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The Crazy Mansion by the Pinball Amigos


By pinballrockstar

1 year ago



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    #7001 8 days ago

    Mic: Well i’ll be damned?! This looks supercool!

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    #7002 8 days ago

    Oh wooooow dude hahaha!!!

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    #7003 8 days ago

    Allright,Mic and Dick got this covered...cool...

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    #7004 8 days ago
    Quoted from pinballrockstar:

    Oh wooooow dude hahaha!!!

    Not going to post a photo snapped through one? We want to see too!

    -Rob
    -visit http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or my replacement LED Display Boards for model H & model S Skee Ball

    #7005 8 days ago

    Let’s look at the code,the other day,i was in my car and this cool song came on...you guys likely never heard of this guy...”Herman Brood and his wild romance”,he sorta jumped off the Hilton hotel when the going got tough,but he made some damn good music....wanna make a new music sequence with the heads,plus i got a cool idea with the paranormal activity meters...it occured to me,they álso look like old skool equalizers of our getto blasters from back in the 90’s
    I have a great idea!

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    #7006 8 days ago
    Quoted from rkahr:

    Not going to post a photo snapped through one? We want to see too!
    -Rob
    -visit http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or my replacement LED Display Boards for model H & model S Skee Ball

    Yeah ofcourse man,this is what Dick looks like through the glasses!!

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    #7007 8 days ago

    Kidding! This is our Iron maiden pinball through the glasses lol!! It’s crazy!!!

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    #7008 8 days ago
    Quoted from pinballrockstar:

    This is our Iron maiden pinball through the glasses lol!! It’s crazy!!!

    After a couple alley safety meetings, you won't be able to tell the difference!

    #7009 8 days ago

    The guys are almost through!

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    #7010 8 days ago
    Quoted from Atari_Daze:

    After a couple alley safety meetings, you won't be able to tell the difference!

    Yeah totally man! Woohoo!!!

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    #7011 8 days ago

    The song is called “white” or “ i don’t wanna be white no more”.
    Which suits our 2 ultra white ghosts
    Just downloaded it and converted to .ogg file.

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    #7012 8 days ago

    The first led show for our slingshot equalizer is ready!

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    #7013 8 days ago

    First equalizer show running!

    #7014 8 days ago

    Break!

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    #7015 8 days ago

    A hole! Progress!!!

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    #7016 8 days ago

    First equalizer show running!</block

    Really Cool!!!!!

    #7017 8 days ago

    Hey thanks bro,wait till you see it running together with the song...working on it,i guess another hour or so...
    I am syncing the heads with the lyrics at the moment.

    #7018 8 days ago

    It’s gonna be allright..

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    #7019 8 days ago

    These are all servo movements to sync the mouths with the lyrics...a lot of it is copy and paste stuff.
    The song loosely repeats the same line in the audio clip i cut.
    I’ll polish it later,just getting the rough framework in..
    Bear with me...

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    #7020 8 days ago

    You wanna know how loud it is over here on friday?

    #7021 8 days ago

    Should the lights above the slings be flipped? green - all is well (at the bottom). yellow danger close. red (at the top) paranormal activity? It seems like the green and red should be swapped no?

    #7022 8 days ago
    Quoted from tommyp:

    Should the lights above the slings be flipped? green - all is well (at the bottom). yellow danger close. red (at the top) paranormal activity? It seems like the green and red should be swapped no?

    No you are pursuing low paranormal activity from Lord Grimm.
    So you are actually working towards green.
    So the PAM starts being in the red and slowly turns green through shots on the playfield.
    I understand what you mean,i see it too now...but that’s the idea!

    #7023 8 days ago

    All amigos combined make a nice lamp
    matrix!

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    #7024 8 days ago

    There...all handmade in Holland!

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    #7025 8 days ago

    The guys beat them in nice and tight!

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    #7026 8 days ago

    The guys are bolting in some lights...

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    #7027 8 days ago

    And i am doodling a simple show for now...i am still busy syncing the heads with the music!

