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Hobbit Owners Thread


By Eryeal

2 years ago



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#5701 7 days ago
Quoted from freddy:

If that’s your flavor!

I prefer it over the decal, but yes if you don’t like that flavor it isn’t for you.

#5702 7 days ago
Quoted from meSz:

The RING is gold but not the plaque. The plaque is only available in stainless steel. I contacted him before and he said he wasn't going to do the gold/brass plaques.

Damn. That picture taken at an angle looked like the plaque was gold to me at first.

#5703 4 days ago

Do we have any clue as to when the 3.0 code drop might be?

#5704 4 days ago
Quoted from XpertDBA:

Do we have any clue as to when the 3.0 code drop might be?

I was wondering the same thing... When will the post 2.97+ code be officially available to the masses?

#5705 4 days ago
Quoted from XpertDBA:

Do we have any clue as to when the 3.0 code drop might be?

No idea. Just want to point out when it does. It will be a Full Install. Follow the instructions posted the same download page on the website the download is on.

LTG : )

#5706 4 days ago
Quoted from Pathfinder:

I was wondering the same thing... When will the post 2.97+ code be officially available to the masses?

I know they’re basically doing Dialed In at the same time, so it may take a bit

#5707 4 days ago

Newton and captive ball upgrade.

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#5708 4 days ago

Looks Sweet!

#5709 4 days ago
Quoted from KevInBuffalo:

Newton and captive ball upgrade.
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Outstanding! Add the Erebor key and throne and you are in business!

#5710 4 days ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

Outstanding! Add the Erebor key and throne and you are in business!

I like the look of the throne but don’t like that it blocks the view of the ball in the back. Guess I’d have to see it in person to decide for sure.

#5711 4 days ago
Quoted from KevInBuffalo:

I like the look of the throne but don’t like that it blocks the view of the ball in the back. Guess I’d have to see it in person to decide for sure.

Aah fair point. I don’t have enough time to look at it during the game but in attract mode i think you’re right. Man but it looks -really- cherry in the game

#5712 4 days ago

Nice...FWIW I don’t notice the throne during game play.

#5713 3 days ago

I have a pinball function at my house tonight, and really wanted to get the 2.991 code but see that the link has expired. Has anyone posted this anywhere else to be able to download? Any help would be appreciated.

#5714 2 days ago
Quoted from Yfichelle:

Hi all !! Im new here because i just received my hobbit black arrow and i am very happy of this incredible pinball.
I just have a problem with my nib pinball : smaud head dont rotate... the test coil indicates that the coil stepper motor are off (colored in blue).
Smaug move only the mouth but dont rotate...
Someone has an idea ?
Thanks a lot.
Yannick

Did you ever figure out the issue to this? I am currently having the same issue. This is what I checked so far:

- The coil stepper motors are off, the jaw works fine
- The head freely rotates when I move it and registers the left/right optos.
- Fuses F709/F714 are fine.
- J100 / J102 are firmly seated.

#5715 2 days ago

Hi monkey,
I had a plug unplugged ) and it has solved my problem.
The start button is lighted ? If the start button is not lighted, the plug is unplugged (its the same plug that the head of smaug).
Yannick

#5716 2 days ago

My start button is not lit. Interesting.

Can you clarify which plug you had to check? All mine seem well connected under the playfield.

#5717 2 days ago

Ahah you have exactly my problem ;o) so its very simple to repair. Its the plug directly on the computer under the playfield. Check all the white plug, one is bad plugged ;o)

#5718 2 days ago

Dont remember which plug but one of these or the others behind the computer...

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#5719 2 days ago

Thanks. I reseated J109 and nothing has changed. The shaker motor works (which is on the same plug) but the start led and smaug coil steppers do not work. I have been tracing the connections back to J100 (on the smaug controller board) and cannot seem to continuity with the voltage line. I am going to keep at this a bit longer and then contact JJP if I can't sort it out.

#5720 2 days ago

Join the club today. Smaug edition #63. Only 300 plays. Man I need to watch a few videos on how to play this. But it's fun.

#5721 2 days ago
Quoted from monkeybug:

Thanks. I reseated J109 and nothing has changed. The shaker motor works (which is on the same plug) but the start led and smaug coil steppers do not work. I have been tracing the connections back to J100 (on the smaug controller board) and cannot seem to continuity with the voltage line. I am going to keep at this a bit longer and then contact JJP if I can't sort it out.

Check the plugs on the BACK of the computer and make sure they are all seated correctly. Loose ones can be easily missed. Make sure they are well seated on either side of the back of the computer (towards the back of the machine).

#5722 2 days ago

Yes mine was unplugged in the back of the computer. Not on the motherboard. If the shaker works, its not a fuse or something else, its well a plug (the plug in the back which control motor, start button and the spots on the playfield).

#5723 2 days ago

Thanks Yfichelle and Rondogg! I basically reseated every connector on the board and pushed all connectors on the inside/outside of the PC case and Smaug now rotates back and forth with no issues.

I still have this start button light that is out...I swapped bulbs but that isn't it... hmmm.

#5724 2 days ago

Of the light doesn't work in test mode then carefully follow the wires from the light and check all connectors and keep checking the back of the computer box. There are a ton of connectors.

#5725 2 days ago
Quoted from meSz:

The RING is gold but not the plaque. The plaque is only available in stainless steel. I contacted him before and he said he wasn't going to do the gold/brass plaques.

This!

#5726 6 hours ago

Despite being a little late to the party, I am now the proud owner of a Smaug edition. My 10 year old son and I always loved the movie, but I had resisted buying one due to some play some time ago on one that was setup too shallow and with early code. We jacked up the back and it is an absolute blast. This is, in my opinion, a machine that sets a bar for theme integration and is a perfect way to demonstrate how far this industry has come to the uninitiated pinball guest.

I know some people aren't crazy about mods, and I usually lean towards less is more as well. However, given my son and I's love of the theme, it has sort of become something that he and I brainstorm and work on things to do together and we have had a blast doing it. His idea was some sort of black arrow. It was a little tough to replicate as closely as I would have liked, but he, and a couple of other pinheads have given some great feedback. It sits right above the shooter lane, and is on an anti vibration mount that we fabricated. In addition, we have added a bunch of other stuff including side blade art, color filter, a bilbo/gollum display, topper, external sub, gold ring button and plaque, etc.

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#5727 1 hour ago
Quoted from SDTMinSTL:

Despite being a little late to the party, I am now the proud owner of a Smaug edition. My 10 year old son and I always loved the movie, but I had resisted buying one due to some play some time ago on one that was setup too shallow and with early code. We jacked up the back and it is an absolute blast. This is, in my opinion, a machine that sets a bar for theme integration and is a perfect way to demonstrate how far this industry has come to the uninitiated pinball guest.
I know some people aren't crazy about mods, and I usually lean towards less is more as well. However, given my son and I's love of the theme, it has sort of become something that he and I brainstorm and work on things to do together and we have had a blast doing it. His idea was some sort of black arrow. It was a little tough to replicate as closely as I would have liked, but he, and a couple of other pinheads have given some great feedback. It sits right above the shooter lane, and is on an anti vibration mount that we fabricated. In addition, we have added a bunch of other stuff including side blade art, color filter, a bilbo/gollum display, topper, external sub, gold ring button and plaque, etc.
Anyway, I have rambled enough. Here are a few photos. Glad to join all of you.
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welcome to the club! That arrow looks killer

#5728 1 hour ago

Also loving the arrow in the shooter lane! You made that?? Very cool...

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