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Attack from Mars [AFM] - martians club

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#1951 1 year ago

I am installing new plastics and I came across one that I don't know where it goes. Does this look familiar?

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#1952 1 year ago

hi guys,
I am chasing a horribly loud buzzing sound coming from a game during attract mode. I thought it might be my CCr but it is next to my original AFM and after reading I learned about the sound ROM update from 1.0 to 1.1 to correct a loud buzzing sound (like SUPER loud)!
2 questions, have any of you experienced this? Can someone tell me how to replace a ROM? I ordered 1.1 sound from ActionPinball but not sure where the ROM is on the A/V board (I found the game rom in G11 but where is sound ROM slot)? Many thanks!

#1953 1 year ago
Quoted from DaddyManD:

hi guys,
I am chasing a horribly loud buzzing sound coming from a game during attract mode. I thought it might be my CCr but it is next to my original AFM and after reading I learned about the sound ROM update from 1.0 to 1.1 to correct a loud buzzing sound (like SUPER loud)!
2 questions, have any of you experienced this? Can someone tell me how to replace a ROM? I ordered 1.1 sound from ActionPinball but not sure where the ROM is on the A/V board (I found the game rom in G11 but where is sound ROM slot)? Many thanks!

Based on the below ROM revision notes, it's a change to Sound Rom S2 (I've highlighted it's location in the diagram)

Sound Rom S2 Revision 1.1:
This revision eliminates a 'buzzing' sound that is occaisionally emitted from some games.
AMS2V1_1.ROM Version 1.1 Checksum = $1300

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#1954 1 year ago
Quoted from Manny65:

Based on the below ROM revision notes, it's a change to Sound Rom S2 (I've highlighted it's location in the diagram)
Sound Rom S2 Revision 1.1:
This revision eliminates a 'buzzing' sound that is occaisionally emitted from some games.
AMS2V1_1.ROM Version 1.1 Checksum = $1300
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Thank you sir! OK I found it on the board so should be all set. Its funny I found threads about this issue from 10 years ago that some folks on here including LTG had responded to and were helping folks out then too! Thanks all!

#1955 1 year ago

Hi! I have some blades and backboard decals for AFM, you can buy only blades or only backboard decals or everything together. let me know if somebody need something.
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#1956 1 year ago

New to the club, my first AFM. Looking forward to reading though the 40 pages of posts!

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#1957 1 year ago
Quoted from OSUBuckeye98:

New to the club, my first AFM.

Welcome! Original or remake?

#1958 1 year ago

A very beautiful original!

#1959 1 year ago
Quoted from OSUBuckeye98:

A very beautiful original!

Lucky dog! Congrats.

#1960 1 year ago
Quoted from DaddyManD:

Thank you sir! OK I found it on the board so should be all set. Its funny I found threads about this issue from 10 years ago that some folks on here including LTG had responded to and were helping folks out then too! Thanks all!

And incidentally that condition is referred to as "Buzz Kill" I went through this same situation with my game when I got it. Fortunately for me I was already acquainted with the "Buzz Kill" from my totan years earlier...

#1961 1 year ago
Quoted from OSUBuckeye98:

New to the club, my first AFM. Looking forward to reading though the 40 pages of posts!
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We demand more pics! or it didn't happen...

#1962 1 year ago

Lol, happy to oblige

Quoted from whthrs166:

We demand more pics! or it didn't happen...

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#1963 1 year ago
Quoted from OSUBuckeye98:Lol, happy to oblige
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I like that see through pingulp.

#1964 1 year ago

Ironically, I just ordered a pingulp 3.0 because I think the black matches the cabinet art almost perfectly.

Quoted from ImNotNorm:

I like that see through pingulp.

#1965 1 year ago
Quoted from OSUBuckeye98:

Lol, happy to oblige
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Nice game room! That rug really ties that room together!!

#1966 1 year ago
Quoted from OSUBuckeye98:

Lol, happy to oblige
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congrats!!!

#1967 1 year ago

Added Bill Ung UFO pinball mod (amazing!), green plastics, nucleus reactor sticker…like the alien vibe

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#1968 1 year ago

Out of the club after 10 years I restored my and enjoyed it time for something else

#1969 1 year ago

Joined the club this past summer with an original and very much appreciate all the posts.

