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Alice Cooper's Nightmare Castle Club: Enter at own risk!

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#7451 19 days ago
Quoted from PunkPin:

Could you post a pic of where you put the rubber when you get a chance? Is it around the diverter? At first I was thinking it was the little black hump behind Frank but doesn't seem like he would have clearance to raise and lower if I put a rubber there

Give me a couple of days

#7452 19 days ago
Quoted from dnapac:

This. The guide sometimes was allowing the orbit to be too wide and the ball would miss the switch.

To get a path step, the ball needs to hit 2 switch in a row along the orbit.

When the ball is rolling fast it doesn’t work most of times - I did slow mo video records and the ball hits both switches well… even in test mod all switches are working fine.

It’s really weird… I have tried tones of settings.

#7453 19 days ago
Quoted from Flipado:

To get a path step, the ball needs to hit 2 switch in a row along the orbit.
When the ball is rolling fast it doesn’t work most of times - I did slow mo video records and the ball hits both switches well… even in test mod all switches are working fine.
It’s really weird… I have tried tones of settings.

Are the switches sensitive enough? Maybe with the fast ball roll the switch isn’t triggering and just needs to be adjusted to be more sensitive.

#7454 19 days ago
Quoted from Flipado:

even in test mod all switches are working fine.

Have you rolled the ball around the orbit in test mode?

You should get 2 beeps as the ball (not a finger or tool) rolls around the orbit and over the 2 switches.

Switches can be a pain to get right - but some bending of the actuator will hopefully get you sorted.

rd

#7455 18 days ago
Quoted from rotordave:

Have you rolled the ball around the orbit in test mode?
You should get 2 beeps as the ball (not a finger or tool) rolls around the orbit and over the 2 switches.
Switches can be a pain to get right - but some bending of the actuator will hopefully get you sorted.
rd

Yep I did all test ways. In test mode you have to beep for each switches that means 4 contacts to record a path.

When the ball is full speed I made sure it rolls over the both switches adjusting the guide and watching a slow motion video record.

Then I bended and twisted switches to make sure the will activate properly without disrupting the ball direction… it works manually when the ball is slow but hardly with shot from a flipper… a real Nightmare

#7456 18 days ago
Quoted from Flipado:

Yep I did all test ways. In test mode you have to beep for each switches that means 4 contacts to record a path.
When the ball is full speed I made sure it rolls over the both switches adjusting the guide and watching a slow motion video record.
Then I bended and twisted switches to make sure the will activate properly without disrupting the ball direction… it works manually when the ball is slow but hardly with shot from a flipper… a real Nightmare

Ball might be getting airborne and jumping a switch. It happens!

Spinners registering ok?

rd

#7457 18 days ago
Quoted from Flipado:

… a real Nightmare

I see what you did there

Do you have an extra switch or two on the side that you can swap and see if that makes the difference?

#7458 18 days ago
Quoted from rotordave:

Ball might be getting airborne and jumping a switch. It happens!
Spinners registering ok?
rd

spinner is OK - Combo are triggerred or regsitered with orit shot - just that path on the map isn't working well.

#7459 18 days ago
Quoted from DK:

I see what you did there
Do you have an extra switch or two on the side that you can swap and see if that makes the difference?

Changing switches is the only solution I have left. But I don't have any - shall I purchase one from Spooky? or other brand ?
Thanks

#7460 18 days ago
Quoted from Flipado:

spinner is OK - Combo are triggerred or regsitered with orit shot - just that path on the map isn't working well.

So, the switches register with some shots?

#7461 18 days ago
Quoted from dnapac:

So, the switches register with some shots?

Yes but watch out there are two switches by side of the orbits. You need to activate two switches in a row to register the path.

#7462 18 days ago

Hey all, have an opportunity to trade my dialed in se for a ACNC. Haven’t played it before but I am gonna go check it out this weekend. Just wondering what owners and people who have put some decent time into this game think about it. What are things you love about this game? Any things that are concerns? I tend to cycle my game pretty quickly.

#7463 18 days ago
Quoted from Enron64:

Hey all, have an opportunity to trade my dialed in se for a ACNC. Haven’t played it before but I am gonna go check it out this weekend. Just wondering what owners and people who have put some decent time into this game think about it. What are things you love about this game? Any things that are concerns? I tend to cycle my game pretty quickly.

Theme, artwork, rules, light show…all great! Sounds, well, it’s Alice Cooper…so rocking! It’s a tight shooter…can really kick your a$$…especially if you only play it occasionally. Great toys, and a ton of fun to play. Build quality of cab and playfield are awesome. The mechs (Guillotine, Frank, diverter) can be a little bit of a pain if you need to replace the servos, but with the videos I can send you, it’s not bad.

#7464 18 days ago
Quoted from Enron64:

Hey all, have an opportunity to trade my dialed in se for a ACNC. Haven’t played it before but I am gonna go check it out this weekend. Just wondering what owners and people who have put some decent time into this game think about it. What are things you love about this game? Any things that are concerns? I tend to cycle my game pretty quickly.

