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#2551 34 days ago
Quoted from Wharhed:

Would you mind sharing the process for updating PUB cards? I can't seem to track down the info for it.

http://www.robertwinter.com/pinball/dotcom/tech/pin2000/software.html

#2552 34 days ago

why do you bother with pub card when a USB cable is cheaper and easier to use ?

#2553 33 days ago
Quoted from BENETNATH:

why do you bother with pub card when a USB cable is cheaper and easier to use ?

- Sometimes updating over USB/Serial fails for no apparent reason. This has happened to me on a third of the Pin2k games I've worked on.
- A PUB card is faster, super easy to use and you don't need another computer. (Aside from the programmer, of course. )
- It's fun to make my 22 year old, Windows 95 PC still make the cards.
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#2554 33 days ago
Quoted from WhiskeyTango:

- Sometimes updating over USB/Serial fails for no apparent reason. This has happened to me on a third of the Pin2k games I've worked on.
- A PUB card is faster, super easy to use and you don't need another computer. (Aside from the programmer, of course. )
- It's fun to make my 22 year old, Windows 95 PC still make the cards.
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You can use an original pin2k computer to update a pub card to so no regular computer needed at all

A pub card is also the only way to recover a bricked prism from a bodged update

#2555 33 days ago

totally get that
just to say that if you don't have a pub card, usb might be the way ^^

#2556 33 days ago
Quoted from applejuice:

You can use an original pin2k computer to update a pub card to so no regular computer needed at all
A pub card is also the only way to recover a bricked prism from a bodged update

Do you do this from your game or have to remove the pc and plug a screen, keyboard etc. What is the procedure to do a system dump on the pub card
Thank you

#2557 32 days ago

I have some programmed PUB cards if anyone is interested.

I could do a sale or rental similar to LockWhenLit, but better priced.

PM me if you're interested.

#2558 31 days ago

Hi,

i need to change my flap (the movable center one).
I've ordered a new one, but here comes the Rivet question.
Whats is the good reference, and is it feasible without the 50€ tool?
I've seen some auto-locking ring reference, but i would like more details if someone can share .
Thanks

#2559 31 days ago
Quoted from BENETNATH:

Hi,
i need to change my flap (the movable center one).
I've ordered a new one, but here comes the Rivet question.
Whats is the good reference, and is it feasible without the 50€ tool?
I've seen some auto-locking ring reference, but i would like more details if someone can share .
Thanks

Following because the machine I might buy needs a new flap as well

#2560 31 days ago
Quoted from BENETNATH:

Hi,
i need to change my flap (the movable center one).
I've ordered a new one, but here comes the Rivet question.
Whats is the good reference, and is it feasible without the 50€ tool?
I've seen some auto-locking ring reference, but i would like more details if someone can share .
Thanks

This is what I used to rivet mine:

amazon.com link »

#2561 31 days ago

thanks
did not find the same product on Amazon.fr
which rivet did you use ??

#2562 30 days ago

the rivets should be (1/8" dia head) x 5/32" or 3/16" long. if you use anything longer, I would use a backing washer otherwise you won't be able to cinch it down tight enough (roll/flare the rivet end) and the ramp will be loose on the ramp bracket

#2563 30 days ago

I bought a replacement flap from Pinbits. Came with a little plastic tool that can be used with a regular hammer. I never had any issues with the replacement and definitely recommend.

https://www.pinbits.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=13_53&products_id=334&zenid=68a3a3df9a17f8496fce6bed7b5954f1

#2564 30 days ago

thanks @maffewl can you show me the plastic tool? i have already bought the original flap and won't order to pinbits as shipment to europe will be too costy

#2565 29 days ago
Quoted from BENETNATH:

thanks @maffewl can you show me the plastic tool? i have already bought the original flap and won't order to pinbits as shipment to europe will be too costy

It works like this shown in the image, but it is about half the size and plastic. It's kinda like a super thick-walled drinking straw. It may only work with the types of rivets that they send with their replacement flap. I'm definitely no rivet expert.

