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RFM: "Hillary, come here! You gotta see this!"

By kjm8888

8 years ago


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#5401 63 days ago
Quoted from gibsonrd:

Hello fellow RFM fans! I believe I have a dead powers supply in the original computer. Can anyone help this noob find the correct replacement? Is there a simple drop in solution? Thanks in advance!!!

Athena Power AP-AT30 300W AT Power Supply 6Pin P8 6pin P9 Connector https://a.co/d/df6dAOn

#5402 59 days ago

Anyone replaced the red T-mold on the head?

Mine is looking pretty faded. Trying to decide if I want to keep it red.

Anyone changed it up? Black, Chrome? Red metallic?

#5403 59 days ago
Quoted from Canuck_pinhead:

Anyone replaced the red T-mold on the head?
Mine is looking pretty faded. Trying to decide if I want to keep it red.
Anyone changed it up? Black, Chrome? Red metallic?

Yes, mine is Martian green. Use the green from galaga cabinets

#5404 59 days ago
Quoted from applejuice:

Yes, mine is Martian green. Use the green from galaga cabinets

Was thinking green as well... do you have a pic?

#5405 58 days ago
Quoted from Canuck_pinhead:

Was thinking green as well... do you have a pic?

Here is an old pic of my lineup a few years back. (tube is turned off on purpose)

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#5406 58 days ago

Working on some new features for v2.25

DOUBLE SCORING

#5407 58 days ago
Quoted from Canuck_pinhead:

Anyone replaced the red T-mold on the head?
Mine is looking pretty faded. Trying to decide if I want to keep it red.
Anyone changed it up? Black, Chrome? Red metallic?

I changed to black and I like it a lot...green looks also rad.

#5408 58 days ago

Green looks great!
For the pennies it costs I may try it and go from there.
Thanks!

Also like the matching legs!

#5409 58 days ago
Quoted from Canuck_pinhead:

Green looks great!
For the pennies it costs I may try it and go from there.
Thanks!
Also like the matching legs!

Yes, i got the power coater to match it to the T moulding colour

It is this t-moulding - https://www.t-molding.com/3-4in-bright-green-t-molding.html

#5410 57 days ago
Quoted from applejuice:

Working on some new features for v2.25
DOUBLE SCORING

Now we REALLY gotta save the interns!!!

#5411 57 days ago

Would anyone know where the flasher above the kick out scoop is tied into the driver board ?

#5412 57 days ago
Quoted from Jeff1960:

Would anyone know where the flasher above the kick out scoop is tied into the driver board ?

See appendix b on my shaker install instructions here

https://www.mypinballs.com/files/rfm-shaker-instructions_v11.pdf

Item 22 in the list

#5413 56 days ago

I found an old computer with a null modem connector but the guy who is selling it to me says that it is strongly advised to not go on the web with Window's XP and that I should download the 2.24 files on a USB key from my modern computer then transfer them on the old computer and then do the update from there.
Has anyone tried doing this?
Can it work this way too?
Let me know.
Thanks.

#5414 56 days ago
Quoted from GILV:

I found an old computer with a null modem connector but the guy who is selling it to me says that it is strongly advised to not go on the web with Window's XP and that I should download the 2.24 files on a USB key from my modern computer then transfer them on the old computer and then do the update from there.
Has anyone tried doing this?
Can it work this way too?
Let me know.
Thanks.

Or you could use my modern updater software directly on your modern windows 10 computer and forget the old machine

#5415 56 days ago
Quoted from GILV:

I found an old computer with a null modem connector but the guy who is selling it to me says that it is strongly advised to not go on the web with Window's XP and that I should download the 2.24 files on a USB key from my modern computer then transfer them on the old computer and then do the update from there.
Has anyone tried doing this?
Can it work this way too?
Let me know.
Thanks.

Yes, this is exactly what I do. I have an old XP laptop with a physical COM port. No need to go online... just drop the update file on there via thumb drive.

#5416 56 days ago
Quoted from applejuice:

Or you could use my modern updater software directly on your modern windows 10 computer and forget the old machine

Please be patient with me, I'm a dumby on a computer.
If I download on my Windows 10 , how will I transfer the files on the RFM afterwards if I don't have a Null Modem connector on my computer?

#5417 56 days ago
Quoted from mattosborn:

Yes, this is exactly what I do. I have an old XP laptop with a physical COM port. No need to go online... just drop the update file on there via thumb drive.

What's "thumb Drive" ?

#5418 56 days ago

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#5419 56 days ago
Quoted from dashv:

Now we REALLY gotta save the interns!!!

