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Stranger Things Club. Join our Party!


By chuckwurt

1 year ago



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#6501 54 days ago

Not that I can see, this opto is deep and in the dark even in a well lit room. My pinball room is dark usually with only the lights of the machine on. Really odd. Very reproducible on my machine. I guess next step up is node board.

#6502 54 days ago
Quoted from djreddog:

you have to plunge the drop skill shot and then ball has to deflect directly into the scoop for the award.

Yep, I think you still have to hit the lit drop and then deflect over to the saucer. I did it once and my daughter did it once tonight, and it started the 6 million skill shot video then when it landed in the saucer it changed to a cool 30 million.

#6503 54 days ago

I gave this pin some grief when it came out.... now I'm seriously considering buying one. Great code development.

#6504 54 days ago

So if you have the sound mod installed meaning you wrote a new sd card and then you down load a usb with 1.00 you can just do a reg install and the game will rewrite the sd card,or do I need to install the orginal stern sd first?befor i load 1.00
Thanks

#6505 54 days ago
Quoted from C0untDeM0net:

Not that I can see, this opto is deep and in the dark even in a well lit room. My pinball room is dark usually with only the lights of the machine on. Really odd. Very reproducible on my machine. I guess next step up is node board.

I meant lights within the machine. On Metallica they had issues with leds within the game messing with the optos they were using for the drop targets. Once they shielded this lights, the issue was fixed.

#6506 54 days ago
Quoted from rockrand:

So if you have the sound mod installed meaning you wrote a new sd card and then you down load a usb with 1.00 you can just do a reg install and the game will rewrite the sd card,or do I need to install the orginal stern sd first?befor i load 1.00
Thanks

Yes that will work fine. And it will keep all your settings too.

#6507 54 days ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

I meant lights within the machine. On Metallica they had issues with leds within the game messing with the optos they were using for the drop targets. Once they shielded this lights, the issue was fixed.

I'll look to see if I see anything like that. Its a pretty protected area under all of those upside-down plastics so I would be surprised if it was light issues. They are the same optos on the ramps and those get hit with a lot more light. It'll be interesting to see what Stern says next. They have been really good about helping through all the issues. Just sucks I've had so many with this machine. My munsters has been nearly flawless. Other than putting cliffys on I've not had to touch that machine mechanically

#6508 54 days ago

Always a crapshoot when buying new unfortunately. Hopefully they get you sorted.

#6509 54 days ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Yes that will work fine. And it will keep all your settings too.

So updating over Cleland code will not get rid of his music?

#6510 54 days ago

I didn’t say that. Haha. Just said you can leave the Cleland Sd card in the game, update with Stern code via usb, and it will work. It effectively overwrites the Cleland code with stern code.

#6511 54 days ago

I have two SD cards. One for Stern updates and one for Cleland. Backup just incase.

#6512 54 days ago

I lost my spare so that’s when I found out I could just back up my settings, load stern code when that comes out, and reflash the card when Cleland updates come out.

#6513 54 days ago

So how’s the new code. Want to load it but love the Cleland sound update.

#6515 54 days ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

load stern code when that comes out, and reflash the card when Cleland updates come out.

And during this 'reflashing' process of the cleland code, would you plan to do that by leaving the SD card in the game, and get the cleland code there by USB stick, or would you buy a 2nd SD card and flash the cleland code to that using an SD card writer and swap that with the SD card in the game?

#6516 54 days ago

Dude. We just talked about this over PM. Haha. Nothing has changed since this morning.

Read this thread.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/stranger-things-cleland-sound-mod#post-5543188

#6517 54 days ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Dude. We just talked about this over PM. Haha. Nothing has changed since this morning.

Read this thread.

Understood, and I know now (thanks to your clarification) that the preferred and recommended method is to get a 2nd SD card and put the code on that using an SD writer... but since you've lost your 2nd SD card I was curious how you'd proceed in that case... option 3 is to take the SD card out of the game and flash the cleland code to that using an SD writer, then put it back in

#6518 54 days ago

We have a winner! Turkey is on me. Haha

#6519 54 days ago

Anyone else found the cow on the playfield yet?

