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Dialed In Owners and Fans Club


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Post #1 Welcome to the club Posted by goren1818 (2 years ago)

Post #14 Game play video. Posted by solarvalue (2 years ago)

Post #800 What happens if you don't cut mylar off magnet core posts Posted by crwjumper (1 year ago)

Post #805 Cut mylar off magnet posts at drones and theatre Posted by cooked71 (1 year ago)

Post #1026 Ball adjustment for tilt Posted by vireland (1 year ago)

Post #1079 Adjustment for flipper that feels "clunky" Posted by spida1a (1 year ago)

Post #1128 Left inlane post does NOT need a rubber sleeve! Posted by Mageek (1 year ago)

Post #1151 Adjusting the kickback Posted by pinstadium (1 year ago)

Post #1246 Another ball trap location Posted by Vyzer2 (1 year ago)

Post #1253 Velcro fix for right ramp hangup Posted by cooked71 (1 year ago)

Post #1258 Detailed pictures for adjusting a misbehaving trap door Posted by foobeer (1 year ago)

Post #1332 Getting access to computer in backbox on Dialed In Posted by hank527 (1 year ago)

Post #1347 Ball trap location. Posted by Kevlar (1 year ago)

Post #1377 Fix for USB at the coin door not working Posted by Pinhead1982 (1 year ago)

Post #1391 Fix for Tilt Bob not working all of a sudden Posted by vireland (1 year ago)

Post #1431 Adjustment point to grease for trap door to operate smoothly Posted by LTG (1 year ago)

Post #1451 Adjusting arm on Quantum Mechanic Posted by vireland (1 year ago)

Post #2507 How to get in backbox to check audio connections Posted by pinstadium (1 year ago)

Post #2661 DIY Lighting how-to for sides of Dialed In backglass Posted by lyonsden (1 year ago)


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#3959 1 year ago

I'm happy to say that I'll be joining this club this weekend! I ordered a DI LE and am really looking forward to getting it.

I'm told it has the latest cliffies, etc. The one thing I'm concerned about, reading this thread, is cutting the mylar off of the magnets. For the drone magnet, it sounds like I just take an xacto knife and trace it around the metal magnet on the top of the playfield, is that right? For the one under the theater, people seem to remove the magnet from the underside and cut it out from there. I do have a question about that. It would seem that you are then cutting the mylar with nothing solid behind it. I would think this wouldn't cut evenly. Is there some trick to it that I'm missing? Cutting mylar is all new to me so any advice would be much appreciated!

#3977 1 year ago
Quoted from Nokoro:

The one thing I'm concerned about, reading this thread, is cutting the mylar off of the magnets. For the drone magnet, it sounds like I just take an xacto knife and trace it around the metal magnet on the top of the playfield, is that right? For the one under the theater, people seem to remove the magnet from the underside and cut it out from there. I do have a question about that. It would seem that you are then cutting the mylar with nothing solid behind it. I would think this wouldn't cut evenly. Is there some trick to it that I'm missing? Cutting mylar is all new to me so any advice would be much appreciated!

Hi all. Can I ask this question again? I’m very nervous about cutting Mylar on my own and would really like some advice. Especially for the Mylar on the theater magnet. Thanks!

#3986 1 year ago

Thanks guys. I’m used to removing stuff and fixing things. What sounded scary to me is cutting the Mylar from the underside as you are cutting against air so I thought it would make an uneven cut. In other words, from the bottom of the playfield, you have a hole where the magnet was, and the hole is covered with Mylar, sticky side facing you. If you cut around that hole, there is no support on the other side, so it would seem to me to cut unevenly. Did you put a small piece of wood against the top of the playfield while you cut from under it? Or am I completely confused and getting this mixed up?

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#3995 1 year ago

It came!

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Unfortunaely, right at power up, there were two malfunction alerts -- the moving statue and the moving target, two key features of the game. They wouldn't operate in test mode. Feeling deflated, I checked all connections under the playfield, and everythign looked good. I finally decided to check the backbox and sure enough, two connectors were unplugged. Now, all is well.

What a blast to play! It is a fairly hard game too. Watching videos of some the best players, like Bowen's tutorial, before purchasing, can mislead you into thinking it is easy to get through modes. It's not. But it is addictive.

And, this happened on my 10th game. I don't know if that's a good score or not, but it felt like a pretty good one.

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#4003 1 year ago
Quoted from JayLar:

Thats a really good score for your 10:th game!

Thanks. I haven’t come close since. I think I collected some SIM cards early on that game. Probably just beginners luck.

#4015 1 year ago
Quoted from JayLar:

Is Jack no longer signing the LE:s? Mine is from February and there is no signature.

Same with mine. I do have a signed certificate though.

#4016 1 year ago
Quoted from Nepi23:

What kind of success have people had with JJP support?
I notified them about my lockdown bar, which looks like it had been brushpainted asking for a replacement
and requested cliffy-protectors on 15th March originally, reminded them via their support portal on 25th April
and now again today on the 13th of May.
They have emailed once back asking for pics, but after that it stopped.

They are quite good, but I get the sense they are getting busy again and things are slowing down. Calling works best but may be expensive from where you are.

#4039 1 year ago

Hi all, I have a few questions with this new game:

1. In the goodie bag, my game came with two semi-circular mylar sheets for in front of the slings, but the mylar was not installed. By contrast, when I got my WOZ, the mylar was already in the game. Is this true with others? If so, for those of you who have this in a home use environment, have you installed the mylar? I wax regularly so I'm not sure if it is necessary.

2. Has anyone felt the need to put mylar where the ball drops onto the playfield from Station 3?

3. There is a white insert light right behind the Theater that is always on. I assume it is supposed to be on so that you can see behind the Theater screen when there isn't an image displayed? Am I right?

4. I just got to Chaos in Quantum City. Is there an end to it, or does it just go on with you collecting jackpots and avoiding attacks until you drain?

Thanks!

#4044 1 year ago

One other question. What controls the position of the diverted arm? Sometimes, even when I’m not in a mode, I believe the arm is down and diverts the ball. Other times it is up. I would have thought it was mode based, but it seems other things may affect it.

#4050 1 year ago
Quoted from Tranquilize:

When lock is lit, the diverter arm goes down.

I wonder what the rationale for that is, or is it just an excuse to mix things up?

#4062 1 year ago
Quoted from Insanity199:

Had the machine since first weeks of January. So about 4 months. According to their warranty, stuff like that is only 30 days.
Like this? Can the original connector be salvaged and reused?
https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/tt-electronics-optek-technology/OPB100Z/365-1628-ND/1636780

Call them. I think they will consider it under warranty.

#4070 1 year ago
Quoted from BigT:

On mine when the diverter is down and I hit the ramp with some speed, the ball manages to bounce off the back and lands in the skill shot. It then feeds to the upper flipper for an easy ramp shot.

Really? I don’t think that’s ever happened to me. I can’t really picture it. I’ll have to take a closer look tomorrow.

#4079 1 year ago
Quoted from LTG:

Full install - yes. Delta update - no.
LTG : )

But you can save before doing a full install, right? And then reload your settings and audits?

#4080 1 year ago

Question: when I lock a ball, I can bypass multiball by pressing both flippers twice on the start of the next ball. But, if I drain that ball, then on the next ball I can no longer bypass multiball. Is that right, or am I missing something?

#4083 1 year ago

So, I have trouble locking more than one ball. I think it is because after locking one, I have to start a disaster mode and then lock another all on the same ball. If I drain, I’m stuck with a two ball MB. So, by design, it seems for an average player like me, it is tough to get a 3 ball MB.

#4089 1 year ago
Quoted from bigd1979:

Dont forget u can add a,ball also by hitting the scoop 3 times during mb...

Ah, thanks. I’ve occasionally added a ball but wasn’t sure how.

#4097 1 year ago
Quoted from WackyBrakke:

On the phone screen at the top it says Add A Ball, when you hit the scoop the first time Add lights up, second A lights up and third Ball lights up......so you know where you are at with the 3 shots

Now that you mention that, I did see that and forgot about it later. I'm having trouble keeping track of the rules with this game, a little more so than other games. One the one hand, the main mode rules are fairly easy to follow. On the other, there is a lot of other stuff going on that I'm trying to get a handle on. Still having a blast with it all, though.

