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The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy


By kaboom

6 years ago



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    There are 516 posts in this topic. You are on page 7 of 11.
    #301 4 years ago
    Quoted from kaboom:

    RAMP MONITORS
    » YouTube video

    is that a zaccaria drop target?

    #302 4 years ago
    Quoted from CaptainNeo:

    is that a zaccaria drop target?

    I believe so, it came in a box of spares.

    #303 4 years ago
    Quoted from CaptainNeo:

    is that a zaccaria drop target?

    Leave it to Neo to spot the Zaccaria part.

    #304 4 years ago

    damn right. When that's your specialty, you know it well.

    #305 4 years ago

    HHGTTG_(resized).jpg

    #306 4 years ago

    Love this franchise, love DNA, and LOVE what you've done with this game! Truly hope I get to see it in person someday!

    #307 4 years ago

    THE DOLPHINS

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    #309 4 years ago

    Playfield
    Mods over

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    Towel

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    #310 4 years ago

    Looks awesome!

    2 weeks later
    #311 4 years ago

    Feature Advance
    ...absolutely effen home-brew this one.
    An LCD screen and an angle grinder.

    #312 4 years ago

    I didn't know there was a TV show from 1981. Here are some episodes.

    ep1

    not bad. Typical british low budget sci fi style. But still has the feel of the movie..or movie captured the feel of the show rather.

    #313 4 years ago

    This project is so cool that it makes my heads hurts!

    IMHO the radio plays esp. the first three books of the five book trilogy are the best theater of the mind there is with the possible exception of Firesign Theatre. I loved the campy TV version though I have read Douglass did not. The movie did the story well but never grabbed me the way the radio plays or the TV version did. This project is so well done that it will be my third favorite iteration - books fourth, movie fifth and the '84 video game last. Now if I had one of these soon to be epic machines then I might have to bump it to first!

    #314 4 years ago
    Quoted from zaphod:

    This project is so cool that it makes my heads hurts!
    IMHO the radio plays esp. the first three books of the five book trilogy are the best theater of the mind there is with the possible exception of Firesign Theatre. I loved the campy TV version though I have read Douglass did not. The movie did the story well but never grabbed me the way the radio plays or the TV version did. This project is so well done that it will be my third favorite iteration - books fourth, movie fifth and the '84 video game last. Now if I had one of these soon to be epic machines then I might have to bump it to first!

    Interesting. The movie will always rank low in my book because of what they did to Zaphod. Stupidest interpretation of a 2 headed creature.
    Had fun with the 1984 Infocom game until I got stuck. At that point I hadn't read the books yet. Still have the cool stuff the game came with though.

    #315 4 years ago

    One's never alone with a rubber duck.

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    #316 4 years ago

    THE BUG BLATTER BEAST

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    #317 4 years ago

    THE PASS target

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    #318 4 years ago
    Quoted from kaboom:

    THE PASS target
    » YouTube video

    passing_(resized).jpg

    Whaaaat? I need to see that in action!

    #320 4 years ago

    Very cool idea on that pass target would be cool to use to activate a ramp blocking target or the like. You hit it to pass to the left flipper and it blocks a ramp or shot on the right of the playfield...could be fun

    #321 4 years ago
    Quoted from Pinballlew:

    Very cool idea on that pass target would be cool to use to activate a ramp blocking target or the like. You hit it to pass to the left flipper and it blocks a ramp or shot on the right of the playfield...could be fun

    The initial idea was to utilise a shot most players are making.As far as rules go... Modes which require 2 or 4 or 6 shots without hitting another switch.
    Lane changing shots in play.
    Starting a combo shot for the opposite flipper.
    Powering up the value of a shot ( not passing).
    Actually making a noise and light show when you do it.
    Another way to lose the ball when you stuff up.

    #322 4 years ago

    STATUS MONITOR

    #323 4 years ago

    The mighty up post.

    #324 4 years ago

    The lower playfield
    Stage 1
    Inserts, lights,switches flippers and Multiball launcher.


    #325 4 years ago

    Very cool ideas and implementation!

    #326 4 years ago

    do you have dividers between each letter? seems your getting bleed over between letters. Might help cut down on that if you have a spacer between each light.

    #327 4 years ago
    Quoted from CaptainNeo:

    do you have dividers between each letter? seems your getting bleed over between letters. Might help cut down on that if you have a spacer between each light.

    I haven't had it set up for a while... But when the camera transfers the image to the rear playfield monitor it becomes less of an issue.Due to the 30' angle and another sheet of perspex over the entire playfield.
    However if it looks bad, your exactly right. It will have to have shields installed.

