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Batman 66 - Official Club Thread


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#16501 15 days ago
Quoted from AUKraut:

Random Minor Villains as a configurable setting would *definitely* be a welcome change! Keep them in the season, i.e. first minor villain from Season 1, second from Season 2, third from Season 3, then start back on Season 1 again! That would definitely be a rethink in gameplay strategy!
Maybe Lyman still reads Pinside every now and then....

Random minor villains would interesting, but it would also mean that most strategy goes out the window. It's also something that wouldn't work with tournament play. If you really want random minors, just close your eyes when you pick something

Rob

#16502 15 days ago
Quoted from shacklersrevenge:

$99 is the right price, they need to keep it like that and get more made so people can have peace of mind.

Even at $99 I'm sure they are still making a profit. There's not much to those boards. Maybe charge a little more for the game specific ones. The ones that are common to all spike games should should have enough production volume to make them cheaper.

#16503 14 days ago

just got a nib Batman 66 about a week ago, was installing the art blades and noticed this bracket loose in the turn table. i assume i need to put 3 small wood screws and attach it back to where the holes are in the playfield? not sure where the original screws are, i havn't found any loose yet

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#16504 13 days ago
Quoted from docquest:

Even at $99 I'm sure they are still making a profit. There's not much to those boards. Maybe charge a little more for the game specific ones. The ones that are common to all spike games should should have enough production volume to make them cheaper.

They do but Stern don’t want to, not a lot else to be said about Node boards they cost Stern probably $10-15 each and that’s being generous, I had some boards made for a lighting project a year ago now and they cost me about $15 each and there are a lot more components on mine than Sterns.

#16505 13 days ago
Quoted from J85M:

They do but Stern don’t want to, not a lot else to be said about Node boards they cost Stern probably $10-15 each and that’s being generous, I had some boards made for a lighting project a year ago now and they cost me about $15 each and there are a lot more components on mine than Sterns.

Hmmm can your supplier make or repair Stern node boards?

#16506 13 days ago
Quoted from thundergod76:

Hmmm can your supplier make or repair Stern node boards?

No idea they weren’t Node boards as such, the ones I brought where boards to control lighting and power to multiple ports/sources for my Ironman hot toys collection.

Still fairly similar in principle though which is why I’d bet Stern are getting boards for 10-20 bucks and making hundreds off the sale of each one.

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#16507 11 days ago

Between the pandemic and the snowy weather here in the east, I was getting a bit punchy, so I decided to make a new remote switch for my BM66, et al...

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This is the Diamond Select vinyl piggy bank that I modified to incorporate an outlet remote control.

Here's a short video of it in action:

#16508 11 days ago

Thats great scotty_k

#16509 11 days ago

Mega cool Scotty_K. Just curious why does your BM66 take so long to boot?

#16510 11 days ago
Quoted from thundergod76:

Mega cool Scotty_K. Just curious why does your BM66 take so long to boot?

I'm not entirely sure; it seems that it's always taken that long to boot up as far as I can remember.

#16511 11 days ago

my batman takes a long time to boot up also

#16512 11 days ago
Quoted from Scotty_K:

Between the pandemic and the snowy weather here in the east, I was getting a bit punchy, so I decided to make a new remote switch for my BM66, et al...
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This is the Diamond Select vinyl piggy bank that I modified to incorporate an outlet remote control.
Here's a short video of it in action:

Spectacular. Love the signs too.

#16513 10 days ago
Quoted from ky-pin:

my batman takes a long time to boot up also

Yeppers.So does mine since the last code update!! Also,so does my DPLE !!

#16514 10 days ago
Quoted from hawkmoon:

Yeppers.So does mine since the last code update!! Also,so does my DPLE !!

No issues of mine booting up but my JP has this screech for a millisecond then goes silent and all is normal. Anyone know a fix???

#16515 10 days ago
Quoted from ky-pin:

my batman takes a long time to boot up also

Mine takes no where near that long... hmm

#16516 9 days ago

"A long time to boot up"

How long exactly?

It seems that those people saying it takes a long time are comparing it to older games they own, those that say it doesn't take that long own newer games.

So comparatively it takes longer to load a newer machine compared to an older one. Doesn't seem to take BM66 any longer to load than JP2 or AIQ, but longer than Avengers.

#16517 9 days ago
Quoted from WJxxxx:

"A long time to boot up"
How long exactly?
It seems that those people saying it takes a long time are comparing it to older games they own, those that say it doesn't take that long own newer games.
So comparatively it takes longer to load a newer machine compared to an older one. Doesn't seem to take BM66 any longer to load than JP2 or AIQ, but longer than Avengers.

Nope you're wrong. I'm comparing his BM66 to my BM66 with the same code.

#16518 9 days ago
Quoted from thundergod76:

Nope you're wrong. I'm comparing his BM66 to my BM66 with the same code.

Exactly. If my Catwoman took that long to boot I would lose interest in even playing it by the time it was ready. Something is wrong with those taking that long to boot imo. Have any of you with that issue contacted Stern?

#16519 9 days ago
Quoted from thundergod76:

Nope you're wrong. I'm comparing his BM66 to my BM66 with the same code.

Ok...data...

My BM66 Catwoman edition on current code. From power on to ready to play... 28.5 seconds...

#16520 9 days ago

Looking at ScottyK's video his BM66 takes exactly 2 full minutes to boot. Almost the entire length of the video. Thats not counting the 5 sec delay until you can hit the Start button. No way that's normal.

#16521 9 days ago

Option 54 in the standard adjustments menu toggles "fast boot", that's probably the issue.

