INES Mapper 067
iNES Mapper 067 represents the Sunsoft-3 mapper, used in Fantasy Zone II (J), Mito Koumon II - Sekai Manyuu Ki, and the Vs. System game Vs. Platoon.
- PRG ROM size: Hardware supports at least 128 KiB, emulators may support up to 4 MiB
- PRG ROM bank size: 16 KiB
- PRG RAM: None
- CHR bank size: 2 KiB
- CHR ROM size: Hardware supports at least 128 KiB, emulators may support up to 512 KiB
- Nametable mirroring: Controlled by mapper (Horizontal, Vertical, 1-screen)
- Subject to bus conflicts: No
All extant games used 128 KiB PRG-ROM, and 128 KiB CHR-ROM. The actual internal size of the Sunsoft-3's banking registers is unknown, but support for at least 128 KiB is demonstrated by the existing games.
- CPU $8000-$BFFF: 16 KiB switchable PRG ROM bank
- CPU $C000-$FFFF: 16 KiB PRG ROM bank, fixed to the last bank
- PPU $0000-$07FF: 2 KiB switchable CHR bank
- PPU $0800-$0FFF: 2 KiB switchable CHR bank
- PPU $1000-$17FF: 2 KiB switchable CHR bank
- PPU $1800-$1FFF: 2 KiB switchable CHR bank
CHR bank 0 ($8800)
The value written here selects a 2 KiB CHR ROM bank at PPU $0000-$07FF.
CHR bank 1 ($9800)
The value written here selects a 2 KiB CHR ROM bank at PPU $0800-$0FFF.
CHR bank 2 ($A800)
The value written here selects a 2 KiB CHR ROM bank at PPU $1000-$17FF.
CHR bank 3 ($B800)
The value written here selects a 2 KiB CHR ROM bank at PPU $1800-$1FFF.
IRQ load ($C800, write twice)
Write the high then low byte of a 16-bit CPU cycle count, much like PPUADDR. This directly affects the current count, not a reload value. The write state is reset by writing to the register at $D800.
IRQ enable ($D800)
7 bit 0 ...P .... | +------ 0: Pause counter; 1: Count
While bit 4 is true, the 16-bit count decreases by 1 every CPU cycle. Whenever the count wraps from $0000 to $FFFF, the mapper asserts an IRQ and pauses itself. Writes also acknowledge IRQ and reset a latch such that the next $C800 write goes to the high byte of the count.
7 bit 0 .... ..MM || ++- Nametable mirroring (0=vertical, 1=horizontal, 2=1scA, 3=1scB) aka connect VRAM A10 to (0=PPU A10, 1=PPU A11, 2=Gnd, 3=Vcc)
PRG bank ($F800)
The value written here selects a 16 KiB CHR ROM bank at CPU $8000-$BFFF. As in mapper 2, $C000-$FFFF is fixed to the last bank of PRG ROM.
$C800 is a write-twice register (similar to $2005 and $2006). The first write sets the *high* 8 bits of the IRQ counter, and the second write sets the *low* 8 bits. This directly changes the actual IRQ counter -- not a reload value.
Any write to $D800 will acknowledge the IRQ, and will also reset the toggle so that the next write to $C800 will be the first write. $D800, of course, also enables/disables IRQs (bit 4).
The IRQ counter, when enabled, counts down every CPU cycle. When it wraps ($0000->FFFF), it disables itself and triggers an IRQ.