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Star Trek 25th Data East Club!

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#451 1 year ago

Is there a exploded view of the crystal assembly?
IE how easy is it to get one of existing crystals out for "silicon mold making"?
I do not want to take mine apart; but I'm curious if its something that could be done easily for examination.
I'm also curious if it can be 3D printed with SLA type printers.

#452 1 year ago
Quoted from Zitt:

how easy is it to get one of existing crystals out for "silicon mold making"?

I was thinking about exactly this yesterday. It's quite simple and can be removed in a couple of minutes. All of the crystals are one plastic mold, so he would either need a good example of the whole piece to use for a mold or carve out the design for that crystal in the silicon.

Hadn't thought of 3D printing, but that's probably a better option if you have access to one of those 3D scanners. White plastic should be translucent enough for an LED to shine through. It wouldn't look perfect or original, but I bet you could make it look close enough that no one would notice or care.

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#453 1 year ago

Regarding the Lite Scanner/Crystal debate, mine is lite crystals and when I sink it the DMD says collect crystals. Just wondering what the Scanner people have showing up? I assume its the same.

Cheers

#454 1 year ago
Quoted from Tripletap007:

I'm so glad I stumbled onto this site yesterday! ChadH your work sounds amazing and I'm trying the Hammer3246 2006 ornament mod next week when it gets here. I bought my machine a few years ago and have been looking ever since to fix the cracked crystal pictured but haven't run across anything yet on any parts site that's a replacement solution...any thoughts to me help out? (Short of stealing some photons from a nuclear wessel, that is.)[quoted image]

If I ever get the time I might make a mold of mine and build a little vac table to form reproductions.

#456 1 year ago

It was alright. Way better than Discovery, that's for sure.

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#457 1 year ago

*Heavy breathing*

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#458 1 year ago

Does anyone know where I can get a laser kick assembly? Didn’t have any luck with a quick google search.. seems like the top places are all sold out

#459 1 year ago

Hi guys,

Looking for printable images of....

Drop target decals
Fixed and moving target decals
Klingon ramp diverter insignia.

Any help would be appreciated.

TIA.

#460 1 year ago

The drop targets decals are available from Marco Pinball. Good luck with your search.

#461 1 year ago
Quoted from Brett-L:

Does anyone know where I can get a laser kick assembly? Didn’t have any luck with a quick google search.. seems like the top places are all sold out

The game we had for a short time had a stern assembly in it, worked fine. Is your game missing the entire assembly?

#462 1 year ago
Quoted from Kawydud:

The game we had for a short time had a stern assembly in it, worked fine. Is your game missing the entire assembly?

It has one.. looks like it was maybe pieced together. I really just need the correct coil (someone at Marcos I talked to said they didn’t have just the coil either?) looks pretty standard to me I just want to make sure I get the right one

#463 1 year ago
Quoted from Brett-L:

It has one.. looks like it was maybe pieced together. I really just need the correct coil (someone at Marcos I talked to said they didn’t have just the coil either?) looks pretty standard to me I just want to make sure I get the right one

This is the coil for the kickback. https://www.pinballlife.com/stern-090-5001-ot23-800-coil.html

#464 1 year ago

Here is a picture of the laser kick when I was taking our game apart.

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#465 1 year ago

I just purchased one and will have it this Saturday. Any suggestion on what to look out for after I set it up? I have been lurking on this thread for a couple months now. Glad I could finally join.

#466 1 year ago
Quoted from Pozzest01:

I just purchased one and will have it this Saturday. Any suggestion on what to look out for after I set it up? I have been lurking on this thread for a couple months now. Glad I could finally join.

If it has Cliffys on the scoops, take me off and see how bad the damage is (if any).

Check the plastic piece directly behind the moving target and make sure it isn't broken.

#467 1 year ago

Code update is coming along strong. Very excited for you all to see it.

I am borrowing the Star Trek that I am using for this update. Now I want to own one permanently! Does anyone know of one in good shape near Chicago?