#16522 9 days ago
Quoted from Jahkub:

Option 54 in the standard adjustments menu toggles "fast boot", that's probably the issue.

Will have to check mine.... is fast boot default? Never adjusted it...

Yes...Fast Boot is factory default.... and where mine is set. Thought about changing it and seeing how long.....too cold ( My machines are in shop...lol)

#16523 9 days ago

I think I might have an explanation for the slow boot time, at least as it relates to my machine.

First thing, I checked to see if my machine was set to "Fast Boot" (BTW, it's actually adjustment #53). It is indeed set that way, so the answer must now lie elsewhere.

Some time ago, I made a small revision using Pinball Browser; I changed one of the music tracks (I didn't really care for the second Joker music, so I substituted some Nelson Riddle from the movie), along with two of the texts, just as an experiment. I liked the changes, so I left them in. (BTW--this was with the latest code.)

After hearing all of the conversation regarding how slow my machine boots, I just now switched out the SD disk that contained the altered files and reinstalled the clean one, also with the latest code, and this time it booted up in what seems to be the normal 30 seconds or so, so at least in my case, that might explain it.

Added 4 days ago:

Actually, it was second Penguin music; not Joker...

#16524 9 days ago
Quoted from JMCFAN:

Will have to check mine.... is fast boot default? Never adjusted it...
Yes...Fast Boot is factory default.... and where mine is set. Thought about changing it and seeing how long.....too cold ( My machines are in shop...lol)

OK test complete. Turned off "Fast Boot" and cycled power.. get a "Verifying Image" bar....18:30 minutes to boot.....

#16525 9 days ago

I added a bunch of different sounds/music with PB as well. It never affected boot time. Maybe your custom SD card is faulty or perhaps try a different brand of card.

#16526 6 days ago

so i had to remove the motor that spins the turn table so i could put some screws in that was left out from factory. this allowed me to freely spin the table back and forth to install screws without having the motor turn it electrically. when i put it back on, i didn't think it mattered about the turn table position since there is three optos and blades to find the correct position. anyways it's off, and tries to rotate to far clockwise, now it shows "too many errors" message in the diagnosis menu. anyone know how to properly calibrate or fix this problem?

#16527 4 days ago

What are the easiest ways to earn an extra ball/shoot again?

#16528 4 days ago
Quoted from e4wesley:

What are the easiest ways to earn an extra ball/shoot again?

Probably the easiest way is to defeat any two of the major villains; cash each one in for points after the first round, rather than continuing on. After the second villain is completed, the extra ball lights up and is earned by hitting the Bat signal saucer in the back/upper right (same as for "Mystery" or "TV" shots).

#16529 3 days ago

I love playing this game. I feel there are 2 ways to approach this game. 1 is playing all the major villains and capturing them. Its so awesome to have the villian escape multiball. 2 is to play like the Jack Danger video tutorial and play all the sub villains starting with Bookworm, Mr. Freeze, and then start Tut. Maybe do a Shame and/or Egghead before Tut. I guess if Im playing for High score, I play the #2 way, but I think #1 way is more fun to play.

#16530 3 days ago
Quoted from bicyclenut:

I love playing this game. I feel there are 2 ways to approach this game. 1 is playing all the major villains and capturing them. Its so awesome to have the villian escape multiball. 2 is to play like the Jack Danger video tutorial and play all the sub villains starting with Bookworm, Mr. Freeze, and then start Tut. Maybe do a Shame and/or Egghead before Tut. I guess if Im playing for High score, I play the #2 way, but I think #1 way is more fun to play.

I agree -- I also think it's pretty balanced in that method #2 definitely has the highest score potential, but it's much more difficult to pull off.

#16531 3 days ago
Quoted from iloveplywood:

but it's much more difficult to pull off.

Agreed....nothing worse than losing a ball while trying to complete Mr. Freeze...ARGH!

#16532 3 days ago

OK small update:

I had some time yesterday, so, as per thundergod76's suggestion, I made another image on a new SD card, so now all is well on the boot-up front for me.

BTW, it took me a while to figure this out. I had a few new SD cards to choose from, and the first one that I choose, although it seemed to copy from Pinball Browser, when I put it in the machine, it turned it into a brick; no booting whatsoever. I thought there might have been something wrong with PB (I had just downloaded the latest version), or maybe the image that I was trying to copy was faulty. I even copied the image using Balena Etcher, but still no dice. After then copying the "factory" version and still getting no results, I finally tried another SD card, and this time was successful.

It's kinda weird that out of three different SD cards (all of the same manufacture, BTW), one was good, one was so-so, and one didn't work at all. Who would have thought that these cards could be so fussy?

Well, perhaps this is a subject best for the Pinball Browser thread, so we now return to our regular programming...

#16533 2 days ago

Hey Batman owners. I need some help. Coming down the home stretch on my project but need help from an owner to finish please. I need to nail down the sound for each target and what’s crazy about Batman is I believe the sounds change in each mode. If someone wants to help with some quick and dirty glass off recording please message me and I’ll add you to the project credits. It really shouldn’t take long. Thanks!

#16534 2 days ago

Won't lie, made these for myself...but thought my other Batman 66 friends might like them too.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/968787063/classic-television-coasters-batman-1966?ref=shop_home_active_1&pro=1&frs=1

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#16535 2 days ago
Quoted from RDReynolds:

Won't lie, made these for myself...but thought my other Batman 66 friends might like them too.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/968787063/classic-television-coasters-batman-1966?ref=shop_home_active_1&pro=1&frs=1[quoted image]

Look amazing

#16536 1 day ago

Thanks they actually look better in person imho.

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