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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 150 votes
    58%
  • Also own Elvira and the Party Monsters 19 votes
    7%
  • Also own Scared Stiff 61 votes
    23%
  • I own all three now! 30 votes
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#3401 65 days ago
Quoted from rai:

I am trying to update Elvira HOH but when I put the USB in and turn on pin it just boots up normal.
The USB is new 16G and just has Elvira code on. Not sure what is wrong, it never asks me to update it just boots normal. This is my first Spike so not sure if there is a DIP switch like SAM.
this is a picture of my USB drive files
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Erase your USB thumb drive and then download the code to your computer. Open that file on your computer and copy over the contents of that file only. It should be 2 or 3 files. Power off your game and install the USB stick. Power on and hit enter when prompted. That’s it. It does take about 20 minutes to update and for awhile it looks like it is doing nothing.

#3402 65 days ago
Quoted from Mad_Dog_Coin_Op:

Erase your USB thumb drive and then download the code to your computer. Open that file on your computer and copy over the contents of that file only. It should be 2 or 3 files. Power off your game and install the USB stick. Power on and hit enter when prompted. That’s it. It does take about 20 minutes to update and for awhile it looks like it is doing nothing.

Yep, that's the way to do it...I don't think USB size makes a hill of beans worth a difference as long as the files fit.

#3403 65 days ago
Quoted from Mad_Dog_Coin_Op:

Erase your USB thumb drive and then download the code to your computer. Open that file on your computer and copy over the contents of that file only. It should be 2 or 3 files. Power off your game and install the USB stick. Power on and hit enter when prompted. That’s it. It does take about 20 minutes to update and for awhile it looks like it is doing nothing.

That's How I have done it. Im going to try and help him. I download to desktop and unzip to USB when it asks for a destination

#3404 65 days ago
Quoted from Mad_Dog_Coin_Op:

They are on the plastics and in some of the animations. Overall they did a really good job integrating the old games into the current one. Of course it helps when you having the same design team for all 3 games.

That’s cool. I guess I was really hoping for the music from the mode in SS.

#3405 65 days ago

It might be that you need format your stick using fat32..spike system might not recognize the stick if its formated with exFat or NTFS (

#3406 65 days ago

Shoot. Saw all these new posts and thought there had been a code drop.

#3407 65 days ago
Quoted from Lermods:

First, I think you need to use an 8gb stick. Second, those aren’t the correct files. should look like this
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Let me try again.

#3408 65 days ago
Quoted from bloodydrake:

It might be that you need format your stick using fat32..spike system might not recognize the stick if its formated with exFat or NTFS (

I think that's where the size an come into play. I Think Fat32 only works on 32GB or less.

#3409 65 days ago

I got it working now thanks was having trouble unpacking the files.

#3410 65 days ago

Wow the code really has improved a lot from what was on it before .88 (I think). Before, I didn't think the pin was that great, the shots are nice but the code felt flat or unexciting. I am not sure what all changed but way better, I think more film clips. I din't really like the pin but now I think it's great.

#3411 65 days ago
Quoted from rai:

Wow the code really has improved a lot from what was on it before .88 (I think). Before, I didn't think the pin was that great, the shots are nice but the code felt flat or unexciting. I am not sure what all changed but way better, I think more film clips. I din't really like the pin but now I think it's great.

Oh man. Just wait until you hit the new Gappa Angry or Attic Multiball! (Or when you brick Gappa and get one of the consolation multiballs, and then brick that too! Like I have done repeatedly

#3412 65 days ago

Son of a bitch, missed out on the Stern shooter rod! Went to order it now and goneski. Snooze you lose I guess. It grew on me since I first saw it.

#3413 65 days ago
Quoted from Vitty:

Son of a bitch, missed out on the Stern shooter rod! Went to order it now and goneski. Snooze you lose I guess. It grew on me since I first saw it.

Call around to a few distributors.

If I bought one, it’s Elvira on my shooter rod!
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#3414 65 days ago

Need some help. Recently when I shoot the house to start a mod, the ball will just roll back out. This happens 80% of the time. Because this happens I don't get to see the Elvira clips much. what should I look for to fix this?

#3415 65 days ago
Quoted from nexfx:

Need some help. Recently when I shoot the house to start a mod, the ball will just roll back out. This happens 80% of the time. Because this happens I don't get to see the Elvira clips much. what should I look for to fix this?

Does it roll out after ball search, or dribble out of the house?

If it releases after ball search, it’s likely an opto. If the house won’t hold it, it’s likely something blocking the ball.

