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By chuckwurt

10 months ago



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“Which game are you getting?”

  • Pro 77 votes
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  • Premium 66 votes
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  • LE 90 votes
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#151 9 months ago

I've moved my outlane posts to the middle. I'm also not very good! I've also leveled and adjusted the game and it's a little broken in and playing so smooth.

As for predictions on the projector - I'm always in for the prem/LE model but I really think this projector will be an epic fail. Not only do I think it won't work well enough unless you are absolutely pitch black, I don't see the assets it's showing as significant enough to truly make a big difference especially with the trade off of having those white screens to look at.

I kind of hope I'm wrong bc I want the prem version of ST to be awesome but this just has fail written all over it, especially with Stern not even displaying it upon reveal and still nothing. There is no way Stern passes up on showing this thing if it was truly ready.

#152 9 months ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

I can’t believe anyone has anything bad to say about any season. They are all incredible.

Re watching season 2 last night was the ONLY thing that kept me awake past midnight, and I normally hate re watching anything. Every season is a masterpiece.

#153 9 months ago
Quoted from Knx873:

I’m in on a LE. Thanks Tommy! Any Premium/LE videos out there? Can’t seem to see any.

There’s just the initial one that’s in the IGN article. Nothing else available yet.

#154 9 months ago
Quoted from delt31:

As for predictions on the projector - I'm always in for the prem/LE model but I really think this projector will be an epic fail. Not only do I think it won't work well enough unless you are absolutely pitch black, I don't see the assets it's showing as significant enough to truly make a big difference especially with the trade off of having those white screens to look at.

I'm going with epic success. We will see.

I could care less about what it looks like when its turned off.

#155 9 months ago

I’m thinking about pulling the trigger on the pro model in the next week or 2. Gonna be out on medical for 3 weeks and will need something to do in the meantime. I really want this game. But don’t know if I can convince the wife of my purchasing it. What do u guys think would happen if I just order it without her knowledge ?

#156 9 months ago
Quoted from Trindawg:

I’m thinking about pulling the trigger on the pro model in the next week or 2. Gonna be out on medical for 3 weeks and will need something to do in the meantime. I really want this game. But don’t know if I can convince the wife of my purchasing it. What do u guys think would happen if I just order it without her knowledge ?

Only one way to find out!

#157 9 months ago
Quoted from Trindawg:

I’m thinking about pulling the trigger on the pro model in the next week or 2. Gonna be out on medical for 3 weeks and will need something to do in the meantime. I really want this game. But don’t know if I can convince the wife of my purchasing it. What do u guys think would happen if I just order it without her knowledge ?

She will love your for it #1

Secondly, wait until you see the premium reveal before you decide

#158 9 months ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Only one way to find out!

I like the way you think! This would be my second pin if I decide to do it. My first was a used SP I bought from another member on this forum. I quickly got bored with that one.

#159 9 months ago
Quoted from iceman44:

She will love your for it #1
Secondly, wait until you see the premium reveal before you decide

I won’t be able to afford the premium model. Pro is the highest trim I can afford.

#160 9 months ago
Quoted from iceman44:

I could care less about what it looks like when its turned off.

Seriously.

#161 9 months ago
Quoted from iceman44:

I'm going with epic success. We will see.
I could care less about what it looks like when its turned off.

The screens do not bother me when the pin is off.

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#162 9 months ago
Quoted from Trindawg:

I’m thinking about pulling the trigger on the pro model in the next week or 2. Gonna be out on medical for 3 weeks and will need something to do in the meantime. I really want this game. But don’t know if I can convince the wife of my purchasing it. What do u guys think would happen if I just order it without her knowledge ?

I'm thinking of the same thing with a pro. Can always try Stanley's advice from The Office if she gets upset! 33s-45s lol.

#163 9 months ago
Quoted from Trindawg:

I like the way you think! This would be my second pin if I decide to do it. My first was a used SP I bought from another member on this forum. I quickly got bored with that one.

This will be my second as well. My wife is currently in the "you are not getting another machine" but then after I say nothing she turns and says "youre just going to get it, arent you?", phase. So I can get it with little consequence, but she will be fake mad for 30 mins or so once she sees it.

