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JJP Pirates of the Caribbean Official Owners and Fan Club!

By goren1818

1 year ago

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19 key posts have been marked in this topic

Post #222 Liar's Dice rules explained! Posted by goren1818 (10 months ago)

Post #644 Rules flow chart Posted by Rbviessman (9 months ago)

Post #1021 How to fix black pearl lamps Posted by Yelobird (9 months ago)

Post #1360 Black Pearl flippers are uneven when in upper position - Fix Posted by evh347 (8 months ago)

Post #2468 Hardware fix for balls getting hung up during multiball. Posted by Pinballpal (7 months ago)

Post #2892 Adjustment for auto plunger not hitting balls cleanly or correctly Posted by Pinballpal (7 months ago)

Post #3974 Deadflip stream from Valentine’s Day 2019. Posted by Tuna_Delight (6 months ago)

Post #4014 POTC trouble shooting guide Posted by zaphX (6 months ago)

Post #4856 Possibly let distributor go through machine and get it tuned in. Posted by dgposter (5 months ago)

Post #6315 Fix for dauntless positioning, canon shots not landing Posted by Yelobird (4 months ago)

Post #6631 Twitch Video - How to Remove and Reinstall Black Pearl Upper Playfield Posted by KevInBuffalo (4 months ago)

Post #6655 Mylar bubble at jjPotC Map hole. Posted by thc666 (4 months ago)

Post #6834 Titan ring sizes Posted by AUKraut (4 months ago)

Post #8145 Positives and Negatives for each character Posted by EaglePin (3 months ago)

Post #8288 Rubber Sizing and Location on Playfield Posted by f3honda4me (3 months ago)

Post #8602 How to see pictures the game has taken Posted by f3honda4me (3 months ago)

Post #8625 Version .99 release notes as of 5/6/2019 Posted by pinball_keefer (3 months ago)

Post #8709 How to backup settings before installing an update Posted by LTG (3 months ago)

Post #9273 Version .99 Character Plus and Minus Benefits Posted by pinball_keefer (3 months ago)

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#5773 5 months ago

I just wanted to say to everyone in this topic Thank You especially zaphx! I am very new to this hobby as I got into it last August with SW Premium and as of January JJP POTC CE Squidward Edition(well, that’s what I convinced my 4yr old daughter to call it ). yelobird I am looking for the right Squidward toy to replace Tom.
Although I have not had any issues that have been defined in this topic, knock on wood, but if I do I know where to go for the fix. I absolutely love this game and at my current skill level, what’s below beginner level called?, it will be a long time before I get bored.
Anyways, my buddy and I are going to TPF and was wondering if anyone from here is meeting up anywhere? Just though that could be a fun idea. Wait, did I just turn this forum into some weird internet dating thing?? Ugh, I’m terrible at this internet thing....

#5776 5 months ago

Thanks ltg. See I am horrible at this internet thing.

#5782 5 months ago

Yeah it’s one of my favorites as well. That is awesome AND he’s going to attempt Rick & Morty, love it. Wish I had spare time and access to a cnc machine, oh and talent for that.

#5808 5 months ago
Quoted from f3honda4me:

It’s not actually sticking. It just means you haven’t hit those targets in the last few games. It’s a mechanism to say “hey you might want to check this as it hasn’t registered any hits recently”.
The issue here is that there are two different switches. One is for a bullseye (through the hole) and the other is for "missing" the bullseye and instead hitting the side of the ship which pushes the ship and trips the switch. Both have to be hit at least once every few games or else you get the "stuck switch" message.

Thanks for that clarification. I get this error all the time. Now I know it’s the LordHelmet you suck! Error.

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#6325 4 months ago

Well, I guess it’s time for my first issue. I’m naming this one Pirategate 2019. zaphx I think I went through all of your fantastic help in this thread and I can’t seem to find the right fix. I tried powering the game off then back on, which is what our tech support at work always recommends for our computers but no success there. yelobird I checked your site but I couldn’t find the right mod to take care of this. Although, that monkey was giving me some shifty eyes. You better keep an eye on him! ltg I’m assuming I’ll have to call support? Again, thank all of you and everyone one else for making this a great thread. Seriously though, how did this happen??

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#6328 4 months ago
Quoted from zaphX:

Is that the one-way gate from the Pearl ramp, or the I lane drain? Looks like you’re in for a part replacement from the good folks at JJP. They are very responsive with these kinds of things.

I lane. I occasionally get balls going reverse direction so that most likely happened on one of those.

#6349 4 months ago
Quoted from epotech:

Joined the club with a lightly routed LE. Can't wait.


#6380 4 months ago

So many mods.... so little money

#6854 4 months ago
Quoted from joseph5185:

Also, how do you guys clean your glass?
Specifically, handle the glass. Obviously, the only part that "matters" is the underside glass that isn't accessible when on top of the playfield. So do you try to handle strictly from the sides, use gloves, etc?

