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JP2004173728A
JP2004173728A JP2002340368A JP2002340368A JP2004173728A JP 2004173728 A JP2004173728 A JP 2004173728A JP 2002340368 A JP2002340368 A JP 2002340368A JP 2002340368 A JP2002340368 A JP 2002340368A JP 2004173728 A JP2004173728 A JP 2004173728A
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Takaaki Ichihara
Yoshihiro Iinuma
Koji Tsuchikawa
晃司 土川
高明 市原
好広 飯沼
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A game machine capable of reducing the capacity of a backup power supply for a storage circuit and preventing game information stored in the storage circuit from being illegally rewritten.
A control circuit DC power input to control circuit DC power input terminals (34a, 44a) of a main controller (30) and a prize ball controller (40) is output to capacitors (36, 46) via diodes (35, 45). Is done. The DC power at the connection point between the diodes 35 and 45 and the capacitors 36 and 46 is supplied to the RAM 33 and the RAM 43 via the storage circuit DC power output terminals 34b and 44b, the relay device 20, and the storage circuit DC power input terminals 34c and 44c. Is output to When the main control device 30 or the prize ball control device 40 is detached from the gaming machine, the supply of DC power for holding information (DC power for a storage circuit) to the RAM 33 or RAM 43 is cut off.
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[0001]
TECHNICAL FIELD OF THE INVENTION
The present invention relates to a gaming machine, and more particularly, to a gaming machine having a storage circuit for storing and holding game information generated based on the progress of a game.
[0002]
[Prior art]
A gaming machine, for example, a pachinko machine, is provided with various controlled devices, a controlled device control device that controls each controlled device, and a main control device that outputs a command signal to each controlled device control device. Further, a power supply device for supplying power to the main control device, the controlled device control device, the controlled device, and the like is provided. As the power supply device, for example, an AC / DC conversion circuit (power supply circuit) that converts AC power obtained by stepping down from a commercial power supply to DC power of a predetermined voltage (for example, 5 V, 12 V, 34 V, etc.) is used. .
In such a pachinko machine, when the DC power supplied from the power supply device is cut off due to a power outage of the commercial power supply while the player is playing a game, the main control device, the controlled device control device, and the controlled device are controlled. Processing is interrupted. For example, if the DC power supplied from the power supply device is cut off while the prize ball device is paying out the prize ball, the prize ball device stops during the payout of the prize ball. At this time, since the main control device and the prize ball control device also stop operating, information on the number of unpaid prize balls is also deleted.
Therefore, the game information when the power failure occurs is stored, and when the power failure is restored, the game information is restarted from the state interrupted by the power failure. For example, when a power failure occurs, the main control device, the controlled device control device, and the like execute a power failure process (a process of storing game information at the time of the power failure in a storage circuit for storing and storing). The game information stored in the storage circuit for storage is held by a backup power supply for the storage circuit. Then, when the power failure is restored and the voltage of the DC power supplied from the power supply device becomes equal to or higher than the return set value, the main control device and the controlled device control device and the like are stored in the storage circuit for storing and storing the power failure. The game information at the time of occurrence is read, and control is resumed from the state interrupted by the occurrence of the power failure.
In a conventional gaming machine, a backup power supply for a storage circuit is provided commonly to a power supply device. (See Patent Document 1)
[0003]
[Patent Document 1]
JP 2000-279579 A
[0004]
FIG. 2 shows a schematic configuration diagram of a conventional gaming machine.
The gaming machine shown in FIG. 2 includes a power supply device 50, a relay device 60, a main control device 70, a prize ball control device 80, a prize ball device 85, and the like.
The power supply device 50 includes an AC / DC conversion circuit (power supply) for converting AC power input to the AC power input terminal 55a into DC power of a predetermined voltage for the main control device 70, the prize ball control device 80, and the prize ball device 85. Circuit) 51. The DC power for the control circuit converted by the AC / DC conversion circuit 51 is output to a DC power output terminal 55b for the control circuit, and a capacitor 54 for a backup power supply of the storage circuit via a diode 53 for backflow prevention. Is output to The DC power generated at the connection point between the diode 53 and the capacitor 54 is output to the storage circuit DC power output terminal 55c. In addition, the power supply device 50 is provided with a power failure detection circuit 52 that detects that a power failure has occurred in the AC power supply and outputs a power failure detection signal.
