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pleiadce: MAME ROM Information.


Pleiads (c) 1981 Centuri, Inc.


Released in July 1981 by Centuri in the USA under license from Tehkan International Corp.

For more information about the game, please see the original Tehkan entry.


See Machine's picture.

Game's ROM.

MAME Info:

0.35RC1 [Eric Hustvedt]

0.33b7 [Paul Swan]

0.07 [Nicola Salmoria]


- "Pleiads" side-by-side test. Gary Walton (ID 01027)

- [possible] The sounds that the enemy ships make in Pleiads are now WAY too low. Dutch (ID 01191)

- Clone pleiadce: Shot sound and melody is missing in Pleiads (Centuri). MASH (ID 01988)


- 0.141u4: Couriersud fixed Pleiads colours (high/low palette bits exchanged). Swapped proms ($0, 100).

- 0.129u4: Changed Custom sound to Pleiads Custom.

- 16th November 2008: Guru - I recently picked up a pile of junk for spares and repairs from a local friend. It turned out there was quite a bit of interesting stuff in this lot. As far as I can make out, I got Pleiads.

- 0.125u9: Couriersud fixed Fatal error in Pleiads.

- 0.122u7: Pleiads updates [Couriersud]: Video timing from schematics. Palette from schematics (resnet.h). No more colortable. Changed 8085A CPU1 clock speed to 5.5MHz.

- 0.122u6: Robbert fixed background for player 2 is not displayed in cocktail mode. Changed visible area to 208x256 and VSync to 61.035156 Hz.

- 0.98u2: MASH fixed Pleiads palette banking.

- 0.95u3: Derrick Renaud removed Phoenix sound from Pleiads. Added Discrete sound to clone Capitol.

- 0.77u2: Pierpaolo Prazzoli added clone Capitol (Universal Video Spiel 1981).

- 23rd November 2003: Pierpaolo Prazzoli added Capitol to the Phoenix driver.

- 0.37b15: Replaced 8080 CPU with 8085A (2.75 MHz). Added 'Demo Sounds' dipswitch.

- 9th April 2001: Zsolt Vasvari fixed the dipswitch settings in Phoenix and Pleiads.

- 0.37b14: Added 'Cabinet' dipswitch.

- 26th July 2000: Juergen Buchmueller fixed a palette bank select bug in Pleiads.

- 0.36: Removed 2nd TMS36XX.

- 0.36RC2: Added 2x TMS36XX sound.

- 12th March 2000: Juergen Buchmueller sent in a sound core for TMS36xx sound chips emulation and modified Phoenix, Pleiads, Naughty Boy, Pop Flamer and Monster Bash to use it.

- 0.36b7: Added Custom sound.

- 0.35RC1: Eric Hustvedt added Pleiads (Tehkan). Changed 'Pleiads (Tehkan, bootleg)' to clone 'Pleiads (bootleg)'. Renamed (pleiads) to (pleiadbl).

- 10th June 1999: Eric Hustvedt added the original romset of Pleiads (Tehkan).

- 0.35b6: Replaced I8085 CPU with I8080.

- 0.35b1: Zsolt Vasvari fixed protection in Pleiads (which made game resets not work). Changed description to 'Pleiads (Tehkan, bootleg)'.

- 0.34b4: Pleiads colors might be correct now [Nicola Salmoria].

- 0.33b7: Renamed (pleiads) to (pleiadce) and (pleitek) to (pleiads).

- 0.31: Paul Swan added clone Pleiads (Tehkan). Changed parent description to 'Pleiads (Centuri)'.

- 0.29: Fixed gfx rom loading.

- 0.27: Andrew Scott improved sound in Pleiads.

- 0.23: Added HiSore support.

- 0.21.5: Fixed a bug in sound init of Pleiads that caused the game to crash under DOS.

- 0.14: Renamed (pleiades) to (pleiads).

- 0.13: Richard Davies provided a new Phoenix/Pleiads driver with partial sound support.

- 0.10: I had broken Pleiades, fixed [Nicola Salmoria]. That's the drawback of emulating more than 60 games, I can't check them all before releasing a new version.

- 0.07: Added Pleiads (Centuri 1981)). Game is playable with wrong colors and no sound. Control: Arrows = Move around CTRL = Fire and ALT = Teleport. This runs on the same hardware as Phoenix.


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Romset: 25 kb / 14 files / 16.4 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="pleiadce" sourcefile="phoenix.c" cloneof="pleiads" romof="pleiads">
              <description>Pleiads (Centuri)</description>
              <manufacturer>Tehkan (Centuri license)</manufacturer>
              <rom name="pleiades.47" size="2048" crc="711e2ba0" sha1="62d9108b9066d3e2b99c712daf2b9412704970cc" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="pleiades.48" size="2048" crc="93a36943" sha1="7cb4a9e8b60e28415df8401373ff4e595eaab7f5" region="maincpu" offset="800"/>
              <rom name="ic47.bin" merge="ic47.bin" size="2048" crc="87e700bb" sha1="0f352b5461da957c564920fd1da83bc81f41ffb9" region="maincpu" offset="1000"/>
              <rom name="pleiades.50" size="2048" crc="5a9beba0" sha1="e9cf03c88d8db2a7cf97877a103cfdd1fe3f459e" region="maincpu" offset="1800"/>
              <rom name="pleiades.51" size="2048" crc="1d828719" sha1="54857a3de9f4c9c5f18b0d46cf428b4171f839e9" region="maincpu" offset="2000"/>
              <rom name="ic50.bin" merge="ic50.bin" size="2048" crc="f1a8a00d" sha1="5c183e3a73fa882ffec3cb9219fb5619e625591a" region="maincpu" offset="2800"/>
              <rom name="pleiades.53" size="2048" crc="037b319c" sha1="2ff7a7777a63326e2abca2d1881df33a8e3f8561" region="maincpu" offset="3000"/>
              <rom name="pleiades.54" size="2048" crc="ca264c7c" sha1="3a6adfaa935a1a11cb62e73b9f43b228b711c2da" region="maincpu" offset="3800"/>
              <rom name="pleiades.45" size="2048" crc="8dbd3785" sha1="700cb9eb8ea64be99d843910cebcd29d601ab2e9" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="pleiades.44" size="2048" crc="0db3e436" sha1="cd1825775b0a10df66d2ccc01cb4b6a9a3d2141a" region="gfx1" offset="800"/>
              <rom name="ic39.bin" merge="ic39.bin" size="2048" crc="85866607" sha1="cd240bd056f761b2f9e2142049434f02cae3e315" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="ic40.bin" merge="ic40.bin" size="2048" crc="a841d511" sha1="8349008ab1d8ef08775b54170c37deb1d391fffc" region="gfx2" offset="800"/>
              <rom name="7611-5.33" merge="7611-5.33" size="256" crc="e38eeb83" sha1="252880d80425b2e697146e76efdc6cb9f3ba0378" region="proms" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="7611-5.26" merge="7611-5.26" size="256" crc="7a1bcb1e" sha1="bdfab316ea26e2063879e7aa78b6ae2b55eb95c8" region="proms" offset="100"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="8085A" clock="5500000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="tms" name="TMS36XX" clock="247"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="cust" name="Pleiads Custom"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="90" width="256" height="208" refresh="61.035156" pixclock="5500000" htotal="352" hbend="0" hbstart="256" vtotal="256" vbend="0" vbstart="208" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="2" coins="1">
                     <control type="joy" ways="2"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives" tag="DSW0" mask="3">
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="6" value="3"/>
              <dipswitch name="Bonus Life" tag="DSW0" mask="12">
                     <dipvalue name="7K 70K" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="8K 80K" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="9K 90K" value="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coinage" tag="DSW0" mask="16">
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DSW0" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="32" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Demo Sounds" tag="DSW0" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="64" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Cabinet" tag="CAB" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Upright" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Cocktail" value="1"/>
              <driver status="imperfect" emulation="good" color="imperfect" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="256"/>

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