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Fish Tales - Casters Club!!


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6 years ago



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#2801 61 days ago
Quoted from Neal_W:

Some owners don't like the splash decal mod since they block the view of the lanes and pops.

They must be short I guess?

I have a hard time seeing the Fish Finder Lamp.

#2802 61 days ago

Thanks for the feedback about the decals.

After a year of delay my FT is finally coming together.
I have to replace the clear crossover ramp and thought the decals would be a cool addition.
A new ramp is on the way, unless I can source decals down under I might end up leaving stock.

Some rebuild pics,
Don't laugh at my muddy river bottom, haha, I thought the mahogany lacquer to seal to base was a good idea at the time, lol

After 1 year of stuffing around trying to get cab perfecto, I'm looking forward to powering up this bad boy tomorrow

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#2803 61 days ago
Quoted from Inkochnito:

The rom file with the EXTRA BALL text adjusted is now on the ipdb.
It is PinMame Romset D6.
This file also has the led ghosting fix in place.

Excellent - thanks for this ROM. Is this a home only ROM or does it allow for coin play too?

#2804 61 days ago
Quoted from Neal_W:

Some owners don't like the splash decal mod since they block the view of the lanes and pops.

Yeah, not a big fan. I see the ramp being clear for a reason. It's to see what's underneath and behind. The decals also make things look too busy.

#2805 61 days ago
Quoted from guitarded:

They must be short I guess?

I'm 6 foot 5 and they definitely get in the way of seeing the top lanes for me , and getting x bonus is a big part of the game . In my opinion they also look tacky . Give me clear ramps any day . But each to their own , you can do whatever you want with your game .

#2806 61 days ago
Quoted from screaminr:

I'm 6 foot 5 and they definitely get in the way of seeing the top lanes for me , and getting x bonus is a big part of the game .

The Lights (to spell 'LIE') are on the Backboard and the view of the lanes isn't obstructed.

I have never understood what more people are hoping to see, really.

#2807 61 days ago
Quoted from guitarded:

The Lights (to spell 'LIE') are on the Backboard and the view of the lanes isn't obstructed.
I have never understood what more people are hoping to see, really.

This is the view that I see , if you have the decals on the ramps how are you going to see which lane the ball is going to go down and the lights for LIE on the backboard are not going to help you with that .

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#2808 61 days ago

Weird, I can see my lanes without a problem. Never have an issue with rolloves.

#2809 61 days ago
Quoted from guitarded:

Weird, I can see my lanes without a problem. Never have an issue with rolloves.

I haven't seen those decals / stickers before , so I went to my machine turned it on and took a photo from my playing position and for ME they would definitely block the view of the top lanes . If they don't bother you that's all good

#2810 60 days ago
Quoted from arolden:

Excellent - thanks for this ROM. Is this a home only ROM or does it allow for coin play too?

It's a regular rom file.

#2811 60 days ago
Quoted from RA77:

Don't laugh at my muddy river bottom, haha, I thought the mahogany lacquer to seal to base was a good idea at the time, lol

I like the idea of decorating the interior of the cabinet. Sometimes I think I spend more time looking at the inside of a cabinet than the cabinet decals. FT might be an exception, though - I redid the cabinet decals summer ‘18 so I still look at those a lot.

#2812 60 days ago

Sunset red inside my cab, looks pretty sweet.

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#2813 56 days ago

Does anyone have a BOM and/or other photos or info that might help me make my own MonsterfishMOD? I have the figurine but have no idea how it was modified or what parts are used to make it function. I know there’s a replacement light socket required (or custom fab?) that has tabs to allow for the eye lights to get connected on the circuit for the insert but what lights are used and how is it mounted etc?

#2814 56 days ago
Quoted from Dkjimbo:

Does anyone have a BOM and/or other photos or info that might help me make my own MonsterfishMOD? I have the figurine but have no idea how it was modified or what parts are used to make it function. I know there’s a replacement light socket required (or custom fab?) that has tabs to allow for the eye lights to get connected on the circuit for the insert but what lights are used and how is it mounted etc?

I made one over the weekend. I used 2 Flickering 3mm LEDs. Drilled holes in his eyes and glued them in. I wired the to a comet matrix blub. Just plugged it in the socket behind the stand up targets on the left. You could hard wire it to the lamp board if you wanted it flash when monster fish insert is lit. I just went the easier way with Flickering leds.

