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wwfmania: MAME ROM Information.


WWF - Wrestlemania (c) 1995 Midway.

8 selectable wrestlers fights in mayhem with punishing head-to-head and team match-ups and gruelling WWF and Intercontinental title bouts. Features in-ring commentary by Vince McMahon and Jerry 'The King' Lawler.


Midway Wolf Unit hardware

Main CPU : TMS34010 (@ 6.25 Mhz)

Sound CPU : ADSP2105 (@ 10 Mhz)

Sound Chips : DMA-driven (@ 10 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 400 x 254 pixels

Screen refresh : 53.20 Hz

Palette colors : 32768

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick



Released in August 1995.

The Midway coin-op has, within its code, the engine for a graphical reworking of Robotron, to be played like "Pong" in "Mortal Kombat II". However, the graphics were removed due to memory constraints, so the feature remains disabled.

If you look in the crowd, you can see the people who made this game possible. Right smack in the middle, is Mark Turmell.Mark Turmell is the main guy responsible for this game. The others are :

* In the crowd from Turmell to the right...

Sal Divita (head artist)

Sheridan Oursler (hardware tech)

Josh Tsui (artist)

Eugene Greer (artist)

Tony Goskie (artist)

Mark Penacho (programmer, but not on this game)

* In the crowd from Turmell to the left...

Jason Skiles (programmer and avid Internet user)

Jake Simpson (programmer) (wearing the MK t-shirt)

Mancow Muller (radio dj on Rock 103.5 and devout WWF fan)

Sophia (Mancow's significant other)

Dewey Gosnell (network tech)

Jamie Rivett (programmer)

Here are the real names of the wrestlers :

Bret Hart - Bret Hart

Shawn Michaels - Michael Shawn Hickenbottom

Undertaker - Mark Calaway

Razor Ramon - Scott Hall

Bam Bam Bigelow - Scott Bigelow (1961-2007)

Yokozuna - Rodney Anoa'i (1966-2000)

Lex Luger - Lawrence Pfohl

Doink - Matt Borne (1st), Steve Keirn (2nd), Ray Apollo (3rd), Steve Lombardi (4th), Dusty Wolfe (5th).

The filming for characters must have been somewhere between July and September of 1993 judging by the appearances of the wrestlers in this game.

Existing legendary rumor that Adam Bomb is hidden within the annals of the game was confirmed by Sal DiVita in a review of the new 'WWE All Stars' game in 2011. However he stated that the character was incomplete and there was no sense in attempting to procure him.

About fatalities : The original plan was for all 8 wrestlers to have finishing moves, but once the WWF got wind of it, they ordered Midway to not put any more in.

The World Wrestling Federation is now known as World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), having lost a lawsuit with the World Wildlife Fund over the use of the abbreviation WWF in 2000. The company changed their name to WWE 2 years later.

At the time of the game's release, the WWF Champion was Diesel (Kevin Nash) who is absent from the game. However, at the time of the game's development, the WWF Champion was Yokozuna, who was a WWF Tag Team Champion at the time of release, his tag team partner Owen Hart (1965-1999) is absent from the game.


* Moves Names On : Tap Punch 4 times during vs. screen.

* No Blocking : Tap Block 3 times (both players) during vs. screen.

* Buddy Mode : Tap Block 5 times (both players) during vs. screen.

* Random Character : Press Up+Start at the fighter selection screen without moving the selection box from its original position.

* Alternate costume Colors : While holding left (for fighters on left side) or right (for fighters on right side) press P, K, PP or PK when selecting a fighter.

* Mortal Kombat 3 Codes :

- Win 25 fights to get MK3 Unlimited run code.

- Win 50 fights to get MK3 Dark Kombat code.

* Undertaker Fatality : To perform this fatality, you must win the match, then do the proper joystick/button sequence when 'Pin Him' appears : Up, Down(x2), Punch (opponent must be in mid-left of the ring). The Undertaker pushes his opponent into a coffin which appears from under the ring. The coffin goes back down and a tombstone appears in its place.


