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The Big Lebowski - Official Owners Club thread


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#1251 62 days ago

Is there an option for buttons without holes? Sure, it's a bowling ball, but I'm not digging the way the holes look.

#1252 62 days ago
Quoted from Yelobird:

I was actually proposing to illuminate the gap around the button in the black ring for a nice effect. Won’t be tearing mine apart but if Matt wants to share how he made it that’s his call.

I agree should be very doable. They make LED ring lights that may work perfectly

#1253 59 days ago

Maybe I was misinformed but mine lights up and looks amazing
Back alley killed it pick one up. Support local pinballers!
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#1254 59 days ago
Quoted from Robertstone0407:

Maybe I was misinformed but mine lights up and looks amazing
Back alley killed it pick one up. Support local pinballers!
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Awesome! What did you end up using for illumination?

#1255 59 days ago
Quoted from dts:

Awesome! What did you end up using for illumination?

I think the illumination is a standard part of this but the thought was the plastic would be to thick to get light through. Apparently not

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#1256 59 days ago

On its way !!

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#1257 59 days ago
Quoted from Robertstone0407:

Maybe I was misinformed but mine lights up and looks amazing
Back alley killed it pick one up. Support local pinballers!
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Can you take few more of the lighted bowlin ball pictures of bowling ball - maybe one with overhead lights out to see how it lights.

#1258 59 days ago
Quoted from cpr9999:

Can you take few more of the lighted bowlin ball pictures of bowling ball - maybe one with overhead lights out to see how it lights.

Just buy one....

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#1259 59 days ago
Quoted from Pinhead1982:

On its way !!
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Is DP starting to send them out finally?

#1260 59 days ago

Thx Matt! Love it and just modified my chrome bezel to put the ball in like you did!

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#1261 59 days ago

I have an extra set of the Mod couple unbreakable pins for the lower playfield if anyone is interested SOLD. Still new in bag Normally 200 let me know if your interested

#1262 55 days ago

You can indeed light the bowling ball start button mod but the LED in the original start button isn't bright enough. The original single chip LED makes the mod very dim. However you can use a 4 chip LED which is plenty bright enough to light up the ball.

One issue: a #555 4-chip LED won't fit inside the button housing by default. There is a +1.65mm difference in the diameter between the original and brighter 4 chip bulb. I disassembled the white plastic button plate and used a 1/2" drill bit to widen the hole. The wider LED fits fine after some wiggling.

I found warm white LED looked better than cool white. Using an actual yellow LED looked very dim and bad. FYI, I'm using these LEDs: https://www.cometpinball.com/products/4smd-bulbs

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#1263 54 days ago

Hey, this looks great! Original LED seems bright enough.

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#1264 50 days ago

Looks like the non-EA aprons will be coming in 3-4 weeks, from what Barry told me yesterday. They look pretty amazing, I’ll probably get one. My STLE lighted apron, while cool, looks primitive by comparison.

#1265 50 days ago
Quoted from dts:

Looks like the non-EA aprons will be coming in 3-4 weeks, from what Barry told me yesterday. They look pretty amazing, I’ll probably get one. My STLE lighted apron, while cool, looks primitive by comparison.

Let us know- definitely interested.

#1266 48 days ago
Quoted from dts:

Hey, this looks great! Original LED seems bright enough.
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Is that with the stock LED? Disclaimer on website says it doesn’t light.

#1267 48 days ago

Just added 2 more mods to Pinside Ad!

Mod - For Sale
New “I am selling a number of mods for TBL. 1. Doobie (Joint) Mod: $35 2. Decal stickers: $40 3. Left ramp clip: $15 4. Spare backup harddrive: $100 5. Spare Audio circuit boa...”
31 days ago
Saukville, WI
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Check them out:

-bowling pins: logo now matches game
-light kit adapter.

See pics at Ad above - but here are a couple photos.
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#1268 48 days ago
Quoted from adamross:

Is that with the stock LED? Disclaimer on website says it doesn’t light.

Yes, that’s the same LED that was in the original, I just swapped it over.

#1269 46 days ago

What's the verdict please guys?

Super happy with this title?

Quality looks sensational. Is it a really good fun game?

#1270 46 days ago

It's a great game, just got one. Has that 'just one more game' feeling.

I have a bit of an issue with the orbit going STDM though, so I am playing with levels.

#1271 45 days ago
Quoted from visualmagic:

It's a great game, just got one. Has that 'just one more game' feeling.
I have a bit of an issue with the orbit going STDM though, so I am playing with levels.

Same problem here, I think it needs to be a bit more steep.

#1272 45 days ago

What was the price getting one of these to OZ roughly.

#1273 45 days ago
Quoted from visualmagic:

It's a great game, just got one. Has that 'just one more game' feeling.
I have a bit of an issue with the orbit going STDM though, so I am playing with levels.