The relay device 60 outputs the control circuit DC power input to the control circuit DC power input circuit 61 a to the control circuit DC power output terminals 61 c and 61 d via the connection circuit 62, and outputs the storage circuit DC power input. The DC power for the storage circuit input to the terminal 61b is output to the DC power output terminals for storage circuit 61e and 61f via the connection circuit 63.
The main control device 70 has a CPU (main control circuit) 71, a ROM 72 in which a control program and the like are stored, a RAM 73 in which game information is stored, and the like. The main control circuit 71 is supplied with the control circuit DC power input to the control circuit DC power input terminal 74a, and the RAM 73 receives the storage circuit DC power input to the storage circuit DC power input terminal 74b. Supplied
The prize ball control device 80 has a CPU (prize ball control circuit) 81, a ROM 82 storing a control program and the like, a RAM 83 storing game information and the like. The prize ball control circuit 81 is supplied with the control circuit DC power input to the control circuit DC power input terminal 84a, and the RAM 83 is supplied with the storage circuit DC power input to the storage circuit DC power input terminal 84b. Is supplied
[0005]
Conventional gaming machines operate as follows.
The main control device 70 (main control circuit 71) gives the prize ball control device 80 (prize ball control circuit 81) a prize ball control device 80 (prize ball control circuit 81) based on an input signal (winning signal, start signal, etc.) and a control program stored in the ROM 72. Outputs a ball command signal. In addition, the main control device 70 stores game information such as an input signal and a command signal generated based on the progress of the game in a work area of the RAM 73.
The prize ball control device 80 (prize ball control circuit 81) controls the prize ball device 85 based on the prize ball command signal output from the main control device 70 (main control circuit 71). In addition, the award ball control device 80 stores game information generated based on the progress of the game such as the input award ball command signal and the number of unpaid award balls (the number of award balls remaining) in a work area of the RAM 83.
When a power failure occurs in the AC power supply, the power failure detection circuit 52 outputs a power failure detection signal to the main controller 70 and the prize ball control circuit 80.
When a power failure detection signal is input, the main control device 70 and the prize ball control device 80 perform power failure processing. For example, the game information stored in the work area of the RAM 73 or the RAM 83 is stored in the save area of the RAM 73 or the RAM 83. At this time, when the voltage of the DC power for the control circuit output from the AC / DC conversion circuit 51 decreases, the DC for the storage circuit is stored in the RAM 73 and the RAM 83 via the relay device 60 from the capacitor 54 provided as a backup power supply. Power is output. Thus, the information stored in the RAMs 73 and 83 is held for a predetermined time after a power failure occurs.
When the power failure is restored and the voltage of the control circuit DC power output from the control circuit DC power output terminal 55b of the power supply device 50 becomes equal to or higher than the return setting value, the main control device 70 and the prize ball control device 80 perform the return process. I do. For example, the game information stored in the save area of the RAM 73 or the RAM 83 is returned to the work area. Then, based on the returned game information, the control is restarted from the state interrupted by the occurrence of the power failure.
[0006]
[Problems to be solved by the invention]
In a gaming machine, when a model is changed, a game board detachable from a frame is often replaced. For this reason, a control device or the like that is likely to be replaced due to a model change is provided on the game board, and a power supply device or the like that can be used in common even if the model or the like is different is often provided on the frame.
Here, since the type and number of control devices that require a backup power supply for a storage circuit differ depending on the model, it is difficult to predict how much the backup power supply will be required in the future. For this reason, in a conventional gaming machine, a backup power supply for a storage circuit having a sufficiently large capacity is provided in a power supply device.
However, if the capacity of the backup power supply is large, the size is large and the cost is high.
As a method of reducing the capacity of the backup power supply, it is conceivable to provide a backup power supply for each control device.
However, if a backup power supply is provided for each control device, the control device may be illegally removed from the gaming machine, and the game information stored in the RAM may be illegally rewritten. For example, the control device is detached from the game machine, and after inputting a start signal to the control circuit until a probability variation state (a state in which a winning by a lottery is higher than usual) is input, the control device is attached to the game machine.
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION An object of the present invention is to provide a gaming machine that can reduce the capacity of a backup power supply for a storage circuit and prevent game information stored in the storage circuit from being illegally rewritten. And
[0007]
[Means for Solving the Problems]
A first invention of the present invention for solving the above-mentioned problem is a gaming machine as set forth in claim 1.
