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Bram Stokers Dracula Club....Welcome to the Carpathians

By shacklersrevenge

7 years ago

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Post #15 Coin reject image Posted by tomdotcom (7 years ago)

Post #16 Strategy Posted by tomdotcom (7 years ago)

Post #37 Easter Eggs Posted by pinster68 (7 years ago)

Post #78 Easter Egg - SUN (High Score) Posted by DeathHimself (7 years ago)

Post #124 Moon - Green Lit Insert - Diverter is Active Posted by Rum-Z (7 years ago)

Post #145 Castle Lock Ramp Adjustment Posted by Doot77 (7 years ago)

Post #158 PAPA video tutorial Posted by DeathHimself (7 years ago)

Post #266 Prototype Slingshot Plastics - Hex installed (Photos) Posted by GRB1959 (6 years ago)

Post #306 Left side Castle plastic - For Sale Posted by GRB1959 (6 years ago)

Post #378 BSD backbox LED chart Posted by MrBellMan (6 years ago)

Post #416 Plunger rebuild parts. Posted by vintage4life (6 years ago)

Post #483 Gameplay / Instruction cards Posted by tilted81 (6 years ago)

Post #563 Playfield Protector Posted by phishrace (6 years ago)

Post #677 Mystery Hole rewards Posted by Jodester (6 years ago)

Post #701 Coffin Ramp Rejecting fix - Clear plastic under headstone Posted by 27dnast (6 years ago)

Post #890 Pinball Rebel Instruction cards Posted by aobrien5 (6 years ago)

Post #958 Mounting the prototype plastics Posted by Drano (5 years ago)

Post #975 Mist Gate Troubleshooting Posted by Bryan_Kelly (5 years ago)

Post #1002 Making a Left Mist Gate? - Click the link Posted by aobrien5 (5 years ago)

Post #1065 BSD Shop Out Guide Posted by gtown (5 years ago)

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#3311 3 years ago

Joined the club yesterday! Pulled this out of a home where it's been for 15+ years. Cabinet is near perfect, inside and boards are super clean. I stripped down the playfield today, a little damage from where the launched ball lands, but should clean up nice!


1 month later
#3360 3 years ago

Before and after a shop job and LED conversion. Plus blood red flippers.


1 month later
#3453 3 years ago

Blood red flippers rule. Have them with black pinball life rubbers. I could care less about lightning flippers.

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#3495 3 years ago

It kills me that they didn't ship this with a red start button! On the list of things to buy for mine

4 weeks later
#3520 3 years ago

Most of the time I walk away frustrated.
But sometimes, I make this game my bitch


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#3557 3 years ago
Quoted from aobrien5:

They definitely have a tournament rom to fix the tilt/bonus bug, standardize mystery, and maybe something else? This is the first I've heard that it effected video mode.

I want this ROM!

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#3567 3 years ago

Can someone please take a picture of their ball launch switch? Mine never worked.

Here's how it's wired:

Green/orange to NO contact
White/yellow to NC contact
Diode from common to NC with the band facing the NC side

Tested the switch and it works, but not sure why it's wired up this way. Thanks!

4 months later
#4179 3 years ago

This game is quickly becoming the favorite in my collection. I can now shoot the ramps with a lot more success. I can easily rack up at least 5 multiballs in a game! Despite not having "deep" rules the strategy can certainly get deep. Keeps me coming back.

Mine's near perfect, who's got a right slingshot plastic for sale?

#4191 3 years ago

I absolutely love how LED's change the artwork on this game! I especially love the detail on the lower half.
I LED the shit out of all my games and can't get enough.
It's pretty well lit now with a couple spotlamps.
I'm planning to add a bunch of random LED strips all over to really make it pop!

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#4192 3 years ago

In that same LED strip effort, was playing around with the idea of adding some red LED strips on the back of the head and cab! TBD
Pictured is just one strip on the left side

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#4194 3 years ago
Quoted from dmbjunky:

What kind of bulbs did you use? I'm not a fan of colored GI but yours does look good. I like how the bulbs aren't overly bright but just washes over the playfield like a full moon. Is that because of your spotlights?

Thanks! They're PBL super bright's. While the spotlights may not seem like a lot, they do make a noticeable difference. Part of the LED strip plan is to put a long strip of blue along the apron to help light up the lower playfield better. Soon!

