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08295 Sound Minor Always Apr 16, 2022, 06:59 Apr 20, 2022, 06:39
Tester CYBERYOGI -CO-Windler View Status Public Platform MAME (Official Binary)
Assigned To Resolution Open OS Windows 10/11 (64-bit)
Status [?] Acknowledged Driver namcos22.cpp
Version 0.242 Fixed in Version Build 64-bit
Fixed in Git Commit Github Pull Request #
Summary 08295: ridgerac & clones: sound hangs during Game Over speech.
Description In "Ridge Racer" 1 & 2 (various versions?) during the spoken game over message there is a looped noise sample (varies with selected level?, sounds sometimes like a loud old harddisk motor) in the background for about 2 seconds. It sounds like it shouldn't be there (it is as loud as the speech), so it is likely no normal game behaviour.

I suspect that a volume or envelope control register of the sound hardware for muting/fading it out is not emulated properly.
Steps To Reproduce Play until game over and listen to the spoken message.
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Affected Sets / Systems ridgerac & clones
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Apr 16, 2022, 15:59
I've seen some youtube videos of the game over screen in ridge racer and there's no voice there and not the bug you're reporting.
This could be a regression.
Have you tested any older version of mame?
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Apr 17, 2022, 04:36
edited on: Apr 20, 2022, 06:39
MAME was newest (0.242) and the speech works well (says something like "Hurry, come on and try again... You'l do it next time!"). There is only a hanging loop sample in the background during this for some seconds (which is a minor flaw that barely disturbs the game).

On youtube I only see videos of people finishing the race. I did not reach beyond the 2nd lap, so my game ended without winning when it does those sounds.
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Apr 20, 2022, 06:39
On "novice" level I now finished (place 4) which does a different ending (short rhythmic music, without the faulty noise?).