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It looks like it's time for a more public test of Soldier Girl Amazon.

I've re-attached the art I made (It's not great, so if someone else wants to make some, I wouldn't be offended).

Here are the rom files
Darksoft Version
NeoSD Version
MAME/FB Neo Version

Things to note
- I built the roms for the Darksoft and NeoSD versions, but they have not been tested.
- The select button is used as coin input when set to AES mode.
- Don't forget to try out the "Pause" menu in AES mode.

Here's the xml data for adding this to MAME and trying it out.
Code:
   <software name="amazoneo">
        <description>Soldier Girl Amazon (NeoGeo)</description>
        <year>1986</year>
        <publisher>Nichibutsu</publisher>
        <info name="serial" value="NGM-0282"/>
        <info name="release" value="1986"/>
        <sharedfeat name="release" value="MVS,AES" />
        <sharedfeat name="compatibility" value="MVS,AES" />
        <part name="cart" interface="neo_cart">
            <dataarea name="maincpu" width="16" endianness="big" size="0x100000">
                <rom loadflag="load16_word_swap" name="amazon-p1.p1" offset="0x000000" size="0x20000" crc="F5F57B9D" />
            </dataarea>
            <dataarea name="fixed" size="0x040000">
                <rom offset="0x000000" size="0x020000" name="amazon-s1.s1" crc="128166BB" />
            </dataarea>
            <dataarea name="audiocpu" size="0x020000">
                <rom offset="0x000000" size="0x010000" name="amazon-m1.m1" crc="681D2398" />
            </dataarea>
            <dataarea name="ymsnd:adpcma" size="0x400000">
                <rom name="amazon-v1.v1" offset="0x000000" size="0x200000" crc="1A1A886C" />
                <rom name="amazon-v2.v2" offset="0x200000" size="0x200000" crc="86CADE60" />
            </dataarea>
            <dataarea name="sprites" size="0x1000000">
                <rom loadflag="load16_byte" name="amazon-c1.c1" offset="0x000000" size="0x20000" crc="901C6AE1" />
                <rom loadflag="load16_byte" name="amazon-c2.c2" offset="0x000001" size="0x20000" crc="A02A8679" />
            </dataarea>
        </part>
    </software>

Lastly, if you like my work and want to help with costs of development tools or just say thanks, it would be greatly appreciated!
https://www.patreon.com/iq_132
 

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What was updated in this latest version? Noticed the P rom arc is new.
 
Arcade Stick Pro + MVSX covers
 

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I would love to own a cart version of Cabal once the various issues will be fixed. It's one of my favorite arcade games, and I own the pcb of the joystick version. A MVS version of it would be superb

A re-write is on my to-do list, but I haven't circled back.

What was updated in this latest version? Noticed the P rom arc is new.

I found a crash bug and fixed it. No other bugs with any details on how to reproduce them were ever reported to me.
 
It looks like it's time for a more public test of Soldier Girl Amazon.

I've re-attached the art I made (It's not great, so if someone else wants to make some, I wouldn't be offended).

Here are the rom files
Darksoft Version
NeoSD Version
MAME/FB Neo Version

Things to note
- I built the roms for the Darksoft and NeoSD versions, but they have not been tested.

While I don't have a NeoSD or Darksoft, HBMAME recently got an update that allows testing of files for them, so I tried them out.

The NeoSD version ran fine, sideways of course, in the attract mode.

The Darksoft version has issues, but of course it might in fact work on the intended hardware. What I found was that file ccrom0 should be renamed to crom0, and then all the sprites are corrupted. I'm guessing that the necessary bitswap hasn't been done. Or there's something missing from HBMAME.
 
Sorry I haven't had a chance to test it out yet, I got some donor carts and hopefully will have time to do some conversions this weekend
 
It looks like it's time for a more public test of Soldier Girl Amazon.

I've re-attached the art I made (It's not great, so if someone else wants to make some, I wouldn't be offended).

Here are the rom files
Darksoft Version
NeoSD Version
MAME/FB Neo Version

Things to note
- I built the roms for the Darksoft and NeoSD versions, but they have not been tested.
- The select button is used as coin input when set to AES mode.
- Don't forget to try out the "Pause" menu in AES mode.

Here's the xml data for adding this to MAME and trying it out.
Code:
   <software name="amazoneo">
        <description>Soldier Girl Amazon (NeoGeo)</description>
        <year>1986</year>
        <publisher>Nichibutsu</publisher>
        <info name="serial" value="NGM-0282"/>
        <info name="release" value="1986"/>
        <sharedfeat name="release" value="MVS,AES" />
        <sharedfeat name="compatibility" value="MVS,AES" />
        <part name="cart" interface="neo_cart">
            <dataarea name="maincpu" width="16" endianness="big" size="0x100000">
                <rom loadflag="load16_word_swap" name="amazon-p1.p1" offset="0x000000" size="0x20000" crc="F5F57B9D" />
            </dataarea>
            <dataarea name="fixed" size="0x040000">
                <rom offset="0x000000" size="0x020000" name="amazon-s1.s1" crc="128166BB" />
            </dataarea>
            <dataarea name="audiocpu" size="0x020000">
                <rom offset="0x000000" size="0x010000" name="amazon-m1.m1" crc="681D2398" />
            </dataarea>
            <dataarea name="ymsnd:adpcma" size="0x400000">
                <rom name="amazon-v1.v1" offset="0x000000" size="0x200000" crc="1A1A886C" />
                <rom name="amazon-v2.v2" offset="0x200000" size="0x200000" crc="86CADE60" />
            </dataarea>
            <dataarea name="sprites" size="0x1000000">
                <rom loadflag="load16_byte" name="amazon-c1.c1" offset="0x000000" size="0x20000" crc="901C6AE1" />
                <rom loadflag="load16_byte" name="amazon-c2.c2" offset="0x000001" size="0x20000" crc="A02A8679" />
            </dataarea>
        </part>
    </software>

Lastly, if you like my work and want to help with costs of development tools or just say thanks, it would be greatly appreciated!
https://www.patreon.com/iq_132
Hi Man,
I tried it on my Dark Soft AES cart and I get garbled graphics. The menu and title screen are totally fine but the game itself has garbled graphics:

IMG_6976.JPGIMG_6977.JPG
 
Can you verify for me, it's the zip with the crom0 that has a crc32 of 48666C12 that you tested with?
 
Recommend this:
https://code.kliu.org/hashcheck/

You might need to right click -> save as if using chrome as it might block the exe

After installing, right click on the file, "Properties", and click on "Checksums" tab, check CRC-32
thanks @iq_132 the checksum is correct. I redownloaded it now I get a completely black screen (except for fonts they still show). the actual Neo Geo boot screen doesn't load as well
 
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