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Elvira's House of Horrors - The Owner's Club


By RobertWinter

10 months ago



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“Do you currently own other Elvira machines?”

  • This is my frst Elvira machine 148 votes
    58%
  • Also own Elvira and the Party Monsters 18 votes
    7%
  • Also own Scared Stiff 61 votes
    24%
  • I own all three now! 30 votes
    12%

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#1751 6 months ago
Quoted from pinballaddicted:

I know there are differences in the plastics and decals for most other premium to LE models on Stern games. I did not believe it either until one of my friends showed me some photos of SWLE to premium.

That is usually because there are playfield differences that require the plastics to be different. I just edited my previous post. There may be a reason for them to be different.

#1752 6 months ago
Quoted from SKWilson:

That is usually because there are playfield differences that require the plastics to be different. I just edited my previous post. There may be a reason for them to be different.

All good. Hopefully a fellow Pinsider that has both a premium and LE Elvira can tell us if there are any differences.

#1753 6 months ago

I'm hearing the lighting effects and code could be different on premium.

#1754 6 months ago
Quoted from Macca101010:

I'm hearing the lighting effects and code could be different on premium.

I did not hear anything about this.?

#1755 6 months ago
Quoted from Macca101010:

I'm hearing the lighting effects and code could be different on premium.

From where? That isn’t the case with current code and would be a departure from past titles where playfield features are the same.

#1756 6 months ago
Quoted from jfh:

From where? That isn’t the case with current code and would be a departure from past titles where playfield features are the same.

Hardware is the same isn't it? I thought the only differences between the Premium and LE were cosmetic and speakers? I've heard they might give some extra code to the SLE buyers, but have wondered how they would keep people from just adding it to the other versions if they are all really the same in boards and playfield.

BTW, joining the club on Sunday, picking up a used premium. Any game specific issues I should check for?

#1757 6 months ago

All 3 game code files have the same name and size so I think they're all identical

#1758 6 months ago
Quoted from javagrind888:

have wondered how they would keep people from just adding it to the other versions if they are all really the same in boards and playfield.

The code can use info from the CPU board to determine model.

#1759 6 months ago

Has anyone used the Retro Refurbs art blades? Got any pictures? How about the purple Stern ones?

#1760 6 months ago
Quoted from javagrind888:

Has anyone used the Retro Refurbs art blades? Got any pictures? How about the purple Stern ones?

I did get the purple Stern art blades and they are amazing! The vinyl material is super thick and durable and surprisingly easy to put in! I would recommend them, It gives the premium model a LE feel without the cost.

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#1761 6 months ago

Back on December 10, I had E-mailed Stern about the metal guide that goes under the house to assist with the BDUS to which Pablo responded. I got a notification from UPS today that I was receiving a package from Stern. Hopefully that is it. Unless they're sending me something else out of the blue for no money.

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#1762 6 months ago

What a

Great

F ing

Game

#1763 6 months ago
Quoted from SKWilson:

Back on December 10, I had E-mailed Stern about the metal guide that goes under the house to assist with the BDUS to which Pablo responded. I got a notification from UPS today that I was receiving a package from Stern. Hopefully that is it. Unless they're sending me something else out of the blue for no money.

Ordered mine on december 10 also. Still waiting for shipping notification. Pablo doesn't have any ETA for me.

#1764 6 months ago
Quoted from iceman44:

What a
Great
F ing
Game

Hell yes..! Another Lyman classic.

#1765 6 months ago

Lovin’ my “HOH”...

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#1766 6 months ago
Quoted from pinballaddicted:

Another Lyman classic.

I don't want to take away from what will likely become a classically coded game by Lyman, but I want to recognize Dennis Nordman & Greg Freres for this masterpiece! Just like their first two Elvira games, it has their 'stamp' all over it!

#1767 6 months ago
Quoted from KrustyBurger:

I don't want to take away from what will likely become a classically coded game by Lyman, but I want to recognize Dennis Nordman & Greg Freres for this masterpiece! Just like their first two Elvira games, it has their 'stamp' all over it!

Definitely agree! Game shoots and looks beautiful.

#1768 6 months ago
Quoted from KrustyBurger:

I don't want to take away from what will likely become a classically coded game by Lyman, but I want to recognize Dennis Nordman & Greg Freres for this masterpiece! Just like their first two Elvira games, it has their 'stamp' all over it!

This is the game that cemented my opinion that I like Dennis Nordman's work!

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#1769 6 months ago

Just joined the club

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#1770 6 months ago
Quoted from arcyallen:

This is the game that cemented my opinion that I like Dennis Nordman's work!

He really is an amazing pinball designer. I just hope we haven't seen the last of his work.
And I know this Elvira game isn't completely done coding yet. Heck, we're not even in the 90s with the code yet. But, I do think it might be possible one day for a 4th Elvira. Would have to be all animated. But, that would/could be interesting.

For now. I shall just await the next code update. Which I hope will be soon.

#1771 6 months ago

Hello to All,

Just joined the club - LE#164 - Love the Machine!

