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ALIEN PINBALL - Game Over, Man, Game Over

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#29901 3 months ago

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#29902 3 months ago
Quoted from gprotein:

MK6PIN’s new Alien mod sign up list:
1. Gprotein
2. dergroover
3. Chrishoyle99
4. Bemmett
5. Enzare45
6. Wvpinball
7. Wdbthree
8. Nethawk86
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11. Fuko
12. gold1
13. Jayhawker1
14. the_one
15. MR-808
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19. Averell
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22. Pingo
23. Chucky
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25. May
There you have it MK6PIN. Well guys, we did it! Not sure who else pm Mark but didn’t put his name down but we have all 25 spots locked in.

Inspiring to see this (wait, where's my name !? ). Yea, I've got several in the PM's that will get one if they are interested once unveiled and we start the adventure. Pretty safe to say I won't need to gauge if interest is there. OG owners, as well as the game itself (not the company), truly define what the hobby is all about, imho. Grateful to be a part of the community, and support a truly amazing game that by all accounts was left for dead. Good things ahead!!!

#29903 3 months ago
Quoted from MK6PIN:

Inspiring to see this (wait, where's my name !? ). Yea, I've got several in the PM's that will get one if they are interested once unveiled and we start the adventure. Pretty safe to say I won't need to gauge if interest is there. OG owners, as well as the game itself (not the company), truly define what the hobby is all about, imho. Grateful to be a part of the community, and support a truly amazing game that by all accounts was left for dead. Good things ahead!!!

You can keep the prototype, I heard it means big money in pinball world

#29904 3 months ago

Dont forget to protect your work against illegal copies from a specific company famous for "borrowing" ideas.

#29905 3 months ago

Yes, good idea... but I'm sure, the next Lance Henriksen Special Edition will show that custom made parts!

#29906 89 days ago
Quoted from TomDK:

Dont forget to protect your work against illegal copies from a specific company famous for "borrowing" ideas.

No worries...some legit unobtainium as well as proprietary magic lives in this effort. I've actually given thought to this

#29907 83 days ago

Anyone knows if the servo pcb from HW and PB is identical ?

It seems that a friend has a broken servo pcb and it is not available at the shops.

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#29908 83 days ago

Be aware of the circumstance that the Servo-Connector for the replacement cannot used plug and play!
You have to change the wiring at the Servo-Drive or better change the connector on the board!

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#29909 83 days ago

Thank you Sir for this solution !
So there is hope to get the Xeno back to work .... lazy lady

I have also a spare from the first run , but this was already changed under Heigway, but it seems easier to use the pcb from the repro Alien and do this modifications.

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#29910 83 days ago

Interesting... we need to read out the information and redesign this damned board.
Stepper drive for the tongue is no problem, but this JAW-Board is very rare and hard to get.

#29911 82 days ago
Quoted from Averell:

Interesting... we need to read out the information and redesign this damned board.
Stepper drive for the tongue is no problem, but this JAW-Board is very rare and hard to get.

YUP! I actually got mine from PB directly after claiming a friends pin warranty parts repair. Their Jaw board dropped right in and worked. But was very hard to get.

#29912 81 days ago
Quoted from Nethawk86:

YUP! I actually got mine from PB directly after claiming a friends pin warranty parts repair. Their Jaw board dropped right in and worked. But was very hard to get.

PB wont sell this board to you guys?

#29913 81 days ago
Quoted from Roostking:

PB wont sell this board to you guys?

No. If you tell them it's for their first version, they just stop communicating. They've said they keep parts for their "new" machines only so we "old" ones don't buy up their inventory. It's why their "parts" website has never really been opened nor stocked with all their parts.

#29914 80 days ago
Quoted from Nethawk86:

No. If you tell them it's for their first version, they just stop communicating. They've said they keep parts for their "new" machines only so we "old" ones don't buy up their inventory. It's why their "parts" website has never really been opened nor stocked with all their parts.

Lol...I guess when this thread just bashes PB and then when you beg for a part from them you expect to be received with open arms, that's hilarious.

#29915 80 days ago
Quoted from kciaccio:

Lol...I guess when this thread just bashes PB and then when you beg for a part from them you expect to be received with open arms, that's hilarious.

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Oh My! Those are things we think but don't say out loud. Tsk tsk

#29916 79 days ago
Quoted from Nethawk86:

YUP! I actually got mine from PB directly after claiming a friends pin warranty parts repair. Their Jaw board dropped right in and worked. But was very hard to get.

Can you elaborate on „their jaw board“? The new games don’t have a jaw board. And no motor board. It’s all on one pcb. So not clear how they „hold back“ for their new games what they don’t have.

