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JJP Pirates of the Caribbean Official Owners and Fan Club!


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#9001 5 months ago
Quoted from Daveeb2000:

Just got my NIB SE, two strange things. The good, the back of my backbox is signed by Jack. How many machines get signed on the back? Also the bad, opened up the box got the legs on, opened the coin door, no coin box which means no plugs, balls, nothing.

Wow missing coin box.

Jack signs a lot of pins yea, my JJPOTC LE and WOZ Emerald Green exclusive are both signed.

#9002 5 months ago

Contact JJP, they will make the missing parts right. You might be able to get up and running in the short term with a PC power cable, and bum a set of balls from another local pinhead.

Any more pics? I’ve not really seen the SE and I’m curious on the overall look.

#9003 5 months ago

Jack walks along the final testing area from time to time signing games.

#9004 5 months ago

I took some balls out of my Iron Maiden, found a plug and was good to go. It was missing the screw that holds down the shooter lane, which I had to fix but after reading some of your guys post this seems to be the norm (fixing issues right out of the box)

#9005 5 months ago

Shooter lane out of box

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#9006 5 months ago
Quoted from Daveeb2000:

I took some balls out of my Iron Maiden, found a plug and was good to go. It was missing the screw that holds down the shooter lane, which I had to fix but after reading some of your guys post this seems to be the norm (fixing issues right out of the box)

Be careful replacing that screw, you don’t want to strip the threads in the wood. What I was told was to turn the screw counterclockwise until it pops, then_ go clockwise. Did you find the screw in the cabinet somewhere?

#9007 5 months ago
Quoted from pinball_keefer:

There's no plot justification for that, unlike pretty much every other power in the game.
He's getting changed, don't worry...

Very cool; I am definitely not expecting epic code updates given everything, BUT the whole fact you guys are still toiling away making the game better is impressive.

Looking forward to whatever improvements you are cooking up!

#9008 5 months ago
Quoted from zaphX:

Contact JJP, they will make the missing parts right. You might be able to get up and running in the short term with a PC power cable, and bum a set of balls from another local pinhead.
Any more pics? I’ve not really seen the SE and I’m curious on the overall look.

I've had my SE for a little over a week now. Overall all I'm happy with it. I've added a bunch of mods. I am going to add Jack Sparrow bop pumper figure, have side art blades shipping. The only thing I am really missing is RBG GIs. I was going to add some red/blues in with the whites, like on my Star Wars which I really like. However, my first JJP and didn't realize they don't use bulbs. Don't know if their lights can be changed?

I also added a shaker motor bought from JJP but it is not working. I will have to call Monday and see if I'm doing anything wrong. Don't know if I'll powder coat, maybe in a while, when the newness wears off.

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#9009 5 months ago
Quoted from Breger1:

Don't know if I'll powder coat, maybe in a while, when the newness wears off.

I actually like the way the stainless looks, so I'd leave it. I think the LE is a worthy upgrade, from a value standpoint, but honestly, the only thing I'd really miss (that can't be added) is the RGB lighting.

#9010 5 months ago
Quoted from bigdaddy07:

I actually like the way the stainless looks, so I'd leave it. I think the LE is a worthy upgrade, from a value standpoint, but honestly, the only thing I'd really miss (that can't be added) is the RGB lighting.

I think it looks pretty nice too. The outstanding gameplay is 100% intact which is what matters most!

#9011 5 months ago

I am trying to work with my parrot to fly at me when I get the 666 666 there is not enough going on.

#9013 5 months ago
Quoted from FryDaddy:

I am trying to work with my parrot to fly at me when I get the 666 666 there is not enough going on.

That is one beautiful bird.

#9014 5 months ago
Quoted from zaphX:

That is one beautiful bird.

Here is a better picture of Rudy.

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#9015 5 months ago
Quoted from Daveeb2000:

Just got my NIB SE, two strange things. The good, the back of my backbox is signed by Jack. How many machines get signed on the back? Also the bad, opened up the box got the legs on, opened the coin door, no coin box which means no plugs, balls, nothing.

Random for SE/LE AFAIK. If he's around the line, he'll sign the back of some/all that day. I think all the CEs get signed.

#9016 5 months ago

Just attach the stick to the side of your machine. We will call it a live action mod.

#9017 5 months ago
Quoted from GnarLee:

Just attach the stick to the side of your machine. We will call it a live action mod.

I was going to try and and make him my toper but he would just tear it up.

