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Led Zeppelin Owners Thread

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#8551 25 days ago
Quoted from John-Floyd:

Was just messing around in the menus and realized that after almost 2 years of ownership, there’s a setting to turn on a tutorial objective for the tour multiball modes before they start. Very cool!

I have this setting on since day one. I wonder why this is not on in factory settings.

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#8553 19 days ago
Quoted from John-Floyd:

Was just messing around in the menus and realized that after almost 2 years of ownership, there’s a setting to turn on a tutorial objective for the tour multiball modes before they start. Very cool!

What setting is this under?

#8554 19 days ago

Adjustments - Led Game# 29 - “Show Tour Instructions” - change to Yes

#8555 18 days ago

Finally picked up a premium. My plan is still to have custom cab art made to deal with the damnably lazy art package. For now, it's shoved in the lineup where I can enjoy playing without seeing it and being annoyed :p

Noob question that hopefully has a simple answer: what exactly do I do to raise the spinner? It says "spell led zep", but either I don't get how those targets work or they are doing something strange. Even when I focus on clearing them, generally the spinner doesn't come up...when it does come up it seems to be off a ramp shot - do you have to clear them and hit a specific shot? Only 20 or so games in, but I've only seen the spinner come up 2-3 times. Probably just missing something, but I did get this one on trade so could be a problem or setting.

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#8556 18 days ago

You have to spell Led Zep then hit any ramp, orbit, or scoop and it will raise. This allows the EM to raise safely while the ball is out of the way. May want to also check the EM settings to see where the difficulties are at.

#8557 18 days ago
Quoted from John-Floyd:

You have to spell Led Zep then hit any ramp, orbit, or scoop and it will raise. This allows the EM to raise safely while the ball is out of the way. May want to also check the EM settings to see where the difficulties are at.

Should the letters stay lit until you raise it? Drops and stand ups seem to go off when cleared, sure I cleared the zep targets 10 times last night without bringing it up. I'd assume they'd stay lit until it comes up so you know what you need to hit, will check the settings later. I suppose the LED targets moving with the flipper could be throwing me off too, and I'm not actually clearing them all

#8558 18 days ago

The moving led targets are usually the ones that are the culprit. Drops will re-raise once you clear them. Also I believe there is a setting in terms of how many times you have to clear both sets for it to start. Default is “extra easy” if I remember correctly.

I really love this game and am not even close to being tired of it after owning it for 2 years. The rules and coding is done very well and I love the layout of this game. And of course the music is awesome.

#8559 18 days ago

Ok I have a question (and please don’t rake me over the coals for this dumb one). I get emails from pinside telling me it’s time to change the battery in my game. Got one last year and just got one again for my RUSH LE. I don’t see any batteries in the backbox in my new Stern games? Am I missing something - where the hell are they hiding it!?

#8560 18 days ago
Quoted from John-Floyd:

Ok I have a question (and please don’t rake me over the coals for this dumb one). I get emails from pinside telling me it’s time to change the battery in my game. Got one last year and just got one again for my RUSH LE. I don’t see any batteries in the backbox in my new Stern games? Am I missing something - where the hell are they hiding it!?

New spike 2 games don’t use AAs like the old games do they have batteries that should last the life of the game no real need to change or worry about them. They won’t leak and cause corrosion like older games will.

#8561 18 days ago

Thank you - that’s what I thought - I’m pretty sure my MET pro has a AA battery but I was confused when I got the email on my new spike 2 games. Thanks for confirming.

#8562 18 days ago

John-Floyd
Are you running the current code? I have a premium with an older code and it works perfect! I’ve been hesitant to change to the current code for fear of the game changing. Should I be?

#8563 18 days ago

Yup, em difficult was at medium, just needed to hit it more I guess. Did a factory reset for now until I get a feel for the game better. Still getting the shots down, but man I love a good combo game and this feels GOOD.

Is there a consensus for the slope? I'm at 6.6, but feel too slow and floaty. Gonna go up to 7 and see what I think.

#8564 18 days ago
Quoted from Minnpin65:

John-Floyd
Are you running the current code? I have a premium with an older code and it works perfect! I’ve been hesitant to change to the current code for fear of the game changing. Should I be?

I’m fully up to date at 1.17 and I haven’t had any issues - some nice tweaks were made including bringing back the cool EM lighting.

