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Tech Romancer (USA 980914)

| 1998
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Units produced: Capcom
Controls/Input Device: Control(joy8way), Buttons(6)
Number of Players: 2
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MAME folder name: techromn

Display: raster 640x480 @ 60.00Hz (60.00 pixclock)
Sound: 2 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver zn.c:
Status: imperfect; Emulation: good
Graphic: imperfect; Sound: imperfect; Color: good
Palette size: 65536; Savestate: unsupported

Roms:
coh-3002c.353 with 524288kb
sha1:66e7e1d4e426466b8f48a2ba055a91b475569504 crc:e860ea8b
kio-01m.bin with 4194304kb
sha1:e1755a48465f741691ea0fa1166cb2dc09210ed9 crc:6dc5bd07
kio-02.bin with 131072kb
sha1:b35b9c3905d2fabaa8410f70f7b382e916c89733 crc:174309b3
kio-03.bin with 131072kb
sha1:0ea39305ca30f376930e39b134fd1a52200624fa crc:0b313ae5
kio-05m.bin with 8388608kb
sha1:144773296c213ab09d626c915f90bb74e24487f0 crc:98e9eb24
kio-06m.bin with 8388608kb
sha1:bcbbbd0b83503f2ed32527444e0da3afd774d3f7 crc:be8d7d73
kio-07m.bin with 8388608kb
sha1:f8387a9d45e79f97ccdffabe755638a60f80ccf5 crc:ffd81f18
kio-08m.bin with 8388608kb
sha1:976ba7f48c9a52d24388cd63d02be08627cf2e30 crc:17302226
kio-09m.bin with 8388608kb
sha1:50fa992eba5324a173fcc0923227c13cad4f97e5 crc:a34f2119
kio-10m.bin with 8388608kb
sha1:d58641e1d6bf1c6ca04f6c98d6809edaa7df75d3 crc:7400037a
kioe-04 with 524288kb
sha1:3f0226d275efc7b97c8d3431211f948aa1271d34 crc:ebd33b09
Mameinfo.dat entry:
0.37b10 [Yochizo]


WIP:

- 0.147u2: hap fixed clone Omega Fighter Special. The game fails to boot or finish post. After showing bad rom errors, the game resets.

- 0.147u1: Fixed maincpu rom loading.

- 0.122u7: Fixed gfx1/2/3/4/5 rom loading.

- 0.89u3: Changed Z80 CPU2 clock speed to 5MHz.

- 0.37b10: Yochizo added 'Omega Fighter' (UPL 1989) and clone Omega Fighter Special.

- 21st November 2000: Yochizo fixed some graphics bugs in the Omega Fighter / Atomic Robo-kid driver.

- 8th November 2000: Yochizo sent in a driver for Omega Fighter and Atomic Robo-kid.

- 25th April 1999: Dumped Omega Fighter Special.


LEVELS: 8 (restarts once)


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Romset: 2016 kb / 8 files / 457.8 zip


Credits Mameinfo and Mametesters Project Robert J. Rabgno et al.
History.dat entry:
Tech Romancer (c) 1998 Capcom.

A futuristic robotic fighting game from Capcom.

- TECHNICAL -

Sony ZN-2 hardware

Main CPU : PSX (@ 16.9344 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 8 Mhz)
Sound Chips : SPU (@ 8 Mhz), Q-Sound (@ 4 Mhz)

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 6

- TRIVIA -

Tech Romancer was released in September 1998.

This game is known in Japan as "Choukou Senki Kikaioh", translates from Japanese as 'Super Steel Knights Kikaioh'.

- UPDATES -

The US version is slightly different, it has the "Recycle It, Don't Trash It!" screen.

- TIPS AND TRICKS -

Time-release bypass : You must have access to the machine's test mode to use these codes (Note : There may be 2 test modes available on the machine. It's not the Service Mode dip switch).

* Enable Gourai Early
It normally takes 200 hours for Gourai to become available. If you have access to the machine's test mode, you can enable Gourai in less than 5 minutes.
1. Enter the Sound & Voice menu in test mode.
2. Input this code with the Player 2 controls : Left, Left, Right, Right, Guard, A, B (a sound will indicate that the code was correctly entered).
3. Exit test mode without any other modifications.
Gourai will now be the middle character on the character select screen.

