Vimana (Japan)


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 Description 
Romset name: vimanaj.zip
Production year: 1991
Manufacturer: Toaplan

Game genre: Shooter
Category: Shooter / Flying Vertical

This machine is a clone of:
 • Vimana (World, set 1)

 Emulation 
This machine works in MAME This machine works in MAME

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

In MAME since version: .035b05

The MAME driver of this machine is: toaplan1.cpp - Read the code

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

    NameTypeClock
    M68000 ("maincpu")cpu 10000000 Hz
    Z180 ("audiocpu")cpu 3500000 Hz
    Speaker ("mono")audio
    YM3812 ("ymsnd")audio 3500000 Hz

  • Screens [Show details]

    This machine uses a single screen:
      Graphic type: Raster
      Screen orientation: Vertical
      Resolution 320 x 240 @ 57.613169 Hz

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

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

  • Dip-switches [Show details]

    Default settings in bold
    NameValue
    UnusedOff
     On
    Flip ScreenOff
     On
    Service ModeOff
     On
    Demo SoundsOff
     On
    Coin A4 Coins/1 Credit
     3 Coins/1 Credit
     2 Coins/1 Credit
     2 Coins/1 Credit
     1 Coin/1 Credit
     2 Coins/3 Credits
     1 Coin/2 Credits
    Coin B2 Coins/1 Credit
     1 Coin/1 Credit
     2 Coins/3 Credits
     1 Coin/2 Credits
     1 Coin/2 Credits
     1 Coin/3 Credits
     1 Coin/4 Credits
     1 Coin/6 Credits
    DifficultyEasy
     Normal
     Hard
     Very Hard
    Bonus Life70k 270k 200k+
     100k 350k 250k+
     100k Only
     200k Only
    Lives2
     3
     4
     5
    InvulnerabilityOff
     On
    Allow ContinueNo
     Yes
    Test SwitchOff
     On
    RegionJapan (distributed by Tecmo)

  • ROMs (9 of the parent set, 2 of the clone set) [Show details]

    Referred to MAME version: 0.181

    NameSizeCRC32SHA1StatusIn romset
    vim07.bin1310721efaea84 f9c5d2365d8948fa66dbe61d355919db15843a28 good vimanaj
    vim08.bin131072e45b7def 6b92a91d64581954da8ecdbeb5fed79bcc9c5217 good vimanaj
    hd647180.0193276841a97ebe 9b377086e4d9b8de6e3c8c7d2dd099b80ab88934 good vimana
    vim6.bin1310722886878d f44933d87bbcd3bd58f46e0f0f89b05c409b713b good vimana
    vim5.bin13107261a63d7a 5cdebc03110252cc43d31b6f87f9a23556892977 good vimana
    vim4.bin131072b0515768 9907b52b4d30ce5324270a12c40250068adafca8 good vimana
    vim3.bin1310720b539131 07f3e3b9b28c8218e36668c24d16dbb6e9a66889 good vimana
    vim1.bin524288cdde26cd 27893af4692ec7bcbaac9e790c0707c98df84e62 good vimana
    vim2.bin5242881dbfc118 4fd039a3172f73ad910349b2d360e8ae77ccddb2 good vimana
    tp019-09.bpr32bc88cced 5055362710c0f58823c05fb4c0e0eec638b91e3d good vimana
    tp019-10.bpr32a1e17492 9ddec4c97f2d541f69f3c32c47aaa21fd9699ae2 good vimana


    :  PARENT Machine
    :  CLONE Machine
    :  BIOS
    :  Device


 Information 
HISTORY
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 vimana

0.57 [Darren Olafson]

0.35b5 [Darren Olafson]


TODO:

* Add sound (dump missing Z180 internal rom)


WIP:

- 0.149u1: Added 'Test Switch' dipswitch.

- 0.147u3: Angelo Salese renamed (vimana1) to (vimanaj).

- 0.144u6: hap fixed Vimana suffers major slowdowns.

- 0.141u4: Changed description of clones 'Vimana' to 'Vimana (World, set 1)' and 'Vimana (Nova Apparate GmbH)' to 'Vimana (World, set 2)'.

- 0.139u2: Robert Zandona modified the mix for the Toaplan 1 tilemaps (like rallybik and demonwld); this fix Vimana bug.

- 0.137u1: Quench added minimal Z180 (3.5 MHz) place holder for Vimana.

- 0.137: Stephane Humbert fixed dipswitches and inputs in Vimana (after verification of the M68000 code). Improved MCU emulation to correctly handle coinage based on dipswitches settings and Territory Jumper. Changed description of clone 'Vimana (old set)' to 'Vimana (old set)'.

- 0.133u1: Corrado Tomaselli verified/changed VSync to 57.59 Hz in Vimana.

- 16th November 2008: Guru - I recently picked up a pile of junk for spares and repairs from a local friend. It turned out there was quite a bit of interesting stuff in this lot. As far as I can make out, I got Vimana (Toaplan).

- 0.122u5: Corrado Tomaselli verified/corrected frequencies in Vimana.

- 25th August 2004: Guru - I've been working with another MAMEdev and we've got a current release _private_ build of MAME playing Vimana with full sound which is almost indistinguishable from the original. This was achieved because I've sampled all the sounds from test mode and saved them as .wav files which are then played when the MCU asks. But unfortunately, unless the powers at MAMEDev HQ change their minds, it won't be accepted for inclusion in MAME because the samples zip file is 60MB).

- 0.57: Changed 'Vimana (set 1)' to clone '(old set)' and '(set 2)' to parent 'Vimana'. Renamed (vimana) to (vimana1) and (vimana2) to (vimana).

- 0.36b11: Quench added clone Vimana (Nova Apparate GMBH & Co). Added proms ($0, 20 - sprite attribute and unknown).

- 4th December 1999: Quench added another Vimana romset to the toaplan1 driver and fixed some other problems.

- 0.35b5: Darren Olafson added Vimana (set 1) (Toaplan 1991) and clone (set 2).

- 5th March 1999: Brad Oliver updated the Toaplan driver, graphics now use palette reduction (16-bit video mode not needed), Vimana rom sets are merged and a few other changes.

- 4th March 1999: Darren Olafson has started a driver for Vimana with information from Carl-Henrik Skarstedt.


LEVELS: 100 (areas, not levels!)


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