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ID Category [?] Severity [?] Reproducibility Date Submitted Last Update
07015 Gameplay Trivial Always Jun 10, 2018, 17:10 Jun 23, 2018, 03:05
Tester Hydreigon View Status Public Platform MAME (Official Binary)
Assigned To Resolution Open OS Windows 10 (64-bit)
Status [?] Confirmed Driver model1.cpp
Version 0.198 Fixed in Version Build 64-bit
Summary 07015: vr, vformula: Unable to run in linked mode.
Description It's currently impossible to run both games in linked mode. Setting the communication to 'master' or 'slave' will load the cancelled screen instead of the network check screen even with a proper config. Happened since 0.196. Linked mode worked fine before then. Wing War, System 32 and Model 2 games are unaffected.
Steps To Reproduce 1. Run vr or vformula
2. Change linked setting to 'master or slave'.
3. Exit test mode.
Additional Information Used the following setup for both cfgs:

CFG #1: mame64.exe vr -w -cfg_directory cfg -nvram_directory nvram -comm_localport 15111 -comm_remoteport 15112 -comm_localhost -comm_remotehost

CFG #2: mame64.exe vr -w -cfg_directory cfg2 -nvram_directory nvram2 -comm_localport 15112 -comm_remoteport 15111 -comm_localhost -comm_remotehost

My guess is something happened so that the communications board ended up being undetected so both games think they don't have a comm board installed.
Regression Version 0.196
Affected Sets / Systems vr, vformula
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Jun 10, 2018, 22:52
edited on: Jun 10, 2018, 22:52
Confirmed vr with the examples provided. Also tested 0.196 to see how it should work and it indeed has regressed.
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Jun 11, 2018, 02:07
edited on: Jun 23, 2018, 03:06
My guess was vr initially didn't have a comm board installed in mame and could be changed via "machine config" option ingame but that never came to be. The reason was because the upright and 16:9 screen versions of vr didn't have comm boards installed unless operators wanted to pay extra to install the comm boards. From what I heard, the twin version was more favorable.

vformula on the other hand has a comm board installed by default because they were only sold as linked units.

Hope Sailorsat has something to comment about this.