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ALIEN PINBALL - Game Over, Man, Game Over


By HeighwayPinball

4 years ago



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#22951 11 months ago

Hi guys. Just more info. I have played very few games and there is a small amount of chipping at the main scoop by the xeno.
I recommend Mylar asap and a Cliffy which he does make one. Peace out ✌️!

#22952 11 months ago

yes you can bend the scoop or change the spring to reduce that but a cliffy asap

#22953 11 months ago
Quoted from Bartzenegger:

Hi guys ! I thought I saw a post b4 but couldn’t find it.
Does anyone know how to adjust the pf monitor.
Thank you to all

I Don't have my game yet, but I thought it was just four screws that are used to level it.

#22954 11 months ago
Quoted from Lamprey:

I Don't have my game yet, but I thought it was just four screws that are used to level it.

The screws don't really level it. Mine had some foam compressed under the four mounting holes on the bracket. The foam didn't help much with leveling (and looked kind of junky), so I purchased some neoprene washers from Home Depot - they look much better and allow for a small amount of level adjustment.

#22955 11 months ago

Thank you much Wayne for the info.
Im really enjoying the game. I think it takes a bit of tweaking b4 you can really appreciate it.

#22956 11 months ago
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#22957 11 months ago
Quoted from Sinestro:

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Team America!!!!

#22958 11 months ago
Quoted from Ballypinball:

yes you can bend the scoop or change the spring to reduce that but a cliffy asap

Who is selling cliffy for Alien?
Thanks

#22959 11 months ago
Quoted from colonel_caverne:

Who is selling cliffy for Alien?
Thanks

The most recent games come with a Cliffy protector on the scoop. If you are getting an older game, you can order one from Cliffy. Though maybe someone more local to you also has them.

www.passionforpinball.com

#22960 11 months ago

Hi all. I just played Alien yesterday and OMG was it amazing. My wife and I fell in love with it. I know Heighway made them and declared bankruptcy, but I'm hazy on details after reading a few pages:

1) Is someone still making this machine?

2) What is the biggest negative from owning one?

ty

#22961 11 months ago

1- No, just the hundred or so (no one knows for exactly sure) that are already out there.

2- worrying about parts/pieces but owners are stepping up and sourcing repair parts.

#22962 11 months ago
Quoted from MEuRaH:

Hi all. I just played Alien yesterday and OMG was it amazing. My wife and I fell in love with it. I know Heighway made them and declared bankruptcy, but I'm hazy on details after reading a few pages:
1) Is someone still making this machine?
2) What is the biggest negative from owning one?
ty

I don’t know for the US but some nib are remaining in EU.

#22963 11 months ago
Quoted from colonel_caverne:

I don’t know for the US but some nib are remaining in EU.

There are no NIB in US - the last container of games before bankruptcy went to Australia. There were 24 in that batch I think and all sold within a month or two.

#22964 11 months ago

Sounds like half went to Europe and the other half Australia

#22965 11 months ago
Quoted from Damonator:

There are no NIB in US - the last container of games before bankruptcy went to Australia. There were 24 in that batch I think and all sold within a month or two.

There were 1 or 2 left in Australia when I asked a few days ago.

#22966 11 months ago
Quoted from insx:

There were 1 or 2 left in Australia when I asked a few days ago.

I might buy another one. Game is freaking incredible, and I don't think there is a general appreciation yet for how well we can keep them supported. Think about it, hundred something complete games..incredible machine..could become a true collector piece.

#22967 11 months ago

I put a 2k deposit with Cointaker for an LE some time ago. About 2 months ago told me they are getting me a NIB LE. I waited and waited and waited. I wrote them tons of emails no response. They claimed it shipped.. nothing. No response. One guy was selling an LE from Australia here on pinside.. my only chance. But stupid me held off because I had a deposit with Cointaker and I trusted them.. and guess what.. nothing. Nada. No NIB LE. One big fat lie. Got my deposit back, went to another source and all Alien LE sold out, and had to get an SE. No more cointaker for me. I know some people swear by them but if they had just told me we can't get it for you, I could have at least got the LE from the other seller. Wasted my time and opportunity

#22968 11 months ago
Quoted from Oneangrymo:

I put a 2k deposit with Cointaker for an LE some time ago. About 2 months ago told me they are getting me a NIB LE. I waited and waited and waited. I wrote them tons of emails no response. They claimed it shipped.. nothing. No response. One guy was selling an LE from Australia here on pinside.. my only chance. But stupid me held off because I had a deposit with Cointaker and I trusted them.. and guess what.. nothing. Nada. No NIB LE. One big fat lie. Got my deposit back, went to another source and all Alien LE sold out, and had to get an SE. No more cointaker for me. I know some people swear by them but if they had just told me we can't get it for you, I could have at least got the LE from the other seller. Wasted my time and opportunity

Why Australia? There are some very few nib in Europe. That is still your opportunity

#22969 11 months ago
Quoted from colonel_caverne:

Why Australia? There are some very few nib in Europe. That is still your opportunity