Software & Designers : Mark Turmell (MJT), Jason Skiles (JMS), Jamie Rivett, Jake Simpson (JAK), Shawn Liptak (SL)

Art & Designers : Sal Divita (SAL), Josh Tsui, Eugene Geer (OEG), Tony Goskie (TDG)

Music & Sound effects : Chris Granner

Hardware designers : Mark Loffredo (MJL), Cary Mednick, Steve Correll, Joe Kalinowski, John Lowes

Artwork tools : Warren Davis, Shawn Liptak (SL), Todd Allen, Alias Research

Hardware support : Pat Cox, Sheridan Oursler, Al Lasko, Jeff Peters

DCS sound system : Matt Booty, Ed Keenan

Game testers : Eddie Ferrier, Mike Vinikour


Notes : The ports had minor or major changes depending on the system. For example, the SNES version does not feature the endings of the Arcade version, and also lacks 2 characters: Bam Bam Bigelow and Yokozuna.

* Consoles :

Nintendo Super Famicom (1995)

Sega Mega Drive (1995)

Sega 32x (1995)

Sony PlayStation (1995)

Sega Saturn (1996)

* Computers :

PC [MS Windows] (1997)


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

MAME Info:

0.37b5 [Aaron Giles]


- WWF has an unimplemented and not Y2K compatible real-time clock. Source (ID 02358)

- Crash in the Buddy mode. Sew (ID 00752)


- 0.133u1: Renamed (wwfmanib) to (wwfmaniab).

- 0.122u6: Changed TMS34010 CPU1 clock speed to 50MHz.

- 0.114u1: Changed visible area to 399x253 and VSync to 54.815170 Hz.

- 0.106u2: Corrado Tomaselli added clone WWF: Wrestlemania (rev 1.20 08/02/95).

- 21st May 2006: Corrado Tomaselli dumped WWF: Wrestlemania (rev 1.20 08/02/95).

- 0.79u2: Replaced Custom sound with DMA-driven DAC.

- 0.78u4: Changed region cpu2 to sound1.

- 0.74: Changed ADSP2105 clock speed to 10MHz.

- 15th September 2003: Justin Dawkins submitted a modification to the input ports in MK, MK2, MK3, UMK3 and wwfmania.

- 0.67: Changed description to 'WWF: Wrestlemania (rev 1.30 08/10/95)'.

- 0.63: Changed visible area to 400x254.

- 0.57: Aaron Giles fixed the WWF Mania protection properly.

- 0.37b5: Aaron Giles added WWF: Wrestlemania (rev 1.30) (Midway 1995). WWF has an unimplemented and not Y2K compatible real-time clock.

- 27th July 2000: Aaron Giles and Ernesto Corvi submitted the Williams Wolf Unit driver, which supports the following games perfectly with full sound: Mortal Kombat 3, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, NBA Maximum Hangtime, 2 on 2 Open Ice Challenge, Rampage: World Tour and WWF Wrestlemania.


