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Aerosmith owner? Then walk this way!

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5 years ago


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#2751 2 years ago
Quoted from HarrieD:

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Where did those custom instruction cards come from?!

#2753 2 years ago
Quoted from JimB:

Collecting smart missiles is used for what?

Thanks for asking.. I was using them wrong! Now I know.. haha

#2754 2 years ago
Quoted from JimB:

Collecting smart missiles is used for what?

As others have said, they will complete the most valuable shot on the playfled at the moment you use them.

#2755 2 years ago

I changed the time on the songs from 30 up to 50 like you guys said and its the factory settings.. so I wanted to up it.

Somehow I messed up crank it up.. it does not add time anymore. Does anyone know what setting it is? Or did it go away because the time went up.

Thanks!

#2756 2 years ago

Does anyone have an extra plastic for "Love in an Elevator"? Stern will only sell it in a set and mine got smashed to bit recently. If not, can someone grab the exact measurements so I can make something out of PETG? Thanks!

#2757 2 years ago
Quoted from JeffJr:

Somehow I messed up crank it up.. it does not add time anymore. Does anyone know what setting it is? Or did it go away because the time went up.

Latest code no longer adds time to modes as a CIU award

#2758 2 years ago
Quoted from WJxxxx:

Latest code no longer adds time to modes as a CIU award

This makes sense.. Thanks!

#2759 2 years ago

I hit 380 million. A personal best! I was pretty pumped last night!

3 balls, level medium

#2760 2 years ago

Has anyone else had an issue where the toybox will randomly dump the locked balls without starting toybox multiball.

A friend is borrowing my game for a bit on trade and he called today saying it would randomly dump locked balls. The other item is after it launch's a ball into the toybox. Sometimes the next ball does not get plunged into the shooter lane. I know that it will dump the toybox on a ball search but it seems to be happening while playing a ball.

#2761 2 years ago
Quoted from Waderade812:

Has anyone else had an issue where the toybox will randomly dump the locked balls without starting toybox multiball.
A friend is borrowing my game for a bit on trade and he called today saying it would randomly dump locked balls. The other item is after it launch's a ball into the toybox. Sometimes the next ball does not get plunged into the shooter lane. I know that it will dump the toybox on a ball search but it seems to be happening while playing a ball.

The one time I know it will do that is if you start a different multiball and there are not enough balls in the trough, it will dump the toybox and shut off any ballsaver until you get down to the proper number of balls.

As for the other, sounds like a switch issue. Like the game thinks a ball is still in play due to a closed switch. So head into switch test and see what’s going on.

#2762 2 years ago
Quoted from DaveH:

The one time I know it will do that is if you start a different multiball and there are not enough balls in the trough, it will dump the toybox and shut off any ballsaver until you get down to the proper number of balls.
As for the other, sounds like a switch issue. Like the game thinks a ball is still in play due to a closed switch. So head into switch test and see what’s going on.

Thanks that does make sense. I just need to get over there to scope it out. But your right. There is no reason for it to doing that if a switch isn't triggering.

#2763 2 years ago

AS and guardians are definitely similar... I prefer AS rules slightly over guardians. The supers on AS is a better rule set to me e.g. super ramps etc.

As for the pop bumper post.. I've owned a pro and an LE. I've had the post in and out and I really dont see the point in removing it... I prefer keeping the ball restricted in the pops as designed. Too me your giving in one aspect but also taking away from another... but each to their own.

#2764 2 years ago
Quoted from Waderade812:

Has anyone else had an issue where the toybox will randomly dump the locked balls without starting toybox multiball.
A friend is borrowing my game for a bit on trade and he called today saying it would randomly dump locked balls. The other item is after it launch's a ball into the toybox. Sometimes the next ball does not get plunged into the shooter lane. I know that it will dump the toybox on a ball search but it seems to be happening while playing a ball.

I had that happen as well, the fault is one or more dodgy optos (out of 3 iirc) that are in the toybox (horizontal to register a ball entering the toybox).

If it triggers/registers a ball entering when it shouldn't - it'll dump anything in there.
If it doesn't register when a ball enters - it won't know a ball has entered and thus won't put a ball in the shooter lane.

The fact that it is an intermittent problem makes it harder to confirm - but this is DEFINITELY the problem.

#2765 2 years ago
Quoted from WJxxxx:

I had that happen as well, the fault is one or more dodgy optos (out of 3 iirc) that are in the toybox (horizontal to register a ball entering the toybox).
If it triggers/registers a ball entering when it shouldn't - it'll dump anything in there.
If it doesn't register when a ball enters - it won't know a ball has entered and thus won't put a ball in the shooter lane.
The fact that it is an intermittent problem makes it harder to confirm - but this is DEFINITELY the problem.

Thanks for your help. I need some time to go over and start diagnosing the problem. That helps me start looking in the right direction. I have not worked with optos yet. So I will do a little research.
May have the swap back and get my game running right again. I have been missing it lately.

