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Guardians of the Galaxy owner's thread

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#2601 3 years ago

Picked up a pro today, going in for powder this week, Prismatic Spanish Gold.

Only played a few games before i tore into it, pretty fun game..has Cleland's code on it, luckily.

Not sure what the future holds for this one, may look to sell it as I am short on space. Will see how I feel about it when I'm done modding it.

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#2602 3 years ago
Quoted from Wolfmarsh:

Wow looking great!

Thanks. I made 2 initially, one for me and one for a friend, and then 2 more friends wanted them. The Hot Toys Yondu is kind of sold out at this point, but I was able to nab one of these Hot Toys Rocket Raccoon and I will make one of these to sell.

Here is the Hot Toys Rocket, So one of these will be for sale hopefully in another few weeks.

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#2603 3 years ago

Does stern have an official fix for the orb target not dropping when a ball is behind it? I have one on location and I had to disable the orb drop target and unless I’m missing something the game isn’t smart enough to treat the rear target like the orb drop for orb multi ball. It takes a lot away from the game.

#2604 3 years ago
Quoted from cosmicjim:

Does stern have an official fix for the orb target not dropping when a ball is behind it? I have one on location and I had to disable the orb drop target and unless I’m missing something the game isn’t smart enough to treat the rear target like the orb drop for orb multi ball. It takes a lot away from the game.

Did you try bending the whole assembly more?

#2605 3 years ago

No, I'm not at the machine right now, but that seems vague from memory. Hopefully it makes more sense to me when I can make it back there.

#2606 3 years ago
Quoted from cosmicjim:

No, I'm not at the machine right now, but that seems vague from memory. Hopefully it makes more sense to me when I can make it back there.

I can take a pic later tonight of what I mean.

#2607 3 years ago

I grabbed a pic from where someone did the washer fix.

Instead of the washer fix (pictured), put your palm against the bracket where I have the arrow drawn, and push so it bends the entire bracket a little more. It doesn't take much. Kneissl moved mine by like a millimeter.

That fixed it on mine without having to do the washer fix.
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#2608 3 years ago
Quoted from cosmicjim:

Does stern have an official fix for the orb target not dropping when a ball is behind it? I have one on location and I had to disable the orb drop target and unless I’m missing something the game isn’t smart enough to treat the rear target like the orb drop for orb multi ball. It takes a lot away from the game.

Check the wires are properly connected to the drop target mechanism. The bending people are talking about is for when the target does not stay up. If your target is staying up and not going down check your wiring first. That is what was wrong with ours, the signal wires came loose on the connection to the drop target.

#2609 3 years ago
Quoted from pinballaddicted:

Check the wires are properly connected to the drop target mechanism. The bending people are talking about is for when the target does not stay up. If your target is staying up and not going down check your wiring first. That is what was wrong with ours, the signal wires came loose on the connection to the drop target.

Did it not even attempt to drop? Mine seems like it tries, but a mechanical problem makes it pop back up as it’s going down.

#2610 3 years ago
Quoted from pinballaddicted:

Check the wires are properly connected to the drop target mechanism. The bending people are talking about is for when the target does not stay up. If your target is staying up and not going down check your wiring first. That is what was wrong with ours, the signal wires came loose on the connection to the drop target.

My problem that I am describing the fix for was that my drop target stayed up, even though the coil was firing and trying to release it.

#2611 3 years ago
Quoted from cosmicjim:

Did it not even attempt to drop? Mine seems like it tries, but a mechanical problem makes it pop back up as it’s going down.

Ours was attempting to drop, then resetting to the up position like you are explaining. I am not at home at the moment so I cannot upload a photo. Check the sensor and switch wiring related to the drop target. Make sure the wires are seated correctly (ours had half fallen off) and then contact Stern if you cannot fix it.

#2612 3 years ago
Quoted from Wolfmarsh:

My problem that I am describing the fix for was that my drop target stayed up, even though the coil was firing and trying to release it.

