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Popeye (revision D)

0.33b1 [?]

0.19 [Marc LaFontaine]


- To enter service mode, reset keeping the service button pressed.


- 27th January 2005: Nicola Salmoria fixed the Water colour and crash in Popeye by correctly masking the tile attribute.

- 0.60: Changed VSync to 60Hz.

- 22nd October 2001: William Kucharski sent in cocktail mode fixes for 1943 and Popeye.

- 0.53: Changed palettesize from 304 to 288 colors. Changed description from Popeye (set 1) to Popeye (revision D) and (set 2) to (revision D not protected).

- 1st August 2001: Nicola Salmoria finally decrypted the original version of Popeye.

- 0.37b6: Added clone Popeye (rev. F).

- 25th June 1999: Mike Coates modified Popeye to be properly rotated.

- 0.35b2: Nicola Salmoria added clone Popeye (set 2) (not working due to encryption). Replaced proms in (set 1) with (set 2).

- 0.33b2: Nicola Salmoria adjusted the brightness of the background in Popeye, which should make it correct according to the schematics. Maybe now it's too dark?

- 0.33b1: Added Popeye (Nintendo). The original doesn't work because the ROMs are encrypted. The encryption is based on a custom ALU and seems to be dynamically evolving (like Jr. PacMan).

- 0.30: Juan Carlos Lorente fixed hiscore save.

- 0.27: Nicola Salmoria changed VSync in Popeye to 30Hz.

- 0.26: Mauro Minenna introduced a new option (-dir4) that simplify the use of the joysticks to be connected on the keyboard. This modify resolves the problem of diagonal direction in games such as PacMan, Popeye, and Kung Fu Master.

- 0.23: Some fix to Popeye sound pitch.

- 0.20: Thanks to Marc LaFontaine's invaluable help, Popeye is now fully playable and has 100% accurate colors. Supports hiscore saving, too. Still very slow.

- 0.19: Thanks to Marc LaFontaine we have now support for Popeye (bootleg). It's not yet playable (when the game starts the machine resets) but it has music already. It's also very slow, since it uses a 512x480 screen. I'm looking for decryption scheme for original Popeye board using Lionel's idea [pain!].


Animation: Popeye The Sailor

Year: USA 1936

Studio: Max Fleischer

Cast: Popeye, Olive Oyl, Bluto, Wimpy

Movie: Popeye

Genre: Comedy, Musical

Year: USA 1980

Director: Robert Altman

Studio: Paramount Pictures

Cast: Robin Williams, Shelly Duvall, Paul L. Smith, Linda Hunt, Paul Dooley

Romset: 69 kb / 14 files / 39.6 zip