#9018 5 months ago

I think the white GI brightens up the play field Just like wolfmancat said. I'm fine with it. Don't think u r going to miss the RGB GI. Yes it's cool but nothing like being able to see the ball

Also noticed your spotlight on rocking
ship is turned left

#9019 5 months ago

Also just noticed the lanterns on the ship are RGB now that's cool

#9020 5 months ago

Spot ready for my Pirates LE

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#9021 5 months ago

One of my most important mods yet, heh. Had to cut to fit (totally forgot about the switch there) but titan enticed me enough to get them for all my games, mostly for the older ones with messed up locking bar things.

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#9022 5 months ago

Hello everybody,

in the new code, there is still no final wizard mode has anybody an idea when jjp will show up with this one ?
looking so forward to break the curse ...
best reagards
Jürgen

#9023 5 months ago
Quoted from wesman:

Just found a photo from last week. These are the wee washers on the sling posts now, as of 1/21 anyway.
One side had them stuck to all three posts. The other three were loose upon post removal.
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why are these needed

#9024 5 months ago
Quoted from Ben41:

Hello everybody,
in the new code, there is still no final wizard mode has anybody an idea when jjp will show up with this one ?
looking so forward to break the curse ...
best reagards
Jürgen

Are you really getting that far so often that you need this? If so, I will not be playing dollar games with you sir, just tell me in advance and I'll just give you the dollar.

#9025 5 months ago
Quoted from 3pinballs:

why are these needed

The thinking is supposedly that the washer is less hard than the posts and will reduce cutting/chipping the soft playfields. I don't buy it. I've seen them cut/chipped with that little washer.

#9026 5 months ago
Quoted from vireland:

The thinking is supposedly that the washer is less hard than the posts and will reduce cutting/chipping the soft playfields. I don't buy it. I've seen them cut/chipped with that little washer.

Yes, these seem fairly doomed to ripple or crack regardless of any type of protection....

#9027 5 months ago
Quoted from wesman:

Yes, these seem fairly doomed to ripple or crack regardless of any type of protection....

So now we are saying nothing will work?

Mylar, star posts, washers etc...not worth the effort?

#9028 5 months ago

I'm going to take my slings off to see how the washers are doing and report back. With the amount of tension I put on the posts I can't imagine it's dimpling.

On a side note, while Frank has responded letting me know he will get back to me, I have no substantive update from JJP.

#9029 5 months ago
Quoted from harryhoudini:

I'm going to take my slings off to see how the washers are doing and report back. With the amount of tension I put on the posts I can't imagine it's dimpling.
On a side note, while Frank has responded letting me know he will get back to me, I have no substantive update from JJP.

I’ll be contacting my distributor and JJP tomorrow.

To be honest as long as one of these fixes stops what’s happening further then I’m ok with it. But if this continues, that is not acceptable.

#9030 5 months ago
Quoted from Psw757:

So now we are saying nothing will work?
Mylar, star posts, washers etc...not worth the effort?

I really don't know.

I can only say that my upper two posts seem to be starting to ripple, and that was with just over 50 games in. Mine came with the small clear washers around the posts. I've yet to use mylar. Only tried star posts briefly and took them off asap due to impressions being made.

Not sure really which way to go, at this point.

#9031 5 months ago
Quoted from Psw757:

So now we are saying nothing will work?
Mylar, star posts, washers etc...not worth the effort?

If the mylar ring is large enough I think it will be fine. The TNA examples were all much too small mylar rings that were essentially the size of the star post base (which is dumb if they had thought about it, since star posts DO move just a bit, even if properly installed). None of the mylar discs I saw on TNA fails were properly sized to begin with.

The large ones I put on the left sling 3 weeks ago are still all perfect. I just added the not-quite-as-large ones to the right sling last week, so there's a great test bed for which are most effective long-term. I think they will both likely be the same. This situation is very similar to the first run ECLE playfields all over again. This is going on route this week, so it'll have a year's worth of HUO play in the next month or two and should give a result.

#9032 5 months ago
Quoted from vireland:

If the mylar ring is large enough I think it will be fine. The TNA examples were all much too small mylar rings that were essentially the size of the star post base (which is dumb if they had thought about it, since star posts DO move just a bit, even if properly installed). None of the mylar discs I saw on TNA fails were properly sized to begin with.
The large ones I put on the left sling 3 weeks ago are still all perfect. I just added the not-quite-as-large ones to the right sling last week, so there's a great test bed for which are most effective long-term. I think they will both likely be the same. This situation is very similar to the first run ECLE playfields all over again. This is going on route this week, so it'll have a year's worth of HUO play in the next month or two and should give a result.

