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Embryon Owners Club & Restoration Thread, Fans Also Welcome


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#501 7 months ago
Quoted from dluth:

What do I do

Dremel and about ten minutes.
Be sure and polish them too.
Mof

#502 7 months ago

I have a brand new set of plastics that I won't be needing.
If interested, please pm me.
Thanks.

4 weeks later
#503 6 months ago

Im wondering if anyone else has ran into this with the xpin 7volution displays.

So my 6 digit displays worked fine, but I was rolling the scores a little easy so I made the game harder by making it harder to score extra balls, but was still able to roll score so I got the xpin 7digit displays. But here is the problem...when hooked up I have lights on the playfield that lock on and others that are off. The connector at J1 on cpu that the xpin boards plug into use some pins for the auxiliary light board. I remove the xpin boards and connect J1 and lights work as the should. I've also changed out the cpu for an Alltek and have the same results. Just to make sure it wasn't my mpu. Seems strange...looking at the back of the xpin boards, you can see where the traces run straight across...pin for pin for pins 11thru19. The ones that I believe are for the auxiliary light board.

I've contacted xpin and they are looking into it, but if anyone here has seen this and could help with any input I'd appreciate it?

1 week later
#504 5 months ago

has anyone found a good silver match for the cabinet ?

#505 5 months ago

Rottenrober1313:

I could never get them to work after multiple attempts. It did cause harm to the sound board. Your post stirs almost forgotten memory’s.

It’s really too bad. I really wanted it to work.

Sorry I have no solution to your issue. I wish you luck.

#506 5 months ago
Quoted from D8n-flipped:

has anyone found a good silver match for the cabinet ?

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#507 5 months ago
Quoted from Nhpolarbear:

Rottenrober1313:
I could never get them to work after multiple attempts. It did cause harm to the sound board. Your post stirs almost forgotten memory’s.
It’s really too bad. I really wanted it to work.
Sorry I have no solution to your issue. I wish you luck.

Hey thanks for the response. I guess I'll send them back. I have one week left to do so. To bad...I also really wanted them to work.

#509 5 months ago

Who sells the home rom for embryon? Thanks

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#510 5 months ago

Posted this in a new topic but this seems like a good place instead;

I picked up an Embryon not too long ago that I haven’t had a chance to look at too much yet. Mechanically it seems okay but the Playfield is ROUGH. It was previously, poorly touched up and not protected. Pretty much all the inserts need attention too.
Does anyone have a high Res scan of the playfield I could use to create some overlay decals for the real bad parts?
Has anyone ever made replacements for the inserts? Is there a set available somewhere that I haven’t found yet? Or decals I could install and clear over?
Any suggestions here will help! Thanks in advance everyone.

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#511 5 months ago

Shill post: Dr Dave and I talk about Embryon in our latest podcast. About 1/2 way through we talk for about 9 minutes including 7 digit displays. The Classic Pinball Podcast. #19

#512 5 months ago
Quoted from Nhpolarbear:

Shill post: Dr Dave and I talk about Embryon in our latest podcast. About 1/2 way through we talk for about 9 minutes including 7 digit displays. The Classic Pinball Podcast. #19

Thanks for the heads up, will give it a listen.

#513 5 months ago

Why is it that all Embryons look like they have had their playfields sanded with sandpaper? Even the "Home use only" ones (not saying they aren't "HUO" lol, that's another discussion).

And to be honest, I have seen a lot of nice Embryons, you just don't see them pop up for sale like most of the older pins now days... Mainly because Embryon was not a popular game on location (I remember one in my arcade and we never played it) and everyone hoards them now.

#514 5 months ago
Quoted from Nhpolarbear:

Shill post: Dr Dave and I talk about Embryon in our latest podcast. About 1/2 way through we talk for about 9 minutes including 7 digit displays. The Classic Pinball Podcast. #19

thanks, I will definitely check this Podcast out!

#515 5 months ago

Here is my playfield

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#516 5 months ago

That is beautiful!!!
Very hard to find or have a Embryon pf in that condition. Wish someone would reproduce these.
-Mike

#517 5 months ago
Quoted from tatman9999:

Here is my playfield[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

nicest original playfield I have ever seen.

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#518 5 months ago
Quoted from rottenrobert1313:

Im wondering if anyone else has ran into this with the xpin 7volution displays.
So my 6 digit displays worked fine, but I was rolling the scores a little easy so I made the game harder by making it harder to score extra balls, but was still able to roll score so I got the xpin 7digit displays. But here is the problem...when hooked up I have lights on the playfield that lock on and others that are off. The connector at J1 on cpu that the xpin boards plug into use some pins for the auxiliary light board. I remove the xpin boards and connect J1 and lights work as the should. I've also changed out the cpu for an Alltek and have the same results. Just to make sure it wasn't my mpu. Seems strange...looking at the back of the xpin boards, you can see where the traces run straight across...pin for pin for pins 11thru19. The ones that I believe are for the auxiliary light board.
I've contacted xpin and they are looking into it, but if anyone here has seen this and could help with any input I'd appreciate it?

Update on the Xpin 7volution displays. After a few emails and a phone call with Brett at Xpin. He's tracked down the issue when it comes to these displays in Embryon. Sent me a board to try out and the playfield lights are working as they should. I couldn't be happier with the trouble he went through to get to the bottom of the issue. Any of my games that need new displays, I'm going to Xpin from here on out.
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#520 4 months ago

does anyone have the playfield art files ?
I wanted to do the waterslide decal method on a extra playfield. Would hate to throw it away.

