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Monster Bash Remake (MBr) Owners Club (with Poll & Pics)


By MrSanRamon

2 years ago



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“Monster Bash Remake (MBr) Owners Club (with Poll & Pics)”

  • I'm in on a CE 56 votes
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  • I'm in on a SE 136 votes
    19%
  • I'm in on a LE 351 votes
    49%
  • I'm out for now 169 votes
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#4 2 years ago
Quoted from MrSanRamon:

what are others thinking?

Tech support. Calls usually pick up with a new release. Always some first time NIB owners and they'll have some questions. Nothing major. Usually where is the back box key or where's the CGC menu.

I'll be ready.

LTG : )

#10 2 years ago
Quoted from MrSanRamon:

OK, but where are my car keys then...

In your pocket.

LTG : )
Disclaimer : Yes, I've gotten calls like that too.

#17 2 years ago
Quoted from MrSanRamon:

I'm hoping we don't have to wait until the show in Dixon in October!

You won't.

LTG : )

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#57 2 years ago
Quoted from MrSanRamon:

Good thing I have a coupon.

Good thing you have an official coupon.

Accept no others.

LTG : )

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#67 2 years ago
Quoted from Arcade:

Just posted on Facebook that the remake will be in Reno this Friday.

Now we are getting somewhere.

LTG : )

#77 2 years ago
Quoted from Arcade:

Guessing the Private party must have been just that.

Party was in Nevada. PPS is in Nevada. Williams is in Nevada.

Maybe final okay's and then full steam ahead ?

LTG : )

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#314 1 year ago
Quoted from Foo:

You aren't kidding. Every one was really bent/dinged up pretty bad. I'm guessing they will come up with a better product before they ship.... hopefully.

That is why they were glad to have the games at Expo. Then back to the factory for forensic analysis.

They will address the issues before shipping starts.

LTG : )

#350 1 year ago
Quoted from WackyBrakke:

I think their allocation is just a 1 time thing.

AFMR's were allocated.

LTG : )

#382 1 year ago
Quoted from DJNOEL30:

I know I have seen a 3D translite for AFM does anyone know if it has been made for MB?

Not yet.

LTG : )

#387 1 year ago
Quoted from ChiroCop:

Does this pin come with a working Coin Mechanism?

Yes, it will.

LTG : )

#396 1 year ago
Quoted from ChiroCop:

Can anyone explain what the "Phantom Flip" is...and if this remake will have it?

Ball rolls down the inlane to the flipper and the flipper magically flips the ball for you, where it needs to go. I think you have to light some stuff to enable it.

Remake will have it too.

LTG : )

#438 1 year ago

Can't wait for the unboxing photos. Should be soon.

LTG : )

#460 1 year ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

Is there a link to what the differnces are for each model.

Bottom of page -

https://www.chicago-gaming.com/coinop/monster-bash

LTG : )

#499 1 year ago
Quoted from Moeman65:

I don't like the idea of hiring new employees and training them on the production of these machines. I can only hope that none of them get their fingers in my LE.

Not all new employees. And the new ones have their training and work gone over extensively. They don't just hand them a screw driver and turn them loose. CGC doesn't want to create problems. They want to make the best game possible.

Your game will be in good hands when built.

LTG : )

#508 1 year ago
Quoted from MrSanRamon:

Did video games before pinball.

Did cabinets and playfields for Williams. ( under the name Churchill )

LTG : )

#513 1 year ago
Quoted from Pizza-Bob:

Does anyone know the overall height of MBrLE with the topper ?

Posted in a different thread. 83 to 84 inches.

LTG : )

#581 1 year ago
Quoted from ShinyBall:

I'm thinking 4 to 6 hours or more when out of the box?

I'd open Backbox. Remove playfield glass and lift playfield up. Leave come up to room temperature. Time may vary depending on how cold the game is.

LTG : )

#594 1 year ago
Quoted from Pizza-Bob:

What’s the deal with getting a could game ? Thanks

If it's been out in freezing weather. And you plug it in when frozen. You blow up all kinds of neat sh*t on your boards.

LTG : )

#621 1 year ago
Quoted from Bublehead:

And I want to thank all of the workers at CGC who signed up to work today

I don't know if the assembly line workers are there today.

I know from the ticket desk, tech support is there and here.

LTG : )

#675 1 year ago
Quoted from Zablon:

So, the machine by default doesn't have any decals on the targets right

Right.

LTG : )

#738 1 year ago
Quoted from BOBCADE:

Have there been any issues on MMr or AFMr with these?

Darn few if any. Only one I run into on rare occasions is on MMR. The three driver boards under the playfield that plug into the huge board have a row of ten pins along one edge. When you get a new MMR, if coils aren't working, be sure those pins are seated in tight. Usually unscrew board, remove a little, and shove back in does it.