Thanks for the tip, I think I am satisifed with my SE since it works fine. Once in a while the ball gets stuck, and the Only thing I am missing is the LE plaque and the side art/blades that light up. But other then that its working .. I would hate to order one over seas and come broken.. that would make me sad

#22970 11 months ago
Quoted from Oneangrymo:

I put a 2k deposit with Cointaker for an LE some time ago. About 2 months ago told me they are getting me a NIB LE. I waited and waited and waited. I wrote them tons of emails no response. They claimed it shipped.. nothing. No response. One guy was selling an LE from Australia here on pinside.. my only chance. But stupid me held off because I had a deposit with Cointaker and I trusted them.. and guess what.. nothing. Nada. No NIB LE. One big fat lie. Got my deposit back, went to another source and all Alien LE sold out, and had to get an SE. No more cointaker for me. I know some people swear by them but if they had just told me we can't get it for you, I could have at least got the LE from the other seller. Wasted my time and opportunity

Yeah. Dont know how I'd go on in life having to settle for an SE. Oh, the horror.

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#22971 11 months ago

Who is selling NIB Alien in EU? I've searched but found nothing

Maurizio

#22972 11 months ago
Quoted from maur:

Who is selling NIB Alien in EU? I've searched but found nothing
Maurizio

Zpeakabonk in France, RS Pinball in Austria just to name a few. They have the machines in stock (that I paid for by the way but whatever)

#22973 11 months ago
Quoted from NPO:

Yeah. Dont know how I'd go on in life having to settle for an SE. Oh, the horror.
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The dude is frustrated because he put down a deposit on what he was promised and didn't get it. No need to be a dick about it.

#22974 10 months ago

I even held it for a week without a deposit but had to sell it after that, sorry

#22975 10 months ago
Quoted from maur:

Who is selling NIB Alien in EU? I've searched but found nothing

https://vegas-store.de/shop/flipper/item/alien-le

#22976 10 months ago
Quoted from ronaldvg:

Zpeakabonk en France, RS Pinball en Autriche pour n'en citer que quelques-uns. Ils ont les machines en stock (que j'ai payé par ailleurs mais peu importe)

zpeakabonk in france has not sold for a long time... no more professionals have new in box for sale in France.

#22977 10 months ago
Quoted from Lamprey:

The dude is frustrated because he put down a deposit on what he was promised and didn't get it. No need to be a dick about it.

GTFO of here with that shit.

He got his deposit back. He got a game some people put $8000 down for, didn't get their money back, and didn't get a game they were promised. You miss the previous 400+ pages where all of that happened? Hell, he is even thumbs-upping my post, and he did not verbally retort, but YOU did....?

Know your history before you tell me what to do and start throwing out personal attacks.

#22978 10 months ago
Quoted from NPO:

GTFO of here with that shit.
He got his deposit back. He got a game some people put $8000 down for, didn't get their money back, and didn't get a game they were promised. You miss the previous 400+ pages where all of that happened? Hell, he is even thumbs-upping my post, and he did not verbally retort, but YOU did....?
Know your history before you tell me what to do and start throwing out personal attacks.

Shalimar is an indian restaurant in Ann arbor. It used to be good.. now it sucks. Indian restaurants are so hit or miss.

#22979 10 months ago

Silly question, but is the order of the modes linear (same every time) on this game or are they supposed to be random?

#22980 10 months ago
Quoted from adamross:

Silly question, but is the order of the modes linear (same every time) on this game or are they supposed to be random?

Any ramp shot rotates which mode is lit to be started next. There are strategic reasons you may want to play certain modes at certain times.

#22981 10 months ago

1000 Euro more expensive than RS in Austria !
I was in contact but got no answer why he raised the prices within 8 weeks for 1000 Euro

RS still has some and he test every game before shipping
Mine is working out of the box

#22982 10 months ago

Wayne is a great guy.

#22983 10 months ago

IS this the latest code loaded ?
Thank you!!

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#22984 10 months ago
Quoted from Ferret:

Any ramp shot rotates which mode is lit to be started next. There are strategic reasons you may want to play certain modes at certain times.

Never knew that, thanks!

#22985 10 months ago

Finally hooked up an external woofer. I bought this polk audio for 99.00 from Amazon. Stripped some speaker wire, put alligator clips on one end and connected it right to the existing woofer in the cabinet. It definitely adds more bass. I also got the Pinstadium lights they look awesome. Lights up the play field much better and can be controlled with iphone app (colors/brightness etc). Just FYI in case anyone looking to do some upgrades

#22986 10 months ago
Quoted from Oneangrymo:

Finally hooked up an external woofer. I bought this polk audio for 99.00 from Amazon. Stripped some speaker wire, put alligator clips on one end and connected it right to the existing woofer in the cabinet. It definitely adds more bass. I also got the Pinstadium lights they look awesome. Lights up the play field much better and can be controlled with iphone app (colors/brightness etc). Just FYI in case anyone looking to do some upgrades

Would love to see pics of your pinstadium lights when you get a chance!

