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kov2: MAME ROM Information.


Knights of Valour 2 (c) 2000 IGS.

A very good side-scrolling fighting game set in medieval China.


IGS PGM hardware

Main CPU : 68000 (@ 20 Mhz), Z80 (@ 8.468 Mhz), ARM7 (@ 20 Mhz)

Sound Chips : ICS2115 (@ 20 Mhz)

Control per player: 8-way Joystick

Buttons per player: 4


Released in November 2000.

This game is also known as "Sangoku Senki Bushou Souha" (translates from Japanese as 'Knights of the Three Kingdoms - Commander's Struggle For Supremacy').


* Secret Characters : on the character selection screen, hold START button then input the following codes...

Koumei : D, B, D, C(x2), B, D, B, UP, DOWN

Chouzen : C, D, B(x2), C, D, UP, DOWN, UP, DOWN

Housuu : B, C, D, UP, DOWN, LEFT(x2), RIGHT, C, D

Sonken : B(x3), C, D, C, B(x2), DOWN(x2)


1. Knights of Valour (1999)

2. Knights of Valour Superheroes (1999)

3. Knights of Valour 2 (2000)

4. Knights of Valour 2 - Nine Dragons (2001)

5. Knights of Valour 2 - Bushou Retsuden

6. Knights of Valour Superheroes Plus (2004)

7. Knights of Valour - The Seven Spirits (2004)

8. Knights of Valour 2 - New Legend (2008)

9. Knights of Valour 3 (2011)


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.137u1 [XingXing]

0.102u5 [?]

0.69a [?]

< Japan >

Artwork available


- 0.141u3: Tafoid added clone 'Knights of Valour 2 / Sangoku Senki 2 (ver. 101, 101, 100HK)'.

- 0.137u2: Changed parent description to 'Knights of Valour 2 / Sangoku Senki 2 (ver. 107, 102, 100HK)' and the clones to (ver. 106, 102, 100KH), (ver. 103, 101, 100HK), (ver. 102, 101, 100HK) and (ver. 100, 100, 100HK).

- 0.137u1: XingXing added Knights of Valour 2 / Sangoku Senki 2 (ver. 107) and clones (ver. 102) and (ver. 103). Renamed (kov2) to (kov2100).

- 0.130u3: Changed description to 'Knights of Valour 2 / Sangoku Senki 2 (ver. 100)' and clones to 'Knights of Valour 2 / Sangoku Senki 2 (ver. 106)' and 'Knights of Valour 2 Plus - Nine Dragons / Sangoku Senki 2 Plus - Nine Dragons (ver. M204XX)/(ver. M205XX)'.

- 0.130u1: Xing Xing and David Haywood added experimental video change with a view to fix priorities on Knights of Valour 2. Changed parent description to 'Knights of Valour 2 (ver. 100)' and clones '(106)' to '(ver. 106)' and 'Plus - Nine Dragons' to 'Plus - Nine Dragons (ver. M204XX)'.

- 26th July 2008: Mr. Do - Funny story. Tormod sent me a BUNCH of instruction cards a long time ago. You've probably been seeing them added in every so often. Well, around July of last year, I had completed a whole bunch of them, but then had a computer crash, and they ended up on the "spare" hard drive by mistake. I found them again going through a cleanup. So thanks to Tormod, this week we have Knights of Valour 2.

- 0.111u6: MooglyGuy fixed Knights of Valour 2 - Game now playable.

- 0.105u4: Fixed sound1 rom address to $800000. Added missing ARM7 CPU3 to the clones.

- 1st May 2006: David Haywood - Been doing some work with ElSemi updating the Thumb support in the ARM core based on the Nebula code. As a result these are improved (but don't work properly due to various core bugs). They also run at about 25% speed because the ARM emulation is very demanding. Thanks to Mooglyguy for the original Thumb support (see Martial Masters and Knights of Valour 2).

- 0.104u5: R. Belmont hooked up ARM7 protection CPU (20MhZ) in KOV2. Boots but does not run or play due to the Thumb sign problems.

- 0.102u5: Added 'Knights of Valour 2' and clones 'Knights of Valour 2 (106)' and 'Knights of Valour 2 Plus - Nine Dragons'.

- 0.69a: Added Knights of Valour 2 Plus - Nine Dragons (Testdriver).

