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"Morning MU/TH/UR" Pinball Brothers Alien Remake Owners Club

By Red_Devils

6 months ago


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“What are you in on an SE or LV?”

  • LV 62 votes
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  • SE 59 votes
    32%
  • Not interested in this game 65 votes
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#1051 12 days ago
Quoted from Llabnip1972:

Anyone hear anything about our machines? I was just on the og heighway thread and was excited to see that efoil side blades are soon to be available for the OG model from Ministry of Pinball in Holland. It would be awesome if we could make these work for out new models as well. We would need the plastics of course and they would need to fit the new cab. I'm going to order some for my OG so I can check them against my remake as well for fit and connections. We would still need the plastics because if memory serves the standard remake is just black wood on the sides without the art plastics of the original.
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Major envy w your TBL in the background (patiently waiting here)!!...Heighway blades won't fit in remake cab as they're countersunk. I'm going to order a spare set, as we all know EL fades over time (paper, wire, whatever). Best blades I've seen on a game....glad they got done...(props to TomDK )

#1052 12 days ago

Does the Alien remake have flashers? I haven’t been able to see them in pictures or short videos I’ve watched. I saw a video of an OG with the siren flashers and thought it looked really cool. I was told that was a mod, though.

#1053 12 days ago
Quoted from Utesichiban:

Does the Alien remake have flashers? I haven’t been able to see them in pictures or short videos I’ve watched. I saw a video of an OG with the siren flashers and thought it looked really cool. I was told that was a mod, though.

Yes they were a mod for the OGs.
The remake does not have siren flashers but most likely will be able to mod out.

#1054 11 days ago

Hi,
Just a quick post for the definitive Targets Fix.
Here's my PB ALIEN converted with White Water Targets

3 Green + 2 Orange Targets
5 connectors JST PH2 (to keep original cables unmodified)

And ... voilà

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#1055 11 days ago
Quoted from BlackFlag:

Hi,
Just a quick post for the definitive Targets Fix.
Here's my PB ALIEN converted with White Water Targets
3 Green + 2 Orange Targets
5 connectors JST PH2 (to keep original cables unmodified)
And ... voilà [quoted image][quoted image]

Good job! But you do know WH20 targets are notorious for breaking? The plastic splits over time, so not sure how they will hold up in this game.

#1056 11 days ago
Quoted from BlackFlag:

Hi,
Just a quick post for the definitive Targets Fix.
Here's my PB ALIEN converted with White Water Targets
3 Green + 2 Orange Targets
5 connectors JST PH2 (to keep original cables unmodified)
And ... voilà [quoted image][quoted image]

So you're already having to fix parts in a brand new game? I guess I'll continue to wait on feedback to make sure the quality is good on this one before purchasing.

#1057 11 days ago
Quoted from thewool:

Good job! But you do know WH20 targets are notorious for breaking? The plastic splits over time, so not sure how they will hold up in this game.

Yep, i'm actually looking for rivets in case of breaking to put back the original white ones but it seems to be not so easy ?
Other solution would be to find a leaf switch that could fit inside the PB targets, now i got them outside and unmounted i can easily take one to go and compare to some switch.

Quoted from Utesichiban:

So you're already having to fix parts in a brand new game? I guess I'll continue to wait on feedback to make sure the quality is good on this one before purchasing.

Yep, i would be more worry to still have to do this after years of release ...
I personally enjoy to get involved into fixing, debugging even more than spending time on playing but i can understand yer opinion

#1058 11 days ago
Quoted from BlackFlag:Hi,
Just a quick post for the definitive Targets Fix.
Here's my PB ALIEN converted with White Water Targets
3 Green + 2 Orange Targets
5 connectors JST PH2 (to keep original cables unmodified)
And ... voilà [quoted image][quoted image]

Is that engineer model the one from Wish?

#1059 11 days ago
Quoted from Zablon:

Is that engineer model the one from Wish?

It can be, i personally bought on Aliexpress so it may be the same source :
https://fr.aliexpress.com/item/1005001813613652.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.2cd86c37jx3L1A

#1060 11 days ago
Quoted from Utesichiban:

So you're already having to fix parts in a brand new game? I guess I'll continue to wait on feedback to make sure the quality is good on this one before purchasing.

Have you ever bought a brand new pinball machine before? There is ALWAYS something to fix on a brand new game from any manufacturer. If you're expecting everything to be absolutely perfect on your brand new game, owning a pinball machine is probably not for you.

#1061 11 days ago
Quoted from brado426:

Have you ever bought a brand new pinball machine before? There is ALWAYS something to fix on a brand new game from any manufacturer. If you're expecting everything to be absolutely perfect on your brand new game, owning a pinball machine is probably not for you.

Brado, i wouldn't be so definitive. Utesichiban has legal thoughts, we just don't aim same things.
Just don't let fights kills passion here. Peace

#1062 11 days ago
Quoted from brado426:

Have you ever bought a brand new pinball machine before? There is ALWAYS something to fix on a brand new game from any manufacturer. If you're expecting everything to be absolutely perfect on your brand new game, owning a pinball machine is probably not for you.

