JJP Pirates of the Caribbean Official Owners and Fan Club!

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JJP Pirates of the Caribbean Official Owners and Fan Club!


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#2801 10 days ago
Quoted from javagrind888:

I figured it out! So I remembered people earlier saying if any switch was hit on the lower playfield, the gate closes. Days ago I had a leaf switch registered as stuck closed. It went away on its own without me adjusting it, I just kept a mental note of it in case it happened again. I adjusted it anyway and the problem ceased! It must have been touching when the flippers vibrated the machine. Odd it didn't happen during the "bang on the playfield test". Anyway, there it is. Hit the ship three times in one game.

Glad you got 'er figured out!

I wish they chose to use a latching relay mechanism but I guess the thought was that 1 more coil is 1 more point of failure. I also wonder if there's a great risk of a tiny hold coil even burning out if just left on rather than software disabled... but I'm no engineer.

#2802 10 days ago
Quoted from NightTrain:

I feel like you wrote that specifically for me, lol!
I watch and read this thread daily (really need to start from the beginning). I REALLY want to buy a Pirates, and I love JJP pins. I pop on here and all I see are problems being talked about. No scoring, strategy etc. Has me a little worried. I've got no problems fixing things, I can handle that. I just don't really have the time. With a demanding job, wife, and 2 little kids, my free time is very short. I'd prefer to use it playing pinball and not fixing them. I used to spend hours buying, fixing, selling games. I just don't have the time for that stuff anymore. I just want to play!

Get POTC now! I’m like you, and after a few small adjustments it now is only play and fun! What I like with this game is the endless possibilities. I can choose the type of game I want to play and the day after play a totally different game with other tasks due to the many choices in the code. Easy the best game of the seven in my collection and all the others I have played over time.

#2803 10 days ago

Indeed, even with the problems I was having my friends, wife and I were still playing it and having a blast.

#2804 10 days ago

Yeah I'm most likely going to buy a NIB from Chris @ Kingpin games when he gets some in stock. Looking forward to it!

#2805 10 days ago
Quoted from pascal-pinball:

Has anyone put there multiball setting harder? It easy to start the multiballs and in fact, you have to play them only once to get to the wizard mode.
With the easy factory settings POTC turns into a endless multiball game. And that’s not a good thing.

I mean... yea you have to play them once. But you also have to go through all of the Chapters before the wizard mode gets activated. Which I've found is the hardest part (for me at least - but I rarely pick Tia as my character).

I kind of enjoy the fact that there is so much multiball madness going on in this game. I've had tons of people come up and watch while I'm playing because they get sucked in by seeing 4+ balls flying around the playfield for long stretches of time. And most comment after I drain on how fun the game looks.

Maybe its too easy and not 'skillful' enough for 'pro level' type of players. But I'm sure there will be some tournament-type settings that become standardized to take away some of the randomness, plundering and easy multiballs.

#2806 10 days ago
Quoted from sirlonzelot:

Had the same and a closer look to the scoop.as you can the the Metal Stands in Front of the ramp. I fixed it with a post, and have no single ball search..[quoted image][quoted image]

Quoted from Pinballpal:

Here is the hardware you can buy at Ace Hardware if you have a ball hung up during multiball.
You need one of the 1 inch spacers, 1 of the 1/2 inch spacers and 1 wood screw number 8 x 2inches.
You will want to remove the left support rail for easier acces.
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I was a little frustrated with balls getting stuck in the subway during multi-ball. It seems to only happen when more than 1 ball enters the subway during multi-ball. If there are 2 balls in the subway, the game seems to lose track of how many balls are in the subway and only VUK's one of them from the Depth's VUK. Therefore, you'll remain in a multi-ball until you drain the last ball on the playfield and then allow the machine to enter a ball search for the ball stuck in the subway. The ball search finally kicks out the stuck ball.

I did this mod and I haven't had any balls getting stuck in the subway any longer.

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#2807 10 days ago
Quoted from delt31:

for people who don't own this game and are reading this thread every day seeing new issue after another - maybe I'm just the lucky one but I haven't had any real issues. Literally none. The game plays amazing too. I just wanted to mention this b/c if I was a new buyer and read this thread I might be concerned about getting one.

It helped when the first owner dials it in a little too....