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#2566 29 days ago

if it came with their rivet "kit", I would steer clear and do it the proper way. the press fit rivets will not hold up for this particular item

here's their pressless rivet kit
https://www.pinbits.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9&products_id=72&zenid=7e322cb21bcefd2009d00e0c8b0e0cdf

I'm also not a fan of the stainless ramp flap (but that's a whole different story). long story short, it sticks out like a sore thumb on the playfield. blue it yourself or purchase one that is pre-blued like these
https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/01-15141
http://www.planetarypinball.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=PPS-01-15141

#2567 29 days ago
Quoted from j_m_:

if it came with their rivet "kit", I would steer clear and do it the proper way. the press fit rivets will not hold up for this particular item
here's their pressless rivet kit
https://www.pinbits.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9&products_id=72&zenid=7e322cb21bcefd2009d00e0c8b0e0cdf
I'm also not a fan of the stainless ramp flap (but that's a whole different story). long story short, it sticks out like a sore thumb on the playfield. blue it yourself or purchase one that is pre-blued like these
https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/01-15141
http://www.planetarypinball.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=PPS-01-15141

It is their press fit kit. I had zero issues with it and definitely gave it plenty of tests to make sure it held. I'd absolutely purchase if I was in a similar position again, but can understand your thinking. That said, of course, better is always better, but I would have no hesitancy using this kit.

#2568 29 days ago
Quoted from j_m_:

if it came with their rivet "kit", I would steer clear and do it the proper way. the press fit rivets will not hold up for this particular item
here's their pressless rivet kit
https://www.pinbits.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9&products_id=72&zenid=7e322cb21bcefd2009d00e0c8b0e0cdf
I'm also not a fan of the stainless ramp flap (but that's a whole different story). long story short, it sticks out like a sore thumb on the playfield. blue it yourself or purchase one that is pre-blued like these
https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/01-15141
http://www.planetarypinball.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=PPS-01-15141

I agree the center ramp flap looks bad on the playfield. That's why I made some test decals, they look far better on the playfield in my opinion. Did laminate them too and tried different graphics and colors, very easy to do.

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#2569 29 days ago

I like the decal idea. I wonder if someone could mock up the missing playfield art and cover the flap with that

#2570 29 days ago

would be in for a decorated flap (with autofixable rivet )

#2571 28 days ago

A couple weeks ago I joined the club. It came from a bar owner. After I cleaned all the smoke and dust I can’t believe what good condition it’s in with over 17,000 plays. Cabinet, back glass and play field all look great. There are a few switch issues, some lamps to change and I’m having the monitor recapped.
I’m a happy pinballer.

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#2572 28 days ago

Hey applejuice, What hardware should be purchased for 2.10? I understand looms haven't shipped/billed yet, but I want to make sur eI have everything ready.

#2573 28 days ago
Quoted from Phesson:

A couple weeks ago I joined the club. It came from a bar owner. After I cleaned all the smoke and dust I can’t believe what good condition it’s in with over 17,000 plays. Cabinet, back glass and play field all look great. There are a few switch issues, some lamps to change and I’m having the monitor recapped.
I’m a happy pinballer.
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Green screen! Like the old old days

#2574 28 days ago
Quoted from WhiskeyTango:

Hey applejuice, What hardware should be purchased for 2.10? I understand looms haven't shipped/billed yet, but I want to make sur eI have everything ready.

The shaker motors can be anything really that runs at 12v but I think std stern ones should be ok. The loom will come with a seperate 2a in-line fuse to install and the connectors to hook upto the loom as there’s no extra drive board needed

The knocker mech I’m still working out. There’s the Addams option or a gottlieb type knocker bracket or something else custom. Want to try an avoid loads of loom upto the head. Thoughts welcome though

#2575 27 days ago
Quoted from applejuice:

The shaker motors can be anything really that runs at 12v but I think std stern ones should be ok. The loom will come with a seperate 2a in-line fuse to install and the connectors to hook upto the loom as there’s no extra drive board needed
The knocker mech I’m still working out. There’s the Addams option or a gottlieb type knocker bracket or something else custom. Want to try an avoid loads of loom upto the head. Thoughts welcome though

There are a few options @ PBL. The WPC is simple and has a common connector.
https://www.pinballlife.com/search.html?Search=knocker

As for the position, I think anywhere towards the back of the cabinet would be good. The head would be nice, but that would be a long run.

