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OWNER’S MANUAL

FOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

CONTACT:

Merit Industries, Inc. Customer Service Department

USA and Canada call toll-free:

1-800-445-9353

Outside the USA and Canada call:

 

(215) 639-4700

FAX

(215) 639-5346

2525 State Rd., P.O. Box 5004, Bensalem, PA 19020-8529

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THIS MANUAL CONTAINS IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT NEW FEATURES AND

FUNCTIONS. MAKE SURE TO READ THE INFORMATION INCLUDED IN THIS MANUAL TO

MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR NEW GAME!

All new games and features are shown in bold, italic type.

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Megatouch™ XL 6000 Manual

Table of Contents

New and enhanced features 

are

 listed in 

bold, italic type

 and are surrounded by a dotted box.

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

Game Description........................................................................................p. 1

Screen Calibration.......................................................................................p. 2

Degaussing your Monitor ............................................................................p. 2

Monitor Colors Adjustment..........................................................................p. 2-3

Maintenance .................................................................................................p. 3

Troubleshooting ............................................................................................p. 3-4

DIP Switch Option Settings .....................................................................p. 4

Mega-Link™................................................................................................p. 5

Game Operation

Setup Screen..........................................................................................p. 6

System Settings .....................................................................................p. 7-8

Game Menu...........................................................................................p. 9

Coin-In Menu...........................................................................................p. 10

Books ......................................................................................................p. 11

Video Billboard.......................................................................................p. 12-14

Parts Illustrations

Countertop ..............................................................................................p. 15

Upright .....................................................................................................p. 16

Cabaret ...................................................................................................p. 17

Parts Lists

Countertop ..............................................................................................p. 18-19

Upright .....................................................................................................p. 20

Cabaret ...................................................................................................p. 21

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Site Preparation

In determining the location for your Megatouch

MAXX/Millenium 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, coolers or other high power

consuming and electrical noise generating

equipment.

Game Description

The Megatouch MAXX/Millenium comes housed in a

13” countertop cabinet, a 19” cabaret cabinet or a

19” upright cabinet.

The countertop model has 4 key-locked

compartments: the CPU section, the CD-ROM

access, the coin mech section and the coin box. The

upright and cabaret models also have 4 key-locked

compartments: the CPU section, the coin mech

section, the coin box and the rear door. The

countertop is equipped with one coin mech and the

upright and cabaret models have two; optional bill

acceptors are available for all models.

Rear Door Compartment (upright/cabaret models)

The rear compartment of the 19” upright allows

access to the rear of the monitor, the

communications board and the touchscreen

controller

CPU Section

The CPU section is accessible from the rear of the

unit in the countertop and from the front of the

upright and cabaret versions. In the countertop, The

CPU section houses the CRT, the monitor controls,

the CPU and CRT-500 I/O boards, the power supply

and the main harness; in the upright and cabaret

versions, the CPU section houses the CPU and

CRT-500 I/O boards, the power supply, the main

harness, the CD player and volume control.

The Dallas key and boot PROM are located on the

CRT-500 I/O board, as is the volume control for the

countertop version. The volume control for the

upright and cabaret models, is located at the front of

the PC shelf (see Figures 10, 11 and 13 for

locations).

Coin Mech/Coin Box Section

13” Countertop

The coin mech/coin box section is accessible from

the front of the unit. This section is key-locked for

security purposes. A sturdy metal box located within

the coin mech section, holds all coins deposited into

the machine. The coin box is separately key-locked

for security.

Also located within the cavity of the coin mech are 2

internal switches, ”SETUP” and “CALIBRATE,” and

the coin meter. Location of these switches can be

seen in Figure 10. Pressing the “SETUP” button will

bring you to the Megatouch Setup screen (see

Figure 1). See the next section for calibration

instructions.

19” Upright/19” Cabaret

The coin mech and coin box are accessible from the

front of the cabinet. Both doors are key-locked for

security purposes.

Also located within the cavity of the coin mech are 2

internal switches, ”SETUP” and “CALIBRATE,” and

the coin meter. Location of these switches can be

seen in Figures 11 and 13. Pressing the “SETUP”

button will bring you to the Megatouch Setup screen

(see Figure 1). See the next section for calibration

instructions. The remote monitor controls are also

located inside the coin mech section, Velcroed to the

top of the coin box.

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Screen Calibration

The machine must be in the idle mode or game

select mode to calibrate the touchscreen.

 

Find the “CALIBRATE” button located behind the
coin mech and press it to enter the screen
calibration mode.

 

Touch the center of the first circle that appears
on the screen. Once you release your finger, a
second circle will appear on the screen.