#2808 10 days ago
Quoted from tonycip:

Wow thanks Mod couple, we really appreciate your mod's and pirate problem solving, like the ship lights and such. and your reasonable prices .
so on that note let me share a shooter rod mod on the cheap. here's how I made mine below you can too for under 15$ or if you don't have the time I can whip up some for 35$ shipped not 98$ + shipping. like some others.. I'm not in the mod business just want to help out on this easy to make cheap mod. pinball is expensive enough. Pm me if your interested.
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If you're looking for a great mod for your JJPOTC plunger/shooter rod, PM tonycip for this. I think it looks great and it's a steal for what he's asking for it. Great communication and fast shipping!

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#2809 10 days ago
Quoted from DylanFan71:

It helped when the first owner dials it in a little too....

maybe the moral of the story is to buy this new, send it to you and then pick it up in a few weeks ; )

Great seller btw. Hope you're enjoying the CE!

#2810 10 days ago
Quoted from delt31:

maybe the moral of the story is to buy this new, send it to you and then pick it up in a few weeks ; )
Great seller btw. Hope you're enjoying the CE!

My LE "might" finally be on the line next week. He's within a couple hour's drive … I might have to bribe him for help with beer or wine … or Tennessee moonshine if mine arrives with these issues.

#2811 9 days ago

Tennessee Moonshine!

Hell, if it were summer, I'd take a drive

#2812 9 days ago

Hey all - I'm reading through this whole thread starting on page 1, but I've got a quick questions I'm too impatient on the answer for. What's the deal with the LED stars between the two ships on the back board? Is it just there for looks? Is it interactive?

#2813 9 days ago
Quoted from NightTrain:

Hey all - I'm reading through this whole thread starting on page 1, but I've got a quick questions I'm too impatient on the answer for. What's the deal with the LED stars between the two ships on the back board? Is it just there for looks? Is it interactive?

It’s part of the game! It gives you hints by twinkling shapes which denote a hidden shot on the playfield. Once you make the shot you get a constellation award. Enough of those and you get an extra ball.

Some of the ones I’ve found are PIRATe letters, 2x-5x, the chest, maelstrom and ship.

#2814 9 days ago
Quoted from delt31:

maybe the moral of the story is to buy this new, send it to you and then pick it up in a few weeks ; )
Great seller btw. Hope you're enjoying the CE!

lol. Thanks.

Installed a few of the Mod Couples mods last night and adjusted the ship, which wasn't rocking all the way to the right.
Everything is working great now. Still struggling to get a monster game but it's starting to come together.

By FAR, the best game JJP has made to date.

#2815 9 days ago

The only thing I wish I could focus more on is the chapters. I feel like the random system makes is a little frustrating to advance in them unless you pick that one character. The game is so large that you almost always end up shooting a chapter shot so you're qualifying almost all and the likelihood you get the same one 5 times becomes a game of you intentionally NOT trying to hit shots. Again - I understand you can pick that one character to select chapters and thank god for that BUT I wonder if a game code could help this out. In fact the chapters in general are my biggest weakness right now as I feel like they aren't special enough. I love the chimes that plan when you see the shots you need to hit and i like the movie clips - I just wish they were longer and they stood out more. They don't feel as special as I think they could - like they are too generic right now.

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#2816 9 days ago

+1 also whey you finish a chapter a little more fan fair so you know you finished without looking up.maybe just the ships bell ringing

#2817 9 days ago

I do wish there was more audible notice of finishing a chapter.

#2818 9 days ago

Joined the club today with ordering a LE #569, will be here end of next week I hope. In the meantime Just ordered some stuff from the ModCouple hope it will arive at the same time.

#2819 9 days ago
Quoted from KLR2014:

Joined the club today with ordering a LE #569, will be here end of next week I hope. In the meantime Just ordered some stuff from the ModCouple hope it will arive at the same time.

We won't let you down nor delay your Pirate cruise date. Shipping tomorrow to meet your awesome ships arrival! Congrats and Thank You for your support!!

(Scratch that, mama was headed toward the post office so your order is shipping Today)!

The Mod Couple

#2820 9 days ago
Quoted from Yelobird:

We won't let you down nor delay your Pirate cruise date. Shipping tomorrow to meet your awesome ships arrival! Congrats and Thank You for your support!!
(Scratch that, mama was headed toward the post office so your order is shipping Today)!
The Mod Couple

As always you don’t let me down! Thanks

#2821 9 days ago
Quoted from delt31:

