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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)|
|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.
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 0.0.0.0 -comm_remotehost 127.0.0.1
CFG #2: mame64.exe vr -w -cfg_directory cfg2 -nvram_directory nvram2 -comm_localport 15112 -comm_remoteport 15111 -comm_localhost 0.0.0.0 -comm_remotehost 127.0.0.1
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.
|Affected Sets / Systems||vr, vformula|
|There are no relationship linked to this issue.|
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.|
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.