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


By kjm8888

4 years ago



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Post #2093 Wells Gardner K700 troubleshooting flow chart Posted by snakesnsparklers (9 months ago)

Post #2187 Links to updating the game code using windows 7 Posted by ForceFlow (6 months ago)

Post #2295 Adding the missing slingshot spotlights Posted by Lhyrgoif (4 months ago)

Post #2312 Version 2.0 custom code announcement Posted by applejuice (4 months ago)


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#41 4 years ago

Anyone have any leads on translites without going to Australia? Mine is cracked and brittle.

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#57 4 years ago

For anyone who hasn't yet installed the Ultimarc video amplifier and does not want to hack up their existing video cable, I found that getting the "VGA Breakout Cable" (http://www.ultimarc.com/store/section.php?xSec=11) simplifies the operation by providing a compatible Wells Gardner connector - just clip off the VGA end of the breakout cable, strip the wires, and connect to the video amplifier screw-down terminals.

For those who are lazy, like me, this reduced the whole operation down to 20 minutes whereas constructing a new monitor connector might have taken me more than 30 minutes alone.

None of this helps Ducksan owners, though.

#59 4 years ago

For anyone looking for a translite, I found that pbresource.com and user name "wellarmed" on Pinside have translites. I purchased mine from "wellarmed" and it looks great - big thanks!

#61 4 years ago

I installed a 6.5" car woofer and I am not wanting for any more bass. I am sure that an external sub would be even better, but I am more than happy with the result from an outlay of $15.

#63 4 years ago

I replaced all three speakers as follows: http://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/pinball-2000-speaker-upgrade

As one of the very few stereo sound pinball machines, I felt obligated to upgrade the speakers. For $35, the improvement was significant.

#66 4 years ago

Different strokes for different folks. I normally install LEDs in all my machines. But the light fading effects on RFM are so awesome with the most recent software that I actually ripped out the LEDs and reinstalled incandescent bulbs.

#74 4 years ago

Speaking of lighting, here's another quick and easy mod: replace the existing fluorescent bulb behind the translite with a warm-white bulb from your local hardware store (I purchased a Philips). You need a "T8" 18-inch tube.

The translite has lots of red and a warm white bulb makes the reds deeper in tone. You could also get a warming tube (http://www.pinballpal.com/warming/), but I think a warm white bulb gets 50% of the benefit with less hassle.

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#114 4 years ago
Quoted from dendoc:

Can anyone tell me the best rivet to place a new ramp flap on the bracket with? Old one had a split, new one ready to go, but not sure what size to use.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/rfm-18-rivet-help

#118 4 years ago
Quoted from Matt_Rasmussen:

So much better than AFM, how so?

I'm not saying I agree or disagree, but how about this: RFM has basically the same shot layout but with more humor, better graphics, more modes, better wizard, more player controls, and better sound. Whether that adds up to a superior package is up to the player to decide.

#131 4 years ago
Quoted from snaroff:

...the sounds are critical (and totally make the game).

I completely agree. For those with the means a full amplifier and speaker replacement is the way to go. For those with more limited budgets, at least replace the speakers for $35. I found the improvement to be substantial over the stock speakers that were clearly past their prime, which were never that good even in their prime.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/pinball-2000-speaker-upgrade

#143 4 years ago

AFM vs RFM is like pinball's equivalent of Camaro vs. Mustang.

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#234 4 years ago
Quoted from MAJRob:

Drop target fixed, switch just needed adjusted. That damn credit dot irks me though! I understand it is from the LEDs, I just wish there was a workaround.

Go back to incandescent bulbs. I did that and couldnt believe how much better the light show was. I normally LED most of my pins, but RFM was the first pin I owned where I yanked out every LED.

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