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ID Category [?] Severity [?] Reproducibility Date Submitted Last Update
08551 Crash/Freeze Critical (emulation) Have not tried Jan 18, 2023, 14:35 Jan 27, 2023, 14:03
Tester mamefan View Status Public Platform MAME (Official Binary)
Assigned To Resolution Open OS Windows 10/11 (64-bit)
Status [?] Acknowledged Driver
Version 0.251 Fixed in Version Build 64-bit
Fixed in Git Commit Github Pull Request #
Summary 08551: darkadv: Map screen display issue & freeze
Description During levels when the map is supposed to appear, it flashes briefly on-screen but isn't visible for any length of time. This seems like a bug, unless I'm doing it wrong. You can see it happen here

More importantly, on a level where the map is not supposed to appear (some levels, such as Metropolis, are that way intentionally), the game freezes. You can see it happen here
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Jan 18, 2023, 20:36
edited on: Jan 18, 2023, 20:39
For the first part, you have to *hold down* the button to keep the map visible. According to the flyer, you can only use the map in certain worlds, so the freeze shouldn't happen.
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Jan 18, 2023, 21:42
From what I recall, holding down the start button didn't work either.
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Jan 18, 2023, 23:08
Confirmed that holding down start does nothing. When you let go of start, it briefly flashes the map.
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Jan 27, 2023, 14:03
I played it a couple times, progressing through 2-3 exits each time, the start button for me (default map "1"), when held, shows what is known on the map. Sometimes when you haven't progressed in a level, this will show partially or full blank. I was not able to get it to crash MAME or hang up the emulation in any way in my tries. It also did not disappear on me.

I'd suggest that the OP play and record the inputs (using "-record game.inp" in command-line) so that if they encounter this emulation issue again, all the exact inputs would help us reproduce.

I'll acknowledge for the time being.