#8565 18 days ago
Quoted from Ollulanus:

Yup, em difficult was at medium, just needed to hit it more I guess. Did a factory reset for now until I get a feel for the game better. Still getting the shots down, but man I love a good combo game and this feels GOOD.
Is there a consensus for the slope? I'm at 6.6, but feel too slow and floaty. Gonna go up to 7 and see what I think.

I think I have it at 7 to 7.2ish. Seems perfect to me.

#8566 18 days ago

Will there be another code update in the future?

#8567 18 days ago
Quoted from newpinbin:

Will there be another code update in the future?

Game is 2 years old and doesn't seem to be missing anything nor have any noticeable bugs.

I'm gonna say...no. Don't hold out for another code update that doesn't have anything to do with Insider Connected.

#8568 14 days ago
Quoted from Shapeshifter:

One rubber added here and it's never happened again. [quoted image]

I picked one of these up yesterday and am having the same issue. I can't tell where the rubber was added in this picture. Can you please clarify?

#8569 14 days ago
Quoted from glpinball:

I think I have it at 7 to 7.2ish. Seems perfect to me.

Hi Guys,

Noob question. I presume this relates to the pitch of the machine. What are you using to measure with to reach "7 - 7.2"? I've always kept the bubble level near the shooter between the black marks and use a tool level to measure horizontal. Is this something in the settings that reports the tilts of machine? (my current suspicion)

#8570 14 days ago
Quoted from Polypin:

Hi Guys,
Noob question. I presume this relates to the pitch of the machine. What are you using to measure with to reach "7 - 7.2"? I've always kept the bubble level near the shooter between the black marks and use a tool level to measure horizontal. Is this something in the settings that reports the tilts of machine? (my current suspicion)

I use the pinball leveler app, it's pretty good.

#8571 14 days ago

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Quoted from Polypin:

Hi Guys,
Noob question. I presume this relates to the pitch of the machine. What are you using to measure with to reach "7 - 7.2"? I've always kept the bubble level near the shooter between the black marks and use a tool level to measure horizontal. Is this something in the settings that reports the tilts of machine? (my current suspicion)

#8572 14 days ago
Quoted from Polypin:

Hi Guys,
Noob question. I presume this relates to the pitch of the machine. What are you using to measure with to reach "7 - 7.2"? I've always kept the bubble level near the shooter between the black marks and use a tool level to measure horizontal. Is this something in the settings that reports the tilts of machine? (my current suspicion)

Bubble level is garbage. Get a digital level. Phone apps are not great either.

#8573 13 days ago
Quoted from Polypin:

Hi Guys,
Noob question. I presume this relates to the pitch of the machine. What are you using to measure with to reach "7 - 7.2"? I've always kept the bubble level near the shooter between the black marks and use a tool level to measure horizontal. Is this something in the settings that reports the tilts of machine? (my current suspicion)

Here's the digital one I got, and it works like a charm!

amazon.com link »

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#8574 13 days ago

Finally made it to the billion club!!!

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#8575 7 days ago

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#8576 3 days ago

6.5 of it came on a 186x Icarus multiplier.

How did you get Icarus that high? My best is like a tenth of that.

#8577 3 days ago
Quoted from TraitMocks:

6.5 of it came on a 186x Icarus multiplier.

186x is incredible. How did you do it? My best is like a tenth of that.

#8578 2 days ago
Quoted from sullivcd40:

186x is incredible. How did you do it? My best is like a tenth of that.

Wish I could tell you exactly how. For me, the Icarus x is directly related to how many times the crossover ramp is hit. Believe hitting the ramp adds time which allows you to run up the multiplier. Try to have a MB going while the timer counts down so there are more balls bouncing off the targets. And hit the crossover ramp during the mayhem if you can to add more time to the countdown.

Will write getting the Icarus x up there is fun, but make sure you cash it out when it gets late in the game. Have left a 500 plus Ick x on the board. Last Saturday I set my new Zeppelin Master record, 16, ran the Ick x up to 385 and scored under a billion because I didn’t cash it out. Hope this helps.

