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DIG DUG - not getting extra lives!


By BeeGeeMtl

5 months ago



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#1 5 months ago

So I purchased a 60-in-1 arcade machine a couple of years ago.

Works pretty well overall but my gf and I have been getting addicted to DIG DUG of late and recently noticed that our "version" (looks/sounds exactly like the old arcade games) does NOT give you extra lives when you reach a certain score (for example, an extra life at 20,000 or something). No extra lives whatsoever.

All the other games in the 60-in-1 seem to work as they should but the DIG DUG won't offer new lives.

Anything I can do to fix/switch this?

PS: I'm not a technie and know nothing about dip switches and shit, so if you know how to do this, please explain like you're speaking to a toddler...

#2 5 months ago

Google the 60-in-1 instruction manual. Should be a settings menu you can go into & change the Extra Life & difficulty settings, etc.

#3 5 months ago

there is a setting individual game settings. Options screen that lets you decide the levels for each game. You can set the free live scores there.

#4 5 months ago

It’s possible.
I typically set ours to 20k, 70k and every 70k after that received an extra life.

First, turn OFF machine.

Now open machine and find game PCB and flip dip switch 4 to ON, on the game board.

Next turn ON the machine. Game will now boot in Test Menu.

Continue pressing player 1, button 2 until you get to the Dig Dug Adjustment screen and make changes on screen. Press Player 1 start button to save changes.

Turn off machine.

Switch Dip Switch 4 back to OFF.

Turn back on machine and enjoy

FYI. Be sure Dipswitch #3 is in the ON position. This dip switch will allow the game to save high scores even after being turned off. You’ll want those bragging rights with your girlfriend to remain everytime you turn the machine on

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#5 5 months ago
Quoted from hassellcastle:

It’s possible.
I typically set ours to 20k, 70k and every 70k after that received an extra life.
First, turn OFF machine.
Now open machine and find game PCB and flip dip switch 4 to ON, on the game board.
Next turn ON the machine. Game will now boot in Test Menu.
Continue pressing player 1, button 2 until you get to the Dig Dug Adjustment screen and make changes on screen. Press Player 1 start button to save changes.
Turn off machine.
Switch Dip Switch 4 back to OFF.
Turn back on machine and enjoy
FYI. Be sure Dipswitch #3 is in the ON position. This dip switch will allow the game to save high scores even after being turned off. You’ll want those bragging rights with your girlfriend to remain everytime you turn the machine on

Thanks a lot for those instructions but I have NO IDEA what a "dip switch" is or how to access it or change it.

Can you expand a little more, but talk to me like I'm an infant and know NOTHING about the inside of these machines?

Thanks!

Berge

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#6 5 months ago
Quoted from BeeGeeMtl:

Thanks a lot for those instructions but I have NO IDEA what a "dip switch" is or how to access it or change it.
Can you expand a little more, but talk to me like I'm an infant and know NOTHING about the inside of these machines?
Thanks!
Berge

Do you have "The Google"?

Anyway, a DIP Switch is the thing circled in the picture. It's on your game's PCB. It's literally little switches. Like a light switch on your wall (if you have those and have figured out how they work lol)

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#7 5 months ago
Quoted from Rarehero:

Do you have "The Google"?
Anyway, a DIP Switch is the thing circled in the picture. It's on your game's PCB. It's literally little switches. Like a light switch on your wall (if you have those and have figured out how they work lol)
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Thanks for your response and condescension...

#8 5 months ago
Quoted from BeeGeeMtl:

Thanks for your response and condescension...

1. You're in a pinball forum. Go to an arcade forum.
2. You're asking things that can be easily searched for online.
3. I GAVE YOU ADVICE.
4. I won't anymore, ungrateful prick.

