Outrun Decompilation Oddities
The decompilation is moving along reasonably nicely. I've slowly picking up a decent understanding of the game code.
One interesting thing with the decompilation is that it uncovers code routines and text that don't appear to be in the final game.
For example, check the strings in the following screenshot:
BIN CHAN E
COLOR BANK GA TARINA NOYO !
1 STAGE 127 KO INAINI SHITENE
If you set the program counter to 0x7644 (by typing pc=0x7644) in the mame debugger, and resume execution you will see for yourself.
Any idea if this string is used, or whether it means anything interesting?
UPDATED: Thanks to bluepillnation who points me towards the following link relating to Space Harrier.
Firstly, the text can be translated roughly as follows:
It's suggested that this is some kind of protection.