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Ghostbusters Club - We Got One!!!


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#7401 42 days ago

I like the cat. Keep it there. People think far too much. Boycott everything! lol

And if it is removed, then they certainly should be adding some stuff. Otherwise, animations for the ecto goggles just got slimmer than they already are.

#7402 42 days ago
Quoted from PanzerFreak:

No one else that worked on the game has something personal on that level in the game.
I think the designer should have that personal touch stripped away considering what he did. I don't want to see a convicted felons cat in the game, he lost that privilege with the sick crime he committed.

I would say we also remove the flippergap, since that was his trademark! No one ever had such a personal flippergap in a game.

#7403 42 days ago

Over the 3+ years the game has been out, I've heard way more people acknowledge the designers flipper 'gap' (by his name) on this title than the cat in the Ecto Goggles trivia. Guess we should delete the flipper gap then too. Bet there's a lot more stuff in the game that screams the designers name than the cat. How about all the guys who own an LE with the designers signature on it... the guy literally touched their playfield and left his mark on it with ink, frozen in time, protected by a sub par application of Sterns best clear coat from 2016! Better sandpaper those off we're at it! See? the Cat thing just seems silly when you think of all the other stuff now. Best to just forget it and move on. As far as I'm concerned, this is Dwight and the rest of the teams game now.

#7404 42 days ago
Quoted from PeterG:

I would say we also remove the flippergap, since that was his trademark! No one ever had such a personal flippergap in a game.

At this point, whatever makes people stop complaining about them lol.

I have far more drains via outlanes than I do the flipper gap. Far more..

#7405 42 days ago
Quoted from Rager170:

At this point, whatever makes people stop complaining about them lol.
I have far more drains via outlanes than I do the flipper gap. Far more..

You know what drain I get ALL the time, and it drives me bonkers on this game... sometimes the ball will come very quickly through the left return and i barely have time to flip at it and end up accidentally shatz'ing it up through the right return up and out, it then bounces off the rubber just to the bottom right of the Storage Facility eject and floats gracefully and perfectly over into the left outlane. It happens so fast, you feel like you got robbed.

#7406 42 days ago

Who sells the green slime mods for the speaker panel and spot lights?

#7408 42 days ago
Quoted from JoshODBrown:

You know what drain I get ALL the time, and it drives me bonkers on this game... sometimes the ball will come very quickly through the left return and i barely have time to flip at it and end up accidentally shatz'ing it up through the right return up and out, it then bounces off the rubber just to the bottom right of the Storage Facility eject and floats gracefully and perfectly over into the left outlane. It happens so fast, you feel like you got robbed.

The geometry on that is perfect. It works on either side...the Shatz Loop to the opposite outlane!!

#7409 42 days ago
Quoted from JoshODBrown:

But why just remove the cat? The whole machine was designed by him. Seems like if you have a problem with anything tied to the designer, you'd probably realign your moral compass by just selling the machine off entirely? Getting hung up on the small details like the cat just seems like silly nitpicking at this point.

I don't have an issue with the designer. I just think his cat is silly and I'd like something more theme appropriate.

#7410 42 days ago
Quoted from Lamprey:

I don't have an issue with the designer.

Now that's a BOLD position to take!

#7411 41 days ago
Quoted from PanzerFreak:

I don't want to see a convicted felons cat in the game,

You are f*cking shitting me, right Panzer? Please tell me that you are f*cking joking! Lol.....smh.

#7412 41 days ago

Anyone have a source showing the actual (2019) intended flipper angle?
I want to go back to original. i allready removed the carrot flippers and made the originals droopy, but i dont know how much exactly.

i started playing pinball 3 months ago with the carrots and the funny thing is, removing the carrots didnt increase the center drain for me.
the droopiness even makes the left target much easier, because the ball somehow wont go crazy so much.

here is my actual flipper angle. you can see the little hole in front of the flipper as orientation.

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#7413 41 days ago
Quoted from Prodoshi:

Anyone have a source showing the actual (2019) intended flipper angle?
I want to go back to original. i allready removed the carrot flippers and made the originals droopy, but i dont know how much exactly.
i started playing pinball 3 months ago with the carrots and the funny thing is, removing the carrots didnt increase the center drain for me.
the droopiness even makes the left target much easier, because the ball somehow wont go crazy so much.
here is my actual flipper angle. you can see the little hole in front of the flipper as orientation.[quoted image]

align the centre of the flipper tip with the centre of the small hole is the intended angle, here is a quick sketch

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#7414 41 days ago

Align the flippers so that every shot can be made. Mine are slightly lower than inline with in lanes and evey shot is possible. YMMV.

