What can you do with roms?

Roms are used in just about everything where a PCB needs software or commands to execute. Although I have mostly dealt with them in arcade and pinball machines, there are many practical applications for replacements, repairs, or customization. Some of my customers requesting custom burns have been for:

  • Arcade Games and Pinball Machines
    • Play hacked / customized versions of the software*
      • Add Free Play
      • Add profanity
      • Unlock hidden characters
      • Restore removed characters, glitches, and other features from previous versions of the software (Who remembers MK2 characters and the tank game in NBA JAM?)
    • Upgrade or downgrade software versions to the latest version or first prototype
  • Audio / Video Equipment
  • Automotive / engine tuning
  • Musical Instruments
    • Guitar pedals
    • Keyboards / Synthesizers (Kurzweil section coming soon)
  • Slot Machines
    • Clear Ram/Settings
    • Change Payouts / Odds
    • Enable Accessories and Jackpots
  • Televisions
  • UHF / VHF / Ham / Amateur Radios

*Please keep in mind, when I say “custom”, I mean you provide me with a rom image to burn on a chip “custom” for you…I am not smart enough to hack games and make my own “custom” versions or customize / change games for you, but there are various ones floating around all over the internet!