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redearth: MAME ROM Information.


Red Earth (c) 1996 Capcom.

Taking place in the year 1999 of an alternate Earth, follow the adventures of four heroes as they take on an army of mythical monsters unleashed by Valdool to bring about the destruction of the world. Take your pick from Leo the Lion King, Tao the Martial artist, Tabasa the Witch, or Mukuro the Ninja as they fight their way across the globe in order to defeat Valdool the iron giant.


Capcom Play System III hardware (CPS III)

Game ID : CP-S III No. 01

CD Number : CAP-WZD000

CD Label : CAP-WZD-5

Main CPU : Hitachi SH2 (possibly 2)

Storage : SCSI CD Rom, RAM and Flash ROM.

RAM : SIMMs on the left w/ 16M of data each (each has 8x 16M Flash ROMs, there's 4 SIMMs plugged in on this board). SIMMs on the right w/ 8M each (there's 4 Flash ROMs on each board and there are 2 SIMMs plugged in)

OSC : 60MHz. 42.9545MHz, XTAL 3.6864MHz.

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick


Released in October 1996.

This game is known in Japan as "War-Zard". It saw a very limited release in the United States.

Red Earth is the first game to run on the Capcom Play System III hardware (CPS III), the first Capcom system that uses a CD-Rom instead of expensive EPROMs to hold the game data (about 50MB). When starting a cabinet with a new CPS-3 game the first time, the hardware needs 25 minutes to initialize the game. In fact it overwrites some flashroms with data from the new CD. This procedure allows the game later to startup as fast as it would normally run from regular EEPROMs.

The character Leo was inspired by Conan the Barbarian.


* 961023

* 961121


Planners : Tatsuya -DAI- Nakae, Musasabi Zirou, Murasaki Umagoyashi, Masahiro E-Z! Nakano

Programmers : Tsutomu Urago, Yuzo Tsunazaki, Ariyoshi Kiyoko, Noboru Taniguchi, Toshiyuki Furuko, Masakazu Matsushita

Object Designers : Kurisan, Eripyon, Ikusan Z, Shibata, Kimo Kimo, Shisui, M. Nakatani, Kaname, Satoshi, Mizuho, Kitasan, Yorio, Mizupyon, K. Kikutani, -GM Clip-Isi-B, Kozuchi, Rassie, Sakuno, Kidai - Shigeyama, Dekao, Jin, Takep, Tomohiko Ohsumi, Mach Windy, Yoshino Hiroaki, Naoki Fukushima, You-Ten Nakano, K. Tokunaga, Magari, Ken Jiman, Naoki Fukuda, Gen Kadoi, Tetsuo

Scroll Design : Ziggy, Yoko Fukumoto, Taka, Yumiko, Goro Suzuki, Hisashi Sawada, Kisabon, Iwai, Takky, May, Daisuke Nakagawa

Original Art Work : Akira Yasuda (Akiman), Shoei, Monkey-Chop, Daichan, Ikedai, Sakomizu, Edayan

Music Composer : Takayuki Iwai (Anarchy Takapon)

Sound Designers : Ryoji Yamamoto (Ryoji), Hachibee

Sound Engineer : Yoshihiko Ida

Sound Programmers : Yasushi Ikeda, Tomohiro Masuda

CP-System III Programmers : Yoji Mikami, E-Bou, Go! Ozawa

* Voice Actors :

Kenji, Blade : Kosei Kishino

Hydron : Osamu Hosoi

Mai-Ling, Tao, Taru's Mobstar : Megumi Urawa

Leo : Daisuke Gouri

Tessa, Lavia : Tomoko Naka

Producer : Saddy

General Producer : Noritaka Funamizu

Special Thanks : Haruo Murata (Mucchi), Takuya Shiraiwa, Matt Taylor, Erik Suzuki, Magdalena Viloria F., Harumi Yamashita, Alison Stroll, Rita Rokos, Darryl Williams, Mr. Kubozono, Mr. Hirao, Team Dirty Belet, Sinichi Yasuki (S-Yasuki), Wataru Kondo


This game was never ported to any home consoles available at that time (Sega Saturn and Sony PlayStation). This was most likely due to the lack of RAM these consoles had, which the game needed to store the thousands of sprite animations. Another reason could have been the limited character roster available (only 4 fighters) for 2-player fighting.


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.116u4 [?]

0.81u3 [?]

Artwork available (warzard)

CD-ROM required


- 0.145u4: Renamed (redeartha) to (redearthr1) and (warzarda) to (warzardr1).

- 0.141u2: Smitdogg and The Dumping Union added clones Red Earth (Euro 961023) and Warzard (Japan 961023). Added 22x SIMM roms to Red Earth (Euro 961121). Removed 'Red Earth (961121, NO CD)'.

- 8th February 2011: Smitdogg - We got Warzard/Red Earth 961023.

- 0.140u2: Fixed user1 rom name.

- 8th July 2007: Mr. Do - Retro27 sent me the instruction cards for Red Earth. These have been added to Warzard.

- 0.116u4: Added Red Earth (Euro, 961121) (Capcom 1996) and clone (961121, NO CD). Changed SH-2 CPU1 clock speed to 25MHz.

