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ID Category [?] Severity [?] Reproducibility Date Submitted Last Update
04528 Crash/Freeze Critical (emulation) Always Nov 11, 2011, 16:15 Mar 16, 2012, 02:53
Tester shoegazer View Status Public Platform MAMEUI
Assigned To Resolution Open OS Windows Vista/7 (64-bit)
Status [?] Confirmed Driver pengadvb.cpp
Version 0.143 Fixed in Version Build 64-bit
Summary 04528: pengadvb: Resets itself usually sometime within stage 4
Description After playing stage 4 (the water stage where logs will kill your penguin) for roughly 30 seconds - 1 minute, the game will reset itself. Tried this twice and it reset twice.

Tafoid: My save state is number 8 and it saved mere seconds before crash.
The crash is best described as a warning alarm .. everything freezes.. ALARM, silence (8 times), then black screen/reset.
Steps To Reproduce Play the game to stage 4.
Additional Information N/A
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Affected Sets / Systems pengadvb
Attached Files
zip file icon 8.zip (14,229 bytes) Nov 11, 2011, 19:04 Uploaded by Tafoid
Save State - 0.143 (slot 8)
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No.07874
Tafoid
Administrator
Nov 11, 2011, 16:42
edited on: Nov 11, 2011, 16:43
For bugs which require some skill and work to get to, it's best to provide a save state at the beginning or nearest the time of the crash. The driver should have operational save states. If not, please post an .inp (-record) of your gameplay playing up to the crash.

These will be needed if any Dev looks at this.

Also, given the state of MAMEUI, please duplicate with a command-line version.

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No.07875
Tafoid
Administrator
Nov 11, 2011, 18:59
I was able to duplicate with 0.143 command-line and attached a save state just before crash. I was not able to duplicate with the latest release - so it might be a bug already fixed. If anyone can duplicate with 0.143u9, please let us know here!
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No.07876
Haze
Senior Tester
Nov 11, 2011, 20:50
edited on: Nov 11, 2011, 20:50
If it doesn't happen with the MSX version in MESS I'm willing to bet it's just a lame bug introduced by the bootleggers in hacking it, especially if it doesn't happen all the time ;-)

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No.07877
Tafoid
Administrator
Nov 11, 2011, 21:00
The only cheat I used initially was one to give infinite lives. Provided the OP didn't do that as well, it might be some form of protection.
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No.07880
Haze
Senior Tester
Nov 12, 2011, 03:30
It's a *really* lazy hack of the home release, I doubt they added any protection ;-)
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No.07881
hap
Developer
Nov 12, 2011, 17:54
I can not confirm it on 143u9
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No.08361
NekoEd
Senior Tester
Mar 15, 2012, 18:10
I confirm this on 0.145u4 - Right about the end of the level, the graphics glitch up, there's an alarm-like sound then the game resets itself.

I also add to the report that the game resets itself upon running out of lives. (I also had to use the infinite lives cheat, as it was practically impossible to get to level 4 on the two lives the game gives you.)
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No.08362
Tafoid
Administrator
Mar 15, 2012, 18:27
The reset on game end is most likely deliberate since this is an MSX computer game adapted to work as an arcade game as a bootleg - complete with untouched "Push Space Key" dialog. They didn't do a lot of work to adapt it, short of trapping game start and looking for coins.
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No.08365
NekoEd
Senior Tester
Mar 16, 2012, 02:53
Yeah, I figured it was probably deliberate, but I mentioned it anyway since it's there, and if you inserted more than one coin, you lost all of them. Come to think of it, that probably benefitted the bootleggers. ;)