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06493 Graphics Major Always Feb 3, 2017, 10:42 Feb 6, 2017, 04:41
Tester ozfalcon View Status Public Platform SDLMAME
Assigned To Resolution Open OS Linux (32-bit)
Status [?] Acknowledged Driver 5clown.cpp
Version 0.182 Fixed in Version Build Normal
Summary 06493: 5clown: Entering settings (service) mode results in black screen
Description Entering service mode results in black screen (Which must be exited via HOLD-5 button)

Quote Tafoid:
Common behavior for gamblers is to have NVRAM constantly updated with game status so if the power drops and comes back, play can be resumed.
This also applies to "Service mode" which is restored on subsequent runs (Unless exited via HOLD-5)
Steps To Reproduce Run game.
Enter service (Settings) mode (Check keycode assignment for service mode).
The game will display a black screen.
Use of "Chance Settings Keys" does not update the display.
Exit the "Settings" mode by pressing HOLD-5.
Exit Mame.

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No.13583
Tafoid
Administrator
Feb 3, 2017, 15:17
I see "Setting" as a service button (default mapping = "9"), but I don't believe it is any type of service mode or test mode.
I also don't see any discovery in the source file which tells about a Service Mode in any fashion or how it should operate.
Common behavior for gamblers is to have NVRAM constantly updated with game status so if the power drops and comes back, play can be resumed.. so that is expected.
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No.13584
AJR
Developer
Feb 3, 2017, 19:30
The problem is not quite what's claimed. Pressing the "Setting" button (which only works when credits are zero) does give a black screen, but two buttons do have an obvious effect after that. Pressing "Bet" shows a crosshatch pattern (for CRT adjustment), and pressing "Hold 1" returns to the game. Further investigation may be needed.
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No.13585
ozfalcon
Tester
Feb 3, 2017, 22:31
I had a brief look at the driver source and thought it was for the "CHANCE SETTINGS" - But never investigated further.
(The "Settings Suggestions" at the end looked like it's talking about DIP and SOFT settings being set - and also "Chance setting key function").

  CHANCE SETTINGS
  ---------------

  Settings Table:

  -----+-----------------+-----------+-------------------------------------
  Loc. | Function | Val.Range | Comment
  -----+-----------------+-----------+-------------------------------------
   A | Five Jokers | 0-8 | If 0 never comes out.
   B | Royal Flush | 0-8 | If 0 never comes out.
   C | Five of a Kind | 0-8 | If 0 never comes out.
   D | Straight Flush | 0-8 | If 0 never comes out.
   E | Four of a Kind | 0-8 | If 0 never comes out.
   F | Full House | 0-8 | 0 Lowest - 8 Highest.
   G | Flush | 0-8 | 0 Lowest - 8 Highest.
   H | Straight | 0-8 | 0 Lowest - 8 Highest.
   I | W-Up | 0-10 | 0 Lowest - 10 Highest.
   J | Bet Limit | 0-1 | 0 Over bet setting never comes out.
       | | | 1 Below bet setting never comes out.


  Chance Settings Screen:

              A B C D E F G H I J
  Value 0 0 4 3 5 6 6 7 10 0
  Bet Limit 0 0 50 50 50 - - - - -

  Bet Range: 1 to 80 Credits.



  Chance Settings Key Function:

  BIG: Move left
  SMALL: Move right
  START: Increase value.
  COLLECT: Decrease value.
  HOLD 5: Exit.



  Settings Suggestions
  --------------------

  Suggestion One:

    Dip.Sw. Setting
    Dip.Sw. 2 3=On 4=On Others=Off
    Dip.Sw. 3 2=On 4=On Others=Off

    Chance Setting
    A B C D E F G H I J
    1 2 2 4 6 7 8 8 8 0
    5 10 20 40 40 - - - - -


  Suggestion Two:

    Dip.Sw. Setting
    Dip.Sw. 2 4=On 7=On Others=Off
    Dip.Sw. 3 2=On 4=On Others=Off

    Chance Setting
    A B C D E F G H I J
    1 2 2 3 5 6 6 7 8 0
    5 10 20 40 40 - - - - -
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No.13586
ozfalcon
Tester
Feb 3, 2017, 22:33
edited on: Feb 3, 2017, 22:40
I will try assigning "Chance Settings Key's" and see if there is any response.

I suspect as Tafoid explained, The Settings mode is being resumed due to NVram saving operation.

As AJR mentioned, HOLD 1 returns to game (Possibly any of the HOLD buttions?)

  Chance Settings Key Function:

  BIG: Move left
  SMALL: Move right
  START: Increase value.
  COLLECT: Decrease value.
  HOLD 5: Exit.

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No.13587
ozfalcon
Tester
Feb 4, 2017, 01:07
edited on: Feb 4, 2017, 12:37
After entering setting mode and testing out the Change Settings Keys - The screen is still black (No visible screen updates)
Pressing HOLD 1 exits from crosshatch back to game.
Pressing HOLD 5 exits (black) settings back to game.

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No.13592
B2K24
Moderator
Feb 6, 2017, 04:41
Will Acknowledge for now pending outcome of further investigation.