* edit the BK roms are fine, it was the speech chip, 55564 does not seem to be compatible with Black Knight and Alien Poker. Alien poker uses sound 3. see post 3 for 55516 vs 55564 *
Going through all the WMS sound and speech ROMs on IPDB and I have encountered a few issues. Most system 7 game downloads come packed with "sound 12" but I have found about eight different versions with the same "Sound 12" label. The manuals make mention of sound 5, sound 6, etc. Most on IPDB seem to be the right data but I have two sets I can't get to work right.
Alien Poker. On IPDB one ROM pack comes with "SOUND 2". A different IPDB ROM pack download comes with "SOUND 3". The manual says sound rom should be "white labeled", does that mean unique data for AP? When I pair sound 2 with the AP speech ROM I get no speech in test mode, speech is skipped. When I pair the AP speech ROMs with sound 3 I get silence during when speech should be playing in test mode. Same behavior with English Speech or French Speech ROMs. I am guessing this game has a unique sound ROM? Does anyone know what sound ROM goes with Alien Poker and any issues with the IPDB rom packs?
Black Knight. All IPDB ROM pack versions come with the same "sound 12". Manual says it should be "SOUND 5". In test mode I get silence when speech should be playing. In game mode I get some static at times speech should play. I think the sound ROM is right as I recognize some of the sound effects even tho I am testing in a firepower. If I use the French black knight speech ROMs it talks fine, I only get silence with the English black knight speech ROMs. Has anyone had trouble or success with the IPDB BK speech ROMs?
All the other game sound/speech ROMs from IPDB seem to be working ok. If you ever wanted to know what Thunderball speech sounded like...
BK SOUND 12 = DD2F
BK VIC4 = 07B5
BK VIC5 = DEE5
BK VIC6 = 0C08
BK VIC7 = DCB8
SOUND 3 = BDCA
AP VIC4 = NOT USED
AP VIC5 = 17B0
AP VIC6 = 6DE0
AP VIC7 = 0329