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T3 Club...Rise of the Machine.


By MustangPaul

3 years ago



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#151 1 year ago
Quoted from wylcot:

Hey guys,
I installed my T3 at a friend's a couple of hours away from me.
He called me sayin the machine ejects something like ten balls onto the playfield, just like that, in attrac mode.
And this every five minutes or so...
Is there an attrac mode that i'm not aware of??

Is it doing a ball search or something?

#152 1 year ago

Nope.
Just launching balls after balls onto the playfield.
He unplugged it for 30 minutes and replugged it, and it stopped doing it apparently.

That's just even more weird.

I'm waiting for him to send me a video of it...

Really weird !

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#154 1 year ago

Really like this game. I like it more than T2.

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#155 1 year ago

Agreed! I enjoy it quite a bit more than T2. Unfortunately, there’s only so much room and mine is for sale in the market place if anyone is interested.

#156 1 year ago
Quoted from tjprice222:

Agreed! I enjoy it quite a bit more than T2. Unfortunately, there’s only so much room and mine is for sale in the market place if anyone is interested.

Put it in the dinning room.

#157 1 year ago
Quoted from mrossman5:

Really like this game. I like it more than T2.

yep, logical (in a way) as its T2 legacy

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#158 1 year ago

Anyone following Retro Refurbs on Facebook? Looks like they just made the cabinet decals for T3.

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#159 1 year ago

Wow, I didn't think they were still in business. That's good to know.

#160 1 year ago
Quoted from MustangPaul:

Wow, I didn't think they were still in business. That's good to know.

That’s Pete aka RetroRefurbs, guess he is talking in the third person about himself now

Decals look good, some hi res shots would be nice to see though.

#161 1 year ago

I just wanted to post some pics and a video link to a Terminator “Skynet” topper we designed for a client. It features:
1) Custom designed artwork.
2) 3D sculpted skull with lighted eyes
3) Fully illuminated, multi level design.
4) Animated “flickering flames” background
5) 12 illumination sources with interactive strobing lights.
This was built as a one-of-a kind design but gives you an idea of what is possible

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#162 1 year ago

I'm not normally a topper guy but that's badass!

#163 1 year ago

Oh I like that but I don't have the clearance for it but it would look great as wall art in my garage/shop/gameroom II.

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#164 1 year ago

just did 3 wizard modes on the same game... and than surelly one of the best 1st ball (+ few EB) on T3 :

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#165 1 year ago
Quoted from RipleYYY:

just did 3 wizard modes on the same game... and than surelly one of the best 1st ball (+ few EB) on T3 :

ending at

WOW!!! GREAT score. You aren't gonna play my game.

#166 1 year ago
Quoted from MustangPaul:

WOW!!! GREAT score. You aren't gonna play my game.

lol Paul... and OK, you have some others pins i would enjoy to play too

#167 1 year ago
Quoted from RipleYYY:

lol Paul... and OK, you have some others pins i would enjoy to play too

Your welcome any time.

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#168 10 months ago

Just picked up this machine.

Undocumented HUO machine in great condition other than multiple bulbs out. Just need to LED it and maybe add a few toys.

I wanted to get some opinions though.... I really like the chrome apron look.... was wondering if a can of chrome (mirror) spray paint would be sufficient, especially since it essentially would not see any wear. I guess another option would be to use a chrome vinyl wrap as that is easily reversible.

#169 10 months ago
Quoted from Scorch:

I guess another option would be to use a chrome vinyl wrap as that is easily reversible.

I like this idea if you're not going to chrome. The ball still hits and rides along the inside of the apron. The paint might start chipping if you spray that area. Chrome is the best if you can put it in the budget. Good luck.
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#170 10 months ago
Quoted from Scorch:

Just need to LED it and maybe add a few toys.

Welcome to the club. If your interested my blue Leg Lights and beatmasters blue shooter light up look sweet on the game.

#171 10 months ago

Playing around with an alternate translite.... what do you guys think of this mock up?

