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Jurassic Park The Pin (Stern) owners club. Welcome home, Jurassic Park!

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#1051 4 months ago
Quoted from Oddzball:

Dear Stern... work on your QA... I wondered why this switch was always ON (Smart Missile)[quoted image]

That giant solder blob bridging the switch contacts might be causing an issue. I had that same thing on Led Zep when I got it. Someone played 300 something games with one of the targets for the skill shot not working. Easy to fix with a little solder braid.

#1052 4 months ago
Quoted from bigguybbr:

That giant solder blob bridging the switch contacts might be causing an issue. I had that same thing on Led Zep when I got it. Someone played 300 something games with one of the targets for the skill shot not working. Easy to fix with a little solder braid.

Yeah I fixed it. So I have a few broken things that I need to fix. One of the spotlights is out. The one on the left seems like a bad wire on the spotlight section. I have a broken bulb socket underneath where the bottom of the socket is broke. I had a stuck switch on the raptor pen, and the solder bridge for the smart missile was breaking that switch. All in all a lot of broken stuff but mostly fixable.

#1053 4 months ago
Quoted from Oddzball:

Also, yes, the GI is too damn dark, probably the first thing I would want to fix. Otherwise, still breaking it in and getting use to it.

Spotlights helped!

I also tried replacing all of the stock Stern bulbs with Comet 2SMDs and that's the only mod I've regretted doing, primarily because (and maybe it's just my eyes) I couldn't see an already difference after all that switching.

(I switched the left half first and only saw a very minimal difference between the two sides, and then just committed to switching the rest since I had bought all of those bulbs anyway)

Others may have had different experiences ..

#1054 4 months ago

Regarding the GI - I'm not the biggest fan of looking at the back of spotlights on the slings, so I have a little bias, but I definitely recommend doing the upside down star post lighting. Especially for Raptor multiball.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/jurassic-park-the-pin-sternowners-club-welcome-home-jurassic-park/page/7#post-6855018

Quoted from Aries_pinside:

Finally got some time to install new speakers and try out the "upside down" star post LED idea. They turned out real good!
I want two more - the post next to the newton ball and the post above the control target almost perfectly flank the Escape Nublar postcard and might look good, and would probably let you see the chaotic newton ball shots better. I also need a trough light (I'm working on wiring it such that it turns from white to red along with the GI during raptor multiball/escape nublar), and then I think everything will be balanced perfect.
I got these: https://www.pinballlife.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=abl_SP . I went with red and warm white and the colors matched perfectly. I wish they were a bit brighter or had a wider 'focus', but am otherwise super happy.
With the lights off the raptor and nightvision goggles get lit up (white from above red from below):
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Raptor multiball is extra epic. I can't wait to see what nublar/restore power looks like:
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#1055 4 months ago
Quoted from jonnyqtrek:

Spotlights helped!
I also tried replacing all of the stock Stern bulbs with Comet 2SMDs and that's the only mod I've regretted doing, primarily because (and maybe it's just my eyes) I couldn't see an already difference after all that switching.
(I switched the left half first and only saw a very minimal difference between the two sides, and then just committed to switching the rest since I had bought all of those bulbs anyway)
Others may have had different experiences ..

I did the same. I even tried switching all the red GI out to white to try to brighten things up. I ended up switching it all back and added spots to the slings and haven't looked back since.

#1056 4 months ago
Quoted from bigguybbr:

I did the same. I even tried switching all the red GI out to white to try to brighten things up. I ended up switching it all back and added spots to the slings and haven't looked back since.

I had some spot lights on the slings too. I got them from the secret Santa thing last year. Unfortunately they both broke. Not sure if there's a strong option

#1057 4 months ago
Quoted from EspoPinball:

Wanted to ask everyone’s thoughts on adding the JP topper to our home pins. I have owned my pin for about a year and I still love this game. I have since added the Star Wars home pin and Godzilla premium. I enjoy all of them and wasnt sure if adding the topper would add more play to the game or just waste 750 bucks.

My Jurassic Park came with the Stern topper,and I like the one that Tilt Toppers makes better.

#1058 4 months ago
Quoted from JordyRamone:

I had some spot lights on the slings too. I got them from the secret Santa thing last year. Unfortunately they both broke. Not sure if there's a strong option

Wow. How did you do that???? I'm impressed.

Were they the matrix kits from comet? Mine are on a hex post, so they are pretty sturdy.

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#1059 4 months ago

I finally escaped the island, got all of the topper letters to activate escape nublar island enhanced and hit the super jackpot.

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#1060 4 months ago

Okay, so here's that undercab lighting that I'd been working on... Finished around the holidays but just got around to filming a quick demo for here:

I placed two sets of LED strips under the cabinet: one cool white, one red.