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#9 5 months ago
Quoted from Rarehero:

1. You're in a pinball forum. Go to an arcade forum.
2. You're asking things that can be easily searched for online.
3. I GAVE YOU ADVICE.
4. I won't anymore, ungrateful prick.
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1. I posted in the ARCADE AND VIDEO GAMES sub-forum, so I posted in the right place.
2. I thought this forum WAS online?
3. You gave me advice but not before taking 2 potshots at me, neither of which you would NOT say to me, if you saw me on the street. You are a bully because you think you have some "power" because you are technically proficient. That doesn't give you the right to insult others, dude. And if you think you were being "funny", you were not.
4. You have been reported, my good man!

Buh-bye!

#10 5 months ago

It's really hard to google what a dip switch is. It probably would have taken a lot longer to do that than to write our your post stating that you don't know what a dip switch is, so thank you for being efficient.

#11 5 months ago
Quoted from BeeGeeMtl:

1. I posted in the ARCADE AND VIDEO GAMES sub-forum, so I posted in the right place.

My apologies, I didn't realize that was a thing. The post shows up in the regular list of posts, on Pinside, a pinball forum. Regardless - I gave you advice.

Quoted from BeeGeeMtl:

2. I thought this forum WAS online?

Google, Yahoo, any search bar.

Quoted from BeeGeeMtl:

3. You gave me advice but not before taking 2 potshots at me, neither of which you would NOT say to me, if you saw me on the street. You are a bully because you think you have some "power" because you are technically proficient. That doesn't give you the right to insult others, dude. And if you think you were being "funny", you were not.

I'm not a bully. I loathe bullies. I was being playfully sarcastic about the fact that you could easily use Google and instantly get the answers you're looking for while STILL giving you advice. A bully would not try to help. Don't pretend you're a victim.

Quoted from BeeGeeMtl:

4. You have been reported, my good man!

Why are you assuming my gender? It's 2018. You can't do that anymore. You have been reported as well.

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#12 5 months ago
Quoted from Rarehero:

My apologies, I didn't realize that was a thing. The post shows up in the regular list of posts, on Pinside, a pinball forum. Regardless - I gave you advice.

Google, Yahoo, any search bar.

I'm not a bully. I loathe bullies. I was being playfully sarcastic about the fact that you could easily use Google and instantly get the answers you're looking for while STILL giving you advice. A bully would not try to help. Don't pretend you're a victim.

Why are you assuming my gender? It's 2018. You can't do that anymore. You have been reported as well.

So you're suggesting that what I did was wrong? I should have Google'd this very specific question about an 1980s arcade game instead of say.......posting it on a very specific, filled-with-experts, forum, in which I received responses within 24 hours?!?!?! You think that was the WRONG thing to do, eh?

Wow. Talk about trying to make your point, going backwards...lol.

I'm actually very curious to see how the folks who run PINSIDE react to your insults aka "playful sarcasm". You basically called me a dummy for not using Google. You made a reference to me possibly not being able to open a light switch. Both of which are HILARIOUS, according to you. Sigh.

And lastly, you just outright called me a "prick".

I have a few other newbie friends on here, and we're ALL interested to see how PINSIDE handles "oldies" like you, with over 15,000 posts who consider this their free-for-all for putting down others.

Have you noticed...I've yet to insult you? I don't have to resort to potshots to make my points. We all know the type of folks who need to resort to putdowns to make their points. Pst, rhymes with gullies...

#13 5 months ago
Quoted from BeeGeeMtl:

So you're suggesting that what I did was wrong? I should have Google'd this very specific question about an 1980s arcade game instead of say.......posting it on a very specific, filled-with-experts, forum, in which I received responses within 24 hours?!?!?! You think that was the WRONG thing to do, eh?
Wow. Talk about trying to make your point, going backwards...lol.
I'm actually very curious to see how the folks who run PINSIDE react to your insults aka "playful sarcasm". You basically called me a dummy for not using Google. You made a reference to me possibly not being able to open a light switch. Both of which are HILARIOUS, according to you. Sigh.
And lastly, you just outright called me a "prick".
I have a few other newbie friends on here, and we're ALL interested to see how PINSIDE handles "oldies" like you, with over 15,000 posts who consider this their free-for-all for putting down others.
Have you noticed...I've yet to insult you? I don't have to resort to potshots to make my points. We all know the type of folks who need to resort to putdowns to make their points. Pst, rhymes with gullies...

