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


By RobertWinter

9 months ago



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“Do you currently own other Elvira machines?”

  • This is my frst Elvira machine 141 votes
    57%
  • Also own Elvira and the Party Monsters 18 votes
    7%
  • Also own Scared Stiff 60 votes
    24%
  • I own all three now! 29 votes
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#3201 49 days ago

Video of crypt kicker in action, for reference. Power has not been reduce yet, but needs to be.

#3202 49 days ago

Are they coming from the factory now with this issue resolved?

#3203 49 days ago

Optional shooter rod is now available on Stern's online store: https://shop.sternpinball.com/collections/accessories/products/elvira-shooter-rod
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#3204 49 days ago

Now if only the topper were available.

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#3205 49 days ago

I recently joined the club and absolutely love this game. After a few hours of playing, I noticed a few things that needed to be adjusted and made a video tutorial regarding these tweaks in case anyone else was having the same issues. I wanted to say thank you to everyone who posted about these fixes here in the thread and I hope this helps others dial in their machine. Take Care and Stay Safe!

#3206 49 days ago

That shooter rod is hideous.

#3207 49 days ago
Quoted from Peanuts:

Optional shooter rod is now available on Stern's online store: https://shop.sternpinball.com/collections/accessories/products/elvira-shooter-rod
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Even after Steve Ritchie made them do it right on BKSOR, it seems Stern still can’t resist releasing custom shooter rods that are upside down from the player’s perspective. Sigh.

#3208 49 days ago
Quoted from TheRudyB:

Even after Steve Ritchie made them do it right on BKSOR, it seems Stern still can’t resist releasing custom shooter rods that are upside down from the player’s perspective. Sigh.

It can't be turned over?

#3209 49 days ago

I joined the Club last week by purchasing a Premium that had been sitting in the Ottawa P1G warehouse over the pandemic, very happy to have made the purchase so far. The game is a lot of fun, easy to shoot and lots of depth and modes and multi-balls, just what I like.

A couple of small issues though, wondering if others have had the same problem.

1) When the ball rolls down the left side orbit sometimes, it bounces off the top of the bottom entrance post from the JUNK/TRUNK area and sometimes goes directly between the two flippers/drain. Most of the time it lands directly on my left flipper and avoids that post, but about 20-30% of the time, it bounces off the post and messes shit up. It feels as though the railing coming down the left orbit might need to be curved a little bit? Any suggestions?

2) This one I just noticed a couple of days ago. During modes, I was NEVER able to see_ the right orbit INSERT LIGHT (the big triangle one) lighting up because the BEAST BOOSTER spinner is in the way. I guess it's because I'm short and can't see over it? But I can't see through it either. Wondering if anyone knows of a see-through spinner that can replace the current one (if I can see through it, I can see the insert light) OR maybe someone can work on a mirror mod to be placed on the right of the crypt which would allow anyone to see the lights lit up behind the spinner?

That's it for now. Any guidance would be appreciated.

#3210 49 days ago

I'm working on a mod for the right insert, awaiting parts.other than that you just gotta be like "nothing is lit what the hell? Oh yeah right orbit"

#3211 49 days ago
Quoted from Chalkey:

That shooter rod is hideous.

I kind of like it. Just not for Elvira. I think really a gargoyle would have been more fitting and would fit there horrible topper.

So I don't sense a cohesive theme to their mods really. Which is dumb, as Elvira is pinball machine that I think is has great theme integration.

But, I think this shooter rod would work great on a Comet!
If I owned one I would get it for that machine.

#3212 49 days ago
Quoted from BeeGeeMtl:

It can't be turned over?

Not that I’m aware of.

The shooter rod should either come out from the top of the head, the top of whatever or the back of it. So in this case the clown would either be looking up you (correctly oriented) or facing forward.

I think the folks who design the upside down ones that look like an actual head automatically accept that the shooter rod must naturally be the “neck” and thus we get ones backward from the player’s view.

#3213 49 days ago
Quoted from Peanuts:

Optional shooter rod is now available on Stern's online store: https://shop.sternpinball.com/collections/accessories/products/elvira-shooter-rod
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That is bad. Why didn’t they make Elvira’s signature dagger into a shooter rod? That would sell like crazy.

