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05946 Core Major Always May 30, 2015, 12:37 21 days ago
Tester abelenki View Status Public Platform
Assigned To Resolution Bugs That Aren't Bugs OS Windows Vista/7/8 (64-bit)
Status [?] Resolved Driver megadriv.cpp
Version 0.162 Fixed in Version Build 64-bit
Fixed in Git Commit Github Pull Request #
Summary MESS-specific 05946: segacd [popmail]: segacd / popmail crashes after pressing START
Description segacd / popmail crashes after pressing START with the following error:

MAIN-CPU error !!
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Affected Sets / Systems segacd [popmail]
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png file icon 0000.png (1,783 bytes) May 30, 2015, 12:37 Uploaded by abelenki
abelenki
zip file icon backupram.zip (476 bytes) Dec 31, 2015, 05:14 Uploaded by abelenki
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No.11695
B2K24
Moderator
May 30, 2015, 19:04
I can confirm this issue loading from softlist as well as using the Darkwater image for this game.

As it stands though, this machine is marked NOT WORKING

However, since the attached screen has such a specific CPU error, it could be argued that this information could possibly help progress of the development.

I'll leave it be so others can have a look at this information.
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No.12297
abelenki
Tester
Dec 31, 2015, 03:48
the game works fine in 0.169!!
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No.12298
NekoEd
Senior Tester
Dec 31, 2015, 03:49
edited on: Dec 31, 2015, 05:07
Reported as fixed.

EDIT: False alarm. Seems things are a little more complicated....
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No.12299
abelenki
Tester
Dec 31, 2015, 05:15
edited on: Dec 31, 2015, 05:24
the game gives the same error with clean NVRAM.

i attached my NVRAM's, where the game works fine, both Japanese and USA versions.
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No.12300
Haze
Senior Tester
Dec 31, 2015, 14:49
edited on: Dec 31, 2015, 14:50
I think the game just expects the system NVRAM to be formatted, and doesn't fail gracefully if it isn't.

some games will auto-format it if it isn't, others will tell you to go into the menu and format it, so if you played another game before this the nvram might be valid due to that.
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No.19644
peterferrie
Developer
21 days ago
The game requires a formatted NVRAM. To format it, when the Sega-CD logo appears press '1' to access the disk menu, then select "Option", then press Ctrl to advance, then select "Format", then select "Yes". The game will then be playable.
There is no bug here.
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No.19653
Osso
Developer
21 days ago
Marked as BTANB and set as solved since two devs concur this is expected behaviour if you don't format NVRAM.