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ALIEN PINBALL - Game Over, Man, Game Over

By HeighwayPinball

6 years ago


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#28751 79 days ago

Hey, got rid of my alien. Was digging through my parts stash today and found an unused io board. What are they going for now? Also have a bad io board (missing usb connector and it got fried) that I will throw in for free.

#28752 79 days ago

Big mistake...

#28753 79 days ago
Quoted from Averell:

Big mistake...

Sorry, but no. I am getting out of pinball. Plan is to keep celts when I get it, but everything else is getting sold just a matter of buttoning up projects and getting them listed.

Was it a big mistake to get rid of a 13k game I powered on maybe a couple times a month? Hell no. Alien is a great game, but prices for pins have reached levels where I looked around and decided there are other toys I'd rather have.

Monday, my mint, 1 owner, bone stock 99 Viper shows up. Hopefully six months from not I can finish my house and move into a much better place with land and either a lake or mountain view.

#28754 79 days ago
Quoted from dung:

Sorry, but no. I am getting out of pinball. Plan is to keep celts when I get it, but everything else is getting sold just a matter of buttoning up projects and getting them listed.
Was it a big mistake to get rid of a 13k game I powered on maybe a couple times a month? Hell no. Alien is a great game, but prices for pins have reached levels where I looked around and decided there are other toys I'd rather have.
Monday, my mint, 1 owner, bone stock 99 Viper shows up. Hopefully six months from not I can finish my house and move into a much better place with land and either a lake or mountain view.

Sounds like more fun then a dusty pinball machine. Well done congrats.

#28755 79 days ago
Quoted from dung:

Hey, got rid of my alien. Was digging through my parts stash today and found an unused io board. What are they going for now? Also have a bad io board (missing usb connector and it got fried) that I will throw in for free.

Sorry to hear as you were a valuable member of the community, but understand. I've got a couple of ventures that are gaining steam and very exciting from a life journey standpoint.

If things pan out, I will have to make a similar decision.

All the best....mark

#28756 78 days ago

My playfield LCD is not working?
At start up it says "no signal" then nothing more happens.
I have the big LCD in backbox, it works.

Both worked fine before.

#28757 78 days ago

Check the vga/dvi cable on the monitor and on the motherboard

#28758 78 days ago

Check the wiring in the housing of the playfield monitor, often the connection get loose or a cable fall off due to bad soldering.
Take care with the sticky tape and look closer to the sharp edges.

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#28759 77 days ago

Can anyone post some apron cards they put on their game. I guess they didn’t come with the game originally but let’s see some custom ones so I can help get some made for the new PB version. Thanks.

#28760 77 days ago

The original ALIEN has no apron cards, that are decals.

#28761 77 days ago
Quoted from Averell:

The original ALIEN has no apron cards, that are decals.

Yes I knew that, doesn’t anyone have any custom cards?

#28762 77 days ago

MK6Pin should have some from his apron project.

#28763 76 days ago
Quoted from Averell:

MK6Pin should have some from his apron project.

Joe helped me w the rules, my daughter and print team did some really cool touches, and the cards turned out awesome. As previously mentioned, these were gifted to the 25 who bought the Apron. I'd be way nervous w IP rights to release them. Surely someone will make a set for the VE game....

#28764 76 days ago

It has been years, and only changed my Avatar theme briefly when Heighway collapsed, thinking that me and all the other preorder people would never get a game ( note this excludes the problematic machines that did make it over here). As fate would have it, ended up w a legit final version which will always be my favorite theme and pin. The game is beautiful, plays as solid as any I have, and put countless hours modifying, improving, enjoying this thing. Not for sale until I'm out of the hobby.

Nothing I see on the VE interests me (as I already have one) but glad more of these get out and hopefully don't break and get the factory support that's needed.

Forgot how much pure terror that first Halloween movie brought, and what a classic it really is. I'm bordering fanboy status on this one and hope the game exceeds my expectations. So a new face it is for me (with a Xenomorph always under it).