#468 1 year ago

Can't wait!!!!

#469 1 year ago

Plastic piece behind the moving target and the left stationary target were broken. She needs some love but it is in great shape. Thanks for the advice.
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#470 1 year ago
Quoted from ChadH:

Code update is coming along strong. Very excited for you all to see it.

Couldn't get the .gif to work, but believe me. We're all very excited for us to see it too!

Edit: I just went back and read over all the known changes so far, and wow this is going to be great. The foundation you laid out plus all the suggestions from this community are really going to make this game a gem.

#471 1 year ago
Quoted from Pahuffman:

Couldn't get the .gif to work, but believe me. We're all very excited for us to see it too!
Edit: I just went back and read over all the known changes so far, and wow this is going to be great. The foundation you laid out plus all the suggestions from this community are really going to make this game a gem.

And there is so much more added since I shared that list.

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#472 1 year ago

Need some advice from Star Trek experts.

I have changed the Skill Shot order of events to flow better and make more sense...

Part of it is that I added the RED ALERT animation that you see in Attract Mode (and only in Attract Mode)

Because of this, I have modified the text that says KLINGON/ROMULAN/THOLIAN ALERT! to instead be KLINGON/ROMULAN/THOLIAN SIGHTED!

Keep in mind, I have also modified Skill Shot so the one ship you shoot has continuity with how it moves across the screen. It now moves left to right, then right to left, then left to right, then right to left, and so on.

So you are technically shooting one ship. But that one ship would have multiple aliens in it.

My question is... should this modified Skill Shot text be:
KLINGON/ROMULAN/THOLIAN SIGHTED!
or
KLINGONS/ROMULANS/THOLIANS SIGHTED!

(Note, for Video Mode, the text has been modified from "ENEMY ALERT!" to "ENEMIES SIGHTED!" because in this instance you are shooting 10 different ships that come from random directions each time)

#473 1 year ago

My vote would be-

KLINGONS/ROMULANS/THOLIANS SIGHTED!

#474 1 year ago
Quoted from Hammer3246:

My vote would be-
KLINGONS/ROMULANS/THOLIANS SIGHTED!

This is how I am leaning now also. Unless someone thinks strongly otherwise.

#475 1 year ago

ChadH When you do finalize this what chips will I need to burn or will you be selling them?

#476 1 year ago
Quoted from Hammer3246:

chadh When you do finalize this what chips will I need to burn or will you be selling them?

Star Trek's upgrade process will be identical to Hook's process.

CPU will need a single 27C512 EPROM.
Display will need a single 27C010 or 27C1001 EPROM.

I will not be selling ROMs but a great resource for ROM burning services is Meloyelo51 when the time comes.

#477 1 year ago
Quoted from Hammer3246:

My vote would be-

KLINGONS/ROMULANS/THOLIANS SIGHTED!

Definitely this. Even though there's only one ship, there would be multiple crew members on board. It should be plural.

Quoted from ChadH:

I will not be selling ROMs but a great resource for ROM burning services is meloyelo51 when the time comes.

+1 on having Matt create the ROMs. He shipped out the next day last time I ordered from him.

#478 1 year ago

I need one or two beta more testers to try out the new Star Trek code.

You must be familiar with the current game and have a ROM burner and be able to burn a CPU ROM (27C512) and a Display ROM (27C010 or 27C1001).

PM me if this is you.

#479 1 year ago

I'm interested... But have to verify I have the right eproms

#480 1 year ago
Quoted from ChadH:

I need one or two beta more testers to try out the new Star Trek code.
You must be familiar with the current game and have a ROM burner and be able to burn a CPU ROM (27C512) and a Display ROM (27C010 or 27C1001).
PM me if this is you.

Damn. I'm away for work and would've gladly bought the necessary equipment.