This game captures that "world under glass" feeling. It's tough and you will have brick shots but you leave with that "one more game" feeling. We are addicted to ours, I don't see it leaving my collection.

#7465 18 days ago
Quoted from Flipado:

spinner is OK - Combo are triggerred or regsitered with orit shot - just that path on the map isn't working well.

I was thinking last night - Have you watched any gameplay videos?

Not every shot moves around the map .. and the modes take multiple orbits to start.

From memory - I’m not near my machine - first mode start is one left orbit, one right orbit.

Next one is 3 orbits. Etc etc.

It *may* be that it is working ok … if it is registering the other shots then maybe that’s it?

See if your game works the same as this one.

rd

#7466 17 days ago
Quoted from rotordave:

I was thinking last night - Have you watched any gameplay videos?
Not every shot moves around the map .. and the modes take multiple orbits to start.
From memory - I’m not near my machine - first mode start is one left orbit, one right orbit.
Next one is 3 orbits. Etc etc.
It *may* be that it is working ok … if it is registering the other shots then maybe that’s it?
See if your game works the same as this one.
rd

Yeap but most of time I do 3 orbit left + 3 orbit right just to start the first mode… you can image how hard it could be to reach the 3rd monsters knowing the path step is getting longer and longer.

So frustrating!

#7467 17 days ago
Quoted from Flipado:

Yeap but most of time I do 3 orbit left + 3 orbit right just to start the first mode… you can image how hard it could be to reach the 3rd monsters knowing the path step is getting longer and longer.
So frustrating!

Three words - SUPER SKILL SHOT!

Shoot either ramp or crypt to light the secret passage for 1 shot mode start!

Also: nobody has messed with your settings? Maybe do a reset just in case.

rd

#7468 16 days ago

I just joined the club today. What a fantastic pin. Now to dive into the rules and figure this amazing pin out. Anything cool mod wise for this game and do you guys just leave the lights the way they are or do you add anything to brighten up the pin? Obviously the dark horror theme goes well with the lighting so I was just curious.

#7469 16 days ago
Quoted from Deyanks98:

I just joined the club today. What a fantastic pin. Now to dive into the rules and figure this amazing pin out. Anything cool mod wise for this game and do you guys just leave the lights the way they are or do you add anything to brighten up the pin? Obviously the dark horror theme goes well with the lighting so I was just curious.

I have the volcano mod on the left ramp and several other mods. I really like the real knocker for extra ball on this game.

#7470 16 days ago
Quoted from scottieIA:

I have the volcano mod on the left ramp and several other mods. I really like the real knocker for extra ball on this game.

I think this one might have the volcano mod now that you mentioned that. Also it’s the silver edition version so it has the knocker on it and I really do like that when you get the extra ball. I’m sure my wife will hate it though. Lol.

#7471 16 days ago
Quoted from Deyanks98:

I think this one might have the volcano mod now that you mentioned that. Also it’s the silver edition version so it has the knocker on it and I really do like that when you get the extra ball. I’m sure my wife will hate it though. Lol.

My wife absolutely hates loud knockers! She jumps every time...even if I warn her about it.

#7472 16 days ago

So how many different versions of AC. I have the silver powder coat with knocker. I didn’t realise some didn’t come with the knocker. Was the silver powder coat extra over the blue

#7473 16 days ago
Quoted from Kenz:

So how many different versions of AC. I have the silver powder coat with knocker. I didn’t realise some didn’t come with the knocker. Was the silver powder coat extra over the blue

You have the standard powder coat. Blue was an optional upgrade. Knockers we’re also an optional upgrade.

#7474 16 days ago
Quoted from Kenz:

So how many different versions of AC. I have the silver powder coat with knocker. I didn’t realise some didn’t come with the knocker. Was the silver powder coat extra over the blue

They didn't have models, people could just add what they wanted

#7475 15 days ago
Quoted from finnflash:

They didn't have models, people could just add what they wanted

Yeah here’s some more info for those that asked:

https://alicecooperpinball.com/

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#7476 15 days ago
Quoted from Deyanks98:

Yeah here’s some more info for those that asked:
https://alicecooperpinball.com/
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Yeah, that’s the Alice Cooper Fanclub offerings.

Direct from Spooky it was:

Base model: $6450

Then everything else was an optional extra.

Purple trim
Knocker
Shaker
Butter cab +$1000
Plastic protectors
Inner art blades

rd

#7477 14 days ago
Quoted from rotordave:

Yeah, that’s the Alice Cooper Fanclub offerings.
Direct from Spooky it was:
Base model: $6450
Then everything else was an optional extra.
Purple trim
Knocker
Shaker
Butter cab +$1000
Plastic protectors
Inner art blades
rd

Is there any place to get the art blades at or the backbox decal around the speakers?

#7478 14 days ago
Quoted from Deyanks98:

Is there any place to get the art blades at or the backbox decal around the speakers?

