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xtheball: MAME ROM Information.


X The Ball (c) 1992 Rare, Ltd.


A.C.E.S. 2 hardware

Main CPU : TMS34010 (@ 5 Mhz)

Sound Chips : DAC

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 512 x 222 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 256

Players : 1

Control : trackball

Buttons : 1


It was the first arcade game made by Rare, Ltd. Presented by Capcom.


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

MAME Info:

0.96 [Aaron Giles]


- When the ball appears, only half of it fades in but the whole ball shows up when it's done fading. Luigi30 (ID 00806)


- 0.124: Aaron Giles fixed video timing in X The Ball. Still don't know why it changed recently, but the new parameters reproduce the old values. Changed VSync to 60.797665 Hz.

- 0.123u3: Zsolt Vasvari and Mamesick fixed the DAC sound in X The Ball.

- 0.122u6: Changed TMS34010 CPU1 clock speed to 40MHz.

- 0.113u1: Changed visible area to 512x224.

- 0.96: Aaron Giles added X the Ball (Rare 1991).

- 12th April 2005: Dumping Project - A Texas company has a working cabinet for Rare's "X The Ball" soccer-themed redemption game; this is the only copy I've ever seen. It's the last known undumped game by Rare, and is supposedly on "Battletoads" hardware; it shouldn't be too hard to emulate. They are willing to part out the boardset and let us rent and dump it for $400, with $200 to be refunded if we return it in working order. I grant you that this is an awful lot to spend for something we won't own, but the only alternative is to either buy the boardset outright and break up a working cab (which I think is a terrible thing to do with a game this rare) or to buy and ship the whole cab.

LEVELS: 1 (endless)

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Romset: 2624 kb / 8 files / 1.97 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="xtheball" sourcefile="xtheball.c">
              <description>X the Ball</description>
              <rom name="aces18-lo.ic13" size="32768" crc="c0e80004" sha1="d79c2e7301857148674fffad349c7a2a98fa1ee2" region="user1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="aces18-hi.ic19" size="32768" crc="5a682f92" sha1="ed77c02cbdcff9eac32760cee67e3a784efacac7" region="user1" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="xtb-ic6.bin" size="262144" crc="a3cc01b8" sha1="49d42bb17c314609f371df7d7ace57e54fdf6335" region="user2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="xtb-ic7.bin" size="262144" crc="8dfa6c1b" sha1="a32940b3f9501a44e1d1ef1628f8a64b32aa2183" region="user2" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="xtb-1l.ic8" size="524288" crc="df52c00f" sha1="9a89d780ad394b55ce9540a5743bbe571543288f" region="user2" offset="100000"/>
              <rom name="xtb-1h.ic9" size="524288" crc="9ce7785b" sha1="9a002ba492cdc35391df2b55dfe90c55b7d48ad1" region="user2" offset="100001"/>
              <rom name="xtb-2l.ic10" size="524288" crc="e2545a19" sha1="c2fe5adf7a174cec6aad63baa1b92761ef21d5a4" region="user2" offset="200000"/>
              <rom name="xtb-2h.ic11" size="524288" crc="50c27558" sha1="ecfb7d918868d35a8cde45f7d04fdfc3ffc06328" region="user2" offset="200001"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="TMS34010" clock="40000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="dac" name="DAC"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="512" height="224" refresh="60.797665" pixclock="10000000" htotal="640" hbend="114" hbstart="626" vtotal="257" vbend="24" vbstart="248" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="1" buttons="1" coins="3" service="yes">
                     <control type="trackball" minimum="0" maximum="255" sensitivity="100" keydelta="10" reverse="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Target Tickets" tag="DSW" mask="1792">
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4" value="256"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5" value="512"/>
                     <dipvalue name="6" value="768"/>
                     <dipvalue name="7" value="1024"/>
                     <dipvalue name="8" value="1280"/>
                     <dipvalue name="9" value="1536"/>
                     <dipvalue name="10" value="1792"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coinage" tag="DSW" mask="2048">
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="2048"/>
              <dipswitch name="Automatic 1 Ticket" tag="DSW" mask="4096">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="4096" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DSW" mask="8192">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="8192" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Game Tune" tag="DSW" mask="16384">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="16384" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Demo Sounds" tag="DSW" mask="32768">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="32768" default="yes"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="0"/>

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