#4099 1 year ago

Are people able to make a full left orbit on their machines? I sometimes can, but more often the ball ends up slowing down and going into the pops. Is that normal?

#4109 1 year ago

Thanks all for the responses on the orbit. I'll try to up my flipper strength some more, though I already did that a couple of times. I'll also play around with the pitch.

Quoted from vireland:

Look down your left orbit and make sure your trap door is laying flat. If it's not, it can take a lot of momentum from the ball.

The trap door is flat, but there is still a slight bump from the hinge in back that I'm guessing slows down the ball somewhat, though I imagine there is nothing I can do about that . . . .

#4111 1 year ago

I upped my flipper strength another notch, and it does seem to help make the orbit shot. You guys are right, though. It takes a pretty accurate shot to make it. The left orbit is actually pretty tight, and if you don't hit it right, the ball can slow down from the beginning.

I also just had a really good game going. Completed a mode, got a sim card, completed another mode, lit the sim card shot, and then got the ball stuck behind one of the drones. When I went to free it, I drained, and it was my last ball. I was sure I was on my way to a new GC score too.

#4117 1 year ago
Quoted from chill:

Wait until you scream one up the right side assuming it will go up the ramp and it comes back down the left side. I've had a couple right orbits / loops to date.

Does that happen? That’s not by design, right?

#4142 1 year ago
Quoted from Tranquilize:

I can see this for newbs, but I disagree with nerfing the rules. The game is way more fun when there is intense pressure to score a sim and/or relight kickback. I also dislike easy add a ball rules. On location though, these would be good settings to encourage coin drop.

While normally I agree with you, if someone’s not enjoying the game to the point that they want to get rid of it, there’s no reason not to change the settings. That is one of the things I love about JJPs pins is that almost everything is adjustable so that you can DIAL it IN to your own likes and playing ability.

See what I did there.

I made WOZ easier when I first got it by being generous with extra balls. Now that I’ve gotten more used to the table, I dialed everything back to make it more challenging.

#4143 1 year ago

Has anyone bought one of those candy chrome shooter rods for DI? I was looking at the blue one but wasn’t sure how the color matched up to the LE.

#4147 1 year ago
Quoted from knobstone:

Noticed yesterday that the Dialed In Manual (PDF) has been updated again from Feb 2018 to May 2018.

Someone posted in another thread that there is a new MB shown on the flowchart related to the theater modes. Anyone know whether this is in existing code and how exactly it is achieved?

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#4150 1 year ago
Quoted from snaroff:

I've never achieved it or heard of it. Probably in the update they are working on? Sounds like the documentation might be ahead of the code...
snaroff

Love their commitment to code!

#4152 1 year ago
Quoted from snaroff:

I've never achieved it or heard of it. Probably in the update they are working on? Sounds like the documentation might be ahead of the code...
snaroff

Come to think of it, I just inquired about the printed manuals the other day and were told they were at the printers so I’m guessing this is the last update to the manual, and it is now final. So, if they were adding another MB, it makes sense to put it in the manual now.

#4157 1 year ago
Quoted from rai:

My gosh several people I’ve talked to said ‘it’s better than Woz’ that’ll take some doing to pass Woz in my book. I’ll be very happy if it’s close to Woz.

So, I’m a week into owning DI and two years into owning WOZ. They are completely different and both great. WOZ is all about stacking and has a lot of stop and go action. DI is about mastering the modes and flow. The code on both is deep and light years ahead of the competition. Theme integration on both is also amazing. I like contrast in my lineup. Variety is the spice of life. You will be very pleased with your purchase.

#4163 1 year ago
Quoted from gliebig:

How do you get that?

Start 6 disaster modes.

#4168 1 year ago
Quoted from jalpert:

Both my left orbit and right orbit (to the ramp) shots were very weak. On my game, the ramp flap that the ball encounters in each orbit was the issue. The ball would hit the ramp flap that was too thick, get a little air, and either hit something or just have a large portion of their momentum killed.
To test for this, you can take a small piece of painters tape and tape it over the entrance to the ramp flap. (on the left orbit, I am not talking about the Bob flap, but the flap that is attached to the piece that transitions it over to the right side of the orbit)
If tape helps, what I did was, I pulled the piece and used a dremel to shorten the lip / taper the edge. Now, clean right orbit shots hit the ramp 100% of the time, and clean left orbit shots make it to the right flipper about 90% of the time. (up from about 40% of the time)

Thanks. I am having more rejects on the right ramp. I will have to either look into this or the velcro fix described earlier.

#4178 1 year ago

Code 1.52 is pretty much complete, isn't it? I mean, I know that we just discovered that they are adding a new multiball related to the theater, but that's just icing on the cake at this point. Or, is there something larger missing that I'm unaware of?

#4187 1 year ago

Sometimes, my theater magnet does not catch a fast moving ball when it is supposed to. Is there a setting to adjust this? The theater magnet setting description seems like it does something else. Thanks.

#4190 1 year ago
Quoted from PinBuck:

I'm now having an issue with my Station 3 lock. It doesn't let the ball pass through the lock now, it just holds onto the ball and gets caught in a sound loop. When I lock a ball, it doesn't release it. Any thoughts?

My guess is that there is a switch there that is not registering the ball. Put into switch test mode and check.

#4199 1 year ago
Quoted from Marvin:

When was your game built? JJP has put titans on from the factory since last fall.

Is that right? Another plus for JJP. My game was built in February so I guess it has Titans. And here I was just debating whether to put them in, not realizing I already had them.

I’m pretty sure the flippers are regular rubbers though. Those I will likely replace.

#4215 1 year ago
Quoted from Marvin:

AFAIK, the flippers are still old rubber. The fact you couldn't tell if the rest was titan or not should be a nice endorsement of Titans feeling like real rubber.

Yeah, I've converted a couple of machines to Titans and have been very pleased. The flippers do feel a bit different than standard rubber, but for the most part it is fine. All of the rings behave about the same.

I should have realized that's why all of the rings on my DI looked so shiny. I'm really glad to see JJP do this. I love the white on DI too. For other games, I've tried to color match the rings, but white on DI gives it a really clean, sleak look.

Quoted from ralphs007:

I'm guessing that a Nib game doesn't come with a waxed playing field. But that's okay because I'm ready.

Just waxed mine after 1 week of play. Used P21S, another great brand, but slightly fewer flakes left behind than Blitz.

#4236 1 year ago
Quoted from DeathHimself:

I would grab the cliffy magnet protectors, the mylar will just crumple up in no time. Stainless or carbon don't matter but to my taste I like the carbons. You'll need two, drones and theater.

Where can you get these? I didn’t see them on the Cliffy website.

#4274 1 year ago
Quoted from MrDucks:

Only other thing besides flipper control is the Big Bang button, which when Big Bang is lit will trigger it. I’ve paired mine once or twice since I’ve had it but it doesn’t really add anything.

I find it way harder to play on the phone. The level of control you have is diminished, and you don’t get that tactile sense. That said, the app is flawless in execution, without any lag. It is a cool feature that may be appealing for some, but probably not for most pinheads.

#4279 1 year ago

I find the right ramp/loop to be an extremely tight shot. I’m always hitting the phone scoop or drones instead. It is hard to find the sweet spot for the ramp. Do others agree?

#4291 1 year ago
Quoted from rai:

2) the magnets (EMP mode) that's crazy

EMP is my favorite mode. First of all, I can complete it. Even though it is dangerous, it is only three shots to the theater. And, it totally keeps me on my toes. The magnet action is insane, and you can’t ever predict what path the ball will take. Super fun.

#4296 1 year ago
Quoted from sebseb12:

Hello,
from time to time, in scorecard, the pinball machine does not make photos (yet I write my name).
In selfie mode too, it always displays the same picture.
I checked the camera works cor- rectly.
It's a software bug?

In settings, you can adjust the face recognition aspect of the camera. If it is too particular, it may not be detecting your face enough and therefore not displaying the picture. You would need to adjust it a few degrees. I’m guessing the feature prevents people from taking unseemly pictures on location.

#4324 1 year ago

How do you get the alternate Station 3?

#4328 1 year ago
Quoted from VidiotGT:

That is the design that was used in the prototype design. Maybe convince someone with a prototype to trade?

