got mine about 10 days ago ... found it somewhat frustrating although installing was fairly simple except for the location of the data east sound card but its doable, its just a little cramped getting it in there .... I've had zero luck with the GNR.zip file from the pinsound site ... i tried installing it to the flash drive zipped and and unzipped multiple times but i get a error that states "there are no .wav flies on this flash drive" when it boots up ....However i was able to get both of the flies from the forum to work but haven't figured out how to change back and forth on fly yet .... overall it looks like a great idea but it will take some time and patience to get it how i want it and I just haven't had time to sit down and really dig in yet ..... here a few cons for people considering buying one that i didn't think about until I got mine .
1. all sound/voulume control is now done from the backbox instead of reaching inside the coin door ..that is IMO a pain in the A$$ if you have multiple machines side by side and really even if you dont
2. there are several knobs on the card itself that need to be adjusted to your liking (maybe not a con depending on how you look at it)
3. flash drive port on card is in awkward position and you will be inserting and removing it a lot ... again you need to have room to get into the back box and remove the backglass every time.
4. the sound FXs are not real time .. example if you hit the sling shot the ball is all ready redirected on the play field before you hear the sound effect
5. the bootup time has been mentioned before but really doesn't bother me .... just thought i would point it out
overall i think once i get it figured out it can really be cool ... however I really hope u can truly change the files on the fly and be able to mute or lower volume of the game without removing the backglasss everytime. with my setup I have pull the game out with my lift to access the backbox ...... ugh!
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