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Jurassic Park (Stern 2019) Owners Club. Welcome! To Jurassic park.....


By Scribbles

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Post #72 Custom Jurassic Park apron cards Posted by Coindropper (1 year ago)

Post #230 Custom Apron Cards for Stern JP Posted by Coindropper (1 year ago)

Post #326 Rules tips and info on some wizard modes Posted by sk8ball (1 year ago)

Post #365 Printable Instruction cards for the pin Posted by PinballZach (1 year ago)

Post #366 The first Full Unboxing Video Posted by ZMeny (1 year ago)

Post #425 Feature Matrix of Pro vs Premium vs LE Posted by Scribbles (1 year ago)

Post #468 How to qualify control room modes Posted by jonesjb (1 year ago)

Post #2298 Keith Elwin explains JP rules Posted by MRG (1 year ago)

Post #5270 make the jeep work well Posted by Scribbles (7 months ago)


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#5 1 year ago

Deposited funds..... Now we wait! Ugh

#9 1 year ago
Quoted from Scribbles:

The wait always kills me. This is my first NIB purchase, but even waiting to pick up a used machine is torture. I always worry someone will change their mind on a deal

Like you, the waiting is tough. Yes! Used machines and the not knowing the end result is Grueling

#11 1 year ago

The very reason I ordered a premium and a shaker

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#199 1 year ago
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#459 1 year ago

I do finishes for a living. It look to me that Stern is simply not allowing the clear coat to cure properly before assembling the playfield.

#491 1 year ago
Quoted from zaphX:

For people freaking out about chipgate/cleargate, my JP born August 15th shipped with these washers. I see no problems.[quoted image]

The washers are creating a larger surface area for the posts to sit on so that the small surface area of the plastic posts do not dig into the uncured clear coat.
The fix without using a metal washer would be to give the playfield clear coat more curing time to come to full solidification

#493 1 year ago

We have with this clear coat issue a problem with Stern rushing the process. The modern chemistry of clear coats take longer to cure than previous products

#498 1 year ago

All of them should get proper cure time! We pay our hard earned cash for these games ......Stern should be delivering a quality product!

#501 1 year ago
Quoted from PoppyCock:

true and maybe they thought they did. Maybe just a matter of cure time or cure conditions. Hot humid weather which we have had alot of don't help curing so maybe it was more the conditions than the time. Even in the pros it will continue to cure so the problem shouldn't get worse it should get better.

Depends on the date the playfield was sprayed.
In your theory the playfields would all have to be finished at one date and as the machines are assembled over time “all” the prepared playfields would have time to dry longer as time goes on. But is that the arrangement of things? I can’t answer that

#504 1 year ago
Quoted from PoppyCock:

The ink process has been in effect for some time now and if this was the case we would see it on black knight and dead pool etc. Its a cure issue.

I apply finish for a living. It definitely looks to be a curing issue.

#617 1 year ago

Who Dey talkin’ bout

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#619 1 year ago
Quoted from Who-Dey:

Shouldnt you be working right now? Lol

Lol!! Hey Brother!

#644 1 year ago
Quoted from Hazoff:

Well where else? Thats where I put my bands.

Gross

#775 1 year ago
Quoted from PoppyCock:

JP has only been out a few weeks... Vinnie you have only been a member here for 2 weeks. Please don't be starting any trouble! Lol!

Someone has been doing his social networking homework

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#950 1 year ago
Quoted from trk12fire:

Anyone know what this is? It fell out of my T-Rex ramp, where the ball exits the back board. It doesn't look important, but I don't know.[quoted image]

It’s a Dino diaphragm

#951 1 year ago

Sorry, I couldn’t help myself

#968 1 year ago
Quoted from Hazoff:

I have that as well where only about half the plunges make the ramp, anyone change the spring yet and if so what color worked the best?
Also I just added some mylar around the post at the 3rd flipper, highly recomend this before it starts to chip, mine has very slightly right where there little hole for flipper alignment is seems to be holding up nicely.
Maiden and this game both have such great and challenging shots, I think Keith is making pins that will challenge even his expert style and I'm all for it. It really makes it much more satisfying when you have a good run.

Please Could I see a pic of the Mylar product you’re using. I have not seen what folks are using. Thanks

#1134 1 year ago
Quoted from swampfire:

I’m not sure how I feel about this mod yet. It’s not mounted, just wedged in place currently. I feel bad that I had to cut his tail off to make him fit. You can upvote this post if you like it, and downvotes won’t hurt my feelings at all. Curious what folks think.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

That looks sweet!!!

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#1418 1 year ago

Flying in to Jurassic Park today

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#1429 1 year ago
Quoted from Dr-pin:

Beautiful, is that kauai?

Yes! Kaua’i

#1430 1 year ago
Quoted from Mr_Outlane:

I did that chopper ride back in 96! Went over the Kauai Grand Canyon! And then up to the wettest point (highest rainfall) on earth where the mountains disappeared into the clouds. We hovered there for a while. It was the most awesome and beautiful thing I have ever seen! ..

