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11/03/15 10:34 PM


I got the info below today from dlfrsilver about Toki:


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Hello guys,

I have found lately a video made by 2 French guys, which have been in contact with the ex boss Tadashi Yokoyama, the owner of Tad(ashi) Corporation arcade company

Facts :

- Toki was chosen by Tadashi because it's the name of his own son


Coding Facts :

Akira Sakuma, the coder of Toki said this about the coding :

"Most of TAD employees used PC-98XX in those days. I think I was using PC-9801RA (CPU:80386 DX) and PC-9801FA (CPU:i486SX+ODP). And I developed a program using an ICE(In Circuit Emulator) of IWASAKI GIKEN."

So Toki was coded with the same system used by the neogeo coders at SNK.

- Akira Sakuma still has the entire source code of Toki.

- The devil monkey with horns from the level 2 has the most complex AI routine. It takes 27 pages 'A4' format in the source code.

- The game was released on the Dec 8th 1989 in japan, and sales figures are 3148 arcade boards sold.

- The game was released the Jan 22nd 1990 in USA by Fabtek, sales figures are 1452 arcade board sold.

- Their goal at TAD was to sell 5000 PCBs in order to recoup the development costs.

- On the 26 Feb 1990, TAD know that bootleg boards were hitting the market (information from TAD archives).

- A gift from Akira Sakuma and a few words from him:

"TO ALL THOSE WHO LOVE TOKI WHICH WE HAVE CREATED MORE THAN 25 YEARS AGO, I WOULD LIKE TO
EXPRESS MY SINCERE THANKS. THIS CHEAT IS A TINY PRESENT FOR YOU FROM ME WHO WAS IN CHARGE
OF ITS PROGRAMMING.

AKIRA SAKUMA, TOKI PROJECT PROGRAMMER, EX-TAD EMPLOYEE"

In order to access the TOKI hidden DEBUG MODE :
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use a hex editor, and open the file k10_4e.bin, and at offset $244, replace the '00' by '0F'

- The debug mode is the only one to give a real invincibility (source: Skira Sakuma)

On screen you have then the following :

AXX
BXX
MXX
TXX
IXX

A is corresponding to the visible enemies on screen

B is corresponding to the enemies loaded in memory but not visible on screen

M is corresponding to the number of enemies projectiles/shots on screen

T is corresponding to the Traps sets on screen

I is corresponding to the Items visible on screen



enjoy !!!!







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Subject Posted by Posted on
* Toki! SmitdoggAdministrator 11/03/15 10:34 PM
. * Re: Toki! jordanrom  11/07/15 11:24 PM
. * Re: Toki! URherenow  11/05/15 11:09 PM
. * Re: Toki! Kitsune Sniper  11/04/15 11:42 PM
. * Re: Toki! jordanrom  11/04/15 07:49 PM
. * Re: Toki! SmitdoggAdministrator  11/04/15 11:34 PM
. * Re: Toki! agard  11/04/15 07:43 AM
. * Re: Toki! Vas Crabb  11/05/15 01:07 AM
. * Re: Toki! Dullaron  11/05/15 02:53 AM
. * Re: Toki! Kitsune Sniper  11/05/15 09:38 AM
. * Re: Toki! B2K24  11/03/15 11:41 PM

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