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ainferno: MAME ROM Information.


Air Inferno (c) 1990 Taito.

A helicopter rescue simulation game with quite good polygon-based graphics for its time.


Cockpit cabinet dimension : 68'' (171cm) Wide x 38'' (95cm) Deep x 56'' (140cm) High. Weight : 130 kg

Simulator cabinet dimension : 84'' (211cm) Wide x 54'' (135,5cm) Deep x 71'' (178,5cm) High. Weight : 330 kg

Taito Air System hardware

Board Number : M4300186A

Prom Stickers : C45

Main CPU : 68000 (@ 12 Mhz), Z80 (@ 4 Mhz), TMS32025 (@ 24 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2610 (@ 8 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 512 x 400 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette Colors : 8192

Players : 2

Control : stick

Buttons : 7


Released in June 1990.

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Taito DJ Station : G.S.M. Taito 5 - PCCB-00037) on 21/08/1990.


The US version is slightly different :

* 'Winners Don't Use Drugs' screen added.

* New Color GFX.

* New weapons and missiles.


Chief : Toshiaki Tsukano

Game design : Tsukasa Fujita


* Consoles :

Turbo Grafx 16 (1991)

* Computers :



Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

MAME Info:

0.74u2 [David Graves]

0.37b15 [David Graves]


* TMS320C25 DSP emulation


- 0.143u5: Preliminary work at the projection calculation for 3D eye-space points in Air Inferno [Angelo Salese, Andrew Gardner].

- 0.143u4: Angelo Salese moved 3D drawing functions outside of the screen updating function in Taito Air System driver, this should help in preparation of properly fixing the 3D Graphics in it. Changed palettesize to 16384 colors.

- 0.118u4: Changed number of buttons to 6.

- 0.117u2: Fabio Priuli updated dipswitches for Top Landing & Air Inferno according to their manuals. Added dipswitches 'Moving Control', 'Motion Test Mode', 'Timer Length', 'Rudder Pedal' and 'Unused'.

- 0.106u12: MASH added plds ($0 - 1800) to Air Inferno.

- 0.74u2: David Graves added Air Inferno (US) (Taito 1990).

- 0.57: Removed 3rd coin slot.

- 0.37b15: David Graves added Air Inferno (US) (Testdriver). Known issues: ADPCM sound problems. Before the roms were spaced out like Raine we had errors like this. Sound is now better but still imperfect. Roms probably read at half length?

- 5th May 2001: David Graves sent in a preliminary Air Inferno driver that lacks 3D graphics emulation and therefore doesn't show much.

Other Emulators:

