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Ion Rx

Installation & Owner’s

Manual

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Table of Contents

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Ion Rx, Megatouch, Ion 2009, Mega-Lease, Mega-Link, MegaNet, MegaWeb, TournaMAXX 

and 

TournaCHAMP

 are

registered trademarks of Merit Entertainment.

Reproduction of this manual, in any form or by any means, is strictly forbidden without the written permission of

Merit Entertainment.

Site Preparation ............................. p. 1

Setting up your
Megatouch Game .......................... p. 1

Game Description .......................... p.  1-2

General Care
and Maintenance ........................... p.  2-4

Touchscreen Calibration ........... p. 2-3

Monitor
Adjustment Procedure .............. p. 3

General Circuit Board
Handling Information .................. p. 3

Cleaning the Cabinet ................. p. 4

Cleaning the Touchscreen
Monitor ....................................... p. 4

Cleaning the Fans and
Vents ......................................... p. 4

Watchdog Timer ........................ p. 4

Broadband Connection
Instructions for Games on
the Subscription Model ............... p. 5-7

Megatouch ION Software

Game Name and Score Needed
for Initial Replay ............................. p. 8

Operator Setup Screens
Flowchart ......................................... p. 9

Main Menu ....................................... p.10-11

Credits/Pricing Menu ................... p.12-15

Quick Price Setup ...................... p. 12

Coin-In Menu .............................. p. 13

Coinless Coin Op Menu ............. p. 14

Rental Mode ............................... p. 15

Games Menu .................................. p. 16

Game Setup ............................... p.  16

Hi Scores Menu .............................. p. 17

View/Clear Hi Scores ............... p. 17

Books Menu .................................... p. 17-19

Books Display ............................ p. 17-18

Cash Settlement ........................ p. 18-19

System Menu ................................. p. 20

Diagnostics Menu .......................... p. 21

Hard Drive Self Diagnostics ...... p. 22

Presentation Menu ....................... p. 23

Operator Ad Screens ................ p. 23

Sidebar Promotion ..................... p.  23

Sales Enabler Videos ................ p. 23

Promotion Menu ............................ p. 24-25

My Merit ..................................... p.  24

Merit Money ............................... p. 25

Promo Credits ............................ p.  25

AMI Jukebox
Mega-Link Setup ........................... p. 26-27

Hardware .................................. p. 26

Software ................................... p. 26-27

Wireless Setup .............................. p. 28

Local Tournament Mode .............. p. 29-33

Megatouch Ion Rx Hardware

DIP Switch Settings ....................... p. 34

Troubleshooting ............................ p. 35-37

Parts List and Illustrations

Game Illustrations ...................... p. 38-39

Replacement Parts List ............. p. 40

Connection Diagrams ................ p.  41-43

Warranty and Software License
Agreements

Warranty ............................................ p. 44

Software License Agreement ........... p. 45-50

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Site Preparation

In determining the location for your Mega-

touch Ion video game, consideration must

be given to a suitable, grounded electrical

outlet.  Since the game is a computerized

device, it should have a separate circuit, if

at all possible.  If a separate circuit is not

available, care should be taken to provide a

clean and constant voltage.  As a basic

guideline, never connect the unit to a circuit

that also supplies power to freezers, cool-

ers or other high power consuming and elec-

trical noise generating equipment.  Place the

game in a location where nothing will inter-

fere with  proper ventilation.  The game should

not be exposed to any dripping or splashing

liquids.  Objects filled with liquid should not

be placed on the unit.

Setting up your Megatouch Game

1.

After removing the game from the car-

ton, attach the power cord to the back

of the game near the ON/OFF switch.

Plug the game into a standard AC out-

let.

2.

Turn the power switch at the back of

the game to ON and wait for it to go

through its boot-up sequence.  The

game will display the Main Menu Screen.

3.

If you have a unit on the Broadband

Subscription Model, follow the steps in

Broadband Connection Instruc-

tions

 to connect to the server in order

to activate it.

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4.

The machine has been preset at the

factory and therefore should not need

to be adjusted, however it is recom-

mended that the screen be calibrated

(see 

Screen Calibration

) and the coin

or bill acceptor(s) be tested.

5.

There are many custom settings avail-

able for the game.  To customize the

settings, follow the software instruc-

tions in this manual.

Game Description

The Rx model has one lock located on the

back of the unit. To open the unit, unlock this

lock and lift the front bezel from the rear of

the system.  It comes equipped with a coin

mech and/or bill acceptor.  This model also

has couplers installed in the rear of the game.

These are used for future hardware up-

grades which include linking and modem ca-

pabilities.  Each game comes equipped with

a wireless USB adapter that can be used to

wirelessly link two Ion games together by

simply turning the games on.  With the addi-

tion of a wireless router, the game(s) can

also connect to the Internet.  The Linksys

802.11G router is recommended.  For more

information, see 

Wireless Setup

.