#7415 41 days ago
Quoted from ArcadiusMaximus:

Align the flippers so that every shot can be made. Mine are slightly lower than inline with in lanes and evey shot is possible. YMMV.

what do you mean by "every shot", backhand the right pke ramp?

Quoted from swinks:

align the centre of the flipper tip with the centre of the small hole is the intended angle, here is a quick sketch...

Thank you, i read alot about this controvers "hole alignment" discussion.
From my research I am think you cant take this rule for each game.
I also see alot of stern games with droopy flippers on pupalar pinball live streams, but maybe im on the wrong track.
I know they corrected the initial very-droopy flippers on GB, also an example against the "hole alignment" theory!?
Do you have any source from stern about this?

#7416 41 days ago

I don't like the droopy flippers on this game for two main reasons:

1 - It's more difficult to trap the ball (the game is already hard enough as it is).
2 - You can't easily backhand the left ramp.

#7417 41 days ago
Quoted from Prodoshi:

what do you mean by "every shot", backhand the right pke ramp?

The PKE definitely isnt meant to be backhanded. Its supposed to be a hard shot.

#7418 41 days ago

Does anyone know where I can buy replacement Scoleri Brothers target decals?

#7419 41 days ago
Quoted from gweempose:

I don't like the droopy flippers on this game for two main reasons:
1 - It's more difficult to trap the ball (the game is already hard enough as it is).
2 - You can't easily backhand the left ramp.

Why is it assumed that a backhand shot should be easy??

#7420 41 days ago
Quoted from JoshODBrown:

You know what drain I get ALL the time, and it drives me bonkers on this game... sometimes the ball will come very quickly through the left return and i barely have time to flip at it and end up accidentally shatz'ing it up through the right return up and out, it then bounces off the rubber just to the bottom right of the Storage Facility eject and floats gracefully and perfectly over into the left outlane. It happens so fast, you feel like you got robbed.

You know what drives me crazy... when the ball comes from one of the ramps back to the lanes and it has spin on it, touches the playfield and spins to the outlanes! Happens all the time. Too much wax perhaps. I feel like i get robbed on those all the time.

#7421 41 days ago
Quoted from Rager170:

Why is it assumed that a backhand shot should be easy??

I didn't assume anything. I just said I didn't like it.

#7422 41 days ago
Quoted from gweempose:

I didn't assume anything. I just said I didn't like it.

haha fair enough.

#7423 41 days ago
Quoted from Rager170:

You know what drives me crazy... when the ball comes from one of the ramps back to the lanes and it has spin on it, touches the playfield and spins to the outlanes! Happens all the time. Too much wax perhaps. I feel like i get robbed on those all the time.

The bounce arounds suck! That angers me more than the flipper gap.

#7424 41 days ago
Quoted from nitrojcrawf:

The bounce arounds suck! That angers me more than the flipper gap.

The flipper gap has never bothered me but this other thing drives me crazy!!!!!

#7425 41 days ago
Quoted from Prodoshi:

Anyone have a source showing the actual (2019) intended flipper angle?
I want to go back to original. i allready removed the carrot flippers and made the originals droopy, but i dont know how much exactly.
i started playing pinball 3 months ago with the carrots and the funny thing is, removing the carrots didnt increase the center drain for me.
the droopiness even makes the left target much easier, because the ball somehow wont go crazy so much.
here is my actual flipper angle. you can see the little hole in front of the flipper as orientation.[quoted image]

This is exactly how mine looks. Its ever so slightly off the dot mark. I havent felt it being enough of an issue to mess with changing the flippers. My luck a 15 minute flipper fix will turn into a 2hr ordeal lol

#7426 41 days ago

Lately when Ive been able to smack a real good solid shot up the PKE ramp, its been flying off the back of the ramp into the Stay Puft man. Like all of a sudden it cant take the curve and just keeps going straight and shoots over the top of the ramp at the back.
I have an air ball stopper installed but its not helping. And whats weird is this is a new development, Ive had the game for a while and this only recently started happening.
Anyone know the fix for this?

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#7427 41 days ago
Quoted from Sinistarrett:

Lately when Ive been able to smack a real good solid shot up the PKE ramp, its been flying off the back of the ramp into the Stay Puft man. Like all of a sudden it cant take the curve and just keeps going straight and shoots over the top of the ramp at the back.
I have an air ball stopper installed but its not helping. And whats weird is this is a new development, Ive had the game for a while and this only recently started happening.
Anyone know the fix for this?[quoted image]

you should check the screws on the metal plate at the entrance of the ramp and tighten those.
maybe those got lose over the years.

