Can someone with original CreatiVision hardware assist the MAME/MESS project in conducting some tests?

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cheshirenoir
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Can someone with original CreatiVision hardware assist the MAME/MESS project in conducting some tests?

Post by cheshirenoir » Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:59 am

Hi there,
Do you want assist MAME/MESS emulate the Creativision family more accurately? Do you have access to the BASIC cartridge? If the answer to both of these questions is "YES!", then step right up!

I remember from my time using a Dick Smith Wizzard, that it was advertised as having 16 way joysticks, but MAME currently emulates them as 8 way joysticks. There is an open bug report on MAMETesters (07338) against this issue, but they'd like us to test some things against original hardware. To that end, they have supplied a small BASIC program to test against the original hardware. (See the link above).

If anyone could test against the real hardware an either update the report, or alternatively DM me with the result, that would be awesome.

(Also, is anyone aware of any cartridges that took advantage of the 16 ways? I thought Planet Defender might have, but apparently it doesn't. Maybe Tennis?)

Cheers and Thanks in advance!

John "Cheshirenoir" Parker.

PS, If anyone in Aus decides to sell their Dick Smmth Wizzard, let me know :-)
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