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Hook Club - Hook is back!


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#1701 77 days ago
Quoted from garretswinning:

I can't take the credit. bobwiley is the man with the plan

Smee! Who is this imposter?! Garrett's been away from Neverland so long his mind's been jantified.

I don't know what he's going on about, but i just think between chad's code and pinsound Hook officially becomes bangarang.

#1702 75 days ago

Brycen My first born child was born last night we now have the chosen one to be a legendary pinball wizard one day! Lol

I havent forgotten about the gameplay video of hook

#1703 75 days ago

Congrats!

#1704 75 days ago

congratulations garretsw!

#1706 75 days ago
Quoted from garretswinning:

Brycen My first born child was born last night we now have the chosen one to be a legendary pinball wizard one day! Lol
I havent forgotten about the gameplay video of hook

Congratulations! Better get those high scores while you can before he blows your high scores out of the water!

#1707 75 days ago
Quoted from bobwiley:

Congratulations! Better get those high scores while you can before he blows your high scores out of the water!

Lol yeah gotta work on them scores. Think the last time i got my intials on the board was 341mil and aome change. Its been 5 days since i played think im starting to have withdrawls lol

#1708 72 days ago

Go read thisweekinpinball.com i got my hook machine and virtual pin published on there website by jeff. Pretty awesome were getting hook more exposure.

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#1709 71 days ago
Quoted from garretswinning:

Go read thisweekinpinball.com i got my hook machine and virtual pin published on there website by jeff. Pretty awesome were getting hook more exposure.
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I feel like a piece of me is in that machine

#1710 71 days ago

Hi all

I got this Hook and i restore this pinball the complete cabinet its in the black edition, the alternative translite its
on the way, playfield i clean polish all and tis looks amazing

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#1711 69 days ago

Finally got the bracket put in for under the skill shot to keep the ball from rolling back under. Played one game to test it out and it went extremly well. First time i got my intials on that #1 spot. 400 mil is tough to break.

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#1712 68 days ago

Just did a flipper rebuild kit. Are the flippers supposed to have the tip in line with the hole in the playfield? That’s how they were before and the cradle always felt shallow. The new kit aligns the same way, so the parts are correct and it’s still pretty shallow. If that the way it is, cool, but if not then I’d like to make it proper.

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#1713 68 days ago
Quoted from desertT1:

Just did a flipper rebuild kit. Are the flippers supposed to have the tip in line with the hole in the playfield? That’s how they were before and the cradle always felt shallow. The new kit aligns the same way, so the parts are correct and it’s still pretty shallow. If that the way it is, cool, but if not then I’d like to make it proper.
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I have mine just a hair higher then dead center

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#1714 68 days ago

Ok. The Addam’s and NBA FB at the local place are a little shallow and I’ve heard they did that around that time, so I’m going with it being normal.

#1715 65 days ago

Regrettably, I sold my beautiful Hook. BUT... now I need to work on one that's having some issues. The game is apparently stopping playing the music randomly and will only play sound effects until another song starts. It will reset during multiball or possibly just periods with a lot of activity. I'm suspicious of 5v, anything else stand out I should be looking at? I know it has older code on it but I doubt anything this unstable was ever code related. Going to look at it later this week.

#1716 65 days ago
Quoted from Chalkey:

Regrettably, I sold my beautiful Hook. BUT... now I need to work on one that's having some issues. The game is apparently stopping playing the music randomly and will only play sound effects until another song starts. It will reset during multiball or possibly just periods with a lot of activity. I'm suspicious of 5v, anything else stand out I should be looking at? I know it has older code on it but I doubt anything this unstable was ever code related. Going to look at it later this week.

I mean you did help find the display glitch and get that fixed...so get to it lol

Is it actually playing the startup sound? Or just losing the music?
It could be voltage dropping to the sound board, possibly when something else is happening that draws more power, bad roms, or roms that just need to be reseated. Assuming it's not a more complicated board issue

Basically the CPU is calling sounds from an address in the sound roms, and telling it how long to play them for, which sound has priority, or when to stop on command, like if a mode or song changes, or another target is hit.
The sound/voice effects are just being called before more music starts and/or played overtop of the music. So once it loses data or can't find what it's playing for whatever reason, you get silence until another sound is called. It's not constantly playing it and retrying the whole time, for lack of a better way to put it.

