Little help please:
Member of the club too
you can also remove the whole plastic stuff easily, and the dell fits exactly in the space of the CRT, minus some open space. I've put a big black mat cardboard behind the lcd and it's perfect.
Second rfm at home, came with an additional playfield and decals. I'll try to have a beauty at the end. My 1st is running pinbox with a dell lcd, this second one has a working original computer but crt displays a ultra blurry picture with faded colors.
Focus doesn't fix that. What guru's are suggesting ?
Does anyone have a cga/vga converter to recommand in chinese stores (alixpress or gearbest..) that works directly out if the box, without a need of additional synchro stuff ?
Quoted from Mancave:
If you have tried adjusting the focus pot on the flyback (one of the 2 on there, the other is for brightness) and it doesn't make any improvement to the screen quality at all then i can only assume the flyback is bad. I had a Super Off Road machine that had a bad flyback, did exactly the same thing.
Yep, what's the next step in your opinion ?
Repairing the board might be tricky
It's a ducksan.. That' a shame not to be able to fix that..
Has someone a cga converter to recommand ?
Guys using nucore, do you manage to have a perfectly smooth sound? Not choppy at all?
If so, which cpu and config ? And which nucore/pinbox ?
Mine is working but not as smooth as i would expect..
Quoted from arakissun:
It's different for each PC configuration.There is no solution like-take this and this and this.It depend from BIOS,chipset,drivers and etc.
If you find HP DC7800 you will have perfect working machine.
thanks, using the pinbox iso available on torrent? D7800 is available in different CPU config, which one are you running ? E8400? E4600? E6750 ??
Hi. I've gota ducksan on a recently entered rfm.
Pic is blurry, doing a lot of grill noise.
I'm not confortable to have it running in my house, seeing the mac gyver's way wires have been fixed.
So i've put a lcd on the original computer, feel safer this way, even if i hear during my dreams all the voices of fans that are yelling at me..
Anyway, i have one in Strasbourg, france. For french/german pinsiders..
Pinbox can be put on usb, you can boot straight from usb if i recall. Or you can install on ssd or hdd.
But the boot will fail due to the process looking for updates.
There are some terminal commands to to enter
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 )
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..
Does pinside allow me to just drop a google drive link for pinbox ? Any info guys ?
I understand the idea of keeping these valuable crt for the sake of history.
But at the end, that's mostly an unworking heavy and fragile stuff that stays forever in some basement..
Thank you wayout440 ; missed this one !
EDIT : sadly, it appears it's not enough.
I would really need pictures.
My layout is different, and there is no information on the orientation of each ribbon. Plus power from ATX power is coming from two cables with same connectors but wiring is different suggesting they should not be switched.
I like the 6 balls idea, even if that's not really playable
Not possible to use a judge dredd board that uses 6 balls?
Keep it up!
Another point, how hard would it be to localize all texts?
- how far can you go in editing the software? Changing missions, videos, texts, what is feasible?
- is Swep1 also editable like that?
just a quick note to say that i did the update on my genuine RFM with my laptop running win 10 64bits.
No issue !
I've used Brian's tuto : https://brianpeek.com/pinball-2000-software-update-with-windows-7-x64/
Running cmd with admin rights, unzip the exe from 2.0 rom and put the rom files in a C:/temp folder
unzip fupdate in the same folder
plugged my USB -> null modem and checked it's viewed as COM1 in win10 device manager
go to the correct folder with cd c:/temp
type : fupdate -fpin2000_50070_0200_ COM1
nothing to do on the RFM
wait 15 minutes
Butter easy, from 1.1 version, it's a new game
waiting now for the shaker !!
installation process of nucore has been dramatically improved.
you just basically need to install lubuntu and launch a script and copy the ROMs.
it's widely described on the nucore website
as it's now working without dongle and with the latest kernel, most hardware will be working. I would stay on a real LPT port and avoid a USB adapter though.
totally get that
just to say that if you don't have a pub card, usb might be the way ^^
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 @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
So basically, it's just :
- purchase a USB-null cable
- plug the cable
- launch a single command under windows
- wait 20 minutes
that's all !
EDIT : if you need more details, i can do a mini tuto ^^
That's a thermal pad indeed, not a stupid hack
No worries to have , it was used and had no major drawbacks.
Applejuice, can you describe the loom si that i can make one by myself ?
Do you have a diagram?
Would anyone share a copy of the 2.1 ? I had planned to update and mypinballs is down
Any info on the wiring for shaker? I did not see anything. Shall I consider It will not be explained, in order to have user purchase looms to support the development ?
It's back now.
Was down when I posted this, and my connection was OK, as I was able to post
mine werfer quite weak, or missed a lot, I've tweaked them when i made my rebuilt. Now they catch correctly and bump well as my other pinballs
It was mostly sensitivity adjustment at the switch level.
as a member of this club, I would like to share with you our current fundraising to purchase 3 pinball machines for our local Children's Hospital, they would replace the actual machines I've placed with my wife.
Share the love and don't hesitate to PM me for details :
Sonic : if shipping to France is feasible, I'm in
To All: man down, need help.
My rfm is original with 2.10.
I've set-up a shaker with a 12v motor used for stern shaker. Direct connection plus the fuse(2.5A SB).
When I made the test in coil test menu, the activation of the shaker worked well but the menu was going back one level directly.
I suspected a small bug. I anyway activated the shaker in the settings and launched a game.
And that worked well, shaker went on during the missile launches etc. SO GREAT AND SO SHAKY
but suddenly, I had a "DOOR OPEN, 50V disabled" message. The door was still closed.
I checked the switch and it was not unplugged. I was also no longer able to use the door buttons to go to the menu.
I then restarted the pinball and it seems the pinball had a reset.
I'm now on the country selector menu and I can't move as buttons are still non operational.
So much frustration.
Any guidance ??
applejuice : how can I make a donation, shaker addition is so cool !
Out at the moment, will give a try when back.
I wonder which fuse can disable the door button ??
Quoted from Zitt:
I'm guessing because the +50V is out; the door thinks it's closed; disabling the buttons via software.
You win !
Putting a new fuse helped me to get the pinball running again.
The settings were lost so I put again in free play and shaker enabled.
I managed to play some balls and shaker was working but I got some messages as 'OPEN DOOR to operate buttons' after shaker activation.
I also got few TILT on strong activation
Then finally, fuse blew again.
applejuice, no diode is needed on shaker ? I'm suspecting some current to go back due to shaker induction by inertia.
I also had the same fuse burning on shaker activation. Never happened after the addition of a diode
I did the update yesterday. I've seen the party option but did not get how to activate them .
About party, i would be happy for a special mode called racing.
Like a timer starts and you have to shoot flashlights appearing, one after the other. It counts the number of gates that you would do in a specific time, like 60sec or 120 sec, unlimited balls. Then next player with the same sequence to shoot.
That would be great as all players would play the same time, avoiding the 'your turn last 40min, mine 40 sec' effect.
Quoted from applejuice:
Shameless plug to ask for donations to the software cause, if you like what i've done with RFM. 3 new releases in the last year.
https://mypinballs.com and click on the donate button
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