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alpinerd: MAME ROM Information.


Alpine Racer (c) 1994 Namco.

Ski racing game (downhill and gate) with 3 courses and 2 play modes : Race and Time Attack. The player stands on a sophisticated set of ski-like foot stands while holding onto 2 bars for stability to play.


Cabinet dimensions : 230 cm High x 126 cm Wide x 300 cm Deep.

Cabinet weight : 792 lbs (360 kg).

Namco Super System 22 hardware

Game ID : AR

Main CPU : 68EC020 (@ 24.576 Mhz), (2x) TMS32025 (@ 49.152 Mhz), M37710 (@ 16.384 Mhz)

Sound Chips : C352 (@ 16.384 Mhz)

Players : 1

Control : stick

Buttons : 3


Even if titlescreen says 1994, Alpine Racer was released in June 1995 in Japan.

Victor Entertainment released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Namco Video Game Graffiti Vol.25 - VICL-15049) on 22/11/1995.


* Secret Character : When the 'press any button' screen comes up, hold down the 2 outside buttons and press the middle button repeatedly. You will hear a sound if done correctly and unlock the secret character 'Penguin'.


1. Alpine Racer (1994)

2. Alpine Racer 2 (1996)

3. Alpine Racer 3 (2002)


Music & Sound composer : Takayuki Ishikawa


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

MAME Info:

0.74u2 [Guru, Pelle]

0.62 [Guru, Pelle]


- 0.143u7: Added 2-way Joystick.

- 0.143u6: hap properly emulated step lock motor status for the skiing games. Added default NVRAM rom.

- 0.102u5: Added new cpu1 ($0) rom to clone (Rev. AR2 Ver.C).

- 0.99u1: Added 'DIP5-1->8' dipswitches.

- 24th February 2005: Guru - Alpine Racer (downgrade kit with extra program PCB) arrived, purchased by Randy on eBay. Thanks to all that chipped-in for donations.

- 0.85u2: Added M37710 (16Mhz) CPU4 and C352 stereo sound. Changed region cpu4 to user4 and user2 to sound1.

- 0.81u8: Added 2x TMS32025 (48MHz) CPUs, added new gfx4 rom ($200000) and changed region cpu2 to cpu4.

- 0.77: Added clone Alpine Racer (Rev. AR2 Ver.C).

- 0.74u2: Added Alpine Racer (Rev. AR2 Ver.D) (Namco 1995).

- 0.62: Added Alpine Racer Ver. D (Testdriver).

- 15th May 2002: Guru - Fully dumped the Namco Super System 22 PCB that Pelle donated a while ago called Alpine Racer (containing a mega-pile of surface mounted ROMs and the first SS22 dump AFAIK), which has been confirmed a good dump and uses some hardware that is similar to Namco System 21.

- 4th January 2002: Guru - Received Alpine Racer (Namco 1995). Thanks to Pelle for the board.

Other Emulators:

* Mjolnir

Recommended Games (Ski):

