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General Chat => Arcade Lifestyle => Topic started by: Dazza on January 18, 2009, 01:19:11 PM



Title: :: Rolling Thunder Roadtrip ::
Post by: Dazza on January 18, 2009, 01:19:11 PM
So I've set the Rolling Thunder world record on Mame. It's time to get serious and take the arcade record  :twisted: So first step, I need to get access to a machine.... Someone on Jamma+ points out there is one on EBay!  :arrow:

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I think it's slightly overpriced and put an offer in, it's ACCEPTED ;D No messing around, I want this before Christmas, so I arrange to pick it up the next day! It's in Southampton so a couple of hours drive, lets plan the route.  :arrow:

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Unfortunately it won't fit in my car so I need access to a van. My brother in law has one, so I call him up and he says he can lend me the van and will come along to help too  :wink: It's a small van so we measure it to see if it will fit  :arrow:

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Hmmm, won't quite fit. We are going to take a chance and bungy close the doors. The van is full of work equipment so needs emptying  :arrow:

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After clearing, damn generators are heavy, we have some room  :arrow:

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The helpers, Luke and Steve  :arrow:

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We need to fill up with petrol :arrow:

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Some snacks for the journey, Pringles (the best crisps ever) :-*  :arrow:

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And of course, our favorite drink, DR Pepper!  :arrow:

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We have some pasties and other drinks but they are tucked away in the back of the van. So we set off and half way round the M25, can you believe it, it's clear!  :arrow:

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The van is VERY slow, top speed 70mph DOWN HILL!!! We get there just before dark and meet Jon the seller. We unload "The Machine", doesn't she look a beauty  :arrow:

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The original side art is in fantastic condition  :arrow:

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Money is exchanged and Jon has one last touch. This is now MINE!!!  :evil: :arrow:

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Ok, now lets try and fit it in the van.... Hmmm... as expected it sticks out the back  :-[ :o Still we cover it up to protect that artwork  :arrow:

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"Secure" the door with a single bungy rope! I'm not so sure but Steve says it's gonna be ok :shock: Well we are stuck here with a machine and it's getting dark so we have to chance it  :arrow:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/cmwKvP9tr9EyJy3M83dTxcjZOBvFRgWHl2duM7RWR-tGzzHEwqPb57hywouig7eUtFh-FwolMOG-u52XXCeAxoK2J0s6YzYYxG6x18IlXUv6VtQIPkKziFM8OcaY_y07XuvPuJg9wkLNzHwUvN0UhApP2OvSyQ-XKAh5B8iK7p0eKPjdjzPQ53zr_4fk5BdmMd2POFIpWHN30yi6wy0cEJ-lXbmUjmlrt5Eh3TfZFDGxkYK326YFd5tMEZO4M9kSgxzGH1KqKiV19qq73EhndbnaGJDRpItAryY5cE6iNUZaw19hds__neHSDCzrBYfz3mbPkU3-7lQjXkAqSmrwcNRj7gYHZxXge162JA5d_2BpdC5-ObZbOgJUpFxbPchsJDu3dp7IiVTdFVEyN1qcg6UnC7RfyWcXNeLZ-S4AYU7-EU7q2r7aSZKqGPtb7P3oKvUROA1BluLFTCbrmmZ9RLqnqs9t66hl7AmEIw_6Se1eZeRl3G00AniCOKkjci5uHlk-MeBkHT-0a51IsRX15l1s0YP4T-FeXCdn4RP3BFv3mARsxq-DVOPz2xdLn5jh2r_cBIVN1OKozAJcfY04UY5R3iFUqTZVB36Z30o=w640-h480-no)

