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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
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  • Never played TRON, but if Centerflank likes it, it must be fun!!!! 59 votes
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#9201 11 days ago

guys, how many times do i gotta say it? comet ICE blue!

#9202 11 days ago

I just went with white besides the back board... I'm pretty boring...

#9203 10 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'll make you one if you can't find someone on your side of the pond to do it. Last time I shipped anything over there it was stupid expensive though

#9204 8 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.

How cow, I really think you are blowing out of proportion what the clear disc actually does. Its not like your adding dejp raptor pit kick backs all over the playfield. Its fun and add's torque to the ball but its not breaking anything anytime soon.

It is so unlikely to break something id put a bet on it and i'm someone that loves keeping my machines pristine.

You are MORE likely to break something doing a flipper rebuild and having strong flippers.
If you are that scared I'd say disable the spinner in its entirety or just wait until you play it in someone else's machine.

#9205 8 days ago

mine came with a clear disc rubber. i removed it, fwtw.

#9206 8 days ago
Quoted from koops:

How cow, I really think you are blowing out of proportion what the clear disc actually does. Its not like your adding dejp raptor pit kick backs all over the playfield. Its fun and add's torque to the ball but its not breaking anything anytime soon.
It is so unlikely to break something id put a bet on it and i'm someone that loves keeping my machines pristine.
You are MORE likely to break something doing a flipper rebuild and having strong flippers.
If you are that scared I'd say disable the spinner in its entirety or just wait until you play it in someone else's machine.

I don't think it's unreasonable to be apprehensive about installing this on a Tron LE when there are reports of the ball being fired out so hard that it gets stuck UNDER slingshots, goes down the trough and comes back out again, smacks bulbs out of the spotilights, etc.

Thanks for the offer 85vett - might take you up on it even if it means that once I've got a feel for it and am happy with it I end up removing the resistors.

#9207 8 days ago
Quoted from Durzel:

I don't think it's unreasonable to be apprehensive about installing this on a Tron LE when there are reports of the ball being fired out so hard that it gets stuck UNDER slingshots, goes down the trough and comes back out again, smacks bulbs out of the spotilights, etc.
Thanks for the offer 85vett - might take you up on it even if it means that once I've got a feel for it and am happy with it I end up removing the resistors.

I'm holding back on putting the clear on for this very reason. I just dropped 10k on a nice low used HUO LE, last thing I want to do is smash the shit out of its guts

#9208 8 days ago
Quoted from WackyBrakke:

I'm holding back on putting the clear on for this very reason. I just dropped 10k on a nice low used HUO LE, last thing I want to do is smash the shit out of its guts

The major downside of the black disc isn't so much the power of it, it's the crud it leaves all over the playfield and balls, which gets deposited around the loop at the back and is difficult to get to without removing the ramps.

#9209 8 days ago
Quoted from Durzel:

The major downside of the black disc isn't so much the power of it, it's the crud it leaves all over the playfield and balls, which gets deposited around the loop at the back and is difficult to get to without removing the ramps.

So true (and my main motivation for wanting the clear disk). I was totally blind-sided by the ball movement/speed with the clear disk. I've decided to purchase an extra assembly (https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/511-6925-00) which makes it easy to swap disks. Price is absurd, but what the heck...

#9210 7 days ago

I’d been playing around with making my own Flynn sign.

Mixed results :/ I would still like a “inside the grid” version that lights up white.

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#9211 7 days ago

Any idea who manufactured these end-of-ramp plastics?

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#9212 7 days ago
Quoted from Durzel:

The major downside of the black disc isn't so much the power of it, it's the crud it leaves all over the playfield and balls, which gets deposited around the loop at the back and is difficult to get to without removing the ramps.

You can go with the blue. It's less sticky so more like the black one. Not rubber, like the black one, so should help with the debris. I think titan is coming out with one too.

I got clear over blue for the light show and just added the resustors.

#9213 7 days ago
Quoted from snaroff:

So true (and my main motivation for wanting the clear disk). I was totally blind-sided by the ball movement/speed with the clear disk. I've decided to purchase an extra assembly (https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/511-6925-00) which makes it easy to swap disks. Price is absurd, but what the heck...

Does that Marco product comes without any coating on the top so you can basically select what you want for the top (clear, blue, standard black, etc)?

