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Official TRON lovefest thread, I love it more than Lightning Kitty.


By centerflank

6 years ago



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“Is TRON super awesome or are you a hater?”

  • TRON is unreal, centerflank is supersmart. 394 votes
    71%
  • TRON blows, voters for this option have a small dingy :( 102 votes
    18%
  • Never played TRON, but if Centerflank likes it, it must be fun!!!! 59 votes
    11%

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#9151 21 days ago
Quoted from Durzel:

Is changing the disc the only solution to black crud being left everywhere?
Looking back through my photos I took the ramps off my Tron (LE) back in August 2018. Nearly a year later and I have another black streak around the back, despite the fact the game barely gets played. I also cleaned and waxed the playfield yesterday and the cloth I used ended up with a black film over most of it. None of my other pins have this problem.
I have a clear disc that I bought a while back that I can fit, but I'm scared to because of stories of violent ejections. I have several mods that are expensive or irreplaceable.
This is what it looked like last year, I'd say it's fairly similar now...
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Short answer is: clear disc, as well as replacing rubber rings/posts with Titan Silicone rings.

Don't be afraid of the clear disc, it calms down to a nice level of havoc within 30-40 plays. I can't now imagine mine without it, as the effect it has on the ball is incredible. I have had it shoot the ball out with such spin to make the Quorra shot, the Gem shot, even the left ramp...which has only happened once and blew my mind!! I love it!!!

#9152 21 days ago
Quoted from AUKraut:

Short answer is: clear disc, as well as replacing rubber rings/posts with Titan Silicone rings.
Don't be afraid of the clear disc, it calms down to a nice level of havoc within 30-40 plays. I can't now imagine mine without it, as the effect it has on the ball is incredible. I have had it shoot the ball out with such spin to make the Quorra shot, the Gem shot, even the left ramp...which has only happened once and blew my mind!! I love it!!!

Where do you get the clear disc?

#9153 21 days ago
Quoted from davidlldennis:

When you hit the spinner the light cycle shot should count and the light should go out. Either on the plunge or when you shot through the pops.

I tested all my switches and they are good. I'll have to take the glass off and fire up a game and play with it to try and figure it out. Something seems out of whack.

#9154 21 days ago
Quoted from AUKraut:

Short answer is: clear disc, as well as replacing rubber rings/posts with Titan Silicone rings.
Don't be afraid of the clear disc, it calms down to a nice level of havoc within 30-40 plays. I can't now imagine mine without it, as the effect it has on the ball is incredible. I have had it shoot the ball out with such spin to make the Quorra shot, the Gem shot, even the left ramp...which has only happened once and blew my mind!! I love it!!!

Already got clear Titans everywhere. Guess I just have to bite the bullet and try the disc and see how I get on.

Did you strip off the black disc and reuse the plastic disc, or buy a new one?

#9155 21 days ago

Probably a dumb question, but I've always wondered, what is the "Lightning Kitty" reference on the title of this thread? I assume it was something relevant when the thread was started 6 years ago.

#9156 21 days ago
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#9157 21 days ago
Quoted from Durzel:

Already got clear Titans everywhere. Guess I just have to bite the bullet and try the disc and see how I get on.
Did you strip off the black disc and reuse the plastic disc, or buy a new one?

Stripped it off and reused the plastic disk. Make sure it’s good and clean, and also used a Goop clear adhesive spread out thin to hold the disk in place. The adhesive supplied on the disk itself was not enough to hold it long term.

For other Pinsider’s reference I used these discs:

http://pinball-mods.com/oscom/game-specific-products-stern-tron-tron-le-spinning-disk-pad-set-p-51.html

#9158 20 days ago
Quoted from jp335i:

Probably a dumb question, but I've always wondered, what is the "Lightning Kitty" reference on the title of this thread? I assume it was something relevant when the thread was started 6 years ago.

Lightning Kitty is just bad-assed! And you are right, you are probably better off not asking...

#9159 20 days ago

Clear disc awesome! Ordered! This game is modalicious!

#9160 20 days ago
Quoted from WackyBrakke:

Where do you get the clear disc?

wackybrakke

Titan will have them soon...

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#9161 20 days ago
Quoted from Durzel:

Already got clear Titans everywhere. Guess I just have to bite the bullet and try the disc and see how I get on.
Did you strip off the black disc and reuse the plastic disc, or buy a new one?

