Full Throttle Club - Enjoy the Adrenaline


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#651 23 days ago

I love my ft but don't hold you breath for an alien kit

#652 22 days ago
Quoted from mgpasman:

I am offered this game at a reasonable price. Not much into the theme, but is it worth picking it up for the Alien kit? Or am I better off waiting for a deal on a used Alien somewhere in the future?

Quoted from rockrand:

I love my ft but don't hold you breath for an alien kit

This, and not sure if current prices of the kit make it that attractive as it was when the kit was approximately 60 percent of the standard edition price.

I advice you to contact iPinball as he is the distributor for The Netherlands to get insight in current kit price and delivery time.

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#653 22 days ago

Are Alien kits a reality?
Priced at 80% of a full game price (correct me if wrong), this is simply not viable nor desirable.
Also remember you may have to upgrade the computer.

On the other hand, Full throttle is a fun game on its own.

#654 22 days ago

There's been next to no info about kits. I don't think New HP has said a word.

I've still wanted a kit for the simple reason I'll have parts to cannibalize from a spare playfield, if it came down to it.

#655 22 days ago
Quoted from jlm33:

Priced at 80% of a full game price (correct me if wrong)

Quoted from frolic:

There's been next to no info about kits. I don't think New HP has said a word.

There has been no word from company. 80% is pure wild speculation.

60% was the original idea. The only info I've seen is a Euro distro that had a flier out mentioning the kits at some high price but nobody else, including Heighway has mentioned the kits.

The new company is rapidly missing their window with the slow trickle of games, lack of timely service etc. Sadly, my wild speculation is that it will be a miracle if they put out the kit, let alone continue as a viable company. Things are just happening too slowly.

That said, if you like Full Throttle and can get one at a good price I don't see why not...it's just a bit of a dice roll if you had some major issue with a Heighway specific part. My game has worked great and is super fun.

#656 22 days ago

Considering a new cpu will be needed for the kit, existing Full Throttle owners basically have:

-a cabinet
-speakers/sound system
-27" screen (if you have it)

Everything else will have to be new. So what is the above worth, and subtract that from an Alien price. Yeah the original premise isn't holding together.

#657 22 days ago
Quoted from Wickerman2:

80% is pure wild speculation.

It is not (but the exact figure is 77%: 5995€ vs 7795€) based on info posted by a distro in Europe. I posted it in the Alien thread four months ago, and things have not changed in the meantime.

http://www.rs-pinball.at/shop/

#658 22 days ago
Quoted from jlm33:

based on info posted by a distro in Europe

This price hasn't been confirmed by any other distro or the company, as I stated.

Quoted from jlm33:

I posted it in the Alien thread four months ago, and things have not changed in the meantime.

time passing doesn't make some random distro putting a price on it any more accurate.

It's all wild speculation, especially since they haven't even paid much lip service to even the idea of kits since the takeover.

Let's try to be accurate in our posts please.

#659 22 days ago
Quoted from Wickerman2:

Sadly, my wild speculation is that it will be a miracle if they put out the kit

That we can agree on. In any case, buying a Full throttle for the sole aim of installing an Alien kit later seems a very dangerous gamble.
On the other hand, buying FT to actually play it is not a stupid idea - it's a decent game.

#660 22 days ago

Dont buy a ft to get an alien, best just order an alien when shipments come in. Buy ft because its a really fun game!

#661 22 days ago

I own FullT and I suggest not buying it if you are not into it. FullT is a super fun super fast game but 'the kit' doesn't really exist and the processor won't support Alien. If you want Alien, get Alien. If you want FullT get FullT.

#662 16 days ago

Just joined the club. FT is a great pin. It seams a little dark. Has anyone added extra lighting? If so how did you wire it in?

#663 16 days ago
Quoted from waldo34:

Just joined the club. FT is a great pin. It seams a little dark. Has anyone added extra lighting? If so how did you wire it in?

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/full-throttle-in-the-mother-fn-house

I think frolic added spotlights...

#664 15 days ago

I added a few spots and a cool white led strip across the front of the apron,helped s lot.

#665 14 days ago
Quoted from mgpasman:

I am offered this game at a reasonable price. Not much into the theme, but is it worth picking it up for the Alien kit? Or am I better off waiting for a deal on a used Alien somewhere in the future?

Until Heighway gets their act together and starts to support existing customers I would advise against purchasing the game.

The theme is right up my alley and I like the game. Unfortunately I regret the purchase because I have been trying to get parts from Heighway since May (!!!) of 2017.

#666 10 days ago

Any way to increase flipper strength? Not seeing anything for coil strength. Driving me nuts so many shots half way up the ramp.

#667 10 days ago
Quoted from waldo34:

Any way to increase flipper strength? Not seeing anything for coil strength. Driving me nuts so many shots half way up the ramp.