Phew, we made it all the way back home. The machine is still in place, let's uncover it and move it inside. No pictures of the process....'cause we are both handling it  :D :lol:  :arrow:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/GOHSM0ml0rcuzAm8ibrAnXxKgGn6STpt_u5IorOq6Bixd1wnSuK2qq1DZCLw0W_bxYaUVKrX8nl-Wo4PM9zMpL4WL3Xv085tbxPIqvLA6vHAUmMPgw5qoW75PMn_N4iWKaPFRABFRxDIb-jSYYaKPChNvOAOBP2qM6_6Dth3IeJPwctYrqD8a0XCOhAP0T_0d-kpB_grybNMvuaDNpl2mYIl7TeW7ep1lRCIZiXw4kxq_TGs4HeK42Ti_Fqi6AKMXjpzCXjQBOHTsgAYJ5juG3ab3kS9fMJMdIsxZLNBG6QZ9fz6Cev4iRbkbHEP6Rl3zwaPODIbObaflXP-MakB_vN-i1tqUhJPhxzhxjufdC_r2oSgR0_vOwS1ACJC-u_sV0gG3J45fwzEHpO4uJLYTjB_9nNPf0iRaso_v7Nz1sHszxeE6DBJgJwyhpd4SM8oipDl4TsQ8QZh9fiq3LsDMz9ng9zznWxsYEnxOXptGUiofTnd1uH0Gj9MjFDWNdclwpBJjhPpSTM10PODUXygi9LEntitk-ByU0iQPd71fXGM8fatHm0cChLQbwN_XOgpLcnPC8akbr3W8vO0kcdGuH2XCJxl87w3nBCqNwQ=w640-h480-no)

Finally, in the house  :arrow:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/o0sABu308_awHhO40ufpZ19tFmkfY22jas1ca6j7qB93VSt0EjclmnnS-HLB3YVZoIZwo4QKYnoiNZLMhDVvOCvmCpSWuw4GJY2pucExmS1kpNlX9NfJNUdh5fZT2F8R8Txl2H9jxYMDONmtNxbXKXNMrE-0xk7IIl42X61gkxIo3LXzsrlQqOxzcpqMP7I_XsfZksP00NU2Oej7PZbhQfGihUEo1g91JSjsWyZkcgemzNeZ9_1tOJE1Aseg-wl16BV82O1-zIRIAqwwRc5C4iMjV9q6Ifam9aomwkh0jqLIpxQq82azFBxsLwnZbpBlHjf4omIPbbPiIyigOJu2XNoXceYP98RZFTRciKGEIQx2JRxOnyvjJdfnp-QFDYhsRmxDcBI6EGu70FeZrQeVP8gOjTnOPz17UAyRWUYDGxloNie5RfunGVo04e0s0tNXrmrmPxN4GfVNh-H1UIkY9RZi1e6kw9oXQM-MifcHpFXA-Ipe36Mzbcl8MhWonMsIaEXSf6Aa9dC2QHYb2qLex-QZvZ731hwKkFHp_YYLT5LBp8FOuH_kI8zbVxYBXRh33HARTDzjI7zD6PHZlnJJkPL8twJ-NjkHYeNb_k4=w360-h480-no)

Unfortunately the game PCB is faulty so no new world records for a while yet! I'm going to try and fix it myself so it could take a while  :o

I'll get some closer pictures of the machine inside and out when I get a chance :)

[EDITED: Now using Goggle photos rather than PhotoBucket ransomware]


Title: Re: :: Rolling Thunder Roadtrip ::
Post by: DarthNuno on January 18, 2009, 08:10:25 PM
Thanks for posting the Road Trip Dazza  :-*

Headline of course  ;)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/news/kingofthunder.jpg)

Congratulation, now you have your 'Holy Grail'  ;)

Regarding your faulty board,Funkycochise here -as a die hard fan of Rolling Thunder- would maybe have few boards as spare ? Drop him a message, who knows  :roll: ;)

Regarding the control panel overlay, the one on your game, the lower part is all black  ??? ...

(http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu19/drevans112/Rolling%20Thunder%20-%20Road%20Trip/17-Inhouse.jpg)

...comparing to mine  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/rolling/reps12.jpg)

Anyway, good luck for the restoration Dazza   :)

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:





Title: Re: :: Rolling Thunder Roadtrip ::
Post by: Dexter on January 18, 2009, 09:42:20 PM
Awesome stuff  ;D



Title: Re: :: Rolling Thunder Roadtrip ::
Post by: Dazza on January 18, 2009, 11:07:01 PM
Thanks for posting the Road Trip Dazza  :-*

Headline of course  ;)  :arrow:

Awesome, I've always wanted a dragonslairfans headline  ;D

Regarding the control panel overlay, the one on your game, the lower part is all black  ??? ...

