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JJP Pirates of the Caribbean Official Owners and Fan Club!


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#13001 25 days ago

Anyone know how to use the add-a-ball feature of the Pintel character?

#13002 25 days ago

You mean ragetti I think. Board the pearl hit a switch to let the game know your really really up there and press action button.

#13003 24 days ago
Quoted from paynemic:

Anyone know how to use the add-a-ball feature of the Pintel character?

Quoted from GnarLee:

You mean ragetti I think. Board the pearl hit a switch to let the game know your really really up there and press action button.

Once you trigger a switch on the Black Pearl, the software will indicate Add a Ball is ready when Ragetti's Eyeball starts rolling around the mini display (It's kinda cool). Like GnarLee said: press the action button on the lock down bar.

While the additional ball is in play, your play-field scoring is reduced 50%! So try to get your purple pirates lane award for Super X to even it out. Remember its not a "muli-ball" so no real Jackpots are available.

#13004 24 days ago
Quoted from MarZ_78:

Once you trigger a switch on the Black Pearl, the software will indicate Add a Ball is ready when Ragetti's Eyeball starts rolling around the mini display (It's kinda cool). Like GnarLee said: press the action button on the lock down bar.
While the additional ball is in play, your play-field scoring is reduced 50%! So try to get your purple pirates lane award for Super X to even it out. Remember its not a "muli-ball" so no real Jackpots are available.

Where is "Super X" lit, once the Pirates lanes have all been lit? It's always so crazy at that moment I never can find it. ; )

#13005 24 days ago
Quoted from MurphyPeoples:

Where is "Super X" lit, once the Pirates lanes have all been lit? It's always so crazy at that moment I never can find it. ; )

there's a target up near the Chest that you have to hit to collect whatever is lit on the small screen on the apron

#13006 24 days ago
Quoted from GnarLee:

Board the pearl hit a switch to let the game know your really really up there

This really bugs me and I hope they fix it in the code update. The code logic needs a switch trigger on the BP to know that the ball is on the BP, but the only way up is via the ramps or the rear VUK and obviously both those are known events in the code (they have switch triggers). So why the need for the additional random switch event on the BP? I guess we could argue that with Ragetti the intent was to make the reward (add a ball) more difficult, but I'd bet they're using the same code routine as the "Light Fuse" gate (the cannon) which needs to be reopened if the ball leaves and then returns to the BP, which again should be known from the ramp opto or VUK, not an additional random switch trigger on the BP.

#13007 24 days ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

there's a target up near the Chest that you have to hit to collect whatever is lit on the small screen on the apron

So I don't see anything marked "Super X" near the chest on the playfield. This is very frustrating, as I hear "Super X is lit" all the time, yet cannot find it. : (

#13008 24 days ago
Quoted from MurphyPeoples:

So I don't see anything marked "Super X" near the chest on the playfield. This is very frustrating, as I hear "Super X is lit" all the time, yet cannot find it. : (

Search “super x target” in this forum/topic/thread only (don’t enter it in the search area that searches all of the Pinside forums at once) and there are some old posts from people doing a good job explaining it. Here’s a link to one of the search results:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/jjp-pirates-of-the-caribbean-official-owners-and-fan-club/page/8#post-4637063

#13009 24 days ago
Quoted from MurphyPeoples:

So I don't see anything marked "Super X" near the chest on the playfield. This is very frustrating, as I hear "Super X is lit" all the time, yet cannot find it. : (

Why the frustration? Its a Pirate lane award. Next to the chest is a Large lit arrow that says Pirate (IE Lane) pointing at a target.

#13010 24 days ago
Quoted from MurphyPeoples:

So I don't see anything marked "Super X" near the chest on the playfield. This is very frustrating, as I hear "Super X is lit" all the time, yet cannot find it. : (

Each time you complete the six pirate lanes, the selected reward can be activated by hitting the Pirate stand-up which is between the left orbit and the chest. The insert for the Pirate stand-up will light with the color of the reward you completed. So for Super X, the light will be purple. If you were to complete all six pirate lanes again before hitting the Pirate target, then the insert will flash both colors and the target will give two awards (you can't lose a pirate award, they stack, at least for the current ball in play).

