KISS(2015) Army...No Regrets! Owners, fans and groupies club

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KISS(2015) Army...No Regrets! Owners, fans and groupies club


By TimeBandit

3 years ago



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#515 1 year ago
Quoted from wcbu64:

The Star Child Flame Protector Mod is listed here on Pinside in the classifieds linked to Kiss.

PM capguntrooper . He sells them.

1 month later
#555 1 year ago
Quoted from resipsa:

Plan to join the club tomorrow; going to check out a Pro and hopefully take it home. Any suggestions for specific trouble spots to look for?

With the glass off, go thru the demon ball lock flow. Be sure it's working properly.

2 weeks later
#585 1 year ago
Quoted from Magicchiz:

The new design from cliffy just went on mine. Its working great. Fits flush all the way around. One thing you must do is not screw down the rear post so tight that it buckles the cliffy in front. Ive seen people do it and then complain when the cliffy is popped up in front.
Remember it is a hard shot so you may have a few shots not go in everytime.
Magicchiz

I have a new Cliffy coming for mine as well. The old one eventually buckled.

1 month later
#602 11 months ago
Quoted from Chitownpinball:

Any one else buy this armor? Mine seems to be bubbling...

I have it but never installed it. Looks perfect.

1 week later
#609 11 months ago
Quoted from Silkenone:

I seem to have a new problem with the Demon Lock on my LE.
Generally the first two balls get up from the VUK fine, but the third just won’t, come the start of multiball.
Anyone else had this? Possible causes?
*pins hopes on vireland once more*

Does it happen 100% of the time?

The machine locks it, but won't recognize it? Or the machine physically tries to lock it up, but the ball falls back down each time?

Reseat opto connectors and also check the trough opto. When these new optos go, they work and then crap out sporatically.

#611 11 months ago
Quoted from Silkenone:

This, but 95% of the time it’s just the third ball falling back down.

Try adjusting the DEMON LOCKUP POWER settings. Or the pitch of the table. Or a combination of both.

#617 11 months ago
Quoted from Silkenone:

Just to update: Reducing Demon Eject (#8 on adjustments) from 32 to 28 seems to have done the trick. Thanks!
Weird for it to spontaneously become overpowered but there you are.
Funnily enough, during the same game that finally proved all was ok with the Demon, my left flipper decided to have a problem of its own. Went weak all of a sudden but it seems to be intermittent.
Pinball eh? Seems a bit early for a rebuild.
After a largely flawless couple of years, I think it’s determined to give me a couple off Kissues to sort before the final code arrives.
Still, Capgun Trooper’s Starchild protector arrived in post today, so it’s not all bad!

The intermittent flipper issue is the spikes system stable. Most likely a loose connection on one of the note boards under the playfield. It’s happened all my spike games before. Just look for and reseat loose connectors.

1 month later
#640 9 months ago
Quoted from headwedge63:

Hey Brain trust,
Just took delivery of an lightly used LE, I think something may have shook loose during transport; Upon power up, the solenoid that kicks the ball out of Gene's mouth fires like every 3 seconds, (see photo) like it thinks there is a ball there that needs to be ejected. Unable to start game during this....After about 20 attempts, I get the operator error message "Demon Lockup Device malfunction". The game will then sort of play, and it it will load balls toward Demon multi ball, but won't eject them.
I'm thinking there is a switch that became out of position that is triggering this, but a bit intimidated by disassembling the entire Demon head.
Any thoughts? Appreciate any advice. -Paul

It’s all optos in that head. Start simple first. Under the playfield, make reseat the opto connectors (they’re labeled). If that doesn’t work there should be an opto connector to the a node board too. Reseat that.

3 weeks later
#668 8 months ago
Quoted from headwedge63:

Thanks!!! That did the trick!

Awesome! I remember I was soooooo ticked off at the Demon head and then, boom, simple fix.

1 week later
#679 8 months ago
Quoted from finnflash:

Anyone else having issues with weak flippers? I thought i had heard something about that with kiss, but now i need to know the solution.

With Spike games, try reseating the GI connectors in the node boards. They can cause issues.

#681 8 months ago
Quoted from finnflash:

All the node boards?

I believe so. There's like 3 of them that have GI if I remember? Spike system is crazy. Hard to remember.

4 months later
#704 3 months ago
Quoted from Its_me_aj:

my kiss pro is giving me demon lock issues. balls are getting jammed and the VUK won't kick them out. It seems like the switch is intermittent and the coil stopped working. is there a way to disable the lock until I can figure out a fix for this? game is on location and need to get it up and running

Not sure if this would help, but there should be an option for VIRTUAL LOCK for Pro and Prem/LE machines. That mechanism should work easily, but just does not. It's poorly designed.

THIS IS THE #1 THING THE KISS UPDATE SHOULD ADDRESS. ADD VIRTUAL LOCK ONLY.

2 weeks later
#716 3 months ago
Quoted from MK6PIN:

Has anyone put a colordmd in this game ( Sigma obviously at this point) . I'm a sucker for HIRES, and curious how the display looks from that standpoint. .....I am sure it would get colorized at some point after code is baked...Taken this approach w several of my games....

You can't. Not supported by ColorDMD yet. There's an update coming, so you would imagine animations will be tweaked, so it's not final anyway.

1 month later
#755 52 days ago

OMG are you kidding me?! Less than 250K from a BILLION! Damnit that was fun, though. This pin has been kicking my ass lately.

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#758 52 days ago
Quoted from MK6PIN:

Amazing score!!!!! This is a sure sign that new code will be dropping any day now .....huge thumbs up (loving this game, as well...)

It has to be a sign. Had 3x playfield going for the entire 2nd ball essentially and ran thru nearly everything.

During Heaven's on Fire, I collected Super Jackpot, then continued. Got the all 5 inserts around the scoop lit, and missed shot after shot, then drained . Had no idea what was about to be awarded.

1 month later
#800 12 days ago
Quoted from konjurer:

With a lot of regret and sadness I’m out of the club. Good news for you all is that Stern KISS machines seems to be growing in popularity. My local dealer had several inquiries for KISS and I was convinced to sell my Pro for basically what I bought it new for! Hopefully this game finally gets the respect it should have always had. I hated to sell it especially with new code.

I left recently and agree that the code update is great, but for me as a long-term KISS owner it was kind of a let down. If you DON'T own a KISS, I think you'll love it, but after playing it under "old code" for a while, I was used to it being fairly difficult. New defaults and mode changes definitely change that.

I imagine some MET owners feel this way too after the updates.

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