With the machine in test, check to see if the target stays up when reset. If the target stays up bending the target bracket could make your issue worse. Check the sensor and switch wiring related to the drop target. Make sure the wires are seated correctly (ours had half fallen off) and then contact Stern if you cannot fix it. I am not online a lot, Hopefully some other Pinsiders will help out as well.

#2613 3 years ago

Modified backbox with rgb fading effects. Much more vibrant and visible detail.

#2614 3 years ago

Changed out that ugly blue T-molding and put in some gold. Just waiting for my parts to come back fro being powder coated, gold too.

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#2615 3 years ago

NEW CODE

LE/PRE V1.03 - July 23, 2018
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- Fixed Tournament Leaders attract mode display effect text, i.e. "Current Winners:" text is replaced with "Tournament Leaders:".
- Fixed Tournament Winners/Leaders attract mode display effect initials text that could sometimes
exceed the width of the display now that the player can enter up to 20 initials.
- Fixed a problem where the outline was missing on the "Tournament Ends In" attract mode display text.
- Changed the criteria when Mystery awards an add-a-ball. Under normal circumstances Mystery will try to award an add-a-ball
if a multiball is active. A problem occurs when Mystery and Immolation Initiative or Save Xandar Wizard Mode start are both
awarded at the same time. The game would prematurely award a Mystery add-a-ball and then start the "lit" Wizard Mode.
In this case the player wouldn't want an add-a-ball award yet since the multiball mode is just beginning with a 25 second ball saver.
Now, the Mystery add-a-ball criteria has been changed to make add-a-ball available later in the multiball.
- added Slam Tilt functionality to the game, i.e. for games that have a Slam Tilt switch installed.

- Enhanced center channel clarity.
- Added bass frequency filter selection options: 125Hz, 250Hz, and disabled.
- Added treble frequency filter selection options: 4kHz, 8kHz, and disabled.

#2616 3 years ago

Replaced my rocket with a different one and lit up his gun, tied to the ramp flasher on the left. I'll have a few of these for sale in a couple of days. If anyone wants their existing rocket modified, I can do it for them too.

#2617 3 years ago

I have been thinking of selling my premium and trying to get a LE because I love the back glass way too much

#2618 3 years ago

I have been torn between the blue version and the light green version. I thought maybe the blue because of the blue scoop and all the blue lights I have added, but I really do like the looks of the light green.

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#2619 3 years ago

I was having the same issue with the orb not dropping. Tried the washer didn’t work. Tried bending the unit didn’t work. What finally solved it for me was bending the actual release mech. The rocker that the magnet coil pulls up. I bent it closer to 90 and it has now worked 100% for the last 50 games. What was happening on mine was that it would work and then it would get hit and the rocker would be far enough away away from the magnet and wedged in place that it wouldn’t drop. Now with it being bent, it is closer to the magnet and never gets stuck. I can try to take a picture if my rambling above doesn’t make sense.

#2620 3 years ago
Quoted from twista22:

I have been thinking of selling my premium and trying to get a LE because I love the back glass way too much

Oh. My. God. It’s stunning in person. Picked mine up yesterday and it was my first time seeing the LE backglass in person. I couldn’t believe how amazing it looked.

#2621 3 years ago
Quoted from Jcarels:

I have been torn between the blue version and the light green version. I thought maybe the blue because of the blue scoop and all the blue lights I have added, but I really do like the looks of the light green.
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I had the same concern, because I had added the blue light to the scoop too. Went with the green and it looks great together! No clashing.

#2622 3 years ago

I noticed the other day there is a "special when lit" light on the left out-lane. Does anyone know if this is used anywhere in the rules of the game?

#2623 3 years ago

Sprayed some stone texture on there but it's still drying so these are before that.

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#2624 3 years ago
Quoted from Jcarels:

I have been torn between the blue version and the light green version. I thought maybe the blue because of the blue scoop and all the blue lights I have added, but I really do like the looks of the light green.
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Light green.

#2625 3 years ago

I’m getting something NIB soon

GOTG sure as shit keeps climbing the ranks of candidates.

Anyone here own GOTG + AS?

