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ripcord: MAME ROM Information.


Rip Cord (c) 1979 Exidy.

The goal of the game is to jump out of the plane and land safely on one of the many targets down below. The challenge is to avoid the numerous enemy helicopters that occupy the sky in between your plane and the ground.

You control the timing of your jump with the Jump button, at which point your parachutist begins hurtling toward the ground out of control. Pressing the D-Ring button shortly afterwards releases the chute and slows your descent. More importantly, it allows you at this point to control your left/right position via the paddle control to help you avoid the enemies.


Main CPU : M6502 (@ 705.562 Khz)

Sound Chips : Discrete

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 248 x 256 pixels

Screen refresh : 57.00 Hz

Palette colors : 2

Players : 2

Control : paddle

Buttons : 2


Released in February 1979.


Designed and programmed by : Arlan Granger


* Consoles :

Colecovision (Unreleased prototype)


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

MAME Info:

0.34b3 [?]

Samples required


- The original ROM images for Rip Cord (c) 1979 Exidy have been made available for free, non-commercial use. Authorization from H.R. Kaufmann, president of Xidy.


- 0.141u3: hap improved interrupt handling: Circus generates them the same way as Ripcord (based on sprite-bg collision), Robot Bowl doesn't generate interrupts at all. Added 2x 'Unknown' dipswitch.

- 0.129: MooglyGuy added savestate support to Rip Cord.

- 0.94u2: Derrick Renaud fixed crash in Rip Cord and added sample support. Samples not currently recorded. Replaced DAC sound with Samples (splash, scream, chute and whistle.wav) and Discrete.

- 0.61: Acho A. Tang fixed Rip Cord.

- 12th May 2002: Acho A. Tang fixed Ripcord so it is now playable. Rewrote video driver, fixed gameplay, flipped control and tuned dipswitches. Thanks gregf for introducing these cool classics.

- 0.36b4: Changed VSync to 57Hz.

- 0.35b6: Changed palettesize from 6 to 2 colors.

- 0.34b3: Added Rip Cord (Exidy 1977).


- Push JUMP button.

- Pull D ring to open parachute.

- Jump until target is missed. Targets indicate score.

Recommended Games (Flying):

Sky Diver

Rip Cord


Midnight Landing

Top Landing

Landing Gear

Prop Cycle

Hang Pilot

Airline Pilots

Airline Pilots Deluxe

Landing High Japan

Romset: 7 kb / 13 files / 5.70 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="ripcord" sourcefile="circus.c" sampleof="ripcord">
              <description>Rip Cord</description>
              <rom name="9027.1a" size="512" crc="56b8dc06" sha1="5432e4f2e321805a8dc9cfce20b8372793a9a4dd" region="maincpu" offset="1000"/>
              <rom name="9028.2a" size="512" crc="a8a78a30" sha1="e6ddcba608f9b34e07a5402872793dafe5054156" region="maincpu" offset="1200"/>
              <rom name="9029.4a" size="512" crc="fc5c8e07" sha1="4784a868491393f42520f6609266ffab21661ec3" region="maincpu" offset="1400"/>
              <rom name="9030.5a" size="512" crc="b496263c" sha1="36321aa6d18e7c35461c1d445d2682d61279a8c7" region="maincpu" offset="1600"/>
              <rom name="9031.6a" size="512" crc="cdc7d46e" sha1="369bb119320cd737641a5bf64d51c9b552578f8a" region="maincpu" offset="1800"/>
              <rom name="9032.7a" size="512" crc="a6588bec" sha1="76321ab29329b6291e4d4731bb445a6ac4ce2d86" region="maincpu" offset="1a00"/>
              <rom name="9033.8a" size="512" crc="fd49b806" sha1="5205ee8e9cec53be6e79e0183bc1e9d96c8c2e55" region="maincpu" offset="1c00"/>
              <rom name="9034.9a" size="512" crc="7caf926d" sha1="f51d010ce1909e21e04313e4262c70ab948c14e0" region="maincpu" offset="1e00"/>
              <rom name="9026.5c" size="512" crc="06e7adbb" sha1="0c119743eacc30d6d9eb50dfee0746b69bb17377" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="9025.4c" size="512" crc="3129527e" sha1="3d0519811c9e4a5645f5c54ed8f0b411cdc5d54b" region="gfx1" offset="200"/>
              <rom name="9024.2c" size="512" crc="bcb88396" sha1="d92dff2436f58d977f9196a88fa7701c3032ef7d" region="gfx1" offset="400"/>
              <rom name="9023.1c" size="512" crc="9f86ed5b" sha1="fbe38c6d63887e603d919b0ab2216cd44b8955e4" region="gfx1" offset="600"/>
              <rom name="9035.14d" size="512" crc="c9979802" sha1="cf6dfad0821fa736c8fcf8735792054858232806" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <sample name="splash"/>
              <sample name="scream"/>
              <sample name="chute"/>
              <sample name="whistle"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="M6502" clock="705562"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="samples" name="Samples"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="discrete" name="DISCRETE"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="248" height="256" refresh="57.000000" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="1" buttons="2" coins="1">
                     <control type="paddle" minimum="64" maximum="167" sensitivity="30" keydelta="10" reverse="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives" tag="DSW" mask="3">
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="7" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="9" value="3" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coinage" tag="DSW" mask="12">
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="High Score" tag="DSW" mask="16">
                     <dipvalue name="Award Credit" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="No Award" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DSW" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="32"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DSW" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="64"/>
              <driver status="imperfect" emulation="good" color="good" sound="imperfect" graphic="good" savestate="supported" palettesize="2"/>

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