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qix2: MAME ROM Information.


Qix II - Tournament (c) 1982 Taito.


Main CPU : (2x) M6809 (@ 1.25 Mhz)

Sound CPU : M6802 (@ 921.6 Khz)

Sound Chips : Discrete (@ 921.6 Khz)

Screen orientation : Vertical

Video resolution : 240 x 256 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette Colors : 1024

Players : 2

Control : 4-way joystick

Buttons : 2


Qix II is an enhancement version of the original "Qix" :

* It supports a different color scheme than the original.

* There is a bonus feature that awards a free game if 90 percent or more of the screen is enclosed.


1. Qix (1981)

1. T.T Qix (1981)

2. Qix II - Tournament (1982)

3. Super Qix (1987)

4. Twin Qix (1995)

5. Battle Qix (2002)

6. Qix ++ (2009, XBLA)


Designed and programmed by : Randy Pfeiffer, Sandy Pfeiffer


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

MAME Info:

0.23 [John Butler, Ed. Mueller]

Artwork available


- The first time you run the game, it will ask the language. You can use F1 to proceed through all the configuration screens, or just reset (F3).

- Press F2 to enter test mode, then F1 to advance to the next test. There are no dipswitches, press F1 to enter the service mode, then F1=Next screen, F2=Next line, F5=Up and F6=Down.


- 22nd February 2010: Mr. Do - Gregf pointed out an auction for a Taito Phoenix bezel, which looked a lot like Rock Climber. After checking through The Arcade Flyer Archive, it seems there quite a few Taito Japan games that used this type of bezel, just with different colors. So, based on the TAFA flyers, there are new bezels for Qix.

- 0.133u2: Team Europe added clone Qix (set 2, smaller roms). Changed description of clones 'Qix (set 2)' to 'Qix (set 3, earlier)' and 'Qix (set 3)' to 'Qix (set 2, larger roms)'. Renamed (qixa) to (qixo).

- 0.123u5: Zsolt Vasvari changed qix driver to use the MC6845's VSYNC notification for interrupts.

- 0.115u2: Zsolt Vasvari changed the CRTC6845 emulator to optionally control the screen configuration and video rendering. Updated the Qix and Spiders driver to use the new functionality. Added notifications for when the display enable pin changes in order to drive blanking signals. Changed VSync to 76.293945Hz.

- 29th April 2007: Mr. Do - Added the instructions to the Qix bezel, thanks to BYOAC.

- 3rd December 2006: Mr. Do - Minor adjustments to Qix bezel.

- 5th November 2006: Mr. Do - Ad_Enuff adjusted Qix artwork with a more correct black.

- 29th October 2006: Mr. Do - Zorg vectorized Qix. This is the first of many bezels courtesy of Gene at Vintage Arcade.

- 0.37b16: Changed M6802 CPU3 clock speed to 921600 Hz and palettesize to 1024 colors.

- 1st August 1999 John Butler modified Qix to draw straight to screen bitmap.

- 0.35RC1: Al Kossow added clone Qix (set 3).

- 9th June 1999: Al Kossow added another version of Qix.

- 0.35b3: Nicola Salmoria added clone Qix (set 2). Changed parent description to 'Qix (set 1)'. Added 2nd player.

- 0.31: John Butler merged the Qix and Zookeeper drivers, they now also support rotation.

- 0.30: Mike Balfour added clone Qix II (Tournament). Aaron Giles added sound and support dirty rectangles in Qix.

- 8th December 1997: Kevin Klopp dumped Qix II (Tournament).

- 0.29: Qix runs correctly and without slowdowns (CPU execution is interleaved) [Nicola Salmoria].

- 0.28: John Butler added optimizations to Qix and fixed several problems in Qix.

- 0.23: John Butler and Ed. Mueller provided a driver for Qix (Taito 1981). High Score saving supported too. Game is playable with accurate colors and no sound. Control: Arrows = Move around, CTRL = Fast draw and ALT = Slow draw. While in the configuration screens: F1 = Next screen, F2 = Next line, F3 = Reset/Start game, F5 = Up and F6 = Down. Known issues: No sound. Emulation will be slow on anything less than a Pentium 133. Interrupt timing should be exact now (NdMix). Player 2 controls don't work right. Press F3 to skip the configuration screens at the beginning. In the DIP switch menu, "CONFIGURE CMOS" lets you change the game's settings by using the configuration screens. Change the value to "YES" while not in a game. Change the configuration as desired, then re-enter the DIP switch menu and change the value back to "NO". Your configuration is saved automatically and will be reloaded the next time you play. To leave the configuration screens, press F3. To change the language, delete the QIX.HI file from the Qix directory and re-run the program.

