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Puzzle Star (Sang Ho Soft)

0.106u6 [David Haywood, Tomasz Slanina]


WIP:

- 0.106u7: Added YM2413 (3580000 Hz) sound, changed visible area to 480x544, palettesize to 512 colors and description to 'Puzzle Star (Sang Ho Soft)'. Added dipswitches 'DIPS' and 'Display Numbers on Tiles'.

- 0.106u6: Added Puzzle Star? (Sang Ho).

- 12th June 2006: Tomasz Slanina - Preliminary Sexy Boom / Puzzle Star driver. Haze made a skeleton driver and mapped inputs. I've hooked up the v9938 vdp (taken from MESS) and sound. Both games dispalys "something", but rombanking is still unknown( Sexy Boom writes to ports in range $f8-$fe (similar to msx2), puzzle star use port $91). Game hardware is based on MSX2 but differs in many places.

- 11th June 2006: David Haywood - Sang Ho Soft's Puzzle Star (and Sexy Boom) may be based on reproduction MSX hardware, but again they are probably protected. The PCB has a battery backed ATT3030 FGPA chip labaled 'Warning ! No Touch' Once the battery is dead the PCB dies too, and most of the PCBs we've seen have been dead. The problem is we don't know what to do with it, we don't know if that chip simply controls their video hardware, or runs the main game. Until progress is made with the emulation this worrying situation remains. It might not even be based on MSX hardware, even that remains a guess for now. Dox has expressed an interest at looking at this further so I wish him the best of luck in figuring it out, and for now I'll keep hoping that we don't need anything extra from the PCBs.


Category: Puzzle


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Romset: 1664 kb / 13 files / 718.1 zip