What are you referring to, the new software update program i'm working on?Jim - isnt Pinball 2000 parallel port run? I know updates are via serial.
Would be good to do a windows version, would you be letting the virual pinball guys get hold of it to make a version for Vpins?
Yeah the power driver board is communicated by the machines computer over a parallel port, so they can still use the 8 bit data bus like on wpc era and latch ics for data processing.I was questioning the connection from the pc to the power driver board
Thanks for the kind words, much appreciated. Rfm is a passion of mine, as it’s been in my life pretty much since it’s inception. Thanks mainly to my old man (rip) who managed to bag one almost new back in 1999.Been playing your @myPinballs 2.21 for a couple of evenings, absolutely brilliant, found the reversed flippers a bit of a killer on anything other than slow balls, as I do on my TSPP , so I turned the option back off again.
Love it, great work Jim, you should be very proud of what you have done. Strongly recommend all RFM owners to get their machines updated, it’s a very simple job to do, takes a few minutes and job jobbed.
Now the big ask.... I have a SWEP1 sitting next to my RFM , basically and ornament as the game play is just that bit meh, would you ever consider doing anything with it, if it wasn’t for the light saber battle I likely wouldn’t bother.
The shaker is a fantastic addition, I also fitted the ‘proper’ knocker to mine, you’re going to love it, adds another dimensionMy job for tonight, thanks to Jim for the software and the loom. Thanks to 1stoppinball for the for shaker.
depends on your architecture i'm guessing Jim, and i thought i did well programming machine code on a Sharp MZ-80k!
Not sure why you'd want to use the old buggy software thats locked to xp when there will be a new shiny updater program available that will run on any platform and also have lots of great new features.Will it still be possible to do possible future updates using the original pinball2000 update/communication software?
Maybe I’m a little old fashioned, I have a trusty Dell D630 laptop I use for my updates, it has all the useful functionality, serial port, VGA output, PCMCIA slot and the best bit a proper bay floppy drive and running XP, use it daily for work to communicate with CNC machines, so good I have three of them, just don’t let it near the internet!
Great work Jim