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Old 02-26-2015, 09:59 PM #1
Pandora Recoded
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Ohio
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Talking rMod Source Code

For those creating their own code or who are adventurous.

I've posted the source code for the rMod firmware that I wrote to replace the factory firmware on the Pandora board.

What is on git should compile. I can put up more directions if anyone tries. Honestly at this point I need to get a USBasp if I wanted to program my boards. Parallel ports to program with?

Several things I never mentioned about the code:
rMod - stands for Robert's Mod.
eye delay - it was actually 1/2 msec per pull on the last release I did. Never updated the guide. woops
ace logic - it's actually debouncing the ball. Anotherwords when a ball breaks the beam it starts the timer. If ball bounces back up and beam reconnects the timer resets. This repeats till the ball stays in place long enough.
save settings - settings get saved in three different places and are cross checked on bootup. I was determined to not recreate the same issue as stock.

My timing showed on a Halo B the balls didn't bounce till about the last 5 or so. I recall recording 62 bounces once on the last ball , not necessarily 62 msec.

Why did I stop?
I had achieved what I wanted to do. Fix the stock code that kept forgetting it's settings ( Apparently someone forgot to read the errata on the chip that runs the Pandora )
I wanted to do more and honestly needed a better board. The new J4 Torque board comes the closest to what I did and still do want.
I got really depressed about the state of this sport when people started asking for cheater firmware.

Why now?
I see people trying to recreate code. Hopefully this help.
With the new rules I really don't think cheat codes would help people much.
Friends have talked me into playing again after a 5 year break.
Pandora with Semi, Ramp, ABS, and Predator style trigger programming - woohoo!
rMod code creator

Excalibur #213 - SCM3, Eyes, Pandora with rMod code
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Old 02-27-2015, 08:35 AM #2
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Join Date: May 2001
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I have used your code and it has been a Godsent vs the stock code. I wish you would have continued the development but I understand your reasons to stop (now I do).

Any chance you will restart the development?

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