Midway Wolf conversions

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    • these are the best prices I've found on this chips:
      M27C801 - 20 piece lot (2.05 per) + free shipping
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      for a smaller lot (5 piece) 2.47 per + free shipping is the best I've found
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      M27C4001 - 0.66 per + 3.58 shipping
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      if anyone else can find better deals let me know.
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    • I changed my WWF Wrestlemania board to a MK3 board using the Any U64 ROMs. I had played plenty of UMK3 but I was dying to play MK3 on my cabinet using the real hardware. I enjoy both games very much! It would be nice though if there was a way of making this a multi where you didn't have to change so many ROMs, only because those boards feel so flimsy. I feel like one wrong move and the board would just crack in half.
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    • xodaraP wrote:

      The board makes god awful cracking noises when you hold it, I always feel like I'm going to break it if I touch it
      Big time! The SMD stuff on these is always breaking (weak cold joints) free...
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    • I have UMK3, WWF and Hangtime (+ MAX roms) on real PCB as i always loved this hardware and it amazed me in the arcades with its huge sprites, DCS sound and smooth framerate. I even dumped the MAX ht roms back in the day when i got my pcb, as it was an undumped revision.
      I don't think a multi is really good for this platform, not too much games, and easier to buy what you really play & love :)
      Same goes for T-Unit like NBA Jam and Te, MK1, MK2 and you're done. In my opinion at least. ;)
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    • So I bought another Wolf unit board that arrived yesterday - a Rampage World Tour that has been converted from a MK3 at some point.

      The U64 has the factory label on it so is it possible some of these were converted at the factory or at the very least the factory provided the U64 to the operator to facilitate conversion?

      Either way it works perfectly so I'm not worried about it, only noticed that the PLCC customs were marked MKIII
    • I've tested both Any-U64 and Darksoft's version on a UMK3->NBA Maximum Hangtime conversion scenario.




      Here are my findings;

      ANY-U64) The Any-U64 game roms are detected as green on the stratup test screen. Also "Any-U64" label is displayed on upper right where the game S/N or model number is supposed to be displayed.



      DS_Version) The DS version of the game roms show up RED on the startup test screen. However, the game S/N is displayed as it is.




      ANY-U64) I generally see a CMOS error here. But when I continue game plays. When I restart the PCB I do not see a CMOS error but later some other problems occur.



      DS_Version) There appears an error message on the bottom saying "Level 2 security check failure". However, game starts and plays fine.



      Other Observations:

      ANY-U64 version seems to have some problems with credits. Sometimes when you coin-up/press credit button it makes the credit sound but the credit does not show up...



      On DS version I didn't encountered the credit problem.

      Couldn't get a consistent CMOS OK message on both versions although I have fresh battery on the PCB. If I coin-up and play a game, the statistics and coin audits get corrupted. I'm using a 2032 battery although it is 3V it is not the original size battery. May be thats the problem, don't know...





      And lastly, when I remove the PIC, I do not see any video on startup, just the single "bong!" sound. The game won't boot.
    • yavuzg wrote:

      I've tested both Any-U64 and Darksoft's version on a UMK3->NBA Maximum Hangtime conversion scenario.

      And lastly, when I remove the PIC, I do not see any video on startup, just the single "bong!" sound. The game won't boot.

      That happens with both hacks I guess, right?
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    • Asure wrote:

      Do the games suggest to clear the cmos after they find errors? I can imagine there being old data from a previous game and coinage settings etc. In nvram which needs to be cleared before first use.
      No the games do not complain in such detail but I thought that might be the case and removed the battery to let the previous settings go away, which didn't worked. But I really do not know where these settings are stored or how long should I leave the board without battery to completely clear the previous settings or is there a way to "format" the previous settings (i.e. like a konami board, if you press test button while powering up, it clears the nvram)

      As you said, let me try this; I'll leave the pcb without the battery for a while, say couple of hours. Lets see what happens when I come back home...
    • I don't have access to my games at work, but i think you can just enter the service mode, and do a 'full factory restore' which should clear & rewrite the nvram on these games. Swapping games was not in the design when they made the boards, so it does not force a clear of nvram like MVS, CPS2, 3 or F3 boards. (Doing so would clear any bookkeeping data as well i think, which would piss off the operators.)
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    • Asure wrote:

      I don't have access to my games at work, but i think you can just enter the service mode, and do a 'full factory restore' which should clear & rewrite the nvram on these games. Swapping games was not in the design when they made the boards, so it does not force a clear of nvram like MVS, CPS2, 3 or F3 boards. (Doing so would clear any bookkeeping data as well i think, which would piss off the operators.)
      I agree...

      I remember I did "factory restore" but again, I don't remember why/when exactly I get a "CMOS not valid" error after doing what. I need to do some more tests and analysis.
    • Derick2k wrote:

      Finally got a Rampage board, so soon I can start testing some of these conversions.

      @yavuzg Please keep sharing your findings.

      The UMK3=>MK3 conversion works like a charm.

      UMK3=>NBA Maximum Hangtime works but CMOS settings get corrupted and during next boot factory defaults loaded. This is not related with battery. The very same PCB, when populated with UMK3/MK3 ROMs do not loose CMOS settings. Anyway, fun game. Workaround: set the coinage to DIP + free play and it'll serve its purpose, fun :)

      This is all I've done with these conversions. I only needed MK3. NBA was just a bonus...