For Super X, after you hit the (purple) Pirate stand-up it will light one (or more) of the six multiplier stand-ups, also colored purple. For example, hit the 2X stand-up and you'll start 2-times playfield values.

Basically there's no target labeled "Super X". The pirate lanes, pirate target, and multiplier targets all serve multiple modes and you have to go by the color.

#13011 24 days ago
Quoted from arzoo:

Each time you complete the six pirate lanes, the selected reward can be activated by hitting the Pirate stand-up which is between the left orbit and the chest. The insert for the Pirate stand-up will light with the color of the reward you completed. So for Super X, the light will be purple. If you were to complete all six pirate lanes again before hitting the Pirate target, then the insert will flash both colors and the target will give two awards (you can't lose a pirate award, they stack, at least for the current ball in play).
For Super X, after you hit the (purple) Pirate stand-up it will light one (or more) of the six multiplier stand-ups, also colored purple. For example, hit the 2X stand-up and you'll start 2-times playfield values.
Basically there's no target labeled "Super X". The pirate lanes, pirate target, and multiplier targets all serve multiple modes and you have to go by the color.

Awesome Explanation! Thank you for taking the time to point that out. I hear "Super X is lit" and I'm looking for a Super X target. The "Pirate" target makes complete sense since I've lit up the Pirate lanes. I have a feeling this will help me step up my play. I feel fantastic when I hit 600K in points. I really want to break a million on a regular basis. : )

#13012 24 days ago

Having a problem with the leds for gold, fountain of youth, and map hole. The board shows a red led underneath rather that green and the lights will not light up. This happened before, but it fixed itself somehow. Anyone know hats causing the problem? I checked the connections and everything seems fine.
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#13013 24 days ago
Quoted from Buellxb12r:

The board shows a red led underneath rather that green and the lights will not light up. This happened before, but it fixed itself somehow. Anyone know hats causing the problem?

Red means the tiny fuse blew.

LTG : )

#13014 24 days ago
Quoted from LTG:

Red means the tiny fuse blew.
LTG : )

It did this before though, I never replaced a fuse and it worked fine for months. Where is the fuse located?

#13015 24 days ago
Quoted from Buellxb12r:

Where is the fuse located?

Itsy bitsy thing nearby.

LTG : )

#13016 24 days ago
Quoted from LTG:

Itsy bitsy thing nearby.
LTG : )

Could you please provide me with the exact location so I can attempt to fix it? Is it on the led board itself?

#13017 24 days ago
Quoted from Buellxb12r:

Could you please provide me with the exact location so I can attempt to fix it? Is it on the led board itself?

It is on the LED board itself.

Starting on page D-12 in the manual are the LED boards and parts list. Find the fuse and location number there. Very tiny, surface mount, I don't know if they can be fixed.

You can download the manual from jerseyjackpinball.com - Support - Downloads - Pirates.

LTG : )

#13018 24 days ago
Quoted from arzoo:If you were to complete all six pirate lanes again before hitting the Pirate target, then the insert will flash both colors and the target will give two awards (you can't lose a pirate award, they stack, at least for the current ball in play).

If you don't collect a Pirate Lane Award at the Pirate Target before completely lighting the P-I-R-A-T-E Lanes for the next Pirate Lane Award, the first Pirate Lane Award will be canceled. Only one Pirate Lane Award will be lit at the Pirate Target at a time.

However, multiple Pirate Lane Awards (Playfield multiplier (Super X), Next Shot Multiplier (Shot X), Bonus Multiplier (Bonus X)) can be lit and ready to activate at the STANDUP TARGETS (2x-6X) after they are collected at the Pirate Target.

Some Awards are collected and activated by hitting the Pirate Target (ARRR frenzy, Add A Ball, Big Points, Add Time, Gold). Some are activated in other areas of the playfield (Lite extra Ball, Liars Dice).