Too much Borg?

#2626 3 years ago
Quoted from PW79:

I’m getting something NIB soon
GOTG sure as shit keeps climbing the ranks of candidates.
Anyone here own GOTG + AS?
Too much Borg?

Well I traded out my AS for GOTG a couple of months ago. Had AS for a year and enjoyed it, but had a good offer on mine and a good deal lined up on a Low play GOTG from a friend. GOTG just feels better to me. Rules are similar.

I dig GOTG. It is my IronMetalliSmith, but I don’t think I would do a GOTG if you have AS. IMDN SW and Met are all available NIB, so I would look at those.

Also I love the band ACDC and really like AS and owned and sold both of their pins. I knew one song by IMDN and was never a big MET fan but picked up both of those pins this year and love them. The music seems fresh to me on those two. IMDN and MET music is really growing on me. So I think there is hope for you with them. A little hope that is.

#2627 3 years ago
Quoted from PW79:

I’m getting something NIB soon
GOTG sure as shit keeps climbing the ranks of candidates.
Anyone here own GOTG + AS?
Too much Borg?

We have both. As long as you do not have MET I think you will be OK. AS and GOTG "feel" different. Same as AS and MET feel different. MET and GOTG shoot the same. Play a GOTG and see if you like it. We are going to move our MET on soon, that is how much we like GOTG.

#2628 3 years ago

I have GOTG, AS and MET. Your ok with all of them.

#2629 3 years ago
Quoted from PW79:

Too much Borg?

You can never have too much Borg!

#2630 3 years ago
Quoted from pinnyheadhead:

Well I traded out my AS for GOTG a couple of months ago. Had AS for a year and enjoyed it, but had a good offer on mine and a good deal lined up on a Low play GOTG from a friend. GOTG just feels better to me. Rules are similar.
I dig GOTG. It is my IronMetalliSmith, but I don’t think I would do a GOTG if you have AS. IMDN SW and Met are all available NIB, so I would look at those.
Also I love the band ACDC and really like AS and owned and sold both of their pins. I knew one song by IMDN and was never a big MET fan but picked up both of those pins this year and love them. The music seems fresh to me on those two. IMDN and MET music is really growing on me. So I think there is hope for you with them. A little hope that is.

I had MET for 3 years and now I can't listen to Metallica at all.

I was never a huge Iron Maiden fan, but now I like the music a lot. We'll see what happens after 3 years.

#2631 3 years ago
Quoted from Guinnesstime:

I had MET for 3 years and now I can't listen to Metallica at all.
I was never a huge Iron Maiden fan, but now I like the music a lot. We'll see what happens after 3 years.

Were you a Met fan for years? I had acdc Prem for a while and loved the band before the purchase, but after I sold it I could not listen to acdc for about 6 months.

We will see how Met and IMDN pins go for me with the music being newer. 3 years will be a true test.

But nothing to do with music, GOTG was a nice replacement for IM that I had and loved for 4 years. Borg for Borg.

#2632 3 years ago

Hey I was putting some comet matrix led strips for groots mouth ,scoop and target area and they aren't lighting up. I used the quick connects with led in them installed in gi under plastics and they all light up but the3 strips arent. I emailed comet a few hrs ago but I'm on a roll today putting service rails on various mods and I would like to finish today. What did I goof up? Thx

#2633 3 years ago
Quoted from lowbeau67:

Hey I was putting some comet matrix led strips for groots mouth ,scoop and target area and they aren't lighting up. I used the quick connects with led in them installed in gi under plastics and they all light up but the3 strips arent. I emailed comet a few hrs ago but I'm on a roll today putting service rails on various mods and I would like to finish today. What did I goof up? Thx

Are you using 12v or 6v strips!

#2634 3 years ago
Quoted from Lermods:

Are you using 12v or 6v strips!

The bags a!l say 6.3 v. I checked that right away making sure I didn't buy wrong ones. I try and go slow and not rush when I'm doing anything to any of my machines because of my inexperience a and not wanting to F anything up. Lol

#2635 3 years ago

I've had some older leds where polarity mattered. Most of the bulbs I've used lately will work hooked up either way.