I use Isopropyl alcohol and water. About 50/50 mixture in a spray bottle. Super cheap and works amazingly well.

#6857 4 months ago
Quoted from joseph5185:

See to me I don’t even see an issue, but that’s because I have no idea what I’m looking at or supposed to be looking at.

You sound like me. I usually take the glass off, lift the playfield and think “hmmmmmm nope, definitely don’t want to lick anything under there”.

#6912 4 months ago

Not sure if anyone has installed Pin Stadiums on their POTC. I installed the Fusions and love them. If anyone has any interest about the how and why I connected what to what I’d be more than happy to share. Sorry about the bad video, took them on my one so 1 handed game play. Let me know and I can start posting.

#6918 4 months ago
Quoted from delt31:

I have them but be careful not to overdo the brightness b/c you lose the GI effects for the modes (all blue, all red, etc).

Completely agree. I continue to tweak mine. I also “attempted” to connect them to help accent the GI modes.

#6926 4 months ago
Quoted from EaglePin:

What did you hook into to get the flashers popping? I have the regular Pinstadium lights and it had a 2-wire tap-in connection, so it could only tap into 2 of the 4 colors on the playfield lights and that meant they were inactive half the time. So I opted to just hook into the spotlights. Since they're constantly white the Pinstadium lights don't interact with the game for me. Do the Fusions have a 4-wire-tap in to connect to the RGB LEDs to get the full interaction?

The fusions have the regular Pinstadiums as well as 4 wire tap flasher light connection. I connected my regular Pinstadiums the same way as you but I connected my addional flashers to the RGB connections on the boards.

#6932 4 months ago
Quoted from gliebig:

How many seizures do you have per game?
Or is it better in person?

Hmmmmm like 5 or so. I really need to put an epilepsy warning sticker on the game.

#6938 4 months ago
Quoted from joseph5185:

Pretty SWEET man.
LOVE those flippers! They look so good on the CE naturally with all the green from Davy Jones.
Where can I find those??

Thanks. They are the standard flipper rings in “glow”. Translucent is also a great look.

#6939 4 months ago
Quoted from Gritty:

Does anyone know if you can hook the Fusions into an RGB connection on the standard? If so I am in!

I’m not too familiar with any of the RGB differences between the CE, LE, and Standard but I don’t see why you couldn’t.

#7169 4 months ago
Quoted from joseph5185:

I like the "glow" ones from .. somewhere. Especially, on the CE. The green blends a lot nicer.

Titan Pinball

#7175 4 months ago
Quoted from LTG:

Don't over think it.
If you can work on a Williams DMD era pinball machine. You can work on Pirates. They just snuck a motherboard and hard drive in there. Still a pinball machine.
LTG : )

Yeah... that’s how Skynet starts... then we get time traveling death robots. But who am I too judge? It’s just a pinball machine.

#7177 4 months ago
Quoted from LTG:

Yeah. It's just a pinball machine. Until it walks in on you in the morning and wants you to make it breakfast.
LTG : )


#7388 4 months ago
Quoted from joseph5185:

I was going to try and enjoy some Pirates tonight and fix the right flipper on my BP tomorrow as well as do my first cleaning and waxing.
Well, the left BP flipper has decided that it doesn't want to respond at all. Interestingly, if I manually move the left BP flipper then it actually gets stuck in the up position.
Also, I assume the upper left flipper switch is for both the inner loop as well as the left BP flipper and if true, from a switch perspective, everything is in tact.
Now I gotta figure out EXACTLY how to adjust these flippers. Loosen/tighten w/e.
I'll try to resort to the manual since it's so informative and I'm pretty sure I don't need to remove the BP, but this is a foreign world for me so here we go...

Not sure about the left flipper but when I adjusted the right on my BP I only had to lift the Playfield to service position 3. I didn’t have to remove the BP. Not sure if that will help ya but hope it does.

#7391 4 months ago
Quoted from joseph5185:

It definitely helps. So I need to take out the playfield then. I'm guessing I should learn these different positions as well.

pull the Playfield out until you can rest it on the its rubber stoppers.

#7394 4 months ago
Quoted from Schabs81:

I agree I'm glad I didnt wait to get my pirates after seeing Wonka

I was watching the WW Buffalo stream and asked Eric how they start Arrrggghhh frenzy in that game but no reply....

#7644 4 months ago
Quoted from Yelobird:

Yes most of those vendors offer precut generic shapes but it really doesn't need to be that complicated as a finished result should be invisible anyway. Just get a small piece and an Exacto blade and cut any shape you like. Cheap and easy. Granted I will say again, JJP already put MORE than enough protection and mylar all over this game! Seeing individuals with NO plays yet dozens of hours protecting this game is off to me. This is Not a priceless Rembrandt its a Pinball machine. Unless your putting this game in a local barcade where it will see 10's of Thousands of game plays just PLAY the darn thing!! Yes I have seen that (1) picture of that (1) prototype game with Thousands of plays with a minor hole damage but at some point you have to just enjoy this amazing Toy and stop worrying about protecting it from a nuclear fall out! lol Wax it, keep it adjusted, and have some Fun already.

