Attack From Mars Remake (AFMr) Owners Club

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Attack From Mars Remake (AFMr) Owners Club


By Pin_Guy

1 year ago



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Post #1 PinGuy's links to unboxing and SOL potential issue. Posted by Pin_Guy (1 year ago)

Post #5 SOL protector issue Posted by Pin_Guy (1 year ago)

Post #73 LED info Posted by stpcore (1 year ago)

Post #145 Cliffy install info Posted by evh347 (1 year ago)

Post #149 Firmware 1.0.0 Posted by Pin_Guy (1 year ago)

Post #189 info on using AFM cliffys Posted by GorillaBiscuits (1 year ago)

Post #357 Topper connector issue Posted by LTG (1 year ago)

Post #366 Image of Cliffy addition to scoop. Posted by sparechange1974 (1 year ago)

Post #368 Cliffy install info Posted by sparechange1974 (1 year ago)

Post #494 LCD screen info Posted by spazzman90 (1 year ago)

Post #639 workaround - to drooping shield targets Posted by markp99 (1 year ago)

Post #1966 Info on Easter eggs Posted by bigd1979 (1 year ago)

Post #2062 cliffy saucer install. Posted by PDFVT (1 year ago)

Post #2201 Urgent attention to flipper strength rates message from CGC Posted by NeilMcRae (1 year ago)

Post #2952 speaker lights for AFMR classic Posted by Lermods (1 year ago)

Post #3001 SOL PIC Posted by Damien (1 year ago)

Post #3167 Picture of crazed plastics defect on AfMr Posted by Onwallst (1 year ago)

Post #3174 list of issues Posted by Onwallst (1 year ago)


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#34 1 year ago
Quoted from venom112:

Need some help wondering if anyone knows how to disable the knocker which fuse?

Two wire connector on bottom of driver board in the head.

LTG : )

1 week later
#88 1 year ago
Quoted from markp99:

The $$ differential is pulling me

More money for the LE. But you also get the saucer LED upgrade, side mirrors, choice of green, black, or stainless trim, the topper with two saucers, light show, and big martian hopping up and down, and double the warranty of the SE.

Each step up costs more from the classic to the special edition to the limited edition. But they just aren't raising the price. You get more for your money.

Which ever version you decide on. You'll be happy. They really knocked this one out of the park.

LTG : )

#99 1 year ago
Quoted from markp99:

Small request: Does anyone have the AFMr carton & cabinet dimensions?

It's a couple inches bigger than a Stern box. I couldn't get it in my front door, I had to run around the building to the back door. I didn't measure but it's at least 34 inches.

LTG : )

2 weeks later
#167 1 year ago
Quoted from Damien:

how the game feels in respect to build quality.

Like a tank. Lots of games rolling out. Hardly any tech calls. Mostly new owners asking set up questions.

Quoted from Damien:

how is it compared to the original AFM?

It's crushing my original here. customers love it.

LTG : )

#169 1 year ago
Quoted from Damien:

Would you say the build quality is better than MMR now that CGC is doing their own production?

Yes.

CGC really is doing an amazing job.

LTG : )

#175 1 year ago

If you have a Topper for AFMR. The instructions to install it are on page 2-29 or 127 of the manual, which you can download here :

http://www.chicago-gaming.com/manuals.php The manual in near the bottom of the page. A manual comes with the game.

LTG : )

#181 1 year ago
Quoted from Zennmaster:

put a tape measure on that backbox?

28 1/2 inches wide.

LTG : )

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#214 1 year ago
Quoted from paynemic:

can't imagine opening a ticket over this.

I can. Please open a ticket and include the pictures. It may go to me, I'll kick it up the ladder.

LTG : )

#216 1 year ago
Quoted from Plunger069:

do not use the kit that is listed on the CGC website.

I'll let them know. Thank you. ( originally it was for a class 10 )

LTG : )

#226 1 year ago
Quoted from paynemic:

He is out of town and it is a weekend so we will take it up soon.

Your ticket is up and alerted to Jack Fadden at CGC. So they are on it, even with Doug Skor on a weekend and out of town.

LTG : )

#245 1 year ago
Quoted from Damien:

Can someone tell me the exact height of the topper...

10 inches add a couple more for Martian hopping up and down.

LTG : )

#265 1 year ago
Quoted from Budman:

I'm debating between the LE and SE.

Quoted from Budman:

Is the multi colored mini saucers that much cooler looking ?

You get the metal finish tri color LED show saucers on both models.

The LE gets you mirror side blades, better audio, speaker lights, topper, and double the warranty of the SE.

Quoted from Budman:

If the topper is worth say, $200.00,

That's a $500 topper. Light show on cityscape background , LED show on saucers, flashers on saucers, Martian eyes light up, Martian bounces up and down. It's amazing.

LTG : )

#267 1 year ago
Quoted from Pin_Guy:

My SE mini saucers don't have any lights other than the standard flasher, but I do have speaker lights, and I believe the SE and LE both have the same audio components.

You are correct. Only the LE has the mini saucer light show. I confused it with the main saucer. Standard has main saucer red chase lights, SE and LE has main saucer tri color lights. and SE and LE has better audio and speaker lights.

Thank you !
LTG : )

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#317 1 year ago
Quoted from sparechange1974:

Where do I find the Strobe multiball adjustment? I'm version 1.1

Do you mean to make the strobe light brighter or dimmer ?

You aren't on version 1.1, you hit the enter button and that number is from the Williams software.

