Work in Progress... Sega

As Spring is almost upon us, it was time for some extensive spring cleaning of the Dreamcast Firmware dat! Apart from renaming all existing sets in the dat, one more retail Dreamcast BIOS and one more Devkit BIOS were added. This new dat reflects newer knowledge acquired in the recent years and is in line with current Demul and MAME builds.

None of this would have been possible without the kind help of MetalliC, who gave me most of the really important information. Therefore he wins a well-deserved place among the dat authors despite not being an actual member of Tosecdev. Thank you!

PS: the previously marked [h] of 1.001d is actually a translation, replacing Japanese with Chinese. However it is marked as bad because it fails the HOLLY protection checks. This means it can't be used on real hardware! It works fine on emulators, as the HOLLY algorithm is unknown and not implemented in any emulator.

Work in Progress... Sega

After a long hiatus, work has been resumed in the Sega Dreamcast dats. Expect to see some long overdue updates for the system soon.

In the US dat, several ringcode/audio variants of USA GD-ROMs were added.

In the PAL dat, there are several newly verified dumps. Most of them will be more interesting to our French-speaking friends. The list of new additions includes French versions of Legacy of Kain - Soul Reaver, The Nomad Soul, Tomb Raider Chronicles ('Tomb Raider - Sur les Traces de Lara Croft') and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire ('Qui Veut Gagner Des Millions'). Also added v1.002 of Metropolis Street Racer, which was the intermediate bugfix version. Now all 3 known versions of MSR are verified.

Thanks go to everyone that submitted their dump information!

Work In Progress... Atari

Some further work has been made today on the Atari hierarchy by Cassiel.

Some new images have been added to the Atari 2600 & VCS DATs.


Work In Progress... Sord

Today we have another brand new Sord M5 dump added to TOSEC courtesy of Ola Andersson (aka TBC): 'Dream Shopper' by Takara.

Additionally, a new Japanese BIOS variant has been added.

Work In Progress... Commodore

Some further work has been made today on the Commodore hierarchy by Duncan Twain.

Lots of new images have been added to the C64 DATs.


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