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tceptor: MAME ROM Information.


Thunder Ceptor (c) 1986 Namco.


Game ID : TC

Main CPU : M6809 (@ 1.536 Mhz), 68000 (@ 12.288 Mhz), HD63701 (@ 1.536 Mhz)

Sound CPU : (2x) M65C02 (@ 2.048 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2151 (@ 3.579545 Mhz), Namco 8-channel WSG, DAC

Players : 1

Control : stick

Buttons : 4


Released in July 1986.

The game was average and the BGM was excellent. So many people remenber this game only for its soundtrack.


1. Thunder Ceptor (1986)

2. Thunder Ceptor II (1986)


Music by : Norio Nakagata


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.77u2 [BUT]

0.76u1 [BUT]


- If you insert a credit on the instruction screen, you'd see some 'leftovers'. F1ReB4LL (ID 00955)


- 0.139u1: Phil Bennett fixed incorrect road transparency in Thunder Ceptor and incorrect road colours in Thunder Ceptor II. Atari Ace removed global variables from NAMCO sound core.

- 0.127u7: Aaron Giles fixed Thunder Ceptor crashes out when run as the second game (Multisession bug).

- 0.123u1: Fixed proms loading ($1000, 1400). Changed palettesize to 4096 colors.

- 0.122u7: Changed HD63701 CPU5 clock speed to 6144000 Hz.

- 0.122u5: Zsolt Vasvari cleaned up Thunder Ceptor memory maps.

- 0.121u2: BUT added 3D glasses support to the Thunder Ceptor driver.

- 0.107u3: Brian Troha properly documented and connected the CUS60 MCU code to Thunder Ceptor.

- 0.93: Added clock parameter to Namco CUS30 sound (24000 Hz).

- 0.89: Replaced Namco sound with Namco CUS30.

- 0.77u2: BUT added Thunder Ceptor. Added background scroll, M6809 CPU1 interrupt handling and stereo sound. Added 3rd and 4th button.

- 25th November 2003: BUT added Thunder Ceptor to the Thunder Ceptor 2 driver.

- 15th November 2003: BUT fixed the background layers and added support for transparent road color in the Thunder Ceptor 2 driver.

- 0.76u2: David Haywood and BUT decoded BG graphics in Thunder Ceptor II but BG's still aren't hooked up yet, improved existing graphics a bit.

- 0.76u1: BUT added Thunder Ceptor II (Namco 1986). TODO: Support background layer (decode first).

- 24th October 2003: BUT submitted a preliminary driver for Thunder Ceptor II, it's working but background graphics aren't emulated.

- 18th October 2003: BUT - Analog input ports are not supported in Thunder Ceptor, so it is unplayable yet. YM2151, WSG and DAC sound should be OK. Some sprites are wrong number, and I need to adjust position. Background is not handled yet.


LEVELS: 6 (tceptor2)

