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Fire Truck

0.37b12 [Phil Stroffolino]


- Select Fire Truck (2 Player) or Smokey Joe (1 Player) in the dipswitch menu. Two drivers work as a team to control a hook-and-ladder fire engine. One player drives the cab, the other steers the trailer simulating the excitement of an actual fire chase. A single player can choose to drive either the cab or the trailer. In this mode, the computer takes over as the alternate driving partner.


- Service mode is completely scrambled. The service mode is supposed to look like this, from the manual: "throughout the self-test, a set of stationary graphics appear in a rainbow pattern (dark to light) from the left side to the right side of the screen". I mixed this with Monte Carlo (same driver). That game has a very similar service mode which is confirmed by screen shots in the manual. Anyway, the emulation is correct. frotz


- 0.94u5: Derrick Renaud updated Fire Truck, Monte Carlo and Super Bug to use new 7492 counter. Changed adjusters so frequency goes higher when adjusted to the right.

- 0.88: Derrick Renaud added proper CPU clock frequency change when going in/out of service mode in Fire Truck and Monte Carlo and changed watchdog to proper time using new MDRV_WATCHDOG_VBLANK_INIT function in Fire Truck, Monte Carlo, Super Bug, Pac-Man and Polaris.

- 0.80u2: Derrick Renaud updated Fire Truck to use Aaron's DISCRETE_ADJUSTMENT changes.

- 0.80: Derrick Renaud update Pool Shark, Fire Truck, Super Bug and Monte Carlo to use new discrete sound components.

- 0.65: Derrick Renaud fixed sound in Fire Truck, Super Bug and Monte Carlo.

- 31st January 2003: Aaron Giles forwarded Derrick Renaud's improvements to the discrete sound in Fire Truck, Super Bug and Monte Carlo.

- 0.61: Fixed CPU1 roms addresses, gfx3/4 order and visible area to 240x230.

- 29th May 2002: Stefan Jokisch merged the Fire Truck and Super Bug drivers and improved both of them significantly.

- 0.60: Added sync prom ($0 - not used).

- 4th March 2001: Keith Wilkins added discrete sound support to Fire Truck and fixed a few other bugs in the discrete sound engine.

- 14th February 2001: With Nicola Salmoria's help, Juergen Buchmueller fixed some 6808 CPU core bugs that prevented Fire Truck from working.

- 7th February 2001: Phil Stroffolino added collision detection to Fire Truck, but it still unfortunately does not work with the C 6808/6800 core.

- 5th February 2001: Phil Stroffolino sent in a Fire Truck driver based on Ron Fries' and Dan Boris' original work, but the game does not start because of CPU core bugs and it also lacks collision detection.

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Romset: 22 kb / 12 files / 9.45 zip