The only thing I wish I could focus more on is the chapters. I feel like the random system makes is a little frustrating to advance in them unless you pick that one character. The game is so large that you almost always end up shooting a chapter shot so you're qualifying almost all and the likelihood you get the same one 5 times becomes a game of you intentionally NOT trying to hit shots. Again - I understand you can pick that one character to select chapters and thank god for that BUT I wonder if a game code could help this out. In fact the chapters in general are my biggest weakness right now as I feel like they aren't special enough. I love the chimes that plan when you see the shots you need to hit and i like the movie clips - I just wish they were longer and they stood out more. They don't feel as special as I think they could - like they are too generic right now.

i've also been feeling a bit similar to this. i know Tia is available to alleviate the selection process but I have way too much fun just playing Blackbeard games. i know its possible to stack up some good values focusing on chapters but it seems much more exciting going for big scores via stacking multiballs. really the best 'mode based' games i've played usually result because i'm getting chapters going with the multiballs going and the shots just happen naturally.

i'm hoping with some code updates they can add some more dynamic modes a'la The Hobbit (the moving targets, shot progression type of modes, etc). maybe a little score balancing between chapters and multiballs too.

#2822 9 days ago

A couple more items, curious to hear the owners' feedback:

1) Often times when shooting the inner loop, the ball will drop into the pearl ship area and go up on the ship. Doesn't seem like it should be happening.

2) Auto-plunge is all sorts of jacked up..not sure if it's wireform or what.

#2823 9 days ago

Had some friends over for games last night and about halfway through the auto plunge stopped kicking the ball more than about a foot. I look down and the left prong is on the center of the ball. Never seen one go this far off center before.

#2824 9 days ago
Quoted from anathematize:

i've also been feeling a bit similar to this. i know Tia is available to alleviate the selection process but I have way too much fun just playing Blackbeard games. i know its possible to stack up some good values focusing on chapters but it seems much more exciting going for big scores via stacking multiballs. really the best 'mode based' games i've played usually result because i'm getting chapters going with the multiballs going and the shots just happen naturally.
i'm hoping with some code updates they can add some more dynamic modes a'la The Hobbit (the moving targets, shot progression type of modes, etc). maybe a little score balancing between chapters and multiballs too.

Agreed on the Hobbit making it feel more like that.

#2825 9 days ago
Quoted from SheriffBarclay:

A couple more items, curious to hear the owners' feedback:
1) Often times when shooting the inner loop, the ball will drop into the pearl ship area and go up on the ship. Doesn't seem like it should be happening.
2) Auto-plunge is all sorts of jacked up..not sure if it's wireform or what.

most of your newer phones will have a "slow motion" mode for the camera. try recording a couple of shows in slow-mo and see if you are getting hits on the center of the ball or if it is pushing the ball one way or another.

#2826 9 days ago
Quoted from SheriffBarclay:

A couple more items, curious to hear the owners' feedback:
1) Often times when shooting the inner loop, the ball will drop into the pearl ship area and go up on the ship. Doesn't seem like it should be happening.
2) Auto-plunge is all sorts of jacked up..not sure if it's wireform or what.

On item #1 thats the added mystery and Design of the Pirates code. (more like Guidelines). You never Know when or where the ball will pop up or divert. They mentioned this several times in the tutorial videos.

#2827 9 days ago
Quoted from Yelobird:

On item #1 thats the added mystery and Design of the Pirates code. (more like Guidelines). You never Know when or where the ball will pop up or divert. They mentioned this several times in the tutorial videos.

Yup, I heard Eric say this in an interview. Paraphrasing, but he said he liked designing a shot do do multiple things. In this case, divert to the ship or continue through the orbit into the pops.

I for one love it!

#2828 9 days ago
Quoted from Yelobird:

You must have a different setting or game?? I have played a hundred games on Pirates with multiple multi-balls and yet to see a wizard mode unless I watch it on YouTube!

It is a lot easier to get to wizard modes with Tia Dalma since you can concentrate on one movie that you select chapters for. I can get to the wizard modes this way, but choke during them!!!

#2829 9 days ago
Quoted from pickleric:

It is a lot easier to get to wizard modes with Tia Dalma since you can concentrate on one movie that you select chapters for. I can get to the wizard modes this way, but choke during them!!!

Do any of the characters help you Play better? lol I'm considering the 4 Inch flipper mod to help my game.

#2830 9 days ago

Does anyone know what the negatives are for the characters yet? I've been told there are positives and negatives for each character but I can't find them.

#2831 9 days ago

Watch near the end of the video where keeper goes over the positives and negatives. It would be nice if this was also displayed when selecting a character.

