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Game Plan pinball owners and future owners... !MUST READ!


By mrobertso2

5 years ago



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#51 4 years ago

Yes, I got his email also. I am in for one.

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#52 4 years ago

Any news from Jim since he said he was going to order parts in December? I assume no news is good news...

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#53 4 years ago

Woot! Just got the email that the boards are done and ready to ship!

#54 4 years ago
Quoted from schudel5:

Any news from Jim since he said he was going to order parts in December? I assume no news is good news...

As schudel5 stated the boards are ready. Jim may have made a few extra this may be your last chance to get a mpu2 board for gameplan. Don't miss the boat!

#55 4 years ago

Ordered mine.

#56 4 years ago

I requested one, but didn't receive the latest e-mail. Is he sending them as each board is built?

#57 4 years ago

I don't know how he is doing his order process. He sent a email with the price and his mailing address, as he doesn't take PayPal, so I sent a check last week. I have gotten 2 of these boards from him in the past, with no problems.

#58 4 years ago

I called Jim last week and he is building 5 per week. So it may be up to 6 weeks before you recieve an email.

#59 4 years ago

Ok, thanks. That's what I figured. I was one of the last on the list.

Edit: received e-mail immediately after posting. It seems jim and i communicate on the same frequency

#60 4 years ago

Just received confirmation that my board shipped today. Very grateful Jim took on this project once again.

#61 4 years ago

Arrived and installed!

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#62 4 years ago

Received mine as well, magnificent looking board!

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#63 4 years ago

Im really hope another run is going to happen. I believe I'm on the list but I have a bad Coney Island that I really want to have up in my little collection.

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#64 3 years ago
Quoted from policano:

Im really hope another run is going to happen. I believe I'm on the list but I have a bad Coney Island that I really want to have up in my little collection.

If he can't get you one let me know. I have one for my agent 777 that has a bad sound board and is in really bad shape I may part out.

#65 3 years ago
Quoted from mrobertso2:

If he can't get you one let me know. I have one for my agent 777 that has a bad sound board and is in really bad shape I may part out.

You will need to get the rom for your game though

1 year later
#66 2 years ago

anyone have one of these to sell that you are not using?

#67 2 years ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

anyone have one of these to sell that you are not using?

I think it's too early to tell if your problem with Andromeda is on the MPU or elsewhere in the game. If you get a new MPU without properly diagnosing the issue, you may end up blowing the same resistor on the new board.

Also, the echo lake MPU had a problem with working in either Andromeda or Cyclopes--I can't recall which exactly. Can anyone confirm?

#68 2 years ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

I think it's too early to tell if your problem with Andromeda is on the MPU or elsewhere in the game. If you get a new MPU without properly diagnosing the issue, you may end up blowing the same resistor on the new board.
Also, the echo lake MPU had a problem with working in either Andromeda or Cyclopes--I can't recall which exactly. Can anyone confirm?

yeah, I figured I am too early but wanted a back up in case i screw things up more. Also, I am under the gun to try and get this fixed for the looming charity event.

#70 2 years ago

my impression is that Andromeda is fine. I am on the list and told echo lakes it was for Andromeda.

Unfortunately it sounds like the list needs about 20 more people in order to be built.

#71 2 years ago

anyone have an echo lakes board for sale?

please help a guy out so I can get this game flipping for the local charity event

#72 2 years ago

Why buy a new one, can't Jim test and repair it for you?

#73 2 years ago
Quoted from Black_Knight:

Why buy a new one, can't Jim test and repair it for you?

no, he is not doing any repairs currently.

There are 40 new boards in process currently and I did not make that list.
There are 12 slots currnetly on the cue for the next run which he will only run if they get a total of 40 but I expect it will be another year before that happens.

ONLY if that next run does not happen will he start taking on more repairs.

I am esp looking for a new Echo Lakes board now so I can get my game working for the charity event on Sept 22-23 and happy to pay a premium for the board due to this constraint. A few people mentioned buying 2 in a previous run, so hoping one of those people will spare me the extra.

#74 2 years ago

I have this board in my andromeda. Someone would have the switch adjustment chart ?

#75 2 years ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

I am esp looking for a new Echo Lakes board now so I can get my game working for the charity event on Sept 22-23 and happy to pay a premium for the board due to this constraint. A few people mentioned buying 2 in a previous run, so hoping one of those people will spare me the extra.

Here's the problem you're going to run into. You'll need to find one that was made for Andromeda. You won't be able to take a board someone bought for their Agents 777 and use it in your Andromeda. Reason being is that you can't use your old chips from your old board. He has essentially burned the entire chip set onto a single ROM and that's what the board uses to run the game.

As mentioned earlier, he won't just sell you Andromeda chips, you have to send the Echo Lake board into him (and at about a $75 charge) have a single chip burned for you. I believe he would then write the Andromeda images over the Agents 777 image and ship it back. So now you're out an Agents 777 board from the loaner game.

The ability to NOT be able to use your existing old chips to simply drop into Jim's board is a HUGE disappointment. If Jim no longer is in the hobby and you have a dead game and one of Jim's boards, unless you have the game specific chip for that game, you are SOL.

#76 2 years ago

If you have an EPROM burner, you could probably figure it out how the individual ROM images were combined and burned to the EPROM by reading it and comparing it to the original ROM files on IPDB.

#77 2 years ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

If you have an EPROM burner, you could probably figure it out how the individual ROM images were combined and burned to the EPROM by reading it and comparing it to the original ROM files on IPDB.

I'm sure somebody could as long as he doesn't have some sort of proprietary method to doing so. I'm simply pointing out that it's not as simple as finding the board to drop-in your chips and go.

#78 2 years ago
Quoted from schudel5:

Here's the problem you're going to run into. You'll need to find one that was made for Andromeda. You won't be able to take a board someone bought for their Agents 777 and use it in your Andromeda. Reason being is that you can't use your old chips from your old board. He has essentially burned the entire chip set onto a single ROM and that's what the board uses to run the game.
As mentioned earlier, he won't just sell you Andromeda chips, you have to send the Echo Lake board into him (and at about a $75 charge) have a single chip burned for you. I believe he would then write the Andromeda images over the Agents 777 image and ship it back. So now you're out an Agents 777 board from the loaner game.
The ability to NOT be able to use your existing old chips to simply drop into Jim's board is a HUGE disappointment. If Jim no longer is in the hobby and you have a dead game and one of Jim's boards, unless you have the game specific chip for that game, you are SOL.

Yeah, that is a bummer

However, if I can find any board in the near future then I will just have it shipped to Jim and he will update (already spoke with him) then it could ship to me. I know it is a long shot but I am willing to pay.

I take a lot of pride in trying to bring unique stuff to this event and as of right now I sunk all my time into Andromeda the past month and now borked it so I will pay the price to bring it back to life.

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#79 2 years ago

Anybody with Jim's boards in a Foxy Lady? And also happen to own a ROM reader?

#80 1 year ago

I have a sharpshooter that I'm parting out. 3 things wrong with it back glass is in pretty bad shape someone tried to repair it with paint from behind, battery leaked on board, parts missing for the coin slots. The rest of the machine is in great condition

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