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spacbeam: MAME ROM Information.


Space Beam (c) 1979 Irem.

You and another cannon are duelling each other over a field of alien ships. As the ships thin out, you become more exposed (so does your enemy, but the computer has better reflexes than you). Can you outlast, or outmaneuver your opponent?


Main CPU : M6502 (@ 1.173 Mhz)

Players : 2

Control : 2-way joystick

Buttons : 1


Released in November 1980.


Small ships : 10-90 points (depending on the distance from your ship).

Opposite side ship : 200 points.


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

MAME Info:

0.37b6 [Peter Trauner]

Samples required (IPM Invader)


- 0.122u4: Changed M6502 CPU1 clock speed to 625000 Hz and VSync to 60.012483 Hz. Added Samples sound.

- 0.108: wolf676 improved dipswitches for Space Beam. Added 'Replay' dipswitch.

- 0.82u1: Changed M6592 CPU1 clock speed to 1173000 Hz and visible area to 224x256.

- 0.62: Changed visible area to 224x240, screen orientation to vertical and video aspect ratio from 3:4.

- 0.37b6: Peter Trauner added Space Beam (Irem 1979).

- 27th May 2000: Peter Trauner added Space Beam to the Sky Chuter driver.

LEVELS: 99 (endless)

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Romset: 6 kb / 6 files / 5.48 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="spacbeam" sourcefile="m10.c" sampleof="ipminvad">
              <description>Space Beam</description>
              <rom name="m1b" size="1024" crc="5a1c3e0b" sha1="1c9c58359d74b14ce96934fcc6acefbdfaf1e1be" region="maincpu" offset="1000"/>
              <rom name="m2b" size="1024" crc="a02bd9d7" sha1="d25dfa66b422bdbb29b1922007c84f1947fe9be1" region="maincpu" offset="1400"/>
              <rom name="m3b" size="1024" crc="78040843" sha1="0b8a3ab09dff951aa527649f82b8877cf01126c1" region="maincpu" offset="1800"/>
              <rom name="m4b" size="1024" crc="74705a44" sha1="8fa9d22a58f08086bf2d89e3d92eca097cdd2cbf" region="maincpu" offset="1c00"/>
              <rom name="m5b" size="1024" crc="afdf1242" sha1="e26a8e91edb3d8ba96b3d225813760f42238b003" region="maincpu" offset="2000"/>
              <rom name="m6b" size="1024" crc="12afb0c2" sha1="bf6ed90cf4815f0fb41d435954d4c346a55098f5" region="maincpu" offset="2400"/>
              <sample name="1"/>
              <sample name="2"/>
              <sample name="3"/>
              <sample name="4"/>
              <sample name="5"/>
              <sample name="6"/>
              <sample name="7"/>
              <sample name="8"/>
              <sample name="9"/>
              <sample name="0"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="M6502" clock="1173000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="samples" name="Samples"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="270" width="256" height="224" refresh="60.176065" pixclock="5865000" htotal="372" hbend="0" hbstart="256" vtotal="262" vbend="16" vbstart="240" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="1" coins="1">
                     <control type="joy" ways="2"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives" tag="DSW" mask="3">
                     <dipvalue name="2" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="1" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5" value="3"/>
              <dipswitch name="Replay" tag="DSW" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="30000" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="None" value="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coinage" tag="DSW" mask="48">
                     <dipvalue name="Testmode" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin 1 Play" value="16" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin 2 Plays" value="32"/>
              <configuration name="Cabinet" tag="CAB" mask="1">
                     <confsetting name="Upright" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <confsetting name="Cocktail" value="1"/>
              <configuration name="Demo Sounds" tag="CAB" mask="2">
                     <confsetting name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <confsetting name="On" value="2"/>
              <driver status="preliminary" emulation="good" color="imperfect" sound="preliminary" graphic="good" cocktail="preliminary" savestate="supported" palettesize="16"/>

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