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Attack From Mars Remake (AFMr) Owners Club

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#9601 49 days ago
Quoted from Green-Machine:

Bummer

At the moment I’m looking for a trade of my AFMr

Would have been a good even trade!

But i already have an LE...

#9602 49 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Would have been a good even trade!
But i already have an LE...

#9603 49 days ago
Quoted from Green-Machine:

Bummer

At the moment I’m looking for a trade of my AFMr

If you decide to sell please let me know.

#9604 49 days ago
Quoted from wrd1972:

If you decide to sell please let me know.

Absolutely!

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#9605 46 days ago

Checking in here with recently purchased LE #774. Loving this machine!

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#9606 45 days ago
Quoted from JWJr:

Checking in here with recently purchased LE #774. Loving this machine!
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Congrats and welcome to the club!

#9607 43 days ago

If anyone is thinking about letting a classic edition go let me know, I’m on the hunt!

#9608 43 days ago
Quoted from Psw757:

If anyone is thinking about letting a classic edition go let me know, I’m on the hunt!

“There will be a substantial reward for the one who finds the Millennnium Falcon, uhm, I mean, uh, an Attack from Mars Remake Classic Edition.”

- Darth Vader, 'The Empire Strikes Back'.

PS: Please never change your avatar or those reading this in the future will be completely lost.

#9609 42 days ago


Looking to trade for an AFM if anyone is interested.

#9610 42 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

“There will be a substantial reward for the one who finds the Millennnium Falcon, uhm, I mean, uh, an Attack from Mars Remake Classic Edition.”
- Darth Vader, 'The Empire Strikes Back'.
PS: Please never change your avatar or those reading this in the future will be completely lost.

Lol..won’t be changing the avatar!

#9611 42 days ago

Any suggestions as to the color of powder coating for a SE version? I am toying with a red/orange etc.

#9612 42 days ago

Anyone interested in a full set of cliffys for remake..
Never used still in bag 95.00 plus shipping

Pm me if interested

#9613 42 days ago

Do the powerblades turn off during stroke multiball?

#9614 37 days ago

Does AFMr come with coin mechanics?

#9615 37 days ago
Quoted from Green-Machine:

Does AFMr come with coin mechanics?

Yes.

#9616 33 days ago

After over 2 years of ownership, I finally got to “attempt to” Rule the Universe! Unfortunately, I didn’t know the objective, and was caught up in the excitement. So, I didn’t end up ruling after all, but excited to set a new Grand Champion score and say that I at least got there.

This game never gets old.

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#9617 33 days ago

I just bought an AFM Remake SE for $9k today. Am I crazy?

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#9618 33 days ago

Best game in your collection.

#9619 33 days ago

YOLO.

#9620 33 days ago
Quoted from charliex:

I just bought an AFM Remake SE for $9k today. Am I crazy? [quoted image]

Maybe, but not because of that.

#9621 33 days ago
Quoted from maffewl:

After over 2 years of ownership, I finally got to “attempt to” Rule the Universe! Unfortunately, I didn’t know the objective, and was caught up in the excitement. So, I didn’t end up ruling after all, but excited to set a new Grand Champion score and say that I at least got there.
This game never gets old.
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I’m so close to reaching it too. I had all the inserts lit except I needed to destroy a couple more ships. AFM has great rules. Simple, but not easy to complete by any means.

#9622 33 days ago

The way things are going it's going to be hard to find an SE for under 12k in about a year. MM's are in the 15 to 20k range now.

#9623 32 days ago

Congrats to all of you AFMr owners. I want to join the club! If anyone is selling an LE in mint condition, please let me know. I live in NH not too far from Boston. Willing to pay to have it shipped via Fast Eddie or STI. Lemme know!!!

#9624 32 days ago
Quoted from jsitaly42:

Congrats to all of you AFMr owners. I want to join the club! If anyone is selling an LE in mint condition, please let me know. I live in NH not too far from Boston. Willing to pay to have it shipped via Fast Eddie or STI. Lemme know!!!

Message sent.

