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lilshawn:

--- Quote from: Chazz on June 21, 2012, 01:58:01 pm ---Hi Ed,
I've had the iTouch for a while now, and just wondering if there is anything that can be done with it.  I know it runs a version of Linux.  I'm just wondering if you can add new software to it.  MAME maybe.  I like tweaking and modding, and there's not much talk about these older machines, so I was just wondering if anything can be done with them.

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i think itouch10 or 11 was the last support for those machines. they are all HD now. there isn't much you can do with them except update to the next version.


--- Quote from: squirrellydw on June 21, 2012, 01:35:24 pm ---
What do you mean by I/O interface. Isn't that the same as the mobo?  Just wondering what I need to buy off eBay. I have a usb touchscreen and computer already

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no the megatouchs have an IO board that handles the audio amplification and coin inputs. depending on the machine is what you can do with it. All megatouches keep track of the hardware...if you try a different touchscreen controller it won't work. all the hardware is asset tagged - IE: they are all checked at boot to make sure they are "MERRIT" branded. (harddrives, touchscreen controller, touchscreen, (harddrive not so much anymore)

I have had some luck with swapping motherboards. I had planned at one time on purcasing an RX motherboard to replace the failing boards in the EVO machines but the IO boards in the EVO are made especally for the original boards and will not work. Megatouch has about 6 different IO boards depending on the machine...they have varying degrees of compatibility with other motherboards.

http://www.amientertainment.com/support/manuals/Board_ID.pdf

BadMouth:
I have a couple Megatouch XLs running original Motherboards & I/O boards along with AT Power supplies, serial ELO monitors, & the platinum "upgrade" drives from fleabay. (well, one is up and running anyway)  The fleabay drives will work with any XL key.  I'm actually running compact flash cards with IDE adapters.

Unless you're familiar enough with the software to be able to get by with less, you pretty much need everything.  ;)

There is no bootleg software or emulator out there on the internet that will allow you to play Megatouch games on your PC.
(except for the very old versions in MAME)

It shows it's age, but the Touchmaster series of games is playable in MAME.
Just calibrate your touchscreen like a light gun.

yotsuya:

--- Quote from: BadMouth on June 21, 2012, 02:54:33 pm ---The fleabay drives will work with any XL key.  I'm actually running compact flash cards with IDE adapters.

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I tried that, but mine won't boot.

BadMouth:

--- Quote from: yotsuya on June 21, 2012, 03:57:36 pm ---
--- Quote from: BadMouth on June 21, 2012, 02:54:33 pm ---The fleabay drives will work with any XL key.  I'm actually running compact flash cards with IDE adapters.

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I tried that, but mine won't boot.

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It's a PITA.  I probably had to tinker with each one half a day before it finally booted and I can't tell you what finally made it happy.
Once I got one good boot, it was good for a while.

Then I started having video issues and in poking around with the keyboard without being able to see anything, I messed it up and had to spend a few evenings messing with it again.  Then it went down again about a week later.

I don't even remember what the last issue was, but I ended up breaking legs off one of the chips trying to clean all the connections on the I/O board.
This thread motivated me to order a new I/O board just now.  If that doesn't fix whatever was going on, I'll probably give up on it.  :banghead:

They are definitely not for the weak of heart.

ed12:
hi
badmouth
i scraped a few xl's but kept there
i/o's and riser's
i might beable to help u here
what is the sa # ?


ed

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