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vangrd2: MAME ROM Information.


Vanguard II (c) 1984 SNK.


Main CPU : (2x) Z80 (@ 3.36 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)

Sound Chips : (2x) AY8910 (@ 2 Mhz), Namco (@ 31.25 Khz)

Screen orientation : Vertical

Video resolution : 224 x 288 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.61 Hz

Palette colors : 288

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


Released in March 1984.


1. Vanguard (1981)

2. Vanguard II (1984)


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

MAME Info:

0.36b2 [Phil Stroffolino]

0.36b1 [Phil Stroffolino, Carlos A. Lozano]


- 0.127u2: Nicola Salmoria merged driver with SNK, with all resulting fixes (removed hacks, correct shadows, scroll offsets etc). Replaced Namco sound with SNK Wave (8MHz). Fixed emulation of the "SNK Wave" custom sound and made it into a proper sound core. Fixed also palette decoding of early SNK games (Vanguard II). The least significan bits were assigned incorrectly. Fixed sp16_tiles rom loading. Changed visible area to 216x288 and VSync to 60Hz.

- 0.124u5: Robiza fixed score display in cocktail mode.

- 0.93: Added clock parameter to Namco sound (31250 Hz).

- 0.72: Acho A. Tang fixed Vanguard2 scroll offsets.

- 0.59: Added dipswitches 'Bonus Life' and 'Bonus Life Occurence'.

- 0.37b12: Changed VSync to 60.606060Hz.

- 26th July 1999: Phil Stroffolino sent in an update to Marvin's Maze, Mad Crasher and Vanguard II with improved sound.

- 23rd July 1999: Phil Stroffolino sent in a driver for Vanguard II.

- 0.36b2: Phil Stroffolino added Vanguard II (SNK 1984).

- 0.36b1: Added Vanguard II (Testdriver).

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Vanguard II


Last Mission

Ark Area

Romset: 123 kb / 18 files / 52.4 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="vangrd2" sourcefile="snk.c">
              <description>Vanguard II</description>
              <rom name="p1.9a" size="8192" crc="bc9eeca5" sha1="5a737e0f0aa1a3a5296d1e1fec13b34aee970609" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="p3.11a" size="8192" crc="3970f69d" sha1="b0ef7494888804ab5b4002730fb0232a7fd6797b" region="maincpu" offset="2000"/>
              <rom name="p2.12a" size="8192" crc="58b08b58" sha1="eccc85191d678a0115a113002a43203afd857a5b" region="maincpu" offset="4000"/>
              <rom name="p4.14a" size="8192" crc="a95f11ea" sha1="8007efb4ad948c8768e474fc77134f3ce52da1d2" region="maincpu" offset="6000"/>
              <rom name="p5.4a" size="8192" crc="e4dfd0ba" sha1="12d45ff147f3ea9c9e898c3831874cd7c1a071b7" region="sub" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="p6.6a" size="8192" crc="894ff00d" sha1="1c66f327d8e94dc6ac386e11fcc5eb17c9081434" region="sub" offset="2000"/>
              <rom name="p7.7a" size="8192" crc="40b4d069" sha1="56c464bd055125ffc2da02d70137aa5efe5cd8f6" region="sub" offset="4000"/>
              <rom name="p8.6a" size="8192" crc="a3daa438" sha1="4e659ac7e3ebaf85bc3ce5c9946fcf0af23083b4" region="audiocpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="p9.8a" size="8192" crc="9345101a" sha1="b99ad1c2a79df50b0a60fdd43ca466f6cb38445b" region="audiocpu" offset="2000"/>
              <rom name="p15.1e" size="8192" crc="85718a41" sha1="4c9aa1f8b229410414cd67bac8cb10a14bea12f4" region="tx_tiles" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="p13.1a" size="8192" crc="912f22c6" sha1="5042edc80b58f77b3576b5e6eb8c6460c8a35494" region="fg_tiles" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="p9" size="8192" crc="7aa0b684" sha1="d52670ec50b1a07d6c2c537f67922063deacdeea" region="bg_tiles" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="p10.4kl" size="8192" crc="5bfc04c0" sha1="4eb152fdf39cb0024f71d5bdf1bfc79c2b8c2329" region="sp16_tiles" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="p11.3kl" size="8192" crc="620cd4ec" sha1="a2fcc3d24d0d3c7cc601620ae7a709f46b613c0f" region="sp16_tiles" offset="2000"/>
              <rom name="p12.1kl" size="8192" crc="8658ea6c" sha1="d5ea9be2c1776b11abc77c944a653eeb73b27fc8" region="sp16_tiles" offset="4000"/>
              <rom name="mb7054.3j" size="1024" crc="506f659a" sha1="766f1a0dd462eba64546c514004e6542e200d7c3" region="proms" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="mb7054.4j" size="1024" crc="222133ce" sha1="109a63c8c44608a8ad9183e7b5d269765cc5f067" region="proms" offset="400"/>
              <rom name="mb7054.5j" size="1024" crc="2e21a79b" sha1="1956377c799e0bbd127bf4fae016adc148efe007" region="proms" offset="800"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="Z80" clock="3360000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="sub" name="Z80" clock="3360000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="audiocpu" name="Z80" clock="4000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ay1" name="AY-3-8910A" clock="2000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ay2" name="AY-3-8910A" clock="2000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="wave" name="SNK Wave" clock="8000000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="270" width="288" height="216" refresh="60.000000" pixclock="3870720" htotal="288" hbend="0" hbstart="288" vtotal="224" vbend="8" vbstart="224" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="2" coins="1">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coinage" tag="DSW1" mask="7">
                     <dipvalue name="6 Coins/1 Credit" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5 Coins/1 Credit" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="3"/>
                     <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/5 Credits" value="4"/>
              <dipswitch name="Bonus Life" tag="DSW1" mask="56">
                     <dipvalue name="30000" value="56" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="40000" value="48"/>
                     <dipvalue name="50000" value="40"/>
                     <dipvalue name="60000" value="32"/>
                     <dipvalue name="70000" value="24"/>
                     <dipvalue name="80000" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="90000" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="100000" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives" tag="DSW1" mask="192">
                     <dipvalue name="1" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2" value="64"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5" value="192"/>
              <dipswitch name="Demo Sounds" tag="DSW2" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Freeze" tag="DSW2" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="2" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Cabinet" tag="DSW2" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Upright" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Cocktail" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Language" tag="DSW2" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="English" value="8" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Japanese" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Bonus Life Occurrence" tag="DSW2" mask="16">
                     <dipvalue name="Every bonus" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Bonus only" value="16"/>
              <dipswitch name="Infinite Lives (Cheat)" tag="DSW2" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="32" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Free Play" tag="DSW2" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Flip Screen" tag="DSW2" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="1024"/>

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