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daioh: MAME ROM Information.


Daioh (c) 1993 Sammy.

An excellent vertically scrolling space shoot'em up. Excellent graphics, multi-layer scrolling, big sprites (especially bosses), and an extreme difficulty that continued to increase from easy to insane the farther along you went without getting killed.


Main CPU : 68000 (@ 16 Mhz)

Sound Chips : X1-010 (@ 16 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Vertical

Video resolution : 240 x 384 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 1536

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 6

=> Ion Shot, Laser Shot, Missile Shot, Fire Bomb, Mega Beam, Atomic Bomb


Released in July 1993.

The title of this game translates from Japanese as 'Great King'.

Developed by Athena Co., Ltd. In 1997, Daioh's staff established a new company, called 'Warashi', their first game "Shienryu" was very smilar to Daioh.

Mark Carmichael holds the official record for this game with 144,900 points on July 15, 2006.


Programmer : Tsutomu Tabata

Graphic designers : Undead Tama, Kata Chumuri, Numa

Composer : Sho

Sound driver : K. Zikil-Hide Ishibashi

Producer : Noriyuki Takasaki

Exective producer : Sakae Nakamura


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

MAME Info:

0.62 [David Haywood]


- On the attract mode screen with the earth down, there is a glitchy line at the bottom and the explosion is glitched. cpukett / Twisty (ID 00317)


- 24th November 2002: David Haywood fixed the background layer placement in Daioh.

- 0.62: David Haywood added Daioh (Athena 1993).

- 27th August 2002: David Haywood changed Daioh to use the redumped ROMs, fixing the background graphics glitches.

- 26th August 2002: David Haywood added Daioh to the Seta driver, it's playable but there is some garbage in the background graphics.

LEVELS: 7 (must be finished twice)

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* FB Alpha

* Raine

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Romset: 8192 kb / 7 files / 2.90 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="daioh" sourcefile="seta.c">
              <rom name="fg1-001" size="524288" crc="104ae74a" sha1="928c467e3ff98285a4828a927d851fcdf296849b" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="fg1-002" size="524288" crc="e39a4e67" sha1="c3f47e9d407f32dbfaf209d29b4446e4de8829a2" region="maincpu" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="fg1-004" size="1048576" crc="9ab0533e" sha1="b260ceb2b3e140971419329bee07a020171794f7" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="fg1-003" size="1048576" crc="1c9d51e2" sha1="1d6236ab28d11676386834fd6e405fd40198e924" region="gfx1" offset="100000"/>
              <rom name="fg1-005" size="2097152" crc="c25159b9" sha1="4c9da3233223508389c3c0f277a00aedfc860da4" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="fg1-006" size="2097152" crc="2052c39a" sha1="83a444a76e68aa711b0e25a5aa963ca876a6357e" region="gfx3" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="fg1-007" size="1048576" crc="4a2fe9e0" sha1="e55b6f301f842ff5d3c7a0041856695ac1d8a78f" region="x1snd" offset="0"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="68000" clock="16000000"/>
              <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="240" refresh="60.000000" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="6" coins="2">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="COINS" mask="16">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="16" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="COINS" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="32" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="COINS" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Country" tag="COINS" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="USA (6 buttons)" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Japan (2 buttons)" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin A" tag="DSW" mask="7">
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/1 Credit" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="7" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/3 Credits" value="3"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="6"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="5"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Free Play" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin B" tag="DSW" mask="56">
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/1 Credit" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="32"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="56" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/3 Credits" value="24"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="48"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="40"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Free Play" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Demo Sounds" tag="DSW" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="64" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Auto Shot" tag="DSW" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="128"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Flip Screen" tag="DSW" mask="256">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="256" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" tag="DSW" mask="512">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="512" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Difficulty" tag="DSW" mask="3072">
                     <dipvalue name="Easy" value="2048"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Normal" value="3072" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hard" value="1024"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hardest" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives" tag="DSW" mask="12288">
                     <dipvalue name="1" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2" value="4096"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="12288" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5" value="8192"/>
              <dipswitch name="Bonus Life" tag="DSW" mask="49152">
                     <dipvalue name="300k and every 800k" value="32768"/>
                     <dipvalue name="500k and every 1000k" value="49152" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="800k and 2000k only" value="16384"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1000k Only" value="0"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="1536"/>

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