#2766 2 years ago
Quoted from Waderade812:

Thanks for your help. I need some time to go over and start diagnosing the problem. That helps me start looking in the right direction. I have not worked with optos yet. So I will do a little research.
May have the swap back and get my game running right again. I have been missing it lately.

Definitely check the optos in toy box! Especially the one on the left side, they tend to get loose from the balls flying into it; mine did.

#2767 2 years ago

I just had a great game! 'Finished (not timed out) 6 of the 7 songs, 8 seconds left on the last song on the first ball. Final score was 1.3 Billion but I have this pin set on 5 balls...the only pin I have not set on 3 - I like getting "my wings" every 30 games or so and 5 balls allows this at my old, old, old age.

#2768 2 years ago
Quoted from wtatumjr:

I just had a great game! 'Finished (not timed out) 6 of the 7 songs, 8 seconds left on the last song on the first ball. Final score was 1.3 Billion but I have this pin set on 5 balls...the only pin I have not set on 3 - I like getting "my wings" every 30 games or so and 5 balls allows this at my old, old, old age.

Hey 5 balls or 3 Bill, that is a great game you had. I believe in setting the game up for the way it makes it the most fun for you because if its not fun then you're not going to want to play it. Great game!

#2769 2 years ago
Quoted from Who-Dey:

I believe in setting the game up for the way it makes it the most fun for you because if its not fun

I keep reading little bit here and there that people have changed some settings to make the gameplay better. Is there a list of all of the adjustments?

#2770 2 years ago
Quoted from Who-Dey:

Hey 5 balls or 3 Bill, that is a great game you had. I believe in setting the game up for the way it makes it the most fun for you because if its not fun then you're not going to want to play it. Great game!

I wish I could just cheer this comment. This is 100% truth. Set every game up how YOU enjoy playing it. If that is floaty or fast, brutal or easy, 3 ball, 5 ball, 10 ball, none of it matters as long as it is how you like to play and enjoy it. No one else has any say in it, it is your game. And it is true for the games you own as well. If you like them, that is the only real thing that matters.

#2771 2 years ago
Quoted from DaveH:

I wish I could just cheer this comment. This is 100% truth. Set every game up how YOU enjoy playing it. If that is floaty or fast, brutal or easy, 3 ball, 5 ball, 10 ball, none of it matters as long as it is how you like to play and enjoy it. No one else has any say in it, it is your game. And it is true for the games you own as well. If you like them, that is the only real thing that matters.

I used to not want to stay from the factory settings at all and I generally dont too much but if a game is brutally hard or if I just want to make it a little easier to hit the wizard modes then I change it. Metallica is a good example, the game is just a lot of bashing and it gets tiring after awhile. When the new code came out they made it less bashing the targets and it became a much more fun game.

I was like hey that made the game alot more fun so I'm going to even take it down a tad further and I did and it's more fun now because you can get to the crank it up modes more often. Same with GB I made a couple small adjustments and made it a little easier and I like it 100% better now than before. I'm not a tournament player anyways so what's it matter right?

#2772 2 years ago

I need help.. I am having trouble finding a replacement post That supports the clear Plastic in front of the toybox. The screw head busted right off and I cant get the broken part out. It has the rubber sleeve that slides over it. there is 4 total

Thanks!

Update... I think we just found it on Pinball Life.. We will see when it shows up..

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#2773 2 years ago

Purchased NIB Pro Anyone know where I can purchase Dirty Donny shooter rod?

#2774 2 years ago
Quoted from hawkeyexx:

Purchased NIB Pro Anyone know where I can purchase Dirty Donny shooter rod?

congrats!

#2775 2 years ago
Quoted from cooked71:

Cliffy's finally got the kickout protectors done.....

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Anyone know if these are still being made? I don't see them on cliffys site

#2776 2 years ago
Quoted from bowtech:

Anyone know if these are still being made? I don't see them on cliffys site

Look on his Work In Progress page: https://www.passionforpinball.com/wip.htm Search for Aerosmith (almost at the bottom of the page)

#2777 2 years ago
Quoted from bowtech:

Anyone know if these are still being made? I don't see them on cliffys site

Yes, they are. I just bought the Pro kit from Cliffy a couple months ago.

#2778 2 years ago

I'm not saying Aerosmith is the *hardest* by any means, but my first shop job on it had some challenges. Lots of spotlights, layered plastics, spacers, etc. But she cleaned up nice! Fresh wax throughout, and totally balltrack-less!

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#2779 2 years ago
Quoted from scottslash:

I'm not saying Aerosmith is the *hardest* by any means, but my first shop job on it had some challenges. Lots of spotlights, layered plastics, spacers, etc. But she cleaned up nice! Fresh wax throughout, and totally balltrack-less![quoted image]

I just installed a set of Cliffys on my Pro.. The levels of plastic and spacers made it interesting for sure. I took alot of pics before.

