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So you want to mouse around? Mousin' Around owners club. All welcome...

By tamoore

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#851 5 months ago

Looks like someone was just lazy or didn't have the parts when they rebuilt the pops. I bet if you look under the playfield you will see evidence of where the old lamp sockets were once soldered. Just get some new ones and solder then to the same locations.

#852 5 months ago
Quoted from SWMurphy:

Looks like someone was just lazy or didn't have the parts when they rebuilt the pops. I bet if you look under the playfield you will see evidence of where the old lamp sockets were once soldered. Just get some new ones and solder then to the same locations.

Someone used the Evil Knievel bumpers on mine with the “100” caps. The lights work and I’m not crazy about the caps, but I’m hesitant about going through replacing everything as I know how much of a pain it is.

#853 5 months ago
Quoted from DJY2J:

Joined the club. Noticed mine is missing the wire gate and Marcos is out of stock. Any alternative places to get it?
https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/12-6851

I'd recommend picking up this wire bending starter kit and recreating that part yourself: https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/12-WS-KIT Might be easier than finding someone selling that exact part and it will probably come in handy later down the line.

#854 5 months ago
Quoted from SWMurphy:

Looks like someone was just lazy or didn't have the parts when they rebuilt the pops. I bet if you look under the playfield you will see evidence of where the old lamp sockets were once soldered. Just get some new ones and solder then to the same locations.

Didn’t see any evidence but I can probably figure out how to do it using another machine as a guide.

Any suggestions on which socket to grab?

I was looking at this one but don’t know if it’ll work for this machine

https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/24-8776

4 weeks later
#855 4 months ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

Would anyone have a high quality photo or scan of the area between the slings?
Pretty much middle mouse down?
Ive been touching up a playfield for a month now, and my hands arent as steady anymore.
Im afraid its looking worse.....
Thanks.

Still in need?

Basically the flipper to slingshot area?

2 weeks later
#856 4 months ago

Does anyone make the ramp decals anymore? I need a complete set.

#857 4 months ago
Quoted from BENETNATH:

Still in need?
Basically the flipper to slingshot area?

Yes, basically the mousetrap and mice, everything between the slings and a tad higher...Id be so grateful.

#858 4 months ago
Quoted from sgtski1978:

Does anyone make the ramp decals anymore? I need a complete set.

Same here. Jody's new ramps deserve new decals.

#859 4 months ago

So you wannna Mouse Around ...??

rd

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#860 3 months ago

I sold my MA this weekend... I have bad seller's remorse

#861 3 months ago

I’m surprised how little attention this title gets!

11
#862 3 months ago

It works!

rd

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#863 3 months ago
Nice looking example. Mine works but ain’t so pretty.

#864 3 months ago
Quoted from rotordave:

So you wannna Mouse Around ...??

rd[quoted image]

The added cheese wedges in the highly worn spots below the ramp ball drop spot looks really good. You should market those!

#865 3 months ago
Quoted from djblouw:

The added cheese wedges in the highly worn spots below the ramp ball drop spot looks really good. You should market those!

They were added by the guy who repaired the playfield. It had a couple of damaged areas.

Check this out:

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Pretty good!

Plus the cheeses over that inlane wear.

Clever solution that 99.99999% of people would never notice. Like the blue pop caps instead of yellow.

rd

#866 3 months ago

Hoping CPR one day makes MA playfields.

#867 3 months ago

Finished product!

- restored PF
- restored cabinet with new decals
- new legs
- etc etc etc

Come play it in the World System 11 Championship next March!

rd

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#868 3 months ago
Quoted from soren:

The classic "bong" is a WPC thing. The system 11 games play a short snip of the sound track (plus operator message when so). So it is a game individual thing. And I will not rule out that some games omit this entirely.
On MA it is four notes.

An old post, soren , so maybe in the meanwhile some new insight may have appeared?

All my other System 11 play a bong. As early as Big Guns and F-14 Tomcat, through Space Station, Swords of Fury, Banzai Run towards BK2K and Rollergames. IIRC Whirlwind too.
Space Station does seem to have a slightly different tone, though -- but.

I do not hear any bong, nor do I hear four notes on Mousin' Around (maybe they tried to mimick earlier 'Bally' machines being an early example of a Bally branded machine on System 11 ???). Other owners are telling me they don't hear a 'bong' either.

As you seem to have the source code, or at least deep understanding of the 6809 assembly code, can you maybe have another look at how this works?
Maybe Jim Strompolis didn't copy all the boilerplate System11 code from the colleagues, as this was his first game?

I also wonder if one of the L1 or L2 sound ROMs on U21 (CPU board) would bring this "back"?!

As you mention MA would be playing four notes, can you reference the ROM setup you're using for this? Any YouTube vid perhaps?

Most curious + thank you a lot,
--Enver

#869 3 months ago
Quoted from Enver:

I do not hear any bong, nor do I hear four notes on Mousin' Around (maybe they tried to mimick earlier 'Bally' machines being an early example of a Bally branded machine on System 11 ???). Other owners are telling me they don't hear a 'bong' either.

I don’t hear a startup bong on my Mousin either. And I am running the Soren code. It’s awesome!!

#870 3 months ago
Quoted from MeNaCeFiRe:

I’m surprised how little attention this title gets!

Played one today for the first time at a friend's house. It's a lot of fun !

2 weeks later
#871 84 days ago

Have a nice Mousin’ for sale if anyone in Canada wants to join the club.

Added 72 days ago:

Sold!

