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new dump! Chong Wu Xiao Jing Ling: Jie Jin Ta Zhi Wang

posted by taizou @ 2012-07-27 03:32:41 Dumps

Well! One thing I've been trying to do for quite some time is dump all the various weird Game Boy games that have come my way over the years; usually this fails due to copy protection or weird cart hardware or other stuff, but every so often a cart surrenders its contents without too much hassle (usually thanks to a game being re-released by a different company that didn't care so much about protection). And this is one of those! In Chinese it's snappily titled Chong Wu Xiao Jing Ling: Jie Jin Ta Zhi Wang (宠物小精灵 结金塔之王) which translates roughly to Pokemon: King of the Golden Tower. ALthough the title just calls it Chong Wu Xiao Jing Ling, and then maybe you could call it "Pokemon Pikecho" too? oh these games and their consistency.

It's an RPG developed by Vast Fame (which are totally the best kind), based on the same engine as another one of their games, Digimon Pocket. I think Digimon came first though - there's a massive Digimon on the game over screen, for one thing. Oh yeah, and the header says Digimon. Just call me Sherlock fucking Holmes. It has also seen an English(?) version called Pokemon Ruby and probably had an earlier release in Chinese with a different name, too - this cart I dumped it from dates from about 2005, and is part of a line of otherwise mostly generic and/or title-hacked pirate carts identifiable by that "酷" (cool!) character in the top left. As is (sort of) tradition with VF, alternate versions feature entirely different music, for some reason - aside from the intro, the entirety of my dumped version's soundtrack comes from Shi Kong Xing Shou, but the English version's is entirely different.

Anyway, enjoy the game! I had to change precisely one byte to get it working in emulators, so I dunno if that means I'm a terrible person that totally ruined its integrity or what - I've uploaded both versions in any case, [Fixed] is the one that works.

Update 5 Aug 2012 - I'm going to abandon the GoodGBX-esque naming scheme for now, it kind of implies I'm adhering to a standard that I really have nothing to do with ... ROMs are the same though

Chong Wu Xiao Jing Ling - Jie Jin Ta Zhi Wang (Unlicensed, Chinese) [Raw Dump].zip
Chong Wu Xiao Jing Ling - Jie Jin Ta Zhi Wang (Unlicensed, Chinese) [Fixed].zip

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1posted by KAGE-008 @ 2012-07-27 04:10:16

Thanks, will beat it soon. I'm just busy with RL things at the moment. BTW, if there's a walkthrough for this, let me know so this game will go down... EASILY.

2posted by Qiezei @ 2012-07-27 13:29:17

Sweet, glad you were able to dump it! Weird thing with the Engrish version (Pokemon Ruby) is that they kept in the Digimon attacks and music from Digimon Pocket, not to mention recovery attacks which this game could've really used.

3posted by RobGBA @ 2012-07-28 13:06:45

The f1 version glitched for me. I went to the place on the left, walked right to talk to the fat guy, then it wants to do a Pokemon battle but it locked up. :(

4posted by taizou @ 2012-07-28 14:32:05

which emu are you using?

5posted by RobGBA @ 2012-07-28 15:25:47

VBA-M.

6posted by taizou @ 2012-07-28 16:13:24

Oh yeah, so it does.. Try another emu I guess, it works fine for me in everything else (including older versions of VBA)

7posted by taizou @ 2012-08-20 17:20:27

oh here's a thing about this dump I never noticed before: though it's not displayed on hardware, thanks to codeman38's Python script (http://snipt.org/PlX) I discovered this game has a "Niutoude" logo hidden in the ROM, which was used by the publisher Xing Xing/Li Cheng in their own releases. So I guess these "cool" carts (or at least some of them) are sourced from Li Cheng.

9posted by Chowdit1 @ 2013-09-23 02:45:02

Huh. This particular cartridge, it looked like they tried to make look like a GBA cartridge, on the 'cartridge board'.

10posted by Chowdit1 @ 2014-06-29 04:47:55

@Taizou
Do you think you could re-solder the chip on the bottom left, and re-dump the cartridge? The chip is badly soldered, mostly uneven, metal barely connects. Try to use metal molded to legs on a chip, to re-make. I'm sorry, if I'm asking too much, from you.

11posted by taizou @ 2014-08-22 23:55:41

no the current dump is fine, why would i do that

12posted by Chowdit1 @ 2014-10-13 23:54:51

@Taizou
I hate that I forgot to ask if that picture was before or after. It was because if it was before that's why I saying that. But it was also because I might have thought that you dump that carts as the carts, not dumping the chip. I guess you're dumping the chip then?

13posted by taizou @ 2014-10-14 23:59:32

no i'm dumping the carts.. and i can't remember if it was before or after. but i'm still saying it's fine. i always dump things several times to make sure the dump is consistent, if there was a bad connection it would almost certainly result in different reads each time, or if one of the pins was not making contact at all then it'd be very obviously broken (corrupted graphics, crashes etc) even on real hardware.

14posted by Chowdit1 @ 2014-10-19 04:47:42

@Taizou
Oh. :o But wait, why does it seem like when like for example a generic user dumps a Sintax game, the raw dump works fine? (I.E. Ice Age 2) I'm not sure, but does everyone use the Bung GB Xchanger as the dumping device?

15posted by taizou @ 2014-10-21 02:00:53

those Ice Age dumps came from China and I have no idea how they did it, if it's a raw dump then I guess they found unprotected copies, otherwise the dumps must be hacked and they just never released the raw dumps.

16posted by elModo7/wbyyo @ 2014-11-18 12:46:45

I wish you had dumped the english version but hey! you took your time to make us happy so that's enough for me, I had this copy when I was a child, its a shame I changed it for spiderman 2 the sinister six bootleg :(

17posted by taizou @ 2014-11-21 02:52:03

yeah, unfortunately the English version has some protection/weird mapper, AFAIK it never got a generic re-release like the Chinese version did :(

18posted by coolgambler @ 2015-02-20 15:34:40

Taizou could you please dump any variant of the digimon pocket please?

19posted by taizou @ 2015-02-27 01:58:08

if i could, i would. currently i only have it on a multicart and i have no way to dump the part of the ROM that it's in. the original single cart releases (both English and Chinese) are likely to be protected also. my best bet is probably if there was a Li Cheng re-release or something.

30posted by Hand Hanzo @ 2015-08-10 22:24:24

OMG I've been looking for a dump of Chaoji Gedou 2001 alpha forever.

I need this. Y'all don't even know. I'd give my left nut for the opportunity to play that, the most elusive of games.

31posted by leeseongjae620 @ 2015-10-06 05:41:22

Pokemon Diamond (Part 3)
Henggedianzi
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZRVifhHMy4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsS2d9zg2jU
Parts 1 and 2 are dumped. Also known as Pokemon Sapphire

32posted by SHUT @ 2017-03-17 23:09:53

plz dump english

33posted by Plz can you taizou dump the english version? @ 2017-03-17 23:10:29

i need it.

34posted by ? @ 2017-03-17 23:10:41

dump

35posted by taizou @ 2017-03-19 00:30:58

nope