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Jurassic Park (DATA EAST) club


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#7751 47 days ago
Quoted from jurassicpark93:

I just took the time to read, the update seems to get more points compared to the original gameplay.. A bit dissapointing to me, I understand now how people get scores that high! but the bugs and adjustments are really attractive, I will think about this.

If you read closely, you'll notice that most of the scoring increases were to balance out all the various mode scoring with each other and make them more attractive for completing.

For example, Feed T-Rex grants 30M with one shot to the T-Rex. (And that did not change with code update.) But then you had Bone Busting which takes 3 shots to the Ramp and only scores 20M. Bone Busting award was increased to 30M to balance it out with Feed T-Rex.

Mosquito was Captive Ball is worth 5M, 6M, 7M, etc... so lets say you have a decent run and you hit it 3 times. You only score 18M total. But with the new scoring of Captive Ball is worth 10M, 11M, 12M, etc, now with those 3 hits you score 33M. Now it's better balanced with T-Rex.

Basically, the modes were all tweaked in a way where "if you do good, you will get around 30M"... that was the balancing goal with mode scoring.

#7752 45 days ago

Added the Jeep today. I used the plastic mount that was used to mount it in the box to mount it to the playfield.

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#7753 44 days ago

NEED HELP :O
Q4 on the PPB keeps shorting (so Raptor Pit activates on startup) and I don't know why.
I replaced Q4 and its diodes on the board and coil, and also made sure the boards are getting their voltages (replaced some caps).
Don't know what to look for now
Anyone ever had the same?

#7754 44 days ago
Quoted from RobDutch:

NEED HELP :O
Q4 on the PPB keeps shorting (so Raptor Pit activates on startup) and I don't know why.
I replaced Q4 and its diodes on the board and coil, and also made sure the boards are getting their voltages (replaced some caps).
Don't know what to look for now
Anyone ever had the same?

There is a pre driver on the CPU that probably shorted

Looking at the schematic, it seems to be Q30.
Check that for a short

#7755 44 days ago

Not sure how many JP Pin2DMD owners there are in the group, but this guy is doing some great work on colorization:

https://www.facebook.com/netz.zwerg.54

#7756 44 days ago
Quoted from kba78:

There is a pre driver on the CPU that probably shorted
Looking at the schematic, it seems to be Q30.
Check that for a short

Thank you for the advice.
Last time when I was fixing the same problem, I checked it and it checked out fine.
Could it be that sometimes its shorting and sometimes it is not?

#7757 44 days ago

Not sure about it being intermittent.
I have had them test fine, but replaced them anyway, because they are cheap, and it's fixed the problem. Seems kinda strange, but it has happened to me

#7758 44 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

Not sure how many JP Pin2DMD owners there are in the group, but this guy is doing some great work on colorization:

https://www.facebook.com/netz.zwerg.54

Netzzwerg has finished this, and released the 1.0 folder on the Virtual pinball universe website.
But the site is almost always offline.
I have it in my JP, its about 95% some minor glitches and 1 or 2 uncollored frames. But realy cool!
It was a verry difficult colloration because of the animations.
He did an Epic job!

#7759 43 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

Not sure how many JP Pin2DMD owners there are in the group, but this guy is doing some great work on colorization:

https://www.facebook.com/netz.zwerg.54

Had seen someone post a video that had but never really pointed it out, and instantly saw that it was different than ColorDMD. I like this version better than ColorDMD. I just felt there's an overuse of colors on CDMD's. Animations look good, but score screens have reds, yellows, and greens, which is too much for me.

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#7760 42 days ago

Part of this club now!

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#7761 42 days ago

Curious if anyone has tried to hit the smart missile during system failure?

#7762 42 days ago
Quoted from ZAuxier:

Curious if anyone has tried to hit the smart missile during system failure?

Total waste on code 6.

#7763 42 days ago

Ok reaching out here as I’m a little stumped. I keep blowing the fuse for bridge Rectifier 1 on the blue/ white wires. I’m getting Gi lights all working but no other playfield lights work at all.

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#7764 42 days ago

Changed the bridge to another one that I know is ok and same issue.

#7765 42 days ago

Lol found it.

#7766 42 days ago

Found what?

#7767 41 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

Not sure how many JP Pin2DMD owners there are in the group, but this guy is doing some great work on colorization:

https://www.facebook.com/netz.zwerg.54

I just swapped my PIN2DMD in my Getaway with my ColorDMD in JP. I must say that I'm incredibly impressed with the PIN2DMD colorization for JP, and I like it much better than the ColorDMD one. I ended up putting the ColorDMD in my Getaway, and while I don't like the colorization as much as what Malenko is working on, it is a full colorization. I may switch it out in the future, but for now I'm happy with both games.