All of the major components of the Rx sys-

tem are located inside the cabinet, which

can be opened by unlocking a single lock.

These components include the motherboard,

LCD monitor, I/O board, power supply, hard

drive, coin box, and bill acceptor.  On the I/O

board (located under the flap on the right

IMPORTANT NOTICE

While the Megatouch Rx is weather-resistant, and designed to channel water away from
internal electronic components, it is not weather-proof. It is recommended that the Rx be
placed in a protected environment out of direct rain and sunlight, such as under a canopy
or awning. If the game does get wet, please turn it off and allow it to dry completely before
continuing play.

When placed outdoors this unit should be properly grounded by using a GFCI (ground fault
circuit interrupter) outlet. Additionally, all extension cords used should be heavy-duty and
rated for outdoor use.

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side of the system) there are 

SETUP 

and

CALIBRATE 

buttons.  Pressing the 

SETUP

button will bring you to the Main Menu Screen

(see Figure 1).  From this screen you can

then adjust the operator options to best suit

your particular needs.  For calibration in-

structions, please see the next section of

this manual.

This model features a widescreen LCD with

an electronic sidebar that provides space

for displaying images, advertisements, and

in-game information.

 

 The electronic sidebar

feature allows you to create customized

sidebar images to display during idle mode.

These images can be imported using a USB

pen at the game, or they can be remotely

sent to the game through the TournaMAXX

Operator Web Site.  For more information,

see 

Sidebar Promotion

 in this

 

manual, or

refer to your TournaMAXX Operator Web

Site.

Mounting the Rx Marquee

The Rx comes with an optional marquee

holder that can be secured to the top of the

game. In order to do this, use the provided

template that came with your Rx game. This

template will show you where to drill on top

of the Rx to best mount the marquee. Drill

the holes by following the template, then

secure the marquee to the top of the Rx

with the provided screws.

Web Marquee Creator

The Web Marquee Creator allows you to go

online to create your own customized mar-

quee for the Rx, which can then be printed

from any computer connected to a printer.

These custom marquees can be used to

advertise anything you wish to promote. Sim-

ply go to www.meritgames.com/creator.asp

and follow the instructions. This marquee

will be printed out, then folded in half to fit

the marquee holder, which can be attached

to the top of your Rx unit.

Credit Card Reader

The game also features a built-in credit card

reader.

   

To enable the credit card reader,

you must sign the provided contract, con-

nect the game to a broadband Internet con-

nection, and select a rate plan on your

TournaMAXX Operator Web Site.  The credit

card functionality requires a broadband

Internet connection and a MegaNet subscrip-

tion.

Mounting the Rx to a Countertop

In addition to the U-bolt located on the rear

of the system, the Rx can also be secured

in a location by mounting it to a countertop

with the provided bolt, nut, and washer.

To do this, open the Rx and remove the

power supply.  This will give you access to

the hole in the center of the Rx’s base, which

the securing bolt will run through.

Position the Rx where you would like it to be

mounted on the countertop, then use the

hole in the center of the game to mark the

drilling location on the countertop.  Move the

Rx out of the way, and drill a hole in the

countertop to accept the bolt.  Place the Rx

back over the hole and secure it in place

with the bolt, nut, and washer.

General  Care and Maintenance

NOTE: THIS GAME MUST ONLY BE SER-
VICED BY QUALIFIED SERVICE  PERSON-
NEL.

CAUTION:

 

THERE ARE HIGH-VOLTAGE

PARTS IN THIS GAME. BE CAREFUL
WHEN SERVICING THE INSIDE OF THE
GAME.  THE GAME SHOULD ALWAYS BE
UNPLUGGED BEFORE SERVICING

.

Touchscreen Calibration

How To Calibrate:

Find the 

CALIBRATE 

button on the I/O

board inside the cabinet, and press it

to enter screen calibration mode.

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Touch the center of the first cross that

appears.  Once you release your

finger, a second cross will appear.

NOTE: You must hold your finger on
the cross for approximately 2 seconds

for the calibration to be recognized.

Touch the center of the second cross

that appears on the screen.

Once the second cross is touched and

released, another cross will appear on

the screen.  To test the calibration of

the screen, touch the cross with your

finger and slowly drag your finger

around the screen.  The cross should

follow your movement.

Touch the 

EXIT

 button.

If you have high resolution enabled, the game

will prompt you to go through the same steps

again for high resolution mode.

Monitor Adjustment Procedure

The vertical/horizontal controls and bright-

ness/contrast controls are located on the

OSD board, which is located on the back of

the monitor.  Pressing the button labeled

Menu

 on the OSD board will show the on-

screen display on the monitor.  Use the Left

and Right buttons to move through the menu.

