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Ace Driver (c) 1994 Namco.

Ace Driver is NAMCO's 1994 addition to the F-1 Genre. The 4 teams in the game were, Team Red Lightning, Scuderia Blue Castle, Yellow Cyclone Racing and Green Island Motor Sports. The game was playable for up to 4 competitors. There was also a deluxe cabinet with moving cockpits. Ace Driver consisted of the player selecting "Beginner Class", "Expert Class" or "Expert Pro Class". Ace Driver was also a sequel to Driver's Eyes, an earlier F-1 Simulator on the previous System 21 "Polygonizer" system.


Twin Sitdown dimension : 78,5'' High x 62,75'' Wide x 55,25'' Deep.

Twin Sitdown weight : 865 lbs.

Namco System 22 hardware

Game ID : AD

Main CPU : 68020 (@ 24.576 Mhz), (2x) TMS32025 (@ 49.152 Mhz), M37702 (@ 16.384 Mhz)

Sound Chips : C352 (@ 16.384 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 640 x 480 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 32768

Players : 1

Control : steering wheel

Buttons : 1


Released in October 1994 in Japan.

Ace Driver received the highest honors at the 76th Annual IAAPA Show (The deluxe cabinet). Ace Driver received the award for the Best Coin-Operated Game of the show!

The Red car (Team Red Lightning) has printed on the spoiler "Polygonizer" this was one of the names for Namco's previous system the System 21 hardware, also below there's the title for "Driver's Eyes", also Namco's earlier F-1 Simulator.

Soundtrack album releases :

Ace Driver Series - Arcade Soundtrack 005 (WSCA-00003) (19/09/97) [Wonder Spirits]


1. Ace Driver (1994)

2. Ace Driver - Victory Lap (1995)

3. Final Turn - Ace Driver 3 (2008)


Music composed by: Hiroyuki Kawada (Hiro)


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

MAME Info:

0.78 [Guru]


- 0.143u7: Changed description to 'Ace Driver: Racing Evolution (Rev. AD2)'.

- 0.143u6: hap fixed Ace Driver crash from buffer overflow (game crash during attract mode and when passing the first checkpoint on the first track and was heading off the track, it crashed). Removed eeprom.9e rom. Added vertical 2-way Joystick.

- 0.138u3: Fabio Priuli updated Ace Driver to use keys instead of dipswitches for shifters.

- 0.104u2: Added M37702 (16384000 Hz) CPU4, C352 (16384000 Hz) stereo sound and C74 M37702 sound MCU rom.

- 6th October 2005: R. Belmont - Ace Driver is the only (Super) System 22 game without sound in current MAME. This is completely correct. It was not something I missed and I did not do it to fark with people. The data in that ROM is incompatible with the Prop Cycle BIOS for whatever reason (there's a chance it could be triggering an M37710 opcode bug, but that seems fairly unlikely at this point) and MAME will crash if you attempt to hook it up.

- 0.100u1: R. Belmont fixed analog controls for Cyber Cycles and Ace Driver (making both playable).

- 0.86u1: Changed 68020 CPU1 clock speed to 24576000 Hz and TMS32025 CPU2/3 to 49152000 Hz. Added 'Shift' dipswitch.

- 0.85u2: Changed region user2 to sound1.

- 0.84u5: Replaced Stick controller with Paddle.

- 0.81u8: Added 2x TMS32025 (48MHz) CPUs and changed region cpu2 to cpu4.

- 0.78u1: Stefan Jokisch added user1 rom ($0 - eeprom.9e).

- 0.78: Guru added Ace Driver (Rev. AD2, World) (Namco 1994).

- 17th December 2003: Guru added Ace Driver to the Namco System 22 driver, it works in attract mode but with messed up graphics.

Other Emulators:

* Mjolnir

Recommended Games (F1-3D):


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Pole Position II


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Continental Circus

Final Lap

Final Lap 2

Final Lap 3

Final Lap R

Winning Run

Winning Run Suzuka Grand Prix

Winning Run 91

Super Monaco GP

Super Monaco GP (Mega-Tech)

Driver's Eyes

F1 Exhaust Note

Grand Prix Star

F-1 Grand Prix Star II

Racing Beat

Ground Effects

Virtua Racing

Daytona USA

Daytona USA 2

Daytona USA 2 Power Edition

Ace Driver

Driver's Edge

F1 Super Battle

Racin' Force

INDY 500 Twin


Ace Driver: Victory Lap

Sega Touring Car Championship

Super GT 24h

LeMans 24

Ferrari F355 Challenge

Ferrari F355 Challenge (Twin)

Ferrari F355 Challenge 2 (Twin)

