Deleting "extracted" DS Download Play ROMs from the dat

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Deleting "extracted" DS Download Play ROMs from the dat

Post by Hiccup » 22 Sep 2016 20:16

Does anyone mind if I delete all ROMs in the DS Download Play dat that were extracted from ROMs that are listed in the normal dat? I used to be in favour of datting extracted stuff, but I think now that if it should be done at all, it should be in seperate dats. Also, the dat is pretty messy right now, and it'd be much easier to complete if it was just the stuff from undumped DLP-host carts.

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Re: Deleting "extracted" DS Download Play ROMs from the dat

Post by Connie » 24 Sep 2016 13:56

Or you could use the 'Physical support' tag as a way of letting the public decide ?

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Re: Deleting "extracted" DS Download Play ROMs from the dat

Post by Tauwasser » 24 Sep 2016 21:45

I'd also caution against deleting any kind of information gathered over years in a single swoop. How do ROMs extracted from DLP carts differ from ROMs extracted from other datted ROMs? This sounds to me like the real issue is the form of distribution. Surely the DLP cards should be dumped as well? Maybe this is much more a case for tags ("available offline", "available download-only") than deletion?

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Re: Deleting "extracted" DS Download Play ROMs from the dat

Post by einstein95 » 25 Sep 2016 08:12

Tauwasser wrote:I'd also caution against deleting any kind of information gathered over years in a single swoop. How do ROMs extracted from DLP carts differ from ROMs extracted from other datted ROMs? This sounds to me like the real issue is the form of distribution. Surely the DLP cards should be dumped as well? Maybe this is much more a case for tags ("available offline", "available download-only") than deletion?
From what I can see, Hiccup wants to delete the ROMs extracted from the DS Download Station ROMs that are present in the Nintendo DS dat. This disregards that in order to play these ROMs otherwise would require another 3/DS/i to run the ROM and distribute the demo. There are also ROMs that I have extracted from the DS Download Station ROMs that aren't in the dat. Also present are some where the header has been hacked, like the "BETA" Twilight Princess E3 video.

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Re: Deleting "extracted" DS Download Play ROMs from the dat

Post by Hiccup » 25 Sep 2016 14:59

All non physical things are marked as non physical AFAIK

I guess I should just get on with labelling all the ROMs correctly, rather than trying to get most of them deleted.
einstein95 wrote:Also present are some where the header has been hacked, like the "BETA" Twilight Princess E3 video.
Which others have the hacked header? That "beta" one is extracted from the Twilight Princess cart that was distributed at E3. It isn't hacked, I think, unless Nintendo modified it somehow.

There does seem to be a problem with the ROM formats though, as there seem to be multiple ones.

E.g.
http://datomatic.no-intro.org/index.php ... =65&n=0134
and
http://datomatic.no-intro.org/index.php ... =65&n=0008
seem to be play identically, but the ROMs are different.

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Re: Deleting "extracted" DS Download Play ROMs from the dat

Post by einstein95 » 05 Nov 2016 13:51

Hiccup wrote:
einstein95 wrote:Also present are some where the header has been hacked, like the "BETA" Twilight Princess E3 video.
Which others have the hacked header? That "beta" one is extracted from the Twilight Princess cart that was distributed at E3. It isn't hacked, I think, unless Nintendo modified it somehow.
No, it's extracted from the main TP E3 DLP ROM but with the header edited. It matches 1:1 apart from the edited header.

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