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Platform: Taito FX-1

G-Darius Ver.2 (JAPAN)

| 1997

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Units produced: Taito
Controls/Input Device: Control(joy8way), Buttons(6)
Number of Players: 2
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MAME folder name: gdarius2

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

coh-1000t.353 with 524288kb
sha1:e18907cf8c6ba54d96edba0a9a00487a90219e0d crc:e3f23b6e
e39-01.1 with 4194304kb
sha1:a42daa706ee859c2b66be179e08c0ad7990f919e crc:bdaaa251
e39-02.2 with 4194304kb
sha1:64b58e47035ad9d8d6dcaf475cbcc3ad85f4d82f crc:a47aab5d
e39-03.12 with 4194304kb
sha1:b8d00d944c90f8cd9c2b076688f4c68b2e6d557a crc:a883b6a5
e39-04.27 with 4194304kb
sha1:fdfe63203d8cecf84cb869039fb893d5b63cdd67 crc:6ee35e68
e39-07.14 with 524288kb
sha1:92b9908e0d87cad6587f1acc0eef69eaae8c6a98 crc:2252c7c1
e39-11.3 with 1048576kb
sha1:9ce24c153920d259bc7fdef0778083eb6d639be3 crc:766f73df
e39-12.4 with 1048576kb
sha1:80aaddaaf10e40280ade4c7d11f45ddab47ee9a6 crc:b23266c3
Mameinfo.dat entry:
0.37b10 [Yochizo]


- 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:
G-Darius ver.2 (c) 1997 Taito.

This version contains 3 buttons instead of 2 because one was entered for rapid fire, and the selection menu is added for difficulty once a coin is inserted.


Taito FX-1B hardware
Prom Stickers : E39

Main CPU : SPU (@ 16.9344 Mhz)
Sound Chips : SPU (@ 16.9344 Mhz)

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


Released in September 1997.

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


* Zone Select :
1. Hold Service Switch button during boot count.
2. Wait until machine displays 'Service Switch Error' on screen.
3. Push buttons in the following sequence 'Start(x3), Service Switch, Start'.
4. Insert credit then go to Zone select screen.


1. Darius (1987, Arcade)
2. Darius II (1989, Arcade)
3. Darius Twin [Model SHVC-DT] (1991, Super Famicom)
4. Darius Force [Model SHVC-DH] (1993, Super Famicom)
5. Darius Gaiden - Silver Hawk (1994, Arcade)
6. G-Darius (1997, Arcade)
7. G-Darius ver.2 (1997, Arcade)
8. Darius Burst (2009, Sony PSP)
9. Darius Burst - Another Chronicle (2010, Arcade)
10. Darius Burst - Another Chronicle EX (2011, Arcade)


Producer : Naomitsu Abe
Director : Naomitsu Abe, Makoto Ohsaka, Akira Ohtsuki, Makoto Fujita
Character graphics : Makoto Fujita, Tohru Kawaishi, Kenichi Morita, Hiroshi Hasegawa, Toshihiro Fukui, Ryosuke Hayase, Atsushi Horimizu, Yatta Ushiroda, Baw Baw
Program : Akira Ohtsuki, Nobuyuki Hayashi, Katsuyuki Fujita, Takafumi Fujimoto, Hirohisa Matsumura, Hiroyuki Maruyama, Hikaru Taniguchi, Yasutaka Hayashi, Shunsuke Ono, Masakazu Takeda, Harumi.K, Hirotaka Fukakawa, Koji Kato, Hitoshi Kozuka
Music : Hisayoshi Ogura (Zuntata)
Sound effects : Yukiharu Urita (Zuntata)
Hardware : Katsumi Kaneoka
Design works : Naoto Hashizume
Quality warranty : Nobuhiro Koyama, Eiji Kawabata, Makoto Obonai


Edit this entry: http://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=892&o=2

Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00000000 10153C 00000009 FFFFFFFF Infinite Credits
00800000 1015AC 00000001 FFFFFFFF Enable Starting Zone Select
00300000 10100C 00002A50 FFFFFFFF Infinite Boss Timer
00300001 10100C 00000000 FFFFFFFF Destroy Boss Soon! Time Up
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 15F27E 00000009 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives PL1
00000000 15F80F 00000006 FFFFFFFF Infinite Capture Balls PL1
00000000 15F282 00000002 FFFFFFFF Invincibility PL1
00000000 15F28C 00000000 00000080 Rapid Fire PL1 Hold shot button
00000000 15F7BD 00000006 FFFFFFFF Always Max Shot Power PL1
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Shot PL1
00010000 15F7BC 00000000 FFFFFFFF Missile
00010000 15F7BC 00000001 FFFFFFFF Laser
00010000 15F7BC 00000002 FFFFFFFF Wave
00000000 15F7ED 00000002 FFFFFFFF Always Max Bomb Power PL1
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Bomb PL1
00010000 15F7EC 00000000 FFFFFFFF Single
00010000 15F7EC 00000001 FFFFFFFF Twin
00010000 15F7EC 00000002 FFFFFFFF Multi
00000000 15F80D 00000005 FFFFFFFF Always Max Arm Power PL1
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Arm PL1
00010000 15F80C 00000000 FFFFFFFF Normal
00010000 15F80C 00000001 FFFFFFFF Super
00010000 15F80C 00000002 FFFFFFFF Hyper
00000000 15F80E 0000000F FFFFFFFF Infinite Arm PL1
00800000 16B3C3 000000FF FFFFFFFF Always Back Direction PL1
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 15F98E 00000009 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives PL2
00000000 15FF1F 00000006 FFFFFFFF Infinite Capture Balls PL2
00000000 15F992 00000002 FFFFFFFF Invincibility PL2
00000000 15F99C 00000000 00000080 Rapid Fire PL2 Hold shot button
00000000 15FECD 00000006 FFFFFFFF Always Max Shot Power PL2
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Shot PL2
00010000 15FECC 00000000 FFFFFFFF Missile
00010000 15FECC 00000001 FFFFFFFF Laser
00010000 15FECC 00000002 FFFFFFFF Wave
00000000 15FEFD 00000003 FFFFFFFF Always Max Bomb Power PL2
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Bomb PL2
00010000 15FEFC 00000000 FFFFFFFF Single
00010000 15FEFC 00000001 FFFFFFFF Twin
00010000 15FEFC 00000002 FFFFFFFF Multi
00000000 15FF1D 00000005 FFFFFFFF Always Max Arm Power PL2
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Arm PL2
00010000 15FF1C 00000000 FFFFFFFF Normal
00010000 15FF1C 00000001 FFFFFFFF Super
00010000 15FF1C 00000002 FFFFFFFF Hyper
00000000 15FF1E 0000000F FFFFFFFF Infinite Arm PL2
00800000 16B3C3 000000FF FFFFFFFF Always Back Direction PL2

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file