Instead of writing all of that, you could have finally Googled "DIP SWITCH".

Don't gaslight me. You did take a potshot. You called me condescending after I took the time and effort to google a picture of a dip switch and CIRCLE it for you.

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#14 5 months ago
Quoted from Rarehero:

Instead of writing all of that, you could have finally Googled "DIP SWITCH".

You're soooooooooooo funny. I'm cracking up over here. Siiiigh.

That said, knowing what a DIP SWITCH is, doesn't really resolve my overall issues since I also know what a nuclear reactor is...but I don't know how to use it!

Honestly...you're not helpful but if you wanna continue trolling, go right ahead because it will hopefully show the owners of this place how "worthy" you are to this community. Others have been very helpful and kind. You have not. And in case you haven't read the #1 RULE of these forums: BE NICE!!

#15 5 months ago
Quoted from BeeGeeMtl:Honestly...you're not helpful but if you wanna continue trolling, go right ahead

There is certainly a troll in this thread... not sure it’s rarehero though.

#16 5 months ago
Quoted from BeeGeeMtl:

You're soooooooooooo funny. I'm cracking up over here. Siiiigh.
That said, knowing what a DIP SWITCH is, doesn't really resolve my overall issues since I also know what a nuclear reactor is...but I don't know how to use it!
Honestly...you're not helpful but if you wanna continue trolling, go right ahead because it will hopefully show the owners of this place how "worthy" you are to this community. Others have been very helpful and kind. You have not. And in case you haven't read the #1 RULE of these forums: BE NICE!!

My history of helping people in the arcade & pinball community speaks for itself, but thanks. Try following the rules yourself, please. Also stop projecting. Obvious troll is obvious.

#17 5 months ago
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#18 5 months ago

A DIP switch is a set of small switches in a DIP (dual in-line package) that is used to change the operating mode of a device. DIP switches are used to configure computer peripherals such as hard drives, modems, sound cards, and motherboards. They are often used as an alternative to jumpers because they are easier to operate and less likely to get lost. Today, DIP switches are less common because most computers utilize Plug-and-Play, so hardware no longer requires manual configuration.

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#19 5 months ago
Quoted from Pinzap:

There is certainly a troll in this thread... not sure it’s rarehero though.

Thanks for confirming the problem with PINSIDE.

I'm a newbie, asking for help, I get insulted and condescended and I'M the troll?!?

Gotta love it.

#20 5 months ago
Quoted from GreenMachine19:

A DIP switch is a set of small switches in a DIP (dual in-line package) that is used to change the operating mode of a device. DIP switches are used to configure computer peripherals such as hard drives, modems, sound cards, and motherboards. They are often used as an alternative to jumpers because they are easier to operate and less likely to get lost. Today, DIP switches are less common because most computers utilize Plug-and-Play, so hardware no longer requires manual configuration.

Thanks for your helpful response.

#21 5 months ago
Quoted from BeeGeeMtl:

Thanks for your helpful response.

Serious question.... when you look inside your arcade machine, which response was more helpful- Rarehero's picture with a circle around it, or Greenmachines written response with a generalization about dipswitches?

Not attacking you, just not sure how a circled picture isn't helpful....

#23 5 months ago

Here you go: http://bfy.tw/LKIw

#24 5 months ago

I mean you stated you didn’t even know what a dip switch is? Now your upset that I gave you the definition. It’s clear to me that you weren’t going to be unhappy with any answer.

#25 5 months ago
Quoted from GreenMachine19:

I mean you stated you didn’t even know what a dip switch is? Now your upset that I gave you the definition. It’s clear to me that you weren’t going to be unhappy with any answer.

