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Iron Man Club: Adrenaline Junkies Welcome!


By RobT

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#2651 2 years ago

Should whiplash mode always end when down to one ball? I've found myself in single ball whiplash mode several times, and it seems wrong.

#2652 2 years ago
Quoted from GreatBug:

Should whiplash mode always end when down to one ball? I've found myself in single ball whiplash mode several times, and it seems wrong.

It should end when down to one ball.

#2653 2 years ago
Quoted from GreatBug:

Should whiplash mode always end when down to one ball? I've found myself in single ball whiplash mode several times, and it seems wrong.

Are you maybe just hitting one or two Whiplash MB-related shots during the grace period?

#2654 2 years ago

This image tells you everything you ever need to know about Iron Man.

I mean, pretty good score, right? 109,020,390!

Well, actually it's a pretty dang horrible score.

Ball 1, I am on FIRE. I am hitting everything, started Bogey quickly, wound up lighting everything, getting to Mark 6. So we have Do or Die lit and I hit it pretty fast, like 25M or so for that I think. That starts double scoring and I immediately go into Jericho. I am doing pretty good on Jericho, think I got over halfway before a left drain. Look up, and my score is over 99,000,000. First ball remember, and I got an extra ball on it as well. Thinking this is going to be a really good game. Thinking pretty highly of myself.

And that's when Iron Man reminded me I wasn't nuthin'. And this game was IRON MAN.

It slapped the cockiness right out of me, punching me repeatedly in the face with drains and just being the cruelest game ever. The next three balls were gone so fast I almost felt like the game was laughing at me. I legit was shocked I was able to gain another 10,000,000 over the course of THREE BALLS they way it was treating me.

This is why I love this machine. It's always a fight.

A mean, nasty, vicious fight.

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#2655 2 years ago

IM is a bare nuckles fist fight for your life.

#2656 2 years ago

It's a Single Ball Masterpiece!

Threw up 143million just the other day. Followed that up with 5 million.

#2657 2 years ago

My anger game, pure and simple. More viscous in a pure format, than even mighty TRON. It just doesn't care....dares you to push the button. I can attempt modes in TRON before it destroys me....IM pretends it will let you play...for a VERY short time...whew....

#2658 2 years ago
Quoted from RDReynolds:

This image tells you everything you ever need to know about Iron Man.
I mean, pretty good score, right? 109,020,390!
Well, actually it's a pretty dang horrible score.
Ball 1, I am on FIRE. I am hitting everything, started Bogey quickly, wound up lighting everything, getting to Mark 6. So we have Do or Die lit and I hit it pretty fast, like 25M or so for that I think. That starts double scoring and I immediately go into Jericho. I am doing pretty good on Jericho, think I got over halfway before a left drain. Look up, and my score is over 99,000,000. First ball remember, and I got an extra ball on it as well. Thinking this is going to be a really good game. Thinking pretty highly of myself.
And that's when Iron Man reminded me I wasn't nuthin'. And this game was IRON MAN.
It slapped the cockiness right out of me, punching me repeatedly in the face with drains and just being the cruelest game ever. The next three balls were gone so fast I almost felt like the game was laughing at me. I legit was shocked I was able to gain another 10,000,000 over the course of THREE BALLS they way it was treating me.
This is why I love this machine. It's always a fight.
A mean, nasty, vicious fight.

What colourdmd do you have installed in your Ironman? The LCD or the LED? Your screenshot looks great.

#2659 2 years ago
Quoted from J85M:

What colourdmd do you have installed in your Ironman? The LCD or the LED? Your screenshot looks great.

LCD. I am going to get an LED for my SW I think sometime soon...

#2660 2 years ago
Quoted from RDReynolds:

LCD. I am going to get an LED for my SW I think sometime soon...

Do you have both in your games? what are your first hand experiences/opinions of them both? I am unsure whether to go LED or LCD for my games, I like the idea of the LED being a more stock look & I have heard the LED is better for games with lots of black like TRON etc.

#2661 2 years ago

IM has always been a streaky game for me, but right now it is doing nothing but kicking my ass. Game after game of getting nowhere... And loving it. Game after game of saying "last game" as I wear out the start button.