I replaced the dry-rotted factory speakers with Flipper Fidelity speakers and am really loving the bass and the sound on the game. I've casually looked at adding a PinSound board, but for folks that have them on their original AFMs, is there a significant improvement in sound that justifies the cost?

#1970 1 year ago

On most games i'm usually satisfied adding a polk audio sub, nothing in the cabinet could ever compare to that bass.

#1971 1 year ago
Quoted from jcar302:

On most games i'm usually satisfied adding a polk audio sub, nothing in the cabinet could ever compare to that bass.

Yep same here. It's the only way to go in my opinion.

#1972 1 year ago

I added a separate volume control in my cabinet that bypasses the subwoofer. So I turn the in-game volume up higher, then lower the volume with the separate control, resulting in more bass.

#1973 1 year ago
Quoted from Kevlar51:

I added a separate volume control in my cabinet that bypasses the subwoofer. So I turn the in-game volume up higher, then lower the volume with the separate control, resulting in more bass.

If you use a Polk Sub, it has its own gain so You can adjust it separately. The whole unit is plug and play.

#1974 1 year ago
Quoted from whthrs166:

If you use a Polk Sub, it has its own gain so You can adjust it separately. The whole unit is plug and play.

And it has built in crossover, so all you get is the bass.
Set the machine to the volume you like, then set the power the sub gets.
I also like the pinnovators sub kit (just an adapter), then use one sub for two pins.
Makes the setup idiot proof.

#1975 1 year ago
Quoted from RickyBobby1:

Joined the club this past summer with an original and very much appreciate all the posts.
I replaced the dry-rotted factory speakers with Flipper Fidelity speakers and am really loving the bass and the sound on the game. I've casually looked at adding a PinSound board, but for folks that have them on their original AFMs, is there a significant improvement in sound that justifies the cost?

If you're considering a Pinsound as a sound board replacement and want to stick with the stock sound set, read this first:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/the-shadow-pinsound-original-rom-sucks#post-7210254

#1976 1 year ago

Little pingulp mod....

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#1977 1 year ago

Can someone tell me where the gray yellow wire from the standup motor is supposed to go? It was taped off on the AFM I just picked up for some reason…the manual says to the power driver board but it certainly doesn’t run straight there. My guess is it daisy chains to the strobe / saucer shaker molex. Can someone confirm or deny?

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#1978 1 year ago
Quoted from dddanielll:

Can someone tell me where the gray yellow wire from the standup motor is supposed to go? It was taped off on the AFM I just picked up for some reason…the manual says to the power driver board but it certainly doesn’t run straight there. My guess is it daisy chains to the strobe / saucer shaker molex. Can someone confirm or deny?
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Bump! Would love someone’s help on this!

#1979 1 year ago
Quoted from dddanielll:

Bump! Would love someone’s help on this!

I won't be able to do it until tomorrow morning, but if nobody can help you before then, I will check it out.

#1980 1 year ago
Quoted from dddanielll:

Bump! Would love someone’s help on this!

Check bottom left connector

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#1981 1 year ago
Quoted from Kevlar51:

Check bottom left connector[quoted image]

That looks like it! Thank you so much!

#1982 1 year ago

Hi all, curious if there is any interest in this Mod I posted in the Modding Forum. This is the first Mod I've made so I'm at the stage that will determine if this is feasible, if it is then great, if not, oh well I learned KiCad and got a few practice PCBs made.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/pulse-check-afm-or-williams-bally-target-face-lighting-mod#post-7498491

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#1983 1 year ago

I think they look good and like the idea.
But, if the price is $20 a target, i don't think i would buy them. Maybe a on a machine with one target, but with banks of them the price could get pretty high for lighting.

