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Attack From Mars Remake (AFMr) Owners Club


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#7351 63 days ago
Quoted from Chosen_S:

Just Joined the club! #45LE

Congrats! I am coming up on 2 years on my 619 and it’s the favorite.

#7352 63 days ago

Thanks guys!

#7353 63 days ago
Quoted from Chosen_S:

Thanks guys!

Now go get that SI up and running!

#7354 63 days ago

I'm just about ready to torch the right hand scoop.

Has anyone got this consistently hitting the middle of the left flipper? I've tried about everything. (look at Bowen's tutorial video, the PAPA AFM is super consistent and that's what I want).

any ideas welcome. I've swapped the scoop out for a NOS one. changed the coil but its still inconsistent. I'm wondering if the game isn't storing enough power to make the coil fire at its fullest?

Neil.

#7355 63 days ago
Quoted from NeilMcRae:

I'm just about ready to torch the right hand scoop.
Has anyone got this consistently hitting the middle of the left flipper? I've tried about everything. (look at Bowen's tutorial video, the PAPA AFM is super consistent and that's what I want).
any ideas welcome. I've swapped the scoop out for a NOS one. changed the coil but its still inconsistent. I'm wondering if the game isn't storing enough power to make the coil fire at its fullest?
Neil.

Yes, 100% of the time. Add a piece of weatherstripping to the left side of the scoop.

#7356 63 days ago
Quoted from NeilMcRae:

I'm just about ready to torch the right hand scoop.
Has anyone got this consistently hitting the middle of the left flipper? I've tried about everything. (look at Bowen's tutorial video, the PAPA AFM is super consistent and that's what I want).
any ideas welcome. I've swapped the scoop out for a NOS one. changed the coil but its still inconsistent. I'm wondering if the game isn't storing enough power to make the coil fire at its fullest?
Neil.

Neil,
Have you changed the settings in the CGC menu?
I adjusted R POPPER STRENGTH to -1 on my game. It hits the flipper nearly all the time now. The exceptions are nearly always during multiball when other could are firing as well such as the jets.

I too had screwed around with the scoop mech itself and adjust it and enlarged the holes trying to "aim" it. The setting above got me there.

#7357 63 days ago
Quoted from NeilMcRae:

I'm just about ready to torch the right hand scoop.
Has anyone got this consistently hitting the middle of the left flipper? I've tried about everything. (look at Bowen's tutorial video, the PAPA AFM is super consistent and that's what I want).
any ideas welcome. I've swapped the scoop out for a NOS one. changed the coil but its still inconsistent. I'm wondering if the game isn't storing enough power to make the coil fire at its fullest?
Neil.

My MBr scoop has a lot of slosh in the coil under the play field. Installing a spring washer in between the coil and the coil stop took up that slosh and really helped in the consistency with where the kick out landed on the left flipper. MBr recently came out with a code that added options for that coil power output which helped too.

You can get those spring washers at most hardware stores:
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/monster-bash-remake-mbr-owners-club/page/99#post-4916947

#7358 62 days ago
Quoted from Damagio:

Now go get that SI up and running!

That will be a long time from now, haha! Transporter is first, still a long way out
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... now back to your regular scheduled programming...

#7359 62 days ago

chosen_s I hear you brother. It’s cooled down here to the point where I can tolerate working in the garage, but I need to deal with the mess first. Getting rid of all arcade projects except a couple. Having a CL sale and garage sale next month. I store the heat sensitive stuff in the house, but what a pain. Next house will have an air conditioned shop. LOL

#7360 60 days ago

Ordered a LE green trim

Friend told me I need to replace some kind of chip? Anyone can share any info on this?

Thx in advance!

#7361 60 days ago
Quoted from pninja005:

Ordered a LE green trim
Friend told me I need to replace some kind of chip? Anyone can share any info on this?
Thx in advance!

Contact your distributor for it.
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/attack-from-mars-remake-afmr-owners-club/page/61#post-4206654

#7362 60 days ago
Quoted from pninja005:

Friend told me I need to replace some kind of chip? Anyone can share any info on this?

If yours needs it, here are pictures. It's in the backbox.

LTG : )

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#7363 58 days ago

Ahhhh Tex...you have mocked me for far too long sir! But tonight your rule has ended.
Embarrassed to say how many games it took so I won’t but, damn, it felt good!

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#7364 58 days ago
Quoted from Hop721:

Ahhhh Tex...you have mocked me for far too long sir! But tonight your rule has ended.
Embarrassed to say how many games it took so I won’t but, damn, it felt good![quoted image]

Tex can suck it...There's a new king in town!