#9214 7 days ago
Quoted from DrMark12PA:

Does that Marco product comes without any coating on the top so you can basically select what you want for the top (clear, blue, standard black, etc)?

Don’t believe so. Most likely comes with the standard black (as specified in the Stern manual).

#9215 7 days ago
Quoted from snaroff:

Any idea who manufactured these end-of-ramp plastics?[quoted image]

Haven't been made in years. gamestencils.com originally made them.

#9216 7 days ago
Quoted from Time:

Haven't been made in years. gamestencils.com originally made them.

I've tried to contact them for months to purchase these. Never a response.

#9217 7 days ago

You may want to check with Rich at ThisOldGame.com because this was posted in January. "We are very pleased and very excited to announce that This Old Game now carries Arcade Stencils courtesy of www.GameStencils.com We couldn't have done this without the cooperation, and generosity of Brian Jones (PRoK) in providing the most accurate stencils on the planet to help everyone restore these games for years to come."

#9218 7 days ago
Quoted from DrMark12PA:

Does that Marco product comes without any coating on the top so you can basically select what you want for the top (clear, blue, standard black, etc)?

That one probably does but save a crap ton of money and just buy the one from pinball life without for 20 bucks.

https://www.pinballlife.com/tron-plastic-spinning-disk.html

#9219 7 days ago

Also for you hoarders or people with a broken left ramp (one for upper flipper) it looks like they got one in stock.

https://www.pinballlife.com/tron-le-left-ramp.html

#9220 6 days ago

Any recommendations for a top flight external subwoofer?

#9221 6 days ago

Can't say that this is top flight, but for the money it sure works well and puts out a ton of low end: https://www.parts-express.com/dayton-audio-sub-1200-12-120-watt-powered-subwoofer--300-629

#9222 6 days ago

Thanks. Anything else needed with it to get it connected? Never used a sub before, thinking it’s time with Tron and maybe pick up a second for BSD.

#9223 6 days ago

These sub’s on amazon are a popular choice. I waited for a sale and picked it up for $89.99
amazon.com link »

This makes it easy to connect it
http://www.pinnovators.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=38

I’m running this setup on my Tron and it’s awesome

#9224 6 days ago
Quoted from TigerLaw:

Never used a sub before, thinking it’s time with Tron and maybe pick up a second for BSD.

Tron, required.
BSD, no.

In my experience, subs help some games, and in Tron, just the opening of lightcycle is worth owning a sub to get that drop.

But most Williams games sound muddy with one. The sound on BSD is actually pretty poor. Better gear just makes it sound worse. I switched to a Pinsound in my BSD, and that is better. But a sub never helped it. As always, just my opinion.

#9225 6 days ago
Quoted from TigerLaw:

Thanks. Anything else needed with it to get it connected? Never used a sub before, thinking it’s time with Tron and maybe pick up a second for BSD.

Last week, I hooked up a sub for the first time after purchasing a TRON with the pinnovator sub-connector installed.

I happen to have a pretty crazy NHT-10 sub (ebay.com link » Nht 10 Powered Subwoofer 300w) in storage...can't believe I never made use of it!

#9226 6 days ago
Quoted from TigerLaw:

Thanks. Anything else needed with it to get it connected? Never used a sub before, thinking it’s time with Tron and maybe pick up a second for BSD.

You can also use the old fashioned way--lamp cord cut to length, attach ( I solder) alligator clips on one end and clip onto the cab speaker wire tabs, run wire thru a vent hole, hook the other end up to the sub. Make sure you don't run the wires out of phase--go neg to neg and pos to pos. One side of the lamp cord will be marked to help with this. I usually tin the ends that go into the sub, not required but it makes things cleaner.

#9227 6 days ago
Quoted from TigerLaw:

Thanks. Anything else needed with it to get it connected? Never used a sub before, thinking it’s time with Tron and maybe pick up a second for BSD.

That's it. You're out of the club. Never used a sub on Tron before he says

Tron is one of the games a Sub makes the biggest difference. As stated above. The light cycle intro with a sub is awesome!

#9228 6 days ago

If you want a cheap alternative, I buy my subs on the FB marketplace, I have been able to find some nice subs for cheap or even a free Bose sub not to long ago, I paid $20 for a nice Sony sub that sounds better than my Polk.. just a thought.

#9229 6 days ago

sub or die.

