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equites: MAME ROM Information.


Equites (c) 1984 Alpha Denshi.

An early vertically scrolling shoot'em up.


Main CPU : 68000 (@ 6 Mhz)

Sound CPU : 8085A (@ 5 Mhz)

Sound Chips : MSM5232 (@ 2.5 Mhz), AY8910 (@ 1.536111 Mhz), (2x) DAC

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 3


Released in September 1984.

Also licensed to Sega.

Gennaro D'Angelo holds the official record for this game with 9,999,999 points.


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.61 [Acho A. Tang]

Samples required


- 0.130u2: Phil Bennett fixed Equites ingame strange noise.

- 0.127u1: Nicola Salmoria added 8303 ROM to Equites and clone (Sega) and updated MCU simulation to match the new findings.

- 28th August 2008: Corrado Tomaselli dumped the MCU8303 rom.

- 0.123u6: Added ALPHA-8301 (500000 Hz) CPU3. Changed MSM5232 clock speed to 6144000 Hz. Added Samples (bongo1, bongo2, bongo3.wav). Fixed gfx2/3 rom loading. Changed region user1/2 to proms and sound1.

- 12th August 2003: Acho A. Tang re-submitted Equites music and zooming.

- 21st January 2003: Acho A. Tang tuned music in Equites.

- 0.61: Acho A. Tang added Equites (Alpha Denshi 1984) and clone (Sega).

- 29th June 2002: Stephane Humbert fixed the inputs and dipswitches in the Equites driver, and Bryan McPhail added a non-Sega licensed version to it.

- 26th June 2002: Acho A. Tang added the missing Equites ROMs to the driver to fix the missing graphics.

- 23rd June 2002: Acho A. Tang submitted drivers for Equites, Bull Fighter, The Koukouyakyuh, Splendor Blast and High Voltage. They are all playable and have sound, though the MCU emulation is not complete so there may be gameplay errors.

- 26th October 1998: J-ROM dumped Equites (Sega).

LEVELS: 1 (endless)