#521 4 months ago

This may have been discussed before, but as anyone ever heard any rumblings from CPR about reproducing Embryon playfields? Given the fact that they are producing widebody playfields for Paragon & Space Invaders, it doesn't seem like too much of a stretch for them to do Embryon someday.

#522 4 months ago
Quoted from D8n-flipped:

does anyone have the playfield art files ?
I wanted to do the waterslide decal method on a extra playfield. Would hate to throw it away.

I have been trying to find some for years

#523 4 months ago
Quoted from tatman9999:

Here is my playfield[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

That truly is a really nice original playfield. It was never restored right? Mine looks like that now, but only after a professional restore job from HSA Pinball (now retired but business under new ownership) to make it look new again.

#524 4 months ago
Quoted from rottenrobert1313:

Update on the Xpin 7volution displays. After a few emails and a phone call with Brett at Xpin. He's tracked down the issue when it comes to these displays in Embryon. Sent me a board to try out and the playfield lights are working as they should. I couldn't be happier with the trouble he went through to get to the bottom of the issue. Any of my games that need new displays, I'm going to Xpin from here on out.
[quoted image]

What was the issue you had? I just ordered the 7volution displays for mine and I’m likely not going to have my machine to a testable state for at least a Couple months. Anything I should be preparing for??

#525 4 months ago

Joined the club. Got the game completely non working but was able to figure out the issues for the most part.

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#526 4 months ago

Jeez, no decals, no overlays..... this game needs a CPR playfield or a Hardtop!

#527 4 months ago
Quoted from Its_me_aj:

Joined the club. Got the game completely non working but was able to figure out the issues for the most part.[quoted image]

Creepy - they really look like eggs!
Are they TZ powerballs?

#528 4 months ago
Quoted from dluth:

Creepy - they really look like eggs!
Are they TZ powerballs?

Nope just pearl white glo-balls from the Mezels

https://mezelmods.com/products/pinball-glo-balls?_pos=1&_sid=d2b8cbc8f&_ss=r&variant=3011160260

#529 4 months ago

That's a really good idea. Haven't seen anyone do that before. I bet its also easier to bounce them into the stand up target.

#530 4 months ago
Quoted from WpgPins:What was the issue you had? I just ordered the 7volution displays for mine and I’m likely not going to have my machine to a testable state for at least a Couple months. Anything I should be preparing for??

I'll repost my original issue from up above.

(So my 6 digit displays worked fine, but I was rolling the scores a little easy so I made the game harder by making it harder to score extra balls, but was still able to roll score so I got the xpin 7digit displays. But here is the problem...when hooked up I have lights on the playfield that lock on and others that are off. The connector at J1 on cpu that the xpin boards plug into use some pins for the auxiliary light board. I remove the xpin boards and connect J1 and lights work as the should. I've also changed out the cpu for an Alltek and have the same results. Just to make sure it wasn't my mpu. Seems strange...looking at the back of the xpin boards, you can see where the traces run straight across...pin for pin for pins 11thru19. The ones that I believe are for the auxiliary light board.)

So the issue was that pin 8 or 9 I can't remember which. Uses a trace that's in the middle of the xpin board. This trace should run straight across pin to pin. But in the boards that connection is lost. So Brett sent me a modified xpin board with a small jumper. I believe he's going to make the changes necessary in future boards to fix the issue permanently.

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#531 3 months ago

I keep hearing about a ROM that awards 2x scoring during multiball. But cannot find it anywhere. Does it exist?
To me this would be a game changer as multiball isn’t really worth going for at the moment (if you are playing for points - it is very satisfying to get it otherwise).
It would be nice also if the captive balls on the right and left were worth more to improve the risk/reward balance As they are totally not worth going for given the high likelihood of a drain off them - though I recognise the artwork says they are worth x.
Anyway, if anyone has any info on the 2x multiball ROM that would be great.

#532 3 months ago

Dave talked about the 2x rom in one of our podcasts. He thought it was included in the Weebly mpu. You might want to PM him. He might have information to contact the original source.

#534 3 months ago

Thank you!

#535 3 months ago

Thanks - the readme doesn’t mention 2x multiball though.

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#536 3 months ago

Just installed the ROM and it’s nice to have 2x scoring in multiball and the light show and added speech and sounds at the start of multiball is cool. I didn’t do the 7 digit change as I have set it to 3 ball and I’m not good enough to get 1m+ that often for it to matter.
It was version 92 250811. I can post video of the multiball start if anyone’s interested.

#537 3 months ago

anyone know of any playfields for this kicking about?

#538 3 months ago
Quoted from dluth:

Just installed the ROM and it’s nice to have 2x scoring in multiball and the light show and added speech and sounds at the start of multiball is cool. I didn’t do the 7 digit change as I have set it to 3 ball and I’m not good enough to get 1m+ that often for it to matter.
It was version 92 250811. I can post video of the multiball start if anyone’s interested.

Yes please

#539 3 months ago
Quoted from dluth:

Just installed the ROM and it’s nice to have 2x scoring in multiball and the light show and added speech and sounds at the start of multiball is cool. I didn’t do the 7 digit change as I have set it to 3 ball and I’m not good enough to get 1m+ that often for it to matter.
It was version 92 250811. I can post video of the multiball start if anyone’s interested.

Yep. Please post.

#540 3 months ago

So here’s the multiball start with the original ROM:

And here it is with the updated ROM:

1 month later
#541 65 days ago

I have a Pinball Pimp stencil kit that I never got around to. $150 shipped. PM me

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#542 31 days ago

What about the blue??

#543 24 days ago

does anyone know what screws to use for the apron ?

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