#22987 10 months ago
Quoted from Bartzenegger:

IS this the latest code loaded ?
Thank you!!

Yes. 1.2 w/ the I/O boards at 0.9 is the latest.

#22988 10 months ago

Thank you ,
I’m still having led isues and I believe I have tested every which way possible to the point that I’m wondering if the code was a bad download?becuase the leds work normal until certain patterns start in attract mode then they lock on or off. Once that pattern goes back they work again like the code is programmed that way. Any information is appreciated. I have tried all previous mentioned tests. Cables could be a problem but why does it work right at the same times consistently?
Bart

#22989 10 months ago

It Could be a bad USB cable

on that IO board try swapping that out

#22990 10 months ago
Quoted from Bartzenegger:

I’m still having led isues and I believe I have tested every which way possible to the point that I’m wondering if the code was a bad download?becuase the leds work normal until certain patterns start in attract mode then they lock on or off. Once that pattern goes back they work again like the code is programmed that way. Any information is appreciated. I have tried all previous mentioned tests. Cables could be a problem but why does it work right at the same times consistently?

Have you tried the "All Lamps" test? This should cycle all lamps to red, green, blue, white, and black (off). You may discover that one or more lamps are not correctly handling one of those colors, which could be a lamp with a wiggly connection in its socket, or a bad lamp. The potential difference between attract mode and gameplay mode may be the wide range of colors that are used on all lamps during attract, as compared to normal gameplay where many lamps mostly stay their "normal" color. In other words, if a physical lamp has problems with blue, but that lamp is usually green during gameplay, the problem might not manifest until a lamp pattern actually drives that lamp's blue channel.

#22991 10 months ago

Thanks guys I have taking good lamps and put them into the B row all the way down to confirm that it’s not any individual lamp and tested game play, and in individual lamp and in all lamp and attract mode the LEDs misbehave as before , an actual socket maybe faulty is possible but guess I don’t see how it would perform normal At the same intervals? I will try cables and anything else you guys have to offer. Thank you thank you

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#22992 10 months ago

I was finally able to add an Alien to the lineup. I've wanted this pin since I played it several years ago an the Northwest Pinball and Arcade show. Not the route I had hoped my first NIB purchase would be, but still super pumped! Hopefully, I can keep her running with the support of the community.

Just need to get beacons installed and cliffy's and I should be set!

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Even got a blanket (towel) to tuck her in at night (mostly).
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#22993 10 months ago

haha blanket.
Looks good.

#22994 10 months ago

I just bought an Alien pinball.
So a few questions...

- do I have to put some mylar on the playfield? (scoop, magnet,..)
- Is it better to remove te post under the upper right flipper?
- Can I adjust my popbumpers? The doesn't "pop" a lot...
- Can i buy a lock for my backbox?

thx

#22995 10 months ago
Quoted from pascal-pinball:

I just bought an Alien pinball.
So a few questions...

- do I have to put some mylar on the playfield? (scoop, magnet,..)
- Is it better to remove te post under the upper right flipper?
- Can I adjust my popbumpers? The doesn't "pop" a lot...
- Can i buy a lock for my backbox?

You have a LOT of reading to do.....

#22996 10 months ago
Quoted from spfxted:

You have a LOT of reading to do.....

Can you just give me some quick answers? I don't have time to read 460 pages

#22997 10 months ago
Quoted from pascal-pinball:

Can you just give me some quick answers? I don't have time to read 460 pages

Here are some quick answers..
- do I have to put some mylar on the playfield? (scoop, magnet,..)
Nope, nobody can make you do anything. But you should put some mylar on the scoop and buy/install a cliffy.
- Is it better to remove te post under the upper right flipper?
No, don't do that.
- Can I adjust my popbumpers? The doesn't "pop" a lot...
Yes you can, its the same adjustment as any other pinball machine.. The spoon switch.
- Can i buy a lock for my backbox?
Yes you can, they are available on amazon. amazon.com link »

#22998 10 months ago
Quoted from knockerlover:

Here are some quick answers..
- do I have to put some mylar on the playfield? (scoop, magnet,..)
Nope, nobody can make you do anything. But you should put some mylar on the scoop and buy/install a cliffy.
- Is it better to remove te post under the upper right flipper?
No, don't do that.
- Can I adjust my popbumpers? The doesn't "pop" a lot...
Yes you can, its the same adjustment as any other pinball machine.. The spoon switch.
- Can i buy a lock for my backbox?
Yes you can, they are available on amazon. amazon.com link »

Is getting a lock for the backbox optional for some versions of Alien? Because my SE has like two locks

#22999 10 months ago
Quoted from Oneangrymo:

Is getting a lock for the backbox optional for some versions of Alien? Because my SE has like two locks

I dont know about that, but they aren't keyed alike.. so I replaced all of mine so they are all the same key.. Also, I didn't have the keys for one of the games..

#23000 10 months ago

Mine came keyed alike. Make sure your playfield screen is level.

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