Planet Probe (prototype?)

Immagine gioco: Planet Probe (prototype?)
Immagini disponibili:

Nome romset:
Anno di produzione: 1985
Produttore: Crux / Kyugo?

Genere del gioco: Sparatutto
Categoria: Sparatutto / Bersagli

Questa macchina funziona correttamente in MAME Questa macchina funziona correttamente in MAME

Emulazione generale: Buono
Emulazione colore: Buono
Emulazione sonoro: Buono
Emulazione grafica: Buono
Salvataggio: Supportato

In MAME dalla versione: .147u3

Il driver di questa macchina in MAME è: vastar.cpp - Leggi il codice

 Dati tecnici 
 Hardware di questa macchina:
  • CHIP [Mostra dettagli]

    Z80 ("maincpu")cpu 3072000 Hz
    Z80 ("sub")cpu 3072000 Hz
    Speaker ("mono")audio
    AY-3-8910A ("aysnd")audio 1536000 Hz

  • Schermi [Mostra dettagli]

    Questa macchina utilizza un solo schermo:
      Tipo di grafica: Raster
      Orientamento schermo: Verticale
      Risoluzione 256 x 224 @ 60.580000 Hz

  • Numero di giocatori: 2P Alternati
  • Controlli [Mostra dettagli]

      Joystick [8 direzioni]
      Joystick [8 direzioni]
    Numero di pulsanti: 2

  • Dipswitch [Mostra dettagli]

    In grassetto i valori predefiniti
    Player Controls Demo (Cheat)Off
    Invulnerability (Cheat)Off
    Bonus Life20000 then every 40000
     30000 then every 70000
    Rom Test / STOPOff
    Coin A4 Coins/1 Credit
     4 Coins/3 Credits
     3 Coins/1 Credit
     3 Coins/2 Credits
     3 Coins/4 Credits
     2 Coins/1 Credit
     2 Coins/3 Credits
     2 Coins/5 Credits
     1 Coin/1 Credit
     1 Coin/2 Credits
     1 Coin/3 Credits
     1 Coin/4 Credits
     1 Coin/5 Credits
     1 Coin/6 Credits
     1 Coin/7 Credits
     Free Play
    Coin B5 Coins/1 Credit
     4 Coins/1 Credit
     4 Coins/3 Credits
     3 Coins/1 Credit
     3 Coins/2 Credits
     3 Coins/4 Credits
     2 Coins/1 Credit
     2 Coins/3 Credits
     2 Coins/5 Credits
     1 Coin/1 Credit
     1 Coin/2 Credits
     1 Coin/3 Credits
     1 Coin/4 Credits
     1 Coin/5 Credits
     1 Coin/6 Credits
     1 Coin/7 Credits

  • ROM (14 della macchina) [Mostra dettagli]

    Riferito alla versione MAME: 0.181

    NomeDimensioniCRC32SHA1StatoNel romset
    pb2.bin8192a88592aa 98e8e6233b85e678718f532708d57ec946b9fd88 good pprobe
    pb3.bin8192e4e20f74 53b4d0499127cca149a3dd03af4f05de552cff57 good pprobe
    pb4.bin81924e40e3fe ccb3c5828508efc9f0df44bf3408e807d5ef58a0 good pprobe
    pb5.bin8192b26ff0fd c64966ee91557f8982b9b7fd17306508228f1e15 good pprobe
    pb1.bin8192cd624df9 0645ce8dc1b361904da4f6e7adc9b7de109b2d14 good pprobe
    pb9.bin819282294dd6 24b8eac3d476d4a4d91dd169e26bd075b0d1bf45 good pprobe
    pb8.bin81928d809e45 70f99626acdceaadbe03de49bcf778266ddff893 good pprobe
    pb10.bin8192895f9dd3 919861482598aa35a9ad476da19f9efa30904cd4 good pprobe
    pb6.bin8192ff309239 4e52833fafd54d4502ad09091fbfb1a8a2ff8828 good pprobe
    pb7.bin8192439978f7 ba80dd919a9bb6f8c516d4eb794c02ae0f0dea00 good pprobe
    n82s129.3256dfb6b97c e35eda4f3022e661b021b952c53054d96481fb49 good pprobe
    n82s129.12563cc696a2 0a1407c19c63ee0f02c3e8b95b0c199b9aec3ce5 good pprobe
    dm74s287.225664fea033 19bbb325f71cb17ea069958b3c246fa908f0008e good pprobe
    mmi6301-1.bin256b5297a3b a5a512f86097b7d892f6d11e8492e8a379c07f60 good pprobe

    :  Macchina Parent
    :  Macchina Clone
    :  BIOS
    :  Device

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Attenzione: I dati di history.dat potrebbero essere diversi da quelli riportati nel resto della scheda (tratti da MAME), in quanto provenienti da fonti diverse.

