lamp set up a new account
time to drink more cool-aid
what i see pullin' into the casa...
now that the weather is warm again, it's time to get this puppy all restored.
might have to finally get around to painting those dang walls too.
dang, you've put some serious time on that beast over the last few months.
i'm way behind now
i'll just start flipping the power switch on/off after the first ball drains in 30secs....
that should catch me up
hola from L.A. this week. i think there's some pins around here somewhere.
will try to find some & post.
Space mountain is down for maintenance, and this arcade is hidden at its exit.
No one around...
Quoted from ENDOFLINE:
nice bro... is that the hb rubys?? love me some rubys, most of the socal piers have them down at the end.
i'm guessing its nice and overcast down there too (june gloom).
Yep. Huntington Beach pier all the way at end across from Main Street.
Good people watching.
Few more off topic pix just for the heck of it
Lamps and tongs were both sadly missing...
they can't make enough tron pins... there's 7.1B people on the planet clamoring for them
the problem stern has is that there's only 1 apron with a centerflank signature. they still haven't figured out a way to mass produce those for the market.
More story ! More story !
What happened to the tundras?
Did the sales person cry?
Were any lamps hurt in the making of this story?
You probably play too much tron when...
a) this happens
b) this represents something to you
c) you have ideas to improve on it
Quoted from John1210:
About 2 months ago I bought a Tron that had been operated and was in need of some tlc for a great price. Everything was working fine but there were a couple of things (needed a new spinning disc motor assembly, both ramps were broken at the entry points) and it also needed a major clean.
As we all know this machine lends itself to modding bigtime however there was not one mod on this Tron 1st ed apart from a little led work. Here are some of the results after a lot of elbow grease and some serious time and coin spent on it. I wont list the mods there are too many too mention. I also replaced with 2 new ramps and a new disc motor.
I hope I am now worthy of this Tron love thread lol
Great looking topper !
it would appear we've managed to confuse an entire next generation of potential new tron owners
Quoted from MadocOwain:
What nirvana is this?! And why didn't I know about it?!?
that was at California Adventure park of Disney Land a couple years ago to celebrate the Tron movie.
had a Flynn's arcade replica full of games and custom tron themed tokens. had a working Space Paranoids arcade game in it too. Wish they had kept it longer, instead of replacing it with the alice-in-wonderland theme that has been there and forgotten for years now.
Quoted from ENDOFLINE:
i went opening night..... were you there bro?
i made it there. wasn't opening night, but a little later.
did manage to come home with a big bucket of 'Tron Tokens' and some other goodies.
picked up an 'Electronica' light-cycle shirt, but missed buying the cool swag at that downtown disney store. totally forgot to go back and get it there. picked up a few odds and ends.
also picked up those arcade themed pins that came in the atari 2600 mock-boxes. will see if i can find some pix of them.
happy 4th of july
we caught some early fireworks last night, but... they were just analog
Quoted from MapleSyrup:
I had a funny stuck ball issue. Ball flew off ramp entrance up to the top of the spinning disc, and then settled in the oval cutout in the plastic that the wires feed through. No amount of nudging was going to free this ball. Glass off time.
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wow. haven't had that particular spot happen before
but, the balls have wound up in some interesting places.
have had them park on the top right near ramp where there's a rubber post.
hey, and you're in Rosenberg, Tx.
that's where i grew up.
Didn't know they allowed any form of technology in Rosenberg (some kind of old farming law)
Quoted from MK6PIN:
Yep.....sort of sad how I suck so bad at the hobby I really enjoy (but convince myself I'm getting better with a good game here and there).....a sort of self induced denial of sorts I suppose.....
Lately, it's been TRON and WOZ.....I just cant get past go...pisses me off nightly, but I keep pushing the button....
Quoted from T3mpest:
Anyone knows where I can get those arrow things (yellow\bue) at the end of both ramps ?
» YouTube video
i think it's out of stock
Quoted from Kawydud:
Damn, this website is pretty smart. I was going to post that picture on another thread yesterday and decided not to, just closed out the browser. It remembered I added the file and attached it to this thread.
good thing you weren't on Centerflank's teabagging thread yesterday posting images
Quoted from Erik:
Just between us Troniacs, I'm hearing rumors that TRON LE Continued will be announced at Expo. I'm about to put mine on the market in anticipation! Here's a sneak peek of the translite, which will of course be lenticular
Post edited by Erik: Not really my thing, but apparently BrettB knows Borg and demanded more Jeff Bridges. Who am I to judge?
