timber Timber

Immagine gioco: Timber
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Romset name: timber.zip
Production year: 1984
Manufacturer: Bally Midway

Game genre: Platform
Category: Platform / Run Jump

This machine works in MAME This machine works in MAME

Overall emulation: Good
Color emulation: Good
Sound emulation: Good
Graphics emulation: Good
Save states: Supported

In MAME since version: .028

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

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

    Z80 ("maincpu")cpu 5000000 Hz
    Z80 ("ssio:cpu")cpu 2000000 Hz
    Speaker ("lspeaker")audio
    Speaker ("rspeaker")audio
    Midway SSIO Sound Board ("ssio")audio
    AY-3-8910A ("ssio:ay0")audio 2000000 Hz
    AY-3-8910A ("ssio:ay1")audio 2000000 Hz

  • Screens [Show details]

    This machine uses a single screen:
      Graphic type: Raster
      Screen orientation: Horizontal
      Resolution 512 x 480 @ 30.000000 Hz

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

      Joystick [4 ways]
      Joystick [4 ways]
    Number of buttons: 2

  • Dip-switches [Show details]

    Default settings in bold
    Service ModeOff
    Demo SoundsOff
    Coin Meters1

  • ROMs (17 of the machine set, 1 of various devices) [Show details]

    Referred to MAME version: 0.181

    NameSizeCRC32SHA1StatusIn romset
    timpg0.bin16384377032ab 7b6c6e9c5088651720990c49296ddccb5416a729 good timber
    timpg1.bin16384fd772836 ce5266f7b1ab7dc8c1af864bc8afe33d724649fc good timber
    timpg2.bin16384632989f9 9e9dc343746299bb0dc7ada206211366c5a05075 good timber
    timpg3.bin8192dae8a0dc f065fa3184efa6524d4f950616f3fbae4ea17513 good timber
    tima7.bin4096c615dc3e 664d5e3ac3936fd04a855ee0c88f1c1b4d1dea5b good timber
    tima8.bin409683841c87 bd5a2e567e015e10e45651e15b42ffb3b69d2305 good timber
    tima9.bin409622bcdcd3 69cedc8cec52ca310f828dfe73d7de04729b06d3 good timber
    timbg1.bin16384b1cb2651 799efcc35b08a3432ee2c13de3f6c65477a6de07 good timber
    timbg0.bin163842ae352c4 8039f09cdba6ce43005f98dcff91958ba16363bb good timber
    timfg1.bin1638481de4a73 38e06b67004aa44dc58d205793ae83d3707472a6 good timber
    timfg0.bin163847f3a4f59 2723cb93c1b7b229b370d069651cf83ecb1cff3a good timber
    timfg3.bin1638437c03272 2f5793b6a148af43c5b6efe718714942ce7d271b good timber
    timfg2.bin16384e2c2885c 618dab8cf2ee189343210d0e20dd246447c4c542 good timber
    timfg5.bin16384eb636216 c347a64933f547cf1925e5fa187deda6e0bf713c good timber
    timfg4.bin16384b7105eb7 913687f0e5dd105a3dfdc0afd1b5610b27124451 good timber
    timfg7.bin16384d9c27475 24a7e6200e4f3514d4d3f25b2ffe3338c0c2a495 good timber
    timfg6.bin16384244778e8 494bc1e627997cd4f1d5267c5fafd0779ccf9255 good timber
    82s123.12d32e1281ee9 9ac9b01d24affc0ee9227a4364c4fd8f8290343a good midssio

    :  PARENT Machine
    :  CLONE Machine
    :  BIOS
    :  Device


Timber (c) 1984 Bally Midway.

An addictive and simple game in which a lumberjack must fell his quota of trees within a strict time limit and under the ever-watchful eye of his boss. Angry forest creatures and falling trees must be avoided as the lumberjack goes about his business.

Extra points can be earned on the bonus stage, in which the player must try and stay on a rotating, floating log for as long as possible.


[No. 0B60]

Bally Midway MCR 3 hardware

Main CPU : Z80 (@ 5 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 2 Mhz)

Sound Chips : (2x) AY8910 (@ 2 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 512 x 480 pixels

Screen refresh : 30.00 Hz

Palette colors : 64

Players : 2

Control : 4-way joystick

Buttons : 2


Released in October 1984.

Licensed to Sega for Japan market.

The main character in the game (as well as the bartender in "Tapper" and the main character in "Domino Man") is based on a Marvin Glass employee named Mike Ferris, who had a similar mustache and bald head, and apparently wore a red T-shirt for much of the time.

The original idea was to do a two-player, simultaneous, competitive game, but this was shelved. A beaver was originally programmed into the game to add some extra competition in cutting down trees but was also removed.


Designed and programmed by : Steve Meyer

Graphics by : Scott Morrison


* Consoles :

Microsoft XBOX (2004, "Midway Arcade Treasures 2")

Nintendo GameCube (2004, "Midway Arcade Treasures 2")

Sony PlayStation 2 (2004, "Midway Arcade Treasures 2")

* Computers :

PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (2006, "Midway Arcade Treasures Deluxe Edition")


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

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

Information on timber

0.28 [Christopher Kirmse, Aaron Giles, Nicola Salmoria, Brad Oliver]


- Graphic wrap around issue. schmegs (ID 00518)


- 0.145u7: Moved Sound Board prom 82s123.12d to midssio device set.

- 0.117u2: Ernesto Corvi fixed incorrect implementation of SSIO volume controls in the MCR driver. This fixed sound after you complete a stage. Aaron Giles fixed sprites drawing.

- 0.56: Added dipswitches 'Cabinet' and 'Coin Meters'.

- 0.53: Changed palettesize from 128 to 64 colors.

- 30th December 1999: Aaron Giles fixed some compilation bugs and removed a minor Z80-related kludge from Tapper and Timber.

- 0.28: Added Timber (Bally Midway 1984). Press F2 before initial screen to configure. Christopher Kirmse, Aaron Giles and Brad Oliver provided a MCR I/II/III driver, supporting: Kick, Solar Fox, Tron, Two Tigers, Domino Man, Satan's Hollow, Wacko, Kozmik Kroozr, Journey, Tapper, Discs of Tron, Demolition Derby, Timber, Spy Hunter and Rampage. Control: Press F2 before initial screen to configure. Arrows = Move around, CTRL = Chop left and ALT = Chop right.

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