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fcombat: MAME ROM Information.


Field Combat (c) 1985 Jaleco.

An early shoot'em up game.


Main CPU : (2x) Z80 (@ 3.333333 Mhz)

Sound Chips : (3x) AY8910 (@ 1.5 Mhz)

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


Released in May 1985.

The game plays Wagner's 'Flight of the Valkyries' throughout the various stages.


* Consoles :

Nintendo Famicom (1985)

Sony PlayStation [Port of Famicom version] (2003, Included in "Jaleco Collection Vol. 1")

Nintendo Wii [Virtual Console] [Port of NES version] - 2007


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.74u2 [David Haywood]

0.62 [David Haywood]


- Press buttons 1+2 at the same time, to release 'army'.


- 0.135u3: Fabio Priuli fixed segmentation fault after OK in Field Combat.

- 0.135u2: Fabio Priuli added driver data and save state support to Field Combat.

- 0.130u4: Added new gfx1 rom ($0).

- 0.123u4: Zsolt Vasvari updated Field Combat to use PORT_CHANGED. Combined memory maps where applicable.

- 0.123u1: Zsolt Vasvari removed color tables from Field Combat. Added RESNET color computations where appropriate. Changed palettesize to 768 colors.

- 0.113u2: Changed VSync to 61.419019 Hz.

- 28th July 2006: Guru - Field Combat (Jaleco 1985, maybe bootleg?) and other games just arrived in 2 huge boxes. I think most of these are just for fixing issues in MAME (snd/gfx etc). Big thanks to Tingoes.

- 0.88: Tomasz Slanina fixed sprite issues and added backgrounds and terrain info (external roms) - Game now playable. Fixed gfx3, user1/2 and proms loading.

- 0.74u2: Added Field Combat (Jaleco 1985).

- 0.62: David Haywood added Field Combat (Testdriver). TODO: Fix colours, sprites, backgrounds and unknown reads/writes. See if it can be merged with Exerion, its currently made from bits of it.

- 12th October 2002: David Haywood sent in a preliminary driver for Field Combat, it's missing background graphics and sprites and colors aren't correct, but it has sound and is mostly playable.

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Romset: 153 kb / 14 files / 52.5 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="fcombat" sourcefile="fcombat.c">
              <description>Field Combat</description>
              <rom name="fcombat2.t9" size="16384" crc="30cb0c14" sha1="8b5b6a4efaca2f138709184725e9e0e0b9cfc4c7" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="fcombat3.10t" size="16384" crc="e8511da0" sha1="bab5c9244c970b97c025381c37ad372aa3b5cddf" region="maincpu" offset="4000"/>
              <rom name="fcombat1.t5" size="16384" crc="a0cc1216" sha1="3a8963ffde2ff4a3f428369133f94bb37717cae5" region="audiocpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="fcombat7.l11" size="8192" crc="401061b5" sha1="09dd23e86a56db8021e14432aced0eaf013fefe2" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="fcombat8.d10" size="16384" crc="e810941e" sha1="19ae85af0bf245caf3afe10d65e618cfb47d33c2" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="fcombat9.d11" size="16384" crc="f95988e6" sha1="25876652decca7ec1e9b37a16536c15ca2d1cb12" region="gfx2" offset="4000"/>
              <rom name="fcomba10.d12" size="16384" crc="908f154c" sha1="b3761ee60d4a5ea36376759875105d23c57b4bf2" region="gfx2" offset="8000"/>
              <rom name="fcombat6.f3" size="16384" crc="97282729" sha1="72db0593551c2d15631341bf621b96013b46ce72" region="gfx3" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="fcombat5.l3" size="16384" crc="96194ca7" sha1="087d6ac8f93f087cb5e378dbe9a8cfcffa2cdddc" region="user1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="fcombat4.p3" size="16384" crc="efe098ab" sha1="fe64a5e9170835d242368109b1b221b0f8090e7e" region="user2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="fcprom_a.c2" size="32" crc="7ac480f0" sha1="f491fe4da19d8c037e3733a5836de35cc438907e" region="proms" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="fcprom_d.k12" size="256" crc="9a348250" sha1="faf8db4c42adee07795d06bea20704f8c51090ff" region="proms" offset="20"/>
              <rom name="fcprom_b.c4" size="256" crc="ac9049f6" sha1="57aa5b5df3e181bad76149745a422c3dd1edad49" region="proms" offset="120"/>
              <rom name="fcprom_c.a9" size="256" crc="768ac120" sha1="ceede1d6cbeae08da96ef52bdca2718a839d88ab" region="proms" offset="220"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="Z80" clock="3333333"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="audiocpu" name="Z80" clock="3333333"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ay1" name="AY-3-8910A" clock="1500000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ay2" name="AY-3-8910A" clock="1500000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ay3" name="AY-3-8910A" clock="1500000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="90" width="320" height="224" refresh="61.419019" pixclock="6666666" htotal="424" hbend="96" hbstart="416" vtotal="256" vbend="16" vbstart="240" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="2" coins="1">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives" tag="DSW0" mask="7">
                     <dipvalue name="1" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="2" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4" value="3"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Infinite (Cheat)" value="7"/>
              <dipswitch name="Bonus Life" tag="DSW0" mask="24">
                     <dipvalue name="10000" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="20000" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="30000" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="40000" value="24"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSW0" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="32" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSW0" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="64"/>
              <dipswitch name="Cabinet" tag="DSW0" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Upright" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Cocktail" value="128"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DSW1" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="2"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coinage" tag="DSW1" mask="12">
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/4 Credits" value="12"/>
              <driver status="preliminary" emulation="good" color="preliminary" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="supported" palettesize="768"/>

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