TABLE OF CONTENTS - Coastal Amusements

TABLE OF CONTENTS - Coastal Amusements
Nexus is a Registered Trademark of Coastal Amusements.
OWNERS MANUAL
1935 Swarthmore Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701
(732)-905-6662 FAX (732)-905-6815
http://www.coastalamusements.com
GAME DESCRIPTION
Nexus is a PC based machine housed in a countertop or upright cabinet. The game
comes equipped with a coin mechanism and optional bill acceptor. The game is completely
upgradeable for future software and hardware development.
UNIT INSTALLATION
Nexus systems are available as a free standing upright or as a countertop. All machines
must be placed in areas that are free from standing water, are not exposed to rain or other
elements, and the power cord must be routed in a way as to not interfere or cause undue hazard
in walkways or other traffic areas.
SECURITY
Each countertop machine is fitted with a security hasp. It is recommended that each
machine have suitable cable and locking device affixed to the machine to prevent theft.
POWER SOURCE
IMPORTANT! MACHINE MUST BE CONNECTED TO A GROUNDED POWER
SOURCE OF 120 VAC. MACHINE MUST HAVE GROUND CONNECTION FOR
PROPER OPERATION AND USER SAFETY PROTECTION. DO NOT OPERATE
EQUIPMENT WITH GROUND LEAD CUT OFF POWER CORD.
SHOULD
LOCATION NOT HAVE GROUNDED OUTLET (S) CONTACT A QUALIFIED
ELECTRICIAN.
NOTE: As a guideline, never connect the unit to a circuit that supplies power to freezers
or cooler or other powerful equipment. Keep the machine clear of any dripping or splashing
liquids.
TOUCH SCREEN CARE & MAINTENANCE
The touch screen is affixed to the front of the monitor and must be adjusted (calibrated)
to the picture. Any variations in the position of the picture displayed by the monitor requires recalibration. The touch screen should be calibrated each time the machine is moved, adjusted, or
serviced. It is recommended that the touch screen calibration be performed periodically.
Touch screens are durable and reliable. However, the touch screen does require
reasonable care while transporting the machine. Care should be used while loading, unloading,
and transporting the machine to prevent damage to the screen.
The touch screen can be cleaned with a damp cloth and Isopropyl Alcohol or household
glass cleaners. DO NOT USE vinegar-based or any abrasive cleaner product.
CABINET MAINTENANCE
This game should only be cleaned with a damp cloth and mild detergent. Liquid
cleaners should be applied to the cloth and not directly to the machine. Liquids will damage the
electronics in the machine.
FAN CLEANING
It is very important to keep the fans clear of dust and grime. Proper ventilation will keep
the game running correctly. It is important to replace any fan that is not operating correctly. In
addition to the fan(s) in the cabinet be sure to maintain the cooling fan mounted on the
motherboard processor to preserve optimum performance.
UPRIGHT CABINETS
Upright cabinets must be placed on a flat and level floor surface. The machine must be
stable and level. Small variations of the floor surface are acceptable and the machine should be
stabilized by use of the leg levelers on the bottom of the machine. Screw in or out the corner
levelers so the machine is stable. Use care in supporting the machine cabinet as the levelers are
adjusted so the machine does not fall over.
COUNTERTOP CABINETS
Countertop cabinets must follow the same location cautions as the free standing upright,
however best earning results are found when the machine is placed directly on the bar.
Placement must be in an area that is suitable and provides a stable base for the equipment to
rest. Caution must be taken that power cord and machine are not situated close to sinks,
dishwashing equipment or other areas where water may cause hazard or damage to the machine.
CIRCUIT BOARD HANDLING
Before handling any electronic boards, please be careful and prevent electrostatic
discharge. (ESD) Always make sure you are properly grounded when handling electronic
boards. All power needs to be disconnected before any service is performed. Always check
that all connections are inserted correctly before power up.
NOTE: ONLY QUALIFIED PERSONNEL SHOULD SERVICE
THIS GAME.
NOTE: To Access Main Components (Countertop model):
Unlock rear lock and carefully pull out tray.
SYSTEM SETUP
Figure 1-System Setup Screen
To enter the System Setup Screen, open the cash door and press the button labeled SETUP.
From this screen you can access the operator adjustable features and controls. Push a button on the
screen to get started.
BOOKS – Takes you to the Game Books Screen
SYSTEM OPTIONS – Takes you to the Game Setup Screen
EROTIC CLOCK – Takes you to the Erotic Clock Setup Screen
GAME OPTIONS – Takes you to Difficulty Settings and High Score Reset
TOURNAMENT –See Tournament manual
SECURITY – takes you to Security setup screen
BAR OPTION – takes you to the Mini Setup screen
GAME ENABLE – Takes you to Enable/Disable Games Screen
RESTORE FACTORY DEFAULTS – Resets to factory specifications.