I was just curious as I didn’t know the history. I like the new design, but both are cool.

#4348 1 year ago
Quoted from tdunbar:

Finished custom Cell Phone topper total cost was $22

Looks great!

Quoted from rai:

I can make the SIM card shot all the time when it’s not lit but will soon drain whatever it’s lit.

Quoted from rai:

Crap and then I’ll hit the Big Bang target when nothing is running.

Pretty much sums up my games.

#4349 1 year ago

This ball trap has happened to me a number of times now. Has anyone else had this problem, and if so, is there an easy fix?

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#4351 1 year ago
Quoted from rai:

Not there but just above that on the wire ramp just above the middle rightmost drone above shooter lane (didn’t take a picture) but impossible to shake free.

My location is impossible to shake free as well. The good thing is that it only happens during my best games.

#4353 1 year ago
Quoted from Chisox:

I’m going to need them as this game is much more challenging than I first thought.

Congrats! And agreed. This game isn’t a drain monster, but it is a challenge to do well. The more I understand the rules and get the shot geometry and flow, the better I do. But I still have so far to go .....

#4358 1 year ago

What are the four LEDs on the apron for? Just decoration? I’ve seen videos of people putting their phones there with the app on, but I don’t think the LEDs themselves do anything. Do they?

#4360 1 year ago
Quoted from LTG:

They were intended to let you know to put your cell phone there.
LTG : )

Thanks. That’s what I figured.

#4365 1 year ago
Quoted from Chisox:

So is the shot geometry really different on this game or have I just been too addicted to GOT and it’s me? I’ve been really struggling with the flipper angles and general shot execution to where my games have been quite embarassing. Is this normal? I think it’s because I’ve been playing a GOT pro for 2 hours a day for 6 weeks straight.

It took me 1.5-2 weeks to get a feel for the shots. Not sure why. Maybe just new pin syndrome. I’m now pretty good with the theater, left ramp and left orbit. I’m also pretty good with the side ramp. The right ramp is still a very tight shot for me. When modes require it early on, I try to rely on Big Bang, which is also a tight shot, but at least I only have to make it once.

#4371 1 year ago

Just got to Chaos In Quantum City for the second time. This time I paid more attention to the mode. Man, what a rush! The light show is great, and I was in the zone, just hitting ramp after ramp. At some point, I looked up to check my score, and drained in the process. Reminded me of the Kenny Rogers song: "You never count your money while you're sittin' at the table / There'll be time enough for countin' when the dealing's done".

I do wish they would add a MB or wizard mode that allowed you to actually complete an objective. I love the Battle the Wicked Witch wizard mode in WOZ, for instance. It is so tough, but when you melt the witch, it is a great feeling, and you are awarded with a 5 ball victory MB. Of course, in WOZ there really aren't modes like in DI, so perhaps that evens things out.

#4374 1 year ago
Quoted from Damien:

Agreed. CIQC is a cool looking mode, but after you've been to it a load of times, you almost dread it. There is nothing but points to collect, and I find it breaks my focus on the actual task of getting to Armageddon and Showdown. If they don't make it a mode with completion in the net update, hopefully they'll at least make the SIM cards attainable.

Yeah, it almost feels like an amped up version of Under Attack. It would be cool if it started with some goal to achieve, like stop four attacks with three balls, and only if you made the goal would it turn into a victory 5 ball free for all. Either that or make the Under Attack MB more objective based.

#4379 1 year ago

Just had my best game yet! Was two modes away from Armageddon. I felt like I couldn’t lose, until of course, I did. But, still, it was awesome. I love some of the later modes. Hit a new GC score of 1.8 million. What an amazing pin!

#4381 1 year ago
Quoted from Damien:

Can someone explain what shots are needed to complete the mode with the scuba diver?

I was wondering that too. I’ve completed it twice. It ends with a shot to the side ramp. However, other shots are lit. Are they just for points until you can get the side ramp, or do they add to the value of the side ramp shop?

Also,what are the rules for acid rain cloud?

#4404 1 year ago
Quoted from bigd1979:

True but they usually go beyond what the warranty says ....

Agreed.

More importantly, this is the second post I've seen about that trap door flap breaking. I'm assuming its just a coincidence, but is there anything we should be doing to lessen the chance of that happening?

#4406 1 year ago
Quoted from Tranquilize:

My trap flap is about to die... it’s half way cracked. Seems like it may be a flawed design

That sucks. It seems like a tough thing to replace. I wonder where the failure point is. It would be nice to know if there was something that could be done in advance, like reinforcing the underside somehow.

#4421 1 year ago
Quoted from DeathHimself:

If you back the flap with a thin piece of Mylar it may preserve the longevity of its function from fatigue, if not it will at least help protect your PF from scarring where it hits the PF.

I was thinking the same thing. Do you think the stress comes from the trap door closing and always hitting the same place or the ball rolling over it? Either way, I wonder if a mylar strip would help absord and distribute the stress just a little.

Does anyone know if that is easy to get to, or do you have to take off one or more ramps? It kind of looks like you have to remove ramps.

#4426 1 year ago
Quoted from DeathHimself:

Oh hell no, I cut a piece into shape then pulled the PF forward onto their rest brackets and used a needle nose and my finger to stick the mylar under the flap. In addition I also put a small piece where the flap meets the PF onto the PF itself and extended the mylar 1/4" past the flap towards the front and 1/4" past towards the rear.

I wasn’t looking at the area when I posted. My mistake. It looks like you need to remove the wireform though. Am I wrong? Or are you saying that with the playfield extended you can get it from the side?

#4441 1 year ago
Quoted from DeathHimself:

Oh hell no, I cut a piece into shape then pulled the PF forward onto their rest brackets and used a needle nose and my finger to stick the mylar under the flap. In addition I also put a small piece where the flap meets the PF onto the PF itself and extended the mylar 1/4" past the flap towards the front and 1/4" past towards the rear.

One other question. I assume this had no effect on ball travel so you can still make the full left orbit, is that right?

#4464 1 year ago

Wow, did you make that?

#4475 1 year ago

I was thinking about the mode construction today and how good it is. It is so nicely balanced. The modes that are easier to complete, like EMP and Meteor, are nevertheless dangerous to play. And, the modes that are harder to complete and require more shots, especially of that right ramp which is the bane of my existence, are more safe.

I often try to start with EMP or Meteor just due to the fact that I can complete them and get the sim card shot lit. (EMP is so crazy though. While it is fairly simple to complete, the ball can literally be flung by the magnets anywhere, and you have to be on your toes.) Once I have Big Bang lit, I will try a harder mode. However, even then, hitting Big Bang can be risky, and I've had several times where I've rejoiced at hitting it only to have the ball shoot back down and drain before I can react.

Anyway, it is very well thought out and enormously fun.

#4483 1 year ago

On both my WOZ and DI, I can’t lift the playfield without scratching against the sides, and that’s without blades. I don’t know how people with blades do it.

#4496 1 year ago

Am I right in my assumption that overcharging the phone increases the point value of the mode shots?

#4498 1 year ago
Quoted from rai:

Yep it seems like each extra hit will raise the battery by 10% and the points will be raised accordingly. So if your phone battery is 150% the points should be 1.5x the normal value.
But when you drain (before starting a mode) it will reset to 100% although I'm not sure if there is a setting to keep that value.

Makes a nice risk vs reward aspect to the game. That can be pretty significant if especially if you have some SIM cards. But hitting the QED guy over and over can also be a bit dangerous.

#4512 1 year ago
Quoted from Marvin:

you only get multiplied values on the shots you really completed before the big bang target though. So if you start a mode and hit big bang right away even with 5 sim cards collected you get the normal score for completion. If you made 2 shots then hit big bang with 5 sims collected. you'd get 5x for the points for the 2 shots you made and base value for the big bang collected ones.

That's disappointing to learn but good to know.

#4514 1 year ago
Quoted from Damien:

Is it just me, or is it exceptionally difficult to complete B.O.B multiballs to get SIMs?
I've reached Armageddon 3-4 times, I've been two SIMs away from Showdown, but I swear I think I've only ever collected one SIM from B.O.B.
I actually haven't even taken down the default score for Monkey Wrench and Drone!

I find drone to be very difficult. High voltage is probably the easiest, and I’ve completed it. Monkey Wrench is probably in the middle since the left ramp is fairly easy to hit, and you just need to get lucky with the timing.

