In late 1999 the Williams Pinball manufacturing company decided stop production. Higher profits were generated from the slot machine manufacturing division. This decision may have been encouraged by (evil) market analysts stating the pinball division was dead weight. They had just launched the most advanced pinball machine ever and it was a success. Williams was making a profit but it was to little to late. The two Pin2K games made have simple software loaded on to a "Prism" card that acts as the hard drive. Prism cards were used for speed and reliability. These games are Revenge from Mars (RFM) and Star Wars Episode 1 (SWE1). The pins use a standard off the shelf motherboard. Williams used a Cyrix 5520 chipset and all systems must have this specific set. No other versions made before or after will work. The motherboard interfaces with the power driver board (operates all lights and solenoids) by a standard parallel port
I restore pinball machines but this is over my head. Is there a way to transfer the software to a standard PC or laptop and operate the pins from it?