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Greetings everyone, I have a question, when you have multiple rom files for the same game that have different county/region and versions, is there a fast way to separate them all to use only the ones you want? Or if transferring them to LB can you just use them all and LB will pick the right ones? Please see attached image to show what I mean. Take Aladdin for example, there are multiple strings for the same game, how do I know which one to pick or the fastest way to separate? This was gotten by getting a complete set. Thank you.


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This looks like you have the "GoodSet" of roms, this name is a massive misnomer, these sets contain every single dump of a rom that can be found. This often includes bad dumps and many different variations of roms and are a giant pain in the ass to deal with. You should seek out the "No-Intro" sets of roms, these are much easier for the end user to deal with.

What are No-Intro sets?
No-Intro is a group dedicated to collecting ROMs of older video game systems for the sake of preservation. Their main goal is to collect complete and accurate collections of old video games. This means no hacks, bad dumps, etc, only clean ROM files accurate to what was commercially released. The name "No-Intro" came from the early days when they used to rip out annoying "scene" intros that were sometimes injected into dumped games. If you want more information you can visit the No-Intro website.

Difference between No-Intro and Goodsets
The most common complete ROM sets you will encounter on the internet are known as "GoodSets". While these aren't bad, they have a slightly different goal and are usually several years outdated. Goodsets basically collect together as many known dumps as possible into one set. The good, the bad, hacks, multiple dumps, all there. No-Intro sets only include one good ROM for each region or revision of a game (usually one US, one Europe, and one Japan). In addition, No-Intro sets are updated frequently as new or more accurate ROMs are found. Basically what you get in a No-Intro set is equivalent to what was on the original cartridges.



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