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Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom

0.58 [Nicola Salmoria]

0.57 [Aaron Giles]

Samples required


- Buck Rogers used analog sprite-scaling circuitry that is proving very difficult to emulate.


- 0.109u2: Aaron Giles fixed clock speeds in Buck Rogers. Changed Z80 CPU1/2 clock speeds to 4992000 Hz and changed VSync to 59.090908 Hz.

- 0.108u3: Changed visible area to 512x224.

- 0.108u2: Added proms ($0, 20, 100, 300 - Char layer X shift, sprite state machine, sprite Y scaling and video timing) and changed palettesize to 1024 colors.

- 0.108u1: Changed visible area to 256x224 and VSync to 59.185608 Hz.

- 0.107u4: Aaron Giles added built-in layouts for Turbo, Subroc 3D, Buck Rogers, Atari Football, Atari Baseball and Super Speed Racer using the new primitives.

- 0.107u2: Added 2x 'Unknown' dipswitches.

- 0.96u2: Nathan Woods rewrote 8255 PPI mode 2 support, and hooked 8255 to Buck Rogers properly. This fixes the 'Insert Coins' bug.

- 0.79u2: Added clone Zoom 909.

- 12th February 2004: Tomasz Slanina added Zoom 909 (a clone of Buck Rogers) to the Turbo driver.

- 0.63: Subroc-3D, Turbo and Buck Rogers use the artwork to show the LED counters. Changed visible area to 256x224, palettesize to 1792 colors and aspect ratio to 3:4.

- 6th February 2002: Aaron Giles re-submitted Zsolt Vasvari's and Jim Hernandez's Buck Rogers sample support, fixed the Blaster line fill and added the missing ASIC65 source file.

- 0.58: Support for samples. Added the encrypted version of 'Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom'.

- 31st January 2002: Nicola Salmoria decrypted another Buck Rogers ROM set and added it to the Turbo driver.

- 8th January 2002: Zsolt Vasvari and Jim Hernandez added sound sample support to the Buck Rogers driver.

- 15th November 2001: Aaron Giles adjusted the speed in Buck Rogers and Subroc-3D.

- 12th November 2001: Aaron Giles cleaned up Frank Palazzolo's Buck Rogers and Subroc-3D drivers and merged them with the Turbo driver. Neither of them has sound yet, and Subroc-3D crashes at random.

- 10th November 2001: Guru - Received Buck Rogers Planet of Zoom (Sega 1982). Big thanks to Smitdogg.


Movie: Buck Rogers In The 25th Century

Genre: Sci-fi

Year: USA 1978

Director: Daniel Haller

Studio: Universal Pictures

Cast: Gil Gerard, Pamela Hensley, Erin Grey, Henry Silva, Tim O'Connor, Duke Butler, Felix Silla,John Dewey-Carter, Caroline Smith

Category: Starfighter

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Romset: 187 kb / 23 files / 84.4 zip