#2815 56 days ago
Quoted from Jon9508:

I made one over the weekend. I used 2 Flickering 3mm LEDs. Drilled holes in his eyes and glued them in. I wired the to a comet matrix blub. Just plugged it in the socket behind the stand up targets on the left. You could hard wire it to the lamp board if you wanted it flash when monster fish insert is lit. I just went the easier way with Flickering leds.

What voltage? looks like Amazon has a ton of options.

#2816 56 days ago
Quoted from Dkjimbo:

What voltage? looks like Amazon has a ton of options

If you are plugging into GI or controlled inserts it will be 5V, flashers are always 12V.

#2817 56 days ago
Quoted from Mancave:

If you are plugging into GI or controlled inserts it will be 5V, flashers are always 12V.

Everything on Amazon is 3v. if I wire that into the 5v insert circuit, will it overload and blow a 3v LED?

amazon.com link »

#2818 56 days ago

Get one of these and place it in the monster fish socket and attach proper leads and it will be like the ones that were for sale.Just a thought...

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#2819 56 days ago
Quoted from Dkjimbo:

Everything on Amazon is 3v. if I wire that into the 5v insert circuit, will it overload and blow a 3v LED?

Yes, you have to add a resistor in series. Usually those 3mm diodes come with a reference table explaining with X voltage, use Y size resistor.

#2820 55 days ago

I like that plug. That would work well.

I just got these off of Ebay. Already made up with resistors and all of that.

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#2821 55 days ago
Quoted from Neal_W:

Yes, you have to add a resistor in series. Usually those 3mm diodes come with a reference table explaining with X voltage, use Y size resistor

Correct, and the resistor value is 510 ohms (1/4W). This resistor value will work with up to 12V input. I've used these myself on 3mm Led's which depending on colour can range in voltage value i might add. White/Blue/Green are usually rated at about 3V while colours like Red/Yellow are slightly less value at for example 2.2V etc.

Jon9508 Those pre wired types are fine unless there is some tension/stress on the wires, the leg of the resistor is tacked straight onto the leg of the diode and in a very poor way. If there will be any possibility of stress on the wire then it's better to buy the resistors yourself and solder it onto the wire further down from the diode.

#2822 55 days ago

Can anyone help with part # for this plastic please ? Any suppliers ?

Mine is missing

I think it may be the one that is circled ? I can't make out the number ?

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#2823 55 days ago

I have a set of used plastics i am about to post. I am pretty sure that on e is in there. Its yellowed though. Most distributors haven't had any sets in for a while

#2824 55 days ago
Quoted from RA77:

I think it may be the one that is circled ?

I took a quick peek with the glass on and it appears to go there, but its pretty hard to see it. The yellowed one mentioned in the post above should work, since that is a part the player never sees. FYI - there were some posts a few years ago about removing yellowing.

#2825 55 days ago
Quoted from mymalibu:

Get one of these and place it in the monster fish socket and attach proper leads and it will be like the ones that were for sale.Just a thought...[quoted image]

don't you mean something like this? its a twist bulb socket but also has the .250" quick disconnect tabs for connecting other things.

https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/JKL-Components/2933T?qs=6YhTptf0WO36TDGY3T%252BGOw%3D%3D

#2826 55 days ago
Quoted from Langless28:

don't you mean something like this? its a twist bulb socket but also has the .250" quick disconnect tabs for connecting other things.
https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/JKL-Components/2933T?qs=6YhTptf0WO36TDGY3T%252BGOw%3D%3D

Yes ,more or less. The one I pictured was from Marco's...

#2827 51 days ago

Still on the lookout for a Fish Tales Topper!

#2828 50 days ago
Quoted from MiamiRedSkin:

Still on the lookout for a Fish Tales Topper!

One for sale on Ebay in Australia for $140au.
Aussie dollar is sitting around 67us cents.

#2829 50 days ago
Quoted from king-pin:

One for sale on Ebay in Australia for $140au.
Aussie dollar is sitting around 67us cents.

Are you talking about the topper domes for sale? A complete topper goes for about $500usd.

Edit..
I do see a shooter reel handle for sale there. Lots have owners are searching high and low for one of those.

#2830 50 days ago
Quoted from king-pin:

One for sale on Ebay in Australia for $140au.
Aussie dollar is sitting around 67us cents.

