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vpool: MAME ROM Information.


Video Pool (c) 198?.


Main CPU : Z80 (@ 3.072 Mhz)

Sound Chips : Custom (@ 3.072 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Vertical

Video resolution : 224 x 256 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.61 Hz

Palette colors : 98

Players : 2

Control : 2-way joystick

Buttons : 1


This game is a bootleg of "Video Hustler".


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.31 [Al Kossow]


- 0.145u8: Tafoid fixed crash before OK in Video Hustler and clones.

- 0.143u3: Fortuna and Tafoid fixed 'Lives' dipswitch (3 balls per game) in Video Hustler and clones.

- 0.141u3: TrevEB added clone Video Hustler (Dynamo Games).

- 11th February 2011: Smitdogg - TrevEB dumped a version of Video Hustler licensed to Dynamo Games.

- 18th May 2010: Smitdogg - We dumped Video Hustler bootleg made by Digimatic.

- 0.136u3: Stephane Humbert fixed dipswitches and inputs (after verification of the Z80 code) for clone Video Pool (bootleg on Moon Cresta hardware).

- 0.135u3: f205v added clone Fatsy Gambler (Video Hustler bootleg). Changed description of clone 'The Billiards' to 'The Billiards (Video Hustler bootleg)'.

- 0.74: Added 12x 'Unknown' dipswitches.

- 0.73: Mike Coates added clone Video Pool (bootleg on Moon Cresta hardware). Dipswitches incomplete.

- 28th August 2003: Mike Coates added a version of Lady Bug running on Galaxian hardware and Video Pool to the Galaxian driver.

- 0.53: Changed palettesize from 100 to 98 colors.

- 0.35: Added clone Video Hustler (bootleg). Changed description of clone 'Pool' to 'The Billiards'. Removed 'The Billiards'.

- 27th June 1999: Nicola added Video Hustler.

- 0.34b7: Nicola Salmoria added clone 'The Billiards' (bootleg 1981).

- 0.34b1: Re-added clone Pool from (Testdriver).

- 0.33b7: Moved clone Pool to (Testdriver).

- 0.31: Al Kossow added Video Hustler (Konami 1981) and clone Pool. Known issues: Pool doesn't work due to a different encryption.

- 23rd March 1998: Dumped Video Hustler.

Other Emulators:

* FB Alpha


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Pocket Gal

Pocket Gal Deluxe

Rack 'em Up


Tri-Sports (Pool Shark)

Slick Shot

Cool Pool

9-Ball Shootout

Poke Champ

Target Ball

Gals Hustler

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Shootout Pool

Shootout Pool Prize

Shootout Pool Medal

Romset: 21 kb / 8 files / 13.8 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="vpool" sourcefile="galaxold.c" cloneof="hustler" romof="hustler">
              <description>Video Pool (bootleg on Moon Cresta hardware)</description>
              <rom name="vidpool1.bin" size="4096" crc="333f4732" sha1="b57460c039c69137645bd4280ad877aa789277d6" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="vidpool2.bin" size="4096" crc="eea6c0f1" sha1="5b18caa78e246f55fd9cd778d6e83f79f0b3f157" region="maincpu" offset="800"/>
              <rom name="vidpool3.bin" size="4096" crc="309972a6" sha1="8269d2f677f55dda71d6a7b0796d2d53a4def59d" region="maincpu" offset="1000"/>
              <rom name="vidpool4.bin" size="4096" crc="c4f71c1d" sha1="e1d01135d5ccc1a53308ce89dc2a8fc0992207d5" region="maincpu" offset="1800"/>
              <rom name="hustler.5f" merge="hustler.5f" size="2048" crc="0bdfad0e" sha1="8e6f1737604f3801c03fa2e9a5e6a2778b54bae8" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="hustler.5h" merge="hustler.5h" size="2048" crc="8e062177" sha1="7e52a1669804b6c2f694cfc64b04abc8246bb0c2" region="gfx1" offset="800"/>
              <rom name="hustler.clr" merge="hustler.clr" size="32" crc="aa1f7f5e" sha1="311dd17aa11490a1173c76223e4ccccf8ea29850" region="proms" offset="0"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="Z80" clock="3072000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="discrete" name="DISCRETE"/>
              <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="2">
                     <control type="joy" ways="2"/>
              <dipswitch name="Cabinet" tag="DSW0" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="Upright" value="2" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Cocktail" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coinage" tag="DSW0" mask="12">
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="12" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives" tag="LIVES" mask="65">
                     <dipvalue name="1" value="65"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2" value="64"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="1" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Infinite (Cheat)" value="0"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" cocktail="preliminary" savestate="supported" palettesize="98"/>

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