#7428 41 days ago
Quoted from Lonzo:

I really like all the mods you are making. Have you thought about designing the slime without all the round “balls” all over? Just a thought. I think it would match my slime on the speaker panel and coin door.
Looking forward to what you come up with next.

How is this?

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#7429 41 days ago
Quoted from Prodoshi:

Thank you, i read alot about this controvers "hole alignment" discussion.
From my research I am think you cant take this rule for each game.
I also see alot of stern games with droopy flippers on pupalar pinball live streams, but maybe im on the wrong track.
I know they corrected the initial very-droopy flippers on GB, also an example against the "hole alignment" theory!?
Do you have any source from stern about this?

I took a photo of how my flippers were set when I got my game for future reference and this is how they were set which was a about 1 year into production. The flippers are still lower than the inlane guides (so slightly droppy) but not as much the initial release which were very droppy. With this setting I can still hit all the shots as well.

#7430 41 days ago

WOW New code again today!

#7431 41 days ago

LE/PREMIUM V1.17 - October 8th, 2019
====================================
New:
- Added a Full Credit sound

Fixes:
- River of Slime will no longer score inflated values from playfield
multipliers.
- Left captive ball Arrow will now show when pink slime is available
correctly.
- Collecting ghost during Storage Facility Multiball will no longer stop
minor rules when you cross the 60 or 80 ghost threshold until the
multiball is over.
- Super Jackpot value will now display correctly in the background
- If you start a game in God Mode then change the adjustment mid-game, the
Normal mode will not be in effect until the next game.
- Draining during the grace of a scene will now give you the proper credit for
the scene.
- God mode should now end correctly and not continue into normal play.

Tweaks:
- Skill shot
- Changed base skill shot award from 10% to 5% of your score
- Left Eject : changed award from "Light Tobin's Guide" to "Award Tobin's
Guide"
- Left Ramp : changed award from "Award Super Jackpot" to "Light Super
Jackpot"
- Right Orbit : changed award "10% of score" to "Award River of Slime"
- PKE will no longer be available on the right ramp if PKE is currently
ready.
- Tightened up exploits
- Improved coil power management
- Changed playfield multiplier 6X. It has an initially slightly longer timer
but then not be extendable.
- Spinner now activates the topper
- One Add A Ball or light add a ball from Picto pops per multiball
- Improved the Are You A God? messaging.

Moved to SYSTEM 2.35 -
- Updated to nodeboard firmware v0.52.0

- Added Standard Adjustment "MAX PLAYERS PER GAME". Values are 1 to 4,
with a default setting of 4. This can be used to limit the number
of players that can be added to a game.

#7432 41 days ago

Spinner now activates the topper!!! I’m excited about that one. Wow Dwight, thank you man. Hope you got my thank you card lol

#7433 41 days ago

What is it with Ghostbusters and f$&@%^g typos??

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#7434 41 days ago
Quoted from enjoyvelvet:

Spinner now activates the topper!!! I’m excited about that one. Wow Dwight, thank you man. Hope you got my thank you card lol

Cool! I hadn't even noticed til you pointed it out

#7435 41 days ago

I was just playing (still on 1.16) and I found the callouts and effects seem louder relative to the music. I did a quick search but didn't see many comments like that. Anyone else find the volume is not the same as before? Specifically the difference between music and effects?

#7436 40 days ago

Can't get new code to load. After a few seconds it says complete and 1.16 remains
Downloaded on 3 devices and used 2 usb sticks all failed. One device keeps locking around the 250mb-300mb mark in the download from stern

#7437 40 days ago
Quoted from embryon:

Can't get new code to load. After a few seconds it says complete and 1.16 remains
Downloaded on 3 devices and used 2 usb sticks all failed. One device keeps locking around the 250mb-300mb mark in the download from stern

Same thing here.

Tried two sticks and used one of them to update Munsters an hour ago so I know it is fine.

Have never had a single issue updating a Spike machine before this FWIW.

#7438 40 days ago
Quoted from embryon:

Can't get new code to load. After a few seconds it says complete and 1.16 remains
Downloaded on 3 devices and used 2 usb sticks all failed. One device keeps locking around the 250mb-300mb mark in the download from stern

Quite a few folks having an issue with the 1.17 install. some got it to work with some combination of rebooting and power cycling, but i have not been able to get it to do anything beyond what you described. I've upgraded sooo many Spike machines in the last few years, so this is totally strange and bizarre to me. Obviously something up with this code update. I think instead of fiddling with it trying to get it to work, I'm going to wait a few days and see if Stern responds to this, or someone finds a verified workaround.

