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06224 Crash/Freeze Critical (emulation) Always May 29, 2016, 03:46 Jul 14, 2021, 02:22
Tester anikom15 View Status Public Platform MESS (Official Binary)
Assigned To Resolution Open OS Windows Vista/7/8 (64-bit)
Status [?] Confirmed Driver nes.cpp
Version 0.174 Fixed in Version Build 64-bit
Fixed in Git Commit Github Pull Request #
Summary MESS-specific 06224: fds [nazomura], nes [nazomfds]: Freeze after name registration
Description The game fails to load after registering a new name.
Steps To Reproduce 1. Run fds nazomura
2. Press start at the title screen
3. Press start to choose ナマエ トウロク (Name Registration)
4. Press start to choose the first file
5. Enter a name, then choose END
6. Game will halt at black screen
Additional Information Lightning sound effect at the title screen is missing.
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Affected Sets / Systems fds [nazomura], nes [nazomfds]
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No.19098
kmg
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Jul 14, 2021, 02:22
edited on: Jul 14, 2021, 04:28
Currently the FDS game seems to have regressed even further and just gives a black screen after the Nintendo copyright screen of the BIOS finishes.

For the bootleg you can do the required name registration. It then returns to the title screen. It is AFTER trying to start a game on the entered file that the game freezes (with a tone) on the "AOSAME JOH" first castle intertitle screen.

The one thing I can add is on the sound issue. At the time this bug report was made MAME lacked emulation for the FDS sound channels. As nazomura isn't running I ran nazomfds in the debugger. It writes the FDS sound registers on the title screen and never writes the regular APU sound registers. From real hardware footage (www.youtube.com/watch?v=fq-566ANsFw&t=95s) we can see the only sounds in the FDS original are the lightning. It's safe to assume the FDS version only uses the FDS sound channels to generate the lightning sounds, so if the game gets fixed the lightning sound should be there. For nazomfds there will never be a lightning sound. It's the norm among the FDS-to-cart bootleg conversions to have missing sounds and music voices if they used the FDS sound hardware.