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ID Category [?] Severity [?] Reproducibility Date Submitted Last Update
00974 Crash/Freeze Critical (emulation) Have not tried Feb 8, 2008, 05:13 Nov 2, 2017, 03:29
Tester Scagazza View Status Public Platform
Assigned To Resolution Fixed OS
Status [?] Resolved Driver seattle.cpp
Version 0.120u2 Fixed in Version Build
Fixed in Git Commit Github Pull Request #
Summary 00974: blitz2k, blitz99: The game comes at the point the first match should start but remains in this state.
Description The game comes at the point the first match should start but remains in this state and the music continues, there are no crash and no freeze in 64-bit build. It crashes with an access violation error in 32-bit build.
Steps To Reproduce
Additional Information 0.128u5 update: Confirmed freeze in 32-bit build too.

If I wait until a demo play starts and start a game, I can proceed to the gameplay.
No need to touch the "turbo" button.
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Affected Sets / Systems blitz2k, blitz99
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mp4 file icon Blitz2K-Error 00974.mp4 (3,820,582 bytes) Mar 25, 2017, 17:16 Uploaded by mmarino4
Error 00974 in action.
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DJ Infinity
Mar 5, 2008, 23:12
To resolve this issue all you have to do is push turbo until you get to the demo game. after you see a lil bit of the demo game you can then put in credits and play.
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Mar 25, 2017, 17:18
I added a video to show the difference between this issue and 06522.
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Senior Tester
Mar 25, 2017, 19:52
I do wonder if it's connected to

because I can't see the game really being too happy if it thinks all the settings are 'invalid' and can't reset them or save them, so while the 'wait a while in demo mode' might act as a workaround (probably because some game state gets initialized by the demo?) I think this is actually a rather serious bug.
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Nov 1, 2017, 22:02
This can be changed to resolved. Apparently, it was quietly fixed a while back and certainly not an issue in the current MAME.

I believe that 06522 was also fixed in one of the more recent updates. I'll play a little more to be sure and post back on that report.
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Nov 2, 2017, 03:29
Thanks for the heads-up. I'm not seeing these issues on my end either.