My brother Pieter was the main Addams Family fan, although I must
say that I've become a convert since getting this machine.
It's a classic. Especially if you liked the movie (erm, that's *film* for the people across the pond :-)
I bought this machine (Serial # 20017-593365) for R6000 (US$800-ish)
junkmail, it's been played a lot,
coin counter reads 132158 and there's a disconnected counter reading 59885. Assuming two coins per game, that's still a lot...
Somebody tore the FCC sticker off the back, and the
playfield date is illegible, but the coin door sticker
reads "Feb 18, 1992".
I later found the torn off FCC sticker inside the cabinet, "92084" = 24th March 1992. Two days after my 25th birthday. Would
have been nice to have a machine made two days earlier :-) (BTW I bought the machine on 2001-03-26)
When I got the machine it would randomly start a new game in the middle
of play. I thought it was resetting itself for some
reason, but I later found the problem. Or at least, I know what the problem was, but I can't explain it fully. The left outlane
switch was stuck closed, and I think the combination of this and one of the swamp switches would cause a phantom
"START" switch event. And for some reason, when you press START in the middle of the game, a new game is started. I
consider this a bug in the firmware, but it's there in TAFG LX3 as well.
Before I found the problem with the outlane switch (which I should
have checked first, since it was coming up in the error
report), I removed the driver board, resoldered all the molex pins, and made the PinballHQ mods to the driver board just
in case. I also added a few additional jumpers.
I replaced the GI connector on the cable side, the connector was badly burnt.
Still far from 1.4B, JIM
The machine had L-1 ROMs, I upgraded it to TAFG L-3 and played
that for a while. Got this score one morning, I doubt if I will ever get
there again :-) [Note: I like many things that I am not particularly good
at, pinball is one]
I don't like the "randomness" of TAFG, for example, I
got the gold
I'm currently using standard TAF L-5 ROMs.
|TAF L-1||2 Mbit (256kB)||27C020 / 27C2001||af-l1.bin||af-l1.txt|
|TAF L-5||4 Mbit (512kB)||27C040 / 27C4001||af-l5.bin||addam_l5.zip (167k)||af-l5.txt|
|TAF Sound||4 Mbit (512kB)||27C040 / 27C4001||af-s-l1.bin|
|TAFG L-3 Export||4Mbit (512kB)||27C040 / 27C4001||ag-lx3.bin||afgo_lx3.zip (197k)||ag-lx3.txt|
|TAFG Sound 1.0 U15||2 Mbit (256kB)||27C020 / 27C2001||ag-u15-l1.bin||afg_snd.zip (621k)|
|TAFG Sound 1.0 U18||4 Mbit (512kB)||27C040 / 27C4001||ag-u18-l1.bin||afg_snd.zip (621k)|
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