Maybe-Intro is a project dedicated to the preservation and cataloging of ROM hacks and especially the fan translations of video games.

Maybe-Intro is inspired by the No-Intro project. They provide information to identify the good ROM images and eliminate the “garbage” (bad dumps, hacks, fakes, etc.). But there are some treasures among the garbage and the ROM hacking scene deserves to be preserved too. Maybe-Intro aims to testify the same care and love which are already given to the original video game media toward their amateur modification counterparts.

The Maybe-Intro project first intends to preserve the latest version of complete or almost complete fan translations and the best other types of ROM hacks. Thus are provided DAT files to identify the well patched ROM hacks and their original documentation thanks to a ROM manager. There is a DAT file per system and per language of translation and so for the hacks. The original patches are also preserved in the form whose they were released in. Moreover some useful information about the ROM hacking and the emulation can be found on the site.

A convention was established for more consistency. Read the Maybe-Intro Convention.

Maybe-Intro is only a one person’s effort. So the project grows slowly. For now only the DAT files for the translations in English are frequently released.


Maybe-Intro is based on the work of other people and intends to tribute them. If you want to support the project, support the ROM hacking and translation groups first and thank them.

If ever you still want to support the project. No donation. Maybe-Intro is free and always will be. But you can help the site to increase the Dropbox account it uses to store and share files. Just sign up and install Dropbox for free by clicking here.

Maybe-Intro does not promote nor support piracy. Do not ask for ROMs or any illegal materials, or you will be ass kicked.


The Maybe-Intro team is Powerpuff, alone.
You can contact me for any feedback via Twitter or by email.