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Hobbit Owners Thread


By Eryeal

3 years ago



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16 key posts have been marked in this topic

Post #14 First impressions by new owner. Posted by Eryeal (3 years ago)

Post #45 The source of the voice call-outs Posted by Troz (3 years ago)

Post #71 Detailed game review Posted by Vyzer2 (3 years ago)

Post #128 Cosmetic issues from factory and customer service response. Posted by RichieWrench (3 years ago)

Post #214 review with detail and good set of pictures. Posted by Pimp77 (3 years ago)

Post #402 Backglass LED diffuser (tones cold white to a more neutral amber color) Posted by PanzerFreak (3 years ago)

Post #714 Another BackBox light filter Posted by Damonator (3 years ago)

Post #769 Rulesheet Posted by tiesmasc (3 years ago)

Post #1064 Owner fixes and tweaks after 150 games. Posted by pinballinreno (3 years ago)

Post #1113 Noteworthy new owner issues and photos Posted by VolunteerPin (3 years ago)

Post #1358 JJP video on fix kit. Posted by tatapolus (3 years ago)

Post #1706 example of time marks order through delivery Posted by meSz (3 years ago)

Post #2007 Here's the code download link Posted by LTG (3 years ago)

Post #2220 How to install Hobbit Cliffy protectors Posted by mbelofsky (3 years ago)

Post #3613 Nice tip on locktite product for wood or metal screws. Posted by pinballinreno (2 years ago)


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#6001 10 months ago

Has anybody tried to reposition the frame around the small screen on the Hobbit?

Mine is too low and too far left for me to see the whole screen from a players position. It appears to be held in place with double sided tape. Any ideas on how to remove the frame and secure it back in place?

#6022 10 months ago
Quoted from Goronic:

I carefully removed mine (for the same reason) - and yes it was double sided tape (for the most part). I then replaced the tape with as thin a double sided tape as I could find (so that I would not leave a large gap) and then aligned it nicely. Looks great and not hard to do
Also, I did have to cut the tape a bit as the tape I had was too wide and it needed to be fairly narrow on the top and bottom.

Thanks for the help. My "factory tape" was some black, thick, gooey stuff. It rolled up and came off the frame pretty easily. I put some Walmart double sided tape on the back of the frame and when I went to attach it to the clear plastic it wouldn't stick. So I put a second strip of tape on the clear plastic and the frame stuck to that. So far, so good and the displayed image is completely visible from the players position. Now I can see the star rating for the modes! As you stated, it was an easy fix.

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#6096 10 months ago

To start, hit the rollovers, lock three balls to start Smaug multiball and hit the spinners. Everything else will happen on its own. After that watch the small playfield screen and learn some level 1 and 2 modes, left ramp changes modes. Get a copy of the rules online. Then move to qualifying modes and hitting inlanes for Beast multiball. Now you can start completing level 3 and 4 modes in order to earn more points in the wizard modes. Of course, you have to be able to play the multiballs with some control in order to kill Smaug. After that, playing for points gets a little more complicated.

#6110 9 months ago
Quoted from Reaper802:

Version 3.4 of the manual on the JJP website explains every mode and includes the super useful game flowchart.

Where can I find an explaination of every mode in the Hobbit Manual version 3.4?

2 weeks later
#6278 9 months ago

3.10 installed, played one game and the playfield is once again burning..........Thanks!

#6341 9 months ago

"Cheat" all you want, it's your game, have some fun. The Hobbit is one of the most adjustable pins ever created. Take advantage and make the game play the way you want it to play.

#6401 9 months ago

The rail through the pop bumpers has also been improved, backglass lighting has improved (it isn't as washed out) and early machines had a sticker on the back of the backbox, now it's painted on.

3 weeks later
#6550 8 months ago

FWIW - the BA armor is not just black, it's black hammered. Same texture, different color. They all look great.

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