#164 9 months ago
Quoted from jandrea95:

This will be my second as well. My wife is currently in the "you are not getting another machine" but then after I say nothing she turns and says "youre just going to get it, arent you?", phase. So I can get it with little consequence, but she will be fake mad for 30 mins or so once she sees it.

Same here. I’ve made some big ticket purchases before without her blessings but not as much as this one is gonna cost. I told her I’m not going to stop at just one pin. And she didn’t like that. But oh well. I told her you married me for better or for worse!!

#165 9 months ago

Seriously Law. I'll be pulling the tarp off after the play delay. When you flip the on button, that's when it gets real!

#166 9 months ago
Quoted from Trindawg:

I won’t be able to afford the premium model. Pro is the highest trim I can afford.

Get it. It looks great. Watched several hours on a couple of streams. Great pro.

#167 9 months ago
Quoted from iceman44:

Get it. It looks great. Watched several hours on a couple of streams. Great pro.

I plan on it. What are your guys’ thoughts on financing a pinball machine ? Anyone here gone that route to purchase a game?

#168 9 months ago
Quoted from iceman44:

When you flip the on button, that's when it gets real!

Indeed. I don't look at my machines and judge them when they are off, because that's really really weird.

#169 9 months ago
Quoted from Morhaus:

Anyone have any experience with a shaker on the Stranger Things Pro??

Yes, I have one in mine. Good shaker integration. It’s moderate, not crazy Prolonged shaking In any modes that I’ve noticed so far. Feels good, I am a sucker for shakers though.

#170 9 months ago
Quoted from jandrea95:

This will be my second as well. My wife is currently in the "you are not getting another machine" but then after I say nothing she turns and says "youre just going to get it, arent you?", phase. So I can get it with little consequence, but she will be fake mad for 30 mins or so once she sees it.

She’ll get over it. Trust me. By the time you buy your 10th, she won’t even bat an eyelash

#171 9 months ago
Quoted from Trindawg:

I plan on it. What are your guys’ thoughts on financing a pinball machine ? Anyone here gone that route to purchase a game?

No. Unless it’s interest free, it’s a dumb idea.

#172 9 months ago

You can always go with saying when you said "no more pinball machines" I thought you had said "No! More pinball machines!"

#173 9 months ago
Quoted from Chalkey:

You can always go with saying when you said "no more pinball machines" I thought you had said "No! More pinball machines!"

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#174 9 months ago

I think the projector on the LE/Prem will look pretty good in a dark game room ...

But as for streaming, and why they have held off for now, it's likely because they play in well lit rooms so you can see them play on camera, which likely washes the shit out of the projected images.

When Deadflip streams it, I'm almost thinking they are going to do it in a very dark room this time.

I'll also say if you don't have a light controlled room where you are playing this, the LE/Prem projector may be a waste of money for you. I just don't see the effect working great (or even at all) in a room with ambient lighting.

I think it's going to look like this image quality in a lit room, maybe a little better. I think projector screen expectations need to be set for this so you aren't disappointed. I feel if people don't set this expectation now, and they start getting their Prem/LE setup, a ton of people will be on Pinside very unhappy because that had unrealistic expectations.

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#175 9 months ago

I'm thinking of picking up a pro as well. I think it would look excellent next to my Munsters which is constantly panned on here but I love. Almost 1400 plays on that and still play it every day.

One of the local watering holes got this pin two days ago and put a bunch of plays on it. The ramps and orbits shoot nicely but the Gorgon is an impossible shot. I have to imagine stern will either make a major code change to make that shot something worth shooting for or do some sort of hardware change to make it easier. I was there for hours and we only saw two shots go in and some of these guys are really good. When the payout is less than 1 mil that's not worth going for and most stopped. The modes are where it's at right now so I hope they do something to change that and make it something to shoot for as it's the main focus of the pin.

