(Topic ID: 190343)

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

By Micky

2 years ago

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Post #902 New LE/Premium Code readme - v0.89 Posted by NeilMcRae (2 years ago)

Post #903 New Pro Code V0.89 ready Posted by NeilMcRae (2 years ago)

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#1089 2 years ago

Has anyone installed a Star Wars play-field protector yet? I will be installing one on my LE this weekend and was curious if there were any gotcha's on this. I've installed them on all my pins and never really had any issues... I know with BM66 the Crane was the difficult part to manuever. Wondering if the DeathStar will be a PIA to deal with.

#1091 2 years ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

My friend did his LE. He said it took way longer than he thought it would. Have to take most stuff off the playfield. Take your time and lots of pictures.

Thank you! Sounds like this is what I will be doing Saturday... I will definitely try and document / share as much as possible.

#1147 2 years ago
Quoted from drewski28:

Anyone else having problems with the Hoth loop? When Hoth is lit and I shoot the loop, it bounces off the forks, then the forks go down and allow the ball to down the playfield before going back up again. Essentially I can only activate the Hoth scenes maybe 1/4 of the time because of those forks doing weird things.

Mine does this as well ... i emailed stern about it this morning to see if that was normal behavior... doesn't seem healthy for the ball to be smacking into the back of the forks like that. especially long term. I did just go back and watch the Twitch stream of the Premium Play from Stern factory and notice several times this happened to the folks that were playing.

#1148 2 years ago

Little update on my LE ... arrived Friday as expected but with two very unexpected holes in the side of the box. THANKFULLY there was no damage.

I also got the play-field protector on ... nothing major in terms of getting it on there... the only two obstacles that took a bit of time to figure out was the Death Star (as expected) and the small right 90 degree ramp that comes from behind the back board in the Hyperspace Loop.

The two things that had us stumped for a moment:

1. Death Star: the remove the Death Star you must go behind the backboard and loosen a set screw that is on each actuating rod of the Death Star (there are two... one for each half of the star that opens) ... once you do that, you manually open the death star and loosen the two Lock Nuts closest to the back board... this will allow you to slide the death star out towards the front of the machine. Don't forget to unplug the Death Star from it's control board under the playfield before trying to remove.

2. Right Hyperspace Loop exist ramp: there are 4 obvious screws (2 on each end of this little ramp) that need to come out... after that you will notice that it still wont budge... that is because there is an L bracket on the underside of the ramp that screws into the backside of the back board. Once you remove that 5th screw the ramp will move freely. However, to actually negotiate the ramp out of its position, you will want to lift up on the back of the playfiled until the ramp can pull out and clear the side of the machine.

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#1151 2 years ago
Quoted from orb:

yes to all you guys talking about this. mine does almost all the time. thought it was part of game but wasnt sure.
so no answrs yet?

I've not heard back from Stern support ... it usually takes them about 24hrs to reply (based on my experience anyway)

#1153 2 years ago
Quoted from Rob_G:

The fork has 3 positions:
Halfway up/down
Full Up
The only time the ramp should be at the half way point is when the ball is released by the death star magnet. It is normal for the ball to hit the back of the forks when in the full-up position. That stops the ball for mission select if Hoth is lit.
Like I said earlier, wait for the next code update to correct some issues with the fork operation.

Thanks Rob!

#1185 2 years ago
Quoted from pinballaddicted:

How do you like how your machine feels after adding the playfield protector? We have playfield protectors fitted on all our machines as well. Did you need to adjust anything after fitting and playing the machine?

plays great - I have protectors on all my machines... honestly I don't think it feels any different than it did before the protector since the playfield itself is brand new.

I did not have to adjust anything on the game after putting it all back together. The protector does not interfere with anything that requires adjusting.

3 months later
#2685 2 years ago
Quoted from twista22:

Just installed my EL lighting for the side rails from and these are amazing. I love how good they look.

Looks great! --- where did you get those from? Would love to have on my LE

5 months later
#4879 1 year ago
Quoted from D-Gottlieb:

Has anyone had bad diverter ejects from the hyperloop since the 1.03 update? Because I haven't. Maybe just once right after I flashed it but not since then and I have had 3 balls in there a couple of times.

I Have had it happen once in about 10 times since I updated.

3 weeks later
#5121 1 year ago
Quoted from JoshODBrown:

Saw that new code was updated, seems like mostly some system level cleanup items. One item that stood out to me is
Added adjustments for backbox and cabinet speaker types to the service menu
UTIL->VOL. Supported speaker types are "8 OHM" and "4 OHM". The amplifier
power curve is appropriately adjusted for the selected speaker type.
has anyone had problems with any of their speakers that may have resulted in this addition to the adjustments? or is this more for the folks who want to change out the stock speakers for something else?

I'm curious what motivated this feature as well... I believe this was also added to Iron Maiden and GOTG.

2 weeks later
#5286 1 year ago
Quoted from mainelycoasters:

For some reason my star wars goes into verify and took 24 minutes to boot up....has anyone seen this? It only started long boot up after the latest update.

did you leave USB plugged in by chance?

1 week later
#5398 1 year ago

New Code is up. 1.05.0

#5411 1 year ago

so is your reply.

#5413 1 year ago

Ha Ha, good one.

9 months later
#7015 9 months ago

anyone happen to have a new SW Pro Translite they would be willing to sell me?

1 month later
#7315 7 months ago
Quoted from Pinstein:

I'm about to move on a NIB LE. The production number is in the high 100's. Is the anything I should know about on these as far as defects or mods that need to be made? I prefer the pro translite. Does anyone know where I can purchase one? Hoping to join the club this week

if it's new in box then it will have a tube that contains both the Pro and Premium translites. you should be all set.

1 month later
#7475 5 months ago

Anybody interested in a Star Destroyer for your Playfield? I bought this one new and had it on my desk while I got around to installing but decided I don't really need to add anything else to the machine. $15 shipped ... it's basically brand new (although i didn't keep box) ... smoke free home.

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#7624 3 months ago
Quoted from Adaminski:

I knew about May the Fourth of course, but had never heard of Force Friday. So I googled and landed on https://www.starwars.com/news/triple-force-friday-events with the photo below. Color me confused. Why is Sandra Bullock's adult niece and Gardner Minshew's cousin (the one that works at the auto parts store, not that there's anything wrong with that) playing with Star Wars toys?
I like the Star Wars universe as much as the next 50-something geek, but I'm baffled as to where this advertising is targeted.[quoted image]

That is Gina Carano ... she is in the Star Wars Mandalorian series, as the the gentlemen in the picture. But I agree, on the surface it does seem an odd fit.

#7633 3 months ago

Not sure what to think of new art but it’s smart of Stern to do this. Will certainly boost StarWars sales.

1 month later
#7904 72 days ago
Quoted from finnflash:

Just stick a rag in there and they wont move

Someone should design and 3D print some sort of plug that clips in/on and keeps balls in place...

#7912 69 days ago

Fellow owners... am I correct in that Star Wars currently does not allow you to reset the machine with the Left Flipper + Start shortcut? I was able to find the setting on my GB and BM66 but don't see that option in the SW menu.

#7918 69 days ago
Quoted from Tiltboss:

U just hold start it will restart

Thanks but that is to just restart the game back to 1st ball.

The Left + Start (on select Stern models) will actually back all the way out of any players and make it as if you never hit start in the first place. Very helpful when someone starts a game and then abandons before playing all three balls. (Like kids)

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