If you hear the startup phrase mixed in...the sound board is actually rebooting.

#1717 65 days ago

It starts with the sound working perfectly, then at random times the music stops, only restarting when the song would change (ball lost, start of crock time, etc). Dont think it does "hook, hook, HOOK" but i'm not sure. That's something interesting to look into. Obviously the bigger issue is the game resetting but I'm sure they're probably related. I was thinking verify voltage first then check elsewhere. Hopefully it doesn't have acid damage .

#1718 60 days ago

Hey everyone just picked up a hook yesterday and got it home and setup. Game plays fast and has a amazing light show everyone in the family enjoys it! I want to do a few things with it and was wondering what LED flippers can be ordered for this machine? Thanks for your time.

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#1719 59 days ago

The sound is resetting and starting with hook hook hook. The game seems to reset when multiball is going and you start crock clock and hit a jackpot. The 12v line is at 9.8 or so, I'm going to start there.

#1720 59 days ago
Quoted from Chalkey:

The sound is resetting and starting with hook hook hook. The game seems to reset when multiball is going and you start crock clock and hit a jackpot. The 12v line is at 9.8 or so, I'm going to start there.

Are you using an original or aftermarket power supply? If aftermarket, what brand?

#1721 59 days ago

Original PS that has already had repairs

#1722 59 days ago

Chalky are you using the Chad code ?

#1723 59 days ago

It had older code on it, updated it to ChadH just to be sure and the problem persisted. I ran out of time to troubleshoot it on site but I've got some parts en route for the 12v.

#1724 59 days ago

I think I had a similar issue just last night and it sounds to me like it was kinda the same thing. Mulitball started and all the music went off. everything was working mechanically so I thought maybe something was wrong with the code. I just got the machines home early that day so I went through the machine and ensured all the connectors were seated pulled the batteries out havnt had a issue with it yet. But this morning another issue sprung up whe its saying a ball is missing which its not missing any so now I have to figure out whats going on there. If I have the same issue that you have I will try to get a video of it.

#1725 58 days ago
Quoted from Rocketrob:

Hey everyone just picked up a hook yesterday and got it home and setup. Game plays fast and has a amazing light show everyone in the family enjoys it! I want to do a few things with it and was wondering what LED flippers can be ordered for this machine? Thanks for your time.
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congratulations on your new hook, not sure what you mean by led flippers but I have seen lighted flipper buttons at pinball life . looks like you may have room for a few more machines down the road!!

#1726 57 days ago

pinballJJ sorry yes i mean i want to add LED flipper buttons to my machine. I really think this is a underrated game! Im military when i had to sell my house to move to a different state i sold off my collection now i am starting all over again. If i could find a 2k less Twister id be in heaven right now!

#1727 56 days ago

Just replaced the power board and the 12v is back in spec. Upon inspection the C2 cap was leaky so I might be able to salvage this board.

#1728 52 days ago

This Sunday in 11:00am GMT-5 will be playing in Colorized Hook pinball 

https://www.twitch.tv/pinballrussia

Will be glad if you guys will be with us.

#1729 49 days ago

My Hook black edition looks so stunning

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#1730 49 days ago

Looks great!

#1731 49 days ago

Pretty swanky!

#1732 46 days ago

I tore our game down and shopped it again. It’s been almost 5 years since I did it in 2014. It’s back on location today to make money and entertain! It also has Chad’s most recent 5.01 software.

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#1733 46 days ago

Hey Crash, can you share how it does on location? I always heard that Hook did ok on location back in the day.

#1734 46 days ago
Quoted from DBLM:

Hey Crash, can you share how it does on location? I always heard that Hook did ok on location back in the day.

I’ll try to get an accurate count on weekly earnings as I don’t do the collecting.

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#1735 35 days ago

Picked up Hook last week. Love it so far.

