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Caveman Club - Members Only!


By CUJO

1 year ago



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#1 1 year ago

For all your Gottlieb Caveman owners out there, share you Caveman experiences here!

One of the heaviest Gottlieb's for sure, wider than the Bally /Willams SuperPins and possibly heavier.

Loaded with printed circuit boards up the wazoo in the head, a card cage under the playfield for the video portion of this pin,
I find this to be quite an accomplished pin for 1982. I've owned mine for 2+ years now. My girlfriend loves this game
as much as I do. We find ourselves shrieking out loud as we play this game from the excitement of the video portion
of this pin, trying to get "Aleeb Aleeb" we call it (for extra ball lit in the maze), or just outsmarting the T-Rex's.

This pin usually can be found for cheap but to me it's more fun than some newer DMD or AlphaNumeric pins.

In fact, we find ourselves always playing Caveman. She got a high score one night of 1.7 Million and I just recently topped her score with
1.9 Million!

Anyhow, Welcome To The StoneAge & Share Your Experiences w/ Gottliebs's Caveman (hopefully positive)!

#2 1 year ago

I just joined this club last week. My Caveman works but has sound issues. At first I was getting audio, but the sounds were all playing randomly and at the wrong times. After I took the game apart to bring it downstairs, I lost all audio. I also never once have heard the voice work, so not sure what's going on. Luckily the game works otherwise - both the pinball portion and video game portion. I'm running the original boards in there currently.

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#4 1 year ago

Fellow Cavemen:

On page 15 of the manual, section D. Video-Pinball Interface Test:

Notes that a six pin molex jack was included in the game envelope for testing the video interface and that jack would be plugged into A9P1 after disconnection the joystick.

Who can share the pinout to replicate that jack?

Thanks for any pics / help / direction

BPR

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Found this info- noting here for someone else digging in the future: The test jack is noted as simulating all four joystick switch circuits closed, so I will jumper all and see if it drops into test mode.

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For this test, the joystick must be disconnected and the 6-pin Molex test jack connected in its place. This jack simply simulates the permanent closure of the 4 joystick switches (one can be be easily made up if it is missing from your game). (NOTE: There must be at least 1 credit on the game before the test can be initiated.)

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#5 1 year ago
Quoted from BPR_:

Fellow Cavemen:
On page 15 of the manual, section D. Video-Pinball Interface Test:
Notes that a six pin molex jack was included in the game envelope for testing the video interface and that jack would be plugged into A9P1 after disconnection the joystick.
Who can share the pinout to replicate that jack?
Thanks for any pics / help / direction
BPR
**
Found this info- noting here for someone else digging in the future: The test jack is noted as simulating all four joystick switch circuits closed, so I will jumper all and see if it drops into test mode.
***
For this test, the joystick must be disconnected and the 6-pin Molex test jack connected in its place. This jack simply simulates the permanent closure of the 4 joystick switches (one can be be easily made up if it is missing from your game). (NOTE: There must be at least 1 credit on the game before the test can be initiated.)
***

I am curious to hear the outcome on this test.

#6 1 year ago

Just tested today - the jumper method works perfectly.

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#7 8 months ago

Looking for measurements of the Caveman playfield glass: My digging comes up with no definitive answers. Could anyone please measure and report so I can have a replacement made? Thanks!

http://pinwiki.com/wiki/index.php?title=General#Playfield_Glass_Sizes

Manufacturer Title Game Style Glass Dimensions Notes
Gottlieb Caveman Widebody ? This glass is shorter because of the large control panel over top of the apron.

2 months later
#8 5 months ago
Quoted from BPR_:

Looking for measurements of the Caveman playfield glass: My digging comes up with no definitive answers. Could anyone please measure and report so I can have a replacement made? Thanks!
http://pinwiki.com/wiki/index.php?title=General#Playfield_Glass_Sizes
Manufacturer Title Game Style Glass Dimensions Notes
Gottlieb Caveman Widebody ? This glass is shorter because of the large control panel over top of the apron.

I measured mine for someone else and sent them a PM quite some time ago.
Do you still need the dimensions for the glass? Maybe it was you...I need to look.

2 months later
#9 3 months ago

hello i have 2 caveman one working the second is in restoration whit a Nos playfield i have 2 spare video boxes a few repro backglasses ant lots of parts

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