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Ni Wumpf Gottlieb Sys. 1 MARK II CPU Board

#NIWUMPF

A new MARK II design plug and play replacement for those unreliable, unobtainable, un-repairable old Gottlieb System 1 pinball machine main computer boards.

The wizards at Ni-Wumpf (an inside joke for Monty Python aficionados) created this new, half size computer.

This new MARK II board is a PLUG-IN replacement and upgrade for the original GOTTLEIB System 1 CPU board. me to game. It supports all of the games in the platform series, and provides considerable diagnostic capability for the technician when troubleshooting where a game may be malfunctioning. The entire game software has been re-written with an emphasis on maintaining the timing and compatibility of the original board, however with quite a bit more functionality added in:

Key Benefits:

  • Direct replacement of the original System1 board.
  • Enhanced switch input circuitry preventing damage to the board from playfield wiring issues.
  • All game code completely re-written (with some minor original GOTTLIEB glitches omitted!)
  • Text based diagnostics menu system that allows operator settings previously done via DIP switches to be entered via front door switches.
  • Tests that cycle repeatedly (until timeout) to help isolate faults.
  • Enhanced use of high reliability surface-mount components with off-the-shelf thru-hole components at the edge for ease of serviceability.
  • Display test to exercise all digit segments (numbers), and to strobe each digit independently to check for display (UDN6118) shorts.
  • Solenoid test that exercises each coil including lamp controlled coils (when DIP switch configuration set for such a game)
  • Enhanced switch test to identify stuck switches.
  • Power-up code revision and game setting displayed for quick diagnostic configuration identification. Switch test that detects dirty switches on the playfield.
  • All 16 System 1 games are included on one board with no ROM swapping required.
  • Original MPU functionality has been closely duplicated and adds many optional features including:
  • Free game mode
  • Updated game options for many games to allow add-a-ball mode (multiple free-balls awarded during a single ball) where the playfield challenge is completely reset once after scoring the free-ball / special.
  • Menu options to disable add-a-ball (for operators who requested it!)
  • Automatic scoring threshold adjustment.
  • Ball Save!
  • Million point scoring.
  • Idle mode animation.
  • Skill shot option.
  • Four high scores memory.
  • Restore factory-settings option for quick reset of settings.
  • Open-collector output logic with zener diode protection for all solenoid circuits and lamp select lines to prevent CPU damage from a damaged driver board.
  • Battery-less operation - all settings and high-score data are stored in FLASH with >100,000 write cycles.
  • Designed for low-cost component repair and maintenance on I/O sensitive components (exposed to bad displays / bad driver boards, etc.)
  • Stuck switches are ignored and do not impair the rest of the games operation, including the slam switch!

    Comes with a comprehensive manual detailing set up, operation, diagnostics, and schematics. Includes a 30-day warranty.

    Works in ALL of the following machines:

  • BUCK ROGERS
  • CHARLIE'S ANGELS
  • CLEOPATRA
  • CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND
  • COUNTDOWN
  • DRAGON
  • GENIE
  • INCREDIBLE HULK
  • JOKER POKER
  • PINBALL POOL
  • ROLLER DISCO
  • SINBAD
  • SOLAR RIDE
  • TORCH
  • TOTEM

    Ni-Wumpf CPU manual is here.

    Additional technical support for the NiWumpf board is available here.

  • 0.75 lb

    $199.00

    In Stock