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Sut
11-22-2020, 12:45 PM
Iím currently putting all Sega arcade games onto Launchbox but then breaking them down into arcade boards (I am also adding games that are not dumped or available for reference purposes).

I have been using both Sega Retro and System 16 as reference sources but occasionally they contradict each other with regards to what arcade board a game was released on. For example Fortress is a discrete logic game on Sega Retro but a VIC dual game on System 16.

Any idea when games do contradict which site is likely to be have the information correct ?

axel
11-22-2020, 04:58 PM
Iím currently putting all Sega arcade games onto Launchbox but then breaking them down into arcade boards (I am also adding games that are not dumped or available for reference purposes).

I have been using both Sega Retro and System 16 as reference sources but occasionally they contradict each other with regards to what arcade board a game was released on. For example Fortress is a discrete logic game on Sega Retro but a VIC dual game on System 16.

Any idea when games do contradict which site is likely to be have the information correct ?

System 16 is usually correct. The issue with Fortress is that it hasn't been dumped so we can't just look at the MAME driver to see what it's using. But see this video, the guy mentions there's a Z80 on the board.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iEV2dLibco&ab_channel=PrimeArcade

Sut
11-23-2020, 03:48 PM
Thanks for the video, makes me wonder if itís a bit of an hybrid of discrete logic and microprocessor as the graphics look fairly static.

Barone
11-24-2020, 12:00 PM
Sega Retro is usually bad, with a lot of made up bs. Avoid it for hardware info.

axel
11-24-2020, 11:10 PM
Thanks for the video, makes me wonder if itís a bit of an hybrid of discrete logic and microprocessor as the graphics look fairly static.

I'm sure it does but once there's a CPU it shouldn't be described as a discrete logic game. The graphics are indeed primitive and that probably explains the confusion.


Sega Retro is usually bad, with a lot of made up bs. Avoid it for hardware info.

I never want to say anything bad because people have worked very hard on that site but sometimes I'll follow a link there and think "that can't possibly be right, where did they come up with this?"

zyrobs
12-03-2020, 03:49 PM
Sega Retro is usually bad, with a lot of made up bs. Avoid it for hardware info.

That's putting it mildly.