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#Where's the code? Ghostbusters Code Wish List, CODE UPDATE RELEASED!


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“Are you happy with the code support Ghostbusters has received?”

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#551 7 months ago
Quoted from zaki:

Just got gb. The scoralli brothers drop targets cause a lot of air balls. Is there a fix for that?

My fix was to gently bend the drop target mounting brackets towards the back of the game from underneath the play field. Works great.

#552 7 months ago
Quoted from gweempose:

My fix was to turn them off in the settings. They were ill conceived and are annoying as hell.

What are you talking about? Nailing those things to light and cash in that sweet 1 million point super jackpot is pure euphoria.

#553 7 months ago
Quoted from zaki:

Just got gb. The scoralli brothers drop targets cause a lot of air balls. Is there a fix for that?

Nope, that’s a “feature”. Just one of many lol

My condolences.

#554 7 months ago

Game of thrones is getting an update released. Un-fucking-real.

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#555 7 months ago
Quoted from JodyG:

Game of thrones is getting an update released. Un-fucking-real.[quoted image]

Gotta make Bran king...

#556 7 months ago

This is a fucking joke?!! Stern lied once again. And broke their promises. Ghostbuster HAS priority...

#557 7 months ago

And another game jumps GB on the schedule.

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#558 7 months ago

saw the game of thrones reveal on facebook and laughed out loud thinking of this thread haha.

#559 7 months ago
Quoted from gweempose:

My fix was to turn them off in the settings. They were ill conceived and are annoying as hell.

I actually like them in that they are a pain in the ass - makes me really want to avoid them appearing, usually punishes me when they do.

#560 7 months ago
Quoted from JodyG:

Game of thrones is getting an update released. Un-fucking-real.[quoted image]

New GB code next?

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#561 7 months ago

Watch him do a Sopranos update out of spite

#562 7 months ago
Quoted from TreyBo69:

Watch him do a Sopranos update out of spite

LOL

#563 7 months ago
Quoted from JodyG:

Game of thrones is getting an update released. Un-fucking-real.[quoted image]

Never mind that most distributors have GB stock not going anywhere at all.

#564 7 months ago

evbd with me, and on the beat please :

...
If there's something weird
And it don't look good
Who you gonna call?
...

#565 7 months ago
Quoted from JodyG:

And another game jumps GB on the schedule.

GB code is such a steaming mess Stern wanted to focus on the low hanging fruit and fix GOT first. Maybe GOT will be vaulted soon with new cabinet art and the Star Wars topper will be available before we see GB code.

I’d say hang in there, but at 30 months this is getting ridiculous.

#566 7 months ago
Quoted from jeffspinballpalace:

Maybe GOT will be vaulted soon

Already in the works, at least that’s the word on the street.

#567 7 months ago

Dude is such a turd.

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#568 7 months ago
Quoted from tilted81:

Already in the works, at least that’s the word on the street.

100 unit run of pros is on the line now. No changes to art or anything like that.

#569 7 months ago
Quoted from TreyBo69:

Watch him do a Sopranos update out of spite

Followed by Wheel of Fortune lol.

#570 7 months ago

These are domestic GOT right? Last batch of premium went overseas.

What are we going to talk about after GB is released ???

#571 7 months ago

The second I saw the GOT code update, I knew this thread was going to get some posts. LOL

#572 7 months ago

Great work Dwight....way to piss off more people.

By the way, since when did anyone care about GOT? They’re sterns softest secondary market selling machine in recent times! I seriously didn’t know anyone gave a crap about it. For the last couple of years, you can go into ANY stern code update post, and I defy you to find a single soul that was as passionate about GOT as we are about GB.

#573 7 months ago
Quoted from jeffspinballpalace:

What are we going to talk about after GB is released ???

ACDC oi mania code fix that we've been waiting a very long time for. Not Dwight, but still ...

#574 7 months ago
Quoted from PinLen83:

Great work Dwight....way to piss off more people.
By the way, since when did anyone care about GOT? They’re sterns softest secondary market selling machine in recent times! I seriously didn’t know anyone gave a crap about it. For the last couple of years, you can go into ANY stern code update post, and I defy you to find a single soul that was as passionate about GOT as we are about GB.

GOT is super hot right now due to the series ending. It has nothing to do about pinball people and more to do with operators. The answer is everyone cares about GOT.