#4524 1 year ago
Quoted from VolunteerPin:

Just starting to explore my DILE. So far, loving it. Mine was made in March this year so not really sure if I have the JJP protectors or true Cliffy's installed. The phone shot is pretty reliable but I have a terrible time hitting the SIM shot. Honestly, all the shots off the upper flipper I find very difficult. I very rarely hit the inner ramp when trying and don't think I've hit the SIM shot once when actually trying off the upper flipper. To my viewpoint, it looks like weird angles to those shots and the SIM has those posts on either side.
Any suggestions besides just continued practice?

You have the true cliffys. You can exercise some strategies to get the SIM card. It is hard to hit straight on. One strategy is to start a MB when it is lit to get a better chance of having the ball go in randomly. Or you can play a mode like meteor where you are shooting the standups to try to get the ball to bounce in. I also find that I can hit it every so often from the upper flipper, so going after the theater shot to the upper flipper is good as you will eventually nail it.

#4526 1 year ago

Ok, I was a little slow to realize this, but I just caught on to all the modern physics puns. I’m kind of geeking out about it. Quantum Mechanic. Schroedingers cash. The creators are defintiely having a bit of physics fun.

#4530 1 year ago
Quoted from rai:

this pin is awesome all the way around.
I was saying on another thread that DI is kind of funny like that old movie 'Dr Strangelove' (one of the best comedies ever imo).
This pin (like that movie was not meant to be taken seriously, you are not worried about people getting killed in disasters it's light hearted fun not dead serious).
From Dr Strangelove we have characters like: General Jack D. Ripper.
And quotes like "You can't fight in here, this is the war room!" and "Well boys, I reckon this is it: nuclear combat, toe to toe with the Russkies."
The doomsday machine.

Maybe after JJP does Willie Wonka with Gene Wilder, they can do a Peter Sellers pin. Dr. Strangelove? Pink Panther?

#4538 1 year ago
Quoted from Marvin:

why would a great risk/reward option be disappointing?

It’s just disappointing in the fact that I thought I was getting a ton of multiplied points by hitting Big Bang when in fact I wasn’t. But, you are right. It increases the risk/reward aspects of the game, and that makes things more interesting.

#4548 1 year ago
Quoted from crwjumper:

So this just happened . . .
I love the animation when this mode starts.

Nice! So, what's the plot for Showdown? It looks like you are fighting against DIE itself.

#4551 1 year ago
Quoted from kirkgun:

That's really slick. That's the kind of touch you might expect out of some kind of veteran dream-team of pinball designers.

Yeah, the attention to detail in this pin is phenomenal. Just thinking back to the reveal and how much criticism they got before anyone had even played it makes me feel bad. To put that much effort into something only to have people fixate on stuff like the name must have been really deflating. I’m glad they eventually got all the credit they were due.

#4553 1 year ago

The yellow BOB award raises the bonus x. I believe it can also be raised with a random drone package award.

#4556 1 year ago
Quoted from crwjumper:

You’ll get there Damien. I have probably 600 games on mine and have only reached this 3 times.

I’m pretty sure that after 2000 games, I will have reached it zero times.

#4562 1 year ago
Quoted from crwjumper:

Holy crap! I just watched this again and ...
watch it and look at the theatre. I love all of the amazing details that they have put into this game. Most people would never see this because they are focusing on gameplay. Really cool!

The use of the theater there is really cool. I also love how they use the theater in the match sequence with the spotlight shining up onto the LCD screen.

#4578 1 year ago
Quoted from KingBW:

I thought that could be an inside Easter egg from Pat. Back in my day, mathematical proof equations/work always ended with the notation of "Q.E.D." to signify that the proof is completed. Maybe this is Pat's dream design and proof that it could be done. Then added some Quantum Electric Department in there to make the letters mean something. I'm guessing that I'm probably wrong ... but if I'm right ...
From the math world:
Q.E.D. "Q.E.D." (sometimes written "QED") is an abbreviation for the Latin phrase "quod erat demonstrandum" ("that which was to be demonstrated"), a notation which is often placed at the end of a mathematical proof to indicate its completion. Several symbols are occasionally used as synonyms for Q.E.D.

Quoted from check_switch_26:

Yes.

And yes. (Although I always prefer my incorrect translation from back in high school: "Quite Easily Done".)
--Ted

That's awesome!

#4580 1 year ago
Quoted from imagamejunky:

I officially joined the club yesterday! LE#289 is in my gameroom now. Born on date is 4/26/18. I’m loving this game. It’s just awesome. Really fun to play!
I have some issues right off the bat.
Number 1 is this terrible static speaker noise no matter what volume the game is set to. I called JJP and they are sending me one of those in-line noise isolators that others have posted about. I have a hard time believing that this will completely fix the problem. The noise is loud. I’ve checked all connections. I connected an external amp and speakers to the motherboard (no noise). So this tells me it’s the cable or the sound board and not the MB or audio out jack. No noise through headphones either. I need to try swapping the audio cable between MB and sound board next to rule that out.
Number 2 has happened only once. Both displays went blank during a game. The game continued as normal. I turned off/on the pin and the displays powered back on. I’m hoping this doesn’t happen again.
Number 3 is strange. The selfie camera takes new pictures only sometimes when I enter in a name for high scores. Sometimes it will display an older picture from a previous game. Really weird.
Number 4 is no big deal. I can’t get my Samsung S8+ to connect to the pin. The app refuses to connect. I’ve tried multiple times. Not that I’m gonna be playing with the phone, but I just wanted to try it.
It took me a while to find the theater magnet settings that you guys have posted about. I was looking for a magnet power setting. That was the mistake. The adjustment is not power, it’s a delay in milliseconds. For anyone else looking, it’s in the test menu. Mine came really high from the factory (-30 I think). So far -90 seems to be working pretty good along with the magnet behavior set to “normal”. I tried the lab test mode too but couldn’t see any benefit.
So far I like the lower flippers at power 21 and upper flipper at 17.
The slingshots don’t have a power setting. Strange. They have another time delay setting. What are you guys setting these at?
Junky

For #3, if the camera doesn’t recognize a face, it either displays a blank picture or an old picture of you. You can adjust the recognition sensitivity of the camera in settings.

#4581 1 year ago

I’m getting a ton of air balls off of the standoff’s. The problem is that if I lower my right flipper power another point or two, I can’t always make the right orbit all the way around. The ball falls to the pops. Any ideas of what to do to avoid the air balls? They keep hitting the wireforms.

#4587 1 year ago
Quoted from imagamejunky:

Awesome! I haven’t verified yet with Cliff but I’m assuming our games have his protectors installed from the factory.

Your games have cliffys. They switched over to cliffys in January at some point.

#4588 1 year ago

Ugh! I’m still getting way too many air balls even though I reduced power to the flippers quite a bit. Every time I hit a stand up target or brick the phone shot, it seems as if I get an air ball. I swear this wasn’t happening a week ago, but I can’t be sure. Anyway, I might try raising or lowering the back legs a bit. I think raising is the correct direction to prevent airballs, is that right?

#4598 1 year ago

I just watched a video of someone beating Showdown. So, it looks like it is you vs. DIE, and you both have health meters. I guess you have to hit the jackpots to reduce their health meter before their attacks reduce yours. That's pretty cool. I was disappointed though that when the person won, there was no fanfare or celebration. It just went back to normal game play with the balls that were left still in play. Perhaps the video I saw was early code. Does anyone know? If it is current code, I really hope they add in some celebratory animations at the end. Something like what happens when you melt the witch on WOZ. Not that I'll ever see it, but if I do, and if I beat Showdown, I want a celelbration. And it better be good!

#4600 1 year ago
Quoted from DeathHimself:

If you watched the video with Joe shooting ( Joe had a green hat on ) that was from July of 2017, v1.52 dropped in Oct of 2017 so there might have been more code added since that that video of the wizard mode.

Current code is 1.52 so I guess that’s what we have so far. Maybe the next update will add something to it. They are adding a whole new MB after all.

#4604 1 year ago
Quoted from bigd1979:

Most games these days dont do a whole lot once u get to the end....

