Espial (conversion from Net Wars)

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EMU Infos
dumper f205v
date 25/04/2006
PCB Infos
name 416
description Espial (conversion from Net Wars)
year 198x
manufacturer Orca


Technical references


QTY Type clock position function
1x MK3880N-Z80CPU sound board 8-bit Microprocessor - sound
1x AY-3-8910 sound board Programmable Sound Generator - sound
1x NEC D780C main board 8-bit Microprocessor - main
1x oscillator 18432 main board
1x oscillator 12000 lower board


QTY Type position status
2x M5L2732K 1,2 sound board dumped
1x HN482764G 3 main board dumped
1x M5L2764K 4 main board dumped
1x M5L2732K 5 main board dumped
2x empty socket main board
2x M5L2732K 8,9 lower board dumped
2x empty socket lower board
2x 6301 dumped


QTY Type position


QTY Type position status


1x 22x2 edge connector
1x trimmer (volume)
2x 8 DIP switches banks


it looks like some eproms are missing (as well as a ram). Using my prom dump in Espial gives the Orca logo on title screen (but BG is missing).

update 20060427 from Brian A. Troha:
Looks like it's a bad conversion from Net Wars to Espial.... the roms match those from Espial (Euro) when checking the CRC32 values, but the color proms match Net Wars. When I plug in those color proms, it's clearly wrong as most of the graphics go black.
So you can pull it off (or updated it as the Euro version and state it's already emulated) as it will not get added as a new clone.
The color proms for Espial black out colors 0x1c & 0x1d. These are the colors the Orca logo is drawn in. For netwars these colors point to blue and pink and you see the blue & pink Orca when using those proms.



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