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by Matt Ownby
Wed Jun 05, 2024 8:19 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Dexter and Data East boards?
Replies: 5
Views: 16957

Re: Dexter and Data East boards?

I had forgotten about this thread. I did manage to get Dexter working with these Data East PCBs.

http://www.rulecity.com/begas/
by Matt Ownby
Wed Sep 28, 2022 9:26 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New USB drive for Dexter
Replies: 2
Views: 6993

Re: New USB drive for Dexter

Hi all, I work in an arcade where we have a Dragon's Lair machine running a Daphne board. The USB drive currently plugged into the board appears to have given up the ghost (can't even read from it using dd in Linux). I tried formatting a new USB drive as FAT32 in Windows and plugging it in with Dex...
by Matt Ownby
Tue Nov 30, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Problem booting my DL2 with Dexter
Replies: 3
Views: 10035

Re: Problem booting my DL2 with Dexter

If the pulse light isn't blinking, that could mean a loose connection between the Raspberry Pi and the Dexter PCB. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AixbT6OEm7c You might also want to try replacing Dexter's SD card as some people have had those fail after a few years. https://www.daphne-emu.com:9443/me...
by Matt Ownby
Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Dexter Manager Error
Replies: 2
Views: 10895

Re: Dexter Manager Error

I'm getting the following error when I start Dexter Manager with my Dexter USB drive is read: "Error when trying to scan disc image container header could not be read" I've removed all disc image files from the disc folder (thinking maybe one was corrupt) and I still get the same message....
by Matt Ownby
Sun May 31, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Strange Us vs Them + Dexter behavior
Replies: 6
Views: 20733

Re: Strange Us vs Them + Dexter behavior

For those following this thread, the problem was with the Dexter firmware. I issued a firmware update today with the bug fixed.
by Matt Ownby
Sat May 30, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Strange Us vs Them + Dexter behavior
Replies: 6
Views: 20733

Re: Strange Us vs Them + Dexter behavior

A few things to try... 1) When it has failed for you, while it is in the middle of doing the looping search attempt, try hitting the Dexter RESET button. It's located under the Raspberry Pi near the power jack. Report back with results. :) 2) Does the mach3/uvt boardset have a reset switch on it? If...
by Matt Ownby
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Dexter Boot Issue
Replies: 3
Views: 12642

Re: Dexter Boot Issue

Is this the issue?

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by Matt Ownby
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: dexter in time traveler
Replies: 4
Views: 14488

Re: dexter in time traveler

We're thinking to do this on Monday, the 25th of this month, starting between 12:30 and 1pm EST. Then we will need to wait for it to do it. Will we need to alert you when it happens? That works for me. I've got it on my calendar. If you wouldn't mind dropping a note when you've hooked it up, then I...
by Matt Ownby
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: dexter in time traveler
Replies: 4
Views: 14488

Re: dexter in time traveler

We installed dexter in a time traveler game, and it worked great for a while. Then we noticed it would start beeping after being on for a little bit, and customers couldn't play the game. We have it set on free play. We have to reboot it to get it working again. This happens several times a day, an...
by Matt Ownby
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Dexter Manager
Replies: 3
Views: 15352

Re: Dexter Manager

Emilyswict wrote:On the Dexter board the LED pulse light is not emitting regardless of whether or not data cable is plugged in. Please let me know what to troubleshoot next.

thanks
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Try this video: https://youtu.be/AixbT6OEm7c
by Matt Ownby
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thayers Quest playing start to end on bootup
Replies: 5
Views: 17048

Re: Thayers Quest playing start to end on bootup

Having an issue with Thayers Quest playing the disc image from start to end without any ability to input controls. Just comes on plays all the animations including every death scene and then goes black unitl you reboot it, and then it does same thing again. I had my tech install this board, but now...
by Matt Ownby
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: MACH 3 problems (from customer email)
Replies: 2
Views: 14135

Re: MACH 3 problems (from customer email)

Steve says: I am not sure where Dexter control begins and game control ends. I am getting imagery on the screen, so that must be coming from Dexter. Wondering why I could not control the game to start by firing trigger, I was left to confirm trigger signal at game diagnostics. Trigger fire, as well...
by Matt Ownby
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: MACH 3 problems (from customer email)
Replies: 2
Views: 14135

MACH 3 problems (from customer email)

Steve says: Hi Matt: I installed the recently shipped Dexter installed in my MACH 3 arcade game. The game powers up properly. The game already had a pre-existing 110VAC plug inside, so the Xfmr power supply for dexter was plugged into that existing plug for simultaneous power up per dexter manual r...
by Matt Ownby
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: To heat sink or not to heat sink?
Replies: 5
Views: 20888

Re: To heat sink or not to heat sink?

