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Hobbit Owners Thread


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#6201 1 year ago
Quoted from f3honda4me:

Joined the club and Hobbit will be my 2nd pin. Arrives tomorrow!

Congrats! You're gonna love it. Read up on the rules while you eagerly await your new game!

#6202 1 year ago
Quoted from konghusker:

That's awesome! We play our hobbit most, second only to our Metallica. It's such a great game. You'll love it.

Ditto , Hobbit is also my most played pin by me.
Now even sure what would be 2nd either SW's or Woz would be my guess. congrats

#6203 1 year ago

That's awesome!

#6204 1 year ago
Quoted from f3honda4me:

Excellent!!
I know this pin has music from the movies, does anyone know if it has the “misty mountains cold” song at any point or during any mode? It’s my wife’s favorite.

Unfortunately, we couldn't get "Misty Mountains Cold". The licensing for that music involves multiple layers of ownership rights, which was much too difficult to work through.
--Ted

#6205 1 year ago
Quoted from check_switch_26:

Unfortunately, we couldn't get "Misty Mountains Cold". The licensing for that music involves multiple layers of ownership rights, which was much too difficult to work through.
--Ted

Thanks!! Wonderful song for sure.

#6206 1 year ago
Quoted from check_switch_26:

Unfortunately, we couldn't get "Misty Mountains Cold". The licensing for that music involves multiple layers of ownership rights, which was much too difficult to work through.
--Ted

Thanks for the info. Any chance we can turn down the 'Chip the Glasses' a bit (during the mode) when you complete that rune? It is ....well .... not that great a song and seems to be a bit too loud to me... I like all the other music a lot - so I don't want to turn them all down.

Also, what do you do in that mode? I just check it off the list and keep going. Is there a victory lap /bonus period that you are trying to cash in points?

#6207 1 year ago
Quoted from check_switch_26:

Unfortunately, we couldn't get "Misty Mountains Cold". The licensing for that music involves multiple layers of ownership rights, which was much too difficult to work through.
--Ted

That’s a bummer - I could have sworn that “that’s what bilbo baggins hates” is also from that Rankin/Bass cartoon where Misty Mountains is from. But I guess it’s not - the words are from the book, but the melody must be original.

#6208 1 year ago
Quoted from pcprogrammer:

Did you buy a new one from a distributor?

Sort of, in a round about way, yes.

#6209 1 year ago
Quoted from Goronic:

Thanks for the info. Any chance we can turn down the 'Chip the Glasses' a bit (during the mode) when you complete that rune? It is ....well .... not that great a song and seems to be a bit too loud to me... I like all the other music a lot - so I don't want to turn them all down.

I did turn it down, starting with revision 2.96 back in July.

Also, what do you do in that mode? I just check it off the list and keep going. Is there a victory lap /bonus period that you are trying to cash in points?

I just flail around mindlessly, because it seems to always happen at the same time something else is running.

(I know that's not really what you were asking...)
--Ted

#6210 1 year ago
Quoted from f3honda4me:

Joined the club and Hobbit will be my 2nd pin. Arrives tomorrow!

If you like the movies you can't go wrong . My favourite " moment." in pinball is killing smug . It won't be leaving my place .

#6211 1 year ago

It’s here!!

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#6212 1 year ago

Woo hoo!

#6213 1 year ago

I believe this has been answered however I am having trouble finding the actual suggested solution. With my hobbit if I make a clean solid shot to the left ramp it 95% of the time flies off the rails when it hits what I believe is the first bend on its way to the flippers. I have taken down the power of the flipper solenoid however if a clean shot is made and it even has a little bit of speed behind it, it will not make it to the flipper before falling off.

Has anyone experienced this and if so how did you correct it? Do I need to bend part of the rail up?

Any thoughts and ideas are appreciated.

#6214 1 year ago
Quoted from f3honda4me:

It’s here!![quoted image]

Sweet! Great to see more Hobbit's in WI.

#6215 1 year ago
Quoted from brooklynknight:

I believe this has been answered however I am having trouble finding the actual suggested solution. With my hobbit if I make a clean solid shot to the left ramp it 95% of the time flies off the rails when it hits what I believe is the first bend on its way to the flippers. I have taken down the power of the flipper solenoid however if a clean shot is made and it even has a little bit of speed behind it, it will not make it to the flipper before falling off.
Has anyone experienced this and if so how did you correct it? Do I need to bend part of the rail up?
Any thoughts and ideas are appreciated.

Either increase the height of the back legs or use duct tape on the ramp (after the entrance) to slow the ball down. There is also a newer ramp for Hobbit but not sure if that prevents the ball from flying off. I think it does. Where does it fly off?

#6216 1 year ago
Quoted from f3honda4me:

It’s here!![quoted image]

Nice ! Black Arrow , I assumed all the balls were going to be black including The Captive ones .

