clrmamepro header files for internet roms

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clrmamepro header files for internet roms

Postby NotAGoodName » Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:54 pm

Many ROMs on the internet have headers left behind by the ROM dumper. With the header removed, that ROM might match a MESS DAT entry!

To use these, create the file in the clrmamepro header directory (C:\Program Files\clrmamepro\headers). Then run clrmamepro, select the DAT file, enable the proper header option (in settings), and use the rebuilder. After you've finished rebuilding, disable the header and run the scanner with the fix option for size enabled.

This first one checks for ROMs with a 512 byte header. This is the most common and applies to TG16/PCE and SNES ROMs. I think I had a couple of Gamegear and SMS ROMs with this header type as well.

internet200.xml

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<?xml version="1.0"?>

<detector>

  <name>512 byte header check</name>
  <author>Tim Markworth</author>
  <version>1.0</version>

  <rule start_offset="200" end_offset="EOF" operation="none">
  </rule>

</detector>


This next one is for files with a smaller header. I've never had any ROMs successfully build with it, but I've seen bad 32X ROM dumps have this style of header, so I know that ROM dumpers produce these.

internet100.xml

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<?xml version="1.0"?>

<detector>

  <name>256 byte header check</name>
  <author>Tim Markworth</author>
  <version>1.0</version>

  <rule start_offset="100" end_offset="EOF" operation="none">
  </rule>

</detector>
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