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buccanrsa: MAME ROM Information.


Buccaneers (c) 1989 Duintronic.

A horizontal-scrolling fighting/adventure game where the player controls a swashbuckling sailor who fights pirates through the town, the castle and the castle dungeons to rescue his fellow sailors from a mad pirate captain.


Main CPU : Z80 (@ 3.579645 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 3.579645 Mhz)

Sound Chips : (2x) YM2203 (@ 3.579545 Mhz), DAC

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 256 x 256 pixels

Screen refresh : 55.00 Hz

Palette colors : 544

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


The game looks like a hack of Irem's "Vigilante", the sounds are identical and also the gameplay.


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.94u4 [f205v]

0.90 [Tomasz Slanina]


- To enter test mode press any button durning memory test.


- 0.143u1: Brian Troha added DIP locations to Buccaneers.

- 0.142u1: Added 'M72 Custom' sound.

- 0.133u1: Renamed (buccanra) to (buccanrsa).

- 0.95: Corrado Tomaselli fixed Buccaneers sound frequency. Pierpaolo Prazzoli fixed sprite bug. Changed Z80 CPU1 clock speed to 5688800 Hz, Z80 CPU2 to 3072000 Hz and the 2x YM2203 to 3072000 Hz.

- 0.94u5: Pierpaolo Prazzoli fixed transparency issue in Buccaneers. Added dipswitches 'Coin A/B', 'Flip Screen', 'Lives', 'Difficulty', 'Cabinet', 'Demo Sounds' and 'Allow Continue'.

- 0.94u4: Added Buccaneers (set 1). Changed 'Buccaneers' to clone 'Buccaneers (set 2)'. Renamed (buccanrs) to (buccanra). Added cpu1 rom and new gfx2 ($10000, 50000) roms to clone (set 2). Added dipswitches 'Service Mode' and 16x 'Unknown'.

- 17th March 2005: David Haywood - Did a little bit of work on the Buccaneers driver, this one seems 99% complete now, just one or two graphical oddities to verify.

- 3rd March 2005: f205v dumped Buccaneers (set 1).

- 0.90: Tomasz Slanina added Buccaneers (Duintronic 1989). Missing one program rom.

- 1st January 2005: Tomasz Slanina - Added Buccaneers (Duintronic) to vigilante driver (one ROM is missing).


Other Emulators:

* FB Alpha

Recommended Games (Pirates):


Pirate Pete

Pirate Treasure

Pirate Ship Higemaru

Captain Silver


Skull & Crossbones

Czernyj Korabl



Romset: 1025 kb / 16 files / 254.6 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="buccanrsa" sourcefile="vigilant.c" cloneof="buccanrs" romof="buccanrs">
              <description>Buccaneers (set 2)</description>
              <rom name="bc-011" size="32768" crc="6b657ef1" sha1="a3356654d4b04177af23b39e924cc5ad64930bb6" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="12.u25" merge="12.u25" size="65536" crc="87303ba8" sha1="49a25393e853b9adf7df00a6f9c38a526a02ea4e" region="maincpu" offset="10000"/>
              <rom name="1.u128" merge="1.u128" size="65536" crc="eb65f8c3" sha1="82566becb630ce92303905dc0c5bef9e80e9caad" region="soundcpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="7.u212" merge="7.u212" size="65536" crc="95e3c517" sha1="9954830ebc3a6414a3236f4e41981db082e5ea19" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="8.u189" merge="8.u189" size="65536" crc="fe2377ab" sha1="8578c5466d98f140fdfc41e91cd841e725786e32" region="gfx1" offset="10000"/>
              <rom name="3.u100" merge="3.u100" size="131072" crc="16dc435f" sha1="0c13e9786b356770c84f94684697e43d0ea9e7cc" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="4.u80" merge="4.u80" size="65536" crc="4fe3bf97" sha1="7910ace1eed80bfafa1f9f057ed67e23aa446a22" region="gfx2" offset="10000"/>
              <rom name="6.u52" merge="6.u52" size="131072" crc="078aef7f" sha1="72e60d39d8af8bd31e9ae019b12620797eb0af7f" region="gfx2" offset="40000"/>
              <rom name="5.u70" merge="5.u70" size="65536" crc="f650fa90" sha1="c87081b4d6b09f865d08c5120da3d0fb3196a2c3" region="gfx2" offset="50000"/>
              <rom name="9.u49" merge="9.u49" size="131072" crc="0c6188fb" sha1="d49034384c6d0e94db2890223b32a2a49e79a639" region="gfx3" offset="20000"/>
              <rom name="10.u27" merge="10.u27" size="131072" crc="2d383ff8" sha1="3062baac27feba69c6ed94935c5ced72d89ed4fb" region="gfx3" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="2.u74" merge="2.u74" size="65536" crc="36ee1dac" sha1="6dfd2a885c0b1c9347abc4b204ade66551c4b404" region="samples" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="prom1.u54" merge="prom1.u54" size="256" crc="c324835e" sha1="cf6ffe38523badfda211d341410e93e647de87a9" region="proms" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="prom4.u79" merge="prom4.u79" size="256" crc="e6506ef4" sha1="079841da7640b14d94aaaeb572bf018932b58293" region="proms" offset="100"/>
              <rom name="prom3.u88" merge="prom3.u88" size="256" crc="b43d094f" sha1="2bed4892d8a91d7faac5a07bf858d9294eb30606" region="proms" offset="200"/>
              <rom name="prom2.u99" merge="prom2.u99" size="256" crc="e0aa8869" sha1="ac8bdfeba69420ba56ec561bf3d0f1229d02cea2" region="proms" offset="300"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="Z80" clock="5688800"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="soundcpu" name="Z80" clock="3072000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="m72" name="M72 Custom"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ym1" name="YM2203" clock="3072000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ym2" name="YM2203" clock="3072000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="dac" name="DAC"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="256" height="256" refresh="55.000000" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="2" coins="2">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" tag="IN0" mask="244">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="244" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin A" tag="DSW1" mask="15">
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/1 Credit" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="7"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5 Coins/2 Credits" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="10"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/2 Credits" value="6"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/3 Credits" value="3"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="15" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/5 Credits" value="5"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="14"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="13"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/4 Credits" value="12"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/5 Credits" value="11"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin B" tag="DSW1" mask="240">
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/1 Credit" value="64"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="112"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5 Coins/2 Credits" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="160"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/2 Credits" value="96"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/3 Credits" value="48"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="240" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/5 Credits" value="80"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="224"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="208"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/4 Credits" value="192"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/5 Credits" value="176"/>
              <dipswitch name="Flip Screen" tag="DSW2" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="1" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives" tag="DSW2" mask="6">
                     <dipvalue name="2" value="6" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Difficulty" tag="DSW2" mask="24">
                     <dipvalue name="Hard" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Medium" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Normal" value="24" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Invicibility (time still decrease)" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Cabinet" tag="DSW2" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="Upright" value="32" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Cocktail" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Demo Sounds" tag="DSW2" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="64" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Allow Continue" tag="DSW2" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="No" value="128"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Yes" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" cocktail="preliminary" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="544"/>

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