#2662 2 years ago
Quoted from J85M:

Do you have both in your games? what are your first hand experiences/opinions of them both? I am unsure whether to go LED or LCD for my games, I like the idea of the LED being a more stock look & I have heard the LED is better for games with lots of black like TRON etc.

No LED yet. Just have LCDs in my IM and IJ. No one has ever said, "You know, those blacks look a little off..." or anything. They just gawk at how much better they look in color.

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#2663 2 years ago

Hi everyone, just joined the club and love this game! Anyone know if there is an alternate sound file floating around with maybe some Tony Stark callouts and/or extra music. If anyone has a line on something like this I'd appreciate it - as a macuser and tech-idiot I'm not able to craft something myself.

Cheers.

#2664 2 years ago
Quoted from Radagast:

Hi everyone, just joined the club and love this game! Anyone know if there is an alternate sound file floating around with maybe some Tony Stark callouts and/or extra music. If anyone has a line on something like this I'd appreciate it - as a macuser and tech-idiot I'm not able to craft something myself.
Cheers.

In fact, there is. Can't recall who did it, but I installed it on my game. Plays shoot to thrill for war machine mb, black sabbath iron man at end of the game and a few other cool call outs.

#2665 2 years ago

I just put my IM back on route, hoping that a better player can beat the high score so I have something to chase!

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#2666 2 years ago
Quoted from Radagast:

Hi everyone, just joined the club and love this game! Anyone know if there is an alternate sound file floating around with maybe some Tony Stark callouts and/or extra music. If anyone has a line on something like this I'd appreciate it - as a macuser and tech-idiot I'm not able to craft something myself.
Cheers.

Oh I want in on this too if anyone has it.

#2667 2 years ago
Quoted from MeNaCeFiRe:

I just put my IM back on route, hoping that a better player can beat the high score so I have something to chase!

IM and WW side by side...that may be the best one-two punch I've ever seen!

#2668 2 years ago
Quoted from Lermods:

In fact, there is. Can't recall who did it, but I installed it on my game. Plays shoot to thrill for war machine mb, black sabbath iron man at end of the game and a few other cool call outs.

I'd like that too!

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#2669 2 years ago

Has anyone put a plastic protectors set on their ironman? Any particular seller/product you guys would recommend?

#2670 2 years ago
Quoted from J85M:

Has anyone put a plastic protectors set on their ironman? Any particular seller/product you guys would recommend?

I've always use Pinbits protectors and they fit perfectly on every game I've done it for... not actually sure if anyone else sells full sets.

http://www.pinbits.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=13_86&products_id=484

#2671 2 years ago

Yeah, pinbits has good quality sets that fit well.

#2672 2 years ago
Quoted from Baiter:

I've always use Pinbits protectors and they fit perfectly on every game I've done it for... not actually sure if anyone else sells full sets.
http://www.pinbits.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=13_86&products_id=484

Quoted from Goalie:

Yeah, pinbits has good quality sets that fit well.

Thanks guys, I will order sets for all my games later tonight.

#2673 2 years ago
Quoted from Goalie:

Yeah, pinbits has good quality sets that fit well.

Yup, installed them on my IM a month or so ago. Super easy, everything fit perfectly.

#2674 2 years ago

Yep, I used the pinbits ones also. Very happy with them.

#2675 2 years ago
Quoted from mattmarr:

Yup, installed them on my IM a month or so ago. Super easy, everything fit perfectly.

Quoted from thepinballworks:

Yep, I used the pinbits ones also. Very happy with them.

Great, I think they have passed the positive pinside feedback test

Just putting an order in now for all my games

#2676 2 years ago

Just joined the club!

Anybody have instructions for the Hooked Whiplash EL wire mod installation?? My game came with one uninstalled. I can't find install instructions anywhere. Cheers.

#2677 2 years ago
Quoted from MapleSyrup:

Just joined the club!
Anybody have instructions for the Hooked Whiplash EL wire mod installation?? My game came with one uninstalled. I can't find install instructions anywhere. Cheers.

Just send Hooked a PM, sure he will email you some instructions over, Rob is a great guy and his Ironman mods are easily the best out there.

#2678 2 years ago
Quoted from J85M:

Just send Hooked a PM, sure he will email you some instructions over, Rob is a great guy and his Ironman mods are easily the best out there.

Thanks. I'll try that.

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#2679 2 years ago

I'm about to join the club.