I said "Thanks for your helpful response." That means THANKS! I wasn't upset whatsoever.

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#26 5 months ago
Quoted from ralphwiggum:

Serious question.... when you look inside your arcade machine, which response was more helpful- Rarehero's picture with a circle around it, or Greenmachines written response with a generalization about dipswitches?
Not attacking you, just not sure how a circled picture isn't helpful....

Never said Rarehero wasn't helpful. I said he was also condescending_ but apparently you can't say that in these forums, even if the person condescends you clearly. All good, I figured it out via some of your responses here and other (nicer) forums. I appreciate the link to the 60-in-1 manual you included as well, thanks for that! Like I said, I'm VERY green and don't know anything about the inside of machines, so even if I know what a dip switch is or what it looks like, I can't do any of these things myself. Will find a local person to help out in person.

#27 5 months ago
Quoted from BeeGeeMtl:

Never said Rarehero wasn't helpful. I said he was also condescending_ but apparently you can't say that in these forums, even if the person condescends you clearly. All good, I figured it out via some of your responses here and other (nicer) forums. I appreciate the link to the 60-in-1 manual you included as well, thanks for that! Like I said, I'm VERY green and don't know anything about the inside of machines, so even if I know what a dip switch is or what it looks like, I can't do any of these things myself. Will find a local person to help out in person.

Didn't you specifically ask to be spoken to like you were a toddler, and THEN ask to be spoken to like you were an infant? How can that not be condescending?

#28 5 months ago
Quoted from northerndude:

Didn't you specifically ask to be spoken to like you were a toddler, and THEN ask to be spoken to like you were an infant? How can that not be condescending?

I was trying to let folks know that I'm not a techie. Doesn't mean I was looking to be insulted. Do you go around putting down toddlers? Ultimately it's all good, guys. I thought the main rule in these forums was to BE NICE but clearly that's not the case. I said he was condescending to me and he literally said I was a "prick" after that and told me to FUCK OFF with a "cutesy" GIF. I guess that's how folks deal with stuff in here. I'm not sure why nobody seems to see my side of it, but that's all good too.

I'm moving on...

#29 5 months ago
Quoted from BeeGeeMtl:

I was trying to let folks know that I'm not a techie. Doesn't mean I was looking to be insulted. Do you go around putting down toddlers? Ultimately it's all good, guys. I thought the main rule in these forums was to BE NICE but clearly that's not the case. I said he was condescending to me and he literally said I was a "prick" after that and told me to FUCK OFF with a "cutesy" GIF. I guess that's how folks deal with stuff in here. I'm not sure why nobody seems to see my side of it, but that's all good too.
I'm moving on...

I think you're wrong on this is how people treat each other in here. I have had nothing but the most insightful, helpful people help me take care of my pinball machines for a few years now and i'm forever grateful. I now try my best to pass along any of the small info I have now to others.

You basically asked to be spoken to like that, you were helped and then couldn't handle an extremely small gesture of so called "condescending" language towards yourself. Don't act like a snowflake every time you hear something small you don't like. man up

#30 5 months ago

Dip switch, not to be confused with dip-shit.

#31 5 months ago
Quoted from BeeGeeMtl:

Like I said, I'm VERY green and don't know anything about the inside of machines, so even if I know what a dip switch is or what it looks like, I can't do any of these things myself.

What is the point of asking for help if you cannot flip a switch a look at a screen?

#32 5 months ago
Quoted from BeeGeeMtl:

Will find a local person to help out in person.

Yeah that’s not cool.
I spent several minutes writing you a very step by step instructions of how to do exactly what you asked for. I wrote it in a way, I thought a “newbie” could understand it. Guess I was wrong.

One thing you mentioned you didn’t understand was the dipswitches, which several others followed up with an explanation as to what they are and where they are located on the game board.

You follow up with the above comment? Geez. Why ask for help if you don’t want it.

Thanks for wasting MINE and everyone else’s time.

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