I put a small adhesive heatsink on Pi CPU. I noticed when running the ALG multigame I built in our wherehouse when it was very hot and no AC, the video started glitching and slowing down. The Pi throttles clock speed if it gets hot I think. You can get small adhesive square heatsink at Mouser. This...
by Matt Ownby
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Buffer overflow - trouble setting up Dexter
Replies: 6
Views: 20508

Re: Buffer overflow - trouble setting up Dexter

falsenorth wrote:Thanks. I think I might have it figured out. I was thrown off a little bit by Space Ace's dip switch numbering (0-7 = 1-8) and accidentally had some diagnostic or test mode on.
Ah yeah. That is indeed confusing. Glad you got that part sorted. Let us know if you have other issues.
by Matt Ownby
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Buffer overflow - trouble setting up Dexter
Replies: 6
Views: 20508

Re: Buffer overflow - trouble setting up Dexter

I should add that I am very eager for you to be successful getting your game up and running. Every Dragon's Lair or Space Ace brought back from the dead is a win for all of us.
by Matt Ownby
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Buffer overflow - trouble setting up Dexter
Replies: 6
Views: 20508

Re: Buffer overflow - trouble setting up Dexter

Thanks for the reply. I had already watched your troubleshooting videos. My problem is nothing that was covered in the basic troubleshooting. Maybe I'm just confused, but there didn't actually seem to be any troubleshooting in the intermediate troubleshooting video. It was just explaining that trou...
by Matt Ownby
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Buffer overflow - trouble setting up Dexter
Replies: 6
Views: 20508

Re: Buffer overflow - trouble setting up Dexter

most likely that message that you saw was a "red herring". We can't know what problems your game might have since we are not omnipotent. However, we can discover whether the game is properly communicating with Dexter, which is a good starting point. Check out the videos I posted here: http...
by Matt Ownby
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: To heat sink or not to heat sink?
Replies: 5
Views: 20888

Re: To heat sink or not to heat sink?

I put a small adhesive heatsink on Pi CPU. I noticed when running the ALG multigame I built in our wherehouse when it was very hot and no AC, the video started glitching and slowing down. The Pi throttles clock speed if it gets hot I think. You can get small adhesive square heatsink at Mouser. awes...
by Matt Ownby
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: General troubleshooting w/Dexter
Replies: 5
Views: 18657

Re: General troubleshooting w/Dexter

Hey Matt, Thanks for the response. I shot Shaun an email, will see what he thinks. Any way of telling which rev. that board is from the pics? I certainly couldn't tell. I'll get those ROMS covered asap, though I'm likely going to pick up a Merlin DX in order to swap between DL/SA. Try http://www.dr...
by Matt Ownby
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: General troubleshooting w/Dexter
Replies: 5
Views: 18657

Re: General troubleshooting w/Dexter

Hi Dan! Thanks for posting here so we can help. Everything is up and connected via Dexter. Hurdle #1; I have no idea if my DL main board is supposed to be using the 7820, the LDV1000, or has the switch to go between the two. I know the Dexter is supposed to autodetect which it should be using, but i...
by Matt Ownby
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Couple of Dexter Issues
Replies: 4
Views: 16168

Re: Couple of Dexter Issues

Cool, it’s no big deal, I am really excited to get to play the game! Anyway, so from what I understand for you to remote in I need to download Dexter manager correct? And set up a time and date with you to do it? Also, do you have any idea off hand why my game wouldn’t do the move beeps? I am just ...
by Matt Ownby
Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Couple of Dexter Issues
Replies: 4
Views: 16168

Re: Couple of Dexter Issues

The debug info is a problem with the license file. I must've overlooked this as i was preparing the unit. I can fix this for you remotely. Sorry about that!

The move beeps are generated by the game, not dexter.
by Matt Ownby
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Spectator Monitor with Dexter?
Replies: 1
Views: 11649

Re: Spectator Monitor with Dexter?

I think Tony M. Victorino (aka Lord Victorino in these forums) has managed to get a separate TV hooked up to Dexter and reports that Dexter does seem to have enough output strength to drive this separate display. I haven't experimented with it myself. I think he used an RCA splitter, not that I can ...
by Matt Ownby
Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Can't update Dexter USB drive because it's read-only
Replies: 2
Views: 12812

Re: Dexter Manager v1.0.20 - error trying to update Dexter d

Sorry for the inconvenience. Most likely, Windows has popped up another window (which might be hidden) saying that the drive has errors and needs to be scanned. Initiating this scanning process will put the drive back in read/write mode and you will be able to update using Dexter Manager. It seems l...
by Matt Ownby
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Dexter: no power light at all, power at 5v test pin
Replies: 1
Views: 11526

Re: Dexter: no power light at all, power at 5v test pin

Hi, I have a Dexter board for Space Ace that is not lighting the led for power and is not getting pulse or selecting a laserdisc player type. Is there some troubleshooting I can do on the board to maybe determine cause or even fix the issue? Thanks! If the power LED does not light up, that could in...
by Matt Ownby
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Dexter audio quality
Replies: 10
Views: 34246

Re: Dexter audio quality

Bumblebrow wrote:Wow, thanks for the detailed information! Can you tell me how to check my Dexters to see if they have the ground fix you mentioned in #1?
Almost everyone has a Dexter rev 3f which has the ground fix. The revision is printed on the bottom PCB near the reset button, underneath the raspberry pi.
by Matt Ownby
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: error: transport endpoint is not connected
Replies: 0
Views: 23046

error: transport endpoint is not connected

27990117_10211168982649116_1648766376_o.jpg Several people have reported this error to me. If you see it, it's caused by a problem with Dexter's raspberry pi communicating with the inserted USB drive. To workaround it, just eject the USB drive and keep it near by. It is only needed for updates so y...
by Matt Ownby
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: PAL dlair&sace with dexter.when?
Replies: 3
Views: 16081

Re: PAL dlair&sace with dexter.when?

erwing wrote:hello,
when the work for playng it with their beutifull colour under dexter is planning to begin?
thanks
8)
I'm not sure. There doesn't seem to be much demand, frankly. I think other than you, only one other person has expressed interest to me.
by Matt Ownby
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Dexter Manager
Replies: 3
Views: 15352

Re: Dexter Manager

awesome!