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ID Category [?] Severity [?] Reproducibility Date Submitted Last Update
07001 Media Support Critical (emulation) Always Jun 4, 2018, 19:44 Jun 6, 2018, 18:48
Tester StHiryu View Status Public Platform MAME (Unofficial Binary)
Assigned To Resolution Open OS Windows Vista/7/8 (64-bit)
Status [?] Confirmed Driver specpls3.cpp
Version 0.198 Fixed in Version Build 64-bit
Summary MESS-specific 07001: specpls3: Can't load floppy images in specpls3
Description In this new mame release maybe some things have changed related to floppy emulation. Loading disk images in spectrum gives error, or the system doesn't recognize the image. This is a regression since the last 0.197 worked fine.
Steps To Reproduce In Spectrum, just hit the loader option from the menu.
Additional Information
Regression Version 0.198
Affected Sets / Systems specpls3
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Jun 5, 2018, 02:03
I tried it and it worked for a game from the software list "gauntlet"
Is there a specific software or configuration that you are not mentioning?
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Jun 5, 2018, 17:18
This can be reproduced using Outrun - Side A.dsk and Outrun - Side B.dsk from worldofspectrum.

Current release ignores that disks are inserted and instead asks for play to get pressed when a tape is inserted.
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Jun 5, 2018, 22:12
Other games that fails to load are (from WoS):
Astro Marine Corps.dsk
Comando Tracer.dsk
Golden Axe (MCM) - Side 1.dsk
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Jun 6, 2018, 18:48
Strange Bug...I've been digging on it and really, the system can load a floppy image. For example the game Gauntlet, or one game from my list above (in summary, a disk that works). The problem is when you load a floppy like OutRun. That game fails to load and resets the machine, so at this point, if you try to load a different disk, is likely the system gets stuck and can't detect any floppy again.

The only way I've found to exit from this situation, is to delete the .ini file at the ini folder.