The art for te backbox speakers is a mod - someone here made them up.
The side art blades, contact Spooky. That's "factory" from them. They'd the the ones to sell you a set.

#7479 14 days ago
Quoted from Coyote:

The art for te backbox speakers is a mod - someone here made them up.
The side art blades, contact Spooky. That's "factory" from them. They'd the the ones to sell you a set.

Thanks I emailed the company about the backbox speaker mod and a gentleman from this group had a set of art blades he just sold me. Glad I asked as that really helped me out. Definitely like the way they look.

#7480 11 days ago

So my guillotine stopped working again but it has not blown the fuse. I had taken it apart and had it working again. I am starting to think its a bad servo but it does move freely. What is the name of that servo in utilities mode? Its confusing that it not just called the guillotine.

#7481 11 days ago
Quoted from Don44:

So my guillotine stopped working again but it has not blown the fuse. I had taken it apart and had it working again. I am starting to think its a bad servo but it does move freely. What is the name of that servo in utilities mode? Its confusing that it not just called the guillotine.

Service menu - utilities- servos - chop (top, lock position, and chop release)

There are the ones I’ve used to replace my ACNC servos.

amazon.com link »

#7482 10 days ago

OK thanks, is this just as good as the original part. I could not seem to find the spooky replacement part anywhere online

#7483 10 days ago
Quoted from Don44:

OK thanks, is this just as good as the original part. I could not seem to find the spooky replacement part anywhere online

It uses metal gears…so as good or better.

#7484 10 days ago

Looking for the following mods:

Secret Passage Sign
Volcano
Castle Wall Clip
Any 3-D printed castle add-on mods (tower, tunnel, etc. but not the ramp clip)

PM me if you're willing to sell

#7485 9 days ago

I put the new servo in and after making adjustments for hours to get it in the right position it works great now. My only problem is I can’t get the ball to stay on that ramp when I hit it with the upper flipper.? I’ve been making adjustments and nothing seems to be consistent. That skinny little ramp is definitely a bad design, as isbthe guillotine. Any advice on keeping the ball on that ramp?

#7486 8 days ago
Quoted from Don44:

I put the new servo in and after making adjustments for hours to get it in the right position it works great now. My only problem is I can’t get the ball to stay on that ramp when I hit it with the upper flipper.? I’ve been making adjustments and nothing seems to be consistent. That skinny little ramp is definitely a bad design, as isbthe guillotine. Any advice on keeping the ball on that ramp?

Damn…I have the videos for those adjustments for the servos…I can email the links if you pm me. I’m confused…is the ball falling off the ramp or coming back down to the flipper…you’re talking the guillotine ramp, correct.

#7487 8 days ago

I did use the video, but I think I had to take that gear off about six times to get it just right. After I hit the backhand shot with the upper flipper onto that ramp it falls when it goes on the wire form about 30% of the time and goes behind the drop target through that hole

#7488 8 days ago
Quoted from Don44:

I did use the video, but I think I had to take that gear off about six times to get it just right. After I hit the backhand shot with the upper flipper onto that ramp it falls when it goes on the wire form about 30% of the time and goes behind the drop target through that hole

Weird. Take a pic where the black ramp meets the wire form. This is how mine looks.

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#7489 8 days ago

Oh wait…you mean the actual guillotine. Make sure you have this clear plastic deflector in place.

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#7490 8 days ago

It falls off as soon as it goes on the wire form

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#7491 8 days ago

Fall to cab side or towards the middle? Can you loosen the nuts holding the wire form and tilt the wire form slightly…re-align?

#7492 8 days ago

I have tried adjusting everything and bending the ramp a little I guess I’ll just have to tinker with it a little more

#7493 8 days ago
Quoted from Don44:

I have tried adjusting everything and bending the ramp a little I guess I’ll just have to tinker with it a little more

Maybe decrease the flipper power, or put a small piece of high density foam (self stick) near the curve of the black ramp…maybe the ball is shooting through too fast and just needs to be slowed a little…just a thought.

#7494 8 days ago

…I had the same problem. Approx. 30% of the balls fell off the wire ramp. A little black felt on the walls of the black metal ramp to slow down the ball and guide it onto the wireform ramp did the trick.

#7495 8 days ago

Thanks for the suggestions. I'm working right now but going to take a look later

#7496 7 days ago

Is this a WPC Cabinet and Backbox? I’ve never seen one in the wild.

#7497 7 days ago

I am pretty sure I have everything working properly with the guillotine and the servo. Good suggestion on those servos from Amazon. One last problem I have, occasionally when I am playing a game the sound and video will cut out for about a second and then come back on. I can go several games without this happening or it can happen a few times in one game.

#7498 7 days ago
Quoted from Don44:

I am pretty sure I have everything working properly with the guillotine and the servo. Good suggestion on those servos from Amazon. One last problem I have, occasionally when I am playing a game the sound and video will cut out for about a second and then come back on. I can go several games without this happening or it can happen a few times in one game.

Make sure the connections are tight in the back of the speaker panel…with the display and the speakers.

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