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wargods: MAME ROM Information.


War Gods (c) 1996 Midway.

10 mystical characters battle for dominance in a 3-D environment.


Midway V Unit hardware

Main CPU : TMS32031 (@ 50 Mhz)

Sound CPU : ADSP2115 (@ 16 Mhz)

Sound Chips : (2x) DMA-driven (@ 16 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 512 x 400 pixels

Screen refresh : 57.00 Hz

Palette colors : 32768

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 6


This game is the only game on the Midway V Unit to use a hard-disk (401 megabyte). Only about 100M of the hard drive is used.

War Gods was the first truly 3-D fighting game to include the Digital Skin Technology that eliminates polygon look.

Michael Jackson used to own this game. It was sold at the official Michael Jackson Auction on Apr. 24th, 2009.


Executive Producers : Neil Nicastro, Ken Fedesna

Associate Producers : Cary Mednick, Paul Dussault


Project Lead, System Design : Joe Linhoff

Co-Lead, Game Play : George Petro

Systems/DCS2 : Matt Booty, Ed Keenan


Art Direction, Character Design/Models : Jim Gentile

Lead Animator, Character Design : Jim Rohn

Background Designs, Models/Effects : Dave Zabloudil

Character Animation : Tom Brierton

Additional Art : Eric Kinkead


Music/Speech/Sound Effects : Vince Pontarelli

Voice of Exor : Jeff Morrow

Additional Art : David Simon, John Carlton, Nik Ehrlich, Jack E. Haeger

Hardware Design : Ray Macika, Mark Loffredo, Cary Mednick, Chris Bobrowski, Donna Conrad, Steve Correll, Pat Cox, Chris Krubel, Al Lasko, John Lowes, Steve Norris, Keith Novak, Sheridan Oursler, Jeff Peters, Greg Piotrowski, Tom Sedor, Ross Shaffer, Glen Shipp, Ted Valvanis, Ken Williams

Motion Talent : Al Gomez, Tony Marquez, Melissa Grein, Randy Raethke


Warhead : Brian Glynn

Kabuki Jo : Min Chong

Pagan : Kathy Terrafino

Tak : Tak Ohseki

Voodoo : William Obea

Vallah : Kerri Hoskins

Ahau Kin : Brian Smith

Anubis : Jon Larrieu

Cy-5, Maximus : Todd Burquist

Game Testers : Alex Gilliam, Paulo Garcia, Sydney Strong, Shariq Kahn, Mike Cronin, Sherman Simon, Sheridan Simon, Eddie Ferrier, Mike Vinikour

Make-Up/Costumes : Art Anthony (Make-Up/Costumes/Armor), Cindy Maniates, Costume Exchange Inc.

Exor/Grox Sculptures : Paul Jessel, Marie Cenkner, Animasaur Productions

Special Thanks : John Root, Jon Hey, Jeff Johnson, Louis Mangubat, Todd Allen, D.B. (Snoozy), Ela Aktay, Sal Divita, Gina Ehrlich, Joan Faux, Pat Fitzgerald, Mary Gentile, Rachael Gentile, Jim Greene, Eugene Jarvis, Heidi Keenan, Lily Klinger, Christina Linhoff, John Krawzack, Leslie Petro, Nicholas Petro, Alexander Petro, Eric Pribyl, Maryann Rohn, Jamie Rohn, Art Tianis, Jim Tianis, Mark Turmell, Christa Woss, Dan Wojciechowicz


* Consoles :

Sony PlayStation (1997)

Nintendo 64 (1997)

* Computers :

PC [Windows 95] (1997)


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

MAME Info:

0.63 [Aaron Giles]

HardDisk required


- The Sound D/RAM chip fails during the Post and the "Listen for Tone" fails as well during the post. georgc3 (ID 03472)


- 0.130: Aaron Giles fixed DCS2 speedup handler so it doesn't get lost during a memory remap. This should give a slight speed bump to the Seattle/Vegas games and to War Gods.