#3214 49 days ago
Quoted from BeeGeeMtl:

I joined the Club last week by purchasing a Premium that had been sitting in the Ottawa P1G warehouse over the pandemic, very happy to have made the purchase so far. The game is a lot of fun, easy to shoot and lots of depth and modes and multi-balls, just what I like.
A couple of small issues though, wondering if others have had the same problem.
1) When the ball rolls down the left side orbit sometimes, it bounces off the top of the bottom entrance post from the JUNK/TRUNK area and sometimes goes directly between the two flippers/drain. Most of the time it lands directly on my left flipper and avoids that post, but about 20-30% of the time, it bounces off the post and messes shit up. It feels as though the railing coming down the left orbit might need to be curved a little bit? Any suggestions?
2) This one I just noticed a couple of days ago. During modes, I was NEVER able to see_ the right orbit INSERT LIGHT (the big triangle one) lighting up because the BEAST BOOSTER spinner is in the way. I guess it's because I'm short and can't see over it? But I can't see through it either. Wondering if anyone knows of a see-through spinner that can replace the current one (if I can see through it, I can see the insert light) OR maybe someone can work on a mirror mod to be placed on the right of the crypt which would allow anyone to see the lights lit up behind the spinner?
That's it for now. Any guidance would be appreciated.

Check out the first part of this video I just put up. It address how to adjust the left orbit ball guide.

#3215 49 days ago
Quoted from Chalkey:

I'm working on a mod for the right insert, awaiting parts.other than that you just gotta be like "nothing is lit what the hell? Oh yeah right orbit"

hopefully it also covers the hideous spinner gate. would be a 2 in 1.

#3216 49 days ago

Finally got Santa mode last night. I love that there is a christmas themed mode. Are there any other games out there that have a christmas inspired mode?

#3217 49 days ago

Joining the club. Selling pirates to do it. Get a Ngg out of it as a bonus. Tell me it’s worth it.

#3218 49 days ago
Quoted from gumnut01:

Joining the club. Selling pirates to do it. Get a Ngg out of it as a bonus. Tell me it’s worth it.

Oh wow. I have both POTC and Elvira. I gotta say, I play Elvira more. That’s not to say you won’t miss Pirates but you get a fast playing, deep game with EHOH. Pretty rare combo

#3219 49 days ago

There is regret. But I have golfers and tennis elbows. Wide body seems to aggravate more than standard. I am sad to see it go, but no love from family. I did see 3 wizards.

I like NGG, pretty rare here. Not an in-depth game and quirky.

Really looking forward to Elvira.

#3220 49 days ago

I also think any game Lyman does is gold. Funny we almost look at the coders of a game over the designer now a days.

We played AC/DC luci yesterday. Such a simple layout. Lyman (and AC/DC’s music) make this game awesome.

Anyway deal is done. Pirates may sail back to me someday. Maybe not.

#3221 49 days ago
Quoted from gumnut01:

Joining the club. Selling pirates to do it. Get a Ngg out of it as a bonus. Tell me it’s worth it.

Sold my potc, don’t miss it. Not letting Elvira go, such a great game.

#3222 49 days ago

Yep Elvira is so much Fun! And only improving.

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#3223 49 days ago

Lyman is a f ing genius.

Period

#3224 49 days ago
Quoted from gumnut01:

Joining the club. Selling pirates to do it. Get a Ngg out of it as a bonus. Tell me it’s worth it.

Once you get it and play it, you'll have the biggest smile ever from a pin. You did the right thing in my opinion. Lyman code is killer.

#3225 49 days ago

I don't like the Gargoyles hitting the glass, the lower left one is the worst for that.

2.5 inch piece of heat shrink tube with a zip tie (in this case 2) at the top. Shrunk tubing works best I think since it's more 'stiff'. Ha, intentional pun on Scared Stiff.

