I'm also a huge Tron fan, no other game has got my heart racing so fast...my buddy owns the LE and I hope to snag it from him someday
Quoted from nicoga3000:
I can't convince my wife that an LE is worth it ($10k+ is silly to me). But she'll go for a Pro if I can get it for a fair price. I'll mod it over time! I guess I just wanted to make sure that before I start my hunt, the lack of Daft Punk multiball, fiber optics, drop targets, etc. detract from the game. It's really between this and an Avengers machine, ha. Saying that in the Tron lovefest <3
After a few games I think the LE's ramps light up better than the eli kit? Brighter it seems? Also the motor on this pro is loud as hell. Gonna try and lube it. Don't think Dave's LE was ever that loud. This one sounds like it's about to take off haha...
I also pitched it up to 7 degrees, and adjusted the tilt bob properly, it was set right to the bottom? Your scores don't count now as it was impossible to tilt hahaha..
Can't wait to go play some more tonight! One of my all time fave pins, can't believe it's in my basement!!
Ya turning the volume up does help alot, but I'm still going to try and fix it. I like to listen to my records and play sometimes too and with the way it currently is, it would drive me nuts haha..
Anyhow SUPER happy with the machine and everything, just talking about the game is all
Had a belated New Years Eve party a couple nights ago with some friends at my place. Played the crap outta Tron, and at about 5am the left upper flipper died and locked on. We must have played a good 50 games on her though before it bit it.
Yanked the board today and q12 mosfet is toast. What mosfet do I need to buy? It's q12 for upper flipper.
My poor baby haha
Quoted from Buckman:
Good thing it's a cheap fix though, just a bit of a hassle.
You made it to Portal on the machine yet?
Still no portal, I did just learn about the Flynn/Scoop thing to finish modes in SOS, so that may help
I only needed to finish ZUSE the other day to light it...easy one haha, I only needed the far right standup I think...
From this thread:
"I've been to Portal a few times but have yet to complete it.
You all know that in SOS you can complete modes if Flynn's is lit by shooting the scoop and it will award you the current running mode (for a lesser point value). So if you are having trouble with Gem or another mode you can just finish those that way. You can relight Fynn's with the right orbit during SOS too as many times as you want. Also in disc multiball during SOS you don't have to hit all the various lit shots, you can shoot the spinning disc in the center and each read of the switches in there (the optos) will award one of the lit shots. Sometimes that's easier than some of the lit shots, especially if your disc tends to kick the ball out fairly consistently to a safe place.
My best game so far is 187M. I'm pretty sure I had double scoring going when I started SOS and I had a decent amount of the modes completed and I got to Portal but didn't come very close to finishing it."
Quoted from Whysnow:
I actually think it is reasonably priced given all the time and $$$$$ he has put in to it. How much are LEs going for recently? This seems like a relative bargin compared to those and I personally think it looks better with all the sweet 1 of a kind mods. Flanker, are you willing to sign it along with the sale?
No it's not reasonably price whatsoever lololol. I have lots of mods on mine, shaker, sub, Flynn sign, Eli kit, light cycles, arcade mod, etc. Mine was mid 6000CAN...
Center is obviously selling at "Neo" price...
I finally got portal multiball! I had to finish almost all the modes in SOS to do it too. Worst part was I had the sound off cause my son was making me listen to a song. Still F'n stoked!!
Quoted from NorCalRealtor:
Just installed a Stern Blue LED display in my Tron Pro and it is even better than I expected. I already knew the color would be more fitting. What I did not know was how much clearer all the animations would look. I can't speak on the Xpin or Vishay alternatives, but I can recommend the Stern Blue display 100%. Perfect shade of blue. Perfect brightness. Definitely install the included blue display film. Best upgrade on my Tron so far.
I remain torn on whether or not to sell my Tron in order to make room for (and fund) MMRLE. Tron is my favorite pin in my current lineup, and as much as I'd love to open a NIB MMRLE in a few months, I just don't know if I can bring myself to part with Tron. I know I would miss it. I wouldn't even consider selling it for any other pin.
Yes, don't sell Tron, it may not be the deepest game, but it's one of the best of ALL time IMO. I have made multiple different roms with different music for mine too
I want one of these displays now!!! You bastard, making me spend more money lol
What's the best blue display to get? I want one with nice blue color, and something that doesn't show the grid lines between the sections too...
Thanks for the replies, maybe I'll wait to see what the ColorDMD guys do with it...
The blue one only uses one screw.
The orange one maybe ur light isnt set down far enough, or you're using the wrong screw...
On the blue ones smaller hole, the screw just goes into the plastics, not the bumper hole, so slide it down and mount it with the 2 screws into the posts.
I believe I've gotten 9 a couple times when specifically going for it..did you beat that in the video? I didn't watch it all...
I like that Zen plastic, and the one over on the left too...who sells those again?
Quoted from KevInBuffalo:
Pinbits sells the whole Tron dress kit.
I kind of ONLY want the zen plastic....no big deal if I can't find it..
Quoted from DrMark12PA:
Am I missing some technique or in that video in the video just crazy lucky that the ball doesn't go straight down between the flippers (as happens to me constantly)? Some days I'm lucky to get 1 million points on the first ball much less get the SOS. Any tips that someone can suggest to prevent this?
Nudging and knowing the angles of the table and the sucker shots...oh and lots of practice
Looks to be a virtual pinball someone made....I had to look about 5 times to figure it out lol...
Quoted from Chosen_S:
I was working on my LE, and found this at the bottom of the cab, any ideas where it goes?
image.jpg (Click image to enlarge)
Do you have the Flynn sign mod? That looks to be the back panel for the FLYNN sign...
edit I see you do have that mod....so there's your answer...
