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#1 jackpotjon05

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 02:38 PM

Hi all, I have purchased a few £500 Rio's in the past and only ever had one game on real play, whereas other games have been on it but can only be played in demo?

 

Seen a few tatty ones on ebay with games all in ''real'' mode but does anyone have any idea as to how you go about buying a Rio from JNC (as a pure example) and having all games in real mode?

 

Do you need an extra part, or can you request this?

 

Sorry, not too technical on this, was wandering how it's done?

 

Cheers all



#2 jackpotjon05

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 02:35 PM

Anybody?



#3 FruitBash

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 07:40 PM

Right what happened here is that someone created a "PIC chip" which was plugged into the game card on the MPU5 inside the rio. Only about 10 were ever made. You will be extremely lucky (read - will not happen) to get one of these.
 
And even if you do, you can still only have one game on the menu at once.


#4 chasnbons

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 10:36 PM

This is very true ^^^^^^

 

When they were made nobody was interested in them so Andrew didn't make any more.

 

The good thing about them was there was no more having to change the game card or pic chip.

 

All you needed to do was open the bottom door and install and enable the game you wanted to play which takes about 30 seconds.

 

I have all games in real mode (23 I think) including some early t7 games with pie gamble, plus I have a load of the game cards to be able to change games the 'old fashioned' way :)

 

If you got a rio there was a lob lot of game cards on ebay recently from a Mecca member which would start your collection off if you wanted to play other games in real mode.



#5 jackpotjon05

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 10:55 AM

I see.

 

So basically the chances of getting one aren't good then.

 

I'd imagine you can still buy one with them all on demo (as imagine thats not such a problem) but getting them into real mode isn't as easy?

 

Oh well, worth a try



#6 nails

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 11:52 AM

since these were some 2003 (?) im surprised they have not come out on a stand alone emulator. Despite the popularity of rainbow riches, IMHO the very first version of Cashino500 was fantastic. S16 games just seemed to play better. Projects Mega Bars had 20 win lines and no free plays. It was such a great game and now lost forever. They did a spin off with diamonds clubs hears and spades. couldnt tell you the name though.

 

Wizard has publically said he has no interest (at this point??) in emulating them, but since reel based are on the decline, and Barcrest stop making them full stop. maybe somebody else could pick the project up.

 

They are 15 years old now. imagine having cashino in one instance and RR on the other, while the 3rd is the progressive topbox.  (insert your drool here!)



#7 chasnbons

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 01:07 PM

I see.

 

So basically the chances of getting one aren't good then.

 

I'd imagine you can still buy one with them all on demo (as imagine thats not such a problem) but getting them into real mode isn't as easy?

 

Oh well, worth a try

 

Getting real mode is as easy as buying the game card for whichever games you want in real play.

 

Like I said there was a set of 4 cards on ebay last week which would have given an extra 3 games to play in real mode

 

https://www.ebay.co....TMAAOSwICpaCxtp



#8 spa

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 09:30 PM

The cards are getting pretty hard to find these days, as nails said above. They are years old, most have been smashed up. Dam, I had one and just smashed it up!

 

Well, the psu inside the pc failed so not really worth trying to shift on. Plus it had a few bits that are useful, like a high ram mpu5!



#9 chasnbons

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Posted Yesterday, 09:07 AM

Cards have been relisted

 

 https://www.ebay.co....TMAAOSwICpaCxtp



#10 spa

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Posted Yesterday, 07:28 PM

Cards have been relisted

 

 https://www.ebay.co....TMAAOSwICpaCxtp

 

A mecca member? Who is the member mate? Kind of tempted and nobody likes ebay fess!



#11 Wizard

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Posted Yesterday, 07:37 PM

 

A mecca member? Who is the member mate? Kind of tempted and nobody likes ebay fess!

 

Roger at the Mecca


Edited by Wizard, Yesterday, 07:37 PM.

Warning: This post is mostly my own opinions and may contain irony, if you are obsessed with PAST history you may want to ignore it.


#12 chasnbons

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Posted Yesterday, 09:56 PM

 

Roger at the Mecca

 

Correct.






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