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Karnov (US)

0.31 [Bryan McPhail]


- 0.113u1: Justin Szczap added DIP switch locations based on information from the manuals for Karnov.

- 25th February 2001: Quench fixed a bug in Karnov that caused it to crash sometimes.

- 1st October 2000: Bryan McPhail added flipscreen support to Karnov and Stadium Hero drivers.

- 31st July 2000: Guru - Dumped Karnov's i8751 MCU.

- 11th November 1999: Bryan McPhail added sprite buffering to Karnov, Chelnov and Dec8 games.

- 0.35b9: Changed M6502 CPU clock speed to 1.5MHz.

- 0.34b8: Bryan McPhail fixed slowdowns in Karnov. Changed YM-3812 sound to YM-3526.

- 0.34b3: Dani Portillo added hiscore save in Karnov.

- 0.33b4: Color PROMs no longer have to be included in the source. They can be loaded from disk just like the other ROMs. You just have to replace the color_prom pointer with the PROM_MEMORY_REGION() macro, to tell the core where the PROMs have been loaded. Example driver: Karnov/Chelnov [Nicola Salmoria].

- 0.31: Bryan McPhail added Karnov (Data East 1987) and clone (Japan). These games use a 68000 main processor with a 6502, YM2203C and YM3526 for sound. Karnov was a major pain to get going because of the 'protection' on the main player sprite, probably connected to the Intel microcontroller on the board. The game is very sensitive to the wrong values at the input ports... There is also some sort of timer connected to the input bits and this is set 'by hand' - I don't have any schematics or know what this chip is. There is another Karnov rom set - a bootleg version of the Japanese roms with the Data East copyright removed - not supported because the original Japanese roms work fine and two of the bootleg program roms appear to be short reads.


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