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#1351 3 months ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

The new code makes lighting all the cards a true wizard task. Have to do it all on one ball or they reset.

Unless you turn the bonus resetting off. I know you like that rule since you requested it IIRC - I still have mine set to carry bonus over so in theory it should be easier to complete 2x cards, but rarely in practice does this happen.

#1352 3 months ago

I did it in the first couple weeks. Haha. So I went back to reset each ball. Helps offset the advantage of being able to wait on the card you want to rip a lit spinner.

Also, I think I mentioned this before, but at some point if you’ve played a ball for a really long time the cards stop moving on their timed interval. They revert back to stock behavior.

I will say I have the second to last revision and never put in the final, so maybe that’s my issue.

#1353 3 months ago

Having the cards reset also makes you switch strats and actively go for them if you’re close.

Before I never worried about lighting them because you had the whole game to get it done.

#1354 3 months ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Also, I think I mentioned this before, but at some point if you’ve played a ball for a really long time the cards stop moving on their timed interval. They revert back to stock behavior.

I will say I have the second to last revision and never put in the final, so maybe that’s my issue.

There was definitely something added to reset the timer, although looking at the code for it, it's "possible" but highly unlikely that enough of the change card hits could make the timer "00" which would stop it moving. But, that same code would then add 3 to the timer which would start it again on the next hit of a change card.

I didn't record which revision this was added to, but D was the last posted one. I need to put E into my machine to test the spinner timeout issue mistake I made (the game is supposed to wait for spinners to stop before counting bonus/ending ball, but the coding error cleared it before testing it....) in earlier versions, and also to double test the replay setting backwards with slam switch feature. Then it will get posted. Maybe this weekend if I can get the 3-4 machines out from in front of BG.

#1355 3 months ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Having the cards reset also makes you switch strats and actively go for them if you’re close.

What I am slowly learning, some from watching your Twitch video, is to go after that spinner when lit for 2000 points per spin. This is a good way to win a replay.

But not knowing much, and playing at home, I immediately went for the bingo cards.

#1356 3 months ago

Either way Is plenty fun, but the safe points are the spinners.

#1357 3 months ago

Big Game version 8 slight update:
https://sites.google.com/site/allentownpinball/galaxy-asm/BIGGAME-V8.zip?attredirects=0&d=1

This adds a correction to the auto card change counter to ensure it cannot timeout and never change
Also, a correction to the order of operations of the spinner timeout and the outhole, so that a spinning spinner will finish before the outhole routine runs.
Also, you can now hold the slam switch in during replay level setting to go backwards by 10k instead of forwards when pressing the credit button.

Other changes listed in previous messages here as well as in the readme including in the download.

#1358 3 months ago

there is a BG for sale on FB

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#1359 3 months ago

$1,200 for a non working BG with bonus worn playfield and flaked backglass? Have they appreciated that much in recent years?!?

#1360 3 months ago

def not a $800 machine anymore. I remember F14 and Meteors going for 300 bc no one wanted them. crazy times

#1361 3 months ago
Quoted from statictrance:

$1,200 for a non working BG with bonus worn playfield and flaked backglass? Have they appreciated that much in recent years?!?

I wouldn’t sell my BG for 5k if that helps.

#1362 3 months ago
Quoted from statictrance:

$1,200 for a non working BG with bonus worn playfield and flaked backglass? Have they appreciated that much in recent years?!?

Across the hobby every era of machines has gone up the past few years, yet early solid state's are supposed to remain static in pricing? Someone recently thought they knew of a Big Game that was still sitting for sale at $800, so I told them to go buy it and I'd pay to ship it to someone else who was looking for a Big Game. Of course, it was long gone. They still pop up cheap since Craigslist sellers use the Pinside price to list their game and it sells within the first hour. Unfortunately, that metric is working in reverse for the Cheetah listings.

#1363 3 months ago
Quoted from statictrance:

$1,200 for a non working BG with bonus worn playfield and flaked backglass? Have they appreciated that much in recent years?!?