#575 7 months ago

You all need to sit tight and wait to watch the Dead Flip stream of GOT to get a sense of what kind of effort is potentially going into Ghostbusters. If the GOT update was just a few piddly fixes, I don’t think you’d be seeing Dead Flip make an event out of it.

Also, Dwight’s been working on Spike II games for a while, getting back to Spike I is probably a little different workflow he needs to get used to, let him resharpen the saw on GOT and then totally kick ass on the GB update I say.

Also, who’s to say GOT updates didn’t get done a long time ago and just got stalled during regression testing and fix phases to finally get it out the door now.

Rolling out code later in a products life is a little more sensitive, and requires a lot more testing. You obviously don’t want to rush the update and then discover some condition you missed in testing and suddenly the code is blowing node boards, or breaking scoring, etc.

Also on fattdirk’s point about an IP being hot....GB 3 is currently filming. There will be renewed interest in Ghostbusters for sure over the next year.

#576 7 months ago
Quoted from JoshODBrown:

Also on fattdirk’s point about an IP being hot....GB 3 is currently filming. There will be renewed interest in Ghostbusters for sure over the next year.

GOT is not so hot, HBO tanked the last season.

#577 7 months ago
Quoted from JoshODBrown:

You all need to sit tight and wait to watch the Dead Flip stream of GOT to get a sense of what kind of effort is potentially going into Ghostbusters. If the GOT update was just a few piddly fixes, I don’t think you’d be seeing Dead Flip make an event out of it.
Also, Dwight’s been working on Spike II games for a while, getting back to Spike I is probably a little different workflow he needs to get used to, let him resharpen the saw on GOT and then totally kick ass on the GB update I say.
Also, who’s to say GOT updates didn’t get done a long time ago and just got stalled during regression testing and fix phases to finally get it out the door now.
Rolling out code later in a products life is a little more sensitive, and requires a lot more testing. You obviously don’t want to rush the update and then discover some condition you missed in testing and suddenly the code is blowing node boards, or breaking scoring, etc.
Also on fattdirk’s point about an IP being hot....GB 3 is currently filming. There will be renewed interest in Ghostbusters for sure over the next year.

Say it..... "Nuclear"

#579 7 months ago
Quoted from JoshODBrown:

You all need to sit tight and wait to watch the Dead Flip stream of GOT to get a sense of what kind of effort is potentially going into Ghostbusters. If the GOT update was just a few piddly fixes, I don’t think you’d be seeing Dead Flip make an event out of it.
Also, Dwight’s been working on Spike II games for a while, getting back to Spike I is probably a little different workflow he needs to get used to, let him resharpen the saw on GOT and then totally kick ass on the GB update I say.
Also, who’s to say GOT updates didn’t get done a long time ago and just got stalled during regression testing and fix phases to finally get it out the door now.
Rolling out code later in a products life is a little more sensitive, and requires a lot more testing. You obviously don’t want to rush the update and then discover some condition you missed in testing and suddenly the code is blowing node boards, or breaking scoring, etc.
Also on fattdirk’s point about an IP being hot....GB 3 is currently filming. There will be renewed interest in Ghostbusters for sure over the next year.

Yes, but 30 months!

I'm glad Dwight is working on GOT code. I hope the "additional resources" that Stern mentioned in the July Stern of the Union address are other programmers passionate about GB that will want to fix bugs, add an Are You a God wizard mode that is advertised on the game, and expand upon it. I'm just not feeling Dwight's excitement to expand on GB, especially after the Head2Head Pinball podcast interview. Dwight seems like a cool dude but if he's no longer passionate about GB I say it's a blessing for owners that others are working on it.

#580 7 months ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

GOT is not so hot, HBO tanked the last season

Agreed. GOT went from the hottest property in the history of television to nothing short of apathy over the final few episodes of the season. It was almost like they wanted to piss off the fan base and hurt the show’s legacy.

On GB, it could be that they don’t have a lot of ideas of what else to do code wise. As GB sits now it reminds of XMen’s second to last code update where all modes would run at the same time and stack up, making the game a “just shoot anything” experience to some extent. I think GB needs to have less things run at the same time to control the movement around the board better and make the modes that are running more exciting. Just my opinion.