AFMR had an issue early on which was cured with the PIC 2.0 update. On some games with the earlier PIC, if you changed coils settings from default it may blow a fuse or hurt the board. Board is an easy change and CGC promptly provided you a new one.

LTG : )

#820 1 year ago
Quoted from Bricarus:

Will the topper be available to non LE buyers?

No.

LTG : )

#827 1 year ago
Quoted from shokel328:

no one has mentioned the shaker. Does it have a setting in the menu where you could maybe control the intensity?

In the CGC menu - Coil Settings - Shaker is adjustable there.

LTG : )

#888 1 year ago
Quoted from Zablon:

Grr waiting until feb/mar is going to be difficult. Game will be old news by then

It will still be new to you then.

Open up the box, the smell of new wood and fresh paint excites you. Start setting it up and see the shiny playfield and all the brand new assemblies on it.

Well worth the wait that will be forgotten in an instant when you are setting it up.

LTG : )

#893 1 year ago
Quoted from gripwhip:

I assume it would work with a MBr?

Yes. Same same.

LTG : )

#970 1 year ago
Quoted from Lermods:

Anyone have any thoughts?

Plastic trim on top or bottom of the translite slipped up ?

Haven't seen this issue before.

LTG : )

#974 1 year ago
Quoted from Lermods:

Not really sure what they can do

Leave the top trim off for now.

LTG : )

#1122 1 year ago
Quoted from scampcamp:

How much are these? Is it ok getting the standard model or is the upgrade worth the extra $$ amount?

Not sure the exact price.

Read up on the three models what is all included. https://www.chicago-gaming.com/coinop/monster-bash Like AFMR, each step up gets you a lot extra.

LTG : )

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#1372 1 year ago
Quoted from Zablon:

but they were also paying half or less than we currently are.

You have to adjust for what the money was worth back then and now. And lower production numbers - parts cost more, and higher labor costs.

LTG : )

#1387 1 year ago
Quoted from NightTrain:

Who is the best distributor to reach out to on one of these? I'd like to get an LE.

Check with Chris at Kingpin Games ( he posts on Pinside ) Mike at Automated Services, or Sara at Planetary Pinball Supply.

LTG : )

#1418 1 year ago
Quoted from Zablon:

Don't the LE's have mirror blades?

Yes. Look closer.

LTG : )

#1440 1 year ago
Quoted from ShinyBall:

what is the fascination with purple? I must be missing something...

It's a Prince thing.

LTG : )

#1522 1 year ago
Quoted from sirlonzelot:

Remove it, I think it make no sense there.

Don't remove it. The protector prevents balls chipping the edge of the playfield where the balls fall into the ball trough.

LTG : )

#1530 1 year ago
Quoted from Bublehead:

but it doesn’t say if it needs to stay installed in the machine,

Not installed, if you turn the game on with a micro sd card in it, it will try booting or uploading that.

LTG : )

#1531 1 year ago
Quoted from Bublehead:

I downloaded and read the manual...

Quoted from Bublehead:

but it doesn’t say if it needs to stay installed in the machine,

Page 1-12 - last line on that page. Don't leave it in there.

LTG : )

#1543 1 year ago
Quoted from bigdog50:

Lloyd (LTG) can you advise what to do about the scoop shooting SDTM every time?

What I did on my original MB years ago. Loosened the assembly as much as I could below the playfield and turned it and retightened it. Eventually I removed the assembly, elongated the holes in the bracket, and turned it a little more.

My MBR, this hasn't been necessary. So I'd play with making the coil stronger or weaker before anything drastic. Some games may need a little tweaking, some don't.

LTG : )

#1545 1 year ago
Quoted from Plunger069:

Yes definitely open a ticket with CGC.

Or read post 1524 in this thread.

LTG : )

#1568 1 year ago
Quoted from bigd1979:

Its shaped differently and when hit it really hits the left side as where afm takes abuse in the front and right side

No idea on AFM.

MB was filmed when production started by Larry Demar and another person, because of the extreme early wear on the hole. They slowed the tape down and realized it's the ball going in that beats the wood up so fast, not coming out.

LTG : )

#1600 1 year ago
Quoted from fattdirk:

What's with you guy's obsession over scoop protectors? Do you really think you will play the game enough in a home environment to get any noticeable damage on the scoop?

On Monster Bash. Yes. That hole starts getting chewed up instantly in home or on location.

LTG : )

#1603 1 year ago
Quoted from fattdirk:

What makes it different?

No idea. The problem arose right away and Larry Demar and another person taped a video of it and watched in slow motion and discovered it was the ball going in that chews it up so bad, not coming out. Game was in production then so nothing was done about it.

LTG : )

#1611 1 year ago
Quoted from MEuRaH:

where is this supposed “CGC MENU”

Page 1-10 in the manula or -

LTG : )

#1618 1 year ago
Quoted from PinballHog:

There was a rubber piece in with the bag of fuses.