We went on same path... it was Awesome

#1455 1 year ago
Quoted from Peanuts:

As posted in the Premium/LE thread, the playfield has been modified around the posts in order to limit (perhaps) pooling and chipping :
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When my premium comes in I plan on never playing it, to avoid the clear coat problems.

SIKE!

#1456 1 year ago

That made me feel like a dorky high schooler from 1989

#1462 1 year ago
Quoted from Hazoff:

Listen its not that bad, it all depends are you a buyer who scans the PF and could find a loose very fine blond girls pube hiding under the slings? if so don't buy right now. For me even if I saw a black fly like coarse Russian girls pube in plain site it wouldn't bother me. I have a small chip by the 3rd flipper post that u can't see from the players perspective, a little piece of mylar fixed it up so it won't progress and I don't care anymore. The game is just too damn fun.
Oh and that was presumptuous of me, "a fine blond persons pube"

I’m not picky. Just trying to be a funny guy. I had a chip in clearcoat of my GOTG not long after I bought it. Doesn’t effect my gameplay. I never worried about it too much. I didn’t call Stern about it either

#1464 1 year ago
Quoted from Hazoff:

Wasn't aimed at you just a general observation. We all know the levels of nit picking that exist in this hobby. One of the main reasons I don't really deal with older used pins anymore, its was a major drag to deal with some jackass bringing up every little issue trying to get a deal. I do understand at these price points you shouldn't have out of the box clear problems or chipping of any kind but I can deal with it within reason. I probably wouldn't even have noticed it at all if not for the threads.

I didn’t take any offense to it at all
I’ve sold some older machine so I know about people picking things apart. One of my TZ I sold had some real pickers looking at it. I just had to laugh

#1498 1 year ago
Quoted from PBMAN:

Hello All,
Just picked up a JP Pro. Build Date 9/11. Looks like Pooling issue has been addressed.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Exhale!

#1509 1 year ago

It’s Hoegaarden time!

#1539 1 year ago

Just got an email asking for remaining balance of my premium order two weeks before it comes in. Is that normal for a brand new title? I’ve ordered NIB before but not a new titled just off the press

#1541 1 year ago
Quoted from Dr-pin:

I think you misspelled chipping?

We have a comedian!

#1543 1 year ago
Quoted from delt31:

Never paid for a machine until it was in the box ready for me. Not sure why others continue dealing with these distributors that ask for the balance before the game arrives.

Me neither and I am using same distributor as I always use. This is coming from Stern, it has to be! Too many people backing out

#1546 1 year ago

The email said, it will be in “in a couple weeks”

#1548 1 year ago

On pinside I hear the same.... at the end of October. I’m not in a hurry to get it actually

#1550 1 year ago

In my mind the longer it takes to start the premiums the better quality control has gotten a grip on the issue....that is the reason I’m in no hurry to get it

#1561 1 year ago
Quoted from BMore-Pinball:

What difference does it make if the money is in your pocket another 2 weeks.
If you trust the distributor, I don't understand the issue.

.23 cents in interest!

#1599 1 year ago
Quoted from kermit24:

Do you have the volume of the game set at zero? I don't notice it at a reasonable volume.

My GOTG fan is really loud. I believe it’s the same fan. I notice mine when the game is on and it isn’t being played mostly.

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#1604 1 year ago
Quoted from trk12fire:

Thx. I thought the upper right flipper was supposed to be like that. So the ball would hit the post instead of shooting down the center drain[quoted image]

Can the flipper be adjusted to where it should be?
Or is it the post that is misaligned ?

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#1606 1 year ago
Quoted from kevindrives:

I heard Elwin state on podcast that the ball should go down the middle if you don't flip the upper right flipper.
It should not hit the post on a smooth trajectory from the right orbit.
That's so you make sure you use the upper flipper or risk losing the ball.
Feature, not a bug.

In the pictures above the post looks in a different position than others I’ve seen. Mine hasn’t come yet so I can’t compare

#1609 1 year ago

Compare this post alignment picture with the about picture. That was the concern I had. The don’t look the same to me

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#1610 1 year ago

Compared to this

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#1628 1 year ago
Quoted from Clytor:

There is a flipper alignment divot on the playfield. If you center the end of the bat with it, the flipper will line up even with the post. This way you will get no hop as the ball exits the loop. Keith told me the post is there to protect the flipper bat, not force you to use the flipper. We had to slightly adjust the one on our pro.

Thanks for the info! Very much appreciated. Looking forward to get my premium. Trying to gather as much intel about the game and it’s glitches before I receive my pin.

#1632 1 year ago
Quoted from ectobar:

Mine came with it not aligned to the guide hole. Same for the one on location I play. I think the bigger concern is the tower shot. My recommend is don't adjust anything until you play it some and see how many rejects you get from the tower. I have adjusted that flipper a couple of times now and in the end it's back off center where it came from the factory because I get slightly less tower rejects.

Hmmm... thanks for the insight!