Touch 

Menu 

again to select the option you

want to change.  Use the Left and Right

buttons to change the option, then select

Menu 

again to deselect the option.  

Auto

will automatically adjust the size and bright-

ness.  Touch the 

Exit 

button to exit.  Adjust

the monitor controls until the screen looks

as suggested in the following steps.

1.

Set the game to the Checkerz game

screen.

2.

Adjust the vertical and horizontal size

and vertical and horizontal position to

make sure that the game screen fills

the monitor screen and that the game

screen is centered.

3.

Adjust the brightness and contrast con-

trols until the top sets of checkers are

a rich red and the bottom set are a dark

gray.  The feet on the 

“Checkerz”

character should be white.  (Adjusting

the brightness and contrast can also

correct for a lack of sharpness.)

General Circuit Board Handling

Information

Before handling any boards, observe the

following procedures:

Prevent Electro-Static Discharge by:

1. Storing the boards in the anti-

static bags in which they are

shipped.

2. Removing any static charge

from your body before handling

the boards.

3. Using a ground strap when

handling the boards.

When plugging in connectors to the

board, make sure the connector is

inserted straight onto the header and

that the connector covers all header

pins.

Do not connect any peripheral device

to the board if the power is still

connected to the peripheral, or if power

is already applied to the board.

CAUTION

:  Be extremely careful when re-

placing the lithium battery on the

motherboard.  There is a danger of explo-

sion if the battery on the motherboard is in-

correctly replaced.  Only replace the bat-

tery with the same type recommended by

the manufacturer.  Dispose of used batter-

ies according to the manufacturer’s instruc-

tions.

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Cleaning the Cabinet

The cabinet should be cleaned with a

damp cloth and mild detergent.  Always

apply the cleaner to the cloth and not

directly on the game. 

 

Liquids could

enter the cabinet and damage electron-

ics inside.

Cleaning the Touchscreen Monitor

The touchscreen glass should be

cleaned with a damp cloth and isopro-

pyl alcohol or a 

non-ammonia

 cleanser.

Do not use any abrasive or vinegar-

based cleansers, as they will damage

the touchscreen glass

.

NOTE:  DO NOT USE ANY ABRASIVE
SOLVENTS, ACID OR VINEGAR-BASED
CLEANSERS ON THE MONITOR OR
DECALS.  OVER TIME, SUCH CLEANS-
ERS COULD HARM THE TOUCH-
SCREEN AND ERASE THE DECALS.  BE
CAREFUL NOT TO USE COMMERCIAL
CLEANERS CONTAINING ANY OF
THESE SUBSTANCES.

Cleaning the Fans and Vents

The fans and vents should be cleaned

of any dust and grime on a regular

basis to ensure proper ventilation of

the game.

To ensure proper operation of the

game, it is important that all fans are

operating correctly and that the airflow

is unobstructed.  Make sure nothing is

placed inside the cabinet or next to the

fan vents that would inhibit the flow of

air.  Also, if any fans are not operating,

it is important that they be replaced.

Watchdog Timer

This game has been equipped with a fea-

ture that allows it to automatically reboot if it

encounters a problem.  When the watchdog

timer is enabled, it will reboot the machine

within 5 minutes after a failure,  allowing the

game to automatically reset itself if a prob-

lem arises without needing a technician

present.

If you want to disable the watchdog timer,

set DIP switch 3 on the I/O board to the open

position and reboot the game.

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Ion server connections:

 

Automatic:

  This setting is for cable or 

DSL connections using dynamic IP 
addresses. Contact your Internet service 
provider if you are unsure of what kind of 
IP address they use. 

Manual:

  This setting is for cable or DSL 

connections using static IP addresses.  
Contact your Internet service provider if 
you are unsure of what kind of IP 
address they use. 

Broadband Connection
Instructions for Games on
the Subscription Model

Games on the Broadband Subscription

Model are required to connect to a broad-

band Internet connection for game and credit

card reader functionality.  Follow the in-

structions below to connect your game.

To enable this feature, you will need a

broadband Internet connection, a router

(the Linksys 802.11G router is recom-

mended), and Ethernet cable(s) (if you aren’t

using wireless).  It is recommended that

you set up and configure your router prior

to connecting the unit.  Once the router is

set up, follow the instructions below.

Hardware:

1.

Wired connections:

  Turn off and

unplug the unit and connect an Ethernet

cable to the Ethernet coupler. Connect

the other end of the cable to the exter-

nal router.  Plug in and turn on the unit.

2.

Wireless connections: 

 Plug in and

turn on the unit.

Software:

3.

Press the SETUP button.

4.

Touch the 

Network

 button on the Main

Menu.  See Figure A.

5.

Next to 

Internet Connection

, select

the 

LAN

 option.  See Figure B.  For

wired connections continue with step

6, for wireless continue with step 9.

6.