Yes, I knew about that. As part of the sprucing up the previous owner did he got a reproduction marquee (yep we know ALL about that one) AND CPO. Unfortunately the only reproduction items are based on the american one  :arrow:

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/232/501689111_44e706a875.jpg)

As you can see there isn't any of the nice art on the lower part of the CPO  :'( But then again the machine looked like this befopre he replaced it  :arrow:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/WDirxa8O1pE7tJ_C3GZ6f8UB_OAG46dQ_URQlu8JTvqTHmSE_9IL2C8cNQA3jbp63jheKJzCumxpFUuS_ErFHTr1lmINsz3zS-1gS3WU2nfL4eUMHjR1NMFa1NVKo8WS7iSAX2IP0JOI6tWngf5VvISg0UaDWPeO6SDm1jMOqBgH6G38GIUmNfFQvKp6bHKUbP56uJu47pzsHIaCRI9lVujsdvGBP6AXOHdbJ1aLe8-j9r312BfZUs6i5w9zWwwMjpniQuYnfx4gnq-jsRe1terJkDcpuSPWpR7uhIkj9OteFlcyly2KPPNbXXrI1Wqm4HGrzKVkaIneIro7y1bLlEKQR3NuNiPy28ijgQu_c6viXQ8SiHZWkcFNlqLmadGOlh1GDPDf4zcbAzLVHczRdbzKb82qf8L7Kz-RcDpfMpvjgZcP9b6Bv85Y1OcglGkChseZj7DAu6VMp6ncw_vrnCZR8_HVdr1QwNY3USmFw_q5gJaCq9pPQEzw9ub9jGbX2UrIQFwmSf63kLOevkOYmYitQY6RRa1ft3X-VerHVTrZVhaIEhu5fl0y0NL7DxKxAv-mrb07PGOb_Fp3FqniaSJAU5JZ4M2xc_WUsM0=w640-h279-no)

I'll just have to keep my eye out for a NOS one (not likely) or do myself a vector of the CPO too and a get a proper reproduction done!!!!  :shock: :shock:

I'll definitely message FuckyCochise. Bruno didn't you have a faulty board? Are you keeping it as a spare or would it be up for sale? Any spare parts are useful, the board has lots of custom chips!


Title: Re: :: Rolling Thunder Roadtrip ::
Post by: Dexter on January 19, 2009, 12:34:02 AM
I've got 4 spare Rolling Thunder boards. I can check them all again and I'd be happy to pass one on to you if you want ?

Steve


Title: Re: :: Rolling Thunder Roadtrip ::
Post by: Dazza on January 19, 2009, 12:40:37 AM
I would be absolutely ECSTATIC!!!! PM me some details and see if we can sort something out....


Title: Re: :: Rolling Thunder Roadtrip ::
Post by: Dexter on January 19, 2009, 01:56:36 AM
I would be absolutely ECSTATIC!!!! PM me some details and see if we can sort something out....


PM sent  8)


Title: Re: :: Rolling Thunder Roadtrip ::
Post by: DarthNuno on January 25, 2009, 09:27:50 AM
A working board for sale, right here (http://cgi.ebay.com/Rolling-Thunder-Atari-Namco-PCB-Working_W0QQitemZ290291431397QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item290291431397&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2%7C65%3A3%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318)  ;)


Title: Re: :: Rolling Thunder Roadtrip ::
Post by: funkycochise on January 25, 2009, 01:39:11 PM
Let me introduce into the topic.
In fact, I already own a rthunder pcb that was working.
What happened ? I'm guilty, I decided to wash the pcb and when I had to place the chips back on location, I went wrong
with one of them.
After switching on, a small smoke started to come from one chip with the matching smell  :-\

Here is the chip :

(http://img1.uplood.fr/mamu/rgww_p1010112_small2.jpg)

It was covered with a sticker.
it rt1-5.6u in mame rthunder.zip rom set

I have same behaviour as on the pcb with mame if I corrupt the file in the archive (0x00 filled)

So if a good soul out there have a broken pcb or is able to create one of these chip would be great !



