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06619 Gameplay Critical (emulation) Always Jun 26, 2017, 11:53 Jun 30, 2017, 23:46
Tester chijb55 View Status Public Platform MAME (Official Binary)
Assigned To Resolution Invalid report OS Windows 10 (64-bit)
Status [?] Closed Driver seattle.cpp
Version 0.186 Fixed in Version Build Normal
Summary 06619: blitz99: Game incorrectly ends if tied (1P)
Description If the 4th Quarter ends and the game is tied, the game announces "We're going into overtime!". But then the game simply ends without going to overtime, and goes back to the main screen. No stats are recorded, and no tie is added to the win/loss/tie statistics. It's as if the game never happened. (Note: I have not tested this in 2P mode).
Steps To Reproduce 1. Play a one player (1P) full game of four quarters.
2. Make sure the game ends as a tie. This can be difficult as the AI notoriously (and correctly!) cheats.
3. Wait for the announcement "We're going into overtime!".

Game will end abruptly.
Additional Information The other bugs currently noted on MameTesters for Blitz99 do not appear on my system. Gameplay is fast/smooth, no critical bugs noted.

An unrelated item i am still investigating is the available cheats that we're built-in to the Blitz series of games (Bltiz, Blitz99, Blitz2k). At least on Blitz99, I don't believe they are working (even though the game reports them as such). For example, you can enter the "Team Tiny Players" cheat and the game correctly notifies you that you've chosen it - but nothing happens. This may be a separate bug and is not currently confirmed, but if I do get more info I will create a separate Bug notice.
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Affected Sets / Systems blitz99
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Jun 28, 2017, 01:50
I'll acknowledge this for now.
What we need someone to do is to make a save state just before the end of the 4th quarter - so it can be used to help determine what might be happening. As you said, this is a difficult game to accomplish an overtime.
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Jun 30, 2017, 23:08
edited on: Jun 30, 2017, 23:11
UPDATE: Ok, after much more gameplay it appears this is not a bug. Just some confusion as to when you need to hit the 1P button to "pay" for overtime. Even though you have coins in, you still have to hit the 1P button to "buy" the overtime during the quick countdown. Otherwise the game will end.

Chalk this up to not having enough games end in a tie to see this screen often enough.

I have a save state with a tie game at 0:03 left in the 4Q, just for fun. But it's 8Mb, maybe too big to upload here...

Please remove from bug list.

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Jun 30, 2017, 23:46
Very good. Thank you for keeping us updated on your findings and determining things are indeed working as intended.