Hold the escape button for 5 seconds or so to get into the CGC menu, keep hitting the escape button once you are in there to advance to the next screen. The 5th screen, bottom, is to change the strobe light.

The first screen shows what software is in your game. 1.0.0. , if you need it, here is the link of what you need :

http://www.chicago-gaming.com/afm_update.php

LTG : )

#357 1 year ago
Quoted from hocuslocus:

take the key out and put it in the one above the input?

I'd cut the pin on the board so it's harder to make a mistake later. You can remove the plug from the connector. It goes in that spot.

LTG : )

#360 1 year ago
Quoted from rrosenhouse:

I do have one minor issue... The ball launch fails to make it to the rollover lanes at least 50% of the time. I have played with the ball launch coil strength, but could not get it to fire the ball to the lanes consistently.

In the newest version software, you can set the auto plunger strength higher. One notch up should do it.

To see what version is in your game. Hold the Escape button down five seconds or more and you get into the CGC menu. First screen has your software version. Every time you hit the Escape button you advance through the CGC menu pages. Go to the one for coil strengths and you can raise the auto plunger there.

1.0.0. is the latest. If you need it, you can download it here along with instructions :

http://www.chicago-gaming.com/afm_update.php

LTG : )

#362 1 year ago
Quoted from bdaley6509:

I'm having this issue as well. Any resolution?

In the newest version software, you can set the auto plunger strength higher. One notch up should do it.

To see what version is in your game. Hold the Escape button down five seconds or more and you get into the CGC menu. First screen has your software version. Every time you hit the Escape button you advance through the CGC menu pages. Go to the one for coil strengths and you can raise the auto plunger there.

1.0.0. is the latest. If you need it, you can download it here along with instructions :

http://www.chicago-gaming.com/afm_update.php

LTG : )

#371 1 year ago
Quoted from rrosenhouse:

Can someone post a picture of the bubble level with the game at the optimum steepness? I never knew what to look for when reading that thing.

Those things are cheap and not that dependable. They can vary a lot, be mounted backwards, or the tube not positioned right.

These will help :

http://www.pinballnews.com/learn/level/index.html

http://www.pinballnews.com/learn/iphone/index.html

http://www.pinballnews.com/learn/iphone2/index.html

LTG : )

#406 1 year ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Im getting a lot of ball trough rejects that wont allow the ball to be served.
Im playing with the settings and have it at MAX.
MAX seems too strong and the ball looks like its bouncing off the lip of the apron.
The original setting was +1 and would fail to serve the ball 1 out of 5 times. Should I bend the tab like we did on the WOZ?

Try less power first. Then bend tab like on WOZ. http://www.pinplay.com/5/adjusting_the_ball_trough_on_woz.html

LTG : )

#419 1 year ago
Quoted from pinchamp:

Seems my CGC firmware is 1.0

Did you hit "ENTER" and go into Williams stuff ? 1.0 is the last Williams update.

Or hold the "ESCAPE" button down for five seconds or more to get into the CGC menu ? First page has what version is in your game.

Just wanted to check to save updating if you didn't have to.

LTG : )

#422 1 year ago
Quoted from bigd1979:

How about 1.13 code with all the fixes?

Current on their website is 1.0.0.

http://www.chicago-gaming.com/afm_update.php

LTG : )

#424 1 year ago
Quoted from bigd1979:

Sorry i meant the original afm 1.13 with all the fixes ?

No way to put that in AFMR.

LTG : )

#428 1 year ago
Quoted from bigd1979:

This beta ROM is a version of software released from Williams for testing purposes.

Not an official Williams release for all games.

So their license agreements probably limited them to 1.0

LTG : )

#431 1 year ago

And maybe lots not working. There must have been a reason Williams never released it beyond beta testing.

LTG : )

#434 1 year ago

I'm sorry, I did make a mistake.

AFMR has 1.1 for the Williams software, not 1.0

I confused it with MMR.

LTG : )

#439 1 year ago
Quoted from bigdaddy07:

For you guys that have contacted CGC for replacement plastics on the slings, are the replacement ones they sent you issue free? I noticed mine has those as well, though not as bad as some that were posted here.

Please add that to your ticket on the CGC Support Help Desk.

LTG : )

#449 1 year ago
Quoted from Beerpressure:

Why must this hobby be so expensive?

The man is keeping you down.

LTG : )

#485 1 year ago

Make sure the metal flap is depressing the high power interlock switch sufficiently.

LTG : )
Disclaimer : He was on the help desk and already figured it out.

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#590 1 year ago
Quoted from DavidMP:

No back box key for me though.

Please open a ticket under Support - http://www.chicago-gaming.com/

LTG : )

#594 1 year ago
Quoted from Damien:

Is this normal?

No. Please open a ticket on the support desk and add pictures. Go to chicago-gaming.com

LTG : )

#637 1 year ago
Quoted from Pin_Guy:

Aren't these the adjustment screws?

Yes.

LTG : )

#650 1 year ago
Quoted from Damien:

Spoke to Cliff, and he said his protector set from the original game cane with a protector for the drain hole behind the ship. Can anyone confirm that this would work for the remake?

Yes.

LTG : )

#681 1 year ago
Quoted from markp99:

Any suggestions to adjust the drop target? Flipper strength?

Not much you can do with the drop target, if it's working.

Lower flipper strength. Check if the flipper rubber ring isn't too low or too high. And at rest if the flipper is positioned in the right spot.

