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Road Runner (Arcade)

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Title Screen

Road Runner

Developer: Atari Games
Publisher: Atari Games
Platform: Arcade (Atari System 1)
Released in US: July 1985


DevTextIcon.png This game has hidden development-related text.


You're on the highway and Road Runner goes beep-beep
Eat all the seed or you might end up in a heap
Road Runner, Road Runner runs on the road all day
Sidestepping mines and cars and oil slicks in his way
Road Runner, the coyote's after you.
Road Runner, if he catches you you're through.

Error Text

A number of descriptive error messages are in the main game ROM, though there's no way to trigger them in the game, even if the game does crash.

RNDOSEED.C (Birdseed Function)
SYS$USERDISK:[RUNNER.MAIN]RNDOSEED.C  Too many seeds at seed_hor.
SYS$USERDISK:[RUNNER.MAIN]RNDOSEED.C  Erased Too Many Seeds.           
RNDOSIGN.C (Sign Function)
SYS$USERDISK:[RUNNER.MAIN]RNDOSIGN.C  Xsign index too large
SYS$USERDISK:[RUNNER.MAIN]RNDOSIGN.C  overflowed sign table            
RNHST.C (High Score Table)
SYS$USERDISK:[RUNNER.MAIN]RNHST.C UP character
SYS$USERDISK:[RUNNER.MAIN]RNHST.C DOWN Character                       
RNMAIN.C (Main Engine)
SYS$USERDISK:[RUNNER.MAIN]RNMAIN.C  BAD PHASE
SYS$USERDISK:[RUNNER.MAIN]RNMAIN.C  bad ATTRACT MODE
SYS$USERDISK:[RUNNER.MAIN]RNMAIN.C  BAD entry_mode                     
RNMESS.C (Message Handler)
SYS$USERDISK:[RUNNER.MAIN]RNMESS.C  BAD COST VALUE
SYS$USERDISK:[RUNNER.MAIN]RNMESS.C  BAD CREDITS
SYS$USERDISK:[RUNNER.MAIN]RNMESS.C  BAD LEVEL
SYS$USERDISK:[RUNNER.MAIN]RNMESS.C  Mlevel( OFF ) NOT VALID
SYS$USERDISK:[RUNNER.MAIN]RNMESS.C  BAD LEVEL
SYS$USERDISK:[RUNNER.MAIN]RNMESS.C  Mendlevel( OFF ) NOT VALID
SYS$USERDISK:[RUNNER.MAIN]RNMESS.C  BAD SEED NUMBER
SYS$USERDISK:[RUNNER.MAIN]RNMESS.C  BAD WEC NUMBER
SYS$USERDISK:[RUNNER.MAIN]RNMESS.C  BAD HOP COUNT
SYS$USERDISK:[RUNNER.MAIN]RNMESS.C  BAD DRINK NUMBER
SYS$USERDISK:[RUNNER.MAIN]RNMESS.C  BAD INDEX FOR RR FRACTURED LATIN
SYS$USERDISK:[RUNNER.MAIN]RNMESS.C  BAD INDEX FOR WEC FRACTURED LATIN
SYS$USERDISK:[RUNNER.MAIN]RNMESS.C  BAD ATTRACT MESSAGE INDEX FOR WRITE
RMMWEC.C (Move Wile E. Coyote)
SYS$USERDISK:[RUNNER.MAIN]RNMVWEC.C BAD toy_type                       
RNSCORE.C (Score / Bonus Score Code)
SYS$USERDISK:[RUNNER.MAIN]RNSCORE.C Illegal bonus count                
RNSOUND.C (Sound Engine)
SYS$USERDISK:[RUNNER.MAIN]RNSOUND.C Sound queue overflowed.
SYS$USERDISK:[RUNNER.MAIN]RNSOUND.C Sound echo failed.                 
RMVWRR.C (VRAM Write - Road Runner)
SYS$USERDISK:[RUNNER.MAIN]RNVWRR.C  BAD animation for RR               
RMVWSCROLL.C (VRAM Write - Scrolling)
SYS$USERDISK:[RUNNER.MAIN]RNVWSCROLL.C  bad speed                      
RMVWWEC.C (VRAM Write - Wile E. Coyote)
SYS$USERDISK:[RUNNER.MAIN]RNVWWEC.C Bad wec_toy_type.
SYS$USERDISK:[RUNNER.MAIN]RNVWWEC.C Bad wec_toy_type.                  
RMVWXPLD.C (VRAM Write - Exploding Character)
SYS$USERDISK:[RUNNER.MAIN]RNVWXPLD.C  bad explosion picture count      
(Source: Original TCRF research)