Yes

#1364 3 months ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

What I am slowly learning, some from watching your Twitch video, is to go after that spinner when lit for 2000 points per spin. This is a good way to win a replay.

So careful shooting to fill the bingo cards is fun but not the key to a replay? Reminds me a bit of my Hot Hand: Four flushes are VERY hard to get, and nearly impossible by chance. But you can just bat the ball around and rip the spinner and beat it anyway. I would like rules that give the best points advantage by far to players who understand the rules.

#1365 3 months ago
Quoted from RoyGBev:

So careful shooting to fill the bingo cards is fun but not the key to a replay? Reminds me a bit of my Hot Hand: Four flushes are VERY hard to get, and nearly impossible by chance. But you can just bat the ball around and rip the spinner and beat it anyway. I would like rules that give the best points advantage by far to players who understand the rules.

If I was dropping coins into BG I would concentrate my efforts on getting the yellow spinner lit and go all out for it until I won my free game. After that I would go for the bingo cards. Getting all 27 lights lit is always a challenge and not an easy task and that makes them fun

#1366 3 months ago

Sorry, wasn't trying to sound crappy about it, just kinda surprised. I snagged mine a little over 2 years ago in the same shape (little more pf wear) for 500... Just surprised they've gone up that much. I know the newer/rarer classic Sterns have (Catacomb, Cheetah, etc), just didnt realize.

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#1367 87 days ago

new game for trade came up "nice" odd thing is the pins under the flippers , i used the holes to align my flippers never saw pins there , has anyone ever seen this before?

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#1368 87 days ago
Quoted from Dragon:

new game for trade came up "nice" odd thing is the pins under the flippers , i used the holes to align my flippers never saw pins there , has anyone ever seen this before?
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Yes.
Mine has pins also. Not sure how common they are though.

#1369 87 days ago

most of my Stern had pins though i don't remember if BG did? I remove them from mine to protect my flipper bats.

#1370 87 days ago

Mine has the pins. I set mine to have the flipper rest on them with the rubber off. Then tighten the bat down.

#1371 87 days ago
Quoted from Dragon:

new game for trade came up "nice" odd thing is the pins under the flippers , i used the holes to align my flippers never saw pins there , has anyone ever seen this before?
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Nice play field .

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#1373 18 days ago

Joined the hunt yesterday

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#1374 18 days ago
Quoted from Hyperion:

Joined the hunt yesterday
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damn, that playfield looks amazing. super jealous

#1375 18 days ago
Quoted from woody76:

damn, that playfield looks amazing. super jealous

Bought from Tim Allen in Wichita Ks
Playfield and cabinet have been restored... not perfect but pretty damn good job

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#1376 18 days ago

very nice. I played mine for about a hour this morning. Such a great one. let us know how you compare it to Nine Ball.

#1377 18 days ago
Quoted from Hyperion:

Bought from Tim Allen in Wichita Ks
Playfield and cabinet have been restored... not perfect but pretty damn good job
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Nice!
Congrats. Makes mine look like roadkill. Love it though.

#1378 17 days ago

Could someone please post a pic of the slam switch in the tilt area; specifically how the wires are connected.

I got my Big Game a couple of weeks ago and my switch was hanging off the mount with a couple of disconnected wires nearby.

A picture would help me get it back to normal. I'm a newbie and can't figure it out on the schematic.

Thanks.

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#1379 8 days ago

I found this Stern Big Game backglass for sale
$200
Melbourne, FL
Pinsider droogpunk
https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/ad/108192

#1380 8 days ago
Quoted from bluespin:

I found this Stern Big Game backglass for sale
$200
Melbourne, FL
Pinsider droogpunk
https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/ad/108192

Wow....good condition? Really? What happened to the reds lol.......

#1381 7 days ago
Quoted from bluespin:

I found this Stern Big Game backglass for sale
$200
Melbourne, FL
Pinsider droogpunk
https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/ad/108192

Quoted from SergioJ:

Wow....good condition? Really? What happened to the reds lol.......

I think it is a prototype back glass. I'd like to have it.

