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Halloween owners thread…He’s Coming Home

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#6101 43 days ago

During the start of Sanitarium I have quite a bit of shaking/rattling/vibration noise that seems to come from the backbox or maybe where the glass meets the backbox, but I have no idea, does anyone else have this issue and the source?
Thanks

#6102 43 days ago

When I play the boogeyman wizard mode is something supposed to happen after I hit the last yellow target and hit the ball over the bridge? Nothing happens for me. It just sits there with the ball on the drop ramp. I did it three times and nothing happened. So I took the glass off and did it. Nothing happened. I put the machine in switch test and the optos register as the ball comes across the bridge. I put the game in normal mode and it plays fine. I can get to the house and start the multiball without issue.

#6103 43 days ago
Quoted from PinBallinOnBudge:

505 here with similar invoice timing, was told butter cabinets are back ordered by the disty.
Anyone have more info on when butter cabinets are expected?

Curious to know if Spooky will share the final sales detail on how many versions sold and how many had butter. Looks like a ton of us ordered butter which is amazing to me considering the cost.

#6104 43 days ago

Who ever got the house mod with pumpkin vine my daughter can paint them for $75, that includes return shipping in the continental USA.

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#6105 43 days ago
Quoted from BallyKISS1978:

Who ever got the house mod with pumpkin vine my daughter can paint them for $75, that includes return shipping in the continental USA.
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Nice work, they look great!

#6106 43 days ago

The beginning of Sanitarium is some of the deepest bass in the game so it is likely the internal subwoofer rattling the shit out of the glass. Anti-rattle tape should mostly solve it. Turning down the internal sub and connecting an external sub fully solves it and makes everything sound better. (see my earlier post for instructions)

Quoted from Oneangrymo:

During the start of Sanitarium I have quite a bit of shaking/rattling/vibration noise that seems to come from the backbox or maybe where the glass meets the backbox, but I have no idea, does anyone else have this issue and the source?
Thanks

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#6107 42 days ago

#413 I have had problems from the beginning with the pumpkin not lighting, AJ sent replacement pumpkin and that one not working also. They are now sending replacement large red board. Meanwhile the topper stopped working and I tore the side art on left side 1 1/2" and slightly crunched on right when play field was lift up somehow. I'm not a pinball technician and never had any problems with others purchased new. Most likely will have to add Pinstadium to hide side art damage. Anyone recommend what is the best Pinstadium choice. Also would love to sell this for $9k taking a loss.

#6108 42 days ago

You should not own pinball machines if you’re unwilling to learn how to maintain/ troubleshoot them. I have had issues with every single pinball machine I’ve ever owned NIB or otherwise. In fact i just spent about three hours tracing a bad ground connection on Deadpool. Had to go in and reflow all the joints on the ground daisy because whoever did it in the factory was an ass clown. Anyway, There is A LOT in this game. More STUFF more problems. That’s the nature of the pinball. It’s wonderful and it sucks depending on the day.

Check the solder joints on the topper motor and reflow if necessary. Trace the wires into the harness and make sure nothing has become disconnected. Do the same with the Pumpkin.

Quoted from Randyc:

#413 I have had problems from the beginning with the pumpkin not lighting, AJ sent replacement pumpkin and that one not working also. They are now sending replacement large red board. Meanwhile the topper stopped working and I tore the side art on left side 1 1/2" and slightly crunched on right when play field was lift up somehow. I'm not a pinball technician and never had any problems with others purchased new. Most likely will have to add Pinstadium to hide side art damage. Anyone recommend what is the best Pinstadium choice. Also would love to sell this for $9k taking a loss.

#6109 42 days ago

Hang in there.

Side art can be replaced. Get your machine up and running and you will forget all about your frustrations.

I am fully confident that Spooky will not leave you hanging. They want to see you playing your new pinball and loving it as much or more than you do.

#6110 42 days ago
Quoted from Randyc:

Most likely will have to add Pinstadium to hide side art damage.

Uhh....whhhhhhhhat?!

#6111 42 days ago

#690 non butter invoice paid! Now…how long till it shows up on my door step? Any estimates?

#6112 42 days ago
Quoted from mpdpvdpin:

#690 non butter invoice paid! Now…how long till it shows up on my door step? Any estimates?

Mine was ready to go exactly 2 weeks from invoice date (paid it same day). Then 2 day transit to my location.

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#6113 42 days ago

too bad the pumpkin does not spin around. one side smiley face , the other side evil face...

