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


By rai

5 years ago



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#2401 18 days ago
Quoted from arcademojo:

Ther's no read me file so not sure what's all was done.

This is what I saw in the read-me file for the updates. It really depends on who is playing and their preference. However, I did find it really annoying to be playing, getting the Tortuga multiball and then the next game I played would need to send several balls up the ramp to get the first multiball. Finally after starting a new game, almost finding it impossible to get the first mulitiball if I didn't shut down the game and re-start it.

(From Read-me file)

Pirates of the Caribbean
Release Notes.

POTC V6.00 - January 21, 2008
SYS 1.38
- USB back up will now dectect a full thumb drive.

Changes from 5.00
- Increased a few of the incendential scores.

POTC V5.00 - September 27, 2007
Changes from 4.00
- FIX the tourtuga difficulty was not reseting properly between games.
- Added chest award redundancy. If the enter chest opto isnt working
the chest will do its work.
SYS 1.31
- default 75 cent play

'That's it for the updates from V4.00'

#2402 18 days ago

Also, the read-me file is part of the download. Makes it hard to find at first.

#2403 18 days ago

Hope that helps.

#2404 18 days ago
Quoted from potc1334:

This is what I saw in the read-me file for the updates. It really depends on who is playing and their preference. However, I did find it really annoying to be playing, getting the Tortuga multiball and then the next game I played would need to send several balls up the ramp to get the first multiball. Finally after starting a new game, almost finding it impossible to get the first mulitiball if I didn't shut down the game and re-start it.
(From Read-me file)
Pirates of the Caribbean
Release Notes.
POTC V6.00 - January 21, 2008
SYS 1.38
- USB back up will now dectect a full thumb drive.
Changes from 5.00
- Increased a few of the incendential scores.
POTC V5.00 - September 27, 2007
Changes from 4.00
- FIX the tourtuga difficulty was not reseting properly between games.
- Added chest award redundancy. If the enter chest opto isnt working
the chest will do its work.
SYS 1.31
- default 75 cent play
'That's it for the updates from V4.00'

Yeah, They make those updates for a reason. Most contain fixes for bugs. And it looks like this one is a big fix on the Tourtuga multiball. Never played mine on 4.0 I updated it as soon as I got it in the house. Thanks for posting.

#2405 16 days ago

When I got my pin, it was an older version (4.0?). I found out about the update and tried to install. My board has a wire jumper on it (assuming from factory) that was soldered poorly and didn't allow the update. Found it, fixed it and installed the update with the pin working great.

Except, it just doesn't want to give me crazy points for no reason.

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#2406 9 days ago
Quoted from C0untDeM0net:

One of my flippers is squeaking. It appears to be coming from the nub that contacts the eos switch. I can clean it and stop the squeaking for a game or two but then it starts doing it again. Any suggestions on how to stop that thing from squeaking? lol so annoying.
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I found a solution to this. Since the part is non conductive and cleaning just temporarily (like 1 game wise) resolves it I waxed it very lightly with the wax I use on the playfield and then cleaned it so no wax was visible. Now no squeaking for the last week or so.

Reading back through the posts I saw someone talking about using vinyl auto detailing clear to protect the tortuga spinner. Since mine is still pristine I was thinking of giving it a try since it's cheap and easily available.

amazon.com link »

Has anyone given it a go? I was thinking mylar wouldn't be grippy enough. I was also thinking this could possibly be used for protecting the right ramp one way gate in a pretty invisible way. Might give that a try too.

#2407 9 days ago

I ordered a new compass decal for the spinning disc as mine was completely gone. I got it home yesterday and it looks just aweful. Should it really look this bad? Can someone please post a photo of the original compass?

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#2408 8 days ago
Quoted from PotcSternSwe:

I ordered a new compass decal for the spinning disc as mine was completely gone. I got it home yesterday and it looks just aweful. Should it really look this bad? Can someone please post a photo of the original compass?

If you are talking about the texture, it's supposed to be there. It helps grab the pinballs so they can hit the targets. Plus, that texture crap will go all over the play field with future game plays.

#2409 8 days ago
Quoted from potc1334:

If you are talking about the texture, it's supposed to be there. It helps grab the pinballs so they can hit the targets. Plus, that texture crap will go all over the play field with future game plays.

So that’s the “snow” that is constantly coating my pinballs and playfield? I long suspected it was the spinning disc. It’s constantly shedding flakes of plastic. Is there a better decal?

#2410 8 days ago
Quoted from Pinkitten:

So that’s the “snow” that is constantly coating my pinballs and playfield? I long suspected it was the spinning disc. It’s constantly shedding flakes of plastic. Is there a better decal?