* Raine

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Vs. Top Gun

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Air Inferno

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Romset: 2388 kb / 34 files / 1.05 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="ainferno" sourcefile="taitoair.c">
              <description>Air Inferno (US)</description>
              <manufacturer>Taito America Corporation</manufacturer>
              <rom name="c45_22.43" size="131072" crc="50300926" sha1="9c2a60282d3f9f115b94cb5b6d64bbfc9d726d1d" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="c45_20.14" size="131072" crc="39b189d9" sha1="002013c02b546d3f5a9f3a3149971975a73cc8ce" region="maincpu" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="c45_21.42" size="131072" crc="1b687241" sha1="309e42f79cbd48ceae58a15afb648aef838822f0" region="maincpu" offset="40000"/>
              <rom name="c45_28.13" size="131072" crc="c7cd2567" sha1="cf1f163ec252e9986132095f22bca8d061bfdf9a" region="maincpu" offset="40001"/>
              <rom name="c45-23.34" size="65536" crc="d0750c78" sha1="63232c2acef86e8c8ffaad36ab0b6c4cc1eb48f8" region="audiocpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="c45-25.35" size="8192" crc="c0d39f95" sha1="542aa6e2af510aea00db40bf803cb6653d4e7747" region="dsp" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="c45-24.6" size="8192" crc="1013d937" sha1="817769d21583f5281ba044ce8c134c9239d1e83e" region="dsp" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="c45-11.28" size="131072" crc="d9b4b77c" sha1="69d570efa8146fb0a712ff45e77bda6fd85769f8" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="c45-15.40" size="131072" crc="d4610698" sha1="5de519a23300d5b3b09ce7cf8c02a1a6b2fb985c" region="gfx1" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="c45-12.29" size="131072" crc="4ae305b8" sha1="2bbb981853a7abbba90afb8eb58f6869357551d3" region="gfx1" offset="40000"/>
              <rom name="c45-16.41" size="131072" crc="c6eb93b0" sha1="d0b1adfce5c1f4e21c5d84527d22ace14578f2d7" region="gfx1" offset="40001"/>
              <rom name="c45-13.30" size="131072" crc="69b82af6" sha1="13c035e84affa59734c6dd1b07963c08654b5f5a" region="gfx1" offset="80000"/>
              <rom name="c45-17.42" size="131072" crc="0dbee000" sha1="41073d5cf20df12d5ba1c424c9d9f0b2d9836d5d" region="gfx1" offset="80001"/>
              <rom name="c45-14.31" size="131072" crc="481b6f29" sha1="0b047e805663b144dc2388c86438950fcdc29658" region="gfx1" offset="c0000"/>
              <rom name="c45-18.43" size="131072" crc="ba7ecf3b" sha1="dd073b7bfbf2f88432337027ae9fb6c4f02a538f" region="gfx1" offset="c0001"/>
              <rom name="c45-01.5" size="131072" crc="052997b2" sha1="3aa8b4f759a1c196de39754a9ccdf4fabdbab388" region="ymsnd" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="c45-02.4" size="131072" crc="2fc0a88e" sha1="6a635671fa2518f74015429ce580d7b7f00299ad" region="ymsnd" offset="20000"/>
              <rom name="c45-03.3" size="131072" crc="0e1e5b5f" sha1="a53d5ba01825f825e31a014cb4808f59ef86f0c9" region="ymsnd" offset="40000"/>
              <rom name="c45-04.2" size="131072" crc="6d081044" sha1="2d98bde55621762509dfc645d9ca5e267b1757ae" region="ymsnd" offset="60000"/>
              <rom name="c45-05.1" size="131072" crc="6c59a808" sha1="6264bbe4d7ad3070c6441859eb704a42910a82f0" region="ymsnd" offset="80000"/>
              <rom name="c45-06.31" size="131072" crc="6a7976d4" sha1="a465f9bb874b1eff08742b33cc3c364703b281ca" region="ymsnd.deltat" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="c45-xx.22" size="8192" status="nodump" region="user1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="pal16l8b-c45-07.ic6" size="260" crc="a139114f" sha1="d21f0c02c34a59b2cea925a9a417d5c2db27a30e" region="plds" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="pal16l8b-c45-08.ic62" size="260" crc="6f8ec860" sha1="25161f6e5a5a76c35e697312567abe995b08b945" region="plds" offset="200"/>
              <rom name="pal16l8b-c45-09.ic63" size="260" crc="6703d122" sha1="8636ee19cf850461e95318b2b82ace036d92225d" region="plds" offset="400"/>
              <rom name="pal20l8b-c45-10.ic2" size="324" crc="c41c2a1b" sha1="33ef3449bea145d6b6a5b7067587ea91795f8383" region="plds" offset="600"/>
              <rom name="pal16l8b-c45-26.ic76" size="260" crc="23b59efc" sha1="20965dcf73d4f98f38788b01891b64a756bd823c" region="plds" offset="800"/>
              <rom name="pal16l8b-c45-27.ic114" size="260" crc="2bdc4831" sha1="dcf4845e7f793a4233af6131638267fea0d864b9" region="plds" offset="a00"/>
              <rom name="pal20l8b-b62-02.ic60" size="324" crc="c43ab9d8" sha1="38542b10e9206a25669534ee26a0472e5f2d6257" region="plds" offset="c00"/>
              <rom name="pal20l8b-b62-03.ic62" size="324" crc="904753fa" sha1="87f7414c3eab5740b188276b06c5b898ed07c1cd" region="plds" offset="e00"/>
              <rom name="pal20l8b-b62-04.ic63" size="324" crc="80512abc" sha1="0e87e59df3c4d3b4adba295dbd5a2c27b9d5fefd" region="plds" offset="1000"/>
              <rom name="pal16l8b-b62-07.ic82" size="260" crc="dc524371" sha1="d7529d812fc37043ad302380adc8bb6172fb837c" region="plds" offset="1200"/>
              <rom name="pal16l8b-b62-08.ic23" size="260" crc="b2d7ec83" sha1="4e2e4af4b77ab1482520cc9644fec009beff014c" region="plds" offset="1400"/>
              <rom name="pal16l8b-b62-11.ic26" size="260" crc="44e9a034" sha1="9d7e916baf797994469ddbcfe21fa0fff24b5acb" region="plds" offset="1600"/>
              <rom name="pal16l8b-b62-12.ic27" size="260" crc="f1182381" sha1="3a76064f2bf322324575bbc111f93c9990da8ac1" region="plds" offset="1800"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="68000" clock="12000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="audiocpu" name="Z80" clock="4000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="dsp" name="TMS32025" clock="24000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ymsnd" name="YM2610" clock="8000000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="512" height="400" refresh="60.000000" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="1" buttons="6" coins="2" tilt="yes">
                     <control type="stick" minimum="63488" maximum="2047" sensitivity="30" keydelta="40" reverse="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Moving Control" tag="DSWA" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Upright/Cockpit" value="1" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="DX Moving Only" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Motion Test Mode" tag="DSWA" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="2" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" tag="DSWA" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Demo Sounds" tag="DSWA" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="8" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coinage" tag="DSWA" mask="48">
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/1 Credit" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="32"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="48" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Price to Continue" tag="DSWA" mask="192">
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="64"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="128"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Same as Start" value="192" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Difficulty" tag="DSWB" mask="3">
                     <dipvalue name="Easy" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Medium" value="3" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hard" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hardest" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Timer Length" tag="DSWB" mask="12">
                     <dipvalue name="Easy" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Medium" value="12" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hard" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hardest" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Rudder Pedal" tag="DSWB" mask="16">
                     <dipvalue name="Without (Upright)" value="16" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="With (Cockpit / DX)" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSWB" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="32" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSWB" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSWB" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <driver status="preliminary" emulation="preliminary" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="16384"/>

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