F-14 Tomcat - Proto4 roms or upgrade?

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F-14 Tomcat - Proto4 roms or upgrade?


By Chuckwebster

2 years ago



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#1 2 years ago

I recently finished restoring an F-14. It was one of the earlier production ones and the roms in the machine are labeled Proto4. I've tried to find some information on these but haven't had much luck and don't have another F-14 nearby to compare the difference with the final version. The biggest thing i noticed is their is no way to turn flight insurance on from the kicker. my question to the group is it worth upgrading and if do upgrade should i replace the sound and voice roms too?

#3 2 years ago

I ask john wart about it, he's the go to guy for roms and board work.

#4 2 years ago

I own one with the Proto4 ROM's, and played one with the newer ROM's the other day. I have to say I prefer the Proto4 ROM's.

#5 2 years ago

You want the L-1 Eprom package for game, speech, and sound.
Full set at U4, U19, U21, U22, U26, and U27.
It fixed a few more errors other than the flight insurance, and scoring as well.
The game can loose track of the ball with the proto software.
L-1 was the final release.
I am not sure the game will even properly work if they are not all synchronized for the code, but I never mixed and matched to test.

I have both P and L Eproms for my sample game, and pulled the proto software.

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