- 0.79u2: Replaced Custom sound with 2x DMA-driven DACs.

- 0.78u4: Changed region cpu2 to sound1.

- 0.76u2: Midway V-Unit Update [Aaron Giles]: WarGods sound is 100% now (stereo). Added some pre-initialization to the WarGods NVRAM.

- 0.63: Aaron Giles added War Gods (Midway 1996). ADSP-2115 CPU support [Aaron Giles].

- 8th December 2002: Aaron Giles added War Gods (with imperfect sound) and Off Road Challenge (with several in-game problems, but correct sound) to the V-unit driver.

- 11th November 2002: Guru - Received and dumped War Gods (Midway 1996, including 420M hard drive). Thanks Taucher.

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Pit Fighter


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Killer Instinct 2

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Tattoo Assassins

Fighting Vipers

Fighting Vipers 2

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Romset: 160 kb / 2 files / 17.6 zip

Harddisk: 401.4 MB (CYLS: 988, HEADS: 16, SECS: 52 - Compressed: 59.9)

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="wargods" sourcefile="midvunit.c">
              <description>War Gods</description>
              <rom name="u2.rom" size="32768" crc="bec7d3ae" sha1="db80aa4a645804a4574b07b9f34dec6b6b64190d" region="dcs" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="u41.rom" size="131072" crc="398c54cc" sha1="6c4b5d6ec5c844dcbf181f9d86a9196a088ed2db" region="user1" offset="0"/>
              <disk name="wargods" sha1="141063f95867fdcc4b15c844e510696604a70c6a" region="drive_0" index="0" writable="yes"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="TMS32031" clock="50000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="dcs2" name="ADSP-2115" clock="16000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="dac1" name="DMA-driven DAC"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="dac2" name="DMA-driven DAC"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="512" height="400" refresh="57.349016" pixclock="16500000" htotal="666" hbend="0" hbstart="512" vtotal="432" vbend="0" vbstart="400" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="6" coins="4" service="yes" tilt="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DIPS" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="1" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DIPS" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="2" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DIPS" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Blood" tag="DIPS" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="8" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Graphics" tag="DIPS" mask="16">
                     <dipvalue name="Normal" value="16" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Family" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DIPS" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="32" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DIPS" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DIPS" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coinage Source" tag="DIPS" mask="256">
                     <dipvalue name="Dipswitch" value="256" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="CMOS" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coinage" tag="DIPS" mask="15872">
                     <dipvalue name="USA-1" value="15872" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="USA-2" value="15360"/>
                     <dipvalue name="USA-3" value="14848"/>
                     <dipvalue name="USA-4" value="14336"/>
                     <dipvalue name="USA-9" value="13312"/>
                     <dipvalue name="USA-10" value="12800"/>
                     <dipvalue name="USA-ECA" value="13824"/>
                     <dipvalue name="German-1" value="11776"/>
                     <dipvalue name="German-2" value="11264"/>
                     <dipvalue name="German-3" value="10752"/>
                     <dipvalue name="German-4" value="10240"/>
                     <dipvalue name="German-5" value="9216"/>
                     <dipvalue name="German-ECA" value="9728"/>
                     <dipvalue name="French-1" value="7680"/>
                     <dipvalue name="French-2" value="7168"/>
                     <dipvalue name="French-3" value="6656"/>
                     <dipvalue name="French-4" value="6144"/>
                     <dipvalue name="French-11" value="5120"/>
                     <dipvalue name="French-12" value="4608"/>
                     <dipvalue name="French-ECA" value="5632"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Free Play" value="12288"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DIPS" mask="16384">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="16384" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Test Switch" tag="DIPS" mask="32768">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="32768" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="supported" palettesize="32768"/>
              <slot name="drive_0">
                     <slotoption name="hdd" devname="hdd" default="yes"/>
              <slot name="drive_1">
                     <slotoption name="hdd" devname="hdd"/>

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