Purchasing Metroid (J).fds

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Buddybenj
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Re: Purchasing Metroid (J).fds

Post by Buddybenj » 24 Jul 2016 05:58

Hasn't 1.3 only been known to exist on Virtual Console? Or did somebody find an original disk with 1.3 on it?

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Re: Purchasing Metroid (J).fds

Post by C. V. Reynolds » 24 Jul 2016 06:58

Buddybenj wrote:Hasn't 1.3 only been known to exist on Virtual Console? Or did somebody find an original disk with 1.3 on it?
I'm not totally sure. Ototo lists it on his site here, though:

http://blog-imgs-67.fc2.com/o/t/o/ototo ... -03_00.txt

It has a breakdown of all of the sub files inside.

EDIT: From the best I can tell, the checksums do not match the Virtual Console version. This seemingly confirms the existence of an FDS disk with a version 1.3 on it.

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Re: Purchasing Metroid (J).fds

Post by drummerdave4689 » 22 Aug 2016 01:39

Buddybenj wrote:
drummerdave4689 wrote:Hey guys, did anything ever come of this? If not, I'm totally down to help in any way possible.
A generous user here named HardcoreHubz bought a sealed copy and dumped it. It's on this page, just do a ctrl-f for it (it should be a sealed copy): http://www.gamingalexandria.com/FDS%20Dumps/
Wow, thank you! What's the difference between metroid.fds and metroidb.fds? I have RetroArch 1.3.4 and it's not able to recognize either...

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Re: Purchasing Metroid (J).fds

Post by KingMike » 22 Aug 2016 03:00

Hardcorehubz dumped each side of the FDS games (most games were a single two-sided disk) separately.

Most of the time FDS games are distributed with all sides combined into a single file.
So if you want to play the game in most emulators, I assume you need to combine "metroid.fds" and "metroidb.fds" in that order into a single file?

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Re: Purchasing Metroid (J).fds

Post by drummerdave4689 » 23 Aug 2016 03:45

Ohhhh I see. So how do I do that?

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Re: Purchasing Metroid (J).fds

Post by KingMike » 23 Aug 2016 07:52

Could copy and paste with a hex editor that supports insert+delete (probably most non-ROM-hacking-oriented hex editors).

Or the DOS copy command. (if you know how to open a Command Prompt in the same folder)
I THINK it's
copy /b metroid.fds+metroidb.fds outputfilename.fds

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Re: Purchasing Metroid (J).fds

Post by drummerdave4689 » 25 Aug 2016 21:26

You, sir, are a badass! Thanks a lot ;)

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Connie
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Re: Purchasing Metroid (J).fds

Post by Connie » 25 Aug 2016 23:45

...and if it still doesn't work, you may need to add the following to the start of the combined file:

Code: Select all

4644531A020000000000000000000000
The 02 signifies 2 sides.

For 256 Kbyte files, which are effectively 2 disks/4 sides, replace 02 with 04

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