Title: Re: :: Rolling Thunder Roadtrip ::
Post by: Dazza on January 30, 2009, 10:58:51 AM
That chip is an 82S123 32 x 8 bipolar PROM. As can be seen from this cross reference website:

http://www.mikesarcade.com/cgi-bin/spies.cgi?action=url&type=info&page=PromRef.txt (http://www.mikesarcade.com/cgi-bin/spies.cgi?action=url&type=info&page=PromRef.txt)

I'm not the best person to say where to get a replacment from but a quick search reveals this place sells them (or compatible replacements). They will also program them for you at a fee (I think it's $10):

http://www.hobbyroms.com/proms.html (http://www.hobbyroms.com/proms.html)

I have a programmer, but unfortunately it does not support this chip type. Remember these are a program once only chip, so make sure you definitely have the right ROM when burning it. I posted a thread in Jamma+ and there were a few people on there with programmers that were capable of burning the chip and more than willing to do a burn if supplied with the blank chip.


Title: Re: :: Rolling Thunder Roadtrip ::
Post by: funkycochise on January 30, 2009, 08:08:58 PM
Thanks dazza for your precious informations...
overall for the cross refs Sheet.

I'll inform you for my evolutions on the subject...

Regards.


Title: Re: :: Rolling Thunder Roadtrip ::
Post by: funkycochise on February 03, 2009, 10:28:08 AM

stuffs ordered...

stay tuned


Title: Re: :: Rolling Thunder Roadtrip ::
Post by: Dazza on February 03, 2009, 11:04:56 AM
Excellent, did you get them to program it for you?


Title: Re: :: Rolling Thunder Roadtrip ::
Post by: polaris on February 03, 2009, 11:58:45 AM


I'll definitely message FuckyCochise.

thats a funny typing error :D
 :spaceace:


Title: Re: :: Rolling Thunder Roadtrip ::
Post by: funkycochise on February 03, 2009, 01:15:01 PM
Excellent, did you get them to program it for you?
a friend will do it for me  ;)


Title: Re: :: Rolling Thunder Roadtrip ::
Post by: funkycochise on February 07, 2009, 06:40:24 PM
news about mys chip.
they have arrived :
(http://img1.uplood.fr/mamu/jioz_cimg2825-(small).jpg)(http://img1.uplood.fr/mamu/xj0n_cimg2826-(small).jpg)
 
Yes arrived, but not at my house yet.
But at the house of the guy able to flash the "rolling thunder" content of it.
For information, purchase done on monday, arrived in France today.
I forgot to mention it comes from canada.

Nice packed, very serious and very fast in my opinion.
Cherry on the cake (for me), the guy out there speaks french (quite important for my 'weak english' fellows)

It's a question of small days now, to make my game board alive again  ;)
can't wait.  :twisted:

dazza, sorry for off topic.

Pierre.


Title: Re: :: Rolling Thunder Roadtrip ::
Post by: Dazza on February 08, 2009, 01:25:44 AM
Who did you order from? They sound like a good unit and it's always good to remember places like that for future reference.


Title: Re: :: Rolling Thunder Roadtrip ::
Post by: funkycochise on February 08, 2009, 08:36:09 AM
Who did you order from? They sound like a good unit and it's always good to remember places like that for future reference.
the one you provided  ;D
(http://img1.uplood.fr/mamu/p7ob_shipping.jpg)(http://img1.uplood.fr/mamu/9cw4_shipping2.jpg)


Title: Re: :: Rolling Thunder Roadtrip ::
Post by: Dazza on February 08, 2009, 10:43:13 AM
Ahh cool!