#28765 71 days ago
Quoted from MK6PIN:

It has been years, and only changed my Avatar theme briefly when Heighway collapsed, thinking that me and all the other preorder people would never get a game ( note this excludes the problematic machines that did make it over here). As fate would have it, ended up w a legit final version which will always be my favorite theme and pin. The game is beautiful, plays as solid as any I have, and put countless hours modifying, improving, enjoying this thing. Not for sale until I'm out of the hobby.
Nothing I see on the VE interests me (as I already have one) but glad more of these get out and hopefully don't break and get the factory support that's needed.
Forgot how much pure terror that first Halloween movie brought, and what a classic it really is. I'm bordering fanboy status on this one and hope the game exceeds my expectations. So a new face it is for me (with a Xenomorph always under it).

Awesome! I also ordered the Halloween: CE. I'm really looking forward to it. I watched the original movie the other day in celebration.

#28766 70 days ago
Quoted from waywinn:

Awesome! I also ordered the Halloween: CE. I'm really looking forward to it. I watched the original movie the other day in celebration.

Me too!!!! Forgot how terrifying that thing was….I think it’s ironic that the original movies (Alien and Halloween) were released within 7 months of each other….2 of the most iconic movies for me….1 turned into an absolute deadly pin in original form…can’t wait to see, play, tinker with Spooky’s take on Halloween.

Side - Had family in town yesterday, and my Niece, along w her fiancé were totally freaked out w Alien….played it almost exclusively all afternoon (tried TWDLE and TRONLE but brutal, short lived encounters there, lol)…so much fun watching them experience the pin and comment/ get wide eyed when they got to some of the modes……(helped them get to self-destruct and couldn’t stop talking about how the entire machine just sort of takes on an “all in” vibe)

#28767 70 days ago
Quoted from MK6PIN:

Me too!!!! Forgot how terrifying that thing was….I think it’s ironic that the original movies (Alien and Halloween) were released within 7 months of each other….2 of the most iconic movies for me….1 turned into an absolute deadly pin in original form…can’t wait to see, play, tinker with Spooky’s take on Halloween.
Side - Had family in town yesterday, and my Niece, along w her fiancé were totally freaked out w Alien….played it almost exclusively all afternoon (tried TWDLE and TRONLE but brutal, short lived encounters there, lol)…so much fun watching them experience the pin and comment/ get wide eyed when they got to some of the modes……(helped them get to self-destruct and couldn’t stop talking about how the entire machine just sort of takes on an “all in” vibe)

Mark, what happened with your Avatar ! To me it was part of you !

#28768 70 days ago
Quoted from noitbe1:

Mark, what happened with your Avatar ! To me it was part of you !

Too kind!! Tried to explain a few posts above....

Being so close to the game and " all in" for so long, the recent events over the last few months w the VE feels too much like deja vu all over again, with a lesser game. Got to where it really was ruining my pinside experience due to the complete bullshit surrounding some of the narrative.

My form of " Pinside Therapy " I suppose, lol.

Most could care less, and it’s just a trigger for pause, before engaging in stupidity.

So many have done so much for this Pin....no worries..as stated above, there's a Xenomorph under that mask....

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#28769 61 days ago

Hi all,

It looks like the plunger broke off of the airlock solenoid for my Alien. The ball currently gets stuck when it falls down since it never makes contact with the ball. Does anyone know where I can find a replacement? Seems to be a pretty generic part so hopefully it's available to get somewhere. On a related note is if someone knows where to find the plunger for the sleep chamber/ball lock solenoid. That broke awhile back and will fix that one at the same time.

Thanks!

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#28770 60 days ago
Quoted from waywinn:

Hi all,
It looks like the plunger broke off of the airlock solenoid for my Alien. The ball currently gets stuck when it falls down since it never makes contact with the ball. Does anyone know where I can find a replacement? Seems to be a pretty generic part so hopefully it's available to get somewhere. On a related note is if someone knows where to find the plunger for the sleep chamber/ball lock solenoid. That broke awhile back and will fix that one at the same time.
Thanks!
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I recall most of the plungers, standups, and target switches were all B/W parts...no parts reference guide of course, so just pull the broken one out , measure, and match ( Marco was an easy source for me). I've only broken 1 standup since ownership, but remember taking things apart just to see if anything tough to source. Averell may have some part #'s for you...pretty straightfoward..

