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ALIEN PINBALL - Game Over, Man, Game Over


By HeighwayPinball

4 years ago



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Post #9151 Insight from Alien's programmer on tournament mode Posted by Ferret (2 years ago)

Post #9234 Update on distribution Posted by HeighwayPinball (2 years ago)

Post #9660 Here we show you a short clip from the 'Ambush Multiball' mode Posted by HeighwayPinball (2 years ago)

Post #10128 Photo of Alien at UK Trade Show Posted by unigroove (2 years ago)

Post #10230 game play video from EAG UK tradeshow Posted by Join_The_Cirqus (2 years ago)

Post #10231 game play video from EAG UK tradeshow Posted by Join_The_Cirqus (2 years ago)

Post #10914 Alien ships Posted by ZenTron (2 years ago)

Post #10916 Alien ships Posted by HeighwayPinball (2 years ago)

Post #11230 Key posted, but no summary given Posted by ezeltmann (2 years ago)

Post #11372 Nordman outline for Alien Posted by solarvalue (2 years ago)

Post #11389 CAD comparison of final Aliens vs Nordman drawing Posted by EalaDubhSidhe (2 years ago)

Post #11417 Gameplay from Heighway as of 2/28/17 Posted by HeighwayPinball (2 years ago)

Post #13008 Andrew reveals the LE artwork and ramp installation in an alien day video Posted by HeighwayPinball (2 years ago)

Post #13013 Andrew confirms LE art is finally approved by fox Posted by HeighwayPinball (2 years ago)

Post #13022 Andrew explains the artist difference for the LE backglass Posted by HeighwayPinball (2 years ago)

Post #14488 Andrew returns, hints at big announcement coming in a few days. Posted by HeighwayPinball (2 years ago)

Post #15501 Copy of update posted to Facebook by the new HP Posted by Dust2000 (1 year ago)


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#8285 2 years ago

A few of the features were out, it's hard to beat the theme and A/V on it is very cool (INMHO).

My unsolicited comment would be the fact that the big 27 LCD screen was a mirror. You could so much more atmospherically could be done with different content on the big screen. Such as shock scares that dare you to look away from the playfield screen.

You could use the playfield LCD to direct you using the motion scanner to the correct ramp as a backup to the playfield LCD lighting.

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#11327 2 years ago

I may have missed it in this thread, but at some point are we going to see hi-res images of the add-ons for Alien on the Heighway pinball site versus placeholder images? As some add-ons are cosmetic in nature, a picture is worth a thousands words and a video is better.

(my comment excludes the beacons which have been addressed before)

#11435 2 years ago
Quoted from budroosker:

I may have missed it in this thread, but at some point are we going to see hi-res images of the add-ons for Alien on the Heighway pinball site versus placeholder images? As some add-ons are cosmetic in nature, a picture is worth a thousands words and a video is better.
(my comment excludes the beacons which have been addressed before)

Quoted from violinfather:

Any photos of fibre optic ramps on this pin?

Good Question

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#11972 2 years ago

You are forgetting Big Trouble in Little China! How could you!

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#14144 2 years ago

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#15406 1 year ago

Yes I did

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#15685 1 year ago

They Mostly come in the afternoon, mostly. Many thanks to Melissa @ cointaker who has been cheery and extremely helpful given a tough situation.

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#15702 1 year ago

You would get the playfield and side panel art in a crate so you could switch out games.

For Full Throttle it may require a ZBox cpu to be compatible with future games (? last I heard).

#15761 1 year ago
Quoted from Wickerman2:

Need a re-review of Alien from a recent owner. People aren't going to start buying in quantity unless they hear that any lighting or xeno head issues have been resolved.

Both are working great in mine.

I would suggest getting an external powered subwoofer because the one in the machine doesn't do it justice. However, it could just be I am configuring something wrong.

#15763 1 year ago
Quoted from Ferret:

daudioguy specifically did the audio so it would have extra pizzazz with an external subwoofer.

Does anyone have a good but on the cheap suggestion for an external subwoofer to buy?

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#16112 1 year ago
Quoted from BrewinBombers:

This whole thread is in a Groundhog Day loop.
BEGIN
10 YAY Alien Pinball
20 Everything is fine
:

Quoted from way2wyrd:

This one compiles
5 CLS
10 PRINT "YAY Alien Pinball"
140 GOTO 10

Remember to rewind your Vic20 tape drive after loading.

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#16388 1 year ago
Quoted from delt31:

OK thanks. I really just want those beacons.....wonder how much they would be sep. Def get them if they are interactive with game.

They were a $220 option early on priced directly from the Heighway website. You would have to ask Melissa how much they are now.

Interactive...

Quoted from budroosker:

On Power up then cycle for a while
On Attract the cycle when going through the videos on the first part
On Loader Battle
Haven't hit the all out war or self destruct in a while I'll have to watch for it
I read somewhere else they are coding for them to come on more.
They really aren't overwhelming and are not over done.

#16395 1 year ago
Quoted from Join_The_Cirqus:

The new update sounds fantastic as well, as I know the team has been hard at work to get everything just perfect.

1. How have you heard the update?
2. When is it conservatively scheduled for release if you know?

#16398 1 year ago
Quoted from Join_The_Cirqus:

From Heighway Facebook Page
Alien V0.99 (available later this month)

Later this month is now last month. (why I asked)

I guess I took "sounds fantastic" too literally! My bad, hoping for some inside info there. It does sound (as in how it was portrayed and not, I heard it and it's excellent!) great, hence my anticipation. Conclusion unjumped.