- 0.116u3: Various CPS3 updates [David Haywood, Andreas Naive, ElSemi]. Warzard is now playable. Changed description to 'Warzard / Red Earth (Japan, 961121)'.

- 0.116u2: Changed description to 'Warzard / Red Earth (Japan, 96/11/21)'. Changed SH-2 CPU1 clock speed to 6250000 Hz and visible area to 384x224. Added Custom (14318166 Hz) sound and 'Unknown' dipswitches.

- 0.96u2: Changed description to 'Warzard / Red Earth'.

- 0.86u3: R. Belmont converted Warzard CD images (CD cue+bin) to CHD.

- 0.81u3: Added Warzard (Capcom 1996).


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Romset: 45568 kb / 23 files / 128.7 zip

CD-ROM: 53.2 MB (Compressed: 35.4)

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="redearth" sourcefile="cps3.c">
              <description>Red Earth (Euro 961121)</description>
              <rom name="redearth_euro.29f400.u2" size="524288" crc="02e0f336" sha1="acc37e830dfeb9674f5a0fb24f4cc23217ae4ff5" region="user1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="redearth(__961121)-simm1.0" size="2097152" crc="cad468f8" sha1="b3aa4f7d3fae84e8821417ccde9528d3eda2b7a6" region="simm1.0" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="redearth(__961121)-simm1.1" size="2097152" crc="e9721d89" sha1="5c63d10bdbce52d50b6dde14d4a0f1369383d656" region="simm1.1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="redearth(__961121)-simm1.2" size="2097152" crc="2889ec98" sha1="a94310eb4777f908d87e9d90969db8504b4140ff" region="simm1.2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="redearth(__961121)-simm1.3" size="2097152" crc="5a6cd148" sha1="d65c6e8378a91828474a16a3bbcd13c4b3b15f13" region="simm1.3" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="redearth-simm3.0" size="2097152" crc="83350cc5" sha1="922b1abf80a4a89f35279b66311a7369d3965bd0" region="simm3.0" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="redearth-simm3.1" size="2097152" crc="56734de6" sha1="75699fa6efe5bec335e4b02e15b3c45726b68fa8" region="simm3.1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="redearth-simm3.2" size="2097152" crc="800ea0f1" sha1="33871ab56dc1cd24441389d53e43fb8e43b149d9" region="simm3.2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="redearth-simm3.3" size="2097152" crc="97e9146c" sha1="ab7744709615081440bee72f4080d6fd5b938668" region="simm3.3" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="redearth-simm3.4" size="2097152" crc="0cb1d648" sha1="7042a590c2b7ec55323062127e254da3cdc790a1" region="simm3.4" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="redearth-simm3.5" size="2097152" crc="7a1099f0" sha1="c6a92ec86eb24485f1db530e0e78f647e8432231" region="simm3.5" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="redearth-simm3.6" size="2097152" crc="aeff8f54" sha1="fd760e237c2e5fb2da45e32a1c12fd3defb4c3e4" region="simm3.6" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="redearth-simm3.7" size="2097152" crc="f770acd0" sha1="4b3ccb6f91568f95f04ede6c574144918d131201" region="simm3.7" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="redearth-simm4.0" size="2097152" crc="301e56f2" sha1="4847d971bff70a2aeed4599e1201c7ec9677da60" region="simm4.0" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="redearth-simm4.1" size="2097152" crc="2048e103" sha1="b21f95b05cd99749bd3f25cc71b2671c2026847b" region="simm4.1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="redearth-simm4.2" size="2097152" crc="c9433455" sha1="63a269d76bac332c2e991d0f6a20c35e0e88680a" region="simm4.2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="redearth-simm4.3" size="2097152" crc="c02171a8" sha1="2e9228729b27a6113d9f2e42af310a834979f714" region="simm4.3" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="redearth-simm4.4" size="2097152" crc="2ddbf276" sha1="b232baaa8edc8db18f8a3bdcc2d38fe984a94a34" region="simm4.4" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="redearth-simm4.5" size="2097152" crc="fea820a6" sha1="55ee8ef95751f5a509fb126513e1b2a70a3414e5" region="simm4.5" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="redearth-simm4.6" size="2097152" crc="c7528df1" sha1="aa312f80c2d7759d18d1aa8d416cf932b2850824" region="simm4.6" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="redearth-simm4.7" size="2097152" crc="2449cf3b" sha1="c60d8042136d74e547f668ad787cae529c42eed9" region="simm4.7" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="redearth-simm5.0" size="2097152" crc="424451b9" sha1="250fb92254c9e7ff5bc8dbeea5872f8a771dc9bd" region="simm5.0" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="redearth-simm5.1" size="2097152" crc="9b8cb56b" sha1="2ff1081dc99bb7c2f1e036f4c112137c96b83d23" region="simm5.1" offset="0"/>
              <disk name="cap-wzd-5" sha1="e5676752b08283dc4a98c3d7b759e8aa6dcd0679" status="baddump" region="cdrom" index="0" writable="no"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="SH-2" clock="25000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="cps3" name="CPS3 Custom" clock="14318166"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="384" height="224" refresh="59.583393" pixclock="7500000" htotal="486" hbend="0" hbstart="384" vtotal="259" vbend="0" vbstart="224" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="6" coins="2" service="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <driver status="imperfect" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="imperfect" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="65536"/>

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