Try reversing the polarity, just for grins.

#2636 3 years ago
Quoted from MadPole:

I've had some older leds where polarity mattered. Most of the bulbs I've used lately will work hooked up either way.
Try reversing the polarity, just for grins.

The quick connects are bayonet base and then two Molex connectors go together just one way between the matrix Its got me stumped.

#2637 3 years ago
Quoted from lowbeau67:

Hey I was putting some comet matrix led strips for groots mouth ,scoop and target area and they aren't lighting up. I used the quick connects with led in them installed in gi under plastics and they all light up but the3 strips arent. I emailed comet a few hrs ago but I'm on a roll today putting service rails on various mods and I would like to finish today. What did I goof up? Thx

Had this happen recently. Had some older matrix connectors and strips and used them with some newer ones and they didn't light up. Carefully, and I mean VERY CAREFULLY, pull the little wires out of one connector and reverse the polarity (as MadPole) suggested. That did the trick. Try this.

If you want to see if the actual light or strip works before installing, try touching the leads to the ends of a 9v battery quickly. It should light. This will confirm it's not the bulb/strip...

#2638 3 years ago
Quoted from hd60609:

Had this happen recently. Had some older matrix connectors and strips and used them with some newer ones and they didn't light up. Carefully, and I mean VERY CAREFULLY, pull the little wires out of one connector and reverse the polarity (as madpole) suggested. That did the trick. Try this.
If you want to see if the actual light or strip works before installing, try touching the leads to the ends of a 9v battery quickly. It should light. This will confirm it's not the bulb/strip...

Ok ill try it guys. Thx

#2639 3 years ago
Quoted from PW79:

I’m getting something NIB soon
GOTG sure as shit keeps climbing the ranks of candidates.
Anyone here own GOTG + AS?
Too much Borg?

I had been wanting to spend time on AS, GOTG and Star Wars, so that's what I did at Pintastic before opening. Something about Star Wars I really liked, has to be the fastest pin I've ever played.

GOTG was a big surprise, it reminded me of the point and shoot rules found in X-MEN and played incredibly smooth and was a really nice looking pin.

AS I want to really like, but it felt like something was a miss, can't put my finger on it. It's fun, but I wanted to love it, and I haven't yet. Perhaps more time on it is needed. I really enjoyed the play and depth to the other two though.

#2640 3 years ago

I gave a guy some improvement suggestions for his own custom pinball cards some moths ago, I pick up glove today. Following my own recomendations, this is my result:

"Guardians Of The Galaxy Custom Pinball Card - Rules" (STERN). Designed by Zona Arcade and Mikonos.
https://www.zonaarcade.com/fotos/capturas/Guardians%20Of%20The%20Galaxy%20Custom%20Pinball%20Card%20-%20Rules.%20Mikonos1.jpg

Details in "Guardians Of The Galaxy Custom Pinball Card - Rules" (STERN). Designed by Zona Arcade and Mikonos.
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*I take bigger screenshots and photos, click to enlarge images (and click again on display image mode if it is necessary) for avoid blur effect of pinside´s miniatures.

Regards

#2641 3 years ago
Quoted from shacklersrevenge:

I had been wanting to spend time on AS, GOTG and Star Wars, so that's what I did at Pintastic before opening. Something about Star Wars I really liked, has to be the fastest pin I've ever played.
GOTG was a big surprise, it reminded me of the point and shoot rules found in X-MEN and played incredibly smooth and was a really nice looking pin.
AS I want to really like, but it felt like something was a miss, can't put my finger on it. It's fun, but I wanted to love it, and I haven't yet. Perhaps more time on it is needed. I really enjoyed the play and depth to the other two though.

One man’s opinion. I’ve played all the new pins extensively. AS doesn’t even belong in the conversation with SW (a must have pinball machine and one of the best ever) and GOTG (a fantastic gorgeous machine that’s extremely accessible). IMDN also dwarves AS. Or “pwnz” it depending on your generation.