#7768 40 days ago

20200531_084518 (resized).jpgCan't afford a fancy topper yet so came up with a fun cheap one hahahha.

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#7769 40 days ago
Quoted from bossk4hire:

Can't afford a fancy topper yet so came up with a fun cheap one hahahha.
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Can you please rotate your photo? Just edit the post and on the thumbnail of the image you will see a rotate icon. Rotate to correct orientation then save changes to post.

#7770 40 days ago
Quoted from bossk4hire:

Can't afford a fancy topper yet so came up with a fun cheap one hahahha.
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Go get some papo dinosaurs (hobby lobby, eBay, Etsy...maybe even Walmart or target). They even look better than the topper.

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#7771 40 days ago

I know the original toppers are well liked and sought after, but I have one and don’t really care for it. It’s not well lit and they had to put the little light shield in front of it. I guess I just prefer my games to not have anything up there. Anyone else feel the same, or am I the lone weirdo who doesn’t like the JP topper?

#7772 40 days ago
Quoted from bossk4hire:

Can't afford a fancy topper yet so came up with a fun cheap one hahahha.
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I'm going to photoshop a danger high voltage sign for my sons, we have a color printer at work that does 11 x 17 prints.

I like the original, but not to the tune of 150 bucks

#7773 40 days ago
Quoted from wolffcub:

Part of this club now!
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Welcome! Just snagged mine about 3 weeks ago and love it. Was lucky enough to have it and a borrowed stern pro and I have to say I love the data east a good bit more.

#7774 40 days ago

Can I get an owner or two to check something for me, please?

When a ball is in the shooter lane, and you hold the left flipper button, does it fire the ball?

I'm trying to diagnose a flipper issue, but there may be some odd behavior going on.

Thanks,
-S

#7775 39 days ago
Quoted from scootss:

Can I get an owner or two to check something for me, please?
When a ball is in the shooter lane, and you hold the left flipper button, does it fire the ball?
I'm trying to diagnose a flipper issue, but there may be some odd behavior going on.
Thanks,
-S

I think I noticed that a time or two on mine. I just figured it was used as a backup just incase the trigger switch stopped working.

#7776 39 days ago
Quoted from woody24:

I think I noticed that a time or two on mine. I just figured it was used as a backup just incase the trigger switch stopped working.

Thanks woody24. That's what I figured.

Could someone else try and confirm? Just want to rule out any odd behavior. Thanks.

#7777 39 days ago
Quoted from scootss:

Can I get an owner or two to check something for me, please?
When a ball is in the shooter lane, and you hold the left flipper button, does it fire the ball?
I'm trying to diagnose a flipper issue, but there may be some odd behavior going on.
Thanks,
-S

On Williams games of the era, it is a service setting (launch ball on flipper push), but I'm not seeing such a setting it in the JP manual.

#7778 39 days ago
Quoted from scootss:

Thanks woody24. That's what I figured.
Could someone else try and confirm? Just want to rule out any odd behavior. Thanks.

I'll give it a shot when I get home today and let you know.

#7779 39 days ago
Quoted from scootss:

Can I get an owner or two to check something for me, please?
When a ball is in the shooter lane, and you hold the left flipper button, does it fire the ball?
I'm trying to diagnose a flipper issue, but there may be some odd behavior going on.
Thanks,
-S

It sure does fire with the left flipper, so thats normal
But i believe its only after 10 or 15 secs if you hit the left once or twice.
But from top of my head its not instantly but after 10 or so secs

#7780 39 days ago
Quoted from jorro:

It sure does fire with the left flipper, so thats normal
But i believe its only after 10 or 15 secs if you hit the left once or twice.
But from top of my head its not instantly but after 10 or so secs

Yep.just tried mine and after 10 or so seconds the left flipped does launch the ball.

#7781 39 days ago
Quoted from wolffcub:

Part of this club now!
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"Welcome... to Jurassic Park"

#7782 39 days ago
Quoted from bossk4hire:

Yep.just tried mine and after 10 or so seconds the left flipped does launch the ball.

Thanks bossk4hire, jorro, woody24, mr_tantrum - Major sigh of relief over here. Just need to replace my cabinet switch and I should (SHOULD!) be back in the game.

Appreciate the help guys.

#7783 39 days ago

Just got home with a jp I picked up today from harryhoudini. Great ,beautiful game. Was having trouble with t rex eating ball every time, so I removed these spacers from under this plate. I'm assuming they are to prevent airballs from getting trapped by t rex? Do I need em in? Thx

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#7785 39 days ago

What is a fair offer on a NIB with the original topper? 5K?

#7786 39 days ago
Quoted from Mike_J:

What is a fair offer on a NIB with the original topper? 5K?

