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


By kjm8888

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#1901 1 year ago
Quoted from APOLLO_13:

Got it... thanks guys for the help

so, what was the issue?

#1902 1 year ago

I guess it got knocked around a bit on the way back... the cpu chip wasn't quiet seated anymore...
Rob replaced the chip, ram, and the update software... Did a burn in for a day.

Thank God I shipped it next day air or those ham fisted fk tards at UPS would have had that computer for a least a week longer... prob be nothing left of it by now hahahahaa.

#1903 1 year ago

Just picked up RFM to add back to the collection. Has a few known issues so Ill prob ask for some help...First is a replacement fan. Can someone post a link where to buy one? OR is you have one for sale.

thx Mike

#1904 1 year ago
Quoted from billsfanmd:

First is a replacement fan. Can someone post a link where to buy one? OR is you have one for sale.

Which one?
CPU, PSU, or other?

#1905 1 year ago

good question...I think its in the computer mounted up in the head....I need to get reacquainted with the pin2k components

maybe I should replace them all?

#1906 1 year ago
Quoted from billsfanmd:

good question...I think its in the computer mounted up in the head....I need to get reacquainted with the pin2k components
maybe I should replace them all?

This is the set I purchased...

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#1907 1 year ago

I put these in my Pin2k (SWEP) Both work great.
Power Supply
amazon.com link »

Fan
amazon.com link »

#1908 1 year ago
Quoted from j_m_:

correction, never, ever toss your CRT <period>
there are many people in the community that can breath new life (myself included) using the proper tube from a 19" tv. not any tube will work, but based on the impedance of the horizontal and vertical guns, a like or near compatible tube from an older television can restore an arcade machine or in this case, a pinball 2000, CRT
plus, if there is an issue with the existing tube, it's much easier (and safer) to ship without that big, glass brick saving the cathode ray tube's yoke and rings will allow nearly any television tube to be used

This x 100 MILLION!!!! I have done tube swaps on supposedly "trashed and broken" CRTs. Rebuild the chassis and HV. Viola! Essentially a brand new monitor. Though its getting harder and harder to find donor TVs for tubes now.

#1909 1 year ago

Robo,
I have a broken neck on my "now backup" CRT for this beast.
I'd love to buy a "known good" CRT from someone so I could tube swap and get the back up working.
Any interest in helping me source a donor tube?

#1910 1 year ago
Quoted from Zitt:

Robo,
I have a broken neck on my "now backup" CRT for this beast.
I'd love to buy a "known good" CRT from someone so I could tube swap and get the back up working.
Any interest in helping me source a donor tube?

Look on CL, LetItGo, etc. for 19" RCA or Westinghouse TVs that were made in the 80s to mid 90s. The odds are high that the tube from the TV will work. Stay away from Japanese brands, particularly Sony, as I've never found any that were compatible. For reference, the swaps I do are in GO7 and WG 46xx series monitors.

#1911 1 year ago

Just saw this in one of my FB groups

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#1912 1 year ago
Quoted from blowback1976:

Pinball 2000 22 X 14 1/4
Thickness should be 1/8.

Correction, thickness is 3/16. Sorry about that.

Nice, just got my new glass today and the new trans looks Fabulous

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#1913 1 year ago

Just took my monitor and rack out. Going lcd. It had neckglow but something wrong on board. It’s a ducksan and looks to be newer. I’ll prob list it for $100.

#1914 1 year ago

Random Restoration Pics...
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#1915 1 year ago

That's sweet... nice pics brother, long time no see. I see you've changed the line up since the Bran stoker's Dracula days
your gonna have to tell me what your running in that thing, I bought a couple of pc's to make a back up for mine, but have been to busy playing the snot out of it to mess with it yet

#1916 1 year ago

I know it's a little off topic but still somewhat related - has there ever been an interest in a Star Wars: Episode I thread, or is this pretty much the de facto Pinball 2000 club thread?

#1917 1 year ago
Quoted from alexmogil:

Star Wars: Episode I thread, or is this pretty much the de facto Pinball 2000 club thread?

I just think no one has created one.
I don't own SWEP1... so have no real interest.

#1918 1 year ago
Quoted from alexmogil:

I know it's a little off topic but still somewhat related - has there ever been an interest in a Star Wars: Episode I thread, or is this pretty much the de facto Pinball 2000 club thread?

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I've been thinking the same thing. I only follow this thread for Pin2k related stuff. I own a SWEP1. I don't think it gets a lot of love from the community, maybe we should start a club!

