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The Big Lebowski - Official Owners Club thread

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#2251 10 days ago
Quoted from CaptainNeo:

I have officially joined the group. I remember reading something about people having static in the right speaker. I also have that. What was the solution to fix that?
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Is no one going to comment on the fact it seems you're playing in a pirate ship with a sailor that has tig ol' bitties?!?!

#2252 9 days ago

it's the way we roll over here, aboard captain neo's

#2253 9 days ago
Quoted from CaptainNeo:

I have officially joined the group. I remember reading something about people having static in the right speaker. I also have that. What was the solution to fix that?
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Congrats! Yeah that was me who posted about that. My dip switches weren't exactly correct but I don't think that was causing the issue as it persisted after. Also sometimes the red and black output to speakers wires are wrong, but mine weren't. But you'll want to check that too. See where posts started and ended here: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/a-lotta-ins-a-lotta-outs-tbl-maintenance-thread/page/11#post-6273335

DP sent me a new audio board. However the hiss as appeared again since, it's just not happening nearly as often as it was with the old board. I don't think a root cause is known yet, so you'll want to ping DP support. Hope this helps.

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#2254 6 days ago

From Dutch Pinball:

Today we heard the terrible news that Jaap, our dear friend and co-founder of Dutch Pinball, passed away yesterday. He fought hard, but unfortunately it wasn't enough. Our hearts go out to his family and friends.
We're going to miss you buddy

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#2255 6 days ago
Quoted from tk375:

From Dutch Pinball:
Today we heard the terrible news that Jaap, our dear friend and co-founder of Dutch Pinball, passed away yesterday. He fought hard, but unfortunately it wasn't enough. Our hearts go out to his family and friends.
We're going to miss you buddy
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Sad news. Didn't know him, but looks far too young....

#2256 6 days ago

Jaap became DP's main presentation guy at all the shows after Phil, DP's original 3rd partner, gave their infamous Expo '14 TBL debut presentation and then quit the company a few months later.

Despite the frustrating business behavior from DP over the following years, Jaap always seemed like a nice guy right up to when he left a couple of years ago due to his illness. My sympathy to his family and friends!

#2257 6 days ago

sad news. Phil was sick as well. Anyone know how he is doing?

#2258 6 days ago

"... these young men gave their lives. And so would Jaap, Jaap who loved pinball. And so, Jaap Nauta, in accordance with what we think your dying wishes might well have been, we commit your final mortal remains to the bosom of the Pacific Ocean, which you loved so well.

Good night sweet prince."

#2259 5 days ago

Hello,

Trying to update to .55 When I removed glass my Black and grey USB wires were where the USB is pictured below. Grey First then Black. I moved USB cables back to how they are pictured below. Downloaded File and plugged in USB Stick and light on USB Stick is flashing but game wont recognize .55 Software.

Game worked fine when USB Cables were in the wrong spot. This game was built in 2018 if that makes any difference.

Thanks to anyone that can help or had similar issue.

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#2260 5 days ago
Quoted from PBMAN:

Hello,
Trying to update to .55 When I removed glass my Black and grey USB wires were where the USB is pictured below. Grey First then Black. I moved USB cables back to how they are pictured below. Downloaded File and plugged in USB Stick and light on USB Stick is flashing but game wont recognize .55 Software.
Game worked fine when USB Cables were in the wrong spot. This game was built in 2018 if that makes any difference.
Thanks to anyone that can help or had similar issue.
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I'm no expert, and Rens or others can correct me if I'm wrong -- there may be an FAQ already for this but I couldn't find one. This is what I've learned about how these ports work since owning the machine a few months:

Put the stock grey and black cables back to where they were on the Right side connector. The available 2x USB ports on the Left side connector are there for a code USB (or other peripherals if needed). Use one of those Left ports instead to install the code. The .ZIP file needs to be in the root folder of your USB stick and remain as the .ZIP you downloaded from Dutch (do not extract it).

Why did you change the USB connections? Were you NOT able to install the code via your own USB stick by using the open, left side USB ports? If that's the case it's probably a problem with your USB stick format / how you placed the .ZIP file onto it.

#2261 4 days ago

Thanks. I switched because code wouldn’t load and that is a pic from the DP Directions screen so I figured it must be wrong on mine. I just did a drag and drop on the .zip to USB. I’m going to look up coping to root folder on USB. I think that is my problem.

#2262 4 days ago
Quoted from PBMAN:

Thanks. I switched because code wouldn’t load and that is a pic from the DP Directions screen so I figured it must be wrong on mine. I just did a drag and drop on the .zip to USB. I’m going to look up coping to root folder on USB. I think that is my problem.

Usually the problem is that the Zip file was unzipped. Some computers do this automatic. Also the zip file needs to Benin the root indeed.

