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tankbust: MAME ROM Information.


Tank Busters (c) 1985 Valadon Automation.


Main CPU : (2x) Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)

Sound Chips : (2x) AY8910 (@ 2 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Vertical

Video resolution : 240 x 320 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette Colors : 128

Players : 1

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.60 [Jarek Burczynski]

Artwork available


- Hold down P1+P2 START and reset game to enter test mode.


- Game speed issue. Kold666 (ID 04135)

- A small red line (shot graphic) gets stuck on the screen sometimes. Smitdogg (ID 00968)

- [possible] Driving in reverse and shoot, the explosion partially appears on the opposite side of the screen. Smitdogg (ID 01175)


- 0.140u3: Corrado Tomaselli changed Tank Busters clocks to PCB verified levels. Changed Z80 CPU1 clock speed to 7159090 Hz, Z80 CPU2 to 3579545 Hz and the 2x AY-3-8910A to 894886 Hz.

- 0.125u1: Andrew Gardner merged memory maps for Tank Busters.

- 9th September 2007: Mr. Do - Some more instruction cards for more games courtesty of Tormod: Tank Busters.

- 22nd February 2005: Guru - Tank Busters for redump and hardware analysis just arrived.

- 0.60: Jarek Burczynski added Tank Busters (Valadon Automation 1985). TODO: Verify colors: prom to output mapping is unknown, resistor values are guess. Remove the 'some_changing_input' hack (see below). From time to time the game just hangs.

- 4th April 2002: Jarek Burczynski sent in a driver for Tank Busters, but it might have imperfect colors.


- Your task is to destroy all enemy bases: Bunkers, Big Guns and Machine Guns.

- Don't forget to fill up at the FUEL SERVICE station before fuel gets to "ZERO".

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Romset: 169 kb / 18 files / 67.6 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="tankbust" sourcefile="tankbust.c">
              <description>Tank Busters</description>
              <manufacturer>Valadon Automation</manufacturer>
              <rom name="a-s4-6.bin" size="16384" crc="8ebe7317" sha1="bc45d530ad6335312c9c3efdcedf7acd2cdeeb55" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="a-s7-9.bin" size="8192" crc="047aee33" sha1="62ee776c403b228e065baa9218f32597951ca935" region="maincpu" offset="4000"/>
              <rom name="a-s5_7.bin" size="16384" crc="dd4800ca" sha1="73a6caa029c27fb45217f9372d9541c6fe206f08" region="maincpu" offset="12000"/>
              <rom name="a-s6-8.bin" size="16384" crc="f8801238" sha1="fd3abe18542660a8c31dc316012a99d48c9bb5aa" region="maincpu" offset="16000"/>
              <rom name="a-s8-10.bin" size="16384" crc="9e826faa" sha1="6a252428c69133d3e9d7a9938140d5ae37fb0c7d" region="maincpu" offset="18000"/>
              <rom name="a-b3-1.bin" size="8192" crc="b0f56102" sha1="4f427c3bd6131b7cba42a0e24a69bd1b6a1b0a3c" region="sub" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="a-d5-2.bin" size="8192" crc="0bbf3fdb" sha1="035c2db6eca701be690042e006c0d07c90d752f1" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="a-d6-3.bin" size="8192" crc="4398dc21" sha1="3b23433d0c9daa554ad6615af2fdec715e4e3794" region="gfx1" offset="2000"/>
              <rom name="a-d7-4.bin" size="8192" crc="aca197fc" sha1="03ecd94b84a31389539074079ed7f2a500e588ab" region="gfx1" offset="4000"/>
              <rom name="a-d8-5.bin" size="8192" crc="1e6edc17" sha1="4dbc91938c999348bcbd5f960fc3bb49f3174059" region="gfx1" offset="6000"/>
              <rom name="b-m4-11.bin" size="16384" crc="eb88ee1f" sha1="60ec2d77186c196a27278b0639cbfa838986e2e2" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="b-m5-12.bin" size="16384" crc="4c65f399" sha1="72db15884f346c001d3b86cb33e3f6d339eedb56" region="gfx2" offset="4000"/>
              <rom name="b-m6-13.bin" size="16384" crc="a5baa413" sha1="dc772042706c3a92594ee8422aafed77375c0632" region="gfx2" offset="8000"/>
              <rom name="b-r3-14.bin" size="8192" crc="4310a815" sha1="bf58a7a8d3f82fcaa0c46d9ebb13cac1231b80ad" region="gfx3" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="tb-prom.1s8" size="32" crc="dfaa086c" sha1="f534aedddd18addd0833a3a28a4297689c4a46ac" region="proms" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="tb-prom.2r8" size="32" crc="ec50d674" sha1="64c8961eca33b23e14b7383eb7e64fcac8772ee7" region="proms" offset="20"/>
              <rom name="tb-prom.3p8" size="32" crc="3e70eafd" sha1="b200350a3f6c166228706734419dd3ef1207eeef" region="proms" offset="40"/>
              <rom name="tb-prom.4k8" size="32" crc="624f40d2" sha1="8421f1d774afc72e0817d41edae74a2837021a5f" region="proms" offset="60"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="Z80" clock="7159090"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="sub" name="Z80" clock="3579545"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ay1" name="AY-3-8910A" clock="894886"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ay2" name="AY-3-8910A" clock="894886"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="90" width="320" height="240" refresh="60.000000" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="1" buttons="2" coins="4">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Difficulty" tag="DSW" mask="3">
                     <dipvalue name="Easy" value="3" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hard" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Normal" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Very Hard" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Demo Sounds" tag="DSW" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Language" tag="DSW" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="English" value="8" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="French" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Bonus Life" tag="DSW" mask="16">
                     <dipvalue name="No Bonus" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="60000" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coinage" tag="DSW" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="1C/1C 1C/2C 1C/6C 1C/14C" value="32" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2C/1C 1C/1C 1C/3C 1C/7C" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives" tag="DSW" mask="192">
                     <dipvalue name="1" value="192"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2" value="128"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4" value="0"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="128"/>

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