I believe it on the apron. To rest the playfield when it's up and leaned back. Middle front of the apron.

LTG : )

#1633 1 year ago
Quoted from ChiroCop:

Can you post a pic of where it's suppose to go when you have a chance?

Could be slightly different from game to game. Lift your playfield up and lean back against the backbox. It should go on the apron on a spot that the rubber thingy rests on the backbox top edge when leaned back.

LTG : )

#1761 1 year ago
Quoted from elf70:

Frank won't go back up.

Take a look at the table and moving parts. A tiny drop of oil where you have metal to metal contact. Run him up and down in tests a few times and he should be fine.

If not, please report back on your ticket.

LTG : )

#1762 1 year ago
Quoted from elf70:

So I just filed a ticket,

I alerted your ticket to me. If you post on your ticket that it still doesn't work, I'll alert it to the engineers.

LTG : )

#1845 1 year ago
Quoted from Kneissl:

Can anyone say if there have been many changes since the original MMR as far as circuits? still using a beagleboard?

Driver board in the head on AFMR and MBR. Still using the beagleboard.

LTG : )

#1884 1 year ago
Quoted from Concretehardt:

How do you insert this logo into the game?

Starts on page 1-11 in the manual.

LTG : )

#1924 1 year ago
Quoted from MrSanRamon:

Could someone post a picture

https://www.chicago-gaming.com/ Please open a ticket under Support on the Help Desk so CGC can send you one.

LTG : )

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#2005 1 year ago
Quoted from bohunr:

Who is PPS and where are they located?

Half of the PPS/CGC team. http://www.planetarypinball.com/ Call Sara to buy a game.

LTG : )

#2114 1 year ago
Quoted from Aquapin:

Can anyone confirm if there is no insert on their flasher under the left metal ramp?

No insert. Just a hole.

LTG : )

#2116 1 year ago
Quoted from indypinhead:

My machine is scheduled to ship tomorrow.

Get tracking number and see when it leaves, arrives, etc.

Mine from Chicago to Fairmont MN was one day. I went to terminal and picked it up.

If they are shipping to your door, that can add some days to it.

LTG : )

#2171 1 year ago
Quoted from drummermike:

Any help is appreciated.

Please PM me your email address and I'll send you instructions Scott Tiesma made up. Might help you better.

LTG : )

#2233 1 year ago
Quoted from DANGERTERROR:

Anyone have any idea why Phantom Flip isn’t working/lighting out of the box?

I'd unplug the connectors for the eddy sensors and reseat them a couple times.

LTG : )

#2327 1 year ago
Quoted from DANGERTERROR:

Anyone know what voltage the bill acceptor takes on MBR?

12 volts DC

LTG : )

#2406 1 year ago
Quoted from LoganJK:

Can someone point me to the custom logo switcharoo instructions?

Page 1-12 in the manual. You can download the manual from - https://www.chicago-gaming.com/ - it's in the product manuals.

LTG : )

#2407 1 year ago
Quoted from Ricochet:

Being that CGC is not whole as a pinball manufacturer...

Ummmmmm................... They are.

Quoted from Ricochet:

In reality it’s a complicated relationship with competing schedules and priorities.

That was a few years back with MMR ONLY and back then. CGC has made MMR's since those days.

CGC has their own line. Expanded and people added. All the AFMR's and MBR's are made at CGC, as well as future titles going forward.

LTG : )

#2443 1 year ago
Quoted from seenev:

Considering they were dropping in regularly and posting updates before,

Not really :

Doug Skor 5 Topics Started 38 Posts ( no longer with CGC ) Last Seen May 27, 2018
Ashley 3 Topics Started ( no longer with CGC ) Last Seen September 7, 2018
Ryan 3 Posts
Doug Duba 1 Topic Started 15 Posts

LTG : )

#2683 1 year ago
Quoted from GCS2000:

Just curious does anyone have an idea of how much the large main board under that PF is gonna cost if it needs replacing? I seriously doubt that thing can be repaired. That's about the only thing that makes me nervous at all.

Driver board is in the backbox. Same one as in AFMR. And transistors are through hole construction so they can be replaced.

LTG : )

#2736 1 year ago
Quoted from mrfp:

It is pretty clear how to do it in the user manual

Starts on page 1-10 in the manual. Shows how to get in and what to do, each section. Page 1-15 in the manual shows coil settings.

Here is a video to access the CGC menu on an AFMR -

LTG : )

#2762 1 year ago
Quoted from PokerJake:

Is there going to be additional code down the road with the remake?

No.

Quoted from PokerJake:

I thought I heard a rumor a while back.

Me too. It involved a famous pinball personality and a Shetland pony.

LTG : )

#2943 1 year ago
Quoted from Lamprey:

What kind of leg brackets are they using on these machines? Are they the large Bally/Williams style,

The large Williams style.

LTG : )

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#2958 1 year ago
Quoted from mummite:

How is the hardware stability? most people that have purchased a Chicago remake game hows it been?

