Creating a new topic so we don't overcast the "Where's the KISS Code?" thread...
KISS Remastered in my working name for a proof of concept project that I started 2 months ago using Mission Pinball Framework (MPF). The goal of the POC was to determine if I could re-code my KISS Pro with new rules. As a POC, that part is complete. Recoding my KISS Pro can be done with MPF! MPF is an amazing platform and now with some limited Spike support, there is hope for new rules on your Spike system games. KISS Remastered is flipping on my Pro but still VERY crude at this point. Here is what is working so far:
* All hardware is configured and addressable - everything on the playfield works
* GI, attract mode, ball saves, VUK, some base scoring
* Grid completion, the collection of instruments, letters, pop bumper cap inserts, etc.
* Some unique light shows for certain events
* Song selection carousel
* Some songs, HD videos, callouts and sound effects are in place but many to go
* A couple VERY basic game modes
* Lots of bugs!
This effort is still in it's infancy. There are a host of other problems to solve such as target hardware, audio, the display and how to deal copyrighted assets. Currently, it runs from a laptop connected to Spike.
I'm also looking for help if you are interested. I'm not really interested in suggestions for new rules yet - we already have that in another thread. I will be needing help with images, animations, videos, mode design, screen design and especially coding. You can "code" MPF with NO CODING but it is certainly helpful to have a strong technical, problem solving background.
If you are interested in the coding aspect I would listen to this 3 hour podcast on MPF - it is really an amazing project on it's own. The MPF crew is an amazing group of guys and very supportive.
Once I get the current code stable, I'll upload a video of KISS Remastered to Youtube. "Stay tuned."
My intention is to give the code away to KISS owners IF its an improvement over the current KISS code. It would still require some additional hardware for a complete solution. I'm estimating $350-$500. Maybe less if we reuse the DMD and audio hardware. Today, you can develop KISS code on laptop and a special cable. Everything is reversible as I switch back and forth between my code and Stern code all the time. If this is a crowd-sourced community project, we could have KISS code updates for years to come!