Also- I’ve had the polarity issues with light strip mods too, extremely likely to be the case.

#2642 3 years ago
Quoted from Mikonos:

I give a guy some improvement suggestions for his own custom pinball cards some moths ago, I pick up glove today. Following my own recomendations, this is my result:
"Guardians Of The Galaxy Custom Pinball Card - Rules" (STERN). Designed by Zona Arcade and Mikonos.
https://www.zonaarcade.com/fotos/capturas/Guardians%20Of%20The%20Galaxy%20Custom%20Pinball%20Card%20-%20Rules.%20Mikonos1.jpg
Details in "Guardians Of The Galaxy Custom Pinball Card - Rules" (STERN). Designed by Zona Arcade and Mikonos.
https://www.zonaarcade.com/fotos/capturas/Guardians%20Of%20The%20Galaxy%20Custom%20Pinball%20Card%20-%20Rules.%20Mikonos2.jpg
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*I take bigger screenshots and photos, click to enlarge images (and click again on display image mode if it is necessary) for avoid blur effect of pinside´s miniatures.
Regards

Excellent! Will you be making these available soon?

#2643 3 years ago
Quoted from ATLpb:

One man’s opinion. I’ve played all the new pins extensively. AS doesn’t even belong in the conversation with SW (a must have pinball machine and one of the best ever) and GOTG (a fantastic gorgeous machine that’s extremely accessible). IMDN also dwarves AS. Or “pwnz” it depending on your generation.
Also- I’ve had the polarity issues with light strip mods too, extremely likely to be the case.

Imo, IMDN stomps many pins.
Interesting take on SW, I definitely wouldn't mind one but there are a lot of haters of the game, including ''sw fans''. From what I played of it though, it was blazing fast, and some of the shots were difficult, I found the shooting strange, like it was a little off to where I expected it. I really like the modes and general gameplay though.

#2644 3 years ago
Quoted from Sinestro:

Excellent! Will you be making these available soon?

Hi Sinestro!

Thanks for you comment!

I will reprise rules card because hexagons effect. I´m not sure about it. I redid it because original card, but I think it not works for my design.

I have to do some colour tests, because I print all my custom cards over chrome vinyl and I will desire to design other custom cards for this pinball to finish this serie. A long two next weeks I hope to finish with all.

I show some of my custom chrome cards in this thread, if you have curiosity:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/restored-and-customized-pinball-artworks-showroom-thread-by-mikonos/page/6

And here all I design about custom cards, other retaurations and more:

https://zonaarcade.forumcommunity.net/?f=7518790

Best regards

#2645 3 years ago

Got the base coat down

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#2646 3 years ago
Quoted from UrethraFranklin:

Got the base coat down
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Once again - you are a mad man! Looking forward to seeing your results.

#2647 3 years ago

My modded LE in the wild in my now truly ridiculous comic lineup

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#2648 3 years ago

Great grouping! I enjoy bling. Something about nice looking games, tastefully modded, all in a row... Love to know if the play time is 20% on each of these vs more time on certain games...

#2649 3 years ago
Quoted from hd60609:

Great grouping! I enjoy bling. Something about nice looking games, tastefully modded, all in a row... Love to know if the play time is 20% on each of these vs more time on certain games...

It’s almost directly proportional to how new a game is to the establishment and also in general. So when a new title is newly there, it dominates. So right now Iron Maiden Premium is still king. My GOTG pro was always 2nd or 3rd place since Nov. The LE upgrade will likely give it a slight uptick since the topper, armor, shooter rod (baby groot, yes it makes a difference with kids) and flashy RGB lights draw juuust a little more attention.

After having this LE, I will always get the full RGB version of any title that has it available. Doesn’t sound like much on paper, but wow.

#2650 3 years ago
Quoted from ATLpb:

After having this LE, I will always get the full RGB version of any title that has it available. Doesn’t sound like much on paper, but wow.

The RGB version do have that Shock and Awe to them, truly amazing.

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