#581 7 months ago
Quoted from JodyG:

Dude is such a turd.[quoted image]

Lol, way to make it personal. If stern wanted a GB update first they would have assigned Dwight to it. GOT has excellent code in my opinion but it needed a big final polish. This should be good news for GB owners as that means GB is up and stern isnt leaving games behind even if they are long out of production.

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#582 7 months ago
Quoted from JodyG:

Dude is such a turd.

I get that he is the new Pinside "butt boy" of coding, (Lonnie should buy him a beer for taking the pressure off), but:

1) GoT owners have been waiting for fixes and updates for longer than GB owners.

2) Stern has previously tied code updates into re-runs of their pins, and with GoT just ended and a small run of Pros on the line, makes the most sense from a marketing perspective.

3) The GoT update would indicate that Dwight is finally getting the time to re-visit his previous pins, so now all the bitching just comes off as "waaaaah, I want my pin done first", which is kind of sad.

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#583 7 months ago

Regardless of what they were doing and when behind the scenes, you don't promise a code update for 30 months, finally say there are people working on it, and then have the same coder release code for a different game out of the blue.

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#584 7 months ago
Quoted from seenev:

Regardless of what they were doing and when behind the scenes, you don't promise a code update for 30 months, finally say there are people working on it, and then have the same coder release code for a different game out of the blue.

I get the frustration, I sold my GB after waiting a long time for an update. Just don't think Dwight deserves all the heat for the delay, or for releasing GoT code updates first. I doubt he has full say and control as to what he works on when. Regardless, personal attacks and name calling are uncalled for imo.

#585 7 months ago

A big code update to a title well past it's release is only good news for all stern owners in general and fantastic news for GOT owners. The most recent examples (Metallica, Aeorosmith, KISS, and now GOT) do show that Stern is putting in substantially more effort to address what was generally considered a big weakness.

Now they just need to fix the piss poor PR communications. There is no excuse for the mismanaging of expectations and not being more transparent to their customers. I have to believe they have lost sales because of this. As a GB owner, I am of course disappointed that the game they have been telling us is next for an update has been YET AGAIN deprioritized behind another title. Dwight comes across quite flippant about the whole thing which puts a lot of people off. I don't think the acidic personal attacks are warranted, but he does need to own that at least.

On the bright side having recently been in the same boat with KISS I know there is hope. The size and quality of that update was shocking and transformed an already fun game into something that much better. It looks like there is a fair chance the GB update will be the same.

The GOT code release stream will be very interesting to watch. I have a feeling they will need to turn off the chat though

#586 7 months ago

LOL,

I can understand people being disappointed by GB code. I sold mine pretty quickly for just that reason. Too linear for me. I do not understand the personal attacks tho. No one knows what the internal priorities for work flow within Stern are except those inside Stern. Personally attacking someone you are looking to get support from does not make sense to me. For example, would you personally attack to a food server prior to getting your food ? Think about it .
Maybe all the personal attacks slowed down some’s Motivation. Go after Stern as a company all you want. Stern management sets the priorities.

I would leave the individual contributors alone in a public forum. Just my two cents. Which is worth just that. .

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#587 7 months ago
Quoted from sulli10:

LOL,
I can understand people being disappointed by GB code. I sold mine pretty quickly for just that reason. Too linear for me. I do not understand the personal attacks tho. No one knows what the internal priorities for work flow within Stern are except those inside Stern. Personally attacking someone you are looking to get support from does not make sense to me. For example, would you personally attack to a food server prior to getting your food ? Think about it .
Maybe all the personal attacks slowed down some’s Motivation. Go after Stern as a company all you want. Stern management sets the priorities.
I would leave the individual contributors alone in a public forum. Just my two cents. Which is worth just that. .

Stern has screwed us GB owners around for 30 months now. There has been virtually zero communication on when we may see an update, other than being told it's coming and the goal line being continuously moved for 2.5 years now. Dwight even said on the H2H interview that he doesn't really see many issues with GB. If the lead coder is completely blinded by the pile of crap that the GB code currently is, then no...I don't respect the guy. And no, I don't respect Stern for they way they have handled the last 30 months of lies. Many of us have emailed and contacted Stern through multiple channels now, and it has been radio silence all along. Why even publish a SOTU code schedule when it's pretty obvious that you never come close to following it?