#13019 24 days ago
Quoted from LTG:

It is on the LED board itself.
Starting on page D-12 in the manual are the LED boards and parts list. Find the fuse and location number there. Very tiny, surface mount, I don't know if they can be fixed.
You can download the manual from jerseyjackpinball.com - Support - Downloads - Pirates.
LTG : )

Thanks I was looking through the manual already. Just didn't see anything particular to the fuse for the board. It's weird that it happened before and then worked again like normal. Usually if a fuse is blown it wouldn't start working again.

#13020 24 days ago

BTW, I just powered it on and they were working for about 5 seconds, then they quit and it turned red again.

#13021 24 days ago
Quoted from Buellxb12r:

BTW, I just powered it on and they were working for about 5 seconds, then they quit and it turned red again

Probably a problem on the board shorting it. The fuse is very close to the red/green light.

LTG : )

#13022 24 days ago
Quoted from LTG:

Probably a problem on the board shorting it. The fuse is very close to the red/green light.
LTG : )

Hopefully jersey jack can help out. I'll have to get in touch with them.

#13023 24 days ago
Quoted from MarZ_78:

If you don't collect a Pirate Lane Award at the Pirate Target before completely lighting the P-I-R-A-T-E Lanes for the next Pirate Lane Award, the first Pirate Lane Award will be canceled. Only one Pirate Lane Award will be lit at the Pirate Target at a time.
However, multiple Pirate Lane Awards (Playfield multiplier (Super X), Next Shot Multiplier (Shot X), Bonus Multiplier (Bonus X)) can be lit and ready to activate at the STANDUP TARGETS (2x-6X) after they are collected at the Pirate Target.
Some Awards are collected and activated by hitting the Pirate Target (ARRR frenzy, Add A Ball, Big Points, Add Time, Gold). Some are activated in other areas of the playfield (Lite extra Ball, Liars Dice).

Hmm, I thought I had seen the Pirate stand-up blinking between two awards (colors), but guess I was wrong. Thanks for the clarification.

#13024 24 days ago
Quoted from MarZ_78:

If you don't collect a Pirate Lane Award at the Pirate Target before completely lighting the P-I-R-A-T-E Lanes for the next Pirate Lane Award, the first Pirate Lane Award will be canceled. Only one Pirate Lane Award will be lit at the Pirate Target at a time.
However, multiple Pirate Lane Awards (Playfield multiplier (Super X), Next Shot Multiplier (Shot X), Bonus Multiplier (Bonus X)) can be lit and ready to activate at the STANDUP TARGETS (2x-6X) after they are collected at the Pirate Target.
Some Awards are collected and activated by hitting the Pirate Target (ARRR frenzy, Add A Ball, Big Points, Add Time, Gold). Some are activated in other areas of the playfield (Lite extra Ball, Liars Dice).

Simply crazy how deep this thing is! I keep learning something new quite often. Multiple award choices for lane lighting completion. D E E P !

#13025 22 days ago
Quoted from EaglePin:

This does the trick to solve that issue:
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/jjp-pirates-of-the-caribbean-official-owners-and-fan-club/page/227#post-5094603
This is the sleeve I put on mine. You have to take the Black Pearl off to get at it but it's a great idea to do it to prevent balls sticking between the sling post and the star map entry post and to prevent wear on the sling rubber. (note you don't have to dremel the post to make it work).
https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/38-5151

eaglepin Does the chest have to come out in order to put the sleeve on?

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#13026 22 days ago

I have replaced those rubber without removing chest. Think I was able to carefully remove the metal piece which gives access to rubber. Took a little jiggling though

#13027 22 days ago
Quoted from KornFreak28:

eaglepin Does the chest have to come out in order to put the sleeve on?[quoted image]

I didn’t remove the chest. I just removed the screw that holds the chest into the playfield to give it enough wiggle room for getting those top pieces off the post.

#13028 22 days ago
Quoted from EaglePin:

I didn’t remove the chest. I just removed the screw that holds the chest into the playfield to give it enough wiggle room for getting those top pieces off the post.

Thank you!

#13029 22 days ago

Is this the screw that goes here? I took so many things off the playfield but forgot to take pics!

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#13030 22 days ago

Also, is the ball deflector supposed to go like this?