Rob

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#3226 49 days ago
Quoted from HurryUpPinball:

I recently joined the club and absolutely love this game. After a few hours of playing, I noticed a few things that needed to be adjusted and made a video tutorial regarding these tweaks in case anyone else was having the same issues. I wanted to say thank you to everyone who posted about these fixes here in the thread and I hope this helps others dial in their machine. Take Care and Stay Safe!

this is fantastic!
thankyou so much for making this.
Ive been struggling with this issue too. Basically i have it always hit the sling or the table has slight angle to right so full plunge or fast orbit doesn't make contact..but that's been less then ideal.Gonna have to work on this fix this weekend

#3227 49 days ago
Quoted from Chalkey:

That shooter rod is hideous.

Agreed, which is why I love it !

#3228 48 days ago
Quoted from Rob_G:

I don't like the Gargoyles hitting the glass, the lower left one is the worst for that.
2.5 inch piece of heat shrink tube with a zip tie (in this case 2) at the top. Shrunk tubing works best I think since it's more 'stiff'. Ha, intentional pun on Scared Stiff.
Rob
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I was wondering why hitting the glass bugs some people. It was designed to do that just like Scared Stiff. Removing it just seems wrong to me. It really helps complete the package.

#3229 48 days ago
Quoted from Mad_Dog_Coin_Op:

I was wondering why hitting the glass bugs some people. It was designed to do that just like Scared Stiff. Removing it just seems wrong to me. It really helps complete the package.

Pardon my ignorance , but it’s actually designed to do that? So no harm in letting it happen ? If so I think that’s pretty cool to be honest.

#3230 48 days ago
Quoted from jandrea95:

Pardon my ignorance , but it’s actually designed to do that? So no harm in letting it happen ? If so I think that’s pretty cool to be honest.

Yes, it is designed to smak the glass. Stern fans haven't seen this before so i think a lot of the times people think it is wrong. It is one of things Dennis Nordman wanted in the game. It is kinda a Dennis thing.

#3231 48 days ago
Quoted from Mad_Dog_Coin_Op:

I was wondering why hitting the glass bugs some people. It was designed to do that just like Scared Stiff. Removing it just seems wrong to me. It really helps complete the package.

If you have glare glass on your game. Glare glass is just a coating on the glass and is thin. Im a little worried that frequent strikes will wear the coating down.

#3232 48 days ago
Quoted from Pinstein:

If you have glare glass on your game. Glare glass is just a coating on the glass and is thin. Im a little worried that frequent strikes will wear the coating down.

Yeah, there is that but I don't worry about it. By the way, what side of the glass has the film? I know it's not on both sides. If it is on the top it is a non issue.

#3233 48 days ago

Hey guys having some opto issues and wondering if drilling a larger hole on this side of the plastic tunnel will help. I just can’t get the Opto lined up because the plunger keeps rubbing it a little and moving it out of position.

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#3234 48 days ago

^^ See post #2710. I had a similar issue with the haunted house shot. I removed the subway, drilled a wider hole and re-aligned the opto. No issues.

#3235 48 days ago
Quoted from Mudflaps:

^^ See post #2710. I had a similar issue with the haunted house shot. I removed the subway, drilled a wider hole and re-aligned the opto. No issues.

I am wondering if newer machines then ours came with larger holes drilled? I also found this piece of the house while I was fixing this Opto issue? Is there a fix for this? Common issue?

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#3236 48 days ago
Quoted from Mad_Dog_Coin_Op:

Yes, it is designed to smak the glass. Stern fans haven't seen this before so i think a lot of the times people think it is wrong. It is one of things Dennis Nordman wanted in the game. It is kinda a Dennis thing.

Thanks for clearing it up. I love this game even more now, haha.

#3237 48 days ago
Quoted from Mad_Dog_Coin_Op:

Yeah, there is that but I don't worry about it. By the way, what side of the glass has the film? I know it's not on both sides. If it is on the top it is a non issue.

One side? I did not know that. So how would you tell which side is up on pdi as if I could use it face down then I could use any glass cleaner.

