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Fish Tales - Casters Club!!


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#2951 76 days ago
Quoted from RA77:

Really enjoying playin FT again, Soooo much fun

Machine looks awesome!!! I've really got to get mine re-decaled, and whack in the CPR repro PF. Too many projects on the go at the moment...one day

#2952 76 days ago
Quoted from mymalibu:

Hopefully this helps...[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

These are helpful, thank you. It seems these are of the power driver board. Mind snapping a few today, if you have a second, of the J connectors on the MPU?

#2953 76 days ago

Having an issue which I thought was a switch matrix issue, but just found this wire just hanging out. Anyone know where it goes? One side is attached to the bottom right sling switch.

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#2954 76 days ago

Its pretty short look around where ever it will reach and you will perhaps find where it goes.

#2955 75 days ago

It is supposed to be at the red arrow.
It is the connection to the second slingshot switch.

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#2956 75 days ago
Quoted from MiamiRedSkin:

These are helpful, thank you. It seems these are of the power driver board. Mind snapping a few today, if you have a second, of the J connectors on the MPU?

Here ya go bud!Again hope it helps with the hacks...

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#2957 75 days ago
Quoted from Inkochnito:

It is supposed to be at the red arrow.
It is the connection to the second slingshot switch.[quoted image]

You guys are amazing, thank you so much. I really do appreciate the help!

#2958 75 days ago

Comet cool white 2smd frosted all around, with LEDOCD, and 2 spotlights on slings. Also a bonus picture for Captainneo of some of the colored LEDs that were removed
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#2959 75 days ago

Just noticed the topper lights are blue G.I. Damnit, they can wait till tomorrow.

#2960 75 days ago

I prefer the big fish to be color matched with frosted comet bulbs.

#2961 75 days ago
Quoted from tomdotcom:

Just noticed the topper lights are blue G.I. Damnit, they can wait till tomorrow.

While you have the dome off, the fish looks better with the normal yellow eye IMHO.

A mix of blue and green topper GI compliments the orange translite, but white brings out all the colors painted on the fish.

#2962 75 days ago

Yeah Color Topper Lights make that water graphic look so good, but they kill the contrast on the fish itself.

#2963 75 days ago

Recently did a full teardown. Changed all the rubbers and bulbs, waxed it up, put it back together. Problem I'm having is now when I hit the right boat ramp from the left flipper, the shot is so fast it flys off the wireform and 50% of the time drains down the right outlane. It never did it before the teardown and waxing and the wireform didn't get bent when off.

Anyone else expierence this problem and/or have tips to fix it?

#2964 74 days ago

Anyone need a fish?

He's not perfect.

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#2965 74 days ago

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#2966 69 days ago

Whoever it was that was looking for a Topper Assembly, just saw that there is one in the Marketplace.

#2967 69 days ago

Hey, just had the game of my life. Might not be a big deal to you guys. But a pinball peasant like myself to put this up is awesome.
Had third best score, now I have GC, skip 1,2, ha

That FT put initials in music is sooo gratifying. Don’t get to hear it in any other instance.

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#2968 69 days ago
Quoted from northerndude:

Hey, just had the game of my life. Might not be a big deal to you guys. But a pinball peasant like myself to put this up is awesome.
Had third best score, now I have GC, skip 1,2, ha
That FT put initials in music is sooo gratifying. Don’t get to hear it in any other instance.[quoted image]

And dancing palm trees!

#2969 69 days ago
Quoted from northerndude:

Hey, just had the game of my life. Might not be a big deal to you guys. But a pinball peasant like myself to put this up is awesome.
Had third best score, now I have GC, skip 1,2, ha
That FT put initials in music is sooo gratifying. Don’t get to hear it in any other instance.[quoted image]

Awesome. Any Supers in that score?

If not, it is well earned!

Yeah, only time I really like Steel Drums is when I am posting a FT High Score.

#2970 69 days ago
Quoted from guitarded:

Awesome. Any Supers in that score?
If not, it is well earned!
Yeah, only time I really like Steel Drums is when I am posting a FT High Score.

No, didn’t get one jackpot, every time I had multiball it just went to shit on me.

Ran up the 50 mil monster fish, probably hit 3 at least at different values left. One video mode, got lucky with a couple EB’s but the last two balls drained faster than a muther fucker.
Even a rock the boat and just bricked them, uggghhh

#2971 69 days ago
Quoted from northerndude:

but the last two balls drained faster than a muther fucker.

...and that is the Story of Fish Tales.

Can't even count the number of times I have put up 200+ Mil on the 1st Ball before I fail to even place on the Leaderboard.

#2972 69 days ago
Quoted from northerndude:

No, didn’t get one jackpot, every time I had multiball it just went to shit on me.