#1772 6 months ago

When I was setting up Elvira I couldn’t find a flipper power adjustment in the settings..is it coded in yet? I’m also trying to find the kick out adjustment for the garage lock...any help would be much appreciated...and the premium looks way better in person compared to the pictures IMHO.

#1773 6 months ago
Quoted from Wildbill327:

When I was setting up Elvira I couldn’t find a flipper power adjustment in the settings..is it coded in yet? I’m also trying to find the kick out adjustment for the garage lock...any help would be much appreciated...and the premium looks way better in person compared to the pictures IMHO.

There is no flipper power adjustment.

The garage lock is an up/down post. It's either up or down. Nothing to adjust.

#1774 6 months ago

Joined the club today.. What a blast to play, I bought it solely on theme without even playing it..

Backdoor Skillshot works, hysterical - not everyone likes it in the backdoor

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#1775 6 months ago

That's 2 great pinball machines there now!

#1776 6 months ago

Anyone else happen to look at their audits? All not keeping current totals?

Shows lifetime plays only , not total? Weird

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#1777 6 months ago

Tired of waiting for the kit from Stern. Did the mod myself with a cutter. Easy fix.
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#1778 6 months ago
Quoted from PunishersLEMC:

Anyone else happen to look at their audits? All not keeping current totals?
Shows lifetime plays only , not total? Weird[quoted image][quoted image]

Try standard audit number 16.

I think you will find the lifetime plays there.

#1779 6 months ago
Quoted from pinballaddicted:

Try standard audit number 16.
I think you will find the lifetime plays there.

Yes as I said it shows lifetime only, lol no other audits keep track. That’s weird

#1780 6 months ago
Quoted from PunishersLEMC:

Yes as I said it shows lifetime only, lol no other audits keep track. That’s weird

Every time you reset or change the code, this resets most of the counters to zero.

If the game is not counting, let Stern know.

#1781 6 months ago

Happy to see others picking up this pin and having a good time.

#1782 6 months ago

Dear Lyman: I adore this game but for the love of God, PLEASE put a ball save option in for the crypt kicker next update haha. Half the time mine goes into the left outlane like a perfectly aimed 3-pointer... it doesn’t even clank around it’s a perfectly smooth shot!

#1783 6 months ago
Quoted from GorillaBiscuits:

Dear Lyman: I adore this game but for the love of God, PLEASE put a ball save option in for the crypt kicker next update haha. Half the time mine goes into the left outlane like a perfectly aimed 3-pointer... it doesn’t even clank around it’s a perfectly smooth shot!

I've been thinking about the VUK kickout.
And I have numerous times requested a small ball save timer be added to it.
I still believe there should be one. However, I think if there was one it would make the game a little too easy.

Now, I'm not saying lets not add a ball save timer. What I am saying is perhaps a ball save timer that only will save your ball if it drains out via the left outlane.
Down the middle you should be able to nudge it in a way to get control, and if it does bounce off the rubber and then down the right outlane, which happened to me quite a few times, I think that should be the risk of taking the shot. Because, I do think those drains are avoidable for the most part with anticipation and skill.

But, the left outlane drain, no amount of skill can save that if it plunges it directly to it. I think with that little bit of insurance it would make it just the right balance of difficulty.
Just my thoughts.

#1784 6 months ago
Quoted from Diospinball:

I've been thinking about the VUK kickout.
And I have numerous times requested a small ball save timer be added to it.
I still believe there should be one. However, I think if there was one it would make the game a little too easy.
Now, I'm not saying lets not add a ball save timer. What I am saying is perhaps a ball save timer that only will save your ball if it drains out via the left outlane.
Down the middle you should be able to nudge it in a way to get control, and if it does bounce off the rubber and then down the right outlane, which happened to me quite a few times, I think that should be the risk of taking the shot. Because, I do think those drains are avoidable for the most part with anticipation and skill.
But, the left outlane drain, no amount of skill can save that if it plunges it directly to it. I think with that little bit of insurance it would make it just the right balance of difficulty.
Just my thoughts.

Now, that I agree with. Should be a simple piece of code that says if the left outlane switch is hit immediately after the VUK kickout, the ball gets saved.

However, I set my VUK kickout strength to 185 and the ball rarely goes to the outlane anymore. If it heads that way, a quick nudge will usually catch the ball.

I'm curious as to what others have their set at.

#1785 6 months ago

Agree. Straight to left outlane needs a save, not on center drain.

It's an interesting mech that it seems to be so widely variant on where it ends up. Ideally it hits somewhere between the two 36s, but all the ones I've seen are somewhere between the top 36 and never making it out of the VUK at all. I'm wondering if this is bad coding or if the mech is physically that problematic.

#1786 6 months ago
Quoted from SKWilson:

Now, that I agree with. Should be a simple piece of code that says if the left outlane switch is hit immediately after the VUK kickout, the ball gets saved.
However, I set my VUK kickout strength to 185 and the ball rarely goes to the outlane anymore. If it heads that way, a quick nudge will usually catch the ball.
I'm curious as to what others have their set at.

We are set the same as you. VUK strength set at 185 and nudge skills are needed to stop it going out either out lane.