I'd probably have to print out 2 of them... one with the RPG area removed, and another one for the RPG area, so it'll look like a single picture.

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#172 10 months ago

Here's the translite I ended up with. I've got two copies being printed. Unfortunately, I don't have a way to print this out with a blank area as it would show up as white opaque, so I'll have to cut out the area by hand. I'm then thinking that I will sandwich the image between the class and some mylar so the edges don't curl. The second print I'll cut out and put in the RPG area.

does anyone have any idea where I can print out a copy of this with the RPG area staying transparent?
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#173 10 months ago

Fantastic Topper.

#174 10 months ago
Quoted from Scorch:

does anyone have any idea where I can print out a copy of this with the RPG area staying transparent?

One way is to print on clear vinyl, then you will need to mask off the RPG area and spray the back of the translite white to make it look right.

Robert

#175 10 months ago
Quoted from MrSanRamon:

One way is to print on clear vinyl, then you will need to mask off the RPG area and spray the back of the translite white to make it look right.
Robert

Thanks.... I looked in to printing on clear, and they said it wouldn't look good... but spraying it white after the fact would probably do the trick.....

I have the standard backlit film being printed now, so I'll try with the cut out, but if that doesn't work, I'll try what you suggest.

#176 10 months ago
Quoted from Scorch:

Thanks.... I looked in to printing on clear, and they said it wouldn't look good... but spraying it white after the fact would probably do the trick.....

On older games the translite backing is discolored or scratched, so I commonly spray the back in white to give it a consistent look.

Robert

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#177 10 months ago

Got my new Translite installed. I think it looks pretty good, though the ultra cheap LED's definitely don't do a good job lighting it.

just ordered some new ones from comet as well as an LED OCD (I'm worried I'm going to get a seizure!).

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#178 10 months ago

Great looking trans lite. I'm Looking for a T-3 gun handle assembly if anyone can help out, searched the usual pinball parts suppliers with no luck

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#179 10 months ago
Quoted from frosty:

I'm Looking for a T-3 gun handle assembly if anyone can help out, searched the usual pinball parts suppliers with no luck

I saw that Bay Area Amusements has a gun for LAH (http://bayareaamusements.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=baa&Category_Code=GS-1416&Product_Code=&Search=&Sort_By=disp_order&Per_Page=40)

mounting is different, as LAH has the smart bomb button, but the guns themselves are identical... I would think you would be able to mount the LAH gun on to your T3 Gun mounting plate.

#180 10 months ago
Quoted from Scorch:

Got my new Translite installed. I think it looks pretty good, though the ultra cheap LED's definitely don't do a good job lighting it.
just ordered some new ones from comet as well as an LED OCD (I'm worried I'm going to get a seizure!).

That looks great, yes you do need better bulbs. What bulbs did you order? Post another pic when you change them.

#181 10 months ago
Quoted from Scorch:

Got my new Translite installed. I think it looks pretty good, though the ultra cheap LED's definitely don't do a good job lighting it.
just ordered some new ones from comet as well as an LED OCD (I'm worried I'm going to get a seizure!).

Nice work! Any insight on how it was printed? What material did you use? And how is the diffusion from the LEDs? Great work!!!

#182 10 months ago
Quoted from frosty:

Great looking trans lite. I'm Looking for a T-3 gun handle assembly if anyone can help out, searched the usual pinball parts suppliers with no luck

Oh that's a tough one, I don't know of any. Maybe from another game but you would have to drill new bolt holes. I think all gun type handles have the same 2 pin molex connector on them, I know my BF handle had it.

#183 10 months ago
Quoted from MustangPaul:

That looks great, yes you do need better bulbs. What bulbs did you order? Post another pic when you change them.

I got the comet 2smd frosted in "sunlight white" which is between warm and cool white.

Right now I just have some super cheap LED's I had laying around that I bought 5 years ago (before I knew anything about LED's).

