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anteateruk: MAME ROM Information.


The Anteater (c) 1983 Free Enterprise Games.

A maze game where you play an anteater that elongates his sticky tongue through maze-like anthills eating ants, other bugs and insects.


Main CPU : Z80 (@ 3.072 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 1.78975 Mhz)

Sound Chips : (2x) AY8910 (@ 1.78975 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Vertical

Video resolution : 224 x 256 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.61 Hz

Palette colors : 99

Players : 2

Control : 4-way joystick

Buttons : 1


Licensed to Tago Electronics.

This game is known outside UK as "Anteater" and in Germany as "Ameisenbaer".


Designed and programmed by : Chris Oberth


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.25 [Mirko Buffoni, Fabio Buffoni, James R. Twine, Chris Hardy]


- 0.141u4: hap added background color split to Anteater and clones. Moved clones (UK) and (German) from Scobra to Galaxian driver, added DISCRETE sound, changed visible area to 224x768 and palettesize to 32 colors. Renamed (anteatgb) to (anteateruk) and (anteatg) to (anteaterg).

- 0.137u2: Stephane Humbert fixed dipswitches and inputs (after verification of the Z80 code) in Anteater.

- 0.131u4: Tafoid fixed clone 'The Anteater (UK)' sits at POST screen.

- 0.125: Aaron Giles fixed loud and clipped music.

- 0.124u1: Added Discrete sound. Changed visible area to 224x768 and palettesize to 32 colors. Removed 3x 'Unknown' dipswitches.

- 0.90u3: Pierpaolo Prazzoli added clone The Anteater (UK).

- 0.82u2: MASH fixed memory map of clone Ameisenbaer (German). Pierpaolo Prazzoli fixed input and dipswitches - Game now playable. The game has a strange memory map, maybe a kind of protection (!). Changed description of clone 'Anteater (German)' to 'Ameisenbaer (German)'. Changed 8-way Joystick to 4-way.

- 0.82: Added clone Anteater (German).

- 0.53: Changed palettesize from 100 to 99 colors.

- 0.37b16: Fixed gfx1 roms addresses.

- 0.35b13: Added new color prom. Changed description to 'Anteater'.

- 0.31: Known issues: Cocktail mode doesn't work. This might well be a bug in the original.

- 0.26a: Morten Eriksen added high score saving to AntEater.

- 0.26: Mirko Buffoni fixed a setting in Ant Eater dipswitch. Known issues: Free play switch doesn't work.

- 0.25: Added Ant Eater (Stern 1982). Mirko Buffoni decrypted the garbled graphics of AntEater which is now fully playable. Fabio Buffoni improved the decode routines with thrilling code. Control: Arrows = Move around and CTRL = Retreat tongue. Known issues: Colors are wrong, unless someone provides a good set of screenshots to study. Don't know where coin counter is located. The game requires 4 credits to start.

- 10th October 1996: Malcor dumped Anteater by TAGO (1982)(UPL/STERN).


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Romset: 25 kb / 9 files / 14.4 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="anteateruk" sourcefile="galdrvr.c" cloneof="anteater" romof="anteater">
              <description>The Anteater (UK)</description>
              <manufacturer>Tago Electronics (Free Enterprise Games license</manufacturer>
              <rom name="ant1.bin" size="8192" crc="69debc90" sha1="2ad4c86a1cbaf86d0b76bb07b885f61bc6604009" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="ant2.bin" size="8192" crc="ab352805" sha1="858928f2b57c324a7942c13e0e6a7717a36f6ffc" region="maincpu" offset="7600"/>
              <rom name="ra4-5c" merge="ra4-5c" size="2048" crc="87300b4f" sha1="b81b685ac1d353ff1cd40b876a7478b87b85e7a9" region="audiocpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="ra4-5d" merge="ra4-5d" size="2048" crc="af4e5ffe" sha1="62717a233cf9f58267af4a9e1c80479b373ab317" region="audiocpu" offset="800"/>
              <rom name="gfx_1.bin" size="2048" crc="1e2824b1" sha1="9527937db618505181f4d5a22bc532977a767232" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="gfx_2.bin" size="2048" crc="784319b3" sha1="0c3612a428d0906b07b35782cc0f84fda13aab73" region="gfx1" offset="800"/>
              <rom name="colr6f.cpu" merge="colr6f.cpu" size="32" crc="fce333c7" sha1="f63a214dc47c5e7c80db000b0b6a261ca8da6629" region="proms" offset="0"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="Z80" clock="3072000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="audiocpu" name="Z80" clock="1789750"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="8910.0" name="AY-3-8910A" clock="1789750"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="8910.1" name="AY-3-8910A" clock="1789750"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="konami" name="DISCRETE"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="90" width="768" height="224" refresh="60.606061" pixclock="18432000" htotal="1152" hbend="0" hbstart="768" vtotal="264" vbend="16" vbstart="240" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="1" coins="2">
                     <control type="joy" ways="4"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="IN0" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="2" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="IN0" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Cabinet" tag="IN1" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Upright" value="1" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Cocktail" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Demo Sounds" tag="IN1" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="IN1" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coinage" tag="IN2" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="A 1/1 B 1/5" value="2" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="A 2/1 B 1/3" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives" tag="IN2" mask="12">
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="12" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="6" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="IN2" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="32" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="IN2" 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="supported" palettesize="32"/>

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