Two photosensitive relays triggered by each of the "lightning" inserts (T-Rex and Raptor Pen) turn on the white strips.

Three photosensitive relays triggered by the T-Rex "Super Jackpot" insert (not shown in the video) and each of the two spinner inserts (Triceratops and Gallimimus) trigger the red strips.

During attract mode, all of those inserts are alternating between on and off. So I placed the power to the white strips under a THIRD photosensitive relay, which is triggered by the backbox LED turning on (hidden behind my interactive backbox lighting panel) when Start is pressed. So during attract mode, the relays and red strips are on, but the white strip circuit is off.

(The audio you hear in the background in the beginning is this:

which auto-plays on loop on a media player that turns on when the power strip to the pinball is turned on. THEME INTEGRATION.)

I dearly, dearly love this game.

#1061 4 months ago
Quoted from bigguybbr:

Wow. How did you do that???? I'm impressed.
Were they the matrix kits from comet? Mine are on a hex post, so they are pretty sturdy.[quoted image]

I think it was comet. It was the plastic chrome part that snapped on one. The other one the bulb didn't sit tight enough and would fall out all the time. Maybe I should try it again with a new set.

#1062 4 months ago

Got the lights, much better. Whats this special software with movie clips etc, and how does it work?

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#1063 4 months ago
Quoted from JordyRamone:

I think it was comet. It was the plastic chrome part that snapped on one. The other one the bulb didn't sit tight enough and would fall out all the time. Maybe I should try it again with a new set.

There are some retaining clips for the bulbs you can get on pinball life that’ll stop them from falling out

#1064 4 months ago
Quoted from Oddzball:

Got the lights, much better. Whats this special software with movie clips etc, and how does it work?[quoted image]

PMing the answer to you...

#1065 4 months ago
Quoted from Aries_pinside:

Finally got some time to install new speakers and try out the "upside down" star post LED idea. They turned out real good!
I want two more - the post next to the newton ball and the post above the control target almost perfectly flank the Escape Nublar postcard and might look good, and would probably let you see the chaotic newton ball shots better. I also need a trough light (I'm working on wiring it such that it turns from white to red along with the GI during raptor multiball/escape nublar), and then I think everything will be balanced perfect.
I got these: https://www.pinballlife.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=abl_SP . I went with red and warm white and the colors matched perfectly. I wish they were a bit brighter or had a wider 'focus', but am otherwise super happy.
With the lights off the raptor and nightvision goggles get lit up (white from above red from below):
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Raptor multiball is extra epic. I can't wait to see what nublar/restore power looks like:
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Hi Aries,

Decided to mount my four white star posts this afternoon. See pix attached. Soldered them to white GIs. Goal was to add more light to the center of the playfield. Came out nice, thanks for posting yours, great idea!

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#1066 4 months ago

Amber Bonus!

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Trying it out for a bit, seeing if I want to keep it there or not...

#1067 4 months ago
Quoted from jonnyqtrek:

Amber Bonus!
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Trying it out for a bit, seeing if I want to keep it there or not...

Nice. I put mine on the left side. How did you stick it there

#1068 3 months ago

Cheers! Clear gorilla tape cut into a circle to cover the whole base... There's aluminum foil on the back of it that the player can mostly NOT see. helps to keep the pop bumper LED light shining in the amber, and mostly to keep out all of the light behind and around it...

#1069 3 months ago

I was a le to fix the balling getting stuck in the Trex. I guess it was good to have an issue from day 1 to learn how to troubleshoot. Now I would like to get better lighting on the play field. I am a total pin noob. Is there a recommended upgrade for this table? I read a bunch of posts but it's hard to tell what people are happy with

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#1070 3 months ago

Finally beat restore power and escaped the island! I’m so tired long game.

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#1071 3 months ago
Quoted from EspoPinball:

Finally beat restore power and escaped the island! I’m so tired long game.
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Wow, I'm jealous oh you beating restore power. I've only have came sorta close once. Any tips?

#1072 3 months ago
Quoted from OCsmack:

I was a le to fix the balling getting stuck in the Trex. I guess it was good to have an issue from day 1 to learn how to troubleshoot. Now I would like to get better lighting on the play field. I am a total pin noob. Is there a recommended upgrade for this table? I read a bunch of posts but it's hard to tell what people are happy with

I didn't see any discernible difference from swapping the stock bulbs with Comet 2smds... Have two spotlights that help. Eager to try the "inverted post light" recommendation a few posts back, but waiting until my next order...

#1073 3 months ago
Quoted from jonnyqtrek:

I didn't see any discernible difference from swapping the stock bulbs with Comet 2smds... Have two spotlights that help. Eager to try the "inverted post light" recommendation a few posts back, but waiting until my next order...

