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hero: MAME ROM Information.


Hero (c) 1983 Century Electronics.

Wander through a maze and collect the heart, diamond, spade, club and in later stages 'J' to move to the next level on your way to rescuing Esmeralda. Avoid the fireballs and arrows.


Main CPU : S2650 (@ 894.886 Khz)

Sound CPU : S2650 (@ 894.886 Khz)

Sound Chips : (2x) DAC, TMS5110 (@ 640 Khz)

Screen orientation : Vertical

Video resolution : 248 x 240 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 16

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


Developed by Seatongrove UK, Ltd.

This game is known, under the Crown Vending license, as "Hero in the Castle of Doom".


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.37b10 [Mike Coates, Malcolm Lear]


- 0.127u2: Replaced I8035 CPU2 with MB8884 in clones 'Hero in the Castle of Doom (DK conversion)' and (DK conversion not encrypted). Couriersud consolidated memory maps for S2650 based games (Hero in the Castle of Doom (DK conversion) and (DK conversion not encrypted)). Renamed handlers to s2650_*. Joined protection handlers.

- 0.122: Couriersud moved address remapping proms to REGION_USER1 in clones (DK conversion) and (DK conversion not encrypted).

- 0.61: Changed S2650 CPU clock speed to 512000 Hz in clones Hero in the Castle of Doom (DK conversion) and (DK conversion not encrypted).

- 0.60: Added clones Hero in the Castle of Doom (DK conversion) and (DK conversion not encrypted).

- 9th April 2002: Nicola Salmoria added Hero in the Castle of Doom to the Donkey Kong driver, and Stephane Humbert fixed the dipswitch settings in it.

- 0.37b10: Mike Coates added Hero (Seatongrove Ltd 1983).

- 14th November 2000: Mike Coates submitted the Century Video System driver written by him and Malcolm Lear, supporting Hunchback, Hero, Hunchback Olympic, Cosmos, Dark Warrior, Video Eight Ball, Logger, Dazzler, Wall Street, Radar Zone, Gold Bug and Superbike.

- 0.34b7: Nicola Salmoria added herocast (Testdriver).

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Romset: 35 kb / 13 files / 21.2 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="hero" sourcefile="cvs.c">
              <manufacturer>Century Electronics / Seatongrove Ltd</manufacturer>
              <rom name="hr-gp1.bin" size="4096" crc="82f39788" sha1="44217dc2312d10fceeb35adf3999cd6f240b60be" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="hr-gp2.bin" size="4096" crc="79607812" sha1="eaab829a2f5bcb8ec92c3f4122cffae31a4a77cb" region="maincpu" offset="400"/>
              <rom name="hr-gp3.bin" size="4096" crc="2902715c" sha1="cf63f72681d1dcbdabdf7673ad8f61b5969e4bd1" region="maincpu" offset="800"/>
              <rom name="hr-gp4.bin" size="4096" crc="696d2f8e" sha1="73dd57f0f84e37ae707a89e17253aa3dd0c8b48b" region="maincpu" offset="c00"/>
              <rom name="hr-gp5.bin" size="4096" crc="936a4ba6" sha1="86cddcfafbd93dcdad3a1f26e280ceb96f779ab0" region="maincpu" offset="1000"/>
              <rom name="hr-sdp1.bin" size="2048" crc="c34ecf79" sha1="07c96283410b1e7401140094db95800708cf310f" region="audiocpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="hr-sp1.bin" size="2048" crc="a5c33cb1" sha1="447ffb193b0dc4985bae5d8c214a893afd08664b" region="speechdata" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="hr-cp1.bin" size="2048" crc="2d201496" sha1="f195aa1b231a0e1752c7da824a10321f0527f8c9" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="hr-cp2.bin" size="2048" crc="21b61fe3" sha1="31882003f0557ffc4ec38ae6ee07b5d294b4162c" region="gfx1" offset="800"/>
              <rom name="hr-cp3.bin" size="2048" crc="9c8e3f9e" sha1="9d949a4d12b45da12b434677670b2b109568564a" region="gfx1" offset="1000"/>
              <rom name="5b.bin" size="2048" crc="f055a624" sha1="5dfe89d7271092e665cdd5cd59d15a2b70f92f43" region="speech" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="82s185.10h" size="2048" crc="c205bca6" sha1="ec9bd220e75f7b067ede6139763ef8aca0fb7a29" region="proms" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="82s123.10k" size="32" crc="b5221cec" sha1="71d9830b33b1a8140b0fe1a2ba8024ba8e6e48e0" region="proms" offset="800"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="S2650" clock="894886"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="audiocpu" name="S2650" clock="894886"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="speech" name="S2650" clock="894886"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="dac1" name="DAC"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="dac2" name="DAC"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="dac3" name="DAC"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="tms" name="TMS5100" clock="640000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="90" width="240" height="248" refresh="60.000000" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="1" coins="2">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Registration" tag="DSW3" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="1" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Registration Length" tag="DSW3" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="2" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="10" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSW3" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="4"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSW3" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Cabinet" tag="DSW3" mask="16">
                     <dipvalue name="Upright" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Cocktail" value="16"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSW3" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="32"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin A" tag="DSW2" mask="3">
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/1 Credit" value="3"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin B" tag="DSW2" mask="12">
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="12" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/4 Credits" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/5 Credits" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSW2" mask="16">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="16"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DSW2" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="2" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5" value="32"/>
              <driver status="imperfect" emulation="good" color="good" sound="imperfect" graphic="good" cocktail="preliminary" savestate="supported" palettesize="2089"/>

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