#29917 79 days ago
Quoted from gprotein:

MK6PIN’s new Alien mod sign up list:

There you have it MK6PIN. Well guys, we did it! Not sure who else pm Mark but didn’t put his name down but we have all 25 spots locked in.

I missed this whole thing u guys have to add me to the list !!
You have to !

#29918 79 days ago
Quoted from Averell:

Be aware of the circumstance that the Servo-Connector for the replacement cannot used plug and play!
You have to change the wiring at the Servo-Drive or better change the connector on the board!

Quoted from Lamoraldus:

Can you elaborate on „their jaw board“? The new games don’t have a jaw board. And no motor board. It’s all on one pcb. So not clear how they „hold back“ for their new games what they don’t have.

Mhhh .... Averell posted a picture from a new pcb and described which modifications are needet to mount it in an original Alien.
You write there is no such pcb ..... Do you have a picture from the "all in one board" ?

EDIT: I checked for a manual for the remake, but it seems there are no manuals out to have a look on the partslist.

#29919 79 days ago

TomDK I think it’s this one:
https://pbusasales.com/spare-parts/alien/electronics/boards/pcb-board-ie0116

It says Stepper Motor, Xeno Jaw and Tongue Mark.

Edit: I think there was a newer board for the servo or one that someone found in China. The cables from the servo were connected different. 5V on the outside instead of the middle or something like that.

#29920 79 days ago

Thank you
Yes this big pcb makes sense !

Maybe we should do a rerun of the original HW pcb. Seems to die on some pins.

#29921 79 days ago

As I said, JAW- and Tongue-Board should be redesigned for HW-Alien.
Actually I hvae to work out a lot of coding for WMS Indiana Jones, but we have to keep an eye for the HW-ALIEN for the near future to ensure the machine will work properly.

1 week later
#29922 71 days ago
Quoted from gprotein:

MK6PIN’s new Alien mod sign up list:
1. Gprotein
2. dergroover
3. Chrishoyle99
4. Bemmett
5. Enzare45
6. Wvpinball
7. Wdbthree
8. Nethawk86
9. Fossmin
10. Ulmpharmd
11. Fuko
12. gold1
13. Jayhawker1
14. the_one
15. MR-808
16. waywinn
17. TomDK
18. TomDK
19. Averell
20. Roadshow
21. wizzard
22. Pingo
23. Chucky
24. Wizard
25. May
There you have it MK6PIN. Well guys, we did it! Not sure who else pm Mark but didn’t put his name down but we have all 25 spots locked in.

Did i miss something? Looked back through and didnt see a call for a new mod or a limit for only 25. Always happy to add mods to my game so if theres room please add me.

#29923 71 days ago
Quoted from tronlover:

Did i miss something? Looked back through and didnt see a call for a new mod or a limit for only 25. Always happy to add mods to my game so if theres room please add me.

No worries, and no pressure at all. Its been a low key, slow moving process. It will be worth the wait, and I'll start sorting things in earnest once the holidays are over.
Once I can reveal/ price it, then the fun starts. Dedicated thread and a million emails....
There will be a single run, and everyone that wants one will have an opportunity.

#29925 68 days ago

I'm interessted in information if the chamber mod might interferre with the strobe light in the corner?
If so, the design should be improved... I dob't want to change anything in that area!

#29926 63 days ago

Posting for a friend. I have no idea regarding guitars, but he is selling this Alien based Ibanez guitar. I am asking him for better pics. If interested, I can provide contact information.

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#29927 63 days ago

That is not an alien guitar. It's a H.R. Giger themed guitar as stated on the box. He influenced the alien art.. but i don't think that guitar has anything to do with the movie franchise

#29928 63 days ago
Quoted from Dee-Bow:

That is not an alien guitar. It's a H.R. Giger themed guitar as stated on the box. He influenced the alien art.. but i don't think that guitar has anything to do with the movie franchise

Sorry, I realized that and should have edited tbh. I figured if someone might be interested from the thread they would PM and we could take it from there.

#29929 62 days ago
Quoted from Roostking:

Sorry, I realized that and should have edited tbh. I figured if someone might be interested from the thread they would PM and we could take it from there.

All good.. It's a beauty. I was definitely not trying to sound like a jerk or anything, so my apologies if i did. I love most of Giger's art and would want it even tho i can't play worth a shit. But that would be wrong! Cheers

#29930 62 days ago
Quoted from Dee-Bow:

All good.. It's a beauty. I was definitely not trying to sound like a jerk or anything, so my apologies if i did. I love most of Giger's art and would want it even tho i can't play worth a shit. But that would be wrong! Cheers

Not at all bud! Thanks for the clarification!.