#6114 41 days ago

One day till the pinside top 100 recalculates! Still time to get in an honest review of the game at current code. HWN is sitting at 69…which is noice! but I think it deserves better personally.

#6115 41 days ago
Quoted from jellikit:

Nice work, they look great!

Thank you. She does amazing work.

#6116 41 days ago
Quoted from BallyKISS1978:

my daughter can paint them for $75

That's really cool getting her involved and it looks like she does great work. Kudos to her

I am on the list for the house mod and am looking forward to getting it

Got my sidewalk sticker installed and it was interesting finding the best way to apply and trim. I ended up cutting up a peice of scratch paper to replicate ramp the best I could then trimming sticker to match.

#6117 41 days ago

What’s the sidewalk sticker? Don’t think I’ve seen that yet. Got a pic?

Quoted from pinmister:

That's really cool getting her involved and it looks like she does great work. Kudos to her
I am on the list for the house mod and am looking forward to getting it
Got my sidewalk sticker installed and it was interesting finding the best way to apply and trim. I ended up cutting up a peice of scratch paper to replicate ramp the best I could then trimming sticker to match.

#6118 41 days ago
Quoted from mpdpvdpin:

One day till the pinside top 100 recalculates! Still time to get in an honest review of the game at current code. HWN is sitting at 69…which is noice! but I think it deserves better personally.

I agree with you that Halloween should be ranked higher.

Unfortunately, you are always going to have some pinsiders who like to rate the game a 5 to bring it down in the ratings, https://pinside.com/pinball/machine/halloween-collectors-edition/ratings?filter_sort=date-desc&filter_show=all&filter_owners=none&filter_bogus=0&filter_query=#ratingcomments. Conveniently, they leave no explanation for their poor review.

#6119 41 days ago
Quoted from Randyc:#413 I have had problems from the beginning with the pumpkin not lighting, AJ sent replacement pumpkin and that one not working also. They are now sending replacement large red board. Meanwhile the topper stopped working and I tore the side art on left side 1 1/2" and slightly crunched on right when play field was lift up somehow. I'm not a pinball technician and never had any problems with others purchased new. Most likely will have to add Pinstadium to hide side art damage. Anyone recommend what is the best Pinstadium choice. Also would love to sell this for $9k taking a loss.

Just buy some new side art decals from Spooky. The old ones should peel off cleanly. A fairly inexpensive lesson. And be a little more careful next time when lifting the playfield. Lower it slowly and keep it parallel. I've done it a thousand times with no issues.

#6120 41 days ago
Quoted from pinballmike150:

I agree with you that Halloween should be ranked higher.
Unfortunately, you are always going to have some pinsiders who like to rate the game a 5 to bring it down in the ratings, https://pinside.com/pinball/machine/halloween-collectors-edition/ratings?filter_sort=date-desc&filter_show=all&filter_owners=none&filter_bogus=0&filter_query=#ratingcomments. Conveniently, they leave no explanation for their poor review.

Same thing happened with Multimorphic’s Heist game - that is a great game with classic rules. It hit the Top 100 at #2 I think, and the following week there were a ton of low-rating cowardly reviews by people who clearly had never played the game.

#6121 41 days ago
Quoted from mpdpvdpin:

What’s the sidewalk sticker?

For left ramp leading up to house and ties in with upper art as well

The right ramp does not seem to get scratched up much? But the left ramp really gets scratched up quick. I ordered the two piece set for lower and upper ramp-they look good.

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#6122 41 days ago
Quoted from pinmister:

I ended up cutting up a peice of scratch paper to replicate ramp the best I could then trimming sticker to match.

I also just cut the bottom backing off by an inch or so at bottom of sticker-centered sticker at lower end of ramp then go upwards taking backing off while pressing out air bubbles.

#6123 41 days ago

3 weeks for me

Quoted from mpdpvdpin:

#690 non butter invoice paid! Now…how long till it shows up on my door step? Any estimates?

#6124 41 days ago
Quoted from mpdpvdpin:

What’s the sidewalk sticker? Don’t think I’ve seen that yet. Got a pic?

I am pretty sure Bug cleared yours on Thursday so I would expect it to be in a box early next week!

#6125 41 days ago

Siiiiiiiick!

Quoted from SpookyLuke:

I am pretty sure Bug cleared yours on Thursday so I would expect it to be in a box early next week!

#6126 41 days ago

How are we up to around #700 now? Is it just me or wasn't it around #400 just a month or so ago? When are BSE's expected to go into production?