Before you read further, bear in mind I do tech support for them.

I've had all three since they were released. In commercial use.

MMR - One pop bumper bracket broke.
AFMR - When set up LCD screen didn't work, reseated cable in head fixed it no problems since. Had early PIC that CGC helped customers with.
MBR - When set up one connector in topper speaker came loose in shipping.

That has been the issues so far. And normal playfield cleaning.

LTG : )

#2982 1 year ago
Quoted from Robertstone0407:

My afmr is the same way but is anyone elses popbumpers kind of unresponsive

Adjust the leaf blade switches under them better. Clean them first, put a piece of paper between them and gently hold them closed and pull the paper out. The long top one with the plastic spoon should be centered and just resting on the plastic rod coming down through the playfield from the pop bumper skirt, not pushing it up. The shorter lower one close enough so any ball hit registers it, yet vibration from flippers, etc. doesn't.

A little tweaking and you'll get them a lot better.

LTG : )

#3045 1 year ago
Quoted from WackyBrakke:

The originals were silk screens, not decals. Right?

No. Maker was on strike. It and CC were decals.

LTG : )

#3105 1 year ago
Quoted from Pinball_Gizzard:

is there a fix for it?

Raise playfield pitch or lower coil strength in the CGC menu.

LTG : )

#3294 1 year ago
Quoted from f3honda4me:

Did you collate the data from all the posts?

I would think they'd collate data from the tickets on their Support - Help Desk.

LTG : )

#3351 1 year ago
Quoted from WackyBrakke:

They should go back to silk screen. More true to the original and unlike anything you can get today!

Monster Bash wasn't silk screened.

LTG : )

#3442 1 year ago
Quoted from Join_The_Cirqus:

Lloyd can you help?
Can you link me to a kit that will add the knocker to MBLEr?
Including wiring

I'm sorry. In this case I can't help. It would be considered a mod and void your warranty.

LTG : )

#3457 1 year ago
Quoted from ctozzi:

Quick question on the bride had I haven’t seen and move since I started the game for the very first time does it actually do something or does it always stay up like this ?

Tests - Solenoids - T4 - 02 head pops up and down.

LTG : )

#3472 1 year ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

SE has the bigger display?

https://www.chicago-gaming.com/coinop/monster-bash Scroll down to the bottom to see the differences of each model.

LTG : )

#3532 1 year ago
Quoted from Kneissl:

Seems possible they sell toppers later on.

No.

LTG : )

#3535 1 year ago
Quoted from PtownPin:

My AFMRLE had a separate small board.

That is correct.

Quoted from PtownPin:

The MBRLE plugs directly into the main board in the back box.

That is correct.

LTG : )

#3590 1 year ago
Quoted from pghpinfan:

How did you coordinate picking this up at the local shipping company?

Just talk to who you bought the game from. Have them ship to the terminal near you instead of to you.

I always do that so no surprises like sitting around all day, or having a semi truck and trailer out here and no lift gate, and pissed off driver because he can't get out of parking lot.

I watch tracking. After it arrives wait a couple hours. Drive there ( 45 minutes for me ) go in. Do paper work, show ID. Drive down to back of terminal by the ramp. Man brings it down on forklift. I have cutters and cut straps holding carton to pallet. Position it so truck this side only is facing my van. Man helps me tip over to van and slide it in on the truck this side only side. Sign the paper work. Slip the man $20. Off I go. Not to many people tip. They will remember you.

LTG : )

#3591 1 year ago
Quoted from DSL_:

anyone have suggestions?

Did you try the key inside hanging on a clip on the coin door. Not the coin door lock keys. ?

LTG : )

#3613 1 year ago
Quoted from Lamprey:

not a cool thing to do.

Threads like these often let you know who is safe to deal with, and who might take advantage of a mistake when dealing.

LTG : )

#3646 1 year ago
Quoted from Kneissl:

I got power on the knocker plug,

I'm curious what plug you are talking about ? Since Monster Bash has a virtual knocker, and not a mechanical one.

LTG : )

#3648 1 year ago

Same driver board as AFMR. Which has a real knocker, plugged into Knock J115.

There isn't anything plugged into your Knock J115. And it probably isn't supported in software. Since it has the audio KNOCK.

LTG : )

#3652 1 year ago
Quoted from Kneissl:

Software update?

I believe that would be in the Williams software, and since the original didn't have it. I doubt they could add it.

LTG : )

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#3928 1 year ago
Quoted from Diospinball:

Everything looks fine.

Have you checked fuses on driver board in the backbox ? And on board under playfield ? Page 1-60 in the manual.

LTG : )

#4050 1 year ago
Quoted from flipper73:

Is the remake with the led really brighter? is there a real difference compared to the old version?

Brighter and a light show.