Don't see the topper

#2831 50 days ago
Quoted from MiamiRedSkin:

Still on the lookout for a Fish Tales Topper!

Think you just missed one here - might be worth chasing in case it didn't sell

https://www.pinballinfo.com/community/threads/fish-tales-topper.45045/

#2832 50 days ago
Quoted from Ive:

Think you just missed one here - might be worth chasing in case it didn't sell
https://www.pinballinfo.com/community/threads/fish-tales-topper.45045/

I'll make an account! I've never heard of pinballinfo but will check it out. I appreciate you keeping an eye out!

#2833 49 days ago

Still there, page 4.
If I wasn't so retarded I could share the link!
Brand new.
The shooter handles are second hand and not originals.

#2834 46 days ago

Ahhh - Fresh Flipper Rebuild on the old Fish Tails.

Happy Day.

#2835 46 days ago

Joined the club a few weeks ago.
Before and after play field pics
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#2836 46 days ago
Quoted from gatordad:

Joined the club a few weeks ago.
Before and after play field pics

Welcome to the Caster's Club. Such a fantastic machine.

#2837 42 days ago

Question - when the game first powers up, I get this on the screen. According to the manual, this machine has an issue if this massage pops up.

Is this correct? What issue? Or is this just a standard startup message?

I'll run it through the diagnostics to check each coil, switch, lamp - later tonight, but thought I'd ask some experienced "fishermen" (or fisherwomen??)

Thanks for the help!

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#2838 42 days ago

The game will tell you what the error is when you open the door and enter the service menu. Could be anything from set the clock, to a switch error, to a ball missing..you won’t know until you enter.

#2839 42 days ago
Quoted from Nikrox2:

Question - when the game first powers up, I get this on the screen. According to the manual, this machine has an issue if this massage pops up.
Is this correct? What issue? Or is this just a standard startup message?
I'll run it through the diagnostics to check each coil, switch, lamp - later tonight, but thought I'd ask some experienced "fishermen" (or fisherwomen??)
Thanks for the help![quoted image]

Generally, if you press the setup button at that stage it should instantly show you in the display what the errors are. Another to check is date and time.

When the game is fully booted up, do you have a “credit dot” after the credits or free play wording?

#2840 42 days ago

Could even be that your batteries are dead.

#2841 42 days ago

Game is set to Free Play. NVram installed Once home I'll check the Service Menu and see what comes up.

Thanks!

#2842 42 days ago

Date & Time are not set tho? Could that be it?

#2843 42 days ago

Yup

#2844 42 days ago

aha! Thanks!

#2845 41 days ago
Quoted from Nikrox2:

Game is set to Free Play. NVram installed Once home I'll check the Service Menu and see what comes up

It would give you the time/date message if you have just recently swapped to using the NVram. It is worth noting that most NVram's (certainly the ones i've used) don't keep accurate time and date anyway.

#2846 41 days ago
Quoted from Mancave:

It is worth noting that most NVram's (certainly the ones i've used) don't keep accurate time and date anyway.

Yup, thats normal. The batteries power the RAM and the clock circuit. With non Volatile RAM, the settings and scores in RAM stay forever, but the clock stops when the power is off.

#2847 40 days ago
Quoted from RA77:

Can anyone help with part # for this plastic please ? Any suppliers ?
Mine is missing
I think it may be the one that is circled ? I can't make out the number ?[quoted image][quoted image]

Still seeking part # for missing plastic ?
Anyone see the number there ?

#2848 40 days ago
Quoted from RA77:

Still seeking part # for missing plastic ?
Anyone see the number there ?

Sorry, just pulled out my plastics and don't have that one.
And where the part is it is just about impossible to see.

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#2849 40 days ago
Quoted from RA77:

Still seeking part # for missing plastic ?
Anyone see the number there ?

Just pulled the glass off and took a couple of pictures for you but no joy!
That's me done.

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#2850 40 days ago

Awesome, King-pin

Thanks for your efforts

at least I know its a clear plastic that does exist would be cool to find the number so doctor Google could help me track one down.

Interesting to see the double rubbers, I see provision for this on the posts. I wonder if double rubbers were intended all along ?

Perhaps it changes the dynamic of the ball ? as you can see in my pic I only installed single.

Got me thinking though, Cool, Thanks

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