I'm looking forward to seeing that most precious board being brought back to life!  ;D


Title: Re: :: Rolling Thunder Roadtrip ::
Post by: funkycochise on February 14, 2009, 09:26:55 AM

Well, i've got to close the chapter regarding my prom troubles

this morning, in my mailbox (in fact, a week ago)

(http://img1.uplood.fr/mamu/p7tp_p1010813.jpg) (http://www.uplood.fr)

quick, what's inside :

(http://img1.uplood.fr/mamu/rdvm_p1010814.jpg) (http://www.uplood.fr)

tadam :

(http://img1.uplood.fr/mamu/1o0i_p1010816.jpg) (http://www.uplood.fr)

I take back my rthunder pcb, asleep since all this time :

(http://img1.uplood.fr/mamu/e8zx_p1010825.jpg) (http://www.uplood.fr)

the brunt chip is still on location, time for remplacement :

both chips, side to side :

(http://img1.uplood.fr/mamu/rpmr_p1010828.jpg) (http://www.uplood.fr)

time for replacement on the mother board, this time I take care about the  sens  :oops: :

(http://img1.uplood.fr/mamu/01cg_p1010834.jpg) (http://www.uplood.fr)

Fine, but what does it give once powered on :

(http://img1.uplood.fr/mamu/ckp9_p1010835.jpg) (http://www.uplood.fr)
(http://img1.uplood.fr/mamu/4cq3_p1010836.jpg) (http://www.uplood.fr)

Yeah, marvellous, I can at last play again rthunder

Epilogue :

- Despite the prom successful fix, I have now graphics garbage while playing (transparent door, wrong color). I don't know what it's coming from.
if it's game eeprom's faults that are quite ill or if it's worst. To go ahead I would need another board to make eeprom swaps.

- I go ahead also on the sound problem, seems that the amplifier chip isn't well soldered.

- A big thank to midiphilou, without him and his skills, that fix wound't have been possible  :-*


Thank you for reading, and Dazza, again, sorry for off-topic  :oops:


Title: Re: :: Rolling Thunder Roadtrip ::
Post by: DarthNuno on February 14, 2009, 10:26:27 AM
Thanks Pierre for your update on this... and ... Wooowwww... a really good progress  :o :-* :-* :-*

Too bad for the missing graphics...

(http://img1.uplood.fr/mamu/4cq3_p1010836.jpg)

I keep that last picture... a good opportunity to have that RT background without any sprites for future 'ArcadeLifeStyle' montages  ;)

Keep your motivation... I'm sure that board will be 100% working one day  :)

sorry for the off topic Dazza  :P :-*


Title: Re: :: Rolling Thunder Roadtrip ::
Post by: Dazza on February 14, 2009, 12:29:22 PM
Well thats some cracking progress!  ;D

Your board starts up, mine is as dead as a dodo. I have a lead for a new board(s), just waiting on a confirmation while they are being tested. Hopefully I can get my baby back up and running soon!

Oh yeah, Bruno what is the best material to get my Marquee printed on? Most places seem to do stickers, wheras the original is a type of thin plastic.....


Title: Re: :: Rolling Thunder Roadtrip ::
Post by: funkycochise on February 14, 2009, 06:31:44 PM

One step forward.

Even if it's not exactly the same behavior, if I fill rt1_8.7s file from rthunder.zip with some 0x00
I get the same garbage graphics, just like the pcb.

(http://img1.uplood.fr/mamu/corn_rthunder0000.png)

See those transparent yellow doors.

Now, if I remove the chip from the pcb and boot it up, I don't really get the same behaviour than on mame.
the chip i'm talking about is the one labelled RT1-8, not the one shown by my finger :

(http://img1.uplood.fr/mamu/01cg_p1010834.jpg)

PS : same song : Dazza sorry for off-topic  :lol:


Title: Re: :: Rolling Thunder Roadtrip ::
Post by: DarthNuno on February 14, 2009, 06:44:19 PM
Oh yeah, Bruno what is the best material to get my Marquee printed on? Most places seem to do stickers, wheras the original is a type of thin plastic.....

