Outrun Unidesa Manual
I've had no free time lately. But the following manual arrived in the post:
It's an OutRun arcade manual from a Spanish company called Unidesa (Universal De Desarrollos Electronicos S.A.) who seem to have licensed OutRun at some stage. The company still exists and has a website here.
I expected it to be a straight translation of the common English Sega manual that can be found at KLOV.
Whilst the manual initially does contain translations of the service tests and dip switch settings, it interestingly contains additional technical information not present in the Sega manual. Most importantly, it contains a fantastic diagram of the OutRun PCB, with all components labelled. If I had a scanner, I would scan these in, but for now I will simply list the additional pages. The diagrams are not hand drawn, like the English Sega manual.
1/ Video Board Block Diagram:
- Video board clearly divided into labelled components including ROM, RAM, Power Outputs and the explanations of what functions the other areas of the board performs. Each component is numbered.
2/ CPU Board Block Diagram
- Similar to the above. Divided into Main CPU, Slave CPU, Road Character Generator etc.
3/ General Wiring
- A superclear wiring diagram for the Outrun cabinet. This is far better than the Sega effort. Each wire leading into the PCB and other components is clearly labelled with its function and colour.
There are also a couple of detailed technical pages about the Hantarex monitor, that don't appear in the Sega manuals including a nice circuit diagram.
If anyone knows whether there was another manual to accompany this one, or has further information - please let me know.
Update: Here is a picture of the Unidesa white OutRun cabinet, via the JAMMA+ forums. The PCB is different from the Sega version, which would explain the alternate diagram in the manual. The game uses the European track layout.