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Moon Patrol

0.31 [Gary Walton]

0.11 [Nicola Salmoria, Chris Hardy]


- Press F2 + F3 for Test-Mode (press and release, then be patient. After the RAM/ROM tests, press 2 for an additional menu of options, then left/right to choose the option, and 1 to select it).


- After shooting a spaceship that was attacking me by flying towards me it didn't disappear but kept following behind me. => This has been confirmed to be a bug in the original game.


- 0.112: Chris Hardy fixed Moon Patrol scrolling so that it matches the schematics.

- 0.78u3: Aaron Giles fixed Moon Patrol crash.

- 5th January 2004: Curt Coder submitted fixes to the Moon Patrol driver.

- 0.78u1: Stefan Jokisch added the new PROM dump for the Williams set, changed the size of the PROM dump for the IREM set, renamed all ROMs, converted the driver to the tilemap system, simplified background drawing by creating a 256x64 gfx layout and minor fixes to the video section based on schems. Changed palettesize from 192 to 576 colors.

- 3rd January 2004: Brian A. Troha fixed one ROM in Moon Patrol.

- 1st January 2003: Stefan Jokisch added PROMs and converted Moon Patrol to the tilemap system.

- 0.37b13: Removed clone Moon Ranger (mranger was a gfx hack of Moon Patrol with no code changes).

- 0.37b6: Changed M6803 CPU2 and the 2x AY-8910 clock speeds to 894886 Hz.

- 0.35b11: Changed M6803 CPU2 clock speed to 1.5MHz.

- 0.35b10: Changed M6803 CPU2 clock speed to 6MHz.

- 0.35b4: [DOS] New -quadra and -triple video options. They are slower than the others, but provide interesting features. With -quadra the screen is quadrupled horizontally and tripled vertically, so a 256x256 game fits perfectly in a 1024x768 screen. -triple triples horizontally and doubles vertically, so it's perfect for Moon Patrol [].

- 0.34RC1: Nicola fixed music in Moon Patrol, Traverse USA and the other Irem games.

- 0.33b4: In the DOS version, -vsync is supported for games running at 57fps (e.g. Moon Patrol). However, due to the sync rate being different, the game runs 6% faster than it should [Nicola Salmoria].

- 0.31: Gary Walton added Moon Patrol (Irem 1982). Renamed (mpatrol) to (mpatrolw).

- 0.29: Aaron Giles improved sound and Valerio Verrando support HIGH SCORE in Moon Patrol. Accurate colors in Moon Patrol.

- 0.15: Fixed most of the graphics problems with Moon Patrol. The video driver is a gigantic kludge right now, but it works and at a reasonable speed (Nicola though that he can't reach 60fps on my 486/100).

- 0.13: Nicola began working on Moon Patrol's background. It's quite messed up now. Thanks to Thomas Meyer for Moon Patrol screenshots.

- 0.12: Support for Moon Ranger (bootleg version of Moon Patrol).

- 0.11: Nicola Salmoria added Moon Patrol (Williams 1982). There is no scrolling background because Nicola don't know where to place it. Thanks to Chris Hardy for info on Moon Patrol.


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