Fruit Machines from Australia (Aristocrat MKVI). Package that runs with Game Emulator v6.0. PC set up for a media centre rather than gaming.
For a full wipe of everything, delete the sram file, run the game and follow the machine's orders in the test mode. That will kill off everything; credits, gamble info (last cards etc), games played and even reset the last bet on the screen to zero! You might want to get rid of the touchscreen interface too (except Atlantis) - go into machine options, drivers and set the touchscreen to 'none'. Save it and this will also reset the above items, and you can safely disable the annoying hand which usually sits in the upper left. You can disable the Atlantis one as well, but it you will have to wait 30 seconds for it to choose each treasure box in the feature. Edited by Heihachi_73, 06 June 2008 - 06:10 pm. One annoying 'feature' of the emulator is the fact it emulates the lack of a sound board in the actual machine when you have a disabled/missing sound card, which in turn locks up the feature and makes the win go up by 25s from the start.
Under Win98, it has a frame skip feature and works at full speed on a 1.2GHz Celeron, and the sound seems recover; under XP on the same machine it runs like crap and stutters all the time. However, it also crashes a lot in 98 (mostly on FLIC animations like the lions). Technically, you would expect it to work just using XP compatibility but I have no idea.
Maybe it's a 64-bit problem? I sort of expect a 32-bit version of Vista to be able to run a standard Win32 program, but everyone knows MS. Still on XP here; my P4 based machine would turn into a 486 with an overused Win98 otherwise!
Just don't ever use 98 compatibility mode for the games (even in XP), unless you want it to run at 2000fps! Furthermore, do not run it in high priority in 98 mode as it will also take over your system (on the 1.2 at least). Oh dear Dear Member: This is to notify you that we have removed or disabled access to the following material as a result of a third-party notification by Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Ltd claiming that this material is infringing: Pokies - How to get them running on your PC!: Please Note: Repeated incidents of copyright infringement will result in the deletion of your account and all videos uploaded to that account. In order to prevent this from happening, please delete any videos to which you do not own the rights and refrain from uploading additional videos that infringe on the copyrights of others. For more information about YouTube's copyright policy, please read the Copyright Tips guide. If you elect to send us a counter notice, please go to our Help Centre to access the instructions.
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Our machines are a lot more tightly kept than the fruities. Over here, they're in government controlled gaming venues rather than the video arcade, and you must be over 18 with ID just to enter them.
Added to that, it's illegal to even own a completely dead, non working machine if you're in Queensland! That's probably the main reason why no actual machines have been dumped or attempted to emulate yet. Think of that message as Aristocrat's nice way of saying 'WTF'. I did warn people about this when arcade-history's forums mysteriously closed. Quoted from page 7 of this thread: I was getting no sound with these games and also when the feature free spins came up the game would jam, i have looked around and if anyone else is having this problem it seems the dont run all that well on VISTA.
It does if you set the mode on the 'MAINSYS' file to be XPSP2 in the exe properties and run it as an admin. You actually need the sound to work or it will render the games unplayable if the free games are triggered. It enters in an infinite loop waiting for the non-existent sound to finish.