COIN MECH – Takes you to the Coin Mech Screen
FREE PLAY – Turns on free play. (Touch Clear Credit button to turn off.)*
CLEAR CREDIT – Removes all credits from game*
FREE CREDIT – Each time you touch the button a free credit is given*
CALIBRATE – Takes you to the calibration Screen
SOUND – Takes you to the Sound Screen
CLOCK – Takes you to the Set System Clock Screen
EXIT SETUP – Returns to the game
* “FREE PLAY” appears in the top left corner of the System Setup Screen when this feature is
enabled.
BOOKS
Figure 2 – Game Books Screen
(Games are listed in order of “Earned Coins”)
CLEAR CURRENT BOOKS allows you to clear the game play and coins earned
record for the current period.
CR PRICE allows you to set the number of credits required per play for each
individual game by touching the box.
ARROW BUTTONS allow you to scroll through the entire list of games.
EXIT takes you back to the System Setup Screen.
SYSTEM OPTIONS
EROTIC CONTENT– Choose between “G”, “PG”, “R”, or “X”.
SKILL LEVEL – Choose from Easy, Normal, or Hard difficulty rating for all games. (All
high scores reset when this is changed.) You can set the difficulty level of each individual
game by selecting the GAME OPTIONS button in the System Setup screen.
CORRECT ANSWERS – When active allows correct answers to be displayed when a
customer responds incorrectly.
DOUBLE UP – Activates the double of nothing feature for the Wizard’s Draw Poker
Amusement game.
MINI-SETUP – Allows access to certain game options without the inconvenience of opening
the cash door. A PIN code [default = 00000] can be entered after tapping the credit box on the
Game Icon Screen (bottom center).
CLEAR MINI SETUP PASSWORD – Allows MINI SETUP password to be changed.
MAIN SETUP PASSWORD – Allows the MASTER password to be changed.
SPANISH – when active allows players to toggle between English (American Flag) and
Spanish (Spanish Flag) for game play.
BONUS CREDIT – allows the game to award a bonus credit when players “beat” the high
score. This is a master setting for all games.
TRIATHLON – When active the machine will display the Triathlon Tournament icon on the
game categories screen allowing use of this feature.
LUCKY NUMBERS – activates or inhibits the lucky numbers feature.
LUCKY NUMBERS CHARGE – Sets the number of credits required to play lucky numbers
at the end of a game.
LUCKY NUMBERS STRAIGHT – sets the credit level that will be awarded when a player
matches the day’s lucky numbers in order.
LUCKY NUMBERS BOX – sets the credit level that will be awarded when the lucky numbers
are matched without regard to order.
SYMBOLS – When activated replaces card faces with non-playing card symbols.
EROTIC CLOCK
Figure 4 – Erotic Clock Screen
Choose to have the “EROTIC ALWAYS ON”, “EROTIC ALWAYS OFF”, or “SET
DAILY EROTIC CLOCK” to enable Erotic games at appropriate times. To set the clock, touch
the box you wish to change, then use the arrow buttons to scroll through the options available.
EXIT button returns you to the System Setup Screen.
GAME OPTIONS
Figure 5 – Game Setting & High Score Reset Screen
Touching a game icon on this screen opens a set of sub screens to allow for the setting of
individual game options. Individual options will vary for each game, should any options require
further explanation, call our service department at (732) 905 6662 ext 36 for clarification.
TOURNAMENT (TRIATHLON) SET-UP
1. In System Set-up Screen touch the Tournament Icon.
2. In Triathlon: touch Winners Icon.
3. Select Number of Winners: 1, 2 or 3.
4. Select PIN ON or PIN OFF. Then Exit.
“Pin ON” Requires all Players to have a 4 Digit code prior to playing Tournament games.
5. Select Setup. Check or Set Date & Time and then exit. Select Cash or Points Mode. Then
touch next.
6. Select 3 Different Games from the 13 games on the lower right side of screen by touching
the Game Icon. They will be displayed in the three boxes at the top of the page.
7. Select Start and End Dates for your Triathlon Tournament.
8. Select CREDIT by touching the credit box and set the number of credits required to play by
touching the arrows. PRIZE mode has already been set in step #7.
9. Select “POOL START”: If you want to “seed” the Jackpot touch “Pool Start At” box and
use the arrows to set the start value (points or cash).
10. Select “PRIZE POOL”: Set the % of the credit cost that you want the Jackpot to increase
with each play. EX: 25% of 8 credits will increase the Jackpot 50 points in Points Mode or
$.50 in Cash Mode, for each game played.
11. Select “ACTIVATE” and a keypad will appear. Enter a 4 digit PIN # to activate your
TRIATHLON TOURNAMENT.
12. EXIT the Tournament and System Set-Up Screens.
GAME ENABLE
Figure 7 – Game Enable/Disable Screen
The Enable All icon located in the upper right corner of the monitor screen will activate
all games included in the machine.
Touching individual game icons will alternately enable/disable single games. Disabled
game icons will be shown encircled with a red slash through the icon.
