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pandoras: MAME ROM Information.


Pandora's Palace (c) 1984 Konami.

Taking on the role of a Roman emperor, replete with white robe and olive leaf head ornament, the player must make his or her way from the top left of the screen to the bottom right, via careful navigation of a variety of poles and moving platforms. Enemies can push the player character into fires or over the edge of platforms if they are not carefully avoided.


Main CPU : (2x) M6809 (@ 3.072 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 1.78975 Mhz), I8039 (@ 477.266 Khz)

Sound Chips : AY8910 (@ 1.78975 Mhz), DAC

Screen orientation : Vertical

Video resolution : 224 x 256 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette Colors : 32

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 1


Released in February 1984.

Developed in cooperation with Interlogic, Inc.


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

MAME Info:

0.36b6 [Manuel Abadia]


- Hold down P1+P2 START and reset game to enter test mode.


- [possible] Graphic glitch. Smitdogg (ID 00957)


- 0.140u3: Phil Bennett fixed missing audio elements in Pandora's Palace.

- 0.135u4: Phil Bennett fixed music pitch/speed is too high in Pandora's Palace. In the process of cleaning the driver up in 0.135u3, Phil ballsed up Kevin's clock-verification submission and used the wrong clock for the sound components. Changed Z80 CPU3 clock speed to 1789772 Hz, I8039 CPU4 to 7159090 Hz and AY-3-8910A sound to 1789772 Hz.

- 0.135u3: Kevin Eshbach added board xtal's and corrected the MCU dump for Pandora's Palace. Changed Z80 CPU3 and AY-3-8910A clock speeds to 2304000 Hz and I8039 CPU4 to 9216000 Hz.

- 0.135u1: Fabio Priuli added driver data struct and save state support to Pandora's Palace.

- 0.131u1: Angelo Salese merged memory maps in Pandora's Palace.

- 0.130u3: Fabio Priuli added DIP locations to Pandora's Palace based on Guru's notes (thanks to AJG, who fwded them to me).

- 0.128u5: Aaron Giles fixed music tempo in Pandora's Palace.

- 0.123u1: Zsolt Vasvari removed color tables from Pandora's Palace. Added RESNET color computations where appropriate. Fixed gfx1/2 rom loading. Changed palettesize to 512 colors.

- 0.122u6: Changed I8039 CPU4 clock speed to 7159000 Hz.

- 0.37b14: Changed the M6809 CPU1/2 clock speeds to 3072000 Hz, Z80 CPU3 to 1789750 Hz, I8039 CPU4 to 477266 Hz and AY-8910 to 1789750 Hz.

- 20th March 2001: Nicola Salmoria improved the sound in Pandora's Palace.

- 28th March 2000: Manuel Abadia added cocktail support to Baraduke, Metro-Cross, Gaplus and Pandora's Palace.

- 0.36b10: Changed M6809 CPU1/2 clock speeds to 3MHz.

- 0.36b9: Changed M6809 CPU1/2 clock speeds to 2MHz.

- 0.36b7: Changed AY-8910 clock speed to 4MHz.

- 0.36b6: Manuel Abadia added Pandora's Palace (Konami/Interlogic 1984). Known issues: Press 1P and 2P together to enter test mode. There is an empty space ($4000-$5fff) on the CPU A. That space probably is used for debugging purposes on the real thing. The code checks that memory location, and if a ROM is present, it starts to execute code from that ROM. The AY-8910 has a timer or something like that on port B. I've managed to make it sound, but it's not 100% accurate.

- 21st September 1999: Nicola fixed colors, scroll and priorities in Pandora's Palace.

- 19th September 1999: Manuel Abadia sent in a driver for Pandora's Palace.

