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08543 Graphics Minor Always Jan 6, 2023, 22:37 Jan 11, 2023, 16:52
Tester Cow View Status Public Platform MAME (Official Binary)
Assigned To Haze Resolution Fixed OS Windows 10/11 (64-bit)
Status [?] Resolved Driver
Version 0.251 Fixed in Version 0.252 Build 64-bit
Fixed in Git Commit d7a08de Github Pull Request #
Summary 08543: megablst and clones: Shield powerup aura on option is missing
Description The green powerup is supposed to have a glowing aura on the option the ship touched it with. This is missing entirely on MAME
Steps To Reproduce Play the game
Collect the Green sphere icon
Glowing aura around the option will not appear
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Regression Version
Affected Sets / Systems megablst and clones
Attached Files
mp4 file icon Mame 2023.01.06 - Trim-1.mp4 (3,894,901 bytes) Jan 6, 2023, 22:37 Uploaded by Cow
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Jan 7, 2023, 13:06
edited on: Jan 7, 2023, 13:08
I would say it is a minor graphic issue - I didn't see a regression checking some older builds (tested back to setname change between 0.136 and 0.137 with same behavior). Good to have noted, however. You can see it in the demonstration screen about 22-23 seconds in the ship picks up a green orb with the rear laser. You can also see this working on the PCB recorded video.
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Senior Tester
Jan 8, 2023, 12:57
in the machine config, add the 'partial_buffer_delayed' bit here


the orbs will appear.

most of the other games in the driver have this set, but this one doesn't, so I don't know if it causes other issues elsewhere in the game. there's a big blurb in the driver about how the games handle sprites and why sometimes it's needed (Taito hardware is not well understood)
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Jan 8, 2023, 13:14
(also since it acts as an indicator to how much shield you have left I'd say this was actually a major glitch, the game is basically broken without it showing)