First post, by Buck_Rogers
I am an avid fan of old fixed shooters, and I have been having a tremendous amount of fun with the 1979 Universal title Cosmic Guerilla. Silly name, fantastic game.
However, when I run the Cosmic Guerilla ROM in MAME there is no sound. Also, the game freezes fairly often. I've tried both older and newer versions of MAME.
Here's a video of someone playing Cosmic Guerilla on MAME with the sound effects intact. So clearly it works for some people.
Sound was enabled for Cosmic Guerilla all the way back in MAME 0.35b3 in 1999. MAME 0.35B3 added DAC and Samples sound (cg_m0 - cg_m7, cg_att, cg_chnc, cg_ext, cg_dest, cg_gun and cg_gotm.wav).
However, whenever I load the ROM from a command line it tells me I'm missing all of those samples, and the game plays without audio.
I was wondering if someone could see if the game works for them? I got my ROM from [SOMEWHERE], but every copy of this ROM on the internet seems to be identical.
I find these old Space Invaders clones fascinating because the game designers were probably told "Space Invaders is making a killing! Do something like that!" and they had to make a game that was both appealing to Space Invaders fans, but also its own thing. Cosmic Guerilla absolutely knocks it out of the park in that regard. It's got very unique addictive gameplay despite clearly being a "Space Invaders Clone".