This is what I found last night.

Which set should I pick up from ya? Gimme the best advice possible Doc/Monk Vireland!

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#9033 5 months ago
Quoted from wesman:

This is what I found last night.
Which set should I pick up from ya? Gimme the best advice possible Doc/Monk Vireland![quoted image]

It's a little blurry, so I can't tell what's going on there. Is that mylar that's coming up? Or is it clearcoat that's peeling?

And people can make their own. I'm just cutting these out from 3mil bulk mylar sheets - anyone can do it, it's just a pain. But having bulk mylar on hand when you have pinball machines is never a bad thing. It's great for shooter lane protection, too (unneeded for jjPotC because of the metal rails, though).

#9034 5 months ago

I see the ripple and if I had to guess the appearance of a Mylar ring might be the impression from a star post with no washer under it.

#9035 5 months ago
Quoted from vireland:

It's a little blurry, so I can't tell what's going on there. Is that mylar that's coming up? Or is it clearcoat that's peeling?
And people can make their own. I'm just cutting these out from 3mil bulk mylar sheets - anyone can do it, it's just a pain. But having bulk mylar on hand when you have pinball machines is never a bad thing. It's great for shooter lane protection, too (unneeded for jjPotC because of the metal rails, though).

I'm guessing it's clearcoat that is flowing a bit in a wave, I'd assume from movement during gameplay.

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#9036 5 months ago
Quoted from wesman:

I'm guessing it's clearcoat that is flowing a bit in a wave, I'd assume from movement during gameplay.
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It’s pretty much what mine looked like and then the ripple literally flaked right off!

#9037 5 months ago
Quoted from Psw757:

It’s pretty much what mine looked like and then the ripple literally flaked right off!

Jesus.....

#9038 5 months ago
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#9039 5 months ago

Yeah....that’s what I said followed by some blistering profanity.

We all need to find a good solution.

#9040 5 months ago
Quoted from Psw757:

Yeah....that’s what I said followed by some blistering profanity.
We all need to find a good solution.

Well, the washers+star posts are a bust...they are causing the slingshot hammer to escape.
They also apparently cause a chemical breakdown of the star posts.

I’m trying the mylars and a fresh set of star posts next.

I do not think there is any way to prevent this. It appears to be inherent to the playfields since TNA is getting the same issue.

#9041 5 months ago
Quoted from zaphX:

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Exactly!

Quoted from Psw757:

Yeah....that’s what I said followed by some blistering profanity.
We all need to find a good solution.

Either an axe, or I'm just going to start to toss pinballs at the game itself from 3 point range, glass on.

#9042 5 months ago

All I see is a little indentation , don't see what the fuss is about

#9043 5 months ago
Quoted from zaphX:

Well, the washers+star posts are a bust...they are causing the slingshot hammer to escape.
They also apparently cause a chemical breakdown of the star posts.
I’m trying the mylars and a fresh set of star posts next.
I do not think there is any way to prevent this. It appears to be inherent to the playfields since TNA is getting the same issue.

What washers have a reaction?

How about a piece of Mylar between the washer and post?

#9044 5 months ago
Quoted from 3pinballs:

All I see is a little indentation , don't see what the fuss is about

That is now. Mine looked like that a few days ago. Took a close look and touched it and the ripple flaked right off including the blue art under the ripple of clear.

#9045 5 months ago

Has that happened on everyone's as we'll?

#9046 5 months ago
Quoted from 3pinballs:

Has that happened on everyone's as we'll?

I’ve seen several members here with worse chips than mine but even more with this rippling so it will be a matter of time until they break free.

#9047 5 months ago

Mine chipped and whatnot within a week or two of getting the pin. Haven’t bothered with it cuz you really don’t see it unless you’re looking for it. Over 1000 games later it has not gotten any worse so I’m going to continue not bothering with it. My 2 cents.

#9048 5 months ago

Took my maphole t-nut to my local hardware shop, and an older fellow was kind enough to hacksaw and buff it.

Removal and reinstallation took just under 2.5 hours.

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#9049 5 months ago
Quoted from zaphX:

Well, the washers+star posts are a bust...they are causing the slingshot hammer to escape.
They also apparently cause a chemical breakdown of the star posts.
I’m trying the mylars and a fresh set of star posts next.
I do not think there is any way to prevent this. It appears to be inherent to the playfields since TNA is getting the same issue.

Weird, I have neither of those issues.

#9050 5 months ago
Quoted from 3pinballs:

All I see is a little indentation , don't see what the fuss is about

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