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BIOS Requirements
Certain emulator cores require specific BIOS files in order to play.
βœ… Systems requiring/utilizing BIOS ℹ️ Specifications per System πŸ›ƒ Importing BIOS files
DO NOT ask us where to obtain BIOS files. Distributing BIOS files violates copyright law.

Systems

BIOS: βœ… = Required πŸ”Ά = Optional
Manufacturer
System
BIOS
Atari
2600
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5200
βœ…
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7800
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Lynx
βœ…
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Jaguar
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Bandai
WonderSwan
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WonderSwan Color
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NEC
PC Engine / TurboGrafx-16
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PC Engine Super CD-ROMΒ² System / TurboGrafx-CD
βœ…
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PC Engine SuperGrafx
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PC-FX
βœ…
Nintendo
Famicom / Nintendo Entertainment System
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Famicom Disk System
βœ…
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Game Boy
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Super Famicom / Super Nintendo Entertainment System
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Game Boy Color
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Virtual Boy
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Nintendo 64
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Game Boy Advance
πŸ”Ά
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Pokemon mini
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Sega
SG-1000
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Master System
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Mega Drive / Genesis
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Game Gear
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Mega-CD / CD
βœ…Γ—3
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32X
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Saturn
βœ…Γ—3
SNK
Neo Geo Pocket
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Neo Geo Pocket Color
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Sony
PlayStation
βœ…Γ—3

Specifications

Filenames are arbitrary as long as the MD5s match. Provenance will rename files on import.

Atari 5200

Filename
MD5 Hash
5200.rom
281f20ea4320404ec820fb7ec0693b38

Atari Lynx

Filename
MD5 Hash
lynxboot.img
fcd403db69f54290b51035d82f835e7b

Nintendo Famicom Disk System

Filename
MD5 Hash
disksys.rom
ca30b50f880eb660a320674ed365ef7a

Nintendo Game Boy Advance

Filename
MD5 Hash
gba.bios
a860e8c0b6d573d191e4ec7db1b1e4f6
Game Boy Advance BIOS is optional.

NEC PC Engine Super CD-ROMΒ² System / TurboGrafx-CD

Filename
MD5 Hash
syscard3.pce
ff1a674273fe3540ccef576376407d1d

NEC PC-FX

Filename
MD5 Hash
pcfx.rom
08e36edbea28a017f79f8d4f7ff9b6d7

Sega Mega-CD / CD

Filename
BIOS Name / Version
Region
MD5 Hash
bios_CD_U.bin
Sega CD Model 1 (US 921011) BIOS 1.10
US
2efd74e3232ff260e371b99f84024f7f
bios_CD_E.bin
Mega-CD Model 1 (EU 921027) BIOS 1.00
EU
e66fa1dc5820d254611fdcdba0662372
bios_CD_J.bin
Mega-CD Model 1 (JP 911217) BIOS 1.00p
JP
bdeb4c47da613946d422d97d98b21cda
All 3 BIOS are required.

Sega Saturn

Filename
BIOS Name / Version
Region
MD5 Hash
saturn_bios.bin
Sega Saturn BIOS v1.00
JP/US
af5828fdff51384f99b3c4926be27762
mpr-17933.bin
Sega Saturn BIOS v1.01a
EU
3240872c70984b6cbfda1586cab68dbe
sega_101.bin
Sega Saturn BIOS v1.01
JP
85ec9ca47d8f6807718151cbcca8b964
All 3 BIOS are required. Filenames online may vary. If the MD5s match, Provenance will correctly rename for you on import.

Sony PlayStation

Filename
BIOS Name / Version
Region
MD5 Hash
scph5500.bin
SCPH-5500 / v3.0J
JP
8dd7d5296a650fac7319bce665a6a53c
scph5501.bin
SCPH-5501 / v3.0A
USA
490f666e1afb15b7362b406ed1cea246
scph5502.bin
SCPH-5502 / v3.0E
EU
32736f17079d0b2b7024407c39bd3050
All 3 BIOS are required.

Importing

BIOS files are imported exactly the same as ROMs: Importing ROMs. When you have the correct BIOS successfully imported they will shown in Settings β†’ Cores or they show as missing/red/required, otherwise you have the wrong files. You need the exact ROMs files matching the MD5 hashes above.

MD5

Though not required, you can verify the MD5 hashes of your files to be certain. To obtain the MD5 hash of your BIOS files, you can use md5 [path to file, or drag and drop file here] in Terminal. Check that it matches the MD5 hash of the file listed above.
Alternatively, BIOS files can be force uploaded manually into /BIOS/com.provenance.[system] via WebUI or WebDav (iOS, tvOS) or the Apple Files app (iOS only).
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