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ROCKMAN & CRYSTAL!

posted by taizou @ 2018-09-12 18:44:31 Dumps

Rockman & Crystal is the English version of Vast Fame's genuinely-quite-decent Mega Man X clone and swansong for their Zook series, and it's been something of a holy grail for ROM dumpers for a LONG time. Just over two years ago, I dumped the Chinese-language Taiwanese release, Zook Man ZX4. So the game has been playable for a while, but what has always been missing is its fantastic English dialogue. Until now!

Many many thanks to a tiny fairy for lending me the cartridge!

here's the ROM: Rockman & Crystal (Battle Network Rockman Crystal) (Unl).zip

It works in mGBA 0.5.0 and later, might work in other emulators if they've implemented support for Vast Fame protection in the meantime. I dunno, I'm not the sheriff of emulators

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1posted by taizou @ 2018-09-13 14:23:33

Been hearing reports that it doesn't work in mGBA 0.6.1 or later, but versions between (and including) 0.5.0 and 0.6.0 are fine - older versions can be found here https://mgba.io/old.html

2posted by taizou @ 2018-09-14 00:07:53

I'll look into this more as soon as I can actually get mGBA to build on my machine again

3posted by Osman Color @ 2018-09-15 05:45:14

Taizou, You have fulfilled one of my dreams, since I heard about this game, I always wanted to have the opportunity to play it, but of course I only saw images and videos on the web, no one had dumped or could properly dump the game rom, so I partly lost hope of to be able to play it some day, when you dumped the Taiwanese version it will certainly achieve what many of us want, play the ¨holy grail¨ of the bootleg games, we really appreciate that you have even been able to do it with the english version, hero.
Oh yes, sorry for my relative poor English.
Greetings.

4posted by El vato @ 2018-09-16 02:58:17

I'll see if it works for MYboy mobile emulator

5posted by El vato @ 2018-09-16 03:08:36

It doesn't

6posted by El vato @ 2018-09-17 22:54:39

Retroarch seems to work though.

7posted by taizou @ 2018-09-18 12:13:57

Retroarch will work with the mGBA core yeah. Probably no other emulator will work unless they implemented support based on mGBA's.

Incidentally the bug present in mGBA 0.6.1+ is now fixed and the game should run in dev builds now (including on Switch!) http://mgba.io/downloads.html#development-downloads

8posted by Imaynotbehere4long @ 2018-10-06 17:34:59

The sound font seems to be messed up in the lava/underground stage in this version.

9posted by Imaynotbehere4long @ 2018-10-06 17:50:15

The sound font for the night city stage is also different. Plus, the boss theme for the top-right and bottom-right bosses is slower as well as using different instruments. The hit detection seems about the same between both versions, though.

10posted by Imaynotbehere4long @ 2018-10-06 18:04:05

I wanna reference "go hell" somehow, but I don't wanna seem ungrateful for these dumps. I do appreciate the work you're doing, and you can be sure I'll come bake for more.