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videopin: MAME ROM Information.


Video Pinball (c) 02/1979 Atari.


Game ID : 034253-034267

Main CPU : M6502 (@ 756 Khz)

Sound Chips : Discrete (@ 756 Khz)

Screen orientation : Vertical

Video resolution : 256 x 304 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 2

Players : 1

Buttons : 4


World's first video attraction to simulate a pinball game. Video Pinball was an instant winner. With fluorescent 'disco' 3-D play-field, challenging targets, bumpers, slingshots, rollovers and drop targets Atari Video Pinball had it all, but without all the mechanical objects associated with classic pinball games. Even a pinball 'nudge' feature is included to give a more realistic feel to the play action. Approximately 1,500 units were produced.

A Video Pinball unit appears in the 1982 movie 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High'.

A Video Pinball machine was shown at the 2003 classic arcade games show 'California Extreme' in San Jose, California.


1. Video Pinball (1979)

2. Solar War (1979)


Designed and programmed by : Ed Logg


* Consoles :

Atari 2600 (1980)


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

MAME Info:

0.37b6 [Sebastien Monassa]


- 0.119u1: Mr. Do added minimal built-in layout for showing the lamps in Video Pinball.

- 0.78u1: Discrete sound in Video Pinball [Derrick Renaud].

- 0.77u1: Stefan Jokisch fixed Video Pinball - Game now playable. Changed M6502 CPU clock speed to 756000 Hz and visible area to 256x304. Fixed gfx1/2/proms loading and dipswitches.

- 19th November 2003: Stefan Jokisch re-wrote the Video Pinball driver, gameplay bugs and other things have been fixed.

- 0.61: Changed visible area to 256x296 and palettesize to 2 colors.

- 0.54: Changed palettesize from 256 to 33024 colors.

- 0.37b6: Sebastien Monassa added Video Pinball (Atari 1979). TODO: Debug variable force plunger and false ball movement. Is nudge effect working ? Sound. LEDs (possible ?, depends on backdrop for exact coordinates). High score saving/loading. Get a good and final Artwork backdrop to adjust display and leds finally.

- 3rd June 2000: Sebastien Monassa sent in a driver for Video Pinball.

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Romset: 18 kb / 20 files / 8.99 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="videopin" sourcefile="videopin.c">
              <description>Video Pinball</description>
              <rom name="34242-01.e0" size="1024" crc="c6a83795" sha1="73a65cca7c1e337b336b7d515eafc2981e669be8" region="maincpu" offset="2000"/>
              <rom name="34237-01.k0" size="1024" crc="9b5ef087" sha1="4ecf441742e7c39237cd544b0f0d9339943e1a2c" region="maincpu" offset="2000"/>
              <rom name="34243-01.d0" size="1024" crc="dc87d023" sha1="1ecec121067a60b91b3912bd28737caaae463167" region="maincpu" offset="2400"/>
              <rom name="34238-01.j0" size="1024" crc="280d9e67" sha1="229cc0448bb95f86fc7acbcb9594bc313f316580" region="maincpu" offset="2400"/>
              <rom name="34250-01.h1" size="1024" crc="26fdd5a3" sha1="a5f1624b36f58fcdfc7c6c04784340bb08a89785" region="maincpu" offset="2800"/>
              <rom name="34249-01.h1" size="1024" crc="923b3609" sha1="1b9fc60b27ff80b0ec26d897ea1817f466269506" region="maincpu" offset="2800"/>
              <rom name="34244-01.c0" size="1024" crc="4c12a4b1" sha1="4351887a8dada92cd24cfa5930456e7c5c251ceb" region="maincpu" offset="2c00"/>
              <rom name="34240-01.h0" size="1024" crc="d487eff5" sha1="45bbf7e693f5471ea25e6ec71ce34708335d2d0b" region="maincpu" offset="2c00"/>
              <rom name="34252-01.e1" size="1024" crc="4858d87a" sha1="a50d7ef3d7a804defa25483768cf1a931dd799d5" region="maincpu" offset="3000"/>
              <rom name="34247-01.k1" size="1024" crc="d3083368" sha1="c2083edb0f424dbf02caeaf786ab572326ae48d0" region="maincpu" offset="3000"/>
              <rom name="34246-01.a0" size="1024" crc="39ff2d49" sha1="59221be088d783210516858a4272f7364e00e7b4" region="maincpu" offset="3400"/>
              <rom name="34239-01.h0" size="1024" crc="692de455" sha1="ccbed14cdbeaf23961c356dfac98c6c7fb022486" region="maincpu" offset="3400"/>
              <rom name="34251-01.f1" size="1024" crc="5d416efc" sha1="1debd835cc3e52f526fc0aab4955be7f3682b8c0" region="maincpu" offset="3800"/>
              <rom name="34248-01.j1" size="1024" crc="9f120e95" sha1="d7434f437137690873cba66b408ec8e92b6509c1" region="maincpu" offset="3800"/>
              <rom name="34245-01.b0" size="1024" crc="da02c194" sha1="a4ec66c85f084286d13a9fc0b35ba5ad896bef44" region="maincpu" offset="3c00"/>
              <rom name="34241-01.f0" size="1024" crc="5bfb83da" sha1="9f392b0d4a972b6ae15ec12913a7e66761f4175d" region="maincpu" offset="3c00"/>
              <rom name="34259-01.d5" size="512" crc="6cd98c06" sha1="48bf077b7abbd2f529a19bdf85700b93014f39f9" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="34258-01.c5" size="512" crc="91a5f117" sha1="03ac6b0b3da0ed5faf1ba6695d16918d12ceeff5" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="34257-01.m1" size="32" crc="50245866" sha1="b0692bc8d44f127f6e7182a1ce75a785e22ac5b9" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="9402-01.h4" size="256" crc="b8094b4c" sha1="82dc6799a19984f3b204ee3aeeb007e55afc8be3" region="proms" offset="0"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="M6502" clock="756000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="discrete" name="DISCRETE"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="270" width="304" height="256" refresh="60.000000" pixclock="4797120" htotal="304" hbend="0" hbstart="304" vtotal="263" vbend="0" vbstart="256" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="1" buttons="4" coins="2" tilt="yes">
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" tag="IN0" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Replay Level" tag="DSW" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="180000 (3 balls) / 300000 (5 balls)" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="210000 (3 balls) / 350000 (5 balls)" value="1" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Extra Ball" tag="DSW" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="Off (award 50000 points instead)" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Replay" tag="DSW" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off (award 80000 points instead)" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Balls" tag="DSW" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="8" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Language" tag="DSW" mask="48">
                     <dipvalue name="English" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="German" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="French" value="32"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Spanish" value="48"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coinage" tag="DSW" mask="192">
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="192"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="64"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Free Play" value="0"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="2"/>

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