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ID Category [?] Severity [?] Reproducibility Date Submitted Last Update
07670 Crash/Freeze Major Always Jun 2, 2020, 08:20 Jun 2, 2020, 13:42
Tester danylopez123 View Status Public Platform MAME (Official Binary)
Assigned To Resolution No change required OS Windows 10 (64-bit)
Status [?] Closed Driver
Version 0.221 Fixed in Version Build 64-bit
Fixed in Git Commit Github Pull Request #
Summary 07670: salamand: Black Screen Freeze after Soft Reset
Description Salamander works fine by just starting it up.
However, in a similar way i reported City Bomber at
The game doesn't freeze at the Ram/Rom check but will freeze after the grid screen, leaving with only a black screen but somehow, being able to still play the Coin sounds.

This is also afected for the Clones.
Steps To Reproduce 1. Launch the game.
2. Wait for the Ram/Rom check and Grid screen to Finish.
3. Soft Reset the game.
4. Wait again for the Ram/Rom check and Grid screen to Finish.
5. Game will Freeze in a Black Screen but can still play the Coin sounds.
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Regression Version
Affected Sets / Systems salamand
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png file icon salamand.png (5,316 bytes) Jun 2, 2020, 08:20 Uploaded by danylopez123
related to 07669Closed  citybomb: BAD rams after soft reset 
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Jun 2, 2020, 13:41
Soft Resets are not guaranteed.

As per reporting rules @
Reset and Pause bugs are not bugs unless they crash (Noted by Aaron)
Reset and pause functionality are both not game player oriented. This is by design.
Most PCBs don't have a reset button, and even if they do, the reset behavior is undefined. It is the equivalent of the watchdog firing on a PCB. Some games behave well when this happens; others not so well.
The pause functionality in MAME is there for developers to be able to tweak with game parameters during a pause to affect the video. Thus, the video is going to be odd or messed up in a lot of cases.

Use SHIFT+F3 for a full and proper reset
Therefore, closing report.