LTG : )

#713 1 year ago
Quoted from Blakester:

Adjusted bracket--some binding--BUT LEFT FLIPPER REMAINS WEAK. Proper voltages--same for both flippers. Party in 2 hours--S.O.S.!!

Try swapping both left and right flipper button opto boards. Check if coil stop or front bracket are misformed and leaning in or out.

LTG : )

#743 1 year ago
Quoted from MK6PIN:

I've only had one oddity thus far that baffles me a bit....left sling will occasionally trigger when I hit the left flipper button. Very random.

Please check if the leaf blade switches on the left sling need adjusting because one is too close.

LTG : )

#747 1 year ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Lloyd, what would be a proper gap for sling leaf adjustment?

I don't know if there is a proper gap.

I set mine so the front long blade is just resting on the rubber ring, not pushing it. And the shorter one behind it close enough so the slightest ball hit triggers it, yet vibration doesn't.

A tweak or two and you'll get them dialed in good.

LTG : )

#749 1 year ago
Quoted from Pin_Guy:

I've seen the same thing happen and its very odd, at first I thought it was caused by the right target bank but I'm unable to repeat it. I had check the leaf switches but the gap is quite large.

Stuck switch on the same row or column as the left sling ?

LTG : )

#765 1 year ago
Quoted from Marcdaddy:

I checked the wiring and it looks ok.

The topper has some connectors before you get to the ends that plug in. Then the end connectors go to the small board in the head and two of them go to the big board in the head.

Please go over all of them and be sure they are pushed in tight.

Next step, please go to chicago-gaming.com and open a ticket on the support desk.

Thank you.
LTG : )

#767 1 year ago
Quoted from Marcdaddy:

The cable on the top left was loose, i think it could back itself out so I m8ght put a little electrical tape to keep it in place!

A dab of hot glue if you have it.

LTG : )

#775 1 year ago
Quoted from Marcdaddy:

Speaking of the lockdown bar I can't get my arm to lock it In Like it should

Two brass screws on top of lockdown bar receiver, you can turn them up or down to tighten or loosen the bar that slides back and forth and locks the lockdown bar.

Quoted from Marcdaddy:

I still can't get my SOL adjusted right, on the kickouts 50% of the time it goes right down the middle.

Loosen the whole assembly and see if you can turn it a tiny bit.

LTG : )

#777 1 year ago
Quoted from Marcdaddy:

Will you be at Expo?

LTG : ) Show Thursday night 10pm after the JJP fireside chat.

LTG : )

#792 1 year ago
Quoted from adii:

Anyone else had ball-launch issues? I know there were some people that had to adjust the strength of the ball-launch coil, which I've also had to do. However, it won't even consistently make it to the pop-bumpers. I'll open a ticket Monday if need be.

See if the plunger is hitting the center of the ball. You can loosen the screws holding the ball launch assembly and turn it a bit to hit the ball better, if needed.

LTG : )

#801 1 year ago
Quoted from Marcdaddy:

What coil is it under to adjust?

Right popper.

LTG : )

#808 1 year ago
Quoted from Marcdaddy:

I guess better then draining.

Try loosening the screws. And between the bracket and underside of the playfield. Stick a washer on the left side. So the whole assembly leans to the left a little. See if that helps aim it.

LTG : )

#832 1 year ago
Quoted from Rolls-Royce:

Any ideas fellas to something about it please?

Setting Adjustments a.28 or something. Minimum volume over ride. change it.

LTG : )

#839 1 year ago
Quoted from Blakester:

ust set up AFMf LE 188. Would I need to do a code update? (or would the update on the more recent machines be updated at CGC?)

http://www.chicago-gaming.com/afm_update.php Latest is 1.0.0.

To see what is in your game. Hold the escape button down 5 seconds or so and the CGC menu comes up. First screen has what is in your game.

LTG : )

#844 1 year ago
Quoted from Marcdaddy:

Not sure what fix to try next,

Remove the bracket. The holes in it that the screws go through to secure it to the playfield. Make them oval shape. Turn more when fastening down.

LTG : )

#853 1 year ago
Quoted from Marcdaddy:

I just submitted a ticket. Ill see what they they. Id take out since its only a couple of screws.

And two connectors.

Your ticket came to me, I kicked it up to engineers/CGC where any parts will come from.

LTG : )

#858 1 year ago

Go into the CGC menu, 5th screen, make right popper or left poppr stronger.

LTG : )

#860 1 year ago
Quoted from toasterman04:

so would the right popper be the SOL? if so that could fix my SDTM also...

Yes.

LTG : )

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#900 1 year ago
Quoted from Lermods:

The le doesn’t come with pc on the hinges? You just get legs and rails?

Just legs and rails.

LTG : )

#910 1 year ago
Quoted from MK6PIN:

.is this normal?

Seems normal.

LTG : )

1 week later
#922 1 year ago
Quoted from Mrawesome44:

I have a question. I'm looking at the underside and the wiring and im thinking how do you go about fixing things. Im planning on picking up a remake whether it be AFM or MM and im new to repairing stuff with little to no soldiering skills. I'm seriously worried about purchasing one and then have it bust and it being an 8k rock

All the common things like switches, coils, are easy to fix. Youtube is littered with short how to videos. Start learning.

As far as boards, anything surface mounted you'll need the right equipment and skills. Since you have little or no soldering skills, you wouldn't be working on any older boards with all through hole components either.

LTG : )

#929 1 year ago
Quoted from Mrawesome44:

the mechanics in my area wont touch the remakes.

Time to find new help. Or a local collector to help. Ask here if anyone local can give you some hands on help.

