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AC/DC : Breakout game / Software mod

By oga83

7 years ago

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#1 7 years ago

Well, the tennis game was just a proof of concept and was not really playable... (

So, here is a breakout game !
On AC/DC, it is ran each time the ball falls into the knocker of your choice (jukebox, bell, cannon).
[EDIT]A 'knocker' is a solenoid that will lock/eject the ball (this is the way Stern calls them; some solenoids are not knockers : left and right flippers, slingshots, ...)

For the video, I choosed the top knocker (aka jukebox).

It is still very basic, but it now interacts with the pinball :
- the game will start for 30s when the ball falls into the knocker
- it plays some callouts (welcome sound, 10s countdown, bounce sounds, ...)
- the current player will earn points (10000 for a brick hit, 50000 for a brick destruction, ...), but will loose 50000 when he misses the ball...
- some bricks are stronger than others, and several hits are required to detroy them

To install it, rename breakout100.txt to breakout100.hex, use Pinball-browser v2.01, and go to the 'advanced' tab : you can select the knocker that you want
It should work on several games : X-Men, MTLE, ...


2 weeks later
#5 7 years ago

Has anyone an idea for a similar software mod ?

8 months later
#20 6 years ago
Quoted from arcadequarters:

Thanks Oga83, love your work!
When attempting to load this patch with pinbrowser on xmen code I get the error "Cannot bind to menu: Entry point not found for service menu."
I then receive confirmation that "Patch has been applied!" however I then cannot qualify the breakout game when on my machine.
I have selected and attempted both bind to service menu and to knocker.
Any suggestions on a solution?
Thanks in advance

On which game ?
The messages mean that the patch was correctly applied but cannot be attached to the game (thus useless)
Do you still have an error message when you only choose "Bind patch to knocker ?"

1 year later
#22 5 years ago
Quoted from Mcpit:

where do we download breakout100.txt from??

I have updated the OP

Quoted from Mcpit:

any source code available?

Not for this one. See the tennis game.

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