#176 9 months ago
Quoted from C0untDeM0net:

I'm thinking of picking up a pro as well. I think it would look excellent next to my Munsters which is constantly panned on here but I love. Almost 1400 plays on that and still play it every day.
One of the local watering holes got this pin two days ago and put a bunch of plays on it. The ramps and orbits shoot nicely but the Gorgon is an impossible shot. I have to imagine stern will either make a major code change to make that shot something worth shooting for or do some sort of hardware change to make it easier. I was there for hours and we only saw two shots go in and some of these guys are really good. When the payout is less than 1 mil that's not worth going for and most stopped. The modes are where it's at right now so I hope they do something to change that and make it something to shoot for as it's the main focus of the pin.

They should make it where you either hit it in 3X shots to complete it for say 15M (just as an example) but if you can get it in the hole it completes for 30M. Something to that effect

#177 9 months ago
Quoted from dsmoke1986:

P.S. I'm feeling like the Pro is going to be better than the Prem for the value. The argument of them not doing a ton of coding for the projector makes sense...We've had 2nd screens not really supported well, a la WWELE and SW.
I could see it being gimmicky; and then the telekenesis lock slowing things down a bit. TF Pro was quicker than TF LE with that upper right hand mini game thingy that sucked the flow out of the game...I feel like the lock works really well on the pro here; this game has incredible flow.

Not a direct comparison, but they did a nice amount of coding on the BKSoR upper playfield.

#178 9 months ago
Quoted from C0untDeM0net:

I'm thinking of picking up a pro as well. I think it would look excellent next to my Munsters which is constantly panned on here but I love. Almost 1400 plays on that and still play it every day.
One of the local watering holes got this pin two days ago and put a bunch of plays on it. The ramps and orbits shoot nicely but the Gorgon is an impossible shot. I have to imagine stern will either make a major code change to make that shot something worth shooting for or do some sort of hardware change to make it easier. I was there for hours and we only saw two shots go in and some of these guys are really good. When the payout is less than 1 mil that's not worth going for and most stopped. The modes are where it's at right now so I hope they do something to change that and make it something to shoot for as it's the main focus of the pin.

Owned the pro for about three days and I hit that shot 90% of the time assuming I can line it up properly.... And I'm not very good.

It's a machine by machine thing.

#179 9 months ago

Sick of the other thread, this is a breath of fresh air...
No hints of a prem/le stream as yet?

#180 9 months ago
Quoted from Jdfitzy-in-Aus:

Sick of the other thread, this is a breath of fresh air...
No hints of a prem/le stream as yet?

I haven’t heard anything yet. I’ll report back as soon as I do though.

#181 9 months ago

I might have slept on this but I realized if you're able to sneak the ball past the four drops before you hit all four down, you get credit for all 4. Best example of this is when I hit the two middle drops and then shoot the ball through, I get credit for all 4.

Nice little touch of strategy for a risky area - avoids having to hit all four.

#182 9 months ago
Quoted from Jdfitzy-in-Aus:

Sick of the other thread, this is a breath of fresh air...
No hints of a prem/le stream as yet?

Quoted from chuckwurt:

I haven’t heard anything yet. I’ll report back as soon as I do though.

I could have sworn I heard Jack (DeadFlip) mention a Prem/LE reveal stream at the end of this month. Might be wrong but thought I heard that...

#183 9 months ago
Quoted from delt31:

I might have slept on this but I realized if you're able to sneak the ball past the four drops before you hit all four down, you get credit for all 4. Best example of this is when I hit the two middle drops and then shoot the ball through, I get credit for all 4.
Nice little touch of strategy for a risky area - avoids having to hit all four.

Yep. Early code wasn’t consistently doing this but now it seems it does it 100% of the time. Glad it was intentional because getting to those last couple demo modes is going to be really hard.

#184 9 months ago

also - that weird VUK on the far left is actually a good shot to hit to intentionally take down the four drops as it rarely ends up draining on you when it shoots out but usually takes down drops.

#185 9 months ago
Quoted from delt31:

also - that weird VUK on the far left is actually a good shot to hit to intentionally take down the four drops as it rarely ends up draining on you when it shoots out but usually takes down drops.

I like to use that for the far right drop and to get burn it back progress. If you have the right drop down already, give the game a nudge from the right as the ball is being ejected. Should hit that burn it back switch at least once. Might even get two if it goes up and back.

