Pin2DMD colorization of....... Lethal Weapon 3!


By Malenko

2 months ago


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#1 89 days ago

So after finishing SFII (Gottlieb), Terminator 2 (Williams), Baywatch (SEGA) ,I figured its time to tackle a Data East pin! Here is Lethal Weapon 3! Very much a work in progress, but I do have a few scenes done ( more than what is attached here). I'm trying to use color masks and palette changes exclusively, no redraws.

There's also another reason for choosing this game. Randy Perlow hired me to color this for ColorDMD, sent me a contract an a W9 form, which I filled out and sent back after purchasing the machine. After I bought the machine, I emailed him for an update on when I'd get the hardware and software to color the game and he replied with this: (Full disclosure I did take an extra week to get back to him, I was in the process of buying the machine):

"Thomas,

I previously contacted you regarding ColorDMD’s concerns with your work on an infringing platform and potential harm to its business. At the time you responded that the work was for private use.
Since then you have ignored our concerns, and taken action to promote and publicly distribute this work, counter to a ColorDMD new product introduction.
As a result, ColorDMD can no longer reasonably expect to conduct business with you in good faith, or entrust you with safeguarding our proprietary information.

Regretfully, our offer to work with you as an independent contractor on future titles is withdrawn.

Randy Perlow
ColorDMD Displays"

Which put me on the hook for a machine I really cant afford to own. Im going to knock out this colorization, install the pin2DMD, and hopefully get a bunch of money in donations (spoiler: I wont ) but I'll likely end up selling the machine. Shame as its a really fun game and I had hoped to be a steady contributor to ColorDMD and use that money to expand my pinball collection.

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#2 89 days ago

A couple of the longer scenes (they never seem to display correctly embedded, so click them!)

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#3 89 days ago

The game is practically done, I just need to capture and color the last "stunt scenes" and finish some color tweaks.

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#4 88 days ago

Im in the middle of making 2 versions of this, one will say Multiball no matter what version you have, the other will say Tri-Ball no matter what version you have, so you can pick what you want it to say, Im still checking out the differences between 5 and 8 and determining what needs redone/retriggered

#5 87 days ago
Quoted from Malenko:

Im in the middle of making 2 versions of this, one will say Multiball no matter what version you have, the other will say Tri-Ball no matter what version you have

Great idea!

#6 82 days ago

there are a lot of differences between 2.05 and 2.08 I might have to do 2 separate releases instead of trying to make everything work for both.

#7 82 days ago
Quoted from Malenko:

there are a lot of differences between 2.05 and 2.08 I might have to do 2 separate releases instead of trying to make everything work for both.

Interesting. What else have you found? I think my machine came with 2.04, but it needed a new MPU to work right, so new ROMs went in early on.

#8 82 days ago

Some attract scenes are different , multi-ball is mentioned a few times and that's changed to tri-ball but a bunch of scenes have different hashes/crc32s . I feel like I'm pot committed to making this work on both games but its going to require some post release testing/bug squashing.

#9 81 days ago
Quoted from Malenko:

Some attract scenes are different , multi-ball is mentioned a few times and that's changed to tri-ball but a bunch of scenes have different hashes/crc32s . I feel like I'm pot committed to making this work on both games but its going to require some post release testing/bug squashing.

I'm just waiting/hoping on a group buy for @rappelbox Pin2Dmd and I'll order immediately. It'll go right in to my LW3 so let me know if I can help or test.

#10 79 days ago

I think all the "triball" shenanigans are done. I think I'll release a "works for both ROM versions set" and if I get any donations with a note asking for pre 2.08 saying triball or 2.08 saying multiball instead of triball I'll considering doing more work on this game.

Release forthcoming

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1 week later
#11 68 days ago

This really looks like an excellent effort. I’m relatively new to pinball and currently have an LW3 that has a couple of horizontal lines out and would like to replace it with this config. My CPU is 2.08 and display is 2.0. Are there resources to buy the most current roms? Also, are there kits/tutorials available for implementing the color dmd?

#12 68 days ago

Hi @cherga,
The hardware will be available from me, complete and ready to install. only take your old DMD out, put the new one in, attach 2 cables, done!

I'm actually preparing a group buy for these and all other titles from @malenko.

Stay tuned, updates will follow shortly

Dom

#13 68 days ago

That’s great! Thanks Dom.

#14 68 days ago

I want one.

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#15 61 days ago
Quoted from Malenko:

There's also another reason for choosing this game. Randy Perlow hired me to color this for ColorDMD, sent me a contract an a W9 form, which I filled out and sent back after purchasing the machine. After I bought the machine, I emailed him for an update on when I'd get the hardware and software to color the game and he replied with this: (Full disclosure I did take an extra week to get back to him, I was in the process of buying the machine):
"Thomas,
I previously contacted you regarding ColorDMD’s concerns with your work on an infringing platform and potential harm to its business. At the time you responded that the work was for private use.
Since then you have ignored our concerns, and taken action to promote and publicly distribute this work, counter to a ColorDMD new product introduction.
As a result, ColorDMD can no longer reasonably expect to conduct business with you in good faith, or entrust you with safeguarding our proprietary information.
Regretfully, our offer to work with you as an independent contractor on future titles is withdrawn.
Randy Perlow
ColorDMD Displays"
Which put me on the hook for a machine I really cant afford to own. Im going to knock out this colorization, install the pin2DMD, and hopefully get a bunch of money in donations (spoiler: I wont ) but I'll likely end up selling the machine. Shame as its a really fun game and I had hoped to be a steady contributor to ColorDMD and use that money to expand my pinball collection.

If anyone should still be in any doubt as to the nature of ColorDMD's actions regarding trying to eliminate competition, I think this should put that to bed.

What an utter ****.

Donated. Though don't yet have a game that you've coloured.

1 week later
#16 50 days ago

more updates to this, I just got the 2.08 ROMs so maybe I can do the multiball/tri-ball changes. Tri-ball does sound really stupid.

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