The flippers are the same as used in every Williams fliptronics game.

LTG : )

#961 1 year ago
Quoted from rolandthoms:

where does one adjust the flipper strength??

In the CGC menu. Hold the ESCAPE button down five seconds or more gets you into it. Then every time you press the ESCAPE button you advance one screen. The third one has the coil settings that area available. Then + or - and stop on the one you like and hit enter to get into it, and + or - to change.

LTG : )

#997 1 year ago
Quoted from paynemic:

End of stroke switch?

No. It's like fliptronics.

Quoted from paynemic:

Ltg will get you on the right track...

Already on his ticket with info and alerted it to CGC to get a new board.

LTG : )

#1033 1 year ago
Quoted from Rolls-Royce:

Quick question please, where can I find how many games have been played in my Attack From Mars R?

Go into Diagnostics, go to Book Keeping menu, enter, step through them. Same as a Williams AFM.

LTG : )

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#1089 1 year ago
Quoted from rolandthoms:

now the right flipper sticks (occasionally).

Coil stop loose ?

LTG : )

#1092 1 year ago
Quoted from stpcore:

I think its important to share as I had made an incorrect assumption

I don't think any pinball manufacturer extends warranties to second owners.

LTG : )

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#1127 1 year ago
Quoted from markp99:

Is there any way to disable the end of game match feature?

Turn the match off.

LTG : )

#1128 1 year ago

A.1 19 Match Feature - you can turn it off there.

LTG : )

#1135 1 year ago
Quoted from Cyrus:

Lately, when I make the shot up the middle the ship does not blow up.

Are the two switches working, drop target switch, and one on the small metal subway below the playfield in that area ?

LTG : )

#1147 1 year ago
Quoted from Rolls-Royce:

Did you heard something about CGC #3?.

I believe they posted it will be unveiled at TPF next year.

LTG : )

#1186 1 year ago
Quoted from chrisnack:

There is no pro. Special edition had the upgraded screen size.

http://www.chicago-gaming.com/afm.php

Three models. Classic Edition, Special Edition, Limited Edition.

Maybe he meant Classic Edition when he posted pro ?

LTG : )

#1198 1 year ago
Quoted from pocketscience:

Has someone got the dimensions of the box please?

About 32" by 32" by 57"

LTG : )

#1201 1 year ago
Quoted from misfitdart:

Anybody know if the 3D translights work on the remake?

Yes. Same size. ( I just measured both )

LTG : )

#1243 1 year ago
Quoted from markp99:

Diverter Gate Stuck Closed - occasionally. (diagnostics menu did report the issue one time)

I looked at the wiring and solenoid action. No issues or binding.

Any suggestions to diagnose or correct this intermittent issue?

Your game hasn't the slightest idea what a diverter is. Is does know switches. Look at the diverter, open it, roll a ball through with it open. First switch it hits - that's the issue. Isn't registering right so game thinks the diverter is stuck closed.

Might need adjusting so the ball hits it better. Check that the arm of the switch is centered in the slot in the playfield it goes up and down in. Make sure it isn't rubbing the wood, which would slow it down and the game misses it closing.

LTG : )

#1244 1 year ago
Quoted from chrisnack:

Figured I'd post here as well, but my test menu is showing an error on F8, which says upper left flip opto... i didn't see where that was located in the manual, so i'm not 100% sure what sensor it's referring to.

Each flipper button opto board has two optos. One for flippers. One for lane changes, initials type stuff. If you go into Tests - Switch Edge, and slowly push the flipper button in, first one, then the other should report on the screen.

I'd reseat the connector to the flipper button opto board a couple times. Then go into Tests - Switch Edge, and pass something between the F8 optos and see if it works. If not swap left and right flipper button opto boards and see if problem moves. If it isn't working then, go to chicago-gaming.com and open a ticket to get a new one.

LTG : )

#1248 1 year ago
Quoted from chrisnack:

F8 refers to the flipper though? not something else somewhere?

Check the Dedicated switch column in your switch matrix chart in the manual.

LTG : )

#1304 1 year ago
Quoted from Cyrus:

PinGraffix power blades for my AFM as a birthday present.

You posted this in the AFMR ( remake thread )

Do you have an AFM or AFMR ? If AFM, maybe try making a new topic type post. Connectors may be different for both games.

LTG : )

#1309 1 year ago
Quoted from Chambahz:

Doing a little research on these remakes. Heard from 1 owner that there's been some chipping at the drain area, as well as the ball lock area.
Anyone else experiencing this already? Sounds as though it's the edges that are the problem, and easily solved with a couple Cliffys.
Is this common, or a one off?

It's from balls draining off the playfield. Mylar across it or if Cliffy makes one use it.

Can happen on originals or remakes.

LTG : )

#1311 1 year ago
Quoted from Damien:

can you help us understand how present day CC differs from what they were using in the 90s.

I have no idea. I wasn't using it back then, and not using it now. ( spraying/applying it )

Maybe some of the restorers can chime in ?

LTG : )

#1379 1 year ago
Quoted from whthrs166:

My turn for the flipper return spring to break.

Easy fix. Bend last loop over and make a new one.

What I suspect on flipper and drop target springs, is the holes they are riding in, have a sharper edge to them, then in past years. Spring gets scored and snaps at that point.

LTG : )

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#1388 1 year ago
Quoted from whthrs166:

Should I clean those holes up with a drill bit?

I wouldn't. Maybe a reamer. The spring steel is harder and in time will make the holes smooth. Easier to fix a spring or two and let nature run it's course.