LTG : )

#4082 1 year ago
Quoted from Bublehead:

Can anyone tell me, what does a fresh off the truck, NIB Monster Bash LE actually smell like?

It's a rush. You open that card board box. And smell the new wood and fresh paint. Nothing like it in the world. Have fun.

LTG : )

#4143 1 year ago
Quoted from 3pinballs:

does the game come with a bubble level on shooter lane?

Yes.

LTG : )

#4145 1 year ago
Quoted from gripwhip:

What triggers it?

Flipper button opto board.

Swap left and right see if problem moves. Interrupter might not be going far enough to trigger flipper.

LTG : )

#4147 1 year ago
Quoted from gripwhip:

Swapped flipper opto boards. Same issue. Left side will fail occasionally. Right side no failures.

I'd reflow the solder on the coil lugs next. Make sure no cracks or breaks of the thin wire from coil to lug.

Slao I'd follow the EOS wires to the board they plug onto and reseat them a couple times and clean the EOS.

LTG : )

#4149 1 year ago
Quoted from gripwhip:

The game only has about 20 plays, so I doubt EOS needs to be cleaned.

Unless they have film or oil from manufacturing process. Check adjustment of the leaf blades too, from the working one. See if anything is different.

LTG : )

#4232 1 year ago
Quoted from Minneapolispin:

Are there any major differences in the gameplay/playfield parts on the standard vs next step up

Game play the same. Major playfield parts the same. Bigger display and in color and better graphics. Better sound. Double the warranty.

Scroll down here to see the table of differences.

https://www.chicago-gaming.com/coinop/monster-bash

LTG : )

#4267 1 year ago
Quoted from ChiroCop:

Where do they go??

Inside the backbox on the bottom. Hold the head to the cabinet. Don't depend on the little clip in the rear, which is only meant to help set the game up.

LTG : )

#4280 1 year ago
Quoted from ChiroCop:

is the coil strength adjustable?

Page 1-16 in the manual. Left eject strength, in the CGC menu.

LTG : )

#4284 1 year ago
Quoted from whitey:

You would think the pinball manufacturers would know us pinball guys love mods etc and provide a couple
Plugs ?

The problem is, too often people will plug something in just because the connectors fit. And blow sh*t up. And have voided their warranty.

The manufacturers have no way of tracking every mod or testing if they work or not. And some mods for an original game, will not work on a remake.

LTG : )

#4289 1 year ago
Quoted from shock_me:

Same here and mine just trickles out. Maybe the original does this too?

It's not a violent kick.

LTG : )

#4293 1 year ago
Quoted from BryanBPH:

My pop bumpers seem like they could use some adjusting.

Easy to do. A little tweaking and you'll be a pro at it. With the game turned off lift the playfield up and lean against the backbox. At this point wish you'd removed the balls before they go bouncing all over.

A plastic rod from the pop bumper skirt goes through the playfield and sits in a plastic spoon on a leaf blade switch.

Clean the leaf blade switch. Put a piece of paper between the leaf blades, gently hold them together and pull the paper out. Check that the pop bumper skirt moves freely. And that plastic rod is centered in the spoon on the leaf blade. You can loosen the leaf blade bracket screws to aim it better.

Now the tricky part. That plastic spoon should just be resting on the plastic rod and not pushing it. Then the lower leaf blade. Close enough so the slightest ball hit triggers it. Yet vibration doesn't. It may take a tweak or two to get it right.

LTG : )

#4297 1 year ago
Quoted from BryanBPH:

even using the special tool made for adjusting switches

I usually use my finger.

Quoted from BryanBPH:

so I was disappointed that I already feel like I need to do this on a new in box game.

I am sorry about that. It happens. Not often.

LTG : )

#4325 1 year ago
Quoted from Mizzoo70:

Anybody give me an idea as to what this for? It was in my coin box and I’m stumped.

Back of the cabinet where the cord plugs in. This goes over the cord to help hold it in place.

LTG : )

#4341 1 year ago
Quoted from pghpinfan:

I barely get a warning and I am tilted

You have the plumb bob low and perfectly centered in the ring ?

LTG : )

#4354 1 year ago
Quoted from pghpinfan:

I think I have it right?

Yes, looks good.

Legs on tight ? Leg levelers nuts on tight ?

Then that is as good as it gets. Some games do tilt easier than others. Increase warnings or disconnect it.

LTG : )

#4365 1 year ago
Quoted from Bublehead:

Without an unbiased referee, we would all cheat. At least I would. Be honest, you would too...

I wouldn't.

I'd hate to think I'd have to cheat to do as bad as I do.

LTG : )

#4368 1 year ago
Quoted from Joker2Wild:

Anyone got a reply from CGC regarding their tickets for the side decal cracks? Mine's been open over a month and haven't heard anything other than give us a couple days.

Go back to your ticket and ask. That will bring it back up again.

LTG : )

#4372 1 year ago

Swap flipper button opto boards left and right and see if problem moves or goes away. Sounds like the interrupter isn't opening and closing good.