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    #7028 8 days ago

    Above my blue ruler you see three things happening in one command:
    -right head’s mouth opens halfway
    -right head’s eyes go center position
    -left head(all command without letter ‘r’ are autmatically the left head) opens eyelids

    Almost there...

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    #7029 8 days ago

    Ah the mode lights work!

    #7030 8 days ago
    Quoted from pinballrockstar:

    Ah the mode lights work!

    Yea baby!!!

    #7031 8 days ago

    Guys we are done for tonight....but....

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    #7032 8 days ago

    We are gonna leave you with this...a bit unpolished here and there and not done by far,but here it is: our new outro sequence at end of game.
    Music by Herman Brood and his wild romance (white from the album: modern times revived)

    #7033 8 days ago
    Quoted from pinballrockstar:

    We are gonna leave you with this...a bit unpolished here and there and not done by far,but here it is: our new outro sequence at end of game.
    Music by Herman Brood and his wild romance (white from the album: modern times revived)

    LOL too f'n funny

    #7034 8 days ago

    very cool guys - you all are the back box masters

    #7035 8 days ago

    Haha mega!!

    #7036 8 days ago

    super cool!

    #7037 7 days ago

    Damn Sweet! Better than a Gobstopper!

    #7038 7 days ago
    Quoted from pinballrockstar:

    No we’ll end up stripping cirqus voltaire if we are drunk,bad idea

    Well ... to help you guys out, you can store the CV at my place

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    #7039 7 days ago

    Allright,been polishing the code for the heads all weekend.
    Added facial movement to the left head, eraticated a bunch of horrible off sync motions....and what i like the most myself,at some points when the right head sings the word ”white” and “more” , i move the mouth open and quickly halfopen to simulate Herman Brood’s “2 tone whine” in that word.

    We did some thinking this weekend and you know what?
    We really think these mechanical things in a pinball machine are way more attractive and cool than all these modern points of view with tiny lcd’s on the playfield and such.
    We like shooting a physical mansion,a trapdoor in a ramp,an electro magnetic capture by a ufo on the playfield way better than all the digital stuff and molded toys that don’t add anything to the game.
    Pinball is all about: “ where did the ball go now?” And where will it appear again?
    It’s also fun to try and get to another level playfield.
    Pinball is mechanical....that’s what we love about pinball...
    Sure we have a big lcd too...but the mechanics in the crazy mansion are nuts and make us smile everytime.

    #7040 7 days ago

    That is so freakin cool guys. Love what you did to sync that all together. Another great entertaining build. Think I will watch that vid again. Awesome guys.

    #7041 7 days ago

    That’s great, but now I have that song stuck in my head again! .

    #7042 6 days ago
    Quoted from pinballrockstar:

    We did some thinking this weekend and you know what?
    We really think these mechanical things in a pinball machine are way more attractive and cool than all these modern points of view with tiny lcd’s on the playfield and such.
    We like shooting a physical mansion,a trapdoor in a ramp,an electro magnetic capture by a ufo on the playfield way better than all the digital stuff and molded toys that don’t add anything to the game.
    Pinball is all about: “ where did the ball go now?” And where will it appear again?
    It’s also fun to try and get to another level playfield.
    Pinball is mechanical....that’s what we love about pinball...
    Sure we have a big lcd too...but the mechanics in the crazy mansion are nuts and make us smile everytime.

    Exactly. Did you guys see this thread: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/where-is-the-innovation-in-the-last-decade ? My answer (in post #30) was right here in the Crazy Mansion build.

    robin, how do we get #CM and/or #crazy mansion populated with this game?

    -Rob
    -visit http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or my Pinball 2000 H+V Video Sync Combiner kit

    #7043 6 days ago
    Quoted from meSz:

    LOL too f'n funny

    We had a great laugh ourselves

    Just the beginning of something way bigger!

    Quoted from swinks:

    very cool guys - you all are the back box masters

    Thanx,the job offer wasn’t taken yet,we gladly applied

    Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

    Damn Sweet! Better than a Gobstopper!

