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Independence Day (ID4) Club (owners and fans)


By TheRingMaster

4 years ago



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#1 4 years ago

Hi!

I made a documentation of my id4 restoration in a thread here on pinside and in the end of it people suggested I change it to an official ID4 owners club instead.
After some second thoughts I figured it's better to create a new club after all. So here it is, the Independence Day owners club. Fans are also welcome to chime in!

Have fun!

/TheRingMaster

Note: The restoration thread I made can be found here: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/independence-day-id4-restoration

#2 4 years ago

I'm in!

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#3 4 years ago

Great!

#5 4 years ago

Sure =)
Looks it takes some time before this thread runs by itself. I'm gonna put up a few pics of my game too and maybe share some tips on common faults.

#6 4 years ago

I'm looking at picking one up please fill me in with problems and price guide

#7 4 years ago
Quoted from V8haha:

I'm looking at picking one up please fill me in with problems and price guide

Super VUK has had issues for me with this game. The alien head is piece of the machine that gets beat to hell. If your looking at getting one and alien head is pretty intact that's a big plus, Especially if its not a repo cause then the machine most likely wasn't played a whole bunch. Price guide seems to stay around what pinside has for the value. You see some questionable ones at the 1500 range that look like players conditions and then around the 2K range you see alot more in good/great shape. Condition is king for the price but you should be able to find a decent machine for 1500-2000.

#8 4 years ago

The layout and flow of this game are fantastic. The software sucks. It barely implements the game features and does nothing interesting. I owned one for a year considering a retheme with a rewrite of software but never got around to it. I think I'd like to try again someday though.

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#9 4 years ago

What year do you guys think we will have to wait for ColorDMD to do ID4? 2021?

#10 4 years ago

Hehe, not sure but your guess seems plausible. Would be cool though!

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#11 4 years ago

Anyone remember that ID junk I bought a while ago? Well, finally got its PF hanging on my game-room wall!

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#12 4 years ago

Anyone getting the new blu ray?? If only that attacker was a bit bigger. Would look pretty cool as a topper.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/03/15/independence-day-20th-anniversary-blu-ray-announcement-documentary-clip-and-packaging

#13 4 years ago

Nice!

#14 4 years ago

love mine, but the ramps are in terrible shape ... anyone with spares for sale?

#15 4 years ago
Quoted from thelastjay:

love mine, but the ramps are in terrible shape ... anyone with spares for sale?

Damn that sucks man.. Gotta think they would be extremely hard to find.

I had one of these numbers happen awhile back. Had to just crazy glue it together and unless you really really look... you wouldn't notice. Another reason why I went to the glo-balls instead of normal pinballs. They can just be deadly on this game with little to no spare parts to find.

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#16 4 years ago

Yes the parts are hard... It's not a super common/sought for game either so repros might not justify the effort needed to create them. If someone makes new ramps I might buy some as spares.

Played my id4 this weekend and it's pretty fun now that I've gotten some perspective on it and have forgotten about most of the small things that did not come out 110% when I did my restoration.

#17 4 years ago

Here's some pics of mine. I've had it a little over 2 years. The movie is one of my favorites. I like the theme and the sound is great, although I think mono - one speaker. It's a fun pin although gets boring after awhile because of its simplicity. That may be the reason (it's simple and easy) though why everyone that comes over and plays it, really likes it. My wife still loves it and will be a challenge to get her to let it go.

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#18 4 years ago

I like your iced out look with the LEDs. Looks awesome man!

#19 4 years ago
Quoted from vwallat99:

I like your iced out look with the LEDs. Looks awesome man!

Thanks! Added a purple led strip to the back above the ship and 3 double spotlights to light up the playfield. Those in addition to the leds really made it shine and glow.

#20 4 years ago
Quoted from bigbadmiker:

Here's some pics of mine. I've had it a little over 2 years. The movie is one of my favorites. I like the theme and the sound is great, although I think mono - one speaker. It's a fun pin although gets boring after awhile because of its simplicity. That may be the reason (it's simple and easy) though why everyone that comes over and plays it, really likes it. My wife still loves it and will be a challenge to get her to let it go.

