I once had an undumped SNES cart (I think some Asterix game?) - sent it to Badge and he dumped and released it
> For the purpose of backing up a card to play it on an emulator you are fine with
> even a cheap and simple backup unit.
> My first machine was a Super Pro Fighter from CCL with just 16 megabits of
> memory to store a game, but I was able to dump even the biggest and newest games
> onto up to 4 1.6 meg disk and then join them together with a programm like
> ucon64 to get an image that worked in Zsnes.
> The problem starts with wanting to play the games from disk. First of all the
> memory of the machine must be big enough to hold the game. With 32 megabits your
> good for every game but Tales of Phantasia (it's 6 megabytes). Then it depends
> on the additional chips inside the copier. SuperFX games won't run on most
> machines. I never got them to run on my Super WildCard DX 32. DSP games like to
> loockup or don't even run at all. Some games even sport a more or less powerful
> protextion against being used in a backup unit. While Killer Instinct runs
> perfectly from disk on my WildCard it displays a "don't play this on a copier,
> copiers are illegal" message when play directly from the card through the
> So if you just want to backup your fine, if you want to play the backups on the
> copier you might run into bigger problems.
> Try your local flea markets or second hand gaming stores for backups sytsems.
> I'm quite sure that they got banned from eBay, but you can try. I bet you will
> still find some units on Hong Kong markets so there might be some import sites
> on the net who cary a limited amount.
> You better check the list on the page RoushiMSX provided when you consider to
> buy a specific copier. I guess it is no shame to spend more than 100$ on a
> WildCard DX or DX2 maybe even 200$ but some copiers (especially the early 90s
> ones) aren't really worth that kind of money compared to the features they
> By the way does anybody know if the WildCard DX2 32 can be upgraded to 64 Mb? I
> might consider it if it ain't to exensive.