#3416 65 days ago
Quoted from Mudflaps:

Does it roll out after ball search, or dribble out of the house?
If it releases after ball search, it’s likely an opto. If the house won’t hold it, it’s likely something blocking the ball.

it sadly just dribbles out. no ball search

#3417 65 days ago
Quoted from nexfx:

Need some help. Recently when I shoot the house to start a mod, the ball will just roll back out. This happens 80% of the time. Because this happens I don't get to see the Elvira clips much. what should I look for to fix this?

See post #2375 for fix.

#3418 65 days ago
Quoted from Vitty:

Son of a bitch, missed out on the Stern shooter rod! Went to order it now and goneski. Snooze you lose I guess. It grew on me since I first saw it.

The clown head?

#3419 65 days ago
Quoted from nexfx:

it sadly just dribbles out. no ball search

I feel that has something to do with the most recent code because it is doing it to me also but not at the the same rate. I think there was a change in the game timing. I'm hoping it magically goes away with the May code update. Oh wait, it is June now. If it doesn't go away I might have to do some exploratory surgery to find the cause.

#3420 65 days ago
Quoted from Mad_Dog_Coin_Op:

I feel that has something to do with the most recent code because it is doing it to me also but not at the the same rate. I think there was a change in the game timing. I'm hoping it magically goes away with the May code update. Oh wait, it June now. If it doesn't go away I might have to do some exploratory surgery to find the cause.

Probably not code and a possible fix in post #2375.

#3421 65 days ago

I've a question, a right orbit shot (coming out the left side) will more often than not hit the top of my left sling, I assume this is not supposed to happen?

#3422 65 days ago
Quoted from Otto110:

The clown head?

Yeah the clown head.

Quoted from Vino:

Call around to a few distributors.
If I bought one, it’s Elvira on my shooter rod!

I'll reach out to a distributor or two and see if they can help - good suggestion!

#3423 65 days ago
Quoted from manadams:

Probably not code and a possible fix in post #2375.

I just checked into that fix and that post is not binding on the edge on mine.

#3424 65 days ago
Quoted from rai:

I've a question, a right orbit shot (coming out the left side) will more often than not hit the top of my left sling, I assume this is not supposed to happen?

Some have made adjustments to prevent that. I have not. (Mine hits the sling.)

#3425 65 days ago
Quoted from nexfx:

Need some help. Recently when I shoot the house to start a mod, the ball will just roll back out. This happens 80% of the time. Because this happens I don't get to see the Elvira clips much. what should I look for to fix this?

This happens on mine. I think it's because the diverter is not moving all the way up. When I fix my trunk, I'm going to look at it again.

#3426 65 days ago
Quoted from nexfx:

I just checked into that fix and that post is not binding on the edge on mine.

By checked you mean you pushed up on that post multiple times and it freely fell back down without any friction slowing it down? Was a fix for my issue and just the slightest friction slowing that post to drop down will screw up the timing.

#3427 64 days ago
Quoted from rai:

I've a question, a right orbit shot (coming out the left side) will more often than not hit the top of my left sling, I assume this is not supposed to happen?

Many were having this issue, myself included. Its a super easy fix fortunately!

Around 3:10 of this video he very well explains the fix. I believe ive seen him in this thread, he has some super helpful videos for noobs (like myself) and veterans alike.

#3428 64 days ago
Quoted from jandrea95:

Many were having this issue, myself included. Its a super easy fix fortunately!
Around 3:10 of this video he very well explains the fix. I believe ive seen him in this thread, he has some super helpful videos for noobs (like myself) and veterans alike.

thanks that's just what I needed!!

#3429 64 days ago
Quoted from manadams:

By checked you mean you pushed up on that post multiple times and it freely fell back down without any friction slowing it down? Was a fix for my issue and just the slightest friction slowing that post to drop down will screw up the timing.

Yes there seams to be no friction on the post.

#3430 64 days ago
Quoted from nexfx:

Yes there seams to be no friction on the post.

I had a similar issue early on and the post was actually hitting the opto mounting bracket next to the post. That bracket was loose and would move around during play so sometimes it would work and other times it would not. Is the opto bracket out of the way and tight?

#3431 64 days ago

So Stern has the JP topper on its site for $599...I wonder how much they plan on charging for the EHOH topper? Tombstones and jumping Gargoyles can't cost too much...right?

#3432 64 days ago
Quoted from FtrMech:

So Stern has the JP topper on its site for $599...I wonder how much they plan on charging for the EHOH topper? Tombstones and jumping Gargoyles can't cost too much...right?

I just hope it is a topper and not some cheap-o piece of junk that "unlocks" a mode in the game like the JP topper is. So disappointed with the new trend from Stern on overpriced mods just to unlock something already baked into the code.