1 week later
#872 73 days ago

Hello ladies and gentleman,

I have a MA and when I turn it on I see advance for report and then it tells me to check switch 44 (right ramp enter) except the gate looks to trigger a switch that isnt there...there is a hole for a switch wire but nothing is there.
I thought I read somewhere that there was a planned feature they never implemented but didnt change software to match however I cannot find that post...maybe I m going nuts! Anyways can anyone shed some light on this subject for me?

#873 72 days ago
Quoted from drewbo81:

Hello ladies and gentleman,
I have a MA and when I turn it on I see advance for report and then it tells me to check switch 44 (right ramp enter) except the gate looks to trigger a switch that isnt there...there is a hole for a switch wire but nothing is there.
I thought I read somewhere that there was a planned feature they never implemented but didnt change software to match however I cannot find that post...maybe I m going nuts! Anyways can anyone shed some light on this subject for me?

Humm, send a pic if you can.

#874 72 days ago
Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

Humm, send a pic if you can.

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#875 72 days ago
Quoted from drewbo81:

Hello ladies and gentleman,
I have a MA and when I turn it on I see advance for report and then it tells me to check switch 44 (right ramp enter) except the gate looks to trigger a switch that isnt there...there is a hole for a switch wire but nothing is there.
I thought I read somewhere that there was a planned feature they never implemented but didnt change software to match however I cannot find that post...maybe I m going nuts! Anyways can anyone shed some light on this subject for me?

Yes, there is supposed to be a wire connected to the end piece that connects to a switch on the underside of the PF.

Here's a pic I grabbed from someone else's machine:
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There should be two of the white disc on either side of the wire connected to the switch to keep it in place. It looks like you're missing one of them.

#876 72 days ago
Quoted from drewbo81:

Hello ladies and gentleman,
I have a MA and when I turn it on I see advance for report and then it tells me to check switch 44 (right ramp enter) except the gate looks to trigger a switch that isnt there...there is a hole for a switch wire but nothing is there.
I thought I read somewhere that there was a planned feature they never implemented but didnt change software to match however I cannot find that post...maybe I m going nuts! Anyways can anyone shed some light on this subject for me?

That hole is a working switch.
You are indeed missing the arm that goes beneath playfield. The switch would be attached underneath.
Wire missing is about 3 1/2 inches long.
Check bottom of cabinet, maybe slid to qay back in moving pin, or stuck to magnet.

#877 71 days ago
Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

That hole is a working switch.
You are indeed missing the arm that goes beneath playfield. The switch would be attached underneath.
Wire missing is about 3 1/2 inches long.
Check bottom of cabinet, maybe slid to qay back in moving pin, or stuck to magnet.

There was spinner like switch mounted under playfield with metal wire to attach to gate. Thanx for your help.

#878 71 days ago
Quoted from drewbo81:

There was spinner like switch mounted under playfield with metal wire to attach to gate. Thanx for your help.

Glad you found it!
What sucks for me is I'm missing that gate with cheese decal on it.
I've managed to hack it with another gate and wire. But, if anyone has one(Cheese Gate) I'd love one.

3 weeks later
#879 50 days ago

Having display issues on the game. When I bought it, the left side display was unreadable (kinda sucks to play a game you cant figure out the score on, and there's also errors on startup that I cannot diagnose), so I replaced both with Rottendog replacements. While the left side was now lit up, it was still unreadable. So I replaced the ribbon cable, now both side are well lit but unreadable. I'm hoping this is not a major replacement, but looking for opinions on things to check and troubleshoot. Part of me thinks that the power supply board needs to be rebuilt.

Also, diagnostic light blinks 5 times, which I believe indicates PIA at U41 failure (seems to be randomly doing this, it's not a consistent error).

#880 45 days ago

This is some great news- Marco now has the decal sets available for Mousin' Around! https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/31-1521-2009XX

Now you don't have to swap over the old ones on to the new ramps.

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#881 36 days ago

Has anybody installed mirror blades on a Mousin Around? I guess that's what they're called, the mirrors that go on the walls of the inside of the playfield. Just wondering how it looks...

#882 36 days ago
Quoted from Cobradvs:

Has anybody installed mirror blades on a Mousin Around? I guess that's what they're called, the mirrors that go on the walls of the inside of the playfield. Just wondering how it looks...

Who makes them for Mousin? Curious too!

#883 35 days ago
Quoted from poppapin:

Who makes them for Mousin? Curious too!

Pinballdecals(dot)com has them in the "Bally" size... I assumed it would fit MA based on that but I guess I don't know for sure.

#884 33 days ago

Joined the club recently. Traded a Funhouse to get it. Yes, I got cash too, but Mousin is a far better game. And it's a left flipper leaning game which was also the only thing I liked about Rudy (except for the way he said, Fun Howwwse and Super Dog Mode which was left flipper)
Anyway, I got a set of cab decals with Mousin that ima never gonna use. Don't care much about cabs when they're in a lineup.
PM if innarested.

I'll be at PAGG in Dixon, Ca for delivery purposes if'n yer Cali local.

(PS: Thanks Eric! I'll be holding bread and beef jerky at PAGG)

1 week later
#885 20 days ago

Hey guys, the light under my "E" in "MOUSE TRAP" went out today. Anybody know what type of bulb this is? Never gotten bulbs before and wouldn't mind picking up about 10 or so of them. Thanks in advance!

#886 17 days ago
Quoted from Cobradvs:

Hey guys, the light under my "E" in "MOUSE TRAP" went out today. Anybody know what type of bulb this is? Never gotten bulbs before and wouldn't mind picking up about 10 or so of them. Thanks in advance!

These are #555 "wedge" bulbs.

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#887 7 days ago

Does anyone have relay board pinout for Mousin Around? I cannot seem to find it anywhere in the schematics. I have a few broken wires and am looking to find out where they go. One set is violet and the other set of wires is yellow.
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