You need those super jackpots to get to the FT Billionaires Club!

#2973 69 days ago

SU PER JACK POT!!!!!!! freaking love that sound.

This was the first game after installing a reset board. Had 999 million after 2 balls and choked the 3rd ball. Only one time thru the reel.

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#2974 58 days ago

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/greatest-pinball-game-of-all-time-tournament-edition
In case you missed it they're having a comp to find out the best pinball machine . Fish Tails is currently beating Elvira House of Horrors get over there and give a vote for Fish Tales .

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#2975 49 days ago

Joining the club Friday! I have a restored Fish Tales being delivered to the door to bring some new excitement to our gameroom. 1 question. It has lightning flippers installed, and I'm willing to give those a try, however.....
I've read the stories and debates about those type flippers, and I'd like to have the game set up to play as it was designed, not as it shipped. So, was Fish Tales actually designed for standard flippers, or lightning??

#2976 49 days ago
Quoted from Scribbles:

Joining the club Friday! I have a restored Fish Tales being delivered to the door to bring some new excitement to our gameroom. 1 question. It has lightning flippers installed, and I'm willing to give those a try, however.....
I've read the stories and debates about those type flippers, and I'd like to have the game set up to play as it was designed, not as it shipped. So, was Fish Tales actually designed for standard flippers, or lightning??

Lightning from the factory.

#2977 49 days ago

Yep.

Factory Flippers are lightning flippers and the game doesn't need them swapped out. Plays perfect with them.

#2978 49 days ago

IMHO fishtales and bsd are both awesome with lightning flippers. Separates them from the herd

#2979 49 days ago
Quoted from Scribbles:

So, was Fish Tales actually designed for standard flippers, or lightning??

Those who were at Williams in '92 all claim they designed it with standard flippers and ended up shipping it with lightning flippers to satisfy the European customers who demanded shorter ball times for their pins on route. FT is fun and playable with lightning flippers. (Doctor Who, Braham Stokers Dracula, and Popeye also shipped with them.)

#2980 49 days ago
Quoted from Neal_W:

Those who were at Williams in '92 all claim they designed it with standard flippers and ended up shipping it with lightning flippers to satisfy the European customers who demanded shorter ball times for their pins on route. FT is fun and playable with lightning flippers. (Doctor Who, Braham Stokers Dracula, and Popeye also shipped with them.)

Took 4 goes but someone answered the question.

#2981 49 days ago

My BSD and FT came with regular flippers, swapped out for lighting and smashed my hs!
Seems snappier and easier to hit shots for me. But more sdtm’s obviously.

#2982 49 days ago
Quoted from Lostcause:

Seems snappier and easier to hit shots for me.

That could also be due to the changing flipper rubbers used when you swapped flipper bats. Rubber is bouncy and harder to get control of the ball versus green superbands for example which are less bouncy and drive the ball hard. (switched my FT from rubbers to superbands and put up a new GC on my first play after changing)

#2983 49 days ago
Quoted from Neal_W:

Those who were at Williams in '92 all claim they designed it with standard flippers and ended up shipping it with lightning flippers to satisfy the European customers who demanded shorter ball times for their pins on route. FT is fun and playable with lightning flippers. (Doctor Who, Braham Stokers Dracula, and Popeye also shipped with them.)

Thank you sir! That's exactly what I was curious of. Not so much what the game shipped with, but, what was the playfield designed for. Sounds like it was engineered to use standard flippers then. I'll give the lightning flips a fair chance and see how they play. I know I like the way it plays with standard flips since I play a friends machine pretty often. His has standard style on it.

#2984 49 days ago

Standard Flippers are no fun on a FT. Games sporting standard flippers never have the same flipper feel and lose all the snap on the Ramp Shots.

That's not Rubber v Latex, either. It's physics.

#2985 46 days ago

Getting my new Fish Tales set up. Question.... Is it.just me, or is the bubble level waaaaay off on this game? Yes, it's on Williams legs and all is correct with the playfield brackets. To even get close to centering the bubble, I gotta jack the rear legs way too high. I ended up using a leveling app and set it at about 6.5 or 7 degrees. Seems to play great at this angle. What does everyone else think?

BTW.... I love the lightning flippers on this game.

#2986 46 days ago

That's where you want it in my experience. Any lower than 6.5 or so and it is too slow and the orbits get real easy.

#2987 46 days ago
Quoted from Scribbles:

Getting my new Fish Tales set up. Question.... Is it.just me, or is the bubble level waaaaay off on this game? Yes, it's on Williams legs and all is correct with the playfield brackets. To even get close to centering the bubble, I gotta jack the rear legs way too high. I ended up using a leveling app and set it at about 6.5 or 7 degrees. Seems to play great at this angle. What does everyone else think?
BTW.... I love the lightning flippers on this game.

