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ALCON TM Arcade Manual

  ALCON TM Arcade Manual



Taito America Corporation
660 S. Wheeling Rd.
Wheeling, IL 60090

(312) 520-9280

 

IMPORTANT F.C.C. WARNING

WARNING

THIS EQUIPMENT GENERATES, AND CAN RADIATE RADIO FREQUENCY ENERGY AND IF NOT INSTALLED AND USED PROPERLY MAY CAUSE INTERFERENCE TO RADIO COMMUNICATIONS. THIS KIT IS SOLD FOR USE ONLY WITH COIN-OPERATED VIDEO GAMES WHICH HAVE BEEN VERIFIED FOR COMPLIANCE AS CLASS A COMPUTING DEVICES PURSUANT TO SUBPART J OF PART 15 OF FCC RULES, WHICH ARE DESIGNED TO PROVIDE REASONABLE PROTECTION AGAINST SUCH INTERFERENCE. OPERATION OF THIS EQUIPMENT IS A RESIDENTIAL AREA, OR USE OF THIS KIT WITH A GAME NOT VERIFIED FOR COMPLIANCE, OR ANY IMPROPER CONNECTION, MAY CAUSE UNACCEPTABLE INTERFERENCE WITH RADIO OR T.V. RECEPTION, WHICH COULD RESULT IN CORRECTIVE ACTION OR PENALTY BY
THE FCC. THE BOARD CAGE IN THIS KIT MUST BE PROPERLY INSTALLED AND TERMINATED TO GROUND.

 

 

POWER SUPPLY

WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING

THE POWER SUPPLY REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS CONVERSION FROM YOUR OLD GAME MUST BE CAPAPBLE OF +5 VDC
REGULATED AT 6A; +12 VDC REGULATED AT 1A AND -5 VDC AT 1/2A. THESE OPERATING VOLTAGES ARE NECESSARY
FOR YOUR KIT.

GAMES SUCH AS "PACMAN" AND "GALAGA" USE A POWER SUPPLY DIRECTLY ON THEIR PC BOARD ASSEMBLY.

THEREFORE THE VOLTAGE GOING DIRECTLY INTO THE PC BOARD ASSEMBLI IN 9 & 15 VOLTS AC!

!!!!!UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES DIRECTLY CONNECT ANY HARNESS OF THIS TYPE INTO THE NEW BOARD SET
WITHOUT MAKING NECESSARY CHANGES TO OVERCOME ANY BOARD FAILURES!!!!!



GAME INSTRUCTIONS

Taito America Corporation's "ALCON"TM game is an all out action game with many levels of weaponry to make an exciting game not seen in quite some time.

The year is 2059. Aliens have overrun the planet. The Allied League of Cosmic Nations, commonly called ALCON, have convened to combat this menace to the world. ALCON has determined that a sole, experienced pilot, flying the experimental S475 aircraft, must defend the world against certain destruction.

You are the pilot that must fly the SW475 aircraft and defeat the aliens.


MANEUVERS

Use Joystick to fly SW475 over terrain.

Use "Fire" button to shoot at enemies.

Use "Weapon Select" button to choose your weapons.

The "Weapon's Gauge" on bottom of screen shows which weapons can be used (the wording on the weapons turn yellow).

Pick up stars to advance "Weapons Gauge."

 

WEAPONS AVAILABLE ON THE SW475

SPEED - This will increase your flying speed
SHOT - Normal forward fire
SIDE - Right and Left fire
WING - Double, Triple and Quadruple fire power
BOMB - Wide range fire
LASER - Long range fire
H. MIS - Homing missiles
SHIELD - Indestructible against three hits

This manual will guide you in the conversion of your color monitor upright video game into an "ALCON"TM game. We urge you to read through the instructions before beginning the conversion.


WARNINGS AND NOTICES

For safety and reliability, Taito America Corporation does not recommend nor authorize and substitute parts or modifications of Taito America Corporation equipment.

