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Everybody Underground Now! ~ Twister Club


By LunaStone

6 years ago



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#301 6 months ago
Quoted from Rocketrob:

I just order a new board hope that will fix it! Now i just need to find some new plastics!!!Anyone have any pics of color schemes?

I have a set of plastics someone ordered from the site in Germany. I haven't installed them yet, and haven't removed the protective film...but they seem to be fairly good quality. Takes some work, but they are available.

Added 181 days ago:

Edit: I see now why people were sending me PMs to ask what I wanted for the plastics. I worded my statement poorly. What I was trying to say is they are available for purchase from the vendor in Germany, but it takes a little time and effort to get them forwarded to the US since the company will not ship here direct. Sorry for the confusion.

#302 6 months ago

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#303 6 months ago

We recently got a Twister game and it is having intermittent issues recognizing and releasing the ball. Sometimes when you get an extra ball the ball does not release and it just clicks and then ends your turn. Sometimes when you start the game it will say balls are missing and if you manually move the balls it will reset and recognize them. We have replaced one micro switch and the optic board in the ball trough. Anyone have any other ideas on what could be causing this? I am handy but in no way a pinball expert. Any help would be appreciated.

#304 6 months ago
Quoted from Becenbarger:

We recently got a Twister game and it is having intermittent issues recognizing and releasing the ball. Sometimes when you get an extra ball the ball does not release and it just clicks and then ends your turn. Sometimes when you start the game it will say balls are missing and if you manually move the balls it will reset and recognize them. We have replaced one micro switch and the optic board in the ball trough. Anyone have any other ideas on what could be causing this? I am handy but in no way a pinball expert. Any help would be appreciated.

You said "when you manually move the balls" Are they not rolling down to the furthest position?

Also, when the issue happens, put the game in test and go to switch test. Look for the 5 solid switches that are ball trough. If 1 is out, replace that switch, unless they are not rolling down, then start by cleaning the trough for any debris or possibly file the edges to remove divots.

Last thing I can think of, balls are magnetized, sticking to each other not allowing them to roll down. Replace the balls and see what happens from there.

Paul

#305 6 months ago
Quoted from pefdude:

You said "when you manually move the balls" Are they not rolling down to the furthest position?
Also, when the issue happens, put the game in test and go to switch test. Look for the 5 solid switches that are ball trough. If 1 is out, replace that switch, unless they are not rolling down, then start by cleaning the trough for any debris or possibly file the edges to remove divots.
Last thing I can think of, balls are magnetized, sticking to each other not allowing them to roll down. Replace the balls and see what happens from there.
Paul

Paul,

The balls were magnetized. We switched them out and it solved it. Thank you so much for your help.

#306 6 months ago

Hi Everyone.
I've had my Twister for about a year, and have decided to clean it up a bit. It is the only pinball machine I have ever owned, so I'm learning as I go.
I have a few questions, and I'm hoping someone can help.

1) Are there many places that sell new decals & plastics? I am in Australia, so I assume I need to ship them in from overseas.
2) Has anyone used the balls that have images of tornadoes on them? Are they fine for the machine? https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/PB116-TOR

Thanks in advance!

#307 6 months ago

see post #301 above , other than those the plastics are pretty much unobtainium

#308 6 months ago
Quoted from Tornadoroy:

Hi Everyone.
I've had my Twister for about a year, and have decided to clean it up a bit. It is the only pinball machine I have ever owned, so I'm learning as I go.
I have a few questions, and I'm hoping someone can help.
1) Are there many places that sell new decals & plastics? I am in Australia, so I assume I need to ship them in from overseas.
2) Has anyone used the balls that have images of tornadoes on them? Are they fine for the machine? https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/PB116-TOR
Thanks in advance!

I believe it is PinballCenter or something like that. Just search German Pinball Supply. They won’t ship to the US without using a forward service, but I’m betting they will ship to your country.

#309 6 months ago
Quoted from Manimal:

I believe it is PinballCenter or something like that. Just search German Pinball Supply. They won’t ship to the US without using a forward service, but I’m betting they will ship to your country.

Thank you!

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#310 5 months ago
Quoted from Tornadoroy:

Hi Everyone.
I've had my Twister for about a year, and have decided to clean it up a bit. It is the only pinball machine I have ever owned, so I'm learning as I go.
I have a few questions, and I'm hoping someone can help.
1) Are there many places that sell new decals & plastics? I am in Australia, so I assume I need to ship them in from overseas.
2) Has anyone used the balls that have images of tornadoes on them? Are they fine for the machine? https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/PB116-TOR
Thanks in advance!

We have two of the tornado balls mixed in with our Normal balls. We like them and the difference in color is pretty cool when you get the multi ball.

#311 5 months ago

We just finished fixing up our Twister pinball. It was helpful seeing the post about mods other people did, so we thought we would share ours. We added a cow and barn, changed out the truck to a tanker to match the video, added a tornado and a tv playing local coverage of a tornado. We added storm chaser to our flippers, changed out the spotlight to a black one, changed the ball drop logo to the Dorothy one and added a tornado to the ramp. We also added a cliffy, a purple scoop light, light up purple flipped buttons, a custom cup holder, speaker lights and the plasma lightning bumpers.