In the gaming machine according to the first aspect, the backup power supply for the storage circuit is provided on the same substrate together with the storage circuit, and the backup power supply and the storage circuit are connected via an external connection device provided outside the substrate. . In the present invention, since the backup power supply is provided on the same substrate together with the storage circuit, the required capacity of the backup power supply for the storage circuit and the backup power supply for the storage circuit are required, for example, by changing the model of the gaming machine. Even if the number of storage circuits is changed, the capacity of the backup power supply can be easily changed. Therefore, it is not necessary to consider the capacity of the backup power supply required in the future. Thus, a backup power supply having an appropriate capacity can be used as the backup power supply, and the size and cost of the backup power supply can be reduced. In addition, since the backup power supply and the storage circuit are connected via an external connection device, when the board provided with the storage circuit and the backup power supply is removed from the gaming machine, the power supply for the storage circuit from the backup power supply to the storage circuit. Supply is shut off. Thereby, even when the backup power supply is provided on the board together with the storage circuit, it is possible to prevent the game information stored in the storage circuit from being illegally rewritten.
[0008]
BEST MODE FOR CARRYING OUT THE INVENTION
Embodiments of the present invention will be described below with reference to the drawings.
FIG. 1 is a schematic configuration diagram of one embodiment of a gaming machine of the present invention. In the present embodiment, the present invention is configured as a pachinko machine.
The pachinko machine according to the present embodiment includes a power supply device 10, a relay device 20, a main control device 30, a prize ball control device 40 (controlled device control device), a prize ball device 47 (controlled device), and the like. .
Although not shown in FIG. 1, the pachinko machine is provided with various other controlled devices and controlled device control devices. For example, a controlled device such as a lamp or speaker for performing an effect, a display device such as a liquid crystal display device for displaying a lottery result or the like, an opening / closing member for opening and closing a special winning opening for generating a special game state advantageous to a player, and a lamp. Control devices such as a lamp control device for controlling the display, a sound control device for controlling the speaker, a display control device for controlling the display device, and an opening / closing member driving device for driving the opening / closing member.
[0009]
For example, the power supply device 10 converts AC power obtained by stepping down from a commercial power supply into a predetermined voltage (for a controlled device control device such as the main control device 30 and the prize ball control device 40) and a controlled device (such as the prize ball device 47). For example, an AC / DC conversion circuit (power supply circuit) 11 for converting to DC power of 5 V, 12 V, 34 V, etc., and a power failure detection circuit 12 for detecting the occurrence of a power failure in the AC power supply, the recovery of the power failure, and the like. are doing.
The power supply device 10 is generally configured as a power supply substrate on which the AC / DC conversion circuit device 11 and the like are arranged. The power supply board is provided with, for example, an AC power input terminal 13a to which AC power is input and a control circuit DC power output terminal 13b to which the control circuit DC power converted by the AC / DC conversion circuit 11 is output. ing.
The power failure detection circuit 12 detects a power failure or detects restoration of the power failure based on, for example, a voltage of DC power output from the power supply device 10 or a lack of a waveform of AC power input to the power supply device. For example, a power failure detection signal is output when the DC power voltage falls below the power failure set value, and a recovery detection signal is output when the DC power voltage rises above the recovery power set value. Alternatively, a power failure detection signal is output when the number of missing AC power waveforms is equal to or greater than the set number of power failures, and a return detection signal is output when the number of missing AC power waveforms is equal to or less than the set number of restorations.
[0010]
The relay device 20 relays, for example, DC power output from the power supply device 10 to a controlled device control device such as the main control device 30 and the prize ball control device 40, and a controlled device such as the prize ball device 47.
The relay device 20 is usually configured as a relay substrate having a wiring pattern and the like provided on the substrate. The relay board includes a control circuit DC power input terminal 21a to which control circuit DC power is input, control circuit DC power output terminals 21b and 21e to which control circuit DC power is output, and a DC power supply for a storage circuit. DC power input terminals 21c and 21f for storage circuits to which power is input and DC power output terminals 21d and 21g for storage circuits to which DC power for storage circuits are output are provided. Further, a connection circuit 22 for connecting the control circuit DC power input terminal 21a and the control circuit DC power output terminals 21b and 21e, the storage circuit DC power input terminals 21c and 21f, and the storage circuit DC power output terminals 21d and 21g are provided. Connection circuits 23 and 24 for connection are provided.