I gave the playfield a light polish and coat of wax. Came out great!

#2780 2 years ago

Hope to open the box this weekend

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#2781 2 years ago
Quoted from hawkeyexx:

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Brings back memories.

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#2782 2 years ago

Anyone know if I can purchase these dome flasher in purple?

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#2783 2 years ago

I found the part number to change the flasher dome color.

#2784 2 years ago
Quoted from hawkeyexx:

I found the part number to change the flasher dome color.

PinballLife has some.

https://www.pinballlife.com/plastic-light-domes-twist-on.html

#2785 2 years ago
Quoted from hawkeyexx:

Anyone know if I can purchase these dome flasher in purple?[quoted image]

Good idea ..

#2786 2 years ago

If someone tries these in purple, let us know if they fit.

#2787 2 years ago

Here is the update. The flasher domes have tabs on them to hold them to the plastic. I thought about doing clear domes with purple led on the pcb board. Comet pinball has been emailing me. If I cant change the pcb board I will use purple dome.

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#2788 2 years ago

Joined the club today and my wife is thrilled.

I saved these speaker flasher mods for when I had Metallica. Anyone have them installed on Aerosmith and if so, where?

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#2789 2 years ago

Anyone add a Polk subwoofer to their machine? If so, how to you have the audio settings configured?

#2790 2 years ago
Quoted from bowtech:

Anyone add a Polk subwoofer to their machine? If so, how to you have the audio settings configured?

Interested too. Connecting my subwoofer tomorrow.

#2791 2 years ago

I have a polk sub hooked up, it's a great upgrade and really easy. Play around with the subwoofer settings until you get the desired result and youre good. PoMC good luck tomorrow you will love it.

#2792 2 years ago
Quoted from vex:

I have a polk sub hooked up, it's a great upgrade and really easy. Play around with the subwoofer settings until you get the desired result and youre good. PoMC good luck tomorrow you will love it.

mine has the hookup.. Have not plugged one it yet tho. The machine is so loud as it is.. I cant imagine the Sub hooked up. haha

#2793 2 years ago
Quoted from hawkeyexx:

Here is the update. The flasher domes have tabs on them to hold them to the plastic. I thought about doing clear domes with purple led on the pcb board. Comet pinball has been emailing me. If I cant change the pcb board I will use purple dome.[quoted image]

A clear dome might be too bright.. Think Im going to order the purple ones

#2794 2 years ago
Quoted from JeffJr:

A clear dome might be too bright.. Think Im going to order the purple ones

I have clear and purple on order from pinball life.....will update with photos soon. Going to install titan rings too.

#2795 2 years ago

First time with a Spike2 system machine. I have those speaker/amps that I posted above. They have alligator clips to connect to the terminals of a flasher. Spike2 seems a bit different with the connectors and I don't wanna F with anything with clips yet. Has anyone used mods with clips that connect to a flasher? Should that be avoided or how would I go about connecting? Thought about stripped a bit of the two wires from the flasher that go to a connector under the playfield and then connecting the clips to the bare wire. But asking of course before I do anything just for a cosmetic mod.

#2796 2 years ago
Quoted from djreddog:

If you haven't yet, please do yourself a favor and pull the post out of the bumpers. It truly opens up the game play on this machine.

Pulled my post last night and I like it gone so far for the same reasons you mentioned. Just got Aerosmith on Friday so wanted to get a feel for the game first before removing it.

#2797 2 years ago

Anyone have any cosmetic mods for sale? Looking used before looking brand new.

#2798 2 years ago
Quoted from PoMC:

First time with a Spike2 system machine. I have those speaker/amps that I posted above. They have alligator clips to connect to the terminals of a flasher. Spike2 seems a bit different with the connectors and I don't wanna F with anything with clips yet. Has anyone used mods with clips that connect to a flasher? Should that be avoided or how would I go about connecting? Thought about stripped a bit of the two wires from the flasher that go to a connector under the playfield and then connecting the clips to the bare wire. But asking of course before I do anything just for a cosmetic mod.

I doubt those speakers have low voltage flashers since they were made for MET. Spike systems use 5V flashers vs the 12V flashers of old. I suspect they might still light, just not flash very bright. Also, SPIKE games don't have many socketed flashers (most are LEDs on boards) so finding a good spot to clip them on may be tricky.

#2799 2 years ago
Quoted from Schwaggs:

I doubt those speakers have low voltage flashers since they were made for MET. Spike systems use 5V flashers vs the 12V flashers of old. I suspect they might still light, just not flash very bright.

Thanks for the feedback, I did not know that. I installed one, physically in place, but not connected to a flasher. I don't really like the look of it anyway, so won't be using them.

#2800 2 years ago

Had a couple questions about the code for the Aerosmith Limited. What was the original code for the game? When you update the code, does it reset the number of plays so there is no way to know how many total plays a game may have? Thanks for the help!

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