techromn Tech Romancer (Euro 980914)


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 Description 
Romset name: techromn.zip
Production year: 1998
Manufacturer: Capcom

Game genre: Fighter
Category: Fighter / Versus

This machine needs a BIOS file:
 • ZN2 (coh3002c.zip)

This machine has the following clones:
 • Choukou Senki Kikaioh (Japan 980914)
 • Tech Romancer (USA 980914)

 Emulation 
This machine works in MAME with problems This machine works in MAME with problems

Overall emulation: Good
Color emulation: Good
Sound emulation: Imperfect
Graphics emulation: Imperfect
Save states: Not supported

In MAME since version: .102u2

The MAME driver of this machine is: zn.cpp - Read the code

 Tech info 
 Hardware of this machine:
  • CHIPs [Show details]

    NameTypeClock
    CXD8661R ("maincpu")cpu 100000000 Hz
    Z80 ("audiocpu")cpu 8000000 Hz
    DSP16 ("qsound:qsound")cpu 4000000 Hz
    Speaker ("lspeaker")audio
    Speaker ("rspeaker")audio
    SPU ("spu")audio 33868800 Hz
    Q-Sound ("qsound")audio 4000000 Hz

  • Screens [Show details]

    This machine uses a single screen:
      Graphic type: Raster
      Screen orientation: Horizontal
      Resolution 640 x 480 @ 60.000000 Hz

  • Number of players: 2P Simultaneous
  • Controllers [Show details]

    Type:
      Joystick [8 ways]
      Joystick [8 ways]
    Number of buttons: 6

  • Dip-switches [Show details]

    Default settings in bold
    NameValue
    UnknownOff
     On
     Off
     On
    Service ModeOff
     On
    UnknownOff
     On
    UnknownOff
     On

  • RAM Options [Show details]

    Default settings in bold
    4M (4194304)

  • ROMs (12 of the machine set, 2 of the BIOS set, 1 of various devices) [Show details]

    Referred to MAME version: 0.181

    NameSizeCRC32SHA1StatusIn romset
    m534002c-59.ic353524288e860ea8b 66e7e1d4e426466b8f48a2ba055a91b475569504 good coh3002c
    cp10.ic65287808fcef 3c3fb8227b05dace042dc1429b9f2355b1a15638 good coh3002c
    78081g503.ic6558192  nodump coh3002c
    kioe_04.2h524288ebd33b09 3f0226d275efc7b97c8d3431211f948aa1271d34 good techromn
    kio-05m.3h838860898e9eb24 144773296c213ab09d626c915f90bb74e24487f0 good techromn
    kio-06m.4h8388608be8d7d73 bcbbbd0b83503f2ed32527444e0da3afd774d3f7 good techromn
    kio-07m.5h8388608ffd81f18 f8387a9d45e79f97ccdffabe755638a60f80ccf5 good techromn
    kio-08m.2k838860817302226 976ba7f48c9a52d24388cd63d02be08627cf2e30 good techromn
    kio-09m.3k8388608a34f2119 50fa992eba5324a173fcc0923227c13cad4f97e5 good techromn
    kio-10m.4k83886087400037a d58641e1d6bf1c6ca04f6c98d6809edaa7df75d3 good techromn
    kio_02.2e131072174309b3 b35b9c3905d2fabaa8410f70f7b382e916c89733 good techromn
    kio_03.3e1310720b313ae5 0ea39305ca30f376930e39b134fd1a52200624fa good techromn
    kio-01m.3a41943046dc5bd07 e1755a48465f741691ea0fa1166cb2dc09210ed9 good techromn
    cp09802939f83 a2a4d5218609c28da8175647cfb5114064d3265e good techromn
    qsound.bin8192059c847d 229cead1be2f86733dd80573d4983ba482355ece baddump qsound


    :  PARENT Machine
    :  CLONE Machine
    :  BIOS
    :  Device


 Information 
HISTORY

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 : Z80 (@ 8 Mhz)

Sound Chips : SPU (@ 8 Mhz), Q-Sound (@ 4 Mhz)


Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 6


- TRIVIA -


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 (2000)


- SOURCES -


Game's rom.



Giochi Simili

Warning: information in history.dat can differ from the ones present in the rest of the page (taken from MAME) as they come from a different source

 MAMEINFO.DAT 
Information on techromn

0.102u2 [Arzeno Fabrice]

0.74u2 [?]

0.72 [?]

0.37b7 [?]


Bugs:

- You can only enter service mode if you press F2 during the startup screen. Layne (ID 00794)


WIP:

- 0.144u4: Changed description of clone 'Kikaioh (Japan 980914)' to 'Choukou Senki Kikaioh (Japan 980914)'.

- 0.133u1: Renamed (techromu) to (techromnu).

- 0.102u2: Arzeno Fabrice added Tech Romancer (EURO 980914). Renamed (techromn) to (techromu).

- 0.82u2: Tourniquet, Olivier Galibert, smf, R. Belmont, [red], Malice, Renegade, Twisty, Dox, BUT and many other MAME.net board users helped out to find the missing ZN protection key - Game now playable.

- 0.74u2: Added Tech Romancer (USA 980914) (Capcom 1998) and clone Kikaioh (JAPAN 980914).

- 0.72: Added Tech Romancer (USA 980914) (Testdriver).

- 0.37b7: Added Kikaioh (JAPAN 980914) (Testdriver).


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