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Romset: 634 kb / 27 files / 215.8 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="tceptor" sourcefile="tceptor.c">
              <description>Thunder Ceptor</description>
              <rom name="tc1-1.10f" size="32768" crc="4c6b063e" sha1="d9701657186f8051391084f51a720037f9f418b1" region="maincpu" offset="8000"/>
              <rom name="tc1-21.1m" size="32768" crc="2d0b2fa8" sha1="16ecd70954e52a8661642b15a5cf1db51783e444" region="audiocpu" offset="8000"/>
              <rom name="tc1-22.3m" size="32768" crc="9f5a3e98" sha1="2b2ffe39fe647a3039b92721817bddc9e9a92d82" region="audio2" offset="8000"/>
              <rom name="tc1-4.8c" size="32768" crc="ae98b673" sha1="5da1c69dd40db9bad2e3d4dc2af3a949172af940" region="sub" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="tc1-3.10c" size="32768" crc="779a4b25" sha1="8563213a1f1caee0eb88aa4bbd37c6004f16b309" region="sub" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="tc1-2.3a" size="16384" crc="b6def610" sha1="d0eada92a25d0243206fb8239374f5757caaea47" region="mcu" offset="8000"/>
              <rom name="cus60-60a1.mcu" size="4096" crc="076ea82a" sha1="22b5e62e26390d7d5cacc0503c7aa5ed524204df" region="mcu" offset="f000"/>
              <rom name="tc1-18.6b" size="8192" crc="662b5650" sha1="ba82fe5efd1011854a6d0d7d87075475b65c0601" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="tc1-20.10e" size="32768" crc="3e5054b7" sha1="ed359f8659a4a46d5ff7299d0da10550b1496db8" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="tc1-19.10d" size="16384" crc="7406e6e7" sha1="61ad77667e94fd7e11037da2721f7bbe0130286a" region="gfx2" offset="8000"/>
              <rom name="tc1-16.8t" size="32768" crc="7c72be33" sha1="397e11727b86688d550c28fbdcb864bb9335d891" region="gfx3" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="tc1-15.10t" size="32768" crc="51268075" sha1="75b6b935c6721adbc984795b9bf0a791fb8b209e" region="gfx3" offset="8000"/>
              <rom name="tc1-8.8m" size="65536" crc="192a1f1f" sha1="8424a6a19c080da0a83e173e33915f4d9326f379" region="gfx4" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="tc1-10.8p" size="32768" crc="7876bcef" sha1="09180b26d0eab51de18a13723f46d763541979fb" region="gfx4" offset="10000"/>
              <rom name="tc1-12.8r" size="32768" crc="e8f55842" sha1="7397c8f279b9ddb7d9daf16f307669257a3fd9df" region="gfx4" offset="20000"/>
              <rom name="tc1-14.8s" size="32768" crc="723acf62" sha1="fa62ffa2a641629803537d0ef1ad30688b04f9ca" region="gfx4" offset="30000"/>
              <rom name="tc1-7.10m" size="65536" crc="828c80d5" sha1="6d441cbb333aee21f9c3d9608aec951130f9b0c5" region="gfx4" offset="40000"/>
              <rom name="tc1-9.10p" size="32768" crc="145cf59b" sha1="0639a36030823ccd7a476561a8fe61724c8be9d3" region="gfx4" offset="50000"/>
              <rom name="tc1-11.10r" size="32768" crc="ad7c6c7e" sha1="2ae889c135c6ee924dc336895f7b9b8a98b715d0" region="gfx4" offset="60000"/>
              <rom name="tc1-13.10s" size="32768" crc="e67cef29" sha1="ba8559caf498bbc1d9278d74da03ee2d910f76d8" region="gfx4" offset="70000"/>
              <rom name="tc1-3.1k" size="1024" crc="fd2fcb57" sha1="97d5b7527714acfd729b26ac56f0a9210982c551" region="proms" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="tc1-1.1h" size="1024" crc="0241cf67" sha1="9b2b579425b72a5b1f2c632f53d1c1d172b4ed1e" region="proms" offset="400"/>
              <rom name="tc1-2.1j" size="1024" crc="ea9eb3da" sha1="0d7cfceac57afc53a063d7fe67cfc9bda0a8dbc8" region="proms" offset="800"/>
              <rom name="tc1-5.6a" size="1024" crc="afa8eda8" sha1="783efbcbf0bb7e4cf2e2618ddd0ef3b52a4518cc" region="proms" offset="c00"/>
              <rom name="tc1-6.7s" size="1024" crc="72707677" sha1="122c1b619c9efa3b7055908dda3102ee28230504" region="proms" offset="1000"/>
              <rom name="tc1-4.2e" size="256" crc="a4e73d53" sha1="df8231720e9b57cf2751f86ac3ed7433804f51ca" region="proms" offset="1400"/>
              <rom name="tc1-17.7k" size="8192" crc="90db1bf6" sha1="dbb9e50a8efc3b4012fcf587cc87da9ef42a1b80" region="proms" offset="1500"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="M6809" clock="1536000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="audiocpu" name="M65C02" clock="2048000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="audio2" name="M65C02" clock="2048000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="sub" name="68000" clock="12288000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="mcu" name="HD63701" clock="6144000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ymsnd" name="YM2151" clock="3579545"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="namco" name="Namco CUS30" clock="24000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="dac" name="DAC"/>
              <display tag="2dscreen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="272" height="224" refresh="60.606060" />
              <display tag="3dleft" type="raster" rotate="0" width="272" height="224" refresh="60.606060" />
              <display tag="3dright" type="raster" rotate="0" width="272" height="224" refresh="60.606060" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="1" buttons="4" coins="2">
                     <control type="pedal" minimum="0" maximum="214" sensitivity="100" keydelta="16"/>
                     <control type="stick" minimum="0" maximum="254" sensitivity="100" keydelta="16"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin A" tag="DSW1" mask="7">
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="3"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/2 Credits" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/3 Credits" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="7" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="6"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="5"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/4 Credits" value="4"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin B" tag="DSW1" mask="24">
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/2 Credits" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/3 Credits" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="24" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Demo Sounds" tag="DSW1" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="32" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Freeze" tag="DSW1" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Difficulty" tag="DSW2" mask="3">
                     <dipvalue name="A" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="B" value="3" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="C" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="D" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" tag="SERVICE" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="4096"/>

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