#588 7 months ago
Quoted from JodyG:

Stern has screwed us GB owners around for 30 months now. There has been virtually zero communication on when we may see an update, other than being told it's coming and the goal line being continuously moved for 2.5 years now. Dwight even said on the H2H interview that he doesn't really see many issues with GB. If the lead coder is completely blinded by the pile of crap that the GB code currently is, then no...I don't respect the guy. And no, I don't respect Stern for they way they have handled the last 30 months of lies. Many of us have emailed and contacted Stern through multiple channels now, and it has been radio silence all along. Why even publish a SOTU code schedule when it's pretty obvious that you never come close to following it?

Never understand why some of you dont just sell the game if you are unhappy with it. Why spend 30 months making yourself miserable emailing stern, posting on pinside, and calling people names over a game you clearly hate at this point. Couldn't that have been 30 months spent playing a game you do enjoy instead?

#589 7 months ago

Is there an over under, or a way to gamble on this?
We need a bookie to take bets on the day the code gets updated.

#590 7 months ago

This IS the place to bitch about this code.
I respect all the comments and understand the complaints.
What I get bothered by is the people that feel the need to blast on EVERY post Stern makes about code. (GoT code, any other code update)
Duck YOU!!
You guys ruin any fun or excitement about anything else.
Like pissy children in the back seat, “are we there yet!, are we there yet!, are we there yet!!!!!”
Give it a fucking rest, I get it, you want to annoy Stern. But all you do now is annoy fellow pinball lovers, and look petty.
They have conceded and communicated that it is happening, stop shitting on everything, you point has been made.
Peace, I feel better.

#591 7 months ago
Quoted from DNO:

This IS the place to bitch about this code.
I respect all the comments and understand the complaints.
What I get bothered by is the people that feel the need to blast on EVERY post Stern makes about code. (GoT code, any other code update)
Duck YOU!!
You guys ruin any fun or excitement about anything else.
Like pissy children in the back seat, “are we there yet!, are we there yet!, are we there yet!!!!!”
Give it a fucking rest, I get it, you want to annoy Stern. But all you do now is annoy fellow pinball lovers, and look petty.
They have conceded and communicated that it is happening, stop shitting on everything, you point has been made.
Peace, I feel better.

Look at this guy with PTSD over GB code comments...

#592 7 months ago
Quoted from seenev:

Look at this guy with PTSD over GB code comments...

lol, i'll b ok.
just tired of this flowing over into anything Stern does.
but rage on....

#593 7 months ago

Sorry but if the shoe fits! again I will say I would never ever treat my customers the way stern treats me (just speaking for myself)
I bought a high priced game in my book with the expectation that the pin will be a finished product. Which it is not, get very limited communication
Blah blah ! Im tried I’m going to bed! Fail stern!

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#594 7 months ago

Dwight mentioned in the GOT stream tonight that GB code is being worked on by him and top men. Said it was an even bigger update than GOT. And if you watched the GOT stream, that update is massive.

So expect massiver. Haha

#595 7 months ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

GB code is being worked on by him and top men.

The last time somebody said something was being worked on by "Top Men", the item supposedly being worked on was put into a crate and stuck in a warehouse.

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#596 7 months ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Dwight mentioned in the GOT stream tonight that GB code is being worked on by him and top men. Said it was an even bigger update than GOT. And if you watched the GOT stream, that update is massive.
So expect massiver. Haha

That sounds great but then I remember how they've been lying about the update for 2 and a half years, so I'm not believing anything until I see it.

#597 7 months ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Dwight mentioned in the GOT stream tonight that GB code is being worked on by him and top men. Said it was an even bigger update than GOT. And if you watched the GOT stream, that update is massive.
So expect massiver. Haha

Thanks for the information! Looking forward to the update. The wait has sucked for sure but I have a feeling Stern is going to deliver a great update for GB owners.

#598 7 months ago

Video below of Dwight talking the Ghostbusters code update and how its an even larger update then the GOT update that is in itself a large update! Dwight seems pretty pumped for it.

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/453279905?t=00h03m20s

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#599 7 months ago

Well, I guess I can be optimistic again for another month or two.

#600 7 months ago

Seeing the GOT update makes me optimistic that the GB update will be great.

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