What? How man NIB DE JPs can be out there. Personally, I would want more than $5K for mine as it sits, but it has a ton of upgrades and mods on it.

#7787 39 days ago
Quoted from Mike_J:

What is a fair offer on a NIB with the original topper? 5K?

Why? Ya got one?

#7788 39 days ago
Quoted from J-Freeze:

Why? Ya got one?

No, but I’m hoping to pick one up in July. There is one here in NJ.

#7789 39 days ago
Quoted from Mike_J:

No, but I’m hoping to pick one up in July. There is one here in NJ.

That's crazy.
Lucky you!
I'd say 5 to $5500 or so.

I think that's around what that other one went for not too long ago but I really have no solid info.
I think it'd be tough to pay 6k for it even as cool as it is.

#7790 39 days ago
Quoted from Hayfarmer:

Just got home with a jp I picked up today from harryhoudini. Great ,beautiful game. Was having trouble with t rex eating ball every time, so I removed these spacers from under this plate. I'm assuming they are to prevent airballs from getting trapped by t rex? Do I need em in? Thx
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Most of the times troubles with eating the ball, as in picking up or bringing up to swallow are problems with the switches and on a rare occasion broken wires.
If a switch is being held to short or to long ie the mouth wil open or cose to early or to late, resulting in not grabbing or dropping the ball.
My plate has the pacers too but they look a little different.

#7791 39 days ago
Quoted from Mike_J:

What is a fair offer on a NIB with the original topper? 5K?

Depends, how was it stored and the state its in.
Be sure to post some pics when you get it!

#7792 39 days ago
Quoted from jorro:

Depends, how was it stored and the state its in.
Be sure to post some pics when you get it!

It’s been sitting in the first floor of a home in north jersey since new, low humidity and a temperature range of 68-72F. If the owner’s son doesn’t want the game I’ll be picking it up mid July.

#7793 39 days ago
Quoted from Hayfarmer:

Just got home with a jp I picked up today from harryhoudini. Great ,beautiful game. Was having trouble with t rex eating ball every time, so I removed these spacers from under this plate. I'm assuming they are to prevent airballs from getting trapped by t rex? Do I need em in? Thx
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Yes, they keep the plate from hitting the T-Rex L/R mech.

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#7794 39 days ago
Quoted from Mike_J:

It’s been sitting in the first floor of a home in north jersey since new, low humidity and a temperature range of 68-72F. If the owner’s son doesn’t want the game I’ll be picking it up mid July.

Awesome find. If not too competitive of a situation, I might start at $4500 and be willing to go up to $5500.

#7795 38 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

Awesome find. If not too competitive of a situation, I might start at $4500 and be willing to go up to $5500.

I tend to agree with you.

This would be the third game I’ll have purchased from this guy. In the past, I’ve always paid fair market value with no regrets because all of his machines are cosmetically perfect which is important to me.

#7796 38 days ago
Quoted from Mike_J:

It’s been sitting in the first floor of a home in north jersey since new, low humidity and a temperature range of 68-72F. If the owner’s son doesn’t want the game I’ll be picking it up mid July.

dang. That'll be the 2nd NIB JP within 2 years thats popped up. Document the crap out of it. Disappointed that the previous guys shows an unboxing, but didn't really provide clear photos/shots of the playfield. Mainly, it would be awesome if an accurate count of rubbers could be made of what it was shipped with. The manual is junk.

Let us know how it goes!

#7797 38 days ago
Quoted from jorro:

Most of the times troubles with eating the ball, as in picking up or bringing up to swallow are problems with the switches and on a rare occasion broken wires.
If a switch is being held to short or to long ie the mouth wil open or cose to early or to late, resulting in not grabbing or dropping the ball.
My plate has the pacers too but they look a little different.

No. This operates fine, just didnt go down far enuf to grab ball. By taking out spacers, it grabs 100%

#7798 38 days ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

Yes, they keep the plate from hitting the T-Rex L/R mech.[quoted image]

It functions perfect with no interference with spacers out. I did get a big air ball but it bounced forward, not into t-rex.

#7799 38 days ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

Yes, they keep the plate from hitting the T-Rex L/R mech.[quoted image]

Can you show the other side of your plate? Maybe mine is an aftermarket piece, maybe a bit too wide. thx

#7800 38 days ago
Quoted from Hayfarmer:

Can you show the other side of your plate? Maybe mine is an aftermarket piece, maybe a bit too wide. thx

Not my plate, look at history in this thread and its discussed. I have a high spacer on mine and the ball grab works perfect, if yours is not working proper something then something is askew. The T-rex should go down till it touches the saucer.

Check switch adjustments.

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