Fantastic work in this thread by all of you, my personal thanks for all the fixes and tips so far, appreciate we all have busy lives. It took quite some time to trawl through and apply them, but that’ll teach me for going awol from the scene for a couple of years J
Having worked through them to the best of my ability, I am left with 152 layouts with issues (caveat - where a fix for a particular tech has been discovered, I don’t necessarily know all the layouts that applies to, so may have missed some) list attached – though not in anticipation of anything I hasten to add, more that it might be useful to sign-post people to layouts that have issues that may have not been looked at yet.
65 of those are misaligned reels. I’ve seen the offset fix for these in this thread, but I can’t get it to work consistently. Sometimes when I adjust the offset, the reels just drift again. I have seen the ‘set opto to 1’ but that doesn’t always help. Is there any more explanation on what the opto checkbox does, when it’s needed, and why the reels drift sometimes even after setting correctly? I’d like to be self-sufficient if I can and fix these myself, sharing the values here afterwards if helpful.
Is there a list of non-runners anywhere, ie things that we know won’t work no matter how much tinkering, ie pending MFME6.1? Is there an ETA for the next update by anychance?
I also have a material number of layouts without a manufacture listed against them (many more than are in the attached, they're just the non-runners), is there a searchable database anywhere by any chance? If I can’t find photos on the forum, notes in the layouts or logos on the layout, I’m pretty stuck, google only ever seems to throw up modern video machines.
For those machines with no sound roms that won’t even boot, is that a definite show-stopper (barring supplanting with alternative sound roms of course)?
Is there an elegant way of deleting the dats for those layouts successfully converted to, and running in, v6?
Lastly, If anyone has the old AT Empire layouts – I’ve discovered one of mine is corrupt – please pm me if willing to help, the only replacement available is nasty.
Thanks in advance, like I said, not expecting my rear wiped here, just some tips on the reel offsets and any low-hanging fruit pointers that make a dent in my list and doesn’t take anyone else a chunk of time to offer.
So pleased to see this scene buzzing again!
Edited by eyleyro, 23 February 2018 - 11:12 AM.