Hope to be a member soon, any tips on what to look at on a routed one?
hi can anyone point me where the ships flasher is located? it doesnt go of in test but i cant seem to find it
Hi guys anyone a tip on where to find the walk the plank mod? the actual plank or is it diy?
swapped my worn down compass decal with a new one with a protector on top.
finaly the iron ching ching kling and scraping balls gone!
Also put in some cilicone bands
worked, real easy. indeed kinda soft metal. look real nice when the red light shines trough.
Thanks for tip Peter!
i went with the gold
free shipping to Netherlands!
today instaled a colordmd led screen, my original dmd had two lines so now to install the collor rom file
i put it in a lesser brightnes for the pics
brightness and contrast are adjustable
i bought it because my original had lines, other option is pin2dmd this is also led but i dont think colloration is ready for it
Quoted from Marten:
The LED looks fantastic! I like the bright colors over the somewhat flatter look of the LCD.
Guess I’ll need one for the Roadshow as well.
Thanks for the pictures and info Jorro and Michi!
your'e welcome, and if in doubt you can always visit to take a look how it looks for real.
About 30 min drive
For the first time i accidentally made the superskillshot and the dam rollover doesnt register annymore
whell thats one way to find out a switch isnt working annymore
hi guys what is the callout ( believe the rum ramp) ..... i see you're aroused? carousa?
and also ask pictures of the boards, under the playfield, and a movie of ship and chest working properly. ship sinking and coming up, and chest opening.
what is thewhite thing on the ramp middle right?
plastics see mostly ok?
all is fixable btw, but like peter said depends on you.
ramp and plastics set are expensive. ship is also pricy if cracked
The ships clutch under plafield is pricy.
compas decal just 20 euros
Quoted from BENETNATH:
I don't know how i the market around you, but in france, it's quite a good price...
all depends on state of components as mentioned earlyer.
If you're comfortabele with repairing tweaking and so on it's okay but if you need to hire someone to fix and adjust you have to count that up with parts.
all depends on state, but i say just go for it everything is fixable and you can easaly do yourself!
just let us know if you need help
The game contains a secret credits sequence accessed by a special flipper button combination. You can activate it during attract mode with the following flipper button code where 7L means hit the left flipper button 7 times, 1R means hit the right flipper button once and B means hit both flipper buttons together:
B, 7L, 1R, 1L, 1R, 13L, 1R, 1R
from pinball news, somewhere naar the end of age.
Nice artikel btw.
Quoted from jbug:
Where did you get the custom instruction cards from? They are more colorful and brighter than the set I got from Coin Taker which don't lay down flat (even after a bit of trimming).
i have noflix under the playfield inserts but i call them doflix cause some of them just do
i like bright inserts but all the gi except under the slings ive kept incandesent.
I find it looks so mutch better and keeps a certain feel to it.
Quoted from Psw757:
I didn’t know this, I’m assuming another multiball?
about 3/4 of the page
i only made it once on a potc with all settings on easy , but im just an avarage player.
maybe with the glass of you can start by hand
either way it is a lot of work!
Quoted from michi:
I haven't been able to get to gauntlet on factory settings yet. I've played Four Winds about 20 times now. But never manage to finish it. The problem is that you get only one shot at Four Winds. If you don't make it, you have to complete the entire compass again.
POTC has one of the hardest wizard modes in all of pinball.
But it keeps you coming back for more
it stops exactly in the cutout in the ramp whitout touching it.
it has room to spare.
maybe your chest isnt screwed down at the bottom anymore to the playfield on one side?
Quoted from Gleger:
It clears the cutout but seems to go too far back. The ramp stops the lid instead of whatever mechanism is supposed to stop it. I just can't figure out what it needs. I'll have to take it apart.
Everything else seems screwed in right.
take a look in the manual page 76 and 77
if you don't have it just google for stern potc manual
Quoted from Koos:
Hi guys, I’m seriously considering selling my POTC to buy another pin.
Unfortunately I only have room (and the budget!) for one pin. And after a year of playing the same game over and over again I’m interested in getting to know a new game.
Prices of more modern pins like Ghostbusters, Metallica, Aerosmith and The Walking Dead are dropping so I’m discussing a few trades here and there.
The question I have for you guys is what do you think a very nice POTC HUO is worth nowadays? Mine is in mint condition with no wear at all on either the playfield or the cabinet. I installed Cliffy’s, replaced all lighting with LED and created a customs topper.
Please let me know what you guys think! Thanks!
Sorry to hear you lost your mind Koos
Buddy of mine sold his one for 4500 with some mods normal dmd but real great shape almost like new
But buyer was a potc fan
Good luck keep us posted
Quoted from PeterG:
Yes rubber ones from ebay, five pack. Painted them with darkgreen model paint. Tamiya. They are bright light green. I always like to weather plastics. They did come out nice. Placed some additional lights below the kraken to light things up.
i have a set of these but was affraid of the rubbery texture it might flake the paint.
I have them as a topper
the paint u used is model paint i believe?
btw Peter i finaly got a canon for my inlanes, hope to cut it and place soon!
Check if the coil isn't locking up by dirt or melted inside the coil bushing
Even if a coil is a little out of position it can intervere with movement
If everything is good check the wire's for internal breakage by the movement.
Quoted from altan:
Arrrrr ye pirates.
It appears there were 2 runs of Pirates. The 2nd happening in 2008. I'm wondering if there was any differences between the first and 2nd run?
I've looked on Pinside and RGP, but I cannot find any mention. I'm surprised I didn't pull up ANYTHING about the second run. But the silence makes me think there were no differences.