#8579 2 days ago
Quoted from TraitMocks:

Wish I could tell you exactly how. For me, the Icarus x is directly related to how many times the crossover ramp is hit. Believe hitting the ramp adds time which allows you to run up the multiplier. Try to have a MB going while the timer counts down so there are more balls bouncing off the targets. And hit the crossover ramp during the mayhem if you can to add more time to the countdown.
Will write getting the Icarus x up there is fun, but make sure you cash it out when it gets late in the game. Have left a 500 plus Ick x on the board. Last Saturday I set my new Zeppelin Master record, 16, ran the Ick x up to 385 and scored under a billion because I didn’t cash it out. Hope this helps.

It's really hard to avoid hitting it during multiball. I'll focus more on the crossover ramp next time I play. I have a pro, bricks off it are pretty drainy but if that's what it takes then so be it. Icarus is definitely the key to this game. I haven't broken a billion despite getting to mothership and world tour on the same ball. Tonight I got through mothership and only put up around 500m. I'm definitely not playing the game the right way.

#8580 2 days ago

This may have been covered before, but I noticed today that the crossover/upper flipper ramp shot on mine had the right wall sitting slightly in front of the lane guide leading to it. Basically, the guide was leading the ball to smack the edge of the ramp wall, definitely contributing to rejects. Pick is after adjustment, should have taken a before but didn't think to.

So, I managed to move the lane guide in a bit to line it up with the ramp. Filled the screw hole closest to the wall with toothpicks, didn't have to drill a new hole but I think that gave it enough support to screw it in a bit farther forward and hold the wall in place. Loosened the ramp to shift it a bit too, but not much play there either, so probably not relevant.

At any rate, something worth looking at if you're having issues with ramp rejects. Mine was knocking back shots quite often.

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#8581 1 day ago

Time to follow this thread. I just picked up a pro and am really enjoying it so far. The expression lights are truly amazing, spent alot of time just in the dj mixer admiring the lightshow they put on

#8582 1 day ago
Quoted from Spitfiren8:

Time to follow this thread. I just picked up a pro and am really enjoying it so far. The expression lights are truly amazing, spent alot of time just in the dj mixer admiring the lightshow they put on

Glad I installed the expression lights in mine

#8583 17 hours ago

I set mine to factory defaults when I got it and am wondering how to light extra balls? Ive only lit it once so far by completing two tours. How else can you qualify eb’s?

#8584 13 hours ago
Quoted from Ollulanus:

This may have been covered before, but I noticed today that the crossover/upper flipper ramp shot on mine had the right wall sitting slightly in front of the lane guide leading to it. Basically, the guide was leading the ball to smack the edge of the ramp wall, definitely contributing to rejects. Pick is after adjustment, should have taken a before but didn't think to.
So, I managed to move the lane guide in a bit to line it up with the ramp. Filled the screw hole closest to the wall with toothpicks, didn't have to drill a new hole but I think that gave it enough support to screw it in a bit farther forward and hold the wall in place. Loosened the ramp to shift it a bit too, but not much play there either, so probably not relevant.
At any rate, something worth looking at if you're having issues with ramp rejects. Mine was knocking back shots quite often.
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Follow up - this actually made a HUGE difference in this shot. Before I was getting a lot of rejects, but figured I just wasn't hitting it clean enough. Now, if it gets to the ramp it goes up the ramp almost every time. No idea if this is a common thing, or just my machine, but worth looking at if you feel like you're getting rejected when you shouldn't be.

#8585 9 hours ago
Quoted from Ollulanus:

Follow up - this actually made a HUGE difference in this shot. Before I was getting a lot of rejects, but figured I just wasn't hitting it clean enough. Now, if it gets to the ramp it goes up the ramp almost every time. No idea if this is a common thing, or just my machine, but worth looking at if you feel like you're getting rejected when you shouldn't be.

I appreciate you posting your experience and approach to address. I do think it is a common build alignment, I've seen it on my machine and another at an arcade. Based on your experience, I'll get likely try to adjust my own as well next time I'm working on the machine. Thanks for pointing it out and documenting it.

#8586 8 hours ago
Quoted from Polypin:

I appreciate you posting your experience and approach to address. I do think it is a common build alignment, I've seen it on my machine and another at an arcade. Based on your experience, I'll get likely try to adjust my own as well next time I'm working on the machine. Thanks for pointing it out and documenting it.

Let me know what you think. I'm always hesitant to ascribe too much to my N of 1 experiences, but after 5-10 games I honestly felt the diff was pretty dramatic. Definite seems rational though. I bent the wire rails above slightly down as described in one of the key posts while I was at it too.

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