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Fax

| 1983
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Units produced: Exidy
Controls/Input Device: Buttons(4)
Number of Players: 2
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Fax VGMuseum Game Endings
Fax on CAESAR
Fax high score and replay at MARP
Fax on datObase
MAME folder name: fax

Display: raster 256x256 @ 60.00Hz (60.00 pixclock)
Sound: 1 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver exidy.c:
Status: good; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 8; Savestate: unsupported

Roms:
fxa2-5a.16 with 2048kb
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fxa2-6a.16 with 2048kb
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fxa2-7a.16 with 2048kb
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fxd-1a.64 with 8192kb
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fxd-1b.64 with 8192kb
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fxd-1c.64 with 8192kb
sha1:6fda53737cd7c886c66c60436ae3ed5c62e6b178 crc:fd7e3137
fxd-2a.64 with 8192kb
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fxd-2b.64 with 8192kb
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fxd-2c.64 with 8192kb
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fxd-5a.64 with 8192kb
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fxd-5b.64 with 8192kb
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fxd-5c.64 with 8192kb
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fxd-6a.64 with 8192kb
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fxd-6b.64 with 8192kb
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fxd-6c.64 with 8192kb
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fxd-7b.64 with 8192kb
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fxl1-11d.32 with 2048kb
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fxl8-10a.32 with 4096kb
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fxl8-11a.32 with 4096kb
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fxl8-12a.32 with 4096kb
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fxl8-13a.32 with 4096kb
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fxl8-6a.32 with 4096kb
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fxl8-7a.32 with 4096kb
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fxl8-8a.32 with 4096kb
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fxl8-9a.32 with 4096kb
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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:
Fax (c) 1983 Exidy.

Who? When? What? Where? Why? Fax is a trivia game that asks questions about : general knowledge, sports, history and entertainment.

- TECHNICAL -

Main CPU : MOS Technology M6502 (@ 705.562 Khz)
Sound CPU : MOS Technology M6502 (@ 894.886 Khz)
Sound Chips : Custom (@ 894.886 Khz)

Players : 2
Buttons : 4 (A, B, C, and D)

- TRIVIA -

Released in June 1983.

Fax came in what was essentially a jukebox cabinet (with a black and woodgrain finish). This was probably because Exidy had hoped to sell this machine to a different market than its normal arcade games. It has a 9in. monitor mounted in the center (with a 'Fax' logo on the monitor bezel), and a row of buttons on each side of the screen. Sales of this title were limited a bit by its $2495 price tag (USD), which was a good $500 over the average arcade game price at the time.

This game used an advanced (proprietary), compression algorithm to hold nearly 3700 questions in a tiny amount of EPROM space (roughly 128K, which was still a huge amount of storage in 1983, which was why this game was so expensive). Exidy also sold several EPROM replacement kits that provided new questions, but they sold very poorly, and are nearly impossible to find today.

- SERIES -

1. Fax (1983)
2. Fax II

- STAFF -

Written by : Vic Tolomei, Larry Hutcherson
Art by : Mike Craven

- PORTS -

* Computers :
Apple II
PC
Commodore C64
Atari 800

- CONTRIBUTE -

Edit this entry: http://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=822&o=2


Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
20800000 8B9A 000000AD FFFFFFFF Infinite Time
00010000 00A4 00000099 FFFFFFFF Infinite Time (2/2)
000000E6 00A7 41000000 FFFFFFFF Display the Correct Answer Correct Answer

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file
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