> Maybe it'll be a good thing if other people either are motivated to learn how
> to/aquire equipment to dump. Might cut down on all the board sending, etc. It
> would be nice if there was a skilled dumper in each or almost region for the
> MAME project so boards could avoid oversea travel except in some cases.
You obviuously have no concept how expensive the setups are, anyone can dump basic roms (and do, there are people we have all over the world who can) but when you start looking at the more recent (1990 onwards) PCB's they have all sorts of custom/surface mounted chips, each needing custom adaptors (and thats assuming you have a base unit capable of reading them all, which most are not). The money involved runs into thousands or requires building your own equipment which needs a certain amount of skill, and complete setups like guru's run in to tens of thousands. Its just not economically viable to sponsor more than one setup,
In the mean time there are still a few people round the world who can and do dump stuff on a regular basis and will be able to deal with all but the awkward cases,
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