1.05 is out so I just brought 1.04 forward and will take off any bugs in 1.04 that are fixed. This thread is for the bugs you've found in Iron Maiden 1.05. I'll keep the OP updated with all bugs noted in the thread so Stern can have a nice all-in-one-place list for their reference.
If you report a bug in the thread, please note if it's the [Pro] or [Prem/LE].
V1.05.0 - September 7, 2018
- Pharaoh Award - increased scoring for each ring of the bullseye target from 150K, 300K, 450K to 500K, 1M, 2M
- Aces High - fixed an issue where draining out of the mode during the bomber phase would result in the bullseye flashing non stop until the next Aces High start.
- Speech - added a few more callouts
- Custom Message - show every time through the attract loop instead of every 10th time through, increase duration from 2 to 3 seconds
- System - Updated to V2.10
- Added USA_13 Coinage 1/$1.00, 7/$5.00
- Update to nodeboard firmware v0.25.0
V1.04.0 - August 15, 2018
- fixed an issue introduced in 1.03.0 that would complete lit modes when draining a ball without even starting the mode
- 1 - [ALL] Game becomes unresponsive or locks up after 2-3 days if left on 24/7. EDIT: Now can happen in less than 2 days with 1.00. Version 1.01 added a maintenance reboot every two days, but the bug in the game remains.
- 2 - [Pro] [CONFIRMED STILL IN 1.04] If service credits are added rapidly while the bonus is being counted at the end of a ball, sometimes there is no music for the next ball until a mode starts.
- 3 - [Prem/LE] After draining to one ball on a Mummy MB with a ball in the captive ball lock, the ball was dumped into the underworld, which immeditely started Cyborg MB that was lit prior to starting Mummy. I don't think a free Cyborg start is intended in that instance.
- 4 - [Prem/LE] When a tomb award is lit on the left ramp the arrow blinks white/red indicating a double award of an Eddie letter and the tomb award or ball lock, but you currently cannot collect an Eddie letter when the tomb is open. See post #43 for more detail.
- 5 - [Pro 1.02] [Confirmed still in 1.04 - rare] Playing with Icarus or Hallowed going (don't remember which), stacked with Mummy Multiball. Hit one ramp, only had to hit the other ramp to qualify 3 ball multiball for Mummy, lost a ball just as I hit the orb, which kicked out an add a ball. Hit the other ramp to complete the initial mummy multiball qualification and should have given me the third mummy multiball, but no ball was gained, so it stayed 2 balls for the whole rest of the mode. This happened on a Pro in 1.04 with a Icarus mode stare, mummy stack, then two ramps qualified and no 3rd ball happened.
- 6 - [Pro 1.02] Game repeating the command to shoot up the middle while entering my high score initials. Something is definitely wacky there. I've also seen it say "Showtime" and "Shoot the Pharaoh Target" in the match sequence.
- 7 - [Pro 1.02] Playing Iron maiden, made it to Number of the Beast. Got the beast's health down to zero, then flippers died like they should but the game just kept ball searching - I had turn it off.
- 8 - [Pro 1.02] [Confirmed Still in 1.04] The post for mummy lock does not freeze the loop jackpot timers, so you can lose a good 5 seconds off your loop jackpot timer if you light the sarcophagus lock, then hit the center ramp with the green arrow while the loop jackpot timers are lit. If your loop jackpot timer is within 5 or so seconds of ending, hitting that center ramp and triggering the post will snuff the loop jackpot timer because the timer keeps running even while the post is up and the ball is not in play.
- 9 - [All 1.03][Confirmed half-assed fixed in 1.05 - now it interrupts the animation and starts multiball as soon as you change the volume and drops the ball(s) already in lock. This is not a proper fix.] If you crank up the volume with STERN'S SPIKE 2 EXTERNAL VOLUME CONTROLLER (sold separately) during the trooper multiball animation, it will release the locked ball and not shoot the other balls into play and continue trooper as a 1 ball multiball. This is a continuation of a system-level (Lonnie!?!) bug since at LEAST Spiderman where if you change volume setting using the Stern External controller with a ball locked during a game animation it'll cancel the animation and resume play. Happens on SM, SW, TWD, IMDN, etc
- 10 - [Pro 1.04] Tomb treasure was lit. Did a 5-way combo, ending with the tomb treasure right orbit as the 5th shot. It gave me the 5-way combo guitar animation and took away the tomb treasure light, but the post didn't stop the ball and give me the treasure award animation like it should have even though the treasure was awarded.