To his point though, this one kind of does have a lot to prove...and we already know there are some questionable design choices that probably should have been changed from the OG. Much of the reason I avoided buying an OG.

What I think does need to be called out is that what Blackflag is talking about isn't a necessary change, it is something that he is experimenting with to make the targets more stable. At the end of the day, I question how reliable these target switches are going to be as well. I can definitely see how some of these things might put people off if they don't want to mess with it.

#1063 11 days ago

I think we need to make sure the current target inconsistencies aren’t code related. Then start switching them out with leaf switches.

#1064 11 days ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

I think we need to make sure the current target inconsistencies aren’t code related. Then start switching them out with leaf switches.

They aren't, i've replaced all micro switches from those targets one month ago and ... let's say... 20 games later 2 out of 5 are already broken !

#1065 11 days ago
Quoted from BlackFlag:

They aren't, i've replaced all micro switches from those targets one month ago and ... let's say... 20 games later 2 out of 5 are already broken !

Then I suggest using ones that aren’t like white water.

#1066 11 days ago
Quoted from brado426:

Have you ever bought a brand new pinball machine before? There is ALWAYS something to fix on a brand new game from any manufacturer. If you're expecting everything to be absolutely perfect on your brand new game, owning a pinball machine is probably not for you.

Uh, yeah. I just got a NIB EHOH 10 days ago. Eight games in, flippers started malfunctioning, house isn't holding the ball, and the GI lights under both slings aren't working. Stern tech support doesn't pick up the phone and 3 emails with no response so far. Fortunately, my distributor has been able to get a hold of them but still no resolution on what the problem is or replacement parts.

Tweaking is one thing, shoddy, cheap parts and and a maintenance nightmare with poor tech support is another.

Given my current experience, my threshold for known problems or cheap parts/QC after spending 8k + on a game is pretty low. Sure there are always small fixes to make but you shouldn't be replacing cheap parts or unable to play a consumer item at these price points fresh out of the box.

I know Pinball Bros isn't Stern but problems like I'm experiencing right now is the big reason I'm taking a wait and see approach before buying a NIB Alien (or anything NIB).

#1067 9 days ago

Troz given your skill level & experience and the fact you put some time on it a few weeks ago for your stream, i'm curious as to your thoughts on the machine build and the gameplay in general

#1068 9 days ago

Now we're talking!!!

Sounds like the port is backed up until June 12th so another day delay.... I can wait!

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#1069 9 days ago
Quoted from brado426:

Now we're talking!!!
Sounds like the port is backed up until June 12th so another day delay.... I can wait!
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You guys must be getting excited now...

#1070 7 days ago

Our ship has arrived!! Won’t be long now. So what, another week to get to Cointaker and then maybe another week to us?

#1071 7 days ago

Awesome...

so, where did the number 22 come from? Are we positive 22 are on this ship? Are we positive there's a 2nd ship slated to leave soon and how many games are on it?

#1072 7 days ago

I am hoping that we will be playing by the 4th July holiday weekend. So excited

Quoted from yuriijos:

Our ship has arrived!! Won’t be long now. So what, another week to get to Cointaker and then maybe another week to us?

#1073 7 days ago
Quoted from Red_Devils:

I am hoping that we will be playing by the 4th July holiday weekend. So excited

Sadly not sure I would count on that. 3 plus days to clear customs, a week to unload and sort 10,000 containers likely take a few weeks.

#1074 7 days ago

I've been trying to get a hold of Melissa for a week now. I've been asking if Cointaker has any widebody Voodoo glass in, I want to get a sheet ready for the new arrival. Has anybody heard anything?

#1075 7 days ago

I’ve sent two emails in the last month to Melissa just asking where I am in the line for the Q1 group and it’s been crickets…

#1076 7 days ago

I sent her my new address to deliver the game to and no response from Melissa either..

#1077 7 days ago

Getting my arcade ready for the beast to arrive. I can't find the width of the backbox in any of the docs. Are we talking WPC era width, Stern or something else? From the pictures I've seen it looks like a WPC widebody-width cab with a Stern-sized backbox.

#1078 6 days ago
Quoted from dri:

Getting my arcade ready for the beast to arrive. I can't find the width of the backbox in any of the docs. Are we talking WPC era width, Stern or something else? From the pictures I've seen it looks like a WPC widebody-width cab with a Stern-sized backbox.

The cabinet is supposed to based on a B/W cabinet - when I queried PB (prior to them shipping any) they weren't able to give me the actual dimensions but hopefully one of the guys that already has one can give us the dimensions

#1079 6 days ago
Quoted from dri:

Getting my arcade ready for the beast to arrive. I can't find the width of the backbox in any of the docs. Are we talking WPC era width, Stern or something else? From the pictures I've seen it looks like a WPC widebody-width cab with a Stern-sized backbox.

