EZ2AC PC (Rev 1)

unknown (2015-2020)

AKA EZ2DJ PC (Rev 3)

Specs are as follows:

Note that most boards you can find on AliExpress are equipped with 845GV chipsets. These don't support AGP out of the box but most of these boards actually include a separate AGP controller on the board to provide AGP support.

EZ2AC Final EX uses a Solid State Drive instead of a Mechanical HDD like the previous games however all the games will function properly when run from a Solid State Drive, you just need to make sure you use a high quality SATA to IDE adapter (I would highly recommend the StarTech SATA to IDE adapters as they work perfectly from my experience)

Known working boards:MSI 845 Pro4-L (Model Number: MS-6391) (Note that only one version of this board supports ISA)

Known Games🔗

EZ2DJ/EZ2AC

  • EZ2AC: Evolve
  • EZ2AC: Final
  • EZ2AC: Final EX
  • EZ2AC: Night Traveler
  • EZ2AC: Time Traveler

Known Parts🔗

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Repair Tips🔗

Alternative PC builds: MS-6555 🔗

Below is the parts guide for an alternative PC build for EZ2AC. This build is recommended for those who just want to run the newer games on their machines and don't care about the hardware being exactly 100% one to one. The parts here are significantly easier to find as a result and are also far cheaper.

This build has been reported to work with Evolve through to Time Traveler (at the time of writing final has not been tested yet) however your mileage may vary.

MS-6555 based PC:

  • Motherboard: MS-6555 Intel 845GL Chipset motherboard
  • CPU: Intel Pentium 4 Northwood or Intel Celeron Northwood or Intel Celeron D Prescott 2.4GHz or higher. Socket 478
  • RAM: 1GB DDR SDRAM
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200, 5500, 5600 and 5700 ""PCI EDITION""
  • Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster Live! Value 2
  • IO: Custom ISA slotted IO card
  • OS: Windows XP Professional

It's worth noting that using the 2.4 GHz Celeron will definitely cause stuttering problems and framedrops while playing songs with BGA ON. You will notice it especially with PIU songs. With the 2.8 Pentium the issue is almost unnoticeable so having a Pentium CPU is largely recommended.

The MS-6555 uses the 845GL chipset which does NOT have support for AGP. To get around this you will need to use a graphics card on the PCI bus instead. These can be found relatively cheaply on ebay.

Because of the lack of an AGP slot, you will be unable to install the GPU upgrade that Time Traveler and above use. However as this GPU upgrade was largely useless anyway I have heard people with this build report that Time Traveler runs fine. Again, your mileage may vary.

If you want the original part, here's the link to the video card supplied from EZ2AC team if you buy a kit: [1]

It is worth noting that by default this build will NOT FIT IN THE STOCK PC CASE. The board is mATX sized so the standoffs don't line up. You can still fudge it in there but you'll be required to run the power supply outside of the case. You're better off just mounting it all in a new PC case.

The original mobo has a jumper setting near the CPU socket which changes the FSB frequency to 400/533 MHz or auto. The auto setting usually runs the system at 533 too. If you set it to 400 the CPU's clock speed will be recognized by the BIOS as lower than it should so the system doesn't run at full speed and you'll experience a similar stuttering problem as seen when running the Celeron.

PC auto turn-on issue 🔗

If your PC doesn't automatically turn on when you plug the cabinet power, this may be caused by a worn out capacitor on the I/O board. There are two 470mF 16V capacitors right next the Molex connector on the I/O board. Replace them and it should fix the problem.

Alternatively, you can simply install a 100mF capacitor on the power switch pins in the front panel header on the motherboard.