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Hi! If you are an Ace Amusements custom multicade customer, then this page is intended to help you with the setup and operation of your new 60-in-1 multicade.

Here you will find lots of information about your multicade – where the printed circuit board (pcb) is located in your game cabinet, how the pcb is initially set for play, how you can change those settings, and answers to many other questions.

And, we will take a look at the iCade manual, which explains how to make system adjustments for your multicade. Unfortunately, the manual contains sections that are a little difficult to follow, so I will try with this page to clarify the more frequently used ones.

I am here to help. So, if you need help understanding the manual, or changing a setting, or help with any other operational issues, send me an email: gameroomdude@yahoo.com

Lost your manual? No problem. Click here to see scanned copies of each page.


iCade 60-in-1 Multicade Setup And Operation:

1. The printed circuit board (pcb).

Here is a photo of an early version of the 60-in-1 pcb. A later version pcb is physically only slightly different, and the component arrangement is essentially the same. The gold plated JAMMA pinout fingers are located at top of either of the pcbs.

2. Volumn control.

Volumn is adjustable manually or virtually. Manual adjustment is accomplished by rotating the the small (about 1/8″ diameter) brown notched knob located bottom left in the photo. The photo is of the top left quadrant of the pcb. Using a small flat-head screwdriver, turn the knob counterclockwise to decrease the volumn.

Follow the directions in the iCade manual for virtual adjustment.

3. Hard DIP switch.

The hard DIP switch is located in the upper left quadrant of the pcb. In the photo, it is blue with a bank of four white switches. The iCade manual explains the setting values for each of the four switches. The switch #4 will be the one most often used, as it toggles between the play mode and the system adjustment mode.

The iCade also features soft (or virtual) DIP switch settings for adjusting the system and for adjusting each game. All of the setting values are specified in the manual. Hard DIP switch #4 allows access to the soft DIP switches.

4. Cabinet power switch.

There usually will not be a cabinet on/off A/C power switch. This is because I recommend the use of a surge protector. The on/off switch on the surge protector can then be used to turn the multicade on or off.

5. Continuous operation.

The multicade should always be turned off when not in use. Continuous operation of the multicade will unnecessarily age the electronic components, especially the monitor.

6. Component arrangement.

Shown in the photo is the typical component arrangement. When you remove the cabinet back door, you will see the green pcb attached to either the cabinet left or right side, the arcade power supply located below the pcb, and the A/C power components located on the floor of the cabinet.

The JAMMA wiring harness edge connector will be seated at the top of the pcb onto the pcb pinout fingers. The JAMMA wiring harness will connect the pcb to the power supply, monitor, control panel, and to the coin door when the machine is intended for coin operation rather than freeplay.

7. Coin-op or freeplay.

Unless you specified coin-op, the default setup is for home use freeplay. Consequently, the coin door will not have been enabled to recognize the use of coins.

8. System boot up.

When you power on the multicade, about three minutes are required for system boot up. The status of the boot up process is shown at the top of the monitor screen. When each of the 60 games have been initialized, the menu screen (shown in the photo) will appear.

9. Selecting and starting a game.

When at the menu, press a player start button to enable scrolling. Then, use the joystick to scroll through the ten menu pages. When the desired game is found, and it is yellow highlighted as in the photo above, press a player start button to begin the game.

10. Marquee backlight.

A flourescent lamp fixture consists of 3 components – lamp, starter and transformer. Each of these components frequently fail and can cause damage to your game. The heat from the lamp will crack and discolor the marquee. A failing starter can cause interference with the circuit board operation. And, a shorted transformer will smoke, possibly burn, and blow the cabinet fuse.

For these reasons, I always disconnect and sometimes entirely remove the marquee lamp fixture. If you want a marquee backlight, I suggest you purchase and install a common kitchen counter flourescent lamp fixture. Your game will still be exposed to the same hazards, but at least all the components will be new.

11. Routine maintenance.

When a pushbutton gets sluggish, probably it is dirty. Spray some Windex into the top of the button. If that does not help, take the button apart and give it a bath.

When a joystick becomes difficult to move or it does not move smoothly, it needs a lube job. I use silicone spray lubricant, but WD40 would work. Just raise the black washer and spray around the shaft at the bearing.