Yeah, but JJP is at a different level than the rest. The ending to Battle the Wicked Witch on WOZ is one of the greatest moments in Pinball. Here’s hoping they can do a little something more with DI.

#4606 1 year ago
Quoted from bigd1979:

Unfortunately ill never get far enough to see any of it lol

Yeah, me too. I just like knowing that’s it’s there.

#4621 1 year ago
Quoted from Oneangrymo:

Im assuming the quantum guys want their phone back that was sold to me accidentally, thats why they are attacking me?

Yes. I believe so.

#4660 1 year ago

I believe one shot to the side ramp ends the tidal wave mode. All other shots are just points. Or perhaps they raise the value of the final shot.

#4662 1 year ago

*@#!*$ is what I say when I complete a mode and simultaneously drain before collecting the SIM card.

#4664 1 year ago
Quoted from DeathHimself:

set the sim to carry over in the settings

Nah. I’m a glutton for punishment and like the challenge. Maybe someday when I’m sufficiently frustrated at never getting more than 2 or 3 SIM cards.

#4666 1 year ago
Quoted from Tranquilize:

Once I replaced my JJP protectors with Cliffies, the game became what it should be. I can now get sims with relative ease.

I have the cliffies. It is not too bad, but it is still more luck than anything.

#4683 1 year ago
Quoted from DeathHimself:

Is anyone getting any flipper button wear on the decals around the flipper buttons?

You mean like this:

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You can see a little bit of lightening right under the button. I’ve only had my pin for 6 weeks. None of my other NIB pins did that. It is not a huge deal and is barely noticeable, but it is strange and somewhat disappointing that it is happening at all. I just bought some vinyl cling flipper button protectors from Titan to ensure it doesn’t get worse.

#4686 1 year ago
Quoted from DeathHimself:

That's the exact same spot where mine is starting, and I have only 122 games on my machine.

Weird. Could it be a defect in the printing rather than wear? I don’t know whether mine came that way or not, but I don’t think so.

Quoted from rai:

I wish I’d gotten RadCals but will be getting the Mylar covers ASAP.

By coincidence, my vinyl cling protectors came from Titan today, and I just put them on. They cover the area great, stick well, and are easily removable. They are like holiday window clings. Perhaps a better solution than Mylar given how easy they can be removed and switched to other pins if necessary.

#4700 1 year ago
Quoted from DeathHimself:

Is this below the right hand side flipper button? That's where mine is. Love to see some more photos of other machines to determine artifact in the artwork or wearing prematurely. My machine was made in January of 2018.

Quoted from imagamejunky:

Mine is the same. It's only on the right side. Only 200 plays. Born on date 4/26/18. It does NOT feel as if it's worn. Looks like it's in the printed artwork and not from any wear at all.

Yes, mine is the right side. Thanks to you both for confirming. It sounds like it is either part of the image or perhaps a minor defect in the batch. Either way, I'm glad that it is not from wear. Strange that it looks just like a finger mark. I guess I bought the button protectors for nothing. Oh well, no harm in using them.

#4703 1 year ago
Quoted from WackyBrakke:

I’ve tried tickets too and it never works. Just call them. They should take the ticket system off their websites site cause I think they ignore it.

They don’t ignore it. I’ve gotten very good and prompt advice through it. It can be hit or miss at times, so a call is always wise if they don’t respond. It sounds like Frank is out for a bit and Paul supposedly has left, so they may be a little short staffed at the moment. They always follow through though. It may just take a reminder or two.

#4711 1 year ago

Another geeky physics thing I noticed: Quantum City's motto is "We're probably here. . . . And so are you."

#4712 1 year ago

I believe that when you get the ball into the shooter lane, and it auto plunges, it counts as a right ramp shot. I think this is because the ball hits the switch right at the end of the shooter ramp and then completes the path all the way to the wire form. I noticed this when I completed the volcano mode without successfully making a single right ramp shot. I was in MB, and the ball save was on when I drained a few times. Each drain led to an auto plunge which counted as a right ramp shot.

I'm pretty sure I noticed this at other times as well.

Anyway, I thought I would pass it along in case others hadn't noticed. It could be a strategy used to complete some of the harder modes. Start MB when you need the right ramp and let the balls drain.

I also wonder if I put my auto plunger on higher strength whether it would shoot the ball hard enough to miss that first switch in the right lane and thus not count as a complete shot . . . .

#4748 1 year ago
Quoted from KingBW:

They have been working on another update for several months (likely off and on as time permits) to add more phone character animations and likely tweaking some other things. It has been mentioned by Ted before in these DI threads. Back in February they were waiting for some animations to be developed. Rumor was TH and DI updates would be released once JJPOTC was put into production. That hasn't happened, but the TH update has been released a few days ago. Just anxious for the update as the TH one was a pretty big and great update.

Not to mention adding a new multiball. See the newly released game flow chart.

#4757 1 year ago
Quoted from Tranquilize:

Europe has as much if not more video surveillance as most other first world countries... You're concerned about a pinball machine?

GDPR has changed the rules on a lot of things in Europe including the use of photographs of people. If the player doesn’t know that their picture is going to be taken and perhaps used on the high score board, it may be a problem.

#4763 1 year ago

Well, that should do it then.

#4778 1 year ago

People are going to have different definitions of "deep". DI, in my opinion, is as deep as any of the other pins. There are 9 disaster modes or so to play, 3 wizard modes, one main multiball, 3 side multiballs (soon to be 4 with the new code release), 3 crazy Bob objectives, and 4 theatre objectives. It is well balanced so, with the exception of the wizard modes, you have a chance at seeing all of these features, just not in the same game unless you are a really good player. You play through the modes linearly, but they are random at the start, so each game does feel a bit different. The main objective of collecting SIM cards also adds to the whole experience.

However, it is not a game like WOZ which is all about planning and stacking to maximize your points. There are more strategic decisions to make in WOZ, and you play it completely differently. For example, you are not really rewarded for stacking in DI, but you have to stack in WOZ to get the most points. I would characterize them both as equally deep, just very different in terms of rules and objectives. Both are good. Some will like one rule set; and others will like the other type of rule set.

People should play it and see if they like it. They shouldn't worry if the code is deep. There is plenty to do; it just depends upon whether you like doing it.

Added 13 months ago:

EDIT: 11 modes, not 9.

#4782 1 year ago
Quoted from Number41:

Hello DI fans!
I've only gotten to play the game a few times, but I recently had the chance to illustrate some cool Dialed In! artwork for Pintastic New England 2018. Gabe D'Annunzio got permission from JJP to use their game for a limited edition 3-color screen print poster and the reception was very positive (even from Jack himself). I ended up making a full color version (as seen here) for additional posters, t-shirts, pint glasses, banners and more. It was fun to put my own spin on the characters and see the art on all of our merchandise. Just thought it might be cool to share with fans and owners of the game here. Thanks!
-Joel

I picked up a T shirt at Pintastic. I wear it with pride!

#4789 1 year ago
Quoted from branlon8:

There is a lot going on in DI, but it bugs me a little that going for modes seems to be the only strategy which brings big points. Everything else you can pretty much ignore without peril.

This is true. It would be nice if the Bob modes and theatre modes were more lucrative so there was an incentive to play them. They’re still fun, but I agree that most of the time I ignore them.

#4794 1 year ago
Quoted from crwjumper:

At least some of the BOB modes award you the chance to get another SIM card. For that reason I'll focus on a couple of those while playing. This furthers your chance to make it to Showdown. I still ignore the Drones Gone Wild mode though.

Yes, you're right. I wasn't thinking of the BOB multiballs when I posted. I actually really like those MBs, and there is a useful reward for completing them. They are short and have simple but creative rules centered around one objective. I agree though that Drones Gone Wild is the outlier. I find that one very difficult to complete.

#4799 1 year ago

I take back a little bit what I said about the BOB modes not being lucrative. I've gotten some decent points on the lottery ticket mode when I concentrate on it. And, I've gotten some decent points on the emoji mode, though I don't understand how the scoring works for that mode and whether I am better to let the emojis accumulate and then hit a shot or just hit shots quickly. I do wish they would up the value of the selfie mode. I love frenzy modes, and the one in WOZ can lead to some crazy points. Even when I've played the selfie mode in DI with a MB going, I never get that many points.