LTG : )

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#1524 1 year ago
Quoted from Robertstone0407:

My saucer destory scoop doesn't register sometimes when you go to destroy a saucer and itll register as a lock instead.

Go into Tests - Switch Edge, and check with a ball. If witch works, and the correct switch reports on the DMD. Might just need to reseat the connectors for that switch and be sure they are on tight.

LTG : )

#1542 1 year ago
Quoted from brittlewater:

I have had my AFMr LE for a week. My left flipper has stopped working. It is stuck in the up position. How do I troubleshoot this? This is my first pinball machine and I am not familiar with working on them.

Turn game off. Remove glass and put some where safe. Remove the balls from the ball trough ( I do this by hand, you may do it with power on and then pop them out in diagnostics with the coin door high power interlock switch pulled out and then turn game off ) lift playfield up a little and pull forward until it locks, then lift it up and lean back on the back box.

Left flipper return spring likely broke, compare to the right side.

I would bend the last loop over, ( see pictures ) and stick it back on. Lower playfield, balls back in. Glass back on. Turn game on. Enjoy.

LTG : )

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#1544 1 year ago
Quoted from Alex_swe:

Im trying to email in my warranty card. But the email adress on the paper that came with the game doesent work.

(warranty@chicago-gaming.com)

Is it bouncing ?

I tried it : warranty@chicago-gaming.com and it went through. No response until Monday I would imagine.

You can always mail it in.

LTG : )

#1546 1 year ago
Quoted from snaroff:

Yep, had this feature on RFM as well...think this was a pinball 2000 innovation.

Yes it was. As long as Williams put the right ball trough in there. Otherwise they all come bouncing out. Keith Elwin can attest to that.

LTG : )

#1551 1 year ago
Quoted from snaroff:

I've never had a coil stop do that (over 13 years and 30-40 pins)...hopefully an uncommon build snafu.

It is more common across several manufacturers. Been that way for a few years. I would imagine they are buying prebuilt flipper mechs and sticking them in. Which is fine.

Though they seem more prone to shipping stress and the coil stop screws coming loose.

LTG : )

#1573 1 year ago
Quoted from abagwell:

.nut not tight enough?

Nut not tight enough.

Quoted from Robertstone0407:

Is there a way to make the game boot up faster?

No.

LTG : )

#1577 1 year ago
Quoted from BentleyBear:

Can you adjust the green guy ?
Mine is a bit turned to the right.Not in center.

Four screws hold him from the bottom of the topper base. You could try loosening his whole bracket assembly and turning a little.

LTG : )

#1603 1 year ago
Quoted from BentleyBear:

I only see 4 screws on the braket behind him + the 3 that secure him to the topper.Are there any other screws i should look at ?
Can't see how loosening the 4 on the bracket would help but i'll try

You need to remove the topper to see the four on the bottom holding the whole assembly.

Quoted from LTG:

Four screws hold him from the bottom of the topper base.

LTG : )

#1647 1 year ago
Quoted from snaroff:

Maybe Lloyd can chime in.

Hideeho

Quoted from nipper2u:

Does CGC monitor this forum

They do occasionally. They are busy. I ( a remake tech support guy ) try to keep up with them.

Quoted from pintechev:

Please open support tickets to communicate with CGC on issues with your games. That’s the best way to make them aware of issues.

Yes, please. Then they can keep track if a continuing problem is there.

Quoted from abetterway:

I am quite disappointed about this as well. I just received my LE and it seems to have the same issues. Its not like all of these games have already been built and issues are being found. These games are being manufactured right now. I would expect CGC to adjust these things instead of forcing all owners to do it themselves. It almost seems like they haven't even played the machine or they would have immediately seen some of these issues.

When you consider the exact number having issues compared to how many AFMR's are out there already. It is amazing there isn't more wrong. Especially when you factor in the shipping experience. Tech support remains extremely low on people getting their new pin.

Crap happens. No matter how good you build a game. And test before leaving the factory. You may need to tweak a thing or two.

Then open a ticket under Support at http://www.chicago-gaming.com/ or call. CGC has a lot invested in the remake projects, and they want happy customers. The less that have an issue or two, the better.

And from what I've seen of JJP, PPS/CGC, Stern, companies I have experience with, they continually beat Williams out of the box back in the DMD 1990's. I never uncrated a Williams pin that I didn't spend two or three days tweaking, fixing, replacing stuff just to get it working.

These are great times we are living in.

LTG : )

#1649 1 year ago
Quoted from abetterway:

So you consider adding extra hardware to raise the wire form dialing it in?

Bend it up a little. The weight of it may have brought it down a little in shipping. We are talking maybe 6 or 10 of these out of well over 500 games.

LTG : )

#1653 1 year ago
Quoted from snaroff:

the wireform on my machine is aligned perfectly with the 2 plastic ramps and I don't think raising it is the correct solution (seems like a hack to me).

I agree. Not ever problem will have the same solution.

LTG : )

#1661 1 year ago
Quoted from Nexyss:

The plunger is the one area of the machine where the playfield alignment to the cabinet is important, since the plunger is mounted to the cabinet.

Ummm..... AFMR has a Launch button, the actual plunger is mounted on the playfield.

LTG : )

#1665 1 year ago
Quoted from eagleeyemma:

How do I go about obtaining new ones?

Please go here - http://www.chicago-gaming.com/ under Support on the Help Desk open a ticket with pictures of the effected ones.

