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Can handle 4 2MiB or 1MiB [[C ROM]]s with a special trick.
 
Can handle 4 2MiB or 1MiB [[C ROM]]s with a special trick.
  
On this board, the {{Sig|P14}}, {{Sig|P15}}, {{Sig|M1 A2}} and {{Sig|M1 A4}} lines are reversed on [[NEO-273]]. These inversions cancel each other out for the [[M1 ROM]], but the C ROMs {{Sig|A20}} and {{Sig|A19}} output are inverted.
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On this board, the {{Sig|P14|P14}}, {{Sig|P15|P15}}, {{Sig|S1 A2|S1 A2}} and {{Sig|S1 A4|S1 A4}} lines are reversed on [[NEO-273]]. These inversions cancel each other out for the [[M1 ROM]], but the C ROMs {{Sig|A20|A20}} and {{Sig|A19|A19}} output are inverted.
  
 
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Next revision: [[CHA42G-1]].
 
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Latest revision as of 21:25, 15 October 2018

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Can handle 4 2MiB or 1MiB C ROMs with a special trick.

On this board, the P14, P15, S1 A2 and S1 A4 lines are reversed on NEO-273. These inversions cancel each other out for the M1 ROM, but the C ROMs A20 and A19 output are inverted.

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This was done to benefit of the NEO-273's inverted A20 output on the A19 line instead to switch between pairs of 1MiB C ROMs without additionnal circuitry. However, this has the side-effect of mixing data up if 2MiB C ROMs are used:

For tiles to be used properly in 2MiB ROMs, data must be organized as follows:

  • C1 = First 1MiB of C1 + First 1MiB of C3
  • C2 = First 1MiB of C2 + First 1MiB of C4
  • C3 = Second 1MiB of C1 + Second 1MiB of C3
  • C4 = Second 1MiB of C2 + Second 1MiB of C4

In MAME, in the Fatal Fury 2 definition for example, the 4 2MiB C ROMs are loaded in a special order to sort them back out:

ROM_LOAD16_BYTE( "047-c1.c1", 0x000000, 0x100000...  // First half of C1 loaded in even bytes of 0x000000~0x1FFFFE
ROM_CONTINUE( 0x400000, 0x100000 )                   // Second half of C1 loaded in even bytes of 0x400000~0x5FFFFE
ROM_LOAD16_BYTE( "047-c2.c2", 0x000001, 0x100000...  // First half of C2 loaded in odd bytes of 0x000001~0x1FFFFF
ROM_CONTINUE( 0x400001, 0x100000 )                   // Second half of C2 loaded in odd bytes of 0x400001~0x5FFFFF
ROM_LOAD16_BYTE( "047-c3.c3", 0x200000, 0x100000...  // First half of C3 loaded in even bytes of 0x200000~0x3FFFFE
ROM_CONTINUE( 0x600000, 0x100000 )                   // Second half of C3 loaded in even bytes of 0x600000~0x7FFFFE
ROM_LOAD16_BYTE( "047-c4.c4", 0x200001, 0x100000...  // First half of C4 loaded in odd bytes of 0x200001~0x3FFFFF
ROM_CONTINUE( 0x600001, 0x100000 )                   // Second half of C4 loaded in odd bytes of 0x600001~0x7FFFFF
  • 0x000000~0x1FFFFF: First half of C1 and C2
  • 0x200000~0x3FFFFF: First half of C3 and C4
  • 0x400000~0x5FFFFF: Second half of C1 and C2
  • 0x600000~0x7FFFFF: Second half of C3 and C4

Next revision: CHA42G-1.