Use of non-Taito America parts and modifications of game circuitry may adversely affect game performance and safety.

Substitute parts or equipment modifications may void FCC acceptance.

Since "ALCON"TM is protected by Federal Copyright, trademark and patent laws, unauthorized versions of this game are illegal under Federal Law. This also applies to unauthorized facsimiles of Taito America Equipment, logos, designs, publications, assemblies and games (or features not deemed to be in the public domain) whether manufactured with Taito America components or not.

 

NOTICE

Parts salvaged from your old game are required to complete your kit. These salvaged parts MUST operate perfectly, or the converted game can not perform properly or safely. Always repair circuit board malfunctions and cabinet damage before conversion is attempted.

Check the parts supplied in this kit against the parts list included in this manual.

 

CAUTION

For safe operation it is recommended the game be grounded. This game should be equipped with a three conductor power cable. The third conductor is the ground conductor and when the cable is plugged into an appropriate receptacle, the game is grounded. The offset pin on the power cable's three-prong connector is the ground connection. Do not use an adapter plug to defeat the ground pin
on the power cord.

 

NOTICE

This kit is not intended for use with X-Y monistors. Suitable monitors are the horizontal or vertical raster-scan with inputs for red, green and blue video as well as negative sync. (These should be compatible with TTL logic levels.)

Note: "ALCON"TM uses a vertical monitor.

 

NOTICE

Be sure the power supply from your old game is capable of +5 vdc regulated at 6A; +12 vdc regulated at 1A and -5 vdc regulated at 1/2A. These operating voltages are necessary for your kit. Please note the enclosed warning with the PC Board Assembly.

 

TAITO AMERICA CORPORATION KIT PARTS PROVIDED

1-"ALCON"TM PC BOARD ASSEMBLY

1-8 WAY JOYSTICK ASSEMBLY

1-"ALCON"TM CONTROL PANEL OVERLAY

1-"ALCON"TM MONITOR COVER PLEXIGLASS

1-"ALCON"TM MARQUEE

1-WIRING HARNESS (JAMMA)

1-INSTRUCTION SHEET WITH REMOVABLE CONTROL STICKERS

4-BUTTONS

1-FCC CAGE

2-PCB MOUNTING BLOCKS

 

TOOLS AND SUPPLIES REQUIRED

SCREWDRIVER
WIRE CUTTERS
ELECTRIC DRILL WITH BITS
SOLDERING IRON AND SOLDER
PLIERS
PHILLIPS SCREWDRIVER
HEX DRIVER
180-GRIT SANDPAPER
GREASE PENCIL OR MARKER
X-ACTO KNIFE
HACKSAW, JIGSAW OR TABLESAW W/CARBIDE-TIPPED BLADE
ELECTRICAL TAPE OR HEAT-SHRINK TUBING

All games require a certain amount of maintenance to keep in good condition. A periodic check of mechanical controls would be beneficial to guarantee your game will be profitable.

 

GAME PREPARATION

 

CLEANING

The exterior of the game, all metal parts and all plastic parts can be cleaned with non-abrasive cleaner. Caution should be used when cleaning the plastic. A dry cloth can cause scratches and result in a foggy worn appearance. Plexiglass cleaner on a soft cloth is suggested to maintain and keep your monitor crt cover looking new.

 

CABINET

Inspect your cabinet for any gouges or items stuck on the cabinet like chewing gum. Remove all foreign objects and fill in the gouges with any type of quick hardening wood putty. Sand to ensure the surface is smooth. Wipe the outside of the old cabinet clean. Remember the reason you are converting your old game is to have the earnings of a new game. Making your game look like a new game will increase your earnings and spark player-interest.

 

NOTICE

Please make sure you clean the coin mechanisms. It is important that you service them in order for this game to achieve the maximum possible earning.

