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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. 391 votes
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  • 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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#7010 2 years ago

Just bought a NIB Tron LE. Should I just open it and use it, or save it?

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#7022 2 years ago

I never played Tron before, does it have music from the movie ? I think some music is from Daft Punk?

Thanks

#7045 1 year ago

Ok so I got my NIB LE coming Wednesday. It has probably been sitting in the sellers garage for many years. Any advice what I should do when I set it up ? I hope it still works!

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#7121 1 year ago
Quoted from MK6PIN:

My cleaning ladies are forbidden from even entering the game room area....windex and bleach based cleaners? No way....main levels only for them.....

Yeah I would never let them in my pinball room. No way, they have broken lots of my Star Wars rare statues in the past too!

#7122 1 year ago

Hey guys so I finally got my Tron HUO LE up and running. It kept resetting and rebooting when I first hooked it up. I went over every single wire and did not see any loose connections. I think it may be my outlet, or even the reset button the CPU board, Im not sure, but it hasn't done it in the last 24 hours. I updated to the newest firmware from version 1.0! Anyways, this unit has never been played, so I used some product called

Wizard wax (amazon.com link »)

on the play field. Someone else on the forum recommended It. So I rubbed it in with a microfiber towel. How do you get into those tough areas underneath the ramps?? Anything someone can suggest. I think it looks much better, much more clean then before. Im about to install that mini cab mod, but Im scared, never done this kind of work before, Im new to pinball
Thanks!

Mo!

#7123 1 year ago
Quoted from TimeBandit:

Yes, I can get you a new cleaning lady fairly cheaply.

Believe it or not, my best cleaning person was some guy when I was living in Chicago.. not a cleaning lady! He was awesome, he cleaned literally everything, every 5 mins he would go outside, smoke down a cigarette then come back and clean like crazy. great guy.

#7134 1 year ago
Quoted from Jimmyapple:

Hi everyone. I'm way late to the game but I'm finally picking up in amazing condition Tron. It's the pro model and factory so looking for any first thing to do advice. I.e. Any updates I need to ensure I get or things to look out for. Also if anyone has advice or extra mods I should add that are relatively inexpensive at this moment please lmk through pm. As you all know if I got this I've already spent a pretty dime let me put some days together before I tell my wife I'm buying $300 lighted cycles or something. Thanks
Jimmy

Update to the newest code if it doesn't have it. My HUO LE with zero plays had version 1.0. Updating made a huge difference!

#7138 1 year ago
Quoted from J85M:

I am sure I'll be in the same boat, I'll be updating while I install the arcade mod and a couple others

My Stern was very picky. I tried 3 different USB drives before it finally recognized one. Weird. Must have to be an older USB drive or something. On a side note, my Star Wars LE is coming. What is really really dumb is how they changed the power switch from underneath the front of the machine to the underneath the head! I mean, so dumb! I have all my machines setup next to each other, now I need a stick to turn it on , because I can' squeeze my body between them to turn it on.

#7146 1 year ago

Hey guys, I just got a shaker motor for my Tron LE. I've never installed one before, seems a little bit overwhelming. It came with instructions, but does someone know of a video out there?
Thanks!
Mo

#7151 1 year ago

Hey guys, my Tron had some mild scratching I guess from shipping. Is there anything you guys can recommend to fix it? Some very mild paint chipping. Would you guys just leave it alone?

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#7158 1 year ago
Quoted from Guinnesstime:

It's actually very simple. This should help.
» YouTube video

Shaker motor installed successfully. Man what a pain, had to wire up a harness to the head, then another one in the back, then I screwed up the screws.. 2 hours later.. success. Not for the faint of heart.

#7159 1 year ago
Quoted from Oneangrymo:

Shaker motor installed successfully. Man what a pain, had to wire up a harness to the head, then another one in the back, then I screwed up the screws.. 2 hours later.. success. Not for the faint of heart.

#7161 1 year ago
Quoted from Micky:

What brand shaker motor did you buy?

Not sure, I got it from Gameroomguys. I hope its legit.

#7171 1 year ago

After getting my shaker motor installed.. which works great.. I went to install my mini cab ver 3.1. But I cracked the plastic base. So the seller, who is amazing, is sending me another plastic base to replace it! Then I got to figure out how to install this recognizer mod. Man too many mods! But at least this is a good way to learn everything

#7177 1 year ago

I have an recognizer mod to install. Its the one with 6 LEDs.. was thinking about doing it on my Tron LE. Does anyone know how hard it is? It keeps talking about small wires which can be easily damaged.. scares the crap out of me.