#2832 9 days ago
Quoted from SheriffBarclay:

A couple more items, curious to hear the owners' feedback:
1) Often times when shooting the inner loop, the ball will drop into the pearl ship area and go up on the ship. Doesn't seem like it should be happening.
2) Auto-plunge is all sorts of jacked up..not sure if it's wireform or what.

Same here. Can’t figure out what is going on with the auto launch. Always gets there but I have no idea what is happening when it doesn’t. Will try the slo mo video idea.

#2833 9 days ago
Quoted from javagrind888:

Does anyone know what the negatives are for the characters yet? I've been told there are positives and negatives for each character but I can't find them.

If you do status report, you'll see the + and - on the first page.

#2834 8 days ago

This just started happening. My trough VUK launches a ball and bounces into this little recess. So the auto plunger does not register. In a multiball the balls stack in the lane because the auto plunge doesn't fire. And re-checked to make sure game is level.

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#2835 8 days ago
Quoted from VillaThrills:

Same here. Can’t figure out what is going on with the auto launch. Always gets there but I have no idea what is happening when it doesn’t. Will try the slo mo video idea.

On #28 the wireform, right side, was just bent up a little causing it to push the ball a little to the left at auto launch. I took it off and bent rt side down just a bit so it lays flat on playfield. 99% now. Lift up playfield and see if end of wireform is level.

#2836 8 days ago
Quoted from pinball_keefer:

If you do status report, you'll see the + and - on the first page.

This stuff right here is why I love JJP games.

Thanks Keefer!

#2837 8 days ago
Quoted from Crile1:

This just started happening. My trough VUK launches a ball and bounces into this little recess. So the auto plunger does not register. In a multiball the balls stack in the lane because the auto plunge doesn't fire. And re-checked to make sure game is level.
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It appears your switch wire is just a bit to high and holding the ball from entering. Try adjusting the switch wire lower and I suspect it will then fall into the track and be on its way.

#2838 8 days ago

Does the chest open and close or just stay open? I just got my CE and still working out a few issues.

#2839 8 days ago
Quoted from madscientist101:

Does the chest open and close or just stay open?

Stays open.

LTG : )

#2840 8 days ago

My switch 21 (sling under Pearl ramp - lowest switch) keeps getting bent back under the ramp, so the test report shows it's closed. Happens soon after I fix it. I think the ball hits the sling hard enough to bend it back. Happening to anyone else? What's the solution? Seems like if I can get a longer leaf switch, it will prevent it from bending backwards under the ramp, which closes the switch.

The more I learn the rules, the more fun it is. I'm going to start dressing as a pirate in my daily life!

#2841 8 days ago

I assume no problem sharing an external sub with JJP POTC and a Stern?

#2842 8 days ago

Wheels - is the front blade of the leaf switch catching on the ramp above? If so, snip a little bit off of the top of the front blade so it can’t touch and it won’t get stuck back anymore.

#2843 8 days ago

I’m having so much fun with this machine! My pinball buddy keeps coming over and we kill multiple hours just trying to master it.

#2844 8 days ago
Quoted from Pinballomatic:

Wheels - is the front blade of the leaf switch catching on the ramp above? If so, snip a little bit off of the top of the front blade so it can’t touch and it won’t get stuck back anymore.

It's the back blade, the taller one.

#2845 8 days ago

Oh okay - well you can nip the top of that one off so it can’t catch on the ramp and that should solve it. It’s been done on other Pirates games for the same reason. It’s tight under there as you can see.

#2846 8 days ago
Quoted from Pinballomatic:

Oh okay - well you can nip the top of that one off so it can’t catch on the ramp and that should solve it. It’s been done on other Pirates games for the same reason. It’s tight under there as you can see.

I may try that unless there any other solutions? Just use some needle noses to clip it? Thank you for the advice.

#2847 8 days ago

Yeah snips / diagonal cutters whatever. It’s not an uncommon thing - they try to catch that at the factory but obviously sometimes they get out with a blade a shade too long.

#2848 8 days ago
Quoted from zaphX:

I’m having so much fun with this machine! My pinball buddy keeps coming over and we kill multiple hours just trying to master it.

Set it to Dollar play and he'll come over less! lol

#2849 8 days ago
Quoted from wheels:

I may try that unless there any other solutions? Just use some needle noses to clip it? Thank you for the advice.

Yes RBWiesman did this in Post #628. Just give the top a snip and you'll be good.

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#2850 8 days ago
Quoted from Yelobird:

Set it to Dollar play and he'll come over less! lol

Playing with friends is awesome!

First off, what’s the point of having a great shot/game if nobody sees it?
Second, I need someont to plunder!

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