#2576 27 days ago

Any timeline on when the looms will be ready for shipping? No pressure, just curious.

#2577 27 days ago

This is what I’m thinking of going with for the knocker after looking at various designs and thinking about it some more. Will fit nicely behind the shaker and us nice and simple. The original wms types are gravity fed so this option is the closet to factory wms and will work horizontally. I can create a simple Bom list for it with part numbers maybe

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#2578 27 days ago

After a power cycle, my RFM game has started forgetting it's settings. I've replaced the PC coin battery and the coin battery on the prism card. Any thoughts on what I might check? Perhaps the replacement battery was bad? Which one?

#2579 27 days ago

Joined the club. Unfortunately the seller didn't have the backglass or head keys. Are the keys universal or unique to each machine? If universal can someone cut me a key before I drill?

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#2580 27 days ago

Not universal,like every machine they are different.You must drill.But first take a look if the lock is not part with metal bracket which have two screws.This is for the head.If there are screws just unscrew them and the plate with the lock will be free.Be careful with the playfield glass.

#2581 27 days ago
Quoted from Reznnate:

After a power cycle, my RFM game has started forgetting it's settings. I've replaced the PC coin battery and the coin battery on the prism card. Any thoughts on what I might check? Perhaps the replacement battery was bad? Which one?

The CMOS battery on the motherboard would only affect the date and time if it was bad, so likely the battery on the Prism card is your problem.

#2582 26 days ago

Or the socket for the battery.Check if you have 3v at the pins of the socket.

#2583 26 days ago

there 3 unique keys for the game
- backbox (above translite) and rear panel
- service access which will allow you to remove the lockdown bar & playfield glass for playfield service access (left front)
- coin door

both the backbox and service access keys are single bitted, so you should be able to pick those rather easily without having to drill them. the coin door key is double-bitted

#2584 24 days ago
Quoted from WhiskeyTango:

There are a few options @ PBL. The WPC is simple and has a common connector.
https://www.pinballlife.com/search.html?Search=knocker
As for the position, I think anywhere towards the back of the cabinet would be good. The head would be nice, but that would be a long run.

I may be being a little overcautious but I wouldn't want that thing too close to the monitor.

#2585 24 days ago
Quoted from Clytor:

I may be being a little overcautious but I wouldn't want that thing too close to the monitor.

Agreed. That why I think the back of the lower cabinet would be best.

#2586 22 days ago

So I see on the site that this is pinbox, and original hardware compatible. Does this not work with Nucore?

#2587 22 days ago
Quoted from WhiskeyTango:

I have some programmed PUB cards if anyone is interested.
I could do a sale or rental similar to LockWhenLit, but better priced.
PM me if you're interested.

I just installed WT's 2.0 PUB card update into my original PC box...wasn't planning on doing this update since I'm not an IT guy, but the PUB route sounded simple. It was so easy and took a total of 5 minutes. Thanks for making this painless, WT!

#2588 22 days ago
Quoted from Gundam_Pilot_:

So I see on the site that this is pinbox, and original hardware compatible. Does this not work with Nucore?

I have the new code running on Pinbox, Nucore and original hardware.

#2589 22 days ago
Quoted from bbriese:

I just installed WT's 2.0 PUB card update into my original PC box...wasn't planning on doing this update since I'm not an IT guy, but the PUB route sounded simple. It was so easy and took a total of 5 minutes. Thanks for making this painless, WT!

Glad you’re able to enjoy the new code!

#2590 22 days ago

Applejuice's new version is running great on my Nucore RFM also. Love it!

#2591 18 days ago
Quoted from mjannusch:

Applejuice's new version is running great on my Nucore RFM also. Love it!

I put v2.0 on mine this weekend. The tarantula creeps me out. I hate spiders so my first shot is to shrink that bastard when when he shows up.

#2592 18 days ago

Anyone know of a drop in replacement cpu fan? It looks like amazon has fans, but they aren’t the metal frame with built in heat sync....

