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06529 Crash/Freeze Critical (emulation) Always Mar 29, 2017, 23:58 May 23, 2022, 15:16
Tester StHiryu View Status Public Platform MAME (Unofficial Binary)
Assigned To holub Resolution Fixed OS Windows Vista/7/8 (64-bit)
Status [?] Resolved Driver spec128.cpp
Version 0.184 Fixed in Version 0.244 Build 64-bit
Fixed in Git Commit c1f32bb Github Pull Request # #9670
Summary MESS-specific 06529: spec128 ( strider): Finishing Stage 2, the computer resets into the main menu
Description After reaching the top section of the level, the level stage clear message appears and then the computer reboots. This bring me memories with my amstrad cpc when there was a read error from the cassete :)

Tested in ZxSpin emu, the game doesn't hang. The tzx image used is Strider (1989)(US Gold - Capcom)(128k) from, couldn't find another tzx or dsk image since the distribution of the game is denied.

Attached a save state finishing the second stage.
Steps To Reproduce 1-Launch spec128 at 0.184 with the tzx image
2-highlight TAPE LOADER and press intro
3-TAB, TAPE CONTROL, Press play and wait the game to load.
4-Load the savestate using F7 and then the M key (Don't forget to enable the keyboard emulation)
5-When the state is loaded, sometimes a white border appears instead the black one (This may bring us to a crash, so you can kill yourself, and load the state again at the title screen with the black border).
6-Walk to the right pressing p and wait until the game crashes.
Additional Information Get the tzx image from

Provided a save state
Github Commit
Regression Version
Affected Sets / Systems spec128 (strider)
Attached Files
zip file icon (57,749 bytes) Mar 29, 2017, 23:58 Uploaded by StHiryu
zip file icon (113,330 bytes) May 13, 2022, 23:50 Uploaded by ICEknight
Snapshots for Spectrum 128K/+2
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Mar 31, 2017, 04:18
Confirmed using the save state.
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Aug 10, 2019, 20:25
I can confirm that this is not a problem with the dumps since the same happens in both softlist entries (strider and striderk). Also, the third level is accessible in 48K mode, where you have to load each of them separately as you progress.

Curiously, this game also resets in ZXDS but after finishing level 4 instead (also in both dumps).
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May 11, 2022, 18:26
edited on: May 11, 2022, 18:51
Fixed with latest Holub's changes.

Edit. Using spec128 the game crashes at the end of the Level 1. However using specpl3e (the model I play usually), the game won't crash. So I suppose each model has different cfg or timings.

Anyway, It's solved for me.
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May 13, 2022, 23:51
edited on: May 14, 2022, 16:45
Added a couple of snapshots for the 128K/+2 models, saved right before the new (according to this reported issue) crash happens, when Level 2 shoud start.
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May 14, 2022, 01:06
Not a new crash since that one always happened at spec128, but is good to remark it.