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#28771 36 days ago

Hi! This is my custom launch Button, better than the ugly yellow....!

I have about 12 stickers available + white base plate for the button if interrested.

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#28772 36 days ago

I’m interested in 2 pm me the price please

#28773 35 days ago

Will this work for the PB remake version too?

#28774 35 days ago
Quoted from Jjlp:

Hi! This is my custom launch Button, better than the ugly yellow....!
I have about 12 stickers available + white base plate for the button if interrested.
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Very nice!!...pm sent

#28775 35 days ago
Quoted from Lethal_Inc:

Will this work for the PB remake version too?

If it IS a standard launch Button it will fit

#28776 33 days ago

I have been reading this thread for a many months while looking for a nice example of a Heighway Alien. I recently purchased a beautiful, late build SE version from a fellow Pinsider. I absolutely love this Game!

I read in this thread where Ministry of Pinball is now offering the Electroliminescent Side Decal Set. WOW! Those would look awesome on my game. Unfortunately once I bought and received the EL Decals, I found out the SE doesn’t have the Inverter, OR the Y-connector.

Does anyone have any information on where I might obtain the correct Inverter and Y-Connector, along with instructions on how to install these items on my game so I can plug in the EL Decals? ANY help would be GREATLY appreciated. I have a significant amount invested in these Decals to just be hidden behind the plastic side panels.

TIA to anyone who can help.

#28777 33 days ago
Quoted from wvpinball:

I have been reading this thread for a many months while looking for a nice example of a Heighway Alien. I recently purchased a beautiful, late build SE version from a fellow Pinsider. I absolutely love this Game!
I read in this thread where Ministry of Pinball is now offering the Electroliminescent Side Decal Set. WOW! Those would look awesome on my game. Unfortunately once I bought and received the EL Decals, I found out the SE doesn’t have the Inverter, OR the Y-connector.
Does anyone have any information on where I might obtain the correct Inverter and Y-Connector, along with instructions on how to install these items on my game so I can plug in the EL Decals? ANY help would be GREATLY appreciated. I have a significant amount invested in these Decals to just be hidden behind the plastic side panels.
TIA to anyone who can help.

I am with you. I was so hyped the Ministry was going to make a kit for the side light blades to see they only made the blades. Without knowing what other equipment to buy or how to hook it up I am now disappointed.

#28778 33 days ago

You can order the matching Inverter on AliExpress or Alibaba.
Type in the information from the rating plate and order.
The y-connector should be available, too.
The Inverter has to be connected behind the security switch on 110/230 volts.
If you open the coindoor, the high power supply must be switched off.
Inner side panels and playfield back panel are connected together.

#28779 33 days ago

This is what you need, thanks to Averell for the pic !
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You should excuse MoP , I organised the firm and gave them my blades as a muster.
The elfoil where meened as spareparts, Bertjan (the owner of MoP) has no Alien pinball so he does not really know what he is selling. But I passed the information to him, maybe he will also list the inverters.
Same fpr the blades ... they are not included

#28780 33 days ago
Quoted from TomDK:

This is what you need, thanks to Averell for the pic !
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You should excuse MoP , I organised the firm and gave them my blades as a muster.
The elfoil where meened as spareparts, Bertjan (the owner of MoP) has no Alien pinball so he does not really know what he is selling. But I passed the information to him, maybe he will also list the inverters.
Same fpr the blades ... they are not included

Appreciate your efforts on the EL part of these!! The foil tends to fade over time ( the nature of their operation, not game specific) so will be nice to pick up a spare set. Mine still holding up quite well and glow nicely after several years....

I did shoot him an e-mail yesterday making sure these were for the "Heighway" Alien and potentially want to list them as such, oppossed to "PB" Alien....obviously won't fit the new PB versions.

Thanks again for doing those for the community!!!

#28781 33 days ago

Many thanks to you BOTH!

I'll see what I can find and if you don't mind... Get your approval prior to purchase.
Also may need a little a little guidance tying things in once the parts arrive. I REALLY don't want to mess this up.

