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Stranger Things Club. Join our Party!


By chuckwurt

10 months ago



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#5501 35 days ago
Quoted from RipleYYY:

my crazy son lol

Impressive... I didn't realise it was a repeating pattern on BSD... I always thought I was shooting a different series of wolves!

#5502 35 days ago

The later modes are harder to memorize tho

#5503 35 days ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Well it would be nice if the new one isn’t exactly the same every time. So like BSD, but not exactly like it.

Lockdown bar button could be used for reloading. 6 shots max before reload, but you can reload any time. Could get very hectic.

#5504 35 days ago
Quoted from vireland:

Lockdown bar button could be used for reloading. 6 shots max before reload, but you can reload any time. Could get very hectic.

you may have to use something else to press the lockdown bar button...

#5505 35 days ago

So I'm replacing all of the rubbers with glow-in-the-dark titans. It is me or is the kicker rubber in the far back behind the pops impossible to get off/out? I have this playfield almost completely apart and I can't get metal ramp off to access it. What a mess!

#5506 35 days ago
Quoted from RipleYYY:

the BSD video mode !? well, you're talking about this one right ?

(my crazy son lol )

That’s fantastic

#5507 35 days ago
Quoted from pinballslave:

you may have to use something else to press the lockdown bar button...

No, you have to take a hand off one of the flipper buttons (your choice) to reload then get right back to that button and keep shooting. No additional appendage required. I could see it getting very hectic, especially if the software forced you to reload with different hands so alternation and coordination and speed were all required at the higher levels.

#5508 34 days ago
Quoted from vireland:

No, you have to take a hand off one of the flipper buttons (your choice) to reload then get right back to that button and keep shooting. No additional appendage required. I could see it getting very hectic, especially if the software forced you to reload with different hands so alternation and coordination and speed were all required at the higher levels.

I need this mode in the game

#5509 34 days ago

Dragons Layer video mode or bust.

#5510 34 days ago
Quoted from SLCpunk2113:

Dragons Lair video mode or bust.

I support this message!

#5511 33 days ago

I just got confirmation that my Stern side armor just shipped. Will post pics when they arrive.

#5512 33 days ago
Quoted from blowback1976:

I just got confirmation that my Stern side armor just shipped. Will post pics when they arrive.

Thank you! Wonder if the topper is coming soon now that the armor is shipping. Could coincide with a 1.0 code release.

#5513 33 days ago
Quoted from blowback1976:

I just got confirmation that my Stern side armor just shipped. Will post pics when they arrive.

From where? I haven't seen it actually offered anywhere.

#5515 33 days ago
Quoted from gambit3113:

From where? I haven't seen it actually offered anywhere.

Marco has them available. Rest of the regulars seem to still be on back order.

#5516 32 days ago
Quoted from gambit3113:

From where? I haven't seen it actually offered anywhere.

Stern Shop has had it up for a while now, but I haven’t pull the trigger... yet.

https://shop.sternpinball.com/collections/accessories/products/stranger-things-side-armor

Looking forward to seeing what they look like installed.

#5517 32 days ago
Quoted from evileye:

Stern Shop has had it up for a while now, but I haven’t pull the trigger... yet.
https://shop.sternpinball.com/collections/accessories/products/stranger-things-side-armor
Looking forward to seeing what they look like installed.

It’s been up there for months, but if you try to check out with them it tells you they are sold out. Always has.

#5518 32 days ago
Quoted from gambit3113:

It’s been up there for months, but if you try to check out with them it tells you they are sold out. Always has.

I can second this. Lots of items on the Stern shop come up with inventory issues when trying to check out.

#5519 32 days ago

Ahh gotcha, didn’t realize that. Why even have it up then or allow you to add to your cart? What a joke!

#5520 32 days ago

Yeah. It won’t show whether it’s in stock or not until you have it in your cart and you got to check out.

#5521 32 days ago

I ordered from Marco.

#5522 30 days ago

Got my fans installed. Quick, easy, and the best instructions I have ever seen. If you don’t have these, get them! Pin monk has really done us all a huge favor. Going to install my other pair on iron maiden now.

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#5523 30 days ago
Quoted from Aflacjack:

Got my fans installed. Quick, easy, and the best instructions I have ever seen. If you don’t have these, get them! Pin monk has really done us all a huge favor. Going to install my other pair on iron maiden now.

Awesome! Glad to see the install went smoothly. Now to put up some new high scores!

#5524 30 days ago

I track my audits closely as I've been sending them to Stern and the number of games with high scores has increased dramatically since the install of the fans. I am not the greatest pinball player in the world. My high score on the game is just under 1 billion and I've only made it to total isolation 2 twice but I think the difference is clear. For roughly the same number of total plays (~120) my audits pre-fans for high scores from sept 4th

48 50.0M-74.99M SCORES 10
49 75.0M-99.99M SCORES 10
50 100.0M-149.99M SCORES 17
51 150.0+M SCORES 12

And game times

77 6 - 8 MINUTE GAMES 11
78 8 - 10 MINUTE GAMES 1
79 10 - 15 MINUTE GAMES 5
80 15+ MINUTE GAMES 2

Now after the install.