- 11 - [All 1.04][Almost fixed in 1.05] The high score screen progression in attract mode is missing a screen as it goes forward. If you run it regularly forward, the Hallowed Be Thy Name Escape Artist screen that should be between the Icarus Champion and Aces High screens is missing. However if you go BACKWARDS through the list with the left flipper, it's there. Check the progression of screens in the forward direction so all the screens are there in both directions. In 1.05 it's ALMOST fixed. If you let the screens go forward at normal speed, the screen is there. HOWEVER, if you advance (fast forward) the screens using the right flipper button, the screen is still missing. It's there in the reverse (left flipper) fast forward, though.
- 12 - [All 1.03/1.04] Coil strength for slings was changed from 1.02 so now even a properly gapped sling switch will often multi-fire or machine-gun until the gaps in the switches are made comically wide, or the coil strength is turned down in the new settings. The debounce and/or default coil strength in the settings needs to be reduced so it behaves more like 1.02.
- 13 - Audits need some serious attention. Going through my audits as I upgraded from 1.03 to 1.05, and I noticed it said I only have 11 left drains, 12 right drains, and 669 center drains? Unless I'm misunderstanding what a left/right drain is, that seems way off? I seem to lose balls on the left/right drains way more commonly than I do down the center, and the idea of only 11/12 is laughable. Also in 1.05 Audits 94-96, relating to Rime all read zero.
- 14 - [Pro 1.05] While looking at status info (with a ball trapped on flipper) Replay value actually shows current bonus value.
- 15 - [All] Mystery award audits seem to be off by at least 15-20%.
- 16 - [Pro 1.02] [Confirmed Still in 1.05] The timing for ball ending score add-up is messed up if the "POWER JACKPOT INCREASED" or the "BATTLE IS LIT/SHOOT THE PHARAOH" messages comes on screen just as the ball drains. Takes a good 6-8 seconds for that screen to clear so the game can go into end of ball when that happens.
- 17 - [Pro 1.05] Had another weird one. Got a super loop jackpot for like 15 million then hit the right orbit, which was flashing green and red (trooper lock and treasure?). It locked the ball, got that animation, but did NOT get the treasure and it never let the lock post down, despite shaking, jiggling, bouncing the machine to loosen the post if it was stuck. Had to wait for ball search to release the ball.
- 18 - Why is there a test for a lockdown bar button in system diag when no version of Iron Maiden has a lockdown bar button?
NOT A BUG BUT NEEDS ATTENTION:
- [All 1.04] Add EDDIE letters needing completion to the main screen, similar to the way the REVIVE icon works. Sometimes if a lot is going on, there's a long lag before you can see the EDDIE screen again to know where you are. The prompt to hit the white arrows in 1.03 is okay, but if you know you need to do that already, it still doesn't tell you how many letters are left if other things are going on (like the REVIVE icon does).
- [All 1.03] 1.03 defaults for sling strength should be around 20-25. At 32 they are too hard and tend to make the switches re-close and the slings machine-gun.
- [Pro 1.02] When you TILT, the on-screen devil is blabbing away in silence until the laughter catches up out of sync. This needs to be synced or just have the devil's mouth not move on-screen. Also, the "TILT" message is kind of boring. It would also be cooler if the Devil had a selection of sick burns to taunt you for tilting. He could also do bad things like pluck the wings off fairies and/or throw mewing kittens into the fire because you TILTed, making the player feel worse.
- [All] On a related note, the TILT warning visuals need work. Just the word DANGER on a black screen is pretty low-effort.
- The stock sound mix is backwards from what a music pin should have. If I crank the volume it sounds like some asshole is turning the music down everytime a sound effect is being played, and then back up. Super annoying. It should sound like a loud bar where Maiden is cranking at a nice steady level and you can hear the SF and speech “behind” the music, not in front of it.