 

CONVERSION INSTRUCTIONS

Remove the new "ALCON"TM marquee from the kit. This new marquee provided with your kit is specifically designed for ease of handling. Place and center the old marquee on top of the new marquee. Place masking tape in the area where you intend to cut the new marquee. Using an x-acto knife score the new marquee and simply break at this score. If your old marquee is made of glass, remove the paint of the old marquee and attach the new marquee behind this glass. If your old
marquee is made of plexiglass, it is recommended that new clear plexiglass be used to best provide the brilliance of your new marquee.

Remove the new "ALCON"TM monitor plexiglass from the kit. Place the center of the old monitor glass on top of the new monitor plexiglass. Place masking tape on the area where you intend to cut the new plexiglass. With your grease pencil draw a straight line to use as a cutting guide. using the hacksaw or jigsaw cut the plexiglass down to size.

 

CONTROL PANEL

Remove the old control panel lexan decal, buttons and joysticks.

Place the template provided in this manual on the control panel to design the best possible positioning for your buttons, joystick and control panel instructions. A representation of joystick and button placement is provided as a guide.

Leave your 1 and 2 player start buttons where they are on the old control panel. (Use the enclosed 1 and 2 player stickers if needed.) Drill holes as needed for installation of the joystick and other buttons. Clean any burrs from around holes. Any hole that is no longer needed we suggest plugging with wood, putty or epoxy.

Cut the new "ALCON"TM lexan to the appropriate size needed to cover the panel. Leave enough lexan to wrap a small lip around the top and bottom of the panel.

Remove the backing from the "ALCON"TM lexan and apply it over the old control panel being careful to avoid air pockets. After the lexan is securely on, with an x-acto knife or razor blade cut the holes on the control panel. Install the new joystick, buttons and any hardware that might have been removed on the control panel and tighten them down.

Attach the additional stickers marked "Fire" and "Weapon Select" to the control panel.

 

ADDITIONAL GAME PLAY INSTRUCTIONS

Your new monitor plexiglass has instructions on it. If when installing the new monitor plexiglass it becomes necessary to cut through the instructions, place the additional set of instructions on the monitor plexiglass.

 

WIRING PROCEDURES

INSTALLING INTERBOARD WIRING

This game comes with a color-coded 3 connector cable for easy installation. Refer to the wiring diagram included in this manual for quick connections.

Disconnect the old wiring harness from the old CPU board.

Carefully remove old circuit boards and FCC cages from the game.

Using the diagrams from your old game, carefully note the function of each wire.

Leaving several inches of wire from the old wiring harness at each connector, cut the wires near the game's coin door, monitor, control panel, power supply and speaker wires. Install the new wiring harness to those points following your wiring diagram. Use electrical tape or heat-shrink tubing to insulate all splices.

Install your FCC cage where the old board set was.

Mount the "ALCON"TM PCB assembly with the mounting blocks provided in the center of the FCC cage. Plug the wiring harness onto the PCB and close the cage securely. The board cage in this kit must be properly installed and terminated to ground.

Check and clean the input jack on the power supply board. Replace any burned or damaged pins.

 

GAME PLAY AND DIP SWITCH SETTINGS

"ALCON"TM has been designed with dip switches for operator-adjustable features for maximum earnings in your location. The dip switch chart provided in this manual will allow you to customize the game for your location.

If your old game was FCC verified, remove the FCC compliance label from the instruction sheet provided with the kit and affix to the back of the game cabinet.

If done properly your game should look new. The conversion is complete.

 

WE APPRECIATE YOUR PURCHASE OF TAITO AMERICA'S "ALCON"TM KIT AND SINCERELY HOPE THAT THE GAME PROVIDES MANY HOURS OF CONTINUED EARNINGS AND ENJOYMENT FOR YOU AND YOUR PLAYERS.

PLEASE LOOK TO TAITO AMERICA CORPORATION TO ALWAYS PROVIDE THE VERY BEST IN VIDE ENTERTAINMENT FOR YOU!