LTG : )

#4385 1 year ago
Quoted from Johncare07:

Question: is there a way to change the dot matrix screen to smooth (no dots on screen)?

No.

LTG : )

#4386 1 year ago
Quoted from Mokthemagicman:

The right flipper is still weak (half as strong as left) and flipper stays up until you hit left flipper.

Does the flipper bat have a tiny bit of up and down play ( not back and forth ) to prevent the pawl from binding on the nylon bushing the flipper shaft rides in, below the playfield ?

Does the flipper move back and forth freely ? Are the two screws on the coil stop tight and holding the coil stop tight ?

LTG : )

#4423 1 year ago
Quoted from Kneissl:

Please complain to cgc and hopefully they enable it in a future update.

That would have to be in the Williams stuff, not the CGC stuff. So I don't think they can play in that sandbox.

LTG : )

#4427 1 year ago
Quoted from Kneissl:

Sorry, That's incorrect... Even by your own words.

We never found out how the person added it or tied it to, did we ? Or if it worked ? I ran through the software and don't see it in tests.

LTG : )

#4429 1 year ago
Quoted from Kneissl:

Sorry, That's incorrect... Even by your own words.

I had to search. Your picture of the driver board has an unused spot for a knocker.

I'd check with the CGC engineers to see if one can be hooked up there ? As I am now confused. Maybe the coin meter in tests fires it since coin meter isn't used on USA games ?

LTG : )

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#4684 1 year ago
Quoted from Monk:

Where can I order the chip from?

Not on the website yet, check with http://www.planetarypinball.com/

LTG : )

#4735 1 year ago
Quoted from pghpinfan:

Should I just use a dry lint free cloth or should I spray and wipe down with Novus 1?

Lint free cloth, wipe down.

I wouldn't spray liquid on a playfield. Maybe a little on the cloth and then clean it.

Blitz Wax, and next time just rub clean.

LTG : )

#4745 1 year ago
Quoted from Bublehead:

Anyone want to recomend a good distributor

I'd try Kingpin Games in WI - (608) 522-5001 or Mike Daddona at Automated Services CT - http://www.pinballsandgames.com/

I don't know if they have the game you seek, I'd start with them.

Also Sara at Planetary Pinball Suppy - 775-863-2310

LTG : )

#4797 1 year ago

Reseat it's connector a couple times.

LTG : )

#4870 1 year ago
Quoted from Bublehead:

The original was an April fools joke, but then my phone went off... what are the chances?!?

Too funny. You got yourself. Best April Fools joke today.

Congratulations on your game, you've waited long enough.

LTG : )

1 week later
#5094 1 year ago
Quoted from Oneangrymo:

how to install topper.. that I may do myself.. can't be that hard?

Is a little heavy, two people is best.

Poke a few wires/connectors through the hole in the top, 4 screws hold it on. Plug connectors onto driver board. Done.

LTG : )

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#5317 1 year ago
Quoted from Maide:

The only advice I have is to try to adjust as close to the base as possible, and always the short side.

Please turn game off first.

Thank you.
LTG : )

#5336 1 year ago
Quoted from sublime90803:

Does anyone have video of a classic edition with the color upgrade kit?

Check the TPF report on Pinballnews.com , There may be some in the videos there. CGC had some there and I helped install the color chips before the show opened.

LTG : )

#5338 1 year ago
Quoted from sublime90803:

Does anyone have video of a classic edition with the color upgrade kit? I can't find any examples of it online anywhere. Just wondering what it looks like.

10:28 a brief shot of one.

LTG : )

#5366 1 year ago
Quoted from flipper73:

what means sdtm?

Straight Down The Middle ( ball shooting between the flippers )

LTG : )

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#5471 1 year ago
Quoted from roland_rat:

Could anyone with a MBr LE measure the total height at the back of the machine, including the topper.

About 84 inches.

LTG : )

#5491 1 year ago
Quoted from ercvacation:

Any concerns here?

Easy to open it up and look.

LTG : )

#5514 1 year ago
Quoted from Rozeks:

Have a small issue with the topper that I need to figure out (Drac’s led bank is very dim compared to the other two),

On the topper - the right blue speaker light thing. Remove the screws, check that the connectors to the board in there are on tight.

LTG : )

#5550 1 year ago
Quoted from YZRider926:

Anyone know what size screws those are so I can pick some up?

Black oxide finished 8-32 by 1 inch Phillips Head machine screws.

LTG : )

#5595 1 year ago
Quoted from Warbleboopie:

Is there a 'unscrew up my nib machine' setting somewhere I can flip?

Please be sure there are only 4 balls in the game. Power off, reseat connectors to ball trough boards and be sure they are on tight. Check that the shooter lane switch isn't binding or sticking in the slot in the playfield it goes up and down in.