#7365 58 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Tex can suck it...There's a new king in town!

Thanks pinballinreno! It’s good to (finally!) be king.

#7366 58 days ago

An Attack From Mars pinball machine made a brief appearance in the Ad Astra movie as the crew was preparing to depart...for Mars.

#7367 58 days ago
Quoted from markp99:

An Attack From Mars pinball machine made a brief appearance in the Ad Astra movie as the crew was preparing to depart...for Mars.

Yay!
Someone has got to post a screenshot.
There's got to be crap, cam version on the net by now lol.

#7370 57 days ago
Quoted from pninja005:

Ordered a LE green trim
Friend told me I need to replace some kind of chip? Anyone can share any info on this?
Thx in advance!

Yes if your pin was manufactured before January 2018 you will need the new Sol chip 2.0 as you see in the pictures above. My topper didn’t work at all until I got mine. Also fixes problems with flipper strength and coil damage. It’s a must install

#7371 54 days ago
Quoted from markp99:

An Attack From Mars pinball machine made a brief appearance in the Ad Astra movie as the crew was preparing to depart...for Mars.

Was the movie good? I want to see it.

#7372 54 days ago

How would one be acquired if you are not the original owner? Still contact a local distributor?

#7373 54 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

How would one be acquired if you are not the original owner? Still contact a local distributor?

Usually CGC wants you to go through the original distributor, but since Game Room Guys were dicks about supporting a machine they sold - not wanting to handle the CRITICAL PIC upgrade for a second owner, despite the fact that leaving it as-is COULD PERMANENTLY DAMAGE THE MACHINE, opening a ticket with CGC allowed us to get the chip upgrade directly from CGC.

Support ticket system is here:
https://chicagogamingcompany.freshdesk.com/support/login

#7374 54 days ago
Quoted from vireland:

Usually CGC wants you to go through the original distributor, but since Game Room Guys were dicks about supporting a machine they sold - not wanting to handle the CRITICAL PIC upgrade for a second owner, despite the fact that leaving it as-is COULD PERMANENTLY DAMAGE THE MACHINE, opening a ticket with CGC allowed us to get the chip upgrade directly from CGC.
Support ticket system is here:
https://chicagogamingcompany.freshdesk.com/support/login

Awesome, thank you. I'm in the process of acquiring a LE, and just trying to be prepared for things I might need to address.

#7375 54 days ago

Hi guys does anyone know how to remove the Martians only from the playfield? I need to send them to the Modfather for painting. I removed one screw from the one nearest the scoop and I expected it to lift off, but it seemed still firmly attached to the support rod it is on. I don’t want to break them removing them. Also is the main saucer plastic piece removable by just taking off those two white plastic screws on either side of the top? I have the AFMR LE in case it matters.

#7376 54 days ago
Quoted from GamerRick:

Hi guys does anyone know how to remove the Martians only from the playfield?

The rubber Martian has that metal holder with a fin sticking out shoved up it's hind parts to hold it on. The metal holder has one screw holding it to the plunger. Remove the screw.

Then wiggle, pull, yank, explosives, to free the metal bracket from the plunger.

Hard going back on, get as close as to can. The screw going back in will do the rest.

LTG : )

#7377 54 days ago

And yes just the two white plastic screws for the mother ship shell

#7378 53 days ago
Quoted from markp99:

An Attack From Mars pinball machine made a brief appearance in the Ad Astra movie as the crew was preparing to depart...for Mars.

That's my machine, they rented it from me for use in the movie.

#7379 53 days ago
Quoted from Reality_Studio:

That's my machine, they rented it from me for use in the movie.

That's cool, immortalized in a great movie!

#7380 53 days ago

Not going to count my chickens before they hatch, but I have a verbal agreement on an AFMr LE (green) that I'm picking up Saturday. Super excited, and I've already ordered the green Pinbits plastic protectors (which I think look great) and all Titan glow in the dark rings (I've seen/played a AFM in person with this setup, and it looked fabulous).

I've also ordered a couple of Comet Matrix lighting strips - ice blue for scoop and UV for center drain. On traditional pins, I just alligator clip or solder into the GI circuit (typically just on the leads of a light socket). Given the electronics of this pin, how would I go about easily tying a light strip into the GI?

