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deadconxj: MAME ROM Information.


Dead Connection (c) 1992 Taito.

Mobsters & criminals own the streets. Law enforcement has taken a backseat against the criminal empire that overwhelms the city and innocent people turn up dead with each passing moment. Take control of 4 brave vigilantes and exterminate the criminals using their rules! Features excellent sound effects as well as fast & furious action with plenty of weapons & stuff to find!


Taito F2 Expanded hardware

Board Number : K11E0714A

Prom Stickers : D28

Main CPU : 68000 (@ 12 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2610 (@ 8 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 320 x 224 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 4096

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


Released in July 1992.

This game was unpopular in Japan because the Mafia theme was not proper to Japanese gamers. A very few boards were released in Japan.

This game seems to take specific inspiration from the the 1987 mobster film 'The Untouchables'. Two of the main characters bear an uncanny resemblance to Kevin Costner and Andy Garcia who both starred in that film.


* Bonus points: In Stage 1, 5000 points are hiden in the safe. Hit it to get the bonus points.

* Emeny's Bullets can be stopped by the machine gun and the shootgun.


Planners : Papara Kaito, Jiro Tonegawa

Programmers : Okazu Taiyaki, Yuichi Kohyama, Junichiro Noguchi

Character designers : Zenchan Ishii, Ukkari Jiro, K A T, Masami Kikuchi, Masahiro Kato, Atsushi Ishikawa, Ryuichi Matsuse, Haruo Tomita, Yukio Ishikawa, A-Wave, V A P, Peacock

Project managers : Masaki Yagi (Ymot)

Hardware engineer : Jun Sawaki

Graphic designers : Rintaro Doi, Kyoko Umezu

Sound soft (Zuntata) : Yagisita, Sousukun

Directors : Masaki Ogata, Ichiro Fujisue, Fujiwaran X


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.37b5 [David Graves, Nicola Salmoria]

0.37b4 [?]


- 0.143u3: Changed 'Unknown' to 'Unused' dipswitches.

- 0.130u4: Renamed (deadconj) to (deadconxj).

- 0.105u5: Don Maeby removed non-existant 3rd & 4th player controls from Dead Connection.

- 25th August 2000: David Graves improved the Taito F2 zooming graphics in Football Champ, Metal Black and Dead Connection.

- 8th August 2000: Nicola Salmoria implemented zooming tilemap functionality for Dead Connection, Football Champ and Metal Black.

- 29th July 2000: David Graves fixed the text colors in Dead Connection.

- 0.37b5: David Graves and Nicola Salmoria added Dead Connection (World) (Taito 1992) and clone (Japan).

- 19th July 2000: David Graves sent in a huge Taito F2 driver update with working drivers for Gun Frontier, Ah Eikou no Koshien, Thunder Fox, The Ninja Kids, Solitary Fighter, Dino Rex, Quiz Chikyu Bouei Gun, Quiz Torimonochou, Quiz HQ, Yuuyu no Quiz de GO!GO!, Mahjong Quest, Quiz Quest, Don Doko Don, PuLiRuLa, Dead Connection and Football Champ.

- 0.37b4: Added Dead Connection (Testdriver).


Other Emulators:

* FB Alpha

* Raine

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Romset: 5184 kb / 10 files / 1.75 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="deadconxj" sourcefile="taito_f2.c" cloneof="deadconx" romof="deadconx">
              <description>Dead Connection (Japan)</description>
              <manufacturer>Taito Corporation</manufacturer>
              <rom name="d28-06.3" merge="d28-06.3" size="262144" crc="5b4bff51" sha1="a589cbc8425add9ed5f2add26f17bb18fe53ca8a" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="d28-07.5" size="262144" crc="3fb8954c" sha1="3104c1537f5fda7e5619aacfb48b02e969399a89" region="maincpu" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="d28-09.2" merge="d28-09.2" size="262144" crc="143a0cc1" sha1="a0b658b6a1567651d6fe1a955e1c853b48301f30" region="maincpu" offset="80000"/>
              <rom name="d28-08.4" merge="d28-08.4" size="262144" crc="4c872bd9" sha1="a78eec00b40445ad49425ba5a9b392b8516a30ff" region="maincpu" offset="80001"/>
              <rom name="d28-04.16" merge="d28-04.16" size="524288" crc="dcabc26b" sha1="2e5e9912710ede9fc7c87430572f4e33a2ab66e7" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="d28-05.17" merge="d28-05.17" size="524288" crc="862f9665" sha1="c576c929f90ff454adca8f127fd7f74863d03239" region="gfx1" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="d28-01.8" merge="d28-01.8" size="1048576" crc="181d7b69" sha1="fea7bd60224cf98d53d1389695f2e0d76e50b573" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="d28-02.9" merge="d28-02.9" size="1048576" crc="d301771c" sha1="2756bb834b50a657bbcf4e9bec02f4af595ac7e9" region="gfx2" offset="100000"/>
              <rom name="d28-10.6" merge="d28-10.6" size="65536" crc="40805d74" sha1="172114be692c766622d1235e5c4aa83ad438d9d9" region="audiocpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="d28-03.10" merge="d28-03.10" size="1048576" crc="a1804b52" sha1="f252c473a71a4cf80d9f984fec08e5ae7524a620" region="ymsnd" offset="0"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="68000" clock="12000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="audiocpu" name="Z80" clock="4000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ymsnd" name="YM2610" clock="8000000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="320" height="224" refresh="60.000000" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="2" coins="2" service="yes" tilt="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Cabinet" tag="DSWA" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Upright" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Cocktail" value="1"/>
              <dipswitch name="Flip Screen" tag="DSWA" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="2" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" tag="DSWA" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Demo Sounds" tag="DSWA" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="8" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin A" tag="DSWA" mask="48">
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="48" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="32"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin B" tag="DSWA" mask="192">
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="64"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="192" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="128"/>
              <dipswitch name="Difficulty" tag="DSWB" mask="3">
                     <dipvalue name="Easy" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Medium" value="3" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hard" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hardest" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSWB" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Damage" tag="DSWB" mask="24">
                     <dipvalue name="Small" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Normal" value="24" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Big" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Biggest" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSWB" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="32" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSWB" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Game Type" tag="DSWB" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="1 Player only" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Multiplayer" value="128" default="yes"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="supported" palettesize="4096"/>

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