Wired Connections Only:

  Next to

(LAN) Local Area Network Con-

nection

 (see Figure B), touch

Ethernet

 to advance to the Ethernet

Internet Setup Screen (see Figure C).

At the next screen, depending on how

you are connecting to the server, se-

lect either 

Automatic

 and continue with

step 7, or 

Manual

 and continue with

step 8.

FIGURE A - MAIN MENU SCREEN

 FIGURE B - NETWORK MENU SCREEN

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 FIGURE C - ETHERNET INTERNET SETUP

SCREEN

7.

Automatic Connections Only: After se-

lecting 

Automatic

, press the 

Setup

button.  The game will prompt you to

confirm the default Server Name, Pri-

mary DNS and Secondary DNS infor-

mation.  Touch the 

NEXT

 button to ac-

cept these defaults. Then, touch the

YES

 button for the game to connect to

the server and complete the registra-

tion process.  Confirm that the location

information is correct, then press 

YES

.

Continue with step 11.

8.

Manual Connections Only: After select-

ing 

Manual

, press the 

Setup

 button.

The game will then prompt you to enter

the Static IP Address.  Enter the Ad-

dress given to you by your service pro-

vider and touch the 

NEXT

 button.  Then,

enter the Gateway given to you by your

service provider and touch the 

NEXT

button.  The Server Name, Primary DNS

Address, and Secondary DNS Address

will already be filled out, simply touch

NEXT

 to accept the default information.

Then, touch the 

YES 

button for the game

to connect to the server and complete

the registration process. After the

game calls in, confirm that the location

information is correct, and press 

YES

.

Continue with step 11.

9.

Wireless Connections Only:  

Touch

the 

Wireless 

button next to

 (LAN)

Local Area Connection

 to advance

to the Internet Setup Screen. Touch

Configure Device

 and choose from

the following options (see Figure D):

NOTE:  If you are using security, only
64 or 128-bit WEP encryption is sup-
ported.

Autodetect Network

:  The system will find

and connect to the nearest available wire-

less network.  This is the easiest way to

connect.

Search for Networks

:  Looks for all avail-

able wireless connections. Select a con-

nection from the list to proceed.

-Secured connection

:

 

 Choosing a

“locked” device will prompt a key (pass-

word) request.  If it is your own net-

work, use your password to gain ac-

cess.  If not, this indicates an outside

network that has been encrypted and

is not accessible.

-Unsecured connection

:

   

You will be

prompted to enter interface information.

Accept the default values, or consult a

network advisor to manually configure

these settings.

FIGURE D - WIRELESS DEVICE SETUP

OPTIONS

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to find your time zone and select it by

touching it.  The game will return to the

TOURNAMAXX MENU.  Touch  

Con-

nection Log

.  If there were no errors,

you will see “

SUCCESSFUL

” in the

Connection Log (see Figure E).  If there

is an error message, check the trouble-

shooting guide and follow the correc-

tive action to fix the problem.

FIGURE E - CONNECTION LOG SCREEN

Ad-Hoc Network

:  This is only for linking

games, not for connecting to the AMI server.

Custom Configuration

:  Touching this but-

ton will prompt the user to enter the SSID

(network name) for manual setup of the

wireless connection.

NOTE:  Wireless Internet connection
does not require Manual Configura-
tion.  Only users who have changed the
default SSID during router installation
should change the SSID.  Consult the
instructions supplied with your wire-
less router for more information.

NOTE: 

 If you have chosen 

Custom Con-

figuration

, you will be prompted to enter

interface information.  We suggest you ac-

cept the default values.  If you want to manu-

ally configure these settings, consult a net-

work advisor.

10.

Wireless Connections Only:

  Once

you have chosen your network con-

nection, touch the 

<

  button and then

press 

Setup

 from the Wireless Internet

Setup Screen.  Touch 

Yes

 to confirm

that you want to continue.  Then, ac-

cept the default values for the server

name and DNS addresses by touching

Next

 3 times.  Touch the 

YES 

button for

the game to connect to the server and

complete the registration process.  Af-

ter the game calls in, confirm that the

location information is correct, then

press 

YES

.  Continue with step 13.

11.

To confirm that a proper connection took

place, touch the 

MAIN MENU

 button,

and then touch 

TournaMAXX

.  The

game will prompt you to enter the time

zone.  The times are listed using Green-

wich Mean Time.  Scroll through the list

12. Touch the 

<

 button on the Connection

Log Screen, and then touch 

Set Up-

date Time

.  Select a time when the

game is not busy for it to call in to the

server.  Then, touch the 

<

 button and

touch the 

Update From Server

 but-

ton to download additional information.

When this is complete, the game will

reboot and ask you to calibrate.  Fol-

low the on-screen instructions.

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Game Name and Score Needed for Initial Replay

Great Solitaire and Power Solitaire will always offer a replay once the listed score is
attained.  The other games have to reach the score listed as well as attain the high score for
the game in order to offer a replay.  