I certainly do not want to make any hard or fast recommendations, but at some point either earlier in this thread or in the maintenance thread the issues with the ball from the orbit going straight down the middle was talked about. When I first had the game I noticed the very same thing. I made a very slight adjustment to the metal guide on the right (just to the left of the right ramp). I pulled on the end of that metal guide just a little bit, ever so slightly, making a small adjustment, so that when the ball is coming around from left to right it goes straight to the left flipper. I never had a problem with SDTM since that adjustment. Hope that helps.

#1274 45 days ago
Quoted from ChipScott:

I certainly do not want to make any hard or fast recommendations, but at some point either earlier in this thread or in the maintenance thread the issues with the ball from the orbit going straight down the middle was talked about. When I first had the game I noticed the very same thing. I made a very slight adjustment to the metal guide on the right (just to the left of the right ramp). I pulled on the end of that metal guide just a little bit, ever so slightly, making a small adjustment, so that when the ball is coming around from left to right it goes straight to the left flipper. I never had a problem with SDTM since that adjustment. Hope that helps.

I did the opposite I bent mine in a tiny bit now it feeds the end of the right flipper like it was designed.

#1275 44 days ago

Anyone have any clue on a code update? Is anyone even working on code??

#1276 43 days ago
Quoted from adamross:

Anyone have any clue on a code update? Is anyone even working on code??

We're expecting a code update to integrate the new apron with the game lighting sometime soon. As far as we know thats the only update right now

#1277 43 days ago
Quoted from noob-a-tron:

What was the price getting one of these to OZ roughly.

Asked Barry- looks like $1000US to send
From US to Australia

#1278 40 days ago

**** DO YOU WANT IN ****

About to place an order of speaker lights at cost, assemble them for free to my adapter kit. You just need to pay for my adapter kit and cost of speaker lights. I will do assembly and create right power pig tale to plug into.

This makes them plug and play.

Get in NOW before I place the order in the morning. See pictures above or my Pinside ad for pictures. Also you save on $9 shipping as I will order a number led frames, etc. (FYI I am showing only 1 color, but you can setup/ change as needed).

After this you can order the adapter kit and light kit separate and perform the work as required.

Thx

#1279 40 days ago
Quoted from noob-a-tron:

What was the price getting one of these to OZ roughly.

The price of the game is € 9.915 (excluding VAT) this is from Dutch Pinball which excludes shipping = $15,973ish AUD
The price of the game is $12,500 US from Coin taker which includes delivery from the US to Australia = $18,003ish AUD

Add import GST Tax to that and you have an extremely expensive box with lights.

#1280 40 days ago
Quoted from mgpasman:

Same problem here, I think it needs to be a bit more steep.

Somebody has some hints for optimal angles? Mine has the same issue. and just pushing the lane (with force) doesnt help.

Ball ends up exactly between the flippers. I could also bend it inward so it ends on the left flipper (not supposed to end up there)

So I was thinking of refixing it. I haven’t looked into how easy this is to reach the screws.

#1281 40 days ago
Quoted from adamross:

Anyone have any clue on a code update? Is anyone even working on code??

I certainly hope so. With so much content gold available to use that would Really prove this game is a top contender.

#1282 39 days ago
Quoted from cpr9999:

**** DO YOU WANT IN ****
About to place an order of speaker lights at cost, assemble them for free to my adapter kit. You just need to pay for my adapter kit and cost of speaker lights. I will do assembly and create right power pig tale to plug into.
This makes them plug and play.
Get in NOW before I place the order in the morning. See pictures above or my Pinside ad for pictures. Also you save on $9 shipping as I will order a number led frames, etc. (FYI I am showing only 1 color, but you can setup/ change as needed).
After this you can order the adapter kit and light kit separate and perform the work as required.
Thx

Just saw this and sent a PM. Hope it's not too late to jump in.

#1283 39 days ago
Quoted from Hoss_Coog:

Just saw this and sent a PM. Hope it's not too late to jump in.

Delaying to the end of the day - more people jumping in.

Thx

PM yet today if interested.

#1284 39 days ago
Quoted from extendo:

The price of the game is € 9.915 (excluding VAT) this is from Dutch Pinball which excludes shipping = $15,973ish AUD
The price of the game is $12,500 US from Coin taker which includes delivery from the US to Australia = $18,003ish AUD
Add import GST Tax to that and you have an extremely expensive box with lights.

Fark hopefully dollar keeps going up.

#1285 39 days ago
Quoted from noob-a-tron:

Fark hopefully dollar keeps going up.

there is no Free International Delivery

#1286 39 days ago
Quoted from cpr9999:

**** DO YOU WANT IN ****
About to place an order of speaker lights at cost, assemble them for free to my adapter kit. You just need to pay for my adapter kit and cost of speaker lights. I will do assembly and create right power pig tale to plug into.
This makes them plug and play.
Get in NOW before I place the order in the morning. See pictures above or my Pinside ad for pictures. Also you save on $9 shipping as I will order a number led frames, etc. (FYI I am showing only 1 color, but you can setup/ change as needed).
After this you can order the adapter kit and light kit separate and perform the work as required.
Thx

Ordering laser parts in next couple hours - any last takers.....

