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The Real Ghostbusters Thread.


By Captain_Kirk

4 years ago



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“Buying a Pro, Premium, or LE?”

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Post #16991 Photos of the Bally ribbed flippers installed on GB Posted by sparechange1974 (3 years ago)

Post #17069 Custom Instruction Cards for GB Posted by MNPinner (3 years ago)

Post #17076 More Custom Instruction Cards for GB Posted by Phbooms (3 years ago)

Post #17189 Photos/details on PREM/LE Library building installed on the Pro Posted by Ballypin (3 years ago)

Post #17242 Mod Idea - light projector for under cabinet lighting Posted by Daniml (3 years ago)

Post #17277 Copy of release v1.10 release notes for GB Posted by Arcade (3 years ago)

Post #17329 Video on how to backup the SD card on the Spike System Posted by wiggy07 (3 years ago)

Post #17349 Player tip on how to play the Dont Cross the Streams video mode Posted by TimeBandit (3 years ago)


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#7191 4 years ago
Quoted from Fishbeadtwo:

Standing by.......Please let it be soon......

Agreed. Tried the Twitch archived version but was unwatchable. ...

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#13724 4 years ago
Quoted from PanzerFreak:

Spot on. These games are luxury items and at $5k-$8k it should be easy as well as convenient to turn them on of all things. I've read posts from a couple users saying they now turn their new games on with the relocated power button using a stick since there games are side by side and they are average height. Then we see mods for $25 or so that put the power button closer to the player...Stern not only made a cost cutting move with these change but then raised prices as well. That's ridiculous!
Hey maybe Stern could charge $50 for an official "Power Stick" game power enablement device. lol

My solution. The remotes for these are mounted on the wall on the way into the Pinball room. Not more stretching/fumbling for rocker switches

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/organize-your-power-wires-mod

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#15745 4 years ago
Quoted from Starscream:

Can anyone dig up quickly a comparison of the side art blades from TILT vs The Stern/Zombie yeti ones installed on a machine?
Having a tough time deciding which one I'd prefer for the LE

Here is mine. Look on post #15738 for other ...

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#15778 4 years ago

Thought I'd drop a few pics of my mods to date on GBLE.
Also a few comments on the game:
- Fun game, lots of variety in the shots
- Fast game. OMG seems faster than ST
- Hard game. Toughest game I have by a mile
- Beautiful game. Just stunning light and sound show too
Dissapointed with the air balls and lane guide caused side drains. I've got the "fix" plastic and center post set on the way. That should help some
In the meantme, I've added a couple of tiny rubbers (stacked) on the inner lane guides. Helps considerably
Only other issue is number of times that the ball hits Stay Puft and rattles around up there on an auto plunge
Mods list:
- shooter rod light
- proton pack
- ecto one matchbox
- speaker light kit
- green T molding
- pingrafix side art
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Added over 4 years ago: Added dancing toaster mod

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/official-stern-ghostbusters-speculation-thread/page/332#post-3302065

#15874 4 years ago
Quoted from Spelunk71:

This may be a stupid question, but would it make any sense to install the PBL kit lane guides along with the extended plastic protectors sold by Mezel Mods (which supposedly also correct the lane jumping problem)? Is this even possible? Thanks.

I just installed the PBL lane guide/center post fix. LOVE it!

Edited ... you could install the plastic protectors at same time but it will depend on what configuration you use. Hard to explain but you get about 4 flexible configs with this set. When you choose to add the center post piece and green slimers there is no extra post thread available. I mean like none. I had barely enough to put the nuts on. I'll post some pics soon. If you skipped the center post OR skipped adding the green slimer guides, you could probably do it but not sure (the kit lincludes a clear - non slimer version of the lanes guides that I did not use. This is the piece you would likely use if you wanted to be able to add another layer.

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#15881 4 years ago
Quoted from Spelunk71:

That looks great! Thanks for the info and the pics. I bought the extended plastic protectors but would like the option of adding the center post with the PBL kit. Do you think there is a configuration that would work?

If the extended plastic protectors also use the 2 nuts that hold the existing plastics AND, you only use the center post, then I believe yes, it would work. That would equal (in layer count) essentially what I have as a set up. BTW, that would also give you the lane hop protection as that comes with mounting the center post option. That center post clear piece wraps all the way up to the top of the thickest rail on each side of the outlanes.