NOTE

:

  The available games may vary.

11 Ball/11Up 

125,000 

 

My Ex 

150,000 

Air Shot 

No Replay 

 

Mystery Phraze 

325,000 

Avalanche Jack 

150,000 

 

Office Bash 

400,000 

Backjammin 125,000 

 

Outer 

Spades 

75,000 

Battle 31 

125,000 

 

Outlaw Poker/Cattle Drive 

400,000 

Beer Pong (Ion Only) 

200,000 

 

Pharaoh’s Fortune 

45,000 

Beer Pong 21 (Ion Only) 

No Replay 

 

Pharaoh’s 9 

No Replay 

Big Time Roller 

60,000 

 

Photo Hunt 

400,000 

Boxdrop 

175,000 

 

Photo Pop 

No Replay 

Boxxi 850,000 

 

Power 

Solitaire 

55,000 

Breakin’ Bricks 

400,000 

 

Power Trivia 

No Replay 

Card/Castle Bandits 

200,000 

 

Puck Shot 

3,000 

Card/Crypt Raiders 

175,000 

 

QB Zone 

65,000 

Card/Jolly Pirates 

200,000 

 

Q-Shot 

50,000 

Chainz2: Relinked 

500,000 

 

Quik Cell 

100,000 

Chainz2: Puzzler 

500,000 

 

Quik Chess 

125,000 

Checkerz 28,000 

 

Quik 

Match 

400,000 

Chip Away 

125,000 

 

Race Poker/Motor Match 

No Replay 

Chug 21 

250,000 

 

Rack ‘Em 

200,000 

Chug Monkey 

400,000 

 

Rack ‘Em 9 Ball 

35,000 

Coco Loco 

No Replay 

 

Royal Flash 

300,00 

Conquest 30,000 

 

Run 

21  250,000 

Crazy Hearts 

65,000 

 

Skee-Ball 

900 

Deflection 500,000 

 

Snap 

Shot 

400,000 

Dodge Bull 

No Replay 

 

Speed Draw 

125,000 

Domino 5 

200,000 

 

Spider Kings/13 Spiders 

160,000 

Draggle Drop 

200,000 

 

Strip Club 

No Replay 

Euchre Nights 

5,000 

 

Sudoku6 

100,000 

Feeding Frosty 

No Replay 

 

Super Boxxi 

400,000 

Four Play 

1,500,000 

 

Super Cell Chaos 

No Replay 

F.M.V. Boxxi (Ion only)  

No Replay 

 

Super Snubbel 

No Replay 

F.M.V. Strip (Ion only) 

400,000 

 

Tai-Play 

240,000 

Funky Monkey 

110,000 

 

Take 2 

110,000 

Gender Bender 

No Replay 

 

Tennis Ace 

No Replay 

Gin Rummy 

55,000 

 

Texas Hold ‘Em 

No Replay 

Goooal 

No Replay 

 

Tic Tac Trivia 

75,000 

Great Solitaire 

45,000 

 

Tri-Towers/Tri-Castles 

125,000 

Hollywood Match 

400,000 

 

Tricky Fish 

No Replay 

Hoop Jones 

125 

 

Triple Crown Boxing 

No Replay 

Ink Rally 

No Replay 

 

Trivia Treasure 

No Replay 

Look Out 

400,000 

 

Trivia Whiz 

No Replay 

Lucky 11’s 

340,000 

 

Trivia Whiz 2 

No Replay 

Luxor 

500,000 

 

TV Guide Mini Crossword 

50,000 

Luxor 2 (Ion Only) 

500,000 

 

UNO® 

No Replay 

Luxor: Survival 

No Replay 

 

UNO® 52 Poker 

No Replay 

Magic Charms 

500,000 

 

Video Whiz (Ion only) 

No Replay 

Mega Bowling 

125 

 

Vinci-Ball 

400,000 

Megatouch Battle Command 

No Replay 

 

Wild 8's/Wild Apes 

400,000 

Megatouch Mini/Crazy Golf 

No Replay 

 

Word Dojo 

375,000 

Meteor Shower 

200,000 

 

Word Safari 

125,000 

MGA Champ. Golf 

No Replay 

 

Wordster 

100,000 

Monkey Bash 

No Replay 

 

Zen Word 

350,000 

Monster Madness 

400,000 

 

Zip 21 

200,000 

Moondrop 160,000 

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Setup Operator Keys

Merit Money

Start Time
End Time
Free Game Limit
Set PIN

Options

Enable Merit Money
Enable Promo Credits

Start Time
End Time
Idle Time
Number of Free Credits

Cash Settlement Collection
Revenue Details/Cash Out
Fee Details
Clear/Complete Collection

