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ID Category [?] Severity [?] Reproducibility Date Submitted Last Update
04012 Gameplay Minor Always Aug 22, 2010, 10:46 Mar 1, 2020, 20:19
Tester Kale View Status Public Platform MAME (Self-compiled)
Assigned To Resolution No change required OS
Status [?] Closed Driver
Version 0.139u1 Fixed in Version Build
Fixed in Git Commit Github Pull Request #
Summary 04012: ffight, area88, cawing: 30 impulses / second autofire doesn't work with game design "flaws"
Description In Final Fight is known that if you have a 30 impulses / second autofire and hit a barrel with it, gold bars should came out of each barrel.
In Area 88 / Carrier Air Wing, pressing the autofire button on the shop and moving the lever to the left/right almost istantly, it's possible to "steal" items without paying them.
These three issues doesn't happen in MAME emulation, almost certainly a bug in the CPS1 timings (missing delay/waitstate accessings).
Steps To Reproduce Needs an HW 30 impulses / second autofire, or little MAME source code modifications (that I won't give for obvious reasons)
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Affected Sets / Systems ffight, area88, cawing
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related to 01989Confirmed  captcomm: m68k / m68000 core: inconsistency between real board and mame 
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Mar 1, 2020, 20:19
There was incorrect intel about this. For Final Fight you have to destroy a barrel then move the stick in a split frame (a motion seems to be enough).
For Carrier Air Wing it's enough to use left + auto button 1 to steal starting from mission debriefing.