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Sonic 2 Beta Pirate carts - Dumped

Discussion in 'General Sonic Discussion' started by egel, Apr 26, 2015.

  1. egel


    May start a small page about my MD collection.
    Hey all. So I managed to buy a Super magic drive this week (with FDD woohoow!), and finally got around to making a fresh dump from the Sonic 2 beta pirate cart and the other S2 Pirate cart for you guys. In case anyone's forgotten, these 2 carts:


    Also made a dump of my Crackers cart... just in case. You can download all 3 .SMD files included in a .zip here:

    You can view the video of me dumping the S2 beta pirate cart here:

    I tested the dumps in various emus however I can't seem to get the beta running (except in Ages, in which it works only partially). Do me a favor and tell me this is exactly the same as the Wai ROM... or make me happy and tell me it's actually a different version :v:/>
  2. Clownacy


    Tech Member
    The beta seems identical. The one on the wiki is padded to 1MB, though.

    The S2 final pirate's fun. It expects the checksum to be wrong (leading to a red screen if your emulator corrects it). It also skips straight to the title screen (in a way that's infinitely better than the beta pirate, BTW) while dummying out a bsr to the fade-out subroutine. The copyright is blanked out, too. Hex comparing doesn't indicate any other hidden changes. The ROM's also REV01.

    Crackers is identical.