Dialup Setup

Credits/Pricing
Games
Hi Scores
Books
System
Diagnostics
TournaMAXX
Network
Credit Card
Presentation
Promotion
MegaNet

Internet Connection
LAN Connection
Dialup Setup
Ethernet Setup
Wireless Setup
Options

Network

TournaMAXX

General Info
Set Update Time
Connection Log
Update From Server
Clear Database

Credit Card
     Functionality Test
Credit Card Pricing
Options

Credit Card

Operator Ad Screens
Sidebar Promotion
Options

My Merit
Merit Money
Promo Credits
Options

Promotion

Presentation

Add/Edit Billboard
Set Start/End Date

Remove Billboard
Remove All Billboards

Options

Enable Credit Card
     Functionality
Pulse Hard Meter For 
     Credit Card Purchases

Operator Ad Screens

Access Phone Number

Login Name
Password
Server Name
1st DNS Address
2nd DNS Address
Use TMaxx ISP
Use My Own ISP
Modem Setup

Games

Books

System

Credits/Pricing

Quick Price Setup
Coin-In
Value of Credit
Credit Card Pricing
Pay Per Time
Player Key Cost
Clear Credits
Free Credits
Options

Game Setup
Options

Hi Scores

View/Clear High Scores
Options

Books Display
Cash Settlement Setup
Cash Settlement Collection

Set Time
Security Setup
Set Game Serial No.
Volume Control
Set 6 Star PIN
Data Transfer
Options
Setup Operator Keys
AMI Setup

Diagnostics

Main Menu

View/Clear High Scores
(Individual game list)
Clear All Games

Set Key
Erase Key
Erase All Keys

General Info

Name
City, State
Country
Telephone #
Last Attempt
Last Success

Enter Security PIN

Security Setup

Game Setup

Price Display
Freeplay Enabled
Enable Coinless Coin Op
Enable Rental Mode

Puzzles
Cards
Erotic
Strategy
Megalink
New Games

Action
Quiz & Word

Enable All Games Into Menu
Factory Default Games Into Menu

Options

Modem Setup

Auto Detect Network
Search For Networks
Ad-Hoc Network
Custom Configuration
Details

Configure Device

Enable Entertainment Channel
Enable Premium Erotic
Enable Prize Zone
Enable MegaWeb
Enable Operator Website
Enable Hot Topics

Price
Default Games
Clear One
Clear All
Enable All Games

Options

Hot Topics

Time Block Rate

Price
Default Games
Clear One
Clear All
Enable All Games

Entertainment Channel

Prize Zone

Wait for Dial Tone

Dialing Method
Include Area Code
Dialing Prefix
Speed
Sound

Promo Credits

Internet Access Method
Setup

View Player Data
Show Game Play Frequency
Show Player Hi Scores
Backup/Restore

Automatic Wireless Configuration
Setup
Configure Device

My Merit

Ethernet Setup

Wireless Setup

Server Name

1st DNS Address

2nd DNS Address

Setup

IP Address
Mode

Server Name

1st DNS Address

2nd DNS Address

Setup

Enable erotic games

Allow game continue

Enable auto-continue
Show deck cards

Allow bonus replay

Enable easy mode
Continuous bonus round
Linked games enabled
Photo Hunt hints
Trivia rounds/bonus
Show correct answer in Trivia, Power Trivia
     and Snap Shot
Enable free game in Solitaire
Split column move in Power Solitaire
Enable free game in Power Solitaire
Category same for all in Power Trivia
Enable consolation question in Power Trivia
Face up cards, player selectable in Tri Towers
Enable Kids Club category
Force Slow Senior Game Play
Sticker Book Timer Options
Disable Questionable Content

Enable 6 Stars
Default Language
Player selectable language
Language buttons have flags
Show games unavailable in current language
Enable theft deterrent
Enable Educational Attract Mode
Enable Attract Mode Sounds
Enable Megatouch Nation
Tournament Mode
Show prize pools on main menu
Enable TouchTunes Hi-Resolution Mode
Enable AMI
Enable Light Show

Auto Clear Hi Scores
No Names in Hi Scores

Options

Options

Individual Game

Clear All
Clear One

Price
Cost to continue
Default Games
Clear One
Clear All
Enable All Games

Options

Sidebar Promotion
Manage Sidebar Images

Premium Erotic
Prize Zone
MegaWeb
Operator Web Access
Hot Topics
Options

MegaNet

Allow Automatic Reconnect 

in Attract Loop

Options

Access Sales Enabler
     Videos

Options

Video Test
I/O Test
Touchscreen Calibration
Touchscreen Test
Checksum Test
System Info
Verify Databases
Hard Drive Self Diagnostics
View System Log

Operator Setup Screens Flowchart

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Main Menu

The Main Menu can be accessed by pressing the SETUP button inside the game.  Use the

Main Menu to set up all game software options. 

