Super Pierrot mapper

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By hap

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12-07-2007, 12:50

What's so special about Super Pierrot that it uses a different mapper in blueMSX? It seems to work fine with ASCII16.

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By Jipe

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12-07-2007, 13:48

original as special mapper but a cheat version as the mapper Ascii
is easy to modify mapper in another cartridge change Konami in SCC or Ascii 8
just change adress 4000 6000 8000 A000 - 5000 7000 9000 B000 - 6000 6800 7000 7800

By hap

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12-07-2007, 15:12

So the one from GoodMSX (crc 0xF00B4BBC), that works with ASCII16, is a bad/hacked ROM?

By dvik

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12-07-2007, 18:58

For how long did you play Super Pierrot with the ASCII16 mapper? If you play the correct rom it will crash after a a couple of minutes or so. The mapper is almost the same as ASCII16 but the Super Pierrot mapper can switch banks on all addresses.

By hap

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12-07-2007, 21:01

I guess I'm going game over too quickly then ;p
On which level is it supposed to crash? So far I've only seen it writing to $6000.

By Manuel

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12-07-2007, 21:25

I also can't see any crash. openMSX doesn't have a SuperPierrot mapper implemented (although it is mentioned in the softwaredb.xml, it is ignored). According to BiFi, it's definately an ASCII16 mapper, by looking at the circuitry. I have the original cart and made some photos of the PCB Smile

By dvik

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12-07-2007, 22:27

I didn't write this mapper in blueMSX but I have a vague memory that the mapper was really intended for another game, like Vaxol. But I played some Vaxol now and it doesn't crash so perhaps it was another game. The thing is that the mapper wasn't called SuperPierot from the beginning. It had a more generic name and we changed it some time back. Perhaps we changed it to the wrong name :/ I need to do some more investigations. I'm 100% sure it is one game that needs this mapper though. I'm just not sure it is Super Pierot.

By Manuel

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12-07-2007, 22:34

THere was some name in the code ASCII16NF (Not Fixed?)...

Anyway, it seems SuperPierrot is not a real mapper type.

By dvik

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12-07-2007, 22:38

I think it is a real mapper type, the question is for what game. The guy that did the mapper was very sure about it.

By dvik

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12-07-2007, 22:42

I just looked in the old bluemsx database and found these two lines:

## ascii16nf ASCII16 variant (for cracked roms)

F00B4BBC ascii16nf Super Pierrot (1987)(Taito)(Jp)[F00B4BBC]

So I guess the mapper is for the Super Pierrot dump with CRC F00B4BBC.

By Manuel

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12-07-2007, 22:49

The ROM image from GoodMSX which has the ASCII16 mapper type also has this CRC...

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