|DIP/入力||低||仮承認||未処理||2017-04-15 14:43||2017-04-22 05:06|
metafox - メタフォックス
|詳 細||This website is the best resource ever: http://otokaru.net/contents/dipsw/ma-mo/metafox.html|
This seems to indicate that factory defaults for a Japanese release of the game is all off. I'm assuming the settings MAME uses correspond to some American or world release of the game. However, further research outlines a few potential oddities in MAME's labels.
Difficulty: off/off is supposed to be Hard/C while off/on is supposed to be Normal/B. In MAME this is currently the opposite. The difference between all the difficulties isn't noticeable at all to start so I'm guessing it affects increasing rank.
Regions: very confused about these DIPs. On the page they are listed as having no effect. This doesn't make sense, because both off should give the "licensed for US through Romstar" label... for a Japanese release? Perhaps these should be jumpers instead?
Is there a separate Japanese version of the game? That would make the most sense.
Then it gets worse. This is a manual from an American distributor: http://www.crazykong.com/manuals/MetaFox.man.pdf
...all off, again. The region DIPs are once again unused.
TamDB has an unlabeled (likely the IVICS manual above) and a "Japan" flyer, but the site is broken right now and I can't reach the manuals. KLOV has a Japan flyer, and it does indeed use all off. Tafoid even posted it in another bug report for this game: http://www.arcade-museum.com/manuals-videogames/M/Meta%20Fox.pdf
I've also been unable to find the actual settings MAME uses anywhere... where are these coming from?
Is what we currently have some weird world/US version, and there is an undumped US or Japan or even US/Japan version somewhere? Have any other flyers or manuals been found? Does anyone else have more information about this silly old game?
This aside, maybe the order of DIP settings could be switched around to match the manuals. I haven't really looked into other games on this hardware yet, but Arbalester (a similar game on the same hardware in the same year by the same developer, Jordan) also has all DIPs off in factory settings, and in MAME. I don't know if some Romstar manual exists with different DIPs for this game. Its difficulty DIPs are also ordered bit more sanely in the first place: http://otokaru.net/contents/dipsw/a-o/arbalester.html
|追加情報||Considering how thorough this is, I guess it's Minor? The severity system seems weird, looking at other reports etc.|