[0011]
The main control device 30 has a CPU (main control circuit) 31, a read-only storage circuit ROM 32, a rewritable storage circuit RAM 33, and the like. In addition, when the DC power for the control circuit output from the power supply device 10 is cut off due to a power failure of the AC power supply or the like, the main control device 30 has a DC power for storing information in the RAM 33 (for the storage circuit). A backup power supply (a backup power supply for a storage circuit) for outputting the DC power of the storage circuit is provided. In the present embodiment, a capacitor 36 is provided as a backup power supply, and a diode 35 for preventing backflow is provided.
The main control circuit 30 is generally configured as a main control board on which a CPU 31, a ROM 32, a RAM 33, a diode 35, a capacitor 36 and the like are arranged. The main control board includes a control circuit DC power input terminal 34a to which a control circuit DC power is input, a storage circuit DC power output terminal 34b to which a storage circuit DC power is output, and a storage circuit DC power. Is provided to a storage circuit DC power input terminal 34c.
The control circuit DC power input terminal 34 a is connected to one terminal of the main control circuit 31 and the anode side terminal of the diode 35. The other terminal of the main control circuit 31 is connected to the circuit ground of the main control board. The cathode side terminal of the diode 35 is connected to one terminal of the capacitor 36 and the DC power output terminal 34b for the storage circuit. The other terminal of the capacitor 36 is connected to the circuit ground of the main control board. One terminal of the RAM 33 is connected to the storage circuit DC power input terminal 44c. The other terminal of the RAM 43 is connected to the circuit ground of the main control board.
[0012]
The ROM 31 includes a hit determination random number generation program for generating a hit determination random number for determining a lottery result, a variation pattern random number generation program for generating a variation pattern random number for determining a variation pattern to be displayed on the display device, A stop symbol random number generation program for generating a stop symbol random number for determining a stop symbol to be displayed is stored.
The main control device 30 (main control circuit 31) is stored in an input signal (a winning signal indicating that the game ball has won the winning opening, a starting signal indicating that the game ball has passed the starting opening, and the like) and the ROM 32. A prize ball command signal is output to the prize ball control device 40 based on the program or the like. The main control device 30 (main control circuit 31) also outputs a command signal to other controlled device control devices. For example, a lamp command signal to a lamp control device to control a lamp, a sound command signal to a sound control device to control a speaker, a fluctuation pattern command signal and a stop symbol command signal to a display control device to control a display device such as a liquid crystal display device, An opening / closing command signal is output to an opening / closing member driving device that controls the opening / closing member.
The main control device 30 (main control circuit 31) stores the game information generated based on the progress of the game, such as an input signal and a command signal output to a controlled device control device such as a prize ball control device, in a RAM 33. Store in the area.
[0013]
The award ball control device 40 has a CPU (award ball control circuit) 41, a read-only storage circuit ROM 42, a rewritable storage circuit RAM 43, and the like. In the prize ball control device 40, a capacitor 46 for outputting DC power (DC power for a storage circuit) for storing information in the RAM 43 at the time of a power failure or the like is provided as a backup power source, and a backflow prevention. Diode 45 is provided.
The prize ball control circuit 40 is generally configured as a prize ball control board on which a CPU 41, a ROM 42, a RAM 43, a diode 45, a capacitor 46, and the like are arranged. The prize ball control board is provided with a control circuit DC power input terminal 44a, a storage circuit DC power output terminal 44b, and a storage circuit DC power input terminal 44c. The control circuit DC power input terminal 44 a is connected to one terminal of the prize ball control circuit 41 and is connected to one terminal of a capacitor 46 via a diode 45. A connection point between the diode 45 and the capacitor 46 is connected to the DC power output terminal 44b for the storage circuit. The storage circuit DC power input terminal 44c is connected to one terminal of the RAM 43. The other terminals of the award ball control circuit 41, the capacitor 46, and the RAM 43 are connected to the circuit ground of the award ball control board.