I will also say that some of these side objectives can really add to your bonus. I think a lot of us ignore them because they don't seem immediately gratifying in terms of points. But, I've had some pretty high bonuses that results from the number of side objectives I've done along the way. I do wish it was easier to increase your bonus multiplier. I never get mine about 2x because you just have to go through so many BOB modes to increase it. It would be nice if there was something else in the game (beside the random award) that also allowed you to increase the multiplier.

#4804 1 year ago
Quoted from bigd1979:

You can increase the bonus × with the skill shot /super skill shot also.

Yes, you’re right. But I’m not that great at getting the skill shot.

#4807 1 year ago
Quoted from pcprogrammer:

This is the kind of pin I need. Every pin I've owned (check my owned in the past list) has been played for a day or two by my kids and they just give up on it. If Dialed In could bring them to playing more with me I'd be happy. I just feel like on this title I'm a bit priced out of the market. I've been trying to justify a standard version but that is even pricey. Would I lose out too much on a standard vs LE that I'd be unhappy with it?

The difference between the standard and the LE is just bling. All features and game play are the same. You just miss the powder coated rails, invisiglass, leds on the ramp, and a few other cosmetic features. I believe even the standard has a shaker motor.

Also, not sure if you are aware of this feature, but on both you can control the flippers with an app on your phone. I don't really like using it, but I've had kids who think its really cool.

#4823 1 year ago
Quoted from gliebig:

Backhanding the left ramp....how often are you successful at making it all the way?
I may be 50/50 maybe fewer. The ball runs out of steam just at the top. I often find myself yelling at it. GOOOOOOO BALLLL GOOOOO

I don't think I can backhand the left ramp at all. I didn't know it was possible.

#4825 1 year ago
Quoted from Insanity199:

Definitely more than possible. On mine I can backhand left ramp more often than not. Also love backhanding phone scoop.

Ok. I’ll have to try it. I backhand the scoop all the time. I find it easier than hitting it with the left flipper.

#4854 1 year ago
Quoted from venom112:

I have a problem maybe someone can help. I am getting an error all of a sudden it says switch matrix #13 theater enter (stuck open) the theater doesn’t register hits. Everything was working with no problem and then all of a sudden just stopped registering. Any idea how to fix? I see there is an opto there

Perhaps start by finding the connector for the opto under the playfield. With the power off, unplug it and then plug it back together. See if that fixes it and report back.

#4860 1 year ago

So, I’m probably confused but if the opto popped out, wouldn’t the switch be registering stuck closed and not stuck open?

#4867 1 year ago

Thanks for the explanation about optos. It makes sense. In my simple mind, I was thinking of them like other switches. When you activate them, they are closed. But I guess it is opposite with optos which, now that I think about it, makes perfect sense.

#4871 1 year ago

So, here's something annoying. I had two SIM cards lit and started Chaos in Quantum City. During CIQC, two separate balls fell into the SIM card hole. However, neither one counted. I guess you can't collect SIM cards during that mode, unlike normal multiball.

#4874 1 year ago
Quoted from bigd1979:

Correct but the new code will change this

Oh good.

#4910 1 year ago
Quoted from pb_lawww:

Just because I cannot remember one game in which I played all theater modes. So I do not expect to access the multiball very soon...
The animations would be nice, sure. And maybe there are other enhancements that make sense, like points for special things like jackpots, but the one thing I currently really hate, is when I have some SIM cards ready and several would be collected during chaos and are just ignored.

Are you sure the theater MB requires starting all theater modes?

#4917 1 year ago
Quoted from pb_lawww:

Hm. This was my first impression when I saw the new flowchart, as the QTM is after all four TMs are flowing back in one line. But now, after you question this, I agree. It does not say ... start all TMs like ..start 6 (all) disaster modes for Chaos (Armageddon). So most likely I was wrong and the QTM starts after every TM that is mastered.
In this case I look forward to the new multiball, as it makes it far more attractive to play and focus the TMs.
Thanks!

I'm not sure we can say until the code finally comes out. It could be that you have to start all TMs to get to the MB, or it could be you have to do well on a particular TM, perhaps hitting a minimum score. I would kind of like that idea as right now, I don't really concentrate on the TMs when I get to them. This would make me do it.

Quoted from gliebig:

How do yall catch the ball when it shoots out of the phone? I try to catch it on the right flipper but it usually bounces off. I have the hardest time with ball control on this game sometimes.

I find I can drop catch it quite nicely. As Lermods said, you may want to lower the kickout power just a bit.

#4944 1 year ago

Almost page 100!!!!

#4988 1 year ago
Quoted from GrimDog:

Got the correct legs in for my game today. Skimmed a few dozen pages back but didn’t find any answers.
What are people putting on protection wise for DI?

When was your machine built? If February or later, you already have authentic cliffys on the SIM and phone scoops. I haven’t added anything else except a small square of Mylar where the ball drops from the subway station. You already have Mylar around the theatre and drone magnets. You will want to cut a circle out of that Mylar right where the magnet sticks up into the playfield. If you look at key posts, there will be a post with instructions for that.

#5002 1 year ago

My DI LE came with two silver drones and one black drone instead of having a white drone in the mix. Anyone else have that? Wondering if it was a factory error. Not too concerned. Maybe it raises the value of my pin, like that stamp with the upside down airplane on it.

#5010 1 year ago
Quoted from kharri:

I had two drones go bad (two silver ones). Was told by JPP the drones are randomly chosen when the game is built, and he couldn't specify which color drones I would get for replacement.

That’s kind of cool. Means each game is a bit different. I just noticed that one of my silver drones has a gold swirl on it and the other has a white swirl. So even the same color drones can be different from each other.

#5049 1 year ago
Quoted from BigStiffy:

I may be looking at a Dialed In LE this weekend. Does someone mind sparing me reading the 100+ pages of the club and summarizing potential issues and what to look for? Thanks in advance!

Take a look at the key posts at the front of this thread. That lists most of the issues that may need attention.

#5062 1 year ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

Having just received my first LE, I have the dumbest question.....What is the recommended cleaning solution for JJP invisiglass...??

Quoted from KingBW:

Sparkle - I was told that they use that at the factor (not sure if that part is true or not).

I use Sparkle as well. They instruct you to remove the glass from the machine before cleaning. Also, don't spray directly onto the glass, but spray onto a cloth and then clean the glass with the cloth.

#5086 1 year ago
Quoted from Allibaster:

I'm kind of in the opposite camp on the Standard vs LE. I don't see the extra $1k unless you're someone who likes to powder coat your games and add invisiglass. Standard's city scape is better than the LE's IMO, but the ramp lights are cool.

I love the ramp lights on my LE, but I also wonder how much I’ll love them when one of them goes out.

#5162 12 months ago
Quoted from JayLar:

I had a rather simple issue that I e-mailed them about for several months. I first got a very positive response that parts would be sent then heard nothing. After e-mailing about once a month since without result I then e-mailed Jack, who replied he was sorry but only copied to Frank after which again nothing happened.
I finally followed the advice in this thread and called Frank who answered promptly and the parts were sent the same day.
I love Dialed In, JJP and what Jack has done for pinball, but they sure seem to have serious problems handling their support via e-mail.

I’ve had a lot of success with putting in a ticket and communicating by email, but sometimes things do get lost and a phone call is necessary. Unfortunately for you guys, a call is a lot more expensive than for us in the States.

#5218 11 months ago
Quoted from Oneangrymo:

BTW Absolutely love my JJP.. so put down a deposit for a WOZ. cant wait!

Great move! The games work so well together in a collection because they are so different. DI is focused on modes and WOZ is focused on stacking. The layouts feel completely different, and while they both have plenty to shoot at, DI is a game with flow and WOZ is much more stop and go. I have both and love the contrast as I love both types of pin.

#5221 11 months ago
Quoted from avspin:

My WOZ is being delivered tomorrow and will sit next to my Dialed In

You mean like this:

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#5227 11 months ago
Quoted from Zablon:

I haven't bought a pin in years, but we had a chance to play this at a barcade a few months ago. I think this might be my next pin. ...sigh pins are so pricey these days.
That being said there seem to be a ton of little issues here and there from the pages I've read. I know that the phone seems to be an issue, and that's a concern since it is the primary aspect of the game.

