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meteor: MAME ROM Information.


Meteoroids (c) 1981 Venture Line.


Main CPU : 8085A (@ 4 Mhz)

Sound CPU : I8035 (@ 768 Khz)

Sound Chips : (3x) SN76496 (@ 2 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Vertical

Video resolution : 224 x 256 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 8

Players : 2

Control : 2-way joystick

Buttons : 2


This game is also known as "Space Force".


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.54 [Zsolt Vasvari]

0.36b1 [Zsolt Vasvari]


- 0.139u3: Atari Ace converted Space Force to driver_data.

- 0.131u1: Angelo Salese added SN76496 ready line hook-up for Space Force, doesn't make a difference since it's not actually used and merged memory maps.

- 0.123u2: Changed palettesize to 64 colors.

- 0.122u8: Changed description to 'Space Force (set 1)'.

- 0.122u7: Changed 8085A CPU1 clock speed to 16MHz.

- 0.122u6: Changed I8035 CPU2 clock speed to 6144000 Hz.

- 0.54: Zsolt Vasvari added Space Force (Venture Line 1980) and clone (set 2) (Elcon (bootleg?)).

- 16th August 2001: Zsolt Vasvari added an earlier version of Meteoroids called Space Force.

- 15th April 2001: Zsolt Vasvari fixed an i8085 CPU core bug which affected Meteoroids title screen.

- 0.36b1: Zsolt Vasvari added Meteoroids (Venture Line 1981).

- 21st June 1999: Zsolt Vasvari added sound to Meteoroids.

- 6th June 1999: Zsolt Vasvari sent in a driver for Meteoroids.

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Space Lords

Romset: 28 kb / 14 files / 13.9 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="meteor" sourcefile="spcforce.c" cloneof="spcforce" romof="spcforce">
              <manufacturer>Venture Line</manufacturer>
              <rom name="vm1" size="2048" crc="894fe9b1" sha1="617e05523392e2ba2608ca13aa24d6601289fe87" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="vm2" size="2048" crc="28685a68" sha1="f911a3ccb8d63cf82a6dc8f069f3f498e9081656" region="maincpu" offset="800"/>
              <rom name="vm3" size="2048" crc="c88fb12a" sha1="1eeb26caf7a1421ec2d570f71b8c4675ad7ea172" region="maincpu" offset="1000"/>
              <rom name="vm4" size="2048" crc="c5b073b9" sha1="93b77c77488aa954c35880439be6c7629448a3ea" region="maincpu" offset="1800"/>
              <rom name="vm6" size="2048" crc="9969ec43" sha1="3ce067c34b84e9559f195e7ef9939a78070693b1" region="maincpu" offset="2800"/>
              <rom name="vm7" size="2048" crc="39f43ac2" sha1="b45275759f4003a22a32dc04227a98908bd140a9" region="maincpu" offset="3000"/>
              <rom name="vm8" size="2048" crc="a0508de3" sha1="75666a4e46b6c433f1c1f8e76c30fd087354097b" region="maincpu" offset="3800"/>
              <rom name="vm5" size="2048" crc="b14ccd57" sha1="0349ec5d0ca7f98ffdd96d7bf01cf096fe547f7a" region="audiocpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="rm1v" size="2048" crc="d621fe96" sha1="29b75333ea8103095a4d452636eea4a1055845e5" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="rm2v" size="2048" crc="b3981251" sha1="b6743d121a6b3ad8e8beebe1faff2678b89e7d16" region="gfx1" offset="800"/>
              <rom name="gm1v" size="2048" crc="d44617e8" sha1="1cec7984cc5e3472c25c23f02179380c4a5b4076" region="gfx1" offset="1000"/>
              <rom name="gm2v" size="2048" crc="0997d945" sha1="16eba77b14c62b2a0ebea47a28d4d5d21d7a2234" region="gfx1" offset="1800"/>
              <rom name="bm1v" size="2048" crc="cc97c890" sha1="e852bfe9d4b2d31801a840c1bacdd4386a93a22f" region="gfx1" offset="2000"/>
              <rom name="bm2v" size="2048" crc="2858cf5c" sha1="1313b4e4adda074499153e4a42bc2c6b41b0ec7e" region="gfx1" offset="2800"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="8085A" clock="16000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="audiocpu" name="I8035" clock="6144000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="sn1" name="SN76496" clock="2000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="sn2" name="SN76496" clock="2000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="sn3" name="SN76496" clock="2000000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="270" width="256" height="224" refresh="60.000000" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="1" buttons="2" coins="2" service="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="2"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin A" tag="DSW" mask="3">
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="2" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Free Play" value="3"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin B" tag="DSW" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/6 Credits" value="4"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives" tag="DSW" mask="24">
                     <dipvalue name="2" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="8" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5" value="24"/>
              <dipswitch name="Bonus Life" tag="DSW" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="32" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DSW" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="64"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DSW" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="128"/>
              <driver status="imperfect" emulation="good" color="imperfect" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="64"/>

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