- Flasher in the upper left pop bumper should be re-programmed so it works like Magneto's spotlight/flasher on X-Men. Pulse it quickly in software to make it behave like a light normally, then give it full power when you want it to work like a flasher. This works great in X-MEN with LED flashers (confirmed when the bulb was replaced), so it should be done on Maiden, too.
- Chained Skill Shots should be a thing for a player's machine like this. Chaining multiple shots in a row at the beginning of the ball increases the skill shot award. Something like Dialed In does where you make the skill shot, then when it ejects, if you immediately hit the ramp, you get a super skill shot award. Make it 2, 3 or even 4 shots deep. If you can make the precise shots in succession without hitting anything else, and in a short time, you should be rewarded well, and it would be very satisfying.
- Timed pricing. Pool tables have this, why doesn't pinball? Have pricing automatically adjust up or down at different times of the day/week.
- Why is there no intro for the pin's story (which is lined up with the iOS game) in the attract mode? Something that puts you in the world. After a defeat the hero Eddie has to collect his soul shards to fight again the beast. He got help from the clairvoant. They could use most of the trailer for the handheld game (see post #343 for link to youtube video of this trailer)
- Audible countdown for the last 5 seconds of Soul Shard hurryup would be helpful
- Add Team Scores to the features
- On the beginning of the attract mode loop, it would be nice to have a v1.00 (or whatever the version is) displayed in the bottom center of the screen so players on location know what version is installed without rebooting to find out.
- Make machine gun hit effects with the shaker motor in Aces High mode.
- Add jukebox mode like AC/DC has for attract mode
- Float most-used system menu categories to the top, so the things you access the most end up first in each section so less button presses are required to get tech reports, for example.
- Get rid of the counter-intuitive "attenuation" scheme for volume levels and move to a simple volume control for music, speech, and effects that can be turned to ZERO. The "music attenuation" setting only goes to 60, and the music is still easily audible at that level.
- Instead of a boring "Player 1, Player 2," etc for player tags at the bottom of the screen, it could grab names from a list of potential player tags like Rocker 1, Headbanger 2, Thrasher 3, etc. Lots of possibilities to grab from: Rocker, Poseur, Poser, Mosher, Headbanger, Freak, Metalhead, Thrasher, Reaper, Rockstar, Wannabe, Alcoholic, Grinder, Metal Fan, Pinhead, Victim, Fan...
- [Prem/LE] Underworld dunk: You shoot the ball immediately back into the ramp hole before the ramp has a chance to close. Gravestone target award would be good here.
- Make the sacophagus lock flasher (under the PF facing up through the mech) pulsate when a ball is being loaded into it. Basically start pulsating when a ball is detected at the "gate" until it's been loaded and the mech has returned to level. Let's throw some attention/light onto the cool stuff!
- Add more Maiden songs that you can select to listen to while you are playing. Surely there must be enough storage available for this, and all you really need is a single graphic image for each song when it appears in the selection list. Zero impact on gameplay, etc.
- It doesn't say "Up the Irons" when you get a high score anymore? Can we have that back?
- Different replay animation that is more fitting for game theme. This one looks like its from the matrix.
- Add back the system option to keep the same song for the whole game (don't re-ask per ball)
- Profiles for game settings so one machine adjustment set can be saved under a name, and selecting that name changes all the settings to the ones specified under that set name. Profile 1 - Tournament settings, Profile 2 - Free Play day, kids and rookies, Profile 3 - 2 for 1 day, Profile 4 - Other route location
- More of a Metal-looking, less generic font, at least for the large text. Here's a comparison of existing font to a more metal-attitude font:
FIXED BUGS / ADDRESSED ISSUE & WISHLIST ITEMS:
[Fixed 1.01] - [All] Potential looping bug where the left loop stops advancing or registering, even after draining and a new ball. See post #52 for more details.
[Fixed 1.01] - [Pro] Feature adjustment #159 on the pro will freeze and reboot the game if you change it from its default. Likely because Can I play with Madness that adjusts doesn't exist on the Pro.
[Addressed 1.01] - A little looser timing on end-of-mode grace periods. That mode summary screen comes up WAY too quickly now.