I emailed pinball life back and forth a few times about this and I couldn’t convince them that the decal was causing it. I put Mylar over the new disk decal and it magically stopped snowing

#2411 8 days ago
Quoted from jdoz2:

I emailed pinball life back and forth a few times about this and I couldn’t convince them that the decal was causing it. I put Mylar over the new disk decal and it magically stopped snowing

is the mylar grippy enough for the spinning disk? The original decal appears to have a nice texture to grab the ball. It's one of the reasons I'm going to try the vinyl. No snow on my machine yet but want to protect the graphic.

#2412 8 days ago
Quoted from potc1334:

If you are talking about the texture, it's supposed to be there. It helps grab the pinballs so they can hit the targets. Plus, that texture crap will go all over the play field with future game plays.

Actually, I was referring to the low res quality and bad colors. Is the original like that too?

#2413 8 days ago
Quoted from PotcSternSwe:

Actually, I was referring to the low res quality and bad colors. Is the original like that too?

I think so. I believe all the compass decals, including the original, are pretty low res. The clearest version I’ve seen is from Mad Amusements, but it’s pretty much the same. To me it looks slightly clearer. You can read some numbers on the compass.

#2414 7 days ago
Quoted from PotcSternSwe:

Actually, I was referring to the low res quality and bad colors. Is the original like that too?

I had to get a decal for mine when I got my machine. The original decal on my machine at the time was about the size of a quarter. So I had to buy elsewhere and it looked about the same as yours. Sorry, that that's not muck help.

#2415 7 days ago
Quoted from Pinkitten:

So that’s the “snow” that is constantly coating my pinballs and playfield? I long suspected it was the spinning disc. It’s constantly shedding flakes of plastic. Is there a better decal?

Not that I know of, but the mylar option sounds pretty good. My current decal is worn pretty good. I took a copy of Jack's compass, printed it out and laminated it. I want to give that a try and see how well it does. I'm currently cleaning and adding a few more mods so I don't expect it to be done soon to tell you how it is. But will update on the good and bad.

#2416 7 days ago
Quoted from PotcSternSwe:

I ordered a new compass decal for the spinning disc as mine was completely gone. I got it home yesterday and it looks just aweful. Should it really look this bad? Can someone please post a photo of the original compass?
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Where did you order that? I have ready many don’t come with the textured surface and that key to have yo get the ball circulating around the compass feature. Below is a picture of my original sticker. My machine was hardly used since new and was all original when I got it.

The original stickers do create that snow unfortunately. Mine was real bad when I got it. I vacuumed the playfield out weekly for a few months and I played the game very often. Now I hardly get any. Seems if you use and vacuum the game often you get caught up the the snow shedding eventually. I was considering getting a new sticker to hopefully have less snow but I am good now. Just took some time.

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#2417 6 days ago
Quoted from Mahoneyj:

Where did you order that? I have ready many don’t come with the textured surface and that key to have yo get the ball circulating around the compass feature. Below is a picture of my original sticker. My machine was hardly used since new and was all original when I got it.
The original stickers do create that snow unfortunately. Mine was real bad when I got it. I vacuumed the playfield out weekly for a few months and I played the game very often. Now I hardly get any. Seems if you use and vacuum the game often you get caught up the the snow shedding eventually. I was considering getting a new sticker to hopefully have less snow but I am good now. Just took some time.
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I just ordered one from Pinball Life. I’m hoping the current one will stop shedding the snow like yours did. I vacuum the pf and clean the balls every few weeks, but we don’t play it too often. Great game tho, we love ours. It was one of the pins my wife and I started out playing 10-12 years ago.

#2418 6 days ago
Quoted from C0untDeM0net:

is the mylar grippy enough for the spinning disk? The original decal appears to have a nice texture to grab the ball. It's one of the reasons I'm going to try the vinyl. No snow on my machine yet but want to protect the graphic.

So I kinda lied about the Mylar. Another collector/operator said he had really good luck using the clear gorilla tape to protect target decals and other impact areas so that’s what I used.

The ball flies around great and usually makes it a couple rotations after the post drops.

#2419 6 days ago
Quoted from Mahoneyj:

Where did you order that? I have ready many don’t come with the textured surface and that key to have yo get the ball circulating around the compass feature. Below is a picture of my original sticker. My machine was hardly used since new and was all original when I got it.
The original stickers do create that snow unfortunately. Mine was real bad when I got it. I vacuumed the playfield out weekly for a few months and I played the game very often. Now I hardly get any. Seems if you use and vacuum the game often you get caught up the the snow shedding eventually. I was considering getting a new sticker to hopefully have less snow but I am good now. Just took some time.
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Thanks for the pic. I think yours looks way better than mine. I ordered mine from a swedish site free-play.se but it's the same p/n 802-5001-92 as the one that's available from marcos.

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