BIOS Requirements

Certain emulator cores require specific BIOS files in order to play.

✅  Systems requiring/utilizing BIOS ℹ️  Specifications per System 🛃  Importing BIOS files

DO NOT ask us where to obtain BIOS files. Distributing BIOS files violates copyright law.

Systems

BIOS:    ✅ =  Required     🔶 =  Optional

Manufacturer

System

BIOS

Atari

2600

5200

7800

Lynx

Jaguar

Bandai

WonderSwan

WonderSwan Color

NEC

PC Engine / TurboGrafx-16

PC Engine Super CD-ROM² System / TurboGrafx-CD

PC Engine SuperGrafx

PC-FX

Nintendo

Famicom / Nintendo Entertainment System

Famicom Disk System

Game Boy

Super Famicom / Super Nintendo Entertainment System

Game Boy Color

Virtual Boy

Nintendo 64

Game Boy Advance

🔶

Pokemon mini

Sega

SG-1000

Master System

Mega Drive / Genesis

Game Gear

Mega-CD / CD

✅×3

32X

Saturn

✅×3

SNK

Neo Geo Pocket

Neo Geo Pocket Color

Sony

PlayStation

✅×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-ROM² 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

278a9397d192149e84e820ac621a8edd

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 → 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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