#1706 1 year ago
Quoted from PoppyCock:

sorry man not bashing the pro, it has its place and is good as a cheaper model and great on location. And its great as a test model for stern thats just a fact.

Wow! This guy

#1714 1 year ago

#1719 1 year ago

I mailed in my money remainder yesterday. Maybe I’ll hear something soon....,

#1730 1 year ago
Quoted from Manic:

The Polk also is on sale periodically so it's worth it. Don't waste money on a $35 "cable" when your cost of cleanly running some speaker wire from the cab speaker out the back vent to the Polk is $0.

Do all three models have CPU mounted line-out audio connector for external amplification.

#1733 1 year ago
Quoted from Scribbles:

None of the models have a line out for subs. The 2 options are 1: run a speaker wire from the sub in the cabinet to the high level inputs on the Polk. 2: Buy the $35 kit from Pinnovators that plugs directly into the games sound board and creates a dedicated line out to run to your Polk sub. I've done it both ways. The Pinnovators method delivers louder, cleaner bass hands down.

What exactly does “CPU mounted line-out audio connector for external amplification.” mean? It’s on the Stern feature of the JP2

#1736 1 year ago
Quoted from Scribbles:

Yes, there is a setting in the software. Easy cheezy.

I asked the same thing. Apparently it means stern has "prepped" the board for an output, but it's not there. Lol. At least that's all I could find on the matter.

Thanks! scribbles

#1823 1 year ago

I have the Polk10 external sub and run two pins hooked up at the same time. I also have had one pin off while playing the other and resulted in no feedback either way. I do have the the speaker wires attached to the sub onto two separate circuits. Pins in use are GOTG and TZ.

#1832 1 year ago
Quoted from manadams:

I had the same issue with BM66, switching the phase adjustment fixed it.

Nice to know!

#1837 1 year ago
Quoted from Peanuts:

Launch Party at Logan Arcade :

Logan’s is a cool Barchade! Visited last year. I’m quite jealous I wasn’t there

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#2500 1 year ago
Quoted from modfather:

I am loving my new Jurassic Park Pro, super fun and great flow once you dial in your shots. I installed my new Amber shooter rod that I make and it looks great. A real Crane Fly in the middle of the honey colored resin shooter goes with the games theme. I refined the design , and finished up another batch of shooter rods. These are really tough to make, 1st poured into a mold halfway, then plop in a fly (oh so carefully ), mount to a high speed lathe (very dangerous ), shaped into an egg shape, then polished with a multitude of sandpapers and finally polishing. Are we done...nope. The base is grinded down , polished and drilled , then glued for a shooter rod. So ..I can see the delay from Stern. Mine are available now in limited quantities. Other cool Dino mods as well. I hope you like them. Chuck
https://modfatherpinball.com/collections/jurassic-park-stern/products/jurassic-park-amber-with-mosquito-shooter-stern[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Nice job Chuck! It’s looks much cleaner and finished now. Thanks for the improvements

#2589 1 year ago
Quoted from imagamejunky:

The balls that come with new pins are just fine. No need to replace them. Just clean the oil off of them before you play. I use rubbing alcohol and paper towels.
Completely go through the pin, under the playfield, in the backbox, everywhere, checking all connections making sure that everything is nice and snug.
Get a digital torpedo level. Set the playfield level and try 6.5-6.8 incline. Don't trust the little bubble level in the shooter lane.
Have fun

Is this 6.5-6.8 a general Incline setting For modern pins or is this JP STERN specific?

#2597 1 year ago
Quoted from Mr_Outlane:

No, it's nominal for pinball machines in general.

Cool thanks! I’ve always just adjusted bubble to the middle. Recently changed my DI to a less aggressive incline and my game play improved drastically

#2599 1 year ago
Quoted from Mr_Outlane:

Don't trust the bubble level. Get a digital inclinometer or a phone app for getting your pitch. A standard bubble level is fine for side to side leveling. Test on playfield. Not glass.

Thank you for the knowledge! Much appreciated

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#2694 1 year ago
Quoted from wfumed2:

Anyone have any luck finding a shooter rod in-stock?

Modfather has one but no lights... I got one from stern but I jumped on it the second I heard they had in stock this last time. They were gone in a few hours

#2695 1 year ago
Quoted from Green-Machine:

Modfather has one but no lights... I got one from stern but I jumped on it the second I heard they had in stock this last time. They were gone in a few hours

I ordered on October 19th. You would think they would be getting another batch soon

#2706 1 year ago

Candy store!!

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#2724 1 year ago
Quoted from jake35:

Is anyone putting a shooter lane protector on their JP? Wondering if it would be a good idea or a waste.

I put one on... they are using star Wars protector for JP... it came loose twice so I took it off

#2725 1 year ago

Put shooter rod and shaker on today

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#2745 1 year ago
Quoted from Who-Dey:

Thanks for your input. Green Machine also has a sub hooked up to his and it sounds like the dinosaurs running thru your house. A sub is a must for you guys that have this game.