Just ordered a clear disc from Pinball Center as well as translucent rubbers.

#9162 20 days ago
Quoted from WackyBrakke:

Clear disc awesome! Ordered! This game is modalicious!

Be prepared...when you first hit that clear silicone disc it's like you dropped a pinball into a blender...the action is jaw dropping...and fun.

#9163 20 days ago

I’ve got a TRON Gem & Quorra Girls translite available for trade, looking to do an even swap for a regular TRON 2D translite just like the one in the picture attached. Please PM if interested. I’m not interested in selling my TRON Girls translite, only looking to trade.

Thanks!

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#9164 19 days ago
Quoted from Durzel:

Already got clear Titans everywhere. Guess I just have to bite the bullet and try the disc and see how I get on.
Did you strip off the black disc and reuse the plastic disc, or buy a new one?

Do the resistor mod when you install the clear disc. I did and have been extremely happy with it's performance. Better look and better performance than the black one but not nearly as rough on the game. As the disc wears down, you can remove them and be back up to normal power which will be just right again with a worm disc pad. I made a plug in harness for mine with IDC connectors so it's stupid easy to install and remove. Just one male and one female connector. Two resistors of you your choice (just slowing the motor down more) and some heat shrink to cove the exposed leads after you install in the connectors. Viola, you are done!

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/official-tron-lovefest-thread-i-love-it-more-than-lamp/page/154#post-4366853

#9165 19 days ago

Yup I did see the resistor mod, but I don't have the skills to make them up myself.

#9166 19 days ago

durzel, what expensive inreplacable mods do you have then?

#9167 18 days ago

An original DK pinball Flynns sign.
The mini arcade (ok that's replaceable but it's still $300+)
The ramps - now unobtainium.

#9168 18 days ago

I agree with the ramps... but again the first 30 games are scary, after that it settles down very nice. The Flynns sign it will not hit, also the arcade is safe. Plastics and ramps can be hit.

#9169 17 days ago
Quoted from FtrMech:

Be prepared...when you first hit that clear silicone disc it's like you dropped a pinball into a blender...the action is jaw dropping...and fun.

I have to laugh when people comment about " unbelievable ball action" when the magnet(s) sling the ball a bit in a new ( unnamed) game. " Never seen anything like it".

They obviously haven't experienced the grid...

#9170 17 days ago
Quoted from Billy16:

Lightning Kitty is just bad-assed! And you are right, you are probably better off not asking...

Good times when Flank was engaged in the thread...I always preferred the original "I love it more than lamp" title....He changed it to " lightning kitty" not too long prior to his departure.

I know he's out of the hobby now, but miss his posts...Was a great pinsider...

#9171 16 days ago

I’m not usually one to mod the inside of a game much, but dang some of these Tron mods are modalicious! How it shoulda came from the factory. I put some of Tron mods up there with the WOZ witch and monkey, which are the gold standard of mods.

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#9172 16 days ago

Tron Arcade mod is my favorite.

#9173 16 days ago

Yeah that one is good too, game came with the arcade and Flynn sign mods already. Both of those are nice too

#9174 16 days ago

The game holds it's own w anything currently out...Period...

#9175 16 days ago

I’m liking this game more than lightning kitty! Seriously, I am

#9176 16 days ago
Quoted from MK6PIN:

The game holds it's own w anything currently out...Period...

I traded my Tron temporary for Iron Maiden which I love also. But I’m looking forward to get back to the grid.

I’m loving these newer pins with dense deep rules but Tron is one of the better short rule pins.

#9177 16 days ago
Quoted from WackyBrakke:

I’m liking this game more than lightning kitty! Seriously, I am

Don't let the Kitty hear that...

#9178 16 days ago
Quoted from rai:Tron is one of the beater short rule pins.

Watch your mouth on the grid!

#9179 16 days ago

Why did centerflank leave the hobby, he was heavily into Tron few years ago.

#9180 15 days ago
Quoted from PeterG:

Why did centerflank leave the hobby, he was heavily into Tron few years ago.

LOL..He WAS Tron several years ago. Great pindude.....really don't know the exact reasons, but I always had great on and offline chats w him.

Will believe he just moved on....it is just pinball at the end of the day....

#9181 14 days ago

So end of the line for him?