LTG : )

#5598 1 year ago
Quoted from YZRider926:

Any thoughts or do I just need to bend it a bit?

Have you tried adjusting the ball trough VUK in the CGC menu ? I'd try that first. Page 1-10 in your manual or this :

Here is what to bend should you need it - http://www.pinplay.com/5/adjusting_the_ball_trough_on_woz.html ( same idea for any manufacturer using a Williams style ball trough )

LTG : )

#5611 1 year ago
Quoted from mariusaz:

I haven't noticed the shaker motor going off when I'm playing. Does it engage only in certain modes? I'm not seeing any options in the game firmware for it.

In the CGC menu. Page 1-10 in your manual or :

LTG : )

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#5696 1 year ago
Quoted from Oaken:

What are the usual suspects for this sort of thing?

Adjust switch. Loosen and turn the switch body so it's more sensitive retighten.

LTG : )

#5697 1 year ago
Quoted from pintechev:

Likely that the switch needs a slight bend in the arm to register better. Put the game in switch test and roll a ball over it and see how consistent it is. Then try bending the arm to help it. It’s just a switch.

Loosen the switch body first. Many of them can be turned a little on one end up or down.

If someone is new to this, bending the switch arm often leads to disaster trying forever to get it right.

LTG : )

#5717 1 year ago
Quoted from greenhorn1:

I could probably pull on ramp enough to bend it slightly more open

I'd do that.

LTG : )

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#5730 1 year ago
Quoted from shokel328:

It finally happened, and everyone’s in love.

What a great day ! Thank you for sharing.

LTG : )

2 weeks later
#5777 1 year ago
Quoted from MMP:

My CE was delivered today. For those of you with the color chip is that a setting, or something that needs to be installed separately? I was expecting full color, but maybe there is a 2nd delivery?

Page 1-11 in the manual. In the CGC Menu - check if Colorization is ON.

If so and no color, then you need the color upgrade chip.

LTG : )

#5783 1 year ago
Quoted from Rockytop:

I'm having issues with my trough consistently kicking out balls.

Have you treied adjusting the strength in the CGC menu ? Page 1-10 in the manual or -

If the ball goes up and hits the flap that diverts it to the shooter lane and goes back down, you need to bend it out a teeny bit.

http://www.pinplay.com/5/adjusting_the_ball_trough_on_woz.html For WOZ - same principle.

LTG : )

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#5792 1 year ago
Quoted from Only_Pinball:

You will find both setting in the CGC options menu. Hold the escape button inside coin door down for 5 seconds to enter

Page 1-10 in the manual explains this or -

LTG : )

#5801 1 year ago
Quoted from CUJO:

Any ideas what tweak is needed?

See if the auto launch is hitting the ball square ? ( loosen bracket and turn ) Play with power settings in the CGC menu, stronger or weaker ?

LTG : )

#5809 1 year ago
Quoted from psexton:

Newbie question here. How do you install the tilt bob in this game? The rod is not threaded like a jersey jack game and I do not see any part in my coin box that would keep the tilt bob from sliding down the rod.

In the bag with the tilt bob should have been a scissors clip that you squeeze and slide onto the end of the rod and up or down as needed to set where the tilt bob rests.

LTG : )

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#5811 1 year ago
Quoted from psexton:

My new in box game did not come with this piece. Any idea how to get one?

Please go to - https://www.chicago-gaming.com/ Support - Help Desk - and open a ticket.

Thank you.
LTG : )

#5815 1 year ago
Quoted from psexton:

Is there a way to make the display hi res instead if dots? Like you can do on a colordmd?

No.

LTG : )

#5830 1 year ago
Quoted from Polidori:

But nothing happens while I’m in that menu - nothing lights up.

Did you ? Scroll up or down with the + or - buttons, then the one you stop on hit the Enter button ? That should allow you to change stuff.

LTG : )

#5843 1 year ago
Quoted from Polidori:

when I stop at one of the items and hit enter, the "off" indicator to the right of that item lights up. If I keep hitting the enter button it simply alternates between the off message and nothing.

Then hit the + or - to change it, after you hit enter and high light it.

LTG : )

#5847 1 year ago
Quoted from CUJO:

Still having trouble with the ball making it up into the shooter lane.

Have you played with the strength in the CGC menu ? Page 1-10 in your manual or -

If that doesn't help, then this - http://www.pinplay.com/5/adjusting_the_ball_trough_on_woz.html for a WOZ, same principle.

LTG : )

#5853 1 year ago
Quoted from JOESCHALL:

can it be cleaned just with Windex?

I wouldn't. Windex has ammonia in it. There is a Windex without ammonia in it. Not sure if it is safe.

LTG : )

#5854 1 year ago
Quoted from JOESCHALL:

can it be cleaned just with Windex?

I use this on invisiglass. Spray on a lint free cloth and then wipe the glass with the cloth.