#7178 1 year ago

Ok Tron guys, I need help big time. When I first got my Tron LE, the DMD was grabled and it machine would kind of reset, and go into a state where none of the buttons worked. It did that for a while, but then it just went away. For weeks I have been playing my Tron just fine, even installed a shaker motor and mini cab 3.1 with no problems! Then just today it started doing it all over again. I have checked every connection, any one have any ideas what I can do, its frustrating ! When it happens the lit ramps don't turn on.

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#7181 1 year ago
Quoted from DaveH:

Start at the usual spots. Grab a meter and check the voltage coming into the DMD. However I suspect they are correct, but it's the first spot.
After that, one strange thing about Stern games... when the display gets nuts, it can cause a bunch of odd problems like this (not booting). If you have another stern of the same generation, grab the whole DMD, display board, and cable, and slap it into Tron. If that works, swap back one part at a time. Pay very close attention to the actual shape of the ribbon connectors (you will probably have to remove some hot snot to get them off). If any of those pins are discolored, that is likely your issue. Same thing if swapping back all the parts works, it was connection of the ribbon cables, replace them.

Hey thanks for your reply. I think its the ribbon cables but Im not 100% sure. I ordered a new set, cost like 25.00.. If that still doesn't work, do you think I should get a pinball tech to come out?

Mo

#7182 1 year ago
Quoted from Oneangrymo:

Hey thanks for your reply. I think its the ribbon cables but Im not 100% sure. I ordered a new set, cost like 25.00.. If that still doesn't work, do you think I should get a pinball tech to come out?
Mo

Ok so I contacted Stern, and they said to check CPU voltage and make sure its 5volts DC. If its fine and CPU not booting, then its a CPU problem. So I have never checked any voltage this and that before. What do I do? Anyone can point me to voltage meter and where do I put it to test the voltage?

Thanks!

#7190 1 year ago

Ok I think I narrowed down the problem to no 5 volt coming through on the io power board. Does anyone have any suggestions what to do from here? Do you think the power board has to be replaced? Man thats like 500.00

#7194 1 year ago

Stern tech support rocks. Finally narrowed it down to this U12 thingy. Waiting to see what they say next. It had all this black oozing liquid like stuff coming from it.

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#7203 1 year ago
Quoted from Oneangrymo:

Stern tech support rocks. Finally narrowed it down to this U12 thingy. Waiting to see what they say next. It had all this black oozing liquid like stuff coming from it.

Tron is finally fixed. Bad power driver board. Replaced and working great! Finally.

#7208 1 year ago
Quoted from billsfanmd:

Anyone going to remake the flynn sign? looking for one. Thx

Me too please.

#7215 1 year ago
Quoted from J85M:

Quick disc update guys I will be good to go this week and get invoices sent for the weekend I hope. Apolgies for the delays it's 3:15am here in the UK at the moment and we have had a couple of particularly bad nights in the hospital this week, not to mention some a**hole broke into our house last night and 8 others while we where both sat here in the ICU ward, so that took priority today what with police and forensics coming round. Again my apologies and thanks for bearing with me.

Man I hope everything is ok. Wishing best for you and your family

#7225 1 year ago

Hi guys, I have been playing my Tron off and on for some time now I installed a shaker motor and its working great. One thing bothers me, and Im not sure if its normal. Sometimes during the game (I dont know if its a mode or not, or if its even supposed to do this), but the moving recognizer starts shaking violently, like its blowing up or something. It shakes the whole machine. Is it supposed to do that?

Thanks
Mo

#7227 1 year ago
Quoted from monkeyboypaul:

When the shaker's shaking, or just on its own without obvious reason?
This sounds wrong, like the LE's moving Recogniser motor is screwed somehow. I have a Pro - my recogniser stands perfectly still, even when the shaker shakes

I think its only when the shaker motor is going full throttle.. must be shaking the post?

#7229 1 year ago
Quoted from monkeyboypaul:

There's a shaker test in the menu's - try that, see if it tallies with your theory. Maybe the recogniser rod thing from the back board is loose?

Ok thanks for the advice.. man my Tron requires more servicing than any of my other pins. Weird.

#7230 1 year ago
Quoted from Oneangrymo:

Ok thanks for the advice.. man my Tron requires more servicing than any of my other pins. Weird.

I just tested it looks like the recognizer shakes like crazy when the shaker motor goes on. Must be a loose post or something anyone have this before ?

#7232 1 year ago
Quoted from DaveH:

That is weird. I've had mine for over 5 years, and the only servicing has been cleaning, a few bulbs, and the E target in Zeus. Other than that I've just installed mods. Oh, and played the snot out of it
Though I think there is service coming up because my shaker has started to squeak. So that will need a look soon.