#9230 6 days ago
Quoted from WackyBrakke:

These sub’s on amazon are a popular choice. I waited for a sale and picked it up for $89.99
amazon.com link »

This makes it easy to connect it
http://www.pinnovators.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=38

I’m running this setup on my Tron and it’s awesome

Gosh, I forgot how awesome all the Tron people were. Thanks for all the suggestions gang, I went with the above set up, should arrive next Friday just in time for a little pin party my wife and I are hosting. I go and pick up the Tron on Sunday, I'll share some photos of it set up.

#9231 6 days ago

fyi...looking for experience/feedback, so I created a separate topic. thx.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/any-experience-adding-lego-lightcycles-to-tron

#9232 6 days ago

pinnovators also have a hub/splitter, so you can hook up multiple games to the same sub; been using one for years.

#9233 5 days ago
Quoted from weaverj:

pinnovators also have a hub/splitter, so you can hook up multiple games to the same sub; been using one for years.

What happens if both game are being played

#9234 5 days ago

both games get access to the sub at the same time. they limit it to four games, so i guess that's the max they determined for mixing signals.

#9235 5 days ago

saves money for sure, since you don't have to buy a sub for each game.

#9236 5 days ago

Shoot, I just use the left input for one game and the right input for the another game. No special boards needed. I'm curious how the 4 game set-up works. Signal wise I get it but that sub will be pretty far away from at least 1 (if not 2) of the games. For me it always sounded odd when I didn't have the sub centered between the two games I was playing.

#9237 5 days ago

Did the Tron Pro have a basic sub installed from factory?

#9238 5 days ago

i've had upto three hooked up; never tried four. i just sat the sub under the one in the middle.

#9239 4 days ago

Thoughts? I saved the original chrome parts

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#9240 4 days ago
Quoted from WackyBrakke:

Thoughts? I saved the original chrome parts[quoted image][quoted image]

Not awful, but I prefer the contrast of the chrome. Too much blue for my taste.

#9241 4 days ago

Not sure why you'd do that on an LE personally, but at least you kept the original parts.

Looks like a nice room/house though

#9242 4 days ago

I love the candy blue. Never been a fan of chrome. Spider man LE is about to get the same treatment with glossy black! But yes must save original parts to restore game to factory appearance.

#9243 3 days ago

Maui Blue 2 stage powder coat. I spent hours with sample swatches coming up with this color as a near perfect match even more so than illusion blue.

The execution by Rob Stone is flawless as usual. I also got the total lightshow mod installed and an external sub hooked up with modified sound rom, backbox dimming mod, light cycles, latest Tron arcade mod, Flynn’s sign, sideblades and ColorDMD.

I am loving this thing!

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#9244 2 days ago
Quoted from WackyBrakke:

Thoughts? I saved the original chrome parts[quoted image][quoted image]

Chrome all the way .

#9245 2 days ago

Here are some photos of my Tron. I’ll need to order a topper at some point this year. Are there any suggestions for this? I’m unlikely to make a topper. F91E8EB0-318F-4E97-9D64-05C1BA6A0AF3 (resized).jpeg6C186F29-9677-4D16-8F22-A62CF5B38F1F (resized).jpeg6562534A-2277-4FB0-87DB-6FE301BFA387 (resized).jpeg16FFBE1E-E1CA-4567-AEE7-67372E96B244 (resized).jpeg

#9246 1 day ago
Quoted from TigerLaw:

Here are some photos of my Tron. I’ll need to order a topper at some point this year. Are there any suggestions for this? I’m unlikely to make a topper. [quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Congrats! Beautiful example. Matching coin door looks awesome!

One really minor thing I noticed (since I'm adding them to my chrome apron). Your apron decal is from the Pro apron.

Terry @ Pinballlife managed to get me the LE decals from Stern for a sensible price. Marco also has them in stock.

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#9247 1 day ago

Wow! That is the best color I’ve seen on Tron. Congrats! The hinges are a nice touch as well.

#9248 1 day ago

I'm a fan of the Blue armor myself.......

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#9249 19 hours ago
Quoted from AUKraut:

I'm a fan of the Blue armor myself.......[quoted image]

Those extra translite holders look great!

#9250 17 hours ago
Quoted from snaroff:

Any idea who manufactured these end-of-ramp plastics?[quoted image]

Maybe a friend of mine can make a reproduction of these two plastics.

Can you send me a scan to pinball@playradise.at .

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