Don't let the issues you read here dissuade you from buying. There's lots of issues that need to be addressed in any NIB game. It's just the process of dialing it in (no pun intended). I haven't had many issues with the game other than having to get the right ramp to not reject balls so often (which I was able to do with some felt tape). This was my third NIB purchase, and I always had a few issues to deal with.

#5243 11 months ago

I think I've finally decided that hitting the SIM scoop is a matter of skill and not just random luck. I've gotten ok at hitting it with the upper flipper. By ok, I still mean I hit it less than 20% of the time, but that's just due to it being an extremely tight shot that you have to hit exactly. The skill comes in by getting the ball up to the upper flipper enough times without draining that you eventually hit it.

#5271 11 months ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

Im looking for how others set their Phone VUK.
When I received mine, it was set to an impotent dribble of a throw.
I messed with the settings, and when I get it to the speed I like, it hits the bottom of the metal wire ramp.
So I bend down the VUK, and pull up the ramp, and its mostly solved, but the ramp return loop is slow and its not 100%.
Has anyone put additional washers on the wire ramp to raise it up with no issues?
Other solutions? Settings?
Appreciate the help, Ive messed with this for some time....

That doesn’t sound normal. Mine kicks it at a nice speed to the right flipper 80% of the time such that I can do a nice drop catch. The other 20% can be a bit more of a dribble so I have to stay on my toes. I’ve never had it hit the wireform.

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#5304 11 months ago
Quoted from delt31:

Anyone experience ball deflects that bounce off of that ticket target and hit the crossing lower wireframe ramp? It happens sometimes along with the ball hitting the scoop rubber post to the left and jumping up hitting that wireframe. Left flipper is usually the suspect and strength is standard. I raised the wireform but still happens. Not all the time...

I sometimes get airballs that land on the wireform and head down it like I made a ramp shot.

Quoted from JayLar:

Anyone experience distorted sound on high notes in the music? Same with or without noise isolator and regardless of volume.

Check the wires going to the speakers in the back box. I had one with a shaky connection that was causing the high sounds and some voices to be low or distorted.

#5306 11 months ago
Quoted from Chisox:

Like nokoro I have been getting a lot of airballs that always land in the wireform that feeds the right flipper. Not a big deal, but it happens every game now and I’m confused as to why it’s happening. Also wanted to add that this game is a couple of code tweeks away from greatness. Like upper A game, top 5 greatness. One more monster code update with fixes, more balanced scoring, more oomph in the existing multiballs and some new multiballs, enhanced wizard modes and more utilization of the periphery modes/toys (Bob’s, drones, theater) we could be looking at a top 3 machine. I have a good feeling we’ll get there too, this thing is so great to shoot.

I know the code update is going to add a MB and some animations. Does anyone have solid reason to believe we’ll also get scoring tweaks in the BOB modes, MBs, etc.? I know we all here want some scoring tweaks and talk about it a lot. I just haven’t heard if we’ll actually get it.

#5342 11 months ago
Quoted from JayLar:

Can´t see anything strange about the cables. Should I remove the metal casing and look behind it as well?
Here´s a video of my game at volume 16 (not very high): https://www.dropbox.com/s/yfdnj0sre4oj12k/2018-09-21%2019.00.53.mp4?dl=0
It´s the tearing sound towards the end that bugs me. Anyone else getting this (is it normal)?

That sounds a little different than what I was experiencing. Have you gone into test mode and run diagnostics on the speakers? When I did that, I very quickly discovered that I was having an intermittent problem with the right speaker. I did have to open up the metal casing and play with the wires going to the speakers to figure out that the wire was at fault.

#5344 11 months ago
Quoted from JayLar:

Doing some more testing, including switching cables between left and right, I´ve found that the left speaker seems to be the culprit. It appears that it is cracked somehow, making a certain tone level sound teared up. This is very strange as I´ve never played the game above volume 17 (got very sensitive neighbours). Is it hard/expensive to switch out the speaker myself? Should I contact JJP and claim it under warranty?

Yes. Contact JJP. I’m not sure how hard it is to swap the speaker out. It is probably just a matter of working in a tight space more than anything, but I haven’t done it yet so I don’t know how tight it is.

#5361 10 months ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

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I mean.. why... like, in the WORLD. Would a rational thinking human think that’s a good idea ?

Agreed. There needs to be a crime for what they did to that DI pin. I would almost think it was a joke if there weren’t pictures.

#5365 10 months ago
Quoted from imagamejunky:

That's funny. It looks like they only placed the phone case on top of the glass. Doesn't look like a mod to me.

Take a look at the pictures from the actual marketplace ad. There are more mods including replacing QED with the Joker.

https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/ad/69430

#5378 10 months ago
Quoted from WackyBrakke:

Is it supposed to go into the phone scoop? Mine randomly sometimes gets lucky and it drops it, but I think it's meant just to kick the ball out of the drain lane

Correct. It is not meant to go in the phone scoop.

Quoted from FatPanda:

This guy is the guy with the Michael Jackson "Moonwalking Dead." He also did a retheme of another machine to Disney/Pixar Cars. Cant remember which game it was though. He's done other stuff. But yeah, I'm lukewarm to his mods and retheming.

It’s just such a weird theme because Suicide Squad has nothing at all to do with the rest of the game. It’s like just sticking random decorations on a game. It is not even a retheme. It is just slapping on three random toys from a totally different theme. That said, people can do what they want, and if they like that, that’s fine.

#5395 10 months ago
Quoted from pb_lawww:

Reg. the SW update: I would like to see always what a mystery delivery award I got. Everytime something else is on the theater screen it just don’t show the award...

Yeah, I agree. I noticed that too and am often in the dark about what award I received.

#5398 10 months ago

I’m sure everyone else probably knows this, but I just discovered that on the left ramp hurry-up, you can hit it over and over for increasing amounts of points. I just scored a decent amount by doing that.

#5401 10 months ago
Quoted from MEuRaH:

Wait, what? Are you saying that I can keep hitting the left ramp repeatedly for these points?

Yep. I found that if you hit it and hold the left flipper up, the ball upon return will roll off the flipper onto the right to allow you to hit the left ramp over and over for increasing points. It’s pretty cool.

#5412 10 months ago
Quoted from FatPanda:

The flippers feel different than what I'm used to; not as snappy as Sterns, but I'm learning to get accustomed to them.

You can adjust the power in settings. Also, perhaps check the leaf switches if you feel there is a lag.

Quoted from FatPanda:

I'm going to order Titan rings to replace the standard rubber. One of them is already broke. The game doesnt look too bad to get to all of the rings, so that'll be a welcomed improvement.

What’s the build date? The more recent builds come with Titans.

#5426 10 months ago
Quoted from FatPanda:

I got to Chaos in Quantum City last night and didnt even realize I had gotten that far! Awesome! I need to read up on the rules a little bit more

Quoted from ralphs007:

I've only reached Chaos in Quantum City a couple of times. I don't even know how I got there. I'm guessing that you need 1,500,000 in points,for it to start?

You just need to start 6 disaster modes. After the 6th, the phone scoop will be lit for CiQC.

#5444 10 months ago

I find the flippers to be tough to find the sweet spot. If you set the right one too soft, it will have trouble with the left orbit. If you set it too strong, you will get air balls off the posts and scoop. Also, I've noticed that both JJP pins I've had (WOZ and DI) are very susceptible to fluctuations in current over time (e.g., in the summer when the AC is running) such that you do need to change the settings on the coils from time to time.

#5461 10 months ago

For those that have gotten your manual, did you get a reply or any type of shipment confirmation from JJP after putting a ticket in the support portal? Approximately how long between putting the ticket in and getting the manual did it take?

#5465 10 months ago
Quoted from PinFan4Life:

I got a reply the very next day after putting in a service ticket for my DI manual. One day after that, I received another email saying it was being shipped. JJP customer service is the best!

I put in a ticket last Wednesday and never got a response. I’ll call tomorrow. Thanks.

#5472 10 months ago
Quoted from Vyzer2:

I ordered the same day as you and have not received any confirmation. Did you call today and was it necessary to call?

I spoke to them today. They have my ticket, and I'm in the queue. It seems like there are a lot of parts orders, and they are just going through the line.