Elvira is the perfect game, so if they launch something similar ill just pretend I didnt see it

#3433 64 days ago
Quoted from jandrea95:

I just hope it is a topper and not some cheap-o piece of junk that "unlocks" a mode in the game like the JP topper is. So disappointed with the new trend from Stern on overpriced mods just to unlock something already baked into the code.
Elvira is the perfect game, so if they launch something similar ill just pretend I didnt see it

Is there any video anywhere yet of the JP topper actually "in action" ... and hopefully not "inaction?"

I'm starting to wonder if their topper pricing has no direct relationship to its bill of materials at all (other than being priced at a nice, if not hefty profit), but is actually determined far more by popularity/cost/sales of a given license/game and what they think owners simply can/would pay. Consider:

- Star Wars is *THE* license; game likely sold and still sells quite well for its age = $750 topper for not too much going on - but it is, after all, R2D2
- Jurassic Park is not nearly as big as the Star Wars license, but still very big; ditto on game sales initially and still = $600 topper that does (... what?)
- Munsters is a nostalgic TV license for folks who grew up with it; game sales reportedly sluggish = $425 topper with animated iconic cuckoo clock raven
- BKSOR is a nostalgic license known mostly only within the pinball community; reportedly underwhelming sales = $425 topper many consider the GOAT

So if that correlation is somewhat accurate, an Elvira topper should land at a price much closer to The Munsters/BKSOR end of the scale than the Jurassic Park end as it is not a mega license but has a cult (in the good sense) following and is also very well known in the pinball community.

Not claiming I'm right or have inside knowledge, just rambling about something I've been pondering for a while now.

#3434 64 days ago
Quoted from TheRudyB:

Is there any video anywhere yet of the JP topper actually "in action" ... and hopefully not "inaction?"
I'm starting to wonder if their topper pricing has no direct relationship to its bill of materials at all (other than being priced at a nice, if not hefty profit), but is actually determined far more by popularity/cost/sales of a given license/game and what they think owners simply can/would pay. Consider:
- Star Wars is *THE* license; game likely sold and still sells quite well for its age = $750 topper for not too much going on - but it is, after all, R2D2
- Jurassic Park is not nearly as big as the Star Wars license, but still very big; ditto on game sales initially and still = $600 topper that does (... what?)
- Munsters is a nostalgic TV license for folks who grew up with it; game sales reportedly sluggish = $425 topper with animated iconic cuckoo clock raven
- BKSOR is a nostalgic license known mostly only within the pinball community; reportedly underwhelming sales = $425 topper many consider the GOAT
So if that correlation is somewhat accurate, an Elvira topper should land at a price much closer to The Munsters/BKSOR end of the scale than the Jurassic Park end as it is not a mega license but has a cult (in the good sense) following and is also very well known in the pinball community.
Not claiming I'm right or have inside knowledge, just rambling about something I've been pondering for a while now.

These are great points. Part of the amazingness of Elvira is the fact they didnt have to waste money on some huge license.

#3435 64 days ago
Quoted from jandrea95:

Part of the amazingness of Elvira is the fact they didnt have to waste money on some huge license.

Not sure what point you are trying to make. ??

Stern certainly paid license fees to Queen B Productions (Elvira’s company). I’m sure the license wasn’t as expensive as Star Wars, but I doubt it was insignificant.

#3436 64 days ago
Quoted from jfh:

Not sure what point you are trying to make. ??
Stern certainly paid license fees to Queen B Productions (Elvira’s company). I’m sure the license wasn’t as expensive as Star Wars, but I doubt it was insignificant.

I mean, you pretty much said it, so not sure what you dont get? The license wasnt as expensive as others, so they dumped more into making an amazing game. Were on the same page, I think

#3437 64 days ago
Quoted from Vino:Call around to a few distributors.
If I bought one, it’s Elvira on my shooter rod!
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Now if the shooter rod hair was actual hair from Elvira's wig, that would be something

Rob

#3438 64 days ago
Quoted from jandrea95:

Many were having this issue, myself included. Its a super easy fix fortunately!
Around 3:10 of this video he very well explains the fix. I believe ive seen him in this thread, he has some super helpful videos for noobs (like myself) and veterans alike.

I have not bothered adjusting the rail on the left orbit yet because balls that have a good speed will always go to the flipper on my game. When I first played Elvira the geometry felt really weird because while the orbits look the same, they feed the flippers differently. Game pitch and level was also affecting the cellar kickout which at one point was going SDTM a lot. I increased pitch from 6.9 to 7 and leveled the game (again) so it doesn't do that any more.

I need to check the level on the game once more(!) since the ball seems to favor the right flipper, even though it doesn't feel out of level.

Rob

#3439 64 days ago
Quoted from jandrea95:

Were on the same page, I think

I guess we are.

#3440 64 days ago

Gotta be honest, if they made a boobies topper like the home brew one = sold.
Won’t happen.

