Venture Installation Guide
Steps for a successful install of your online or offline high score save kit -
- Ensure your gameboard is working 100% before installing kit
- Ensure power to game is off before removing your gameboard from cabinet
- Label any connectors that you will be disconnecting. This will make reinstalling easier once kit is on gameboard
- Note which way your connectors/cables are on. (We suggest taking pictures to help you remember!)
- Work in a well-lit area on your workbench
The Venture Kit contains -
- 1 - 6502 Daughter card
Please note – you will need a 6502 to install on this kit. There is an option to purchase in the drop downs of the product page when you order. Or, you can use an existing one.
Remove the game board and locate the 6502 CPU. It is on the bottom pcb of the stack. YOU WILL NEED TO ENSURE THAT THE 6502 IS SOCKETED TO INSTALL KIT. If not, you will need to install, please verify your PCB before ordering so you can add a socket if needed.
With the 6502 removed, install the 6502 on the kit (note the Pin1 direction, it will be the same way when you removed from your pcb). Then, install kit on your pcb as shown.
Close up view –
Your kit may look a bit different than the one pictured. This is an online version, however, the orientation of the 6502 and the kit itself is the same as pictured above.
Now, it is recommended that you remove the program ROMs at A6 through A13 (as in the first picture)
Also, the standoff you removed when separating your pcb stack, the kit is in the way. Move to this location. In addition, you may need to purchase/install taller standoffs to accommodate an offline or online kit.
Here’s a pic of the pcb reassembled after kit installed –
Double check your work
Install back in cabinet using pictures you took and any marked connectors
Power up the game and enjoy!
If the game does not start, turn power off immediately, double check your work.
Helpful link - https://highscoresave.com/highscoresaves-kit-tips-and-tricks
How do I get to the menu settings?
With the power off on your game. Press and hold P1 while you turn the game on. Release P1 button when the screen tells you to. You are now in the main menu settings. This is a feature built into your kits, so the menu settings are not accessible to your guests or family.
Now, having said that, you need to enable this feature in the menu settings, or disable if you want your kit to give you approximately 5 seconds every time you turn on your game.