Not sure if it makes a difference, but my game has no lit back panel... The kit from MOP only included the side EL panels.

Thank you again! I was very discouraged yesterday. I feel like this may happen now.

All the best, Dennis

#28782 33 days ago
Quoted from MK6PIN:

Appreciate your efforts on the EL part of these!! The foil tends to fade over time ( the nature of their operation, not game specific) so will be nice to pick up a spare set. Mine still holding up quite well and glow nicely after several years....
I did shoot him an e-mail yesterday making sure these were for the "Heighway" Alien , potentially want to list them as such, oppossed to "PB" Alien....they obviously won't fit the new PB versions.
Thanks again for doing those for the community!!!

#28783 33 days ago

It would be a stupid idea to mount elfoil plus sideart to the "new Alien".
Heighway was so smart and clever to mill out the cabinett for the elfoil and sideart, I am pretty sure that PB will not have this milled out area ...
There are several reasons to have a original

#28784 33 days ago

Does anyone have a source for the slingshot led strips?

Couple of mine are going colorblind every now and then and displaying whatever color they think it right

#28785 32 days ago
Quoted from TomDK:

So is gameroom.no a fraud ?

Quoted from Starscream:

Does anyone have a source for the slingshot led strips?
Couple of mine are going colorblind every now and then and displaying whatever color they think it right

I just bought some WS2812B 5050 LEDs from eBay and swapped them out - they are very cheap, though you might find it a fiddly job if your eyesight is as dodgy as mine.

#28786 32 days ago
Quoted from TomDK:

It would be a stupid idea to mount elfoil plus sideart to the "new Alien".
Heighway was so smart and clever to mill out the cabinett for the elfoil and sideart, I am pretty sure that PB will not have this milled out area ...
There are several reasons to have a original

Understatement!!

#28787 29 days ago

Any idea how to swap out a face hugger on the slings? Mine came with spares and now a tail has fallen off one but looking at it I haven't a clue where to start!

#28788 29 days ago

You have to dismantle the entire slingshot assy to remove the face hugger.
It's mounted with two screws to the slingshot lever.

#28789 29 days ago
Quoted from Averell:

You have to dismantle the entire slingshot assy to remove the face hugger.
It's mounted with two screws to the slingshot lever.

Gotcha, lowering the face hugger to the pf will enable me to get to those screws once the mech is dropped from the underside. Thanks mate, time to get fiddling!

#28790 29 days ago

Decided to give her a wax yesterday ( Mirco Playfield that has actually been amazing...crazy) and had a nice Alien night....

This game is really something special,. With all the elements tied together it simply redefined immersion in a gameplay experience for me.

Classic Sci Fi horror captured in a pinball experience....a shame the manufacturer couldn't sustain and support/ refine this thing, leaving the community to sort.

Regardless....such a badass machine!!!

#28791 27 days ago
Quoted from JonCrox:

Any idea how to swap out a face hugger on the slings? Mine came with spares and now a tail has fallen off one but looking at it I haven't a clue where to start!

A simple fix:

Take the fachugger tail and drill a hole with a needle in both parts.
Take a paperclip and weld it in correct position, some plastic glue. Press tohether both sides and let dry for 24 hours.

For me this fix took 10 minutes and is stable for over 30 games now.
On the next bigger action the facehugger will be swapped but so far. It works well.

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#28792 12 days ago

Does anyone remember who created the 3-D printed airlock mod? It used to be a downloadable file. I’d like to grab it again if anyone has it or knows where to find it. Thanks.

#28794 12 days ago

Yes

#28795 9 days ago

Anyone had the link?

#28796 9 days ago

I still have 4 sets of unused think geek alien coasters as well as a working io board from the alien I sold. If anyone has interest shoot me a pm.

#28798 9 days ago

Just freakin love this machine!!!!

I'll post some items being worked on behind the scenes in a couple weeks, furthering performance...

#28799 8 days ago

I have one question, does highways Alien get pinball brothers updates or is highway alien TOAST ?

#28800 8 days ago
Quoted from TouchingEvil:

I have one question, does highways Alien get pinball brothers updates or is highway alien TOAST ?

My answer is...........How many things can you make with "toast"?

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