48 50.0M-74.99M SCORES 18
49 75.0M-99.99M SCORES 10
50 100.0M-149.99M SCORES 18
51 150.0+M SCORES 36

77 6 - 8 MINUTE GAMES 16
78 8 - 10 MINUTE GAMES 10
79 10 - 15 MINUTE GAMES 14
80 15+ MINUTE GAMES 2

My demogorgon fix has also held up. It's a makeable shot but not easy and with the fans I can hold off to playing the demo modes till later in the game. Before the demogorgon fix the percentage was at less than 5% of games got the shot. Now it's DEMOGORGON OPTO 182 147% OF GAMES

#5525 30 days ago
Quoted from C0untDeM0net:

I track my audits closely as I've been sending them to Stern and the number of games with high scores has increased dramatically since the install of the fans. I am not the greatest pinball player in the world. My high score on the game is just under 1 billion and I've only made it to total isolation 2 twice but I think the difference is clear. For roughly the same number of total plays (~120) my audits pre-fans for high scores from sept 4th
48 50.0M-74.99M SCORES 10
49 75.0M-99.99M SCORES 10
50 100.0M-149.99M SCORES 17
51 150.0+M SCORES 12
And game times
77 6 - 8 MINUTE GAMES 11
78 8 - 10 MINUTE GAMES 1
79 10 - 15 MINUTE GAMES 5
80 15+ MINUTE GAMES 2
Now after the install.
48 50.0M-74.99M SCORES 18
49 75.0M-99.99M SCORES 10
50 100.0M-149.99M SCORES 18
51 150.0+M SCORES 36
77 6 - 8 MINUTE GAMES 16
78 8 - 10 MINUTE GAMES 10
79 10 - 15 MINUTE GAMES 14
80 15+ MINUTE GAMES 2
My demogorgon fix has also held up. It's a makeable shot but not easy and with the fans I can hold off to playing the demo modes till later in the game. Before the demogorgon fix the percentage was at less than 5% of games got the shot. Now it's DEMOGORGON OPTO 182 147% OF GAMES

Wow, this is great data on the improvement in STh play when the flippers are consistent throughout the game. Thanks for posting it!

#5526 29 days ago

So the stern news letter at the beginning of the month said we would get something by the end of the month.

So I expect a big one in the next couple days!

#5527 29 days ago

my guess is not 1.0 yet but .99

#5528 29 days ago

I hope lots of polish and balancing and the addition of the video mode and map imaging collecting. Could add a lot more strategy to the game.

#5529 29 days ago

One of the complaints I saw over the weekend about the machine in a league setting is the unpredictable upside down mode causes unfair advantages. I tried the competition mode by holding down the left flipper but the upside down still seemed random. I almost think for league or tournament modes turning off upside down completely might be the best option since someone always feels like they were robbed.

#5530 29 days ago

Pretty sure it’s based off switch hits in tournament mode. Start competition mode, 4 player game, then feed the pops over and over and note about when it starts. Then do it for players 2-4 and note when it starts. Should start at the same time for each player. If not, could be a bug we need to report. If the setting works properly, all is well.

Nothing can be done in pinball to keep competition players from complaining about being robbed. Haha

#5531 29 days ago

Just tested on the LE. In competition mode, the upside down starts the same time for all players and is based on switch hits. Not sure if it works on the Pro though.

#5532 29 days ago

I can test that tonight on my pro. Was the number of switch hits set or does it change from match to match.

#5533 29 days ago
Quoted from C0untDeM0net:

I can test that tonight on my pro. Was the number of switch hits set or does it change from match to match.

No idea. Just know that it’s the same for all players. I could see that number of switches changing game to game, but stay the same across players. That’s pretty common behavior for de-randomizing awards.

#5534 29 days ago

chuckwurt, I think you had shown how to do the xmas light effect on the speaker lights but I cant find it.

Also, I have a pro, should I get the speaker lights or get a Premium translite. Not sure I want both.

#5535 29 days ago
Quoted from finnflash:

chuckwurt, I think you had shown how to do the xmas light effect on the speaker lights but I cant find it.

Not me, sorry.

#5536 29 days ago

Maybe it was in a speaker light thread and you just pointed it out. Thanks, I will keep looking

#5537 29 days ago

They’re here.....

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#5538 29 days ago

Quick shot out of the box.

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#5539 29 days ago

How is the art applied?

#5540 29 days ago
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#5541 29 days ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

How is the art applied?

Almost looks like an iron on/sticker. Similar to the kiss armor, but not as disappointing.

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#5542 29 days ago

Looks great on the game!

#5543 29 days ago

Okay cool. Some nice cut vinyl I’m sure.

#5544 28 days ago

Better pics with flash.

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#5545 28 days ago

Looks like you went through a few sets of leg caster cups before you landed on ones you liked. Haha

#5546 28 days ago

haha my floor looks like that too only I've never found the sliders that I like. I've gone through a number of different brands and I just hate how the machine feels when they are down there. I just have the machines right on the carpet now. Incidentally, I tend to throw machines around on location lol

#5547 28 days ago
Quoted from blowback1976:

Almost looks like an iron on/sticker. Similar to the kiss armor, but not as disappointing.[quoted image]

The stern Kiss armor had those stickers on it? Or was this a 3rd party thing?

Also dont think I'm a fan of a picture on top of a picture on the Stranger Things side rails. Looks a bit busy

#5548 28 days ago

As far as caster cups go, these are perfect for carpet. Fits the foot like it was made for it. And you can move a machine across the room with no issues.

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#5549 28 days ago

I need to find a set that are as good as the rubber ones that PBL used to carry. The silicone ones suck.

The rubber ones are great for concrete floors.

#5550 28 days ago
Quoted from finnflash:

The stern Kiss armor had those stickers on it? Or was this a 3rd party thing?
Also dont think I'm a fan of a picture on top of a picture on the Stranger Things side rails. Looks a bit busy

Yeah, that’s official Stern Armor. Lockdown bar looks like amateur hour. Also not a fan of them using flat/matt black for that set.

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