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Cirqus Voltaire prototype story and design changes


By noitbe1

3 years ago



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#151 1 year ago

Strange, same manafacture date, same exact SN as mine.

#152 1 year ago
Quoted from pin-pimp:

Strange, same manafacture date, same exact SN as mine.

Maybe it was one of the first pin owner or... just a mistake in the SN

#153 1 year ago
Quoted from pin-pimp:

I just looked at that cv owners list, my sample game is listed with another’s name. Looks like the list has not been updated in a while. I emailed the old owner, see if his email still works and what he has to say. It’s not the same person I bought it from.

Which one was yours? Two on that list were mine (... since I started that list myself a loooong time ago) and to this day I wonder what happened to my games.

#154 1 year ago
Quoted from McPin54:

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Curious (suspicious) on that serial plate as the date and serial seem way off. Plus the fact that the decal is square cut (vs the typical radius corner) and Perfectly clean makes me question the decal. Sad to admit but I have heard of individuals in the past reprinting these decals (not really hard to do) with more valuable serial numbers to add fake value. Do you have other serial numbers on the boards etc or prototype playfield markings that validate this serial number?

#156 1 year ago

I have 65. 8-12-97 Man another scam. Seems there isn't a day that goes by that I hear of another scam to steal or commit fraud. Crazy...

#157 1 year ago
Quoted from pin-pimp:

Mine is numbers ending 154

Do you have a link to that list you are looking at?

#158 1 year ago
Quoted from whthrs166:

Do you have a link to that list you are looking at?

I guess it’s this one:

http://www.hassellcastle.com/cirqusowners.htm

#159 1 year ago

that list says updated in 2010, i bought my pin in 2011 from Colorado. list says owner was in Florida so who knows the story

#160 1 year ago
Quoted from pin-pimp:

that list says updated in 2010, i bought my pin in 2011 from Colorado. list says owner was in Florida so who knows the story

I dunno if Hassell is even around anymorme honestly. I origianklly made those pages back in the early 2000's when I had my second Sample CV. When I sold it, I couldn't keep up with the pages anymore, so I gave him all the HTML. Heard form him off and on since then, but eventually lost contact.

Quoted from whthrs166:

I have 65. 8-12-97 Man another scam. Seems there isn't a day that goes by that I hear of another scam to steal or commit fraud. Crazy...

Did you buy it while in Colorado? Thinking that one may be the first I had when i was out there. Huh, cool.

#161 1 year ago

Why not enter your info on ipsnd.net instead? I think that one is self-administered? Or is it also out-of-date?

#162 1 year ago
Quoted from Coyote:

Did you buy it while in Colorado? Thinking that one may be the first I had when i was out there. Huh, cool.

Yes I bought it from A guy here local. He bought it in 2008. and it looked like this before Chris (HEP) restored it in 09.

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#163 1 year ago
Quoted from noitbe1:

I guess it’s this one:

Yes thank you.

11 months later
#164 7 months ago

I can finally read my sound ROM Proto version

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#165 4 months ago

Here is a video of the CV proto gameplay with the prototype software and the old ringmaster voice before it was re-recorded.
The ringmaster had 2 voices because it has been recorded a second time during the prototype phase. The old ringmaster has a completly different voice.
Also, there have been a lot of changes, the center insert was targetting the ring 3 feature and the Ringmaster mode was limited in time. The ball lock was also different and so on...


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#166 4 months ago
Quoted from noitbe1:

Here is a video of the CV proto gameplay with the prototype software

Thanks for posting that! Very interesting! The game play is somewhat different. The behavior of the Ringmaster is definitely different not just the voice.

#167 4 months ago
Quoted from whthrs166:

Thanks for posting that! Very interesting! The game play is somewhat different. The behavior of the Ringmaster is definitely different not just the voice.

yes the software has a lot of differences. Also the "crank" insert (also visible on sample) and the "Ring 3" center target was part of this prototype software. Getting ring 3 was the main marvel and one of the main objective. There was also several level of "crank".

Here is the old animations related to it:

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#168 4 months ago

Thank you for sharing this! Found it very interesting.
Also explains why the skillshot was brought back in the homerom, it was somewhere in there probably from the start.

#169 4 months ago

The Proto roms need to be dumped.

#170 4 months ago
Quoted from noitbe1:

yes the software has a lot of differences. Also the "crank" insert (also visible on sample) and the "Ring 3" center target was part of this prototype software

The Sample CV I got when I was out in Colorado still had the 'Visit Ring 3' insert.
Apparently the sample games had that on the main insert - and it was covered by a decal. Not sure if my sample was never decaled, OR, the decal was taken off.

#171 4 months ago
Quoted from Coyote:

The Sample CV I got when I was out in Colorado still had the 'Visit Ring 3' insert.
Apparently the sample games had that on the main insert - and it was covered by a decal. Not sure if my sample was never decaled, OR, the decal was taken off.

Yes you’re right. This prototype software was still matching with the sample original playfield without the decals. The thing is, it seems that the decals idea and the 0.1 version came with the production software already so only the proto ROM has the right software to match the playfield. My prototype never had any decals on it because it was shipped as a test game prior the software changes with the prototype software on it.

#172 4 months ago
Quoted from Joe_Blasi:

The Proto roms need to be dumped.

It’s done. You should check on visual pinball website the D52 version.

#173 4 months ago
Quoted from DavidPinballWizz:

Thank you for sharing this! Found it very interesting.
Also explains why the skillshot was brought back in the homerom, it was somewhere in there probably from the start.

Yes. You can chose a bonus at start which is really cool.
Also it’s missing the RM winning animation but the game flow is better. There is no break during the game. The limited time for the ringmaster make it much harder to complete because you have to redo the WOW target if the times is out.
Also... some of the things I’ve noticed:
there are balloons to collect there with the bumpers.
The bumper time mode balloon is shorter than on the 2.0.
the RM head is not visible in attract mode but stay hidden onthis version.
The ringmaster special is a 4 ball multiball which is great.
It seems that you don’t have to beat all the ringmaster to go to the wizard modes.
The neon and the arc multiball were playable on this version

#174 4 months ago
Quoted from noitbe1:

It’s done. You should check on visual pinball website the D52 version.

missing sound roms,

3 months later
#175 27 days ago

I’ve bought recently an extra prototype ramp and wanted share the look of it comparing to production. This ramp is a really early prototype since the holes doesn’t even fit perfectly. The look is blurry and the lightning effect is completely different. Here are some pictures to compare with the production´si one as well.
The prototype is the orange neon and on the left.

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