But take the Blue Dress

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#5420 56 days ago
Quoted from GILV:

Please be patient with me, I'm a dumby on a computer.
If I download on my Windows 10 , how will I transfer the files on the RFM afterwards if I don't have a Null Modem connector on my computer?

There are USB to Null modem cables you can get.

amazon.com link »

#5421 56 days ago
Quoted from GILV:

What's "thumb Drive" ?

Thumb drive is a USB Memory stick.

#5422 56 days ago

Thank you Canuck_pinhead, now everthing seems much easiler.....
Can I get full detailed instructions on the process somewhere?

#5423 56 days ago
Quoted from GILV:

Thank you Canuck_pinhead, now everthing seems much easiler.....
Can I get full detailed instructions on the process somewhere?

nevermind this question, I found the answer.
https://mypinballs.com/software/pinball2000/software_updater.jsp

#5424 55 days ago

What a difference leds make in this game. For me it feels the way it should have been.
Everything just pops now and I can play in the dark.

#5425 55 days ago

So Applejuice are you saying I can set up pinbox on any pc now?

#5426 55 days ago
Quoted from Canuck_pinhead:

There are USB to Null modem cables you can get.
amazon.com link »

Be careful with the ones off Amazon if you're using a Mac. I got one for my Mac and now that Apple has updated the OS, there are no drivers for it. Now I either have to buy another license from Applejuice for a Windows machine or another cable.

#5427 55 days ago
Quoted from applejuice:

Working on some new features for v2.25
DOUBLE SCORING

Looking forward to it
Thanks!

#5428 55 days ago
Quoted from TheClownpuncher:

Be careful with the ones off Amazon if you're using a Mac. I got one for my Mac and now that Apple has updated the OS, there are no drivers for it. Now I either have to buy another license from Applejuice for a Windows machine or another cable.

Just use a decent cable. Prolific chipset v3 or buy one of our lead sets.

Cheap cables will bite you

#5429 52 days ago

About to rebuild my skip ramp.

Saw folks mention adding a spring in. Anyone have a recommended spring size?

#5430 52 days ago
Quoted from Canuck_pinhead:

About to rebuild my skip ramp.
Saw folks mention adding a spring in. Anyone have a recommended spring size?

Cleaning and a new sleeve is all mine needed. File any burrs off the plunger.

#5431 52 days ago
Quoted from RC_like_the_cola:

Cleaning and a new sleeve is all mine needed. File any burrs off the plunger.

Ya. Got a new sleeve, new plunger and new skip ramp.

I can see how a spring would help it snap back though.

#5432 51 days ago

A little help please. I downloaded and updated from v1.0 to v2.24, utilizing fupdate. The install went extremely easy, and reported "***Flash Update Complete***", "No Errors". However, when I perform the Checksum ROMs under Diagnostics, it shows "Masked ROMs (U100, U101) Checksum BAD". All of the fuses are good, has a new motherboard battery, and I reseated the Prism Card. I redownloaded v2.24 and updated again to the same result. Of note, the game does play.

Is their anything to check, outside of pulling the Prism card and checking all of the connections?

#5433 50 days ago
Quoted from Leaftail:

A little help please. I downloaded and updated from v1.0 to v2.24, utilizing fupdate. The install went extremely easy, and reported "***Flash Update Complete***", "No Errors". However, when I perform the Checksum ROMs under Diagnostics, it shows "Masked ROMs (U100, U101) Checksum BAD". All of the fuses are good, has a new motherboard battery, and I reseated the Prism Card. I redownloaded v2.24 and updated again to the same result. Of note, the game does play.
Is their anything to check, outside of pulling the Prism card and checking all of the connections?

Have you changed the battery in the Prism Card?
You can get a Checksum error if a couple files didn't write correct. You might not see it till it needs to address those in game play.
Also if it were mine I would start over and update to 1.5. That is a factory Williams update then update to 2.24 and see what happens.

#5434 50 days ago

Thank you for the quick reply. I do have a Prism card battery on order, as I could not find one locally. I should have it by this time next week. I will certainly try v1.5 with the new battery. I'll let you know how it goes. Thanks

#5435 50 days ago
Quoted from Leaftail:

A little help please. I downloaded and updated from v1.0 to v2.24, utilizing fupdate. The install went extremely easy, and reported "***Flash Update Complete***", "No Errors". However, when I perform the Checksum ROMs under Diagnostics, it shows "Masked ROMs (U100, U101) Checksum BAD". All of the fuses are good, has a new motherboard battery, and I reseated the Prism Card. I redownloaded v2.24 and updated again to the same result. Of note, the game does play.
Is their anything to check, outside of pulling the Prism card and checking all of the connections?

Game Roms ( which are reporting the checksum problem) aren’t used when your game is running from the flash update. They are only there as a backup in case the flash update fails.