#4201 3 years ago
Quoted from dmbjunky:

Do you have an OCD board? My BSD came with comets in the inserts but they ghost bad. Castle Jackpot is constantly blinking even though it's not lit.

The OCD board does good work, but is a bit pricey for me. I have a ROM that's patched for LED's that works great!

Quoted from weaverj:

not sure if i want ice blue bottom or darker, normal blue.

I'm pretty loyal to the PBL bulbs, but those Ice Blue's certainly have me intrigued.

#4228 3 years ago

Main ramp on ePay - ebay.com link » Bally Williams Dracula Pinball Main Ramp Complete

A bunch of other ball guides, etc on there. Looks like someone is parting one out

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#4254 2 years ago

How did you clean it? Vinegar and then rubbing alcohol is the right way. It's hard to get under the chips as that usually keeps eating away at stuff. First try a different CPU to see if it's the opto board. Then I'd replace your U20.

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#4302 2 years ago
Quoted from robotron:

who got the bsd from coin op warehouse for 2600? just wondering if it was nice cause they only posted one pic and you hardly saw the playfield.

That's pretty much every sale from coinop warehouse. In less than 5 minutes from posting also.

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#4402 2 years ago
Quoted from fossmin:

Can anyone point me to these pictures. I would like to look at them again before I go and cut the windows out of my village.

Dig through the pictures here. I remember seeing it. Guy dremel'd out the windows and put some warm white LED strips in there. Great idea but the light was so subtle. You can barely see the windows from playing position. Not worth the effort IMO.

2 months later
#4630 2 years ago

Dracula remains a staple of my bedroom

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#4638 2 years ago

Looks real cool!
Is that an EL panel behind it?
I'd prefer to have "LOVE NEVER DIES" also illuminated

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#4658 2 years ago
Quoted from scylla:

OK - what the heck is Dracula saying when the ball comes out across the middle of the playfield for mist multiball? Mist? Winds? Vince?

It was the owner of his favorite pizza place in the movie.

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#4673 2 years ago

Who's got a sad looking center target plastic?
I've got two less than perfect repros I'll give away to whoever needs em bad.

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#4712 2 years ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

I stand corrected. My BSD has the smaller typical plates / receivers.

Why keep them the same? You never see them.
Upgrade to the later/greater plates from PBL and don't look back.

#4717 2 years ago

Got lucky and found this NOS slingshot plastic on eBay. My otherwise perfect BSD is now complete!

Next step is to laser cut some DIY fluorescent protectors

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#4751 2 years ago

Replace the electrolytic capacitor on the opto board if you're already pulling it.
Bad cap can cause flaky voltages and switch errors.

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#5527 1 year ago

Made this with some matte red chrome vinyl on my Silhouette Cameo.

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#5746 1 year ago
Quoted from weaverj:

my perfect BSD is out there somewhere. i swear.

It's in my basement

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#5924 1 year ago

This plastic next to the bumpers was missing on my game. I remade it along with a fluorescent protector! Have a couple extras, anyone in need?

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#6025 1 year ago
Quoted from BLACK_ROSE:

The Pinsound board is a Cool Upgrade , but If it's Missing the smallest of soundZ ,, It's Not 4 me .. Vid- I shot a few years ago .. I bought this BSD Oct 28th of 09 , and it's Still in the Game RoOm Garage playing .

Good to see you back on here, BR!

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#6041 1 year ago
Quoted from ArcadeVideo:

This happens to me occasionally - especially after cleaning the machine. I've wondered if anyone has modded a guardrail for that, but it happens so rarely on my BSD that it's really not worth the time to bother with.

This happens fairly regularly on mine. I have the wrong switch for the castle lock so think that may be a contributor

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#6094 1 year ago
Quoted from mollyspub:

I didn't attend but this was at the Flip out 2018 show. Anyone have any info on this one? I've been looking for something different for the translite.
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Pretty sweet

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#6197 10 months ago
Quoted from Johnnys:

Hello Everyone. I love my BSD but now have a huge problem. My F104 fuse keeps blowing so coils 9-16 do not work! I started a topic "F104 fuses keep blowing..." please help" so if anyone over here is capable of pinball repair and can offer some help to someone like me who has just started reading about pinball repair please find my post and offer what you know. Much appreciated.