Thanks for the info. the center of the playfields is quite dark. Not sure where to put the spot lights

#1074 3 months ago
Quoted from OCsmack:

Thanks for the info. the center of the playfields is quite dark. Not sure where to put the spot lights

Add them to the top of the slings. I show it here in this post
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/jurassic-park-the-pin-sternowners-club-welcome-home-jurassic-park/page/4#post-6747809

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#1075 79 days ago

If anyone missed an opportunity to upgrade their Jurassic Park Home Pin with my Screen Upgrade Kit, I just opened a new production run of 5 units for delivery in May 2024. This will likely be the only run until the Fall.

Here's the listing https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/ad/173649

#1076 79 days ago
Quoted from Pinball-Cruiser:

If anyone missed an opportunity to upgrade their Jurassic Park Home Pin with my Screen Upgrade Kit, I just opened a new production run of 5 units for delivery in May 2024. This will likely be the only run until the Fall.

Here's the listing https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/ad/173649

Just an unsolicited plug to say that I installed these kits in two JP home pins, which have since had hundreds of plays with no issues. The installation instructions were detailed and excellent as well. I had plexi cut at a local frame shop to replace the removed translite glass. Highly recommended for much better graphics and audio.

#1077 76 days ago

Shrubbery!!

Figured I'd add some habitat to the paddocks. Now the figures are at least partially embedded.

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Inspired by someone in the other JP owner's thread. (If I can find the post, I'll update this with whom it was...)

#1078 76 days ago
Quoted from jonnyqtrek:

Shrubbery!!
Figured I'd add some habitat to the paddocks. Now the figures are at least partially embedded.
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Inspired by someone in the other JP owner's thread. (If I can find the post, I'll update this with whom it was...)

That reminds me of this awesome diy topper someone made for their Elwin JP

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#1079 73 days ago

Does the topper's extra mode is only on the pro/premium/le or its available too on the home edition?

#1080 73 days ago
Quoted from VGC1612:

Does the topper's extra mode is only on the pro/premium/le or its available too on the home edition?

I don't believe there's an extra mode, only the ability to qualify Escape from Nublar's Enhanced mode.

... Though let me ask you this: on the pro/pre/le, how would one access this extra mode? Holding down left flipper during attract mode?

#1081 73 days ago

It only does enhanced mode that is at the end of the game.

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#1082 61 days ago

Hey Fellow JPs,

I recently purchased a Pterosaur toy to add to my playfield. What have you guys been using as wire to suspend toys? Thanks very much for this group's continued help!

Pterosaur toy
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000RYKPUO

#1083 61 days ago
Quoted from DavidD:

Hey Fellow JPs,
I recently purchased a Pterosaur toy to add to my playfield. What have you guys been using as wire to suspend toys? Thanks very much for this group's continued help!
Pterosaur toy
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000RYKPUO

The wire I used was something like Romex (I took it from some old bundle of electrical wire)...

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#1084 60 days ago
Quoted from jonnyqtrek:

The wire I used was something like Romex (I took it from some old bundle of electrical wire)...
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Great idea, Jonny! Much appreciated. I hadn't thought of electrical wire, and I've plenty of that! Thanks again!

This afternoon, I was going through the trunk of my car and came across a wire hanger needing to be returned to the cleaners, but then I thought..... hhhmm, kinda ghetto but this might work. Embarrassed a bit to share this thought but what the heck, we're all hackers in some way.

#1085 54 days ago

I used a bit of thin piano wire to mount the pterodactyls. They bounce around as you play the game.

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#1086 54 days ago
Quoted from jonnyqtrek:

I don't believe there's an extra mode, only the ability to qualify Escape from Nublar's Enhanced mode.
... Though let me ask you this: on the pro/pre/le, how would one access this extra mode? Holding down left flipper during attract mode?

So the Goat Mania mode is not on the home pin?

#1087 54 days ago
Quoted from VGC1612:

So the Goat Mania mode is not on the home pin?

I don't believe so...?

May I ask others to confirm? I'm not exactly a great player and I don't want to discount the possibility that maybe there IS such a mode on this and I simply haven't qualified it yet...

#1088 54 days ago

No goat mode I have the topper. It does help with escaping the island and does add to the game.

#1089 53 days ago

BTW Dont forget to rate the game if its not done already

#1090 47 days ago

Im the GC finally!Did that today

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#1091 41 days ago

Joining in a few weeks even though I have a pro!

#1092 40 days ago
Quoted from PoMC:

Joining in a few weeks even though I have a pro!

Hey, post pics when they're next to each other, please! And welcome (soon) to the club!