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#312 5 months ago
Quoted from Becenbarger:

We just finished fixing up our Twister pinball. It was helpful seeing the post about mods other people did, so we thought we would share ours. We added a cow and barn, changed out the truck to a tanker to match the video, added a tornado and a tv playing local coverage of a tornado. We added storm chaser to our flippers, changed out the spotlight to a black one, changed the ball drop logo to the Dorothy one and added a tornado to the ramp. We also added a cliffy, a purple scoop light, light up purple flipped buttons, a custom cup holder, speaker lights and the plasma lightning bumpers.
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The speaker lights would look much better, in my opinion, if you mount the painted grills BEHIND the light frames (between the back of the light frames and the front of the speaker(s)) if you can.

Doug (SpeakerLightKits.com)

#313 5 months ago

Issue on my twister finally getting time to look at this game next. The disc is spinning fine and both magnets work perfectly. The issue is in multi ball when the magnet grabs all the balls. Instead of the disc spinning with the balls to throw them around the play field. The game instead grabs the balls and just releases them after that the disc starts spinning. For some reason the disc is not simultaneously spinning when it goes to throw the balls any tips. Also I noticed went into test mode tested the spinning disc motor and it spun fine. I went back to try it now it won't spin anymore in test mode but the disc still does spin in game play thanks.

#314 5 months ago
Quoted from Coolpinballdino:

Issue on my twister finally getting time to look at this game next. The disc is spinning fine and both magnets work perfectly. The issue is in multi ball when the magnet grabs all the balls. Instead of the disc spinning with the balls to throw them around the play field. The game instead grabs the balls and just releases them after that the disc starts spinning. For some reason the disc is not simultaneously spinning when it goes to throw the balls any tips. Also I noticed went into test mode tested the spinning disc motor and it spun fine. I went back to try it now it won't spin anymore in test mode but the disc still does spin in game play thanks.

You need to take a video of the event so we can see what the timing is like on this. It sounds to me that the relay or motor for the disc isn’t starting quick enough and the timing is getting out of sync

Does the skill shot award work ok and does the ball get walked off the magnet to the rhs?

We know the magnet board is ok

I’d also check you don’t have any reports of broken or stuck switches

#315 5 months ago
Quoted from applejuice:

You need to take a video of the event so we can see what the timing is like on this. It sounds to me that the relay or motor for the disc isn’t starting quick enough and the timing is getting out of sync
Does the skill shot award work ok and does the ball get walked off the magnet to the rhs?
We know the magnet board is ok
I’d also check you don’t have any reports of broken or stuck switches

I'll get a video of it Tomorrow my dad's looking at the the relay will probably take him a few days to understand how it works but he'll figure it out. The skill shot does grab the ball but I have noticed the disc does not spin after it does that. Switches are all good so it's probably going to be on that relay or motor like your saying thanks Alek

#316 5 months ago
Quoted from applejuice:

You need to take a video of the event so we can see what the timing is like on this. It sounds to me that the relay or motor for the disc isn’t starting quick enough and the timing is getting out of sync
Does the skill shot award work ok and does the ball get walked off the magnet to the rhs?
We know the magnet board is ok
I’d also check you don’t have any reports of broken or stuck switches

Here is a video of what it's doing also which is the relay your referring to is it the one on the driver board thanks Alek.

#317 5 months ago
Quoted from Coolpinballdino:

I'll get a video of it Tomorrow my dad's looking at the the relay will probably take him a few days to understand how it works but he'll figure it out. The skill shot does grab the ball but I have noticed the disc does not spin after it does that. Switches are all good so it's probably going to be on that relay or motor like your saying thanks Alek

Important thing to note with the skill shot, does the skill shot award ok on the dmd screen when the ball is grabbed?

It could be a bad connection/wire issue from the switch output signals of the magnet board to the input of the cpu

#318 5 months ago
Quoted from applejuice:

Important thing to note with the skill shot, does the skill shot award ok on the dmd screen when the ball is grabbed?
It could be a bad connection/wire issue from the switch output signals of the magnet board to the input of the cpu

On the skill shot yes it grabs the ball and awards the points and shows the animation on screen. Disc does not spin when it let's go of the ball and I can't remember on the skill shot if it is supposed to thanks.

#319 5 months ago
Quoted from Coolpinballdino:

On the skill shot yes it grabs the ball and awards the points and shows the animation on screen. Disc does not spin when it let's go of the ball and I can't remember on the skill shot if it is supposed to thanks.

Its definitely motor/relay then the disc spins as the skill shot is awarded on screen and the ball is 'walked' off the magnet to rhs, so it doesn't drain down the middle. One of the most ingenious designs ever in pinball and why you need a proper working magnet board. (That part for you is sorted though.)

The fact the award is shown on screen means the cpu knows the ball was on the magnet and should be telling the disc relay to turn on, so its that side that is at fault.

