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07517 DIP/Input Minor Always Dec 7, 2019, 03:32 Dec 9, 2019, 20:09
Tester chaneman View Status Public Platform
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Version 0.216 Fixed in Version Build
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Summary 07517: beastfp and other pacman hardware epos games: "Service Mode" switch for Epos games running on pacman hardware.
Description Service Mode switch should be added for "Diagnostics" screen function for the Epos games running in the pacman driver.
Should work for most if not all of the Epos games: acitya, beastfp, bwcasino, eeekkp, sprglobp, theglobp, theglobme
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Affected Sets / Systems beastfp and other pacman hardware epos games
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Dec 8, 2019, 12:23
In doing some research and reading an original "Beastie Feastie" PCB Manual, it states:
In order to aid the operator in quickly locating and correcting problems in the "BEASTIE FEASTIE" game board, several comprehensive diagnostic routines were provided in "BEASTIE FEASTIE" software. Wiring a diagnostic button inside the arcade cabinet will allow the operator to access the diagnostics mode. Upon entering diagnostics by depressing the diagnostics button, a menu of the various options will be displayed. The following options may be slected and executred by Up, Down, and the Energy button

So, DIP switches are used to represent actual physical OFF/ON switches and not inputs akin to simple "press to activate" inputs which this one is. As it stands in the EPOS driver, they are mapped to a no toggle service button because that best describes its function. The Beastie Feastie Pac-Man hardware version also has a diagnostic mode which is triggered when you have chosen "Upright" mode and uses the Player 2 Energy to do this (which would not be a normally available input to an upright Pac-Man cabinet. There is no way to represent this as a DIP Switch because it simply isn't one.

As far as I can tell, the diagnostic modes work as expected with current inputs.