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soulclb3: MAME ROM Information.


Soul Calibur III (c) 2005 Namco.

The 3rd edition of the popular 3-D swordfighting series. It balances and fixes the gameplay glitches found in the Sony PS2 version. New to the series are :

* Zasalamel (who wields a Scythe)

* Setsuka (who wields an Iaito hidden in a Parasol)

* Tira (who wields ring-shaped edge)

* Olcadan (imitates random characters)

* Abyss (game boss who wields a mutated Scythe, he is an evil mutated version of Zasalamel)

* Night Terror (game boss who wields a giant zweihänder, he is an evil mutated version of Nightmare)

Also, 3 bonus characters from previous games make a return :

* Hwang Seong-gyeong (who wields a Chinese sword)

* Li Long (who wields a Dual Nunchaku)

* Amy Sorel (who wields a Rapiel)

The game has 3 modes that can be played :

* Training Mode - Where the player can practice movesets for 300 seconds

* Standard Mode - Normal 9 battle arcade mode

* Legend Mode - An expansive on "Soul Calibur II"'s Conquest Mode, which adds many RPG elements and revolves around defeating a Legend Character.


Namco System 258 hardware


Released in April 2003.

Victor Entertainment released a 2 CD limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Soul Calibur Original Soundtrack - Legend of Sounds - VIZL-158) on 23/11/2005.


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)


* Consoles :

Sony PlayStation 2 (2005)


Game's ROM.

MAME Info:

0.135u2 [Guru]

DVD required


- 0.145u4: Smitdogg and The Dumping Union added clone Soul Calibur III (SC31002-NA-A).

- 27th February 2012: Smitdogg - We got Soul Calibur III (World Rev.A) dongle.

- 0.135u2: Guru added Soul Calibur III (SC31001-NA-A) (Namco 2005).

- 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 III.

Romset: 8448 kb / 2 files / 2.75 zip

DVD: 3.74 GB (Compressed: 1.24)

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="soulclb3" sourcefile="namcops2.c" romof="sys246">
              <description>Soul Calibur III (SC31001-NA-A)</description>
              <rom name="r27v1602f.7d" merge="r27v1602f.7d" size="2097152" crc="2b2e41a2" sha1="f0a74bbcaf801f3fd0b7002ebd0118564aae3528" region="bios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="sc31001-na-a.ic002" size="8388608" crc="ddbe9774" sha1="6bb2d31cb669336345b5508bcca56936ea97c04a" region="key" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="sc31001-na-a_spr.ic002" size="262144" crc="18c6f56d" sha1="13bc6a3688985c0cd9900b063824a4af691a1b31" region="key" offset="800000"/>
              <disk name="sc31001-na-dvd0-b" sha1="b46ee35083f8fcc091ce562951c55fbdbb929e4b" 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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