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07646 DIP/Input Trivial Always May 7, 2020, 17:03 May 8, 2020, 18:52
Tester jkburks View Status Public Platform MAME (Official Binary)
Assigned To Resolution Open OS Windows 10 (64-bit)
Status [?] Acknowledged Driver
Version 0.220 Fixed in Version Build 64-bit
Fixed in Git Commit Github Pull Request #
Summary 07646: galxwars, galxwars2, galxwarst, galxwarst2, starw, starw1: DIP switch documentation
Description A member of the ukvac website uploaded a photo of the info sheet from Universal’s Galaxy Wars cocktail cabinet. I have attached the image to this post in the event that it is removed from the source website.

It is a folded A3 size sheet that was probably stored inside the cabinet as a reference sheet for service technicians. I thought it might be useful to post it here to confirm the DIP switches for Galaxy Wars and its clones since they are incomplete in MAME. I am not aware of any manual scan for this game.

I noticed that the pcb photo in the mame extras pack shows a different design than the pcbs I have seen on the auction sites. I know this game was released by Universal & Taito, as well as bootlegs. Worthpoint has a bunch of decent photos of the Universal 7908A pcb if anybody wants them.

Here is an English translation of the instruction sheet:

Handling instructions

1. Name of each part and its position
Table Type

Power Supply Board
Power Supply Unit
Sound Board
Main Board

Upright Type

TV Board
Sound Board
Power Supply Board
Main Board
Power Supply Unit

2. Sound level volume control
Adjust each VR on the audio board

VR-1 Volume adjustment of missile flight sound
VR-3 Volume adjustment when a missile is blown up

VR-5 Volume adjustment of the signal sound when the launch pad increases
VR-7 Volume adjustment of the explosion sound when hitting a UFO
VR-8 Overall volume adjustment of the above

As you turn each in the direction of the arrows, the sound begins to grow louder.

3. Game content change-over switch
Main Board
(DIP switch on the main board)

SW1 ~ 2...Missile launch pad selector switch
When shipped from the factory, it is set to three launch pads.

Launch Pad--------SW1--------SW2

SW3...ON—for Table
------OFF—for Upright

SW4…...Extended Play
(launch pad will increase by 1)
Changeover switch for moment of score
When shipped from the factory, it is set to 3000 points.

SCORE------------SW------Launch Pad
5000 points-------OFF------------1
3000 points-------ON-------------1

SW5 ~ 7 Leave all in the ON state


4. Power Board
(matching colors to ???) [This is too blurry to read]

for 3A +12V
for 3A +20V
for 3A -5V
for 5A +5V

5. Fuse description in power supply unit

Table type
3A 100V
for MAIN

Upright type
for TV Tabel Top 120V

fuse—3A 120V-----for TV
fuse—3A 6.3V -----for lamp
-----—3A 100V-----for main
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Affected Sets / Systems galxwars, galxwars2, galxwarst, galxwarst2, starw, starw1
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jpg file icon IMG_1465_1.jpg (920,431 bytes) May 7, 2020, 17:03 Uploaded by jkburks
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May 8, 2020, 15:16
edited on: May 8, 2020, 17:42
So MAME is missing the cabinet type dip, right? Or is it missing something else, too?
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May 8, 2020, 18:52
Yes, MAME is just missing the cabinet type. I posted the entire text to confirm that the settings already in MAME were correct, including the factory defaults.