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Zaxxon (set 1)

0.08 [Mirko Buffoni]

Samples required


- Use F2 to enter test mode, then 1 to advance from one test to the following.


- In Zaxxon, after you enter your initials, the screen proudly displays: INITIALS ENTERD Happens on the real machine...


- 0.107u3: Fixed rom names.

- 0.107u2: Aaron Giles rewroted Zaxxon driver from the schematics. This is still a WIP (not finished yet): Fixed clock speeds and video timing. Complete memory maps. Simplified video code and merged common cases together. Palette derived from resistor weights. Background positioning still a little off.

- 0.99u2: Derrick Renaud fixed sample playing.

- 0.76u1: Changed Z80 CPU1 clock speed to 3041250 Hz.

- 23rd October 2003: Converted Zaxxon to use tilemaps in the foreground graphics layer, and corrected the CPU speed in it.

- 0.35: Added clone Jackson (bootleg).

- 30th June 1999: Nicola added a Zaxxon bootleg called Jackson.

- 0.35b11: Marco Cassili added clone Zaxxon (set 2).

- 9th April 1999: Marco Cassili added an Eagle clone, a Zaxxon clone and a Mr. Do! Run Run clone.

- 0.33b5: John Butler supported rotation in Zaxxon.

- [Zaxxon/Super Zaxxon Sound Samples: By an anonymous individual. 11/20/98 Zaxxon uses discrete sound circuitry that cannot be emulated. I got lucky and found some sound boards that still had some power in them. Most Zaxxon boards the capacitors are all dried up so a lot of the sound disappear. Stuff to do: Zaxxon has 5 flight sound variations. These have to be put into the driver to take advantage of them.]

- 0.31: Alex Judd support sample sound in Zaxxon and Berzerk. Gerald Vanderick added accurate colors.

- 0.30: A note about Zaxxon colors: we are aware that they are wrong. The reason is that we are using the Super Zaxxon color PROM. As soon as we'll have the correct Zaxxon color PROM, they will be fixed.

- 0.29: Zaxxon is getting there (sprites are mostly correct, background isn't).

- 0.28: Zaxxon and Congo Bongo can go in service mode (F2).

- 0.27: Marc Vergoosen improved colors in Zaxxon.

- 0.26a: Mirko Buffoni worked with the wrong source, now everything is back to normality in Zaxxon.

- 0.18: Zaxxon now save their high scores for real. The code had disappeared from the drivers.

- 0.15: Miscellaneous graphics fixes and hiscore save in Zaxxon.

- 0.13: Marc Lafontaine submitted a new palette for Zaxxon.

- 0.11: Marc Vergoossen provided a much better palette for Zaxxon.

- 0.09: Background graphics in Zaxxon now work, albeit a bit slow (45-50 fps on my 486/100).

- 0.081: Zaxxon now works, but the background graphics are missing.

- 0.08: Mirko Buffoni added Zaxxon (Sega 1982) (doesn't work).

Other Emulators:

* Mimic


Recommended Games:

Super Zaxxon


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Romset: 105 kb / 17 files / 34.3 zip