NOTE:  For help with the Options in any

menu section, touch the green “?” buttons to bring up a help screen.

A summary of the Main Menu functions appears in the following table.  For more detail, see

the corresponding sections of the manual.

FIGURE 1 - MAIN MENU

Main Menu 

Available Options 

Information 

CREDITS/ 
PRICING 

• 

Quick Price Setup 

• 

Coin-In 

• 

Value of a Credit 

• 

Credit Card Pricing 

• 

Coinless Coin Op 

• 

Pay Per Time 

• 

Options 

• 

Clear Credits 

• 

Free Credits 

• 

AMI Play Cost 

The Credits Screens allow the operator to set 
credit rules for all games, set up the Coin-In 
Menu, view the value of a credit, view credit 
card pricing details, enable the Coinless Coin 
Op feature, enable the Rental Mode feature, 
select freeplay mode, and add or clear credits.  
Operators with a Mega-Link connection, can 
also set up AMI jukebox play cost. 

GAMES 

• 

Game Setup 

• 

Options 

In the Games Screens you can edit the game 
list (choose which games are available and in 
what category they appear on the Category 
Menu), and select options for individual games. 

HI SCORES 

• 

View/Clear Hi Scores 

• 

Options 

Touch 

CLEAR ALL GAMES

 to clear all high 

scores, or select a particular game to edit high 
scores for that game. 

BOOKS 

• 

Books Display 

• 

Cash Settlement Setup 

• 

Cash Settlement Collection 

The Books Screens display current and lifetime 
credits information, as well as calculate and 
collect the location and operator fees. 

SYSTEM 

• 

Set Time 

• 

Security Setup 

• 

Set Game Serial Number 

• 

Volume Control 

• 

Set 6 Star PIN 

• 

Data Transfer 

• 

Setup Operator Keys 
(Ion Only) 

• 

AMI Setup 

• 

Options 

Set the game clock, security PIN, serial 
number, game volume, 6 star PIN and features, 
and system options such as language control, 6 
Star Enable, and theft deterrent.  Also use this 
menu to transfer machine configuration, books 
data, and ad screens with a USB Pen and 
program Operator keys to enable access to the 
setup screens via the key (if applicable).  The 
AMI Setup option allows operators to establish 
a Mega-Link between their Megatouch game 
and an AMI-powered jukebox. 

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Main Menu 

Available Options 

Information 

DIAGNOSTICS 

• 

Video Test 

 

• 

I/O Test 

 

• 

Touchscreen 
Calibration 

• 

Touchscreen Test 

 
 

• 

Checksum Test 

 

• 

System Info 

 

• 

Verify Databases 

• 

Hard Drive Self 
Diagnostics 

 

• 

View System Log 

• 

Enters the Video Test screens.  Touch the screen 
to cycle through test. 

• 

Tests the function of the I/O board, DIP switches, 
coin meter, and lockout. 

• 

Allows the operator to calibrate the touchscreen.  
Follow the instructions on the screen. 

• 

Checks touchscreen calibration.  Touch the cursor 
on the screen to make sure it is accurately 
following your movement. 

• 

Checks the hard drive for missing or corrupted 
files. 

• 

Gives details about various hardware components 
in the game. 

• 

Only use on the advice of Merit Technical Service. 

• 

Detects hard drive errors and predicts future 
failures.  Runs automatically during system startup 
and software installation. 

• 

Allows operators to easily read, capture and send 
error log data. 

TOURNAMAXX /  
TOURNACHAMP 

• 

General Info 

• 

Connection Log 

• 

Set Update Time 

• 

Test Connection 

• 

Update From Server 

• 

Clear Database 

Enters the TournaMAXX / TournaCHAMP Setup 
Screen if the game is registered for Tournament 
play.  See the MegaNet manual for more 
information. 

NETWORK 

• 

LAN Connection (Ion) 

• 

Internet Connection 

• 

Options 

Allows you to set up your local area network, and 
also configure your Internet connection settings. 

TOURNAMENT 

• 

Set Up Tournament 

• 

Clear Winners 

• 

Reset All 

Replaces TOURNAMAXX button in OFF- LINE 
mode.  Allows you to set up tournaments with prize 
pools for a dedicated machine.  See the Local 
Tournament Mode section of this manual for more 
information. 

CREDIT CARD 

• 

Credit Card 

Functionality Test 

• 

Credit Card Pricing 

• 

Options 

Widescreen Model Only: Use the Credit Card Menu 
to test the credit card reader, view credit card pricing 
details, disable credit card functionality, and turn 
on/off the meter for credit card purchases. 

PRESENTATION 

• 

Operator Ad Screens 

 

• 

Sidebar Promotion 

 

• 

Options 

• 

Create ad screens, and also add custom screens 
created on a personal computer. 

• 

Import/manage/delete sidebar images 
(Widescreen Model Only). 

