(Topic ID: 156287)

New Theatre Of Magic custom competition ROM

By soren

3 years ago

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#1 3 years ago

Release note

Revision 1.5C (revision 1.3X patch)

Top rollover completion increase bonus-x by one.

Top rollover 5M bug, fixed. Now pays 5M as indicated by the game.

Combo shot value maxes at 8M.

Trunk error state resets on coin door open.

Adjustment A.1 26, Tournament play, defaults to Yes.

Adjustment A.1 28, Min vol. override, defaults to Yes.


The Trunk will go into a non-mechanical operation if the motor is expected by the game logic to be broken. This can happen on a perfectly working Trunk mech during a normal game when a) the Trunk is hit to start an Illusion mode before it has finished rotating to the open position. Or b) if the Trunk is mechanically prevented from turning due to a pinched ball or similar.

When entering this state, the Trunk will never resume mechanical operation during the current game. Altering the way the game plays for all players.

This software revision will reset the error state when the coin door is opened. And here by allow a working Trunk mech to resume normal operation for a game in progress.

If a ball search is performed with the coin door open, the Trunk will rotate to its intended position. After this, the coin door may be closed and the current game allowed to resume. A ball search with the coin door open will never affect locked balls (when power-interlock switch is in operation).

If the coin door is opened and closed and the current game resumed without any ball search performed, the Trunk will reposition on a) normal course of game with Trunk movement, b) at start-of-ball or c) on a regular ball search.

Top rollover completion awards 500k by itself. With bonus-x maxed out, rollover completion will award a total of 5.5M.

Patch available here


#2 3 years ago

TOM patch is updated and available again.

Please discard any previous download and use the one of today.

#4 3 years ago

Yes it is. But it is too dangerous. You risk broken Trunk plastics, gears or motor. Or broken magnet and lamp wires. I am not intereted in leaving people with that risk without them being fully aware of it.

But the real problem - actually - is that if the open side is exposed and the Trunk seen as in operation, you are having give away sneaky locks.

To me this is an optimal solution. It covers all scenarios incl. flaky switches and tired worn gears/motor. And if it happens and the Trunk is only slightly off its correct position, you may let people play on without the need of neither have the glass off or a ball search conducted.

#9 3 years ago

Surely what you suggest is viable solutions. I thought along those lines myself. But went for a more generic solution.

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#29 3 years ago


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#32 1 year ago

For Theatre of Magic there is two problems of making a mod based on the rev 1.4H revision.

First, why did they release it with a different security chip? Makes no sense. This will add to the trouble that people will have to go through to install a mod. Of course one could make it work for the standard (or both) security chips. But...

Second, the knowledge of rev. 1.3X is much much greater. For the same reasons. Better to base a mod on something tested to the point where all the quirky ins and outs are known.

For Cirqus Voltaire and Twilight Zone it would be different. Those games' semi-officielt H roms have been de-facto for a long time now.

However. If there are any bug fixes from 1.3X to 1.4H, I'd like to know of these.

#35 1 year ago

Writing this post, I vaguely remembered that there had been some workaround the security chip. I just did not realise that it was (amongst other stuff) such a universal procedure. Well, that should at least make it easier to get the 1.4H installed all around.

But, does the 1.4H add/change other stuff than the saw motor and the center post?

Thanks, Clay. Any chance of new content on the Ninja front? Just a little once in awhile, please. The unusual issues. Cheers.

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