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Vulcan Venture

| 1988
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Units produced: Konami
Controls/Input Device: Control(joy8way), Buttons(3)
Number of Players: 2
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MAME folder name: vulcan

Display: raster 320x224 @ 60.61Hz (60.61 pixclock)
Sound: 2 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver twin16.c:
Status: good; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 1024; Savestate: unsupported

Roms:
785_f01.5a with 131072kb
sha1:2994e5740b7c099d55fb162a363a26ef1995c756 crc:a0d8d69e
785_f02.7c with 131072kb
sha1:92ebea11b7d3a72d0f58c456f16a6ff36d6b3062 crc:c39f5ca4
785_g03.10a with 32768kb
sha1:3c83f3b0df73d9361ec3cda26a6c4c603a088419 crc:67a3b50d
785_h14.d8 with 16384kb
sha1:45addc99f520770f38c6aa69aef9af59cfc410b5 crc:02f4b16f
785_p06.8n with 65536kb
sha1:951e00ca4d3a47a21b4db05bcdc8ead45b42c3f1 crc:70c94bee
785_p07.10n with 65536kb
sha1:9687be801c4fb963bf6b0199e2ae9f5051213f7a crc:686d549d
785_p12.8s with 65536kb
sha1:90ff2bd71435988cde967704ce3b1401de206683 crc:38ea402a
785_p13.10s with 65536kb
sha1:2e285ad6dcfc67f3e24d231e0e1be19036ce64d2 crc:478fdb0a
785_w04.4n with 65536kb
sha1:901c7c798b113232f20e24f61940ed6ef5148599 crc:23ec74ca
785_w05.6n with 65536kb
sha1:f9f4ef617aee83397b0ac98a5cc92f60d3a3d5ed crc:6e0e99cd
785_w08.4r with 65536kb
sha1:58ba0e4b1afec3e5674286c44da14244591f1312 crc:813d41ea
785_w09.6r with 65536kb
sha1:d3af2e52c38b5d618cac2e66df99ab7950638fbc crc:377e4f28
785f15.p13 with 524288kb
sha1:a58e26a8b134ab6e7938cd4fa342c04c236efd99 crc:af96aef3
785f16.p15 with 524288kb
sha1:c434da7ba54d59643fe6ca30bceccf16413904c3 crc:b858df1f
785f17.p16 with 524288kb
sha1:71cbdb25470b5a2ca7e80c92f12fc47e28085793 crc:8fbec1a4
785f18.p18 with 524288kb
sha1:051d332d93d435d19571e22d69ffc5395dbb16a4 crc:50d61e38
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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* FB Alpha

* JFF

* Raine


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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:
Vulcan Venture (c) 1988 Konami.

Export release. Game developed in Japan. For more information about the game itself, please see the original Japanese release entry; "Gradius II - GOFER no Yabou [Model GX785]".

- TECHNICAL -

Konami Twin 16 Hardware
Game ID : GX785

- TRIVIA -

Vulcan Venture was released in March 1988.

The main differences from the original Japanese are:
* Continue available.
* Different title screen.
* 'Option' is called 'Multiple'.
* 'Ripple Laser' is called 'Pulse Laser' in Vulcan Venture.

The game forbids the initials 'SEX' on the high score table. If you try, it gets changed to 'ASO'.

- SERIES -

1. Nemesis (1985)
2. Lifeforce (1986)
3. Gradius 2 (1987, MSX)
4. Vulcan Venture (1988)
5. Nemesis 3 - The Eve of Destruction (1988, MSX)
6. Gradius III (1989)
7. Gradius - The Interstellar Assault (1991, Nintendo Game Boy)
8. Nemesis '90 Kai (1993, Sharp X68000)
9. Salamander 2 (1996)
10. Solar Assault - Gradius (1997)
11. Solar Assault - Revisited (1997)
12. Gradius Gaiden (1997, Sony PlayStation)
13. Gradius IV - Fukkatsu (1999)
14. Gradius Generation (2002, Nintendo Game Boy Advance)
15. Gradius V (2003, Sony PlayStation 2)

