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PotC owners club: "Dead men tell no tales..."


By rai

4 years ago



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“Are you a Pirate?”

  • Arrg, I'm a Pirate 157 votes
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  • I wish I were a Pirate 60 votes
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  • I was a Pirate in the past but not at present. 32 votes
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#2101 35 days ago

Technically joined club a week ago but hadn't posted it so as they say no picture it's here say. Was on a supposed 3rd run wait list way back when but stern never did a 3rd run otherwise i would have had it new. Been looking ever since but hadn't had a shot.

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#2102 35 days ago
Quoted from cp1610:

Technically joined club a week ago but hadn't posted it so as they say no picture it's here say. Was on a supposed 3rd run wait list way back when but stern never did a 3rd run otherwise i would have had it new. Been looking ever since but hadn't had a shot.[quoted image]

Beautiful man nice!

#2103 34 days ago
Quoted from Spacemanratso09:

Just joined tonight
Never owned one really pumped
I pick up in the morning
One owner with like 5700 plays
Man oh man is there black dust everywhere on the playfield
This guy never changed the balls
All works and cab,playfield seem to be near perfect
Thing is filthy though
Nabbed it at 3400
I hope I did good makes me nervous I hope it cleans up

You’re going to love the pin. I enjoyed sinking that ship just as much as I enjoyed blasting that castle in MM, plus the treasure chest was so fun to hit and it interacted well with the game play. Really miss mine and you got one at a cool price. Should clean up nice I’m sure, but get rid of the sneeze guard on it and replace it with the plastic that stops air balls, even though I never had a ball jump up and hit the ship.

#2104 34 days ago
Quoted from Indypin:

You’re going to love the pin. I enjoyed sinking that ship just as much as I enjoyed blasting that castle in MM, plus the treasure chest was so fun to hit and it interacted well with the game play. Really miss mine and you got one at a cool price. Should clean up nice I’m sure, but get rid of the sneeze guard on it and replace it with the plastic that stops air balls, even though I never had a ball jump up and hit the ship.

I think your right this game looks great the ship works it’s cleaning up nicely

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#2105 34 days ago

I believe he let the decal on the back spinner wear down and it flew all around in the back
That obviously from reading here easier said than done when it comes to cleaning it
Have a decal coming and have reached out for the replacement guard

*edit for spelling

#2106 34 days ago

This game says version 4.0
Is that the last update?
Thanks

#2107 34 days ago

Also he took the lid off the chest for whatever reason I will have to figure how to reattach

#2108 34 days ago
Quoted from Spacemanratso09:

Just joined tonight
Never owned one really pumped
I pick up in the morning
One owner with like 5700 plays
Man oh man is there black dust everywhere on the playfield
This guy never changed the balls
All works and cab,playfield seem to be near perfect
Thing is filthy though
Nabbed it at 3400
I hope I did good makes me nervous I hope it cleans up

great price imo. should clean up.

#2109 34 days ago
Quoted from Spacemanratso09:

This game says version 4.0
Is that the last update?
Thanks

6.0

https://sternpinball.com/?post_type=game_code&s=pirates

#2110 34 days ago
Quoted from Spacemanratso09:

I believe he let the decal on the back spinner wear down and it flew all around in the back
That obviously from reading here easier said than done when it comes to cleaning it
Have a decal coming and have reached out for the replacement guard
*edit for spelling

Nice pick up, I just got one for $3600. Great bang for buck. Really fun gameplay.

I had to replace my compass decal also, get all the rubbers ready you will need to replace them. Mine where all chewed up. Also, if the
New decal does not have mylar on it put it on there or within a hundred plays it will be destroyed and all over your game. The one from marco does not come with mylar.

#2111 34 days ago
Quoted from woody76:

Nice pick up, I just got one for $3600. Great bang for buck. Really fun gameplay.
I had to replace my compass decal also, get all the rubbers ready you will need to replace them. Mine where all chewed up. Also, if the
New decal does not have mylar on it put it on there or within a hundred plays it will be destroyed and all over your game. The one from marco does not come with mylar.

Right on.
Ordered one from Pinball Life I will have to check that
The game is in real good shape this guy literally did nothing to clean it
Ya there goes my Elvira 3 funds
To good a deal always wanted a stern from this era
Was always thinking Ripleys but ended up here
Very glad the whole family is digging on it
I have to say,though it’s probably been said a thousand times,when I approached the machine my wife and I were confused by the “sneeze guard “
We were both like WTF ha ha
I will get it off tonight
Was really looking for a moderately priced game this game is a steal you can tell right away it has a lot going on plus I actually like the theme more than I ever thought I would

#2112 34 days ago
Quoted from Spacemanratso09:

