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countrunb: MAME ROM Information.


Counter Run (c) 1988 Nihon System.

In this maze game, You are a car in a labyrinth that must eat all the dots while evading the other cars who pursue you.


Main CPU : Z80 (@ 3.072 Mhz)

Sound Chips : (4x) SN76496 (@ 3 Mhz)

Players : 2

Control : dial

Buttons : 2


Released in March 1988.

Licensed to Sega.


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.74u2 [Tomasz Slanina]

0.63 [?]


* DUMP Custom CPU (pack). Only (bootleg set 1) works.


- 0.136u3: Renamed (countrb2) to (countrunb2) and (countrnb) to (countrunb).

- 0.126u3: Fixed proms names.

- 0.105u5: Sonikos cleaned up the Free Kick driver and matched the Z80 chip MHz to the "confirmed" MHz of Gigas (3072000 Hz).

- 0.85u2: Tomasz Slanina added clone Counter Run (bootleg set 1). Changed description of clone '(bootleg)' to 'Counter Run (bootleg set 2)'. Fixed dipswitches 'Lives' and 'Bonus Life' and removed 'Manufacturer'. Renamed (countrnb) to (countrb2).

- 0.74u2: Added Counter Run (Nihon System 1988 (Sega license)) and clone (bootleg).

- 0.70u5: Added clone Counter Run (bootleg) (Testdriver). Encrypted?

- 0.74u2: Added Counter Run (Nihon System 1988 (Sega license)) and (bootleg).

- 0.63: Added Counter Run (Testdriver). Note: We don't have the game rom data/program from inside the counter run CPU, hopefully somebody can work out how to dump it before all the boards die since it appears to be battery backed.

- 21st February 1999: Malcor dumped Counter Run.

- 5th October 1997: Highwayman dumped Counter Run, from SEGA ORIGINAL PCB (ENCRYPTED).

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Romset: 130 kb / 13 files / 43.2 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="countrunb" sourcefile="freekick.c" cloneof="countrun" romof="countrun">
              <description>Counter Run (bootleg set 1)</description>
              <rom name="rom_cpu.bin" size="65536" crc="f65639ae" sha1="faa81607858d49559098c887ac847722df955a76" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="c-run.e1" merge="c-run.e1" size="32768" crc="2c3b6f8f" sha1="ee7d71e6d8bb7138d5d029a10a95471d387b5f29" region="user1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="c-run.h1" merge="c-run.h1" size="16384" crc="3385b7b5" sha1="3f8f96f2a5406369dd56a9fe9f509ebee4a0179a" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="c-run.j1" merge="c-run.j1" size="16384" crc="58dc148d" sha1="3b2e5c6ced885d945f6c02fbab7c6d40db78c66a" region="gfx1" offset="4000"/>
              <rom name="c-run.l1" merge="c-run.l1" size="16384" crc="3201f1e9" sha1="72bd35600bf6e38741730f39bfd2a19f359bfb93" region="gfx1" offset="8000"/>
              <rom name="c-run.m1" merge="c-run.m1" size="16384" crc="1efab3b4" sha1="7ce39cecf2809d3a7cbca5c6dffee738ba6f7b11" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="c-run.p1" merge="c-run.p1" size="16384" crc="d0bf8d42" sha1="b8d1bd155dba065475c84db768f14a3562fe21e0" region="gfx2" offset="4000"/>
              <rom name="c-run.r1" merge="c-run.r1" size="16384" crc="4bb4a3e3" sha1="179696464fce548ec333eec233025840fdb1eac2" region="gfx2" offset="8000"/>
              <rom name="24s10n.8j" merge="24s10n.8j" size="256" crc="63c114ad" sha1="db881c4ff92cb04a94988587503346a44eb89b69" region="proms" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="24s10n.7j" merge="24s10n.7j" size="256" crc="d16f95cc" sha1="041bb84576bd8492c1ad3e492d8cb3e04d316527" region="proms" offset="100"/>
              <rom name="24s10n.8k" merge="24s10n.8k" size="256" crc="217db2c1" sha1="f2af1a74b0ce56290b1c119e1a9707287132194a" region="proms" offset="200"/>
              <rom name="24s10n.7k" merge="24s10n.7k" size="256" crc="8d983949" sha1="d7331900d18a53ceb133f8a8848d3c108e03323a" region="proms" offset="300"/>
              <rom name="24s10n.8h" merge="24s10n.8h" size="256" crc="33e87550" sha1="951ce0dc975b799c1056ce8eb005256cbb43a112" region="proms" offset="400"/>
              <rom name="24s10n.7h" merge="24s10n.7h" size="256" crc="c77d0077" sha1="4cbbf625ad5e45d00ca6aebe9566538ff0a3348d" region="proms" offset="500"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="Z80" clock="3072000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="sn1" name="SN76496" clock="3000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="sn2" name="SN76496" clock="3000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="sn3" name="SN76496" clock="3000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="sn4" name="SN76496" clock="3000000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="256" height="224" refresh="60.000000" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="2" coins="2">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
                     <control type="dial" minimum="0" maximum="255" sensitivity="30" keydelta="15" reverse="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives" tag="DSW1" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="1" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Bonus Life" tag="DSW1" mask="6">
                     <dipvalue name="20000, 60000 and every 60000 Points" value="6" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="30000, 80000 and every 80000 Points" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="20000 &amp; 60000 Points" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="ONLY 20000 Points" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Difficulty" tag="DSW1" mask="24">
                     <dipvalue name="Easy" value="24" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Normal" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hard" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hardest" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Allow Continue" tag="DSW1" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="No" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Yes" value="32" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Cabinet" tag="DSW1" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Upright" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Cocktail" value="64"/>
              <dipswitch name="Flip Screen" tag="DSW1" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin A" tag="DSW2" mask="15">
                     <dipvalue name="5 Coins/1 Credit" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/1 Credit" value="12"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="14"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="5"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/2 Credits" value="6"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/3 Credits" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="15" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/5 Credits" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/4 Credits" value="10"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/3 Credits" value="9"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/5 Credits" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="7"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/5 Credits" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="11"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/4 Credits" value="3"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/5 Credits" value="13"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin B" tag="DSW2" mask="240">
                     <dipvalue name="5 Coins/1 Credit" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="224"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="80"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/2 Credits" value="96"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="240" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/4 Credits" value="160"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/3 Credits" value="144"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/5 Credits" value="32"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="112"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/5 Credits" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="176"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/4 Credits" value="48"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/5 Credits" value="208"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/10 Credits" value="192"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/25 Credits" value="64"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/50 Credits" value="128"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSW3" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="1" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSW3" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="2" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSW3" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSW3" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="8" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSW3" mask="16">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="16" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSW3" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="32" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSW3" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin Slots" tag="DSW3" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="1" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2" value="128" default="yes"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="supported" palettesize="512"/>

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