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kof98h: MAME ROM Information.


The King of Fighters '98 - Dream Match Never Ends (c) 1998 SNK [Shin Nihon Kikaku].


[Model NGH-242]

683 MEGA


Released on September 23, 1998 in Japan.


See Goodies section.

MAME Info:

0.71u2 [?]

0.35b2 [?]

Neo-Geo (Artwork available)


- 0.144: Alex Jackson fixed kof98 on non-Windows builds.

- 0.143u6: Changed description to 'The King of Fighters '98 - The Slugfest / King of Fighters '98 - dream match never ends (NGM-2420)' and clone '(AES cart)' to '(NGH-2420)'.

- 0.138u3: Johnboy added clone 'The King of Fighters '98 - The Slugfest / King of Fighters '98 - dream match never ends (Korean board 2)'. Johnboy identified clone (kof98n) as AES version, renamed to (kof98h). Changed description of clone 'The King of Fighters '98 - The Slugfest / King of Fighters '98 - dream match never ends (not encrypted)' to 'The King of Fighters '98 - The Slugfest / King of Fighters '98 - dream match never ends (AES cart)'.

- 0.127u6: Johnboy renamed m1 in kof98 to correct chip label. Renamed m1 in kof98n to correct chip label (kof98n should be latest revision, cart had very high SN 1xx.xxx).

- 0.78u4: Added clone 'The King of Fighters '98 - The Slugfest / King of Fighters '98 - dream match never ends (Korean board)'.

- 0.71u2: Razoola renamed (kof98) to (kof98n) and (kof98e) to (kof98). Removed version (alt m1) (kof98a).

- 0.70: Added clone 'The King of Fighters '98 - The Slugfest / King of Fighters '98 - dream match never ends (encrypted?)'.

- 0.69u3: Razoola added clone 'The King of Fighters '98 - The Slugfest / King of Fighters '98 - dream match never ends (alt m1)'.

- 0.36b4: Darren Olafson fixed a 68000 "bug" (actually an undocumented feature of the cpu) that caused the timer to roll over from 00 to 99 in KOF98.

- 0.35b12: Changed description to 'The King of Fighters '98 - The Slugfest / King of Fighters '98 - dream match never ends'.

- 0.35b2: Added The King of Fighters '98 (SNK 1998).


