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polepos.c

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

0.35b9 [Ernesto Corvi, Juergen Buchmueller, Alex Pasadyn]


NOTES:

- To reset the high score table, enter service mode, press the accelerator and change the shifter from LO to HI

- Pole Position II reports 'Manual Start' on the Test Mode. This is ok, because they had to accomodate the hardware from Pole Position I to allow track selection.

- Change POLEPOS_TOGGLE to 0 if you are using the original gearshift.

- The old version of the vertical scaling ROM, 136014-131, has (apart from some irrelevant differences) one bad bit. This seems to be a genuine error on Atari's part, since they replaced it with 136014-231 which matches Namco's PP1-27. The bad bit should cause a tiny gfx glitch, though it's difficult to notice.


VIDEO HARDWARE NOTES:

- Pole Position has three 256x4 palette PROMs (one per gun) and a lot of 256x4 lookup table PROMs.


WIP:

- 0.93: Added clock parameter to Namco sound (48000 Hz).

- 18th December 1999: Aaron Giles fixed Pole Position II dipswitches.

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

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

- 0.35b9: Added polepos.c driver (Testdriver).