Stern STAR WARS club...May The Force Be With You


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#2801 15 days ago
Quoted from ChipScott:

Looks awesome! It really does seem like that Star Destroyer was just meant to be there, right?
Also, and I know it's probably not perfect for every game, but I love how the light from the Pinstadium lights bounce off the metal ramps and habitrails in this game...really adds a lot to what is already an excellent light show!!

I could not agree more. Shaker motor, Pinstadium Lighting and Star Destroyer are three things that take this pin to the next level.

#2802 15 days ago
Quoted from TKDalumni:

Why would they remove midnight madness? It was already coded. WWHHHHHHHYYYYYYY!!!

Maybe Disney did not approve? I would rather see it re-purposed into part of the actual game as a cantina mode, awarded from Mystery or something.

Rob

#2803 15 days ago

That would work too! Was damn cool and already coded...hopefully they bring it back!

#2804 14 days ago

Anyone who hasn't had an opportunity to see what the Midnight Madness mode was like back in code .91-.92, you can check it out here. The link should start the video right when Midnight Madness starts. » YouTube video

#2805 14 days ago
Quoted from ChipScott:

For what it's worth, I was noticing on the back of the PinStadium lights, the wires that leave the magnet strip are colored light gray and are visually obvious. With the pf pulled out to rest on the bar, I sandwiched the first four or five inches of those gray strips lengthwise with black electrical tape. Makes the wires that are present nearly invisible at the back of the machine, before they fall behind the pf and are out of view anyway.

My buddy used a black magic marker for those ugly gray wires

#2806 12 days ago

Anyone buy the side blades from retrorefurbs? They look pretty nice.

#2807 12 days ago
Quoted from Psw757:

Anyone buy the side blades from retrorefurbs? They look pretty nice.

Pic?

#2809 12 days ago

Yeah would like to see those installed!

#2811 11 days ago

All: Be very careful installing the zip tie node board "fix" kit. One of the legs broke off the D9 diode on one of my boards during the kit install. It is a tricky because of the way the zip tie flexes before it is tightened and puts tension on the diode. It is a really bad design.

#2812 11 days ago
Quoted from TKDalumni:

Yeah would like to see those installed!

I think I'm buying them today and will post a picture installed. They look good and lots of detail if you look closely.

#2813 11 days ago

Anyone have a Darth Vader or storm trooper shooter rod on the premium that could post a pic? Can't decide

#2814 11 days ago
Quoted from kermit24:

All: Be very careful installing the zip tie node board "fix" kit. One of the legs broke off the D9 diode on one of my boards during the kit install. It is a tricky because of the way the zip tie flexes before it is tightened and puts tension on the diode. It is a really bad design.

It is tricky. I haven't done my SW yet, but did my GB last weekend without any issues. My suggestions to anyone doing it:

1) Brace the diode with your thumb or another finger while threading the zip tie through just to keep it stable.

2) Don't tighten the zip tie too early. That just adds extra strain. Instead, loop the zip tie through very loosely (just get tied in a big loop). Then carefully orient the zip tie the way it is in the instructions in the final picture, with the butt end of the zip tie in its final placement. Then use one hand to hold the spacer in place while bracing the diode and gently start pulling the zip tie tight with the other. I did it in increments and kept making sure everything was in place before it was fully tightened up.

The biggest problem I had in GB is the middle nodeboard is under a pile of other wires/cable. My initial plan was to remove the board and then do it, but that is not an easy chore with all the connectors and wires in the way. I ended up removing a couple of connectors just to give my self room but left the board in. The node board at the top is much easier to do, way less clutter. Not sure if the same will apply to SW, haven't looked yet.

#2815 11 days ago

I install my own spacer and tie-wrap, they are smaller and plastic more flexible.
I put rubbers under the legs of the node boards to avoid vibrations.
I will also install a small 12v fan near the backbox main heatsink board.
Electronics don't like heat and vibrations

#2816 11 days ago

Hmm, wondering if my Death Star shot is extra hard due to the Jedi Training Target next to it not being centered. It leans to the left and slightly covers up part of the shot opening. Is it easy to adjust this target back to center?

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#2817 10 days ago
Quoted from SprSnc:

Hmm, wondering if my Death Star shot is extra hard due to the Jedi Training Target next to it not being centered. It leans to the left and slightly covers up part of the shot opening. Is it easy to adjust this target back to center?

Its peaking out there isn't it. Just bend the thing....and if that doesn't work remove the switch so you csn use tools to bend it.

#2818 10 days ago

You will probably need to tighten the screws/nuts which hold that target together. Just unscrew the target from the bottom of the playfield, tighten, then put back in place.

Rob

#2819 10 days ago

Annoying . STERN Stand -Up seem to do this more than my Midway machines . If you reseat the target I used a piece of bamboo shish kebab stick in wood screw hole to tighten the fit . SW flair and X-Men Target Flair .

