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Can the home-brew boards be used for a stock Atari game?


By swampwiz

85 days ago



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  • Latest reply 85 days ago by ForceFlow
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    #1 85 days ago

    I was looking at the Multimorphic boards, and I wonder if I could use them to replace the stock boards in an Atari (namely Superman) - obviously, I'd have to program them. I'd love to be able to get remanufactured boards, but it appears that no one is making them, and I absolutely detest getting old boards repaired since they always end up failing over and over again.

    #2 85 days ago

    There is no reason you could not do this.
    There are plenty of people out here that run different board sets in their machines.
    It would be time consuming but not out of reach.
    -Mike

    #3 85 days ago

    You would have to adapt the existing connectors to something PROC boards could accept. I'd suggest not chopping off the connectors in case at some point you or a new owner wants to convert it back to the original boardset.

    Atari doesn't have a lamp or switch matrix, so you're good there (P3 doesn't support a switch matrix).

    I'm not sure if the software would be able to handle the digit displays or not. Out of the box, I think you might be limited to an LCD with P3. I remember seeing some 3rd party work on digit and alphanumeric displays, though.

    https://pinballmakers.com/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page

    #4 85 days ago

    That would be a lot of work. You might be better off finding a working
    board set if thats what you need or fix what you have.
    Steve

    #5 85 days ago
    Quoted from swampwiz:

    I'd love to be able to get remanufactured boards, but it appears that no one is making them,

    I just remembered that there were blank PCBs on ebay for a while.

    edit: sounds like Houston pinball made them. https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/what-s-the-deal-with-this-newly-assembled-atari-mpu#post-5376152

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