[0014]
The prize ball control device 40 (prize ball control circuit 41) controls the prize ball device 47 based on, for example, a prize ball command signal output from the main control device 30 (main control circuit 31). For example, the prize ball control device 40 adds the number of prize balls corresponding to the prize ball command signal output from the main control device 30 to the number of prize balls remaining stored in the work area of the RAM 43 and the prize ball device 47. Is subtracted from the remaining number of prize balls stored in the RAM 43 prize by the number of game balls paid out. Then, the prize ball device 47 is controlled so that the remaining number of prize balls stored in the RAM 43 becomes “0”.
The prize ball control device 40 (prize ball control circuit 41) generates a prize ball command signal output from the main control device 30 and generates a game based on the progress of a game such as the number of unpaid game balls (remaining prize ball). Is stored in the work area of the RAM 43.
[0015]
Note that other controlled device control devices such as a lamp control device, a sound control device, and a display control device are also generally configured as a lamp control board, a sound control board, and a display control board. The DC power for the control circuit from the power supply device 10 is also output to these other controlled device control devices via the relay device 20.
Further, if necessary, the other controlled device control devices can also have a function (power failure processing function) of storing game information in the event of a power failure in the save area of the RAM. In this case, a DC power input terminal for a storage circuit, a DC power output terminal for a storage circuit, and a connection circuit are provided on the relay board in correspondence with another controlled device control device.
[0016]
The power supply device 10, the relay device 20, the main control device 30, the prize ball control device and the like configured as described above are arranged at predetermined positions of the gaming machine, and the terminals of each device are connected. For example, the control circuit DC power output terminal 13b of the power supply device 10 is connected to the control circuit DC power input terminal 21a of the relay device 20, and the control circuit DC power output terminal 21b is connected to the control circuit DC power input terminal of the main control device 30. 34a, the control circuit DC power output terminal 21e is connected to the control circuit DC power input terminal 44a of the prize ball control device 40, and the storage circuit DC power input terminal 21c and the storage circuit DC power output terminal 21d of the relay device 20 are connected. The DC power output terminal 34b for the storage circuit and the DC power input terminal 34c for the storage circuit of the main controller 30 are connected to the DC power input terminal 21f for the storage circuit and the DC power output terminal 21g for the storage circuit of the relay device 20. The storage circuit DC power output terminal 44b and the storage circuit DC power input terminal 44c are connected.
Various methods can be used to connect the terminals. For example, the connections of the terminals 21b and 34a, the terminals 21c and 34b, the terminals 21d and 34c, the terminals 21e and 44a, the terminals 21f and 44b, and the terminals 21g and 44c shown in FIG. May be. Alternatively, the terminals (terminals 21b and 34a, terminals 21c and 34b, terminals 21c and 34b, and terminals 21d) of the relay device (relay substrate) 20 and the main control device (main control substrate) 30 or the award ball control device (award ball control substrate) 40 The terminal 21c and the terminal 34c, the terminal 21e and the terminal 44a, the terminal 21f and the terminal 44b, the terminal 21g and the terminal 44c, and the terminal 21c and the terminal 34b, and the terminal 21d may be collectively connected to one harness. Further, instead of the harness, the connection may be made by a set of connectors. If a method of connecting using one harness or one set of connectors is used, the connection operation between the terminals is easy.
In general, a relay board for collecting and dispersing harnesses is used in order to wire the harnesses well. Therefore, by connecting the terminal 21c and the terminal 34b, the terminal 21d and the terminal 34c, the terminal 21f and the terminal 44b, and the terminal 21g and the terminal 44c using the relay substrate, it is not necessary to separately provide a dedicated substrate.
[0017]
In this embodiment, the RAM 33 and the RAM 43 correspond to the storage circuit of the present invention, the capacitors 36 and 46 correspond to the backup power supply of the present invention, and the DC power output terminals 34b and 44b for the storage circuit correspond to the backup power output of the present invention. The DC power input terminals 34c and 44c for the storage circuit correspond to the backup power input terminals 21c and 21f, the backup power output terminals 21d and 21g of the relay device 20, and the connection circuit 23. , 24 correspond to the external connection device of the present invention.
[0018]
This embodiment operates as follows.
