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The Beatles - Beatlemania official owners and fan club!


By Psw757

9 months ago



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#160 6 months ago
Quoted from Psw757:

According to the Feb stern of the union we have a code update coming this month.
Any guesses what may be changed/added?

I hope we see a bit more refinement to callouts and more sounds in general to give each mode more "feel" Right now the sound/fx all make the modes feel too similar IMHO.

I also dont think the balance is very good between the music and fx/callouts. Granted I play in a bar, but even when quite I dont find the mix to be very good. Some fx really punch through and others are garbled behind the tunes. The game lacks callouts in general.

Since they opted for this to be a mode based game, I would love to see more depth and a II level to each of the modes with altered rules, but I doubt that happens.

Dream thing as a last ask >> ability to play classic Seawitch code with a settings change. (May be possible as I still thing they may put out a Seawitch classic version of the game at Pro pricing)

#162 6 months ago

Can so eone post the read me?

Does not work on mobile

#166 6 months ago

anyone updated code yet?

What do you think?

4 months later
#347 73 days ago

Seems that around 300 plays is when some are seeing this show up.

So far just radio silence from distributor and stern concerning the matter.

I encourage owners to closely look over your games and report this. For the premium price, we all deserve premium service.

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#349 73 days ago
Quoted from Budman:

Mine is perfect with more plays.

Good to hear. Keep an eye on it and report back if you see any bubbling at posts. It seems to get worse quickly once it starts.

#353 73 days ago

This is on three games I have personally seen now. Including our game.

It appears to be a prep issue combined with a game assembled before the clear could dry.

I have not removed a post yet but am 90% sure that the whole bubble will come up when I do.

Hoping Stern takes care of this soon. We are going on nearly a month with no reply.

When we had GB insert issues, things were all taken care of. When we had Aerosmith cabinet falling apart issues, things were taken care of. When we had node boards blow up in short order, they have been taken care of.

I like to think this will be taken care of also, but getting a bit worried with being blown off for this long now.

I also did not want to wait any longer as other owners need to keep and eye out for this. It is easy to miss unless you know to look at the posts.

#356 72 days ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

If you are careful and pull the post up slowly it should lift up without pulling on the clear. There might be some stickiness to it but dried clear is not glue. A heat gun and a wooden paddle might allow you to push the bubble to flat condition again. And if there is a small access point you can probably squeeze in a small amount of thin bodied slow setting superglue which will lock the bubbled clear down--that is if Stern does not address this and leaves you on your own.

I plan on Stern Addressing this.

Quoted from Shapeshifter:

Strange how that is now 3 manufacturers with the same issue.
Spooky.
Stern.
JJP.
Wonder why this is occurring now as presumably they use different playfields?
Maybe formula of the clear has changed?

not even remotely similar from what I can tell. pf issues have to be broken down to the root cause if they are going to fix them.

Spooky had a handful of TNAs with minor art chipping under the playfield start posts. That appears to be rectified (fixed in the last 150ish of the run; and no issues in ACNC from what I have seen).

JJP seems to be artwork adherence issues? Not sure as I am not up to date on current status of those.

Stern has systematically been having this bubbling at posts since Maiden and it is apparently getting worse for some reason.
This appears to be a combination of poor pf prep before art layers are applied, then they have not let that dry before applying clear, and then then have assembled before clear has gassed off and is still moveable. This all results in the art and clear bubbling up when they crank posts too tight and the ball smacks the posts for a few hundred games.

#357 72 days ago

Here are some pics on Maiden.

Not anywhere near as bad as Beatles.

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#359 72 days ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

Please keep us posted. I'll be looking at my Munsters play field like a hawk from now on.

I think in order to get to the bottom of this, we need to start looking at the actual playfields and determine which manufacturer has made them.

I think Stern still uses 3 different companies.
I know at one time they were thinking/working to bring pf production in house, but unsure if they ever moved on that???

I am under the impression that there are issues with 2 of the 3 companies they use.

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#365 60 days ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

Where would the name of the play field manufacturer be located?
I have had the apron off of my Munsters and don’t recall seeing production info. But I was not looking for anything, either.

Likely a sticker on edge. Also different wood used.

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