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wldarrow: MAME ROM Information.


Wild Arrow [Console model] (c) 1982 Meyco Games.


Main CPU : 8088

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 256 x 224 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette Colors : 8

Players : 1


This game was originally developed for the same 8080 black & white motherboard as the blackjack game. It was programmed in machine code by hand using an EPROM blaster. Later, color hardware was added to the motherboard and an Intel MDS system was used for assembly language programming. The third design iteration (which this picture appears to be) was a complete hardware redesign using the 8088 and a modular software system and micro-operating system written in 'C' and assembler.


Hardware/Software Design : Darrell H. Smith

Concept/Game Design : Robert Meyer, Julia Gillmann


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

MAME Info:

0.92 [Tomasz Slanina]


- 0.145u8: Added gambling control.

- 0.145u7: Changed description to 'Wild Arrow (color, Standard V4.8)'.

- 0.145u6: Added 'Service Mode' dipswitch.

- 0.115u3: Zsolt Vasvari fixed Wild Arrow - Game now playable. Changed parent description to 'Wild Arrow (Standard V4.8)'. Added DAC sound and dipswitches 'Monitor', 'Coinage', 'Night Switch' and 'Bit Switch 1-8'.

- 0.92: Tomasz Slanina added Wild Arrow (Meyco Games 1982). Preliminary driver. Probably missing sound board. Seems to be some kind of gambling machine anyway.

Romset: 8 kb / 4 files / 5.17 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="wldarrow" sourcefile="meyc8080.c">
              <description>Wild Arrow (color, Standard V4.8)</description>
              <manufacturer>Meyco Games, Inc.</manufacturer>
              <rom name="a1-v48.8k" size="2048" crc="05dd8056" sha1="556ca28d090cbf1855618ba40fc631523bdfadd5" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="a2-v48.7k" size="2048" crc="37df3acf" sha1="a7f7f54af533dd8231bb20c526c053dd99e74863" region="maincpu" offset="800"/>
              <rom name="a3-v48.6k" size="2048" crc="1295cee2" sha1="61b260eb907ee4bbf1460277d09e3205c1f6d8a0" region="maincpu" offset="1000"/>
              <rom name="a4-v48.5k" size="2048" crc="5562614e" sha1="7cb04d76e987944d385d40515396fc27ba00ae83" region="maincpu" offset="1800"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="8080" clock="2000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="dac" name="DAC"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="256" height="224" refresh="60.000000" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="1" coins="1">
                     <control type="gambling"/>
              <dipswitch name="Monitor" tag="IN0" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Color" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="B/W" value="4"/>
              <dipswitch name="Bit Switch 1" tag="BSW" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="1"/>
              <dipswitch name="Bit Switch 2" tag="BSW" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="2"/>
              <dipswitch name="Bit Switch 3" tag="BSW" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="4"/>
              <dipswitch name="Bit Switch 4" tag="BSW" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coinage" tag="BSW" mask="16">
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/5 Credits" value="16"/>
              <dipswitch name="Bit Switch 6" tag="BSW" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="32"/>
              <dipswitch name="Bit Switch 7" tag="BSW" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="64"/>
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" tag="BSW" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="128"/>
              <dipswitch name="Night Switch" tag="IN1" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <driver status="imperfect" emulation="good" color="good" sound="imperfect" graphic="good" savestate="supported" palettesize="0"/>

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