#9182 14 days ago

Cf is a good guy, he and pinside did not agree, he and friends hang out on Facebook last I checked, he is still Tron and still loves it more than lightening kitty

#9183 14 days ago
Quoted from Chosen_S:

Cf is a good guy, he and pinside did not agree, he and friends hang out on Facebook last I checked, he is still Tron and still loves it more than lightening kitty

Sadly, his Tron left awhile back, and Apron of Destiny lives who knows where. Think he was selling his final machine, MET awhile back. I'll have to reach out, but not a FB fan.

He and Brett are missed around here....

#9184 14 days ago

No one truly leaves the grid, btw....

#9185 14 days ago
Quoted from MK6PIN:

No one truly leaves the grid, btw....

That is for sure. I just bought a heavily loaded pro last week. Tron becomes the first game to come into my collection three times...

pics to follow after machine pickup.

#9186 14 days ago

He and pinside did not agree....what is there not to agree? Not trying to dig up drama, but if you just keep it polite and be nice to others there is nothing wrong here. Yes there are some outspoken persons....but just ignore...just like in traffic...move on.

#9187 11 days ago

in the club

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#9188 11 days ago
Quoted from PeterG:

He and pinside did not agree....what is there not to agree? Not trying to dig up drama, but if you just keep it polite and be nice to others there is nothing wrong here. Yes there are some outspoken persons....but just ignore...just like in traffic...move on.

Like a lot of Pinsiders over the years, he kept boiling the frog a bit too long. His ribbing and jokes got a bit harsher, and at some point crossed over to being mean. Then he got mad when people would get upset with it. It has happened to many of the greats here. Then people look back longingly and ignore where the person went off the rails.

But that is just my opinion after seeing this mistake be repeated again and again by people. We should all just go back to "Bill and Ted" and be excellent to each other.

#9189 11 days ago

So...just checking. I'm changing the black spinner rubber to white (Pinball Center). The disc when not powered rotates using my finger not smoothly but has 3 bumps as it rotates. Is this usual or should it rotate smoothly? TIA

#9190 11 days ago
Quoted from vulcan903:

So...just checking. I'm changing the black spinner rubber to white (Pinball Center). The disc when not powered rotates using my finger not smoothly but has 3 bumps as it rotates. Is this usual or should it rotate smoothly? TIA

It feels a bit bumpy when rotating by hand...

#9191 10 days ago
Quoted from rai:

Tron Arcade mod is my favorite.

Definitely a "must have!"

#9192 10 days ago
Quoted from MK6PIN:

No one truly leaves the grid, btw....

...Love the "Grid".

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#9193 10 days ago
Quoted from FtrMech:

...Love the "Grid".[quoted image]

Nice score. The message would be better if my name was there.

#9194 10 days ago

Thank you. Hands down the most favorite machine in my collection...

#9195 10 days ago
Quoted from vulcan903:

So...just checking. I'm changing the black spinner rubber to white (Pinball Center). The disc when not powered rotates using my finger not smoothly but has 3 bumps as it rotates. Is this usual or should it rotate smoothly? TIA

Feels bumpy as it's the magnets grabbing that you are feeling.

#9196 9 days ago

Can anyone make me up the resistors that will reduce the power of the motor? A potentiometer setup would be awesome if that's even possible. It's beyond my skills electrically and I don't want to risk running the clear disc without it, at least initially.

Happy to pay obviously.

#9197 9 days ago
Quoted from Durzel:

Can anyone make me up the resistors that will reduce the power of the motor? A potentiometer setup would be awesome if that's even possible. It's beyond my skills electrically and I don't want to risk running the clear disc without it, at least initially.
Happy to pay obviously.

I moved over to the clear disc without adding a resistor and it’s been a blast with 0 damage. The ball movement is insane...really beyond any mech in any game I’ve ever played. It’s really cool when the spin causes it to nail GEM! No joke. Not trying to convince you, just giving you my experience...

#9198 9 days ago
Quoted from snaroff:

I moved over to the clear disc without adding a resistor and it’s been a blast with 0 damage. The ball movement is insane...really beyond any mech in any game I’ve ever played. It’s really cool when the spin causes it to nail GEM! No joke. Not trying to convince you, just giving you my experience...

The downside with the clear disc is it will need somewhat frequent replacement.

#9199 9 days ago

Jeez... just changed the rubbers and disc to transparent ones, as well as Dr Pinball ramp lights. Lights are great, and a great addition for the Pro. But boy the spinner is fast now.

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#9200 9 days ago

That’s a lot of blue

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