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22nd December 2014
One more Namco System 246 game arrived and has been dumped.....
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED: Destiny Federation Vs. Z.A.F.T. II (DVD and dongle GSD1 Ver.A)
The Namco System 246 / 256 status page has also been updated.
Thanks again to Darksoft

One interesting thing to note, the NM number on the back of the dongle matches the NM number on the Tekken 5 Dark Resurrection dongle. Both dongles are original and untouched so it looks like Namco re-used the dongle of Gundam Seed Z.A.F.T. II and converted it to Tekken 5 Dark Resurrection.
I guess they may have re-used other dongles too so the NM number alone can't be used to identify a dongle cart/game.

20th December 2014
Another ultra-rare Namco System 246 game just came in. This time we have Vampire Night!
Namco System 246 Vampire Night Namco System 246 Vampire Night Namco System 246 Vampire Night Namco System 246 Vampire Night
With an exchange of some items, I also got hold of 4 other Namco System 246/256 games....
Taiko no Tatsujin 7
Taiko no Tatsujin 8
Zoids Infinity
Zoids Infinity EX Plus
The Namco System 246 / 256 status page has also been updated.
B-I-G thanks again to Darksoft!

7th December 2014
Some more Namco System 246 games arrived and have been dumped.
These include....
Battle Gear 3 with dongle
Battle Gear 3 Tuned with dongle
Ridge Racer V RRV2 Ver.A dongle
Pride GP 2003 with dongle PR21 Ver.A
Quiz Gundam with dongle QG1 Ver.A
Gundam Vs Gundam with dongle GVS1 Ver.A
Tekken 5 Dark Resurrection with dongle TED1 Ver.A
The Namco System 246 / 256 status page has also been updated.
You'll notice a lot more green there but also the titles remaining are either difficult to get hold of, expensive or not released. That means there will probably not be many more System 246 games dumped unless someone out there provides them.
Thanks again to Darksoft!

I've also dumped several Lindbergh games and they have been added to the skeleton Lindbergh driver in MAME.
The dumped games include.....
2 Spicy (DVP-0027A)
Ghost Squad Evolution (DVP-0029A)
Initial D4 (rev C) (DVP-0030C)
Initial D4 (rev D) (DVP-0030D)
Primeval Hunt (DVP-0048A)
Rambo (DVP-0069)
SEGA-Race TV (DVP-0044)
The House Of The Dead 4 (DVP-0003A)
VBIOS Update (DVP-0021B)
Virtua Tennis 3 (DVP-0005C)

All other Lindbergh games and alternative revisions are needed.

16th September 2014
Some Namco System 246 games arrived a few days ago and were just added to MAME.
Some new Namco System 246 games
Sengoku Basara X Cross
Kinnikuman Muscle Grand Prix 2
Gundam vs. Gundam Next
The Namco System 246 / 256 status page has also been updated.
Thanks to Darksoft!

17th April 2014
As promised and true to my word (unlike some other assholes), once half of the cost of the PCB was received for Wyvern F0 it would be dumped. Luckily this game is actually pretty good since not so many of the rare limited-release games were good games. Meaning it wasn't a total waste of $6K ;-)
It's a vertical shooter in the style of Namco's Xevious. You can see the emulation WIP here on Luca's site
Now it is part of emulation history :-)
I'm going to ignore all of the assholes, morons, fuckwits and losers in the gutter who made comments about this. You don't know jack about jack buddy. You should all keep your worthless comments to yourself. You don't want to get caught out saying something bad about me and possibly affect future dumps.... I paid $6K for that game I will dump it when it is paid for by either the loser who asked me to buy it for him, or someone else covers the debt ^_^
Please morons, just shut the fuck up and crawl back under the rock you came from and let the professionals get on with it.

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Here's a couple of items I got hold of recently....
Final Match Tennis and Formation Soccer carts on a Tour Vision PCB Manic Panic Ghosts for Sega NAOMI Manic Panic Ghosts for Sega NAOMI Mortal Kombat YAWDIM bootleg
Thanks to my good buddy Joey for the loan of the Manic Panic Ghosts cart and Parallax for sending out the MK bootleg PCB.

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