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Romset: 88448 kb / 16 files / 37.7 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="kof98h" sourcefile="neodrvr.c" cloneof="kof98" romof="kof98">
              <description>The King of Fighters '98 - The Slugfest / King of Fighters '98 - dream match never ends (NGH-2420)</description>
              <biosset name="euro" description="Europe MVS (Ver. 2)" default="yes"/>
              <biosset name="euro-s1" description="Europe MVS (Ver. 1)"/>
              <biosset name="us" description="US MVS (Ver. 2?)"/>
              <biosset name="us-e" description="US MVS (Ver. 1)"/>
              <biosset name="asia" description="Asia MVS (Ver. 3)"/>
              <biosset name="japan" description="Japan MVS (Ver. 3)"/>
              <biosset name="japan-s2" description="Japan MVS (Ver. 2)"/>
              <biosset name="japan-s1" description="Japan MVS (Ver. 1)"/>
              <biosset name="mv1c" description="NEO-MVH MV1C"/>
              <biosset name="japan-j3" description="Japan MVS (J3)"/>
              <biosset name="japan-hotel" description="Custom Japanese Hotel"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_2_3" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 2.3)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_2_3o" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 2.3, older?)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_2_2" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 2.2)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_2_1" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 2.1)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_2_0" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 2.0)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_1_3" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 1.3)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_1_2" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 1.2)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_1_2o" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 1.2, older)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_1_1" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 1.1)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_1_0" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 1.0)"/>
              <rom name="sp-s2.sp1" merge="sp-s2.sp1" bios="euro" size="131072" crc="9036d879" sha1="4f5ed7105b7128794654ce82b51723e16e389543" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="sp-s.sp1" merge="sp-s.sp1" bios="euro-s1" size="131072" crc="c7f2fa45" sha1="09576ff20b4d6b365e78e6a5698ea450262697cd" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="usa_2slt.bin" merge="usa_2slt.bin" bios="us" size="131072" crc="e72943de" sha1="5c6bba07d2ec8ac95776aa3511109f5e1e2e92eb" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="sp-e.sp1" merge="sp-e.sp1" bios="us-e" size="131072" crc="2723a5b5" sha1="5dbff7531cf04886cde3ef022fb5ca687573dcb8" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="asia-s3.rom" merge="asia-s3.rom" bios="asia" size="131072" crc="91b64be3" sha1="720a3e20d26818632aedf2c2fd16c54f213543e1" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="vs-bios.rom" merge="vs-bios.rom" bios="japan" size="131072" crc="f0e8f27d" sha1="ecf01eda815909f1facec62abf3594eaa8d11075" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="sp-j2.sp1" merge="sp-j2.sp1" bios="japan-s2" size="131072" crc="acede59c" sha1="b6f97acd282fd7e94d9426078a90f059b5e9dd91" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="sp1.jipan.1024" merge="sp1.jipan.1024" bios="japan-s1" size="131072" crc="9fb0abe4" sha1="18a987ce2229df79a8cf6a84f968f0e42ce4e59d" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="sp-45.sp1" merge="sp-45.sp1" bios="mv1c" size="524288" crc="03cc9f6a" sha1="cdf1f49e3ff2bac528c21ed28449cf35b7957dc1" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="japan-j3.bin" merge="japan-j3.bin" bios="japan-j3" size="131072" crc="dff6d41f" sha1="e92910e20092577a4523a6b39d578a71d4de7085" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="sp-1v1_3db8c.bin" merge="sp-1v1_3db8c.bin" bios="japan-hotel" size="131072" crc="162f0ebe" sha1="fe1c6dd3dfcf97d960065b1bb46c1e11cb7bf271" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_2_3.rom" merge="uni-bios_2_3.rom" bios="uni-bios_2_3" size="131072" crc="27664eb5" sha1="5b02900a3ccf3df168bdcfc98458136fd2b92ac0" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_2_3o.rom" merge="uni-bios_2_3o.rom" bios="uni-bios_2_3o" size="131072" crc="601720ae" sha1="1b8a72c720cdb5ee3f1d735bbcf447b09204b8d9" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_2_2.rom" merge="uni-bios_2_2.rom" bios="uni-bios_2_2" size="131072" crc="2d50996a" sha1="5241a4fb0c63b1a23fd1da8efa9c9a9bd3b4279c" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_2_1.rom" merge="uni-bios_2_1.rom" bios="uni-bios_2_1" size="131072" crc="8dabf76b" sha1="c23732c4491d966cf0373c65c83c7a4e88f0082c" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_2_0.rom" merge="uni-bios_2_0.rom" bios="uni-bios_2_0" size="131072" crc="0c12c2ad" sha1="37bcd4d30f3892078b46841d895a6eff16dc921e" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_1_3.rom" merge="uni-bios_1_3.rom" bios="uni-bios_1_3" size="131072" crc="b24b44a0" sha1="eca8851d30557b97c309a0d9f4a9d20e5b14af4e" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_1_2.rom" merge="uni-bios_1_2.rom" bios="uni-bios_1_2" size="131072" crc="4fa698e9" sha1="682e13ec1c42beaa2d04473967840c88fd52c75a" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_1_2o.rom" merge="uni-bios_1_2o.rom" bios="uni-bios_1_2o" size="131072" crc="e19d3ce9" sha1="af88ef837f44a3af2d7144bb46a37c8512b67770" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_1_1.rom" merge="uni-bios_1_1.rom" bios="uni-bios_1_1" size="131072" crc="5dda0d84" sha1="4153d533c02926a2577e49c32657214781ff29b7" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_1_0.rom" merge="uni-bios_1_0.rom" bios="uni-bios_1_0" size="131072" crc="0ce453a0" sha1="3b4c0cd26c176fc6b26c3a2f95143dd478f6abf9" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="242-pn1.p1" size="1048576" crc="61ac868a" sha1="26577264aa72d6af272952a876fcd3775f53e3fa" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="242-p2.sp2" merge="242-p2.sp2" size="4194304" crc="980aba4c" sha1="5e735929ec6c3ca5b2efae3c7de47bcbb8ade2c5" region="maincpu" offset="100000"/>
              <rom name="242-s1.s1" merge="242-s1.s1" size="131072" crc="7f7b4805" sha1="80ee6e5d0ece9c34ebca54b043a7cb33f9ff6b92" region="fixed" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="sfix.sfix" merge="sfix.sfix" size="131072" crc="c2ea0cfd" sha1="fd4a618cdcdbf849374f0a50dd8efe9dbab706c3" region="fixedbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="000-lo.lo" merge="000-lo.lo" size="131072" crc="5a86cff2" sha1="5992277debadeb64d1c1c64b0a92d9293eaf7e4a" region="zoomy" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="sm1.sm1" merge="sm1.sm1" size="131072" crc="94416d67" sha1="42f9d7ddd6c0931fd64226a60dc73602b2819dcf" region="audiobios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="242-mg1.m1" size="262144" crc="4e7a6b1b" sha1="b54d08f88713ed0271aa06f9f7c9c572ef555b1a" region="audiocpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="242-v1.v1" merge="242-v1.v1" size="4194304" crc="b9ea8051" sha1="49606f64eb249263b3341b4f50cc1763c390b2af" region="ymsnd" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="242-v2.v2" merge="242-v2.v2" size="4194304" crc="cc11106e" sha1="d3108bc05c9bf041d4236b2fa0c66b013aa8db1b" region="ymsnd" offset="400000"/>
              <rom name="242-v3.v3" merge="242-v3.v3" size="4194304" crc="044ea4e1" sha1="062a2f2e52098d73bc31c9ad66f5db8080395ce8" region="ymsnd" offset="800000"/>
              <rom name="242-v4.v4" merge="242-v4.v4" size="4194304" crc="7985ea30" sha1="54ed5f0324de6164ea81943ebccb3e8d298368ec" region="ymsnd" offset="c00000"/>
              <rom name="242-c1.c1" merge="242-c1.c1" size="8388608" crc="e564ecd6" sha1="78f22787a204f26bae9b2b1c945ddbc27143352f" region="sprites" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="242-c2.c2" merge="242-c2.c2" size="8388608" crc="bd959b60" sha1="2c97c59e77c9a3fe7d664e741d37944f3d56c10b" region="sprites" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="242-c3.c3" merge="242-c3.c3" size="8388608" crc="22127b4f" sha1="bd0d00f889d9da7c6ac48f287d9ed8c605ae22cf" region="sprites" offset="1000000"/>
              <rom name="242-c4.c4" merge="242-c4.c4" size="8388608" crc="0b4fa044" sha1="fa13c3764fae6b035a626601bc43629f1ebaaffd" region="sprites" offset="1000001"/>
              <rom name="242-c5.c5" merge="242-c5.c5" size="8388608" crc="9d10bed3" sha1="4d44addc7c808649bfb03ec45fb9529da413adff" region="sprites" offset="2000000"/>
              <rom name="242-c6.c6" merge="242-c6.c6" size="8388608" crc="da07b6a2" sha1="9c3f0da7cde1ffa8feca89efc88f07096e502acf" region="sprites" offset="2000001"/>
              <rom name="242-c7.c7" merge="242-c7.c7" size="8388608" crc="f6d7a38a" sha1="dd295d974dd4a7e5cb26a3ef3febcd03f28d522b" region="sprites" offset="3000000"/>
              <rom name="242-c8.c8" merge="242-c8.c8" size="8388608" crc="c823e045" sha1="886fbf64bcb58bc4eabb1fc9262f6ac9901a0f28" region="sprites" offset="3000001"/>
              <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="59.185606" pixclock="6000000" htotal="384" hbend="30" hbstart="350" vtotal="264" vbend="16" vbstart="240" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="4" coins="2">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Test Switch" tag="IN0" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="1" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin Chutes?" tag="IN0" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="1?" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2?" value="2" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Autofire (in some games)" tag="IN0" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="COMM Setting (Cabinet No.)" tag="IN0" mask="24">
                     <dipvalue name="1" value="24" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="COMM Setting (Link Enable)" tag="IN0" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="32" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Free Play" tag="IN0" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Freeze" tag="IN0" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="supported" palettesize="0"/>

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