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What does the (W) mean in a rom suffix?

by Mad_Hatter Mon Sep 22, 2014 3:39 am

I was able to figure out our find what suffixes like M5, !, b1 mean. But I can't find what (W) means anywhere.

If I had to guess, so far I think it means it is a multi-region rom, but I am not absolutely sure.
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Re: What does the (W) mean in a rom suffix?

by dunpeal2064 Mon Sep 22, 2014 3:47 am

Total guess, but maybe "World"?

... or maybe you have your roms set to Wumbo.
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Re: What does the (W) mean in a rom suffix?

by Cronozilla Mon Sep 22, 2014 3:57 am

Yeah, I think it means Worldwide.
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Re: What does the (W) mean in a rom suffix?

by emwearz Mon Sep 22, 2014 3:58 am

As above, its the country code for world.

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Re: What does the (W) mean in a rom suffix?

by BoneSnapDeez Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:00 am

Huh. I always figured it was the Wisconsin version.
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Re: What does the (W) mean in a rom suffix?

by dsheinem Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:08 am

BoneSnapDeez wrote:Huh. I always figured it was the Wisconsin version.


C'mon, that's a cheesy joke.
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Re: What does the (W) mean in a rom suffix?

by darsparx Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:27 am

dunpeal2064 wrote:... or maybe you have your roms set to Wumbo.


Well that is first grade stuff though :lol: (worldwide makes more sense though)
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Re: What does the (W) mean in a rom suffix?

by Ack Mon Sep 22, 2014 9:31 am

dsheinem wrote:
BoneSnapDeez wrote:Huh. I always figured it was the Wisconsin version.


C'mon, that's a cheesy joke.

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Re: What does the (W) mean in a rom suffix?

by Ziggy587 Mon Sep 22, 2014 9:33 am

I've never seen a W before, but here's a lit of codes as used by Goodsets.

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               ..................
...............: STANDARD CODES ::...............
:                                               :\
:   [a] Alternate        [p] Pirate             :\
:   [b] Bad Dump         [t] Trained            :\
:   [f] Fixed            [T-] OldTranslation    :\
:                        [T+] NewerTranslation  :\
:   [h] Hack             (-) Unknown Year       :\
:   [o] Overdump         [!] Verified Good Dump :\
:   (M#) Multilanguage   (# of Languages)       :\
:   (###) Checksum       (??k) ROM Size         :\
:    ZZZ_ Unclassified   (Unl) Unlicensed       :\
:...............................................:\
\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\

                .................
................: SPECIAL CODES ::...............
:                                               :\
: .-----Gameboy-----.  .----Super Nintendo----. :\
: [  [C] Color      ]  [ (BS) BS ROMs         ] :\
: [  [S] Super      ]  [ (ST) Sufami Turbo    ] :\
: [ [BF] Bung Fix   ]  [ (NP) Nintendo Power  ] :\
: `-----------------'  `----------------------' :\
:                      .--------Atari---------. :\
: .-----Genesis-----.  [ (PAL) Euro Version   ] :\
: [ (1) Japan       ]  `----------------------' :\
: [ (4) USA         ]  .---------GBA----------. :\
: [ (5) NTSC Only   ]  [ [hI??] Intro hacks   ] :\
: [ (8) PAL Only    ]  `----------------------' :\
: [ (B) non USA     ]  .--------Coleco--------. :\
: [ [c] Checksum    ]  [ (Adam) ADAM Version  ] :\
: [ [x] Bad Checksum]  `----------------------' :\
: [ [R-] Countries  ]                           :\
: `-----------------'                           :\
:                      .--------NES/FC--------. :\
: .--NeoGeo Pocket--.  [ (PC10) PlayChoice 10 ] :\
: [ [M] Mono Only   ]  [   (VS) Versus        ] :\
: `-----------------'  [ [hFFE] FFE Copier fmt] :\
:                      `----------------------' :\
:...............................................:\
\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\