NOTE: YOU MUST HOLD YOUR FINGER ON THE CIRCLE

FOR APPROXIMATELY 2 SECONDS FOR THE
CALIBRATION TO BE RECOGNIZED.

 

Touch the center of the second circle that
appears on the screen.

 

Once the second circle is touched, a crosshair
will appear on the screen. To test the calibration
of the screen, touch the crosshair with your
finger and slowly drag your finger around the
screen. The crosshair should follow your
movement.

 

Touch the “EXIT TEST” icon.

NOTE: On upright models, if you open the
monitor door while the machine is on, you will
have to recalibrate the touchscreen.

Degaussing your Monitor

If your monitor is displaying “purity problems,” (a

display with purity problems will have parts of an all-

white screen affected by blotches of color) the

monitor needs to be degaussed using a “degaussing

coil.” A degaussing coil is a circular electromagnet,

used to cancel out any stray magnetic fields that may

build up on a metal object.

All of our monitors have built-in degaussing coils that

are automatically activated on power-up. If your

game is experiencing minor purity problems, try

powering down the game for 5 minutes and then

reapplying power to activate the degaussing coil. If

the problem is not corrected, you will have to use a

manual-degaussing coil.

Follow the instructions below for degaussing a

monitor.

1.  Plug in your degaussing coil.

2.  Hold the coil about three feet from the monitor,

press the trigger to activate the magnetic field
(for circular-shaped coils, orient the coil so you
see the monitor through the hole in the middle;
for wand-shaped coils, points the wand towards
the screen).

3.  Move the coil in a circular motion around the

face of the monitor and slowly approach the
game.

4.  Continuing to move the coil in a circular motion,

slowly back away from the monitor.

5a. CIRCULAR-SHAPED COILS: When you are

about three feet away, quickly turn the coil
perpendicular to the monitor and release the
trigger.

5b. WAND-SHAPED COILS: When you are about

three feet away, point the wand away from the
monitor and release the trigger.

Monitor Colors Adjustment
Procedure

For adjusting the colors on any of our monitor types,

we suggest following the procedures described

below.

The vertical/horizontal controls and

brightness/contrast controls are located on the

monitor control panel, Velcroed inside the game. The

monitor RGB controls are located on the monitor

neckboard. Adjust the RGB controls until the screens

look as suggested in the following steps.

Ducksan/Telco/Tatung Monitors

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 controls until

the top sets of checkers are 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 in the picture.)

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Maintenance

Cleaning the Cabinet

 

The cabinet should be cleaned with a damp cloth
and mild detergent.

Cleaning the Touchscreen Monitor

 

The touchscreen glass should be cleaned with a
damp cloth and isopropyl alcohol or a non-
ammonia
 cleanser. Do not use any abrasive or
vinegar-based cleansers, as they will damage
the touchscreen glass
.

To gain access to the entire surface of the monitor

screen on the upright model, you will have to release

the monitor door latches. To do so, open the coin

mech door. Located inside, above and to the right

and left of the coin mech, are two monitor door

latches. Loosen the thumbscrews securing the

latches and rotate the latches to release the monitor

door. See Figure 12.

To gain access to the entire surface of the monitor

screen on the cabaret model, you will have to

release the monitor door latches. To do so, open the

coin mech door. Located inside, above and to the

right and left of the coin mech, are two monitor door

slide-latches. Loosen the thumb nuts securing the

latch and slide the latch open. Pull up on the bottom

of the bezel to remove it (NOTE: TO FULLY

REMOVE THE BEZEL, YOU MUST DISCONNECT

THE GROUND BRAID).

To gain access to the entire surface of the monitor

screen on the countertop model, you will have to

remove the top of the machine. To remove the top of

the machine, unlock and open the rear door.

Disconnect the fan power connector and disconnect

the plastic tubing and ground strap attached to the

lid. Press up on the spring-loaded levers located on

each side of the lid. Push the lid forward and pick it

up to remove. See the decal inside the lid for a

diagram of locations.

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

Fan Operation

 

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.

Troubleshooting

Coin Jam

The game also has coin jam and stringing detection

software. Should a coin become jammed in the

mech or someone tries to string the mech, a

continuous tone will be emitted by the game and the

words “COIN JAM” will be displayed on the screen.

If the game emits the coin jam indicator sound when

powered up, this may indicate that the NORMALLY

CLOSED contacts of the coin mechanism are being

used. The NORMALLY OPEN contacts must be

used.

Also, see the accompanying Troubleshooting Guide.

IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE

If you operate this game in the following states, you

must confirm that you are running the appropriate

program version for that state:

California, New York, Hawaii

(No double-up in poker, no free game in

Solitaire)

Minnesota

(No card games except Solitaire, Power

Solitaire, 11UP and Tri Towers)

Louisiana, Oregon

(No card Games)

New Jersey

(Must have lockout coil, and each game

registered with ABC)

Failure to use the correct version may result in

machine forfeiture, and may lead to both civil and

criminal penalities for the operator and location

owner. If you are unsure what program you are

running or would like further information, please

contact Merit Customer Service (1-800-445-9353).

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Megatouch™ XL Software
Instructions

DIP Switch Settings

Physical DIP switches are reserved for future use. All
current operator-adjustable functions are controlled
by the soft DIP switches (accessed by touching the
“OPTIONS” icon on the Megatouch XL 6000 Setup
screen. See Figure 1).

TIMER

1

YES

NO

ALLOW SEX?

YES

NO

ALLOW NUDITY?

 2/3

YES

NO

ALLOW SEX DURING ATTRACT?

 3

YES

NO

MYSTERY PHRAZE SEX CATEGORY?

 3

YES

NO

MATCH’EM UP BABES AND HUNKS?

 3

YES

NO

MEMOREE BABES AND HUNKS?

 3

YES

NO

TRIVIA/POWER QUIZ SEX CATEGORY?

 3

YES

NO

PIX MIX BABES AND HUNKS?

 3

YES

NO

PHOTO HUNT EROTIC CATEGORY?

 3

SET

4

NO

YES

PLAYER SELECTABLE LANGUAGE

OTHER

ENG

DEFAULT LANGUAGE?

YES

NO

LANGUAGE BUTTONS HAVE FLAGS

YES

NO

SOLITAIRE FREE GAME?

YES

NO

TRIVIA/PWR QUIZ SHOW CORRECT ANSWER?

4/300K

5/1M

TRIVIA ROUNDS/BONUS?

YES

NO

POWER SOLITAIRE SPLIT COLUMN MOVE?

YES

NO

POWER SOLITAIRE FREE GAME?

$/¢

CREDS

PRICE DISPLAY?

YES

NO

STRIP POKER MOAN SOUNDS? 

3

YES

NO

STRIP POKER REWINDS FOR LOSS 

3

ENG

GER

CHECKERZ RULES?

NO

YES

AUTO CLEAR HIGH SCORES

5

NO

YES

6 STARS ENABLED?

YES

NO

HI-SCORE ACCESS FROM 6 STARS?

6

YES

NO

VBB ACCESS FROM 6 STARS?

6

YES

NO

VOLUME CONTROL ACCESS FROM 6 STARS

6

YES

NO

CALIBRATION ACCESS FROM 6 STARS

6

NO

YES

SHOW DECK CARDS

SHORT LONG FAN TIME?

 7

YES

NO

ALLOW GAME CONTINUATION?

YES

NO

ALLOW BONUS REPLAY?

 8

NO

YES

FREE PLAY ENABLED

NO

YES

EASY MODE ENABLED

 9

NO

YES

POWER QUIZ CATEGORY SAME FOR ALL

YES

NO

POWER QUIZ CONSOLATION QUESTION

NO

YES

CONTINUOUS BONUS ROUND?

1 Touching “TIMER” for the “ALLOW SEX?” setting allows the

operator to set times during which adult-oriented categories
and games are available to the players. Using the arrows, set
the time at which the adult-oriented games and categories will
be turned on and set the time at which they’ll be turned off.
The time is set using 24 hour, “military” time. The factory
default settings are set to turn on at 22:00 (10:00 PM) and to
turn off at 6:00 (6:00 AM).

2  When “ALLOW NUDITY” is set to “YES,” a small box will

appear to the right. Select from “R” or “X” rated nudity
(“X-rated” = full frontal nudity).

3  These settings are only available if “ALLOW SEX?” is set to

“TIMER” or “YES.”

4  “SET” is only shown if “Player Selectable Language” is

set to “YES.”By touching the “SET” button, the
Language Select Screen will be displayed. Use the “On”
and “Off” button to select the desired language.

NOTE:  The first language selected will automatically
become the default language; all other languages will follow
in the order that they are selected.

5  When “AUTO CLEAR HIGH SCORES” is set to “YES,” a small

box will appear to the right. Touching this box allows the time
period to be set from 1 to 4 weeks (from the time the player
name is entered). The factory default setting is two (2) weeks.

6  These settings are only available if “6 STARS ENABLED?” is

set to “YES.”

7  This setting is only available if “SHOW DECK CARDS” is set to

“YES.”

8  Setting this to “YES” enables a bonus replay for all games,

except Trivia Whiz, Pile On, Strip Poker, Double Solitaire
and Mystery Phraze. The table below shows the scores
needed to achieve a bonus replay (after a replay has been
earned, the next player must beat the last replay score to
earn another replay).

Game Name

Score Needed for

Initial Replay

Great Solitaire

45,000

Run 21

250,000

Royal Flash

300,000

Match’Em Up

200,000

Memoree

300,000

Tri-Towers*

125,000

4-Play

1,500,000

Conquest

30,000

11-Up*

125,000

Hoop Jones

125

Zip 21

200,000

Checkerz

28,000

Quik Match

400,000

Power Solitaire

55,000

Pix Mix

350,000

Photo Hunt

400,000

Quikcell

100,000

Tai Play

240,000

Puck Shot

3000

Take 2*

110,000

Mystery Phraze

325,000

Power Quiz

NO REPLAY

Pile On

NO REPLAY

Strip Poker

NO REPLAY

Double Solitaire

NO REPLAY

Trivia Whiz

NO REPLAY

Mega Link Trivia

NO REPLAY

Chug 21

250,000

Symbol Tri-Towers

125,000

Symbol 11-UP

125,000

Symbol Take - 2

110,000

Hooter

NO REPLAY

Trip Flip*

NO REPLAY

Tennis Ace

NO REPLAY

3 Blind Mice

NO REPLAY

Route 66

45,000

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Super Route 66

55,000

Fast Lane

100,000

MGA Championship Golf

NO REPLAY

9  Easy Mode reduces the number of points needed to reach the

bonus round for Hoop Jones (125/150 points), Eleven-Up
(68,000/80,000 points), Tri-Towers (64,000/80,000 points),
Royal Flash (180,000/200,000 points) and Quik Match
(250,000/280,000 points).

Mega Link™ Feature

The Megatouch XL’s Mega Link™ feature allows up

to four games, in one location, to be linked together,

allowing 2 to 4 players to play in head-to-head

competition.

The Mega Link™ logo will appear next to each

“linkable” game in the player’s game menu. Selecting

a “linkable” game brings up the “Mega Link™” icon,

along with the standard “1 player” and “2 player”

icons. If the game is not linked to other Megatouch

XL games, the Mega Link™ icon will appear.

Mega Link Games

Mega Link Trivia*

Royal Flash

Quik Match

Take 2

Hoop Jones

Chug 21

Tri-Towers

Symbol Take 2

Checkerz

Symbol Tri-Towers

Solitaire

Symbol Eleven-UP

Power Solitaire

Puck Shot

Double Solitaire*

Pile On*

Eleven-Up

Tennis Ace

Run 21

Power Quiz

Zip 21

Super Route 66

Route 66

*Can only be played as a linked game. If the game is

not linked, these games will not appear in the

player’s game menu.

To link your games, connect one end of an RJ11

cable to one of the communications jacks located

near the power entry and connect the other end to

one of the communications jacks on the other game.

You can repeat this, IN SERIES, for up to four (4)

games. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU DO NOT

CONNECT THE GAMES IN A LOOP (i.e. DO NOT

CONNECT THE LAST GAME IN YOUR SERIES TO

THE FIRST GAME IN THE SERIES).

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To Enter This Screen, Touch The “Setup” Button In The Coin Mech Section

Figure 1 - Megatouch Game Setup Screen

Setup Screen Functions

Coin-In Menu:

Enters the coin/credit setup screen.

Game Menu:

Enters the game menu selection screen.

Display Books:

Enters the bookkeeping statistics screen.

Options:

Displays the soft DIP switch settings screen. The DIP switches displayed
on this page will vary depending on which games are active (see page 4
for a list of DIP switch settings).

Video Test:

Displays video test screens. Touch the screen to cycle through.

Touchscreen Test: Enters the touchscreen test for checking touchscreen calibration.

High-Scores:

Enters the clear high scores screen. Touch game to select, touch “CLEAR
CURRENT” to clear the high scores for that game. Touch “CLEAR ALL” to
clear all high scores. Activate Six Stars* to clear high scores (*see next
page).

Clear Credit:

Erases all credits on the machine.

Free Credit:

Adds credit without using coin switch. Free credits are listed  separately in
the books screen.

System Settings:

Enters the system settings screen which gives the operator access to the
Set Time, Set Serial Game Number, PC Dump, Set 6 Star PIN, Security
Setup, Volume Control, Video Billboard and Mega-Link screens. See the
next page for explanations of each option.

Exit:

Returns the game to the attract mode.

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