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Author Topic: Gauntlet Rev 14, MAME .78 The maps are repeating starting at level 8 ?!  (Read 233 times)

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??? Curious as to if anyone has the answer to this...

While using Gauntlet Rev 14 in MAME .78 the Maps / Levels keep repeating starting at level 8 is this normal ? If not what revision should I be using to have unique maps all the way through ?  Thanks in advance!
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Re: Gauntlet Rev 14, MAME .78 The maps are repeating starting at level 8 ?!
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2020, 04:11:28 pm »
While using Gauntlet Rev 14 in MAME .78 the Maps / Levels keep repeating starting at level 8 is this normal ? If not what revision should I be using to have unique maps all the way through ?  Thanks in advance!
Are you sure it is repeating exactly the same levels in exactly the same order regardless of which path you take?

From the Arcade History Gauntlet entry:
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The first seven mazes are always the same, but from level 8 onwards, players will find themselves on any one of over a hundred different mazes. If players survive for long enough, the mazes will be repeated in a different order.
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Gauntlet would recycle levels by flipping them horizontally and vertically once the players had run through all of them.
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Revision 14 (4-players)
* World release.
* Sequence of boards may be different : After Level 8, either every other level may be skipped (Level 9 = Level 10, Level 10 = Level 12, etc.), or every two levels may be skipped (Level 9 = Level 11, Level 10 = Level 14, etc.), or boards may be played in their normal order. (It may depend on the route taken to Level 8.)

Didn't see any reports referencing this subject on MAME Testers.

Closest thing in info.dat was this:
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- 0.105u4: Added proms ($0, 200, 400 - timing, flip control and position/size). Full address map verified from schematics. Fixed rom names.

Easiest way to tell for sure is to shoot 3 or 4 videos with v0.78 using different paths to level 8 -- about 20 levels per video should be more than enough to compare the order and layout.
- If they are repeating exactly, try it with v0.106 or newer.


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Re: Gauntlet Rev 14, MAME .78 The maps are repeating starting at level 8 ?!
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2020, 09:41:41 am »
I had this problem as well on Mame .225

Delete your .hi score file for Gauntlet
If that does not work, delete your nvram file as well.

Let me know if this fixes it for you. Did for me.

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