Is there an LED list for the game ? Specifically could do with the inserts. Colour and type (wedge or bayonet) would be great.

#2680 2 years ago
Quoted from stoptap:

I'm about to join the club.
Is there an LED list for the game ? Specifically could do with the inserts. Colour and type (wedge or bayonet) would be great.

Don't LED it without an OCD board, you'll lose some nice effects. Most inserts are wedge in the later Sterns.

#2681 2 years ago
Quoted from monkeyboypaul:

Don't LED it without an OCD board, you'll lose some nice effects. Most inserts are wedge in the later Sterns.

I'm not getting an LED OCD board mate until I go to the US later this year. The price difference between the US and Europe is mental.

#2682 2 years ago
Quoted from stoptap:

I'm not getting an LED OCD board mate until I go to the US later this year. The price difference between the US and Europe is mental.

Fair enough, then seriously consider keeping the incandescents in there, unless they've been replaced already by Tilt. Your call though.

#2683 2 years ago
Quoted from stoptap:

I'm not getting an LED OCD board mate until I go to the US later this year. The price difference between the US and Europe is mental.

So that's where the IM from Tilt in Birmingham went, congrates my man

Like Paul mentions without OCD original run IM have LED ghosting & you loose a lot of the lamp effects with non-ghosting LEDS as well as the VE when set to LEDs. OCD is amazing allows you to keep all the cool lamp effects on IM without sending you into a seizure

Although I wonder if you can put the VE software into an original IM and at least give yourself the option to set lamps to LED? Anyone tried that? I might go check the read me and see if they also added that option to the original IM code

#2684 2 years ago

I have an original that came with LEDs. I'm not sure what brand, but there is no LCD board and no ghosting. I guess I am missing fade effects?

#2685 2 years ago
Quoted from yzfguy:

I have an original that came with LEDs. I'm not sure what brand, but there wish no LCD board and no ghosting. I guess I am missing fade effects?

Maybe ghost busting leds? Unless the original ironman code has also been updated with the lamp choice option?

I'm still waiting for my NIB IM to arrive not long now

#2686 2 years ago
Quoted from J85M:

So that's where the IM from Tilt in Birmingham went, congrates my man
Like Paul mentions without OCD original run IM have LED ghosting & you loose a lot of the lamp effects with non-ghosting LEDS as well as the VE when set to LEDs. OCD is amazing allows you to keep all the cool lamp effects on IM without sending you into a seizure
Although I wonder if you can put the VE software into an original IM and at least give yourself the option to set lamps to LED? Anyone tried that? I might go check the read me and see if they also added that option to the original IM code

Can't wait to get it. I love hard games.
I will probably put incandescents in it until I get an OCD board.

#2687 2 years ago
Quoted from yzfguy:

I have an original that came with LEDs. I'm not sure what brand, but there is no LCD board and no ghosting. I guess I am missing fade effects?

yes, sadly you are.

#2688 2 years ago
Quoted from J85M:

Although I wonder if you can put the VE software into an original IM and at least give yourself the option to set lamps to LED? Anyone tried that? I might go check the read me and see if they also added that option to the original IM code

They're different board revisions i think:

http://www.sternpinball.com/game-code/game-code-iron-man

http://www.sternpinball.com/game-code/iron-man-vault-edition

And there's quite a bit of thought gone into this lighting switch (from presumably Lyman?). I wish they'd done this with other games that use LEDs on SAM board sets (i.e. TWD pro & MET pro/prem - both of which show obvious signs of lighting-type confusion).

("LE" in this case means Light Effect i think):

- Copied over all LE code that is needed from STD edition
- Put in code so that if adjustment is set to new LE it shows the new stern logo, and if it is
set to the old LE it shows the old stern logo, in attract mode
- Added an adjustment so users can select whether they are using LEDís or incandescent lamps in
their game (regardless of hardware version)
- Reworked the flash lamp effects that go from dim to light or vice versa (for games with LED
lights)
- Commented out the attract mode dim to bright effect if the game is using led lights, but it
will still run the effect if incandescent lights are selected
- Added the iron monger chest light to the iron monger speech FS so that his chest light will
blink with his speech
- Changed the LED LE for bogey ready to a flashing effect because the new LED lights donít work
well on dim to bright LE. The LE is unchanged for those who still have incandescent lamps in
their playfields
- Changed ironman mode ready effect so it doesnít use dim to bright LE when set to LED
- Changed ironman mode background (during mode) LE so that it builds up and then down
etc.