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#1736 35 days ago

I just dropped off a Hook to a new location this past weekend. It's a donut shop in front and a bar/small concert venue in the back. He asked about Addams Family and T2, neither of which I have. He said something from that era would be cool since TAF and T2 are at a place literally across the street. When I bought Hook we played a few games as I pointed out a few of the features and he was pretty excited. I have no idea if this location will be a good spot for a game or not, but am always happy to get asked for games.

#1737 34 days ago

Hey all, going to look at a hook machine tomorrow. Seller is asking 2k. Is that high? That said I’m seeing the code created by chad mentioned everywhere but is there a post to see how to do it? The process would probably influence my decision to purchase or not. Thanks!

Edit: also if anyone knows of common issues on hook I should keep an eye out for. Seems like dmds are hard to come by.

#1738 34 days ago

2k is a fair price if it's nice. If it's beat I don't think I would go that high. I'm thinking about listing mine in the future at 2k and it's pretty nice.

#1739 34 days ago
Quoted from Rango:

That said I’m seeing the code created by chad mentioned everywhere but is there a post to see how to do it? The process would probably influence my decision to purchase or not. Thanks!

Edit: also if anyone knows of common issues on hook I should keep an eye out for. Seems like dmds are hard to come by.

Yes Chad V5 code is a must the gameplay is night and day, it says V5 on the DMD at boot. No biggy if not, just get CPU and Display Roms to swap over, someone was selling them on here at little money (and importantly donate to Chad via his site http://www.pinballcode.com/, he works the miracles!)

128x16 DMD availability used to be a problem, now can get LED replacements and multi-colour options coming along too. Saying that a "nice" machine should have a clear, bright, no lines out DMD.

My specific checks would be wear on the two holes (cliffys available), cracked ramps; Windcoaster unobtanium, Rufio (top right) freeplay40 has done an upgraded replacement. It's a DE so burnt connectors on Power Supply board but I guess you'll do the basics.

I hope it works out, Hook is an underrated machine imo.

#1740 30 days ago
Quoted from DBLM:

Hey Crash, can you share how it does on location? I always heard that Hook did ok on location back in the day.

The game made $11 from Monday to Saturday, totaling $15 through the weekend. But this was a slow week due to people traveling for Easter.

#1741 29 days ago

Hmm. Hook stopped starting a game with credits on the counter, but registers the start button flawlessly in switch test mode. Running the pinballcode.com ROM if that matters.

#1742 29 days ago

Ball missing? Check the trough switches in test mode.

#1743 29 days ago
Quoted from Crash:

The game made $11 from Monday to Saturday, totaling $15 through the weekend. But this was a slow week due to people traveling for Easter.

Thanks for sharing! How does that compare with your other games?

#1744 29 days ago

Balls were in there when I tried to start a real game, but I took them out in switch test to make sure only the start button was activating. I will test trough switches, but I just got back from that location.

#1745 28 days ago
Quoted from DBLM:

Thanks for sharing! How does that compare with your other games?

We don’t keep weekly per game totals. But I would say below average.

#1746 28 days ago
Quoted from Crash:

We don’t keep weekly per game totals. But I would say below average.

Gotcha. Again, thanks for sharing

#1747 24 days ago

Update on the start button issue. I’m out of town and a friend held a tournament at my location. I don’t know how frequent it was working, but it was working. Due to the test mode testing if the start button I want to say that it’s fully functional. Based on some feedback, it’s starting to seem like it have a flaky trough switch. The start button switch was replaced no more than a year ago when this issue came up for the first time. Going to replace trough switches and see what happens.

#1748 20 days ago

I've been tinkering with the PinballSP Magic editor to colourise the Hook DMD - in anticipation for his release of the 128x16 colour DMD (to replace my original broken one!) I thought I'd share some progress here - the gifs seem to look better if you click on them.

Hook actually only uses 3 (of 4) brightness levels (off, dim, bright) so just mapping those to new colours isn't very interesting. I'm separating out the animations, each with it's own pallet and painting a custom colour to discrete items within them, it is then a straightforward job to change the colour of an item e.g. to change the Shooter knob in the Skill shot animation from blue to something else.

This way people with good colour taste and art skill can make them better still.

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#1749 20 days ago

That's awesome! Great work!

#1750 20 days ago

Excellent! Excited to use this in my game when it is available.

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