I've good contact with a local printing company. The boss (he works alone in fact ;)) even came into my game room in order to see what I'm looking for, regarding some upcoming projects. He's waiting for a new printing machine. Once he'll have it, I'll see with him the best material to use for our reproduction artworks... so stay tuned  8)


Title: Re: :: Rolling Thunder Roadtrip ::
Post by: Dazza on February 22, 2009, 12:22:16 PM
Some progress...

I managed to source a Rolling Thunder PCB with known sound problems. It arrived yesterday and was quite possibly the WORST packing ever for a PCB  :shock:. One sheet of bubble wrap that wasn't even wrapped round the board with the sound daughterboard just placed on top to rattle around during transit :arrow:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/rf1A8J48nYcfdn60zcoB9vBpmHh4Ppkbiu6OrBHED-sOAaCgX_sm5rjSEZL51FGUKE7el4HfY535CsJeAAv8Q-_c_2iklavgZk5gkF3wGIu-j9gxc8LTfj9ccZ-F8aTRRiFvco0umSqT5kNAi2bao-z2f0EIsEXQrumzOc7sokHNZY2do2XKCqxGtE3-fRS9jz8N055DrK1TTC0geCUl99vTfJfDxoQ-vuzzSG9fwl_reit6kAYemfh9V6u7bcV4dZa_EErAdimSEuS1YcUyjPqVmnOsQ2CyxuD-f4fFp_OH-hKgJocvk-65gWn4sF4GXNIHhxWIAFf_DMtrf179PXT0drAwl-2HIU0ylWWFoUJs1veN8LNBQmUq-jiX7lHqWuJlolnyAtst5q2dGTO9KqQzxHEiIagAtAMFJKtcdnFXDf0fcOwnSaVZKnpG9D_rwVAX5RAy5tzyZMmNKeE7iROZm6TuzD_8EOCiY7doV0dgFa5No4WpMz_awhqdOOqOST_RwA46BDbPqKaqCYBJHwbICIq665_EWwiTF6pQqAriBZfNfxDmbZAZ4-LBp8ISzxnRQcaea_Zbe6Otn0YV9SAM9V2Sfj4T_f44_zU=w800-h534-no)

I know the sound is faulty so decide to plug it in without the daughterboard attached. It gets further than my existing faulty board, cycling through the sprites on power up but resetting itself   :?:arrow:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/LFyUxrvaUd2xmwwD3-10aplmoiXTTVFexieljATa0y-6FJw19dhVJD_4zsroZ_yNKy0MA9l7cvRKqx0_yv9QZSZLDlvFm8_2T0EW7roveUXcfEqIX6rQBenXqfjsUvA35bGAxP3jI4Bp7xMt9rmcTyyHNANSSJ_DYg80TV0hSGVqEpaFKnAgtrpoTv-V59UwuGUZBf6DtBh-Cy2k_jivDnqFWtV133zLAlF-7mVh0lGtWQwxL6GQIssmcMPgNjPFo-8Pw8R0-2iSeag_EUx5e6_5LmggFXh_o4P0GJMykAL0WRNAwI6iFiXpmvfK4D_Ud3B2bF80CBFthJGDkbfIPFASFiCkdcMttmdIOqQnnvfdrapJxXmnrg8JG_5OlI8wJm8SMVj4t_QilOOYZasH1NRDt0UYFz4BExONv9YbPHP6admo8T6fni5MmHUkOgd9MVMzRBHbqrxs7EIrPWXmHW79f2_hNhtFDWTXnLgO5tNn0hVbtF2TICCnes5EAWKphV7q95358akUC7THrb6MNmg7WoXns9hWtecrX9kMCFUyaWYzFr_444dDCVhwYBVY1PBtQ0pK_berev9FNqS5eINyq0UNtVfRie40-kY=w800-h534-no)