#3441 64 days ago
Quoted from jandrea95:

I just hope it is a topper and not some cheap-o piece of junk that "unlocks" a mode in the game like the JP topper is.

What does it unlock?

#3442 64 days ago
Quoted from jandrea95:

Many were having this issue, myself included. Its a super easy fix fortunately!
Around 3:10 of this video he very well explains the fix. I believe ive seen him in this thread, he has some super helpful videos for noobs (like myself) and veterans alike.

Dude. Are those pinstadiums? You lost me.

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#3443 64 days ago

So tonight I went to play a few games of Elvira before watching some TV and low and behold my machine would not boot (It is less than 1 month old). My stadium lights were getting power and the board had several red LEDs but nothing else. After ruling out the power issue I did some research and it appeared to be a corrupted SD card. So I spent the better part of an hour downloading software and flashing it to a new SD card. Also took a detour into issues related to only half of the memory showing up on the newly formatted SD card and sorted that out. Flashed the software to the new SD card and everything is up and running again. Turns out is was just a SD card that went bad. I am going to put together a video tutorial on how to do this and will upload it here once available just in case anyone comes across the same issue.

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#3444 64 days ago

I’m wondering about if this game will be available at your local distributor in the near future? Stern has been gearing up for the production of a ton of TMNTs since (semi) reopening ... ST was in production soon after the release of 3lvira ... are they even going to make more of 3lvira?

Not trying to cause a panic, just posing the question of how supply and demand will work out when it gets closer to Halloween 2020.

#3445 64 days ago
Quoted from HurryUpPinball:

So tonight I went to play a few games of Elvira before watching some TV and low and behold my machine would not boot (It is less than 1 month old). My stadium lights were getting power and the board had several red LEDs but nothing else. After ruling out the power issue I did some research and it appeared to be a corrupted SD card. So I spent the better part of an hour downloading software and flashing it to a new SD card. Also took a detour into issues related to only half of the memory showing up on the newly formatted SD card and sorted that out. Flashed the software to the new SD card and everything is up and running again. Turns out is was just a SD card that went bad. I am going to put together a video tutorial on how to do this and will upload it here once available just in case anyone comes across the same issue.
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That has happened to a lot of us on multiple games.

Stern must use the same supplier that supplies the coil stops supply the SD cards... cheap shit.

#3446 64 days ago
Quoted from chaz009:

Not trying to cause a panic, just posing the question of how supply and demand will work out when it gets closer to Halloween 2020.

No panic at all. This is an owners thread.

No one knows, but if demand is there, Stern will likely make more of them.

#3447 64 days ago
Quoted from WackyBrakke:

Dude. Are those pinstadiums? You lost me.

They are homemade playfield lights. I like playing pins in the dark and build them for all my pins. You can adjust the color and intensity of the lights but they are not tied to the flashers.

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#3448 64 days ago
Quoted from HurryUpPinball:

So tonight I went to play a few games of Elvira before watching some TV and low and behold my machine would not boot (It is less than 1 month old). My stadium lights were getting power and the board had several red LEDs but nothing else. After ruling out the power issue I did some research and it appeared to be a corrupted SD card. So I spent the better part of an hour downloading software and flashing it to a new SD card. Also took a detour into issues related to only half of the memory showing up on the newly formatted SD card and sorted that out. Flashed the software to the new SD card and everything is up and running again. Turns out is was just a SD card that went bad. I am going to put together a video tutorial on how to do this and will upload it here once available just in case anyone comes across the same issue.
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Stern's SD card stock is only slightly more reliable than their coil stop stock.

#3449 64 days ago
Quoted from HurryUpPinball:

So tonight I went to play a few games of Elvira before watching some TV and low and behold my machine would not boot (It is less than 1 month old). My stadium lights were getting power and the board had several red LEDs but nothing else. After ruling out the power issue I did some research and it appeared to be a corrupted SD card. So I spent the better part of an hour downloading software and flashing it to a new SD card. Also took a detour into issues related to only half of the memory showing up on the newly formatted SD card and sorted that out. Flashed the software to the new SD card and everything is up and running again. Turns out is was just a SD card that went bad. I am going to put together a video tutorial on how to do this and will upload it here once available just in case anyone comes across the same issue.
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Your stadium lights are the problem

#3450 64 days ago
Quoted from chaz009:

I’m wondering about if this game will be available at your local distributor in the near future? Stern has been gearing up for the production of a ton of TMNTs since (semi) reopening ... ST was in production soon after the release of 3lvira ... are they even going to make more of 3lvira?
Not trying to cause a panic, just posing the question of how supply and demand will work out when it gets closer to Halloween 2020.

Word I heard is that Stern will be back to production at least to some degree in August. More Elviras are purportedly on the schedule.

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