Catalogue of Arcade Emulation Software - the Absolute Reference

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Joust (White/Green label)

0.30 [Valerio Verrando]

0.23 [Steven Hugg]


- The first time you run the game, it will say 'factory settings restored'. Press F2 to proceed.

- Press F2 for Test-Mode

- Press F1 + F2 for Bookkeeping/Setup

DIP/Input Bugs:

- Player 1 and player 2 start buttons are mapped twice. inputduplication0106u7gra cpukett / Karasu


- 0.107u2: Fixed P1/2 START input again.

- 0.107u1: Luigi30 fixed input (P1/2 START were mapped twice).

- 0.103u5: Fixed rom names in Joust and removed Joust (Solid Green label).

- 0.103u4: Reznor007 added clone Joust (Solid Green label).

- 0.95u3: Changed cpu1 roms addresses from $0-8000 to $10000-18000.

- 0.92: Highwayman added proms ($0, $200 - video inversion for cocktail table).

- 14th January 2005: Aaron Giles - One of my first experiences with emulation was back in 1994 (I think) playing Joust on the original/commerical Digital Eclipse emulators for the Mac. I realize it's fun to slag on commerical emulators for having annoying ticks or imperfections that aren't in MAME; however, you have to keep in mind that a commercial emulator has to run on much tighter hardware specs. You can't ship an emulator that runs Smash TV the way MAME does; none of the modern consoles have near enough raw CPU horsepower to do it, and you'll have a hard time explaining to PC users why a game from 1987 needs 1.5GHz or more (believe me, it's not easy!) That said, some of the imperfections I've heard about various commercial emulators border on unforgiveable.

- 0.33b7: Removed Joust (Green label) from MAME.

- 0.30: Valerio Verrando added Joust (White/Green label). Renamed (joust) to (joustr). Marco Cassili added clones Joust (Green label) and (White/Red label). All of the alternate versions are older, and have the pterodactyl bug. The order, from older to newer, is: white/red - green - red - white/green.

- 0.25: Valerio Verrando fixed the Williams driver to support joystick in Blaster, Defender, Joust, Robotron, Splat and Stargate.

- 0.24: Marc LaFontaine provided drivers for Robotron, Splat, Defender, Joust, Stargate, Bubbles, Blaster and Sinistar. Bubbles doesn't start, and Sinistar do weird things at startup. The other games work very well, though. For this version I provide a set of fonts that can be used to avoid jerkiness in williams games.

- 0.23: Added Joust (Williams 1982). Where the characters are stored? The sprites sometimes disappear. Steven Hugg provided a Williams games driver. Stargate, Robotron and Joust are currently supported and playable.


- To fly in Joust press repeatedly the 'FLAP' button.

- To survive a joust the highest lance wins in a collision.

- Pick up the eggs before they hatch.

- Meet all enemies and beware of the 'unbeatable?' Pterodactyl.

LEVELS: 255 (endless)

Other Emulators:

* HiVE


* Retrocade

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