#186 9 months ago

nice - thanks!

I also like the apron cards that stern included instead of the dumb yellow price cards. The cards are actually nice with christmas lights around them - match well.

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#187 9 months ago

sorry if this has already been answered or not, but has anyone released a gameplay stream of the premium/le? I've been off pinside for a week or so but now im back at work and on pinside lol

#188 9 months ago
Quoted from fisherdaman:

sorry if this has already been answered or not, but has anyone released a gameplay stream of the premium/le? I've been off pinside for a week or so but now im back at work and on pinside lol

Not yet. But hopefully soon.

#189 9 months ago
Quoted from kpg:

I think the projector on the LE/Prem will look pretty good in a dark game room ...
But as for streaming, and why they have held off for now, it's likely because they play in well lit rooms so you can see them play on camera, which likely washes the shit out of the projected images.
When Deadflip streams it, I'm almost thinking they are going to do it in a very dark room this time.
I'll also say if you don't have a light controlled room where you are playing this, the LE/Prem projector may be a waste of money for you. I just don't see the effect working great (or even at all) in a room with ambient lighting.
I think it's going to look like this image quality in a lit room, maybe a little better. I think projector screen expectations need to be set for this so you aren't disappointed. I feel if people don't set this expectation now, and they start getting their Prem/LE setup, a ton of people will be on Pinside very unhappy because that had unrealistic expectations.
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Who plays in a room lit like that? My pin room is relatively dark, as are most people's when I go to play at their house too.

#190 9 months ago
Quoted from fisherdaman:

sorry if this has already been answered or not, but has anyone released a gameplay stream of the premium/le? I've been off pinside for a week or so but now im back at work and on pinside lol

No stream of the prem/le yet. Hopefully soon!

#191 9 months ago
Quoted from f3honda4me:

Who plays in a room lit like that? My pin room is relatively dark, as are most people's when I go to play at their house too.

At least for me, when you have people over for a party. For Christmas I had extended family over and turning off the lights so one of the many games would work properly wasn't going to happen as it would impact others and cut off that social feel.

#192 9 months ago

Phillips hue for the win. Just turn off the light nearest to the game.

#193 9 months ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Phillips hue for the win. Just turn off the light nearest to the game.

You will need a black room for that projector to be worth it. I don't expect it to be a one light off and we're good thing - sterns' promo video supports that where it's entirely dark along with my experience with projectors in general.

#194 9 months ago
Quoted from delt31:

You will need a black room for that projector to be worth it. I don't expect it to be a one light off and we're good thing - sterns' promo video supports that where it's entirely dark along with my experience with projectors in general.

itll certainly look sharper the darker it is, we shall see! equally as pumped to see the projector myself as i was to see the game for the first time.

#195 9 months ago
Quoted from delt31:

Owned the pro for about three days and I hit that shot 90% of the time assuming I can line it up properly.... And I'm not very good.
It's a machine by machine thing.

Yep, I'm a quite average pinball player and I've hit it more times than I've missed it. I was worried from what I had read from others but issues with that shot have not been present on ours.

#196 9 months ago
Quoted from delt31:

You will need a black room for that projector to be worth it. I don't expect it to be a one light off and we're good thing - sterns' promo video supports that where it's entirely dark along with my experience with projectors in general.

We shall see! LE arriving in February. Hopefully sooner.

#197 9 months ago
Quoted from delt31:

At least for me, when you have people over for a party. For Christmas I had extended family over and turning off the lights so one of the many games would work properly wasn't going to happen as it would impact others and cut off that social feel.

When I have people over, the social chat happens in another area since pinball machines are loud and not easy to have conversations next to.

#198 9 months ago
Quoted from f3honda4me:

When I have people over, the social chat happens in another area since pinball machines are loud and not easy to have conversations next to.

Isn’t that the Reason for a game room? Less yap more flap! Lol

#199 9 months ago
Quoted from Yelobird:

Isn’t that the Reason for a game room? Less yap more flap! Lol

HAH exactly!

#200 9 months ago

Can anyone confirm the metal apron part number from their manual that would fit the Pro version at all?
Thankyou

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