Well, there you go who-dey! Thanks for coming by to share in a fun pin night trying out my new addition JPPrem! Had a good time with you and d8n-flipped and S-Miles

#2758 1 year ago
Quoted from Jahkub:

I mocked this up real quick in order to get rid of the yellow pricing card.
Enjoy?[quoted image]

I think it’s nice piece to add.

#2791 1 year ago
Quoted from f3honda4me:

My friend @lawnboy came and set a 1.5 billion score on his first game on my pin the other day. Gonna take us a while to knock that one off the top.

What a jerk! Tell him to put a high score on his own pinball machines LOL

#2792 1 year ago
Quoted from Green-Machine:

What a jerk! Tell him to put a high score on his own pinball machines LOL

My friend who-dey did the same to me

#2820 1 year ago
Quoted from Jahkub:

Yeah, if the pen is open during other MBs you can hit the raptor lock and see the post go up for a second and then release the ball. When this happens the game thinks there is a ball locked and it will lose track of how many balls are in play. This means your ball will end when you drain down to one ball.

Had this happen last night!

#2834 1 year ago
Quoted from Mr_Outlane:

Can someone please explain this ball shimmies thing? I don 't think I've ever seen this?

Shimmy shimmy cocoa pop

#2835 1 year ago
Quoted from Green-Machine:

Shimmy shimmy cocoa pop

I’m clueless too

#2855 1 year ago

At Pincinnati show. Check out this interactive topper.... I know it’s not JP
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#2869 1 year ago
Quoted from 1967Firebird:

I am considering a Jurassic Park I keep hearing issues about the T-Rex for you guys with the premium in LE is it worth it even if it has some issues?

Best purchase I’ve made buying premium. Manufacturing date 11/8/19
I think you will be very happy buying a late JPPrem

#2872 1 year ago
Quoted from wheels:

What are all of you doing to protect the shooter lane in JP Premium? Placing a Pinball Life order right now. Or are you just using Cliffys?

I used star wars lane protector from stern. It fits JP

#2947 1 year ago
Quoted from shane63026:

Thank you for your opinion! I'm torn between the two! I have head they are not going to remake the TZ and addams family so part of me wants to keep the TZ! I hate having to pick 1 or the other. Lol

IMO Don’t part with the TZ. Find another way to buy the JPPrem. I have both and I still Play TZ very often. Unless you are bored with your TZ.

#2980 1 year ago
Quoted from TinyBlackDog:

When I rip the spinner with a solid hit, the ball frequently seems to get slowed down in the area behind the pops, and then slowly rolls either to the left (into the pops) or to the right towards the upper flipper. It seems like this should always be a fast shot around to the upper flipper.
Oddly enough, slightly slower shots seem to make it around cleanly.
Am I missing something and is this intentional? I’m thinking of capturing some slo-motion video to figure out what is going on.

I am seeing the same reaction with my spinner hits. I have noticed the design of the JP spinner Is a little different than most spinners I’ve seen. Many spinners are square in shape or if they are rectangular they set horizontally on the axis. I also noticed the JP spinner isn’t centered on the axis.
Maybe this is contributing to the ball slowing down

#2982 1 year ago
Quoted from fooflighter:

This is a confusing area for me, it's a one way gate...BUT it is an angled one way gate, Yancy posted on this a couple pages back and involved bending and cutting...I'm not sure 100% but I think the intention of the angle to the gate is to allow that ball to come back down the spinner lane and not get hung up on that corner...What other reason would they have for angling it like that if not to allow the very remote chance of letting what would be a stuck ball come back through...My solution has been to pull up slightly on the fence which just allows the ball to lift the gate and not get hung up..it's such a rarity though...99.9 % of the time the gate functions like it should, to stop weak right orbit shots or flow back down the spinner lane...anyone else care to chime in?

If the one Way gate is changed or removed so that the ball can come back down the the spinner gate you will be getting nasty drains down the middle for sure

#2984 1 year ago
Quoted from fooflighter:

That's just it though, I'm not altering anything..Just a slight pull on the fence to correctly match what the design angle is on the model pics and vids from Stern ...it still performs like I said 99.9 % of the time as a one way gate...The ONLY time is when a ball would slow roll and park itself right on that corner..it's so rare I've only had it happen like 3 times in 1000 games, but it has happened...so matching the Stern positioning of that fence does allow the ball to unhang itself naturally, when it does come down that lane, it is a gentle left flipper return

Did you pull the fence off to bend it? Mine is also hanging up.

#2989 1 year ago
Quoted from fooflighter:

No, I just just pulled on the edge of the fence closest to the ball guide. I literally but a ball on the corner of the guide and the corner of the gate and just pulled up enough to where the ball would lift the gate on the corner itself, then maybe a slight amount beyond that and just tested it over and over by placing the ball where it (would normally hang) and it consistently would unhang itself ... It almost looks exactly the same as I received it from the factory, very small tweak, that's why I think the lifting of the gate on it's own in this circumstance is intentional

Thanks, I’ll try doing that.