    That gobstopper is silly, i love the Gene Wilder Willy Wonka though...the Johnny Depp version doesn’t even excist in my mind.
    Gene Wilder and Richard Prior are heroes of mine...if i watch “see no evil hear no evil” today,i still go out of breath laughing

    Quoted from Thor-NL:

    Well ... to help you guys out, you can store the CV at my place

    I bet you will keep it

    Quoted from jokerpoker:

    That is so freakin cool guys. Love what you did to sync that all together. Another great entertaining build. Think I will watch that vid again. Awesome guys.

    I believe in total,it’s 363 lines of code to make the heads sing that song..
    I need to write like 50 more of these sequences

    Quoted from Marten:

    That’s great, but now I have that song stuck in my head again! .

    Ha! What about us poor amigos...we tested it 500 times step by step.
    The song is part of our DNA now

    Quoted from rkahr:

    Exactly. Did you guys see this thread: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/where-is-the-innovation-in-the-last-decade ? My answer (in post #30) was right here in the Crazy Mansion build.
    robin, how do we get #CM and/or #crazy mansion populated with this game?
    -Rob
    -visit http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or my Pinball 2000 H+V Video Sync Combiner kit

    Yeah,i replied to that,very cool you posted that man...we need mechanics and subways and layers of playfield and talking heads!
    We don’t need no stinking wifi in a pinball machine.
    Dialed In is absolutely a masterpiece but where is the soul man...i’m not feeling it Jersey Jack..i love you man but you are trying too hard.
    Stern lacks soul too,Iron Maiden LE is the first good Stern machine imo,love it!
    It is a fast,no bullshit machine,great mechs and all the flippers are capable of amazing angles and shots...
    But on the other hand,who am i to judge and what do i know.
    Everybody has different taste.
    Maybe i am getting old and grumpy and Bally religious..

    #7044 6 days ago

    very cool team amigo's and totally agree with you on the game experience and interaction,

    and the game I doing is just going to have score displays - mainly because I can't program .....

    #7045 6 days ago
    Quoted from pinballrockstar:

    Stern lacks soul too,Iron Maiden LE is the first good Stern machine imo,love it!

    You're just in love with it because it started life as a HomeBrew.
    We'll see if game#2 lives up to the hype.

    #7046 6 days ago
    Quoted from swinks:

    very cool team amigo's and totally agree with you on the game experience and interaction,
    and the game I doing is just going to have score displays - mainly because I can't program .....

    Dude,mission pinball framework is so easy to work with,trust me,you CAN program. Just throw in a starter kit from Fast pinball and make your own rules.

    Quoted from Zitt:

    You're just in love with it because it started life as a HomeBrew.
    We'll see if game#2 lives up to the hype.

    Yeah,well i hardly knew anything about the Archer project until quite recently..but i guess i felt the homebrew heartbeat in Iron Maiden instantly.
    I know a little more about Archer now...i think Keith is a giant.

    #7047 6 days ago
    Quoted from pinballrockstar:

    I believe in total,it’s 363 lines of code to make the heads sing that song..
    I need to write like 50 more of these sequences

    You can make smaller shows and repeat them.

    Something like Intro_show.yaml, Verse_show.yaml, Chorus_show.yaml, Bridge_show.yaml, Exit_show.yaml
    Then have another show like Song.yaml
    That calls the other shows:
    intro, verse, chorus, verse, chorus, bridge, verse, chorus, exit

    #7048 5 days ago
    Quoted from MarkInc:

    You can make smaller shows and repeat them.
    Something like Intro_show.yaml, Verse_show.yaml, Chorus_show.yaml, Bridge_show.yaml, Exit_show.yaml
    Then have another show like Song.yaml
    That calls the other shows:
    intro, verse, chorus, verse, chorus, bridge, verse, chorus, exit

    You are wrong,i am right

    #7049 4 days ago

    Looking forward to hosting you guys at UKPinfest in August!

    #7050 4 days ago
    Quoted from BigPhil:

    Looking forward to hosting you guys at UKPinfest in August!

    Yeah about that Phil,could we get some funding from your organisation?
    Turns out the boat trip with our mobile home to England is crazy expensive?
    Stena line ferry are total thiefs?!

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