For example, post lights at comet are like $3 each or $59 for 25 of them.
Pop bumper rings are $8

You need to be able to get them down to a price where people could just buy and not think about the expense.
I'm not suggesting that the same effort goes into these parts to make.
But if attack takes 7 of them, don't think i'm down with $140

#1984 1 year ago
Quoted from jcar302:

I think they look good and like the idea.
But, if the price is $20 a target, i don't think i would buy them. Maybe a on a machine with one target, but with banks of them the price could get pretty high for lighting.
For example, post lights at comet are like $3 each or $59 for 25 of them.
Pop bumper rings are $8
You need to be able to get them down to a price where people could just buy and not think about the expense.
I'm not suggesting that the same effort goes into these parts to make.
But if attack takes 7 of them, don't think i'm down with $140

Thank you, that’s great feedback my bill of materials is a little high and it’s probably because I’m buying boards in very small quantities. Need to possibly reevaluate but this is good insight.

#1986 1 year ago

I often wonder, if godzilla is the best game, why is there always plenty of them for sale?

#1987 1 year ago
Quoted from jcar302:

I often wonder, if godzilla is the best game, why is there always plenty of them for sale?

That's a good point.

#1988 1 year ago

I've been getting phantom hits on my VUK during game play. (Martain saucer flashes, sound plays and VUK kicks)

I replaced the VUK coil, VUK optos, and opto board and it keeps happening. (Swapped the opto board with a homepin reproduction opto board)

Just wondering if anyone has any suggestions or if it's happened to them before.

Would be appreciated.

****Edit: I believe I finally resolved the issue.

#1989 1 year ago
Quoted from jcar302:

I often wonder, if godzilla is the best game, why is there always plenty of them for sale?

I have Godzilla LE and planning to sell or trade it soon. AFM is bolted down forever!

#1990 1 year ago
Quoted from ImNotNorm:

I've been getting phantom hits on my VUK during game play. (Martain saucer flashes, sound plays and VUK kicks)
I replaced the VUK coil, VUK optos, and opto board and it keeps happening. (Swapped the opto board with a homepin reproduction opto board)
Just wondering if anyone has any suggestions or if it's happened to them before.
Would be appreciated.
****Edit: I believe I finally resolved the issue.

Turns out the saucer gate LEDs flashing under the playfield were being picked up by the VUK optos causing the phantom hits.

I covered a portion of the VUK mech under the playfield with electrical tape. (I covered the few open spots on the mech where the flashing gate LEDs were bleeding into the VUK and activating the optos.)

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#1991 1 year ago

Just posting to add to my cue,carry on

#1992 1 year ago
Quoted from thegarse:

Thank you, that’s great feedback my bill of materials is a little high and it’s probably because I’m buying boards in very small quantities. Need to possibly reevaluate but this is good insight.

I think they are already available?

https://www.pinball.center/en/shop/noflix-pinball-leds/noflix-target-light/

#1993 1 year ago

Picked up this one yesterday and it’s a blast

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#1994 1 year ago

Made a cow abduction mod for AFM.
Checking if there's interest, please see here

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/afm-cow-abduction-mod

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#1995 1 year ago

Any owners or previous owners have any experience with one of these larger XL display and speaker kits from the below thread? What are your thoughts, better than the normal sized ColorDMD?

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/anyone-buy-or-try-the-new-hd-pin2dmd-yet#post-7527682

Was curious how AFM looks on one of these as I found the below videos. The first video looks to have some artifacts around the ball count and free play text, while the 2nd video looks better, but it’s always so difficult to judge the quality only from a YouTube video:

#1996 1 year ago

Just joined the club.
Any thoughts on the different ROMs available? Is there one with all of the bug fixes that isn't free play only?

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#1997 1 year ago
Quoted from ThatOneDude:

Just joined the club.
Any thoughts on the different ROMs available? Is there one with all of the bug fixes that isn't free play only?
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1.13b is the version to get and is not free play only.

Don't be like me and confuse 1.13b with 1.13 beta, which is free play only.

You'll know the difference pretty quick--on your DMD where it says "free play" it will instead say "free only"

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#1998 1 year ago

Does anyone happen to have an extra right inlane L shaped plastic? Just picked up an AFM that needs just that plastic. Name your price shipped. Thanks!

#1999 1 year ago

Anyone happen to have the inner plastic under the main saucer on the left side?

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#2000 1 year ago
Quoted from ThatOneDude:

Anyone happen to have the inner plastic under the main saucer on the left side?
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I may have a used one from when I put a new set on, I will check tonight.

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