Game tokens and Quarters

Started 3 years ago by Letter_K in forum TechTech: Generic.


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Game tokens and Quarters


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    3 years, 2 months ago
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    Do people manufacture arcade tokens that will work in a quarter-based coin acceptor?

    If I can get this question answered, I'll have a whole new thread I'd like opinions on.


    3 years, 2 months ago
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    Any quarter based coin acceptor can be adjusted to take tokens, if I am not mistaken.


    3 years, 2 months ago
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    "Any quarter based coin acceptor can be adjusted to take tokens, if I am not mistaken."

    I think this is correct, but it may be tricky. The biggest two biggest issues to adjust will be the weight balancer (checks for valid mass) and metal detection (checks for improper metal alloys in slugs). They do make token acceptors also. I don't know how expensive they are.

    G


    3 years, 2 months ago
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    I'm more interested in keeping the quarter acceptors, and want to know if they'll take both quarters and tokens.

    So if I had one quarter and one token, I could play a 50 cent game. Is that possible?


    3 years, 2 months ago
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    The short answer is "no". Tokens don't weigh the same amount as quarters. You could probably mod a quarter mech to take a token, but then it wouldn't accept quarters any more.


    3 years, 2 months ago
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    I've been thinking about changing out all of the mechs in my games to ones that take tokens. You miss out on some of the cool credit sounds by having everything set to free play.


    3 years, 2 months ago
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    jonnyo is right. To make a coin acceptor take both quarters and tokens, you would have to modify it so much that it would accept just about anything.

    G


    3 years, 2 months ago
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    That's too bad. Oh well, back to the original plan on that front.



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