LTG : )

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#5864 1 year ago
Quoted from CUJO:

I'm thinking the ball is hitting this due to improper placement and falling back down.

Close but no cigar. It's hitting the metal flap that should divert it to the shooter lane. ( if changing power higher or lower doesn't help. )

For WOZ, yet this will help - http://www.pinplay.com/5/adjusting_the_ball_trough_on_woz.html

LTG : )

#5867 1 year ago
Quoted from NeilMcRae:

Anyone got a picture of one of these side by side with dialed in le? Or have both ? How close is the armour colour?

Dialed In LE resting Above Monster Bash LE.

LTG : )

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#5874 1 year ago
Quoted from CUJO:

I'm gonna check in with them first.

Great. I'll be glad to assist you. I'm them.

Page 1-10 in the manual explains how to get into the CGC menu. First try making the Pop Trough Strength stronger or weaker.

If the ball comes up and hits the deflector and goes back down instead of to the shooter lane. Then this. For WOZ but same ball trough except WOZ has a flap that moves to prevent the balls from coming out the top of the ball trough when you lift the playfield up. Remakes don't have this flap.

http://www.pinplay.com/5/adjusting_the_ball_trough_on_woz.html

You can open a ticket if you like. If it goes to me I'll copy and paste this.

LTG : )

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#5909 1 year ago
Quoted from Flynnyfalcon:

Frank is refusing to lie down.

If he isn't sticking on anything. The metal pivot points on his table. A tiny drop of oil on each one. Then in Tests run him up and down a few times. That should do it.

LTG : )

#5916 1 year ago
Quoted from gmagno:

Is it time to get a replacement Frank table motor from CGC?

For a switch error ?

You have an UP switch that needs adjusting.

LTG : )

#5918 1 year ago
Quoted from gmagno:

I thought since the motor reads running it may have a stripped shaft since the table was not moving during that test.

Then pull up or push down, see if it's stuck or is the motor turning but nothing moving ?

In your pictures he was up and down, so I didn't think Frank moving was a problem.

LTG : )

#5922 1 year ago
Quoted from gmagno:

Please tell me more about the switch adjustment. It reads broken on testing but you are telling me its only an adjustment?

Look at the mech below the playfield. Find the switches that open and close when the table goes up and down. Check that they are plugged into the board nearby. And the parts that move make the arm of the switch go up or down as needed.

You can check them in Tests - Switch Edge.

LTG : )

#5940 1 year ago

Small metal box looking thing top of board in the middle.

LTG : )

#5941 1 year ago
Quoted from LTG:

Small metal box looking thing top of board in the middle.

Where the red arrow points.

LTG : )

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#5988 1 year ago
Quoted from Giebzilla:

Is this a problem? Thanks in advance for any insight.

No. Easy fix. Remove the backglass assembly. Remove the translite. Clean the glass and dry it. Dry the translite. It could be moisture or static cling. If it remains. Dust the back glass with talcum powder or baby powder and blow it off. Then reassemble. That will fix it.

LTG : )

#6001 1 year ago
Quoted from Digduglus:

Where'd you get the cliffys?

passionforpinball.com

LTG : )

#6015 1 year ago
Quoted from wolftownjeff:

After the latest update my game still shoots the ball sdtm from the scoop eject.

Try this.

LTG : )

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#6017 1 year ago
Quoted from zpinman370:

Maybe a silly question but is the new code worth the time to upgrade?

Yes. Better audio, more shaker motor options. ( I like "Shaky" ) and a few other things.

LTG : )

#6030 1 year ago
Quoted from zpinman370:

hey all - does anyone know an easy way or have good instructions how to download the update and install etc - this is way different than doing a Stern.

Carefully follow the instructions on the website.

LTG : )

#6040 1 year ago

Yellow arrow points to hook.

Open a ticket on the Support Help desk at chicago-gaming.com to get a new key.

Quoted from skibum:

can someone confirm the type and size screw?

Theft proof or security torx size 20 .

Quoted from skibum:

And, if I remove the screws, will that remove the lock,

Removes the metal plate the lock is fastened to. The lock can be removed from the metal plate then.

LTG : )

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#6041 1 year ago
Quoted from skibum:

I can't find the back box key.

Look around the inside bottom of the cabinet.

LTG : )

#6057 1 year ago
Quoted from shokel328:

does anyone have a link or description?

This kit has everything - https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/B-10686-1

LTG : )

#6059 1 year ago
Quoted from Kneissl:

Don't forget to clip the diode on that spooky coil.

Thank you !

LTG : )

#6060 1 year ago
Quoted from Kneissl:

Don't forget to clip the diode on that spooky coil.

I edited a better solution.

Thank you.

LTG : )

#6062 1 year ago
Quoted from Kneissl:

But.. The spooky kit has a compatible wire harness and cool ghost on the coil; fits the theme!

Understood. But like you pointed out, people have to remove the diode.

I know some people won't know or forget.

LTG : )