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Ghostbusters Club - We Got One!!!


By 30FathomDave

4 years ago



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Post #4105 Link to replacement auto plunge spring that improves launch for some. Posted by Spelunk71 (3 years ago)

Post #4120 Shorter Hex Spacer to make left short easier. Posted by Blakester (3 years ago)

Post #4129 Custom target brackets that help eliminate airballs. Posted by swinks (3 years ago)


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#3955 3 years ago

Can any fellow GB owners tell me if this is normal? ... I noticed that in multiplayer games after you drain the ball and it goes through adding up all the bonuses but it seems to then quickly skip the screen that would give you your final score total and just go to the next player. Almost as if you were holding down the flipper to speed through it (i know you can do that on SW, not sure if GB even does that)

Wasn't sure if this was a setting or a glitch. I did a factory restore but it seems to be that way from default.

I am running v. 1.13
Thanks for any help!

#3959 3 years ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Not a glitch. When it goes to the next player just wait a couple seconds and it will shows all the scores for every player. Every few seconds it switches from the skill shot screen to showing the current scores.

great --- thank you for the confirmation.

1 year later
#6156 1 year ago
Quoted from WannabeWizard:

Just traded for a GB Pro. All stock. Should I invest in a color DMD and a shaker? What other mods do people suggest? LCD DMD or LED DMD? Any suggestions will help on mods to enjoy the experience. Thanks

I went for LED Color DMD and it's fantastic. I had originally ordered the LCD version but much prefer the look of the LED and the fitment is exactly like the original display.

3 weeks later
#6307 1 year ago

non code related... for any of those with air ball protectors (the ones that run behind slimmer) make sure that when slimmer is pushed backwards he does not hit the protector.

Mine was hitting ever so slightly and the accuracy of my slimmer shots went way down. He would register the soft hits and off center hits but not the bigger ones that count. Even when I was hitting dead on at full power I was not guaranteed that it would fully register.

I ended up taking mine off, covering both sides with painters tape, marking a contour line to gradually remove some of the width in the area behind slimmer and then trimmed it down with a dremmel. Once i got it to where slimmer would clear without hitting, I wet sanded and polished the newly shaved down area and it's good as new. Slimmer shots register as expected every time. It was night and day for what seemed like a very small reduction in travel.

#6357 1 year ago

I've owned quite a few titles over the years and GB is still top of my list. Even if code update never came it is still a title worth owning. Great theme, beautiful machine, great sound, great call outs, fun to shoot (once you get it dialed in to your liking)

1 month later
#6477 1 year ago

I’ve always thought they should have put the P insert (in PKE) upside down so that it reads correctly when it reflects off the plastic.

2 months later
#6966 1 year ago
Quoted from hawkmoon77:

Is this likely to break the colordmd firmware? I literally installed one two days ago. I'm assuming we'll need an update of that too?

Shouldn't break it entirely but expect any new elements added to the game to appear monochromatic. Color DMD will need to do a code update to get it 100%. They have been talking about updating it to fix known bugs so I'm sure at this point they are holding out till new code drops and then hopefully fix it all in one pass.

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#7157 1 year ago
Quoted from Looprunner:

OK, kids. I have some questions. I was seriously considering the purchase of a Ghostbusters pin this week. However; I read through this thread and I’m a little concerned. My family loves the theme but I would consider a couple of them novice players. My teenagers are starting to become decent pinball players. My wife isn’t that good but really likes to play pinball. My concern is that she’ll experience quick plays and not enjoy the game. I’m not sure new code would solve that problem. Should I ditch the thought of buying a Ghostbusters? Is your experience that novice players hate the game? Is there enough toys and new code features to keep the novice player happy?

My wife is not exceptional player (hell, neither am I) but we really enjoy Ghostbusters, even at its current code level. For most of our guests it seems to be the go to machine as well. I have owned quite a few machines since GB came out and I still feel like it is one of the best total packages, even in Pro trim. Beautiful looking, sounds amazing, beautiful well populated play field. Sure it can be a bit tough but that's what free play is for.

#7182 1 year ago

Updating now. I had passed out for about 10 minutes from all the anticipation and excrement.

#7186 1 year ago
Quoted from LesManley:

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Haha - I didn't realize it corrected to that but yes, I shat myself in excitement...

#7310 1 year ago
Quoted from iceman44:

So on color dmd now the GB with updated code will show dots on some scenes and color on others?
I’ve set color dmd to green for now. What about everybody else?

I've just left it as is ... about 95% of what I have seen is still colored but will be even better once we get a new Color DMD update.

#7378 1 year ago
Quoted from delt31:

OK....$30 though shipped. Damn. I'll think about it.

Quoted from delt31:

really? Where?

C'mon ... the man takes his time to make a quality mod at a reasonable price considering all that is involved... then you ask him to point you to where you can find a lesser quality one for cheaper? ... support your fellow GB owner.

#7464 1 year ago

No issue on my end. I used the same stick as 1.16 which is also the same USB stick (8GB PNY Memory Master) I use on all my machines. Out of habit, I always quick format to FAT32 but I know the reformat hasn't worked for other folks. I always do a full install but no verify.

Strange that everyone is having issues with this one but I wouldn't necessarily expect that Stern purposefully did something different. They probably are unaware of these issues and even if they have caught wind of this problem, most like would still chalk it up to an end user variable.

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#8851 23 days ago

So... I just (re)joined the club with a NIB Pro thanks to Trent at Tilt Amusements... as I go on the mission to acquire the must have mods, I am trying to find something I had on my previous GB machine which was metal outlane guards. There were Metal pieces that attached to left/right outlanes that prevented the ball from jumping over the factory ball guides.

Does anyone recall who sold those? I've not been able to locate as of yet and cant find my orders from last time I had the machine.

Thanks in advance!!!

#8854 23 days ago
Quoted from swinks:

taylorva designed them and cliffy made them - I got a set via Taylor a while back

Thanks all, I just ordered from Taylor

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#8862 15 days ago

Just finished up the Containment Unit mod... not sure who was the first one who came up with the idea, but thank you! Much better looking than the original plastic.

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#8864 14 days ago
Quoted from KingBW:

Who makes that?

Nobody specifically, you have to make from this:

ebay.com link » Matty Collector Ghostbusters The Movie Walter Peck Containmet Unit New Sealed

It gets cutdown and then you transfer your lights from existing plastic to this one.

EDIT: Original Thread here: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/ghostbusters-containment-unit-upgrade

#8867 12 days ago
Quoted from Spelunk71:

Hi all. I've been getting stuck balls on the plastic just to the right of the library in the corner. The game is leveled and the pitch seems right. Any ideas of the best way to deal with it--maybe adding a post or spacer where the existing screw is in that area? Thanks for any ideas.
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A Siamese post placed at an angle there should do good to deflect the ball. I would think you could mount to existing screw location.

Post: https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/C-17492C
Rubber: https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/38-0012B

#8873 11 days ago

UPDATE: SOLD

Anyone interested in a set of the Stern Ghostbusters Art Blades? Still new in the box. $75 shipped.

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