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Romset: 206 kb / 34 files / 100.8 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="equites" sourcefile="equites.c" sampleof="equites">
              <manufacturer>Alpha Denshi Co.</manufacturer>
              <rom name="ep1" size="8192" crc="6a4fe5f7" sha1="5ff1594a2cee28cc7d59448eb57473088ac6f14b" region="maincpu" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="ep5" size="8192" crc="00faa3eb" sha1="6b31d041ad4ca81eda36487f659997cc4030f23c" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="epr-ep2.12d" size="8192" crc="0c1bc2e7" sha1="4c3510dfeee2fb2f295a32e2fe2021c4c7f08e8a" region="maincpu" offset="4001"/>
              <rom name="epr-ep6.12b" size="8192" crc="bbed3dcc" sha1="46ef2c60ccfa76a187b19dc0b7e6c594050b183f" region="maincpu" offset="4000"/>
              <rom name="epr-ep3.10d" size="8192" crc="5f2d059a" sha1="03fe904a445cce89462788fecfd61ac53f4dd17f" region="maincpu" offset="8001"/>
              <rom name="epr-ep7.10b" size="8192" crc="a8f6b8aa" sha1="ee4edb54c147a95944482e998616b025642a268a" region="maincpu" offset="8000"/>
              <rom name="ep4" size="8192" crc="b636e086" sha1="5fc23a86b6051ecf6ff3f95f810f0eb471a203b0" region="maincpu" offset="c001"/>
              <rom name="ep8" size="8192" crc="d7ee48b0" sha1="d0398704d8e89f2b0a9ed05e18f7c644d1e047c0" region="maincpu" offset="c000"/>
              <rom name="ev1.1m" size="8192" crc="43faaf2e" sha1="c9aaf298d673eb70399366776474f1b242549eb4" region="audiocpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="ev2.1l" size="8192" crc="09e6702d" sha1="896771f73a486e5035909eeed9ef48103d81d4ae" region="audiocpu" offset="2000"/>
              <rom name="ev3.1k" size="8192" crc="10ff140b" sha1="7c28f988a9c8b2a702d007096199e67b447a183c" region="audiocpu" offset="4000"/>
              <rom name="ev4.1h" size="8192" crc="b7917264" sha1="e58345fda088b171fd348959de15082f3cb42514" region="audiocpu" offset="6000"/>
              <rom name="8303.bin" size="8192" crc="66adcb37" sha1="e1c72ecb161129dcbddc0b16dd90e716d0c79311" region="mcu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="ep9" size="4096" crc="0325be11" sha1="d95667b439e3d97b08efeaf08022348546a4f385" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="eb5.7h" size="8192" crc="cbef7da5" sha1="c5fcd2341ce5b039a15116fbd85796bb5ddc4701" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="eb6.8h" size="8192" crc="1e5e5475" sha1="80ebe9326c628685faafb259f956a98ac435c809" region="gfx2" offset="4000"/>
              <rom name="eb1.7f" size="8192" crc="9a236583" sha1="fcc4da2efe904f0178bd83fdee25d4752b9cc5ce" region="gfx2" offset="8000"/>
              <rom name="eb2.8f" size="8192" crc="f0fb6355" sha1="3c4c009f80e648d02767b29bb8d18f4de7b26d4e" region="gfx2" offset="a000"/>
              <rom name="eb3.10f" size="8192" crc="dbd0044b" sha1="5611517bb0f54bfb0585eeca8af21fbfc2f65b2c" region="gfx2" offset="c000"/>
              <rom name="eb4.11f" size="8192" crc="f8f8e600" sha1="c7c97e4dc1f7a73694c98b2b1a3d7fa9f3317a2a" region="gfx2" offset="e000"/>
              <rom name="es5.5h" size="8192" crc="d5b82e6a" sha1="956a1413426e53f8a735260e660805b04016ca8d" region="gfx3" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="es6.4h" size="8192" crc="cb4f5da9" sha1="5af8f6aca0a3bb6417430e0179ec97c33d4014e3" region="gfx3" offset="4000"/>
              <rom name="es1.5f" size="8192" crc="cf81a2cd" sha1="a1b45451cafeaceabe3dfe24eb073098a33ab22b" region="gfx3" offset="8000"/>
              <rom name="es2.4f" size="8192" crc="ae3111d8" sha1="d63633b531339fa04af757f42e956b8eb1debc4e" region="gfx3" offset="a000"/>
              <rom name="es3.2f" size="8192" crc="3d44f815" sha1="1835aef280a6915acbf7cad771d65bf1074f0f98" region="gfx3" offset="c000"/>
              <rom name="es4.1f" size="8192" crc="16e6d18a" sha1="44f9045ad034808070cd6497a3b94c3d8cc93262" region="gfx3" offset="e000"/>
              <rom name="bprom.3a" size="256" crc="2fcdf217" sha1="4acf67d37e844c2773028ecffe72a66754ed5bca" region="proms" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="bprom.1a" size="256" crc="d7e6cd1f" sha1="ce330e43ba8a97ab79040c053a25e46e8fe60bdb" region="proms" offset="100"/>
              <rom name="bprom.2a" size="256" crc="e3d106e8" sha1="6b153eb8140d36b4d194e26106a5ba5bffd1a851" region="proms" offset="200"/>
              <rom name="bprom.6b" size="256" crc="6294cddf" sha1="c7a2854f62e31032df2b07fae3fb3b51ac6daac2" region="proms" offset="300"/>
              <rom name="bprom.7b" size="256" crc="6294cddf" sha1="c7a2854f62e31032df2b07fae3fb3b51ac6daac2" region="proms" offset="400"/>
              <rom name="bprom.9b" size="256" crc="6294cddf" sha1="c7a2854f62e31032df2b07fae3fb3b51ac6daac2" region="proms" offset="500"/>
              <rom name="bprom.10b" size="256" crc="6294cddf" sha1="c7a2854f62e31032df2b07fae3fb3b51ac6daac2" region="proms" offset="600"/>
              <rom name="bprom.3h" size="32" crc="33b98466" sha1="017c73cf8c17dc5047c89316ae5b45f8d22092e8" region="prom" offset="0"/>
              <sample name="bongo1"/>
              <sample name="bongo2"/>
              <sample name="bongo3"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="68000" clock="3000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="audiocpu" name="8085A" clock="6144000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="mcu" name="ALPHA-8301" clock="500000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="msm" name="MSM5232" clock="6144000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="aysnd" name="AY-3-8910A" clock="1536000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="dac1" name="DAC"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="dac2" name="DAC"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="samples" name="Samples"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="90" width="256" height="208" refresh="60.000000" pixclock="3932160" htotal="256" hbend="0" hbstart="256" vtotal="256" vbend="24" vbstart="232" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="3" coins="2">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Cabinet" tag="IN1" mask="1024">
                     <dipvalue name="Upright" value="1024" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Cocktail" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Buttons" tag="IN1" mask="2048">
                     <dipvalue name="2" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="2048" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives" tag="IN1" mask="4096">
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5" value="4096"/>
              <dipswitch name="Difficulty" tag="IN1" mask="8192">
                     <dipvalue name="Normal" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hard" value="8192"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coinage" tag="IN1" mask="49152">
                     <dipvalue name="A 2C/1C B 3C/1C" value="49152"/>
                     <dipvalue name="A 1C/1C B 2C/1C" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="A 1C/2C B 1C/4C" value="32768"/>
                     <dipvalue name="A 1C/3C B 1C/6C" value="16384"/>
              <adjuster name="MSM5232 Clock" default="25"/>
              <driver status="imperfect" emulation="good" color="good" sound="imperfect" graphic="good" savestate="supported" palettesize="384"/>

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