Check the wiring of those associated coils and make sure nothing is shorting out.
Then go digging at pinwiki.com

#6204 10 months ago

I'm looking for a coffin mod if anyone has an extra

#6223 10 months ago
Quoted from Yesh23:

I just rebuilt my flippers and sometimes when hitting the castle ramp when it's ready to lock a ball, the ball will fly off the metal ramp. This happens about 10% of the time and curious if anybody else has the same issue? Obviously with the diverter down in the ball going so fast with that angle it's bound to happen but just curious if others have the same issue? The only thing I could think of is the metal ramp is just slightly bent

People also mentioned stacking a couple washers where the habitrail mounts to the center target bank.

I have the wrong switch installed there, I plan to put the right one in and bend the arm out a little more.

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#6267 9 months ago
Quoted from LULUFLIPS:

I'm on the fence and need some advice. I just got a BSD and I want to restore it. It has some really bad wear on the shooter lane and other places. Should I just buy the reproduction and do a swap on the playfield? Or is it worth to repair the original? I paid $2900 for it.
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You'll never see that.
Fill it in, touch it up best you can and throw on some mylar and play the crap out of it.

If you really love the game, you can do a swap, but it's gonna cost you $1000 and a ton of time.

#6280 9 months ago
Quoted from Saddath:

So I played already a little on my new BSD. Love it so far. Anyone else ever had a problem that balls going into the mystery hole get kicked out that hard that they somehow manage to get bounced up right beside the left slingshot and manage to drain sometimes?

Yes, re-level your game

#6281 9 months ago
Quoted from aobrien5:

Sun Process. Playfield manufacturer. Compared to LS - Lenc Smith, which is more susceptible to planking.

I'd argue susceptible when improperly stored. My LS is immaculate!

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#6353 8 months ago
Quoted from KTruax:

painted my stuff...
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Look great! Any tips? Brush? Airbrush?
Any specific colors? Or just get a bunch of paints and go crazy?

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#6580 6 months ago
Quoted from BioBa:

Why would anybody make him stop making those decals? They looked awesome.

Guessing lawyers

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#6622 6 months ago
Quoted from Thor-NL:

Spray the rod/axl with a light touch of silicon spray, did wonders on mine

Nice! I have a "dry" silicone spray leftover from a car window repair that's worked well in other applications. Will try.

#6629 6 months ago
Quoted from hawknole:

Anyone know if I can source the back panel decal somewhere?[quoted image]

I believe I have a scan backup. I'll check when I'm home Friday.

#6637 6 months ago
Quoted from Jakusu:

Hi all. Does anyone know if the apron on this title is identical to Getaway one at all?
Thanks in advance if anyone can help.

The apron itself is the same, the artwork on there is not

#6657 5 months ago

Who's got stadium lights? Worth it?
I DIY mine and was thinking of doing my BSD next.

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#6770 5 months ago
Quoted from Jakusu:

little custom launch button touch[quoted image]

Awesome! Is the button easy to take apart?

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#6902 3 months ago

Incredible, even screened plastics!

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#6924 3 months ago

I redid the clear plastics and slingshot protectors in UV red, the LED's really make it pop and change the color near the flippers!

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#7086 24 days ago
Quoted from aobrien5:

The village looks great. Tutorial, please!

Also thinking of doing this! Guessing Dremel them out and stick a led strip on there?

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#7136 3 days ago

Finally found a coffin mod, with the tombstone cover mod it's PERFECT!

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#7138 1 day ago

Made some quick (20 minutes) and cheap ($20?) velvet blades!
Originally was going to put this on my ToM (when I had it) a few years ago, had an extra 24x48 sheet of 0.06 PETG laying around and thought it could work well.
For this one, I was going for the look of a coffin lining.
Got the material from Jo-Ann real cheap. It's fairly stretchy (think a sock elastic) and a little iridescent.
Cut a template on the PETG from a mirror blade using a razor blade.
Sprayed some 3M high strength contact adhesive on both sides, let it tack for 1-2 minutes, applied, flipped it over, sprayed more adhesive on the back, let it tack, then tucked in the excess.
Cut a hole for the head screw mount.
Popped them in, they're a little bit snugger than a mirror blade, but considering the material the playfield moves pretty smoothly on it. Have to guide it a bit when putting the playfield back in but then it sits still.
Put the dimensions of the mirror blade if you want to copy.
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