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#10701 8 days ago
Quoted from Metalzoic:

I want those Blades. Never seen them

I'll ask the seller if he knows where they came from...

#10702 8 days ago
Quoted from pinballslave:

No... I'm curious about it, but something about it puts me off... not sure I'd like a playfield that's constantly doing stuff... would like to play one though to experience it.

You need to experience in home envierment
And play several games to get flow and an understanding of the game!
Hands down the best theme integrated game ever!!!!

#10703 8 days ago
Quoted from freddy:

You need to experience in home envierment

You're talking about Multimorphic now?

#10704 8 days ago
Quoted from pinballslave:

I really do intend the thin the heard, to at the most half! it's got beyond ridiculous... promised myself I wouldn't buy any more, but found it hard to resist this one... deep down I knew I was lying to myself anyway

Thanks! Looking forwards to getting to grips with this game!

At this point you may as well see how high the number can go

#10705 7 days ago
Quoted from wolv3:

At this point you may as well see how high the number can go

Crazy as it may sound, despite being in almost total gridlock with only very limited floor space to set any games up, I have a strange liking for the madness! Must resist!

#10706 7 days ago
Quoted from Metalzoic:

I want those Blades. Never seen them and I've literally spent hours googling blades for my Hobbit on multiple occassions. Also tried buying gold blades with black chrome, gold decals mixes with other art etc... and no one will sell me a mixed n matched set .
I want.

Here you go:
https://www.ministryofpinball.com/en/catalog/product/view/id/6442/s/mirror-blades-for-jersey-jack-pinball-the-hobbit-spiegelblech/

#10707 7 days ago

My spider pop up does a stutter before popping up ie. pops up about a 1/4", drops down then pops all the way up - don't see any of the other pop ups do that with the exception of the goblin occasionally. Is that indicative of a coil problem?

#10708 7 days ago
Quoted from stevedave:

My spider pop up does a stutter before popping up ie. pops up about a 1/4", drops down then pops all the way up - don't see any of the other pop ups do that with the exception of the goblin occasionally. Is that indicative of a coil problem?

Check the stop nut at the bottom of the mech and maybe widen the gap in its leaf switch.

While looking at it verify if any wires are loose or crimped or missing insulation from rubbing.

the stop nut adjustment is to set the height of the door flap until its level with the playfield surface.

#10709 7 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Check the stop nut at the bottom of the mech and maybe widen the gap in its leaf switch.
While looking at it verify if any wires are loose or crimped or missing insulation from rubbing.
the stop nut adjustment is to set the height of the door flap until its level with the playfield surface.

Thanks - the update switch i see is towards the top of the mech not by the stop nut, nearer to the playfield. I adjusted the stop nut, raising the mech slightly and it seemingly helped one of the mechs after testing though (not sure if it truly did)- the other still having issues

no other loose or crimped wires to note.

This is what it’s doing - https://streamable.com/nrdw3w

#10710 6 days ago
Quoted from stevedave:

Thanks - the update switch i see is towards the top of the mech not by the stop nut, nearer to the playfield. I adjusted the stop nut, raising the mech slightly and it seemingly helped one of the mechs after testing though (not sure if it truly did)- the other still having issues
no other loose or crimped wires to note.
This is what it’s doing - https://streamable.com/nrdw3w

Yes the switch is at the top behind the character head.

From the video it looks very much like the leaf switch gap has to increase.
The wobbling of the head is fooling the game into thinking it was struck by a ball.

You can see the leaf switch behind the head if you manually raise the mech.

Bend the gap open further.

Also see if the head is hitting the lip of the playfield.
This makes it wobble more and give false switch closures.

#10711 6 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Yes the switch is at the top behind the character head.
From the video it looks very much like the leaf switch gap has to increase.
The wobbling of the head is fooling the game into thinking it was struck by a ball.
You can see the leaf switch behind the head if you manually raise the mech.
Bend the gap open further.
Also see if the head is hitting the lip of the playfield.
This makes it wobble more and give false switch closures.

Thanks for your help! I took both mechs off - adjusted the stop nut and the leaf switch - working as it should now. Appreciate the support

#10712 6 days ago
Quoted from stevedave:

Thanks for your help! I took both mechs off - adjusted the stop nut and the leaf switch - working as it should now. Appreciate the support

youre very welcome!

#10713 4 days ago

Can someone please tell me the build date from when the creature ball catch fix (spring?) started to be preinstalled in the machines? I might get another TH and would like one with the fix preinstalled on the machine (my previous one didn’t have it and it bugged me a lot).

Thank you in advance!

