ARiD is an acronym for Arcade Rom ID, it’s a web online identification tool used to spot unknown arcade boards from their EPROM dumps.
It also performs checksum calculations for the FLUKE 9010A Micro System TroubleShooter, very useful for repairing vintage computers and arcade boards.
Similar known Projects, other than MAME itself … ofcourse! :
- Arcade Restoration Rom identification
- Hamster’s Online Rom identification
- Romident – System 16 – The Arcade Museum
- WinROMIdent – Instant Arcade
The ARiD engine featuring RoSiCa, works the same way, It calculates the usual dumps hashes of the ROMS you want to identify and then compare them against the MAME database, obviously if one or more matches were found, it displays all of them.