#1093 40 days ago
Quoted from PoMC:

Joining in a few weeks even though I have a pro!

That's awesome. I'm sure you'll love it

#1094 39 days ago

Sure I'll get pics posted. Buying sideart blades at Pinfest and ordered the Wizardmods coin door magnetic artwork that seems to match the cabinet art well enough. My game has a real coin door installed, so this'll look nice. I have the pro coin door art on my JP Pro and my Rush Pro also.

I'll have to get the movie code - funny enough since I did the movie code for the mainstream JP game. I don't run it, I actually like the Stern assets fine, but it is a cool party trick to show off.

My game already has the speakers upgrade too, so that saves me some work. Has the 2nd speaker in the head and a cabinet speaker with powered external subwoofer. I think the rails and legs are powder coated as well.

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#1095 31 days ago

Is it right to give up any hope of an Insider code update? Seems like it's not happening now.

#1096 31 days ago
Quoted from huwman:

Is it right to give up any hope of an Insider code update? Seems like it's not happening now.

Who knows. Hopefully we will. I know Gomez said himself like a year ago on DeadFlip stream it was. Maybe Jack can answer.

#1097 31 days ago

Speaking of update maybe we could give DeadFlip a wish list
I know it's unlikely but there's a few things they could add that be awesome
-combo shot, like right orbit to the short ramp
-bring in the special trex vs spino mode that was almost put in the game
-maybe a goat mode would be sweet. Like starting it by completing chaos a few times.
I know it likely won't happen considering how busy all the teams are but hey, I can dream, right?
Anyone else have any ideas?

#1098 31 days ago

Maybe adding a ''add time'' for the double scoring when you do the top 3 lines again

#1099 30 days ago
Quoted from DavidD:

Hey Fellow JPs,
I recently purchased a Pterosaur toy to add to my playfield. What have you guys been using as wire to suspend toys? Thanks very much for this group's continued help!
Pterosaur toy
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000RYKPUO

Hi Everyone, finally had some time to add this mod. I ended up cutting a metal hanger, drilling a hole on the underside of the dinosaur, and hot glued an end of the hanger therein.

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#1100 30 days ago
Quoted from DavidD:

Happy Holidays, Everyone,
I've got a few speaker / wiring questions.
First, I installed a cabinet speaker but am getting a crackling sound. The sound is most pronounced when I drain and it tallies all the bonus points. It's most crackly at the last bonus point screen. I took the translite off and noted that my negative .156 crimp connect was not fully inserted into the 2-port molex. I pressed it in firmly and while that reduced the crackly sound, it didn't cure it altogether. I confirmed that the positive .156 crimp is fully inserted. Though, I am using 16 gauge speaker wire, which is not within specs of the .156 crimp. See link below. The smallest wire recommended for the crimp is 18. As such, the insulated part of the wire does not sit cleanly in the crimp. I also redid the spade connectors on the speaker itself since having a purchased a legit crimping tool for spade connectors. And, lastly, I replaced the 8" cabinet speaker. Boy, they say DIY'ing is part of pinball life.... as this is my first pin, I'm beginning to believe it. Any suggestions?
I noticed that there are two types of .156 crimps.
https://www.greatplainselectronics.com/products.asp?cat=81
One has a sled-like appearance while the other is more jagged; called a Trifurcon. I'm using the Trifurcon crimps. Am I using the correct one? And, do either type of crimps work with the white molex connector?
Second question.... my original cabinet speaker was 4ohms. But, when I went through the utilities menu and switched it from 8 to 4, the volume of that speaker decreased significantly. As such, I purchased an 8ohms speaker. See link below. It now sounds loud, having gone back into settings and changed it from 4 to 8ohms; expect from the crackling. Was thinking, if I wanted to upgrade the backbox speakers, which are 8ohms from the factory, should I stick with 8ohms, though I'm seeing a lot of fellow pinsiders using 4ohms speakers? And, are you guys who are going with 4ohm speakers changing the setting in utilities to 4ohms?
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004CG38J8
Thanks again, everyone, for your help! Loving the JP pin.... I've got miles to go before I master it. Also, as a fun question, which Danger pin do you think is more challenging, JP or Foo Fighters?
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Hey Everyone,
Sorry for long delay on getting back to the community re the mystery of my crackling speaker. I received a replacement main board from Stern, but the crackling cabinet bass speaker persisted. Frustrated, I disconnected the sub and decided to live with only the backbox speakers until a fellow Pinsider shared, "for the 8" cabinet, I did hear some crackling sound, but only if I boosted the gain too much. A +3dB is does a great job, even when volume is low." That was the trick, I adjusted the bass gain and changed the balance. And, though it still crackles, it's much lighter. Thanks @jerrydav!!! I really appreciate this community!

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