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ID Category [?] Severity [?] Reproducibility Date Submitted Last Update
07648 DIP/Input Trivial Always May 8, 2020, 22:18 May 11, 2020, 11:14
Tester xelnia View Status Public Platform MAME (Official Binary)
Assigned To xelnia Resolution Fixed OS Windows 10 (64-bit)
Status [?] Resolved Driver
Version 0.220 Fixed in Version 0.222 Build 64-bit
Fixed in Git Commit Github Pull Request #
Summary 07648: dkong3: Description of DIPs in MAME does not match arcade manual
Description MAME describes the Difficulty DIPs for Donkey Kong 3 (dkong3) as follows:

The arcade manual describes them as follows (see page 25 of attached PDF):
Easy (1)
Hard (4)

This has caused confusion when comparing MAME vs. Arcade performances as the two "Hard" difficulties do not match. Recommend renaming MAME DIPs to match the arcade manual. Might be worth making the following changes as well:

Lives ---> Number of Players Per Game
Bonus Life ---> Extra
Additional Bonus ---> Additional Extra
Steps To Reproduce Examine DIPs in the menu in any version of MAME.
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Affected Sets / Systems dkong3
Attached Files
pdf file icon Donkey_Kong_3_-_1983_-_Nintendo.pdf (1,891,232 bytes) May 8, 2020, 22:18 Uploaded by xelnia
Donkey Kong 3 Arcade Manual
png file icon dk3dips.png (11,365 bytes) May 8, 2020, 22:20 Uploaded by xelnia
Screenshot of Difficulty DIPs
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May 11, 2020, 11:14
I changed difficulty to numbers 1,2,3,4

will keep using the default "DEF_STR" for the other settings.