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    Bootleg Gallery (Pic Heavy)

    Xian's thread pretty much covers how to spot teh boots, but there are still a lot of posts here questioning if something is a boot or not. I thought it might be handy for n00bs to see what boots look like and how they can be spotted. Hopefully some find this useful. Pics taken from EBay and this forum, anyway, on to the fun.

    Game: Garou Mark of the Wolves
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    Boot Evidence:
    Obviously not original boards
    SMT flash chips

    Game: Metal Slug
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    Boot Evidence:
    Non-Toshiba ROM chips on PROG/CHA board missing NGH number
    EPROMs with exposed windows on CHA board

    Game: Metal Slug 4
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    Boot Evidence:
    Label looks good, but missing serial numbers
    No SNK boards
    No SNK chips anywhere
    EPROMs
    SMT flash chips

    Game: Neo Bomberman
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    Boot Evidence:
    English label (JP only AFAIK)
    100% EPROMs
    Commonly bootlegged game
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    Game: Neo Turf Masters
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    Boot Evidence:
    No SNK boards
    No SNK chips
    EPROMs
    ROM chips missing NGH number

    Game: Neo Turf Masters
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    Boot Evidence:
    Slightly suspect label
    EPROMs
    MX chips

    Game: Puzzle Bobble
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    Boot Evidence:
    EPROMs
    Probably the most bootlegged game on the Neo

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    Game: Strikers 1945 Plus
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    Boot Evidence:
    Utter shit label
    No SNK boards
    SMT flash chips
    Voltage regulator soldered onto board

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    Holy shit at that Garou Mark of the Wolves. Fuck!

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    I was referring to HIS throat, not my own.

    I'd fuck Neo Ash's throat... lovingly.

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    A bit of an eye opener.

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    Lookie lookie at da booty.




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    I bought a 1 Slot MVS cab last month and there was a boot copy of SLUG 5 included. This is the game board. connectors pins were heavily soldered, probably to enhance contact





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    Kudos for teh creativity on covering dem 'Proms!

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    Game: Nightmare in the Dark

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    Boot Evidence:
    Garbage label
    Original SNK boards, but EPROMs and MX chips

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    Game: Metal Slug 1

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    Boot Evidence:
    Slightly suspect label
    Wrong screws used
    No SNK boards
    No SNK chips
    EPROMs
    Bad/non factory soldering in a few spots

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    so you guys bought those bootleg carts by accident or intention?

    Many thanks to those pictures and man-power to contribute to the community, BTW

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    I was scammed with the MS1 boot in my post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liquid Snake View Post
    so you guys bought those bootleg carts by accident or intention?

    Many thanks to those pictures and man-power to contribute to the community, BTW
    Well, me and my friends usually do some bulk buys and sometimes (rarely, fingers crossed), we have a nice bootleg with it (so far one rage of the dragons, one slug 4 and pop n bounce). since the prices are always ultralow on those bulks ... well i don't give a fuck, they get sold off as a boot or repurposed for one of the protos ...
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    Yeah if I ever buy a small lot there is almost always a boot in there, I would just play them but they all but two times have had scratchy glitchy sound issues. I do have a neobomerman boot that plays find and puzzle Bobble. The rest though all have wonky sound, metal slug 5, andro dunos, samsho2, Shock troopers 2 (although this is a AES conversion I believe real mask Roms, but hand soldering all over). Had plenty of others too but I sent those back to the sellers. Come to think of it I do have a working strikers 1945 boot somewhere too... But typically boot equals bad sound for me :-/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liquid Snake View Post
    so you guys bought those bootleg carts by accident or intention?

    Many thanks to those pictures and man-power to contribute to the community, BTW
    bought a small lot of Craigslist and there were a few boots in there. Slug5 (the one I posted above) and Strikers 1945 Plus, which I will post soon

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    madman posted his Striker 1945 Plus above but mine is different so I will include mine here too for reference purposes.





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    lol, SMD chip on the back of board 1...

    but I must say I'm quite surprised by how many different boot PCB designs there are...

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    A buddy got rid of his collection and gave me around a dozen AES boots he has. I'll post them as I have time.

    The first one I cracked open is Slug X.






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    Quote Originally Posted by nhanphanhippo View Post
    A buddy got rid of his collection and gave me around a dozen AES boots he has. I'll post them as I have time.

    The first one I cracked open is Slug X.





    its stuff like this that keeps me from buying more AES games unless I know who I am buying from haha

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    With all the bootleg copies of NEO games floating around out there, I wonder if anyone has ever put together a complete collection of MVS boots?

    In some crazy way, I kinda thing that would be sorta neat to see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhanphanhippo View Post
    A buddy got rid of his collection and gave me around a dozen AES boots he has. I'll post them as I have time.

    The first one I cracked open is Slug X.





    For sure a lot of cables were required to circumvent the protection of SlugX on that boot. Maybe even voodoo/witchery/sorcery. Too bad it uses original boards, some other original game was killed to create this Frankenstein.

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    sometimes I feel like there's a lot of knowledge required to make these boots. It's a shame really the bootleggers don't use it for good... imagine if DavidG (Jason Young) used his skills to create homebrew boards etc. instead of scamming - he could've been a great part of the community.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xsq View Post
    sometimes I feel like there's a lot of knowledge required to make these boots. It's a shame really the bootleggers don't use it for good... imagine if DavidG (Jason Young) used his skills to create homebrew boards etc. instead of scamming - he could've been a great part of the community.
    I believe DavidG had some participation in the board design used by Knight's Chance? or was it the board design for NGDev releases?

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    no, you're right, he gave some hints to the board design of Knight's Chance. Now, if he wasn't a scamming douchbag asshole...

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