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soulclb2: MAME ROM Information.


Soul Calibur II (c) 2002 Namco.


Namco System 246 hardware


Released in July 2002.

Only a few characters actually can unlock Soul Calibur as a weapon, while all the characters can unlock a version of "Soul Edge". The characters who CAN use Soul Calibur, as their tenth weapon, are : Talim, Nightmare and Xianghua, the latter of which can also use, much earlier, a 'evil' version of Soul Calibur. Notably, Talim's version is not a blade, but a pair of bladed tonfa, due to both Soul Edge and Soul Calibur being able to shapeshift into a suitable weapon for the user.

Cassandra Alexandria replaces Sophitia, from "Soul Edge" and the first "Soul Calibur" game.

A eleventh joke weapon is hidden in the consumer versions, which is a essentially just a very basic weapon with a funny sound effect.


1. Soul Edge (1995)

2. Soul Edge Ver. II (1996)

3. Soul Calibur (1998)

4. Soul Calibur II (2003)

5. Soul Calibur III (2005)

6. Soul Calibur Legends (2007, Nintendo Wii)

7. Soul Calibur IV (2008, PlayStation 3, XBOX 360)


In each version released, a different character was added, only for that version, as a 'bonus' to loyal followers of the various consoles.

* Consoles :

Nintendo GameCube (2003) : has Legend Of Zelda's Link as a exclusive character.

Sony PlayStation 2 (2003) : has Tekken's Heihachi Mishima as a exclusive character.

Microsoft XBOX (2003) : has Spawn as a exclusive character.


Game's ROM.

MAME Info:

0.135u2 [Guru]

DVD required


- 27th February 2012: Smitdogg - We got Soul Calibur II Rev.B DVD.

- 0.139u3: Guru added clone Soul Calibur II (SC22 Ver. A). Renamed (soulcl2a) to (soulcl2b).

- 1st September 2010: Guru - Smitdogg sent some stuff a while ago too and I chipped in some funds towards some of them: An alt. version dongle for Soul Calibur 2 thanks to Tokrot.

- 0.135u2: Guru added Soul Calibur II (SC23 Ver. A) (Namco 2002) and clone (SC21 Ver. A).

- 12th March 2009: Guru - Soul Calibur 2 English language Magic Gate security dongle arrived.

- 13th January 2009: Guru - A few packages arrived yesterday. From Japan we have a System 246 DVDROM with Magic Gate Security Cart and Soul Calibur II Ver D.

Romset: 8448 kb / 2 files / 2.56 zip

DVD: 3.78 GB (Compressed: 736.2)

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="soulclb2" sourcefile="namcops2.c" romof="sys246">
              <description>Soul Calibur II (SC23 Ver. A)</description>
              <rom name="r27v1602f.7d" merge="r27v1602f.7d" size="2097152" crc="2b2e41a2" sha1="f0a74bbcaf801f3fd0b7002ebd0118564aae3528" region="bios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="sc23vera.ic002" size="8388608" crc="5c537182" sha1="ff4213db24b1200b494e6c3bd3eb7b75789e4032" region="key" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="sc23vera_spr.ic002" size="262144" crc="8f548cbc" sha1="81b844dc5873bb397cd4cd5aca101d7486d60385" region="key" offset="800000"/>
              <disk name="sc21-dvd0d" sha1="9a7b1ea836adc9d78481928a3067530e0f8d74a6" region="dvd" index="0" writable="no"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="R5000 (little)" clock="294000000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="640" height="480" refresh="60.000000" pixclock="18432000" htotal="640" hbend="0" hbstart="640" vtotal="480" vbend="0" vbstart="480" />
              <sound channels="0"/>
              <input players="0">
              <driver status="preliminary" emulation="preliminary" color="good" sound="preliminary" graphic="good" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="65536"/>

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