VPGL 15 - Post Pass - Rules

Hi Pinballers,

Welcome to arcade gaming competition with VPGL 15. This tournament is the 3rd of the new decade and part of the overall VPGL 2020 and all gamers worldwide are welcome to play. You can join in at any time and play.

Competition:
The player with the most points...
 

MGLXLIV - Arcade Runner - RULES



Hi Gamers,

Welcome to arcade gaming with MGLXLIV - Arcade Runner. This is the second tournament of the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OF ESPORTS for 2020. All gamers worldwide are welcome to game. You can also join in at any time.

Please watch the trailer below for the official...
 

Gottlieb Sea Belles August 1956

gottlieb sea belles 1956

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bill picking up a project in the next few days, a very dirty, neglected old 50s woody.

so good these are still out there, though very rare now.

lets start with the new playfield plastics...
 

Announcement: Western Australia set to have its very own Pinball Festival

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We’d like to share some exciting news with you all…


Western Australia is set to have its very own Pinball Festival 😊

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Monster Bash...Classic Edition

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How game board components work

This will be a series of posts on how specific components work on a game board. Its purpose is to help you understand how the circuitry works. Feel free to add to the series if there's a topic you want to cover.

First up: Reset!

You'll typically see the signal defined as RESET...

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  • #16
    I know it would be easy to put in a PI or something else, but was wanting to keep it original. Does anyone have any files etc that could help me recreate this?? In the DOS DIR I can see GLAUNCH......which has a MAME folder in it. A CRYSTAL folder which has a mix amp sound card set up + a few auto exe files etc. Was hoping to get this one back up as is, it is a cute little unit

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    • #17
      Originally posted by theshagking View Post
      but was wanting to keep it original.
      it was never original really. it was born a bodgy pc based copy of the real thing.

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      • #18
        I'd suggest if you want to keet it 'original' then do some research and take the time to learn how to ser it up/fix it yourself.
        You'll be hard pressed to find someone who has the exact files you need, it will more so be a case of you having to trawl the internet for hours finding the right info and files to get it back up and running.
        Glaunch is a front end called Game Launcher which was the first front end I used back in 2005.
        Good luck.
        Last edited by Kaizen; 15 January 2018, 04:27 PM.
        Namco Starblade - Taito Cocktail 14" x 3, 20" x 2 - NZ SI PtII Upright - Chase HQ DX, Taito Top Speed - Taito Grand Champion - Taito Safari - LAI SI Head to Head Cocktail - SI Cocktail Clone x 2, Pong Clone x 3

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Homepin View Post
          Wasting your time trying to resurrect this POS.

          It will likely be far cheaper and certainly faster to buy a new multiboard - $60~199 will do it and you are up and running again.

          One link here but there are dozens more:

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          Piece of software?

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          • #20
            My appologies to everyone if I came across demanding anything. I had spent some time already trawling to get it working again. It is old but was hoping to keep it all the same. I will redo it and make it better, was hoping that someone may have had some knowledge as to what was being used.
            Once again if I offended I am very sorry. Cheers

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            • #21
              Originally posted by theshagking View Post
              My appologies to everyone if I came across demanding anything. I had spent some time already trawling to get it working again. It is old but was hoping to keep it all the same. I will redo it and make it better, was hoping that someone may have had some knowledge as to what was being used.
              Once again if I offended I am very sorry. Cheers
              I don't think anyone was "offended" - just trying to explain that you will really be wasting your time trying to fix this when it was always, at best, a copy of a copy anyway.

              A multi-in-1 for $100 will do the same job (or better) and you will be up and running in minutes.

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              • #22
                I'll just add that CF Cards are notoriously unreliable and flakey. You will be doing yourself a massive favour by replacing the unit in there with something infinitely more reliable.

                Brad
                My Projects - Space Invaders Bartop, Williams A-Go-Go, Galaxian Bartop, Jukebox Kiosk 1&2, Jukebox Kiosk 3, Virtual Minipin, Generic Upright, MultiCab, Rampage,

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                • #23
                  I'm 99.99% certain that this is one of RetroGame's cabinets, as I'm not aware of anyone else ever doing a PC based cocktail cab using a CF Card.

                  To be fair, at the time his setup was the duck's guts and although there may be more reliable and economical solutions available now, there certainly wasn't back then!!! He used very specific PCs that had onboard sound that required no drivers, which meant he was able to use an extremely stripped out OS and run the GameLauncher frontend. The whole thing was actually quite ingenious.

                  His main reasoning for using a CF Card instead of an old HDD was, that should problems ever occur, it would be a simple matter of posting out a replacement CF Card with instructions on how to swap them over, then the customer would be back up and running with a minimum of fuss. The only thing they'd lose is their high scores.

                  I sold a few of his cabs, but not the later ones with the CF Card as he did those pretty much exclusively for what was Child Amusements (now Pinball Spare Parts Australia) who sold heaps of them!

                  To the OP, I'm happy to track down Iain (RetroGame) and see whether we can get an image file for you. That way you could drop it onto an old IDE HDD, or maybe even get a replacement CF Card from him, to get you back up and running. It's all well and good to suggest that you swap over the "something more reliable", which is being translated here as a non-PC based solution, however there is likely to be a fair amount of cost and re-work involved in that to convert it over to something that may not necessarily be that much better.

                  Let me know if you'd like me to contact Iain for you.

                  Cheers, Chris
                  www.ozstick.com.au

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