• 

Access Sales Enabler Videos (Ion Only). 

PROMOTION 

• 

My Merit 

 
 
 

• 

Merit Money 

 
 

• 

Promo Credits 

 

• 

Options 

• 

Enables a feature permitting players to create 
custom accounts.  Also displays individual player 
data, and allows the operator to back up or restore 
the data. 

• 

Sets time periods in which location owners can 
use the 6 Star feature to offer free credits to 
encourage play. 

• 

Sets time periods in which the game offers a free 
credit while in Idle Mode. 

• 

Enables My Merit, Merit Money, and Promo 
Credits features. 

MEGANET 

• 

Premium Erotic 

• 

Prize Zone 

• 

MegaWeb 

• 

Operator Web Access 

• 

Hot Topics 

• 

Options 

Enters the MegaNet Set-Up Screen if the game is 
registered for TournaMAXX/TournaCHAMP play. 
Features must be enabled for the corresponding 
button to appear.  See the MegaNet manual for 
more information. 

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Credits/Pricing Menu

Quick Price Setup 

- This feature is only available in U.S. games.

Quick Price Setup allows the operator to make general pricing changes without entering the

Games Menu.

NOTE: If the game is set to 3 or 6 Credits for a Dollar, prices will display as Credits.

The operator can also use this screen to determine whether prices are displayed to players

as credits or monetary amounts, and set the cost of Fast-Play Amusement, Standard Amuse-

ment, Long Amusement, and Premium/MegaNet games.  Touch the 

Use Factory Default

Pricing

 button to restore default values.

3 Credits for a Dollar

:  Sets each game to the following price settings:

COIN VALUE 

CREDITS 

$0.25   1 
$0.50   2 
$0.75   3 
$1.00   4 
$5.00  20 

FIGURE 2 - QUICK PRICE SETUP SCREEN

6 Credits for a Dollar (default setting)

:  Sets each game to the following price settings:

COIN VALUE 

=  CREDITS 

$0.25   1 

$.50  2 
$.75  4 

$1.00   6 
$5.00  30 

4 Credits for a Dollar

:  Sets each game to the following price settings:

COIN VALUE 

CREDITS 

$0.50   1 
$0.75   2 
$1.00   3 
$5.00  15 

 

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Coin-In Menu

Game cost can be controlled two ways: by

changing the number of credits required to

play a game, or by changing the cost of a

credit.  The Coin-In Menu allows you to ad-

just the cost of a credit, as well as provide a

way to give players “bonus” credits for de-

positing a higher amount of money.  On the

Cash-In and Credits Table, the “

-

” and “

+

buttons are used to change the number of

credits, while the corresponding price value

for the credits is entered by pressing the

Edit

 button in that row.

NOTE:  The “Edit” button will bring
up a numbered keypad, limited to 2
decimal places.  The Cash-In and
Credits Table is ordered, so values
must be set in increasing increments
from top to bottom of the screen.  The
final two values, however, can be
entered as “0”, which is the equivalent
of N/A.  As each row on the table is
filled in, the “Edit” button will appear

for the subsequent row below it.

Similar to the Cash-In and Credits Table, when

programming the Channels on the Coin-In

Menu, Channel 1 is set for the lowest value

coin, Channel 2 for the next highest value,

etc.  The meter pulse, which is the highest

common divisor of all the monetary values

of the Channels, is independent of the cred-

its and only tracks the smallest unit of cur-

rency.  Operators can use this number to

FIGURE 3 - COIN-IN MENU

determine the amount of money earned on a

game by multiplying the meter pulse by the

reading on the hard meter.

NOTE:  Changing the values of the
Channels on the Coin-In Menu may

change the meter pulse.  Therefore, a

Cash Settlement Collection should be

performed prior to adjusting the Chan-

nels in order to accurately reflect coin

drop based on the hard meter reading.

Adjusting the Channels will not affect

the Cash-In and Credits Table, which

performs a separate function on the

Coin-In Menu.

To give customers bonus credits for insert-

ing larger denominations, manually adjust

the credits earned per dollar value on the

Credit and Values Table.  Coins may be de-

posited in any combination of values, and

the game will automatically register the high-

est number of credits for the total amount of

coins deposited.  Once a game is played,

any remaining fractional credits are saved

and applied to the next purchase.

NOTE:  It is recommended that if you
are enabling bonus credits, that the
game be set to display in credits and
not money.  If the game is set to display
in money, all money values will be
based on the value of 1 credit, which is

typically the most expensive credit.

The type of currency registered can be ad-

justed by touching the 

Change Currency

button at the bottom right-hand corner of the

Coin-In Menu.  Touching the 

Default Set-

tings

 button just below it will return the Coin-

In Menu to its factory settings.  This setting

can be adjusted (as described previously),

but will return if the game memory is cleared.

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