Right on.
Ordered one from Pinball Life I will have to check that
The game is in real good shape this guy literally did nothing to clean it
Ya there goes my Elvira 3 funds
To good a deal always wanted a stern from this era
Was always thinking Ripleys but ended up here
Very glad the whole family is digging on it
I have to say,though it’s probably been said a thousand times,when I approached the machine my wife and I were confused by the “sneeze guard “
We were both like WTF ha ha
I will get it off tonight
Was really looking for a moderately priced game this game is a steal you can tell right away it has a lot going on plus I actually like the theme more than I ever thought I would

spacemanratso09 If you remove the sneeze guard make sure to get the airball protector from maffewl .
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/maffewls-potc-airball-deflector-for-sneezeguard-removal

#2114 33 days ago

So the previous owner apparently took the decorative lid off the chest
He says it was hitting the plastic ramp that goes by
I can slap this sucker right back on but it does look like maybe it will hit the ramp
I see nothing wrong or anything shifted out of place
Any suggestions or insight ?

#2115 33 days ago
Quoted from Spacemanratso09:

So the previous owner apparently took the decorative lid off the chest
He says it was hitting the plastic ramp that goes by
I can slap this sucker right back on but it does look like maybe it will hit the ramp
I see nothing wrong or anything shifted out of place
Any suggestions or insight ?

Check the position of the entire chest remove and rebuild but on forehand check the ramps positioning
There is just a little room between the open lid and the ramp cutout.

#2116 33 days ago
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#2117 32 days ago
Quoted from Spacemanratso09:

So the previous owner apparently took the decorative lid off the chest
He says it was hitting the plastic ramp that goes by
I can slap this sucker right back on but it does look like maybe it will hit the ramp
I see nothing wrong or anything shifted out of place
Any suggestions or insight ?

As jorro stated, check position of both ramp and chest. If it’s hitting then one or both are out of sync. It’s just a matter of getting them realigned.

#2118 29 days ago

So everything is back together on the Pirates
Still need to look into realignment of the chest so the lid doesn’t hit the ramp
Have it set steep but now the auto plunge doesn’t go all the way up some of the time
I guess I need to bring this beast back down
Just starting to get some games on it great game
Has anybody made a callouts/sound package for this?
It’s fine just wondering if it’s available can’t find anything in my searches
Thanks!

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#2119 29 days ago

Also ,any suggestions on the best LEDs for this?
I want to do white everywhere but I don’t want it to look phony

#2120 29 days ago

Weird
Installed the latest cod and put on a Cliffy for the shooter now it auto plunges very strong every time
Set up right this game is wicked fast

#2121 29 days ago
Quoted from Spacemanratso09:

Also ,any suggestions on the best LEDs for this?
I want to do white everywhere but I don’t want it to look phony

LEDs are a tricky one to tell others what to get. On my buddies game, I bought the Comet kit with all white GI. Looks pretty good.

#2122 29 days ago
Quoted from Spacemanratso09:

Also ,any suggestions on the best LEDs for this?
I want to do white everywhere but I don’t want it to look phony

I used non ghosting from Comet for under playfield.

#2123 29 days ago
Quoted from Spacemanratso09:

Also ,any suggestions on the best LEDs for this?
I want to do white everywhere but I don’t want it to look phony

when I got mine it had been color bombed. I took them all out and put comet white everywhere except red in the compas lights and green on the key lights. Looks much better.

#2124 29 days ago

anyone else preorder a shaker motor for thier POTC ? I did

#2125 28 days ago
Quoted from toasterman04:

anyone else preorder a shaker motor for thier POTC ? I did

I did, gonna be awesome

#2126 28 days ago
Quoted from toasterman04:

anyone else preorder a shaker motor for thier POTC ? I did

Who do I order one from?

#2127 28 days ago

pinshakers

#2128 24 days ago
Quoted from jorro:

Theres also a mini rol microswitch under the chest near the gate post.
Remove chest and inspect

Ordered a new roller microswitch for the chest but have yet to install it. Upon closer inspection it seems the problem is that a fast chest shot will -- I think -- bounce back and go under the gate. I noticed there's a leaf type spring on that gate to make it return faster. Has anyone played with this spring to make it snap back faster to ensure the ball doesn't bounce back through? Also, you would think that even if the ball does bounce back it should/would have tripped the roller switch and at least registered a HEART hit. This seems to be the one nagging issue I have with my table and wondering what the right fix is. Anyone else been up against this?

#2129 24 days ago
Quoted from malkneil:

Ordered a new roller microswitch for the chest but have yet to install it. Upon closer inspection it seems the problem is that a fast chest shot will -- I think -- bounce back and go under the gate. I noticed there's a leaf type spring on that gate to make it return faster. Has anyone played with this spring to make it snap back faster to ensure the ball doesn't bounce back through? Also, you would think that even if the ball does bounce back it should/would have tripped the roller switch and at least registered a HEART hit. This seems to be the one nagging issue I have with my table and wondering what the right fix is. Anyone else been up against this?

