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My nomination for HACK OF THE YEAR - 2005

How NOT to set your game up for free play

I recently bought a Williams Toledo from an old guy who found me through my web page.  He happened to live about 20 minutes from my house and he pretty much just wanted it out of his basement and the price was really good.  I went over and it turns out his main hobbies were model trains and woodworking.  I opened up the game and he pointed out that there was a hole in the bottom.  Of course, he didn't do it and he had no idea why it was there.  He also happened to have the original metal plate that used to be on the bottom.  Isn't it amazing that the previous owner must have had some woodworking experience too?  Notice how perfect that hole is.  I would bet lots of money that this guy put the hole there so he wouldn't have to open the front door up and trip the switches. 

Although this is a pretty bad hack to set up a game for free play, it is not even close to my favorite one.  Check this link out for a Dealers Choice free game hack of all time that I bought a few years ago.

 It sure is a pain in the ass to open up the game and trip those switches every time the game counter gets to zero.  I think it would be easier to take off that metal plate and cut a big hole in the wood.  Then when the game counter is at zero, all I will have to do is lay down on the dirty cement basement floor, reach through the hole, feel around, and trip the coin switch 16 times.  Then I will be all set for another 32 games.  Wow, I am um wood working / electrical genius.

I didn't bother trying to fix the hole, but I did put the metal kick plate back in there so there is no longer a hole there.

        

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