#6127 41 days ago

That’s why I suggested leaving an honest review. The backlash seems to always happen after a series BS “this is the greatest game ever 10.00” type reviews

Quoted from pinballmike150:

I agree with you that Halloween should be ranked higher.
Unfortunately, you are always going to have some pinsiders who like to rate the game a 5 to bring it down in the ratings, https://pinside.com/pinball/machine/halloween-collectors-edition/ratings?filter_sort=date-desc&filter_show=all&filter_owners=none&filter_bogus=0&filter_query=#ratingcomments. Conveniently, they leave no explanation for their poor review.

#6128 41 days ago
Quoted from mpdpvdpin:

That’s why I suggested leaving an honest review. The backlash seems to always happen after a series BS “this is the greatest game ever 10.00” type reviews

I rated it pretty honestly and it gave a 7.6. I figured that would be too 100 worthy, but Yikes! I didn't realize how inflated the pinside ratings have become. It looks like the Top 100 are all 7.8 and above.

#6129 41 days ago
Quoted from mpdpvdpin:

That’s why I suggested leaving an honest review. The backlash seems to always happen after a series BS “this is the greatest game ever 10.00” type reviews

If I left my honest review right now, the game would get high marks for artwork, playfield layout and theme, good marks for audio/video (which is great but needs normalization and cleanup), but meh ratings for code/gameplay. There's still too many bugs, too much simplicity and not enough content to rate highly at this point, and my current rating wouldn't move it upward at all.

Consider, in R&M, one could combine four different features:

- One of 10 adventures
- Gromflomite multiball
- Meeseeks Mania
- One of 30+ dimensions

This allows for tons of setups, many of which can be pretty lucrative scoring. In Halloween, we can combine only two things:

- One of 3 main modes
- One of 6 pumpkin modes

HWN plays too much like an early 90s game right now, it needs more features to stay interesting. I'd like to see the new wiz mode but haven't had any real desire to play since that 127M game a few days ago... I know my next game will play out pretty much like the last one.. there's no different strategy to learn or different stacks to try to get.

I wish I could transmogrify my HWN into a Rush for 6 months, pick it back up when there's more code...

#6130 41 days ago
Quoted from Pinash:

I rated it pretty honestly and it gave a 7.6. I figured that would be too 100 worthy, but Yikes! I didn't realize how inflated the pinside ratings have become. It looks like the Top 100 are all 7.8 and above.

With all the latest releases in the last few years I think the time has come for additional top100SS and top100new-age spin off tabs. Similar to the top100EM tab pinside already has. 3 different eras that can't really be compared to each other rating wise IMO.

#6131 41 days ago

I’m surprised I haven’t seen a mod for this yet so now I’m just going to ask for it as I’m not creative at all.

This house “art” doesn’t tie in at all with the game. It’s straight out of a children’s book. I mean giant candle sticks? I’m waiting for Amelia Bedelia to walk in.

Any thoughts on mods? Take my money haha

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#6132 41 days ago
Quoted from SpookyBug:

Fawzma is sitting across the table from me coding the autoplunge in right now! We'll likely throw a 1.07A up in the near future here with a couple fixes and this feature as well. As far as the game restart at the start button goes, this was implemented in a previous code update so it should be there for you. At the start of a new ball hold the start button for about 5 to 7 seconds and it'll reset to ball 1. In the patch we do, we will put this as an option in the menu.

Weird, I’m on 1.06 and this reset doesn’t work for me…

#6133 41 days ago
Quoted from Geeterman1:

Weird, I’m on 1.06 and this reset doesn’t work for me…

Nevermind, updated to 1.07 and now it works. Nice option for newbs like myself.

#6134 41 days ago
Quoted from delt31:

I’m surprised I haven’t seen a mod for this yet so now I’m just going to ask for it as I’m not creative at all.
This house “art” doesn’t tie in at all with the game. It’s straight out of a children’s book. I mean giant candle sticks? I’m waiting for Amelia Bedelia to walk in.
Any thoughts on mods? Take my money haha
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Actually it's eerily similar.....
I was considering changing my led lights in that area to warm white as it seems more fitting than cool white for that era/scene

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#6135 41 days ago

With a lot of help from folks on this thread, I finally have my game playing well. I'm starting to really enjoy it! The new code is great. My Boogeyman mode still doesn't work so I'm going to reload it.

