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Multimorphic and the P3: 2020 platform enhancements

By gstellenberg

2 years ago


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Post #18 Notification of software updates Posted by gstellenberg (1 year ago)

Post #25 New slingshot and side target artwork Posted by gstellenberg (1 year ago)


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#1 2 years ago

Check out everything what we've done in 2020 so far!

- Gerry
https://www.multimorphic.com

#2 2 years ago

Woot!

#3 2 years ago

The cadence of these updates has been really incredible to witness. The new version of the P3 SDK has been very helpful to developers as well!

Hardest thing to figure out for my family is which of the great games we want to play.

Thanks for all you do!

#4 2 years ago
Quoted from bingopodcast:

Thanks for all you do!

Thank you for all YOU do and for enjoying the machine so much.

Everybody: If you're on facebook, there's a post on the Multimorphic facebook page with the video. Please share it so we can get people outside of the pinball community to view it. I believe this is the one machine that can turn non-pinhead families into pinball fanatics.

- Gerry
https://www.multimorphic.com

#5 2 years ago

nice work, if importing was not a issue I would be in on this

#6 2 years ago
Quoted from swinks:

nice work, if importing was not a issue I would be in on this

What's the issue with importing? (genuine question). Do you just mean the cost of shipping and tax?

#7 2 years ago
Quoted from solarvalue:

What's the issue with importing? (genuine question). Do you just mean the cost of shipping and tax?

yep, did it once years ago with a 2nd hand game and was stung on a heap of hidden / unknown costs, would definitely consider if the costs were known prior or if someone brought in a few games like what Dave Peck does for spooky games in NZ

#8 2 years ago
Quoted from bingopodcast:

The cadence of these updates has been really incredible to witness. The new version of the P3 SDK has been very helpful to developers as well!
Hardest thing to figure out for my family is which of the great games we want to play.

Time to buy a second P3?

#9 2 years ago

P3 Discord server is now up, for matchmaking on CCR and general discussion, courtesy of Gammagoat. Jump in! https://discord.gg/tEUMW2

Added 7 months ago:

EDIT: Here's a new link that should never expire: https://discord.gg/EZFzfCzuzn

#10 2 years ago

Thanks for doing this for us. I’m on.

#11 2 years ago
Quoted from gstellenberg:

Check out everything what we've done in 2020 so far!

- Gerry
https://www.multimorphic.com

Very Impressive Gerry! Can't wait to start playing!

2 months later
#12 2 years ago

Quick head's up that today (Wed 9-16-20) is the last day for the Extended Heist Launch Special Pricing. Save $900-$2000 on a P3! If you are ready to pull the trigger get that order in today at www.multimorphic.com

#13 2 years ago

Avast ye hearties!

Today be International Talk Like a Pirate Day, savvy? Batten down the hatches, for Cannon Lagoon game kits be on sale at 10% off.

Speak the pirate code "ARRR" at checkout and save ye'selves some doubloons before this deal goes the way of Davy Jones Locker!

- Gerry
https://www.multimorphic.com

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#14 2 years ago

Any idea when Heads Up will be released?

#15 2 years ago
Quoted from Crile1:

Any idea when Heads Up will be released?

It's available now to anybody with multiple P3s set up in a LAN configuration. We hope to have the WAN logic integrated in the next couple of months, at which point we'll make it available to everybody.

- Gerry
https://www.multimorphic.com

#16 2 years ago
Quoted from gstellenberg:

It's available now to anybody with multiple P3s set up in a LAN configuration. We hope to have the WAN logic integrated in the next couple of months, at which point we'll make it available to everybody.
- Gerry
https://www.multimorphic.com

Great, thanks.

1 week later
#17 1 year ago

Here's a short overview of our playfield LCD. We use it in a number of ways to enhance the physical pinball experience.

- Gerry
https://www.multimorphic.com

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#18 1 year ago

Software Updates!!!

We just released a bunch of software updates... 6 games, 3 module drivers, and 2 system apps. Among many other changes, like a score rebalancing in Heist, you can now play mini-games like ROCs and Barnyard on all 4 playfields, more games have Twitch-Connect and the P3 feature menu with bluetooth headphone support, and all playfield modules can now be fully tested with the latest version of Diagnostics (instead of having to load different versions of Diags for different playfield modules). See the release notes for each update for more details. They're available for download now in your account page on the multimorphic site: https://www.multimorphic.com.