#2593 18 days ago

This is the old one

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#2595 18 days ago

Hi Zitt - I saw that but I don’t have a 3D printer. It looks like my fan was replaced already so I went for a new fan and heatsink - $11 so no biggie. Also - I love your frosted poly drop target in my WOZ... it’s awsome!

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#2596 17 days ago

Quick update on v2.10 update progress. Below is how the update notes are looking. I'm deciding whether to wrap this one up soon and get it out, then finish up some of the other new modes like payback time later on. This means the shaker and knocker stuff can get out there sooner. My preferred update method is iterative anyway as its easier to fix bugs that way after more usage etc

v2.10 RFM Update (Work in Progress Only)

Quick-Shot - Feature lamp effects improved for active hurry up
Quick-Shot - Added timer pausing for when ball enters/exits jets and upper lanes
Quick-Shot - Added timer pausing for when ball enters exits stroke of luck
Quick-Shot - fixed bug where some scenes background graphics were lost after hurry up ended (achieved or not)
Quick-Shot - Added speech for start and shot success
Quick-Shot- Added shaker effects for shot success
Question Mark - Percentage of mode selection updated. Autopsy now most likely mode
Question Mark - Martian Aerobics, renamed Martian Invaders
Capture Multiball - Added sneaky lock acknowledgement (lock from rear when lit avoiding diverter)
Capture Multiball - Added speech for ball locks
Capture Multiball - Added option for add_a_ball
Capture Multiball - Added add a ball display effect/ graphics
Bottom Lanes - added add a ball logic in conjunction with stroke of luck during multi ball play
Stroke of Luck - added add a ball logic during multi ball play (main, martian, bonus etc)
Circle Shots - Missiles are now only collected/fired when there is an unlit missile circle insert on the playfield
Circle Shots - Completing a set (4) missile shots now ups the bonus multiplier by 1 each time (on that ball)
Attract - updated lamp patterns to fix missing saucer rim 9 lamp on main pattern strobe
Attract - updated lamp patterns on searchlight pattern to fix some missing lamps and some in wrong section
Skill Shot - Fixed Super Skill Shot activation which was broken
Outlane - Improved sound and speech calls logic
Bonus Wave - Changed balls in play start to 2
Bonus Wave - Added option for add_a_ball
Mothership - Changed balls in play start to 3
System - Added shaker hardware control
System - Added knocker hardware control
System - Added adjustments for shaker installed
System - Added Adjustments for knocker installed

Quick-Shot - Added extra sound for mode start
Hypno Beam - Fixed a bug where the new champion score would not be recorded
Hypno Beam - Reworked (lowered) the shot levels now there is a champion score to make destroying multiple beams more interesting and worthwhile
Hypno Beam - Adjusted extra ball award for destroyed beams to 4
Bonus Wave - Disabled add a ball when entering sudden death (1 ball in play)
Capture Multiball -Added shaker effects for super jackpot and regular jackpots
Martian Multiball - Added shaker effects for hitting and destroying large martian
Drive in Demolition - Added shaker effects for nuke
Drive in Demolition - Removed the mode start points (2 mil) seeing as its now startable from game start
Tower Struggle - Added shaker effects for tower collapse
Secret Weapon - Added shaker effects to end scene, upper cut and mothership explode
Alien Abduction - Added shaker effects to ramp shots and destroying centre saucer
Martian Happy Hour - Added shaker effects to martian kills
Big O Beam - Added shaker effects to barn hits
Paris in Peril - Added shaker effects to martian kills and catapult hits
Payback Time - Roughed in first pass of this mode - enabled at sol after main multi ball and martian multi ball completed

XINA 1.31
Reverted to 3 characters for high scores. Some game specifics are hard coded for 3
Added real knocker option instead of simulated sounds when enabled

#2597 17 days ago

Wow, THAT is a changelog.
I'm in if you need beta-test

#2598 17 days ago
Quoted from applejuice:

