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kram2: MAME ROM Information.


Kram (c) 1982 Taito America Corp.

You control KRAM and build walls to prevent the bad guys from getting you.


Prom Stickers : KS

Main CPU : (2x) M6809 (@ 1.25 Mhz), M68705 (@ 1 Mhz)

Sound CPU : M6802 (@ 921.6 Khz)

Sound Chips : Discrete

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 256 x 240 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 1024

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


Released in June 1982.

Brian Miller holds the official record for this game with 176,700 points.


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

MAME Info:

0.34b8 [?]

0.34b1 [?]


- The first time you run the game, it will ask the language. You can use F1 to proceed through all the configuration screens, or just reset (F3). To change the language afterwards, delete the KRAM.NV file from the NVRAM-directory and re-run the program.

- Keep F2 pressed to enter test mode, then F1 to advance to the next test.

- There are no dipswitches, press F1 to enter the service mode, then F1=Next screen F2=Next line F5=Up F6=Down


- 0.128u4: Nicola Salmoria changed clone Kram (encrypted) to use a partially understood decryption algorithm, removed external tables and changed 6809 disassembler to work with Kram (encrypted).

- 0.122u6: Changed M68705 CPU4 clock speed to 4MHz.

- 0.115u2: Changed VSync to 76.293945Hz.

- 0.110u3: Atari Ace changed clone kram3 decryption to use external tables instead of hard- coded ones in the source. Added user1/2 roms (decryption table) to clone kram3.

- 0.91u1: Nicola Salmoria decrypted clone Kram (encrypted), which is now working, unfortunately using large tables.

- 0.64: Added clone Kram (encrypted).

- 0.37b16: Changed M6802 CPU3 clock speed to 921600 Hz, M68705 MCU to 1MHz and palettesize to 1024 colors.

- 0.35b6: Replaced M6803 CPU3 with M6802 and M6805 CPU4 with M68705.

- 0.35b3: Nicola Salmoria properly emulated the 68705 protection in Kram. Added new 68705 MCU rom. Changed M6805 CPU4 clock speed to 2MHz. Added 2nd player input and replaced Double 8-way Joystick with 4-way Joystick and 2 buttons.

- 0.34b8: Added Kram (set 1) (Taito 1982) and clone (set 2) - not playable.

- 0.34b2: Added Kram (set 1) (Testdriver). Changed 'Kram' to clone '(set 2)'. Renamed (kram) to (kram2).

- 0.34b1: Added Kram (Testdriver).

LEVELS: 99 (endless)

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Romset: 52 kb / 14 files / 27.3 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="kram2" sourcefile="qix.c" cloneof="kram" romof="kram">
              <description>Kram (set 2)</description>
              <manufacturer>Taito America Corporation</manufacturer>
              <rom name="ks14" size="4096" crc="a2eac1ff" sha1="128f83b1760492cbb272828ad8c67ea9a5db862a" region="maincpu" offset="a000"/>
              <rom name="ks15" merge="ks15" size="4096" crc="4b2c175e" sha1="4f9d4dcc78a12e994d499b182c8229d5fa63b805" region="maincpu" offset="b000"/>
              <rom name="ks16" merge="ks16" size="4096" crc="9500a05d" sha1="18e0107111f79ba5dc6d568e3a6e7e7778955d0b" region="maincpu" offset="c000"/>
              <rom name="ks17" merge="ks17" size="4096" crc="c752a3a1" sha1="1d03ea97b9ca6fa3d4c43ac867ab737439d987af" region="maincpu" offset="d000"/>
              <rom name="ks18" merge="ks18" size="4096" crc="79158b03" sha1="0d4873471b5b7ace0de8ec421ff3d74650790f7e" region="maincpu" offset="e000"/>
              <rom name="ks19" size="4096" crc="053c5e09" sha1="cd6e5b54abf73c1ccf318ca18fceb56b51a3847f" region="maincpu" offset="f000"/>
              <rom name="ks5" merge="ks5" size="4096" crc="1c472080" sha1="a85400be562ef6b817f8a654f29d966d3a198ab4" region="videocpu" offset="a000"/>
              <rom name="ks6" merge="ks6" size="4096" crc="b8926622" sha1="e25a8b2ff192f6ab0328fd7b3c58d638342f79e2" region="videocpu" offset="b000"/>
              <rom name="ks7" merge="ks7" size="4096" crc="c98a7485" sha1="e310d53ae65d456e12a2475e9ac578592b0e82ba" region="videocpu" offset="c000"/>
              <rom name="ks8" merge="ks8" size="4096" crc="1127c4e4" sha1="d78a8a964aac29fb71a55acf7956355724a234eb" region="videocpu" offset="d000"/>
              <rom name="ks9" merge="ks9" size="4096" crc="d3bc8b5e" sha1="2c5b882c54bdb48f9a76abfe734b99390b89d76c" region="videocpu" offset="e000"/>
              <rom name="ks10" merge="ks10" size="4096" crc="e0426444" sha1="3c4ea66f8ee907452e67aeb7cfaa15bee02b004b" region="videocpu" offset="f000"/>
              <rom name="ks27" merge="ks27" size="2048" crc="c46530c8" sha1="d2df3f2228a5cff7d7b04b5bbbc4820d2fe84d8d" region="audiocpu" offset="f800"/>
              <rom name="ks101.dat" merge="ks101.dat" size="2048" crc="e53d97b7" sha1="acfc3a5c5e73bd2d37e04ac357043b708d1982de" region="mcu" offset="0"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="M6809" clock="1250000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="videocpu" name="M6809" clock="1250000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="audiocpu" name="M6802" clock="3686400"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="mcu" name="M68705" clock="4000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="discrete" name="DISCRETE"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="256" height="256" refresh="76.293945" pixclock="5000000" htotal="256" hbend="0" hbstart="256" vtotal="256" vbend="0" vbstart="256" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="2" coins="3" service="yes" tilt="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="supported" palettesize="0"/>

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