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ID Category [?] Severity [?] Reproducibility Date Submitted Last Update
07850 Original Reference Minor Have not tried Jan 13, 2021, 07:12 Jan 19, 2021, 08:38
Tester -Misc Reporters- View Status Public Platform MAME (Self-compiled)
Assigned To Resolution Bugs That Aren't Bugs OS Windows 10 (64-bit)
Status [?] Resolved Driver
Version 0.227 Fixed in Version Build 64-bit
Fixed in Git Commit Github Pull Request #
Summary 07850: gradius3j: After inserting coin, the title screen should show "PRESS START" message.
Description After inserting coin, the title screen should show "PRESS START" message.

There could be two versions of Gradius 3. After inserting a coin, the title screens shows...
2) "DEPOSIT COIN" message.
Currently all versions supported by MAME work as 1.
Steps To Reproduce Insert enough coins to play 2 or more games.

Play a game. At the end it says to DEPOSIT COIN.

According to this video, it should say PRESS START.

Additional Information This report was transferred from Github issue #943.

Comments and confirmation needed.

Other games might be involved - I didn't check.
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Regression Version
Affected Sets / Systems gradius3j
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jpg file icon gra3.jpg (275,938 bytes) Jan 19, 2021, 07:52 Uploaded by Fujix
”Please Deposit Coin" message with a credit insterted
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Jan 14, 2021, 10:48
edited on: Jan 14, 2021, 10:49
MAME always shows "PLEASE DEPOSIT COIN" and never show "PRESS START 1 PLAYER ONLY" with any credits in any Gradius 3 version.
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Jan 14, 2021, 18:49
I've tried watching the video to see if I could find where this assertion is displayed and I can't see where he continued at all. I did see his endgame where he basically threw the rest of his lives at 4:30:00 or thereabouts.
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Jan 15, 2021, 06:35
edited on: Jan 15, 2021, 06:36
Agree, I think the video doesn't contain the issue.
In this video, it shows "Press start 1 player only" after inserted a credit.
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Senior Tester
Jan 16, 2021, 11:08
edited on: Jan 16, 2021, 11:10
It seems it is not a matter of ending a game. There are cases where in pcb the "press start" message is showed right after inserting a coin, like the example provided by Fujix

There are pcb videos where the behaviour is the same as MAME, like these two ones below. After inserting a coin the game still shows the "deposit coin" message:

Could Fujix example be an undumped version of the game with this issue corrected?

In MAME, for all game sets the only way to see the "press start" message is setting the game to Free Play.
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Senior Tester
Jan 16, 2021, 11:17
edited on: Jan 16, 2021, 11:26
This video proves this is a BTANB. The "Deposit Coin" message is shown after initially inserting credits and also after ending a game despite having 5-6 credits inserted.
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Jan 19, 2021, 07:56
edited on: Jan 19, 2021, 08:28
I uploaded a screen shot from an auction, the screen shows "Please deposit coin" with one credit.

> Could Fujix example be an undumped version of the game with this issue corrected?

That could be.

I fix this issue and set a BTANB. Thank you.