Other Emulators:

* FB Alpha

* Nebula

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Ghouls'n Ghosts (Mega-Tech)

Vs. Castlevania

Castlevania (PlayChoice-10)


Dragon Unit

Dark Seal


Crossed Swords

The King of Dragons

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Wizard Fire

Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom

Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow over Mystara

Light Bringer

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Sol Divide

Knights of Valour

Knights of Valour Plus

Knights of Valour Super Heroes

Knights of Valour 2

Knights of Valour - The Seven Spirits

The Crystal of Kings

Romset: 79888 kb / 12 files / 23.3 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="kov2" sourcefile="pgm.c" romof="pgm">
              <description>Knights of Valour 2 / Sangoku Senki 2 (ver. 107, 102, 100HK)</description>
              <biosset name="v2" description="PGM Bios V2" default="yes"/>
              <biosset name="v1" description="PGM Bios V1"/>
              <rom name="pgm_p02s.u20" merge="pgm_p02s.u20" bios="v2" size="131072" crc="78c15fa2" sha1="885a6558e022602cc6f482ac9667ba9f61e75092" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="pgm_p01s.u20" merge="pgm_p01s.u20" bios="v1" size="131072" crc="e42b166e" sha1="2a9df9ec746b14b74fae48b1a438da14973702ea" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="u18.107" size="4194304" crc="661a5b2c" sha1="125054fabc93d4f4cba869c3e6adf863650d30cf" region="maincpu" offset="100000"/>
              <rom name="kov2_v100_hongkong.asic" size="16384" crc="e0d7679f" sha1="e1c2d127eba4ddbeb8ad173c55b90ac1467e1ca8" region="prot" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="u19.102" size="2097152" crc="462e2980" sha1="3da7c3d2c65b59f50c78be1c25922b71d40f6080" region="user1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="pgm_t01s.rom" merge="pgm_t01s.rom" size="2097152" crc="1a7123a0" sha1="cc567f577bfbf45427b54d6695b11b74f2578af3" region="tiles" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="t1200.rom" size="8388608" crc="d7e26609" sha1="bdad810f82fcf1d50a8791bdc495374ec5a309c6" region="tiles" offset="180000"/>
              <rom name="a1200.rom" size="8388608" crc="ceeb81d8" sha1="5476729443fc1bc9593ae10fbf7cbc5d7290b017" region="sprcol" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="a1201.rom" size="8388608" crc="82f0a878" sha1="ddd13e404252a71de1b2b3b974b910f899f51c38" region="sprcol" offset="800000"/>
              <rom name="a1202.rom" size="8388608" crc="4bb92fae" sha1="f0b6d72ed425de1c69dc8f8d5795ea760a4a59b0" region="sprcol" offset="1000000"/>
              <rom name="a1203.rom" size="8388608" crc="e73cb627" sha1="4c6e48b845a5d1e8f9899010fbf273d54c2b8899" region="sprcol" offset="1800000"/>
              <rom name="a1204.rom" size="8388608" crc="27527099" sha1="e23cf366bdeaca1e009a5cec6b13164310a34384" region="sprcol" offset="2000000"/>
              <rom name="b1200.rom" size="8388608" crc="bed7d994" sha1="019dfba8154256d64cd249eb0fa4c451edce34b8" region="sprmask" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="b1201.rom" size="8388608" crc="f251eb57" sha1="56a5fc14ab7822f83379cecb26638e5bb266349a" region="sprmask" offset="800000"/>
              <rom name="pgm_m01s.rom" merge="pgm_m01s.rom" size="2097152" crc="45ae7159" sha1="d3ed3ff3464557fd0df6b069b2e431528b0ebfa8" region="ics" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="m1200.rom" size="8388608" crc="b0d88720" sha1="44ab137e3f8e15b7cb5697ffbd9b1143d8210c4f" region="ics" offset="800000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="68000" clock="20000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="soundcpu" name="Z80" clock="8467200"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="prot" name="ARM7" clock="20000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ics" name="ICS2115"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="448" height="224" refresh="60.000000" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="4" buttons="4" coins="4">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" tag="DSW" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="1" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Music" tag="DSW" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="2" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Voice" tag="DSW" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="4" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Free" tag="DSW" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="8" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Stop" tag="DSW" mask="16">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="16" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSW" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="32" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSW" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSW" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <configuration name="Region" tag="RegionHack" mask="255">
                     <confsetting name="China" value="0"/>
                     <confsetting name="Taiwan" value="1"/>
                     <confsetting name="Japan (Cave license)" value="2"/>
                     <confsetting name="Korea" value="3"/>
                     <confsetting name="Hong Kong" value="4"/>
                     <confsetting name="World" value="5"/>
                     <confsetting name="Untouched" value="255" default="yes"/>
              <driver status="imperfect" emulation="good" color="good" sound="imperfect" graphic="good" savestate="supported" palettesize="2304"/>

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