#184 10 months ago
Quoted from puck:

Nice work! Any insight on how it was printed? What material did you use? And how is the diffusion from the LEDs? Great work!!!

For this one I printed it at printmoz.com as a backlit poster and cut out the inset area by hand. It's actually a really nice material that they use that's thicker than the original translite. The picture does show halos from the cheap clear bulbs behind, but that is not seen in person. If after I put in the new frosted Comet LED's they still show through, I'll probably try spray painting the back with a white frosting spray paint.

If I were to do it again, I would probably try to print it as a "clear window cling" which is 7 mil instead of the 10 mil material I have now. That way I wouldn't have to cut out the area.

I do have another one printed that I was thinking I would use to replace the image in the RPG game, but I'm pretty worried about all the cuts needed (like the inserts), and worried it might not turn out very good.

#185 10 months ago

Here are a couple pics with the Comet 2smd frosted LED's installed in sunlight white. The top left is washed out a little. I may end up still spray painting the back of the translite to see if I can get better light diffusion.

Has anyone else installed the LED OCD board in this game? It's a great product but it definitely needs some adjustments for this game... for example, the lag on the RPG inserts, makes them lag on which target to shoot for. If anyone has a config file for the LED OCD board on this machine, I'd love to get a copy.

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#186 9 months ago

Here's my T3 with the alternate insert put in as well....

Did a crappy job of cutting out the inserts, so I'll probably try and re-print it, but leaving those areas blank and printing on clear vinyl... this at least shows what it will look like in the end. I think it's an improvement over the stock.

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#187 9 months ago
Quoted from Scorch:

Here's my T3 with the alternate insert put in as well....
Did a crappy job of cutting out the inserts, so I'll probably try and re-print it, but leaving those areas blank and printing on clear vinyl... this at least shows what it will look like in the end. I think it's an improvement over the stock.

I really like that.

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#188 9 months ago

In the club! T3 was one of the toughest games I’ve ever shopped, but all rubbers and lights are replaced.

Any software setting recommendations for the home? I set everything to extra hard so I’m not beating the game every time.

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#189 9 months ago
Quoted from Mudflaps:

In the club! T3 was one of the toughest games I’ve ever shopped, but all rubbers and lights are replaced.
Any software setting recommendations for the home? I set everything to extra hard so I’m not beating the game every time.

Welcome to the club. Hope it stays a while.

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#190 9 months ago

I didn't like any of the custom cards out there, so here are some quick and dirty cards:

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#191 9 months ago
Quoted from Mudflaps:

I didn't like any of the custom cards out there, so here are some quick and dirty cards:

Thanks flaps. I like the first one and you can actually read the last one.

#192 9 months ago
Quoted from Mudflaps:

...Any software setting recommendations for the home? I set everything to extra hard so I’m not beating the game every time.

yep, very easy game
but to me, no matter as its always a real pleasure to go to wizard mode... FINISH HER !
than all is factory settings (and TILT is quite sensitive)

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#193 5 months ago

still enjoying this pin a lot

from what i remember, just got my best "grace period" in pinball :

was playing multiball, 2 balls in play, only 1 jackpot collected, and than :

1 ball drained in the center, the other ball was on my right flipper, quick shot on the JP target, boom JP2
ball came back on the right flipper, direct volley shoot, right on the target, boom JP3
ball came back on the right flipper, direct volley shoot, and again right perfect in the lane, and boom SUPER JACKPOT !!!