#15903 4 years ago
Quoted from Rarehero:

Pinball Life sells them out as quick as they get them. Clearly the "Designer is Infaliable" concept does not apply. People like challenge, but not unfair and annoying.

I agree 100%

I am an average player. Sometimes I even have a brilliant game or 2. I can post pass, trap, bounce pass, aim with regularity, nudge effectively and more ... with all that said, I can not imagine NOT having this kit. The center post plays a role at least once in each game and the outlane gaurds do a nice job saving most (not all) balls from jumping the wireguides. Remember, that even with the center post installed, you still need to be thoughtful about when to flip and when to "let it do its job" - it's not as simple as just wait for it to automatically send the ball back into play. My personal opinion is that the specific design of this games flipper gap is wide enough to take some of the fun out of the game. The aftermarket centerpost mod kit does a good job adding it back. Scores went from mid 200MM to mid 600MM immediately. YMMV

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#15905 4 years ago

After a year of waiting for the machine and several months of gathering parts for the outfit, I put it on today ... and, I think I played better

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#15909 4 years ago
Quoted from Jdfitzy-in-Aus:

T molding looks killer, do you need to glue it back in?

No, carefully pull out old molding (it's seamed at the bottom on each side) then lay the old piece alongside the new, cut to length, cut out the 4 corners, then just "press fit" in!

#15957 4 years ago
Quoted from ArcadiusMaximus:

Those 'knee pads' go on your elbows good sir...

First one to notice! I checked the images online after I posted that pic and discovered I had them bassackwards ... wondered if anyone would notice

#15963 4 years ago
Quoted from kpg:

Well guys
I'm officially PISSED.
I didn't think too much of this ghosted insert BS, as my game looked great out of the box.
But this is crap. 3 inserts ghosted over night, and it looks like shit.
The Add a ball, Tobin spirit guide, and extra ball inserts are ghosted very badly.
Haven't even put in a thought on how to go about it from here.. This is unacceptable for a $8,000 purchase when people have made Stern aware of this for a while now.
I'm going to be this is going to happen to a lot of LEs!! Just because it looks good out of the box doesn't mean shit !

Me too ... bummer. Just checked and saw same. My PF was born on July 7th. Game on July 14th
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Added over 4 years ago: Updated info on 6 more ghosted inserts in just 14 days since original post ...

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/ghostbuster-issue-thread/page/22#post-3298458

#15968 4 years ago
Quoted from Flato:

How long have you had it?

Got it July 21st. Set it up immediately.

#15969 4 years ago

Guys, I'm struggling getting my slimers butt off the PF parts. Art was kind enough to help direct me to the set screw on top of the mech. I got that loosened (3/32 allen). Then the entire arm can be raised. I was able to get 4mm of elevation vs old mounting position. It definitely helped but did not cure. His butt still drags, just not as much. First pic is standard, next pic is my adjustment

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#16230 4 years ago

Finally an end to the frustration and pain.

... and first game after install, average score went from 75 to 100MM to almost 500MM

Having real fun for first time since setup. If you are in the "OMG this game is impossibly hard because it center drains like a sinkhole, and I never get to see any of the other modes or multiballs", camp, then I HIGHLY recommend you try the carrot flippers (ordered from Bay Amusements 20-9592-5)

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#16242 4 years ago
Quoted from PW79:

You cheat Dr Jones

... and so pleased the parts and mods were available to do so

Scores are climbing, as is the fun factor

I may close the outlanes next

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#16245 4 years ago
Quoted from RipleYYY:

nice to see you're happy playing GB, simple as that
now, carrot flippers + center post (if this is correct seing your pic) is may be "too much"...
but again, you to know of course, just enjoy and forget all the rest

^^^^^ gets it perfectly ^^^^^

#16384 4 years ago
Quoted from RipleYYY:

for those asking question about my own plastics here're some pics with the beta-design, as it you can see how it looks, more for the slimer (it was very basic for the left/right lanes)
the last pics in this album :
https://get.google.com/albumarchive/110304160913314353072/album/AF1QipNx_IU9D_O2JibvP1kLUyv2Nck0rTA7isZiqWJI

Could you give us some quick measurements on this? It looks fantastic! Even if just width and length .... anything is helpful.