Silver Land

Alpine Ski

Dynamic Ski

Parallel Turn

Vs. Slalom

Alpine Racer

Alpine Racer 2

Alpine Surfer

Extreme Downhill

Sega Ski Super G

Snow Board Championship

Surf Planet

Winter Heat

Cool Boarders Arcade Jam

Ski Champ

Steep Slope Sliders

Romset: 35872 kb / 33 files / 11.8 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="alpinerd" sourcefile="namcos22.c">
              <description>Alpine Racer (Rev. AR2 Ver.D)</description>
              <rom name="ar2ver-d.1" size="1048576" crc="fa3380b9" sha1="2a46988745bd2672f8082399a68ae0d0ab3d28f2" region="maincpu" offset="3"/>
              <rom name="ar2ver-d.2" size="1048576" crc="76141352" sha1="0f7230dd9cd6f1b83d499034affc7bc2c4385ab5" region="maincpu" offset="2"/>
              <rom name="ar2ver-d.3" size="1048576" crc="9beffe6a" sha1="d8efd1e3829d32bb06537d7cecb59f8df9b6d663" region="maincpu" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="ar2ver-d.4" size="1048576" crc="1f3f1134" sha1="0afa78444d1463d214f1afd7ec500af76d567489" 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="ar1datab.8k" size="524288" crc="c26306f8" sha1="6d8d993c076d5ced523143a86bd0938b3794478d" region="user4" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="ar1scg0.12f" size="2097152" crc="e7be830a" sha1="60e2162eecd7401a0c26c525de2715cbfb10c1c5" region="sprite" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="ar1scg1.10f" size="2097152" crc="8f15a686" sha1="bce2d4380c6c39aa402566ddb0f62bbe6d7bfa1d" region="sprite" offset="200000"/>
              <rom name="ar1cg0.12b" size="2097152" crc="93f3a9d9" sha1="7e94c81ad5ace98a2f0d00d101d464883d38c197" region="textile" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="ar1cg1.10d" size="2097152" crc="39828c8b" sha1="424aa67eb0b898c9cab8a4749893a9c5696ac430" region="textile" offset="200000"/>
              <rom name="ar1cg2.12d" size="2097152" crc="f7b058d1" sha1="fffd0f01724a26dd47b1ecceecf4a139d5746f81" region="textile" offset="400000"/>
              <rom name="ar1cg3.13d" size="2097152" crc="c28a3d2a" sha1="cdc44fdbc99274e860c834e42b4cfafb478d4d26" region="textile" offset="600000"/>
              <rom name="ar1cg4.14d" size="2097152" crc="abdb161f" sha1="260bff9b0e94c1b2ea4b9d7fa170fbca212e85ee" region="textile" offset="800000"/>
              <rom name="ar1cg5.16d" size="2097152" crc="2381cfea" sha1="1de4c8b94df233fd74771fa47843290a3d8df0c8" region="textile" offset="a00000"/>
              <rom name="ar1cg6.18a" size="2097152" crc="ca0b6d23" sha1="df969e0eeec557a95584b06995b0d55f2c6ec70a" region="textile" offset="c00000"/>
              <rom name="ar1cg7.15a" size="2097152" crc="ffb9f9f9" sha1="2b8c75b580f77e887df7d50909a3a95cda570e20" region="textile" offset="e00000"/>
              <rom name="ar1ccrl.3d" size="2097152" crc="17387b2c" sha1="dfd7cadaf97917347c0fa98f395364a543e49612" region="textilemap" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="ar1ccrh.1d" size="524288" crc="ee7a4803" sha1="8383c9a8ef5ed94df13446ca5cefa5f9e518f175" region="textilemap" offset="200000"/>
              <rom name="ar1ptrl0.18k" size="524288" crc="82405108" sha1="0a40882a9bc8621c620bede404c78f6b1333f223" region="pointrom" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="ar1ptrl1.16k" size="524288" crc="8739b09c" sha1="cd603c4dc2f9ffc4185f891eb83e4c383c564294" region="pointrom" offset="80000"/>
              <rom name="ar1ptrl2.15k" size="524288" crc="bda693a9" sha1="fe71dd3c63198737aa2d39527f0004e977e3be20" region="pointrom" offset="100000"/>
              <rom name="ar1ptrl3.14k" size="524288" crc="82797405" sha1="2f205fee2d33e183c80a906fb38900167c011240" region="pointrom" offset="180000"/>
              <rom name="ar1ptrm0.18j" size="524288" crc="64bd6620" sha1="2e33ff22208805ece304128be8887646fc890f6d" region="pointrom" offset="200000"/>
              <rom name="ar1ptrm1.16j" size="524288" crc="2232f0a5" sha1="3fccf6d4a0c4100cc85e3051024d659c4a1c769e" region="pointrom" offset="280000"/>
              <rom name="ar1ptrm2.15j" size="524288" crc="8ee14e6f" sha1="f6f1cbb748b109b365255378c18e710ba6270c1c" region="pointrom" offset="300000"/>
              <rom name="ar1ptrm3.14j" size="524288" crc="1094a970" sha1="d41b10f48e1ef312bcaf09f27fabc7252c30e648" region="pointrom" offset="380000"/>
              <rom name="ar1ptru0.18f" size="524288" crc="26d88467" sha1="d528f989fab4dd5ac1aec9b596a05fbadcc0587a" region="pointrom" offset="400000"/>
              <rom name="ar1ptru1.16f" size="524288" crc="c5e2c208" sha1="152fde0b95a5df8c781e4a83577cfbbc7672ae0d" region="pointrom" offset="480000"/>
              <rom name="ar1ptru2.15f" size="524288" crc="1321ec59" sha1="dbd3687a4c6b1aa0b18e336f99dabb9010d36639" region="pointrom" offset="500000"/>
              <rom name="ar1ptru3.14f" size="524288" crc="139d7dc1" sha1="6d25e6ad552a91a0c5fc03db7e1a801ccf9c9556" region="pointrom" offset="580000"/>
              <rom name="ar1wavea.2l" size="2097152" crc="dbf64562" sha1="454fd7d5b860f0e5557d8900393be95d6c992ad1" region="c352" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="alpiner_defaults.nv" size="16384" crc="46c06e51" sha1="df3a16fe3a0858b14c51d48539d9ab3eb3a213de" region="nvram" offset="0"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="68EC020" 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="M37710" 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" coins="1">
                     <control type="joy" ways="2"/>
                     <control type="stick" minimum="0" maximum="255" sensitivity="100" keydelta="4"/>
              <dipswitch name="DIP4-1" tag="DSW0" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="1" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="DIP4-2" tag="DSW0" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="2" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="DIP4-3" tag="DSW0" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="DIP4-4" tag="DSW0" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="8" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="DIP4-5" tag="DSW0" mask="16">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="16" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="DIP4-6" tag="DSW0" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="32" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="DIP4-7" tag="DSW0" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="DIP4-8" tag="DSW0" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" tag="MCUP5A" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="8" 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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