Wait..... so I wasn’t supposed to hange this 400lb behemoth on the wall??? Dammit!

#7667 4 months ago
Quoted from joseph5185:

And...after the WW reveal, I still want a AFMr. =D

I do too but with that being said I also want Alien, Hobbit, MMr, Tron, WW, WOZ, IJ, Star Trek(that’s the one with Cpt Vader I think), Ghostbusters, and more... it’s just that I’m soooo poor. Oh and my wife would be SUPER pissed if I bought even one more machine.

#7669 4 months ago

Don’t listen to the haters Joseph. If you believe it has wax than it has wax. Most importantly I believe in you!

#7676 4 months ago
Quoted from joseph5185:

Okay ...
I MAY not ask a sillier question than this one (or I might)...
Is there some special surface to use an exacto blade on when cutting or ...
Whatever you can find... cardboard, floor, family member, etc...

I make a lot of jokes on here but seriously, not your children! They wiggle soooo much the cut is always crooked!

#7677 4 months ago

Honestly I use cardboard or even the cutting board we have in the kitchen. Don’t tell my wife!

#7777 3 months ago
Quoted from zaphX:

Movie 2 wizard mode!

Ha! I love the excitement from you two in this. Just like me! I’ve gotten into a few wizard modes myself and it’s never planned. I just keep playing and suddenly the shots are all lit up differently and I think to myself “hmmmmm what is dis?” Of course then it hits me and I start yelling for the wife to “COME SEE!!!” which inevitably leads to me draining then followed by “NEVERMIND” shouting. But so fun! Makes me feel like more of a kid than I already feel like.

2 weeks later
#8976 3 months ago
Quoted from harryhoudini:

So you're saying I just have to pick a character no one else will?

I already picked Govn Swan.

#8978 3 months ago

Sorry. I tend to find myself as the funniest person I know. 9 out of the 10 voices in my head agree. The 1 disagrees with everything, he’s an a-hole.

2 weeks later
#9498 85 days ago

The face I make when trying to get the game to add an eye patch to my picture.

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#9499 85 days ago

Oh, and when my wife and I play we will randomly yell this out. Because, well.... it’s funny!

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#9501 85 days ago
Quoted from vireland:

The patch is great, but the hat needs some work. It ends up looking like a black lump more akin to a beret.

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#9651 81 days ago
Quoted from LTG:

If it does it again, you need a tighter rubber ring.
LTG : )

Thats what she said! HAHAHAHAHA, ok sorry I couldn't resist

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#10122 73 days ago

Since we’re on the subject of mods, I did this to cover the little black box hanging on the maelstrom. Not sure I’ll keep it on there but for now I’ll try it out.

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#10158 73 days ago
Quoted from vireland:

Oh dear! I hope the heart attack wasn't too serious. Glad you're still with us, but do take care of yourself first and pinball code second. Love what you do, but not at the expense of your life.

Agreed! Focus on recover pinball_keefer

#10287 71 days ago
Quoted from Oneangrymo:

Does anyone know if the CE came with a certificate or not?

Mine did.

1 week later
#10796 58 days ago

Got a new Grand Champion score last night! So much fun!!

Used Blackbeard.
Additional ball set at score 400k( I do this to help me get better and as I start breaking 1M regularly then I will remove it).
Ball save timer is set at factory, so whatever that is.
I plundered 30k from my wife, which made this even sweeter! Excellent(insert Mr. Burns meme here )

I chased shot/Playfield multipliers from inlanes and Black Pearl.
I also focused on multiball, mostly having at least one active as much as possible.
Lastly, I tried to sneak an Aaarrrrrgggghhhh frenzy in.

Anyways, had a blast but my wife..... she was PISSED! Bahahaha take that!

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#11149 44 days ago
Quoted from BladeFury:

I know a lot of people get cranky when talking about Pin Stadium lighting but loving them...so happy to remove all those ugly spot lights...[quoted image]

I have the CE so more green on the Playfield and as such I have my Pin Stadiums set to a green which I love.

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#11620 16 days ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

Gotcha - that's sort of what I thought, but I was thinking in terms of completing modes, and couldn't figure out how they would apply. Obviously this makes a huge difference with the score.
speaking of which: what are people setting their scoring extra balls to? I like turning this on as a way of making a certain bit of progress (i.e. I don't feel like I've had a good game unless I get a score worthy of an extra ball), but I'm not sure what the 'right' score is.

I started the award at 100k when I first got the game to keep me working at it. I’ve since changed that to 400K and will soon set it at 600 or 800. Just like you said, gives you a reward for playing better while keeping you playing to get better.

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