#3238 48 days ago
Quoted from Indusguys:

Hey guys having some opto issues and wondering if drilling a larger hole on this side of the plastic tunnel will help. I just can’t get the Opto lined up because the plunger keeps rubbing it a little and moving it out of position.
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I had that same issue within about 10 mins of unboxing my game. I was able to readjust it but if it does it again, I am going to enlarge that hole with a drill but just a tiny bit. Was thinking the same thing.

#3239 48 days ago
Quoted from Pinstein:

One side? I did not know that. So how would you tell which side is up on pdi as if I could use it face down then I could use any glass cleaner.

That's what I'm trying to remember. I think it is on the top (same side as the USA sticker) but I'm not sure.

#3240 48 days ago
Quoted from Mad_Dog_Coin_Op:

Yes, it is designed to smak the glass. Stern fans haven't seen this before so i think a lot of the times people think it is wrong. It is one of things Dennis Nordman wanted in the game. It is kinda a Dennis thing.

It’s a throwback to the “leapers” (frogs) in Scared Stiff, which did the exact same thing.

#3241 48 days ago
Quoted from Mad_Dog_Coin_Op:

Yeah, there is that but I don't worry about it. By the way, what side of the glass has the film? I know it's not on both sides. If it is on the top it is a non issue.

Anti-glare glass is coated on the top

#3242 48 days ago
Quoted from Indusguys:

I am wondering if newer machines then ours came with larger holes drilled? I also found this piece of the house while I was fixing this Opto issue? Is there a fix for this? Common issue?
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You must have an early game. I came up with a fix for it in post 792. Stern came up with cheap solution by just cutting off the piece that gets hit by the ball. Contact them and they will send you the new modified piece of the house.

#3243 48 days ago
Quoted from Indusguys:

I am wondering if newer machines then ours came with larger holes drilled? I also found this piece of the house while I was fixing this Opto issue? Is there a fix for this? Common issue?
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That happened to all the early production LE's. I did get a spare plastic mailed to me. Bu,t I'm not interested in puting mine in. I just got it, to have a spare encase the plastic splits later. I don't think it will though. I think that is the only crack you'll be getting out of it.

But, yeah. Very common. Contact stern. See if you can get a replacement one. And I wouldn't worry about it. As its not visible to the eye. Its hidden.

#3244 48 days ago
Quoted from Pinstein:

So how would you tell which side is up on pdi as if I could use it face down then I could use any glass cleaner.

Just to be safe , use glass cleaner with no ammonia in it .

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#3245 48 days ago

Sent picture to my distributor, waiting to hear back, thanks guys!

#3246 48 days ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

Anti-glare glass is coated on the top

Here's what it says on PDI's intro to their glass. Not a commercial - just passing along what they say about their glass:

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#3247 48 days ago
Quoted from TheRudyB:

Here's what it says on PDI's intro to their glass. Not a commercial - just passing along what they say about their glass:[quoted image]

PDI May do it on both sides (May explain the price hike) but Stern’s glass is definitely only on one side. I think it’s in the glass compare thread that someone described a way to check. I can’t recall what it is though -

#3248 48 days ago
Quoted from Mad_Dog_Coin_Op:

I was wondering why hitting the glass bugs some people. It was designed to do that just like Scared Stiff. Removing it just seems wrong to me. It really helps complete the package.

Because it makes an annoying KLUNK sound which I don't like. Personal preference of course.

Rob

#3249 48 days ago
Quoted from Mad_Dog_Coin_Op:

Yes, it is designed to smak the glass. Stern fans haven't seen this before so i think a lot of the times people think it is wrong. It is one of things Dennis Nordman wanted in the game. It is kinda a Dennis thing.

Oh I knew it was a 'Dennis thing', like the ball hitting the glass on WhiteWater. That I like, this on Elvira I did not like.

Rob

#3250 48 days ago
Quoted from Rob_G:

Oh I knew it was a 'Dennis thing', like the ball hitting the glass on WhiteWater. That I like, this on Elvira I did not like.
Rob

I'm not going to hate on you about that. It is your machine after all. There is only a few machines that have that element. It is a cheap thrill but part of the game. I like the fact that it always freaks out newbies that play my games (both Scared Stiff and Elvira). They always think they broke something.

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