#6217 1 year ago

Ok so one problem I have. My plunger cannot reach the DWARF targets at all. I have tried centering the plunger, moving it around, different spots, etc, and still the same result. But, if I slap my palm against the plunger, the ball will hit the R or F drop target. Do I need a new spring?

#6218 1 year ago
Quoted from screaminr:

Nice ! Black Arrow , I assumed all the balls were going to be black including The Captive ones .

No it appears that just the one is black. I think the black one is supposed to actually be the captive one so I may have to fix that.

#6219 1 year ago
Quoted from f3honda4me:

Ok so one problem I have. My plunger cannot reach the DWARF targets at all. I have tried centering the plunger, moving it around, different spots, etc, and still the same result. But, if I slap my palm against the plunger, the ball will hit the R or F drop target. Do I need a new spring?

I had the same problem . Pull the clip of the Shooter Rod make sure the washer doesn't go flying and stretch the inner spring as much as possible . Ideally you need a stronger spring .
You just need it to reach the F target.

#6220 1 year ago

PS . stretch the spring in sections, and don't be shy really pull it . Also the rubber cap on the shooter rod can be really hard to get off , but it will come . When you put it back on put a little bit of spit on your finger and wipe it on the tip of the rod ( that sounds rude) in case you have to pull it off again to stretch the spring some more .

#6221 1 year ago
Quoted from f3honda4me:

Ok so one problem I have. My plunger cannot reach the DWARF targets at all. I have tried centering the plunger, moving it around, different spots, etc, and still the same result. But, if I slap my palm against the plunger, the ball will hit the R or F drop target. Do I need a new spring?

Mine is also like that and I thought it was intentional. I pull the plunger back and manually plunge the ball with a flick of the wrist. I can hit the desired DWARF target much of the time by varying the force.

#6222 1 year ago
Quoted from screaminr:

PS . stretch the spring in sections, and don't be shy really pull it . Also the rubber cap on the shooter rod can be really hard to get off , but it will come . When you put it back on put a little bit of spit on your finger and wipe it on the tip of the rod ( that sounds rude) in case you have to pull it off again to stretch the spring some more .

Did this and it didn't make a difference. I'll have to contact JJP about a new spring.

#6223 1 year ago
Quoted from netman63129:

Mine is also like that and I thought it was intentional. I pull the plunger back and manually plunge the ball with a flick of the wrist. I can hit the DWARF target much of the time.

From what I have read a full plunge should hit R or F.

#6224 1 year ago
Quoted from f3honda4me:

From what I have read a full plunge should hit R or F.

I think that if I had all levelers flat on the floor that would probably be true but almost everyone raises the back. This is even recommended by JJP support for a faster game.

#6225 1 year ago
Quoted from netman63129:

I think that if I had all levelers flat on the floor that would probably be true but almost everyone raises the back. This is even recommended by JJP support for a faster game.

I have the back legs raised quite a fair bit on my game and consistently hit the 'F' target on a full plunge.

#6226 1 year ago

I have playfield at 6.5 degrees and level left to right so that’s not it either. I’ll see what JJP support says. Thank you all!

#6227 1 year ago
Quoted from pipes:

I have the back legs raised quite a fair bit on my game and consistently hit the 'F' target on a full plunge.

Have you stretched or replaced the spring? No way mine would every come close to that without major stretching.

#6228 1 year ago
Quoted from Rondogg:

Either increase the height of the back legs or use duct tape on the ramp (after the entrance) to slow the ball down. There is also a newer ramp for Hobbit but not sure if that prevents the ball from flying off. I think it does. Where does it fly off?

I will take a pic when I get home however to best explain it when the ball takes the left ramp it then hits the habitrail from the ramp, once on the habitrail when it hits the first bend ot launches off. I will post pics tonight of exact location.

#6229 1 year ago
Quoted from netman63129:

Have you stretched or replaced the spring? No way mine would every come close to that without major stretching.

I've stretched it a fair amount and it barely hits the D. I'm not comfortable trying to stretch it even more.

#6230 1 year ago
Quoted from f3honda4me:

I've stretched it a fair amount and it barely hits the D. I'm not comfortable trying to stretch it even more.

Search "blue spring" in this thread for a solution. I think Marco probably others sell them.

#6231 1 year ago
Quoted from f3honda4me:

I've stretched it a fair amount and it barely hits the D. I'm not comfortable trying to stretch it even more.

Do this .... take the rubber tip off the plunger and take a paper towel and rip a small piece off then stuff it into the rubber and put it back on. You can add more if needed. This moves the rubber tip out further and may give you the extra boost you need. I would then go and order a new spring for the game. One that is high in tension.

