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SOLVED- Help Identify this hack (Flintstones WPC-S CPU board)


By Ranhorton

6 years ago



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#1 6 years ago

Hi all
So I was changing the batteries in my Flintstones and was wondering what the red wire running from the positive side of the C-31 capacitor to the J-205 connector is.
(The connector itself looks weird to me since the connector has a mini board like "thing" attached to it).

Any thoughts?
The game plays flawlessly.
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#2 6 years ago

Re-import game?

#3 6 years ago
Quoted from vid1900:

Re-import game?

I don't think so.
Domestic game I purchased almost a year ago.
Seller said it was sitting in storage for about 8 years.
If it was a re-import how would I tell?
Side note- all matching serial numbers throughout except the fliptronics board.

#4 6 years ago

Ah ha!
I think I figured it out.
Found this on PinWiki.
I believe it's a "coin doubler board" used by ops to double game pricing.

http://www.pinwiki.com/wiki/index.php?title=Williams_WPC#Coin_Doubler_Board

#6 6 years ago

Why exactly would someone want a coin doubler?

Why not just change the price/game in the settings?

RM

#7 6 years ago

Aren't they typically used when you want to set a game to $.25 a game?

#8 6 years ago
Quoted from RussMyers:

Why exactly would someone want a coin doubler?
Why not just change the price/game in the settings?
RM

Around 1993, WMS decided to hard code the games so you couldn't set a price below 50 cents a play. There are ways around this, using international ROMs, using custom pricing editors and changing a bunch of things, etc, but these choices are not always attractive for one reason or another.

The coin doubler sends 2 pulses when a coin switch is triggered, so the game thinks you dropped 2 quarters.

http://www.twobits.com/coindblr.html

#9 6 years ago
Quoted from rmarket:

Aren't they typically used when you want to set a game to $.25 a game?

I believe you are correct.
The coin mechs in this game are for tokens.
Guessing it was a 1 token game back in the day when it lived at an arcade and the op wanted to avoid having customers put 2 tokens in to play.

Edit: John explained above.

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