#7381 53 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

Not going to count my chickens before they hatch, but I have a verbal agreement on an AFMr LE (green) that I'm picking up Saturday. Super excited, and I've already ordered the green Pinbits plastic protectors (which I think look great) and all Titan glow in the dark rings (I've seen/played a AFM in person with this setup, and it looked fabulous).
I've also ordered a couple of Comet Matrix lighting strips - ice blue for scoop and UV for center drain. On traditional pins, I just alligator clip or solder into the GI circuit (typically just on the leads of a light socket). Given the electronics of this pin, how would I go about easily tying a light strip into the GI?

I'd love to see some pictures of that when your all done...

#7382 53 days ago
Quoted from trk12fire:

I'd love to see some pictures of that when your all done...

Most definitely. You'll be asking for my Pinside account to be suspended by the time I'm done posting! Can't come close to express how excited I am to obtain my dream pin.

#7383 53 days ago
Quoted from LTG:

The rubber Martian has that metal holder with a fin sticking out shoved up it's hind parts to hold it on. The metal holder has one screw holding it to the plunger. Remove the screw.
Then wiggle, pull, yank, explosives, to free the metal bracket from the plunger.
Hard going back on, get as close as to can. The screw going back in will do the rest.
LTG : )

Thanks Lloyd you’re the best.

#7384 53 days ago
Quoted from Reality_Studio:

That's my machine, they rented it from me for use in the movie.

Awesome!

#7385 53 days ago

Does anyone have any idea how to keep the ball from flying off the right habitrail when a clean shot is made to the lock shot? I turned the flippers down to the point where the game plays like garbage, and it still flies off. I've tried washers under the wireform on the slingshot. My game is perfectly level at 6.5 degrees and side to side. I have no idea what to do with this this thing.

#7386 53 days ago
Quoted from jalpert:

Does anyone have any idea how to keep the ball from flying off the right habitrail when a clean shot is made to the lock shot? I turned the flippers down to the point where the game plays like garbage, and it still flies off. I've tried washers under the wireform on the slingshot. My game is perfectly level at 6.5 degrees and side to side. I have no idea what to do with this this thing.

Roll the ball on the habitrail and see if it rolls cleanly without any jitter or a bump. If you can feel a bump when rolling the ball manually, even a little one, grind that down. At high speeds that will launch the ball.

I'd also recommend recording it with a phone in slo-mo mode so you can see exactly where the ball has the problem and goes airborne. Slo-mo mode is very educational for problems like this.

#7387 53 days ago
Quoted from vireland:

Roll the ball on the habitrail and see if it rolls cleanly without any jitter or a bump. If you can feel a bump when rolling the ball manually, even a little one, grind that down. At high speeds that will launch the ball.
I'd also recommend recording it with a phone in slo-mo mode so you can see exactly where the ball has the problem and goes airborne. Slo-mo mode is very educational for problems like this.

+1 on the slow-motion phone video. I use this all the time to dial-in return in-lane drops.

#7388 52 days ago

Has anyone been able to acquire or know of a source for the AFMr GI LED bulbs (interested in cool white)? I've communicated with Comet, and they do not have them nor are they going to. Apparently NiftyLED did not transfer any of their inventory, rather, they just referred all LED customers to Comet. NiftyLED is not communicating with any end-users from my understanding.

#7389 52 days ago

Well I finally beat my fiancee's 6.75 billion high score tonight. Just by a hair....

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#7390 52 days ago
Quoted from atrainn:

Well I finally beat my fiancee's 6.75 billion high score tonight. Just by a hair....[quoted image]

Great job!

#7391 52 days ago
Quoted from atrainn:

Well I finally beat my fiancee's 6.75 billion high score tonight. Just by a hair....[quoted image]

If you really wanted to show your love, you should have entered her initials

#7392 52 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

If you really wanted to show your love, you should have entered her initials

That would never happen in my house...

Love only buys so much.

Pinball scores are sacred.

I dont want the pinball gods any angrier at me than they already are !

Lol.

#7393 52 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

If you really wanted to show your love, you should have entered her initials

Maybe when I beat this one...so I guess never

#7394 52 days ago
Quoted from atrainn:

Well I finally beat my fiancee's 6.75 billion high score tonight. Just by a hair....[quoted image]

Wife decided to toss me out to the curb on day two of owning...that will probably take me awhile to beat.

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#7395 52 days ago

Silly question from an owner in waiting . . . how many balls does this game take (I seem to not be able to find the answer)?

#7396 52 days ago

Can anyone tell me what the Molex/plastic connector type/model is that is used for the GI bulbs? I'd like to buy a few to tap into the cables for adding on some accessory GI lighting.

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#7397 52 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

Silly question from an owner in waiting . . . how many balls does this game take (I seem to not be able to find the answer)?

