 12 January 2016, 18:01   #3
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You can read the TOSEC Naming Convention here: http://www.tosecdev.org/tosec-naming-convention

...in particular the "Dump Info Flags" 3/4 of the way down the webpage
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Old 12 January 2016, 18:06   #4
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Hi all,

in file like these:
Bangkok knights (1989)(system 3)[cr defjam ccs][h conqueror zike][a2]-amiga
Bangkok knights (1989)(system 3)[cr defjam ccs][h conqueror zike][a]-amiga

what do a and a2 means at the end of it ?

Thanks

Paulo
Alternate - [a]

An alternate ORIGINAL version of another ORIGINAL image, e.g. if a game was released, then re-released later with a small change (and the revision/version number is not known).
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Old 12 January 2016, 18:07   #5
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- i thought a or a2 means a dump from another source? No matter if it's an original or a crack.

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