Quoted from Bay78:
Hello everyone. Has anyone had to replace the LED's in Ed 209? One of mine wasn't working. I did have some red led's I'd bought for Williams WPC boards. I put them in and they did work but once I mounted them they don't seem to get too bright. Just wondering if anyone has replaced those and if so with what? Also has anyone had any luck finding the A4.0 code for Robocop? I'd love to try it out and see what the differences are.
About those lights. Someday, I am going to get all new LEDs for my Robocop. I think about those 2-0-9 lights a lot.
I am going to put 4smd LEDs in mine. I want bright. They are far enough back that they should not blind me.
Robocop has a skill shot. But if your Robcop is like mine, you cannot do the skill shot. And I think I have figured out why my Cop was set up as it was. It all goes to the ramp.
For the ramp shot to work, at least one of the prisoners needs to be lit up. If there are no prisoners lit up and you make a ramp shot, it will be rejected.
So, consider, a Robocop is on location, you walk up to play. You do not know what you are doing but you know this game is about that ramp. So, you target the ramp, make the shot, only to get rejected. If you are like me you would be saying WTF ? !!
When I played my Cop, it did not matter how I shot the ball. The ball was going to enter the play field, and go down the "9" of the 2-0-9 lights. When the ball goes down the "9" prisoner Dick Jones is lit up on the first shot. And now the the game is set up to accept a ramp shot and the newbie is none the wiser; And he is happy because remade that ramp shot.
But Robocop offers skill shots. Those lights at 2-0-9 will blink to tell you where you need to shoot to make the skill shot. Ball 1 skill shot is 100,000 points. Ball 2 is 200,000. And ball 3 is 300,000. If you make all 3 skill shots are you 600,000 points farther along than your opponent.
I modified my Robocop so I can make those 3 skill shots. Therefore, I need those 2-0-9 LEDs blinking bright so I can see them.
I have the correct clear inlane guides with red posts. I am going to light the posts up with some red post lights from Comet Pinball
Then I will install four 4smd LEDs so I can see which lane to shoot for. These will be blue.
My thoughts are that the blue light shining behind the red lights will show up as purple and really standout. That's my plan.
Being able to make the skill shots changes game play. For the better.