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#2820 10 days ago

More good news for Star Wars! Believe it or not Stern had a Booth at CES. I'll cut to the chase. I asked a guy, I can't remember his name but he said he runs the accessories business for Stern, about the R2D2 topper. He said that the final design has been submitted to Lucas / Disney for final approval. He said R2 will not display a hologram of princess Leia. He described the topper as R2D2 sitting in the back of Luke's X-wing, not a full x-wing just the rear bit where R2 sits. He said R2D2 is very interactive, he moves and talks and reacts a lot throughout the game. He said the topper should be available for sale this spring. He also said there will be a stormtrooper shooter rod knob coming as well.

#2821 10 days ago
Quoted from Moortus:

More good news for Star Wars! Believe it or not Stern had a Booth at CES. I'll cut to the chase. I asked a guy, I can't remember his name but he said he runs the accessories business for Stern, about the R2D2 topper. He said that the final design has been submitted to Lucas / Disney for final approval. He said R2 will not display a hologram of princess Leia. He described the topper as R2D2 sitting in the back of Luke's X-wing, not a full x-wing just the rear bit where R2 sits. He said R2D2 is very interactive, he moves and talks and reacts a lot throughout the game. He said the topper should be available for sale this spring. He also said there will be a stormtrooper shooter rod knob coming as well.

Sounds cool, any mention of rails?

#2822 10 days ago

What's the consensus on adding a shaker? Worth it on this machine?

#2823 10 days ago

Yes

#2824 10 days ago
Quoted from mittens:

Yes

Easy install? My GB came with it installed already and my other machines with them aren't spike.

#2825 10 days ago
Quoted from Psw757:

Easy install? My GB came with it installed already and my other machines with them aren't spike.

Very easy.

#2826 10 days ago
Quoted from Psw757:

What's the consensus on adding a shaker? Worth it on this machine?

Yes do it, it's well integrated into the game. It's also easy to install.

#2827 10 days ago
Quoted from Psw757:

What's the consensus on adding a shaker? Worth it on this machine?

Yes, very well integrated.

Quoted from Moortus:

More good news for Star Wars! Believe it or not Stern had a Booth at CES. I'll cut to the chase. I asked a guy, I can't remember his name but he said he runs the accessories business for Stern, about the R2D2 topper. He said that the final design has been submitted to Lucas / Disney for final approval. He said R2 will not display a hologram of princess Leia. He described the topper as R2D2 sitting in the back of Luke's X-wing, not a full x-wing just the rear bit where R2 sits. He said R2D2 is very interactive, he moves and talks and reacts a lot throughout the game. He said the topper should be available for sale this spring. He also said there will be a stormtrooper shooter rod knob coming as well.

That's really cool news. Thanks for sharing that info! Sounds awesome.

#2828 10 days ago

The shaker is awesome and installs in minutes.
You can order the spike/spike 2 compatible one from https://www.pinballlife.com/index.php?p=product&id=3710

#2829 10 days ago
Quoted from Psw757:

What's the consensus on adding a shaker? Worth it on this machine?

I dig the shaker and it's super easy to install. My ONLY hesitation of a full endorsement is that it activates each time you mash the button leading up to tie fighter multi ball. I'm probably in the minority, but that use is just a bit too busy IMO. Overall though, no regrets w/ adding the shaker and I feel like it should have been included as standard in the LE's.

#2830 10 days ago

The shaker is overused in video mode. Otherwise great.

#2831 10 days ago

so a gorilla walks into a bar. he then goes to end of bar and tears apart a woman and eats her.
then he sits down and asks bartender for a drink.
the bartender says "we dont serve gorillas and especially gorillas on drugs"
the gorilla says "i'm not on drugs"
the bartender says "oh yeah? what about that bar bitch you ate? "

#2832 10 days ago
Quoted from Rasavage:

I dig the shaker and it's super easy to install. My ONLY hesitation of a full endorsement is that it activates each time you mash the button leading up to tie fighter multi ball. I'm probably in the minority, but that use is just a bit too busy IMO.

Quoted from Sprudeldudel:

The shaker is overused in video mode. Otherwise great.

Do either of these change if you adjust the shaker settings in the menu? Or does that only affect intensity, not frequency?

#2833 10 days ago
Quoted from Sprudeldudel:

The shaker is overused in video mode. Otherwise great.

Not if you play it well....

#2834 10 days ago
Quoted from kermit24:

All: Be very careful installing the zip tie node board "fix" kit. One of the legs broke off the D9 diode on one of my boards during the kit install. It is a tricky because of the way the zip tie flexes before it is tightened and puts tension on the diode. It is a really bad design.

I thought I was going to do that installing mine. Plus, the zip tie doesn't really hold the two heat sinks snug so I'm not sure how much if any it will help.

#2835 10 days ago

I'm hoping they will add more characters to choose from.

