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dingo: MAME ROM Information.


Dingo (c) 1983 A.C.G. [Ashby Computers & Graphics]

A maze game.


Main CPU : Z80 (@ 3.072 Mhz), Z80 (@ 1.62 Mhz)

Sound Chips : AY8910 (@ 1.62 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Vertical

Video resolution : 224 x 256 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.61 Hz

Palette colors : 98

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 1


Manufacturers Ashby Computers and Graphics, Ltd. were better known in the 1980s as 'Ultimate Play The Game', one of the best UK software houses of the time - these days known as 'Rare', a subsidiary of Microsoft. At the time the majority of their work was for the Z80-based Sinclair Spectrum, so it's not surprising to see that Dingo is similarly Z80-based. The font used in Dingo is the same font used in their Spectrum game of the same year, Atic Atac, and the Copyright symbol displayed on screen is copied directly from the standard Spectrum font.


The encrypted version uses a AY8910 @ 1.78975 Mhz instead 1.62 Mhz.


Melon: 100 pts.

Strawberry: 150 pts.

Lemon: 200 pts.

Blackberry: 250 pts.

Tomato: 300 pts.

Rasberry: 350 pts.

Black Currant: 400 pts.


Staff : Christopher Stamper, John Lathbury, Timothy Stamper, Carole Ward


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.61 [MASH]


* Redump rom unk.3b in clone Dingo (encrypted) (both halves were identical)


- 0.134: Couriersud fixed messed up sound Dingo. Removed Discrete sound.

- 0.133u2: Replaced Samples sound with Discrete.

- 0.129u6: Phil Bennett fixed no audio in Dingo.

- 0.124u1: Changed Dingo (encrypted) (dingoe) to a clone of Dingo. Added Samples sound. Changed visible area to 224x768 and palettesize to 32 colors.

- 0.82u2: MASH added clone Dingo (encrypted). Doesn't work, rom unk.3b is bad (both halves identical).

- 23rd May 2004: MASH submitted an addition of a new Dingo rom set.

- 0.61: MASH added Dingo (Ashby Computers and Graphics LTD. 1983 (Jaleco license).

- 16th June 2002: MASH added Dingo, and Zsolt Vasvari cleaned it up.

- 26th July 2001: Dumped Dingo by Jaleco 1983 (Original board).

- 29th December 1998: Dumped Dingo (encrypted).

Other Emulators:

* FB Alpha


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Romset: 19 kb / 7 files / 10.5 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="dingo" sourcefile="galdrvr.c">
              <manufacturer>Ashby Computers and Graphics Ltd. (Jaleco license)</manufacturer>
              <rom name="003.e7" size="4096" crc="d088550f" sha1="13b87995881e484825c45ab4e558ac3d90bf162a" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="004.h7" size="4096" crc="a228446a" sha1="4b7e611edd6bce308cc7b17caa068445f5438f4f" region="maincpu" offset="1000"/>
              <rom name="005.j7" size="2048" crc="14d680bb" sha1="e9d84d1a62ed5300c390a7326c16cebd0aceae3b" region="maincpu" offset="2000"/>
              <rom name="6.7l" size="4096" crc="047092e0" sha1="24014c999c904b4be571121b0f6808713d95add1" region="audiocpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="001.h1" size="2048" crc="1ab1dd4d" sha1="74ef2226e1f1d2583b0c7718325da193f411a97d" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="002.k1" size="2048" crc="4be375ee" sha1="7379b037887baca0f932d910f8f94f7edf39bb26" region="gfx1" offset="800"/>
              <rom name="18s030.l6" size="32" crc="3061d0f9" sha1="5af85499c6219137dc57d9fba79cb5afa3548ab1" region="proms" offset="0"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="Z80" clock="3072000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="audiocpu" name="Z80" clock="1620000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="aysnd" name="AY-3-8910A" clock="1620000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="90" width="768" height="224" refresh="60.606061" pixclock="18432000" htotal="1152" hbend="0" hbstart="768" vtotal="264" vbend="16" vbstart="240" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="1" coins="2">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Cabinet" tag="IN1" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Upright" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Cocktail" value="64"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coinage" tag="IN1" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="A 1C/1C B 1C/5C" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="A 2C/1C B 1C/3C" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Difficulty" tag="IN2" mask="3">
                     <dipvalue name="Easiest" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Easy" value="1" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hard" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hardest" value="3"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives" tag="IN2" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4" value="4"/>
              <dipswitch name="Bonus Life" tag="IN2" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="20000" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="40000" value="8"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="supported" palettesize="32"/>

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