(Topic ID: 187019)

Williams GULFSTREAM problem with reward


By bigdaddy1

2 years ago



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#1 2 years ago

Unfortunately, I do not have the schematics for a Williams GULFSTREAM and this is the simple problem that I'm trying to fix in my machine: having the plug located in the backbox programmed for "REPLAY" the reward that I'm receiving is an extra ball when I make three numbers in line and the ball enters in one of the eject holes or when the ball passes through any of the two return lanes when all the "SPECIAL" letters have been spotted. Scores programmed for points are rewarded correctly: a credit for each level.

Any tips or suggestions are more than welcome.

Thanks for looking!

Robert

#2 2 years ago

Does it also Award ball when you've got it in the middle position? I'll check my schematics tomorrow and maybe grab a pic of that section

#3 2 years ago

Looks like Gulf stream is convertible for its location to be Replay as in free game or Add a Ball where replays where illegal. Schematics would help. Sounds like that plug to change between the two is malfunctioning somehow and stuck in the add a ball mode.

#4 2 years ago
Quoted from Chum43:

Looks like Gulf stream is convertible for its location to be Replay as in free game or Add a Ball where replays where illegal. Schematics would help. Sounds like that plug to change between the two is malfunctioning somehow and stuck in the add a ball mode.

GULFSTREAM has three options for the "Game Adjustment": REPLAY, ADD-A-BALL and NOVELTY.

#5 2 years ago
Quoted from zacaj:

Does it also Award ball when you've got it in the middle position? I'll check my schematics tomorrow and maybe grab a pic of that section

Yes, if I plug the option ADD-A-BALL I receive the same award (an extra ball)

#6 2 years ago

My reference for the reward was based in the information printed in the flyer: "... the anticipation of an extra ball or replays after making S-P-E-C-I-A-L or 3 in line or 4 Corners of the Magic Square"

But a few minutes ago I had access to read a copy of the manual and according with it: "In REPLAY position Hi-Scores and number match circuits will advance Replay Unit ... Ball in Left or Right eject pocket when 3 in line are lit, or, Left or Right bottom inside rollover when S-P-E-C-I-A-L are lit, scores one Extra Ball ..."

Then looks like my problem was not a real problem: the red arrows of the playfield marked as "SPECIAL" means "EXTRA BALL" and the information on the flyer is partially false: Extra Ball is the only reward after making S-P-E-C-I-A-L or 3 in line (NO CREDITS are awarded when any of these two sequences are completed).

#7 2 years ago
Quoted from bigdaddy1:

My reference for the reward was based in the information printed in the flyer: "... the anticipation of an extra ball or replays after making S-P-E-C-I-A-L or 3 in line or 4 Corners of the Magic Square"
But a few minutes ago I had access to read a copy of the manual and according with it: "In REPLAY position Hi-Scores and number match circuits will advance Replay Unit ... Ball in Left or Right eject pocket when 3 in line are lit, or, Left or Right bottom inside rollover when S-P-E-C-I-A-L are lit, scores one Extra Ball ..."
Then looks like my problem was not a real problem: the red arrows of the playfield marked as "SPECIAL" means "EXTRA BALL" and the information on the flyer is partially false: Extra Ball is the only reward after making S-P-E-C-I-A-L or 3 in line (NO CREDITS are awarded when any of these two sequences are completed).

Huh. Although I guess that would make sense. Imagine how many credits you could rack up on that game if you got a good ball going...

#8 2 years ago
Quoted from zacaj:

Huh. Although I guess that would make sense. Imagine how many credits you could rack up on that game if you got a good ball going...

Good to know! I always thought that special meant replay. Lesson learned here today.

#9 2 years ago
Quoted from bigdaddy1:

Extra Ball is the only reward after making S-P-E-C-I-A-L or 3 in line (NO CREDITS are awarded when any of these two sequences are completed).

Correct.

"Free Games" (replay credits) are won by reaching point levels, match OR - getting the 4 corners on the square. That last special is also adjustable for 1, 2 or (I think) 3 games. That is a cool feature as there is a risk-reward element in trying to go for 4-corners and maybe passing up shots for the extra ball via 3-in-a-row.

Very fun - and fast - game. My has been on 'loan' to a friend for a few years. I need to get it back!

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