Yeah looks like mine needed some tuning

#7233 1 year ago
Quoted from Oneangrymo:

Yeah looks like mine needed some tuning

I messaged Stern.. not sure how to fix this one. The recognizer goes left and right just fine.. movement is fine, but man when that shaker motor goes, it bounces up and down like nuts. The bar is a little loose if I push it up, looks like it needs a new bolt or something to hold it tighter... hoping it is once again an easy fix.

#7234 1 year ago
Quoted from Oneangrymo:

I messaged Stern.. not sure how to fix this one. The recognizer goes left and right just fine.. movement is fine, but man when that shaker motor goes, it bounces up and down like nuts. The bar is a little loose if I push it up, looks like it needs a new bolt or something to hold it tighter... hoping it is once again an easy fix.

You know what, Im beginning to think my shaker motor is just too violent and needs to be adjusted. Even the light cycles in the back are shaking. I read somewhere that people adjusted their shaker so one weight is 90 degrees compared to the other, I will try this out

Mo

#7236 1 year ago
Quoted from DaveH:

Which shaker is in there? I really like the Stern one in my Tron and it was perfect. I put the Cointaker Red Tremor in my Iron Man and thought it was MUCH to violent.

I bought it from gameroomguys, I just assumed its a Stern, but Im not sure. I think thats the problem because the back of the play field kind of vibrates a lot, the cycles shake a little bit too, I hope its as simple as this. Any other advice you guys can give?

#7238 1 year ago
Quoted from Guinnesstime:

This is going to sound like hearsay, but I remember some people saying the GRG shaker is too violent. Not a Stern.
I have one pin with a Cointaker and it's really violent compared to the shaker in my Tron.

Thats weird, because I just reviewed my purchase from eBay. The ad said it is "OEM". Could it still not be a stern?
Thanks

#7239 1 year ago
Quoted from Oneangrymo:

Thats weird, because I just reviewed my purchase from eBay. The ad said it is "OEM". Could it still not be a stern?
Thanks

Took out my shaker motor, thinking about making one of the weights 90 degrees, but obviously since shaker out, game working 100% fine again. Wonder if maybe I just didn't have it bolted to the cabinet very good. Love this trouble shooting stuff, reminds me of my Windows PCs back in the day when I was trying to get my PC games to run smoothly. There was always some virus, this problem/that problem.. thats why I dont deal with Windows anymore.. made me overweight from all those days sitting on the computer trying to get Windows to run. At least this way Im screwing things, taking things out, bending over, lifting.. healthier hobby.

#7240 1 year ago
Quoted from Oneangrymo:

Took out my shaker motor, thinking about making one of the weights 90 degrees, but obviously since shaker out, game working 100% fine again. Wonder if maybe I just didn't have it bolted to the cabinet very good. Love this trouble shooting stuff, reminds me of my Windows PCs back in the day when I was trying to get my PC games to run smoothly. There was always some virus, this problem/that problem.. thats why I dont deal with Windows anymore.. made me overweight from all those days sitting on the computer trying to get Windows to run. At least this way Im screwing things, taking things out, bending over, lifting.. healthier hobby.

Ok so I took out the shaker motor, put back it in and bolted it down like crazy. Same result. Shaking play field around and the recognizer and the yellow light bike bounce around like crazy. This sucks.

#7243 1 year ago
Quoted from neverahighscore:

Search how to tame cointakers red tremor shaker motor and you'll solve your issue. Its simple and easy and can be used for any shaker.

You guys don't think changing the io power driver board made the shaker motor "stronger ". Is that even possible ? Because I swear it was working fine before

#7245 1 year ago
Quoted from billsfanmd:

If I remember you just loosen allen screw and move counterweights..When I played with it a while back I remember I could even line them up so when it spins there is no shake...just tweak the location of the weights.

Ok Ill try that
Thanks
MM

#7246 1 year ago

I contacted GRG, good customer service, they called me back and think the motor is defective. Going to send me a new one. Can't wait to see what else fails.

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#7269 1 year ago
Quoted from Oneangrymo:

I contacted GRG, good customer service, they called me back and think the motor is defective. Going to send me a new one. Can't wait to see what else fails.

Well replacement shaker motor didn't work either, still shakes the rear of the play field, mostly the rear cycle and the recognizer. Next step is for me to try changing the weights.. I'll start with 180 degrees.. sigh..

#7273 1 year ago
Quoted from J85M:

No idea why that is shaking your ramp, have you checked all the posts securing the ramps are present and the ramp is screwed to each of them? Something simply sounds loose.
As for the recognizer on the LE it does shake/wobble quite abit when the disc is spinning and the shaker is running at the same time, the reocognizer is on quite a flimsy armature.