4 balls. As for your bulb question, AFM just uses faceted bulbs, so these from comet should work, not sure if there was anything special about what Nifty made: https://www.cometpinball.com/products/faceted-non-ghosting

#7398 52 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

Can anyone tell me what the Molex/plastic connector type/model is that is used for the GI bulbs? I'd like to buy a few to tap into the cables for adding on some accessory GI lighting.[quoted image]

Have a look at the comet matrix system.

Lots of adapters and connectors there.

#7399 52 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

Can anyone tell me what the Molex/plastic connector type/model is that is used for the GI bulbs? I'd like to buy a few to tap into the cables for adding on some accessory GI lighting.[quoted image]

Yep...I went through the same thing when I wanted to do my own trough light kit. (I wanted to learn how to soder/do own mods and save money by DIY vs buying a kit).

I added a trough light to a IMDN, DI, and AFMr….and each one required different ways to do it.

For attack from mars...its .100 IDC connectors.

I mean, you could just buy the IDC assembly from mezelmods ->

https://mezelmods.com/collections/diy/products/4-pin-100-idc-assembly

But for DIY...here was my setup ->

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and most of the parts ->

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So the order is ->

1. 7 SMD led strip from comet

2. Comet matrix brightness adjuster

3. JST 2.0 connectors from aliexpress (something like this https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32848166904.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.2e874c4dLct124)

4. 22 gauge wire

5. .100 IDC connectors from digikey. (https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/3-640620-4/A31090-ND/698308?utm_medium=email&utm_source=oce&utm_campaign=2452_OCE18RT&utm_content=productdetail_US&utm_cid=707689&so=57863092&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiWmpBMll6TXdOekkxTTJVeiIsInQiOiI0RHUzUnB3Vm52V290dzZxR1JjNFJDNjBkclowRHRYTW5SSkxRT29oVkorSTZsZkNKWk5KOE5UWjkzVng3MUFUT29odFQ3OWx6UUlzeUg4ZkUyTXRxT1Q4VFArUkttWU1vaTFzSTA0elM4V2ZsdEVpMTl5NW9LMnN5bDBGTnAxQiJ9)

6. .100 IDC z-connector. I bet this strip of z-connectors are at digikey somewhere...but I couldn't find them. I had to buy a strip of z-connectors from mezelmods for $4. They aren't listed on their shop...I think I had to contact them directly to ask to buy it. You don't HAVE to buy a z-connector...you could just splice all the wires together, but I wanted to keep it completely removable.

#7400 52 days ago
Quoted from Gogdog:

Yep...I went through the same thing when I wanted to do my own trough light kit. (I wanted to learn how to soder/do own mods and save money by DIY vs buying a kit).
I added a trough light to a IMDN, DI, and AFMr….and each one required different ways to do it.
For attack from mars...its .100 IDC connectors.
I mean, you could just buy the IDC assembly from mezelmods ->
https://mezelmods.com/collections/diy/products/4-pin-100-idc-assembly
But for DIY...here was my setup ->
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and most of the parts ->
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So the order is ->
1. 7 SMD led strip from comet
2. Comet matrix brightness adjuster
3. JST 2.0 connectors from aliexpress (something like this https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32848166904.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.2e874c4dLct124)
4. 22 gauge wire
5. .100 IDC connectors from digikey. (https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/3-640620-4/A31090-ND/698308?utm_medium=email&utm_source=oce&utm_campaign=2452_OCE18RT&utm_content=productdetail_US&utm_cid=707689&so=57863092&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiWmpBMll6TXdOekkxTTJVeiIsInQiOiI0RHUzUnB3Vm52V290dzZxR1JjNFJDNjBkclowRHRYTW5SSkxRT29oVkorSTZsZkNKWk5KOE5UWjkzVng3MUFUT29odFQ3OWx6UUlzeUg4ZkUyTXRxT1Q4VFArUkttWU1vaTFzSTA0elM4V2ZsdEVpMTl5NW9LMnN5bDBGTnAxQiJ9)
6. .100 IDC z-connector. I bet this strip of z-connectors are at digikey somewhere...but I couldn't find them. I had to buy a strip of z-connectors from mezelmods for $4. They aren't listed on their shop...I think I had to contact them directly to ask to buy it. You don't HAVE to buy a z-connector...you could just splice all the wires together, but I wanted to keep it completely removable.

Exactly what I was looking for - thank you! I'm a Comet Matrix connoisseur when it comes to the older DMD games, but this will be my first new generation pin with all this high-fangled technology.

Crazy that you have to go to 4 different sources.

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