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ID Category [?] Severity [?] Reproducibility Date Submitted Last Update
07005 Crash/Freeze Critical (emulation) Always 16 days ago 7 days ago
Tester D Go Go Fan View Status Public Platform MAME (Official Binary)
Assigned To Resolution Open OS Windows 10 (64-bit)
Status [?] Confirmed Driver vamphalf.cpp
Version 0.198 Fixed in Version Build 64-bit
Summary 07005: wolrdadv, luplup, poosho (possibly more): DRC malfunction with 36 minutes of emulation
Description I am using Wolf MAME 198. World Adventure randomly freezes. It happens so often that it is impossible to beat the first world. The freezes only affect the game, MAME can still be paused, and the menus entered. The freezes seem to happen more often the further into the game you go; it hasn't frozen in the first 5 levels. I played Poosho Poosho to stage 11, and it didn't freeze; this appears to only affect World Adventure. This should be demoted to "not working" if it can't be fixed soon, as it makes the game impossible to beat.
Steps To Reproduce Just try to beat the first world (France), and it will freeze after a few stages.
Additional Information Wolf MAME 198 state save attached, you can't beat the level before it freezes.
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Regression Version 0.194
Affected Sets / Systems wolrdadv, luplup, poosho (possibly more)
Attached Files
zip file icon worldadv.zip (521,298 bytes) 16 days ago Uploaded by D Go Go Fan
zip file icon worldadv1.zip (527,753 bytes) 15 days ago Uploaded by D Go Go Fan
worldadv without drc
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No.15101
Tafoid
Administrator
16 days ago
Can you verify if such issues still exist if you use -nodrc?
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No.15105
D Go Go Fan
Tester
15 days ago
The DRC doesn't cause the problem, but makes it worse. Running World Adventure without the DRC, the only problem I had in the first world, was some sound stuttering. This also happens with the DRC. Without the DRC, I can get about one third through the second world before the game freezes. It is not a total freeze like with the DRC, instead, the game will freeze for a few seconds, then run for several seconds, then freeze for longer, then run for less time, then freeze for longer. When I get a game-over after when the freezing period starts, the insert coin and/or start buttons stop responding. The insert coin button will make the normal coin jingle, but the game can't be continued, or a new game started. The game will keep running attract mode while freezing often.
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No.15110
wuemura
Viewer
15 days ago
Game freezes alright, with '-nodrc' it chokes at some points.
I don't know how to play the game so I just left the thing running and it freezes by it self after a while.

Confirmed.
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No.15160
Haze
Senior Tester
11 days ago
how odd, I left attract running overnight without a problem when I added it

that said, the game does have a lot of bugs even on the PCB, like weird flashing pixels, tiles not darkening when they can't be moved etc. so part of me wonders if it's actually an unfinished game / prototype (especially considering we've only ever seen a single PCB)

I'm not against it being demoted tho.
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No.15174
Haze
Senior Tester
8 days ago
edited on: 8 days ago
This might be part of a more general hyperstone issue

I've been given a report that various Hyperstone games freeze after about 36 minutes, and that this didn't happen in older versions. I'm not sure exactly when it started happening.

I can confirm freezes in Lup Lup Puzzle and Poosha Poosha after 36 minutes. World Adventure seems to fit the same pattern.

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No.15175
Tafoid
Administrator
7 days ago
I did some testing, it seems that during emulated second 2147 the gameplay will halt but MAME and emulation will continue trying to chug along.
Confirmed with luplup and worldadv via Haze's mention.
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No.15176
kazblox
Tester
7 days ago
2147 seconds? Sounds like something suspicious, perhaps 32-bit integer overflow.