#6520 54 days ago

Thanks a lot. Just loaded the new code. Such an awesome game, love the layout, sounds, and music. I’m so glad I got one. Just made the MXV skill shot as well, 30 mil bonus to start off a game is great!

#6521 54 days ago

I keep JUST missing that skill shot. So glad they added that. Lots of fun to go for. 30mm seems like a great payoff too. Hopefully it increases if you can do it multiple times in the game too.

#6522 54 days ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

I keep JUST missing that skill shot. So glad they added that. Lots of fun to go for.

The ball seems to hang around on the edge of the hole, then roll towards the flippers... regularly so this 30mil for making that shot, it's only applicable on the latest code? I know, I should read the readme...

#6524 54 days ago

Just noticed the hologram toppers for sale in the ads under these topics... not seen them before... they look like they could be pretty cool... anyone any experience with them?

#6525 54 days ago

Managed the super skillshot tonight as well. Total accident but was really cool to see.

#6526 54 days ago
Quoted from pinballslave:

Just noticed the hologram toppers for sale in the ads under these topics... not seen them before... they look like they could be pretty cool... anyone any experience with them?

Get one from Aliexpress for $60 and load your own video on them (there are dozens of ads for cheap ones).

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4001286387339.html

Basically with the one in the pinside ad you saw, you're paying a LOT extra for the support, and from what I've seen with complaints on the forums, the support ranges from bad to none.

This post from the product thread pretty much sums up the majority of the pinside experience I've seen with it:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/-the-ultimate-pinball-topper-omg-you-need-to-see-this/page/12#post-5591153

But there are some pinsiders with tips in there for rolling your own, so the last 10-15 pages are worth a read.

#6527 53 days ago
Quoted from vireland:

Basically you're paying for the support, and from what I've seen with complaints on the forums, the support ranges from bad to none.

I can vouch for this. Ordered a TZ lighted panel. Only received part of what I paid for. Took forever to get a response. Finally received the remainder and when I went to hook it up it was wired wrong. Tried and tried to get support with zero response. Terrible seller.

#6528 53 days ago
Quoted from 1963BSARGS:

I can vouch for this. Ordered a TZ lighted panel. Only received part of what I paid for. Took forever to get a response. Finally received the remainder and when I went to hook it up it was wired wrong. Tried and tried to get support with zero response. Terrible seller.

Always a bummer to see poor/no support products, especially when there are ads still in the store selling it.

#6529 53 days ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

I keep JUST missing that skill shot. So glad they added that. Lots of fun to go for. 30mm seems like a great payoff too. Hopefully it increases if you can do it multiple times in the game too.

It's nearly. Impossible. It has like 1 second after launch to hit. The regular one. Then it has to almost accidentally bounce into the hole within like 1 to 1.5 seconds lol. I did it manually with the glass off and still only got it if it was like instantly after the skill shot lol.

#6530 53 days ago

just watched the stream
seems this more a (very) lucky shot than a skill one...

#6531 53 days ago
Quoted from pinballslave:

Just noticed the hologram toppers for sale in the ads under these topics... not seen them before... they look like they could be pretty cool... anyone any experience with them?

If their anything like the mods they sell stay clear! Over priced off the shelf $1 shit with an LED in them, still remember removing some of these off an Aerosmith, worst mods I’ve ever seen.

#6532 53 days ago
Quoted from RipleYYY:

just watched the stream
seems this more a (very) lucky shot than a skill one...

didnt watched the talks pre-game, and than, did i missed talks about a possible VM !?
or its how i feel it, that was "no comment" on that point ?

...

#6533 53 days ago
Quoted from RipleYYY:

just watched the stream
seems this more a (very) lucky shot than a skill one...

Nah. Just needs to be just right. I like it. Like the gem shot bank off the tron targets. Very small margin of error.