When a power failure or the like of the AC power supply does not occur, the DC power for the control circuit from the DC power output terminal 13b for the control circuit of the power supply device 10 is supplied to the control circuit of the main control device 30 via the relay device 20. It is output to the DC power input terminal 34a. The control circuit DC power input to the control circuit DC power input terminal 34a of the main controller 30 is output to the main control circuit 31, and the diode 35, the storage circuit DC power output terminal 34b, The data is output to the RAM 33 via the DC power input terminal 34c for the device 20 and the storage circuit. As a result, the DC power for the control circuit is supplied to the main control circuit 31 and the DC power for the storage circuit is supplied to the RAM 33. At this time, the capacitor 36 is charged.
Similarly, the DC power for the control circuit from the DC power output terminal 13b for the control circuit of the power supply device 10 is supplied to the prize ball control circuit via the relay device 20 and the DC power input terminal 44a for the control circuit of the prize ball control device 40. It is output to 41. The control circuit DC power input to the control circuit DC power input terminal 44a is output to the capacitor 46 via the diode 45, and the storage circuit DC power output terminal 44b, the relay device 20, and the storage circuit It is output to the RAM 43 via the DC power input terminal for use 44c. As a result, the DC power for the control circuit is supplied to the prize ball control circuit 41, and the DC power for the storage circuit is supplied to the RAM 43.
[0019]
For example, when the voltage of the DC power for the control circuit output from the power supply device 10 becomes lower than the power failure set value due to the power failure of the AC power supply or the like, the power failure detection circuit 12 outputs a power failure detection signal (for example, the power failure detection signal). Will be at a high level).
When the power failure detection signal is output from the power failure detection circuit 12, the main control device 30 (main control circuit 31) and the prize ball control device 40 (prize ball control circuit 41) perform power failure processing. In the power outage process, when the power outage or the like is restored, game information necessary to restart the game from a state interrupted by the occurrence of the power outage or the like is stored. For example, the main control device 30 (main control circuit 31) or the prize ball control device 40 (prize ball control circuit 41) stores the game information stored in the work area of the RAM 33 or RAM 43 in the save area of the RAM 33 or RAM 43. .
At this time, when the voltage of the control circuit DC power input to the control circuit DC power input terminal 34a of the main control device 30 falls below the operation set value at which the main control circuit 31 can maintain the operation state, the main control The device 30 (main control circuit 31) stops operating. However, when the voltage of the control circuit DC power input to the control circuit DC power input terminal 34a of the main controller 30 is lower than the terminal voltage of the capacitor 36, the capacitor 36 causes the storage circuit DC power output terminal 34b to DC power (backup power) for the storage circuit is output to the RAM 33 via the connection circuit 23 of the device 20 and the DC power input terminal 34c for the storage circuit. As a result, the RAM 33 of the main controller 30 stores and retains the game information at the time of the occurrence of the power failure until the remaining capacity of the capacitor 36 is exhausted (until the capacitor 36 is discharged).
Similarly, the DC power (backup power) for the storage circuit is also supplied from the capacitor 43 to the RAM 43 of the prize ball control device 40, so that the RAM 43 stores and holds the game information at the time of the power failure.
[0020]
When a power failure or the like is restored, for example, when the voltage of the control circuit DC power output from the control circuit DC power output terminal 13b of the power supply device 10 becomes equal to or higher than the restoration set value, a restoration detection signal is output from the power failure detection circuit 12. (For example, the power failure detection signal goes low).
The main control device 30 (main control circuit 31) and the prize ball control device 40 (prize ball control circuit 41) perform a return process when the power failure detection circuit 12 outputs a return detection signal. In the return process, the game information stored in the save area of the RAM 33 or the RAM 43 is restored when a power failure or the like occurs. Then, based on the returned game information, control is resumed from a state interrupted due to the occurrence of a power failure or the like.
[0021]
Here, for example, when the main control device 30 or the prize ball control device 40 is removed from the gaming machine, the DC power input terminal 21c for the storage circuit and the DC power output terminal 21d for the storage circuit of the relay device 20 and the storage of the main control device 30 The connection between the circuit DC power output terminal 34b and the storage circuit DC power input terminal 34c is disconnected, or the storage circuit DC power input terminal 21f and the storage circuit DC power output terminal 21g of the relay device 20 and the prize ball control device 40 The connection between the storage circuit DC power output terminal 44b and the storage circuit DC power input terminal 44c is disconnected. In this case, the DC power for the storage circuit is not supplied to the RAM 33 of the main control device 30 or the RAM 43 of the prize ball control device 40, so that the RAM 33 or the RAM 43 does not store and hold the information.
