(Topic ID: 256666)

Party Zone Audio Improvement & Restoration Project - Work In Progress


By Bos98

83 days ago



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  • 26 posts
  • 6 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 12 hours ago by holminone
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“Keep the Call Out Scripts The Same?”

  • Yes! Keep them the same just re-record them for quality enhancement 8 votes
    53%
  • No! Let's rework the call out scripts and re-record them! 4 votes
    27%
  • Who the hell would put this much time and effort in to a Party Zone? 3 votes
    20%

(15 votes)

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#1 83 days ago

For whatever reason I have always been drawn to Party Zone. Perhaps its the zany theme that combines characters from many Bally properties, perhaps it's the quintessential 90's vibe it gives off, perhaps it's that it glows in the dark, who knows? Regardless, the one thing that has always made the game truly awful was the horrific music and call outs.

I have decided to fix this problem once and for all and have embarked on a quest to improve the audio for Party Zone by was of a custom mix for a Pinsound board.

I have already started on the music and am working to secure some legitimate voice talent to record all new call outs. My plan is not to change the actual script, just get new recordings made for existing spoken words. I am however open to suggestions on anything that people think should be changed from a scripting perspective.

I am including a link to my current work in progress, which should give you an idea of the truly 90's vibe I am working to capture with the music selection.

The call outs are currently all original as I don't plan on releasing that work until I am completed with it.

My guess is there are not too many people with Pinsound boards in their Party Zones, but if you happen to have both, I am looking for some feedback if you are willing to drop a Pinsound in your game give it a test and let me know what you think so far.

Thanks!

Download link to Beta 1: https://www.dropbox.com/s/bp64zxq8lg7rj8r/Party_Zone_Bos98_MIX_BETA1.zip?dl=0

#2 83 days ago

Current Music Line Up:

Party Zone Thee = Groove Is In The Heart
Game Over = Ice Ice Baby
Safe Sax = Good Vibrations (marky mark) & Be My Lover
Purple Haze = Purple Haze Remix
Chicken Feet = Chicken Dance Remix
Dummy Dance Contest = I like to move it, Macarena, What is Love, Another Night, Get Connected
Pinball Wizard = Pinball Wizard Remix
De Funkt = Around the world
Laff Attack = Move This by Technotronic
Multiball = Hotstepper
Fan Fare Football Drain = Monday Night Football Theme

The Pinsound board allows for multiple audio clips to be picked at random so I may add some additional selections of excellent 90's dance tracks.

#3 83 days ago

I finally stopped playing with the audio editing long enough to rebuild both flipper mechs which I have needed to do since I picked the game up about 2 months or so ago.

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#4 83 days ago

I also took advantage of CPR’s Black Friday sale and ordered the Mirrored Backglass because why the hell not!

20% savings pushed me over the edge!

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#5 83 days ago

I had previously purchased new cabinet decals as mine like many are totally faded out.

Upside, the set I got is UV reactive and this entire machine is going to glow like crazy when I am done.

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#6 83 days ago

I rebuilt the Dancing Dummy mechanism tonight as well. The original coil was magnetized and preventing the dummy from moving consistently and occasionally was blowing fuses.

All better after a clean up and new coil.

#7 83 days ago

Ramps are virtually perfect after some flame polishing.

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#8 83 days ago

This was the game when I brought it home. Sorry this post wasn’t first.

I have subsequently repaired the GI harness off the transformer properly and then installed a GI OCD which was a must for this game.

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#9 83 days ago

GI OCD installed, game rom patched to eliminate insert LED ghosting and the Pinsound+.

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#10 83 days ago

I plan on removing the batteries and installing a NVRAM at some point.

#11 83 days ago

I am thinking to install this t-molding and running UV Blacklight strips through it to illuminate the cabinet decals, but I am not sure how well that will work, nor do I know if it will be obnoxious during play.

https://www.t-molding.com/led-t-molding-housing.html

Blacklight strips
amazon.com link »

#12 83 days ago

The game already came with LED's but I am not super happy with all of the selections used.

ryanwanger and Comet Black Friday Sale to the rescue!
The Shopping Cart

#13 83 days ago

ColorDMD was a worthwhile upgrade for sure.

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#14 83 days ago

Couple pics of mine in the arcade. There are 8 4ft black lights.

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#15 83 days ago

Where did you get the cabinet decals?

#16 83 days ago
Quoted from Langless28:

Where did you get the cabinet decals?

Ebay

#17 83 days ago
Quoted from crujones4life:

Couple pics of mine in the arcade. There are 8 4ft black lights.[quoted image][quoted image]

That’s sweet! Must get as much Blacklighting as I can inside the machine.

I have a spare set of Pinstadiums I may toss in for the UV connected to the second string of GI used during the main playfield dimming.

#18 83 days ago
Quoted from Bos98:

That’s sweet! Must get as much Blacklighting as I can inside the machine.
I have a spare set of Pinstadiums I may toss in for the UV connected to the second string of GI used during the main playfield dimming.

Homemade uv strips but definitely worth adding it and triggering in red GI only mode.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/partyzone-1/page/6#post-4825404

#19 83 days ago
Quoted from Langless28:

Homemade uv strips but definitely worth adding it and triggering in red GI only mode.
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/partyzone-1/page/6#post-4825404

Yep, just like you did it. I am thinking to also add a relay to the red GI string to trigger the exterior under cabinet and t-molding UV lighting I want to add as well.

#20 79 days ago

I just got word back from the voice talent I selected. I think we can get these new callout recordings going

#22 79 days ago

Great game but the sounds were always the worst part of it! Good luck!

1 month later
#23 41 days ago

Hows this going?

#24 41 days ago

Colour DMD looks amazing in this pin. Can't wait to get mine

#25 41 days ago

Things are progressing. Wasn’t happy with the first voice over work so I am auditioning new talent right now.

I am happy with the music though.

1 month later
#26 12 hours ago
Quoted from Bos98:

Things are progressing. Wasn’t happy with the first voice over work so I am auditioning new talent right now.
I am happy with the music though.

Would a woman's voice be better?

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