Thank you,
LTG : )

#1667 1 year ago
Quoted from neverahighscore:

Setting up after the holidays.

Why so serious ?

LTG : )

#1770 1 year ago
Quoted from whthrs166:

I would like to see CGC make a new bracket for the shooter solenoid so the shooter plunger will hit the ball correctly.

Except that can vary from game to game.

And when the coil energizes, it pulls the plunger to one side, not perfectly straight back.

LTG : )

#1889 1 year ago
Quoted from VolunteerPin:

Should I go SE or LE?

For $700 more, I'd go the LE. Great topper, better audio system with speaker lights, mirror blades, LED show on small playfield saucers, and double the warranty of the SE. Great location attraction piece.

LTG : )
Disclaimer : I do tech support for them.

#1893 1 year ago
Quoted from rockrand:

Does the game come with the dongle that b/w games. Came with for plugging into the service outlet in the front of cab,like an extension cord

No. Get it at Amazon, computer stores, etc.

Quoted from OldRon:

Does anyone know if Pinbits plastic protectors for afm fit the Attack From Mars Remake.

Yes.

LTG : )

#1905 1 year ago
Quoted from jallen3095:

is there any quick fix to solve this?

Plug it on. A dab of hot glue. Done.

Easy to pry the hot glue off if ever needed.

LTG : )

#1929 1 year ago
Quoted from whthrs166:

Better wait for that cord to be sent, using something else will void the warranty....

Quoted from whthrs166:

Ok just kidding

In this one instance. No it won't.

LTG : )

#1952 1 year ago
Quoted from bonzo442:

I have a warranty question I’m hoping LTG may be able to answer.

Good question. I would call CGC, hit "O" and ask for Doug Skor. He'd know, and also what to do about a record of it for warranty when it does start.

Thank you.
LTG : )

#1993 1 year ago
Quoted from jamjam:

Just booted up AFMr and the left flipper is not operating. The button works, it scrolls through screens, etc. but no flip. Any suggestions?

There are two optos on the flipper button opto boards. Please go to Tests - Switch Edge - and slowly push the flipper button in. First one and then the second one should report on the screen.

If both optos work, then check it's fuse in the head. F115, if that is good, then check the coil lugs for poor solder joints.

LTG : )

#1997 1 year ago
Quoted from jamjam:

F116 actually looks blown, F115 looks okay?

Please pull them and check with a meter.

LTG : )

#2113 1 year ago
Quoted from IonRay:

And there have been no further updates on the ticket since Thursday.

Please post on your ticket again.

LTG : )

#2124 1 year ago
Quoted from john17a:

and game stopped in between balls DEAD like power outage only sign of life is the 3 leds in back box

Open coin door. Pull out high power interlock switch. Play a game. If game works, the flap closing the switch needs adjustment.

LTG : )

#2141 1 year ago
Quoted from RichieWrench:

.Can this be adjusted???

Lower the flipper strength.

LTG : )

#2160 1 year ago
Quoted from IonRay:

Lloyd, posted again on my ticket right after you posted this. Last time I've heard back from anybody on my ticket is now over a week ago.

Please PM me the ticket number.

Thank you,
Lloyd

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#2398 1 year ago
Quoted from sirlonzelot:

Can you send me the pdf , please ?

Quoted from NeilMcRae:

can you share the PDF please?

PM me your email addresses.

LTG : )

#2399 1 year ago
Quoted from Miknan:

sending me a new PIC 2.0, whatever that is.

Long IC you exchange with the one on the driver board in the head.

LTG : )

#2546 1 year ago
Quoted from Miknan:

asking about lock bar, just not sure how to fix it and looking for advice.

Glass off. Lift playfield and lean back. Put lockdown bar on. Look at the innards with a flashlight. See which way things need to go and adjust accordingly.

LTG : )

#2589 1 year ago
Quoted from Damien:

Is everyone going to need a PIC 2.0?

Yes. Contact who you bought the game from to get it.

Quoted from Damien:

Or will the eventual software update sort out the issues?

I don't believe there is one coming. And wouldn't fix this.

LTG : )

#2595 1 year ago
Quoted from Damien:

Is the board in the backbox?

Yes. Big one. You can't miss it.

LTG : )

#2621 1 year ago
Quoted from getadam:

Does anyone have an idea how quickly I'll here a response and get the updated chip.

Contact who you bought it from to get it and find out.

LTG : )

#2746 1 year ago
Quoted from Applewood:

anyone else have this issue at all?

Not that I've heard of. Leave flippers at default settings until or unless you have the V 2.0 chip on the driver board in the head.

LTG : )

#2824 1 year ago
Quoted from pintechev:

It just looks a little stuck. If I was you, I’d take it apart and clean the face of the translite and the glass and put it back together and see if that helps.

Marc

It's like moisture between glass and translite. Sticks translite in spots to glass.

As Marc said, clean it. When I've run into this in the past, I sprinkle some talcum powder on the glass and blow it off. End of problem.

LTG : )

#2882 1 year ago
Quoted from abagwell:

how do I know which size to get?

Get a kit - https://www.titanpinball.com/kits/ AFM or AFMR - same same.

Then as you gain in knowledge and experience, order what you want.

LTG : )

#2900 1 year ago
Quoted from Newbie979:

Both of my screws are snug not at all loose. Still having same problem. So frustrating

Snug screws doesn't rule out adjusting the switch.

LTG : )

#2905 1 year ago
Quoted from Newbie979:

How would I go about adjusting the switch?

Loosen screws and turn the switch body.

