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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.