- 26th April 1993: Dumped Qix (set 1).


- Controll your Marker with joystick.

- To draw stix press Fast or Slow.

- Claim areas by joining walls with stix.

- Scores based on area: 250 points for Fast Score and 500 points for Slow Score.

- Claim more than 75% of the playfield for special Bonus.

- Your opponents are the Qix and two Sparx.

LEVELS: 1 (endless)

Other Emulators:

* HiVE

Recommended Games (Qix):


Super Qix

Twin Qix



Romset: 32 kb / 16 files / 22.2 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="qix2" sourcefile="qix.c" cloneof="qix" romof="qix">
              <description>Qix II (Tournament)</description>
              <manufacturer>Taito America Corporation</manufacturer>
              <rom name="u12.rmb" size="2048" crc="484280fd" sha1="a60c1a278e519721294b2486dc817d248d19c3be" region="maincpu" offset="c000"/>
              <rom name="u13.rmb" size="2048" crc="3d089fcb" sha1="f4f31134c9c15160d2d15cb41296dfec6f2dfe37" region="maincpu" offset="c800"/>
              <rom name="u14.rmb" size="2048" crc="362123a9" sha1="3e2a853f6960f2d5fdcdef8dec8ccf5aad449548" region="maincpu" offset="d000"/>
              <rom name="u15.rmb" size="2048" crc="60f3913d" sha1="a97b658fe2c58b00c2749072828b2e0032894915" region="maincpu" offset="d800"/>
              <rom name="u16.rmb" size="2048" crc="cc139e34" sha1="0ed3e7179b0cbaa31fa91e1ed862b86f5032919a" region="maincpu" offset="e000"/>
              <rom name="u17.rmb" size="2048" crc="cf31dc49" sha1="71c089d827ab61ba69e5e95b7e53220763786df9" region="maincpu" offset="e800"/>
              <rom name="u18.rmb" size="2048" crc="1f91ed7a" sha1="85bb5370a244719663a4f859f66860613aa2b86e" region="maincpu" offset="f000"/>
              <rom name="u19.rmb" size="2048" crc="68e8d5a6" sha1="d09252c393be2fdaf3b9b9f477c79f721d15943f" region="maincpu" offset="f800"/>
              <rom name="u3.rmb" size="2048" crc="19cebaca" sha1="7d7e79ab0920952cf7618567c9c65397535b6d4f" region="videocpu" offset="c000"/>
              <rom name="u4.rmb" size="2048" crc="6cfb4185" sha1="6545dece8eaeb716877aa6e7b24c21f6e5991451" region="videocpu" offset="c800"/>
              <rom name="u5.rmb" size="2048" crc="948f53f3" sha1="db6eddec8ba41335316d80b6f97e932bf91139af" region="videocpu" offset="d000"/>
              <rom name="u6.rmb" size="2048" crc="8630120e" sha1="14a020fd1bff4acbb034883e33130adda85884e5" region="videocpu" offset="d800"/>
              <rom name="u7.rmb" size="2048" crc="bad037c9" sha1="17218c31895b1547b71d2d9d2b6a93d2e5d73bdd" region="videocpu" offset="e000"/>
              <rom name="u8.rmb" size="2048" crc="3159bc00" sha1="479a69bfe5af48d5ce63978265ce59f79c25749f" region="videocpu" offset="e800"/>
              <rom name="u9.rmb" size="2048" crc="e80e9b1d" sha1="66ef22a26df3f766ae813213473b9ac4b35b01f6" region="videocpu" offset="f000"/>
              <rom name="u10.rmb" size="2048" crc="9a55d360" sha1="fc5f8c853dcc573f6b36dbdd63e5d1edba88bce1" region="videocpu" offset="f800"/>
              <rom name="u27" merge="u27" size="2048" crc="f3782bd0" sha1="bfc6d29f9668e02857453e96c005c81568ae931d" region="audiocpu" offset="f800"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="M6809" clock="1250000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="videocpu" name="M6809" clock="1250000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="audiocpu" name="M6802" clock="3686400"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="discrete" name="DISCRETE"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="270" width="256" height="256" refresh="76.293945" pixclock="5000000" htotal="256" hbend="0" hbstart="256" vtotal="256" vbend="0" vbstart="256" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="2" coins="3" service="yes" tilt="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="4"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="supported" palettesize="0"/>

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