I've got my back legs pretty much maxxed out to get between 6.5-7. plays great set like that, nice n fast

#2988 46 days ago

Last night, was playing fish tales and the left flipper went out. Before the flipper went out, I Turned the game on, the DMD display kind of froze with dots on it for a second and didnt do anything so i turned it off and back on again and it powered up just fine. Doesnt look like a fuse issue as the fuses look fine but going to replace once i get some in the mail. What other things should i look at? I checked all the wiring and nothing appears to be lose or disconnected.

While I wait for fuses to arrive, what else should i look at as the possible culprit?

#2989 46 days ago
Quoted from kechlesurf:

Last night, was playing fish tales and the left flipper went out. Before the flipper went out, I Turned the game on, the DMD display kind of froze with dots on it for a second and didnt do anything so i turned it off and back on again and it powered up just fine.

When random weird things occur, reseat the ribbon cables in the backbox (unplug and reconnect each). Its common for those data connectors to get a little tarnished over time on WPC pins and reseating them cleans up the connection.

The dead flipper is often something simple like a wire loose on the flipper coil, so inspect it for any issues. Also you can test the flipper button and flipper coil in the diagnostics. (separate switch test and coil test to narrow things down)

#2990 45 days ago
Quoted from Scribbles:

Getting my new Fish Tales set up. Question.... Is it.just me, or is the bubble level waaaaay off on this game? Yes, it's on Williams legs and all is correct with the playfield brackets. To even get close to centering the bubble, I gotta jack the rear legs way too high. I ended up using a leveling app and set it at about 6.5 or 7 degrees. Seems to play great at this angle. What does everyone else think?
BTW.... I love the lightning flippers on this game.

The explanation is in the manual.....

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#2991 45 days ago

Shade over 6.5 it is

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#2992 45 days ago
Quoted from Inkochnito:

The explanation is in the manual.....[quoted image]

Lol, how about that... mine didnt come with a manual, but, 6.5 to 7 degrees on the level app is.......

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#2993 45 days ago

Here's my machine btw. Not a full restoration by any means, but a very clean refinished example.

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#2994 40 days ago

Fitted an led ocd board today and much smoother inserts now, just need to work out how to put in the FT file to see if it’s even better.

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#2995 40 days ago
Quoted from Lostcause:

Fitted an led ocd board today and much smoother inserts now, just need to work out how to put in the FT file to see if it’s even better.

OCD PCB looks like nice easy install also looks like a great product.
http://ledocd.com/index.html

Controlled lamp Strobing appears to be worse depending on what LED's are being used. I notice that camera will pick up strobing way more than naked eye.
I am happy with my FT with ablaze, looks fine, and I'm fussy.

Now GI is another story , I think OCD PCB is required for stable GI.

Nice work Lostcause, can you post a video at some stage ?

When you say FT file are you talking about D-6 ROM ?

#2996 40 days ago
Quoted from RA77:

OCD PCB looks like nice easy install also looks like a great product.
http://ledocd.com/index.html
Controlled lamp Strobing appears to be worse depending on what LED's are being used. I notice that camera will pick up strobing way more than naked eye.
I am happy with my FT with ablaze, looks fine, and I'm fussy.
Now GI is another story , I think OCD PCB is required for stable GI.
Nice work Lostcause, can you post a video at some stage ?
When you say FT file are you talking about D-6 ROM ?

FT file is a setting you download into the led ocd board with a mini usb cable Via pc downloadable from the website or you can input your own settings if you like.
I bought the board ‘used’ so don’t know what its been set to but it looks ok to me, I used to be a lighting engineer so a bit fussy.
Problem with FT is there is a lot of fast flashing inserts going on. Also I have non ghosting leds in mine and still looks ok with the board, would have been better with standard leds as it would dim a bit more from what I’ve read on the LED OCD website.
Going to see if I have some video of it before the board was put in, but here it is now.
Will have to check out those Ablaze leds as I have a couple of pins that need doing. Left WCS as it dims so much.

#2997 40 days ago

Found a clip before led ocd was fitted.
Looks very strobe like, much smoother now.

#2998 40 days ago

I don't have a led/ocd board and find the GI and inserts are fine using 2smd comet bulbs but the backbox definitely strobes away. It's distracting if I'm watching tv with the game turned on.

#2999 40 days ago

Is the OCD board even required if you have the Rom with the non ghosting patch??

#3000 40 days ago
Quoted from Mancave:

Is the OCD board even required if you have the Rom with the non ghosting patch??

Yes, the rom patch stops ghosting only. The leds will still turn on and off too fast. I had that rom patch already in mine.

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