- CONTRIBUTE -

Edit this entry: http://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=3126&o=2


Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
02000000 60400 00000009 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives
22900000 1B300 00004E71 FFFFFFFF Invincibility
22810000 1B33A 00000060 FFFFFFFF Invincibility (2/2) 1st = Object, 2nd = Scenery
02000000 6040F 0000000C FFFFFFFF Next Capsule Blue
62000000 00000 00000000 00000000 Select Current Speed
02010000 60428 00000000 00000007 0
02010000 60428 00000001 00000001 1
02010000 60428 00000002 00000002 2
02010000 60428 00000003 00000003 3
02010000 60428 00000004 00000004 4
02010000 60428 00000005 00000005 5
62000000 00000 00000000 00000000 Select Current Shot
02010000 60429 00000000 00000007 Normal
02010000 60429 00000001 00000001 Double
02010000 60429 00000002 00000002 Tail Gun
02010000 60429 00000003 00000003 Ripple Laser
02010000 60429 00000004 00000004 Laser
62000000 00000 00000000 00000000 Select Current Missile
02010000 60428 00000000 00000038 No Missile
02010000 60428 00000008 00000008 Missile
02010000 60428 00000010 00000010 Spread
02010000 60428 00000018 00000018 Photon
02010000 60428 00000020 00000020 Twin
02000000 60068 00000000 00000020 Rapid Fire - Shot Turn it OFF when you have Laser
02000000 60068 00000000 00000040 Rapid Fire - Missile
02000001 60420 00000001 FFFFFFFF Gauge = SpeedUp Now!
02000001 60420 00000002 FFFFFFFF Gauge = Missile Now!
02000001 60420 00000003 FFFFFFFF Gauge = Double Now!
02000001 60420 00000004 FFFFFFFF Gauge = Laser Now!
02000001 60420 00000005 FFFFFFFF Gauge = Option Now!
02000001 60420 00000006 FFFFFFFF Gauge = Shield Now!
02000301 60420 00000006 FFFFFFFF Gauge = Bar Select Now!
60000000 00000 00000000 00000000 Enable these cheats on the weapon select mode screen
60000000 00000 00000000 00000000 Round 1 Area from 1 to 5
60000000 00000 00000000 00000000 Round 2 Area from 1 to 5
60000000 00000 00000000 00000000 Round 3 Area from 1 to 5
60000000 00000 00000000 00000000 Round 4 Area from 1 to 4
60000000 00000 00000000 00000000 Round 5 Area from 1 to 6
60000000 00000 00000000 00000000 Round 6 Area from 1 to 9
60000000 00000 00000000 00000000 Round 7 Area from 1 only
60000000 00000 00000000 00000000 Round 8 Area from 1 to 6
02000101 6041B 000000FF FFFFFFFF Select Starting Lap
02000101 60419 00000008 FFFFFFFF Select Starting Round
02000001 60411 00000000 FFFFFFFF Start in Area 1
02000001 60411 00000004 FFFFFFFF Start in Area 2
02000001 60411 00000008 FFFFFFFF Start in Area 3
02000001 60411 0000000C FFFFFFFF Start in Area 4
02000001 60411 00000010 FFFFFFFF Start in Area 5
02000001 60411 00000014 FFFFFFFF Start in Area 6
02000001 60411 00000018 FFFFFFFF Start in Area 7
02000001 60411 0000001C FFFFFFFF Start in Area 8
02000001 60411 00000020 FFFFFFFF Start in Area 9
60000000 00000 00000000 00000000
22900000 01052 00001054 FFFFFFFF Skip RAM/ROM Check
02000000 60002 00000000 FFFFFFFF Sound Test Timer Stop [PL1 Shot3]Next Code

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file
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