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#13031 22 days ago
Quoted from KornFreak28:

Also, is the ball deflector supposed to go like this?[quoted image]

Yes, make sure that L bracket on the left of your photo is on top of the deflector, not under it.

#13032 22 days ago
Quoted from zaphX:

Yes, make sure that L bracket on the left of your photo is on top of the deflector, not under it.

Will do, Thanks!

Just tried the deflector with some actual game shots from the upper flipper and the balls gets rejected big time! So the deflector’s right side (picture) has to be higher than the left correct? All the way or half way?

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#13033 22 days ago
Quoted from KornFreak28:

Will do, Thanks!
Just tried the deflector with some actual game shots from the upper flipper and the balls gets rejected big time! So the deflector’s right side (picture) has to be higher than the left correct? All the way or half way?[quoted image]

You are over thinking it. The stack should be:

L Bracket
Deflector
Cliffy #2 (small)
Cliffy

Everything else about it is impossible to screw up. Yes it has an angle (it faces the center of the hole.) However it should not be tilted vertically, which is will be if the L bracket is under the deflector.

Tossing balls at it is different from playing games, it will be fine.

#13034 22 days ago
Quoted from KornFreak28:

eaglepin Does the chest have to come out in order to put the sleeve on?[quoted image]

Why do you want to put a sleeve on that post? The ball occasionally settles there and has more of chance of going down the middle but that’s part of the design.

#13035 22 days ago
Quoted from luckymoey:

Why do you want to put a sleeve on that post? The ball occasionally settles there and has more of chance of going down the middle but that’s part of the design.

From what I know, it wears the sling rubber down, due to it resting there so frequently. I think so anyway....

#13036 22 days ago
Quoted from KornFreak28:

Will do, Thanks!
Just tried the deflector with some actual game shots from the upper flipper and the balls gets rejected big time! So the deflector’s right side (picture) has to be higher than the left correct? All the way or half way?[quoted image]

After I installed Cliffys at the map hole my deflector was rotating to that angle and it caused huge reject issues. Turned out the deflector was slipping on top of the Cliffy and there was enough play in the screw hole to let it turn. I solved it by putting neoprene washers between the Map 1 (main) Cliffy and the Map 2 (small) Cliffy. For mine the deflector worked best with it being parallel to the map targets (so not angled like in your picture).

#13037 22 days ago
Quoted from wesman:

From what I know, it wears the sling rubber down, due to it resting there so frequently. I think so anyway....

It’s a two-fer. Protects the sling rubber and reduced SDTM.

#13038 22 days ago
Quoted from EaglePin:

After I installed Cliffys at the map hole my deflector was rotating to that angle and it caused huge reject issues. Turned out the Cliffy pieces were slipping on each other and there was enough play in the screw hole to let it turn. I solved it by putting neoprene washers between the Map 1 (main) Cliffy and the Map 2 (small) Cliffy. For mine the deflector worked best with it being parallel to the map targets (so not angled like in your picture).

Edit: let me double check when I get home where I put the washers. Might have been between deflector and Map 2 instead. I might have used some double sided tape between the Map Cliffys and then washers above Map 2 holes.

#13039 22 days ago
Quoted from EaglePin:

Edit: let me double check when I get home where I put the washers. Might have been between deflector and Map 2 instead. I might have used some double sided tape between the Map Cliffys and then washers above Map 2 holes.

I appreciate that very much

#13040 22 days ago
Quoted from zaphX:

You are over thinking it. The stack should be:
L Bracket
Deflector
Cliffy #2 (small)
Cliffy
Everything else about it is impossible to screw up. Yes it has an angle (it faces the center of the hole.) However it should not be tilted vertically, which is will be if the L bracket is under the deflector.
Tossing balls at it is different from playing games, it will be fine.

Thanks!

#13041 22 days ago
Quoted from KornFreak28:

I appreciate that very much

I checked and I used double sided tape (just rolled some tape up to create double sided) between Map 1 and Map 2, and I put the rubber washers between Map 2 & deflector. Without using that stuff the deflector on mine wasn't staying put and it was rotating to a big angle (same as in your picture) from the force of balls hitting it.