    #328 4 years ago

    Lower playfield
    Star nursery.

    #329 4 years ago

    Lower playfield

    View from rear playfield monitor ( what you see when playing)

    #330 4 years ago

    Oh man, each new feature is even better than the last! That Status Monitor insert? Out of control!

    Then you hit us with the butter-smooth shots on that mini playfield, and throw a virtual star field on top of that?

    You are just killing it with this machine! Can't wait to see what's next....

    #331 4 years ago

    I can't believe how much stuff you're jamming into this game! The only thing that sucks is how far away you are!

    #332 4 years ago

    Lower playfield

    Video animations

    Preliminary sounds n stuff

    #333 4 years ago

    A lower playfield with multiball... Amazing.

    #334 4 years ago
    Quoted from kaboom:

    Lower playfield
    Video animations
    » YouTube video
    Preliminary sounds n stuff
    » YouTube video

    For the animations, do you plan on fading them out so when they cut out, it isn't so abrupt?

    #335 4 years ago
    Quoted from ForceFlow:

    For the animations, do you plan on fading them out so when they cut out, it isn't so abrupt?

    The plan was for still images( which were going to flash) until I tried some animation.I think I may mix it up at the ends with explosions, bug blatter feasts and text...etc.

    #336 4 years ago
    Quoted from kaboom:

    Hello,
    I'm having a go at another project this year...
    .....with a planned end date of August 2014

    Looks great, any date when completed.
    Why? because i want to see the graphics.

    #337 4 years ago
    Quoted from pinballwil:

    Looks great, any date when completed.
    Why? because i want to see the graphics.

    It was " completed " in 2014 for an Australian pinball show.But as things usually go I wasn't content with the result. The project then had to be shelved for 12 months due to work commitments.
    Pinfest is rolling around again mid September, so if your looking for a date it's the 23rd.
    I don't like the idea of taking a whiteboard so it will have playfield and cabinet art by then.

    #338 4 years ago
    Quoted from kaboom:

    It was " completed " in 2014 for an Australian pinball show.But as things usually go I wasn't content with the result. The project then had to be shelved for 12 months due to work commitments.
    Pinfest is rolling around again mid September, so if your looking for a date it's the 23rd.
    I don't like the idea of taking a whiteboard so it will have playfield and cabinet art by then.

    Thanks, can"t wait to see it finished september.

    #339 4 years ago

    Score reels

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    #340 3 years ago

    Lockdown Bar Press Button

    I must say installing one of these when the hardware was not designed to do it( which it isn't) is painful.
    This switch will activate the up post when lit ( a short burst say two seconds to inhibit ball drains),restart some Multiballs and be used to select this or that in the guides menu.

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    #341 3 years ago

    Such a great theme for a pin.
    Looks amazing! haven't read the books but want to now

    #342 3 years ago
    Quoted from wierdeer:

    Such a great theme for a pin.
    Looks amazing! haven't read the books but want to now

    Do it. The movie is garbage in comparison.

    #343 3 years ago

    IMHO the radio plays are the best iteration. Twenty-six half hour shows produced by the BBC. The first twelve can be obtained here: http://radionouspace.net/index.php/the-hitchhikers-guide-to-the-galaxy-episodes/

    Share and Enjoy.

    -- The Big Z

    #344 3 years ago
    Quoted from zaphod:

    IMHO the radio plays are the best iteration. Twenty-six half hour shows produced by the BBC. The first twelve can be obtained here: http://radionouspace.net/index.php/the-hitchhikers-guide-to-the-galaxy-episodes/
    Share and Enjoy.
    -- The Big Z

    I used to listen to these in the car all the time on the work commute. Kinda dangerous actually, because you'd drift off and forget about the driving part.

    #345 3 years ago
    Quoted from zaphod:

    IMHO the radio plays are the best iteration. Twenty-six half hour shows produced by the BBC. The first twelve can be obtained here: http://radionouspace.net/index.php/the-hitchhikers-guide-to-the-galaxy-episodes/
    Share and Enjoy.
    -- The Big Z

    The best incarnation of Trillian... the TV and movie versions didn't stack up.Zoe ain't no astrophysicist.

    #346 3 years ago

    Attract
    Part1

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    #347 3 years ago

    Lower playfield
    It fits!

    3 weeks later
    #348 3 years ago

    Various shots
    that will have to be collected in standard play
    Ramps ,loops ,captive ball [counting to ten]

    #350 3 years ago
    Quoted from kaboom:

    THE PASS target
    » YouTube video

    VERY cool idea!

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