Maximum Speed

Romset: 20513 kb / 27 files / 6.95 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="acedrvrw" sourcefile="namcos22.c">
              <description>Ace Driver: Racing Evolution (Rev. AD2)</description>
              <rom name="ad2prgll.4d" size="524288" crc="808c5ff8" sha1="119c90ecb5aa099a0e5d1d7944c004beacead367" region="maincpu" offset="3"/>
              <rom name="ad2prglm.2d" size="524288" crc="5f726a10" sha1="d077312c6a387fbdf906d278c73c6a3730687f32" region="maincpu" offset="2"/>
              <rom name="ad2prgum.8d" size="524288" crc="d5042d6e" sha1="9ae93e7ea7126302831a879ba0aadcb6e5b842f5" region="maincpu" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="ad2prguu.6d" size="524288" crc="86d4661d" sha1="2a1529a51ca5466994a2d0d84c7aab13cef95a11" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="c71.bin" size="8192" crc="47c623ab" sha1="e363ac50f5556f83308d4cc191b455e9b62bcfc8" region="master" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="c71.bin" size="8192" crc="47c623ab" sha1="e363ac50f5556f83308d4cc191b455e9b62bcfc8" region="slave" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="c74.bin" size="16384" crc="a3dce360" sha1="8f3248b1890abb2e649927240ae46f73bb171e3b" region="mcu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="ad1data.6r" size="524288" crc="82024f74" sha1="711ab0c4f027716aeab18e3a5d3d06fa82af8007" region="user4" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="ad1cg0.1a" size="2097152" crc="faaa1ee2" sha1="878f2b74587ed4d06c5110a0eb0020c49ddc5dfa" region="textile" offset="800000"/>
              <rom name="ad1cg1.2a" size="2097152" crc="1aab1eb7" sha1="b8f9eeafec7e0de340cf48e38fa55dd14404c867" region="textile" offset="a00000"/>
              <rom name="ad1cg2.3a" size="2097152" crc="cdcd1874" sha1="5a7a4a0d897cca4956b0a4f178f39f618c921861" region="textile" offset="c00000"/>
              <rom name="ad1cg3.5a" size="2097152" crc="effdd2cd" sha1="9ff156e7e38c103b8fa6f3c29776dd38482d9cf2" region="textile" offset="e00000"/>
              <rom name="ad1ccrl.1c" size="2097152" crc="bc3c9b12" sha1="088e861e5c4b37c54b7f72963113a10870bf7927" region="textilemap" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="ad1ccrh.2c" size="524288" crc="71f44526" sha1="bb4811fc5de626380ce6a17bee73e5e47926d850" region="textilemap" offset="200000"/>
              <rom name="ad1potl0.5b" size="524288" crc="dfc7e729" sha1="5e3deef66d0a5dd2ff0584b8c8be4bf5e798e4d0" region="pointrom" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="ad1potl1.4b" size="524288" crc="5914ef8e" sha1="f6db9c3061ceda76eef0a9538d9c048366b71124" region="pointrom" offset="80000"/>
              <rom name="ad1potm0.5c" size="524288" crc="844bcd6b" sha1="629b8dc0a7e94410c08c8874b69d9f4bc22f3e4f" region="pointrom" offset="100000"/>
              <rom name="ad1potm1.4c" size="524288" crc="515cf541" sha1="db1522813ea3e982d479cc1903d18799bf75aea9" region="pointrom" offset="180000"/>
              <rom name="ad1potu0.5d" size="524288" crc="e0f44949" sha1="ffdb64d600883974b05edaa9ed3071af355ee17f" region="pointrom" offset="200000"/>
              <rom name="ad1potu1.4d" size="524288" crc="f2cd2cbb" sha1="19fe6e3454a1e4353c7fe0a0d7a71742fea946de" region="pointrom" offset="280000"/>
              <rom name="ad1wave0.10r" size="1048576" crc="c7879a72" sha1="ae04d664858b0944583590ed0003a9420032d5ca" region="c352" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="ad1wave1.10p" size="1048576" crc="69c1d41e" sha1="b5cdfe7b75075c585dfd842347f8e4e692bb2781" region="c352" offset="200000"/>
              <rom name="ad1wave2.10n" size="1048576" crc="365a6831" sha1="ddaa44a4436d6de120b64a5d130b1ee18f872e19" region="c352" offset="100000"/>
              <rom name="ad1wave3.10l" size="1048576" crc="cd8ecb0b" sha1="7950b5a3a81f5554f57accabc7a623b8265a21a1" region="c352" offset="300000"/>
              <rom name="rr1gam.2d" size="256" crc="b2161bce" sha1="d2681cc0cf8e68df0d942d392b4eb4458c4bb356" region="user1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="rr1gam.3d" size="256" crc="b2161bce" sha1="d2681cc0cf8e68df0d942d392b4eb4458c4bb356" region="user1" offset="100"/>
              <rom name="rr1gam.4d" size="256" crc="b2161bce" sha1="d2681cc0cf8e68df0d942d392b4eb4458c4bb356" region="user1" offset="200"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="68020" clock="24576000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="master" name="TMS32025" clock="49152000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="slave" name="TMS32025" clock="49152000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="mcu" name="M37702" clock="16384000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="c352" name="C352" clock="24576000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="640" height="480" refresh="59.937809" pixclock="24576000" htotal="781" hbend="0" hbstart="640" vtotal="525" vbend="0" vbstart="480" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="1" buttons="4" coins="2">
                     <control type="joy" ways="vertical2"/>
                     <control type="paddle" minimum="0" maximum="255" sensitivity="100" keydelta="10"/>
                     <control type="pedal" minimum="0" maximum="255" sensitivity="100" keydelta="10"/>
              <dipswitch name="DIP2-1" tag="DSW0" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="1" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="DIP2-2" tag="DSW0" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="2" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="DIP2-3" tag="DSW0" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="DIP2-4" tag="DSW0" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="8" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="DIP2-5" tag="DSW0" mask="16">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="16" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="DIP2-6" tag="DSW0" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="32" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="DIP2-7" tag="DSW0" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="DIP2-8" tag="DSW0" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="DIP3-1" tag="DSW0" mask="256">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="256" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="DIP3-2" tag="DSW0" mask="512">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="512" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="DIP3-3" tag="DSW0" mask="1024">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="1024" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="DIP3-4" tag="DSW0" mask="2048">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="2048" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="DIP3-5" tag="DSW0" mask="4096">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="4096" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="DIP3-6" tag="DSW0" mask="8192">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="8192" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="DIP3-7 (TEST MODE?)" tag="DSW0" mask="16384">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="16384" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="DIP3-8 (TEST MODE?)" tag="DSW0" mask="32768">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="32768" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <driver status="imperfect" emulation="good" color="good" sound="imperfect" graphic="imperfect" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="32768"/>

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