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Quoted from ENDOFLINE:
I still got the ol' devo hats on my tron..... maybe time to upgrade to these. they look icey man.
whats the preferred color on these?? black or chrome?
chrome all the way, fur sure.
these puppies create an entirely new light-show that's been always there, but hidden in the game.
for a nominal $20.00 fee I will remove the 'Tron' stickers from folks hooked-pop-caps where they are already installed. Shipping of me in lower 48, ~$2,000.00
This is a deal at a total service+shipping of $2,020.00
But really... it's priceless for that new brighter and less tronny look
wait, you're supposed to ship "me", then i do the work on site
currently have openings for clients in:
a) southern california
b) chicago (during Expo)
c) niagra falls
d) disney world
i'm so torn...
do i go public with the idea and let everyone run with it, or do i get my patents filed first and then bring it market
would there be any exception if said car was this?
maybe just a small demerit instead...
(as long as there's no rain, snow, rectifiers, hail, flying discs, etc...)
there's 1 for sale right now
i'd totally get it, if i didn't think my better half would poison me in my sleep
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i wonder if anyone has installed and now getting blue stuff on playfield, or blue balls ?
Whatever you do...
do not look at the post above
...especially if you're a tron fan.
Tron VE.... nope.
But, there could be a Tron Prequel Pin if enough people vote on it's poll and show demand for it
Quoted from TimeBandit:
Ok, my obtuse moment for the day.. for the life of me can't find the adjustment for this.. If I open it in photoshop it is showing me 77PPI (which may or may not be the same as dpi for all I know) and changing that to 300 makes the image tiny. And in all my printer settings, mac or pc, I can't find a dpi setting. Me so DUMB, but anybody have the answer??
Depending on if you're using Mac or Windows, look for "Preferences" under Photoshop or File in the toolbar. When Preferences window pops-up, look for a tab or screen option like this.
DPI is here:
I only get a few approved items.
...and each day I get home, they seem just a little bit closer to the back side
Here's what my extra tron LE backbox looks like inside.
I guess would have to use the vent holes in back?
Quoted from Dmod:
COLORDMD PLANS FOR 2015
As we kick off 2015, we've received requests for more transparency about ongoing and planned projects.
We understand the desire for information, tentative as it may be, so we'll try to provide a little more visibility. In 2015, we will continue to expand our support for STERN PINBALL, INC. games, including the SAM platform. Internally, we are looking to add support for core titles: TZ, AC/DC, MET, ST, and TRON. Some of these projects are underway, and others will begin early this year as other projects wrap up. It's too early to predict release dates, but we are currently targeting release of our first SAM game in the Spring of this year.
...cause ya know... Tron is a "core" game now
Quoted from dendoc:
Thanks. Tried that, even disconnected all the flasher connections under the playfield, but F10 still pops as soon as I close the coin door. Went to the test menu to test each coil individually, but won't let me close the door/depress the switch without tripping.
I wonder if PDI glass will be available for sale at the Tx Pin Fest in March this year?
Quoted from RipleYYY:
just back from a week-end at Eurodisney in Paris...
we meet 3 Trons (pro), 1 working very bad, 1 not tried, and 1 working good, at the arcade of the Disney Village (hello to the owners if your read)
we spent 2 hours there, raping the pin & getting the 3 first places, with 4 portal reached, and leaving with credits on it (because my son did get enough)
now, what about these, is this the best knew hiscore score in the world !? i dont know, but its quite amazing, done by my son (not me lol) :
1 SOS & 2 portal played (not completed) in the same game
to be honest, lets say pin is dirty, than playing slowly than usual, tilt really friendly, last code version on it, and 3 balls game with EB
than tags ANT & MIC are from us, if you go there and play a game, almost you know...
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sounds like a blast
haven't tried raping mine yet
Quoted from Frax:
For real, we will be in Austin this weekend. Would take me like 10 minutes to clean that up, assuming the backboard comes off the LE the same way it does on the pro. Not exactly sure how the recognizer motor mounts...asked a while back, nobody seemed eager to post pictures of it.
Oh, and I play a hell of a game of Q-Bert's Quest.
Dohhh.... I'm heading to airport in just a bit to go to Lafayette today. Just down the road from Tigerlaw.
Just my luck
Quoted from QuarterGrabber:
Yeah, it looks awesome plus when you hit the three bank target it flashes blue which is super cool. One thing though is don't follow the instructions on where to place the blue LED strip. It tells you to place it at the bottom of the motor bracket, which I did at first, and I couldn't see the blue at all. Then I moved the blue strip and placed it directly under the red LED strip, much better, then I could see the blue. You have to bend the diod forward just a bit but well worth it.
...just admit it once and for all... "mr, I can't see the blue light"
you're johnny depp !
Quoted from pinballlooking:
We have 5 Tron Mini Arcade Cabs 3.1v available for shipping this week.
More info in this post.
How many of these items have you sold total overall?