Informazioni su pprobe

0.147u3 [Alberto Grego, Corrado Tomaselli, David Haywood]


- 0.147u3: Alberto Grego, Corrado Tomaselli and David Haywood added 'Planet Probe (prototype?)' (Kyugo? 1984). Some bare minimum hooks, system is similar but not 100% identical to Kyugo driver [Angelo Salese]. Progress on Planet Probe [Dave Haywood]: Added tile flipping, dips, cleaned up a few bits for Planet Probe. Now marked as working. Verified bonus live dipswitch (and corrected it). Reversed sprite draw order based on usage, less strange issues this way and vastar still seems to be happy about it and added a note about another possibility [David Haywood]. Added DIP locations [Tafoid]. Fixed Planet Probe manufacturer (Oca name didn't exist anymore in 85) [hap].

- 6th November 2012: David Haywood - Sometimes rare games show up when you least expect them to, not in expensive auctions, just in the hands of good natured people who want to see them emulated. Planet Probe falls into that category, a PCB was recently sourced by Alberto Grego, in Italy. Some had started to doubt the game really existed, and believed it to be a figment of somebody's imagination, with the only reported sightings in and around Italy. The board wasn't in very good condition, booted, but was very glitchy, the roms were troublesome to read (Kold666 couldn't get consistent reads, but thankfully f205v could) This game was very much at risk of being lost forever, but luckily all the roms still seem to be present, and the dumps correct. One amazing fact about this game is that one of the Italian players 'Bisboch' actually found the high-score entry music so memorable he was able to compose a rendition of it 20+ years after playing the game as detailed here, the even more amazing part is that his memory was very close to being correct even after all those years; I'll post a video with the second part of the update so that you can compare. You may have noticed the game lacks a manufacturer in the copyright message, 'so who made it' and 'is it a bootleg?' become valid questions. Personally I don't believe it's a bootleg, the styling of the high-score tables hints strongly that the game was created by Orca / Kyugo who we know had a troubled past. The hardware turned out to be the same as Vastar, a game released by Orca / Kyugo under the Sesame Japan moniker, because Orca had gone bankrupt and they no longer had the right to use the name (according to the comments in mame.lst anyway). I believe this game falls into the same category, it lacks a manufacturer simply because they had no trading name at the time they wanted to release it and were trying to sell it to potential distributors etc. Ultimately, based on it's scarceness it appears nobody took this opportunity, effectively relegating the game to failed location test / prototype states or an incredibly limited release at best. As you can see, there are some video glitches still, this is because the vastar.c driver doesn't implement some of the tile flipping (large planet on the last shot) and the game uses a priority mode unused by Vastar and I haven't determined the exact order of the layers yet. Once I've addressed these issues I'll post a video as Part 2 of the update. Thanks to everybody involved, especially Alberto Grego, hopefully he'll be able to repair his PCB to working state. Tile flipping has been fixed, and priorities adjusted slightly based on what seems logical. A few sprite-sprite priority issues remain where the crosshair goes behind certain targets, but I believe these are part of the original game; multi-pass sprite drawing is exceptionally uncommon. The game doesn't appear to have an ending, if you turn on the invulnerability dipswitch it loops the same few backgrounds etc. which means it plays a lot more like an 'old skool' shooter than anything else. Planet Probe is incapable of predicting earthquakes, or what music is going to play when I don't actually have any speakers plugged in or turned on I've recorded another video which plays an alternate melody on the high score table. It appears the game uses a different piece of music when you get the top high score compared to the others, this should be the right one this time! As a reminder, the one composed from memory by Bisboch 20+ years after playing the game. Since recording these videos I've decided to swap the priorities around a bit, the glitches are just too obvious in the 2nd video the way things were IMHO.

- 17th October 2012: Smitdogg - Albolo got a Planet Probe PCB. It should be dumped soon. Hopefully it is still complete.

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