                .................
................: COUNTRY CODES ::...............
:                                               :\
:   (1) Japan & Korea      (4) USA & BrazilNTSC :\
:   (A) Australia          (J) Japan            :\
:   (B) non USA (Genesis)  (K) Korea            :\
:   (C) China             (NL) Netherlands      :\
:   (E) Europe            (PD) Public Domain    :\
:   (F) France             (S) Spain            :\
:   (F) World (Genesis)                         :\
:  (FC) French Canadian   (SW) Sweden           :\
:  (FN) Finland            (U) USA              :\
:   (G) Germany           (UK) United Kingdom   :\
:  (GR) Greece           (Unk) Unknown Country  :\
:  (HK) Hong Kong          (I) Italy            :\
:  (H)  Holland          (Unl) Unlicensed       :\
:...............................................:\
\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\

             .......................
.............: 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 [b] ROMs is a    :\
:     corrupted upload to a release FTP.        :\
:             -------------------               :\
: [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!  :\
:...............................................:\
\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\

             ......................
.............: SPECIAL CODE NOTES ::.............
:                                               :\
: **** SNES ****                                :\
: (BS) These Japanese ROMs were distributed     :\
:      through a satellite system in Japan      :\
:      known as the Broadcast Satellaview.      :\
:      They were transmitted along with a TV    :\
:      show which was connected to the game in  :\
:      some way. These games were only playable :\
:      during the show, and thus stop after an  :\
:      hour, and many were timed so that only   :\
:      certain time periods were playable.      :\
:             -------------------               :\
: (ST) The Sufami Turbo device allowed two      :\
:      GameBoy sized carts to be plugged into   :\
:      the SNES. Certain carts combined into    :\
:      new games much like the Sonic & Knuckles :\
:      lock-on technology by Sega.              :\
:             -------------------               :\
: (NP) Nintendo Power has been known to release :\
:      games only available to its subscribers. :\
:      Most of these ROMs are Japanese, as this :\
:      practice occured mainly in Japan.        :\
:             -------------------               :\
:                                               :\
: **** Genesis ****                             :\
:  (1) Carts with this code will run on both    :\
:      Japanese and Korean machines.            :\
:             -------------------               :\
:  (4) While this code is technically the same  :\
:      as a (U) code, it is a newer header      :\
:      format and represents that the cart will :\
:      run on USA and Brazil NTSC machines.     :\
:             -------------------               :\
:  (B) This country code indicates that the     :\
:      cart will run on any non US machine.     :\
:             -------------------               :\
:  [c] This code represents a cart with known   :\
:      faulty checksum routines.                :\
:             -------------------               :\
:                                               :\
: **** GameBoy ****                             :\
: [BF] Bung released a programmable cartridge   :\
:      compatable with the GameBoy which could  :\
:      hold any data you wished to play.        :\
:      However, many games do not function on   :\
:      Bung v1.0 carts and have to be 'fixed.'  :\
:             -------------------               :\
:                                               :\
: **** Nintendo ****                            :\
: PC10 The PlayChoice 10 was an arcade unit     :\
:      which played exact copies of NES games   :\
:      in an arcade cabinet. The machines had a :\
:      choice of 10 games to choose from and    :\
:      ran for about 3 minutes on 25 cents.     :\
:             -------------------               :\
:                                               :\
:   VS The Versus system ran on similar hard-   :\
:      ware to the PC10 machines, but simply    :\
:      allowed you to play against each other.  :\
:...............................................:\
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Re: What does the (W) mean in a rom suffix?

by Mad_Hatter Tue Sep 23, 2014 1:56 am

Thanks for the thorough lists ziggy and emwearz.

The one I was using was a little short compared to these.

Yea, I never seen it till now. But when I was comparing rom sets, it looks like some use (W) as in World and some use (UEJ) as in United States, Europe, Japan.
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