#1919 1 year ago
Quoted from cabuford:

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I've been thinking the same thing. I only follow this thread for Pin2k related stuff. I own a SWEP1. I don't think it gets a lot of love from the community, maybe we should start a club!

I own RFM and just played SWE01 yesterday ad friend's home, I love that pin ! I do not understand all the SWE01 haters, perhaps it's too easy, but my son told me that we got absolutely to get one. I like it, yes I do, I played it a lot and did enjoy, and I know hardcore pinheads do not like it but it definitively deserves more love and attention. I want one.

#1920 1 year ago

I owned a SWE1 for several years (where it sat beside my RFM). I thought it was a lot of fun. Friendly to the novice, but plenty of challenge for the good players as well. Achieving Jedi Master is not an easy task.

#1921 1 year ago
Quoted from mattosborn:

I owned a SWE1 for several years (where it sat beside my RFM). I thought it was a lot of fun. Friendly to the novice, but plenty of challenge for the good players as well. Achieving Jedi Master is not an easy task.

Truth. I still haven't gotten there, and now that my game is on factory settings and only one extra ball, I can barely make it past 2 Jedi battles.

#1922 1 year ago

The stigma from the movie is why SwE1 doesn't get any respect. The game plays just fine.

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#1923 1 year ago

I own both Pin2k machines and love them both. Such a fanboy of the concept I contacted the director of Tilt and he sent me an autographed movie poster. Really a shame we didn't get Wizard Blocks, but happy that they at least tried something different. Nice to see Al Warner in this thread as well, big fan of Pins n Vids!

#1924 1 year ago

Considering a RFM. Found one in great condition looks to be home use only . I've only played a couple games but it looks like fun . My two questions are... with the monitor are they reliable serviceable and are parts available? I have read about the recapping. And a question probably been asked many times..... why don't people like the game as much as other pinball machines ? I guess its the monitor- the shorter Playfield - and it's not like other pinball machines . Other people I know said I'll get tired of it quickly...but it looks to be a great game. Wanting to buy it .. just afraid to pull the trigger.

#1925 1 year ago

It's like all games-when yo play it a lot you will tire it's normal.
I didn't play mine for about 3-4 months and decided to sell it these days.But when I switched it on and play,you know I think to not sell it for now.
It's not short game.It take normal time to go to wizard mode.I can say even it's not so easy.
But I like space themes and may be this tell me to hold it.Solid game from Williams.
If you have problem with PC or monitor you can always pinbox it with LCD monitor and you are in the game again.I like it's compact size.

#1926 1 year ago
Quoted from mtbpinball:

- the shorter Playfield -

Common misconception (likely due to the shorter cabinet size). Yes, the playfield is a couple inches shorter than a modern Stern. But it is also longer than many, including Williams System 11 (which no one would call “short”).
Here’s a good list of playfield sizes: http://pinballmakers.com/wiki/index.php/Playfield_Sizes

#1927 1 year ago
Quoted from mattosborn:

Common misconception (likely due to the shorter cabinet size). Yes, the playfield is a couple inches shorter than a modern Stern. But it is also longer than many, including Williams System 11 (which no one would call “short”).
Here’s a good list of playfield sizes: http://pinballmakers.com/wiki/index.php/Playfield_Sizes

WPC (Through 1987)

Uuh.. When, exactly, do they think WPC (originally WPC-89) came out?

#1928 1 year ago
Quoted from Coyote:

Uuh.. When, exactly, do they think WPC (originally WPC-89) came out?

Yeah, looks like they pulled that data (and the WPC date error) from this thread: http://www.vpforums.org/index.php?showtopic=2762
I think it's safe to say that WPC playfield length is generally 46".

#1929 1 year ago
Quoted from cabuford:

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I've been thinking the same thing. I only follow this thread for Pin2k related stuff. I own a SWEP1. I don't think it gets a lot of love from the community, maybe we should start a club!

I'm trying to come up with ideas, so give me a little time. I'd like to have a thread though. It's worth it if only to pay a little respect to the last Williams pinball game.

#1930 1 year ago

I have a monitor and rack, boards from my RFM.....monitor board needs repair but monitor had neck glow....$75. Monitor in MD.

#1931 1 year ago

although kind of long winded, this youtube video is a pretty good one showing you all of the in's and out's of swapping in a tv tube and getting your RFM/SWEp1 display working again

#1932 1 year ago

What ROM version are you running? I just realized I only have 1.1.