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#320 4 months ago

I’ve been trying to find the height of twister and can’t seem to locate it. Anyone able to tell me the height and what length legs it comes with? Thanks

#321 4 months ago
Quoted from SpinnerAddict:

I’ve been trying to find the height of twister and can’t seem to locate it. Anyone able to tell me the height and what length legs it comes with? Thanks

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/everybody-underground-now-twister-club/page/6#post-5279330

#322 4 months ago

Thank you

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#324 76 days ago

Hi Everyone.
Does anyone know the best way to clean the wire patches from within the fan housing? Mine are quite dirty, and warm soapy water isn't doing the trick! Was thinking that there may be a chemical to use to remove the built up dirt, etc.
TIA

#325 76 days ago
Quoted from Tornadoroy:

Hi Everyone.
Does anyone know the best way to clean the wire patches from within the fan housing? Mine are quite dirty, and warm soapy water isn't doing the trick! Was thinking that there may be a chemical to use to remove the built up dirt, etc.
TIA

Try some simple green

#326 74 days ago

Hello Friends, some good soul have the translite scan image? My translite is not in good shape and is hard to find one, tried to scan and photoshop mine but the result was not good.

Thanks.

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#327 66 days ago

Before I waste time hunting this problem down, Anyone had their auto plunger engage randomly as the game is playing? It seems random and is driving me nuts.

Thanks in advance,

Joel
H.I.O.P.

#328 66 days ago

yup. It was awhile ago. Pretty sure this resolved my problem.

https://www.pinballlife.com/opto-transmitter-and-receiver-board-set-for-data-eastsegastern.html

Note: The above reference is incorrect. The correct link is https://www.pinballlife.com/data-eastsegastern-trough-opto-board-set.html

#329 66 days ago

Thank you, I will give it a shot

#330 66 days ago
Quoted from Beechwood:

Thank you, I will give it a shot

My bad.....just double checked. Gave you the wrong part number in previous posting.

https://www.pinballlife.com/data-eastsegastern-trough-opto-board-set.html
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#331 8 days ago

Twister color DMD came out last night. Got mine on order!

#332 8 days ago

YES! Finally!

#333 8 days ago

Did you order the led or lcd? Wonder if the lcd will fit?

#334 7 days ago

Yep got another colourdmd ordered today to. Been waiting along time for this one!

So thats 2 of the 3 things for twister sorted. (the first being the magnet controller boards i recreated )

Now the final thing is we just have to get a decent pin sound version created for this game. The biggest draw for me to have a look at this is to dilute the bloody annoying 'everybody underground now' speech. I already created a modified sound rom for anyone who wants it that takes this phrase out! but a pinsound update would be really cool with much more film speech etc and better quality music maybe.

#335 6 days ago
Quoted from etnfrd67:

Did you order the led or lcd? Wonder if the lcd will fit?

Does not look like the LCD is an option so I ordered the LED. I would have preferred the LCD though.

#336 6 days ago
Quoted from drypaint:

Does not look like the LCD is an option so I ordered the LED. I would have preferred the LCD though.

Sometimes they dont put the lcd as an option because it takes slight modification like TFTC but the lcd will work in TFTC. I was just wondering I will email and ask they will let you know.

#337 6 days ago
Quoted from etnfrd67:

Sometimes they dont put the lcd as an option because it takes slight modification like TFTC but the lcd will work in TFTC. I was just wondering I will email and ask they will let you know.

Well shit... Please let me know what you find out.

#338 6 days ago
Quoted from drypaint:

Well shit... Please let me know what you find out.

Here is the email response from them.

The LCD is taller than the factory display and won't fit Data East's backbox
without permanent modification of the plastic speaker panel. We don't
recommend or support this change, but some customers have successfully made
this modification. The LED display is similar in size to the factory
display and does not require modifying the backbox.

The color ROM for Twister supports both LCD and LED displays.

ColorDMD Displays

#339 6 days ago
Quoted from etnfrd67:

Here is the email response from them.
The LCD is taller than the factory display and won't fit Data East's backbox
without permanent modification of the plastic speaker panel. We don't
recommend or support this change, but some customers have successfully made
this modification. The LED display is similar in size to the factory
display and does not require modifying the backbox.
The color ROM for Twister supports both LCD and LED displays.
ColorDMD Displays

I am not that ambitious, but that is awesome to know that the ROM works for either!

#340 5 days ago

Does anyone have the measurements for the back glass translite? We dropped ours while installing and it shattered. Need to know what size to order. Thanks!

#341 5 days ago

TWISTER COLORDMD VIDEO PREVIEW

Twister is the 105th game to be supported by the ColorDMD multi-color pinball display platform! Twister was colored by Ric Turner, who's other contributions include Corvette, No Good Gofers and Getaway! Displays are shipping now from our store site and through our distributors! The color ROM for Twister is available NOW!

#342 5 days ago

Installing...

Step 1

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#343 5 days ago

And we are done

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#344 5 days ago

A request, is it possible to add a purple to the colour palette to use and maybe update this screen little to match the playfield magnet spinner alittle better? I was kind of expecting to see a few purple shades in the colour palette, but i don't see them so far. Massive improvement over boring old orange though overall

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