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Pole Position

0.36b14 [Aaron Giles]

0.36b11 [Aaron Giles, Ernesto Corvi, Juergen Buchmueller]


- Pole Position was the first driving game to be based on a real circuit (Fuji).


- 0.112u2: Replaced 3x DAC with Discrete sound.

- 0.112u1: Replaced implementation of Namco 54xx sound chip with new MB8844 CPU core running the original embedded ROM code. Removed old sound core. Pole Position and Bosconian no longer require samples as a result [Nicola Salmora, Ernesto Corvi, Guru]. Added MB88xx (256000 Hz) CPU4 with 1k rom and replaced Namco 54XX with 3x DAC sound.

- 0.97u1: Mamesick removed LO/HI gearshift display in Pole Position (only enabled in a debug build).

- 0.94u2: Derrick Renaud added proper watchdogs to Bosconian, Galaga, Pole Position and Xevious.

- 0.90u3: Steve Ellenoff added clone Top Racer (set 3). Derrick Renaud added proper filters to the Namco52 sample player of Bosconian, Galaga, Pole Position and Xevious. Adjusted relative effect volumes per schematics.

- 14th January 2005: Derrick Renaud - Added proper filters to engine sound. Also i am working on adding the proper filtering to the speech (Namco 52XX voice effects) of Pole Position. The final sound comes out of pin 14 of the LM324. R/C components and a op-amp affect the filtering.

- 0.90u2: Derrick Renaud updated the Namco 54XX noise sound and added the R/C values to Bosconian, Galaga, Pole Position and Xevious.

- 0.89u5: Jarek Burczynski improved the Namco 54XX Noise Generator (Type A and B emulated, type C algo still unknown). Removed pp2_17.wav sample.

- 0.87u4: Pierpaolo Prazzoli added clone Top Racer (set 2).

- 0.79u1: Nicola Salmoria fixed various mistakes in the Pole Position ROM loading (one missing speech ROM). Also sprite zooming should now be closer to the hardware. Changed clock speed of the Z80 and the 2x Z8002 CPUs to 3072000 Hz and added Namco 52XX and Namco 54XX sound.

- 15th September 2002: Stephane Humbert fixed a small issue in the Pole Position MCU coinage handling.

- 0.37b12: Changed VSync to 60.606060Hz.

- 0.36b14: Aaron Giles added Pole Position (Namco 1982). Renamed (polepos) to (poleposa).

- 6th January 2000: Aaron Giles added the Japan Pole Position romset.

- 0.36b11: Added Pole Position (version 2) (Namco 1982 (Atari license)) and clones (version 1) and Top Racer (bootleg).

- 25th November 1999: Takahiro Nogi fixed some problems in the sample playing of Pole Position.

- 24th November 1999: Ernesto Corvi hooked up the two missing samples to the Pole Position driver.

- 23rd November 1999: Takahiro Nogi added partial stereo sound to Pole Position.

- 22nd November 1999: Aaron Giles, Ernesto Corvi and Juergen Buchmueller have submitted a fully working Pole Position 1 / 2 driver, it only lacks explosion and screeching tires samples.

- 0.36b6: Added clone Pole Position (set 2) (Testdriver).

- 0.35b9: Added Pole Position I (Atari 1982) (Testdriver) and clones (alternate set) and (bootleg).

ARCADE RELEASE: Pole Position (Namco) - 1982/Sep/24


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Romset: 194 kb / 41 files / 67.0 zip