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ROM color: Red
ROM Label format:
SINISTAR ROM X-B (where X is the ROM number in the range 1 through 11)
(c) 1982 WILLIAMS
16-3004-ZZ (where ZZ is the a number in the range 38 through 48)
The speech ROMS were probably labeled 49-52, as they are in Revision 3.
Here is a picture of a ROM board with all of the
Revision 2 ROMS.
Another picture from a different angle.
Bugs were fixed between this revision and revision 3. If anyone knows of behavioral differences, or bugs, please let me know.
This revision was supposedly the most common revision.
The Survivors Today has the following initials. They keep the same order, but rotate position every time the machine is reset.
N-F KJF KAG FRG YAK JJK KFL PJM DOC JLM E-Z =M= TIM JRN TOM PFZ RTP BFD MBS MRS EJS STU WIT MOM FAC GOD KAY HEC SAM KYD
Not sure who all the initials represent, but I would guess N-F is Noah Falstein, SAM is Sam Dicker, WIT is Richard A. Witt, JRN is John Newcomer.
Here is some updated information from Noah Falstein about the initials:
The initials on startup are as you expected the team members and also many
of the other Williams staff, with the people having the most to do with the
game showing up first. That was the tradition at the time, you can see it
in other games of the era like Joust and Bubbles. A few key people I
KFL - Ken Lantz, my boss and head of the software group
JRN - John Newcomer (who was still consulting for Williams/Midway last I heard
PFZ - Bill Pfutzenreuter (I think I spelled it right) - lead programmer on
Joust and many other WMS pinball and video games
KJF - Ken Fedesna, head of engineering, now a VP still at Williams I think
MRS - Mike Stroll, the CEO
E-Z - Mike Metz, the sound designer
JLM - John Meissen, who contributed some tech support to Sinistar, still a
friend of RJ's
The default scores are the same as the AMOA version