I think this is pretty normal, everyone I have played does it. When I shoot a laser to the chest it bounces back out about 50% of the time. A slow grazing shot always stays locked in the chest. I might mess with that gate spring this weekend. How hard was it to remove the chest and stuff?

#2130 24 days ago
Quoted from woody76:

I think this is pretty normal, everyone I have played does it. When I shoot a laser to the chest it bounces back out about 50% of the time. A slow grazing shot always stays locked in the chest. I might mess with that gate spring this weekend. How hard was it to remove the chest and stuff?

That seems like a pretty unacceptable miss rate -- considering that the HEART super jackpot seems to be the hardest compass point (along with davy jones) to achieve -- given how many times you need to hit the chest to get that award. I have not dabbled with removing the chest yet. There are some exploded views in the manual, but it looks like at best, it will be a minor pain.

#2131 23 days ago
Quoted from malkneil:

That seems like a pretty unacceptable miss rate -- considering that the HEART super jackpot seems to be the hardest compass point (along with davy jones) to achieve -- given how many times you need to hit the chest to get that award. I have not dabbled with removing the chest yet. There are some exploded views in the manual, but it looks like at best, it will be a minor pain.

what sucks is a beautiful laser beam into the chest bounces right out, but a glancing shot sticks right in there. I might tear mine down this weekend and check that wire gate.

#2132 23 days ago
Quoted from woody76:

what sucks is a beautiful laser beam into the chest bounces right out, but a glancing shot sticks right in there. I might tear mine down this weekend and check that wire gate.

Keep me posted if you have any revelations once you start digging underneath that chest . . . thanks for your replies.

#2133 19 days ago
Quoted from Fatscorky:

Had pirates for around a year now and thought I would share a few photos of what I’ve done to it.

Nice job!!!

#2134 19 days ago
Quoted from woody76:

what sucks is a beautiful laser beam into the chest bounces right out, but a glancing shot sticks right in there. I might tear mine down this weekend and check that wire gate.

Had a buddy come over who's a lot more savvy in the repair department and he took at look at the 'chest kickback' issue. It seems like the ball is bouncing off the nylon up post in back and reversing direction. What seems to exacerbate this is the fact that the ball appears to be able to hit that up post and still be partially under the gate -- holding it open. It almost looks like a design flaw and it seems like the gate should be located farther left behind the chest so the ball has more distance to clear it and let it drop down. My buddy also mentioned the possibility of replacing the nylon up post with a metal one as metal would provide less rebound than vinyl. Not sure if you can get this same part with a metal end instead of vinyl or would have to create something from scratch.

#2135 17 days ago

Hey Guys, just need to confirm something for a project if someone could be kind enough to answer. The connector in Spacemanratso09 machine that is in this picture below the right flipper, is this normally for the bill validator? If so, and more importantly, are the voltages grey/red stripe wire - 12VDC and red wire - 5VDC and black being ground? And secondly, are the pins 0.92 size female in the connector? Thanks in advance
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#2136 9 days ago

Found the answer i was needing, it's the spare power connector and the wires were as i suspected...ummmm cheers Guys

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#2137 2 days ago

Can someone explain what the Victory Jig mode is. I see it come on I think after defeating the Kraken. What's the gist of it? Having trouble finding much online about it.

#2138 2 days ago
Quoted from malkneil:

Can someone explain what the Victory Jig mode is. I see it come on I think after defeating the Kraken. What's the gist of it? Having trouble finding much online about it.

I’m not aware of this.

#2139 2 days ago

It's listed on this page, which incidentally is a good overview of all the game play features:

https://www.pinballnews.com/games/potc/index7.html

Quoting that page:

"The [Kraken] battle ends if you lose one or both of the balls but make enough hits to reduce its life bar to zero and you start a 3M hurry up on the same shot, plus you light the Destroy Kraken compass task. Collect it before it counts down to 1M and Victory Jig frenzy mode starts, accompanied by a much more robust "Yo ho, Yo ho, a pirate's life for me" theme than the one at the start of the game. "

What's Victory Jig Frenzy Mode?

#2140 2 days ago
Quoted from malkneil:

It's listed on this page, which incidentally is a good overview of all the game play features:
https://www.pinballnews.com/games/potc/index7.html
Quoting that page:
"The [Kraken] battle ends if you lose one or both of the balls but make enough hits to reduce its life bar to zero and you start a 3M hurry up on the same shot, plus you light the Destroy Kraken compass task. Collect it before it counts down to 1M and Victory Jig frenzy mode starts, accompanied by a much more robust "Yo ho, Yo ho, a pirate's life for me" theme than the one at the start of the game. "
What's Victory Jig Frenzy Mode?

Cool I’ll need to keep my eyes open for that.

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