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Nicely lit up game. Well done. No dark spots up the middle. Looks great.

#21 4 years ago

Thanks Mark... those just happen to be pinballbulbs spotlights and led strip

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#22 4 years ago

Hey everyone... so.... I decided to keep my excellent original condition translite, and now I'm off to sell 2 absolutely new and awesome alternate translites (pic below). Price for each one is US$ 250.00 shipped worldwide.

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#24 4 years ago

Why is everyone saying code is basic, when even deep rules result in repeated shots anyways...

-metallica bash sparky (like forever)
-spiderman (backhand doc ock forever)
-avatar (bash captive lock ball forever)
-T2 (backhand T2 skull forever)

I mean c'mon. Those games are deeper but same result. Therefore ID4 is on par afterall. Take that nay-sayers with your fancy code that ain't so fancy!

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#26 4 years ago
Quoted from Bond_Gadget_007:

Why is everyone saying code is basic, when even deep rules result in repeated shots anyways...
-metallica bash sparky (like forever)
-spiderman (backhand doc ock forever)
-avatar (bash captive lock ball forever)
-T2 (backhand T2 skull forever)
I mean c'mon. Those games are deeper but same result. Therefore ID4 is on par afterall. Take that nay-sayers with your fancy code that ain't so fancy!

It's obvious you don't understand the rules of a game like Metallica or Spider-Man.

If you do nothing but bash sparky in Metallica, you will get nowhere in the game except one multiball and get majorly PWNED in score by anyone that knows how to play the game. Metallica is about getting to the crank it up modes and scoring huge - beat all four and get to encore wizard mode. The best I've ever done in a sparky multiball is maybe 30 mil. In a crank it up I've well broken 200 mil.

The same applies to Spider-Man. The goal is to beat the spider mode inserts and progress towards superhero. Beating dock ock is only one of the goals and will not get you many points or any sort of progression though the game.

Avatar doesn't have deep rules but they're definitely better than id4. At least avatar has a decent final battle wizard mode. If you do nothing but bash link lock, you will not complete any of the other goals in the game and you won't progress at all.

Tz does not have deep rules so not sure why you brought it up. It's not in the same league as Spider-Man or Metallica for software.

Independence Day has some of the shallowest rules I've ever seen. You have no wizard mode. You can repeatedly just start and best a couple multiballs, ramps, hurry ups, and upload the virus. It's easy to do all that stuff in one game. I did this on mine the first day I had it. It would have been much better if say each one of those tasks was a goal that when completed worked your way towards a final showdown with the main mother ship, that would have been much more engaging.

#27 4 years ago

Anybody know of a cliffy protector that will be a good fit for the "initiate computer virus"?

Mine is looking beat up.

#28 4 years ago

There's a friend of mine who can reproduce plastic sets and he is now going for ID4. Talk about a dream come true... (Finally!!). Stay tuned!

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#30 4 years ago
Quoted from AlexSMendes:

There's a friend of mine who can reproduce plastic sets and he is now going for ID4. Talk about a dream come true... (Finally!!). Stay tuned!

#31 4 years ago

Sweet now for ramps

#32 4 years ago

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#33 4 years ago

Just got pinduino to add some spice to my ramps.... Hopefully add some sound to attract mode

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#35 4 years ago

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#36 4 years ago

Just ordered a new set of plastics from pinball center don't know if they are nos or repro but hey gotta be better than my broken set.
Man I got way too much loot into this game ..hopefully someone rewrites the code someday.. I seen in a YouTube video for proc, some text that says someone is working on code for it...it's an old video tho maybe it was abandoned.... After watching the movie (again) the other day I realize how bad they blew it writing code for id4. The call out for the alien head should have been the scientist saying "Come on let's get this exoskeleton open" instead of "shoot the alien head" also more video modes besides skill shot, could have opened up some fun, and alowing modes to stack would be cool too.... I wish I knew how to write code maybe it's time to learn

#37 4 years ago

My brazilian-made repro set may arrive next week.... I'll post some pictures then.

#38 4 years ago

Will these look like originals?