#2263 4 days ago

As a new owner I have a couple questions for the group.1. What degree of pitch should be set at the flippers? 2. The Maude lane ball gate will sometimes stay open for a return back down the lane wondering if I have to make an adjustment and if so can it be done without removing the upper playfield.
3. The white Russian targets take a lot of ball force to register, is this part of the design or should I adjust the leaf switches?
4.I increased the power level by 2 at the bowling alley ball return and about every 5 games the plunger does not get the ball all the way up to the holder. Just wondering if I should increase the power more (I don't want to cause any damage).

#2264 4 days ago
Quoted from Chopper36:

As a new owner I have a couple questions for the group.1. What degree of pitch should be set at the flippers? 2. The Maude lane ball gate will sometimes stay open for a return back down the lane wondering if I have to make an adjustment and if so can it be done without removing the upper playfield.
3. The white Russian targets take a lot of ball force to register, is this part of the design or should I adjust the leaf switches?
4.I increased the power level by 2 at the bowling alley ball return and about every 5 games the plunger does not get the ball all the way up to the holder. Just wondering if I should increase the power more (I don't want to cause any damage).

1. I have my game playfield set at 6.5 degrees +/- slope.
2. It appears from looking at my game that you'll need to remove the upper playfield in order to properly access/service the orbit gate near the Maude lanes.
3. Yes - adjust the leaf switches as they're not meant to be difficult to activate.
4. Try more power and see what happens. Otherwise, have you checked for a possible obstruction (loose nut, wire etc.) that may be hindering the ball from consistently being kicked up? You'll need to remove the 10 or so nuts on the underside of the game to detach the bowling mech inside the game to inspect it.

Hope the above is helpful Dude!

#2265 4 days ago

dup

#2266 3 days ago

Problem solved on my .55 update. Rensh & timlah79 thanks for your help. FYI there is store called MicroCenter. They sell USB sticks very cheap. I dont know why but TBL does not like cheap USB Sticks. Save yourself the headache and get a quality brand. I have spoken.

#2267 3 days ago
Quoted from Tuna_Delight:

1. I have my game playfield set at 6.5 degrees +/- slope.
2. It appears from looking at my game that you'll need to remove the upper playfield in order to properly access/service the orbit gate near the Maude lanes.
3. Yes - adjust the leaf switches as they're not meant to be difficult to activate.
4. Try more power and see what happens. Otherwise, have you checked for a possible obstruction (loose nut, wire etc.) that may be hindering the ball from consistently being kicked up? You'll need to remove the 10 or so nuts on the underside of the game to detach the bowling mech inside the game to inspect it.
Hope the above is helpful Dude!

Thanks the elevation level works great and for the other tips.

#2268 3 days ago

Can anyone show off the lighted apron in video? I want to see if its worth it for me. I only see pictures of it here. Thanks in advance.

#2269 3 days ago
Quoted from tk375:

From Dutch Pinball:
Today we heard the terrible news that Jaap, our dear friend and co-founder of Dutch Pinball, passed away yesterday. He fought hard, but unfortunately it wasn't enough. Our hearts go out to his family and friends.
We're going to miss you buddy
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Nee, wat een verschrikkelijk nieuws!! Gecondoleerd met dit verlies voor zijn familie en vrienden. Ik heb mooie herinneringen aan een man vol passie! Bedankt.

Such a great and friendly man who used his last last time to help others. If you appreciate the energy he put in your TBL product maybe you have something left to donate to his good cause? Fighting lonelyness for (eldery) people who are near the end.

Non profit:
http://www.stichtingmijnkeuze.nl/
‘Stichting Mijn Keuze’
Bic: RABONL2UXXX
IBAN: NL36 RABO 017 588 4463

PO box 5268
9700 GG Groningen
The Netherlands

English: https://www-stichtingmijnkeuze-nl.translate.goog/?_x_tr_sch=http&_x_tr_sl=nl&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=nl&_x_tr_pto=ajax,nv

#2270 3 days ago
Quoted from tk375:

Can anyone show off the lighted apron in video? I want to see if its worth it for me. I only see pictures of it here. Thanks in advance.

This is an EA version. Standard version is similar, just not mentioning early achiever.

Pricing is eur 495 excl vat excl shipping.

#2271 3 days ago

That’s purdy

#2272 3 days ago
Quoted from Rensh:

This is an EA version. Standard version is similar, just not mentioning early achiever.
Pricing is eur 495 excl vat excl shipping.

Just place my order with Cointaker. Thank you!!
I love how the stars light up at different times.

#2273 3 days ago
Quoted from tk375:

Just place my order with Cointaker. Thank you!!
I love how the stars light up at different times.

It beats a usd 2000 topper any time of the day

#2274 3 days ago
Quoted from Rensh:

It beats a usd 2000 topper any time of the day

For sure! At least you get to see it while playing!