#2998 1 year ago
Quoted from ectobar:

Both the JP Pro and LE club threads should be merged. They basically maintain the same discussions already.
All dinos are friends

This is a fantastic idea. Every time I’m on this thread I wish the same thing!

#3007 1 year ago
Quoted from finman2000:

Perspective buyer here. Has Stern finally resolved the pooling issues? I would be interested in hearing from owners that have November build dates.

The pooling seems to be under control. Have not heard any chatter of pooling of Playfields since Stern stopped putting art under the posts

#3012 1 year ago
Quoted from yancy:

Based on the games I've seen and my November premium, yes. I rolled the dice by sticking with my order, and thankfully they appear to have figured it out by the time mine was built.

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#3034 1 year ago
Quoted from fooflighter:

Now there's something you don't hear everyday

Do the ninja balls throw stars?

#3046 1 year ago

Good news is, it only happens to some

#3107 1 year ago
Quoted from kevindrives:

To be honest, THIS is what I'm glad they finally changed. Not even kidding.

I agree! So much better than before

#3161 1 year ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

I was told there would be 1 shipment arriving in December, and that supply was extremely limited...
Of course, this could change, but that was what I was told in person.

Have you been checking Stern’s website everyday?

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#3247 1 year ago
Quoted from Who-Dey:

I just don't get it, i really don't. I am totally afraid to buy right now.

Who is this guy!?!?

How’s it going TR?

#3250 1 year ago

My playfield looks fish eyed. I’m just trying to go to a happy place in my mind every time I look at it

#3252 1 year ago
Quoted from Who-Dey:

Take a pic and post it. Next time i come over there I'm bringing my magnifying glass and doing a full inspection on your playfield!

Lol I’m just going to play the heck out of it. Nothing I can do about a couple dozen fish eyes. As long as they don’t affect my game I’m good. Who wants to change a playfield anyways! Not me

#3253 1 year ago

I’ve spent my whole life expecting perfection. It is very tiresome and irrational. As long as people are imperfect we will continue having imperfections. I really enjoy life more not caring so much! Thanks to my wife

#3275 1 year ago
Quoted from Pinball-NJA:

Does anyone have the stern instructions for the Stern amber shooter rod? I want to install but can’t seem to locate the paper instructions. Just need to see where to plug into the board?
I have an idea, but need to confirm.
Thanks

Plug into CN15

#3299 1 year ago
Quoted from Saucerboy:

I just brought home my first pin... aJP Pro.
I got it set up but I have a question... I received a large rectangular sticker with all my stuff... what is that for? There are a bunch of other plastic bits that look like replacement targets etc.
I’m planning to try a few mods... maybe a shaker motor and a couple of cosmetic upgrades.... will be fun to get into this hobby with a great game

The plastic bits are candy

#3389 1 year ago
Quoted from BMore-Pinball:

Just got my premium, trex is the coolest thing I have seen in pinball in a long time

Congrats! I agree the TRex is awesome.

#3401 1 year ago
Quoted from Who-Dey:

Good decision. Stranger Things isnt even in the same league as JP2

AMM is the GC who-dey.... so yes you do have a reason to come challenge my very sad GC score....

#3409 1 year ago

Ha Wow! We have some snippiness here

#3417 1 year ago

New code coming in the future

#3418 1 year ago

Hey sk8ball we are “hankering for a hunk of New Code” (showing my age)

#3420 1 year ago
Quoted from Scribbles:

Haaa!! The western cheese wedge guy from Saturday morning cartoons!! Forgot about that dude

Ha ha!!! Yess!
Do you remember Yuck Mouth from Saturday morning cartoons?

#3421 1 year ago

“ My name is Yuck Mouth, cause I don’t brush!”

#3424 1 year ago
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#3459 1 year ago
Quoted from JOESCHALL:

JP Premium finally in the house! Born December 26. Excellent delivery and setup by Cointaker. Played great right out of the box. Love the Tilt topper and the Modfather amber shooter rod.[quoted image]

Congratulations..... Enjoy!

#3510 1 year ago
Quoted from spidey:

Anybody else having trouble getting the truck to flip around for lighting TREX letters? I find it fun getting through the paddocks but then realize I need to get all the TREX modes completed, which leads to chopping wood of hitting the newton ball over and over and over. The vast majority of shots do not send it all the way around. It has to be just an a absolutely perfect hit, and always from the left flipper.

The upper playfield flipper will turn it too. Just another option

#3538 1 year ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

Screw up on the line of the contractor that made the coil stops.
Welding? Rivet/Press? Rod/Hole Size? Metal Quality? Human Error?

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#3579 1 year ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

I have, Ive tapped into GI, but Ive had mixed results of "brightness" likely amperage? produced by different node boards. Ill be trying some 12V micro spots off the service plug next, but at first they wont match GI Effects and be always on.
Short of an error message, is there anyone that has an info on the limits of extra amps available from nodes?

