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#322866 Many Happy Returns Reg.

Posted by wearecity on 13 December 2018 - 03:31 pm

Happy Birthday Reg, have a great one.

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#322748 I'm a Celeb 10P 5 25P 5 releases

Posted by wearecity on 06 December 2018 - 10:47 am

OK Ploggy. I know it caused an upset and a lot of people further down the thread were quite rude about it all. But still great releases though. I'm not getting as many jackpots now though as it's been my obsession lately. Same with the M1A Eastenders releases as a lot of drama is happening there.


Just to be clear, none of the annoyance in this thread was directed at you.


I think jon, meant, that the emulation of the machine was rubbish and broken, not the emulator itself, as it did appear to be very jackpot happy.


Of course the emulator and layout are both not broken, it's just the layout is jackpot happy because it's been left in that state. In addition the later emulator being more advance, meant that the coin constant paying out sound happened, which is sorted out by what Richy did.


You may come across other layouts that have the constant coin payout sound playing, which again can be sorted out.

#322583 Another Mame Question and some help please if you can?

Posted by wearecity on 25 November 2018 - 07:14 pm

Here's the sound from a youtube video for Spider Stompin. Near the end of the audio, you hear the hey la la la sound (although i'm not sure that's exactly what she sings). It's in mp3 format, but it'll open in media player and other players.


I don't think the game will ever be emulated, because it's a stand up cabinet, with a base attached to it, that has bulbous plastic looking pressure points that you need to stomp on when they light up.


EDIT TO THIS POST..To say there are two versions is seems, one where you stomp on them with your feet and the other where you have to push your hands on the bulbous pressure points.

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#322346 Happy birthday i have finished

Posted by wearecity on 13 November 2018 - 09:37 pm

Hope you've had a great and lucky day I have finished.

#322006 {Scorpion 5}Bully's Prize Board 35 Dx

Posted by wearecity on 26 October 2018 - 06:51 pm

it is a different symbol due to its the bonus symbol not the bully icon, its not like the original found on the machine i made it using the bullseye tv logo within a black square with the text "bonus"
when you have it on the winline it offers a bouns like winspin or superhold etc

I better put it back then lol.

#321999 {Scorpion 5}Bully's Prize Board 35 Dx

Posted by wearecity on 26 October 2018 - 11:27 am

I do love a bit of Bully, great sounds on this one also.

Gameplay wise not sure I've played anything exactly the same as this before.

The Cherry at step 7 on a reel 3 with a feature symbol on it, is incorrect. I believe it should be a standard cherry.

#321989 Happy birthday stardust aka daryll

Posted by wearecity on 25 October 2018 - 06:21 pm

Happy Birthday to the FME version, have a great one.

#321812 Deal Or No Deal The Walk Of Wealth Wdx

Posted by wearecity on 18 October 2018 - 08:49 am

Nice to see another DOND DX.


I know we have several already, but in the future it will be such an iconic group of machines for today's 20 and 30 somethings to look back on when they are in their 50's and 60's. A bit like the machines released in the 90s are for us now 40 and 50 somethings.

#321783 WIP - Pacmania

Posted by wearecity on 17 October 2018 - 03:37 pm

It'll be finished when I get time do the 72 cards on the flip reel.

I want to create new number cards this time as well. I also need to choose a couple of symbols to put on the other cards.

I'm hoping either at the end of this week or sometime next week.

#321749 Are fruit machines a dying breed in pubs.

Posted by wearecity on 16 October 2018 - 08:58 am

Yes they are a dying breed, unless you go to a Weatherspoons in which case, most still have at least 3, unless a small pub.


IMO, instead of killing it off, the DOND feature, prolonged the life of them a bit more. It clearly was a massive hit for Bell Fruit and the TV program was extremely well known and a very popular program. Others such as Barcrest even ended up following the formula, because it was clearly by far the most popular feature on an AWP. I know for myself, back in the day, I would definitely play a machine with the DOND feature, rather than one without.


What's killed it are the jackpots getting far too big to make gameplay a secondary thought and FOBTs, why play for £70/£100 when you can play for £500.


I've never ever got the appeal of lo-tech machines without any sort of feature/top board.


Perhaps, we will see a resurgence like with retro gaming, whereby, a company or two, produce some £4-£10 hi tech jackpot machines with old style gameplay. Anything above £10 and you start to lose gameplay. Yes £15 and £25 can have gameplay compared to a £100 machine, but then you start to lose gameplay types such as chase trail games. But the cost and getting pubs etc interesting probably mean no, unless someone is willing to take a big and possibly expensive risk.

#321700 Help Finding Some Empire Layouts

Posted by wearecity on 14 October 2018 - 06:11 pm


FME land never seems to stop amazing.. :)


Yep, they seem to be breeding, thankfully for them FME is more chilled nowadays.

#321557 {Scorpion 4}Top Gears

Posted by wearecity on 10 October 2018 - 01:43 pm

Updated version now in downloads.


Changed background colour to avoid red mode not showing clear enough. Changed alpha area of layout, fixed 2 incorrect cards and unbelievable, but the meters were wrong as well. DOH!!!

#321497 {Scorpion 4}Top Gears

Posted by wearecity on 09 October 2018 - 05:50 pm

File Name: Top Gears

File Submitter: wearecity

File Submitted: 09 Oct 2018

File Category: Scorpion 4

A Scorpion 4 tech machine by Mazooma set on, £15, 30p play, 82%
Shortcuts. £1 - 0 , Cancel - `, Holds 1-3, Collect - C, Run For Your Money - R, Exchange - E, Start - space, Hi - H, Lo - L, Take Feature -F, Take Cash - T, Take Prize - P
Thanks to Wizard for MFME.
Thanks to the clipart artist/s, for the cars are on the card flip reel.
Thanks to Vectra for putting the overlays on the reel symbols.
Thanks to whoever uploaded the roms. Thanks to whoever sold the glass on ebay to get some idea of the layout. Thanks to anyone else I have forgotten.

Click here to download this file

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#321389 FAO: Reg MFME Guide

Posted by wearecity on 07 October 2018 - 01:50 pm

Definitely a book that would never be finished and a book that probably could be over a thousand pages if it covered everything.


It's easy enough to get people started and I can only assume laziness or lack of interest in doing a layout, is the reason more people haven't at least done the layout in the book and gone on to produce another layout.


It's like cooking, I can understand why people wouldn't attempt doing a layout or cooking something, if there was no instruction, because it would be difficult for many people to know where to start. But doing the layout in the book, is pretty much like a recipe book and following the instructions to cook it.


Anyone who does complete the layout, have the knowledge, that if they were the only person interested in doing a machine or the only person left in FME, that they could still produce it as long as the rom where available.

#321371 FAO: Reg MFME Guide

Posted by wearecity on 07 October 2018 - 07:04 am

It's what got me started on layout design after 17 years of being around FME and not knowing how to produce a layout.

Once you complete the layout in the guide it's pretty easy to produce another layout from the scorpion 4, Epoch or mpu 5 era.

I would say it could do with being expanded, but can understand it's time consuming to do.

Also as explained in the guide, the basic set up of alpha, reels, lamps, buttons and loading in the roms, is pretty much what you need to start any layout on nearly any tech.

If you get alarms or trouble configuring then a quick search of Google will normally bring up FME forum results with answers, some going as far back as 15 years ago. Or a look at another layout of the same tech will normally get you moving.