A GameBoy ROM extraction tutorial #GameBoy #Nintendo #ReverseEngineering @TravisGoodspeed
Travis Goodspeed presents a tutorial on mask ROM recovery, starting with photographs of the mask ROM from Nintendo’s GameBoy and end up with a ROM file that can be disassembled or emulated.
In this tutorial, we’ll be extracting the bits with MaskRomTool, a CAD program of mine for rapid bit extraction.
The GameBoy is a good target for this because it uses what’s called a Via ROM, meaning that metal Vias between layers encode the individual bits and those bits can be read from the surface of the chip. The ROM is also small enough that it can included in a Github repository and that you won’t spend weeks working out minor bit errors.
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