 

JOYSTICK TEMPLATE

Figure 3




ALCON TM KIT DIP SWITCH SETTINGS

 Switch Bank "1"

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

 Game Style

 Upright

On

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Cocktail

Off

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Monitor

 Normal

 

Off

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Reversed

 

On

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Test

 Normal Game

 

 

Off

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Test Mode

 

 

On

 

 

 

 

 

 Attract Sound

 On

 

 

 

Off

 

 

 

 

 

 Off

 

 

 

On

 

 

 

 

 Coin 1

 1-Coin 1-Credit

 

 

 

 

Off

Off

Off

Off

 

 1 / 2

 

 

 

 

On

Off

On

Off

 

 2 / 1

 

 

 

 

Off

On

Off

On

 

 2 / 3

 

 

 

 

On

On

On

On

 

 Switch Bank "2"

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

 Difficulty

 Easiest

On

Off

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Easy

Off

Off

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Difficult

Off

On

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Hardest 

On

On

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Bonus Player

 30,000 & 100,000 PTS

 

 

Off

Off

 

 

 

 

 

 50,000 & 200,000 PTS

 

 

On

Off

 

 

 

 

 

 50,000 PTS ONLY

 

 

Off

On

 

 

 

 

 

 100,000 PTS ONLY

 

 

On

On

 

 

 

 

3 Players     OffOff  
5 Players     OnOff  
1 Player     OffOn  
2 Players     OnOn  

 DIP Switch

 Normal game

 

 

 

 

 

 

Off

 

 

 Test Display

 

 

 

 

 

 

On

 

 Not used

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

---

 

Factory Settings

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

 Switch Bank "1"

On

Off

Off

Off

Off

Off

Off

Off

 Switch Bank "2"

Off

Off

Off

Off

Off

Off

Off

--

 

Wiring Diagram for Rally Bike Kit Harness Assembly

 

FUNCTION

COLOR

 

 

COLOR

FUNCTION

GROUND

Black

1

A

Black

GROUND

 

 

2

B

 

 

+5 VOLTS

Red

3

C

Red

+5 VOLTS

 

 

4

D

 

 

-5 VOLTS

Brown

5

E

Brown

-5 VOLTS

+12 VOLTS

Yellow

6

F

Yellow

+12 VOLTS

KEY

 

7

H

 

KEY

 

 

8

J

 

 

 

 

9

K

 

 

SPEAKER (+)

Orange

10

L

Black/White

SPEAKER (-)

 

 

11

M

 

 

VIDEO RED

Red/Black

12

N

Green/Black

VIDEO GREEN

VIDEO BLUE

Blue/Black

13

P

White/Black

VIDEO SYNC

VIDEO GROUND

Black

14

R

xxxxxxxxxxxx

SERVICE

 

 

15

S

 

 

COIN 1

White/Yellow

16

T

xxxxxxxxxxxx

COIN 2

1P START

Pink/Black

17

U

Blue/White

2P START

1P UP

Orange/Blue

18

V

xxxxxxxxxxxx

2P UP

1P DOWN

Green/Orange

19

W

xxxxxxxxxxxx

2P DOWN

1P LEFT

Green/Blue

20

X

xxxxxxxxxxxx

2P LEFT

1P RIGHT

Red/Yellow

21

Y

xxxxxxxxxxxx

2P RIGHT

1P SELECT

Red/White

22

Z

xxxxxxxxxxxx

2P SELECT

1P SHOOT

White/Red

23

a

xxxxxxxxxxxx

2P SHOOT

  

24

b

 

 

 

 

25

c

 

 

 

 

26

d

 

 

 

 

27

e

  

GROUND

Black

28

f

Black

GROUND

PARTS SIDE

PIN NO.

SOLDER SIDE


THIS GAME DOES NOT USE COIN METERS

 

Suggested control panel layout

SELECT  FIRE  JOYSTICK  FIRE  SELECT

 

(Click on image for large version)

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