I took some weather stripping and put it under the shaker motor. It didn't do much. Taking a piece of foam and putting it between the shaker and cabinet, I think dampened it down a bit. Ill check all the screws.. yeah something has to be loose. The only other thing I can think of is, since I changed the io driver board, this is when it all started. Maybe the new io power driver board is stronger, and makes it shake stronger.

Thanks for the advice

#7275 1 year ago
Quoted from J85M:

Well on the plus side at least your shaker is going what it's supposed to it's shaking your game silly

Yah I just hope it doesn't break anything. That yellow bike ramp doesn't have anything securing it in the front, thats why it flaps around some. Ill try adjusting the weights on the shaker to 90 degrees. Hope it helps. Could always go without shaker, but I kind of want it for that extra rumble feel

Mo

#7277 1 year ago
Quoted from J85M:

Mo, that doesn't sound right I'm sure my last two TRONs never had ramps that flapped around, both solid and secure. Might be worth posting a couple pics over head so the guys with their games at hand can confirm for you, maybe it's right but I can't recall anything but solid ramps!

Well I got tired of it, so I left it alone. I think I am overreacting a bit. yes the recognizer and that yellow bike shake some, but it only does it if the shaker goes on continuously and at full power. I would like to get that weight changed to 90 degrees, but man taking that screw off was impossible, so I gave up.. ok time to enjoy the game now and not worry about it

Thanks for all the tips.

#7279 1 year ago
Quoted from billsfanmd:

Rotate the weights on shaker ?

Yeah thats what Im trying to do, but that damn screw wont come out.

#7281 1 year ago

YeH it’s hard to get off. Manual almost broke the wrench in half and electrical broke the bit !

#7284 1 year ago
Quoted from vbittnv:

Same here.. on my tron the shaker wanted to rip the machine apart!!! I just rotated the weights to 90 degrees apart and its perfect now. Good luck!

Man I wished you chimed in posts ago! Ill try this out
Thanks

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#7307 1 year ago
Quoted from jp335i:

I hear ya .... I LOVED TRON, it was my grail and I had so much fun modding it but I did not enjoy playing it for some reason. It was a beautiful HUO machine and I'm blessed to have owned it but I enjoy SW so much more.

AFter the new update, Star Wars is like 100 times better. But that asteroid field part gets annoying and I still haven' blown up that damn death star! Its freaking hard!

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#7310 1 year ago
Quoted from DaveH:

centerflank would have never allowed this kind of discussion in this thread. It's spelled "Portal".

Omg relax. This forum is for people who love pinball not hitlers.. thanks

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#7311 1 year ago
Quoted from DaveH:

centerflank would have never allowed this kind of discussion in this thread. It's spelled "Portal".

Omg ... someone needs a drink

#7312 1 year ago

What’s a lightning kitty ?

#7314 1 year ago
Quoted from J85M:

You did upvote his post so he can't be totally wrong

Yeah didn’t want to upset people we are all buds here. So you butt cheeses that want to discuss Star Wars take it elsewhere ! We don’t give a rats ass what u have to say! Now let’s get back to Tron..ummmm.. what else is new ?

#7316 1 year ago
Quoted from J85M:

TRON doesn't need anything new, it's got something no other game has.... Gem!

Gem is pretty amazing.. from the movie I really wished they showed her dancing
More.. they just show her dancing for a millisecond it was awesome. Whoever is making that lcd mod include gem !

#7321 1 year ago
Quoted from DaveH:

I tend to lean towards Mary Anne... Oh, I mean Quorra.

I was pointing out that I miss our glorious OP in this thread. This forum is for people who love pinball, but this thread is for TRON!!!!
As for Godwin's law... you lose.

yeah sorry man, next time your in Michigan drop by for a beer

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#7414 1 year ago
Quoted from flynnsbit:

Thought you guys might like a mod I have been working on for a while. Don't forget to scroll down to the next post.
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/tron-legacy-play-field-lcd-mod/page/2#post-4134041

This looks so awesome. I can't wait to get it!

#7415 1 year ago

Finally got my shaker motor problem solved. Adjusting the weights helped. The play field doesn't shake as much and rattle, and still gives some effect. Finally can enjoy the game! Until Flynnsbit comes out with that LCD! Awesome!

1 year later
#9058 26 days ago

Does anyone have the instructions on how to install the Flynn sign mod?
Thanks

#9060 26 days ago
Quoted from Twilight1:

I don’t have the instructions but have one in my game I could send you pics.

I think I found some pics and can work with it, just dont know where flynn sign cable goes into playfield
thanks!

#9062 26 days ago
Quoted from Twilight1:

Mine goes through the flasher bulb housing then runs down the flasher wiring.[quoted image]

Thanks man, did you have to remove the mini cab to get the wire through and were you able to just push it down?
Thanks

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