Grabbed my tape measure and checked:

Backbox:

Width: 27 5/8”
Height: 27 3/4”
Depth: 7 3/4” (top) 6 3/4” (bottom)

Cabinet:

Width: 24 7/8”
Height: 16” (front) 23 1/2” (rear)
Depth: 51 1/2”

#1080 6 days ago

Any update/thoughts from owners about installing the Beacons?

#1081 6 days ago

I’m still waiting for the beacons I ordered from AliExpress to arrive, so I haven’t tried anything yet.

#1082 6 days ago
Quoted from TinyBlackDog:

I’m still waiting for the beacons I ordered from AliExpress to arrive, so I haven’t tried anything yet.

How has your game been playing? What issues are you or have you been dealing with? Is PB supporting these issues?

#1083 6 days ago
Quoted from Red_Devils:

I've been trying to get a hold of Melissa for a week now. I've been asking if Cointaker has any widebody Voodoo glass in, I want to get a sheet ready for the new arrival. Has anybody heard anything?

I got a response on June 10th asking about the 2nd shipment (my invoice stated June 8th shipping) and was told they are being loaded onto a container in Italy.

#1084 6 days ago
Quoted from TinyBlackDog:

Grabbed my tape measure and checked

Thank you, sir!

#1085 6 days ago
Quoted from yuriijos:

How has your game been playing? What issues are you or have you been dealing with? Is PB supporting these issues?

I’m still waiting on my replacement target switches (they sent the wrong ones first time). No new issues but I’ve taken a break from playing waiting for a software update. I’m disappointed that it hasn’t come by now - I’ve had my machine over 5 weeks and everything I’ve reported is a “known issue”. Time to get a beta out!

#1086 6 days ago
Quoted from TinyBlackDog:

I’m still waiting on my replacement target switches (they sent the wrong ones first time). No new issues but I’ve taken a break from playing waiting for a software update. I’m disappointed that it hasn’t come by now - I’ve had my machine over 5 weeks and everything I’ve reported is a “known issue”. Time to get a beta out!

Cant be long with containers moving. Yet, a bit surprised. Probability of having troubling compiling an executable program?

#1087 5 days ago

Update: Cointaker now has the Voodoo widebody glass available on their site, $269+$25 Shipping. Go grab a sheet for your new Alien

#1088 5 days ago

Well after months of reading this thread and seeing what Pinball Brothers has produced I finally put a deposit on my 1st NIB pin! I'm in the 3rd Quarter and was told to expect her August/September. Usually summer flies by so this move should ensure a long summer!

#1089 5 days ago
Quoted from Crispin:

Well after months of reading this thread and seeing what Pinball Brothers has produced I finally put a deposit on my 1st NIB pin! I'm in the 3rd Quarter and was told to expect her August/September. Usually summer flies by so this move should ensure a long summer!

Congrats! Welcome to the family! I’m in on Q2. I wasn’t sure what timeline to expect so your message makes me feel a lot better. thanks for posting!

#1090 5 days ago
Quoted from Red_Devils:

Update: Cointaker now has the Voodoo widebody glass available on their site, $269+$25 Shipping. Go grab a sheet for your new Alien

Most kind, sir! Order placed.

#1091 5 days ago

When are we gonna see more mods for this game?

#1092 5 days ago
Quoted from yuriijos:

When are we gonna see more mods for this game?

Soon i hope ...

#1093 3 days ago

I just received a shipping confirmation email from Cointaker, woohoo!

#1094 3 days ago

Me also ,Chap!

#1095 3 days ago
Quoted from Red_Devils:

I just received a shipping confirmation email from Cointaker, woohoo!

Awesome , so they’re already at cointaker? Did you guys get an ETA?

#1096 3 days ago
Quoted from Mageek:

Awesome , so they’re already at cointaker? Did you guys get an ETA?

It only says item shipped. No tracking or ETA, but it shouldn't be long now

#1097 3 days ago

This is such great news! I expect all the videos/pictures!

#1098 3 days ago

Mine was delivered within a couple of days of shipping from Cointaker. As I recall I got a text from FedEx Freight that had a link to schedule delivery. Shipped on a Monday and was delivered on Wednesday.

#1099 3 days ago
Quoted from TinyBlackDog:

Mine was delivered within a couple of days of shipping from Cointaker. As I recall I got a text from FedEx Freight that had a link to schedule delivery. Shipped on a Monday and was delivered on Wednesday.

Thx TBD. I just got a call back from Cointaker telling me that these would be picked up by fed ex throughout the week. They are being picked up by fed ex piecemeal because the boxes arrived from europe without pallets and they are having to custom build the pallets. Sounds like the first batch should all move out this week. She told me that we would be contacted by fed ex to schedule delivery once they were picked up. I for one could not be happier with the level of service and responsiveness I received from Cointaker.

#1100 3 days ago

Its worth mentioning one more time that my OG Alien by Heighway will soon be officially up for sale once I receive and am satisfied with my remake. Not willing to ship but message me and I will make it worth the drive. C'mon, I drove 12 hours to pick up my Lebowski!

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