However, I can now successfully get into the self test mode..... Hmmmm. Ok, lets try attaching the daughterboard from my existing faulty board. The sound should work on that one. Here it is all attached  :arrow:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/i8FFngiIgEoKnbvwfDp_-kAYxu9YVN8uYFLzYP4d6-q_RQ4dvEVmSxTysUnlDfFy4MG92Ei7CR8k_5yQHBEOXO2pK4qF8Vtpc2DlHYuwRf878AeD9yFZ04kys-ZD7c3-HoT6W4DNLD1Vqrx7CitOno_F34b6ib-MgG7LEZMzyXW64JsNW0Xr6behGwM2ePiqqOvL9jfO12dubwdrEIXC3znqNBPe8wZs9TYC-OQewl0wVNoCQR8G0tzE-G4YR5caZpMjJBm0PklwpbVpqJ9_SSuTFo38GEZyufLkhu7tfKE7UZSNr7HHknlrl5PENS_liUcvUfaMWTrjpddD5ZfotIl7ahjL1eif7sGACQzKt4jEEFptAypA5DGgkr_TFk8FlemYIYkPjDlUW76AWkISL1bWcrG5kEcMbwRwlCjSZt48JOa9KXen95HzEa-SbM49TPCDTnQ3JdDwD3mzFaawEoJv011l4JUXQJHOdHFZTdc_Uhq_9RmJLesjss2Z_gpc7-DAiqalABz1gsysFI4-DVyD_hv6_QqtuI7YxHo2yZ0HJuUkzOzo7uEyMK4akniqwrTB7DX-_Lg9l5D4W-u3a1Gk91bPE-04QMpi_n0=w800-h534-no)

Ok.... lets give it a whirl. Fingers crossed...   :-\:arrow:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/F1UU6hd5KdMHLBGSufBPkGMgpoj9v8NJ-1lNkppCkuZzAPVMZnoKqb8FUSpCAZaTFJ9yArtnRLM77GcQ0QyoYGvo5YQH3CpYG5tJHuU9XdKYX5GQUvNyIQOEa-bLyfh25DCUOdSpIgz8jo77clITmCYu8nfDw4l0lzTGU1mJmQjPc11x81Tn441yy91UsqQOKHKVjz1Bvq8M5KEnCGg86GQepcvFe7x17hOmAG8VbBaoQISkhJACo_OHd9Bx7s9hG6_17WrkNaueuiB3mx5wYzFiXPgNoSeWGiI49ifDgSbOhA0upmRoXcIF9GC_21roxTjULSUseoAerVbaAA99dFBcwxUEjlKymmxVyUEEC8gNup7wjsENRQz2WK-2oLSaB0qS6tLeANdVdbnErwIotRa3V-JaodlOPd8PB4dGlWdTQDJnyqbZ3eUT2DWmAP2mQe4BVXz66NtYMy9rFw7Lk1Jx51TbB7WT4c0NUINc4PtCtzQx9FY5aJ87oCtvDIc4SWOVwt4g5JCIlRvQzBRCwYj3ejAaAYRuaN3R8UgSKLhy9zhkntIcXrlV255JjkoExXkYZNyGK_CgLdS_B3I9gs-2LFX3KgjAbebEbOs=w800-h534-no)

YES YES YES!!!! IT WORKS!!!! The sounds also works perfectly.... Hurray  :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:

[EDITED' Now using Google photos rather than Photobucket ransomware]


Title: Re: :: Rolling Thunder Roadtrip ::
Post by: DarthNuno on February 22, 2009, 12:44:32 PM
YYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSS !!!!!!!!

Start the training now  ;)

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: :: Rolling Thunder Roadtrip ::
Post by: Dazza on February 22, 2009, 01:21:36 PM
Thought I'd run through it just to see how what the transition to joystick would be like.

Not too bad, I completed it on my first go, scored a measly 350k. I wasn't going for score though, was just running though to see if all the levels were ok, plus the dip switches were set to only allocate 120 seconds which make level 8 a bit of a challenge if you don't start it loaded up with ammo (I did but stupidly died half way through) ...   


Title: Re: :: Rolling Thunder Roadtrip ::
Post by: vib_ribbon on February 22, 2009, 03:35:11 PM
looks really odd how all the chips on that board is spaced out like that...

game on!! woohoo!!  :spaceace: