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This information was sourced from user: t12686  https://www.vpforums.org/index.php?showtopic=5220

Additional thanks goes to Destruk for providing much of this information initially.

 

Alvin G.

1. Using the 9 and 0 (zero) keys, adjust the volume. The 0 key lowers the volume, the 9 key raises the volume

2. Wait until you see GAME OVER in DMD to play with the new settings

 

Bally/Midway/Williams

Here is the procedure to adjust the volume on all Bally/Midway/Williams WPC tables. These were the tables produced before the Pinball 2000 tables Revenge from Mars and Star Wars Episode One were made:

1. Press END key to open coin door.

2. Using the 8 and 9 keys, adjust the volume. The 8 key will lower the volume, while the 9 key will raise the volume.

3. You may have to press END key to close the coin door.

NOTE: There may be tables where the coin door is already open when the table loads, so you may not have to perform step 1. However, you will not get notification that the door is open. To check to see if the door is open, press either the 7 or 0 key. If the message appears to open the coin door to use the buttons, then press the end key to open the door.

 

Capcom

Here is the procedure to adjust the volume on Capcom tables:

1.Press 7 to enter menu system.

2. Using the shift keys, cycle through the menus until you see Set Volume

3. Press 1 to select that menu

4. Using the shift keys, adjust the volume. Left Shift Key lowers the volume, Right Shift Key raises the volume

5. To exit the menu system, press the 7 key once.

 

Data East/Sega version 3 and 3B

Here is the procedure to adjust the volume for Data East/Sega version 3 and version 3B tables (up to, but not including, Baywatch). Tables from Baywatch onwards used the service menu portal system, which will be discussed in another post. These include the last tables Data East produced before being taken over by Sega:

1, Press 7 to enter the audits and adjustments menu

2. Continue to press 7 until you see Expand Adjustments (or Expand Adjusts) in the DMD

3. Press 1 to change option to Yes

4. Continue to press 7 until you see Volume Adjustment or Background Music Volume in the DMD

5. Press 1 to adjust the volume percentage. You can either set it to OFF, or to 25%, 50%, 75%, 100%

6. Either continually press 7 to go through all the menu options to reset the table and save changes, or press F3

 

Data East/Sega Version 3B or Sega/Stern Whitestar

Here is the procedure to adjust the volume on Sega tables with the Data East/Sega Version 3B or Sega/Stern Whitestar system. These were the last tables produced by Sega before Stern bought the pinball division from Sega.

1. Using the 8 and 9 keys, adjust the volume. The 9 key lowers the volume, the 8 key raises the volume (You may have to press the 9 key first to be able to adjust the volume)

 

Stern tables with the Sega/Stern Whitestar system.

Here is the procedure to adjust the volume on Stern tables with the Sega/Stern Whitestar system.

1. Using the 8 and 9 keys, adjust the volume. The 9 key lowers the volume, the 8 key raises the volume (You may have to press the 9 key first to be able to adjust the volume)

2. Wait 30 seconds for the table to reset

2. Wait 30 seconds for the table to reset

 

Stern tables with the Stern Whitestar Modified system.

Here is the procedure to adjust the volume on Stern tables with the Stern Whitestar Modified system.

1. Using the 8 and 9 keys, adjust the volume. The 9 key lowers the volume, the 8 key raises the volume (You may have to press the 9 key first to be able to adjust the volume)

2. Wait 30 seconds for the table to reset

 

Micropin Pentacup

Here is the procedure to adjust the volume on the Micropin table Pentacup:

(NOTE: This table requires VPM 2.3 or later)

To lower the volume press the left Magnasave key (usually the A key, depends on your setup)

To raise the volume press the right Magnasave key (usually the single quote key, depends on your setup)

thanks to destruk for providing the information on the volume adjustment for this table.

 

Spinball of Spain

Here is the procedure to adjust the volume on Spinball tables:

  • Press 9 to enter test menu
  • Continue to press 9 until you see VOLUMEN in the DMD. There should be an arrow going across the bottom of the DMD
  • Using the A and single quote (“’”) keys, adjust the volume. The A key will lower the volume, the single quote key will raise the volume
  • Wait about 30 seconds for the table to reset
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