#1787 6 months ago
Quoted from pinballaddicted:

We are set the same as you. VUK strength set at 185 and nudge skills are needed to stop it going out either out lane.

Yeah, but if its a straight shot into the drain no amount of nudging skill will save you. I have tried sometimes starting to shake it before the kickout. But, that is risky as you can get a tilt warning if you're not careful. I do think there should be a degree of risk with the VUK. but, it should be fair. Left outlane drain should be ball save. The rest. Its just pinball baby, and play better!

#1788 6 months ago
Quoted from Diospinball:

Yeah, but if its a straight shot into the drain no amount of nudging skill will save you. I have tried sometimes starting to shake it before the kickout. But, that is risky as you can get a tilt warning if you're not careful. I do think there should be a degree of risk with the VUK. but, it should be fair. Left outlane drain should be ball save. The rest. Its just pinball baby, and play better!

I do agree that VUK should have a short ball save (like GB).

If you have the hand of fate lit you can use the ball save to save the ball when it goes out the left lane. I do not want the game too easy.

#1789 6 months ago
Quoted from pinballaddicted:

I do agree that VUK should have a short ball save (like GB).
If you have the hand of fate lit you can use the ball save to save the ball when it goes out the left lane. I do not want the game too easy.

Someone should email Lyman personally about this.

#1790 6 months ago

Hmmm, mine doesn't drain like that. Can you adjust the vuk power like the saucer on GB?

#1791 6 months ago

Mine does not drain either , it actually hits the 36 24 36 targets.

#1792 6 months ago
Quoted from iceman44:

Hmmm, mine doesn't drain like that. Can you adjust the vuk power like the saucer on GB?

Ours does not drain either. Most of the time it hits one of the stand ups. 36 24 36! Yes you can adjust the VUK power.

#1793 6 months ago
Quoted from Who-Dey:

Someone should email Lyman personally about this.

We have emailed Stern direct... Probably goes nowhere but I have done my bit! Game is awesome who-dey .. A friend of mine inspected a 3lvira and JP2 premium and he said the playfields were very nice.

#1794 6 months ago
Quoted from pinballaddicted:

We have emailed Stern direct... Probably goes nowhere but I have done my bit! Game is awesome who-dey .. A friend of mine inspected a 3lvira and JP2 premium and he said the playfields were very nice.

I may join the club soon then. I got bills out the ass in February coming up, many thousands of dollars for property taxes and insurance (X2) because I have a rental so I will have to see where I'm at come March. I could by a damn pinball machine with that money alone if I didnt have to pay it out.

One step forward three steps back, you know the routine.

#1795 6 months ago

No vuk draino issue here either.
I’ll check setting.
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#1796 6 months ago
Quoted from Who-Dey:

I may join the club soon then. I got bills out the ass in February coming up, many thousands of dollars for property taxes and insurance (X2) because I have a rental so I will have to see where I'm at come March. I could by a damn pinball machine with that money alone of I didnt have to pay it out.
One step forward three steps back, you know the routine.

Hopefully everything works out for you.

Maybe you could ask your distro to inspect the machine before you buy? That would save playing the lottery on a game.

#1797 6 months ago
Quoted from Who-Dey:

I may join the club soon then. I got bills out the ass in February coming up, many thousands of dollars for property taxes and insurance (X2) because I have a rental so I will have to see where I'm at come March. I could by a damn pinball machine with that money alone of I didnt have to pay it out.
One step forward three steps back, you know the routine.

I'm in the same boat as you. I have to find out how much I have to pay for my comic business. Hopefully, it won't be too much. But, then I want to pay of one of my student loans in full, and then I need to save up for a new deck and also new tires for my car around june-july.

But, once I know how much I owe. I like you will be looking to buy another pin... Sooner or later... Who knows. Don't know which club I'll be joining. There are 4 games that stand out to me. I like each of them. But, we'll see which one I wind up with.

#1798 6 months ago
Quoted from Diospinball:

I'm in the same boat as you. I have to find out how much I have to pay for my comic business. Hopefully, it won't be too much. But, then I want to pay of one of my student loans in full, and then I need to save up for a new deck and also new tires for my car around june-july.
But, once I know how much I owe. I like you will be looking to buy another pin... Sooner or later... Who knows. Don't know which club I'll be joining. There are 4 games that stand out to me. I like each of them. But, we'll see which one I wind up with.

It never ends does it? Every direction that I turn theres someone standing there with their hand out. Theres so many good choices out there right now that it's hard to decide what you want but if one of them happens to be a dream theme that's usually going to be a win win for you, and even if it's not the best game out of the ones you are considering it may be the best game for you.

#1799 6 months ago

Love the idea of optional ball save for left outlane only.

Also, didn’t realize the VUK power was adjustable. Woops! Switched it from 250 to 185 and made a big difference in the couple games I played.

#1800 6 months ago

I want to get my Elvira set up properly so I have a few questions....When wild woman multiball starts should all the balls roll out of the garage lock together or one by one? What pitch is best for this table? Thanks and I appreciate any help.

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