#16387 4 years ago
Quoted from RipleYYY:

for those asking question about my own plastics here're some pics with the beta-design, as it you can see how it looks, more for the slimer (it was very basic for the left/right lanes)
the last pics in this album :
https://get.google.com/albumarchive/110304160913314353072/album/AF1QipNx_IU9D_O2JibvP1kLUyv2Nck0rTA7isZiqWJI

So I took a real close look at your pics - really nice job on this. I cut a cardboard template tonight. After a few attempts, I got the correct geometry. Cut a piece from lexan and install and voila! it works. Cuts down on airballs a ton.
The ball juuuuust barely touches the back side of it as it climbs the ramp. Not enough to slow it down. Also, note that my Slimer hits his butt on the plastic as he returns to the city .... no change from before because he hit his butt on the black metal even before i added the plastic.
Attached is my template. Print the PDF at full size, NO scale to fit. I've included some measurements in millimeters so you'll know if it printed to scale. Enjoy!
GET TEMPLATE HERE:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9aPFmNkJCM7emh5b0xTQWxnQ1k/view?usp=sharing
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Added over 4 years ago: EDIT - EDIT - EDIT ... Version 2 is now available for download. Find new posting here:
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Fixed Slimer butt dragging by reshaping plastic
Fixed ball "touching" the plastic on way up ramp by removing 6MM of material from rear
Found a VERY nice jigsaw blade that cuts Lexan like a dream (Bosch Laminate blade - Home Depot)

Added over 4 years ago: New posting is here:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/official-stern-ghostbusters-speculation-thread/page/330#post-3292934

#16394 4 years ago
Quoted from VolunteerPin:

Got an extra one I can swing by and get sometime?

I'm picking up a fresh sheet of Lexan, I'll be happy to make you one. Might be Sunday or so. Hope your loving it! Can't wait to come over and play Hobbit!

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#16399 4 years ago
Quoted from Spelunk71:

Thanks for posting. Looks like a great solution. Did you use the existing hardware on the playfield to install?

Yes, just used the 2 existing posts/nuts on the black metal captive ball cage.

For the folks asking, I won't be making or selling these, sorry.

#16476 4 years ago

EDIT OF EARLIER POST: VERSION #2 PLASTIC FOR GBLE NOW AVAILABLE
Earlier post here:
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/official-stern-ghostbusters-speculation-thread/page/328#post-3290495
Changes from earlier version:
1) Fixed Slimer butt dragging by reshaping plastic
2) Fixed ball "touching" the plastic on way up ramp by removing 6MM of material from rear
3) Found a VERY nice jigsaw blade that cuts Lexan like a dream (Bosch Laminate blade - Home Depot)
4) Note to use a 5/32 bit when drilling out post holes
5) Note, Lexan was purchase at Home Depot (8x10, .093)
Linked is my new "version 2" template. Print the PDF at full size, NO scale to fit. I've included some measurements in millimeters so you'll know if it printed to scale. Enjoy!
When you cut it out, the "104MM" side is the side that is closest to the ramp flap as the ball passes underneath and has the greatest chance of the ball touching it as it flies upward - cut that side tight, cut away your trace line ... it's OK if that side is shaved away a little more as it's the back and does not protect against airballs BUT, if left too deep, it could allow the ball to touch on the way up the ramp.
GET TEMPLATE HERE:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9aPFmNkJCM7aXkwWHNxZU0tTk0/view?usp=sharing
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Added over 4 years ago: Jigsaw blade I used are Bosch T101AOF (there was one of these in the Home Depot multi-pack I bought - you can see it in the image)

You can get a 5 pack below on Amazon. I've cut at least 6 test samples with my one blade and it's still perfect

amazon.com link »

#16487 4 years ago
Quoted from ctl723:

Thanks for sharing the template! I printed it out and made my own with a scroll saw. I'm still having issues with the ball hitting it on a ramp shot/rollback, but it certainly stops the airballs until a more permanent solution is found.

You're welcome. Did you use my new template?

Edit: looks like you did from the image. Wonder if drilling the left hole closer to rear of piece would allow the entire plastic to then move forward just enough. Mine's not hitting now, at least that I can see ... moves pretty fast up that ramp!

