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What is ROM?

A ROM (short for “Read-Only Memory”) is a type of computer file that contains a copy of the data from a video game cartridge, disc, or other type of game media. ROM files are used in emulators, which are software programs that allow users to play games from older gaming systems on their computers or other devices.

In the context of emulators, a ROM is a digital copy of a game that can be loaded into an emulator and played on a computer or other device. ROM files are typically specific to a particular gaming system, and are not compatible with other systems. For example, a ROM file for a Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) game would not work with an emulator for a Game Boy Advance (GBA).

If you own a physical copy of a game and you want to use it with an emulator, you may be able to create a ROM file yourself using a process called “ROM dumping.” This involves using specialized software to extract the data from the game cartridge or disc and save it to a file that can be used with an emulator. There are a number of tutorials available online that can provide step-by-step instructions for ROM dumping.