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Romset: 21504 kb / 22 files / 17.6 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="wwfmania" sourcefile="midwunit.c">
              <description>WWF: Wrestlemania (rev 1.30 08/10/95)</description>
              <rom name="wwf.2" size="1048576" crc="a9acb250" sha1="c1a7773ffdb86dc2c1c90c220482ed6330fcbb55" region="dcs" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="wwf.3" size="1048576" crc="9442b6c9" sha1="1f887c05ab9ca99078be584d7e9e6c59c8ec1818" region="dcs" offset="200000"/>
              <rom name="wwf.4" size="1048576" crc="cee78fac" sha1="c37d3b4aef47dc80d864497b3013f03220d45482" region="dcs" offset="400000"/>
              <rom name="wwf.5" size="1048576" crc="5b31fd40" sha1="35dcf19b223029e17616357d29dd04bbfeb83491" region="dcs" offset="600000"/>
              <rom name="wwf.54" size="524288" crc="eeb7bf58" sha1="d93df59aed1672ab38af231d909d9df1a8e30f44" region="user1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="wwf.63" size="524288" crc="09759529" sha1="cf548ff199428a93b9bc5f4fc1347c4a3cbdf106" region="user1" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="wwf.133" size="1048576" crc="5e1b1e3d" sha1="55f54e4b0dc775058699b1c0abdd7241ffca0e76" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="wwf.132" size="1048576" crc="5943b3b2" sha1="8ba0b20e7993769736c961d0fda97b2850d1446b" region="gfx1" offset="100000"/>
              <rom name="wwf.131" size="1048576" crc="0815db22" sha1="ebd6a8c4f0e8d979af7f173b3f139d91e4857f6b" region="gfx1" offset="200000"/>
              <rom name="wwf.130" size="1048576" crc="9ee9a145" sha1="caeb8506e1414e8c58e3031d4a2e0619ef3922b7" region="gfx1" offset="300000"/>
              <rom name="wwf.129" size="1048576" crc="c644c2f4" sha1="9094452eb37ec92932109ab2b209e12074111dd7" region="gfx1" offset="400000"/>
              <rom name="wwf.128" size="1048576" crc="fcda4e9a" sha1="a05a12f606632034eae662cccfee5aaaffe0348b" region="gfx1" offset="500000"/>
              <rom name="wwf.127" size="1048576" crc="45be7428" sha1="a5d3e37c64cac03139028fe998494b76e6b6a7ae" region="gfx1" offset="600000"/>
              <rom name="wwf.126" size="1048576" crc="eaa276a8" sha1="d0c2f4d4409830355c6e112e3eafb4d3a1b8c22e" region="gfx1" offset="700000"/>
              <rom name="wwf.125" size="1048576" crc="a19ebeed" sha1="cf51bca29fd39c6189c2b431eb718a6341781d1f" region="gfx1" offset="800000"/>
              <rom name="wwf.124" size="1048576" crc="dc7d3dbb" sha1="8982d9a1babce57ae7465bce3f4863dd336c20ac" region="gfx1" offset="900000"/>
              <rom name="wwf.123" size="1048576" crc="e0ade56f" sha1="a15c672a45f39c0232d678e71380d4f58c4659ae" region="gfx1" offset="a00000"/>
              <rom name="wwf.122" size="1048576" crc="2800c78d" sha1="8012785f1c1eaf8d533a98e0a521a5d31efc7a42" region="gfx1" offset="b00000"/>
              <rom name="wwf.121" size="1048576" crc="a28ffcba" sha1="f66be0793b12a7f04e32d3db8311d1f33b0c3fbe" region="gfx1" offset="c00000"/>
              <rom name="wwf.120" size="1048576" crc="3a05d371" sha1="4ed73e1c06ea7bd33e6c72a6a752960ba55d1975" region="gfx1" offset="d00000"/>
              <rom name="wwf.119" size="1048576" crc="97ffa659" sha1="986f8ec57085b808d33c85ed55b35a5e1cadf3b6" region="gfx1" offset="e00000"/>
              <rom name="wwf.118" size="1048576" crc="46668e97" sha1="282ca2e561f7553717d60b5a745f8e3fc1bda610" region="gfx1" offset="f00000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="TMS34010" clock="50000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="dcs" name="ADSP-2105" clock="10000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="dac" name="DMA-driven DAC"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="399" height="253" refresh="54.815170" pixclock="8000000" htotal="505" hbend="0" hbstart="399" vtotal="289" vbend="0" vbstart="253" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="5" coins="4" service="yes" tilt="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Test Switch" tag="DSW" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="1" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Powerup Test" tag="DSW" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="2"/>
              <dipswitch name="Realtime Clock" tag="DSW" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="No" value="8" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Yes" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Bill Validator" tag="DSW" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Counters" tag="DSW" mask="768">
                     <dipvalue name="One, 1/1" value="768" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="One, Totalizing" value="512"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Two, 1/1" value="256"/>
              <dipswitch name="Country" tag="DSW" mask="3072">
                     <dipvalue name="USA" value="3072" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="French" value="2048"/>
                     <dipvalue name="German" value="1024"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coinage" tag="DSW" mask="28672">
                     <dipvalue name="1" value="28672" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2" value="12288"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="20480"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4" value="4096"/>
                     <dipvalue name="ECA" value="24576"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Free Play" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coinage Source" tag="DSW" mask="32768">
                     <dipvalue name="Dipswitch" value="32768"/>
                     <dipvalue name="CMOS" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="supported" palettesize="32768"/>

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