#482 1 year ago

ChadH
I have: CPU ROM (27C512)
For the Display ROM (27C010 or 27C1001)… I only have a M27C4001 which is a 4X larger chip. I looked at the schematic for the display rom; and the pinouts between the two are compatible. The only issues are that A18 and A17 are held high by the display board.
This means I'll have to quadruple the binary image to make sure the display rom works.

If you want me to give it a shot; send me a PM.

#483 1 year ago

We're so close! Somebody with a ROM burner jump on that beta!

#484 1 year ago
Quoted from Pahuffman:

We're so close! Somebody with a ROM burner jump on that beta!

Very true. We are close.

#485 1 year ago

Getting closer to finished. LEDs installed. This is going to be sick!

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#486 1 year ago

How's the beta testing going?

#488 1 year ago
Quoted from Hammer3246:

How's the beta testing going?

Going great. Have a couple of beta testers (plus me). Ironically it is also finding bugs that exist in the original game! I’ve found this to be normal though with previous beta testing. When someone is testing an update, they are playing with heightened awareness so they notice more things including issues that have always been there. But this is good. Let’s crush those bugs now!

#489 1 year ago

Wish I could've been a part of it. Oh well

#490 1 year ago
Quoted from Hammer3246:

Wish I could've been a part of it. Oh well

Bummer that you are out of town.

#491 1 year ago

I have a question. When you go to the video mode and start shooting Romulans, Klingons, and Tholians, does your auto plunger fire every time you push the fire photon button? My machine does and I was wondering if that is normal. Thanks in advance for the help. Live long and prosper! Qapla'

#492 1 year ago
Quoted from Pozzest01:

I have a question. When you go to the video mode and start shooting Romulans, Klingons, and Tholians, does your auto plunger fire every time you push the fire photon button? My machine does and I was wondering if that is normal. Thanks in advance for the help. Live long and prosper! Qapla'

They all do, but the new ROM will fix that.

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#493 1 year ago

ChadH

Once the laser kick is used in order to re lite I need to shot that lane and then shoot it again to re lite it on the left drain, is that how its coded?

Cheers!

#494 1 year ago
Quoted from Hammer3246:

chadh
Once the laser kick is used in order to re lite I need to shot that lane and then shoot it again to re lite it on the left drain, is that how its coded?
Cheers!

The current Re-Lite Laser Kick routine via the Right Orbit is a little... odd. It is based on Average Ball Time (a big no-no in my world) and doesn't always behave consistently.

It will be fixed, simplified, and much more consistent in my update. Coming soon.

#495 1 year ago

How goes the beta testing?

#496 1 year ago
Quoted from Pahuffman:

How goes the beta testing?

Almost done!

#497 1 year ago

Can't wait!! This is really going to brighten up my quarantine days.

#498 1 year ago

MY UPDATE FOR DATA EAST STAR TREK IS RELEASED!

This was quite a long process as this game needed a lot of adjustments. I hope you all like the results.

Star Trek v.3.00 update

Get it here:
https://www.pinballcode.com/

Read all the details about the changes here:
https://www.pinballcode.com/trek300

Looking forward to your thoughts on this update.

Chad

#499 1 year ago
Quoted from ChadH:

MY UPDATE FOR DATA EAST STAR TREK IS RELEASED!
This was quite a long process as this game needed a lot of adjustments. I hope you all like the results.
Star Trek v.3.00 update
Get it here:
https://www.pinballcode.com/
Read all the details about the changes here:
https://www.pinballcode.com/trek300
Looking forward to your thoughts on this update.
Chad

Awesome Chad! Let's get the word out there to get you some donations for you hard work!

I am able to assist anyone that can't burn their own roms, but remember to take care of Chad so things like this keep coming!!
Send PM or in my pinside shop.
https://pinside.com/pinball/market/shops/1083-matt-s-basement-arcade/02778-star-trek-25th-anniversary-pinball-data-east-rom-upgrade

#500 1 year ago

Yea!!

Do I need this one?

CPU / DISP v3.0 Set [C5,U8] (Chad)

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