Quick update on v2.10 update progress. Below is how the update notes are looking. I'm deciding whether to wrap this one up soon and get it out, then finish up some of the other new modes like payback time later on. This means the shaker and knocker stuff can get out there sooner. My preferred update method is iterative anyway as its easier to fix bugs that way after more usage etc
v2.10 RFM Update (Work in Progress Only)
Quick-Shot - Feature lamp effects improved for active hurry up
Quick-Shot - Added timer pausing for when ball enters/exits jets and upper lanes
Quick-Shot - Added timer pausing for when ball enters exits stroke of luck
Quick-Shot - fixed bug where some scenes background graphics were lost after hurry up ended (achieved or not)
Quick-Shot - Added speech for start and shot success
Quick-Shot- Added shaker effects for shot success
Question Mark - Percentage of mode selection updated. Autopsy now most likely mode
Question Mark - Martian Aerobics, renamed Martian Invaders
Capture Multiball - Added sneaky lock acknowledgement (lock from rear when lit avoiding diverter)
Capture Multiball - Added speech for ball locks
Capture Multiball - Added option for add_a_ball
Capture Multiball - Added add a ball display effect/ graphics
Bottom Lanes - added add a ball logic in conjunction with stroke of luck during multi ball play
Stroke of Luck - added add a ball logic during multi ball play (main, martian, bonus etc)
Circle Shots - Missiles are now only collected/fired when there is an unlit missile circle insert on the playfield
Circle Shots - Completing a set (4) missile shots now ups the bonus multiplier by 1 each time (on that ball)
Attract - updated lamp patterns to fix missing saucer rim 9 lamp on main pattern strobe
Attract - updated lamp patterns on searchlight pattern to fix some missing lamps and some in wrong section
Skill Shot - Fixed Super Skill Shot activation which was broken
Outlane - Improved sound and speech calls logic
Bonus Wave - Changed balls in play start to 2
Bonus Wave - Added option for add_a_ball
Mothership - Changed balls in play start to 3
System - Added shaker hardware control
System - Added knocker hardware control
System - Added adjustments for shaker installed
System - Added Adjustments for knocker installed
Quick-Shot - Added extra sound for mode start
Hypno Beam - Fixed a bug where the new champion score would not be recorded
Hypno Beam - Reworked (lowered) the shot levels now there is a champion score to make destroying multiple beams more interesting and worthwhile
Hypno Beam - Adjusted extra ball award for destroyed beams to 4
Bonus Wave - Disabled add a ball when entering sudden death (1 ball in play)
Capture Multiball -Added shaker effects for super jackpot and regular jackpots
Martian Multiball - Added shaker effects for hitting and destroying large martian
Drive in Demolition - Added shaker effects for nuke
Drive in Demolition - Removed the mode start points (2 mil) seeing as its now startable from game start
Tower Struggle - Added shaker effects for tower collapse
Secret Weapon - Added shaker effects to end scene, upper cut and mothership explode
Alien Abduction - Added shaker effects to ramp shots and destroying centre saucer
Martian Happy Hour - Added shaker effects to martian kills
Big O Beam - Added shaker effects to barn hits
Paris in Peril - Added shaker effects to martian kills and catapult hits
Payback Time - Roughed in first pass of this mode - enabled at sol after main multi ball and martian multi ball completed
XINA 1.31
Reverted to 3 characters for high scores. Some game specifics are hard coded for 3
Added real knocker option instead of simulated sounds when enabled

Sounds amazing. RFM definitively a keeper in my small pins collection. Congratulations!

#2599 17 days ago
Quoted from mountaingamer:

Anyone know of a drop in replacement cpu fan? It looks like amazon has fans, but they aren’t the metal frame with built in heat sync....

I use this fan myself, is drop in replacement (no case adapter required)
https://www.startech.com/Computer-Parts/Fans/5x1-cm-TX3-Replacement-Ball-Bearing-Fan~FAN5X1TX3

#2600 17 days ago
Quoted from applejuice:

Added real knocker option instead of simulated sounds when enabled

Hey applejuice, I'm certainly interested in the real knocker option. I just have a question about the v2.0 simulated knock. The original knock in my stock game was very loud, and the v2.0 is very quiet. Was this by design?, or is there an adjustment or something for this?

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