Sources - are they "dumps" or "physical" media

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Hiccup
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Sources - are they "dumps" or "physical" media

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Should sources be treated as "dumps" or as "physical media"? It seems like the usage isn't consistent atm.
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Re: Sources - are they "dumps" or "physical" media

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defenitive "physical media" because "dumps" are what you get from a game modul. In case of updates, dlc it could be "dumps"
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Re: Sources - are they "dumps" or "physical" media

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Well by "dump" I mean like, the event of dumping something. I know this is getting a bit into semantics, but you could have multiple dumps of the same cartridge, with different results based on dumping tool.
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Re: Sources - are they "dumps" or "physical" media

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source = dump (the result of the act of dumping). it's not called "dump" because a "release" is a dump too and we needed two different words for different "containers".
if you dump the same cart 4 times you can submit 4 sources, if you dump 1 time 4 different carts of the same archive, you will submit 4 sources again.
if you do 2 dumps of the same cart, one bad and one redumped as good, you submit 2 sources with the correct flags.
the container has enough fields to understand what's happening.
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