Uncle Poo

Immagine gioco: Uncle Poo
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Romset name: unclepoo.zip
Production year: 1983
Manufacturer: Diatec

Game genre: Maze
Category: Maze

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: .136u4

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

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

    Z80 ("maincpu")cpu 3000000 Hz
    Z80 ("audiocpu")cpu 3000000 Hz
    Speaker ("mono")audio
    AY-3-8910A ("aysnd")audio 1500000 Hz

  • Screens [Show details]

    This machine uses a single screen:
      Graphic type: Raster
      Screen orientation: Vertical
      Resolution 256 x 240 @ 60.000000 Hz

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

      Joystick [8 ways]
      Joystick [8 ways]
    Number of buttons: 2

  • Dip-switches [Show details]

    Default settings in bold
    Coin A2 Coins/1 Credit
     4 Coins/3 Credits
     1 Coin/1 Credit
     1 Coin/3 Credits
    Coin B3 Coins/1 Credit
     2 Coins/1 Credit
     4 Coins/3 Credits
     1 Coin/1 Credit
    Bonus LifeEvery 30000
     30000 Only
    Service ModeOff
    255 Lives (Cheat)Off

  • ROMs (10 of the machine set) [Show details]

    Referred to MAME version: 0.181

    NameSizeCRC32SHA1StatusIn romset
    01.f17819292fb238c e9476c5c1a0bf9e8c6c364ac022ed1d97ae66d2e good unclepoo
    02.f148192b99214ef c8e4af0efbc5ea543277b2764dc6f119aae477ca good unclepoo
    03.f118192a136af97 cfa610bf357870053617fed8aef6bb30bd996422 good unclepoo
    04.f098192c4bcd414 df3125358530f5fb8d202bddcb0ef5e322fabb7b good unclepoo
    08.c154096fd84106b 891853d2b39850a981016108b74ca20337d2cdd8 good unclepoo
    07.h048192e2f73e99 61cb09ff424ba63b892b4822e7ed916af73412f1 good unclepoo
    06.j04819294b5f676 32c27854726636c4ce03bb6a83b32d04ed6c42af good unclepoo
    05.k04819264026934 a5342335d02d34fa6ba2b29484ed71ecc96292f2 good unclepoo
    diatec_l.bin256b04d466a 1438abeae76ef807ba34bd6d3e4c44f707dbde6e good unclepoo
    diatec_h.bin256938601b1 8213284989bebb5f7375878181840de8079dc1f3 good unclepoo

    :  PARENT Machine
    :  CLONE Machine
    :  BIOS
    :  Device


Uncle Poo (c) 1983 Diatec.


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

Information on unclepoo

0.136u4 [Team Europe, Dumping Union, Rene Single, David Haywood, Angelo Salese]


- In Uncle Poo you have to collect all the treasure to finish the level. If you don't, the level will loop around again and again until you get that last treasure. You probably forgot that hard to obtain diamond that scrolls on towards the beginning which you need to use your 'poo power' to run faster to get and avoid the water. The game has more sense if you complete the level. It does get harder.


- 0.147u1: Moved Uncle Poo from Poo to Jack driver. Fixed sounds incomplete/slow or misplayed [hap]. Changed Z80 CPU2 clock speed to 3MHz. Fixed gfx1 and proms rom loading. Added 'Unknown' dipswitch.

- 0.143u6: Fixed Uncle Poo crash before OK in debug build.

- 0.137u1: Angelo Salese and Iq_132 implemented VRAM color bank select in Uncle Poo. Added dipswitches 'Bonus Life', 'Cabinet' and 'Start with 255 Lives (Cheat)'.

- 19th March 2010: Angelo Salese - Iq_132 of FBA fame pointed me that the right colors in Uncle Poo title screen can be found at color offsets 0x08-0x0f. After some further investigations I've found that there's a 2-bit PAL banking tied to the 0xb700 port. So, the tilemap has 8 independent color offset + two PAL banks that allow it to select the whole 0x20 color offsets.

- 0.136u4: Team Europe, Dumping Union, Rene Single, David Haywood and Angelo Salese added Uncle Poo (Diatec 1983). Tafoid added preliminary DIP coverage (lives/coinage/test mode) and Player 2 control fix for Uncle Poo. Stephane Humbert added fresh driver notes based analysis of the Z80 code.

- 14th February 2010: Angelo Salese - Team Europe and the Dumping Union proudly presents Uncle Poo, an obscure 1983 game from the even more obscure Diatec, possibly a bootleg/hack of something else obscure that we don't know jack about it either. Me and Haze worked on the driver for this, it currently works apart from sound and a bunch of minor bits. I also don't know why the title screen colors looks so awkward, but I don't see anything weird from the ROM-to-videoram transfer so I don't know if it's the correct behaviour or not.

- 29th January 2010: Smitdogg - We threw in money with Team Europe to help pay for some boards (Uncle Poo?/Bootleg). Thanks to a donation from Rene Single.

LEVELS: 99 (endless)

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