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#194 3 months ago

Hi everyone this was my first Machine & still my favourite I picked it up just over 12 months ago & have been modding ever since. Hope you like what’s been done & thanks to the other members for there help & ideas.
Chrome plated - Legs , Hinges , Side rails , Lockdown bar, Coin door , Apron , Custom Backbox frame & all Bolts
Cointaker Led’s Above & below playfield ,Backbox , start button & coin slot
Terminatrix Speaker covers
Led speaker lights
Colour DMD
HD Glass
Wire Ramps Chrome plated
Speaker box decal
Skynet Topper
Red Led flipper buttons
Chrome flippers
Blue superbands
Flippers rebuilt
All Rubbers replaced ect
Custom Apron decals
Instruction cards
Terminator Cup holder
New Silverjet balls
New Leg levellers
Purchased Insruction manual & flyers
New locks & T3 keyring
Leg protectors
Few toys added - T3 Fuel cell & Cpu & mini T3 Arnie & Endo’s
Pinsound package & Shaker to come
Thanks
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#195 3 months ago
Quoted from Terminatrix:

Hi everyone this was my first Machine & still my favourite I picked it up just over 12 months ago & have been modding ever since. Hope you like what’s been done & thanks to the other members for there help & ideas.
Chrome plated - Legs , Hinges , Side rails , Lockdown bar, Coin door , Apron , Custom Backbox frame & all Bolts
Cointaker Led’s Above & below playfield ,Backbox , start button & coin slot
Terminatrix Speaker covers
Led speaker lights
Colour DMD
HD Glass
Wire Ramps Chrome plated
Speaker box decal
Skynet Topper
Red Led flipper buttons
Chrome flippers
Blue superbands
Flippers rebuilt
All Rubbers replaced ect
Custom Apron decals
Instruction cards
Terminator Cup holder
New Silverjet balls
New Leg levellers
Purchased Insruction manual & flyers
New locks & T3 keyring
Leg protectors
Few toys added - T3 Fuel cell & Cpu & mini T3 Arnie & Endo’s
Pinsound package & Shaker to come
Thanks
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That's quite the list but how about my Leg Lights, Volcano Pincup light and beatmasters shooter housing light up.

#196 3 months ago
Quoted from MustangPaul:

That's quite the list but how about my Leg Lights, Volcano Pincup light and beatmasters shooter housing light up.

Yes I’m quite pedantic when it comes to lists I actually left a few items off by accident but can’t go back in to edit apparently I only had a 60 minute window - still thinking about the lighting mods thanks

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#197 3 months ago

Hi! New to the club. Beautiful mods all around
So I got me a speaker panel decal from pinball.center.de for my T3
I thought the back would be self-adhesive, alas it is not. I am new to this - What would be the best way to stick it onto the original wooden panel?
The plastic is quite rigid, so there will be no problems with bubbles. Still not sure how to do this.

#198 3 months ago
Quoted from Dirko:

Hi! New to the club. Beautiful mods all around
So I got me a speaker panel decal from pinball.center.de for my T3
I thought the back would be self-adhesive, alas it is not. I am new to this - What would be the best way to stick it onto the original wooden panel?
The plastic is quite rigid, so there will be no problems with bubbles. Still not sure how to do this.

Hi Welcome to the club. Really no mounting tape on the back of it? Just buy some sticky double sided 3M tape. the clear type of tape that holds 10 lbs is really good stuff and for your needs only 6 small squares would hold it on good. You will probably lose some paint or wood on the speaker panel if you try to remove it so you'll have to get it right the first time.

#199 3 months ago
Quoted from MustangPaul:

Just buy some sticky double sided 3M tape. the clear type of tape that holds 10 lbs is really good stuff and for your needs only 6 small squares would hold it on good. You will probably lose some paint or wood on the speaker panel if you try to remove it so you'll have to get it right the first time

OK, will try that

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#200 80 days ago
Quoted from Scorch:

Here are a couple pics with the Comet 2smd frosted LED's installed in sunlight white. The top left is washed out a little. I may end up still spray painting the back of the translite to see if I can get better light diffusion.
Has anyone else installed the LED OCD board in this game? It's a great product but it definitely needs some adjustments for this game... for example, the lag on the RPG inserts, makes them lag on which target to shoot for. If anyone has a config file for the LED OCD board on this machine, I'd love to get a copy.[quoted image][quoted image]

Does anyone sell the translite alternative

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