LTG : )

#2914 1 year ago
Quoted from Newbie979:

Ok so should I do the, like yours in your life with the left one lol the way up? Tight fit to get a screw driver done there at the angle where the play field sits on stand

You may need to try a few different spots. You want it so every time the arm of the switch goes down, you can hear it click.

LTG : )

#2961 1 year ago
Quoted from bigdaddy07:

Did you inquire or did they just email you this confirmation? I haven't heard anything from them.

Did you buy your game from them ? Did you contact them ?

LTG : )

#2963 1 year ago
Quoted from Manimal:

Is there a specific thread that discusses the adjustments that need to be made to the shooter lane ramp

PM me your email address and I'll email you back the ramp PDF, and info about the PIC 2.0 for your driver board.

LTG : )

#2979 1 year ago
Quoted from rockrand:

I did not unplug my game before installing chip,I guess my games is ok,I did not see that in the instructions

I wouldn't unplug it. Just be damned sure it's turned off.

Plugged in and turned off helps ground things so you don't accidentally send static electricity into the game.

LTG : )

#2984 1 year ago
Quoted from Newbie979:

When you start it back up does it have to load a new software or does it go right to attract mode.

The 2.0 PIC goes right to attract mode. It's on the driver board. Not a mini SD card update on the computer board.

LTG : )

#2987 1 year ago
Quoted from Newbie979:

After installing chip I’m still getting software version 1.0. What am I doing wrong here?

You did nothing wrong. You changed an IC, you didn't do a software update.

You are good to go.

LTG : )

#2990 1 year ago
Quoted from kapsreiter:

Do you know why CGC has put the driver board back in the backbox?

No idea.

Quoted from kapsreiter:

did they had problems with MMR ?

No that I know of. I liked having the three, interchangeable boards, in case you worked on it.

LTG : )

#2993 1 year ago
Quoted from Damien:

When we install PIC 2.0, does this affect high score settings?

No.

LTG : )

#3004 1 year ago
Quoted from bitpatrol:

push in the new one?

And be sure the notch on the IC matches the notch printed on the board. Don't trust labels.

LTG : )

#3025 1 year ago
Quoted from Newbie979:

It’s takes like 3 min for the ball to get out in launch lane and then launched.

Keeps kicking trying to get it out ? If so turn it stronger in the CGC menu.

LTG : )

#3048 1 year ago
Quoted from Newbie979:

No didn’t hear bout bending any ramp.

PM me your email address and I'll email you the pdf instructions.

LTG : )

1 week later
#3273 1 year ago
Quoted from estrader:

Game pulls up test report at start up and reads check diverter stuck open...anyone have thoughts on how to fix?

Page 85 and 86 of the manual describe the errors and what has to happen so they don't come up, or how to clear them. If you play a few games, it may go away on it's own.

Quoted from estrader:

Nevermind cgc just emailed the document. Props to them for working on Saturday and quick turnaround.

I'm usually running around noon to midnight everyday. Glad to help.

LTG : )

#3276 1 year ago
Quoted from Budman:

can someone direct me ?

Go into Adjustments, I think the fourth one is HSTD Adjustments. Lower them there. Then reset the high scores.

A.4 11, 12, 13, 14 - page 1-56 in the manual. Back Up High Scores. Lower them then reset high scores.

LTG : )

#3572 1 year ago
Quoted from Newbie979:

Anybody know how to fix my problem.

Go into Tests - Switch Edge - and hit the switch under the playfield on the metal subway behind the drop target, and the drop target switch, and left popper opto. Be sure they work and the correct switch reports on the screen.

LTG : )

#3750 12 months ago
Quoted from estrader:

Diverter and 62 channel....also my replay value changes from 4 to 2.6

Pages 1-57 and 1-58 cover errors. No idea what 62 channel is. Changing replay value - you have something in adjustments set to auto adjust that changes scores depending on how players are doing.

LTG : )

#3850 12 months ago
Quoted from dashv:

Can anyone show me in a series of pictures or (preferably a video) what the hell I am supposed to do with the locking arm when the table is up?

Red arrow points to the knob on the end of the playfield rod support - green arrow points along the playfield locking slide, not in your picture but farther up is a notch where the knob locks.

And as mschonbrun posted, don't use it. Pull out playfield until it locks and then lift up and lean on the backbox.

LTG : )

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#3863 12 months ago
Quoted from dashv:

* Yellow handle is hard as piss to lock. I still need to figure out how to adjust it.

Two brass screws on top of lockdown bar receiver raise or lower the lever that locks the lockdown bar in place. A little adjusting should help.

LTG : )

#3872 12 months ago
Quoted from dashv:

. I can't for the life of me see the notch

LTG : )

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#3948 12 months ago
Quoted from Nexyss:

LTG sees both this thread, and their service tickets, and he has also answered a couple of tech questions in this thread since you posted this. It is not a good sign that their tech support guy ignores this completely as if he doesn't see it.

I'm not ignoring it.

Some of this isn't my job. I help people get their games going if they have problems. That's it.

Parts sent under warranty, cabinet issues, playfield issues, go through CGC. I have no say in it. So why get involved.

LTG : )

#4069 12 months ago
Quoted from bitpatrol:

even on a full playfield protector?

Wax won't stick to it.

LTG : )

#4213 11 months ago
Quoted from Damien:

Any trick to get them out?

Try unscrewing them up and out.

LTG : )

#4216 11 months ago
Quoted from Damien:

Unscrewing how? They're rounded posts.

Remove rubber sleeve. Put a rag around it and vice grips.

