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revisiting the classics: new code megathread

By cait001

24 days ago


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#1 24 days ago

I want to assemble a list of games that have custom code made for them.
this will include modified ROMs, and projects where you have to use extra hardware like an arduino or new boards/DMD.
I want a single list so people can check their machines against to see if something for it is out there. Sometimes all it takes is a few tweaks of the ROM to breathe new life in to an old game! Sometimes game you sold long ago are enticing again now that bugs and weird scoring features are gone.

I want to track the following information:
Game (year, manufacturer) - Is the code available? and then a relevant link to find more info

please reply with corrections and omissions

Black Jack (1977, Bally) - Black Jack 2020 by DickHamill - AVAILABLE https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/black-jack-2020-new-code-for-bally-black-jack-1977
Hot Tip (1977, Williams) - Completely new ruleset by zacaj - AVAILABLE https://zacaj.com/p.php?id=66
Mata Hari (1978, Bally) - Mata Hari 2020 by ??? - AVAILABLE https://github.com/BallySternOS/MataHari2020
Playboy (1978, Bally) - Playboy 2020 by ??? - AVAILABLE https://github.com/BallySternOS/BallyPlayboy2020
Stars (1978, Stern) - Stars 2020 by DickHamill - AVAILABLE https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/stars-2020-side-project-digital-sound
Dracula (1979, Stern) - Competition rom and rules tweaks by zacaj - AVAILABLE https://zacaj.com/p.php?id=19&title=Stern+Dracula+Tournament+Rom+V4
Meteor (1979, Stern) - Meteor2021 by DickHamill - AVAILABLE https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/meteor-2021-new-code-for-stern-meteor-1979
Trident (1979, Stern) - Trident 2020 by DickHamill - AVAILABLE https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/trident-2020-a-rewrite-of-stern-trident-1979
Big Game (1980, Stern) - new rules + fixes by slochar - AVAILABLE https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/software-mod-for-stern-big-game
Cheetah (1980, Stern) - Competition rom by zacaj - AVAILABLE https://zacaj.com/p.php?id=65
Flight 2000 (1980, Stern) - new rules + fixes by slochar - AVAILABLE https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/free-play-roms-for-classic-stern-games-link
Silverball Mania (1980, Bally) - SilverBallMania2021 by ??? - AVAILABLE https://github.com/BallySternOS/SilverBallMania2021
Dragonfist (1981, Stern) - new rules + fixes by slochar - AVAILABLE https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/new-revision-of-stern-dragonfist-software
Flash Gordon (1981, Bally) - Flash Gordon 2021 by bluebomber - AVAILABLE https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/flash-gordon-2021-re-imagined-code-for-bally-flash-gordon-1981
Jungle Lord (1981, Williams) - new code by idealjoker - AVAILABLE https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/announce-jungle-lord-new-tricks-home-rom
Pinbot (1986, Williams) - PEMBOT (new rules) by idealjoker - AVAILABLE https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/pembot-no-relation/
Mousin' Around! (1989, Bally) - code update by soren - AVAILABLE https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/official-williams-and-bally-software-upgrades/page/12#post-6546119
Radical! (1990, Bally) - new rules by soren - AVAILABLE https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/new-radical-software-mod
Star Trek (1991, Data East) - code tweaks + fixes by ChadH - AVAILABLE https://www.pinballcode.com/
The Machine: Bride of Pinbot (1991, Williams) - Bride of Pinbot 2.0 kit by Dutch Pinball - AVAILABLE https://pinside.com/pinball/machine/bride-of-pinbot-20
Creature from the Black Lagoon (1992, Bally) - new rules by soren - AVAILABLE https://dotsandloopspinball.com/software/
Hook (1992, Data East) - code tweaks + fixes by ChadH - AVAILABLE https://www.pinballcode.com/
Lethal Weapon 3 (1992, Data East) - code tweaks + fixes by ChadH - AVAILABLE https://www.pinballcode.com/
Star Wars (1992, Data East) - code tweaks + fixes by ChadH - AVAILABLE https://www.pinballcode.com/
Judge Dredd (1993, Bally) - PROC full rewrite by gstellenberg - AVAILABLE https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/has-anyone-reworked-judge-dredd-gameplay#post-4797927
Jurassic Park (1993, Data East) - code tweaks + fixes by ChadH - AVAILABLE https://www.pinballcode.com/
Tales from the Crypt (1993, Data East) - code tweaks + fixes by ChadH - AVAILABLE https://www.pinballcode.com/
Red & Ted’s Road Show (1994, Williams) - new rules by soren - AVAILABLE https://dotsandloopspinball.com/software/
The Who's Tommy Pinball Wizard (1994, Data East) - code tweaks + fixes by ChadH - AVAILABLE https://www.pinballcode.com/
Baywatch (1995, Sega) - code tweaks + fixes by ChadH - AVAILABLE https://www.pinballcode.com/
Theatre of Magic (1995, Bally) - code update by soren - AVAILABLE https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/official-williams-and-bally-software-upgrades/page/12#post-6546119
Junk Yard (1996, Williams) - new rules by soren - AVAILABLE https://dotsandloopspinball.com/software/
No Good Gofers (1997, Williams) - NGG2.0 by jamescardona - AVAILABLE https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/ngg20-new-code-for-your-no-good-gofers-2020
Cactus Canyon (1998, Bally) - Cactus Canyon Continued PROC rewrite by epthegeek - AVAILABLE https://github.com/epthegeek/cactuscanyon/
Indiana Jones (2008, Stern) - PROC rules rewrite by applejuice - AVAILABLE https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/indiana-jones-stern-software-rewrite-port-over-the-journey/