#7439 40 days ago

WOW! I had no issue at all. I just deleted the 1.16 code off my thumb drive and pasted the 1.17 version onto the drive. I did NOT reformat. Removed the backglass, plugged it into the top USB port and turned the game on. It asked me to hit select to start the update. After that it was done....Also, Im NOT having any issues with my sound. I have an LE However a friend of mine has a Pro and he is having issues with the sound.

#7440 40 days ago
Quoted from bicyclenut:

WOW! I had no issue at all. I just deleted the 1.16 code off my thumb drive and pasted the 1.17 version onto the drive. I did NOT reformat. Removed the backglass, plugged it into the top USB port and turned the game on. It asked me to hit select to start the update. After that it was done....Also, Im NOT having any issues with my sound. However a friend of mine has a Pro and he is having issues with the sound.

When you power cycle your game does it actually say 1.07? We all did those same steps and it says it completed but actually didn't when you reboot.

#7441 40 days ago
Quoted from tpir:

When you power cycle your game does it actually say 1.07? We all did those same steps and it says it completed but actually didn't when you reboot.

Mine says 1.17.0

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#7442 40 days ago

My update takes a few seconds before it says complete. But I still only have 1.16 le. A friend with a pro said his update took a few seconds too and it worked. I don't get how a 1gb file can only take a few seconds to update and yet all the other code drops take minutes.

Can someone with a successful update confirm how long it took and whether the progress gauge appears or not

#7443 40 days ago
Quoted from embryon:

My update takes a few seconds before it says complete. But I still only have 1.16 le. A friend with a pro said his update took a few seconds too and it worked. I don't get how a 1gb file can only take a few seconds to update and yet all the other code drops taje minutes

It seems like its just an "add on" I only took a few minutes to do the whole thing. I didnt even lose any of my high scores....Still was on Free play

#7444 40 days ago

Seems like the Pro update is having issues that the LE is not. Will try again in a few days I guess. I know I am not doing anything wrong on my end with the sticks and update process.

#7445 40 days ago
Quoted from gweempose:

I don't like the droopy flippers on this game for two main reasons:
1 - It's more difficult to trap the ball (the game is already hard enough as it is).
2 - You can't easily backhand the left ramp.

A very good thing about the droopy flippers is that you can let the ball bounce across the flippers when it drops out of the loops, especially the right loop, and then even trap it if you like. I tried aligning the flippers with the inlanes and didn't like it.
Btw, this new code is great. Just got to AYAG for the first time. Awesome!

#7446 40 days ago
Quoted from tpir:

Seems like the Pro update is having issues that the LE is not. Will try again in a few days I guess. I know I am not doing anything wrong on my end with the sticks and update process.

keep us posted and good luck

#7447 40 days ago

Le issue too. I think it's a dodgy file that will work on some and not on others. Sounds like more fails than successes or am I wrong

I wouldn't be surprised if the successes don't have issues or stuff missing. Just their updates took seconds which doesn't sound correct. 1.13 to 1.16 took minutes. 1.10 to 1.13 took minutes. This one 15 seconds or so. Really

#7448 40 days ago

Updated code in my Premium to 1.17 with no issues. Did the full install with verify - took about 10 minutes. Rebooted game and it updated the node boards as well. Displays V1.17.0 on power-up. Did the same as bicyclenut - deleted the 1.16.spk file off my thumb drive and cut/pasted the 1.17.spk file (didn't re-format the thumb drive). Weird it's working for some and not others.

#7449 40 days ago

Those of you with issues, are you trying a quick or full update?

#7450 40 days ago

Revised this post:

Using WinMD5Free to compute MD5 hash value for files, these are the values that you want to ensure that the files are not corrupt:

I have an LE so this applies to LE (and PRE I believe)

ghostbusters_LE-1_16_0.spk
MD5 checksum value:
9ff343efbd6a81f0443e5ed79e48f988

Ghostbusters_le-1_17_0.spk
MD5 checksum value:
5be4bd68c7a48b950abcbbf0604b7b57

NOTE: For my .17 update this morning, I used the same FAT32 formatted USB as .16 and it would not work. I tried different times with restarts etc... all failed. Used another FAT32 formatted USB and it worked. I was able to use the VOL button to go to the FULL or UPD menu and selected Update; went fast and worked.

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