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The Namco Pole Position was an arcade system board, which was first used by Namco in 1982 for the Pole Position arcade games; it was one of the first system boards to utilize stereo and quadraphonic sound, and used NVRAM to save its high scores after a machine was turned off. It was also the first arcade system to use 16-bit microprocessors, with two Zilog Z8002 processors.[1][2] It was the most powerful and expensive arcade system upon release, costing $4200[2] ($8.49 thousand in 2019). The hardware is capable of pseudo-3D, sprite-scaling.

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Namco Pole Position specificationsEdit

ProcessorsEdit

MemoryEdit

GraphicsEdit

List of Namco Pole Position arcade gamesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.vasulka.org/archive/Writings/VideogameImpact.pdf#page=23
  2. ^ a b http://www.vasulka.org/archive/Writings/VideogameImpact.pdf#page=25
  3. ^ https://archive.org/stream/polepositiontm-2184thprinting111/PolePositionTM-2184thPrinting-1-1-1
  4. ^ a b c "Schematic Package Supplement". Pole Position Operation, Maintenance, and Service Manual (pdf). Milpitas, California: Atari, Inc. 1982. pp. 92–104. Retrieved 2014-02-03.
  5. ^ http://www.drolez.com/retro/
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p https://github.com/mamedev/mame/tree/master/src/mame/drivers/polepos.c[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ http://maben.homeip.net/static/s100/zilog/z8000/Zilog%20Z8000%20reference%20manual.pdf#page=67 Archived 2015-06-09 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ a b http://msdb.lapli.fr/?display=detail&value=polepos
  9. ^ a b http://www.datasheetarchive.com/dlmain/Datasheets-112/DSAP0049295.pdf[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ a b c Namco Pole Position hardware page at System16.com - The Arcade Museum
  11. ^ a b c d e http://www.multigame.com/NAMCO.html
  12. ^ https://github.com/mamedev/mame/tree/master/src/emu/sound/namco.c[permanent dead link]
  13. ^ http://www.arcade-museum.com/manuals-videogames/P/polepos.pdf
  14. ^ http://www.pin4.at/pro_custom.php
  15. ^ a b c d e https://web.archive.org/web/20130104201547/http://mamedev.org/source/src/mame/video/polepos.c.html
  16. ^ http://www.arcade-museum.com/manuals-videogames/P/Pole_Position_SP218_8th_Printing.pdf

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