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ID Category [?] Severity [?] Reproducibility Date Submitted Last Update
07960 Sound Minor Always Apr 29, 2021, 06:25 Apr 30, 2021, 03:53
Tester jkburks View Status Public Platform MAME (Official Binary)
Assigned To AJR Resolution Fixed OS Windows 10 (64-bit)
Status [?] Resolved Driver
Version 0.231 Fixed in Version 0.232 Build 64-bit
Fixed in Git Commit b9ad425 Github Pull Request #
Summary 07960: timelimt: Sound broken after game over
Description Time Limit has working sound for the first game credit. After the game over screen the sound is missing for subsequent credits.
Steps To Reproduce Coin up a game
Lose 3 lives
Watch game over screen
Coin up second play
Sound should be gone for second game.
Additional Information Last working release was 0.188. There were some updates to the driver for 0.189, one of which might have stopped the sound from resetting after game over.

Also, there are notes in the driver about bad colors. The color PROMs were redumped for 0.189. I was under the impression that the colors were now correct in this game. I don't know if those notes were supposed to be removed, or if there are still known color issues.
Github Commit
Regression Version 0.189
Affected Sets / Systems timelimt
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Apr 30, 2021, 02:06
In my research, as near as I can tell, there are two commit possibilities (June 24-25, 2017 when first observed issue)

Gen Latch changes

New 74LS259/9334/CD4099 devices
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Apr 30, 2021, 03:53
I took out the reset line manipulation of the sound CPU through the addressable latch. The Z80 program's writes to B003 probably should have no effect on this machine, as it is set only once at startup but cleared on every game over.