#9625 31 days ago
Quoted from wtatumjr:

The way things are going it's going to be hard to find an SE for under 12k in about a year. MM's are in the 15 to 20k range now.

That’s what I’m thinking and the FOMO is just getting worse.

#9626 29 days ago

I've got a remake classic that has the drop target for the saucer kill shot not resetting. After looking everything over the switch is not registering in switch test when the drop is down so the game thinks the drop is still up. I took a quick look at the switch and I noticed that there's no diode on the two outside leads like shown in the manual or online on the replacement mechanisms. Is there supposed to be a diode across the outer leads of the switch or has the design been updated since the manual was printed?

The game is not that old so really surprised a micro switch might be dead. I won't be able to check the switch with a multimeter to see if it's still good until Saturday so wondering if there is anything else I should look into for the switch not registering.

Thanks

#9627 29 days ago
Quoted from C0untDeM0net:

I've got a remake classic that has the drop target for the saucer kill shot not resetting. After looking everything over the switch is not registering in switch test when the drop is down so the game thinks the drop is still up. I took a quick look at the switch and I noticed that there's no diode on the two outside leads like shown in the manual or online on the replacement mechanisms. Is there supposed to be a diode across the outer leads of the switch or has the design been updated since the manual was printed?
The game is not that old so really surprised a micro switch might be dead. I won't be able to check the switch with a multimeter to see if it's still good until Saturday so wondering if there is anything else I should look into for the switch not registering.
Thanks

Switches can go bad anytime but most likely the tab that actuates the switch needs to be bent back or the whole switch is loose on it's mounting

#9628 29 days ago
Quoted from wtatumjr:

Switches can go bad anytime but most likely the tab that actuates the switch needs to be bent back or the whole switch is loose on it's mounting

Thanks, the switch was manually actuated and is not registering at all when pushed all the way in in switch test. Sounds like a bad switch but was wondering about the missing diode. Replacement switch is on order and I'll test the switch with a multimeter when I can.

#9629 29 days ago

I've never seen a diode just up and leave so my guess is it's in the circuit somewhere else. If you did remove a diode but left the circuit intact that switch would activate not only the drop circuit but 9 or so other switches as well. Best use your ohm meter to test the switch. If you still have trouble I'll take a picture of my drop.

#9630 29 days ago

There was never a diode on this switch and there are none on any of the other switches on the machine which is why I'm asking. The manual shows them as needed and the replacement mechs show them there but none exist on this example. Very strange. Here is the switch in question removed from the machine. Factory soldering job looks sketchy as you can see. My guess is the diode was moved to the board and the docs not updated but why? Seems odd.

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#9631 29 days ago
Quoted from C0untDeM0net:

There was never a diode on this switch and there are none on any of the other switches

Not needed on the remakes. Manual may have info from the original AFM which needed them.

LTG : )

#9632 29 days ago
Quoted from LTG:

Not needed on the remakes. Manual may have info from the original AFM which needed them.
LTG : )

thanks!

#9633 29 days ago

I would think there is a diode somewhere in the circuit, maybe on the board. Anything using a row and column system uses diodes.

#9634 29 days ago

Found it! Diodes are on the board. Much easier and neater way to do it unless you have one go bad.

#9635 29 days ago
Quoted from wtatumjr:

Found it! Diodes are on the board. Much easier and neater way to do it unless you have one go bad.

As far as the switch wiring. If you replace a switch get the wires back in the correct spots. If in doubt switch body has tiny marking for NC, NO, & C.

LTG : )

#9636 28 days ago
Quoted from wtatumjr:

Anything using a row and column system uses diodes.

But the AFMR manual clearly states that the game does NOT use a switch matrix. So, I don't think your statement would apply here, right?

Please note:. Not trying to argue. Just want to make sure I understand correctly.

#9637 28 days ago
Quoted from wtatumjr:

Anything using a row and column system uses diodes.

But the AFMR manual clearly states that the game does NOT use a switch matrix. So, I don't think your statement would apply here, right?

Please note:. Not trying to argue. Just want to make sure I understand correctly.