The seller says it is local sale only. We have traded PMs and I said I could ship a box with a return ticket and he liked that. But when I asked to talk on the phone to get a little more detail, he has bolted. I look at his Pinside bonafides and see he has been on pinside for just 2 weeks and has made one post.

Are there any pinsiders that live in Melbourne/Palm Bay Florida that could pick this up for me and then I do business with you?

#1382 7 days ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

I think it is a prototype back glass. I'd like to have it.
The seller says it is local sale only. We have traded PMs and I said I could ship a box with a return ticket and he liked that. But when I asked to talk on the phone to get a little more detail, he has bolted. I look at his Pinside bonafides and see he has been on pinside for just 2 weeks and has made one post.
Are there any pinsiders that live in Melbourne/Palm Bay Florida that could pick this up for me and then I do business with you?

I guess it’s possible. I have an early Star-jet glass where they either missed or just didn’t include the orange screen. That could be what happened here, no red screen. I’d ask for a pic of the back first though, if you expand the pic there’s a ton of cracking in the paint throughout. This backglass is infamous for fading and paint flaking/cracking.

The pic looks vaguely familiar. You might want to do a search on it and see if it’s pulled from someone else.

#1383 6 days ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

I think it is a prototype back glass. I'd like to have it.
The seller says it is local sale only. We have traded PMs and I said I could ship a box with a return ticket and he liked that. But when I asked to talk on the phone to get a little more detail, he has bolted. I look at his Pinside bonafides and see he has been on pinside for just 2 weeks and has made one post.
Are there any pinsiders that live in Melbourne/Palm Bay Florida that could pick this up for me and then I do business with you?

You could ask him if he could deliver it to a Mailboxes etc., or UPS store. They can package it and ship to you.

#1384 6 days ago
Quoted from bluespin:

You could ask him if he could deliver it to a Mailboxes etc., or UPS store. They can package it and ship to you.

I appreciate the suggestion, but if you ever priced the UPS Store for shipping a back glass, you will choke on your coffee. Anyway, I managed to get something worked out with the seller. If all goes as planned, I should have that white back glass loaded into my back box in 10-14 days. To tell the truth, I do not know if it will look all that good on my Big Game. But I just had to have it.

I"m quite positive it is the real deal. But I just don't know what the real deal is. Was it one of one? Or one of ten? I know nothing about it.

#1385 6 days ago
Quoted from SergioJ:

I guess it’s possible. I have an early Star-jet glass where they either missed or just didn’t include the orange screen. That could be what happened here, no red screen.

Compare mine on the left and the White one on the right. The white in the face is extremely white; Same for the teeth. The eyes are with instead of yellow. The tips of the leaves new white and not yellow. The nose and tongue are white with some shades of pink. The white in the whiskers is also white

I see some cracks in the paint. Would I rather that not be there? Sure. But the glass is still presentable.

I could have bought a pig in a poke, but never having seen one before I decided to take a chance.

Correction: I have seen this white back glass before. It is over at VP Forums in the downloads section for the items that are available for the Big Game downloads. So more correctly, I have not seen this glass, only an artist rendition of this glass.

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#1386 6 days ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

Compare mine on the left and the White one on the right. The white in the face is extremely white; Same for the teeth. The eyes are with instead of yellow. The tips of the leaves new white and not yellow. The nose and tongue are white with some shades of pink. The white in the whiskers is also white
I see some cracks in the paint. Would I rather that not be there? Sure. But the glass is still presentable.
I could have bought a pig in a poke, but never having seen one before I decided to take a chance.
Correction: I have seen this white back glass before. It is over at VP Forums in the downloads section for the items that are available for the Big Game downloads. So more correctly, I have not seen this glass, only an artist rendition of this glass.
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I would be interested in your old glass if you sell it

#1387 6 days ago
Quoted from woody76:

I would be interested in your old glass if you sell it

That old glass in my BG Resto replacement. I do have my original old back glass. It has some flaking which I could probably mask with a couple of decals. I can get you some pics if you are still interested. Send me a PM and I set it up.

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