COIN MECH SETUP SCREEN
Touch the Coin Mech button in the System Setup screen to enter the Coin Mech Screen.
The factory settings for the NEXUS Coin Mechs are 1 pulse per 1 credit.
CALIBRATION SCREEN
Figure 8 – Calibration Screen
The calibration screen allows the touch screen performance to be easily optimized.
This screen can be accessed either from the setup screen or by pressing the leftmost
button on the meter bracket behind the monitor.
Once the screen is displayed tracking accuracy can be tested by dragging a finger around
the screen (avoid EXIT and CALIB icons).
Crosshairs will follow along with your finger tip while the coordinates of the touch point
will be displayed in terms of X and Y at the center top of the screen.
Should the screen require calibration touch the screen so that the crosshairs appear in the
CALIB box.
This may require touching the screen outside of the box depending on how out of
calibration the screen is.
After tapping on the CALIB icon the screen will go black for a few moments. The
screen will then prompt you to place your finger in the center of the screen and maintaining
contact drag your fingertip from the center to the lower left corner of the screen.
After you’ve removed your finger from the screen you will be prompted to again place
the tip of your finger in the center of the screen and this time to drag it from the center to the
upper right corner. This will complete touch screen calibration.
SOUND SCREEN
Figure 10 – Sound Screen
Touch SOFTER and LOUDER buttons to adjust the volume level. Music will play
allowing you to hear the results. EXIT returns you to the System Setup Screen.
SET SYSTEM CLOCK SCREEN
Figure 11 – Clock Screen
Touch the box you need to change then use the arrow buttons to toggle through available
options. EXIT returns you to the System Setup Screen.
DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Corrective Action
No power.
Game not
starting.
No picture on
monitor.
-
No video.
-
-
Poor picture.
Touch screen
does not
work.
-
Comment
Check that the power cord is connected
to a live outlet.
Check that the power switch is turned
“ON”
Check that the power supply’s voltage
select switch is set to the proper voltage.
Check that game power is on.
Check that the monitor is connected to
the motherboard.
Check that the power is connected to the
monitor and the motherboard.
Make sure that RAM is properly seated.
Adjust brightness, contrast, horizontal,
and vertical controls.
Check that the touchscreen controller is
connected to the COM1 and keyboard
ports on the motherboard.
Make sure the screen has not been
scratched.
Make sure no metal is touching the
screen.
-
-
(Live Outlet) Is an outlet powered
with electricity.
The power switch is located on the
back of the power supply.
The monitor connection is located
inside the rear compartment of the
game.
(RAM DIMM) is located on the
motherboard.
Monitor controls are located on the
bottom of the monitor.
The touchscreen is connected to
COM 1 input on the motherboard.
If screen is scratched, it must be
replaced.
If COM 1 is bad, the motherboard
must be replaced.
Game
displays an
error with
memory.
Game not
recording
credits from
coins.
Bill acceptor
not working.
-
Check that the RAM DIMM is installed/
seated correctly.
-
The DIMM must be correctly seated
for proper operation.
-
Check that the wiring harness on the
coin box/bill acceptor is intact and not
damaged.
Check that the bill acceptor is powered. Check that the coin mech wiring cable is
installed.
Inspect the wiring harness on the
coin /bill acceptor for damage.
Make sure that it is fully connected.
Both connections must be complete
for proper operation.
No sound.
Game volume
too low or too
high.
“Boot disk
failure”
Insert system
disk.
-
Adjust volume control.
Make sure speakers are plugged in.
-
Enter system setup screen to adjust
game volume.
-
Make sure hard drive ribbon cable is
connected with red stripe on ribbon
cable facing power connector.
Check that hard drive power cable is
connected.
-
If hard drive cables are not
completely connected, hard drive
will not operate.
Contact Coastal for replacement
hard drive.
Meter not
advancing.
-
Check connection at coin board.
Replace coin meter.
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-
-
-
Check wiring at position J2 and J3 at
coin board.
COASTAL AMUSEMENTS NEXUS LIMITED WARRANTY
Coastal Amusements, Inc. warrants our Nexus Multiple Game System
free from defective material and workmanship for a period of six months
from the date of purchase. The warranty covers all electrical components
except fuses and printed circuit boards. Other items are covered by
warranty periods from the original equipment manufacturers.
Warranty does not cover vandalism, misuse or operation outside
specified field conditions, including improper electrical power connections,
fire, or water damage.
Coastal Amusements products are carefully inspected and tested
before being packed for shipment.
The Nexus Game you have just purchased has been packaged in INSTA
Pak-molding foam. This special packaging has provided safe delivery of
your Nexus Game.
Coastal Amusements assumes no responsibility for damage once the
product has left our facilities. Disputes regarding transportation damage
must be resolved with the shipping company(s).
SERIAL NUMBER ___________________________
DATE OF PURCHASE _______________________
SOFTWARE VERSION _______________________
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