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thepit: MAME ROM Information.


The Pit (c) 1982 Zilec Electronics.


CPU on main board:

2x MK3880N-Z80CPU

1x AY-3-8910

1x oscillator 18.000Hz

on lower board:

1x oscillator 18432Hz

ROMs on main board:

1x AM2732 (1)

4x HN462732G (2,3,4,5)

1x MK2716J (6)

1x MMI6331

on lower board:

2x MK2716J (7,8)

Note 1x 22x2 edge connector

1x trimmer (volume)

2x 4 switches dip


Released in April 1982.

Original products:

The Pit (Zilec)

Licensed products:

The Pit (Centuri)

The Pit (Taito)

Unofficial products:

The Pit (KZH)


* Computers :

Commodore C64 (1983)

* Others :

LSI Portable game (1982, "Zackman" - Bandai Elec. licensed by AW Zilec Electronics, Ltd.)


Game's ROM.

MAME Info:

0.141u3 [f205v, Brian Troha]

0.104 [Tomasz Slanina, Guru]

0.31 [Zsolt Vasvari]


- 0.141u4: Siftware added clone The Pit (US, set 2). Changed description of clone 'The Pit (US)' to 'The Pit (US, set 1)'. Renamed (thepitu) to (thepitu1). Fixed rom names.

- 0.141u3: hap fixed parent/clone relationship in ThePit driver. Changed 'The Pit' to clone 'The Pit (Japan)', clone 'The Pit (bootleg)' to parent 'The Pit' and 'The Pit (Centuri)' to 'The Pit (US)'. Renamed (thepit) to (thepitj), (thepitb) to (thepit) and (thepitc) to (thepitu).

- 0.136u4: Andrew Welburn and David Haywood added clone The Pit (bootleg on Moon Quasar hardware).

- 2nd March 2010: Smitdogg - Andrew Welburn dumped a bootleg of The Pit running on Moon Quasar(?) hardware.

- 0.106u3: Fixed 'Coinage' dipswitch.

- 0.105u3: Brian Troha added clone The Pit (Bootleg).

- 20th April 2006: f205v dumped The Pit (Bootleg).

- 0.104: Tomasz Slanina and Guru added The Pit (Taito 1982). Changed 'The Pit' to clone 'The Pit (Centuri)'. Renamed (thepit) to (thepitc).

- 27th January 2006: Tomasz Slanina - Added Taito version of The Pit (dumped by Guru). Gfx and gameplay are a bit different.

- 18th February 2005: Guru - The Pit (?) arrived from Japan.

- 0.34b1: Added 2nd AY-8910 (1536000 Hz) sound.

- 0.33b7: Added color rom ($20).

- 0.31: Zsolt Vasvari added The Pit (Centuri 1982).


- The object of this game is to dig down to the bottom pit and collect at least one large jewel and then return to ship thru upper pit.

Other Emulators:

* FB Alpha

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Romset: 27 kb / 9 files / 13.1 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="thepit" sourcefile="thepit.c">
              <description>The Pit</description>
              <manufacturer>Zilec Electronics</manufacturer>
              <rom name="pit1.bin" size="4096" crc="71affecc" sha1="e64cb2f8d546f5d44dc10a4178f3d211882c45a9" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="pit2.bin" size="4096" crc="894063cd" sha1="772ff81cf44d21981f9768f017af5cb81ff57be3" region="maincpu" offset="1000"/>
              <rom name="pit3.bin" size="4096" crc="1b488543" sha1="8991c6424f008ddd15edac953635aecdba4ea696" region="maincpu" offset="2000"/>
              <rom name="pit4.bin" size="4096" crc="e941e848" sha1="1dd9ded69121d28b674209abe1efd60afde6926d" region="maincpu" offset="3000"/>
              <rom name="pit5.bin" size="4096" crc="e0643c95" sha1="bb5133784b2b6a5c217d9ea42641daba2a797fff" region="maincpu" offset="4000"/>
              <rom name="pit6.bin" size="2048" crc="1b79dfb6" sha1="ba78b035a91a67732414ba327640fb771d4323c5" region="audiocpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="pit8.bin" size="2048" crc="69502afc" sha1="9baf094baab8325af659879cfb6984eeca0d94bd" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="pit7.bin" size="2048" crc="d901b353" sha1="4a35dd857ca352e0260361376fe666af4b3315af" region="gfx1" offset="1000"/>
              <rom name="82s123.ic4" size="32" crc="a758b567" sha1="d188c90dba10fe3abaae92488786b555b35218c5" region="proms" offset="0"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="Z80" clock="3072000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="audiocpu" name="Z80" clock="2500000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ay1" name="AY-3-8910A" clock="1536000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ay2" name="AY-3-8910A" clock="1536000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="90" width="256" height="224" refresh="60.606061" pixclock="6144000" htotal="384" hbend="0" hbstart="256" vtotal="264" vbend="16" vbstart="240" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="1" coins="1">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coinage" tag="DSW" mask="3">
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/3 Credits" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/4 Credits" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Free Play" value="3"/>
              <dipswitch name="Game Speed" tag="DSW" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Slow" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Fast" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Time Limit" tag="DSW" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="Long" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Short" value="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Flip Screen" tag="DSW" mask="16">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="16"/>
              <dipswitch name="Cabinet" tag="DSW" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="Upright" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Cocktail" value="32"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives" tag="DSW" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4" value="64"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DSW" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="128"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="40"/>

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