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Romset: 97 kb / 15 files / 45.2 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="pandoras" sourcefile="pandoras.c">
              <description>Pandora's Palace</description>
              <manufacturer>Konami / Interlogic</manufacturer>
              <rom name="pand_j13.cpu" size="8192" crc="7a0fe9c5" sha1="e68c8d76d1abb69ac72b0e2cd8c1dfc540064ee3" region="maincpu" offset="8000"/>
              <rom name="pand_j12.cpu" size="8192" crc="7dc4bfe1" sha1="359c3051e5d7a34d0e49578e4c168fd19c73e202" region="maincpu" offset="a000"/>
              <rom name="pand_j10.cpu" size="8192" crc="be3af3b7" sha1="91321b53e17e58b674104cb95b1c35ee8fecae22" region="maincpu" offset="c000"/>
              <rom name="pand_j9.cpu" size="8192" crc="e674a17a" sha1="a4b096dc455425dd60298acf2203659ef6f8d857" region="maincpu" offset="e000"/>
              <rom name="pand_j5.cpu" size="8192" crc="4aab190b" sha1="d2204953d6b6b34cea851bfc9c2b31426e75f90b" region="sub" offset="e000"/>
              <rom name="pand_6c.snd" size="8192" crc="0c1f109d" sha1="4e6cdee99261764bd2fea5abbd49d800baba0dc5" region="audiocpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="pand_7e.snd" size="8192" crc="1071c1ba" sha1="3693be69f4b32fb3031bcdee8cac0d46ec8c2804" region="mcu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="pand_j18.cpu" size="8192" crc="99a696c5" sha1="35a27cd5ecc51a9a1acf01eb8078a1028f03be32" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="pand_j17.cpu" size="8192" crc="38a03c21" sha1="b0c8f642787bab3cd1d76657e56f07f4f6f9073c" region="gfx1" offset="2000"/>
              <rom name="pand_j16.cpu" size="8192" crc="e0708a78" sha1="9dbd08b6ca8a66a61e128d1806888696273de848" region="gfx1" offset="4000"/>
              <rom name="pand_a18.cpu" size="8192" crc="23706d4a" sha1="cca92e6ff90e3006a79a214f1211fd659771de53" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="pand_a19.cpu" size="8192" crc="a463b3f9" sha1="549b7ee6e47325b80186441da11879fb8b1b47be" region="gfx2" offset="2000"/>
              <rom name="pandora.2a" size="32" crc="4d56f939" sha1="a8dac604bfdaf4b153b75dbf165de113152b6daa" region="proms" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="pandora.17g" size="256" crc="c1a90cfc" sha1="c6581f2d543e38f1de399774183cf0698e61dab5" region="proms" offset="20"/>
              <rom name="pandora.16b" size="256" crc="c89af0c3" sha1="4072c8d61521b34ce4dbce1d48f546402e9539cd" region="proms" offset="120"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="M6809" clock="3072000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="sub" name="M6809" clock="3072000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="audiocpu" name="Z80" clock="1789772"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="mcu" name="I8039" clock="7159090"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="aysnd" name="AY-3-8910A" clock="1789772"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="dac" name="DAC"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="90" width="256" height="224" refresh="60.000000" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="1" coins="2">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin A" tag="DSW1" mask="15">
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/1 Credit" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="5"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/2 Credits" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/3 Credits" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="15" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/4 Credits" value="3"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/3 Credits" value="7"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="14"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/5 Credits" value="6"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="13"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/4 Credits" value="12"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/5 Credits" value="11"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/6 Credits" value="10"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/7 Credits" value="9"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Free Play" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin B" tag="DSW1" mask="240">
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/1 Credit" value="32"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="80"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="128"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/2 Credits" value="64"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/3 Credits" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="240" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/4 Credits" value="48"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/3 Credits" value="112"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="224"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/5 Credits" value="96"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="208"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/4 Credits" value="192"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/5 Credits" value="176"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/6 Credits" value="160"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/7 Credits" value="144"/>
                     <dipvalue name="No Coin B" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives" tag="DSW2" mask="3">
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="3" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="7" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Cabinet" tag="DSW2" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Upright" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Cocktail" value="4"/>
              <dipswitch name="Bonus Life" tag="DSW2" mask="24">
                     <dipvalue name="20k and every 60k" value="24" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="30k and every 70k" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="20k" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="30k" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Difficulty" tag="DSW2" mask="96">
                     <dipvalue name="Easy" value="96"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Normal" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Difficult" value="32"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Very Difficult" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Demo Sounds" tag="DSW2" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="128"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Freeze" tag="DSW3" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="1" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DSW3" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="2" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DSW3" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DSW3" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="8" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DSW3" mask="16">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="16" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DSW3" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="32" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DSW3" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DSW3" 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="512"/>

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