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r2dtank: MAME ROM Information.


R2D Tank (c) 1980 Venture Line, Inc.


Main CPU : M6809 (@ 3 Mhz)

Sound CPU : M6802 (@ 750 Khz)

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 1


Released in October 1980.

Even if titlescreen says 1980, R2D Tank was released in 1981 by Venture Line, Inc. under a license from Sigma Enterprise, Inc. of Japan.


1. Red Tank (1980)

2. R2D Tank (1980)


* Consoles :

Emerson Arcadia (1982)


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.70u5 [Pierpaolo Prazzoli]

0.70u4 [Pierpaolo Prazzoli]


- 0.122u7: Changed M6802 CPU2 clock speed to 3MHz.

- 0.115u3: Improvements to the R2D Tank driver [Zsolt Vasvari]: Fixed colors, based on the Red Tank flyer. Added AY8910's, sounds fine, but how exactly they are hooked up to the PIA is not fully understood. Hooked up CRTC properly. Added 2x AY-3-8910A (1MHz) sound and save state support. Changed visible area to 256x256 and VSync to 57Hz.

- 0.70u5: Pierpaolo Prazzoli added R2D Tank (Sigma Ent 1980). Colours are derived from Tim's screenshots and hardware is similar to Sigma's Spiders.

- 0.70u4: Pierpaolo Prazzoli added R2D Tank (Testdriver). TODO: Inputs, interrupt seems coin related and is currently wrong, sound CPU.

- 21st June 2003: Pierpaolo Prazzoli sent in a preliminary driver for R2D Tank.

- 16th January 2002: Dave Grohowski dumped R2D Tank (c) 1980 by Sigma/Orca.

LEVELS: 255 (endless)

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Romset: 16 kb / 5 files / 11.5 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="r2dtank" sourcefile="r2dtank.c">
              <description>R2D Tank</description>
              <manufacturer>Sigma Enterprises Inc.</manufacturer>
              <rom name="r2d1.1c" size="2048" crc="20606a0f" sha1="9a55e595c7ea332bdc89142338947be8a28a92a3" region="maincpu" offset="c800"/>
              <rom name="r2d2.1a" size="4096" crc="7561c67f" sha1="cccc7bbd7975db340fe571a4c31c25b41b2563b8" region="maincpu" offset="d000"/>
              <rom name="r2d3.2c" size="4096" crc="fc53c538" sha1="8f9a2edcf7a2cb2a8ddd084828b52f1bf45f434a" region="maincpu" offset="e000"/>
              <rom name="r2d4.2a" size="4096" crc="56636225" sha1="dcfc6e29b4c51a45cfbecf6790b7d88b89af433b" region="maincpu" offset="f000"/>
              <rom name="r2d5.7l" size="2048" crc="c49bed15" sha1="ffa635a65c024c532bb13fb91bbd3e54923e81bf" region="audiocpu" offset="f800"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="M6809" clock="3000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="audiocpu" name="M6802" clock="3000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ay1" name="AY-3-8910A" clock="1000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ay2" name="AY-3-8910A" clock="1000000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="270" width="256" height="256" refresh="85.449219" pixclock="5600000" htotal="256" hbend="0" hbstart="256" vtotal="256" vbend="0" vbstart="256" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="1" coins="2" service="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DSWA" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="1" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DSWA" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="2" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DSWA" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DSWA" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives" tag="DSWA" mask="16">
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4" value="16"/>
              <dipswitch name="Cabinet" tag="DSWA" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="Upright" value="32" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Cocktail" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coinage" tag="DSWA" mask="192">
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="64"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="128"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Free Play" value="192"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DSWB" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="1"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DSWB" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="2"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DSWB" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="4"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DSWB" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DSWB" mask="16">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="16"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DSWB" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="32"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DSWB" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="64"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DSWB" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="128"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="supported" palettesize="0"/>

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