Quoted from slochar:
I'm pretty sure at this point one of the removed features was the rope-a-dope had an extra switch in it so the game could tell which 'direction' you go through it (like split second does). They likely didn't go with this because it would have to react very quickly and of course, cost.
You want the knocker (bell) to fire 3 times on ball drain before counting the bonus down and then once when the ball is launched, right? And get rid of the existing bell sound. I should have a patch for you tomorrow or saturday if so.
Looks like I can stick the patch all into U1 because of the not-used dip 8 coding. I'll change some of that to get the knocker changes.
OK, patched U1 is here:
Fires the knocker once at ball start after firing all the drop bank resets, etc.
Fires the knocker three times on ball drain, before counting the bonus down.
The code changes were very small but because I shifted a larger section of original code, it looks like a lot of changes. I thought about getting really clever and changing it to NOT hit the knocker if you happened to have zero score ball, if this is something you'd want, LMK, but the probability of that happening would be slim I'd think..... I'm sure there's lots more things that I could change to be even more "3leet" (ugh....) but let's see how this one works out. The timing of the bell hits might need to be adjusted for the triple..... it seems "ok" in pinmame but who knows for sure.
It won't make that horrible electronic bell noise at all now.
oh, the dip 8 thing is definitely more involved than background sound. There's a lot of changed scoring possibilities that make me wonder if Ali was supposed to end up being the first 7 digit game from Stern instead of Big Game, as there's a lot of score boosts on the GREATEST lamps, and maybe they were just laying groundwork in case that was a case. As usual more wild-ass speculation on my part.
The source code file has been updated as well if you want a peek at that, the bell changes are all designated off by "if bell=" if you want to peek at them.
I know I said tomorrow or saturday but sometimes stuff just comes together quickly..... proof will be once you get it into your machine. If you need to combine into 2732's just copy /b u1 + u2 u2.732 with the u2 being the normal one.