#2689 2 years ago

I don't notice any ghosting on the Iron Man I have on loan here with a premium Cointaker LED kit installed. Speaking of Iron Man, it continually kicks my ass... Somehow within the first 20 or so games I played on it, I got do or die multiball. I've probably played a good 250 games since then and can't come close to my 288,000,000 score - the best I did since was high 180,000,000's I think, only cracked 200,000,000 that one time. It kills me. Such a great game.

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#2690 2 years ago

Is there a definitive IM mod list anywhere?

#2691 2 years ago
Quoted from J85M:

Is there a definitive IM mod list anywhere?

Take an hour and read the whole thread. I've got a ton of mods and from where they came from mentioned on here

#2692 2 years ago
Quoted from Grinder901:

Take an hour and read the whole thread. I've got a ton of mods and from where they came from mentioned on here

I thought I remembered you posted a list as I know your ironnan is loaded to the max and you are the king of Ironman mods but couldn't seem to find your post.

#2693 2 years ago
Quoted from J85M:

Is there a definitive IM mod list anywhere?

I am going to be making some EL wire whips for mine this week. Got the parts for less than £10.

#2694 2 years ago

stoptap yeah I've got led figures ready to go, they where my first thing to check off and i have a new sticker for the monger lid which looks great!

Also got a great Ironman figure I'm trying to put LEDs in chest, hand and helmet for the eyes see how that goes as I progress, going to add him near or around the ironman targets.

And I've got another Ironman figure and 2 raptor jets, want to do something with the ramps as Bogey is such a good mode would love to have something on the play field that ties to that mode.

#2695 2 years ago
Quoted from J85M:

stoptap yeah I've got led figures ready to go, they where my first thing to check off and i have a new sticker for the monger lid which looks great!
Also got a great Ironman figure I'm trying to put LEDs in chest, hand and helmet for the eyes see how that goes as I progress, going to add him near or around the ironman targets.
And I've got another Ironman figure and 2 raptor jets, want to do something with the ramps as Bogey is such a good mode would love to have something on the play field that ties to that mode.

I have the Monger Lid decal too. Looks much better with it installed.
My game has speaker lights, a shaker and LED behind the Monger.

I will eventually put LEDs in my Whiplash and War Machine figures but as I have only just got it I am playing it all the time.

#2696 2 years ago

Ah yes the IM from Tilt, how is she?

And which of the 3 lid covers did you go with?

#2697 2 years ago
Quoted from J85M:

Ah yes the IM from Tilt, how is she?
And which of the 3 lid covers did you go with?

It cleaned up real nice. I have fixed all the small faults on it, rebuilt the flippers and swapped the ropey LEDs for incandescents. Plays perfect.

I went with this decal.

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#2698 2 years ago

Great choice same decal I went with, I know there are a couple others but that one just adds something extra to the area. Look at the playfield still looks flawless, just goes to show those that say Stern haven't changed their playfileds might want to look closer at older games, looks gorgeous there stoptap congrates on getting her in the home!

#2699 2 years ago
Quoted from J85M:

Great choice same decal I went with, I know there are a couple others but that one just adds something extra to the area. Look at the playfield still looks flawless, just goes to show those that say Stern haven't changed their playfileds might want to look closer at older games, looks gorgeous there stoptap congrates on getting her in the home!

Cheers mate, really pleased with it. I did have to put a new DMD in as the one it had was shot. Fortunately the game coming in coincided with me putting a ColorDMD in my Walking Dead.

I bought a Spider-man that looked like it had never been cleaned. Cleaned up fantastic, no wear anywhere. Stern playfields were super hard wearing before last year. Shame as I have been tempted by a NIB Metallica.

#2700 2 years ago

Had to leave the club today after 5 months of hardcore Iron Man action. I'm pleased to end it with a 288,000,000+ score (#2 on here) but 300,000,000 was the goal and I missed it. Luckily I'll get more time on it later, and now there's room for another game to take its place. Not really sure what's gonna bring the same adrenaline rush, but at the moment I'm leaning towards Metallica Pro.

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