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08342 Sound Minor Always Jun 5, 2022, 11:42 Aug 14, 2022, 19:30
Tester ICEknight View Status Public Platform MAME (Official Binary)
Assigned To holub Resolution Fixed OS Windows 10/11 (64-bit)
Status [?] Resolved Driver
Version 0.244 Fixed in Version 0.247 Build 64-bit
Fixed in Git Commit a99e48b Github Pull Request # #10199
Summary MESS-specific 08342: spec128 [cobrasar and clones]: Voiceover missing in Cobra's Arc [spectrum and clones]
Description Wherever the voiceover should start talking, MAME only makes a pop sound.
Steps To Reproduce -Load the spec128 core.
-Press Enter for the Tape Loader.
-Activate UI controls with Scroll Lock.
-Press F2 to load (throttle as needed).
-Once loaded, press T to start the game with Keyboard controls.
-After the text appears on screen, a mechanical voice should actually read it aloud.
Additional Information If I remember correctly, this may be due to the tape saving sound, which is audible on real hardware, not being hooked up in MAME.
Github Commit
Flags Verified with Original
Regression Version
Affected Sets / Systems spec128 [cobrasar and clones]
Attached Files
mp3 file icon Cobra's Arc speech.mp3 (1,436,733 bytes) Jun 21, 2022, 23:13 Uploaded by ICEknight
Speech recorded to tape, inaudible in MAME otherwise
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Jun 11, 2022, 19:00
Assuming this doesn't need additional ram or hardware that isn't default to the launched machine - I can confirm.
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Jun 21, 2022, 23:12
edited on: Jun 22, 2022, 18:14
Out of curiosity, I created a new WAV tape in MAME and started recording while the game was running. The speech is indeed there as I suspected, just not hooked up to anything audible.

I've attached said WAV tape converted to MP3 (Warning: May sound a bit loud).
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Aug 9, 2022, 00:04
fixed in #10199
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Aug 14, 2022, 17:52
This sounds correct now, can be closed.