- Gerry
https://www.multimorphic.com

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#19 1 year ago
Quoted from gstellenberg:

Software Updates!!!
We just released a bunch of software updates... 6 games, 3 module drivers, and 2 system apps. Among many other changes, like a score rebalancing in Heist, you can now play mini-games like ROCs and Barnyard on all 4 playfields, more games have Twitch-Connect and the P3 feature menu with bluetooth headphone support, and all playfield modules can now be fully tested with the latest version of Diagnostics (instead of having to load different versions of Diags for different playfield modules). See the release notes for each update for more details. They're available for download now in your account page on the multimorphic site: https://www.multimorphic.com.
- Gerry
https://www.multimorphic.com

This is great - I've just been playing Rocs with the 3rd Flipper enabled

#20 1 year ago
Quoted from mjfisher:

This is great - I've just been playing Rocs with the 3rd Flipper enabled

Any issue with serving balls in ROCs? I can’t get through more than 5 waves most games. Mentioned it to Gerry, and I think I may have installed something incorrectly. Heist works fine, balls come up immediately every time. But ROCs tries 2 or 3 times to kick a ball out, then gives up. wondering if it’s just me ?

#21 1 year ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

Any issue with serving balls in ROCs? I can’t get through more than 5 waves most games. Mentioned it to Gerry, and I think I may have installed something incorrectly. Heist works fine, balls come up immediately every time. But ROCs tries 2 or 3 times to kick a ball out, then gives up. wondering if it’s just me ?

I talked to the Heist team yesterday about this. It's very unlikely you've installed something incorrectly. It sounds like the Heist game app deals with failed launches and retries itself, rather than having the error detection and retry logic in the Heist module driver. So that would explain why Heist would work reliably and ROCs would give up. So... 2 issues:

1) Why do you occasionally get a failed launch? There are a couple of settings, like coil strength, that can be tweaked to either reduce bounce-backs or overcome weak launches, depending on your situation.

2) We'll need to move the failure detection and retry logic into the module driver.

- Gerry
https://www.multimorphic.com

#22 1 year ago
Quoted from gstellenberg:

I talked to the Heist team yesterday about this. It's very unlikely you've installed something incorrectly. It sounds like the Heist game app deals with failed launches and retries itself, rather than having the error detection and retry logic in the Heist module driver. So that would explain why Heist would work reliably and ROCs would give up. So... 2 issues:
1) Why do you occasionally get a failed launch? There are a couple of settings, like coil strength, that can be tweaked to either reduce bounce-backs or overcome weak launches, depending on your situation.
2) We'll need to move the failure detection and retry logic into the module driver.
- Gerry
https://www.multimorphic.com

I do suspect the ROCs settings may be over-powering the VUK coils. I checked settings there, and didn’t see anything out of the ordinary but I will confirm.

#23 1 year ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

I do suspect the ROCs settings may be over-powering the VUK coils. I checked settings there, and didn’t see anything out of the ordinary but I will confirm.

The one I'm thinking about is the VUK strength for the staged coil that kicks the ball onto the wireform. If it's too strong, the ball will bounce back up and around and fall back down the tube. I'm not in front of a machine right now; let me know if you need me to dig up the setting name.

- Gerry
https://www.multimorphic.com

#24 1 year ago
Quoted from gstellenberg:

The one I'm thinking about is the VUK strength for the staged coil that kicks the ball onto the wireform. If it's too strong, the ball will bounce back up and around and fall back down the tube. I'm not in front of a machine right now; let me know if you need me to dig up the setting name.
- Gerry
https://www.multimorphic.com

Left VUK Coil Pulse time is what I was adjusting. I’ll try to make some more time today to mess with it, haven’t really made a serious troubleshooting attempt yet.

1 month later
#25 1 year ago

New slingshot and side target artwork!

These easily swappable pieces brighten up the lower portions of the playfield and deliver a more immersive look for Heist, Cosmic Cart Racing, and Lexy Lightspeed - Escape From Earth.

They're available in the Multimorphic store at https://www.multimorphic.com/category/artwork/

- Gerry
https://www.multimorphic.com

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#26 1 year ago
Quoted from gstellenberg:

New slingshot and side target artwork!
These easily swappable pieces brighten up the lower portions of the playfield and deliver a more immersive look for Heist, Cosmic Cart Racing, and Lexy Lightspeed - Escape From Earth.
They're available in the Multimorphic store at https://www.multimorphic.com/category/artwork/
- Gerry
https://www.multimorphic.com
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Love the ability to buy more art!

#27 1 year ago

Yeah I just about bought all the arts for almost every game ! Hehe it’s awsome

#28 1 year ago
Quoted from AMSNL:

Yeah I just about bought all the arts for every game ! Hehe it’s awsome

I love that it’s magnetic on the cab. They even give artwork specs so you could make your own too.

#29 1 year ago

Yes I’ve seen that! It’s really cool that it’s open source with nothing to hide. Love to see more people getting to see the P3. Hope that more locations will get heist or any of the other games . Time To expend the P3 FAM So I can have my ass beaten @ CCR online

#30 1 year ago
Quoted from AMSNL:

Yes I’ve seen that! It’s really cool that it’s open source with nothing to hide. Love to see more people getting to see the P3. Hope that more locations will get heist or any of the other games . Time To expend the P3 FAM So I can have my ass beaten @ CCR online

I didn’t get it until I played, and I love seeing lots of new posts recently about wanting to find one to play. I hope more people get them on route or have get together a when safe to do so to help get people playing these!

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