#16399 1 year ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Gotta love that on the 1st of the month

1st and 15th.

#16401 1 year ago
Quoted from delt31:

Thanks but would

Thanks but would they interact with the game?

Yep

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#16518 1 year ago
Quoted from jeffspinballpalace:

Have you heard anything about the process for upgrading software? 1.0 has been out for almost a week, no?

Heighway Pinball
September 6 at 6:40am ·
We are sorry to inform you that software V0.99 will not be available. Our developers are so fast that we will instead put at least V1.0 on all machines. We will offer an update for existing machines later.

#16601 1 year ago
Quoted from Ferret:

Just out of curiosity, what software update are you looking for?

1.02

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#16786 1 year ago

I received the new miniPC and dropped it in and I am now running 1.0.

One thing I can say from a hardware stand point the sound output of the miniPC versus Zotac is much better. So bonus there.

#16788 1 year ago
Quoted from delt31:

That's great to hear. Just curious are you located in the US or abroad? Sounds like they just mailed you the new minipc and you receive one of the original Alien pins? Experience better thus far?

I haven't really put the new code through the paces, but I was doing well to begin with. I expect for me it will just amount to the changes in ruleset, sounds, and video clips that will be the difference (in regards to experience). Yes i'm in the U.S. (see avatar) and I have a later pin.

#16791 1 year ago

You mean you haven't seen avatar?

He asked if I was in the U.S. I was saying look at the location info to the right of my picture.

#16793 1 year ago
Quoted from nwpinball:

FYI, your location says "Unknown, captain!"

Well I guess my privacy setting is set. My bad!

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#17180 1 year ago

Around 1:12 on you can see it is more quadrant based then exact shot. That last shot vent 3 while you are in multi ball is tough. Shots that will count as one shot will show as a dot.

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#17584 1 year ago
Quoted from Ferret:

The next (probably) code release will add support for adjusting coil strengths.

This is Great to Hear!

#17819 1 year ago
Quoted from jeep-mustang:

After looking at the layout under the playfield you can see that there are 3 I/O boards (on Full Throttle at least, not sure on Alien but looks like 3 also from the only under playfield pic I could find) These I/O boards run the whole board that they are connected to.

There are four I/O boards 1-3 are under the playfield. C is in the bottom of the cabinet. The switch test will tell you which one does what.

#17852 1 year ago
Quoted from Indypin:

Still, if this was going to be added on later as an option, I don't know how I could do it.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/get-away-from-her-you-bitch-alien-club-all-members-expendable

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#19051 1 year ago
Quoted from VividPsychosis:

1. When I hit the left flipper or hold the flipper I hear a loud constant squeal or high pithed sound from beneath the playfield. The right flipper doesn’t do it. Additionally l, it slightly messes with some of the colors on the inserts that are lit.

2. When I hit the right flipper there is no squeal or constant sound (so that’s good) however, anytime I hit the flipper or hold it, the inserts on the playfield, all over, go crazy and change colors rapidly. Additionally it lights up certain inserts that aren’t on and flashes different colors.
Here is the video link of the issue:

I/O software update (when available) is supposed to fix these I have been told. Contact support.

#19180 1 year ago

try the side

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#19518 1 year ago

Ask Helmut for a code base image versus an update file. You can load it by using a Ubuntu bootable flash drive. He can help you out.

support@heighwaypinball.com

#19611 1 year ago

Update on I/O drivers will hopefully fix this one soon->

Quoted from WeirPinball:

High pitched sound when I hold the left flipper.

Also, I don't if anyone noticed this, but if you have EL Blades I would move the power supply to back right corner of the cabinet away from all the backbox harnesses. I noticed some hum from power supply through the speakers and then moved it and it went away. (make sure to ground it still!)

If you don't have EL Blades get em.

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#20108 1 year ago

Are those return ramps you received new ones that stop the ball jump issue? I can't tell as the thing I want to see is on the other side of them.

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#20110 1 year ago
Quoted from Join_The_Cirqus:

I believe that is exactly what they are supposed to help

Good News! Can you provide an update after you run them through the wringer?

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#21451 1 year ago
Quoted from Skuggemannen:

While the fan is loaded with shit, it is somewhat hard to have a discussion about technical details, parts and experiences for those who actually received Alien here. Do we have a thread for that anywhere?

http://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/get-away-from-her-you-bitch-alien-club-all-members-expendable

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#22149 1 year ago
Quoted from Join_The_Cirqus:

Attention Alien owners
Final code is now available.

Can someone download and please put the code anywhere but Facebook.

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#22646 11 months ago

One of the best features is you can take a drink of beer while the mode videos play

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#22749 10 months ago
Quoted from Damonator:

Kills the mood IMO.

I agree with this. EL blades are a must. Too much light and you are doing tunnel hunt in a football stadium.

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#23057 9 months ago
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#23388 8 months ago

In regards to noise. I replaced mine with belt driven instead of the gear driven. Absolutely silent now. I got lucky and bought from Ebay to have an extra and it turned out to be belt driven.

ebay.com link » Emergency Light Rotator Warning Light Strobe Light For Factory Workshop Lte 1101

The top itself screws on instead of having the three screws. That is one way to tell they are these type. Plus in the listings pictures you can see it is a belt.

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#23640 6 months ago

Just check the manual.

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#23677 5 months ago

Does anyone know where I can get the non-teardrop ramps lower slats (see red arrows)? I am sick of the ball falling out of there and having cardboard jammed in.

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