#1287 38 days ago

Had a nice game

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#1288 38 days ago

I just put my new lighted apron in my TBL and added my homegrown lighted topper at the same time.

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It has an Arduino Nano to control the LED strips inside the letters and two 12V flashers that illuminate the bowling pin.
I´m drawing 12V (for the Nano and the flashers) and 5V (for the LED strips) directly from the TBL power supply.

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A USB cable goes from the topper all the way to the coindoor so I can easily change the light show on the topper.
I´d love to make the topper interact with the game but there´s no documentation from DP on how to use the extension port.
So right now it´s only doing what I program it to be doing.

#1289 38 days ago

Is there anyway to disable the ramp diverter and have a virtual lock.

I love everything about the game bit the occasional ramp reject when lock is lit really suck as the ball drains SDTM. I have the clip mod at the top and I take it better but not 100%.

#1290 34 days ago
Quoted from Mitch:

Is there anyway to disable the ramp diverter and have a virtual lock.
I love everything about the game bit the occasional ramp reject when lock is lit really suck as the ball drains SDTM. I have the clip mod at the top and I take it better but not 100%.

check that the ramp diverter doesn't have an burrs or anything that might be striking the ramp when retracted and making the whole ramp vibrate. maybe run coil test to see how much the ramp reacts to retraction

#1291 34 days ago

I did a search and came up empty -

Does anyone know if Invisiglass from cointaker (says it fits stern games) will fit TBL? How about PDI glass?

#1292 34 days ago
Quoted from Dkjimbo:

I did a search and came up empty -
Does anyone know if Invisiglass from cointaker (says it fits stern games) will fit TBL? How about PDI glass?

Yes glass is all standard size

#1293 33 days ago
Quoted from Robertstone0407:

Yes glass is all standard size

Yup agree it fits.

#1294 29 days ago

Anyone pick up a set of these from The Mod Couple? Not sure if upgrading the pins are even needed but wanted to ask...

https://themodcouplepinball.com/products/the-big-lebowski-replacement-redesigned-bowling-pins-individual?_pos=2&_sid=a7a481199&_ss=r

Thanks,
Jeff

#1295 29 days ago
Quoted from BigLebowski:

I just put my new lighted apron in my TBL and added my homegrown lighted topper at the same time.
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It has an Arduino Nano to control the LED strips inside the letters and two 12V flashers that illuminate the bowling pin.
I´m drawing 12V (for the Nano and the flashers) and 5V (for the LED strips) directly from the TBL power supply.
[quoted image]
A USB cable goes from the topper all the way to the coindoor so I can easily change the light show on the topper.
I´d love to make the topper interact with the game but there´s no documentation from DP on how to use the extension port.
So right now it´s only doing what I program it to be doing.

Since I already have a request from another TBL owner to build that same topper for him I wanted to check if there is any more interest in it. In that case I would order more of the parts to make the whole thing cheaper. I can´t give an exact cost of the piece but I would assume it´ll be somewhere in the range of 150 Euros plus shipping. Shipping (outside the EU) will add another 40 Euros because the damn thing is pretty heavy. I´ll try to make it as much plug´n´play as possible. Ideally you will only have to open the backglass and plug in one cable.
Also you can choose what bowling pin you want in the topper. I´m actually not sure if can still get that golden one I´ve used, but the classic white/red or white/blue will certainly look just as nice.
Please send pm if interested.

#1296 29 days ago

Still wondering if this game is worth the current price.
Never played it and the gameplay/code is king for me.
So, In this department, is this game similar to B/W or recent game (stern, JJP)?
I would appreciate some inputs.
Thanks

#1297 29 days ago
Quoted from colonel_caverne:

Still wondering if this game is worth the current price.
Never played it and the gameplay/code is king for me.
So, In this department, is this game similar to B/W or recent game (stern, JJP)?
I would appreciate some inputs.
Thanks

BW. Check the YouTube gameplay video made by Bowen kerin papa pinball. He feels the same.

#1298 29 days ago
Quoted from Rensh:

BW. Check the YouTube gameplay video made by Bowen kerin papa pinball. He feels the same.

Not necessary a bad thing but I was more talking about depth rules.

#1299 28 days ago

Shallow rules. If you want deep go elsewhere, code is only at .62. It's all about theme integration which is phenomenal.

#1300 28 days ago
Quoted from adamross:

Shallow rules. If you want deep go elsewhere, code is only at .62. It's all about theme integration which is phenomenal.

We have 2 games in common, alien and JP. I also had GB.
How could you compare these games with TBL in the depth rules department? Could TBL get the potential to get equal to these games?
Thanks

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