* Enable Dark Pulsion, Dixen EX, and Wise Duck Olrosso early. It normally takes 600 hours for Dark Pulsion, Dixen EX, and Wise Duck Olrosso to become available. If you have access to the machine's test mode, you can enable Dark Pulsion, Dixen EX, and Wise Duck Olrosso in less than 10 minutes.
1. Follow the steps in the 'Enable Gourai Early' code if you haven't already done so.
2. Enter the Color menu in test mode.
3. Input this code with the Player 2 controls : Down, Down, Up, Up, B, A, Guard (a sound will indicate that the code was correctly entered).
4. Exit test mode without any other modifications.
Dark Pulsion, Dixen EX, and Wise Duck Olrosso will be available to the right of Rafaga, but will only be usable in Hero Challenge mode.

- STAFF -

Original concept by : Shoji Kawamori
Mechanical design : Shoji Kawamori, Kazutaka Miyatake
Design director : Shida Eiji
Initial character design : Naoki Fukuda
Motion & Modeling design : Katsuhiro Nakano, Shinji Sakashita, Sayuri Shintani, Toshikazu Matsumoto
Background design : Daisuke Nakagawa, Yoshio Nishimura, Kazumi Teramoto, Yoko Fukumoto
CG Movie : Koichi Takeda
Programmer : Kohei Akiyama, Ryoma Ikeda, Katsuo, Kenji Yamaguchi, Kazuo Yamawaki
Music : Yuki Iwai
Sound effect : Takeshi Kitamura, Hiroshi Ohno
Planner : Eiichiro Sasaki, Ryozo Tsujimoto
In cooperation with Studio Nue.
Producer : Takashi Shono

- PORTS -

* Consoles :
Sega Dreamcast [US] (March 31, 2000) [Model T-1208N]
Sega Dreamcast [EU] (July 7, 2000) [Model T-7009D-50]

- CONTRIBUTE -

Edit this entry: http://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=2844&o=2


Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00000000 0005EEA0 0000001D FFFFFFFF Infinite Select Time
00000000 0005E07C 0000005A FFFFFFFF Infinite Time
00000001 1FAF0010 00000001 FFFFFFFF Unlock Gourai You need to reset the game to see any effect after you've set this cheat
00000001 1FAF0014 00000001 FFFFFFFF Unlock Extra Characters You need to reset the game to see any effect after you've set this cheat.It is incomplete because you can NEVER select Gamuda, Quvearl, Goldibus or Blodia (prototype)
60000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 0005E100 00000000 FFFFFFFF Infinite Energy PL1 Take no red or yellow damage
00010000 0005E102 00000000 FFFFFFFF Infinite Energy PL1 (2/2)
00000001 0005E100 00000090 FFFFFFFF Drain All Energy Now! PL1
00000000 0005E142 00000064 FFFFFFFF Infinite Armour PL1
00010000 0005E112 00000096 FFFFFFFF Infinite Armour PL1 (2/2)
62000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 Select Character PL1 Use on the Character selection screen.
00010000 0005EE94 00000009 FFFFFFFF Gamda
00010000 0005EE94 0000000A FFFFFFFF Quvearl
00010000 0005EE94 0000000B FFFFFFFF Blodia
00010000 0005EE94 0000000C FFFFFFFF Goldibus (1st)
00010000 0005EE94 0000000D FFFFFFFF Goldibus (2nd)
60000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 0005E101 00000000 FFFFFFFF Infinite Energy PL2 Take no red or yellow damage
00010000 0005E103 00000000 FFFFFFFF Infinite Energy PL2 (2/2)
00000001 0005E101 00000090 FFFFFFFF Drain All Energy Now! PL2
00000000 0005E143 00000064 FFFFFFFF Infinite Armour PL2
00010000 0005E113 00000096 FFFFFFFF Infinite Armour PL2 (2/2)
62000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 Select Character PL2 Use on the Character selection screen.
00010000 0005EE95 00000009 FFFFFFFF Gamda
00010000 0005EE95 0000000A FFFFFFFF Quvearl
00010000 0005EE95 0000000B FFFFFFFF Blodia
00010000 0005EE95 0000000C FFFFFFFF Goldibus (1st)
00010000 0005EE95 0000000D FFFFFFFF Goldibus (2nd)

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file
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