(So you don't think I'm crazy. I know there have been subtle differences between runs of other pins in the past)
Mine is from 07 , so was there realy a between?
have to look up the month .....
take a look at the plastic bushing on the axel of the kicker assemblee, adding a small spacer ring or new bushing can solve sometimes
Quoted from weaverj:
thanks, bud. haven't even lifted the playfield yet, but i'll check that out.
what were the colors and locations of any colored oem bulbs? i figure the backboard had colored ones. what color were they?
The upper row are normal bulbs, the left row above the compass are red, the right 3 above key are green.
I personaly have bright white leds but with red and green bulb condoms on them for a little more oomph
The top row I have incandecent
I use my own sounds and sometimes sounds from other people made with paintball browser
If you find certain sounds to soft or loud by your liking you can adjust or even replace them.
You can also just use standard code and use pinballbrowser to adjust volume but for long soundings you need an official full copy of browser by making a donation
If you need help you can ask oga the creator he s da bomb
but with pinbalbrowser you can replace standard callouts for movie callouts
btw the jack sparrow voice actor sounds just likejohnny depp!
keep us informed if you do a custom!!!!
sometimes the autoplunger needs adjusting, under the playfield the plastic bushings on the axel go bad causing space
This results in not both sides of the plunger hitting the ball.
Best first to check this and clean the coil bushing to.
maybe this will solve your problem, also look in the menue if coil power is set to normal not to soft
Quoted from Marten:
I've had the machine for a while now but can't seem to figure out when I get Broadside (chance of sinking the ship with one shot). I know it starts when the ball rolls down the right most lane from the top but it doesn't always reward it. Anybody have a clue?
I think there was a setting in menue how difficult to get it, but dont know fore sure
found some decoration for the holes on the ramp where the sneeze used to be
and a rum bottle of rum yoho!
Quoted from jbug:
Edit: I took the piece off to take a look and saw nothing out of place. I also made sure the coil sleeve was not seized or binding and I cleaned them even though they were not dirty. Anyone eles have ideas on what the problem is?
if you go in menue and at adjustments set the coil pulse power to high, do you notice anny difference when playing a game?
First start by reflowing the solder on the wires to the coil
also check everything in the same row on the switchmatrix in the manual.
Quoted from cpr9999:
When ball kicks out, it follows the ball guide ...and then my ball is kicked out and hits the top of my right sling, then right flipper.
Has anyone tried adjusting that ball guide to see if the ball leaves the ball guide and smoothly goes to the right flipper?
When the ball is kicked out of the chest on the right it drops on the top of the right sling and 80% to right flipper or from the top to the other sling or to outlane " the danger bounce"
The monkey shot is all about flow and timing and right alignment of the stars a risk reward thing
remember it has a lot to do with slope pitch an how level your plafield is not to mention inserts and waxing etc.
Also the power of your outlet it's plugged in to you can set the coil pulse in your menu to low medium or high it's about 12% strength difference per step
Where I live the line voltage is a little lower so I have it at highest makes everything a little more snappy
Also I have transparent silicone rubbers they bounce some more and less black dirt
Yes had that too
I put i little piece of mylar in the gutter and added a protector to the side
I think its even possible to buy a cliffy set for stern
Quoted from jbug:
Good news, I got my opto problem fixed (broken pin). I also ordered the spinning disc protector from the Pinball Center. The disc decal on my machine was not worn out at all but I still ordered a new one. I'm sure the new one will outshine the one on the machine but if it's close, I might not have to go through the task of removing it whether it is hard or not to do.
Great! Nasty optos can give a lot of problems when faulty
The spinning disc protector saves your decal and also a lot less powder comming of the disc, love mine!
I swapped my decal for a new one and instantly placed a protector, real great enhancement!
See post 1501 how mine was
Scraped of what was left ,and removed glue with alcohol
So mutch cleaner now.
Quoted from jbug:
Thanks Jorro. I remember seeing that post before and will reference it when the disc arrives. No more white powder!. Is it easier to put the protector on the new decal first before putting them both on the spinner?
By the way, where can I find the Jack The Monkey toy that I see on some games and who has the best price for side mirror blades?
Yes its easiest that way, the monkey is from barbosa you can find the set on epay sometimes.
ebay.com link » Neca Pirates Of The Caribbean Series 1 Captain Barbossa Figure New Box Opened
Quoted from jbug:
I got the new spinner disc and protector installed. I had to use Goof Off though instead of Alcohol to get the residue off.
I found that monkey on eBay without Barbosa. To those that have the monkey in their game, how have you attached him around his sign?
Post some pics whe done!
I heard some of this type of battery's last for 20 years in computers on the motherboard.
I personaly change coincells at least once in two years better safe then sorry why risk it for a couple of buks/ euros
But for official minimal lifespan i don't know
Quoted from flynnibus:
everyone knows this... we use the term 'rubber' not as a literal, but as a functional term.
No one says "hey, that slingshot silicon band is broken"
And no, replacing bands on all games is not a PITA... there are degrees of pain depending on how intertwined things are on a game or how much needs to really come offf.
rubber / condom, Condom / rubber f¥ck it we know what you mean!
mikonos great looking cards man!!
Thats potc the winter edition
Does it feel like plastic?
Picture of your compas decal ?
Quoted from ababapanos:
in my pinball the problem is it does not save the settings I make, like the free play, etc ... every time it closes makes a reset settings. there is no battery problem because the scores saves them normally. What it can be? I change the small round battery but not working. still lose the settings
Have you updated the code
Or made changes to sounds with pinbrowser?
I had this once, when i uploaded the code again it worked normaly again.
Once someone had this problem with the old boot room
He changed to latest boot rom and then it worked again.
Also check if the boards cell batery is good.
Check these things out.
Good luck keep us posted
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