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rbtapper: MAME ROM Information.


Root Beer Tapper (c) 1984 Bally Midway Mfg. Co.


[Game No. 0A45]


Released in January 1984. Root Beer version is almost identical to the original version, except the player is a soda jerk serving non-alcoholic root beer.


Game's ROM.

MAME Info:

0.28 [Christopher Kirmse, Aaron Giles, Nicola Salmoria]

Artwork available


- 0.145u7: Moved Sound Board prom 5784 to midssio device set.

- 0.141u2: Changed description to 'Tapper (Budweiser, set 1)' and clone 'Tapper (alternate)' to 'Tapper (Budweiser, set 2)'.

- 6th September 2010: Mr. Do - Almost four years ago, Rohan had loaned me a bezel for the Bud version of Tapper. Nightvoice took care of this long overdue piece.

- 0.117u2: Ernesto Corvi fixed incorrect implementation of SSIO volume controls in the MCR driver. This fixed missing sounds in the bonus round. Aaron Giles fixed sprites drawing.

- 10th December 2006: Mr. Do - We have a Root Beer Tapper bezel, vectorized by Zorg.

- 0.85u3: B.S. Ruggeri fixed sound board error in Tapper. Added dipswitches 'Demo Sounds', 'Cabinet' and 'Coin Meters'.

- 0.56: Added 'Coin Meters' dipswitch.

- 0.53: Changed palettesize from 128 to 64 colors.

- 30th December 1999: Aaron Giles fixed some compilation bugs and removed a minor Z80-related kludge from Tapper and Timber.

- 0.36b6: Aaron Giles added clone Tapper (alternate).

- 12th February 1999: Juergen Buchmueller has made the ASM Z80 core even better. Speed improvements range from 25% (Galaga) to 45% (Tapper). It's still far from complete, and daisy-chaining doesn't work.

- 0.35b2: The hang in Tapper should REALLY be fixed this time [Juergen Buchmueller].

- 0.34: Juergen Buchmueller fixed bug in the Z80 emulator which caused crashes in Tapper and Tron.

- 0.33b7: Aaron Giles fixed hangs in Tapper, and hopefully other MCR games as well.

- 0.31: Paul Sommers and Ruben Panossian added Tapper (Suntory). Changed description of 'Root Beer Tapper' to 'Tapper (Root Beer)' and 'Tapper' to 'Tapper (Budweiser)'.

- 0.30: Brad Oliver added clone 'Root Beer Tapper' (Bally Midway 1984).

- 0.28: Added Tapper (Bally Midway 1983). Press F2 before initial screen to configure. Christopher Kirmse, Aaron Giles and Brad Oliver provided a MCR I/II/III driver, supporting: Kick, Solar Fox, Tron, Two Tigers, Domino Man, Satan's Hollow, Wacko, Kozmik Kroozr, Journey, Tapper, Discs of Tron, Demolition Derby, Timber, Spy Hunter and Rampage. New osd_modify_pen() function, proposed by Aaron Giles. It allows drivers to dynamically modify the palette. WARNING: Since this feature can severely reduce performance on some systems, it must only be used when necessary - that is, when the emulated game dynamically modifies the palette. The other games should continue to use the static palette as before. Many games already use this feature (e.g. Crystal Castles, the Gottlieb games, Tapper, Bubble Bobble, and many others). There's also osd_get_pen(), which is used by usrintf.c to dynamically pick the pens used to render menus. Control: Press F2 before initial screen to configure. Arrows = Move around and CTRL = Tapper

LEVELS: 13 (endless)

Other Emulators:

