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gtrfrk8m: MAME ROM Information.


GuitarFreaks 8th Mix (c) 2002 Konami.

GuitarFreaks is a game where colored notes travel up the screen which correspond with three colored buttons on a guitar controller. The player must press the relevant buttons on the controller and move the 'pluck' when the notes reach the top of the screen in order to fill in missing guitar parts from a song.


Konami Bemani 573 Digital hardware


Released in August 2002.

GuitarFreaks 8th Mix can link with "DrumMania 7th Mix".

Konami Music Entertainment released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Guitar Freaks 8th Mix & DrumMania 7th Mix Soundtracks - KOLA-002) on 23/10/2002.


* Playstyle menu : Press start button with holding B after inserted a credit

OR Hold start button after selected a music

* Session cancel : Press start button with holding R after inserted a credit

* Difficulty change : In a music selection screen, hold G and input P (Picking Lever) twice.

* Music sorting with alphabet : In a music selection screen, hold and turn effector.

* Secret mode : Input the following code in mode or music selection screen

BASS : P, G, G, P

Open Pick : P, G, G, P, P, G, G, P

Speed Change : G, G, G

Little : R, R, R, G, G, B, B, B, P

* Secret music 1 (Extra Stage) : Finish Standard mode or Bonus Track mode with total rank S OR Get 400 points and save data to a card

* Secret music 2 (Encore Stage) : Finish Extra Stage with total rank S

OR Get 600 points ans save data to a card.


1. GuitarFreaks (1999)

2. GuitarFreaks 2nd Mix (1999)

3. GuitarFreaks 3rd Mix (2000)

4. GuitarFreaks 4th Mix (2000)

5. GuitarFreaks 5th Mix (2001)

6. GuitarFreaks 6th Mix (2001)

7. GuitarFreaks 7th Mix (2002)

8. GuitarFreaks 8th Mix (2002)

9. GuitarFreaks 9th Mix (2003)

10. GuitarFreaks 10th Mix (2003)

11. GuitarFreaks 11th Mix (2004)

12. GuitarFreaks V (2005)

13. GuitarFreaks V2 (2005)

14. GuitarFreaks V3 (2006)

15. GuitarFreaks V4 (2007)

16. GuitarFreaks V5 - Rock to Infinity (2008)

17. GuitarFreaks V6 - Blazing! (2009)

18. GuitarFreaks XG2 - Groove to Live (2011)


Game's ROM.

MAME Info:

0.141u3 [smf]

CD-ROM required


- 0.141u3: smf added 'Guitar Freaks 8th Mix power-up ver. (G*C08 VER. JBA)' (Konami 2002) and clone 'Guitar Freaks 8th Mix (G*C08 VER. JAA)'.

- 4th July 2009: smf - Rotten to the core: It's been a while since I've emulated a game with the new system 573 protection, so it took me a little longer to get back into it. Unlike the digital DDR games Guitar Freaks 8th Mix is playable. There are a few more in the pipeline, but they'll have to wait a little while. This had problems booting, because of some known issues with the playstation emulation. I need to verify the changes are correct, but it should help with some other games that I've had problems with in the past.

Romset: 4101 kb / 4 files / 0 zip

CD-ROM: 712.9 MB (Compressed: 596.9)

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="gtrfrk8m" sourcefile="ksys573.c" romof="sys573">
              <description>Guitar Freaks 8th Mix power-up ver. (G*C08 VER. JBA)</description>
              <biosset name="std" description="Standard" default="yes"/>
              <biosset name="gchgchmp" description="Found on Gachagachamp"/>
              <biosset name="dsem2" description="Found on Dancing Stage Euro Mix 2"/>
              <rom name="700a01.22g" merge="700a01.22g" bios="std" size="524288" crc="11812ef8" sha1="e1284add4aaddd5337bd7f4e27614460d52b5b48" region="bios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="700_a01.22g" merge="700_a01.22g" bios="gchgchmp" size="524288" crc="39ebb0ca" sha1="9aab8c637dd2be84d79007e52f108abe92bf29dd" region="bios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="700b01.22g" bios="dsem2" size="524288" status="nodump" region="bios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="digital-id.bin" merge="digital-id.bin" size="8" crc="2b977f4d" sha1="2b108a56653f91cb3351718c45dfcf979bc35ef1" region="digital_id" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="gcc08jba.u1" size="4116" crc="db4b3027" sha1="65ca32fcacda18954a4e8352dbb9bf583dfdd121" status="baddump" region="install_eeprom" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="gcc08jba.31m" size="2097152" crc="ddef5efe" sha1="7c3a219eacf63f55894e81cb0e41753176191708" region="onboard.0" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="gcc08jba.27m" size="2097152" crc="9393fe8e" sha1="f60752e3e397121f3d4856a634e1c8ce5fc465b5" region="onboard.1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="gcc08jba.u6" size="8" crc="ce84419e" sha1="839e8ee080ecfc79021a06417d930e8b32dfc6a1" status="baddump" region="install_id" offset="0"/>
              <disk name="c08jba02" sha1="8e352ed8ade581b7c9bb579fc56003ea1831202c" status="baddump" region="cdrom0" index="0" writable="no"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="CXD8530CQ" clock="67737600"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="spu" name="SPU" clock="33868800"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="cdda" name="CD/DA"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mpeg" name="MAS3507D"/>
              <display tag="gpu:screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="640" height="480" refresh="60.000000" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="7" coins="2" service="yes">
              <dipswitch name="Unused 1" tag="IN1" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="1" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Screen Flip" tag="IN1" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="Normal" value="2" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="V-Flip" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused 2" tag="IN1" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Start Up Device" tag="IN1" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="CD-ROM Drive" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Flash ROM" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <configuration name="Network?" tag="IN1" mask="4096">
                     <confsetting name="Off" value="4096" default="yes"/>
                     <confsetting name="On" value="0"/>
              <configuration name="Security Cart" tag="CART" mask="1">
                     <confsetting name="Install" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <confsetting name="Game" value="1"/>
              <configuration name="CD" tag="CD" mask="1">
                     <confsetting name="1" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <confsetting name="2" value="1"/>
              <driver status="preliminary" emulation="preliminary" color="good" sound="imperfect" graphic="imperfect" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="65536"/>

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