Just joined the club this past weekend! Picked up a mint HUO - other than needing some basic cleaning, it feels brand new!
I was going over the machine and I noticed it doesn't have the latest CPU EPROM or DMD EPROM and was looking to order them. However, past experience tells me that the latest ROM version isn't always the preferred (E.g. Getaway). Anyone know the differences between ROM versions for X-Files?
The only difference I could find documented was in service bulletin #105 for "Playfield Update Kit:"
* PROMS v3.02 CPU & v3.00 Display EProms - which reduce the Filing Cabinet Magnet activity by 1/2
This Service Bulletin was released to reduce the excessive wear on the playfield from the magnet - so they included mylar for the playfield, a shield above and REDUCED the magnet activity by 50%!
Now I rather like the heavy magnet activity and don't really want to reduce it - especially by half. Is there a way to set the magnet activity in the new version or override the setting somewhere?
The magnetic plate and clear magnet shield seem like they should protect things well enough:
Are there other improved rules or bug fixes? I can't find any details on ROM version differences for X-Files except the magnet.
All I can find for sale are ROM0 EPROM A3.00 (DMD) and U210 EPROM A3.03 (CPU)...the 3 speech EPROMS seem unchanged (checksums all match the latest) so am curious to know what I'm getting by installing the latest version.