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#3701 41 days ago

Working on getting a JD in the next couple of weeks (paid, awaiting STI pickup). Super excited! What mods should I get? So far I've seen:

Deadworld mod (Pinbits is sold out, anywhere else to get this?)
Cooling Towers (not right away, but would love to get the green lit ones)
Crane (where do you even buy this new crane? Looks amazing!)
Color DMD (expensive, might wait on this one for now)

Any other mods worth getting? Does anyone know any alternate website or sellers for the Deadworld mod or the crane? Any help is appreciated.

Thanks!

#3702 41 days ago
Quoted from GTO:

Crane (where do you even buy this new crane? Looks amazing!)

From davi. Its an awesome mod!

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/judge-dredd-active-3d-crane-modification/page/2#post-5691664

#3703 41 days ago
Quoted from GTO:

Working on getting a JD in the next couple of weeks (paid, awaiting STI pickup). Super excited! What mods should I get? So far I've seen:
Deadworld mod (Pinbits is sold out, anywhere else to get this?)
Cooling Towers (not right away, but would love to get the green lit ones)
Crane (where do you even buy this new crane? Looks amazing!)
Color DMD (expensive, might wait on this one for now)
Any other mods worth getting? Does anyone know any alternate website or sellers for the Deadworld mod or the crane? Any help is appreciated.
Thanks!

Glo-Balls: Fluorescent: Slime Green for the captive ball area, skip the cooling tower as they somewhat obstruct the view of captive balls. Flipper topper covers. Message PinBits as they will probably be able to hook you up. Inner art side blades.

#3704 41 days ago
Quoted from GTO:

Working on getting a JD in the next couple of weeks (paid, awaiting STI pickup). Super excited!

Congrats! I just got mine a few weeks ago and have been playing it everyday.

All the mods you listed are great. I added some more light to the field because I thought it was a little dark. (Trough, back of the field, and a spotlight)

Have fun!

#3705 41 days ago

ColorDMD looks so great on JD, not cheap but so choice.

#3706 41 days ago

Start with the Deadword mod then color DMD. The others are great but not in the same league.

Make sure you don't have a sample or prototype game. The Davi crane mod won't fit if there is a ball-in-hand switch in the crane.

Sniper tower mod is also excellent.

#3707 41 days ago
Quoted from luckymoey:

Start with the Deadword mod then color DMD. The others are great but not in the same league.
Make sure you don't have a sample or prototype game. The Davi crane mod won't fit if there is a ball-in-hand switch in the crane.
Sniper tower mod is also excellent.

Is there an easy way to tell if you have a sample/prototype game vs. a production game?

#3708 41 days ago
Quoted from GTO:

Is there an easy way to tell if you have a sample/prototype game vs. a production game?

Looks like sample games have an actual guy on the Sniper plastic; prod game have just a Target

#3709 41 days ago
Quoted from GTO:

Is there an easy way to tell if you have a sample/prototype game vs. a production game?

Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

Looks like sample games have an actual guy on the Sniper plastic; prod game have just a Target

And if you take the plastic off of the crane, there will be a switch where the magnet grabs the ball. The switch interferes with the Davi crane mod. You can remove it since it's not essential to game play. Believe it just reduces magnet voltage once the ball is grabbed.

#3710 41 days ago
Quoted from luckymoey:

And if you take the plastic off of the crane, there will be a switch where the magnet grabs the ball. The switch interferes with the Davi crane mod. You can remove it since it's not essential to game play. Believe it just reduces magnet voltage once the ball is grabbed.

The crane mod for proto/sample games is almost done, hopefully I can reveal first pictures in few days.

#3711 41 days ago

Thanks for the responses. I will have a production model. I was able to order the plastic for the Deadworld mod and an L1 rom. Will L1 work or do I need L1AT?

#3712 41 days ago

For Deadworld locking both will do, but iirc AT has some switch matrix fixes (and might be a freeplay only rom, not sure).
Beware that the L1 roms do have a few gremlins when it comes to multiplayer games. Sadly there are no fixed ones with Deadworld locking, however L7 with the lock ring works well but only has virtual locks except for the last one..

#3713 41 days ago

If it's running proper and all maintenance is up to date (which can be an investment of time and money in and of itself as I replaced optos and powerboards) my votes for mods are:
- ColorDMD really brings out the animation, updates the look, emphasizes game modes and lets its personality shine.
- LED OCD boards and proper LED bulbs (http://www.ledocd.com/) smooths out light sequencing with the LED bulbs which will also brighten the playfield.
- PinStadiums really make the playfield and action pop out. (I have these on all my pins)
- Audio out board and a subwoofer give the soundtrack punch (I think I used pinsound.com but cant remember now).

Not cheap mods but big on impact in my opinion. Congrats on joining the club!!

#3714 41 days ago
Quoted from GTO:

Thanks for the responses. I will have a production model. I was able to order the plastic for the Deadworld mod and an L1 rom. Will L1 work or do I need L1AT?

Where did you get the Deadworld mod? Pinbits shows out of stock and doesn't reply to my emails.

#3715 41 days ago
Quoted from Shredso:

Where did you get the Deadworld mod? Pinbits shows out of stock and doesn't reply to my emails.

They have the plastic, just not the rom. Guy on eBay sells the rom L1 for $9.99 plus shipping.