Comet pinball sells brightness adjusters.

#3587 1 year ago
Quoted from dutchi:

I would like to buy one but what is so special about it compared to other stern machines?
Rules are deep and its difficult the two times i played , what is the kick? Thanks

All Sterns are not made alike....

#3593 1 year ago
Quoted from Scribbles:

My flippers are at stock strength. I occasionally see these recommendations for lowering flipper strength. Does it really make a huge difference? I'm asking sincerely. Perhaps my lazy ass should go change the settings and give it a try huh?

I lowered mine just this week. It has improved on targeted shots. I’m still playing with the level but I can see a improvement in accuracy already

#3595 1 year ago
Quoted from Aquapin:

Made these over the weekend...fossilized crane flies in "amber" epoxy. They look amazing lit up, camera does not do it justice.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Nice Job!

#3604 1 year ago
Quoted from northvibe:

Went back to the game and sure enough the post was loose again, put loctite on and screwed it back in. But damage has been done :/[quoted image]

Grrrrrr

#3624 12 months ago
Quoted from PunishersLEMC:

I enjoy this game so much - very challenging and fun.
Whats your top 5 or more must have mods? I need a different dinosaur for generic one at ramp.. I also want helicopter for plastic sheet at helipad and dinosaur to replace plastic one at pen.. I am getting a shaker also. What about flipper button cabinet protectors - mylar or rails?
I have question about shooter - I have rear about issues and want to know if mine is correct as I've had no issues - When I use auto plunger it goes up scoop and back and goes onto right flipper - a soft plunge causes it to go onto PF - is this correct? I dont see a way for it to go around orbit
Thanks in advance

#3627 12 months ago
Quoted from PunishersLEMC:

I used poor choice of words - this is what it does - A full pull on the plunger and the auto-launch should get the ball up the halfpipe and back down on the helicopter rails to the right flipper. Intentional short plunges should come out of the helipad lane to the flippers. For some reason I thought It would go around orbit on plunge initially. Red is auto plunge or full plunge and blue is short plunge[quoted image]

Looks right. There are only two places for The ball to go.

#3669 12 months ago
Quoted from Dantesmark:

Here we go.[quoted image]

I’ll buy a set if you’re interested in making a few bucks

#3671 12 months ago
Quoted from Dantesmark:

Lets see how they turn out... but def an possibility.

Great! Keep us posted. We were your way a few weeks back. Took a trip to Recbar.

#3704 11 months ago
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#3734 11 months ago
Quoted from trk12fire:

Mine gets hung up there all the time. Haven't found a fix yet

Never had this happen. Is this happening to Pros for some reason?

#3742 11 months ago
Quoted from Caviel:

That's because you have a Premium; Pros don't have the Raptor Pen post or the Newton gate. Shots on the back Raptor Pen standup target are

That's because you have a Premium; Pros don't have the Raptor Pen post or the Newton gate. Shots on the back Raptor Pen standup target are designed to drain out of the Control Room lane so they get stopped on the Control Room lane post for the Rapture Capture event. The pictured one-way gate keeps Control Room lane shots from.

Gotcha! I haven’t had a chance to play the pro yet. Thanks

#3826 11 months ago

This game is Super Delicious!

#3850 11 months ago
Quoted from Spyderturbo007:

Add me to that list if you don't mind sharing. I'd be curious to try it out.

I’ve been selling the Points pattern for months! Don’t mess this up for me!!!

#3853 11 months ago
Quoted from RipleYYY:

no sorry guys (even more now as Keith got my PM, and replied already)
...

We aren’t cheater! What’s the reward in that

#3855 11 months ago
Quoted from RipleYYY:

cool guys
enjoy your JP & no worry (there's absolute no drama here)
back to topic talks now, tanx all

Was totally messing with you

#3872 11 months ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

You can run clips or the board.....I had always used clips, but for JP, I went with a Board.
My ears arent as good, so I let me 24 year old "Audio" son, hear both ways.
His answer was 15%-20% improved sound with the Board, to his ears.
(Im certain there are varying opinions)
A Sub is a MUST along with a Shaker. Both are Well Integrated with code and Dinos!!!

Quoted from jetmechinnc:

Well, going with your son’s opinion, my ears are almost 50 years old and a lot of years with jet engine noise to screw it up, I will get the board. Shaker will be added for sure. Thank you for the input. Wasn’t sure if a board made a difference or not.

You guys have it made! A little hearing loss is great news(I too have it) it’s an excuse for not hearing something we should have heard
Knocking on 50 is fun. It’s an adventure. We have pinball machines in our houses! Who knew!
We are young enough to know the shaker motor and the bass rocks

#3886 11 months ago

I am one with the playfield the playfield is one with me!

May the playfield be with you, playfield Master

#3917 11 months ago
Quoted from PanzerFreak:

Likely joining the club, setting up an order now for a remaining premium at a distributor. $7400 is the best they can do shipped which seems decent from what I've been reading. I played a premium on location a month or so ago and had a blast. Great playing game and I like that the code has a very deep objective based ruleset with multiple wizard modes.
I still want to confirm the build date before proceeding. I don't think there's been any playfield issues reported on premiums?