Do you know what version is on the roms themselves? If it’s a very early version then they may explain the checksum issue

#5436 50 days ago
Quoted from applejuice:

Game Roms ( which are reporting the checksum problem) aren’t used when your game is running from the flash update. They are only there as a backup in case the flash update fails.
Do you know what version is on the roms themselves? If it’s a very early version then they may explain the checksum issue

Hello Guys,
we are many to have the same issue.
See higher in the Post sheet 105.
But this is not disturbing the game.

Another question :
I have the 6 balls kit from you applejuice
all the multiball modes, martian attack, multiball and bonus wave, they all end when I still have 2 balls on the playfield.
I can still play with the 2 balls, 1 ball if I loose 1 of the 2, even when the next mission starts in case of bonus wave.

Normal issue?

#5437 50 days ago
Quoted from Matt08:

Hello Guys,
we are many to have the same issue.
See higher in the Post sheet 105.
But this is not disturbing the game.
Another question :
I have the 6 balls kit from you applejuice
all the multiball modes, martian attack, multiball and bonus wave, they all end when I still have 2 balls on the playfield.
I can still play with the 2 balls, 1 ball if I loose 1 of the 2, even when the next mission starts in case of bonus wave.
Normal issue?

Rom checksums can be caused by a few things but if you use your flash update it doesn’t really matter.

No, something must be wrong with your trough

#5438 50 days ago

V2.25 dev progress . Working double scoring (now experimenting with text colours and layout)

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Also improving family mode settings after all the other speech update changes and adding more new sol awards

#5439 50 days ago
Quoted from applejuice:

V2.25 dev progress . Working double scoring (now experimenting with text colours and layout)
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Also improving family mode settings after all the other speech update changes and adding more new sol awards

Good to see you are working on 2.25
Thank you so much for what you are doing as it really a must have for this pinball !

#5440 50 days ago

When I code the rules for how you get double scoring it should add some interesting strategies for playing it to . Adding more items to collect from intelligent mystery awards shooting and also missile collecting can give other strategies for bigger scores

#5441 49 days ago

Does anyone have any insight to the original plan for the Drain-O-Beam? I have seen the proto board pictures with the overlays, and see that applejuice has already added the speech to the outlane speech selection.

#5442 47 days ago

Anther thing I'm looking at for v2.25 is better family mode speech integration. For all those with young kids who want to enjoy the game, some modes never had a family mode inclusion like alien abduction and some other speech adding from recent updates could do with a few tweaks for this to

#5443 47 days ago
Quoted from applejuice:

Rom checksums can be caused by a few things but if you use your flash update it doesn’t really matter.
No, something must be wrong with your trough

Hello Applejuice,
I have unplugged all cables, your additional board, checked all the wirings in the plugs, plugged again.
And now it is working fine

#5444 46 days ago
Quoted from applejuice:

Anther thing I'm looking at for v2.25 is better family mode speech integration. For all those with young kids who want to enjoy the game, some modes never had a family mode inclusion like alien abduction and some other speech adding from recent updates could do with a few tweaks for this to

In addition to the family mode, how about a "very rude" mode?

#5445 46 days ago
Quoted from Snux:

In addition to the family mode, how about a "very rude" mode?

Yes, great idea, only for adults

#5446 46 days ago
Quoted from Snux:

In addition to the family mode, how about a "very rude" mode?

The original set of speech had some unused rude-ish/inuendo phrases in it so i already added everything i could find in earlier releases.
so standard = rude. There is no way to add new speech phrases in currently, and i already perform daily miracles to get all these new features to fit in the existing 4mb update flash. Any space i do have i keep for game rule additions.

#5447 44 days ago

Hi there,
Does anyone one have a suggestion as where to look for a sluggish left flipper?
It does function but feels off.

Thanks Jeff

#5448 43 days ago
Quoted from Jeff1960:

Hi there,
Does anyone one have a suggestion as where to look for a sluggish left flipper?
It does function but feels off.
Thanks Jeff

I had the same problem, my flippers were sluggish as well when I bought the game and I fixed the problem by reseating a few times the connectors inside the cabinet beside the coin door, at your left when you open the coin door, they are very small connectors. Flippers were very strong afterwards and still are many months after.
I can send you a picture of the exact location of the board tomorrow if you want.

#5449 43 days ago

Thank you,
I will try that but I may have more of a problem.
The flipper has no holding power.

#5450 43 days ago

Has anyone found a good replacement for the blackstrip on the front of the ball catch? I'm thinking about gaff tape, as it is flat black and won't cause a glare. Glare is the one downside of adding a video amplifier.

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