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Pinball 2000


By schradermt

64 days ago



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  • Latest reply 53 days ago by wayout440
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#1 64 days ago

Anyone successful building a computer that will run the pinball 2000 software or nucore.

#2 64 days ago

Yes, many. I'm actually about to resurrect one that I started and attempt to complete it. All I can tell you is the computer I am using is an HP Compaq AMD 64. It ran, but the onboard sound was not working correctly, mostly noises. I installed a SoundBlaster card and reinstalled the software from the ground up and then the sound worked. I intend to use the existing CRT so I have a video converter card on order to try out.

#3 63 days ago

I'm really interested in doing this in the future. Getting ready to pick this machine up and looking for a backup plan in case the computer craps in the future. Not really sure where to start. Do you have to find an older computer? Software?

#4 63 days ago

Yeah, a little older - but not ancient. Dell small form factors like the Optiplex line seem to work. Being a horizontal case they can be fit into the mounting location better than a upright desktop. You also need a parallel port to run to the driver board. I can't guarantee anything - as I am just experimenting right now. The software is out there: both Pinbox bootleg and NuCore which has been made available for download. You'll also need an external audio amplifier if converting from the original hardware to a PC.

Oh, and I will be also using a solid state drive so that I can nudge!

#5 60 days ago

Ok. Far down the rabbit hole now. The actual computer I am using is an HP Compaq dc5750 Small Form Factor. I was going to use a PC to Arcade board to keep the original CRT, but it didn't work very well, and the monitor started going wonky went I went to backtrack. So now I am going with an LCD monitor, that's on order. Gutted the head and figuring out where to put things. I just received my audio amplifier yesterday and it works nicely.

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#6 60 days ago

Wayout440 would you build me a couple? I have the dell pc that bos told me to get. I would gladly pay you for your time. Dave is just so busy at the moment. Let me know! He had me buy the dell pc’s and the sata drives.

#7 59 days ago

I have 2 brand new and original sheets of glass for pinball 2000 machines if anyone is interested . I also have a wide body Invisi glass sheet brand new..
Let me know please ...

#8 59 days ago

I have a couple of spare computers that I built for a client that fell off the face of the Earth. Email me directly if you can't find someone to built you one, and would like one.

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#9 58 days ago

Mounted PC and LED strip lamp. Just need the monitor to arrive.

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#10 58 days ago

so do the prizm cards still get used in the computer?

#11 58 days ago
Quoted from schradermt:

so do the prizm cards still get used in the computer?

No.

#12 58 days ago

I have a computer that I’m sending to rob at pinball classics to repair. I sure would like to build an after market system though. The dell computer your using what are the specs so I can find one.

#13 58 days ago

Can you use any of the micro form factor Dell PC’s like the Optiplex 5050’s or 7050’s?

#14 55 days ago

Happy Hour! Back up and running with new PC, Pinbox, sound system, and 22" widescreen LCD!

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#15 55 days ago
Quoted from Pbpins:

Can you use any of the micro form factor Dell PC’s like the Optiplex 5050’s or 7050’s?

Probably, but can't be certain. Somewhere I read that AMDs were not recommended, but I used one anyways because that is what I had on hand. It is an HP Compaq dc5750 Athlon 64 X2 2.0 GHz. Works great, but like I said, I had to install an aftermarket Soundblaster card because the onboard sound was garbled. You might find the onboard sound on a Dell to work, but there are so many models so no guarantees.

#16 54 days ago

Nice have fun!!

#17 54 days ago

I know people have said in the past that a Raspberry PI wouldn't work for P2K. Why not? Seems like they are powerful enough. Is it a connection thing?

#18 54 days ago
Quoted from Zimmer:

I know people have said in the past that a Raspberry PI wouldn't work for P2K. Why not? Seems like they are powerful enough. Is it a connection thing?

You need a parallel port on the pc to connect to the playfield driver board.

#19 53 days ago
Quoted from cabuford:

You need a parallel port on the pc to connect to the playfield driver board.

There appear to be parrallel to usb devices. Is this the only reason no one has built a disk image?

#20 53 days ago
Quoted from wayout440:

Happy Hour! Back up and running with new PC, Pinbox, sound system, and 22" widescreen LCD!
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Can you share further details on the monitor and how got this all going on a PC?

Thanks.

#21 53 days ago
Quoted from GCS2000:

Can you share further details on the monitor and how got this all going on a PC?
Thanks.

The monitor I chose is a Dell P2214H IPS 22". I temporarily set it up from inside the back of the back box, where the original monitor sat, but since it does not fit into the cutout for the original monitor, I was not happy with how the image was lining up and sitting too far back. I had to have the monitor mounted on the other side of the cutout above the glass to put the image in a better position. My mounting is all DIY.

Getting the game on a PC isn't super complicated. It's a Linux based iso. The only problem is it won't run "out of the box" until some code/configuration lines are modified.

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