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#29931 45 days ago

Hello, i need some help please, i have no problem with my Alien HP since long (it has the latest version 1.4), but today i have no video on the 3 screens after the booting.
Everything is working, all the leds are ok and i can launch a game, but the 3 screens stays black.
Cables are ok, i have unpluged the dvi's and connected an external monitor on it, and i can see the booting and the american megatrend screen, then the kernel is booting, the game runs and the screen stay black.
I suspect a problem with the graphic system of the computer but i don't succeed to enter in any recovery or testing page when booting linux.
Any help would be much appreciated
Thank you

1 week later
#29932 37 days ago

I've plugged an usb key to boot with linux systemrescue, the 3 screens are working but i still don't find the reason why they stay black when launching the game.
I've ordered a new computer @Alibaba to see if it works better.

#29933 36 days ago

Sometimes, somehow the system went mad due of different circumstances.
First you should reinstall the recovery version and update step by step until you have version 1.4 again.

#29934 36 days ago

Is the plastic under the flipper supposed to go above the playfield this much?

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#29935 36 days ago

No, should be flat with the surface.

#29936 36 days ago
Quoted from Averell:

No, should be flat with the surface.

I thought as much, but there doesn't seem to be any way to adjust them?
Unless the whole mechanism is lowered, base plate and all?

#29937 36 days ago
Quoted from Zigzagzag:

Unless the whole mechanism is lowered, base plate and all?

Possible, just some washers under .. thats it.

#29938 35 days ago
Quoted from TomDK:

Possible, just some washers under .. thats it.

Hm ... not sure about that.
The plastic sticks out more on the tip-side than on the bushing-side.
So washers would mean the whole base plate/mechanism would be angled - and the flipper too.
No, I think grinding down the plastic from the underside will be the way to go.

#29939 33 days ago

Hello, i'm looking for the complete iso for a system restoration. Could someone send me the file or a link to it please ?

Thanks

#29940 33 days ago

Anyone looking for an original standard model alien shoot me a pm..got a friend looking to live a nice one

#29941 32 days ago
Quoted from AdreXis:

Hello, i'm looking for the complete iso for a system restoration. Could someone send me the file or a link to it please ?
Thanks

http://weirpinball.com/alien/ for the install iso
https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=6419 for the updates.

#29942 29 days ago

After a complete restoration everything is ok ! And now i have a new computer with the 1.4 in stock

#29943 28 days ago

As I said, I never heard about a broken Mainboard, it's only an issue with corrupt storage devices.
As recommendation, use USB-terminals to ensure no IO-Board is working on a shared USB-port.
But you can use shared USB-ports for USB-dongle for mouse/keyboard and bootable Ubuntu device.

#29944 24 days ago
Quoted from Vimtoman:

Considering that bcd was kindly updating the firmware for us I was going to release the 3Dmodel for all that have a machine so that they could make them up themselves.
I really don't want to manufacture these for sale etc.
Also not to be mass produced for profit. This is for individual owners of the machine. Thanks
https://www.cgtrader.com/free-3d-print-models/games-toys/game-accessories/alien-pinball-display-bezel

Does anybody have this file and could share it with me, please?

#29945 23 days ago

Does this flap belong in this scoop? There are no holes for it in the scoop itself, but underneath it there's holes so the rivets would have space.

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#29946 23 days ago
Quoted from Zigzagzag:

Does this flap belong in this scoop? There are no holes for it in the scoop itself, but underneath it there's holes so the rivets would have space.
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Mystery solved. The flap was added to the scoop in the factory after production was started.

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#29947 15 days ago

Hey all, had an issue pop up with my original Alien, the wire that attaches the jaw to the servo arm or whatever in the mouth seems to have popped loose so jaw is just stuck open now. It appears the wire just attaches to that arm but I can't seem to reach in to attach it properly. Anyone else dealt with this? I'm assuming I'll have to take apart the head(no idea how easy that is) to even get to it but I'm not sure if I can just reattach it or if I maybe need to replace something. Been fortunate this is really the first issue I've ever had with the game. I attached some pictures but they aren't clear at all, it's a tight little area. Thanks in advance to anyone with knowledge on tackling this.

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#29948 15 days ago

Loose the screw on the left and right of the top of the head to remove it.
Maybe the support of the servo broke off.
Once you remove the entire assy, change the servo.
But take care and take a closer look to the wiring of the plug.
Without improved PCB circuit the wiring must be changed, otherwise the servo won't work.

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#29949 12 days ago

Let's see if this part may work... redesigned for HW because availbale versions for PB doesn't fit at all.

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#29950 12 days ago

wow a new post! Hoping it was new code update. Keep this thread alive!

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