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by Kenbo
Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Thinking ahead
Replies: 4
Views: 1629

Re: Thinking ahead

AMD processors seem to run faster than the more expensive Intel processors (trying to verify this.) That's usually true in general... a little faster, a little less reliable over the long term. That's been my experience with AMD. They seem to run hotter so maybe they suffer more heat related failur...
by Kenbo
Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Swapping P2K ROM versions with NuCore
Replies: 3
Views: 1522

Re: Swapping P2K ROM versions with NuCore

That sounds pretty slick. Would this special directory be automounted from a usb stick? Or does a file have to be copied from a command prompt. And, if the latter, do we need to open it up and plug in a keyboard or would it support a terminal interface over the serial port? I've been pretty happy wi...
by Kenbo
Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Swapping P2K ROM versions with NuCore
Replies: 3
Views: 1522

Swapping P2K ROM versions with NuCore

On RFM I have an early version of the code (maybe even 1.0) and have never bothered to upgrade. With NuCore, how will upgrades work? Will they be installed over a com port? Will it be possible to easily roll forward and backwards between versions? Or maybe select a specific code rev at boot or from ...
by Kenbo
Sat Mar 07, 2009 5:16 pm
Forum: Revenge From Mars
Topic: Machine crashed twice/ Coil Buzz
Replies: 19
Views: 6224

Re: Machine crashed twice/ Coil Buzz

Sometimes memory can "usually" work fine, but when accessed in certain patterns it flakes out. That's why thorough memory tests run a whole bunch of different patterns. It could be that the tank mode code runs a pattern that exposes a memory problem. Then again it could be about a billion other thin...
by Kenbo
Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:52 am
Forum: Developer Updates
Topic: Update 03.06.09
Replies: 7
Views: 3602

Re: Update 03.06.09

This is great news. But it's bothersome that you had to license it at all. Frigging lawyers.
by Kenbo
Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:51 pm
Forum: Developer Updates
Topic: Update 03.05.09
Replies: 17
Views: 6595

Re: Update 03.05.09

Looks great!

Is it RoHS compliant?

You know it had to be asked :)
by Kenbo
Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: POLL: Please give us your 2 cents about a Nucore case
Replies: 20
Views: 5509

Re: POLL: Please give us your 2 cents about a Nucore case

Some brutal honesty here, sorry. For me, if the Nucore solution isn't a direct drop-in I probably would not buy it. The jukebox is not something I will use and if I have to hassle with building/modifying a computer I might as well fix the original (assuming that replacement prisms will become cheape...
by Kenbo
Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: POLL: Please give us your 2 cents about a Nucore case
Replies: 20
Views: 5509

Re: POLL: Please give us your 2 cents about a Nucore case

My vote is for a custom case. It will be more expensive, but it will be drop-in and look far more original than a cobbled together beige no-name case.
by Kenbo
Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:55 pm
Forum: Revenge From Mars
Topic: Martian Bomb
Replies: 6
Views: 3015

Re: Martian Bomb

Martian Bomb is sort of a bomb on RFM.

It's much more useful on AFM where there are four martians to kill and they are harder to hit (especially the lower right one).
by Kenbo
Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:07 pm
Forum: Revenge From Mars
Topic: Martian Bomb
Replies: 6
Views: 3015

Re: Martian Bomb

The square ball launch button is hit to use a martian bomb. It's mainly used during martian attack mode to kill the martians and raise the ramp you hit to start martian multiball. I don't think it has a use during drive in demolition mode but I can't recall trying it there.
by Kenbo
Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:55 am
Forum: Revenge From Mars
Topic: Machine crashed twice/ Coil Buzz
Replies: 19
Views: 6224

Re: Machine crashed twice/ Coil Buzz

I've played the crap out of my RFM (it's still on an early rev, maybe even 1.0) and it's never crashed in Martian Bowling or anywhere else. Where did you hear about this bug? And what are the symptoms of the crash? The coil stop is the first thing to look at when coils buzz. If the plunger doesn't r...
by Kenbo
Sun Jan 04, 2009 8:31 pm
Forum: Revenge From Mars
Topic: High Scores.
Replies: 12
Views: 5289

Re: High Scores.

Hope you're better at capture multiball than I was tonight. In about eight attempts I was only able to beat it once. Used to be that I'd be it three out of four times. P2K is interesting, the smaller playfield does make it play faster than regular sized games and it's sometimes a challenge going bac...
by Kenbo
Fri Jan 02, 2009 5:41 pm
Forum: Revenge From Mars
Topic: Help needed
Replies: 29
Views: 8128

Re: Help needed

Congrats on getting it fixed.

I don't recall saying that switch 74 s/b changed but I don't recall much from the last few days either :)

As usual the simple things first. Problem here was it wasn't obvious that the rollover was involved in activating the diverter.
by Kenbo
Wed Dec 31, 2008 1:11 pm
Forum: Revenge From Mars
Topic: Help needed
Replies: 29
Views: 8128

Re: Help needed

Eddie, I posted a theory on RGP about your RFM problem.

Being that usenet is not guaranteed delivery, let me know if you don't see it.
by Kenbo
Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:33 pm
Forum: Revenge From Mars
Topic: Help needed
Replies: 29
Views: 8128

Re: Help needed

When the behavior of a problem keeps changing it could easily be due to an intermittent connection. ChadTower's suggestion might be right on the money. There could be an intermittent break in the wiring too. Also, people don't realize it but connectors are rated for a specific number of insertions a...