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pop_hh: MAME ROM Information.


Popper (c) 1989 Unknown.


Main CPU : Z80 (@ 6 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 6 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM3812 (@ 4 Mhz), AY8910 (@ 1.5 Mhz), Custom (@ 1.5 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 256 x 224 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 256

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


This game is a bootleg of "Hard Head".


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.37b14 [Luca Elia, Phil Stroffolino]


- [possible] Possible graphics bug. cibomatto2002 (ID 02796)

- [possible] As you can see the colors may not be correct. cibomatto2002 (ID 02798)


- 0.136u4: Corrado Tomaselli changed Hard Head sound Z80 to 3MHz and vsync to 59.1 Hz to match original PCB readings.

- 0.133u1: Renamed (hardhedb) to (hardheadb).

- 0.129: Phil Bennett fixed wrong YM3812 clock frequency to 3MHz in Hard Head.

- 0.101u3: Fixed cpu1 rom address ($48000) in clone (bootleg).

- 0.93: Changed Custom sound to Samples.

- 20th December 2004: Guru - Popper (Hard Head bootleg) arrived. These were purchased by Randy some time ago on eBay.

- 0.87u2: Pierpaolo Prazzoli and Corrado Tomaselli improved sound in Hard Head / Popper. Added Custom sound. Changed Z80 CPU1/2 clock speeds to 6MHz and AY-3-8910 to 1.5MHz. Added new 64k cpu1 rom ($50000) to clone Hard Head (bootleg).

- 0.84u2: David Haywood added clone Popper (Hard Head bootleg).

- 0.60: Changed 'Hard Head (Bootleg)' to clone 'Hard Head (bootleg)'.

- 0.37b15: Changed description of clone 'Hard Head (bootleg)' to 'Hard Head (Bootleg)'. Renamed (hardheab) to (hardhedb). Changed AY-8910 clock speed to 4MHz.

- 0.37b14: Luca Elia and Phil Stroffolino added Hard Head (SunA 1988) and clone (bootleg).

- 14th March 2001: Luca Elia sent in his own driver for Hard Head and Rough Ranger, only some graphics are messed.

- 13th March 2001: Phil Stroffolino sent in a preliminary driver for Hard Head, but it lacks correct graphics and is barely playable. Bryan McPhail added correct color palette emulation to Hard Head.


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Romset: 448 kb / 14 files / 126.5 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="pop_hh" sourcefile="suna8.c" cloneof="hardhead" romof="hardhead">
              <description>Popper (Hard Head bootleg)</description>
              <rom name="1_27512.l6" size="65536" crc="bb4aa9ac" sha1="da6310a1034cf610139d74fc30dd13e5fbd1d8dd" region="maincpu" offset="48000"/>
              <rom name="2_27256.k6" size="32768" crc="8fcc1248" sha1="5da0b7dc63f7bc00e81e9e5bac02ee6b0076ffaa" region="maincpu" offset="10000"/>
              <rom name="p3" merge="p3" size="32768" crc="3d24755e" sha1="519a179594956f7c3ddfaca362c42b453c928e25" region="maincpu" offset="18000"/>
              <rom name="p4" merge="p4" size="32768" crc="0241ac79" sha1="b3c3b98fb29836cbc9fd35ac49e02bfefd3b0c79" region="maincpu" offset="20000"/>
              <rom name="p7" merge="p7" size="32768" crc="beba8313" sha1="20aa4e07ec560a89d07ec73cc93311ceaed899a3" region="maincpu" offset="28000"/>
              <rom name="8_27256.k8" size="32768" crc="87a8b4b4" sha1="83d30cf184c5dccdf2666c0ef9e078541d6a146e" region="maincpu" offset="30000"/>
              <rom name="p9" merge="p9" size="32768" crc="2ad430c4" sha1="286a5b1042e077c3ae741d01311d4c91f8f87054" region="maincpu" offset="38000"/>
              <rom name="10_27256.i8" size="32768" crc="84fc6574" sha1="ab33e6c656f25e65bb08d0a2689693df83cab43d" region="maincpu" offset="40000"/>
              <rom name="p13" merge="p13" size="32768" crc="493c0b41" sha1="994a334253e905c39ec912765e8b0f4b1be900bc" region="audiocpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="p5" merge="p5" size="32768" crc="e9aa6fba" sha1="f286727541f08b136a7d45e13975652bdc8fd663" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="p6" merge="p6" size="32768" crc="15d5f5dd" sha1="4441344701fcdb2be55bdd76a8a5fd59f5de813c" region="gfx1" offset="10000"/>
              <rom name="11_27256.d8" size="32768" crc="3751b99d" sha1="dc4082e481a79f0389e59b4b38698df8f7b94053" region="gfx1" offset="20000"/>
              <rom name="p12" merge="p12" size="32768" crc="9582e6db" sha1="a2b34d740e07bd35a3184365e7f3ab7476075d70" region="gfx1" offset="30000"/>
              <rom name="p14" merge="p14" size="32768" crc="41314ac1" sha1="1ac9213b0ac4ce9fe6256e93875672e128a5d069" region="samples" offset="0"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="Z80" clock="6000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="audiocpu" name="Z80" clock="3000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ymsnd" name="YM3812" clock="3000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="aysnd" name="AY-3-8910A" clock="1500000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="samples" name="Samples"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="256" height="224" refresh="59.100000" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="2" coins="2">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Demo Sounds" tag="DSW1" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Bonus Life" tag="DSW1" mask="14">
                     <dipvalue name="No Bonus" value="14" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="10K" value="12"/>
                     <dipvalue name="20K" value="10"/>
                     <dipvalue name="50K" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="50K, Every 50K" value="6"/>
                     <dipvalue name="100K, Every 50K" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="100K, Every 100K" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="200K, Every 100K" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coinage" tag="DSW1" mask="112">
                     <dipvalue name="5 Coins/1 Credit" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/1 Credit" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="32"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="48"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="112" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="96"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="80"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/4 Credits" value="64"/>
              <dipswitch name="Invulnerability (Cheat)" tag="DSW1" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Flip Screen" tag="DSW2" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="1" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Cabinet" tag="DSW2" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="Upright" value="2" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Cocktail" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Play Together" tag="DSW2" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="No" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Yes" value="4" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives" tag="DSW2" mask="24">
                     <dipvalue name="2" value="24" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Difficulty" tag="DSW2" mask="224">
                     <dipvalue name="Easiest" value="224" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Very Easy" value="192"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Easy" value="160"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Moderate" value="128"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Normal" value="96"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Harder" value="64"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Very Hard" value="32"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hardest" value="0"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="256"/>

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