[Addressed 1.01] - Allow start button (new game start) or flippers to skip the mode highscore screens. Especially after a new update wipes the scroes clean, initial games can give highscores for multiple modes. After entering initials it'll show the high scores achieved for each of the modes. This needs to be skippable or bypassed with Start to just start another game. Watching this should not be forced like it is now.
[Fixed 1.02] - [Pro] Trooper Multiball happens, but it's running with a single ball. Post #12 in this thread details the conditions this happened (which seem like they should be the ones that give you a 4 ball trooper multiball).
[Fixed 1.02] [All] Formatting error. If you have a partial credit (1/2, 3/4, etc) it spills over the on-screen container at the top that displays Ball # and Credits.
[Addressed 1.02] - Auto-launch time option for up to 5 minutes. 0-60 seconds, then jump to 300 seconds for the last choice.
[Addressed 1.02] - [Prem/LE] Sarcophagus sneak: You shoot the sarcophagus lock ramp when lock is lit before the diverter opens fully, or you shoot the ramp when the diverter is fully open but soft enough that it doesn't lock and rides the full ramp instead. This one is far more difficult to achieve, so maybe an extra ramp hit toward super ramps and/or maybe an eddie letter? (Dirty pool callout added)
[Addressed 1.02] - Secret Skill shots should be OFF when Tournament mode is selected
[Addressed 1.02] - Secret Skill shot point distributions need to be evened out so the bonus is commensurate with difficulty.
[Addressed 1.02] - Timing on beginning of Trooper Multiball is off. If you drain after it starts (the long intro animation and blue shots lit) but before it starts launching the extra balls, it will never launch the rest of the balls and the ball just ends.
[Fixed 1.04] Modes are being started while in The Trooper multiball with 1.03. This is new behavior, seen with Rime, Fear, and Icarus modes so far. Is this a bug or a feature? Formerly mode access was shut off if you weren't already in one when The Trooper started.
[Partially addressed in 1.04, default is now 225] - Likewise the trough eject is really way too hard at the default of 255. Factory should be around 180-200 so it doesn't beat the machine to death.
[Fixed 1.04] If you have music attenuation set at -60 and drain a ball, the next ball starts with the song at a lower volume, so maybe it's losing or changing the attenuation settings ball to ball?
[Fixed 1.04] If you start a 2 player game and on the second player ball, when scrolling thru the song list before launching the ball, it will abruptly go into ball search and launch the ball into play.
[Fixed 1.04] If you add a player to the game while starting Trooper-Multiball, it limits Trooper to a single ball multiball
[Fixed 1.04] Diagnostics have the number wrong for Shooter Lane switch. Tech alert reports it as SW #14, but manual says SW 22.
[Fixed 1.04] 4 ball Trooper multiball and both left and right revive lit. In one fell swoop, a ball went down the left outlane and a second ball went down the right! The revive lights both turned off (lost them) but the balls never came back to the playfield. Confirmed (1.02) in level 2 Trooper Multiball (Green Arrows). Lost two balls left and right with revive lit on both and didn't get them back. This has been reported on Mummy Multiball, too.
[Fixed 1.04] Changing the volume mid-game can make it go silent.
[Fixed 1.04] Updated my LE yesterday the knock is totally faded. Just a "prrrt" sound instead of a loud knock. All other sounds are fine. Bass is set to 110 on this machine.
ONE TIME BUGS / NON-REPEATABLE, NOT ADDRESSED:
- [All] Selected song for general play was Trooper, and mid ball, I believe coming out of Trooper MB, the song got stuck playing that same few bars over and over until I started a mode that caused a song change.
- [LE 1.02?] Was playing a LE on location. Played like 3-4 games. Achieved a replay once. But then i noticed a bug at my very last game. The replay value was at 175M I ended the game with 298M without getting a replay credit for that game. There may be a bug in the replay awards when the dynamic score threshold is increased in successive games.
- [Pro 1.02] At the end of fear of the Dark, the ball drained and something happened so the screen went nuts in a weird Fear of the Dark attract mode with the screen glitching like crazy. Video linked in post #248 here.