#16495 4 years ago
Quoted from ctl723:

Thanks for sharing the template! I printed it out and made my own with a scroll saw. I'm still having issues with the ball hitting it on a ramp shot/rollback, but it certainly stops the airballs until a more permanent solution is found.

ltcmdrobvious ... what saw brand and blade if you dont mind sharing? I have a brand new Wen brand (#3920) scroll saw I bought just for making PB plastics and some Olson skip tooth 20 tpi blades but found that the blade was so thin (front to back) that is "wandered" a ton as I cut - made for too much post cut sanding. When I was done cutting a straight edge it looked more like I was drunk while doing it.

I finally gave up and cut them with my jigsaw and a special laminate blade - nice straight cuts and fast too.

Any secrets with the scroll saw?

#16507 4 years ago
Quoted from RipleYYY:

i simply did it slowly & calmy with hand saw, than curved part with a dremel, than finally smooth polish with lime...
ok, need time & swear, but at the end it makes you proud & happy

Swearing helps a ton ... (in any language)

#16509 3 years ago

If you are all having the same issue I am with the auto plunge on the GBLE failing about 25% of the time ... here is some video I shot showing why ... now to fix it.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/ghostbuster-issue-thread/page/21#post-3294635

#16513 3 years ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

Some Pics and Ideas for you guys!
Started on adding some stuff!
From the left upper inlane, "P" an unlensed Matrix white brought power with a splitter and
3" extension to 2-10 SMD Frosted Purple strips, to give the whole city a sweet Purple Under Glow.
Ill likely add a dimmer control, and .....

Love 'em all Art, nice work!

#16595 3 years ago

Added the "Dancing Toaster" mod from GBII movie tonight. I bought mine from Hobby Lobby, but you can also get at Amazon/Etsy and other places

Mounted with small piece of sticky velcro. Bread is glued in using E6000 adhesive

Tiny but noticeable if you are looking for it

http://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Dollhouses-Miniatures/Miniatures/Miniature-Toaster-with-Bread/p/22221

amazon.com link »

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#16680 3 years ago

Finally ordered, received and modified my 1:6 scale books from Ebay

ebay.com link » 1 6 Scale Vintage Style Books Set Of 10 Prop Books Miniature Book Play Scale

Added some thin cardboard/oaktag weight paper to each book using E6000 to glue it in because each book was naturally "fatter" at the spine and when they were all stacked up, the whole stack leaned (a lot!)

So the extra thick paper I inserted was toward the "open end" of the book so when stacked they would be more flat

Then I used the E6000 to glue each book to each other - then let this dry

Then, importantly and lastly, I used more E6000 to lay a good amount across the open pages side of the stack to literally cement all the pages closed and create a more monolithic tower that could withstand a potential ball hit

Thought it came out great and to attach it I simply used a small piece of adhesive style velcro

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#16814 3 years ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

Does this look fugly?

I don't think so at all - I think it ties nicely to the movie.

Is it printed on a piece of Lexan?
Can you still see the PKE lanes up top

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#16926 3 years ago

Updating my mods list for my GBLE.

Added a large Twinkie and added Mephs (Marcellus NY Pinsider) Terror Dog

Twinkie is a lip gloss keychain from ebay. Cut the key chain off, wipe out the (disgusting Twinkie smelling lip balm) and glue the lid back on. Mine came with one of the 3 filling holes "unpainted" - so I had to mod my mod by adding a white dot

Twinkie is velcro attached and Terror Dog is glued using 4 tiny drops of E6000

My older mods at the links:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/official-stern-ghostbusters-speculation-thread?tu=mt45#post-3262865

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/official-stern-ghostbusters-speculation-thread?tu=mt45#post-3302065

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/official-stern-ghostbusters-speculation-thread?tu=mt45#post-3282342

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/official-stern-ghostbusters-speculation-thread?tu=mt45#post-3290495

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/official-stern-ghostbusters-speculation-thread?tu=mt45#post-3270060

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/official-stern-ghostbusters-speculation-thread?tu=mt45#post-3292934

Mephs Terror Dog mod (it's awesome!)
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/ghostbusters-terror-dog-mod?responsive=0

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