#6534 53 days ago

Yes---blast it into the drops and hope for a lucky bounce--fun shot. You can also try and soft plunge to flipper area and shoot it in. Try not to hit any switches.I have hit a couple in that way.

#6535 53 days ago
Quoted from Break8ers:

You can also try and soft plunge to flipper area and shoot it in.Try not to hit any switches.I have hit a couple in that way.

You only get 10 mil that way...

#6536 53 days ago

Correct--30 mil you have to blast the drops and ricochet in or I hit one on the fly--direct soft plunge to the hole. That is a really tough shot.

#6537 53 days ago

Very interested in finding a prem/LE with the latest updates. Can’t recall if the Stern side blades react with the UV kit or would mirror blades work just as well. Thanks all!

#6538 53 days ago

Dumb question time... again... not having done a code update on this game yet, where do I put the USB stick... in one of these slots? If so, does it matter which one?

Thanks!!

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#6539 53 days ago

Yep, doesnt matter which one.

#6540 53 days ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Like the gem shot bank off the tron targets. Very small margin of error.

well, i was getting that shot quite often and it was on a LE, than even harder than a PRO...

#6541 53 days ago

Here's what the Stern instructions say:

Insert the USB stick. Turn the game on. After the game boots up, there will be an option for software update. The volume buttons change options for full or quick update.

When I put my USB stick in and then turn the game on, the game just goes into attract mode... I had the coin door open before I turned it on in anticipation of having to operate the volume buttons, and the game simply told me the coin door is open... I then pulled out the coin door interlock knob and it went into attract mode... below is a shot of my pc screen showing the code on the USB stick... I'm wondering if they un-zipped OK... but they seem to be un-zipped...

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#6542 53 days ago

When I tried to safely remove the USB stick, I did get the below message, but all programs were closed, so I removed it anyway... maybe the USB stick has a problem...

Me and anything software related don't see eye to eye!!

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#6543 53 days ago
Quoted from pinballslave:

When I tried to safely remove the USB stick, I did get the below message, but all programs were closed, so I removed it anyway... maybe the USB stick has a problem...
My and anything software related don't see eye to eye!!
[quoted image]

Reformat the USB with FAT-32 and try again. You may have damaged the file system by pulling it out when it was in use. Worst case scenario if you can't get it to release the USB, just close down windows and when the machine is off, the usb is closed.

Also, do not use the built in windows zip functionality. It can make bad files when unzipping Stern updates. Use WinRAR or something like that to unzip the files.

#6544 53 days ago
Quoted from vireland:

Reformat the USB with FAT-32 and try again.

Oooooo kayyyyy... thanks for the tip! Will Google how to do that

#6545 53 days ago
Quoted from pinballslave:

Oooooo kayyyyy... thanks for the tip! Will Google how to do that

It's super-easy. Just right click on the usb drive letter, select format (make SURE you've selected the correct drive so you don't erase your OS or some other important drive), then on the options menu that comes up, select Fat32.

#6546 53 days ago

Easier than I expected!! You da maaan!

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#6547 53 days ago

Went to play AFMr today at one arcade then went to play ST pro again after. I felt really underwhelmed with AFM and really found ST a more enjoyable game. Family is trying to figure out which next pin will be NIB purchase or possibly used depending on which one we get.

Right now for me it’s between ST and Elvira HOH. I really want both in the collection at some point.

So for ST, pro or premium? I contacted two sellers who one has a pro with 3000 plays for $4800 and other has a premium for $7100 shipped with under 100 plays.

For used pro I am thinking $4500 and used premium offering $6800. What do you think? Or just get NIB pro or premium ?

#6548 52 days ago

Premium all the way. The projections and ball lock...when it works..transform the game.

#6549 52 days ago
Quoted from beelzeboob:

Premium all the way. The projections and ball lock...when it works..transform the game.

What’s the issue with the ball lock? Thanks for your reply

#6550 52 days ago

it didnt lock... :/

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