wgpj World Grand Prix (Japan)

Immagine gioco: World Grand Prix (Japan)
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Romset name: wgpj.zip
Production year: 1989
Manufacturer: Taito Corporation

Game genre: Driving
Category: Driving / Race 1st P Bike

This machine is a clone of:
 • World Grand Prix (US)

This machine is NOT working in MAME This machine works in MAME

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

In MAME since version: .037b10

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

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

    M68000 ("maincpu")cpu 12000000 Hz
    Z80 ("audiocpu")cpu 4000000 Hz
    M68000 ("sub")cpu 12000000 Hz
    Speaker ("lspeaker")audio
    Speaker ("rspeaker")audio
    YM2610 ("ymsnd")audio 8000000 Hz

  • Screens [Show details]

    This machine uses a single screen:
      Graphic type: Raster
      Screen orientation: Horizontal
      Resolution 320 x 240 @ 60.000000 Hz

  • Number of players: 1P
  • Controllers [Show details]

      Joystick [4 ways]
      Flight controller
      Flight controller

  • Dip-switches [Show details]

    Default settings in bold
    Gear ShiftNormal
     Normal / Racing
    Flip ScreenOff
    Service ModeOff
    Demo SoundsOff
    Coin A3 Coins/1 Credit
     2 Coins/1 Credit
     1 Coin/1 Credit
     1 Coin/2 Credits
    Coin B3 Coins/1 Credit
     2 Coins/1 Credit
     1 Coin/1 Credit
     1 Coin/2 Credits
    Shift Pattern SelectOff
    Machine ID1

  • System Configurations [Show details]

    Default settings in bold
    Steering type Analogue

  • ROMs (15 of the parent set, 2 of the clone set) [Show details]

    Referred to MAME version: 0.181

    NameSizeCRC32SHA1StatusIn romset
    c32-48.12131072819cc134 501bb1038979117586f6d8202ca6e1e44191f421 good wgpj
    c32-49.131310724a515f02 d0be52bbb5cc8151b23363092ac04e27b2d20a50 good wgpj
    c32-10.9524288a44c66e9 b5fa978e43303003969033b8096fd68885cfc202 good wgp
    c32-28.6413107238f3c7bf bfcaa036e5ff23f2bbf74d738498eda7d6ccd554 good wgp
    c32-27.63131072be2397fb 605a02d56ae6007b36299a2eceb7ca180cbf6df9 good wgp
    c32-24.3465536e9adb447 8b7044b6ea864e4cfd60b87abd28c38caecb147d good wgp
    c32-09.1652428896495f35 ce99b4d8aeb98304e8ae3aa4966289c76ae4ff69 good wgp
    c32-04.9524288473a19c9 4c632f4d5b725790a1be9d1143318d2f682fe9be good wgp
    c32-03.105242889ec3e134 e82a50927e10e551124a3b81399b052974cfba12 good wgp
    c32-02.11524288c5721f3a 4a8e9412de23001b09eb3425ba6006b4c09a907b good wgp
    c32-01.12524288d27d7d93 82ae5856bbdb49cb8c2ca20eef86f6b617ea2c45 good wgp
    c32-05.715242883698d47a 71978f9e1f58fa1259e67d8a7ea68e3ec1314c6b good wgp
    c32-06.70524288f0267203 7fd7b8d7a9efa405fc647c16fb99ffcb1fe985c5 good wgp
    c32-07.69524288743d46bd 6b655b3fbfad8b52e38d7388aab564f5fa3e778c good wgp
    c32-08.68524288faab63b0 6e1aaf2642bee7d7bc9e21a7bf7f81d9ff766c50 good wgp
    c32-11.85242882b326ff0 3c442e3c97234e4514a7bed31644212586869bd0 good wgp
    c32-12.7524288df48a37b c0c191f4b8a5f55c0f1e52dac9cd3f7d15adace6 good wgp

    :  PARENT Machine
    :  CLONE Machine
    :  BIOS
    :  Device


WGP - Real Racing Feeling (c) 1989 Taito.


Board Number : K1100537A

Prom Stickers : C32

Main CPU : (2x) 68000 (@ 12 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2610 (@ 8 Mhz)

Players : 2

Control : stick

Buttons : 7


Even if titlescreen says 1989, WGP was released in March 1990 in Japan.


Programmers : Yoshinori Kobayashi, Osaru Kinoshita, Yuji Hiroshige, Masahiro Okamoto, Tarabar Hori

Character designers : Seiji Kawakami, Tetsuya Shinoda, Yasuhiko Kikuchi, Tsuyoshi Satou, Atsumi Yoshino

Hardware : Yasuhiro Shibuya, Toshihiro Tanaka, Tsukasa Nakamura, Tadashi Kushiro, Yasushi Yamanouchi

Mechanic : Tohru Yamamoto, Nobuyuki Iwasaki, Shigeio Ueda

Sound by (Zuntata) : (Mar), Yasuhisa Watanabe (Yack)

Graphic designer : Rintarou Doi

Cabinet designer : Shinobu Sekiguchi

Direction & Game designer : Hiroyuki Sakou


Game's rom.

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 wgp

0.37b10 [David Graves]


- Flip Screen does not work at all. Tafoid (ID 04985)


- 0.136u1: Fabio Priuli added driver data struct to World Grand Prix.

- 0.130u2: Demoted World Grand Prix to have the GAME_NOT_WORKING flag.

- 0.118u3: Stephane Humbert cleaned up several Taito drivers to use common input port macros. Fixed the dipwitches for all games (a few still remain unknown though) and added many notes. Removed button 7. Changed description of clones '(joystick version set 1) (Japan)' to '(joystick version) (Japan, set 1)' and '(joystick version set 2) (Japan)' to '(joystick version) (Japan, set 2)'.

- 0.59: Added dipswitches 'Motor Test', 'Flip Screen', 'Coinage', 'Price to Continue', 'Slave / Master ???', 'Communication' and 'Machine ID'.

- 0.57: Added clone World Grand Prix (joystick version set 2) (Japan). Changed description of clone '(joystick version) (Japan)' to '(joystick version set 1) (Japan)'. Added 'Steering type' dipswitch.

- 10th November 2001: Guru - Dumped an alternative version of WGP.

- 0.53: David Graves added clone World Grand Prix 2 (Japan).

- 10th August 2001: David Graves added color raster effects to the World Grand Prix driver, and he fixed other graphics bugs in World Grand Prix 2 so it is now playable.

- 21st May 2001: David Graves added state saving support to World Grand Prix and fixed some graphics problems.

- 0.37b15: David Graves fixed sprites in World Grand Prix.

- 30th December 2000: David Graves added World Grand Prix 2 to the World Grand Prix driver, but it has some graphics problems with zooming rotation layers.

- 0.37b11: Added clone World Grand Prix (joystick version) (Japan) and World Grand Prix 2 (Japan) (Testdriver). Fixed rom names.

- 30th December 2000: David Graves added World Grand Prix 2 to the World Grand Prix driver, but it has some graphics problems with zooming rotation layers.

- 0.37b10: Added World Grand Prix (US) and clone (Japan).

- 4th December 2000: David Graves added support for a third Taito TC0100SCN chip emulation.

- 1st December 2000: David Graves updated the TC0100SCN Taito chip emulation to support extra wide tilemaps, making Darius 2, Ninja Warriors and Warrior Blade playable.

- 15th November 2000: David Graves sent in a driver for World Grand Prix.


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