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JJP DIALED IN - Collectors Edition


By RichieWrench

2 years ago



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#1085 1 year ago
Quoted from Cserold:

Lost a bet and currently on way to bar in this beauty.

I hope you're wearing more on your bottom half than Mr. Wrench is in the photo above yours.

4 months later
#1121 1 year ago
Quoted from gliebig:

Besides a jacket and different color powder coat, what did buyers get for the extra $? (Serious question, not trying to be a "d")

In addition to the other differences noted here, there are some software changes in the CE version. I detailed them in this post: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/dialed-in-ce-extra-code#post-4177506

--Ted

#1127 1 year ago
Quoted from Cserold:

I was pretty bummed about the "Customized Software" matrix item for the CE. Don't know if it was intentional or not but felt it was a little (or very) misleading. Thought for sure there would be an extra disaster mode, extra mini-wizard mode, extra/different call-outs (or something to that effect)...I'm not saying all of these items but at least one of them. I know non CE/LE folks get very bent out of shape when talks of "differing software" comes up but I think this would be a huge selling point for CE/LE editions assuming that sales of these higher end models are a priority. If they are worried about hurting sales for the lower end models then i bet they are going to have to rethink the $3,500 difference. I also realize that maintaining different code bases add a lot of complexity.

I understand where you're coming from regarding something "more special" software-wise for a CE game. Here's my personal take on the situation (not speaking for my employer):

* If I come up with some extra mode or rule for the game it is likely going to go one of two ways - 1) The rule is "meh", so there isn't all that much added special-ness. 2) The rule is cool, and I'll want to include it in the code for all games for everyone to enjoy.

* Extra/different speech calls would be straightforward to implement, but I wonder how noticeable they would be. I'm also a little bit at a loss for what would be appropriate. Should Crazy Bob say "Enjoy your new phone, you crazy big spender!" ?

--Ted

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#1138 1 year ago
Quoted from Oneangrymo:

Hey guys couple questions about the game itself.. what does that spider represent? He comes up all the time in the theater, are there spiders around the city or something?

The spider is a quirk left over from the early history of the game. QED was originally slated to be an exterminator, and we added a jumping spider to accompany him. The jumping spider became a static spider because of space limitations. Exterminator became QED for changes in the narrative. Note that D-BUG Pest Control lives on.
--Ted
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#1224 1 year ago
Quoted from RichieWrench:

I did not get a comic....i will have to double check that....and politely ask for one if I did not get one...Sure that will not be an issue.
Game is great and amazing....
Just curious on one thing...I updated the game and not the topper lights up....but really does nothing....am I missing something here or is it really just that plane and just lights up...???

From what I understand, the comic should have been inside the shipping box. The CE comics were signed by the design team, and put in a protective plastic sleeve along with a cardboard backer.

The CE topper will do some small flashy effects once in a while during attract mode. It also flickers along with the "Top Evil Dude" speech in the game. (Some day we will be putting more of that speech in.)
--Ted

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