The way I thought about what angle to set the deflector was that the path of the ball from about 1/3 of the way from the tip of the upper flipper to the Map hole isn't perpendicular. It goes at the hole at a slight angle. So if the deflector is parallel or mostly parallel with the back edge of the Cliffys, then the ball will hit it and still bounce a little to the right and go into the hole. For me it was deceiving to the eye because it looked like having the deflector at an angle like in your picture would be best, but when it was at that angle on mine it was rejecting almost all shots. I tried to get mine exactly parallel but I couldn't get it to stay there. It's only just very, very, very slightly angled though and after I got it to stay put that way with the washers the shots started going in the hole again like they did before I put the Cliffys on.

#13042 22 days ago
Quoted from EaglePin:

I checked and I used double sided tape (just rolled some tape up to create double sided) between Map 1 and Map 2, and I put the rubber washers between Map 2 & deflector. Without using that stuff the deflector on mine wasn't staying put and it was rotating to a big angle (same as in your picture) from the force of balls hitting it.
The way I thought about what angle to set the deflector was that the path of the ball from about 1/3 of the way from the tip of the upper flipper to the Map hole isn't perpendicular. It goes at the hole at a slight angle. So if the deflector is parallel or mostly parallel with the back edge of the Cliffys, then the ball will hit it and still bounce a little to the right and go into the hole. For me it was deceiving to the eye because it looked like having the deflector at an angle like in your picture would be best, but when it was at that angle on mine it was rejecting almost all shots. I tried to get mine exactly parallel but I couldn't get it to stay there. It's only just very, very, very slightly angled though and after I got it to stay put that way with the washers the shots started going in the hole again like they did before I put the Cliffys on.

Awesome! Thanks!

#13043 22 days ago
Quoted from luckymoey:

Why do you want to put a sleeve on that post? The ball occasionally settles there and has more of chance of going down the middle but that’s part of the design.

Pretty sure that wasn't part of the intended design. Couple issues first a ball gettign stuck there can cause the post to bind and not go back down. Rare but it happens. Pretty sure it is also the reason Ive had to replace the left sling 2 times now from breaking. If ball can not get stuck between posts pretty sure that rubber will last at least a tad longer.

#13044 21 days ago

Want your opinions. The left ramp (or left side) is very dark, no GI lighting. I have been a custom to moding my machines out with lighting. Mainly have owned in the past Bally/Williams 90s machines. I know that from talking with Coin Taker that I could do a 10 for 1 replacement on the GI lighting on those machines.

So first question, do you all think blue/white, a mix of both, GI lighting would look good under this ramp? Or would it take away from the colored lighting in the game already? I would not do too many, just want to light it up some.
If so, would I power from the GI spot lighting? That's where I think of doing this from and if so would it over power that circuit?
Your thoughts.

#13045 21 days ago

Picture of ramp in mind.

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#13046 21 days ago

Wow, does the maelstrom solenoid stick out that badly with the mirror blades or is it just the angle of the pic?

#13047 21 days ago
Quoted from heni1977:

Wow, does the maelstrom solenoid stick out that badly with the mirror blades or is it just the angle of the pic?

Lol thats a mirror reflection of it.

#13048 21 days ago

I know, I was just wondering how much you see it from the players point of view.

#13049 21 days ago
Quoted from Mikespinball:

Want your opinions. The left ramp (or left side) is very dark, no GI lighting. I have been a custom to moding my machines out with lighting. Mainly have owned in the past Bally/Williams 90s machines. I know that from talking with Coin Taker that I could do a 10 for 1 replacement on the GI lighting on those machines.
So first question, do you all think blue/white, a mix of both, GI lighting would look good under this ramp? Or would it take away from the colored lighting in the game already? I would not do too many, just want to light it up some.
If so, would I power from the GI spot lighting? That's where I think of doing this from and if so would it over power that circuit?
Your thoughts.

I've been saying this area needs Mod lighting badly. Very Dark around it.

#13050 21 days ago
Quoted from heni1977:

I know, I was just wondering how much you see it from the players point of view.

You don't see it at all...

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