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06000 Sound Minor Always Jul 27, 2015, 21:46 Dec 5, 2020, 10:15
Tester kazblox View Status Public Platform MAME (Official Binary)
Assigned To couriersud Resolution Open OS Windows Vista/7/8 (64-bit)
Status [?] Assigned Driver pong.cpp
Version 0.163 Fixed in Version Build Normal
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Summary 06000: breakout: [possible] sound output pitch different from real PCB
Description If you compare the output of the TTL sound output from Breakout's emulation in MAME, and a real PCB, you can notice that the pitch in the emulation is one octave higher (if you hear very closely)

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Senior Tester
Jul 28, 2015, 00:31
I'm wondering if it's not a tolerance/component aging issue; remember MAME's components have perfect tolerance and never go off spec. This might not be a bug, so I'm going to mark it for input from devs.
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Jul 28, 2015, 09:30
Net list is still in dev. so just like m62 games sound issue can happens.
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Aug 1, 2015, 06:32
Overclocking the CPU to 96% seems to bring it around the correct pitch
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Apr 22, 2019, 12:27
This is not an ageing issue. MAME emulation is based on "REV F" schematics. The sounds are all generated digitally by 9316 counters B7 (11,12) and B8 (14). Other outputs are not used so a mod is relatively easy.

B7.12 = 2 x B7.11 = 4 x B8.14

So all sounds are an octave apart. Connecting sounds to B7.11, B8.14 and B8.13 would make sounds one octave lower.
Anybody interested can relatively easy do the mod in nl_breakout.cpp

#define BRICK_SOUND "B8", 14
#define P_HIT_SOUND "B7", 12
#define VB_HIT_SOUND "B7", 11

Just change the pin numbers.

Unfortunately, without a board revision or hires PCB pictures from the machine the video has been taken from (both front and back) this is all pure speculation.
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Aug 20, 2019, 11:18
Some more pcb videos, in case they serve:

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Senior Tester
Aug 30, 2019, 11:00
edited on: Aug 30, 2019, 11:00
Couriersud, I have located a breakout original cabinet, please tell me, what do you exactly need ???
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Senior Tester
Dec 5, 2020, 10:15
edited on: Dec 5, 2020, 12:28
series of 4 videos showing breakout pcb very closely and offering tons of information about it.