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WTB - WPC Printer Boards (16-9464) *FOUND*


By Coyote

5 years ago



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    #1 5 years ago

    Okay guys -
    Looking to purchase the kit, or the boards/cables!

    Pictures attached of the boards, in case you need a visual representation.

    Thanks!
    --Mike

    Coin Door Board.jpg
    Printer Board.jpg

    3 months later
    #2 4 years ago

    Monthly (okay.. Tri-Monthly?) bump.

    #3 4 years ago

    Good luck. Extremely hard to find!

    #4 4 years ago

    I know. I had *several* chances to buy them back in the '90s for $158 each.. that's what they were going for back then. Never thought I'd be interested in one, of course. D'oh.

    #5 4 years ago

    I bought 3 of them at the IPB sale at 175 each. I got the left over 'parts' after the 3 kits, and was able to put together a 4th.

    I sent the schematics to someone who thought they might be able to reproduce them.. but nothing ever came to fruition.

    #6 4 years ago

    I'm assuming you guys are sticklers for B/W options/toys as this is a piece of history?

    Not understanding what else it's good for? Very cool to have though.

    #7 4 years ago
    Quoted from johnwartjr:

    I bought 3 of them at the IPB sale at 175 each. I got the left over 'parts' after the 3 kits, and was able to put together a 4th.
    I sent the schematics to someone who thought they might be able to reproduce them.. but nothing ever came to fruition.

    Seriously? I missed this? Crap..!

    Quoted from underlord:

    I'm assuming you guys are sticklers for B/W options/toys as this is a piece of history?
    Not understanding what else it's good for? Very cool to have though.

    In this case, yes. My TZ (sample) was shipped with one from the factory for some reason - when it arrived at our location, my district manager removed it. Now I'd like to put one back just for completeness, and to toy with. Was thinking of getting a DigiPort and connecting it up to my home network, and creating a small service on my server to try and poll the game regularly and record results, etc.

    On later games (WPC-95) installing it was really simple - populate a couple missing parts on the A\V board and the CDI board, and you're set! I did this to one of the CVs that I owned, so somewhere in GA or CO there is a CV with a printer DB9 in it. Probably hasn't been used since I sold the game.

    (And yes, because I like the "toys", I'm currently decoding how the Ticket Expansion board works..)

    #8 4 years ago

    I specifically asked James if he had any printer kits, and he didn't think so.. then he found them a couple days later and dropped me a line.

    Many prototype games used them, and used them to dump audits to printers or laptops using terminal emulation software. Yet they always seem to be gone by the time the protos get in my hands.. so I like to add them back.

    I'm getting ready to route a Flintstones and was kinda thinking it would be neat to dump the audits on it when I get to the 'location', but that's purely for novelty purposes.

    #9 4 years ago
    Quoted from johnwartjr:

    I specifically asked James if he had any printer kits, and he didn't think so.. then he found them a couple days later and dropped me a line.
    Many prototype games used them, and used them to dump audits to printers or laptops using terminal emulation software. Yet they always seem to be gone by the time the protos get in my hands.. so I like to add them back.
    I'm getting ready to route a Flintstones and was kinda thinking it would be neat to dump the audits on it when I get to the 'location', but that's purely for novelty purposes.

    I didn't realize ALL protos came with them, as our WCS early sample we got for testing did NOT. (Only the TZ, which is now in my hands.)

    The board dosen't look that difficult to reproduce, and I've been tempted, but haven't had the time to sit down and go over it completely.

    #10 4 years ago

    Found, thanks!

    Now I get to play with networking the game up and recording data.

    4 years later
    #11 9 days ago

    I'm looking for the A-14565-1 Printer Controller Board's manual and/or schematics
    Can anybody help ?
    regards
    Holli

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