Quoted from AlexSMendes:

My brazilian-made repro set may arrive next week.... I'll post some pictures then.

#39 4 years ago
Quoted from wierdeer:

Will these look like originals?

I do hope! I sent some of used ones I had to the manufacturer for him to do the matches!

#40 4 years ago
Quoted from bigbadmiker:

Anybody know of a cliffy protector that will be a good fit for the "initiate computer virus"?
Mine is looking beat up.

Cliffy was looking into this at some point.. not sure what happened.

the 3 holes were going to be done.

#41 4 years ago
Quoted from ledge:

Cliffy was looking into this at some point.. not sure what happened.
the 3 holes were going to be done.

Need!

#42 4 years ago

Anyone have any ideas on keeping the alien head protected? I feel like this gets bashed a lot and it's only a matter of time before it breaks. Spray it with some coats of clear to harden it up a bit?

#43 4 years ago

There are still some reproductions available

Quoted from Bugsy:Anyone have any ideas on keeping the alien head protected? I feel like this gets bashed a lot and it's only a matter of time before it breaks. Spray it with some coats of clear to harden it up a bit?

#44 4 years ago

Why clean and wax your playfield to protect the paint on it when you can just let it get dirty and start wearing through to the bare wood? Then after that happens you can just buy a CPR playfield for $700?

I'm looking at preventative maintenance. It's less expensive than buying a new repo.

#45 4 years ago
Quoted from Bugsy:

Why clean and wax your playfield to protect the paint on it when you can just let it get dirty and start wearing through to the bare wood? Then after that happens you can just buy a CPR playfield for $700?
I'm looking at preventative maintenance. It's less expensive than buying a new repo.

I see your logic on playfield. 700$ playfield vs 100$ bash toy.. Big difference..haven't bought one for my id4 yet (mine is in really good shape)but probably will soon enough. I'm pretty good at spending too much $ on upgrades for things.... I used to drive a $1,000 car with 10,000$ In upgrades lol.sure was fun car tho

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#46 4 years ago

Did anyone here enjoy the second movie? I thought it was awful. Really disappointed. On the bright side it made me more appreciative towards ID4. I love that movie and the pinball!

Happy 4th everyone!

#47 4 years ago
Quoted from Bugsy:

Why clean and wax your playfield to protect the paint on it when you can just let it get dirty and start wearing through to the bare wood? Then after that happens you can just buy a CPR playfield for $700?
I'm looking at preventative maintenance. It's less expensive than buying a new repo.

Switch your pinballs. I use the Glo-balls on my ID4 , I like the look and feel to them and they really get flying around on this machine. They give your machine less stress because the impact isn't going to be as harsh as the steel barrings. I've been saving my plastics as well as my ID4 head since I've switched. Otherwise really not much else you can do because it's a bash toy and it's the integral part of game so it will continue to be bashed so nothing you can do but wait lol..

http://modmypin.com/

#48 4 years ago
Quoted from vwallat99:

Did anyone here enjoy the second movie? I thought it was awful. Really disappointed. On the bright side it made me more appreciative towards ID4. I love that movie and the pinball!
Happy 4th everyone!

Didn't watch yet! Maybe next weekend!

#49 4 years ago
Quoted from vwallat99:

Switch your pinballs. I use the Glo-balls on my ID4 , I like the look and feel to them and they really get flying around on this machine. They give your machine less stress because the impact isn't going to be as harsh as the steel barrings. I've been saving my plastics as well as my ID4 head since I've switched. Otherwise really not much else you can do because it's a bash toy and it's the integral part of game so it will continue to be bashed so nothing you can do but wait lol..
http://modmypin.com/

I find it too expensive.... But maybe I'm overlooking the benefits!

#50 4 years ago
Quoted from AlexSMendes:

I find it too expensive.... But maybe I'm overlooking the benefits!

50 bucks for a set yeah I know it is. But without having any reproduction of plastics for this game.. I think it's worth it. I chipped 2 plastics with regular balls in my game since I bought it as well as breaking the left side ramp. After the switch I've been fortunate not to have any more damage.

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