#6136 41 days ago
Quoted from Betelgeuse:

How are we up to around #700 now? Is it just me or wasn't it around #400 just a month or so ago? When are BSE's expected to go into production?

We really do make 40 a week handily. Boards just had us back logged. About 200 games piled up but as soon as we got boards we immediately started building 40 a week again and slowly cleared out the additional 200 pile up at the same time. So boom 400 games flew out pretty quick! We get this supply chain mastered over the next couple years I think you guys will be really happy with our production!

#6137 41 days ago

My wife and I will not write a review until we receive the pin. We also agreed the code would get better over time and spooky would be making improvements during production of this pin.

#6138 41 days ago

Ahhh Judith Meyers….row 18 plot 20

#6139 41 days ago

Probably been said…but the Boogieman Wizard mode has one of the best uses of the knocker EVER!

#6140 41 days ago
Quoted from Morgoth00:

Actually it's eerily similar.....
I was considering changing my led lights in that area to warm white as it seems more fitting than cool white for that era/scene
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What am I looking at in these pics? What are you Saying bc it isn’t Halloween 78 and if not what’s the point? Sorry not following

#6141 41 days ago
Quoted from pinmister:

That's really cool getting her involved and it looks like she does great work. Kudos to her
I am on the list for the house mod and am looking forward to getting it
Got my sidewalk sticker installed and it was interesting finding the best way to apply and trim. I ended up cutting up a peice of scratch paper to replicate ramp the best I could then trimming sticker to match.

Thank you. She is more talented in painting than I am. If you want it painted when you get it lmk. One will be sent to her to do. Definitely looks much better in person and way better than just the plain grey roof as is. She’s great at weathering it.

#6142 41 days ago
Quoted from hawkeyexx:

My wife and I will not write a review until we receive the pin. We also agreed the code would get better over time and spooky would be making improvements during production of this pin.

We are waiting until we have ours before we write our review, also. #496, but opted for butter, so it may still be a couple weeks out.

#6143 41 days ago

Found a crazy little bug tonight.

Wife was playing, final ball, started hedge multiball tilted out and it locked the game up. Had to power cycle

#6144 41 days ago
Quoted from delt31:

What am I looking at in these pics? What are you Saying bc it isn’t Halloween 78 and if not what’s the point? Sorry not following

What I was saying was, it is Halloween 78. It's the Doyle residence, where the couch attack happened- in front of the massive candelabra. You should watch the movie again
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#6145 41 days ago
Quoted from Morgoth00:

What I was saying was, it is Halloween 78. It's the Doyle residence, where the couch attack happened- in front of the massive candelabra. You should watch the movie again
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Ok I see now. I associate that Upper with the opening scene but I now see the connection much better. Still rather it not be so colorful but it makes more sense now.

#6146 41 days ago

Got to the wizard mode earlier tonight but didn't get to the end of it. What's the timer for? I was adding time to it somehow, but I couldn't figure out what it was for. I guess I need to play it a couple times through the menu to figure it out.

#6147 41 days ago

I blew the fuse for the left flipper, left sling, trough, and shaker, and probably other stuff mid-game a few games back. The video and audio started glitching first, then the shaker locked on, then the fuse blew as I was reaching for the power switch to shut it off. I was playing house multi-ball at the time, but didn't notice anything unusual before that. I replaced the fuse with another 3 amp slow-blow and played a few games with no issues. Don't haven't any idea what would have caused it.

#6148 40 days ago

Kind of missing the ability to pause the game when selecting modes. This is when I usually take a swig, see what the dogs have been barking about for the last 30 seconds (or for that matter, my wife) or whatever. I see why people would like it, it speeds the game up, but it’s just as easy to select and go. Maybe make it as an option?

#6149 40 days ago
Quoted from KSP1138:

I blew the fuse for the left flipper, left sling, trough, and shaker, and probably other stuff mid-game a few games back. The video and audio started glitching first, then the shaker locked on, then the fuse blew as I was reaching for the power switch to shut it off. I was playing house multi-ball at the time, but didn't notice anything unusual before that. I replaced the fuse with another 3 amp slow-blow and played a few games with no issues. Don't haven't any idea what would have caused it.

Way back it was mentioned that one of the 3a fuses be changed to 5a due to blowing by spooky, sounds like yours might be the same fuse but not read about the shaker locking on.

#6150 40 days ago

Got the email from Kingpin that my CE #724 is three weeks out. Has Spooky said anything else about the powder coating issue? Hoping they have figured out a solution, don't really want to clear coat parts right out of the box.

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