EXTRA:
Freeplay ROMs for all the classic Stern games by slochar https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/free-play-roms-for-classic-stern-games-link

Divide-by-10 ROMs for all Williams System 6 games by Ted Estes https://www.ipdb.org/search.pl?searchtype=advanced&mpu=3

IN PROGRESS - maybe go cheer on the dev?
Paragon (1979, Bally) - new rules by PinballHelp - IN PROGRESS http://pinballhelp.com/demo-of-custom-paragon-with-all-new-sound-rules/
Nine Ball (1980, Stern) - code rewrite by slochar - IN PROGRESS https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/9-ball-software-rewrite
Catacomb (1981, Stern) - ROM tweaks by slochar - IN PROGRESS https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/software-mods-for-classic-stern-games
Lightning (1981, Stern) - ROM tweaks by slochar - IN PROGRESS https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/software-mods-for-classic-stern-games
F-14 Tomcat (1987, Williams) - F14 Tomcat : Second Sortie by Snux - IN PROGRESS https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/f14-tomcat-second-sortie-information-and-on-going-development
Whirlwind (1990, Williams) - DMD mod + full rewrite by applejuice - IN PROGRESS https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/whirlwind-software-rewrite-the-journey
Black Rose (1992, Bally) - Black Rose 2.0 : Skull and Bones by jamescardona - IN PROGRESS https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/skull-and-bones-new-code-for-your-black-rose-pinball-machine

UNAVAILABLE: mods that existed, but are now no longer available. Don't ask. Also includes seemingly abandoned projects.
High Speed (1986, Williams) - code update by soren - UNAVAILABLE https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/new-high-speed-software-mod
Big Guns (1987, Williams) - code update by soren - UNAVAILABLE https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/new-big-guns-software-mod
Taxi (1988, Williams) - competition ROM by soren - UNAVAILABLE https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/new-taxi-custom-competition-rom
Earthshaker (1989, Williams) - competition ROM by soren - UNAVAILABLE https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/new-earthshaker-custom-competition-rom
Dr. Dude (1990, Bally) - competition ROM by soren - UNAVAILABLE https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/new-dr-dude-custom-competition-rom
Pool Sharks (1990, Bally) - code update by soren - UNAVAILABLE https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/new-pool-sharks-software-mod
Rollergames (1990, Williams) - code update by soren - UNAVAILABLE https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/new-rollergames-software-mod
Addams Family (1992, Bally) - code update by soren - UNAVAILABLE https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/new-the-addams-family-software-mod
Bram Stoker's Dracula (1993, Williams) - competition ROM by soren - UNAVAILABLE https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/new-bram-stokers-dracula-custom-competition-rom
Demolition Man (1994, Williams) - code update by soren - UNAVAILABLE https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/new-demolition-man-software-mod-version-2
World Cup Soccer (1994, Bally) - competition ROM by soren - UNAVAILABLE https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/new-world-cup-soccer-custom-competition-rom
Tales of the Arabian Nights (1996, Williams) - competition ROM by soren - UNAVAILABLE https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/new-tales-from-the-arabian-nights-custom-competition-rom
Earthshaker (1989, Williams) - Earthshaker Aftershock PROC rewrite by TheNoTrashCougar - UNAVAILABLE - ABANDONED? https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/earthshaker-aftershock-oct-2014-gameplay-video
Creature from the Black Lagoon (1992, Bally) - PROC rules rewrite by Adam Preble - UNAVAILABLE - ABANDONED? https://github.com/preble/creature
Addams Family (1992, Bally) - PROC rules rewrite by Compy - UNAVAILABLE - IN PROGRESS? https://github.com/Compy/TAF
Galaxy (1980, Stern) - Galaxy2021 by DickHamill - UNAVAILABLE - NOT RELEASED https://tinyurl.com/237kbkwc

#2 24 days ago

Awesome list and initiative!

