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    CPS2 - MSH vs SF - ASIA board

    Changed the suicide battery today but I came across a bunch of uncovered eeproms and some weird flash like chips that were fitted into the sockets. The capcom void stickers weren't touched either so it had never been opened prior...



    Boot?

    EDIT: Okay yeah seems like those pcb's with flash chips on them should really be mask roms. I just find it odd that the labels are all original and the security stickers weren't tampered with. Unless someone's a goddamn master at putting them back perfectly. Game however runs perfectly, from start to finish.
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    If this board is infact a bootleg, does anyone know if those flash chips on pcb's can be erased and reprogrammed using an eprom programmer? If I have to live with a bootleg I may as well convert it to Japan or Phoenix them.


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    You only need to rewrite 2-3 of the main program chips. (27c4096/27c4002)
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    Quote Originally Posted by bustedstr8 View Post
    You only need to rewrite 2-3 of the main program chips. (27c4096/27c4002)
    Interesting, hell of an investment to burn a few chips though.


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    This is what mainman likes to call the south american special. Battery powered boards with flash rom chips mounted on DIP adapters. The only way to know for sure if it's a boot is to compare the program roms against the non-phoenix roms found in mame. That battery could be just for show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadowkn55 View Post
    This is what mainman likes to call the south american special. Battery powered boards with flash rom chips mounted on DIP adapters. The only way to know for sure if it's a boot is to compare the program roms against the non-phoenix roms found in mame. That battery could be just for show.
    Last time a South American member commented on one of these, he disowned it.

    Said they were maid in MEXICO.

    And his countries were framed by the Orange Case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shadowkn55 View Post
    This is what mainman likes to call the south american special. Battery powered boards with flash rom chips mounted on DIP adapters. The only way to know for sure if it's a boot is to compare the program roms against the non-phoenix roms found in mame. That battery could be just for show.
    Was thinking this, did Capcom South America distribute asia boards?


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    Quote Originally Posted by lachlan View Post
    Was thinking this, did Capcom South America distribute asia boards?
    Seen their boards in Blue shells before, but not Gray.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lachlan View Post
    Was thinking this, did Capcom South America distribute asia boards?
    Indeed, in their last days capcom mexico converted lot of stuff into the VS series.
    Hell ,I have one rental Xmen vs Street figther with hispanic roms and its original.
    I have a couple of mvc boards that are exactly like yours.

    also my asia D&D SOM had no stickers on the first 4 eproms.

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    A interesting configuration in the sense they took a simple procedure and made it unnecessarily complex by not just using a 32 bit flash rom for the 4meg image but instead using two 2meg flash rom for the 4meg image.

    This method is used with the very few official boards that use flash roms such as progear and pang.

    Why these regions went rogue. Well if you wanted to buy a board from capcom U.S/Jap and they were out of stock, these branches would say tuff shit and refer you hopelessly to a distributor. Why the mexico/south american branches would just built you a ghetto board even for games that were released years before.

    If the encryption is legit its a in house Asian ghetto conversion similar to the ghetto orange south American special in house conversions.
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    Don't hide it, you are angry beacuse if a multiboot is made, you will not be the only one that can Play Progear

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    mshvboot.jpg

    Just saw the original link died, here's the same photo.


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    What region is the board?

    If it's Asian grey it's a straight boot, if it's orange it's a Capcom South American special.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darksoft View Post
    Don't hide it, you are angry beacuse if a multiboot is made, you will not be the only one that can Play Progear

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    Quote Originally Posted by mainman View Post
    What region is the board?

    If it's Asian grey it's a straight boot, if it's orange it's a Capcom South American special.
    It's an Asian grey. I wonder if I actually need the battery then?

    Might be worth it to convert it to something better perhaps?


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    Would the phoenix code still run with the battery still attached? Or has it had some modification (cut tracks or whatever) to stop the battery powering the decryption ICs? Very strange bootleg, though.

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    One one hand it's possible to run phoenix code on a board with battery on it.

    But on the other hand, boards with phoenix code don't like a battery (or power) in the board with they start up, 'cause if the charge in the caps is too great, the board will post a suicide screen upon start up.

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    When in doubt, just put a CPS2 suicide tester on the board.

    It'll tell you if the board is dead or alive.
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    I would think the best way to check if it's legit or not would be to read out the program EPROMs and see if they match the official (encrypted) set?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kuze View Post
    I would think the best way to check if it's legit or not would be to read out the program EPROMs and see if they match the official (encrypted) set?
    Not a bad idea, if you have a programmer and your rom set is in mame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kuze View Post
    I would think the best way to check if it's legit or not would be to read out the program EPROMs and see if they match the official (encrypted) set?
    Can you see the missing labels? :O


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