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maxrpm: MAME ROM Information.


Max RPM (c) 1986 Bally Midway.


Bally Midway MCR 3 hardware

[No. 0C75]

Main CPU : Z80 (@ 5 Mhz)

Sound CPU : M6809 (@ 2 Mhz)

Sound Chips : DAC

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 512 x 480 pixels

Screen refresh : 30.00 Hz

Palette colors : 64

Players : 2

Control : paddle

Buttons : 2


Released in April 1986.

Max RPM is known best for its split-screen play.

This game was an experiment to see if the current, non-scrolling, non-scaling 2-D hardware could be used to simulate the first-person driving effects seen in other games of the period.


Lead Programmer: Tom Leon

Artist / Animator : Brian Colin


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

MAME Info:

0.34b1 [Aaron Giles]


- [possible] Different split screen gfx in the attract mode and in the game. MASH (ID 02086)


- 0.145u7: Added 'Midway Turbo Chip Squeak Sound Board' sound and left/right Speaker.

- 0.141u2: Changed description to 'Max RPM (ver 2)'.

- 0.122u6: Replaced M6809 CPU3 with M6809E (8MHz).

- 0.98u1: Changed M6809 CPU2 clock speed to 2MHz.

- 0.53: Changed palettesize from 128 to 64 colors.

- 0.36b7: Sound in Max RPM [Aaron Giles]. Added M6809 (2250000 Hz) CPU2 and DAC sound. Added Turbo Cheap Squeak sound roms.

- 0.36b6: Changed input to Paddle and 2 buttons.

- 0.35b9: Added 3rd player input.

- 0.34b1: Aaron Giles added Max RPM (Bally Midway 1986) (no sound due to missing ROMs).

- 22nd July 1998: Kevin Klopp dumped Max RPM. This game runs on a board that appears to be identical to Rampage. I do not have the Soundboard.

LEVELS: 15 (endless)

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Romset: 256 kb / 10 files / 81.2 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="maxrpm" sourcefile="mcr3.c">
              <description>Max RPM (ver 2)</description>
              <manufacturer>Bally Midway</manufacturer>
              <rom name="pro.0" size="32768" crc="3f9ec35f" sha1="ebdcf480aee5569af631106cc6478adc26c4ac24" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="pro.1" size="32768" crc="f628bb30" sha1="0514906b9764a7f02a730a610affea4d42a4510d" region="maincpu" offset="8000"/>
              <rom name="turbskwk.u5" size="16384" crc="55c3b759" sha1="89d690a007a996e9c7df7b365942e4da755d15d7" region="tcs:cpu" offset="8000"/>
              <rom name="turbskwk.u4" size="16384" crc="31a2da2e" sha1="582434b5d6bc8e84f39191976d8aa0ef9245f253" region="tcs:cpu" offset="c000"/>
              <rom name="bg-0" size="16384" crc="e3fb693a" sha1="9543c099cae4f56ef09f4e678891c90ef55928ed" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="bg-1" size="16384" crc="50d1db6c" sha1="5ef669b868edf2d0b7f16879523318e8d6a3f9b3" region="gfx1" offset="4000"/>
              <rom name="fg-0" size="32768" crc="1d1435c1" sha1="6a53ef047bb763ea30d2e8098cb1dd6b337ccf4f" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="fg-1" size="32768" crc="e54b7f2a" sha1="b95f9d71ec98e60db57ce57006c013e5a521d8ab" region="gfx2" offset="8000"/>
              <rom name="fg-2" size="32768" crc="38be8505" sha1="5e01e5e6317dd722d19f23863908ffc5833f22c3" region="gfx2" offset="10000"/>
              <rom name="fg-3" size="32768" crc="9ae3eb52" sha1="a96835caece971692790cd7385ab618373eb821f" region="gfx2" offset="18000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="Z80" clock="5000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="tcs:cpu" name="M6809E" clock="8000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="tcs" name="Midway Turbo Chip Squeak Sound Board"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="tcs:dac" name="DAC"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="512" height="480" refresh="30.000000" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="2" coins="2" tilt="yes">
                     <control type="paddle" minimum="52" maximum="180" sensitivity="40" keydelta="10" reverse="yes"/>
                     <control type="pedal" minimum="48" maximum="255" sensitivity="100" keydelta="10" reverse="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" tag="MONO.IP0" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Free Play" tag="MONO.IP3" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="8" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coinage" tag="MONO.IP3" mask="48">
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="32"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="48" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="16"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="supported" palettesize="64"/>

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