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Awesome, Kale!
Is there a way to build a MAME with the improvements coming from your user directories (saturn_cdblock, etc.) for testing purposes?
I can test more games and give you feedback of how the changes are affecting different games smile


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Originally Posted By Kale
Samurai Spirits IV uses sprite mode 07 for drawing HP bars. Surprised that nobody ever reported this.
Other than that it has other two VDP1 bugs: transparency instead of black and sprite list looks incomplete (for example: being hitted makes sprite to disappear).

Well, I guess there are many bugs nobody ever reported, since for the driver with the "Not Working" status little video bugs are expectable. Like the problem in Exhumed, which runs fine, but all the shadows are replaced with smilies (some ingame debug feature triggered by incorrect emulation?):


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Originally Posted By F1ReB4LL
Originally Posted By Kale
Samurai Spirits IV uses sprite mode 07 for drawing HP bars. Surprised that nobody ever reported this.
Other than that it has other two VDP1 bugs: transparency instead of black and sprite list looks incomplete (for example: being hitted makes sprite to disappear).

Well, I guess there are many bugs nobody ever reported, since for the driver with the "Not Working" status little video bugs are expectable. Like the problem in Exhumed, which runs fine, but all the shadows are replaced with smilies (some ingame debug feature triggered by incorrect emulation?):



I'd guess they're shadow sprites which end up ignoring the actual colour values and just shadowing pixels, the fact they appear as faces was probably just the developers having a bit of fun. If proper mixing was implemented it would probably look fine.

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while cleaning up a bit the input handling in the driver I thought I could add something nice...




technically you can even start with 10 players, but MAME does only support up to 8 sets of controls to be mapped... so that P9 and P10 inputs end up overlapping P1 and P2

maybe we could extend the input set now that we have something requiring a 9th and 10th players wink

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Heck yeah, 10-player Bomberman laugh

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not sure if your question was rhetorical, but yes, we should be able to support any number of players


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yeah it was rhetorical, but adding new players in the core require a clean compile, so that I needed quite some time before testing the new code

anyway, here we are with 10 players contemporarily on board smile



if I'm not wrong, this is a first among open source emulators (I think only SSF supports 10 players through emulation)

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Originally Posted By etabeta78
if I'm not wrong, this is a first among open source emulators (I think only SSF supports 10 players through emulation)

http://www.libretro.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1518 -- yabause probably also could.

Btw, still no traces of the original Hi-Ten Bomberman and Hi-Ten Chara Bomb games on pre-PC-FX h/w?

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Awesome smile


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Originally Posted By F1ReB4LL
Originally Posted By etabeta78
if I'm not wrong, this is a first among open source emulators (I think only SSF supports 10 players through emulation)

http://www.libretro.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1518 -- yabause probably also could.


oh, well, no problem. we are late to the party anyway, given that most people willing to play with it was already using SSF smile

I still have to dig a bit more around the actual way SMPC reads multitap controllers though, because if it checks the controller presence it does not have enough registers to carry all the bits and it is not fully clear to me ATM if this just means that controllers are read through multiple 32-register accesses or what... maybe I will poke Kale about it too wink

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