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08811 Media Support Minor Always Jan 24, 2024, 03:05 1 day ago
Tester famigami View Status Public Platform MAME (Official Binary)
Assigned To Resolution Open OS Windows 10/11 (64-bit)
Status [?] Confirmed Driver
Version 0.261 Fixed in Version Build 64-bit
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Summary 08811: mz700: MZ-700 Several games marked working don't work
Description The following games do not work when loaded in Sharp MZ-700. Some require basic, other don't. They ALL fail regardless of any and all combinations of preloading basic or no basic at all and tested in all versions of Basic available.

All of them are marked working and so is the system. I don't know if it's bad dumps or bugs... but given that they all don't run after loading tells me something needs to be marked imperfect or not working somewhere...

amity
antares
bouldash
catacomb
complain
comptek
demasaso
descente
destruct
diaboliq
globule
guerre
impomiss
isola
jeuxint
jumprun
ksmines
manza
matpendu
missiona
misalpha
misdelta
morpion
morpius
nombres
octopuss
panique
pendu
puiss4
puzzle
rebond
rr1906
schac700
sinberg
soudard
spacific
starfght
spoker
suprvrac
supinvdr
sysxpert
urania2
vol676
yams
zen
Steps To Reproduce For games that require basic:
1) mame.exe mz700 -cass 1z013b
2) type L then enter
3) play tape until basic is loaded
4) change the tape to one of the games
5) type LOAD then enter
6) play the tape until the end

For games that don't use basic:
1) mame.exe mz700 -cass GAMETITLE
2) type L then enter
3) play tape until the end
Additional Information I came across this https://mametesters.org/view.php?id=6058 and noticed a lot of the same games were mentioned there (in 2015!!!) with the same error of nothing happens after loading. Not sure why to this day they and the system continue to remain marked as working.
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related to 06058Acknowledged  mz700: Results after testing some demos and current sw-list! 
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No.21918
Robbbert
Senior Tester
Jan 24, 2024, 04:18
I won't be able to check for a few days, but afaik none of the sharp MZ-series are working correctly, and no work has been done for several years.

One of the many unmaintained systems in MAME.
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No.21921
famigami
Tester
Jan 26, 2024, 04:34
Yeah, I don't expect them to magically work... it's moreso the fact that they are marked working when they aren't.
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No.21922
Robbbert
Senior Tester
Jan 26, 2024, 12:14
I'm guessing it's probably one of the original lists when software lists were first introduced. At that time no testing was done to see what worked.

I tried the program "isola", I have no idea if it's Basic or not, so I tried both ways, but the result was the same. The tape finished and the emulated computer was non-responsive.
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No.21923
famigami
Tester
Jan 26, 2024, 20:35
Yeah, the ones I listed all do that. Sometimes it's a small block of garbled text but most of the time it's unresponsive after loading. All game I didn't list DO work, I've tested every single one.
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No.21924
Robbbert
Senior Tester
Jan 26, 2024, 22:32
Thanks for testing them all, it must have been quite time consuming.

All that needs to be done, for now, is for someone to add supported="no" to the entries you have listed. It's just of matter of when it gets done.