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edwardb

Member Since 30 Jul 2004
Offline Last Active Sep 19 2018 11:54 am
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In Topic: Question about networking for modern fruits / arcade machines

06 September 2018 - 03:24 pm

Hi

 

For FOBTs that you would find in a betting shop, yes, they all require connectivity. But - the machines are not on the public internet. They sit on a LAN in the shop, and talk to a back-office PC (as do the cashier terminals) which are connected via VPN to the platform operator. Most machines are wired for ease of connection and maximum reliability.

Depending on the platform, game updates are pushed in packages to each shop overnight, or download in the background. 

 

Bandwidth wise, most shops have a standard BT ADSL line, some remote shops (highlands and islands) have as little as 256k download speed. This is slow but sufficient to download a new game package once a month or so, and upload fault logs etc as necessary.


In Topic: This site is lacking upload more Dutch Fruit Machines

06 September 2018 - 02:58 pm

Thanks! Fantastic - takes me back to long nights trying to get those games finished. Good times :)


In Topic: request Betcom Jailbreak

04 September 2018 - 10:16 am

That was QPS Jailbreak; a cheaper version of Mazooma's Stir Crazy which phattbloke on this forum worked on, I do believe...


In Topic: This site is lacking upload more Dutch Fruit Machines

04 September 2018 - 10:01 am

Thanks Geddy! If you have the ROMs for the Mazooma games I would appreciate it - I would love to play my old games again.

Cashanova was a fun one to program; I was about 19 at the time, and still new to programming. The game has a trail, and has to hit a pre-determined win value. The game would try lots of combination of trail moves, before deciding on a final sequence of moves. Quite a hard thing to code.


In Topic: This site is lacking upload more Dutch Fruit Machines

31 August 2018 - 11:54 am

Thanks Geddy! Some of my old games are there - where do I get ROMs from? Cashanova and Valhalla :)

 

Also what version of MFME is required? I get lots of error messages when I try to load the games....