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07642 Graphics Major Sometimes May 5, 2020, 17:26 May 10, 2020, 08:57
Tester mycophobia View Status Public Platform MAME (Official Binary)
Assigned To Resolution Open OS Linux (64-bit)
Status [?] Acknowledged Driver toaplan2.cpp
Version 0.220 Fixed in Version Build 64-bit
Summary 07642: truxton2: sprites flicker or disappear during certain (perhaps graphically busy) parts of the game
Description https://www.twitch.tv/videos/612031359
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/612036141

see above links. sometimes, usually in late stage 5 or late stage 6 of the game, if there's a lot going on graphically then sprites will flicker or disappear. this does not happen in the original PCB, and seems to be a recent bug as I've played this game for over a year in MAME and don't recall it happening until recently.

A fellow player thinks a change made in the following link (at the bottom of the page) could be the culprit:

https://github.com/mamedev/mame/commit/feeb03c3ce0614adc5bb58485bf5211a414b80ed
Steps To Reproduce Reach the spikes section of stage 6 (final stage, shown in video) or fight the stage 5 boss at full power.
I've attached a savestate for the stage 5 boss fight with full power red weapon. I recommend turning on the invinicibility dipswitch and holding down the fire button to see the bug in action.
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Affected Sets / Systems truxton2
Attached Files
zip file icon truxton2_stage5.zip (31,029 bytes) May 5, 2020, 17:26 Uploaded by mycophobia
stage 5 boss fight full power
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No.17611
hap
Developer
May 6, 2020, 12:53
More likely, cammy did this thing on several drivers:
https://github.com/mamedev/mame/pull/6343
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No.17616
jkm900
Tester
May 8, 2020, 07:32
This issue is related to hardware level limitation, Actual PCB has similar problem.
The limitation is need to verification.
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No.17625
mycophobia
Tester
May 9, 2020, 16:12
from an original pcb recording: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/483994903
at 46:32 you can see the stage 5 boss fight at full power (like in the savestate I uploaded). there is a bit of flicker but i don't think it's as bad as in MAME currently.
at 52:00 you can see the stage 6 spike section, where again there is a little bit of flicker but not as much as in current MAME. huge clumps of falling spikes don't disappear, none of the horizontal spikes disappear.
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No.17626
MetalGod
Senior Tester
May 9, 2020, 16:43
This is fixed in mame 0.222 according to https://mameinfo.mameworld.info/
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No.17628
hap
Developer
May 10, 2020, 08:57
It's also possible that MAME's sprite evaluation is the wrong way around.
eg. you have max 80 sprites, game tries to place 100 sprites, and then:
PCB: hide sprites 1-20
MAME: hide sprites 80-100

Another possibility is a status bit indicating sprite overflow, the game then reads this and shuffles the sprite ram if there was an overflow