Playfield should Be good. Have not heard any issues on Prems . Mine looks good. Your price is good too

#3948 11 months ago
Quoted from 85vett:

I've been told April and put my order in Jan 1. I was told this by Stern specifically as a rewards buyer but I also saw a very respected distributor post that same timeline to someone looking to buy a game. Word is that if it's not in stock it's looking like April. if it makes you feel any better Keith himself posted on Tilt he was still waiting for HIS game. Super happy for Stern that they have a title this hot again but really surprised in the gap in builds for it unless they are having issues with a vendor on getting them parts they need specific to JP2.

Nothing seems to be written in stone on a delivery date to distos. I was told on three occasion my build/delivery date had changed before finally getting my Prem

#3952 11 months ago
Quoted from 85vett:

Agreed. Original date was Feb before it being pushed to April.

Yeah it sucks but hang in there, you’ll get it eventually I was about to flip my lid waiting!

#3959 11 months ago
Quoted from 85vett:

Here is what I was told (as was also told Feb for my delivery). The batch of prem for Feb mainly went overseas and the remaining orders went to distributors with orders in. So, if your distr was one of the ones to get some of that Feb batch then it's possible. For the rest of us, April seems to be the date now. Only way for you to know is to call your distributor to see if they are getting a batch in right now. If they aren't getting it now then chances are high your order is pushed to April as well.
Anyone (or a dist) with better info feel free to say I'm wrong if you know different. This is what I've just pieced together from my conversation with Stern and the Dist I have spoken with recently.

What distro are you using? What I am hearing from you is Exactly what I heard back when I got my Prem back in fall

#3961 11 months ago
Quoted from 85vett:

My JP2 is coming through the Stern Rewards Program, which most likely gets lower priority as it is but I did talk to a couple other major Distributors and were told April from them as well. I had thought about keeping my rewards purchase for later in the year and just CLing that order and going the normal route for JP2 thus the calls to others after having my order placed.

Gotcha

#4022 11 months ago
Quoted from 85vett:

I had suggested (on tilt forums) a skill shot for: TREX, Right Ramp, Upper Loop, Tower. I wonder if that is it or if that is now a skill shot too. If not, I hope it comes at some point as that is so much more rewarding feeling, even if the upper loop first is an accident

Have you found the secret skill shot?

#4027 11 months ago
Quoted from 85vett:

I wish. Still waiting for my game Ordered first of Jan and am on the April delivery batch.

Well, when you get it I’ll tell you where it is.

#4109 10 months ago
Quoted from kpg:

I was adjusting my 3rd flipper yesterday because the left upper shots seemed way too hard to make. Once I did that, the shots were so much easier to make so that's definitely something that should be taken into account.
Also, I was surprised to see that there were 3x posts that were very loose.. the one right next to the 3rd flipper, and the 2x at the right ramp so I tightened them.
Without going back on this whole thread, is this a common issue with people's JPs? Also, a random small black screw popped out and was on the playfield, but I couldn't locate where it came from lol

The small black screw likely belongs to your TRex bottom jaw

#4115 10 months ago
Quoted from kpg:

Thanks man! Just took it apart. You were right.
Now, to find the other screw.. unless Stern forgot it.[quoted image]

Great! Happy to help. Hope you can find the other screw!

#4156 10 months ago
Quoted from lapean111:

The fact that people are spending $30 on fake plastic trees is the reason Stern can spring a $300 light kit for a game that should have had it from the factory, while still charging more and more every game.
We all need to calm down on action figures and plastic toys in our games.

What light kit?

#4161 10 months ago
Quoted from Alattig:

Pretty sure he’s referring to Stranger Things’ add-on uv light kit they should have included as standard.

Okay. Was curious. Never heard of a light kit from stern

#4166 10 months ago
Quoted from jandrea95:

Appreciate the reply! Im a big fan of flashy lights so I dont want to miss out, haha.

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#4189 10 months ago
Quoted from 85vett:

Happy for you but I don't understand how people with Jan orders still haven't heard anything. I was Jan 1 and it's been silent.

It depends on distro maybe. I know the same thing happened to me. Others were getting them that ordered later than me.

#4200 10 months ago
Quoted from jetmechinnc:

Just got a call from the shipping company, will be delivering my JP premium pin tomorrow between 10am and 12pm!!!!!!! Wow, so excited now! Sucks I will only have time to help put it in the garage and then head back to work. Going to make tomorrow the longest day ever.

If you start coughing at work first thing.... maybe you can “go home sick”

#4217 10 months ago
Quoted from fooflighter:

Anyone ever had a small glitch on launching your first ball and getting an instant map credit, followed by what seems to be an auto launch or a coil in the right side triggering... Hardly ever happens but every once in a while... Running latest code, never happened until version 1.0

Yes.

