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Re: Odyssey 2 not working properly with MAME
02/27/17 11:27 PM

> I am having the following issues:
> - I want to play Odyssey 2 games
> And I have the last MAME for Win 64 installed.
> I also have the Magnavox Odyssey2 (USA, Europe) BIOS (and the Philips C52/France, not
> being used). Both files using BIN extension.
> This US/EU BIOS was renamed to O2ROM.bin and put inside a file.
> Then I let this ZIP in ROMS folder from where MAME is located.
> I have also added the Odyssey 2 roms, all .BIN files, to MAME ROMS folder.
> When I tried to play the games that didn't work. So I had the idea to put one of the
> roms inside the file. In all these three cases the rom was put inside
> the file.
> - Killer Bees: it's working with my joystick. Up/Down/Left/Right commands recognized,
> and the fire button too.
> - Popeye (Brazil or Europe): recognizing the D-pad, but when you try to jump the
> plataform the character dies. Everytime. Here's the thing: when I tried to use that
> same ROM in the emulator O2M by Daniel Boris, it worked just fine. Meaning the bug
> only happens in MAME.
> - Super Cobra (Brazil): the game is not recognizing a single button from my joystick,
> only the keyboard.
> P.S. The game Turtles (US) is also working with my joystick.
> - Q-Bert (Euro), too.
> - Buraco Negro (BR) - keyboard only...
> - Frogger (BR) has graphic issues in MAME and it's fine in O2M... also not working my
> gamepad.
> And one more thing: when I play any random MAME game such as Mortal Kombat 2, if I
> press ESC the game closes and I return to MAME configs. This never happens while I
> played these Odyssey 2 games, so I am forced to use alt + TAB and with the mouse
> close the window in a clumsy way.
> What is going on and what did I do wrong?
> Is it possible to add these OD2 games to a separate folder and keep them (each one
> isolated from the other) in ZIP files?

First off, computers or other machines which use/have keyboards) are started in an emulated keyboard state. This means that the UI is locked out so you can fully use the keyboard without the UI keys being detected and overtaking as you type. By default, SCROLL LOCK is the key that toggles this off and hitting that will allow the UI to take priority. You can start MAME with "ui_enable", which starts MAME with UI as the priority. You can find this in the UI by starting MAME --> Configure Options --> Advanced Options --> Look for "Input Option" area and there should be "UI Enable". Toggle this ON and it will start emulation as it does with non-keyboard machines.

Regarding Odyssey 2 graphical and other issues, most games work fine and there are a few which do not work as expected. It might be better to handle this with a flag for the machine stating that the graphics are not 100%.

You should keep your BIOS separate and put all your software in another folder (odyssey2) for example, somewhere in your rompath. Also, if you expect to use anything from the softlist, it is expected to have the same game short name (qbert, bees, kccrazy). Otherwise, use the file manager and load them however you wish.

From what you've detailed, I know a few are valid but I haven't tested them all. I'll attempt to look at your concerns and tidy them all up in to a bug report on Having a report doesn't guarantee any listed issues will be fixed soon, but it does keep them logged for others to see.

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* Odyssey 2 not working properly with MAME Perene 02/27/17 10:18 PM
. * Re: Odyssey 2 not working properly with MAME Perene  02/27/17 11:45 PM
. * Re: Odyssey 2 not working properly with MAME Perene  02/28/17 03:26 PM
. * Re: Odyssey 2 not working properly with MAME Haze  02/28/17 03:42 PM
. * Re: Odyssey 2 not working properly with MAME Perene  02/28/17 06:02 PM
. * Re: Odyssey 2 not working properly with MAME MooglyGuy  03/01/17 12:42 PM
. * Re: Odyssey 2 not working properly with MAME TafoidAdministrator  02/27/17 11:27 PM

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