LTG : )

#4230 11 months ago
Quoted from Damien:

Yes, nut is off.

You got the right nut off ?

Just asking.

LTG : )

#4390 11 months ago
Quoted from estrader:

Need some assistance with the topper. Wire reading inputs coming from the topper has one of the 4 holes with a piece of plastic in it and the input on the board has 4 prongs...thoughts?

Cut off pin on the board or remove plug from the connector.

LTG : )

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#4518 11 months ago

Some new videos for remake beginners.

How to get into the CGC menu video -

How to install the PIC video -

How to open the pinball machine -

How to open the pinball machine Backbox -

LTG : )

#4524 11 months ago
Quoted from Spencer:

Will the 3D translight work in the remake?

Yes. All three models.

LTG : )

#4533 11 months ago
Quoted from VividPsychosis:

How do I check Pic 2.0?

It's on the big board in the backbox.

LTG : )

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#4549 11 months ago
Quoted from Budman:

I watched the video posted by LTG on how to change out the balls but unclear what switch that has to be pulled out in order for the balls to be ejected from the trough? Can someone give me a visual?

This is a WOZ. Same thing. Top switch has a indent so you can pull the knob out.

Open coin door, look at the left side right by the hinge. Hard to miss two white switches.

LTG : )

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#4550 11 months ago
Quoted from Budman:

Can someone give me a visual?

More visual.

LTG : )

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#4591 11 months ago
Quoted from Arcade:

Sad message indeed.
Really wanted to see and maybe even play this game.

Me too. I'm sure it wasn't an easy decision, but one that they felt had to be made.

LTG : )

#4608 11 months ago
Quoted from VividPsychosis:

can someone please point the way.

LTG : )

1 week later
#4719 11 months ago
Quoted from Spencer:

so I can open a ticket....

I responded to your ticket.

"The three red targets that go up and down in front of the drop target area. The right one isn't working. Please check if to see if it needs cleaning, adjusting, or if it's stuck closed. And check for broken wire at the switch lugs.

In Tests - Switch Edge - push it with your finger and see if it works or not. "

LTG : )

#4736 11 months ago
Quoted from kapsreiter:

there is no Bally sign at your speaker panel ?

The classic has the standard size display - no logo. The logo is on the LCD on the Special Edition and Limited Edition models with the larger display.

LTG : )

#4743 11 months ago
Quoted from Damagio:

2) I can't access that Drop Box pdf on #2104 Is it available somewhere else?

PM me your email address and I will email the pdf to you.

LTG : )

#4747 11 months ago
Quoted from Pin_Guy:

I question the why there is no Bally logo on the classic machine, as there is clearly room for it.

I suspect they don't have the rights to the Bally name.

Now on the SE and LE, since it's on the LCD, I suspect it's in the original software, and able to be used.

LTG : )

1 week later
#4803 10 months ago
Quoted from kapsreiter:

i had to remove a pin at the pcb
the machine was built 1 month ago
so why ist this still so in production

Topper and harness was made some time before your game was made. And unfortunately some slipped through with a plug in one connector spot. I'm sorry you got one like that.

LTG : )

1 week later
#4858 10 months ago
Quoted from Eskaybee:

Is there a price difference between black or green trim?

Black or green is only available on the LE. No price difference.

LTG : )

#4864 10 months ago
Quoted from Eskaybee:

Is the light show and missing extra saucers worth upgrading to LE?

You get double the warranty of the SE too. And mirror blades.

LTG : )

#4874 10 months ago
Quoted from Newbie979:

Quick question guys on my AFM I notice when I play and I hit the left sling it sometimes makes it kick like 2 or three times. It’s not every time I hit bit but it’s alit during a game. Annoying as shit. Any ideas how I can do a quick fix on this problem?

POWER OFF.

Adjust the slingshot leaf blade switches on the left sling so they are less sensitive. With the slingshot plastic off, look down at the blades. Front long one should just be touching the rubber ring. Not pushing it. Shorter rear one close enough so the slightest ball hit triggers it. Yet vibration doesn't give extra kicks.

A tweak or two and you should be fine.

LTG : )

#4879 10 months ago

Black board in the picture.

LTG : )

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#4886 10 months ago
Quoted from Mrawesome44:

Is there any huge difference between the Le and the Se besides the topper and the powdercoat? I’m debating between the two

Ptownpin covered it.

You can read the differences at the CGC website :

http://www.chicago-gaming.com/afm.php

LTG : )

#4902 10 months ago
Quoted from PtownPin:

No idea? The LE's were basically fixed priced...not sure what the SE's sold for

Last year at TPF, the prices on them were $6500 for the standard, $7200 for the SE, and $7900 for the LE.

Every $700 got you more stuff. Scroll down here to see what is added on - http://www.chicago-gaming.com/afm.php

LTG : )

#4904 10 months ago
Quoted from Eskaybee:

Will buying this void the extended LE warranty?

Warranty doesn't go to 2nd owner.

LTG : )

1 week later
#4960 10 months ago
Quoted from Riffbear:

Now that I have MMR and AFMR LE I don't think I need anymore games right!?

But your MMR and AFMR LE will be lonely without the next remake to join them.

LTG : )

#4998 9 months ago
Quoted from Marcdaddy:

I'm still having that stdm when ejecting from the sol

Loosen screws and turn the bracket a little. Or loosen the screws and put a washer between the bracket and playfield on the left side.

You have the 2.0 PIC on the driver board ?

LTG : )

#5017 9 months ago