#4221 10 months ago

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#4223 10 months ago
Quoted from fooflighter:

Have you looked into it further, or are you just accepting it as a minor code glitch... Not sure where to start, outside of sending Stern a bug email if I can capture it on video...

I figured it as a bug because of its randomness

#4275 10 months ago
Quoted from ABE_FLIPS:

Exactly 7°, its the increased speed of the ball. It's like setting flipper strength on max, the faster travel speed causes a higher chance of flying balls.
I'm trying the PerfectPlay "thin" ones now.
I have a question on the flipper alignment. Mine are pointing right at the two little alignment holes in the PF.
The thing with JP2 is, that most shots are made with the tip of the flipper. (controll room, pteranodon ramp, O shot, helipad ramp)
Would it make sense to make them droopier, because accuracy decreases on the end of the flippers... Ghostbusters alike.
Of corse trapping would be harder. Anyone tested this?

I tested this today as a matter of fact. My JP came out of the box sagging well below the flipper alignment. Been playing it for four months in this position. Today I centered the flippers with the flipper alignment and I am making the shots much much more consistently now. I was thinking I really suck at this game for quite awhile

Thanks to Keith chiming in the other day on JP thread brought this to my attention

#4278 10 months ago
Quoted from snaroff:

The other critical adjustment is making sure the upper flipper ball guide clears the flipper. Both of my games needed the guide to be pushed forward ever so slightly. Without this adjustment, the ball bounced on the flipper and makes the upper PF shots a PITA.

Yes I agree! I did adjust my upper flipper correctly and I make the raptor tower shot easily now

#4279 10 months ago
Quoted from ABE_FLIPS:

hmmm ok, so droopy flippers are not a good idea.

Keith says they are designed to be droopy but not more droopy Than the flipper alignment guide

#4281 10 months ago

Zoom at the tip of the flipper in pic. There is an indentation in the playfield that indicates flipper placement
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#4328 9 months ago
Quoted from Caviel:

Three of them?

There should only be one there. It does look as if you have two less deep ones too

#4329 9 months ago

Here is mine

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#4346 9 months ago
Quoted from Pinstein:

I made a new alternate translite for the data east game but liked it enough to format it for the stern game. Realizing the actors dont apply I also made a DINO only version with the Jeep.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Nice job. Could you make a different background other than the caution tape?

#4361 9 months ago
Quoted from jetmechinnc:

Looking at my shooter rod spring last night, the color appears to be green. The manual says it should be orange P/N 266-5001-07. Which one is correct? The shooter doesn't always make it up the reverse ramp to hit the props with a full pull. Is the orange spring stronger than the "Green" one that came with my game? Build date is 2/24/2020.
Thank you!

Yes, orange is stronger and is also what your JP should have

#4370 9 months ago
Quoted from dgilmore80:

I recently picked up a slightly used Jurassic Park Premium, and am loving it. However when I first got it, Trex was capturing the ball probably 80% of the time, and a few days ago, decided to be contrary. It now captures 1 out of 4 shots, and it's maddening me. I tried adjusting the head so it's centered and the right height, and adjusted the right flipper power both up and down - all to no avail. I'm sure this has come up before, and I'm trying to find it on the forum, but I can't find out exactly what right or left bias refers to. I may be wrong in what I'm expecting with those adjustments (it takes a long time to read this whole thing, but I'm working on it). Thanks in advance David

It’s likely the opto not recognizing the ball that may hop out of its range causing it not to activate the magnet in the Trex mouth. Stern has created a fix.
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#4372 9 months ago
Quoted from per3per3:

How new is this fix and does it work 100%?

All my clean shots seem to be catching. It’s free from Stern why not try it

#4373 9 months ago
Quoted from Green-Machine:

All my clean shots seem to be catching. It’s free from Stern why not try it

I requested mine a month ago. Not sure when stern started using it. But it is pretty new

#4378 9 months ago
Quoted from per3per3:

I ask because my machine had the updated metal bracket on the left side of the ramp entrance and the black spacers for the roof plastic. I know the older machines didn't have the metal bracket so wasn't sure if this kit just brings the original run machines to mine in terms of how it shipped or if this is truly unrelated.

If you have the updated one then never mind what I said. Lol

#4400 9 months ago
Quoted from ABE_FLIPS:

I have a question, i changed the balls from day one, since the stern ones are not high gloss.
Now i read that on pins where magnets are used, i should use low magnetic balls. I didn't notice any problems so far.
Should i swap them?

There isn’t a lot of magnet time on the ball playing JP. There should be no problems with the new balls.

#4408 9 months ago
Quoted from ABE_FLIPS:

Today i found two more clear coat chippings at the guide of the left orbit and the tower shot...
Would it be so hard for stern to put a washer there? Already send the photos to my distributor.
Im not amused.

That isn’t amusing

#4485 9 months ago
Quoted from hocuslocus:

Do u get the nerdy award champion only by draining out the right outlane a whole bunch?
is it possible to get 12 million?

I’ve never gotten a Nerdy award before.