Destroyed my GC score last night. Previous best was 160mil, and my other high scores are in the 130 range. Almost got to Portal twice. The first time I had everything finished except the stupid light cycles going into SOS
Quoted from flashinstinct:
Unfortunately I live in Canada so the EL kit is not worth the money with the current exchange rate. $500 for little wires that light up are far down my list unless someone is generous enough to give me instructions on how to make it from the coolights website with a step by step video... LOL.
Eli's kit is the FIRST thing a Tron Pro needs. Canada or not....
Quoted from ryanwanger:
Anyone have any Tron LED kit recommendations? I don't really know enough about the different types of bulbs, manufacturers etc - and not interested in picking out each individual bulb. Tell me what to buy!
It can be really difficult to tell from pics, even on LED seller websites.
TRON LED BUCKMAN (STEVE BUCKLES)
I've had a couple of Pinsiders ask me if I could summarize up what I did for my Tron Pro LED setup, thought I'd put up a post with the various LEDs that I put in and links to them (this is also for myself so I can remember what I did!). The picture below is what the machine looks like, and the map to show the GI was done up by hassanchop. Below is also a quick video I did a couple of months back. I tried a bunch of stuff, this is just what I liked and did (grouped stuff together in sections around the playfield):
- 6 on the backpanel are these (cool white 44/47 double LED):
- 4 of these (the ones that are visible - cool white frosted 44/47):
- 4 of these (right side sling and return - blue double LED):
- 4 of these (left side sling and return - orange double LED):
- 15 of these (the rest of the GI - cool white 44/47 retro):
- light cycle large inserts (no change - left as incandescent)
- TRON letters left side (purple 555 retro - 4 of them):
- clear inserts (ZUSE letters, scoop PORTAL, ZUSE on the main ladder - 6 of these):
- large PORTAL insert (555 premium 2LED cool white - 1 of them):
- disc inserts (PBL ablaze ghost busters 555 in blue - 7 of them):
- green inserts (BUMPERS/ADVANCE QUORRA/QUORRA/ FLYNN'S ARCADE) - 4 of these:
- main ladder RECOGNIZER insert (555 2LED red - 1 of them):
- main ladder TRON insert (555 2LED blue - 1 of them):
- CLU helmets/main ladder CLU/3 CLU rollover letters (8 of these 555 warm white 2LED premium):
- main ladder GEM/FLYNN inserts (2 of these 555 warm white 2LED premium):
- large orange triangle inserts (6 of them, 555 orange 2LED premium):
- EXTRA BALL/LIGHT CYCLE/SHOOT AGAIN/SPECIAL WHEN LIT/SPECIAL WHEN LIT/DOUBLE SCORING/SPINNERS/RECOGNIZER (in front of the 3 bank):
(8 in total, 555 warm white 2LED premium):
- no change, left as is.
Quoted from wontwa:
Early code? I remember this being a thing early on when I had the game, then a code update resolving (if memory serves me correctly).
Re: Daft Punk multiball - never saw it in the 2.5 years I had the game, took the glass off for a quick look before selling.
Also, since selling the game and going through a bunch of others in an attempt to recreate that great feeling I got from Tron, have realized that there is only one Tron and I should have never sold it. Best game ever (for me). Will definitely be buying again sooner than later.
My buddy who owned the LE changed the DAFT completions to 1 instead of 2. Makes it alot more achievable for the 'average' player....
It's called something else in the menu. Maybe end of line multiball. I forget what exactly....but its in there...
New shiny balls too and a sensual rub down....very sensual
A six beer cleaning for my baby..
Not sure I'm digging the clear flipper rubbers, might switch back to the blue titans. It kind of tricks your brain into thinking the bats are shorter than they really are...also don't look that great with yellow bats....
All modes complete ball 3, save disc for last. Hit the super with 2 balls left, and then simuldranious. I have done it before....but god that hurts...
Got portal many times, but only once have I got there with all modes lit and double scored the bonus...
Quoted from nosro:
I'm not sure what happened. The last time I checked my score, it was 41 million and I had managed to complete all modes on the first try except Zuse and Disc Multiball, which I had not started yet. I then completed Zuse and Disc on the first try, thereby going straight to Portal. I only played for approximately 30-45 seconds on Portal before draining to one ball, after which I played totally lame, but then suddenly found my score to be shy of 200 million. So somehow Zuse, Disc, possible a Tron timer, and my brief time in Portal netted more than 150 million.
Standard settings except that replay was set to extra ball, and I earned the extra ball through sufficient ramp shots, resulting in 5 balls played in total.
What a rush.
50 million if you go straight to portal before SOS. 100 million if you have double scoring running when you hit the scoop for portal...not sure what you did TBH...but here's the score to beat!
Also if you are dialed in on the GEM shot, the end of ball bonus can get pretty ludicrous
Quoted from beelzeboob:
Well...I was playing yzfguy's machine and he sets it up easy so that he can get high scores that look good enough to post on Pinside. Ten minute ball saves, extra balls for hitting the slings, and four winds multiball just because. I set my machines up for people who know how to play pinball.
HAHAH pure comedy..thx for the laugh
I never use that post. I turned off my shaker motor too....just crank the music up with upgraded speakers and that shakes the game plenty
Quoted from snakesnsparklers:
If that's all you need I have made this and can provide it. Of course it's not an official release but it is exactly what you are asking for, an official release that has been modified to swap to the callouts you desire from another official release. No code changes or anything that would make it not feel like an official release.
Yes please, PM sent
Very average....getting there is the fun. The mode itself...not so much...
The main god goal to me, is finishing all the modes, then getting double scoring going, then hit the scoop to start portal.
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