#3716 41 days ago
Quoted from Shredso:

Where did you get the Deadworld mod? Pinbits shows out of stock and doesn't reply to my emails.

Here is the eBay link for the rom:

ebay.com link » Judge Dredd Pinball Cpu Rom L 1 U6 Bally Williams Prototype Eprom

Unfortunately, the plastic on pinbits shows sold out now. Not sure if I got the last one, or if it was a mistake and they'll end up refunding me.

#3717 40 days ago
Quoted from GTO:

Thanks for the responses. I will have a production model. I was able to order the plastic for the Deadworld mod and an L1 rom. Will L1 work or do I need L1AT?

If you have a production model with the deadworld mod you will need the L1AT rom for it to work properly. L1 will (probably) work, but you will have a hard time trying to lock balls......

#3718 39 days ago
Quoted from Davi:

The crane mod for proto/sample games is almost done, hopefully I can reveal first pictures in few days.

Update:
1st crane version for prototype/sample games is done.

Thanks for luckymoey for measurements!

Modifications have been made in the gripper and also in the cylinder part to create space for microswitch and actuator.
I am going to send this for test.

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#3719 27 days ago

Just joined the club yesterday and loving the game! For anyone who has done the LED conversion, is there a list of bulbs to use? Looks like 52 x #555s and 10 x #44s in the playfield? Are you using soft white, warm whites, or frosted?

I do have a second issue that I'm hoping you all can help me with. The deadworld rings spin just fine. However, the planet deadworld itself is not turning. I looked just underneath the planet/rings while it was running and do notice the shaft turning clockwise, while rings are counterclockwise. Could it be something as simple as the planet not being tightened against the shaft? Just wondering if someone has run into this before.

#3720 27 days ago

So I looked at the planet and deadworld assembly, took it apart, and put back together again. I think the issue is the planet comes in contact with the inner ring of the deadworld upper ring. It spun properly for a turn or two and then it got stuck against that ring. Looking at the manual diagrams, I think my planet is set up too high. I think I need to turn the nuts and lower it so that it does not come in contact with the deadworld plastic at the axis. Will try it tomorrow night.

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#3721 17 days ago

Hey guys just got my very first table and off course its Dredd table. Worked fine before shipping now to get the balls to fire you need to press both the left launch and the extra ball button. Im new here so take it easy on me for being green. Would love some help

#3722 14 days ago

Dredd spares collected over the years

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#3723 13 days ago
Quoted from bartron:

Dredd spares collected over the years[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Do you have a left inlane guide? The tall one by the flipper? Mine has a busted tab on it.

#3724 13 days ago

I had at least 8 broken tabs on various guides when I tore my game down. I had a local welder fix them all. I think it cost me $40. But they can be fixed. Probably a good option considering they are not reproduced.

#3725 12 days ago
Quoted from BertoDRINK1:

Do you have a left inlane guide? The tall one by the flipper? Mine has a busted tab on it.

that one was not in the parts i'm afraid , sorry

#3726 11 days ago
Quoted from bartron:

Dredd spares collected over the years

How much for the coat hanger...?

#3727 11 days ago
Quoted from dzorbas:

How much for the coat hanger...?

Free to a good home

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#3728 4 days ago

Anyone happen to have the vector artwork for the cabinet? Really looking to get mine replaced, and I have someone here in the states that will custom print with overbleed custom vinyl, just need the vectors first! PM or posted here would be great! Thanks in advance! (YeOldPinPlayer) did reference an overseas site where I could purchase, so if I can't come up with Vectors, that will probably be the route I end up going.

Excited to be a Dredd owner! This is my first pinball machine, and having a lot of fun so far!

#3729 4 days ago
Quoted from BertoDRINK1:

Do you have a left inlane guide? The tall one by the flipper? Mine has a busted tab on it.

I have one but it's missing one of the tabs

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#3731 4 days ago

In the last couple of weeks I installed the davi amazing crane mod as well as the Deadworld mod. Feels like a totally different game now! Now if I could figure out how to make the center of the planet spin without rubbing against the deadworld ring and then stopping...

#3732 2 days ago

I think this would help

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#3733 2 days ago

OK, I know where to find the black decals because I already have them. But where is that black speaker cover?!?!?!? I have looked since you posted that and can't find it anywhere. I need that to go with the decals!!

If it exists, please point me in the right direction!

#3734 19 hours ago

Anyone ever replace the starburst buttons on the cabinet? Mine is a little broken on the right site (just comes out of the slot, doesn't snap very well), ordered a replacement, but the micro switch is different than the original now. Its just a traditional cherry style micro switch, but the original wiring uses a much smaller micro switch and connectors. Just curious if anyone has encountered the same issue?

I guess I could cut the new style micro switch brass arms so the original connectors fit, versus cutting and crimping new connectors. Just looking for some feedback before i hack something up!

PS, what do "you" use to clean you dredd playfield? I tried a little novus 1 tonight and that cleaned up surface dust, and tired a "little" novus 2 on some ball trials, but it didn't really clean them up completely.

#3735 2 hours ago

I'm looking for ramp flaps. Help is much appreciated.

#3736 2 hours ago

Just added side blades to,mine....

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#3737 2 hours ago
Quoted from Kjarkur:

I'm looking for ramp flaps. Help is much appreciated.

Pinbits had them, but looks like they are sold out. Might be worth contacting them though.

https://pinbits.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=13_8&products_id=357

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