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arbalest: MAME ROM Information.


Arbalester (c) 1989 Seta.

A vertically scrolling shoot'em up game.


Board Number : M6100439A

Prom Stickers : UK

Main CPU : 68000 (@ 8 Mhz), M65C02 (@ 1 Mhz)

Sound Chips : X1-010 (@ 16 Mhz)

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


Released in May 1989.

Licensed to Romstar and Taito for US distribution.


Producer : Jun Fujimoto

Maneger : T. Sato, M. Honda

Freeman : M. Asakawa

Chief programmer : K. Watanabe

Programmer : Y. Yamaguchi

Graphic designers : K. Nakabayashi, K. Yamada

Sound designer : A. Sato


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.37b1 [Luca Elia]


- 0.143u2: Brian Troha implemented coin mode 1 & 2 for Arbalester and added DIP locations. Added 'Licensor Option' dipswitch.

- 0.122u2: Changed M65C02 CPU2 clock speed to 2MHz.

- 0.106u3: Added 'Demo Sounds' dipswitch.

- 0.65: Nicola Salmoria fixed screen offset and flipscreen mode in Arbalester. Changed visible area to 224x384.

- 0.37b9: Changed visible area to 226x384.

- 0.37b1: Luca Elia added Arbalester (Seta 1989).

- 3rd April 2000: Luca Elia sent in a Seta driver with support for Twin Eagle, DownTown, Arbalester, Meta Fox, Zing Zing Zip and War of Aero.


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Romset: 4616 kb / 13 files / 1.94 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="arbalest" sourcefile="seta.c">
              <rom name="uk001.03" size="262144" crc="ee878a2c" sha1="f7d5817015382ce6af317c02746b473ec798bb4f" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uk001.04" size="262144" crc="902bb4e3" sha1="e37a361a7c03aee2d6ac8c96c2dd6c1e411b46fb" region="maincpu" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="uk001.05" size="8192" crc="0339fc53" sha1="9078f70a319132ef12c59b85e6306d5549a858f1" region="sub" offset="6000"/>
              <rom name="uk001.06" size="262144" crc="11c75746" sha1="7faf9a26534397d21211d5ef25ca53c4eb286474" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uk001.07" size="262144" crc="01b166c7" sha1="d1b5b73a55025a264a22dd950ea79ba8172c4bed" region="gfx1" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="uk001.08" size="262144" crc="78d60ba3" sha1="c4fa546e4ca637d67ecc1b085b91c753606ccdb3" region="gfx1" offset="80000"/>
              <rom name="uk001.09" size="262144" crc="b4748ae0" sha1="a71e671754ed5bba737f0b5f7be510a23d5e925c" region="gfx1" offset="80001"/>
              <rom name="uk001.10" size="524288" crc="c1e2f823" sha1="892473351e7b590c59c578047a67fc235bd31e02" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uk001.11" size="524288" crc="09dfe56a" sha1="077627627d3cb8f79ffdd83e46157bd3c473c4a1" region="gfx2" offset="80000"/>
              <rom name="uk001.12" size="524288" crc="818a4085" sha1="fd8b5658fc7f5fa6d3daebb4be17aeabd60c9028" region="gfx2" offset="100000"/>
              <rom name="uk001.13" size="524288" crc="771fa164" sha1="a91214318808f991846a828f0e309c0ff430245e" region="gfx2" offset="180000"/>
              <rom name="uk001.15" size="524288" crc="ce9df5dd" sha1="91d879b774b5b367adb5bd511fda827bc0bae0a9" region="x1snd" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uk001.14" size="524288" crc="016b844a" sha1="1fe091233746ced358292014393896af730f5940" region="x1snd" offset="80000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="68000" clock="8000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="sub" name="M65C02" clock="2000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="x1snd" name="X1-010" clock="16000000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="270" width="384" height="224" refresh="60.000000" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="2" coins="2" tilt="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Licensed To" tag="DSW" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Taito" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Jordan" value="1" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Taito" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Romstar" value="1" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Flip Screen" tag="DSW" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="2" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" tag="DSW" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Demo Sounds" tag="DSW" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="8" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin A" tag="DSW" mask="48">
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="48" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/3 Credits" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="32"/>
                     <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="Coin B" tag="DSW" mask="192">
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="64"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="192" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/3 Credits" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="128"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="192" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="128"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/4 Credits" value="64"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/6 Credits" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Difficulty" tag="DSW" mask="768">
                     <dipvalue name="Easy" value="768" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hard" value="512"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Harder" value="256"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hardest" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Bonus Life" tag="DSW" mask="3072">
                     <dipvalue name="Never" value="3072" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300k Only" value="2048"/>
                     <dipvalue name="600k Only" value="1024"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300k &amp; 600k" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives" tag="DSW" mask="12288">
                     <dipvalue name="1" value="4096"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="12288" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5" value="8192"/>
              <dipswitch name="Licensor Option" tag="DSW" mask="16384">
                     <dipvalue name="Option 1" value="16384" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Option 2" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coinage Type" tag="DSW" mask="32768">
                     <dipvalue name="Coin Mode 1" value="32768" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Coin Mode 2" value="0"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="512"/>

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