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(Topic ID: 225615)

Power save mode on RCT


By PinballHog

2 years ago



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  • Latest reply 2 years ago by CoreyStup
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#1 2 years ago

Is there a power save mode on Roller Coaster Tycoon?

#3 2 years ago

Whitestar games have no power saving mode. Why do you ask?

Most WPC games had a "GI POWER SAVER" but with most people using LEDs these days it's not needed and just makes the lamps flicker while in that mode.

#4 2 years ago
Quoted from CoreyStup:

Whitestar games have no power saving mode. Why do you ask?
Most WPC games had a "GI POWER SAVER" but with most people using LEDs these days it's not needed and just makes the lamps flicker while in that mode.

That’s why I wanted to turn it off to see if I could eliminate some of the ghosting. I just put LEDs in the machine but didn’t use non ghosting. I guess I’m going to have to go back and change all the insert LEDs to no ghosting LEDs. Thank you for the info. I knew I couldn’t find it in the menus. I just wanted to make sure I wasn’t missing anything.

#5 2 years ago

I owned a Monopoly (same era). You have to use no ghosting LEDs otherwise the flicker is quite bad.

#6 2 years ago
Quoted from GLSP3022:

I owned a Monopoly (same era). You have to use no ghosting LEDs otherwise the flicker is quite bad.

Yeah it’s the worst I’ve seen, and I’ve restored a lot of machines.

#7 2 years ago

RCT seems to drive the lamp matrix with slightly different timings than other Whitestar games. The previous row drives end up being partially on while the new one is enabled. With incandescent its not visibly noticeable but LEDs make it almost unplayable. Go into lamp ROW TEST and enable just a single row of lamps and you'll see what I mean. The selected row will be lit, but the row before it will be dim/flickering.

I saw the same thing on a RCT location game that I was trying to debug. I thought it was a bad lamp, bad diode(s), bad lamp sockets, bad driver board, etc. Turns out its just the design. Mono doesn't have the same problem.

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