#1933 1 year ago

Just had mine done so it's running version 1.6

#1934 1 year ago
Quoted from awarner:

Random Restoration Pics...

Never seen an RFM restoration before. Looks great!

#1935 1 year ago
Quoted from APOLLO_13:

Just had mine done so it's running version 1.6

Is that the latest software? I’ve never checked mine to see what it is running...going to check it out now.

#1936 1 year ago
Quoted from TigerLaw:

Is that the latest software? I’ve never checked mine to see what it is running...going to check it out now.

think some of the guys said something about a 1.7 floating around not sure.
http://www.planetarypinball.com/mm5/Williams/tech/pin2000/software.html

1.5 is the latest they have...

#1937 1 year ago
Quoted from APOLLO_13:

think some of the guys said something about a 1.7 floating around not sure.
http://www.planetarypinball.com/mm5/Williams/tech/pin2000/software.html
1.5 is the latest they have...

Borygard has the latest upgrade card...

#1938 1 year ago

Can I run an update without a computer?

#1939 1 year ago
Quoted from Puffdanny:

Can I run an update without a computer?

I think it requires a null serial cable and an XP computer.
Otherwise; you'll need the update card which Borygard probably has.

#1940 1 year ago

Update can be done in windows 7 with a null serial cable

#1941 1 year ago
Quoted from TigerLaw:

Is that the latest software? I’ve never checked mine to see what it is running...going to check it out now.

Mine is running 1.8 - think it's a mypinballs mod with net support

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#1942 1 year ago
Quoted from silversmurfer:

Mine is running 1.8 - think it's a mypinballs mod with net support

Does it have more call outs and music or different rules? Thanks!

#1943 1 year ago

1.6 was the last official release. 1.7 and 1.8 were hacks to participate in their tournament server.

#1944 1 year ago

My machine is running version 1.5, is it worth upgrading to 1.6 or is not really much changed?

#1945 1 year ago
Quoted from TigerLaw:

My machine is running version 1.5, is it worth upgrading to 1.6 or is not really much changed?

Not worth upgrading from 1.50:

Version: 1.60 - SEP 22 2003
(Changes From 1.50)

Incorporate the final version of XINA (1.19) which fixes the problem
where booting the system with the power driver board disconnected
can cause factory reset to occur due to the mismatch of the last
country dipswitch setting in CMOS vs. the country setting for
an open power driver board cable.

#1946 1 year ago

Hoping someone can help guide me in the right direction. I have a SWE1 with a bad monitor. I want to build a Nucore or Pinbox computer to switch out the original computer and upgrade the monitor to a led lcd monitor. I have read a lot of posts about the good and the bad of each software but the installation is very confusing and cannot be found all in one place. I currently have a suitable computer to use. I have Ubuntu 8.04 LTS installed on it. I have the original install disk from Nucore from when I’m told it used a license USB key. I have the new free upgrade version 2.25. What I do not know is how to make it all work without the USB key. If someone knows how to do this, help would be appreciated. I do not have any of the pinbox software, I’m told this would make things a lot easier to install. If there is another forum that has this information please point me in the right direction. Thanks.

#1947 1 year ago

Good luck finding info on nucore, they are not really communicating people..
Pinbox can be found on torrent sites, it's an old system, some Linux tricks have to be done and you can find them on pinside..
Give a try, and ping me if you fail (only after having really tried )

#1948 1 year ago
Quoted from acitti:

Hoping someone can help guide me in the right direction. I have a SWE1 with a bad monitor. I want to build a Nucore or Pinbox computer to switch out the original computer and upgrade the monitor to a led lcd monitor. I have read a lot of posts about the good and the bad of each software but the installation is very confusing and cannot be found all in one place. I currently have a suitable computer to use. I have Ubuntu 8.04 LTS installed on it. I have the original install disk from Nucore from when I’m told it used a license USB key. I have the new free upgrade version 2.25. What I do not know is how to make it all work without the USB key. If someone knows how to do this, help would be appreciated. I do not have any of the pinbox software, I’m told this would make things a lot easier to install. If there is another forum that has this information please point me in the right direction. Thanks.

Much less work and hassle to just repair or replace the monitor.

#1949 1 year ago

Frankly, if your computer is working, i would go the lcd way while keeping the original computer. Cost is 15 bucks for the conversion card and 50 for the monitor..

#1950 1 year ago

Again, please don't trash the CRT if you go the LCD route.
Offer it locally ... or even here on Pinside so we can save the tube for future needs.

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