#10714 4 days ago
Quoted from chaz009:

Can someone please tell me the build date from when the creature ball catch fix (spring?) started to be preinstalled in the machines? I might get another TH and would like one with the fix preinstalled on the machine (my previous one didn’t have it and it bugged me a lot).
Thank you in advance!

Not sure, but pretty sure the BA's all have all the fixes, ramp flap and mech ball traps.

#10715 4 days ago
Quoted from chaz009:

Can someone please tell me the build date from when the creature ball catch fix (spring?) started to be preinstalled in the machines? I might get another TH and would like one with the fix preinstalled on the machine (my previous one didn’t have it and it bugged me a lot).
Thank you in advance!

I'm not 100% certain -- but I thought Black Arrow editions came with this fix from the factory (including upgraded ramp flaps and left habit trail). Not sure on the LEs.

#10716 2 days ago

I saw a mod someone made for the bag end shot which adds a one way gate to help keep the ball diverting to the third flipper but the fact that it looks like a binder clip turned me off especially at $50 shipped. This cost me next to nothing to print and I used an old coat hanger. The rock look blends in a touch better in my opinion. That said if you don’t have the means to make your own the binder clip version still adds a great feature which surely should have been implemented by the factory. Way more third flipper gameplay with it on.

Sharing in case it inspires some other ideas.
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#10717 2 days ago
Quoted from stevedave:

I saw a mod someone made for the bag end shot which adds a one way gate to help keep the ball diverting to the third flipper but the fact that it looks like a binder clip turned me off especially at $50 shipped. This cost me next to nothing to print and I used an old coat hanger. The rock look blends in a touch better in my opinion. That said if you don’t have the means to make your own the binder clip version still adds a great feature which surely should have been implemented by the factory. Way more third flipper gameplay with it on.
Sharing in case it inspires some other ideas.
[quoted image]

This “rocks”! Binder clip versions (hidden by Chuck’s Bag End lighted mod) are still available for those less savvy haha!

https://pinside.com/pinball/market/shops/1305-trumpanche-mods/04739-gate-at-bag-end-mod-for-the-hobbit

#10718 2 days ago
Quoted from Trumpanche:

This “rocks”! Binder clip versions (hidden by Chuck’s Bag End lighted mod) are still available for those less savvy haha!
https://pinside.com/pinball/market/shops/1305-trumpanche-mods/04739-gate-at-bag-end-mod-for-the-hobbit

hey you're the guy - lol - thanks for the inspiration

#10719 1 day ago

Hobbit has arrived and looking good!!! but not sounding too great! A couple of things that seems a bit off:

1) There's a whistling/screeching sound, like a badly tuned radio, coming from the speakers... during gameplay it's not so noticeable due to the other sounds drowning it out, but during quieter moments it can still be heard.

2) When the drop targets re-set theres a kind of 'rasping' sound, which I think is also coming from the speakers... maybe just the one in the cab... this sound seems to be closer to the front of the game... it's quite loud and pretty unpleasant...

Are either of these things known issues with known solutions? If so, can someone enlighten me to what the solutions are?

Thanks a lot for any help!!

#10720 1 day ago
Quoted from pinballslave:

Hobbit has arrived and looking good!!! but not sounding too great! A couple of things that seems a bit off:
1) There's a whistling/screeching sound, like a badly tuned radio, coming from the speakers... during gameplay it's not so noticeable due to the other sounds drowning it out, but during quieter moments it can still be heard.
2) When the drop targets re-set theres a kind of 'rasping' sound, which I think is also coming from the speakers... maybe just the one in the cab... this sound seems to be closer to the front of the game... it's quite loud and pretty unpleasant...
Are either of these things known issues with known solutions? If so, can someone enlighten me to what the solutions are?
Thanks a lot for any help!!

I'm looking for threads that have referenced sound issues. Start here about 3/4 the way down the page.
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/hobbit-setup-tweaks-and-adjustments/page/5

Looks like it could possibly be a software issue and also some cable issues. Start with software and update the code if not the latest to rule that out.
I'll keep looking.
r/
Mike

#10721 1 day ago
Quoted from mikepmcs:

Start with software and update the code if not the latest to rule that out.

Will check what code I have... thanks for the pointer!!

#10722 1 day ago
Quoted from pinballslave:

Hobbit has arrived and looking good!!! but not sounding too great! A couple of things that seems a bit off:
1) There's a whistling/screeching sound, like a badly tuned radio, coming from the speakers... during gameplay it's not so noticeable due to the other sounds drowning it out, but during quieter moments it can still be heard.
2) When the drop targets re-set theres a kind of 'rasping' sound, which I think is also coming from the speakers... maybe just the one in the cab... this sound seems to be closer to the front of the game... it's quite loud and pretty unpleasant...
Are either of these things known issues with known solutions? If so, can someone enlighten me to what the solutions are?
Thanks a lot for any help!!