* Retrocade

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Romset: 232 kb / 18 files / 80.4 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="rbtapper" sourcefile="mcr.c" cloneof="tapper" romof="tapper">
              <description>Tapper (Root Beer)</description>
              <manufacturer>Bally Midway</manufacturer>
              <rom name="rbtpg0.bin" size="16384" crc="20b9adf4" sha1="31b583c98e7c2cecab42223df8b5400004c9f3d3" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="rbtpg1.bin" size="16384" crc="87e616c2" sha1="7de10632b2538524fee418175e2cc41be9c8c0e8" region="maincpu" offset="4000"/>
              <rom name="rbtpg2.bin" size="16384" crc="0b332c97" sha1="b9878c8a61a98e787e547bb6ab81c809875891f3" region="maincpu" offset="8000"/>
              <rom name="rbtpg3.bin" size="8192" crc="698c06f2" sha1="ddb21e39ede2222cb2286ec9dba06341fe1c9db7" region="maincpu" offset="c000"/>
              <rom name="5788" size="4096" crc="5c1d0982" sha1="c2c94ab26ebce30ce4efc239e555c6368794d265" region="ssio:cpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="5787" size="4096" crc="09e74ed8" sha1="f5c8585d443bca67d4065314a06431d1f104c553" region="ssio:cpu" offset="1000"/>
              <rom name="5786" size="4096" crc="c3e98284" sha1="2a4dc0deca48f4d2ac9fe673ecb9548415c996a9" region="ssio:cpu" offset="2000"/>
              <rom name="5785" size="4096" crc="ced2fd47" sha1="a41323149c50adcae7675efcef69fd7d8365e527" region="ssio:cpu" offset="3000"/>
              <rom name="rbtbg1.bin" size="16384" crc="44dfa483" sha1="9e96a3ff0b66a4b1d07fe86059f7dfab0d53231c" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="rbtbg0.bin" size="16384" crc="510b13de" sha1="a4b24fffbbe299e0c2058abe372f00954e5edf98" region="gfx1" offset="4000"/>
              <rom name="rbtfg1.bin" size="16384" crc="1c0b8791" sha1="532239605b74b137cd0f6035a6bc7ac43f559d82" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="rbtfg0.bin" size="16384" crc="e99f6018" sha1="3a8e3e927b0fd2d49222e417e4c1f28b5a45c6ca" region="gfx2" offset="4000"/>
              <rom name="rbtfg3.bin" size="16384" crc="3e725e77" sha1="3811f499aa076fb81af42f7cb522879b0af50e37" region="gfx2" offset="8000"/>
              <rom name="rbtfg2.bin" size="16384" crc="4ee8b624" sha1="d02a306f8b32b3a097fc51e75e106a40fe942d35" region="gfx2" offset="c000"/>
              <rom name="rbtfg5.bin" size="16384" crc="9eeca46e" sha1="523efaba9a3cbe871868ee09caea062382f31fad" region="gfx2" offset="10000"/>
              <rom name="rbtfg4.bin" size="16384" crc="8c79e7d7" sha1="e2a427324fc1d4422e50a1ab79822aff0290e109" region="gfx2" offset="14000"/>
              <rom name="rbtfg7.bin" size="16384" crc="8dbf0c36" sha1="dab52db0bca13b9f3470060bc3babe4a6c2cdcc8" region="gfx2" offset="18000"/>
              <rom name="rbtfg6.bin" size="16384" crc="441201a0" sha1="400d390729601610b152e21da55399399830221f" region="gfx2" offset="1c000"/>
              <device_ref name="midssio"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="Z80" clock="5000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="ssio:cpu" name="Z80" clock="2000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ssio" name="Midway SSIO Sound Board"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ssio:ay0" name="AY-3-8910A" clock="2000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ssio:ay1" name="AY-3-8910A" clock="2000000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="512" height="480" refresh="30.000000" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="1" coins="2" tilt="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="4"/>
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" tag="ssio:IP0" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Demo Sounds" tag="ssio:IP3" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Cabinet" tag="ssio:IP3" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Upright" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Cocktail" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin Meters" tag="ssio:IP3" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="1" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2" value="0"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="supported" palettesize="64"/>

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