Today's plan is to wrap the cabinet wiring up and find a chunk of cardboard so I can start mocking up a lighting/display backboard. Amused that I'm now using wiring from a FORTH machine now, Laser War in this case. The cabinet was empty aside from the flipper/credit button/tilt/slam/speaker wiring so its being utilized.
Been giving a lot of thought to game interchange. Some games would be difficult because of the radical amount of wiring they have.
Take Flash Gordon for example; I was considering doing the FG playfield wiring using this cabinet as a setup platform but there is so much going on with FG playfield lamps and interfacing with the FG A9 Auxiliary lamp board that it might not be practical.
Other games like Star Trek, Night Rider, Super Sonic or even Xenon would be fairly easy though.
Bally sound doesn't look to be an issue, the wiring looks fairly straightforward.. Mostly power and grounds and a few address lines from the MPU.
That leaves the backglass which I'm kicking around a few ideas. Changing and making a lamp board sounds like a PITA. One thought I had was to move the displays out as far as you could and get a translight made to fill in the "art area" This is just a crude Photoshop I ran off in a few minutes to get some idea of what I was thinking.
The other thought is to move the displays just above the playfield, since I have to make a cosmetic plug there regardless. Then you could use a stock backglass, but then you have blank openings.
I third idea just game to mind- The Uno display is pretty flat, perhaps some velcro mounting and ribbon cables you could could simply move them around as you see fit. Hmm, I like this idea.
This gives me a further idea with "Yoppcicles"
A plan is forming gents.
BG mockup (resized).jpg