1) sounds like a loose cable
2) sounds normal. It’s startling ‘til you get used to it. 11 drop target bliss haha!

#10723 1 day ago
Quoted from pinballslave:

Will check what code I have... thanks for the pointer!!

Also, make sure you have a ground loop isolator installed.
It plugs into the back of the silver box where the audio cable to the speakers comes out.
The audio cable from the speakers plugs into the ground loop isolator.
r/
Mike

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#10724 1 day ago
Quoted from mikepmcs:

Also, make sure you have a ground loop isolator installed.
It plugs into the back of the silver box where the audio cable to the speakers comes out.
The audio cable from the speakers plugs into the ground loop isolator.
r/
Mike[quoted image]

Good call. I had to add one ☝️

#10725 1 day ago

Also, if you have a spare 3.5mm cable to troubleshoot with that would be handy as well. Of course you're looking for loose cables as part of initial troubleshooting.
I'd start with 1. Cable/connection check and software update. 2. install ground loop isolator. 3. replace 3.5mm cables.
r/
Mike

#10726 1 day ago
Quoted from Trumpanche:

Good call. I had to add one ☝️

You got me thinking when you said loose cables remembered my Dialed In. I had to add one and it fixed some noises.
r/
Mike

#10727 1 day ago

Recently picked up a Hobbit LE!

Where has this game been all my life? I'm about 50 games in and I'm not understanding how this is commonly rated last among JJPs (or a lot of machines for that matter).

It has literally caused me to have a knee jerk reaction and dump every Stern I have that doesn't have proper theme integration (imo of course). That's left me with keeping only Mando Prem & JP Prem, which I think are close from a theme integration perspective.

For a newer player like me, the theme & audio capturing you into the game, will allow you to shoot for hours regardless of the playfield. Again, can only speak for myself.

Someone tell me if I'm missing out on another machine like The Hobbit somewhere !

#10728 1 day ago
Quoted from clearstar:

Recently picked up a Hobbit LE!
Where has this game been all my life? I'm about 50 games in and I'm not understanding how this is commonly rated last among JJPs (or a lot of machines for that matter).
It has literally caused me to have a knee jerk reaction and dump every Stern I have that doesn't have proper theme integration (imo of course). That's left me with keeping only Mando Prem & JP Prem, which I think are close from a theme integration perspective.
For a newer player like me, the theme & audio capturing you into the game, will allow you to shoot for hours regardless of the playfield. Again, can only speak for myself.
Someone tell me if I'm missing out on another machine like The Hobbit somewhere !

Deadpool.

#10729 1 day ago

Yes! This is on my radar...just trying to figure out how much I'm willing to pay for it considering the Stern prices are increasing.

#10730 1 day ago

Used prices are still relevant.

Hard to find anyone willing to part with one here though.

#10731 1 day ago
Quoted from clearstar:

Recently picked up a Hobbit LE!
Where has this game been all my life? I'm about 50 games in and I'm not understanding how this is commonly rated last among JJPs (or a lot of machines for that matter).
It has literally caused me to have a knee jerk reaction and dump every Stern I have that doesn't have proper theme integration (imo of course). That's left me with keeping only Mando Prem & JP Prem, which I think are close from a theme integration perspective.
For a newer player like me, the theme & audio capturing you into the game, will allow you to shoot for hours regardless of the playfield. Again, can only speak for myself.
Someone tell me if I'm missing out on another machine like The Hobbit somewhere !

Dialed In is the best shooting pin I have ever owned for me. Jump on one before everyone realises.

#10732 1 day ago
Quoted from clearstar:

It has literally caused me to have a knee jerk reaction and dump every Stern I have that doesn't have proper theme integration

Exactly. Nothing is like The Hobbit.

#10733 22 hours ago
Quoted from clearstar:

Recently picked up a Hobbit LE!
Where has this game been all my life? I'm about 50 games in and I'm not understanding how this is commonly rated last among JJPs (or a lot of machines for that matter).
It has literally caused me to have a knee jerk reaction and dump every Stern I have that doesn't have proper theme integration (imo of course). That's left me with keeping only Mando Prem & JP Prem, which I think are close from a theme integration perspective.
For a newer player like me, the theme & audio capturing you into the game, will allow you to shoot for hours regardless of the playfield. Again, can only speak for myself.
Someone tell me if I'm missing out on another machine like The Hobbit somewhere !

Try Willy Wonka.

#10734 22 hours ago

Dialed In has great theme integration, but I personally couldn't stand that theme and sold mine a few months later.

JJP POTC is one of the favorites in my collection, although it's prohibitively expensive nowadays.