#6232 1 year ago
Quoted from meSz:

Do this .... take the rubber tip off the plunger and take a paper towel and rip a small piece off then stuff it into the rubber and put it back on. You can add more if needed. This moves the rubber tip out further and may give you the extra boost you need. I would then go and order a new spring for the game. One that is high in tension.

Ah nice tip let me try that!

edit: This worked!! Thanks for the tip.

#6233 1 year ago
Quoted from f3honda4me:

Ah nice tip let me try that!
edit: This worked!! Thanks for the tip.

Good so at least you can enjoy the game a little more till you get the new spring. As mentioned above you want the Blue Spring .... Marco (https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/10-148-3) is currently out of stock but this will at least show you the one to order.

#6234 1 year ago
Quoted from meSz:

Good so at least you can enjoy the game a little more till you get the new spring. As mentioned above you want the Blue Spring .... Marco (https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/10-148-3) is currently out of stock but this will at least show you the one to order.

Thanks so much.

#6235 1 year ago

Is there a guide on how to do things like killing Smaug, how the wizard modes are played, etc?

#6236 1 year ago

http://tiltforums.com/t/hobbit-pinball-rulesheet/1360

There is also a link somewhere in this thread with a list of related modes that can be completed in a particular order to get higher scores.

#6237 1 year ago
Quoted from screaminr:

If you like the movies you can't go wrong . My favourite " moment." in pinball is killing smug . It won't be leaving my place .

For sure. Melting the witch in WOZ is amazing too. Long live pinball!

#6238 1 year ago
Quoted from darkryder:

For sure. Melting the witch in WOZ is amazing too. Long live pinball!

The witch mode is way more intense Imo. Probably my favorite mini wizard mode ever.

#6239 1 year ago
Quoted from konghusker:

The witch mode is way more intense Imo. Probably my favorite mini wizard mode ever.

Yeah, I’ve only melted her a few times and it was memorable. Will have to try again soon

#6240 1 year ago
Quoted from darkryder:

Yeah, I’ve only melted her a few times and it was memorable. Will have to try again soon

I've done it two or three times. Killed smaug only twice. Such great events. Makes me wonder what potc has to offer that's similar. I'm still considering that one or waiting to see Wonka or toystory first.

#6241 1 year ago
Quoted from konghusker:

I've done it two or three times. Killed smaug only twice. Such great events. Makes me wonder what potc has to offer that's similar. I'm still considering that one or waiting to see Wonka or toystory first.

POTC has 5 wizard modes and then a final 6th wizard mode “break the curse”. I haven’t seen the 6th yet though. Not sure if it’s in game already or not.

#6242 1 year ago

There are 3 balltraps. I partially solved 2 of them but is there a better way? Can someone create a plastic that can be mounted on the 2 screws near the aera just like a little bit lower on the Bart plastic? See the pictures and you might understand what I mean.

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#6243 1 year ago

Have an odd issue. After my hobbit pin has been on for about 6-8 hours, the sound starts to get choppy, and eventually, stops working altogether. Powering the machine off and on fixes it. Ideas?

#6244 1 year ago
Quoted from konghusker:

I've done it two or three times. Killed smaug only twice. Such great events. Makes me wonder what potc has to offer that's similar. I'm still considering that one or waiting to see Wonka or toystory first.

I sure hope there is something similar to this in POTC. Those modes are truly special and just feel so damn good when you complete them!

#6245 1 year ago
Quoted from f3honda4me:

Have an odd issue. After my hobbit pin has been on for about 6-8 hours, the sound starts to get choppy, and eventually, stops working altogether. Powering the machine off and on fixes it. Ideas?

I had that happen at a long party and Ted told me and posted that he has it fixed in the next release.

#6246 1 year ago
Quoted from KingBW:

I had that happen at a long party and Ted told me and posted that he has it fixed in the next release.

Good to hear, and thank you.

#6247 1 year ago
Quoted from KingBW:

I had that happen at a long party and Ted told me and posted that he has it fixed in the next release.

Cool - it happened to me as well a few weeks ago. I just rebooted it - but on location that could be a problem. Glad it is getting fixed

#6248 1 year ago

I recently added the Pindemption software to my Hobbit and will be streaming it tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern if you want to check out what it adds to the game! http://www.twitch.tv/buffalopinball

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#6249 1 year ago
Quoted from LTG:

Lower the plunger for cover, raise the plunger for popping up better.
LTG : )

Thank you very much ltg for the info. 3 monsters on the 4 weren't correctly adjusted.
Unfortunatelly, this didn't solve the random problem on the ORC, who sometimes, do a mini jump before going up (like showed on the video https://1drv.ms/v/s!Au8iWRzg08HDpE5MkuFtMOQW72_T)
Any other suggestion?

Thanks

#6250 1 year ago
Quoted from ChrisLIX:

Any other suggestion?

Check if it's hitting the playfield going up.
LTG : )

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