Therefore, it is possible to prevent the game information stored in the RAM 33 of the main control device 30 or the RAM 43 of the award ball control device 40 from being illegally rewritten.
[0022]
As described above, in the present embodiment, since a backup power supply is provided in each control device (control board) together with the storage circuit (RAM), a backup power supply having an appropriate capacity can be used for each control device. A small and inexpensive backup power supply can be used.
Further, a backup power supply provided in each control device and a storage circuit (RAM) are connected via an external connection circuit such as a relay device. As a result, when each control device is removed from the gaming machine, the storage circuit (RAM) does not store and hold the information, and the game information stored in the storage circuit (RAM) provided in each control device is incorrectly changed. Rewriting can be prevented.
[0023]
The present invention is not limited to the configuration described in the embodiment, and various changes, additions, and deletions are possible.
For example, an external connection circuit for connecting a backup power supply and a storage circuit (RAM) is formed on a relay board, but the external connection circuit is a part of a board other than the relay board, for example, a lamp board for another control board or decoration. Can also be configured. Further, the backup power supply and the storage circuit (RAM) may be connected only through the connection line. When only the connection line is used, it is preferable that the connection line is disconnected when each control device is illegally removed from the gaming machine.
Also, various power supplies other than the capacitor can be used as the backup power supply.
Further, the configuration of the charging circuit and the discharging circuit of the backup power supply is not limited to the configuration illustrated in FIG.
Further, a circuit configuration for connecting the DC power input terminal and the DC power output terminal on a board such as a relay board is not limited to the configuration illustrated in FIG.
Further, the DC power for the control circuit is output from the power supply device, and the DC power for the control circuit is used as the operation power supply for the control circuit and the operation power supply for the storage circuit (RAM). Alternatively, DC power for the storage circuit may be separately output.
Further, a circuit configuration for outputting DC power for the storage circuit to the storage circuit (RAM) is not limited to the circuit configuration illustrated in FIG. The point is that the backup power supply may be configured to output DC power for the storage circuit to the storage circuit (RAM) via an external connection circuit when a power failure occurs.
Also, the pachinko machine has been described, but the present invention can be applied to various game machines other than the pachinko machine, for example, slot machines.
[0024]
The present invention can also be configured as follows.
For example, it can be configured as "a gaming machine in which the external connection device is formed of a substrate of another circuit." Thus, there is no need to use a special circuit as the external connection circuit.
In addition, it can be configured as "a gaming machine in which the external connection device is configured by a relay board." Usually, a board that requires a backup power supply for a storage circuit, such as a main control board or a prize ball control board, is connected to a relay board. For this reason, in the present invention, when connecting the board to the relay board, the backup power supply and the storage circuit can be connected, so that the work of connecting the backup power supply and the storage circuit is simple.
[0025]
【The invention's effect】
As described above, by using the gaming machine according to claim 1, the capacity of the backup power supply for the storage circuit can be reduced, and the game information stored in the storage circuit can be illegally rewritten. Can be prevented.
[Brief description of the drawings]
FIG. 1 is a schematic configuration diagram of an embodiment of a gaming machine according to the present invention.
FIG. 2 is a schematic configuration diagram of a conventional gaming machine.
[Explanation of symbols]
10, 50 Power supply unit (power supply board)
11,51 AC / DC conversion circuit
12, 52 Power failure detection circuit
20, 60 relay device (relay board)
30, 70 Main control device (main control board)
31, 41, 71, 81 CPU (control circuit)
32, 42, 72, 82 Read-only storage circuit (ROM)
33, 43, 73, 83 Rewritable storage circuit (RAM)
34a, 44a DC power input terminal for control circuit
34b, 44b DC power output terminal for storage circuit
34c, 44c DC power input terminal for storage circuit
36, 46, 54 Backup power supply for storage circuit
40, 80 Prize ball control device (prize ball control board)

Claims (1)

  1. A storage circuit for storing game information generated based on the progress of the game,
    A backup power supply for the storage circuit;
    Comprising a substrate on which a storage circuit and a backup power supply are arranged,
    The backup power supply and the storage circuit are connected by an external connection device provided outside the board,
    Gaming machine.
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