You mentioned JP Prem - do you have the bootleg software that adds the movie assets? That took the game to another level for me.

Star Trek: TNG has fantastic theme integration. They even got the real cast to do voiceover for the game. A lot of folks are scared to buy one because it can be difficult to maintain. I restored mine myself though, and it was the first pin I've restored. Been working great ever since.

Getaway is a simple and affordable game with awesome theme integration. I never get tired of shifting gears.

#10735 22 hours ago

I use my knee to shift.

#10736 22 hours ago
Quoted from clearstar:Recently picked up a Hobbit LE!
Where has this game been all my life? I'm about 50 games in and I'm not understanding how this is commonly rated last among JJPs (or a lot of machines for that matter).
It has literally caused me to have a knee jerk reaction and dump every Stern I have that doesn't have proper theme integration (imo of course). That's left me with keeping only Mando Prem & JP Prem, which I think are close from a theme integration perspective.
For a newer player like me, the theme & audio capturing you into the game, will allow you to shoot for hours regardless of the playfield. Again, can only speak for myself.
Someone tell me if I'm missing out on another machine like The Hobbit somewhere !

I happened upon this thread while contemplating your question. Reality is I literally don't know what theme integration means to be quite honest so I was trying to educate myself.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/best-games-with-theme-integration-that-creates-a-world-under-glass

#10737 19 hours ago
Quoted from mikepmcs:

I happened upon this thread while contemplating your question. Reality is I literally don't know what theme integration means to be quite honest so I was trying to educate myself.
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/best-games-with-theme-integration-that-creates-a-world-under-glass

What's crazy to me is no one even mentions The Hobbit in that post.

Quoted from bbulkley:

Dialed In has great theme integration, but I personally couldn't stand that theme and sold mine a few months later.
JJP POTC is one of the favorites in my collection, although it's prohibitively expensive nowadays.
You mentioned JP Prem - do you have the bootleg software that adds the movie assets? That took the game to another level for me.
Star Trek: TNG has fantastic theme integration. They even got the real cast to do voiceover for the game. A lot of folks are scared to buy one because it can be difficult to maintain. I restored mine myself though, and it was the first pin I've restored. Been working great ever since.
Getaway is a simple and affordable game with awesome theme integration. I never get tired of shifting gears.

Thanks. I'm trying to find a Dialed In, I've been convinced. I played one at the Pinball Museum in Tennessee, but at the time I was new to JJP and wasn't sure what to make of their style. I've since grown to respect it quite a bit.

Yea, I do have JP Premium, no I haven't tried the custom code. I'm usually not into that. To be honest, my favorite thing is to keep a machine as stock as possible, I'm just not into mods all like that. However, I may consider testing that bootleg code out.

#10738 18 hours ago

Awesome thanks man!
Appreciate it

Before I order a set could you maybe post another pic of them from further away so I can see them from a better view?
If not no biggie

#10739 18 hours ago
Quoted from clearstar:

What's crazy to me is no one even mentions The Hobbit in that post.

Thanks. I'm trying to find a Dialed In, I've been convinced. I played one at the Pinball Museum in Tennessee, but at the time I was new to JJP and wasn't sure what to make of their style. I've since grown to respect it quite a bit.
Yea, I do have JP Premium, no I haven't tried the custom code. I'm usually not into that. To be honest, my favorite thing is to keep a machine as stock as possible, I'm just not into mods all like that. However, I may consider testing that bootleg code out.

The JP alternate audio and video package is 100% awesome. It evokes all the great memories from the movie you don’t get with the Stern assets.

#10740 18 hours ago

Does anyone know what 2 screws go into the orc head on the hobbit. And where they are available le. Can't find the manual

#10741 18 hours ago
Quoted from Jeffswack:

Does anyone know what 2 screws go into the orc head on the hobbit. And where they are available le. Can't find the manual

No but I can find the manual https://marketing.jerseyjackpinball.com/th/Hobbit_Manual%203_4%20November%202018.pdf

#10742 4 hours ago
Quoted from mikepmcs:

I happened upon this thread while contemplating your question. Reality is I literally don't know what theme integration means to be quite honest so I was trying to educate myself.
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/best-games-with-theme-integration-that-creates-a-world-under-glass

Integration is my number one criteria. Nothing is like The Hobbit. LoTR, DP, GnR (concert experience but diff), he’ll even ACDC which is so simple but it just rocks and you rip shots so feels like it’s integrated, someone said Wonka and I was really disappointed with integration- very limited movie and call out clips- but still great game. Indiana Jones isn’t bad integration- that music score gets you going and with pinsound callouts I get into it. And lastly which I haven’t played yet but everyone says it’s so- Alien. Mine is ordered but still waiting…

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