Do not have my FT so I cannot check, but I do not recall a setting being there and I never had any problems with the flipper strength.

You are sure it is the strength of the flippers and not the angle of the shots being off? Especially the right ramp is punishing then.

#668 9 days ago

I remember most owner taking off the right ramp sign and that helps with making the right ramp,I don't have the sign and have no trouble making r ramp shot

#669 9 days ago

Thanks for the feedback, I'll mess around with it tonight.

#670 9 days ago
Quoted from waldo34:

Thanks for the feedback, I'll mess around with it tonight.

No trouble making the right ramp. I did raise the right ramp with some washers and any problems making that shot went away. Flippers are plenty strong as is, one of the best parts of the game.

#671 9 days ago
Quoted from waldo34:

Driving me nuts so many shots half way up the ramp.

I loosened the the bolts a bit at the ramp entrance which in effect raised the entrance slightly(someone else mentioned washers), now I can even backhand ramps. I'd try that first--easiest.

#672 9 days ago

Cleaned the ramps, surprised at the difference it made. Also added a second led strip and spotlight. I plugged the spotlight into the open USB plug. Made the install super easy.

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#673 7 days ago

Hey folks. My game won't boot. Gets to "Installing updates" then "Error installing updates." And sits there forever.

Anyone encounter this before?

Thanks in advance.

#674 6 days ago

Anyone?

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#675 6 days ago

Why can’t you email heighway support?

#676 6 days ago

I guess you have tryed to turn off and on again?

#677 6 days ago
Quoted from luvthatapex2:

Why can’t you email heighway support?

I have.

Quoted from rockrand:

I guess you have tryed to turn off and on again?

Yes.

#678 6 days ago
Quoted from smokedog:

Anyone?

Do you have the software update installed or can you reinstall? You can PM me, I have a link to latest update...might be worth a try....or it might brick it!

#679 6 days ago
Quoted from Wickerman2:

Do you have the software update installed or can you reinstall? You can PM me, I have a link to latest update...might be worth a try....or it might brick it!

Helmut sent me a drop box link awhile back for a different issue. I'll be grabbing it tomorrow

#680 6 days ago
Quoted from smokedog:

Hey folks. My game won't boot. Gets to "Installing updates" then "Error installing updates." And sits there forever.
Anyone encounter this before?
Thanks in advance.

Maybe you can pm @ferret as he is on of the programmers and he might also have insight in the problem you are experiencing.

#681 5 days ago
Quoted from PinballRulez:

Maybe you can pm ferret as he is on of the programmers and he might also have insight in the problem you are experiencing.

@ferret did not work on Full Throttle. I did all of the game code, while other people on site at the Heighway factory built the software packages and the update system. Unfortunately I have very little insight to that process as I was not involved.

However, based on what I know, and the error you're seeing, I think something is wrong with the update package on the USB stick. You would get different errors if the drive could not be detected or could not be read at all. I would double check that you copied the right file to it and that it's not incomplete/corrupted in some way.

#682 5 days ago
Quoted from bcd:

I would double check that you copied the right file to it and that it's not incomplete/corrupted in some way.

Do you have access to the file? The link I had for my update is now dead apparently and some people are still looking for copies of update.

#683 5 days ago
Quoted from Wickerman2:

Do you have access to the file? The link I had for my update is now dead apparently and some people are still looking for copies of update.

I am one of those people, game resets at 70 million every time. Now the plunger stays up on switch after ball launch, so no ball 2 or multiball. Just want to play a whole game one time. Anyway updated 1.41 code would help a lot

#684 5 days ago
Quoted from bcd:

ferret did not work on Full Throttle. I did all of the game code, while other people on site at the Heighway factory built the software packages and the update system. Unfortunately I have very little insight to that process as I was not involved.
However, based on what I know, and the error you're seeing, I think something is wrong with the update package on the USB stick. You would get different errors if the drive could not be detected or could not be read at all. I would double check that you copied the right file to it and that it's not incomplete/corrupted in some way.

The only link provided by Helmut was for the SD card software. He specifically told me not to mess with the USB stick.

#685 5 days ago
Quoted from gentrsa:

I am one of those people, game resets at 70 million every time. Now the plunger stays up on switch after ball launch, so no ball 2 or multiball. Just want to play a whole game one time. Anyway updated 1.41 code would help a lot

Quoted from smokedog:

The only link provided by Helmut was for the SD card software. He specifically told me not to mess with the USB stick.

I will send you a PM with a link to the 1.41 code update

#686 5 days ago
Quoted from Wickerman2:

Do you have access to the file? The link I had for my update is now dead apparently and some people are still looking for copies of update.

I do not have the file. I will suggest that they get it on the new website so that everyone can download it.

#687 3 days ago

No luck with the USB:( Still error updating files. Will redo the SD Card for the next attempt ... though the warning sticker voiding my warranty will be removed.

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