#2275 3 days ago

It really ties the game together!

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#2276 3 days ago

anyone else, getting ramp rejects from, "the Dude" ramp for lock? many times, mine makes it to the top and stops and comes back down. Not all the time, but I bet 50% of them are rejected. Looks like the plastic part of the ramp straddles the metal box entrance. Is there a way to improve this? Mine was just made from Dutch pinball. not even 2 weeks old.

And is there a way to adjust the backbox brightness?

#2277 3 days ago
Quoted from CaptainNeo:

anyone else, getting ramp rejects from, "the Dude" ramp for lock? many times, mine makes it to the top and stops and comes back down. Not all the time, but I bet 50% of them are rejected. Looks like the plastic part of the ramp straddles the metal box entrance. Is there a way to improve this? ...

Get one of cpr9999 's left ramp clip mods. I have one installed on my TBL and rarely have this reject issue.

https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/ad/93567

#2278 3 days ago

With all the new owners this is a good time to repost the best reunion interview ever. Enjoy:

#2279 3 days ago
Quoted from JimB:

With all the new owners this is a good time to repost the best reunion interview ever. Enjoy:

And they all own TBL's now too no doubt! Fuckin' A man!

#2280 3 days ago
Quoted from Rensh:

Pricing is eur 495 excl vat excl shipping.

Back in stock yet?

#2281 3 days ago

so is there an adjustment for backbox brightness that i'm just not finding?

They need to add some mini wizard modes for completing all the bowling balls, or all 5 characters. Have a little mode or something for getting them done.

#2282 3 days ago
Quoted from tk375:

Can anyone show off the lighted apron in video? I want to see if its worth it for me. I only see pictures of it here. Thanks in advance.

I have the non-EA one and while it's missing the Early Achiever portion of the lighting, I will say that it's extremely awesome! Plus anyone who is a EA pre-orderer should have something extra-extra-extra special given their hardship/wait for the machine itself. Their dedication and patience deserves it, not me. The way the lit apron integrates with the already stock game lighting is fantastic. Once you install it you'll likely feel like it's as if it was meant to be there all along. In other words, it doesn't feel like an "add-on" like some other static lit mods do. It's integrated with its own PCB, individual star lights fade in/out in a programmatic manner, and in the way they do complements everything lit on the playfield while playing and in attract mode. DP truly took their time in creating something special. So, if you're looking to spend extra to truly enhance the experience, it's very much worth it to go with this vs. a topper IMHO. Keep in mind that you'll have to give up any apron cards as there aren't slots for those. But you probably won't care about that since the lit apron is so awesome and likely your machine is HUO on free play anyhow.

#2283 2 days ago
Quoted from Rensh:

This is an EA version. Standard version is similar, just not mentioning early achiever.
Pricing is eur 495 excl vat excl shipping.

Where can the Apron be purchased from? Thanks.

#2284 2 days ago
Quoted from timlah79:I have the non-EA one and while it's missing the Early Achiever portion of the lighting, I will say that it's extremely awesome! Plus anyone who is a EA pre-orderer should have something extra-extra-extra special given their hardship/wait for the machine itself. Their dedication and patience deserves it, not me. The way the lit apron integrates with the already stock game lighting is fantastic. Once you install it you'll likely feel like it's as if it was meant to be there all along. In other words, it doesn't feel like an "add-on" like some other static lit mods do. It's integrated with its own PCB, individual star lights fade in/out in a programmatic manner, and in the way they do complements everything lit on the playfield while playing and in attract mode. DP truly took their time in creating something special. So, if you're looking to spend extra to truly enhance the experience, it's very much worth it to go with this vs. a topper IMHO. Keep in mind that you'll have to give up any apron cards as there aren't slots for those. But you probably won't care about that since the lit apron is so awesome and likely your machine is HUO on free play anyhow.

Yes, Thank you, I have seen photos, but they don't make any justice. I saw the video Rensh posted and fell in love with it. I am on the list for a Lebowski and not sure when I am gonna get mine, but I want to have everything including mods by the time I get it. Thanks again!

#2285 2 days ago
Quoted from Pinshield:

Where can the Apron be purchased from? Thanks.

Email Dutch @ support@dutchpinball.com, They will send an invoice and a link to pay via PayPal typically.

#2286 2 days ago
Quoted from Bmanpin:

Email Dutch @ support@dutchpinball.com, They will send an invoice and a link to pay via PayPal typically.

I did this a month ago and they replied that I had to wait for supplies to be shipped so they could make more. Just fyi.

#2287 2 days ago
Quoted from VermontPinball:

I did this a month ago and they replied that I had to wait for supplies to be shipped so they could make more. Just fyi.

What is your ETA or did you receive it?

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