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06441 Sound Minor Always Nov 30, 2016, 10:55 Aug 10, 2022, 13:50
Tester EoceneMiacid View Status Public Platform MAME (Self-compiled)
Assigned To Resolution Fixed OS Linux (64-bit)
Status [?] Resolved Driver
Version 0.180 Fixed in Version 0.242 Build 64-bit
Fixed in Git Commit 123839f Github Pull Request # #9436
Summary MESS-specific 06441: gameboy, gbcolor, gba: Music off-key
Description The music in 'Kung Fu Master' sounds off-key, certain channel(s) are playing in the wrong pitch.
Driver is marked as 'imperfect sound' as of 0.180, so I'm not sure this is a known issue
Steps To Reproduce Play the game and listen to the music
mame gameboy kungfu as an example.
Additional Information
Github Commit
Regression Version 0.179
Affected Sets / Systems gameboy, gbcolor, gba
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Nov 30, 2016, 13:52
Don't estimate a breakage version. You can give an estimate in your description or additional information, but do not fill in Regression Version unless you have tested and can firmly say something has been broken then.
That said, I flagged the whole driver for audio issues as most games (gameboy, gbcolor and even some gba games) have an issue with mis-pitched sound.
The idea was to avoid reports, but I'll accept this as a catch all for all sound reports for gameboy drivers.

Unknown when it will be fixed.
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Justin Kerk
Nov 28, 2020, 21:24
There seems to be a difference between gameboy and gbcolor as well. A good testcase is the intro music in zeldaldx:

Sounds correct:
mame gameboy zeldaldx

Sounds wrong:
mame gbcolor zeldaldx

By contrast, zeldalnk sounds OK in both drivers.
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Senior Tester
Jun 1, 2022, 06:46
It looks like this is fixed now. Both the reported kungfu and 'mame gbcolor zeldaldx' sound okay.

Fixed in commit:
Version: 0.242
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Senior Tester
Aug 10, 2022, 03:25
edited on: Aug 10, 2022, 03:28
Anyone have a chance to confirm the fix? I think that patched helped quite a few GB/GBC music issues.
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Aug 10, 2022, 13:49
edited on: Aug 10, 2022, 13:51
Yes. Can confirm.
Fixed by ValleyBell.