#2836 10 days ago
Quoted from Marcdaddy:

I'm hoping they will add more characters to choose from.

Nope. Not gonna happen. Just look at the inserts. That said...use the multipliers, the characters, the missions, 50, 100, 200 games, you will get it. Enjoy! Some don’t get it and hate. Let haters, hate.

#2837 9 days ago
Quoted from forensicd:

made some cards:

Anyone know how to get these to print at correct size?

I’m assuming they aren’t formatted already and will be too small.

#2838 9 days ago
Quoted from Psw757:

Anyone know how to get these to print at correct size?
I’m assuming they aren’t formatted already and will be too small.

When I print my cards, I use GIMP to resize the image to 3”x5.5” for Stern machines and then take them to staples to have them printed on medium stock glossy.

#2839 9 days ago
Quoted from SprSnc:

Hmm, wondering if my Death Star shot is extra hard due to the Jedi Training Target next to it not being centered. It leans to the left and slightly covers up part of the shot opening. Is it easy to adjust this target back to center?

Yes, just adjust it back to center, and consider installing one of these:

https://mezelmods.com/products/stern-target-splints?variant=923513721

#2840 9 days ago
Quoted from Marcdaddy:

I'm hoping they will add more characters to choose from.

Just want more variety of ball saves clips to match the character path chosen. Seems like code is headed that way.

#2841 9 days ago
Quoted from oyvindmo:

Yes, just adjust it back to center, and consider installing one of these:
https://mezelmods.com/products/stern-target-splints?variant=923513721

This looks awesome . Should I order the 1/2 inch split for Star Wars Targets stand up targets?

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#2842 9 days ago
Quoted from Psw757:

Easy install? My GB came with it installed already and my other machines with them aren't spike.

fast forward to 19:35 in the video to see the install of the shaker motor in my Star Wars Prem.

» YouTube video

#2843 9 days ago
Quoted from Vino:

Just want more variety of ball saves clips to match the character path chosen. Seems like code is headed that way.

That would be nice.

#2844 9 days ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Its peaking out there isn't it. Just bend the thing....and if that doesn't work remove the switch so you csn use tools to bend it.

Thanks, it bent to the right position pretty easily. Will see if it stays put.

Quoted from oyvindmo:

Yes, just adjust it back to center, and consider installing one of these:
https://mezelmods.com/products/stern-target-splints?variant=923513721

Oh, nice, I'll go with these if it moves off center again.

#2845 8 days ago
Quoted from RobKnapp:

Should I order the 1/2 inch split for Star Wars Targets stand up targets?

My SW is on location so I cannot check the dimensions at the moment, and I cannot find any specs for that target anywhere based on the part number, so I'm actually not sure. I'm sure Mezel Mods can tell you if you ask.

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#2846 8 days ago

Just blew up the Death Star playing as Chewbacca

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#2847 8 days ago

About to buy our very first pin - sw premium. We don’t have any pin history and will likely be a one pin collection. Our family has a 5 and 9 year old. I think they will like it, and I’m certainly excited about it.

I love the layout, targets, and speed I see in the videos.. I’m looking at my other options like DI and just can’t get into the theme, slowness, and kinda don’t want to saturate my kids with more “connected culture”.

Cheers guys. Hope to join you soon.

#2848 8 days ago
Quoted from OnTheSnap:

About to buy our very first pin - sw premium. We don’t have any pin history and will likely be a one pin collection. Our family has a 5 and 9 year old. I think they will like it, and I’m certainly excited about it.

My 5 & 7 yo girls love it, and they’re not into pinball or Star Wars (and they’re only just starting to get into video games).

#2849 8 days ago
Quoted from OnTheSnap:

About to buy our very first pin - sw premium. We don’t have any pin history and will likely be a one pin collection. Our family has a 5 and 9 year old. I think they will like it, and I’m certainly excited about it.
I love the layout, targets, and speed I see in the videos.. I’m looking at my other options like DI and just can’t get into the theme, slowness, and kinda don’t want to saturate my kids with more “connected culture”.
Cheers guys. Hope to join you soon.

The SW theme is superior, bit I think DILE is a much better choice for a 1 pin, family friendly game.

DI isn't slow and the theme isn't about a "connected culture". If it's possible, I'd take the family out to play both and see what they think.

The good news is if/when the family get's tired of SW, you can trade it for a DI.

snaroff

#2850 8 days ago
Quoted from kermit24:

All: Be very careful installing the zip tie node board "fix" kit. One of the legs broke off the D9 diode on one of my boards during the kit install. It is a tricky because of the way the zip tie flexes before it is tightened and puts tension on the diode. It is a really bad design.

Absolutely. It seems next to impossible for the diodes not to flex at least a bit during the install. I couldn't avoid moving mine back and forth at least a bit during the install.

Hell, I think for a vast majority of owners performing the diode fix will put more strain / flex on the diodes then 1000's of gameplay sessions will.

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