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08286 DIP/Input Minor Always Apr 7, 2022, 01:29 Apr 15, 2022, 06:12
Tester chaneman View Status Public Platform MAME (Official Binary)
Assigned To Steve Coomber Resolution Fixed OS Windows 10/11 (64-bit)
Status [?] Resolved Driver
Version 0.242 Fixed in Version 0.243 Build 64-bit
Fixed in Git Commit dda43f2 Github Pull Request # #9537
Summary 08286: takeoff: Lives, Bonus Life and Service DIPS no longer correct.
Description DIPS below Coin B are not correct.
Picture below shows Lives DIP set to 3 but 7
lives are given. Changing this DIP does change
the number of lives but they don't match setting.

Bonus Life DIP is same as above. Doesn't match
bonus printed on screen after inserting a credit.
This DIP is also affecting the number of lives
depending on it's setting.

Service Mode DIP not working.

Parent set and all other clones unaffected.
Steps To Reproduce Load and run game.
Change DIP settings as mentioned above and Reset game. Soft Reset F3 not working on this one.
Repeat for all DIPS noted.
Additional Information
Github Commit
Regression Version
Affected Sets / Systems takeoff
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jpg file icon Take Off DIPS Incorrect.jpg (107,735 bytes) Apr 7, 2022, 01:29 Uploaded by chaneman
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Steve Coomber
Apr 7, 2022, 07:43
Hi chaneman. Interesting as this is no longer working. Is the regression version 0.242?
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Steve Coomber
Apr 7, 2022, 08:39
I loaded up several earlier releases of MAME and the same issues that you have reported are still present. I will continue to look at this.
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Apr 7, 2022, 17:57
Looks like it was added in .174b but not correct from the start.
Function wise a good start, just combination and labeling are bit off.
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Steve Coomber
Apr 7, 2022, 18:10
Yeh. It should be a quick fix. So far I haven't found an input for the service mode however.
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Senior Tester
Apr 7, 2022, 18:17
It’s a bootleg of theend, which doesn’t have a service mode dip. You won’t find one.
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Apr 7, 2022, 18:43
edited on: Apr 7, 2022, 20:42
Yes, what kmg said. Doesn't make sense for bootleggers to take the time to "add" functionality to a game they ripped off.
Seldom is the case although possible. That being said would it not make sense to clean up the DIPS for this and not show
all the Unknown which are actually Unused at this time as well? I understand that the hardware would have all these I/O
ports available from the start but once the original functions are determined to match the parent set it was derived from
can we just hide the uneeded ones from us end users? Pending approval of course.

For instance the original Konami The End only had a 5 and Stern had a 6 switch DIP on board, (schematics show 5) this bootleg still has 8 unknowns!
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Steve Coomber
Apr 8, 2022, 08:20
Thanks for information kmg. I expected it to not have a service mode but I wanted to be 100% sure. The driver assumes that there is one currently!!

chaneman, do we have a photo available for this board showing the number of DIPs? This will give me justification to remove the unknowns. Thanks in advance
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Apr 8, 2022, 09:44
You can see a pic here:
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Steve Coomber
Apr 8, 2022, 13:10
Thanks Osso. I can see 16 DIP switches in total so that probably explains the number of Unknown DIP's.
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Steve Coomber
Apr 9, 2022, 17:26
I have just submitted a fix for this