#3 24 days ago

Dracula (1979, Stern) - Competition rom and rules tweaks by zacaj https://zacaj.com/p.php?id=19&title=Stern+Dracula+Tournament+Rom+V4
Hot Tip (1978, Williams) - Completely new ruleset by zacaj https://zacaj.com/p.php?id=66
Cheetah (1980, Stern) - Competition rom by zacaj https://zacaj.com/p.php?id=65

#4 24 days ago

Why were so many removed and NLA?

#5 24 days ago
Quoted from zacaj:

Dracula (1979, Stern) - Competition rom and rules tweaks by zacaj https://zacaj.com/p.php?id=19&title=Stern+Dracula+Tournament+Rom+V4
Hot Tip (1978, Williams) - Completely new ruleset by zacaj https://zacaj.com/p.php?id=66
Cheetah (1980, Stern) - Competition rom by zacaj https://zacaj.com/p.php?id=65

added, thank you!

I also added F-14 Tomcat and Judge Dredd

#6 24 days ago

Might be good to note which ones require new boards vs use the originals

#7 24 days ago

Just added these
Cactus Canyon (1998, Bally) - Cactuc Canyon Continued PROC rewrite by epthegeek - AVAILABLE https://github.com/epthegeek/cactuscanyon/
Addams Family (1992, Bally) - PROC rules rewrite by Compy - IN PROGRESS? https://github.com/Compy/TAF
Indiana Jones (2008, Stern) - PROC rules rewrite by applejuice - AVAILABLE https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/indiana-jones-stern-software-rewrite-port-over-the-journey/
Creature from the Black Lagoon (1992, Bally) - PROC rules rewrite by Adam Preble - ABANDONED? https://github.com/preble/creature
Earthshaker (1989, Williams) - Earthshaker Aftershock PROC rewrite by TheNoTrashCougar - ABANDONED? https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/earthshaker-aftershock-oct-2014-gameplay-video

Quoted from zacaj:

Might be good to note which ones require new boards vs use the originals

good point, I will start annotating further.

3 weeks later
#8 5 hours ago

soren has announced Mousin' Around! Revision 5.0
and Theatre Of Magic Revision 2.0 !!!
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/official-williams-and-bally-software-upgrades/page/12#post-6546119

I'm splitting the main list in to three categories:
AVAILABLE - get yr freak on
IN PROGRESS - maybe go and cheer on the creator?
UNAVAILABLE - could be abandoned, taken down, etc

main post updated

#9 4 hours ago

All of Oliver Kaegi's mods: (some are on ipdb as 'bootleg')
http://www.pinball4you.ch/okaegi/pro_soft.html

All of Ted Estes' /10 system 6 roms:
https://www.ipdb.org/search.pl?searchtype=advanced&mpu=3

All of the Chad Hendrickson Data East updates:
https://www.pinballcode.com/

#10 4 hours ago
Quoted from slochar:

All of the Chad Hendrickson Data East updates:
https://www.pinballcode.com/

These are all accounted for in the list. Love them so much.

I added this to the "EXTRAS" section with your Stern freeplay ROMs link.
I moved that section to just below the "AVAILABLE" section so people will see them easier

Quoted from slochar:

All of Oliver Kaegi's mods: (some are on ipdb as 'bootleg')
http://www.pinball4you.ch/okaegi/pro_soft.html

wow, goldmine!!
I'll have to sift through all of these later. Some freeplay, some divide-by-10, but also lots of new dipswitches AND a pile of new rules for some games. Thanks so much

Seriously, thank you for all of your work slochar. You add so much to this hobby with this. Can't wait for your In Progress stuff

#11 4 hours ago

All of the Davraux brothers' gottlieb stuff:
https://www.flipprojets.fr/Home_EN.php

There was also a project by Christopher Eddy similar to what DickHamill is doing with a microcontroller in the cpu socket of the williams system 6 boards (specifically firepower) but it didn't go much past the alpha test stage.... 2009 or so. I have emails with info on it but the site is gone (even from wayback machine, just redirects)

Although I haven't seen it posted here yet, DickHamill 's youtube page has a stellar wars running on arduino setup already too.

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