#5502 10 months ago

I also think of games that allow and reward for stacking of modes/features and those that don’t. WOZ is all about stacking. DI has almost no reward for stacking, though it sometimes helps to stack a particular mode with a MB. From what I’ve seen about JJPOTC, it is also heavily about stacking, though I haven’t played it enough to say for sure.

#5555 10 months ago

I love the theater magnet too. My only slightly quibble is that it would be great to get the theater modes to behave more like the physical devices they are replicating. For example, don't have the bash toy catch the ball for so long. Same with the drop targets. Again, just a slight quibble . . .

#5561 10 months ago
Quoted from waynetrane:

What about ball parking in the groove of the Moving Target Sculpture till the system starts the search for balls?
How often does it happen in your DI?

Every once in a while. Not too often. If it happens too often for you, perhaps check the pitch of your game.

#5582 10 months ago

Quantum Theatre MB looks really cool. I couldn’t quite follow all the rules. It sounds like you have to activate every theater mode and then hit the theater in that mode a couple of times. I think this will be hard for me, but I have never played the game just focusing on the theater modes, so maybe it is more doable than I think. Either way, it is nice to have another option for how to play other than just advancing through the disaster modes. All in all, looks like a pretty great code update.

#5627 10 months ago

The scratch ticket feature is the same for me, even after adjusting the camera sensitivity. The first one I have to scratch. The second one scratches itself. The third I usually have to scratch. Etc. Could be coincidence, but it happens this way pretty consistently.

#5631 10 months ago
Quoted from fnosm:

Is there any discussion comparing the Mantis and the Cliffy protectors for the phone hole?
To me the mantis protector looks like it wouldn't interfere with shooting the hole. But I am not convinced it will protect the edge of the hole from getting roached.
Any insights, experiences or other thing to consider?

I’ve never had a problem with the cliffy and being able to hit the scoop. I don’t know about the mantis.

#5641 10 months ago
Quoted from pb_lawww:

I just followed the instructions to add some extra light to the backbox by installing additional LED stripes. This worked perfectly and looks great. Only the camera seems to be also more present due to the hole being lighted as well. Maybe I need to add something around the camera to avoid light to get there...
But: it feels like the additional lightning also changed the hole game. All coils feel like they lost power. Is the GI of the backbox somehow connected to the coil power? Does the additional power consumption of the additional LEDs (even if it's small) pull power from the coils? I cannot really believe it, but without a detailed circuit plan it is difficult to find out.
My impression is, every coil seems a little weak, but you can really say the upper right flipper changed definetly. I had to adjust the strength up by 1 to make it feel the same to shoot the left ramp. Also the kickout from the trough needed an adjustment to serve the shooter lane as before.
Does someone else had the same results after adding LEDs to the backbox?
Thanks,
Lars

I find the coils in both WOZ and DI seem to fluctuate in power slightly throughout the year. For example, in hotter months when the AC is on, they feel a little weaker.

For you, it could be a coincidence and that the voltage is just a little less at the moment for some reason or maybe the added lighting is just taking some of the juice. As long as you can adjust the strength of the coils in settings to get back to the original feel, I wouldn’t worry about it.

#5648 10 months ago
Quoted from Bellagio:

I had the opportunity to play one with the new code at Expo. I can’t say anything was drastically different. The changes are pretty subtle. Scoring seems a little more balanced as far as crazy modes and multiball. I couldn’t even get close to the new theatre multiball. The JJP rep told me that they also added some more character animations. Didn’t hear of any problems with it.

Quoted from Bellagio:

Honestly, I didn’t get a whole lot of plays on it since I wanted to play other games at the show and didn’t want to stand in line to play a game that I have at home... I’m sure I’ll see plenty of things that I missed when I get to sit down and really play it.

I'm viewing the update in a few ways.

1. More polish to finish off the animations and stuff.

2. Score balancing. The game really needed this. It isn't anything that you would notice from a few games, but it will make playing the MBs not seem like such a waste of time anymore.

3. A completely new way to approach the game -- get to QTMB instead of CiQC or Armageddon. Like you, I doubt I will come close to achieving this in most games. But, owning the game at home probably means that every once in a while, I will. It just sets up a new approach to the game, and that is nice to see.

The game was pretty complete up until this point. It is nice that they are doing this much.

#5663 10 months ago
Quoted from Tranquilize:

Anybody know if they've stated that this is the final code update? I know the manuals just went out, but I'm hoping there might be future tweaks.

I don’t know, but my guess is that this is it. There may be a bug fix here or there, but I’m guessing the major rules and updates are done.

#5693 10 months ago
Quoted from Tranquilize:

Anyone find any issues with the manual?
Just got mine today, and there is a printing issue throughout the entire book. I used to work in printing, so I'm maybe picky, but it's pretty bad. It really shows in the last part of the book with the pictures and artwork. Bummed!
This shows the dirty rollers/low ink issue that runs over every other page of the book.
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Here is some smudging. I could only find two pages with it.
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Mine is like that in the last set of pages going over the production of the game. I haven’t checked all the other pages, but from what I saw, the main sections looked good.

#5701 9 months ago
Quoted from Pale_Purple:

Had two SIM cards lit, ball drained. Launch the ball and hit the sim shot from the upper flipper first shot, then on the return hit the Big Bang and bounced into the sim shot not once, but twice in a row. So drained with two lit, then made the shot three times in a row with three shots. Had to change the game after that one

Yep. That’s how the game goes. DIE is evil and they taunt you like that.

#5756 9 months ago
Quoted from chill:

This is me.
Typical decent game = play 3-4 modes, complete 1 with Big Bang, complete 1 by hitting all shots, crap out on two modes, miss 1 sim card, magically bank off drone area and make 1 sim. Hit another Big Bang on accident with no mode started. 300,000-600,000 points.
Feel shame.
Press Start again.

Yep. That sounds familiar.

#5758 9 months ago
Quoted from romulusx:

Are you saying the number of hits increases to light Big Bang?

Yes. Each time you light it, it takes more hits the next time to light. It is color coded. Red is one hit away. Orange two. Yellow three. Blue or green is next.

#5850 9 months ago

Question: Two of my drones are acting up in that the propellers don't spin. If I give them a couple of rotations by hand, they spin again, but only for a few times, and then they seize up again. Reading other posts, it seems that these drones are a common problem. I'm worried that if I get new ones, the same thing will happen eventually. Is it worth it for me to put a ticket in? The drones are cool, but I'm not sure I want to go through the trouble of replacing them only to have the new ones fail as well.

#5881 9 months ago

Thanks all for the responses about the drones. It sounds like it may not be worth replacing as the new ones will likely fail at some point. I think it is a cool toy, but I also don't really notice them going off during game play. I may call Frank at JJP just to hear his thoughts. I'm also wondering whether I should put in a ticket just so they have a record of when my failed in case they come up with a more permanent fix. However, even if they get more robust drones, I just don't see these as parts that will last for a lengthy amount of time.

#5965 9 months ago

Collecting SIM cards during CIQC! Woo hoo!

#5979 9 months ago
Quoted from sirlonzelot:

Maybe someone can give me the download link? Already ask Jen but still no reply. Thanks

You’ll likely need to wait until Monday. I don’t think people will post the link as it would violate the trust of JJP.

I’m not yet a member of the Google group. I keep meaning to ask. Still, I can wait until all the bugs are sorted out before getting the code.

#6136 9 months ago
Quoted from dluth:

My Theater screen has a blue tinge (see pics). I just updated to the beta code but not sure if it happened after this or not, i just noticed it for the first time after updating. Any thoughts on what could be up?[quoted image][quoted image]

I would start by finding the cables and reseating them, making sure you have a good connection.

Quoted from koops:

Question regarding the front door volume control.
I’ve noticed that you can toggle it’s usage in the menu between a couple of settings.
Is it expected behaviour that you can only turn it down and not up? Do I have a faulty switch?
It would be nice if it could be used to go up to the only the maximum of what was set via the coin door controls.
This would stop someone from making it super loud yet still allow usage up and down.

My front door volume button changes volume both up and down.

#6159 9 months ago
Quoted from play_pinball:

Also, anyone else have trouble getting the playfield back in place after lifting? It almost seems like the rails are installed too far forward, by about 1/2".
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Did you remove the packing foam at the back end of the playfield during set up?

EDIT: Never mind. Just noticed you bought HUO not NIB. Sorry.