xtheball X the Ball

Immagine gioco: X the Ball
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Romset name: xtheball.zip
Production year: 1991
Manufacturer: Rare

Game genre: Sports
Category: Sports / Soccer

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: .096

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

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

    TMS34010 ("maincpu")cpu 40000000 Hz
    Speaker ("speaker")audio
    8-Bit R-2R DAC ("dac")audio

  • Screens [Show details]

    This machine uses a single screen:
      Graphic type: Raster
      Screen orientation: Horizontal
      Resolution 512 x 224 @ 60.797665 Hz

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

    Number of buttons: 1

  • Dip-switches [Show details]

    Default settings in bold
    Target Tickets3
    Coinage1 Coin/1 Credit
     1 Coin/2 Credits
    Automatic 1 TicketOff
    Game TuneOff
    Demo SoundsOff

  • ROMs (8 of the machine set) [Show details]

    Referred to MAME version: 0.181

    NameSizeCRC32SHA1StatusIn romset
    aces18-lo.ic1332768c0e80004 d79c2e7301857148674fffad349c7a2a98fa1ee2 good xtheball
    aces18-hi.ic19327685a682f92 ed77c02cbdcff9eac32760cee67e3a784efacac7 good xtheball
    xtb-ic6.bin262144a3cc01b8 49d42bb17c314609f371df7d7ace57e54fdf6335 good xtheball
    xtb-ic7.bin2621448dfa6c1b a32940b3f9501a44e1d1ef1628f8a64b32aa2183 good xtheball
    xtb-1l.ic8524288df52c00f 9a89d780ad394b55ce9540a5743bbe571543288f good xtheball
    xtb-1h.ic95242889ce7785b 9a002ba492cdc35391df2b55dfe90c55b7d48ad1 good xtheball
    xtb-2l.ic10524288e2545a19 c2fe5adf7a174cec6aad63baa1b92761ef21d5a4 good xtheball
    xtb-2h.ic1152428850c27558 ecfb7d918868d35a8cde45f7d04fdfc3ffc06328 good xtheball

    :  PARENT Machine
    :  CLONE Machine
    :  BIOS
    :  Device


X The Ball (c) 1992 Rare, Ltd.


A.C.E.S. 2 hardware

Main CPU : TMS34010 (@ 5 Mhz)

Sound Chips : DAC

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 512 x 222 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 256

Players : 1

Control : trackball

Buttons : 1


It was the first arcade game made by Rare, Ltd. Presented by Capcom.


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

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Chiudi Lista

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 xtheball

0.96 [Aaron Giles]


- When the ball appears, only half of it fades in but the whole ball shows up when it's done fading. Luigi30 (ID 00806)


- 0.148u1: Reduced tag lookups in X the Ball [Phil Bennett].

- 0.124: Aaron Giles fixed video timing in X The Ball. Still don't know why it changed recently, but the new parameters reproduce the old values. Changed VSync to 60.797665 Hz.

- 0.123u3: Zsolt Vasvari and Mamesick fixed the DAC sound in X The Ball.

- 0.122u6: Changed TMS34010 CPU1 clock speed to 40MHz.

- 0.113u1: Changed visible area to 512x224.

- 0.96: Aaron Giles added X the Ball (Rare 1991).

- 12th April 2005: Dumping Project - A Texas company has a working cabinet for Rare's "X The Ball" soccer-themed redemption game; this is the only copy I've ever seen. It's the last known undumped game by Rare, and is supposedly on "Battletoads" hardware; it shouldn't be too hard to emulate. They are willing to part out the boardset and let us rent and dump it for $400, with $200 to be refunded if we return it in working order. I grant you that this is an awful lot to spend for something we won't own, but the only alternative is to either buy the boardset outright and break up a working cab (which I think is a terrible thing to do with a game this rare) or to buy and ship the whole cab.

LEVELS: 1 (endless)

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