#9638 28 days ago

My custom AFM neon plastic protector from Pinsider, Maffewl arrived and was easily installed. Excellent design and fit, and it really adds some nice color and protection for all that plastic around the mother ship.

Thanks, Maffewl! Well done.

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#9639 28 days ago

Just dropping in to let everyone know that I have restocked the Chrome saucers used in AFM and RFM.
I believe the same small saucer is used in both games:
AFM/RFM small Saucer - Chrome
http://pinball-mods.com/oscom/small-saucer-p-78.html

The large AFM saucer is also available in chrome; but I have limited stock:
AFM Large Saucer - Chrome
http://Pinball-mods.com/url/AFMSaucer

#9640 28 days ago

Those are pretty! Now you have me wondering if I should chrome the metalized saucers in my LE.

#9641 28 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

Those are pretty! Now you have me wondering if I should chrome the metalized saucers in my LE.

I haven't done my RFM.
I understand the chroming process for plastic isn't straight forward like it is for metal.
The process is complex and thereby more expensive.

#9642 28 days ago
Quoted from Zitt:

I haven't done my RFM.
I understand the chroming process for plastic isn't straight forward like it is for metal.
The process is complex and thereby more expensive.

I use SpazStix Mirror Chrome and black backer spray paint. Closest you can get to chrome in a can.

#9643 27 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

I use SpazStix Mirror Chrome and black backer spray paint. Closest you can get to chrome in a can.

I don't think that's what Pinball.Center does. I'm somewhat sure it's the same process used on "chrome" for plastic models.
They electrostatically charge the plastic and bond some kind of coating on it...
https://www.startribune.com/q-how-do-you-chrome-plastic/41432532/
That said; I'm not 100% sure of the process since I didn't spec the parts.

#9644 27 days ago

Does afmr use the exact same diagnostic tests as afm95? Or is it something different that cg did?

#9645 27 days ago
Quoted from wrd1972:

Does afmr use the exact same diagnostic tests as afm95? Or is it something different that cg did?

For Williams stuff, adjustments, tests, utilities, etc. Yes. Hit the enter button same as Williams.

For CGC stuff, hold escape button down for 5 seconds or so to get into the CGC menu for their settings.

LTG : )

#9646 27 days ago
Quoted from Zitt:

I don't think that's what Pinball.Center does. I'm somewhat sure it's the same process used on "chrome" for plastic models.
They electrostatically charge the plastic and bond some kind of coating on it...
https://www.startribune.com/q-how-do-you-chrome-plastic/41432532/
That said; I'm not 100% sure of the process since I didn't spec the parts.

No, I wasn’t saying that. Just saying if I were to do my own, then that is how since I already have the paint. The chrome ones you are offering are a superior finish to chrome paint. Just saying I like how yours look so much that I’m tempted to chrome paint mine.

Do you have any photos installed in a game?

#9647 27 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

Do you have any photos installed in a game?

I just placed an order for 6 small ships and one large. I’m going to install my 6 different colored flasher domes in them and I’ll post pics when it’s all done! I’m looking forward to the chrome ships. I have mirror blades and these should look fantastic with the mirrors!

#9648 27 days ago

Figured i would toss it out there. I have a clean original MM and am looking to trade it for an AFM LE if anyone is looking to let one go.

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#9649 26 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

No, I wasn’t saying that. Just saying if I were to do my own

Ah. Fair enough. I kinda figured that is what you meant.

Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

Do you have any photos installed in a game?

Sorry, I do not have an AFM - as they are to bloody expensive. I really wanted to find a project AFM to restore... but those are nearly impossible to find. (or I lack the right contacts)
Maybe one day I'll trade my Monster Bash for one to set along side the RFM.

Hopefully Pinkitten will post some pictures and maybe give me permission to use them on the product page.

#9650 26 days ago
Quoted from Zitt:

Hopefully Pinkitten will post some pictures and maybe give me permission to use them on the product page.

Absolutely!

I’ll forward pics ASAP once they arrive and I have them installed. Should be this coming weekend.

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